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Actually, yes. Of the two that posted I can say they are definitely real people. Now, do I think those posts are a ploy to instill confidence in the members? Absolutely. If you look at the five photos posted, three were taken in early April. The iCard ones are particularly old as those stopped being sent out in February when the switch was made to Amazon or the Blukos Discover card (if you had it). The other two Amazon ones I would bet are from a few weeks ago. As for the Tiffany necklace, I have no reason to doubt she received it but I believe she is also TriviaBull which means the OWNER has a vested interested in keeping her happy to continue the facade that everything is fine. A win here or there paid to those who will believe anything the OWNER feeds them is the only PR he's got left.

Now, if you were asking about fictitious bidders...lol


Heh...jinx Canttouchthis. I see you and I are thinking alike.

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MODERATION Disclosure: All posts that referred to the name of owner of site have been replaced with OWNER of RagingBid due to legal reasons.

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MODERATION Disclosure: All posts that referred to the name of owner of site have been replaced with OWNER of RagingBid due to legal reasons.

Please also post any proof to back up claims.


How do you post proof that item not received?

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This is FASTHORSE1. I would like the moderator to tell me what you need from me. To start, the moderator should google FASTHORSE1 Ragingbid.com and if you are interested you will find pages and pages of wins.

Every single auction win after Feb. 12, has never shipped. I want what is mine. I paid for my wins. I am not quite sure what you need from me to investigate this, so please tell me now. I will supply anything you need. I do not post on penny auction forums, but I have no place to go. I have called SM, emailed SM, and contact the Customer Support team through the Ragingbid.com website. I spent at least $70,000 bidding at Ragingbid. I held up my end by purchasing bids, bidding and paying for the auctions. And, I truly never got one great deal. All my auctions went very very high, while most others were much much lower in price. Two other bidders stories are almost identical to mine.

I have not received a Dell XPS 3-D computer(purchased on February 12, 2012), a Louis Vuitton Artsy MM, a Louis Vuitton Menilmontant MM, a Louis Vuitton pochette,and Louis Vuitton Tivoli GM. I HAVE NOT received a $2300 Tag Hauer watch,Lenovo Touch Screen, a Dell Inspiron, an imac desktop(" worth more that $1199 because we add so many extra program-Just Tell me what you want"),an iPad, a chi flat iron, a $600 Margarita maker,a $300 piggy pass which i can not use because I am banned from the site, and a 2012 World Series trip which included airfare and hotel,a LAS Vegas package at the Madalay bay in a "deluxe suite"(which costs $900 per night). I am owed gift cards with a value of about $250.

I talked to SM on the phone almost every single day. We were friends. I believe he developed a friendship with because he wanted a way to take as much money as he could from me. He did not care that he "broke" me. I have the record for the highest paid price for an auction which was over $700. Let me assure you, I am not proud of this record. I had to exhaust several revenue sources to get money. SM knew this and still encouraged me to bid and join promos.

I won the 2012 World Series trip in October 2012, over 7 months ago. I have not received any information about the trip. I don't have any information as to redeeming my trip or what travel agency is handling it. The World Series contest was not a raffle. To win, it was absolutely necessary to my multiple bid packs many times over. The World Series trip cost me more than retail.

I will end this message and I will ask again, what is PAW role when people aren't receiving products, and the site is still selling bids for auctions that will never be delivered? What role does PAW have in a case like this? To me,your website PennyAuctionWatch, sounds like it may help a consumer find out what is going on when a pennyauction site like RAGINGBID is ready to fold. Is my assumption correct? What are you willing to do? What types of investsigations will you pursue? I know I am naive and I sick about all this. I put my family's financial welfare at risk and logically others have shared my experience. I have been had and I am so ashamed. If one person reads my post and is spared this agony that I have been living, then something good came out of this. I AM NOT AN INVESTOR IN RAGINGBID.COM. I bought bids, I bid and if I won I paid for my win. Since Feb.12, I have not received what I paid for. And I paid a premium for my auction wins, more often than not I paid over retail. Again, I need to know what you have done or will do when a penny auction shuts down with no notice. Do you really believe that Ragingbid.com is returning? I need to know how serious you are about protecting and guiding bidders who spent their money expecting what they paid for, and then find out that instead of buying you your win, the company spends it on something else. I will supply you with all my correspondence with Ragingbid. I will provide bank statements. I will direct you to how the baseball and other sport contests ran. Please just ask and I will provide you with my information.

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This is FASTHORSE1. I would like the moderator to tell me what you need from me. To start, the moderator should google FASTHORSE1 Ragingbid.com and if you are interested you will find pages and pages of wins.

Every single auction win after Feb. 12, has never shipped. I want what is mine. I paid for my wins. I am not quite sure what you need from me to investigate this, so please tell me now. I will supply anything you need. I do not post on penny auction forums, but I have no place to go. I have called SM, emailed SM, and contact the Customer Support team through the Ragingbid.com website. I spent at least $70,000 bidding at Ragingbid. I held up my end by purchasing bids, bidding and paying for the auctions. And, I truly never got one great deal. All my auctions went very very high, while most others were much much lower in price. Two other bidders stories are almost identical to mine.

