by Rupert Insider
One of our back-room contributors, Koptalk Outsider, does great work deducing the email addresses of Koptalk members and supplying them to me. I send a letter something like the one below. Sometimes I send the shorter version but usually the longer version. It works.
Many of the recipients write to thank me for the information and tell me that as a result of the letter they have terminated their membership in Koptalk, or intend to do when their membership expires. In the meantime some of them send me information about Koptalk.
Obviously, the more we contact the more will leave Koptalk before the automatic renewal on their PayPal account puts another ₤26 or ₤30 in Oldham’s pocket. And May, June and July is the time of the year when most renewals are coming due.
I invite blog readers to send me any email addresses they have for Koptalk users.
Alternatively, please feel free to use the letter as a template and send your own. You could send a much shorter version of it, if you wish, or pick and choose which paragraphs of it to use and add your own.
You might also contact Koptalk members through X-Box or through other forums.
If you wanted a very brief format, just send a letter with the url to this page so they can read the full letter here or with the url to Blog v Koptalk in the tool bar.
Hi Fellow Red (insert name)
I’m told you are a member of Koptalk where you will have paid up to ₤30 for a year’s membership. Its not too late to get a partial refund.
There are about 33 unofficial LFC sites based in Britain and another 35 abroad. All the UK sites are free. Only Koptalk charges.
About half are larger than Koptalk. Unlike Koptalk some of them are based on Merseyside and all have lads who go to matches at Anfield and follow the team when they play away from home.
All of them condemn the owner of Koptalk as someone who lies for money about our club’s players, managers and owners.
You can get a full list of LFC sites on our blog – which is also free. We are not a rival site to Koptalk. In fact we are not a traditional football site at all. We exist only to warn fellow reds about Koptalk. We take in no revenues of any kind. We are all volunteers.
I’d like to invite you to pay us a visit. https://koptalkinsider.wordpress.com/
Duncan Oldham forbids all mention of the blog on his site – in fact that’s why he disabled the Private Message and email and profiles on KT last year . And that’s why I have to write to you like this. So please read the blog with an open mind.
Oldham has defrauded thousands of people with his claims that his site is somehow “official” and that he has “inside” information from Anfield, and by his fake charities, fake competitions and his selling fake LFC memorabilia and by other false claims.
Many of those ripped off by Koptalk ask “why does the club allow him to continue”? The club has already denied his main claims and ordered him to cease and desist on certain issues.
The second question they ask is “why didn’t other LFC supporters warn me”. Well, that’s what we do at the blog – warn our fellow LFC supporters. We started about a year ago.
Koptalk has lost about 80% of its membership in less than 9 months. You might want to read our most recent posts about Oldham’s lies about his dealings with George Gillett – one of the new owners. George told us that he reads the blog and considers it truthful. We got a similar response from Tom Hick’s office.
On the blog you can find out exactly how Oldham works his double-dipping technique by placing an automatic renewal on your PayPal account.
Many members of Koptalk are in touch with us privately – they don’t intend to renew their KT membership but while it lasts they want to help us with information.
On the blog we have documented Oldham’s criminal career under the alias of “Del Johnson” on the net. It was only after that was exposed that he turned his attention to LFC and moved from his native Yorkshire to Wallsend. He has never lived or worked in Liverpool.
His is the only site that does not support the boycott of the SUN because of its slander of the families and friends and fellow supports of the 96 men and boys who died while following LFC away at Hillsborough. In fact Oldham boasted he took two copies of the SUN daily, he used it as a news source on his site, he wore a promotional SUN hat and published photos of of it. Recently he had large banner advertisements on his site “We Love the SUN”. You can see them on the blog.
Recently he said he is “neutral” about LFC – the web site is only a “business”. He wouldn’t care if they built a supermarket on Anfield.
In fact he opened websites for Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspurs and Nottingham Forest – which did not get very far.
Then he opened a porn site to which he linked from Koptalk.
I’m not going to reproduce in this letter all that has been written in the blog. I invite you to look for yourself and make up your own mind.
Start with the page The Blog v Koptalk which you will find in the tool bar.
And if after reading it you feel a bit cheated by Koptalk and feel that your trust was abused remembered that you are one of thousands – yes probably more than ten thousand people have passed through the internet gates of Koptalk in the last 8-9 years and feel tainted by the experience. They’ve all found new homes on genuine LFC sites.
All you need do is send an email to Koptalk that you are quitting, demand the re-payment of the balance of your membership fee, and cancel the automatic renewal of payment on your PayPal account.
If the blog can help you, give us a call.