07-02-2021, 09:03 AM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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It has come to my attention through various fora members that Tylor Moen of Rochester, MN has been scamming numerous PIFs on various fora and social media affinity groups, soliciting items claiming need then selling or trading the goods.

I debated mightily how to respond to this and allowed a few warnings to accumulate prior to reaching out for a response.  Thus far, there has been no response from Tyler and am inclined to believe the allegations.  In fact, am in possession of a screen capture of an online conversation wherein he admits to the scheme.  

Shall not suggest to others how to conduct selves in regards to charity.  Hitherto, have been wont to require any proof other than a brief introduction to ensure those in need would not be shamed out of seeking a helping hand.  Frankly, am yet of the opinion that 'poor shaming' is never a good strategy when seeking to help people in need and that there remains a standard the overwhelming preponderance of people would hold selves to account.  After all, in the end, what a scammer of these PIFs does is take the available pool of goods away from people in genuine need - clearly I was deeply mistaken.

Henceforth, we will require recipients to provide a scan or clear picture of a government issued photo ID; should that prove insufficient to protect against future scams, we will up the recipient requirements to participate in the fruits of our donors' generosity.  

I take this scam quite personally and apologize to all our donors for having failed them, promising to do a better job but moreso, I apologize to all the potential recipients:

THIS PIF IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST YOU AS INOBTRUSIVELY AS POSSIBLE - PLEASE DO NOT FEAR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AS YOUR INFORMATION WILL REMAIN PRIVATE PROVIDING YOU ARE INTENDING TO HONESTLY PARTAKE OF THE PROGRAMME.

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