I have not received a Dell XPS 3-D computer(purchased on February 12, 2012), a Louis Vuitton Artsy MM, a Louis Vuitton Menilmontant MM, a Louis Vuitton pochette,and Louis Vuitton Tivoli GM. I HAVE NOT received a $2300 Tag Hauer watch,Lenovo Touch Screen, a Dell Inspiron, an imac desktop(" worth more that $1199 because we add so many extra program-Just Tell me what you want"),an iPad, a chi flat iron, a $600 Margarita maker,a $300 piggy pass which i can not use because I am banned from the site, and a 2012 World Series trip which included airfare and hotel,a LAS Vegas package at the Madalay bay in a "deluxe suite"(which costs $900 per night). I am owed gift cards with a value of about $250.

I talked to SM on the phone almost every single day. We were friends. I believe he developed a friendship with because he wanted a way to take as much money as he could from me. He did not care that he "broke" me. I have the record for the highest paid price for an auction which was over $700. Let me assure you, I am not proud of this record. I had to exhaust several revenue sources to get money. SM knew this and still encouraged me to bid and join promos.

I won the 2012 World Series trip in October 2012, over 7 months ago. I have not received any information about the trip. I don't have any information as to redeeming my trip or what travel agency is handling it. The World Series contest was not a raffle. To win, it was absolutely necessary to my multiple bid packs many times over. The World Series trip cost me more than retail.

I will end this message and I will ask again, what is PAW role when people aren't receiving products, and the site is still selling bids for auctions that will never be delivered? What role does PAW have in a case like this? To me,your website PennyAuctionWatch, sounds like it may help a consumer find out what is going on when a pennyauction site like RAGINGBID is ready to fold. Is my assumption correct? What are you willing to do? What types of investsigations will you pursue? I know I am naive and I sick about all this. I put my family's financial welfare at risk and logically others have shared my experience. I have been had and I am so ashamed. If one person reads my post and is spared this agony that I have been living, then something good came out of this. I AM NOT AN INVESTOR IN RAGINGBID.COM. I bought bids, I bid and if I won I paid for my win. Since Feb.12, I have not received what I paid for. And I paid a premium for my auction wins, more often than not I paid over retail. Again, I need to know what you have done or will do when a penny auction shuts down with no notice. Do you really believe that Ragingbid.com is returning? I need to know how serious you are about protecting and guiding bidders who spent their money expecting what they paid for, and then find out that instead of buying you your win, the company spends it on something else. I will supply you with all my correspondence with Ragingbid. I will provide bank statements. I will direct you to how the baseball and other sport contests ran. Please just ask and I will provide you with my information.

Regards,
Diana Mc-FASTHORSE1


Hi Diana,

First of all I am really surprised as this thread is the first I've seen/heard of Ragingbid not shipping items in months. The purpose of this site is to provide a platform for bidders to voice their opinions/experiences. It is NOT right for any penny auction site or any business for that matter to take your money for goods/services and not deliver. Please continue to post your experiences. However, what I am concerned about is have users been charging back on items already received? I have heard this to be the case. I too would be really concerned and upset if I spent as much money as you have and haven't received items dating back to earlier this year! Yikes! Really sorry to hear this and hope they do the right thing in this situation.

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I have over 20 claims myself of wins NOT being received by me. This person befriended me as well and as they say, "Hindsight is 20/20". I had only been on RB since late January, but am a strong bidder and went at it w/ gusto, as is my trademark. I also spent thousands, however no where near the loss that a couple others have experienced.

You stated above that you "heard it to be the case" that people were filing chargebacks on items they had already received. I am curious to know who said that to you. I know you cannot say, but I'm pretty sure we have a clue.

RB used to be a good site, but as you've noticed, it's been w/in the past several mths that things were not going so well. All of it's loyal bidders gave plenty of time, and then some, in the hopes that we would be sent our wins. The only thing I received were excuses. Something different every week. I'd had enough, and as you can see, so did many others. This person is a liar, and a professional manipulator.

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I'm new to the penny auction website "games". I actually did some research and thought ragingbids was a decent site so I got the beginner package. I figured at worst I get the restaurant gift card for signing up and get to play with the bids. The gift card didn't come, said it was backordered (looking back, how is a free code sent by email "backordered"?). Couple weeks later I did get it through a support ticket. I followed the site before bidding and started noticing there were less products and more bid packages seemingly each day. Toward the end last week before the "site upgrade" it was about 75% bid packs versus products offered. I was seeing the writing on the walls, there seemed to be issues. I never used the gift card or any bids and have asked 3 times now to be refunded, but they won't respond. I realize $16.75 for a bid package is small change compared to what others are going through, but I figured I'd share my experience as well. I wish I had signed up here earlier, I wanted to post on here a couple weeks back but thought I'd just seem like a troll with all the good reviews they had. For what it's worth, you can no longer post on their facebook wall. Looks like they're running.

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I have over 20 claims myself of wins NOT being received by me. This person befriended me as well and as they say, "Hindsight is 20/20". I had only been on RB since late January, but am a strong bidder and went at it w/ gusto, as is my trademark. I also spent thousands, however no where near the loss that a couple others have experienced.

