Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:26 AM
The computer in question maps back to fccjapan.st.wakawaka.ne.jp via reverse name lookup, and this is the Foreign Correspondent's Club in Japan, where Yahya is a member.
Rather than load the site with a lot of text, I will link over to the posts at Sword Forum where I am continuing to update the story based on new victims who have come forward. Since the time of the drama on this board, Kim Gray has come forward, and two women in Japan have been added to the list of fraud victims.
The thread at SwordForum is found here:
In the meantime, be safe and keep one hand on your wallet at all times :-). I was given a nice mugshot of this fellow and permission to use it. In case you see this face attached to an Alias, you know who you are dealing with. Please find it attached at the bottom of this page.
https://www.yuhindo.com (only way to reach me, do not PM me on this board, you will not get a response)
Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:18 PM
There were various documented threats and rude allegations emailed and posted on the previous forum and to my own email address, supposedly from various "outraged" friends of Yayha. These were all positively traced to ip's that Yahya himself had posted from, and I have no doubts originated from him. These are all recorded and saved for a pending future action.
There are considerable monies and Nihonto items that remain unpaid and are being investigated. I am posting this as a warning to anyone who deals with this individual, or has any further info to contribute. If anyone else has been conned or has concerns, please contact Darcy directly in this regard.
Please note for those of you on eBay...he went under the names of pipersbonnet, glosterhill, piobaireachdmorar and now recently tochiscouts. (possibly Kendoman..but this is unconfirmed)
http://contact.ebay.... ... ochiscouts
feedback - http://feedback.ebay... ... 6618531133
This is all public record.
I am not asking for a debate or discussion about this matter, but wish this to serve as a warning to anyone who is tempted to trust anyone without good references and a solid agreement. It can happen to any of us, so please take care when dealing with people you don't know, or have any doubts about. I will assist wherever possible in helping to resolve these issues that affect us all in in the Nihonto community.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:43 PM
The recent member here called Kendoman has been positively linked to Yahya Abdelsamad. The email used here by him (calling himself John Sarvent or Sarvant) has been used by Yahya himself elsewhere on the internet as a contact email. All the proof has been documented and saved and is available.
Take that info however you wish
- Admin -
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:08 PM
milt the ronin
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:59 PM
Until I remembered the big Yahya hoo ha on the old board a year ago.
Shame... he was being quite constructive in some of his posts as Kendoman, but obviously easily inflamed....
Wonder if Choshuya know about him... he seemed to know them fairly well.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:38 AM
Oh, and by the way Yahya/"John" (if you're reading this), please don't bother contacting me again under a false name and certainly don't tell any other Japanese friends of mine that you introduced me to this forum!
If you do, I will simply direct them to this forum and this thread which, I'm sure, will make very interesting reading.
Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:50 PM
http://myworld.ebay.com/arts-of-the-samurai/ Judging by his style of reply to bad feedbacks I think this may him as well.
Thats our old friend Mackstar :lol:
Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:58 PM
-will never do business with this person again. watch out for this one!
Reply by arts-of-the-samurai (Apr-24-07 22:33):
Naughty Erik was Caught Red Handed selling Forgeries, Thus the above feedback
"Without mercy, man is like a beast. Men are created equal, everyone is entitled to happiness."
Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:04 PM
Strange fella... I am not sure he is a common criminal like Yahya, maybe just a little deranged at times. :lol:
Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:43 AM
Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:21 AM
He also uses an Alias. He is no longer on ebay as tomscneck because I got that account kicked off.
"Some Dealers are Collectors...that just got a little carried away"
Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:31 PM
this years forging competition, which was made - according to its signature -
for Yahya. Would be interesting if he paid for this one
Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:47 PM
Thanks guys for the warnings as usual - feel real sorry fro any newbies or those that have no idea these guys are even out there !
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Dr. Brian Barrett,
Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:21 PM
Offer a set aside/Lay by or stage payment as we have all been in the situation of wanting but not affording the full amount. Retain the item untill full payment is made. Be sure to make the rules of the transaction absolutely clear.
Clear cheques and if the buyer calls at the house accept only cash or retain the item untill the chq: is cleared. Simple rule and perhaps being a bit of a cynic, trust not a soul unless they drive a Hyundai
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:37 AM
and old timers here should recall Frank Gish who was like the plague across the US and ended up in Fed Pen in Georgia for stealing swords from veterans and widows. Ed
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:56 AM
Also I stumbled on some member on ebay the other day that was buying and selling Japanese swords and Scottish bagpipes..... which I thought a strange combination...
Supposedly he's half Scottish and his Scottish Uncle taught him to be a champion bagpiper. His other side is supposed to be Ethiopian royalty, which I was told contributed to his VERY strong opinions regarding proper behavior.
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