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EDIT: 1/21/14: Due to the intervention of a third party, one transaction (a doll trade) is reported to have been completed on her part; however, without any communication to her trade partner, and the doll may not be completely as originally represented.
 
EDIT: 1/21/14: Due to the intervention of a third party, one transaction (a doll trade) is reported to have been completed on her part; however, without any communication to her trade partner, and the doll may not be completely as originally represented.
  
Problem Transaction threads: <br>
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'''Original scammer warning announcement thread:'''<br>
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https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-suuchan.609819/
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'''Problem Transaction threads:'''<br>
 
November 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.255630/ <br>
 
November 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.255630/ <br>
 
December 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.260585/ <br>
 
December 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.260585/ <br>
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'''Update 11/05/14'''
 
'''Update 11/05/14'''
Be advised that this scammer used the recent open registration period to create not only a new account for herself but one or more "sleeper" accounts. We have already banned the above d.georgia, then adubois, and now aleks – be advised that she is using proxy servers or other IP providers that now show her location as far from Holland as areas in Russia. Part of her current ploy, tho, is to initiate a trade and request the doll/part be sent to an address in the Netherlands.
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Be advised that this scammer used the recent open registration period to create not only a new account for herself, but one or more "sleeper" accounts. We have already banned the above d.georgia, then adubois, and now aleks – be advised that she is using proxy servers or other IP providers that now show her location from Holland as well as areas in Russia. Part of her current ploy, is to initiate a trade and request the doll/part be sent to an address in the Netherlands.
  
 
Be cautious if you are contacted by either of these:<br>
 
Be cautious if you are contacted by either of these:<br>
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'''Update 01/02/17'''
 
'''Update 01/02/17'''
  
Unfortunately Angela Van Vianen has returned to DoA.
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Unfortunately, Angela Van Vianen has returned to DoA again.
  
 
Be cautious if you are contacted by any of these:<br>
 
Be cautious if you are contacted by any of these:<br>
DoA member name alliee.<br>
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DoA member name alliee<br>
 
Allie Verdoes (alias name used)<br>
 
Allie Verdoes (alias name used)<br>
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Problem Transaction threads:<br>
 
Problem Transaction threads:<br>
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==ShowaDreamer/Hanakyukyu/Baraneko - November 2013==
 
==ShowaDreamer/Hanakyukyu/Baraneko - November 2013==
We recently banned user ShowaDreamer for engaging in fraudulent trades and sales of dolls, including both resin dolls and Volks DDs. Dolls were sent to him (or her) but he didn't send his half of the trade. He sold or tried to sell the same doll to more than one person. He tried to sell a Souldoll Lester that may not even exist, as he offered photos to two different people that were actually heavily tweaked versions of both company photos and pilfered third-party owner photos. He actively tries to get DOA members to switch to emails for negotiations, and to make personal-type Paypal payments rather than purchase-type payments.
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We recently banned user ShowaDreamer for engaging in fraudulent trades and sales of dolls, including both resin dolls and Volks Dollfie Dreams. Dolls were sent to him (or her) but he didn't send his half of the trade. He sold, or tried to sell the same doll to more than one person. He tried to sell a Souldoll Lester that may not even exist, as he offered photos to two different people that were actually heavily tweaked versions of both company photos and pilfered third-party owner photos. He actively tries to get DoA members to switch to emails for negotiations, and to make personal-type Paypal payments rather than purchase-type payments.
  
He has shut down his phone number (which tracked to PA) and the email address via which people were contacting him, but has been turning up on DOA in the middle of the night, the last time on 10/26/13, although he has not posted into the Problem Transactions thread about him since 10/10.
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He has shut down his phone number (which tracked to PA) and the email address via which people were contacting him, but has been turning up on DoA in the middle of the night, the last time on 10/26/13, although he has not posted into the Problem Transactions thread about him since 10/10/13.
  
