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SCAMMER ALERT!! KEITH JANOWICZ, aka FingerBlade scammed me in a trade.

Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by FLymon, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Marko3

    Marko3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    This stinks.. I just wish I could go over to his house. He is such a dirtbag. You should just call and call like Duro said. This was done when some other kid pulled something like this. Might as well let all of his faimily know about it. I am sure someone on this forum has the means to dig up all his personal info somehow.
  2. 87Burban

    87Burban Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

    Leviticus - Chapter 19

    It is unfortunate that people have to do these things, but there is no one who gets away with it....
  3. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010

    You're not thinking like a lawyer. Pick a dollar amount well in excess of the relevant state limit for Small Claims (e.g. $10k) then file suit. If he shows up by himself then have your way with him. If not, it'll likely get dropped BUT the legal fees will be in excess of the $600 he stole from you (e.g. even the crappiest lawyer will cost more then $300/hr.)

    ADDENDUM: you can pursue this in Federal court btw so no need to go "long distance".
  4. Neo


    Sep 12, 2002
    He has a history of doing similar scams.
    He did it with two forum members at the same time.
    You are both long time members with a good reputation on the forum, he just came to do his scam.

    Couldn't this be seen as a probable cause or something?
  5. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Probable cause for what?!?

    Look this isn't going to be resolved via police action. Its a civil matter. So just make him spend enough money until you are satisfied that he will have learned his lesson.
  6. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    If I am reading this right and understanding this correctly......appears all these laws and legislation, police and postal inspectors can do nothing and all this costly massive system does absolutely no good. What a sad mess this is.

    At this point if it were me this dirtbag screwed.....id go civil court and regardless of cost id spend the money just to make him have to go out of his way and create as many headaches as possible. At the same time id be trying to find who his employer is so I could call his boss and let them know what kind of employee they have and how personal sins always carry into the workplace eventually. As well as the letting family know....although odds are apple didn't fall far from the tree, so they may not care?

    All that aside....this dirtbag has been lucky. Sooner or later he'll cross the wrong person and end up wishing he hadn't. Its not a matter of if, its when.
  7. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    I hereby induct this thief into the Hall of Shame.
  8. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    How do you know the system does absolutely no good? Let it happen, don't give up ahead of time. The worse the thief's record, the better our chances of putting him away, or recovering the items or money. If we don't try, we lose for sure.
  9. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010
  10. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Any further info. On these deals?
  11. wildpig001


    May 17, 2011
    maybe a knife collector here who is very savvy with a computer could send him an e mail that he opens-- an in the e mail is a nasty electronic suprise? not a bad thought i think-- there needs to be a penalty for criminal fraud-- espcially when committed on this forum.
  12. SilverLighT


    Jan 21, 2002
    That's also a crime. Just because many people get away with such things doesn't mean it's okay or legal. Two wrongs... you know.
  13. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Exactly. It is a very bad thought. And Bladeforums rules specifically forbid suggesting or committing illegal acts.
  14. Invective


    Jul 7, 2012
    Just came across this thread, and had a few suggestions to Flymon and Mike. Would it be possible to go to the post office that your package was sent through and the package that Keith sent would have been routed through and find out the weight of your package and then the weight of the package Keith sent to you? If there is a big enough discrepancy, that could be a way to show to authorities that he did not send you your knife. Just a thought that I had, hope that it helps!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  15. Livefreeordie92


    Jan 14, 2012
    Yeah, Lowell is a pretty rough area. When I was in NH in high school I was looking for a used car, any of the ones in Lowell my parents refused to take me to look at
    That's absurd though, what he did. Cut and clear definition of a scumbag.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  16. knifehunt

    knifehunt Banned BANNED

    Nov 10, 2012
    Unfortunately Lowell is full of sleazebags.... It's a big city full of drugs and crime. I had to go to Lowell last month on business for my company, and I have to go again next week, and I'm not looking forward to it. I'm 1 1/2 hrs from Lowell thank goodness..... Where I live right on the edge of Cape Cod is a totally different world, and class of people.
  17. JSMcustoms


    Feb 2, 2012
    This is a good enough of an idea that I think it's worth looking into.
  18. Ferrari353


    Aug 2, 2012
    This guy is selling (or was I guess) a Strider SMF: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1039647-Striker-and-benchmade-for-sale
    It seems really fishy and what's even more fishy is the guy who bought it and when they both signed up...
    Is it possible that this is the same guy?
    Probably a month ago, I emailed him about the BM Barrage and super lowballed him offering $60. A few weeks later, he said sure, and I told him to send me his PP info, but he never did. I figure, if he was gonna scam me, PP would protect me.
  19. cj65

    cj65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    So, you just admitted to being a low baller, as well as willing to do business with someone you believe to be a scammer. That is eye opening.
  20. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Googled "Keith Janowicz"

    He is apparently 30 years old.

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