Moderators, please sticky this. Adam has been informed of what is going on, but cause i seem to be only able to post here. This is where it is for the time being.
I am putting this up to alert everyone here on the 405th, that a very well known fraudster and con artist who deals with costumes is currently a member of the 105th and is attempted to sell costumes of which he doesn't have. Not only is he a local of my home town, but young, only in his early 20's.
Name : Mitchell Laine (Mitchell Fett on facebook)
Age : Early 20's
Location : Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Alias's : Brissy_Trooper, Daft Punk, Boomer and many more...
Convicted for theft and fraud twice by Queensland Law.
This costumes include not only Halo Related, but Rocketeer, Star Wars, Daft-punk and other popular items .His prices ARE too good to believe and i am putting out a general warning. He was banned from the 501st Redbacks last year, and has consistantly tried to re-join and continue his scam activities.
I have recently been investigating into Mitchell Laine for the past 4 months through his activities from various forums, which include the following..
501st including Various detachments and garrisons
105th ODST. (he is currently selling items on the 105th Facebook page)
THINGS TO WATCH FOR.
He will usually only sell through PM's and Emails, not on public forums.
He will provide pictures, but they are NOT of the items which he has, he has used other members pictures to say they are his own.
He will not send you the item you have paid for.
The following links are in regards to Mitchell Laine's Activities..
http://scamcheck.info/ - Enter Mitchell Laine.
His common method of selling is he will join a forum and attempt to sell VIA PM's or off forum to get around admins and moderators. He has NO paypal after being banned last year, and will use a dodgey bank account.
This is a global warning to all members not just of this forum, but of others.