 
Some of the online handles and email addresses that he uses or has used in the past are:<br>
 
Some of the online handles and email addresses that he uses or has used in the past are:<br>
 
ShowaDreamer<br>
 
ShowaDreamer<br>
Hanakyukyu<br><br>
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Hanakyukyu<br>
 
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He is located in Stone Mountain, GA, but was in Chicago when he joined DOA. He has claimed to be moving to Missouri. According to profiles on other sites, he has gone under such names as Eli/Elijah Morris or Norris or Eli Tanakashi, and another relative may be signing for packages, as the shipping address often is addressed to a first-initial "K." His birthdate is given variously as 10/20/85, 4/10/84, 5/10/93, 9/10/86
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He is located in Stone Mountain, GA, but was in Chicago when he joined DOA. He has claimed to be moving to Missouri. According to profiles on other sites, he has gone under such names as Eli/Elijah Morris or Norris or Eli Tanakashi, and another relative may be signing for packages, as the shipping address often is addressed to a first-initial "K." His birthdate is given variously as 10/20/85, 4/10/84, 5/10/93, 9/10/86.
  
He has purged his DeviantArt account of all doll-related posts, but Google links still exist for doll match-ups to a member named ArashiMahou. Whether his or not, a tumblr account also exists for that name.
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He has purged his DeviantArt account of all doll-related posts, but Google links still exist for doll match-ups to a member named ArashiMahou. Whether his or not, a Tumblr account also exists for that name.
  
We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned his account and the second DOA account he attempted to create. Therefore, we are concerned that he may try again and slip past, so we would like everyone to be careful in the Marketplace and help us to catch him if he manages to register a new account.
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We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned his account and the second DoA account he attempted to create. Therefore, we are concerned that he may try again and slip past, so we would like everyone to be careful in the Marketplace and help us to catch him if he manages to register a new account.
  
 
Thank you for reading!
 
Thank you for reading!
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10/26/14 UPDATE: We have discovered that ShowDreamer, et al., is either a family member to - or IS - reputedly deceased problem-transaction member Baraneko. They share the same birthdate of 10/20/85, and Baraneko's RL name is Kimberly Norris. There was a delay in discovering this connection, as the report of Kimberly's demise pre-dated ShowaDreamer starting up MP transgressions. Note that there seems to be cross-referable current or recent activity under the email addy of tsukirocketto @ hotmail by Kimberly Norris/David Norris, with an apparent current address in southern Florida.  
 
10/26/14 UPDATE: We have discovered that ShowDreamer, et al., is either a family member to - or IS - reputedly deceased problem-transaction member Baraneko. They share the same birthdate of 10/20/85, and Baraneko's RL name is Kimberly Norris. There was a delay in discovering this connection, as the report of Kimberly's demise pre-dated ShowaDreamer starting up MP transgressions. Note that there seems to be cross-referable current or recent activity under the email addy of tsukirocketto @ hotmail by Kimberly Norris/David Norris, with an apparent current address in southern Florida.  
  
Problem Transaction threads:<br>
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'''Original scammer warning announcement thread:'''<br>
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https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-showadreamer-hanakyukyu-baraneko.603216/<br>
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'''Problem Transaction threads:'''<br>
 
January 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-baraneko.558241/<br>
 
January 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-baraneko.558241/<br>
 
October 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/problem-transaction-with-showadreamer.597375/<br>
 
October 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/problem-transaction-with-showadreamer.597375/<br>
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Thank you for reading!
 
Thank you for reading!
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'''Original scammer warning announcement thread:'''<br>
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https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-shinobu_kiri-raven-goethe.596206/

Revision as of 21:18, 3 September 2017

This page contains information on people who Den of Angels staff believe to be a threat. We do not normally share any kind of member information publicly for any reason, but we break with this tradition in order to protect members of the community from people who we believe are attempting to systematically scam DoA members, and the BJD community as a whole. All of these cases of scammers have been carefully reviewed, and backed up by various members of the community.
Newest warnings are at the top of the page, older warnings can be found below.