You stated above that you "heard it to be the case" that people were filing chargebacks on items they had already received. I am curious to know who said that to you. I know you cannot say, but I'm pretty sure we have a clue.

RB used to be a good site, but as you've noticed, it's been w/in the past several mths that things were not going so well. All of it's loyal bidders gave plenty of time, and then some, in the hopes that we would be sent our wins. The only thing I received were excuses. Something different every week. I'd had enough, and as you can see, so did many others. This person is a liar, and a professional manipulator.


Yikes - this is NOT cool at all... Sorry I had to take the thread down for a day to see what was going on. I invited them to post a response/rebuttal here as well.

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Thank you. It is important that the truth is told. Nothing has been inflated, nor inflammatory. I've never gone out against another site on the forums.. ever. Not my style. I've also never had to file chargebacks in the nearly three years I've been bidding. I appreciate that the thread is once again here.

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Penny Auction Watch,

Thank you for reposting my concerns. I have filed chargebacks on my wins that I have not received which has been everything since I paid for the Dells XPS on Feb. 12, 2012. I have more concerns, but my posts run long sometimes and I did not want to confuse, so my last post did not include some important details.It is incredible to me that SM has so much influence over penny auction forums! Anyway, please remember that Paypal will only take a dispute/request for a chargeback for 45 days after a transaction. And SM still goes around claiming people have applied for chargebacks on items that they have already received. Tell SM to get his records and prove this. What is ironic in all this, is that I was unable to dispute many of my wins because the 45 day window had passed. How could I miss the deadline? Well, SM was my good friend. I did file one, mainly to get his attention and send me my win. Well I got a call immediately from SM with another wild tale about investors, a financial windfall due to his uncle's death,and blah, blah,blah and more blah. Anyway, I closed my disppute. I am very, very upset with one pattern I have seen. Someone dares to post asking where their wins are,in my case more than 3 months overdue and worth over $20,000,and they are then censored and then banned from his now closed site. And even better, he shuts down and people believe that he is updating and he will be back soon? What has this guy done to make anyone believe his stories? Not one power bidders stands behind him. SM used me for as much money as he could for as long as he could. I am not one to cry the blues. I am a grown woman and I am ultimately responsible for myself within reason. I say within reason because I WAS A VICTIM of a man who cultivated our friendship so he could victimize me. Think about this, someone takes your money, knowing that you will never get your wins and keeps selling bid packs,auctioning off more items when I have over $20,000 worth of wins that I will never receive. I entered a MLB World Series contest and spent more than the trip costs. ON TOP OF THAT, I never received the trip. I am sure this type of thing has happened to other victims, except I have no recourse. I won the contest last Oct. 2011. It is too late to file a chargeback or dispute. I never received any information on my World Series trip. I can go to SM and what does that get me/ Absolutely nothing, a big fat ZERO. What is he going to pay me with. Nothing!

What would I say to a person who defends himself by blaming the victim? I would ask him for proof. How about his receipts from the purchase of products,receipts and tracking numbers for shipping? How about bringing out his credit card statement, his bank statement. Where is his evidence?

I am writing things that I KNOW about this guy. AND I know so much more. Accusing bidders of false chargebacks is a lie. Accusing SM of defrauding me is the truth. I stand by it. I believe it. I have records to prove it. I want to prove everything he did to me. EVERYTHING.

This country has laws and a court system to deal with people who commit fraud, steal my money and then accuse his victims of being dishonest. I have listened to this for almost 2 weeks, day after day after day. I have had it. I have not received one red cent from this guy. NOTHING. He persuaded me to keep waiting for my wins. He promised me that they were shipped, Amazon Prime takes 1 month, my Tiffany keychain was sent and returned, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I received merchandise by error and I have the shipping receipt when I returned it. SM has no proof that he sent me anythingI am mad at myself for my stupidity. I always thought that this kind of thing happens to other people. I questioned how anyone could fall for the Nigerian email scheme. I was too smart for this to happen to me. SM had more in his bag of tricks for me. That is all I will say, but it is every penny auction bidder's nightmare.

I have had it. What kind of person takes as much money as he can, and then does not deliver what I paid for? I am taking this matter as far as I can take it. This is not a warning, my plans are concrete and in motion as we speak. I will never forget....sashalovesbids, Laurie24, undertaker, dr. christopher,the Bid-bob alumni,miamimami,usc mom,and all the others. Sound familiar, SM?

At first, all I wanted was my overpriced wins, but SM shot himself in the foot. He is a big bully. He managed to find a way to quiet honest people who just wanted what they paid for. I have been waiting for months. I have an item that I never received since Oct. 2012. I have reached my limit. SM doesn't scare me. I say bring it on. Go ahead and sue me, please.

And remember there are still people who believe this guy. Most have nothing at stake.

I have much at stake. I made a very big serious mistake,probably the biggest mistake of my life. I will do everything I can to right a wrong. I do not want anyone else to experience what this man has done to me.

What if this happened to you?

