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Attention ALL Yugioh/MTG players! Largest $15,000 scam ever!; Fraud
Topic Started: Feb 7 2012, 03:30 PM (13,197 Views)
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(Attention Mods, this same post has been posted in Tcgplayer, Pojo, Duelist Network and all other online forums, do not delete.)

Hi there. You should be concerned if you recently purchased any extremely cheap Yugioh cards or Magic the Gathering cards compared to their market value. So let me tell you about the seller AND buyer your dealing with. In a nutshell, he sells expensive items he doesn’t actually own in large quantities at a lower market price, then doesn’t send any items (because he doesn’t own them) and spends all the money and closes his account before he gets caught.

His first Scam:
Firstly, in late November/December 2011 someone by the Ebay account name japonman07:
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/japonman07/&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754

Started selling high demand YUGIOH cards such as Tour Guide From The Underworld, Rescue Rabbits and Maxx ‘’c’’ at large quantities at a very low price. Like the 100’s of others I bought a Tour Guide. I was very suspicious as to why this seller was selling 12 TGU’s at a very low price ($120/£76) this was very low compared to the next lowest price on ebay at around £110. I kept track of the seller and noticed he started listing more TGU’s, Rabbits and Maxx ‘’c’’s. I then messaged him and said ‘’How come you have all a substantial amounts of Tour Guides, Rescue Rabbits and Maxx Cs at an extremely low price losing loads of money?’’ he replied saying something like ‘’ I sell for other people. ‘’ I thought it seemed like a stupid excuse, but it still was an excuse. But then after a day or 2 I looked further…

In his completed listing’s over 7 days, the seller sold over 112+ Tour Guides, 110+ Rescue Rabbits and 80+ Maxx ‘’c’’s. He also sold a few expensive MAGIC THE GATHERING CARDS such as 4+ Black Lotus. I then checked his purchase history over the few days; he was buying $200 bonds because obviously you can’t use a real bank account to transfer the money to, IPAD, Apple Mac laptop, Xbox 360, tons of games, an expensive bike tyre (He collects bikes, know this because of his facebook.) and even Yugioh cards for himself such as Blood Mefist AND ‘Maxx ‘’C’’. This was the big thing here, why would he purchase 2 Maxx ‘’C’’ when he is selling/sold over 80+ Maxx ‘’C’’s? At the time he purchased the 2, he still had tons of Maxx ‘’C’’s listed. I messaged him asking him for an immediate refund otherwise I would report him, he said he would but only if I didn’t release his plot to ebay and I leave positive feedback… He obviously refunded me straight away. I didn’t tell anyone or report him immediately because I thought other people would notice but obviously they didn’t until a week down the line when nobody received.

Ebay cases were opened by other buyer’s on PayPal as well and SOME of them eventually did get their money back because ebay/paypal has a buyer protection scheme which gives a person a refund if they haven’t received and haven’t provided tracking. For example, this means that if seller ‘A’ sells a card for $10/£10 to buyer ‘B’, seller ‘A’ then spends that money of $10/£10 on whatever he wishes it will make the money in the sellers account to 0, PayPal will still refund you using their own funds, PayPal will then charge the seller by the amount PayPal had to pay, resulting the sellers account to go into minus(-) figures. In this case, the seller had already spent the ill-gotten money on items for his own purposes, leaving probably $0/£0 in the account, so after people had claimed for refunds - his account would have been -$15,000 and under!!!

The seller closed down his ebay account and PayPal and fled before PayPal could find him however im surprised they didn’t with the size of the fraud and the addresses etc.

Please note that not everyone got a refund as it was too late for some to claim by the time he had fled and closed his accounts, also the SELLERS who sold stuff to japonman07 by the use of ill-gotten money were retracted of their money gained from the sale even though they had left positive feedback AND sent the item and had nothing to do with it – They lost out on more than the buyers as they couldn’t even claim their money back, even though it wasn’t there faults.