BeeryCherry - January 2017

We have banned a user under the name BeeryCherry for scamming members. She sold dolls or parts to people, sometimes the same doll to multiple people, and never shipped them after she received payment. Communication was prompt and friendly until she received the payment, but then all communication stopped. With layaways, she was still in contact until she received the final payment.

She is located somewhere in Europe, likely Moscow, Russia (but she has used IP addresses that track to Moscow/Russia, Germany, and Amsterdam/Netherlands). Her name is likely Lyubov Kalynenkova, and she has used a large number of Paypal email addresses and different names for accepting payment;
[email protected] gmail.com Любовь Калиненкова (Lyubov Kalynenkova)
[email protected] gmail.com Любовь Калиненкова (Lyubov Kalynenkova)
[email protected] gmail.com Любовь Калиненкова (Lyubov Kalynenkova) / KAMISANNY
[email protected] gmail.com Олег Краснов (Oleg Krasnov)
[email protected] gmail.com Дарья Бурлакова (Daria Burlakov)
[email protected] yahoo.com Горгадзе Юлия (Julia Gorgadze)
[email protected] gmail.com Калинникова Любовь (Lyubov Kalinnikova)
[email protected] gmail.com Громова Алина (Alina Gromova)
[email protected] gmail.com Любовь К. / Любовь Калиненкова (Lyubov K./ Lyubovʹ Kalynenkova)
[email protected] gmail.com
[email protected] yandex.ru Дарья Бурлакова (Daria Burlakov)
[email protected] gmail.com
[email protected] gmail.com Тупилина Мария (Maria Tupilina)
[email protected] gmail.com
[email protected] gmail.com

We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned this account, but she may try to return via a new account, as this is a common occurrence with people who have been banned for scamming. We are therefore warning everyone to be careful in the Marketplace. Please report things you find questionable to us via Report Post or by making a thread in Ask the Moderators, and protect yourselves and your purchases.

You can always request to see photos of dolls holding a note with the seller's name, your own name, and the date; avoid sending money via Friends and Family; and make sure you know Paypal deadlines for disputing transactions.

Thank you for reading!

Problem Transaction thread:
January 2017 - https://denofangels.com/threads/beerycherry-banned.734058/

Suuchan - January 2014

We have recently banned user Suuchan from DoA. This member had previously been MP-banned here for repeated transaction problems and irregularities. It has come to our attention that she is now engaging in fraudulent trades and sales of dolls on other sites, such as Dairyland and DeviantArt. Dolls were sent to Suuchan in trade, but nothing was received. Dolls were purchased from her and paid in full but were not received.

She lives in League City, TX, attends doll meets in Houston, is currently 27 years of age, and goes by the handle of RockScientist on Dairyland, as well as appearing on other web locations as Sarah Frost, angelicrage, Sarah, Suucha, Suuchan21 or Archaeopetryx, and using such contact addies as:

ayamesonlani @ hotmail.com Ninnikuchan (AIM)

We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual is showing evidence of intent to systematically scam our community. We have banned her account but are concerned that she may try again and slip past, so we would like everyone to be careful in the Marketplace and help us to catch her if she manages to register a new account.

Thank you for reading!

EDIT: 1/21/14: Due to the intervention of a third party, one transaction (a doll trade) is reported to have been completed on her part; however, without any communication to her trade partner, and the doll may not be completely as originally represented.

Original scammer warning announcement thread:
https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-suuchan.609819/ Problem Transaction threads:
November 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.255630/
December 2008 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.260585/
March 2009 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.280538/
April 2009 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.289489/
May 2009 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-suuchan-resolved.295197/
July 2010 - https://denofangels.com/threads/problem-transaction-with-suuchan-resolved-member-mp-banned.384128/

Angela van Vianen - June 2014 (ongoing)

We have banned a user under the names Angiiee/HoneyBear/lifelaughlove7/daya.cas/d.georgia/adubois/aleks for attempting to scam buyers, mostly through PMing them in response to their want ads in the marketplace. When photos have been requested, we have confirmed that she has been using heavily cropped photos from other people's accounts on Flickr and other sites, or the same photos (possibly of recasts) being used to lure in several buyers. In the past, for situations that she could not photo-manipulate, she has claimed she does not have a camera. She has also claimed that some dolls belong to her boyfriend, who is not a member of Den of Angels.

