After a little digging we've discovered that Shawn Swift, creator of the "MIGHTY" Proton Pack electronic kit has been posing as a female member of GBFans named GreyLady
, in order to get around the ban on his GhostGuy
He created GreyLady
using a fake email service and was sending out PMs to people on the site posing as a Shawn Swift sympathiser. The PMs we have been forwarded contained the same arguments he'd used to try draw attention away from his fraudulent selling behaviour and attempts to discredit this website, its operation and myself.
Shawn's accusations included claims that the Moderators would ban anyone who bought items from him, followed by a link where you could purchase his kit.
We were fairly certain GreyLady
was Shawn based on his writing style, and that belief was cemented when a Moderator at the Replica Prop Forum confirmed that their sswift
account had the exact same IP address as GreyLady
A very sad and disappointing attempt at gaining customers and support, and frankly another reason why he should be avoided.
In addition to this, we have also banned the user Duffman
after it was discovered that he was communicating with members of GBFans on Shawn's behalf, using PMs to convince others to buy from Shawn. Promoting a banned/blacklisted seller is prohibited under several points outlined in the GBFans forum rules, here: http://www.gbfans.com/rules/
We were initially going to simply issue Duffman
with a warning, however we discovered further messages where he expressed utter disregard and hatred for the forum and its members and we had no reason to let it slide as a "newbie mistake".
Contrary to Shawn's accusations, there aren't any repercussions for buying from a banned or blacklisted seller on a 3rd party site. However, allowing a banned/blacklisted seller to communicate through you on GBFans, as a shill, or sending unsolicited messages in support of a banned/blacklisted seller will result in a ban in most cases.
As these unsolicited PMs weren't asked for by the receiver, they should be considered as spam or junk mail. We ask that if you do receive an unsolicited message that you please report it using the Report button.