Regards,
Diana McRae---username at Ragingbid is FASTHORSE1

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Been keeping an eye on this situation, and my 45 day window is tomarrow. No choice but to file chargebacks- 7 total. Have several tickets with cs, no real answers, just had alot of the same experiences others have had. Will about break even after chargebacks, but the other promo wins - guess you can't cry about what you didn't have (kindle fire and $100+ in amazon cards) I have basically stopped bidding at all sites but 1 because of stuff like this. I think this is about the last straw for me in pa land, it's just not worth the trouble. Wish everyone the best, houla

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Yikes - this is NOT cool at all... Sorry I had to take the thread down for a day to see what was going on. I invited them to post a response/rebuttal here as well.


Thank you Amanda for restoring this thread. I will get together all of the data, emails and screenshots, ect and post it.

In the meantime, anyone who has been affected and hasn't done it yet, I urge you to file reports with the BBB of Central Florida, Florida Attorney General, the IC3 and the FTC. It may seem like a pain, but believe me THEY DO listen.

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Been keeping an eye on this situation, and my 45 day window is tomarrow. No choice but to file chargebacks- 7 total. Have several tickets with cs, no real answers, just had alot of the same experiences others have had. Will about break even after chargebacks, but the other promo wins - guess you can't cry about what you didn't have (kindle fire and $100+ in amazon cards) I have basically stopped bidding at all sites but 1 because of stuff like this. I think this is about the last straw for me in pa land, it's just not worth the trouble. Wish everyone the best, houla



I feel your pain Houla. I think we all waited until the 45 day window was about to close. I had $370 in promo wins that I'll never see and, like you, I'm trying not to cry over it. Still sucks though. Sorry for your losses and the hassle associated with it.

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Houla,
You seem like an honest girl. Listen to CBaraglia and canttouchthis220. You are up against a man who is not so honest or nice. He stole my money and kept stealing my money.He encouraged me to buy multipliers for $341, calling to tell me about each contest or big event coming up. I did not buy just 1 multiplier per week. I bought at least 3, and sometimes 10 or more per week for months. Again,there was always a contest or a reason to encourage me to buy more. He called often and we would talk about Ragingbid and everything else! I thought we had a special friendship based on common interests. I read the newspaper front to cover every day and he was very current with the news. Our political interest seemed similar...blah, blah, blah, blah. I look back and it seems so clear to me about what he was really doing, but I was blind to it at the time. Of course, I am embarrassed and ashamed that I was so gullible.

I have bid at a few penny auctions before, mainly luckychic.com, oohilove.com and scoreluxe.com. I won high priced merchandise and received every single thing I won on time. One time oohilove had problems with delivery of Louis Vuitton bags and so they immediately sent me an equal value gift card. Luckychic.com, a site where I had over 151 wins,sent me everything I was promised. They closed, giving bidders a 2 week notice.s before. coreluxe.com sent me every item I won. They closed too, but with a warning and all my wins were sent to me.Scoreluxe.com sent me every item I won. They closed too, but with a warning and all my wins were sent to me. Ragingbid closed down in the middle of the night with a vague message about re-opening with a new version and new servers.

I was frantic when I logged on to Ragingbid and saw their site was gone. I was out $20,000, banned from Ragingbid and my account statistics. I read a few complaints, but most were deleted for fear that SM would follow through with his threats to sue. I went with my first reaction, I posted messages to tell my side of the story and how much money I lost. Many times my posts were deleted and I was banned by the penny auction forum. I am very uncomfortable laying out a personal experience like mine, but what choice do I have? How am I going to get my $20,000? I question myself over and over and over and blame myself, but the more I write about my experience, the easier it is for me. I am not a cry baby. I made a huge mistake. I have to remind myself that I am a VICTIM. I need to tell other bidders that this could happened to them because it happened to me. Posting has helped me to see things clearly, that this person continued to take my money and "advize me" and steal from me.

Regards,
Diana Mc---Ragingbid username is FASTHORSE1

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My screen name on ragingbid was obsessive. I also filed 8 claims trying to get back some of the money I have paid for won gift cards that I did not get, and services through blukos that were never delivered. I was more fortunate than some of the bidders posting here, only meaning that I did not have quite as much invested. I did not pay the end price my most recently won gc auctions, because I was not getting what was paid for in a timely manner. So..anyway..I started getting suspicious when gift cards were not being shipped, yet countless promotions were encouraging new accounts. Claims were consistently made that changes were being implemented to bring down auction end prices, yet promotions were manipulated to put more and more free bids on the table. Frankly, I got tired of paying face value for plus bid costs for gift cards I was not getting. I had thousands bids in my account when the site went down..so the money used to pay for those had also been wasted. I was told (by SM) that auction wins were not being shipped because bidders had been scamming the site with multiple accounts..Told that accounts needed to be "verified" before shipping would resume. I believed those excuses. I was then specifically asked to purchase the $30 prepaid discover card (to help speed up the verification process)..I did not make that purchase. I was already owed several hundred dollars...and I was then even more angry because I felt "punished" for the dishonesty of others. Summed up..I was fooled...for a while. I even sent SM and "support" the details of every icard recieved to prove I was truthful, since I felt accused of trying to get more than I was owed...what a waste of my time.

What surprises me the most is how we all were "kept in line"...how we believed, or wanted to believe, that a site that had earned our trust would remain trustworthy. Some still believe. I also bought the excuses..waited patiently..and felt the need to apologize for "bothering" support (every other day) for trying to get what was owed me. I believed when Items were "sent" but never received, that there must have been an error.