Someone, left feedback with the biggest fact to the scammer’s identity in the whole of my personal investigation.

facebook.com/brian.matzen1 link to his facebook

This is indeed his facebook. I scanned his profile during the time of the incident and found status updates such as ‘New apple mac’. Someone recently even posted on his wall ‘Since when did you play yugioh?’ which has currently been deleted. To add on to this, after scanning through the names of his friends and picking anyone out who had a yugioh reference in their name/picture or a famous yugioh players name, he had a total of 35+ yugioh related friends and this is just by looking at people’s names/Profile pic when scrolling down from A to Z, which took less than 5mins. He is a yugioh stalker with some of the friends being famous players such as: Stephan Sluis, Roy St Clair, Rodrigo Togores, Peter Cheng, Micheal Kohanim, Luke Lennard, Jerry Wang, Jarel Winston, Frazier Smith, Dale Bellido etc…

His Facebook states he lives in Mastic, New York, which is also the same place as the shipping address for BOTH the old account and new account which I will be posting later.

His other scam (Most recent one):
On the 4th of February 2012 I noticed a yugioh card on ebay called Wind-Up Zenmaines for an extremely cheap price at $55/£35 compared to the market value. I obviously purchased one and the seller was called forbiddenhenvdemon
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/forbiddenhenvdemon/

I was suspicious of why he had a quantity of 9 (which is a lot) and then checked his completed listing within the past 15 days. I found large amounts of expensive cards such as Tour Guide From The Underworld, Rescue Rabbit and Black Lotus has been sold (just like the last scammer) except this time the scammer had been listing Wind-Up Zenmaines. The seller had also been selling ordinary items such as rubbish yugioh decks which I later found out was to conceal his true identity into being a ‘noob’ and that he was selling the expensive cards for a friend by the name of ‘Brian’ and that his name is ‘Nikko’ and Brian Matzen is the scammer. (Yes, he actually said Brain in the message after me accusing him of ‘it’ being Brian. Please note, it IS Brian Matzen, all other false identities are a lie).

I obviously told him I knew who he was and I got my refund, but I was shocked he didn’t get caught the first time so that’s why I am writing this. I have had many messages of him which he says ‘its not fraud’, ‘I won’t get caught’ etc etc. What is really disappointing is that PayPal didn’t catch him the first time. All they had to do was investigate a little and could surely track his location like I have!

The reason why I knew he was a scammer was because of 3 things:
-The seller opened the account on 26/09/2011. The expensive listings started to list and sell on the 04/02/2012. That’s around 100 days difference between the opening of the account. ‘What does this mean?’ – Well, if you open a account on Ebay, all money you obtain from items you have sold will be held by PayPal until the seller has received OR until 21 days has passed. The Seller obviously didn’t intend on sending out any items nor waiting around for 21 days.
-The seller not only sold the same items as the last scammer but also only uploaded the rubbish cards as actual taken pictures, the rest was by an online picture (with the exception of Rescue Rabbit, because he might have actually only owned 1 of these but still not intended to send it.) But that is not the reason for this point… In his purchase history he also bought $dollar bonds… just like the last scammer!
-He then started to buy more expensive items such as an IPhone and yugioh/MTG cards. I then messaged one of the sellers asking for his postal address… It was the same as the last scammer! Furthermore, it is to Mastic, New York which is also listed on his facebook!

