by Rupert Insider
Photo: The Oldham family in your PayPal account
I’ve received an email today from a Koptalk member from Africa with copies of his PayPal account attached. I’ll call him Johnny. It shows how Duncan Oldham robbed him of ₤94 in cash over three years.
This is what it amounts to. He paid Oldham 1 x ₤14 membership fees in the Silver Club for 2004, and 2 x ₤26 in the Gold Club in 2005 and 2006 for a total of ₤66.
Oldham stole another 1 x ₤14 for 2004, and 2 x ₤26 for 2005, 2006.
He did this by sending Johnny a demand for immediate payment of his membership fee one month before it was due – three years in a row.
When the automatic renewal mechanism that Oldham had caused to be put on Johnny’s PayPal account sprung into action one month later, Johnny’s account paid the fees again.
But in everyone of the three years Oldham never notified Johnny of the double payment, never refunded the money and pocketed the cash.
But that’s not all.
In addition, Oldham robbed Johnny of a further 2 x ₤14 memberships fees in the Silver Club (or Insider) in 2005 and 2006, even though Johnny had left the Silver to join the Gold Club two years ago.
And this false invoicing for the Silver Club has continued right up to today even though Oldham had abolished the Silver Club late last summer when he reorganized his site after the massive exodus of disgusted members.
So 1 x ₤14 and 2 x ₤26 + 2 x ₤14 = ₤94
Oldham has stolen ₤94 from this member alone.
And this is in addition to the ₤66 he received from him legitimately.
The good news is that as a result of reading the blog recently, Johnny has saved himself another ₤66. This includes the ₤26 he would have paid to renew in a couple of months, the ₤26 extra Oldham would have stolen through double-dipping and the ₤14 he would have stolen for the non-existing Silver Club membership.
Because when Johnny discovered the scam the other day, he cancelled his membership in Koptalk. As he did so, he received notice from Koptalk through PayPal that the renewal of both the Gold Club and the non-existing Silver Club fees was due in June.
You can hardly get more hard-faced than that, can you?
Johnny has demanded the balance of his membership fees for 2006/2007. He has also won himself allies through the blog to help him recover every penny Oldham stole in the previous years.
This is the case of one member of Koptalk. I believe Oldham and his partner-in-crime – his dependent step-brother and full time stooge, Steve MacNeish – have been robbing members like this on a large scale.
Johnny can hardly believe it. The scam worked just as the blog said it does. But like many who were deflected by Oldham’s lies, he was reluctant to believe us.
He is living away from Africa, at the moment, at an overseas university (Canada) where he is in his final term of degree in Finance. He never thought he could be scammed. Like many before him he dropped his guard when he entered Koptalk. He never expected to be robbed by someone who claimed to be “a true Red”.
But that’s how confidence tricks work – isn’t it? They gain your confidence so that you suspend your normal caution when paying out money. Its another example of how Duncan Oldham uses the massive goodwill attached the venerable name of LFC to pick pockets.
The solution is to get rid of the impostor Red – the Koptalk Konman
I’d like to thank Johnny (1) for swallowing his pride to tell the story (2) for the confidence he has shown in allowing me to condense it on the blog as warning to those still caught up in Koptalk. (He gave me permission to post his PayPal account as an Excel document. I have taken a screen shot of the relevant bits. If anybody wants the whole thing for forensic purposes write to me).
You met Johnny before on the blog. He’s the person I referred to the other day who wrote to say he had just become convinced by posts on the blog that KT was garbage. Click Here
But at that stage he did not intent to cancel his KT membership until it expired in June. I wrote to him and warned him to cancel his automatic renewal now because even if he quit KT, Oldham would continue to take money from his PayPal account. But even with his new-found confidence in the blog, Johnny did not really believe that Oldham would do such a thing – he thought I was exaggerating and he did not check his account.
Then he noticed an exchange on KT that was also highlighted in the Comments section of the blog:
“Anyway, yesterday the Fraudster/Conman posted an insider exclusive using the name “Informer”. Not surprising a member replied to the thread claiming, ” there is no such a person as an “Informer” and this “Informer” is Dunk himself trying to con people. He also mentioned about the recurring automatic Koptalk subscription through PayPal. This got me thinking and I took the opportunity to check my account history from the day I signed up with PayPal till today”.
So well done the poster who called Oldham’s bluff about the Informer, one of his many aliases.
But its not all sweetness and light. Johnny also said:
“I have to say that currently there are a lot of naive and ignorant kids (immature members) on Koptalk who I don’t think have had the decency to read your blog or let alone snoop around and read the truth/facts.”
I don’t think there are a lot of any kind of members on Koptalk these days, although a small few post frenetically and give the false impression of activity.
But I guess some of them them will be receiving links to this post today or tomorrow and when they visit us I hope they read our new KT-PayPal Fraud in the tool bar at the top of this page. HERE
As you see we have started a campaign to stop the fraud and MAKE DUNCAN OLDHAM and KOPTALK PAY IT ALL BACK .
After reading that, I hope they will look at Blog v Koptalk also in the tool bar. And then scroll back to some of our recent posts including those that demonstrate that Oldham’s recent claims about his relationships with George Gillett and Tom Hicks are as false as some of his invoices.