by Rupert Insider
Photo: County Court Scarborough
One of our contributors has posted some details of County Court judgements he says are against Duncan Oldham of Koptalk and against “another” person living at the same address with the Oldham name but a different initial.
Unfortunately the record sent in is only to 1998 which is when Oldham started messing a round with an LFC usenet group which eventually led to his appearance on Koptalk.
Prior to that he was a security guard and office cleaner and was selling illegal Sky satellite cards on the net and radios tuned to police broadcasts.
He was also being pursued by Mark Lacey, an officer from Trading Standards in Scarborugh . Last year he was investigated and interviewed by another Trading Standards officer from Tyne and Wear and currently is being monitored by him.
Last year – under pressure from the blog – Oldham declared he had a single “conviction”.
We have received a number of emails and comments have been made on the blog about how difficult it is to get Oldham to pay refunds for (a) fake memorabilia (b) donations to his various “charities” for which accounts were not published nor receipts issued (e) competition prizes won but not delivered (d) double-charging PayPal accounts for annual memberships to Koptalk Gold Club (e) tickets to games sold but not delivered (f) memberships fees, in whole or part, when the member has cancelled or been summarily kicked out by Oldham.
It is clear that Oldham’s honesty and trading record is a major concern.
Commonsense suggests it is something that people should consider before sending him money for anything – especially memberships. It is also something they might want to cite when reporting him to Trading Standards or the police.
Can anyone do a public service by accessing public records to build up a complete picture of judgements against him – civil or criminal?
You could post it in the comments or send it in the strictest confidence to myself or Insider Insider.
My address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Presumably any civil judgements would be in Yorkshire or Tyne and Wear. He lived in Scarborough and now Wallsend.
It may be also worth looking in Merseyside or the Country Court in Chester since he has unconvincingly claimed from time to time to have passed through Liverpool and also claimed to have bought a house in Formby or environs.
If anybody can access military records perhaps we could also look at his claim to have served in the Transport Corps – I guess that must have been in the few years prior to 1998 – and let’s see if there were any problems there.
Some of our correspondents have said how difficult it is to get him even to respond – which also seems to be a pattern going back into the 1990’s, according to court records.
I received this email yesterday from someone whose name I will withold for now:
hello, i am sad to say that i was recently a member of kop talk. and i found out that the fat cunt dunk was taking money from my paypal account every year without my permission, i cancelled my membership and got locked out of the fat robbing cunts site and ive left 5 messages for the fat cunt even giving him both my numbers , but i havent heard from him and its almost been a week.any ideas how i can get in contact with the fat piece of shite ? you can post this on your site if you wish,also what other liverpool websites would you reccomend?
For those who have not noticed them already, I’ll reproduce the recent exchange about judgements against Oldham from another thread.
It would be good to doule-check that all these “Oldhams” are the Koptalk Oldham and what the judgements were about. If they are from the same address they likely to be.
If you can, help the blog complete the picture!