She is located in the Netherlands, in Den-Haag or Rotterdam. Her real name is Angela van Vianen. She joined Den of Angels in May of 2014 and actively began trying to scam people as soon as she got MP access.

The email addresses she initially used are [email protected] and [email protected] She now has a list of newly created addies for each return attempt.

We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned this account, but she may try to return via a new account, as this is a common occurrence with people who have been banned for scamming. We are therefore warning everyone to be careful in the Marketplace. Please do report things you find questionable to us via Report Post or by making a thread in Ask the Moderators. Especially when being contacted "under the radar" by people in response to your Want To Buy threads, or because you made appreciative comments about a doll in discussion threads. You can always request photos of the actual doll holding the written screen name of the person contacting you, or your own username or some unique phrase.

Thank you for reading!

Update 08/02/14 We have banned a new member who appears, for many reasons, to be Angela/HoneyBear attempting to rejoin and regain MP access. She now appears to be using either an alternate ID for herself or the ID of friends or roommates. Please be careful and disregard any trade or transaction requests you received or may receive from livelaughlove7 and/or the email of [email protected]

Update 09/01/14 We have just banned new member daya.cas for being yet another return attempt of Angela van Viannen Angiiee/HoneyBear/lifelaughlove7. This time she is using an email and Paypal address of [email protected] and [email protected]

She is claiming to be from Spain. She is apparently using proxy servers to hide her true location. Once again, she tries to set up deals via PM and appears to have tried to make multiple deals for the same doll.

Since she seems to be so determined to keep coming back here, it is sad to have to say that you should be careful dealing with new members who just get MP access and try to push quick deals through via private conversations. Check profiles, Feedback threads and posting history and don't be in a hurry to close on what you think might be a real deal. Please use our Ask the Moderators access if you have any doubts at all about something, and continue to report-post any questionable MP threads you may spot (we thank those of you who do report things, and give us a timely edge!).

Update 09/27/14 Be advised that this person is now using deceptive IPs that track to countries far from her actual country and location. If you are approached and offered a trade or opportunity to buy from someone that you do not recognize from this forum, or that does not have a lengthy history on the site you are on, you are well within your rights to request a photo of the person holding the doll in question. If you have any doubts at all, please do contact the mods here via Ask the Moderators and we will advise you, wherever possible.

Update 10/26/14 Updating this Announcement!

We have just banned the scammer once again, this time under alias d.georgia (aka Dinah G on Flickr).

If you have been contacted by d.georgia regarding a sale, please end the transaction now and get your money back.

Update 11/05/14 Be advised that this scammer used the recent open registration period to create not only a new account for herself, but one or more "sleeper" accounts. We have already banned the above d.georgia, then adubois, and now aleks – be advised that she is using proxy servers or other IP providers that now show her location from Holland as well as areas in Russia. Part of her current ploy, is to initiate a trade and request the doll/part be sent to an address in the Netherlands.

Be cautious if you are contacted by either of these:
Aimee Dubois – [email protected]
Aleksandra Ionna – [email protected]

We will also be monitoring other recently made accounts on an ongoing basis; however, we also do appreciate the vigilance of our members who help us keep our MP safe for each other. Sadly, members need to be extra vigilant with new members who hit the MP running, offering trades and sales as soon as they are able to. Please bring any threads or soliciting conversations to our attention so we can check them out for you. And never ever send any payment as a personal payment!

Update 01/02/17

Unfortunately, Angela Van Vianen has returned to DoA again.