I put off filing with paypal, hoping that the rest of what I was owed would be sent as promised..yeah..last e-mails ignored. I have nothing to gain by posting my experiences. I just hope everyone gets what they are owed. The past few months bidders have been skillfully manipulated to spend on memberships..spend more on upgraded accounts..spend on multipliers..spend on qualifiers..and spend on bids back promotions. Yet with all the additional spending..less was shipped...just sayin'

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From now on, I will refer to SM as Broke Broke because he is. I was a power bidder at ragingbid.com. I have not received 1 win since I paid for a Dell XPS 3D computer on February 12, 2012. I was unable to file Paypal disputes on items over 45 days and many of the payments were from my Paypal balance. I thought I was helping Broke Broke out by being patient because Broke Broke assured me that I would receive my wins. I have been able to file disputes with my credit card companies and if all things go right, I expect approval soon. I understand Broke Broke's answer to most disputes is to provide a shipment tracking number that he makes up. Of course, the credit card companies know that stupid trick. When he can, Broke Broke excuse for anything is to answer that the complainers/victims(who kept him alive the last year)filed chargebacks. Broke Broke is a snake too.

I am writing this update to share another Ragingbid scheme. Broke Broke has a way around the truth and an answer to squirm his way out of things. Just don't get too comfortable, Broke Broke because I will never forget what you did to me. This Ragingbid scheme involves the icards I purchased at Ragingbid. These icards were won in late December '11 and late January '12.

Two(2) $150 icards were emailed to me. I only redeemed 1 card, in January for a $150 Pottery Barn gift card. I know I should have redeemed the other icard, but I didn't. I figured the icard was not going anywhere and then I forgot about it. May 2, I checked the balance by clicking a link in my email and the balance was $150. I couldn't decide what store to chose and forgot about it again. My daughter wanted a Bloomingdale's card, so on May 25, I clicked to redeem the icard. This time the balance was 0.00. I emailed icard to find out the problem and they replied as follows:

Ms. Mcxxx,
We had to search your name initially because the gift card you referenced was not in your name.(The emailed icard had my name on it)
The gift card number you referenced was for a different person for the $150 card. That would explain the confusion. The only redemption we have with your information is the January Pottery Barn redemption.
I would suggest contacting Raging Bid because it appears that they may have redeemed the gift card number on your behalf and had the cards sent to them.

I sent them another email mainly because it stuck in my mind that icard controlled the emails and the gift cards and that they should find out what happened. They called me this morning and a rather curt customer service employee acted bothered that I dared to question what was going on. Per icard, Ragingbid purchased in bulk and they sent the icard emails out. She talked to Broke Broke earlier and he said he did it because I filed a chargeback which is a lie. I filed chargebacks for wins I never received beginning Feb.12, 2012 if I could. Paypal would not accept the older ones which was hard to take since I had paid for many with my Paypal balance.

Broke Broke is
hard up and broke. It appears that Ragingbid may have redeemed the gift card number on your behalfand had the cards sent to them. Broke Broke is still stealing from me, squirming around to take my icard. He'll do anything.

A little birdie told me that Broke Broke calls up penny auction forums and says his victims filed chargebacks even though they received their wins. Now, that is a damn lie. I appreciate the time penny auction watch has given RagingBid customers a place to tell our own story.

I also heard that Broke Broke goes around and cries and threatens lawsuits. Come on, Broke Broke, sue me. Every single thing in this message is the truth.

So many lies. Broke Broke had a heart attack,he's dying,his uncle who raised him died, I'm a millionaire, I played pro ball with the St. Louis Cards,I invented the Smucker slogan,Usher and I are bffs,Spud Web will do anything for me,I can get World Series tickets because I played pro ball,I get comped at the Mandalay Bay and I can get you a deluxe suite. Baloney, Broke Broke.

Broke Broke is a THIEF and a LIAR.

Broke Broke, owes me money. I want all my money back.

A message to Broke Broke: Pick one of my "opponents": shashaluvsbids,laurie24,dr. chistopher,undertaker,skii,bentley,miamimami or any of the bid-bob alumni. And then write their name on the memo line on the check. Get it? It's not nice to do what you did. All those bidders who never bid anywhere else, never posted on facebook,never posted on mysocialbull.com. You are still not out of the woods.

Diana Mc..FASTHORSE1



Regards,
FASTHORSE1, Diana

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Thank You for your post Diana. My bidding name on that site was obsessive. after reading your post I checked my icard balances. I had $100 dollars yet that I had not redeemed, one of them was from January. They are now also invalid. "your balance is 0.00 bummer" I am so mad. My husband was a memeber for a short time (didnt like bidding) His card is also 0..and he never filed a chargeback..so that excuse is just that. He managed to scam us out od ANOTHER $150.00. I feel very stupid. I sent SM a detailed list of every icard I was sent (redeemed and those still left to be redeemed, to help when there were "problems" to verify my account...JERK ...what goes around comes around

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Diana and Obsessive, I'm so sorry to hear you've been scammed and cheated again by SM. I find it incredible that this man is not yet behind bars. I encourage you to file police reports with the Orlando sheriff's department as well as with the internet fraud division. The only way to put an end to his ability to steal is to join forces and pursue him until he's locked up where he belongs.

