Icbhod/El Guapo/Deathwing14 - Alex Thomas AKA Jim Houston

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Icbhod/El Guapo/Deathwing14 - Alex Thomas AKA Jim Houston

Post by MagickalMemories » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:34 am

Full Title should be:
Icbhod/El Guapo/Deathwing14 - Alex Thomas AKA Jim Houston/Jim Huston - Multi Accounter & Bad Trader
Lets start with the oldest account:

Icbhod
Profile:
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1294
BTR:
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=35289
BTR:
http://bartertown.com/trading/viewtopic ... 539#p82890

(Note that there may be more BTR's. These were just "quick hits" in my search.)

Next...
El Guapo
Profile:
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1293
BTR:
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=65898
(Note that there may be more BTR's. This was just a "quick hit" in my search.)

Finally...
Deathwing14
Profile:
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=14999
BTR:
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=100564
(Note that there may be more BTR's or Backouts. This was just a "quick hit" in my search.)

So, here's the story.

As many know, we've been having problems with a few users larely from the Gainesville, FL area. All of the ones we're having issues with are within a few miles of each other, according to addresses they provided to trade partners.
Many people have sent PMs to staff, seeing the similarities, suspecting that it is either one person, or a group working together.

PLEASE, NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CONDEMNATION AGAINST ALL GAINESVILLE TRADERS!!!!

Some people accused Deathwing14 of being another member (details in his BTR link), and he steadfastly denied it. He said he knew the individual but WAS NOT him.

I did a little research on my own, trying to determine if I could see any similarities, and I came across something here: http://forums.gvillegaming.org/.
I cam across a user there named "El Guapo." I found a thread (which I've archived for proof, if needed) where El Guapo mentioned his son (Alex) was looking for something. Not only did the name "El Guapo" look familiar (which I later discovered why - what I found is above), but the guy's writing style looked familiar.
When I compared the style, I noted that he "conversed" in a similar style as Deathwing14.
Further digging found a post where "El Guapo" posted his phone number. Rookie mistake, that.

So, I sent Deathwing14 a PM and asked for a phone number to call him with. He gave it to me. Lo and behold, it is the same one posted in the above forums.
Deathwing14, if you're reading this, you won't be getting a call from me. I found out everything I needed by comparing the information I had on hand.

Let this be a warning to those who think they're smarter than us; You will be caught.

It might be immediately. It might take a year. You WILL be caught, however.

It might be an Admin who catches you, or it might be one of our experienced users who notices some similarities. You never know. But you WILL be caught.

Eric
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I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

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Re: Icbhod/El Guapo/Deathwing14 - Alex Thomas AKA Jim Houston

Post by starslayer » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:25 pm

His information needs to be made public. Also a warning should be posted about trading with anyone in that general area. Nothing against traders in that area, but people need to be warned. A permanent banning is in order for the continuous lies & multiple accounts.

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Re: Icbhod/El Guapo/Deathwing14 - Alex Thomas AKA Jim Houston

Post by MagickalMemories » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:36 pm

Between this thread, the BTR's and the Gainesville forum, all information IS public.

Also, please refrain from make sweeping generalizations at this point. Sure, there have been issues with people in Gainesville, but following simple trade precautions, as you should on any trade, should keep you from trouble.

Thanks.
Eric
Lower rating? You ship first.

Give me a sense of humor Lord. Give me the grace to see a joke.
To get some humor out of life and pass it on to other folk.


I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

"...I'm a nerd, and I'm here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.” – Gilbert Lowell

Want my help with a BTR or backout? All messages sent/posted should be in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Otherwise, I just won't read it.

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