Be cautious if you are contacted by any of these:
DoA member name alliee
Allie Verdoes (alias name used)
email: [email protected]

Problem Transaction threads:
February 2013 Angiiee - https://denofangels.com/threads/problem-transaction-with-angiiee-resolved-member-banned.563846/

ShowaDreamer/Hanakyukyu/Baraneko - November 2013

We recently banned user ShowaDreamer for engaging in fraudulent trades and sales of dolls, including both resin dolls and Volks Dollfie Dreams. Dolls were sent to him (or her) but he didn't send his half of the trade. He sold, or tried to sell the same doll to more than one person. He tried to sell a Souldoll Lester that may not even exist, as he offered photos to two different people that were actually heavily tweaked versions of both company photos and pilfered third-party owner photos. He actively tries to get DoA members to switch to emails for negotiations, and to make personal-type Paypal payments rather than purchase-type payments.

He has shut down his phone number (which tracked to PA) and the email address via which people were contacting him, but has been turning up on DoA in the middle of the night, the last time on 10/26/13, although he has not posted into the Problem Transactions thread about him since 10/10/13.

Some of the online handles and email addresses that he uses or has used in the past are:
ShowaDreamer
Hanakyukyu
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

He is located in Stone Mountain, GA, but was in Chicago when he joined DOA. He has claimed to be moving to Missouri. According to profiles on other sites, he has gone under such names as Eli/Elijah Morris or Norris or Eli Tanakashi, and another relative may be signing for packages, as the shipping address often is addressed to a first-initial "K." His birthdate is given variously as 10/20/85, 4/10/84, 5/10/93, 9/10/86.

He has purged his DeviantArt account of all doll-related posts, but Google links still exist for doll match-ups to a member named ArashiMahou. Whether his or not, a Tumblr account also exists for that name.

We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned his account and the second DoA account he attempted to create. Therefore, we are concerned that he may try again and slip past, so we would like everyone to be careful in the Marketplace and help us to catch him if he manages to register a new account.

Thank you for reading!

10/26/14 UPDATE: We have discovered that ShowDreamer, et al., is either a family member to - or IS - reputedly deceased problem-transaction member Baraneko. They share the same birthdate of 10/20/85, and Baraneko's RL name is Kimberly Norris. There was a delay in discovering this connection, as the report of Kimberly's demise pre-dated ShowaDreamer starting up MP transgressions. Note that there seems to be cross-referable current or recent activity under the email addy of tsukirocketto @ hotmail by Kimberly Norris/David Norris, with an apparent current address in southern Florida.

Original scammer warning announcement thread:
https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-showadreamer-hanakyukyu-baraneko.603216/
Problem Transaction threads:
January 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/paging-baraneko.558241/
October 2013 - https://denofangels.com/threads/problem-transaction-with-showadreamer.597375/


Shinobu_kiri/raven goethe - September 2013

We recently banned user Shinobu_kiri/raven goethe for selling recast dolls as the real thing. After she was caught, she closed her Paypal account in order to avoid losing the funds from the fraudulent sale. Some online handles that she uses or has used in the past are Raven Goethe, Shinobu Kiri, Arkos/Arkus, and Horus Eye / Horus_Eye.

She is located in Spain. According to profiles on other sites, she claims to be named Raven, 17 years old as of 2010, and living in Puerto de Santa Maria. More realistically, it seems that she lives in Cádiz, Spain and her first name is Patricia Maria. Her mother may be involved in the Paypal aspects of these scams.

The following URLS are also associated with her:
http://elven-doll-shop.blogspot.com/...izaciones.html
http://www.bjdoll.net/index.php?action=profile;u=1658
http://horus-eye20.deviantart.com/
http://www.fotolog.com/raven_goethe

We don't normally post information related to Marketplace issues, but we are concerned that this individual intends to systematically scam our community. We have banned one of her accounts, but she has already made several unsuccessful attempts to register new accounts. We are worried that she will slip past, so we would like everyone to be careful in the Marketplace and help us to catch her if she manages to register a new account.

Thank you for reading!

Original scammer warning announcement thread:
https://denofangels.com/threads/scammer-alert-shinobu_kiri-raven-goethe.596206/