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Some additional information for those who have suffered losses at the hands of SM. Read the information and click on the link provided at the end to file a report.

A Guide for Victims
From the
Office of Statewide Prosecution

About the Office of Statewide Prosecution
The Office was created by Constitutional Amendment in 1986.
The Office is charged with the responsibility to prosecute certain organized criminal activities which occur in, or affect, two or more judicial circuits-for example: bribery; burglary; criminal usury; extortion; gambling; kidnapping; larceny; murder; prostitution; perjury; robbery; carjacking; home-invasion robbery; narcotics violations; violations of the provisions of the Florida RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization), Florida Anti-Fencing Act, or the Florida Anti-Trust Act of 1980 as amended; computer pornography; and any crime involving, or resulting in, fraud or deceit upon any person; or any attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit any of the crimes specifically enumerated above.The Statewide Prosecutor has the authority to conduct hearings throughout the State, summon and examine witnesses, require the production of physical evidence, sign informations and indictments, confer immunity, and exercise basically the same powers as are granted to State Attorneys.The Statewide Prosecutor is appointed by the Attorney General to serve a four-year term.An Overview of the Legal System
The process begins when a victim, or one having knowledge of a crime, files a sworn statement with the proper authority known as a complaint. Once a complaint has been investigated, and the complaint is found to haveprobable cause, a crime can be charged either by information or indictment. An information is a sworn document signed by the prosecuting authority (in this case the Office of Statewide Prosecution) which charges a person with the a violation of the law. An information may charge any crime except a crime punishable by death.
An indictment is a charging document filed by a grand jury and may indict on any crime. A grand jury consists of 18 citizens who hear allegations and evidence brought before them by the prosecuting authority and decide who, if anyone, should be charged with what crime(s). If a defendant is held on a complaint and an information or indictment is not filed within 21 days, he/she may demand an adversary preliminary hearing. At an adversary preliminary hearing, evidence is presented and witnesses are questioned. The judge then makes a determination whether there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed and that the defendant committed it, in order to further detain the defendant.Within 24 hours of his/her arrest the accused criminal, known as the "defendant" is brought before the judge forfirst appearance. At this hearing the judge informs the defendant of the charges against him/her, advises the defendant of his/her right to counsel, and explains the amount of bond.If the defendant is not able to post the bail initially set by the judge, he/she may request a bond hearing at any time. At a bond hearing the judge considers the nature and circumstances of the case, the weight of the evidence against the defendant, the risk of danger to the community, and the defendant's prior record and ties to the community. The judge then determines whether a lower bond amount will ensure the defendant's appearance at further court proceedings and protect the community from unreasonable danger.After filing an information or indictment the defendant is next entitled to an arraignment, whereby the defendant is told of the substance of the charge against him/her and called upon to plead guilty or not guilty. Defendants rarely plead guilty at arraignment; however, in more than 90 percent of the cases the defendant pleads guilty or no contest prior to trial.You should receive advance notice of critical proceedings such as arrest (from law enforcement), release (from the corrections facility), and proceedings in prosecution (from the Office of Statewide Prosecution). To assure you get proper notice from this Office, you should keep the prosecutor advised of your current address. You may request a consultation with the prosecutor to discuss the facts of the case. You may also discuss release of the accused, plea agreements, pre-trial diversion programs, and sentencing of the accused. If you are an incarcerated victim you may submit written statements at all crucial stages of the criminal and parole proceedings.Should the case proceed to trial, you can expect to receive a subpoena. A subpoena is a written court order requiring a person to appear at a place and time, in order to give testimony or bring material. Subpoenas are usually issued for depositions and trials. Please pay careful attention to the instructions on the subpoena. If you do not understand the instructions, please contact our office.A deposition is a sworn statement given by a witness in response to questions from attorneys on both sides of the case to assist them in understanding what the witness knows about the case. A court reporter is also present to record the proceeding, but a judge is not present. The defendant is not permitted to attend depositions unless permission is granted by the court upon a showing of good cause or upon stipulation of both sides.A trial is the opportunity for the State to present evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime charged.A judge presides over the trial and rules on matters of law. Most trials are jury trials, meaning that the question of guilt is decided by a panel of citizens. Do not be concerned if the trial does not take place on the first scheduled trial date. It is not uncommon for trials to be continued or postponed for a variety of reasons, from a crowded trial docket to witnesses in poor health.The trial begins with the selection of the jury. The attorneys for each side question a pool of potential jurors and use an allotment of strikes to excuse those potential jurors who they believe will not be fair and impartial. This process continues until each side exhausts their strikes or agree on a jury. Once the trial begins, the "rule of sequestration" or "rule" may be invoked. This means that the witnesses must remain outside the courtroom except when testifying and may not discuss the case with anyone except the attorneys involved. The idea is to prevent the witness from having his/her testimony influenced by what takes place during trial.However, victims may not be excluded from any portion of any proceeding, unless the court determines that the interest of justice requires exclusion.The attorneys next present opening statements to explain to the jury what they hope to prove during the trial. The State (prosecution) then presents evidence and witnesses. These witnesses may be questioned or cross-examined by the defense attorney. The defense then has an