I suggest everyone involved in any transcation with him to contact him immediately through gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
At this point, I advise everyone to ask for a refund. The time period has been a year for those on the 2nd round of orders, and over a year for those in the 1st round. I personally find that ridiculous, but that is merely my opinion.
Also, I know kyoki_kun has tried her best in this post but it seems too messy to present as an actual court case. If possible, I would like everyone who has *ever* purchased from him to fill up this form and send it to me either via email, comment or PM. I'm going to consolidate all the information and file it under US. law on Internet Fraud (E-commerce)
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Internet_Fraud.shtml (govt body)
http://www.cybercrime.gov/reporting.htm (govt body)
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ (FTC complaint form)
Basically you send a complaint form through the Federal Trade Comission website. I'm not sure about the exact specifics of US. law to international consumers, so after I consolidate the information I would like someone from US (preferably in the same vincity/state) to present the case.
At this point, I merely want my money back, and quite tired of waiting for something that will never appear. Even though I am filing the complaint under fraud, I will only pursue it if he refuses to refund the people within the time period of 1 month. I think one month is a fair time period, as he says that he is awaiting payment from his empolyer. Very well. That is understandable however if he does not pay at *least* 8-10 people on his refund list I will file the case. If you do not recieve a refund by the end of 1 month (November 20th) please let me know
The reason why I'm using internet fraud as a case is because many of his customers are international, and unless we file an internet fraud he can refund his US. customers and get away with it. Under internet fraud, he has to refund everyone under his all his internet transcations. While I would like to believe his is not deliberately out to scam anyone, I still think he should be held responsible for his actions and account for them in a fair manner.
*If you are familar with US. law and practice please let me know. Commonwealth law differs greatly from US law, and I don't want to make any mistakes in this case. Mostly I just need someone to check for accuracy regarding legal citations.
**If anyone has screencaps of his journal, previous posts, PMs or any evidence please email or PM to me as well.
Amount paid: (in USD)
Method of payment: (ie. paypal, credit card, etc)
Date of Transcation:
Contact: (email address/method of contact)
Support data: (sceencaps of either the paypal transcation invoice or any commuication between you and him. You can access paypal transcation history by clicking 'view all transcations' at the top right of the current balance box.)
If you have any enquiries, please email me at sumeragi_AThotmail.com and title the email as 'CRUX'. I will usually reply within 2-3 days.
[UPDATE 15th Jan 2010]
I've actually finished up all the paperwork, the emails will be sent to you on Monday (18th Jan) ^^;;; I apologise for not being in touch recently as I've been flying back and forth countries for a while. It's really my fault for not being commuicative enough so I'm extremely sorry.
All the data has been compiled, and I've found someone living in US to file it for us. My original intention was to post the findings on EGL, but what I have is data that contains people's real names, paypal addresses and other such sensitive information so I decided against it. I hope you understand. I will attach the spreadsheet on the email though, since you are personally involved.
Honestly though, after speaking to some lawyers about it I'm not really sure what we can file the situation or even claim anything from him. The US law covers US citizens which he has to refund, but for overseas customers we're pretty much in shit. Filing a claimant on US federal merely prevents him from future internet offences but doesn't require him to pay us back :/