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  1. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Sorry for the delayed response, I just noticed this quote. Since the all the parties (business partner, land owner "Friend", and the builder ) are all in Europe, I would have to go thru the FBI. I have a family friend who is a Senior Executive with the FBI and I talked to him about it, and he straight up told me that its not enough for them to work it as a case. They do have teams that work in virtual worlds but they are monitoring terrorist money transactions etc. I spoke with a lawyer about contacting SL to have them investigate and actually do something but they told me that I would probably end up spending the same amount in Lawyer fees (which no guarantee of getting anything back). So basically I am SOL.
  2. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Update 3.5 months later..... I have found out that the land owner(my "friend"), my business "partner" and the builder are all the same person. I am 99 percent sure, and I have pretty damning evidence that this is the case. I am disgusted with SL and LL. I have sent them everything I have found and they have done nothing, not even a response or anything. It makes me sick to my stomach that they would allow someone to do this (essentially steal thru fraud) and then allow them to continue to play. If there was a decent alternative I would be done with this *****ty virtual world.
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  4. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Well SL is not doing anything about it, which is what I figured. If anyone wants to know the names of the people involved so you can avoid them please message me privately here or in world.
  5. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    I have not spoken with my "partner.". She has not logged on in a while. If I had to guess I think my "partner" and the builder are the same person and they worked with my "friend" the land owner to scam me.
  6. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Thank you for the kind words and advice. I plan on trying your suggestions soon.
  7. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    To answer your first question, I am not sure. I met my "business partner" first (on my first day in SL) and she immediately introduced me to him. I'd rather not list all the ways I was dumb enough to fall for his ***** and give him Linden's. It's actually pretty embarrassing.
  8. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Ok I need to make sure we are clear. The person you are describing is not the person who scammed me. The person who scammed me was ejected from my groups. I appreciate your advice on what to do with the land. I tried selling it. It doesn't sell. The only offers I have gotten are from other land barons for .4 a sqm. I would rather abandon it then give them the satisfaction of buying it at that low of a price. The rentals I have up have been filling slowly but surely so I'll continue that.
  9. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    My "friend" who I believe scammed me, did in fact give me the idea for having a land business and encouraged it.
  10. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    I'm not sure what your asking or insinuating...
  11. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    I have filled out the FBIs form. I am definitely not making a false claims. I was simply pointing out LLs horrible policy.
  12. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Just so we are clear I didn't hand over money the first day I met him. He cultivated a relationship with me. I thought we became friends so I listened to his advice. I have only been on SL for two months I didn't know the norms in terms of paying for things. Going back to SL policies.....I have proof that either my "friend" is the builder or they know each other and SL still isn't doing anything. I know I'll never get my money back but how about banning him so he doesn't continue doing this. But because he pays 20k a month in tier they aren't going to do a thing to him.
  13. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    This is the thing that gets me. Their policies actually protect the ones committing the crimes.
  14. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    My former Business Partner, and former friend (who's still buying and selling a large part of SL) are both from the same country(im in US, they arent). I am not sure where the builder is from except that its not from the US. I got the impression it was europe or asia. Its way more than just the 300k i gave the builder. All in all I was misled to spend close to 1 million LL.
  15. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Pretty sure her (my partner), the builder and my "friend" are all the same person or are in on the scam together. I included all of them in my abuse report.
  16. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    So here is an update if anyone cares. Pretty sure I have been scammed. Not sure if I mentioned this but I was told by my friend who recommended this builder that she was an instructor at Builder Brewery. I went to builder brewery and talked to their security and they confirmed that none of their instructors uses the alt name I provided them with(the one i met, and paid). So I asked my friend if he could give me the alt name since he was the only one who knew it, (remember he messaged her alt and she came on and talked to me). He told me no, that it's against the LL TOS. Ever since that conversation he has ghosted me. There are other conversations and things that happened in the past which have now led me to believe that he has scammed me. I have filed an abuse (for fraud) report with LL. I know nothing will be done, and they have already told me that they will not let me know the outcome of the report because of identity issues, which makes me wonder whats the point of filing a report if you never find out what happens? Any way this person who I believe scammed me is a big prominent land owner and club owner in SL. I am not looking for sympathy, I know this is my own doing and I deserve it. Just wanted to give the thread an update.
  17. Hi all, I am trying to create listings in the marketplace. Whenever I go to the pic i want to upload from my viewer to the store the copy to marketplace option is greyed out. The pic is full perm so I know thats not the issue. Can anyone think of what the issue might be?
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  19. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    not sure if anyone cares, since from most responses the creator did absolutely nothing wrong and i am indeed crazy, but It is now going on a month and I don't have the homes. And just to be clear, i never told her to deliver the homes to my partner. And also i never nagged her. I messaged twice in the span of two weeks then asked a friend to message her alt so i can at least get some sort of update because i was started to feel like she was scamming me. but what most of you have said is true, i should have done more research, and not just gone by word of mouth. but im also glad that i have some of your responses. because if your a builder or artist and you think its ok to take 300k from someone and produce that kind of work then you probably arent worth being hired as well and I can refer back to this if i am ever looking to hire again.
  20. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    o and then ghost me afterwards....
  21. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    Your right. But i just cant believe a builder would do that. Take 300k from some one and then not double and triple check that 1. i was happy with the product. I never saw the final build or anything for that matter and 2. to confirm that its being delivered to the right place. I mean even if what you say is true, builders can just build their homes and the people buying them don't get to approve it or anything? I can't imagine that other customers of hers is ok with this.
  22. ColeB126

    Am I crazy?

    I am not sure if this is the right place and if it isn't please feel free to move it or delete. So I hired a prominent builder, or at least someone who I thought was. Two people who have been in SL longer than me told me this builder was well known. Anyways I hired her to build two full perm homes for me. I paid her in full. Our agreement was she was going to deliver prim homes and my business partner was going to retexture them. Anyways she kinds ghosts me for over a week. I IMed her when she was offline and just left a couple messages asking her if I could get an update, maybe even see it while she was building. I figured that was a normal thing to do. When a friend of mine Imed her on her alt she got on her other alt (the one i know of) and she seemed annoyed that I was asking about her. Anyways a few days later, while i was out of town and not on in a few days she leaves a message for me saying shes done and she delivered the homes to my partner. My partner has had some RL issues and hasnt and wont be able to get on for a while. I messaged her that I want them delivered to me so i can get someone to texture them and I don't know when my partner is getting back on etc. I have messaged her like 10 times since, and my friend who knows her alt has left messages too asking her to im me and shes been ignoring them all (she told me that she gets emails for away messages so i know shes getting them all). I feel like I have totally been ripped off. Its for a large sum , multiple 100s of ks. I have contacted LL and they said they don't get involved. Should I just move on?
  23. Looking for a home builder who can build a suburban style home (Think Onso Cucumber model). The homes need to be full perm. Please message me in world if interested.
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