opportunity to present evidence. However, on many occasions the defendant does not present any evidence because he/she does not have the burden of proof. Theburden of proof is on the State to prove the defendant's guilt and the defendant cannot be compelled to testify against himself/herself. Following the presentation of evidence, the attorneys make their closing arguments in an attempt to persuade the jury to convict or acquit the defendant. The judge then instructs the jury on the applicable law and the jury deliberates.If the defendant is found guilty he/she may be sentenced immediately, but most often the judge sets a sentencing date and orders a pre-sentence investigation. A pre-sentence investigation is a report by a probation officer detailing the defendant's background and prior criminal record. It also includes comments from the defendant, victim(s), the defendant's attorney, the prosecuting attorney, and a sentencing recommendation from the probation officer.At the sentencing hearing and prior to pronouncing the sentence, the judge gives the defense and prosecution an opportunity to present their recommendations to the court, along with those of the victim(s), should the victim(s) wish to speak. At the hearing you will be given the opportunity to explain to the court how the defendant's crime affected you personally and financially. Your statement can be oral or in writing. Your testimony will assist the court in determining the defendant's sentence. If the sentence results in a prison term and you wish to be kept informed of the defendant's status, including release or escape, you may write to:The Victim Assistance Program
Department of Corrections
2601 Blairstone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
In your letter include the defendant's name, race, date of birth, and county of sentencing. You may also request that your address and phone number be kept confidential.If you need additional information regarding the stages of the judicial system you should contact the prosecutor assigned to your case.What Are Your Rights?
1. To be informed of the availability of the Crimes Compensation Fund. A fund for victims of violent crimes in which physical injury has resulted in a serious financial hardship to the victim or in which a death has resulted in a serious financial hardship to the victim's family.
2. To be informed regarding crises intervention services, counseling, therapy, and community based victim treatment programs.
3. To be informed on the role of a victim/witness in the criminal justice system and information on crucial stages of criminal proceedings.
4. To be informed of the crucial stages of the judicial system and the manner in which information about these stages can be obtained.
5. To be informed, present, and heard at all crucial stages of the proceedings to the extent that this right does not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.
6. To be informed that if incarcerated, victims have the right to submit written statements at all crucial stages of the criminal proceedings and parole proceedings.
7. To a prompt and timely disposition of the case, to the extent that this right does not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.
8. To be free of intimidation and harassment, to be informed of steps available to law enforcement and prosecutors to protect against intimidation and harassment, and to be informed about the address confidentiality program in domestic violence cases.
9. To advance notice of the arrest of the accused, if possible or prudent in light of an ongoing investigation.
10. To advance notice of the release of the accused.
11. To advance notice of scheduling changes, if the agency has the current address of the victim.
12. To advance notice of judicial proceedings such as arrest, release, proceedings in prosecution or petition for dependency.
13. To consultation with the prosecutor's office, if the victim of a felony, regarding release of accused, plea agreements, pretrial diversion programs, and the sentencing of the accused (and to receive a copy of the non-confidential portions of the pre-sentence investigation report if prepared prior to sentencing).
14. To have property that was seized as evidence returned, unless there is a compelling evidentiary reason to keep it.
15. To request and receive restitution and information about enforcing restitution judgments.
16. To assistance in notifying the victim's employer and creditors of the victimization.
17. To submit an oral or written impact statement prior to sentencing.
18. To general assistance such as transportation, separate waiting rooms, and translators, if available.
19. To be notified of escape of accused.
20. To have victim advocate attend deposition with the victim.
21. To receive HIV test results of accused if criminal offense involved the transmission of bodily fluids.
22. When the victim is a minor, these rights may be asserted by their parent or legal guardian.
23. When a victims is deceased in a homicide case, these rights may be asserted by their next of kin.
24. To grant the prosecutor standing to assert these rights on behalf of the victim.
Common Questions Asked by VictimsHow is the Office of Statewide Prosecution different from the local State Attorney's Office?
Florida has 20 judicial circuits, with an elected State Attorney in each circuit. The local State Attorney is authorized to investigate and prosecute all crimes committed in his or her judicial circuit.
The State Attorney usually has an office in each of the counties within his or her circuit and employs assistant state attorneys and sworn investigators.The Statewide Prosecutor is appointed by the Attorney General and has the power to investigate and prosecute certain criminal offenses which are occurring or have occurred in two or more judicial circuits or as part of a criminal conspiracy affecting two or more judicial circuits. The Office of Statewide Prosecution (OSWP) has regional offices in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade. The offices are staffed with assistant statewide prosecutors, financial analysts, and support staff. The OSWP does not have its own sworn investigators, but works with all of the local and state law enforcement agencies to conduct investigations.The primary investigative agency for the OSWP is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).How long will the process take?
The defendant has the right to a speedy trial, within 180 days (six months) of the time he/she is arrested and/or charged by information or indictment. During this time the defendant must be arraigned, discovery must be conducted (the process whereby the defendant, through his or her attorney examines evidence and witnesses the State will present at trial), pretrial motions must be heard, plea negotiations will be held, and a trial or plea and sentencing will take place. However, the defendant can waive speedy trial if he or she needs more time to prepare the case. Therefore, some cases may take more than 180 days to resolve.
