@gridless - or at least one of his older accounts - has been involved in scamming back in 2019. Be careful.


I succesfully avoided an scam attempt the past week from a guy living in Rotterdam, be aware of trading with whichever that uses

ramondj99@aoutlook.com as a paypal address

There are other users that were scammed for this pig
-- franq

I am aware my response is over a year later. The dude mentioned is still active, I believe mainly on Facebook groups where I read about him several times. He ‘sells’ under several names, so be aware.


Hey, there's a troublesome seller - @tommiedj
I transferred him money for Intellijel Steppy on Sep. 16, and he stopped answering my messages.
He has several modules on sale, all recent (which now I see suspicious). It looks legit because of the good votes from other users, some of them registered as users long time ago, but now I see they have crossed positive votes between them. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/users/view/173328 Also suspicious is that several have recently added modules on sale.

Unfortunately I cannot vote the other users since I have not contacted them, but I suppose they are all frauds: @Kaneda87 @wrongdisplay @asdfqwer @dosko64 @DirkB @wolvero @tokkeherfst @pikseliahky (and a lot more since these users have their own positive votes)

The paypal account I sent the money to is Theskg@gmail.com
Tried to contact him, no success.

Be careful with this guy. It seems I got ripped off :/

Edit: yesterday I got my money returned from him and an apology.


Hey, there's a troublesome seller - @tommiedj
I transferred him money for Intellijel Steppy on Sep. 16, and he stopped answering my messages.
He has several modules on sale, all recent (which now I see suspicious). It looks legit because of the good votes from other users, some of them registered as users long time ago, but now I see they have crossed positive votes between them. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/users/view/173328 Also suspicious is that several have recently added modules on sale.

Unfortunately I cannot vote the other users since I have not contacted them, but I suppose they are all frauds: @Kaneda87 @wrongdisplay @asdfqwer @dosko64 @DirkB @wolvero @tokkeherfst @pikseliahky (and a lot more since these users have their own positive votes)

The paypal account I sent the money to is Theskg@gmail.com
Tried to contact him, no success.

Be careful with this guy. It seems I got ripped off :/

Edit: yesterday I got my money returned from him and an apology.

-- aleszylder

Edit: yesterday I got my money returned from him and an apology.


@aleszylder,

Does this mean you will remove the thumb down you gave regarding this user?
And will you remove the names you mentioned in your post as ‘possible frauds’?


User kooza, https://www.modulargrid.net/e/users/view/155418 is a crook!
This is a warning to alert other wigglers to this person.
I sold a module, E352 Cloud Terrarium two months ago (PP f /f) and then he couldn't wait for the module, to arrive with the parcel.
He applied to PayPal for buyer protection and the money was transferred back to him.
The parcel arrived today and he accepted it without transferring the money.


Hey guys, beware of user @Buzzz - he ripped me off.

His name is Pascal Alexandrou (aka Paschalis Alexandrou), he’s from Greece and his email/paypal is theskg@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/pascalalexandrou/

He sent me a glitchy RXMX module, even though I asked him two times to confirm if all knobs were working without issues. I agreed to send back the module for a refund but once he got the module back (on 24th January) he went silent and basically stole 450 € from me. I tried to contact him several times over the course of a few weeks via E-mail, PM and Whatsapp but no answer.

There have been problems with this guy before further up in the thread so beware of this email and name since he seems to be changing his usernames.


[redacted - user has finally refunded me]

I bought a Rozendal CEM3340 osc from him about 6 weeks ago

1 month later no module, no replies to PM / email requests for tracking number, then finally a reply offering to resend the module which never left the country and was returned to the post office supposedly. 2 weeks later, still nothing. No more responses regarding what he did, if theres a tracking number etc,

Long communication absences are blamed on covid or ‘being away’.

I guess I am lucky I ‘only’ lost 85 euros on this guy, but nevertheless it is a lot of money to me. Of course after many successful and hassle-free transactions on here I was complacent and used F+F. My own fault obviously.

If anyone knows an equivalent EU-wide body to Action Fraud in the UK, please let me know, but for now a report is filed with them.

The above course of action is recommended for any scams (Action Fraud or your country’s equivalent).

https://www.europol.europa.eu/report-a-crime/report-cybercrime-online

Any other suggestions of courses for action are welcomed. I’m not working right now so although I can barely afford this lost money I can freely commit time to putting in as much effort as possible for nailing this guy. He’s made me pretty damn angry.

Hard to believe someone would put themselves into this position for the sake of stealing 85 euros. It really blows my f***ing mind.


***Supposedly the seller was ill and could not respond to me for a week and has now shipped. Will repost if needed.


All these stories are why I NEVER do PayPal F&F. I once had a small manufacturer in Europe insist that I use F&F, even though I was willing to cover the goods and services fee lol. And it would have cost me more to do F&F anyway because it was international. Needless to say I cancelled the transaction.


I agree. He did ask me to pay F&F or add 4% to cover the fees. I added the 4% instead of doing F&F although I almost did. Not sure why people want that fee covered, as someone who has sold countless things online I’ve never asked someone to pay F&F or asked to have them cover the fee. To me it makes more sense to incorporate it into the price I’m asking.


I habe to report @filipl. Care about his diy modules. Build quality is bad. I order one notone and it burns out sone of the diodes (not the korg ones) after only siting in my rack.

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i did offer to take the module back and refund "studioB" but that wasen't nessesary/ he refused
bought on the 3the october 21 and asking a refund on 19 august 22
sorry but that i won't do,
sorry for the disconfort/bad expirience
greets Filip


i did offer to take the module back and refund "studioB" but that wasen't nessesary/ he refused
bought on the 3the october 21 and asking a refund on 19 august 22
sorry but that i won't do,
sorry for the disconfort/bad expirience
greets Filip
-- filipl

Elektro engeneer of my find out that he use old capisitors he exchange that for new one and now the module dint not burn out anymore. C1 and C3 i think. I just want to make clear that i dint not use the module jet (no time alot of work ;( )

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I agree it is definitely a risk using f+f. However when you have 20-30 pain free transactions on a platform because the VAST majority of folks are honest and great people, it is easy to become complacent!

Reasons for a seller asking for f+f payments could include:
- no risk of dishonest buyer receiving the module then claiming it never arrived and making a paypal claim
- ability to list a module for a cheaper price (yes ~£5-10 really can make or break a sale sometimes especially when you’re trying to sell modules which aren’t that popular / hyped / glamorous)

There isn’t really an easy answer to this imho. Risks do exist for buyer AND seller. Other platforms such as reverb / ebay have some tools like integrated tracking so there is perhaps less risk. I have had WAY more success selling modules on those platforms than here, even if the price is higher to cover the ridiculously high fees. In the last 6 months I sold 20+ modules on those platforms but only 3 here despite trying. So maybe buyers overall prefer those platforms where the risk is at least mitigated.


Here is a negative feedback about a seller: alaindusmith
Paypal address: dzidra.valentina@gmail.com

He sold me a strakal brulu distortion, his post indicated that the module was in perfect working condition.
When I received it, I immediately noticed that the distortion and especially the fuzz were almost absent. Another strange thing was that the fuzz CV only reacted to negative voltages.

I contacted the Touellskouan company which produces the module. They confirmed me that the module was defective on the basis of tests made at home with a multimeter. Fortunately they are super cool, I sent them the module for repair. I just received it, it works now.

I wrote to the seller to kindly point out the problem, with proof, in order to start a negotiation for a compensation from him. Of course, he doesn't answer. At best he is a very bad builder who never understood that his module was not working.

Just run away from him!


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