Near to the end, this is very important. I found out the scammer had been using more than 1 account to commit the fraud! The accounts are: pn0y_ak0, henvdemon and forbiddenhenvdemon. A
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/pn0y_ak0/
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/henvdemon/
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/forbiddenhenvdemon/

Also, I believe shock2k5kid might also be him but im not 100% certain for that account.
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/shock2k5kid/

Altogether, from all the top 3 accounts in the past week, all this was sold:
96 Wind-Up Zenmaines
84 Tour Guide From The Underworld
28 Rescue Rabbit
30 Tour Bus From The Underworld
15 Wind-Up Zenmaity
5 Black Lotus

That is more than £10,000+/$15,000+ worth of fraud money from just the accounts I’ve discovered. This person could have more accounts hidden away and is clearly not very smart and will keep on doing it unless he gets caught! He has done it once before and got away with it, I am letting you all know now so it can’t happen again! Buyers and sellers who have ANYTHING to do with these accounts please open your PayPal and Ebay accounts now demanding for a refund before he closes his accounts and you lose everything. To help my investigation I would also appreciate it if you put ‘Thanks masterk3ing117’ when you give this seller/byer negative feedback.

If you want to get him prosecuted report him to Ebay, PayPal, and the NFIB (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) at http://www.nfib.police.uk/ , also action fraud http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/ , the Ic3 for people who live outside the UK http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx , or even the FBI http://www.fbi.gov/ , and lastly http://www.sec.gov/complaint/select.shtml

His name: Brian Matzen
Postage Address: 162 Diana Dr. Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4606

If you know this person, or he lives near you. Report him to the local police, also to deprive him of the thing he has become to maliciously sell. Send E-Mails to Konami and his local stores to get him banned. us-cardsupport@konami.com Also, spread the word at your locals to see if anyone knows him. Thanks!
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can a mod delete this as it is indeed illegal to post stuff like this on the internet without my consent or enough evidence to prove anything
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I admin the MTG scammer Database and Unsafe Trader list for MTG

we have 5 new aliases of Matzen:

new profile : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1302935557&fref=ts - First Matzen
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003356799533 _ William Machenski
https://www.facebook.com/sarah.spicer.7543?fref=ts - Sarah Fisher

second Matzen: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003482008765

James Joseph Damante: https://www.facebook.com/james.j.damante?fref=ts

Jerry Anderson: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.anderson.7393?fref=ts

Joe Anderson: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006207948377&fref=ts


64.12.88.163 - ip of Fisher and Damante , same range as Matzen /Anderson
http://www.ip-tracker.org/locator/ip-lookup.php?ip=152.163.0.100





Addresses : 162 Diana Dr. Mastic Beach, NY 11951-4606- Matzen
5 Roslyn RdMastic Beach, NY 11951- Damante
88 Senix Ave #A, Center Moriches, NY 11934- Damante
16 Hockey Rd, Mastic Beach, NY 11951- Damante
76 Providence PikePutnam, CT 06260-2411 - William Alias



Some of Ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/japonman07
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/forbiddenhenvdemon
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/shock2k5kid

emails:

jdamante@aol.com
jdamante@cs.com
jdamante@msn.com
jdamante@sprintpcs.com
jdamante01@cs.com
jdamante01@sprintpcs.com

sarah .fisher 22@aol.com
sarah . fisher.24@aol.com used by Matzen

dboxbox@hotmail.com

brianthematzen@aol.com
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New alias : Tyler Newman : : https://www.facebook.com/tyler.newman.1422
Edited by Russian Alara, Apr 16 2017, 04:21 PM.
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Also was in Pokemon / WOW/ Warhammer
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New Alias : Joe Fern : https://www.facebook.com/joe.fern.3323?fref=ts
Edited by Russian Alara, Dec 9 2014, 07:57 PM.
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and his youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/definethagreatline
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and [IMG]: http://i.imgur.com/mYXt1Rw.png[/IMG
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He recently changed his Joe Anderson to a Nick Lopez
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He is still active in Toy , Funko and Amiibo groups on primary.
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New account James Greenfield
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New aliases: Jordan Paddock, Elizabeth Lombardo, Judy Salerno

Jordan Paddock : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012761820128&fref=ts

Elizabeth Lombardo - have screenshots linking to Diana address , when called out took profile down

Judy Salerno - used same google images as Elizabeth Lombardo account - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013748802024&fref=ts
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