According to the Constitution, victims also have a right to a speedy trial, but only to the extent that this right does not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused. A time period for the victims right to a speedy trial has not been defined by the law.During the time the case is pending, the Office of Statewide Prosecution will keep you informed of all court dates as well as any delays in reaching the resolution of the case. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the prosecutor assigned to your case.Will I have to testify?
There is a strong possibility that you, as the victim of the crime, will have to testify at either a deposition, trial, or plea and sentencing hearing. In some cases you may have to testify at all three.
As a victim the law protects you from intimidation. If you feel you are being intimidated contact the prosecutor immediately so the proper action can be taken.You will receive adequate notice and a subpoena to appear at your deposition and you should not have to travel outside the county in which you reside. If you have any special requests as to the time and place of your deposition, or if you desire the assistance of a victim advocate, you should communicate these needs to the prosecutor. You will also receive sufficient advance notice of the trial date and will receive a subpoena to appear on a certain date. You will be given adequate time with the prosecutor to discuss what to expect prior to the trial date. The Office of Statewide Prosecution will inform you of the date and time of any plea and sentencing hearing. Both the trial and plea and sentencing hearing will occur in the county in which the defendant is charged, which may require you to travel. If you need assistance such as transportation, separate waiting rooms, or translators, please contact the prosecutor assigned to your caseWho will pay for my travel?
The county where the trial is held usually pays for your travel expenses. The prosecutor's executive secretary will advise you in making travel arrangements. Florida Statutes covering travel expenses must be strictly followed in order for you to be reimbursed.
Is the State going to let the defendant "plea bargain" his/her way out of the charges?
In many cases, it is in the best interest of all parties-the defendant, the State, and you the victim-to resolve the case without a trial. Many factors enter into the decision to reach a plea agreement. The first two factors considered are the strength of the evidence and the wishes of the victim(s). If the evidence, for whatever reason, becomes stale or defective, and is therefore not strong enough to support a conviction, as charged, it may be necessary to allow the defendant to "plea bargain" to a lesser charge or a lesser sentence than required by law.
Alternatively, the victim(s) may not wish to undergo the stress of a trial, in which case the State may try to work out a "plea bargain." The State will also consider such factors as the protection of the public, the attitude of the defendant, the need to treat this defendant similarly to other defendants who have committed the same crimes, the state sentencing guidelines, and the expense of taking the case to trial. However, the State will not enter into a plea agreement with the defendant without consulting you first. As mentioned previously, you will be given the opportunity at the sentencing hearing to explain to the court how the defendant's crime affected you personally and financially. Your testimony will assist the court in entering an appropriate sentence, which would be consistent with the terms of any agreement that has been reached between the State and the defendant.The judge does not have to accept the "plea bargain," and may reject it if you object.Will I get my money back?
The State of Florida will strive to protect your financial interests. The State always requests restitution to the victims as part of any sentence, and it is usually ordered by the court. Restitution may be paid prior to sentencing, during a probationary period, or after a prison sentence is served. The defendant cannot, however, be forced to make payments beyond his/her financial responsibility. The court order may be recorded as a judgment against the defendant and executed in civil court, but you may need the assistance of a private attorney for this purpose. The State cannot promise you that you will receive all or even part of your money; however, we will make every effort to ensure that restitution is ordered.
What if I am a victim of a crime involving the transmission of bodily fluids?
If the criminal offense involved the transmission of bodily fluids you have the right to receive the HIV test results of the accused.
Can I be compensated for my physical injuries?
Yes, the State of Florida does provide assistance for victims of violent crimes in which physical injury has resulted in a serious financial hardship to the victim's family. For information regarding assistance contact the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs by telephoning 1-800-226-6667 or in the Tallahassee area (850) 414-3300.
How can I get counseling?
For information regarding crisis intervention services, counseling, therapy, and community based victim treatment programs contact a victim advocate in your area. If you need the name and contact information for a victim advocate in your area you can call the Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs by telephoning 1-800-226-6667 or in the Tallahassee area (850) 414-3300.
How Can We Help?
The Office of Statewide Prosecution is committed to assisting you, the victim, throughout the course of the prosecution. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive information on the status of the case, timely notification of depositions and/or trial dates, and that you have the opportunity for input into the process. We will also refer you to victim services programs, where appropriate. Please contact the prosecutor assigned to your case or the Statewide Prosecutor should you have any other questions regarding our office or the judicial process.

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Diana and Obsessive, I'm so sorry to hear you've been scammed and cheated again by SM. I find it incredible that this man is not yet behind bars. I encourage you to file police reports with the Orlando sheriff's department as well as with the internet fraud division. The only way to put an end to his ability to steal is to join forces and pursue him until he's locked up where he belongs.


That man (SM) is a liar, fraud and a thief. The depths of his lies are astounding. Yet you have gullible people and PA forum owners believing his utterly, ridiculous lies. Lawsuit....WHERE IS IT?? I'm still waiting you liar because I can't wait to prove you and your site was nothing but a fraud to begin with.




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