Quoted from playthatbeat:
Sad that my first post here, and the reason i signed up after many visits as a passive user is 'Mad' Mike..
Standard M.O. so far with me - excellent communication until he gets the funds, then the shutters come down, no response on email, will not pick up the phone if You call with ID hidden or viewable.
I feel like such an idiot etc. Doing what i can from this end, and i'm in the USA in May for a con, so might take the time to drop in an see Mike, see how 'Mad' he actually is when face to face with a big scary celtic funk warrior, like myself
anyways, word to the wise - steer clear of this Jackass, deal with people that **DO** accept PayPal, and **DO** have an active eBay presence, and **DO** write an email (no matter how short) by hand..
Do this the right way. Bring all of your documentation and go straight to the local police department and press charges for theft!!!! Mad Mike has zero expectation of anyone crossing the pond and doing this. Better yet, go straight to the New Jersey attorney general!
Nail his ass!