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Spam, fraud: "vmelasr" running Ponzi scheme on LJ, "friending" people randomly

"vmlasr" (http://vmelasr.livejournal.com/) has

1. Made me his/her "friend" for the second time. I don't know "vmelasr", and neither do the five or so of my *real* friends that this person(?) lists as "friends".

2. Has, on three occasions to date, placed ads on "his" (for brevity's sake) Journal, attempting to recruit "home workers". This is not only a violation of LJ's "no doing business" rule, it is a fraudulent pyramid or "Ponzi" scheme (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi_scheme). The dates of the "ads" are:
February 4th, 2009, 05:24 pm
February 6th, 2009, 06:03 pm (A blatant display ad which lays out the details of this Ponzi scheme)
February 10th, 2009,03:36 pm

The rest of the LJ's content is what appears to be a rambling short story about a very disturbed person.

I don't want "vmelasr" bothering me anymore, and as I understand such things, "vmelasr" is using LiveJournal in a way that breaks the law, via said pyramid scheme.

Please investigate and take appropriate action; I don't need "vmelasr", and neither do you good folk at LiveJournal.

BTW, how do I get "vmelasr" off of my "friend of" list?




( 12 comments — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )
Mar. 25th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
I think you can ban people from your LJ.
Mar. 25th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Thank you; I hadn't looked at the info on banning people before.

And thank you, dr_whuh for reporting the fraudulent user to LJ Abuse. I hadn't scrolled down far enough to see the "home workers" ad and was contemplating making a complaint anyway when the user popped up on my Friends list again today. You pointed out the specifics; I only had a "this user is up to no good" gut feeling.
Mar. 25th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I had no idea that was possible.
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That's a link that gets bookmarked! Hope I'll never have to use it again, though.
Mar. 25th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
I very much appreciate your post! I had an extremely strange "person" friend me for the second time a few days ago; now I reported "him" to LJ and banned him using the link above.
Mar. 25th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
Good for you, my love - slime like this type needs to be cleaned off the screen. And thanks, bibliofile, for the information!
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
kaffyr, the way you have used the hyphen in love-slime may be grammatically correct (idk) but I was a bit shocked the first time I read that sentence (doesn't help that I am sleep deprived because of the #$%%^&@ cat).
Mar. 25th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
*almost snorts milk through her nose*
Thank you for my first laugh of the day! (And I'm so sorry the verschlugginer cat is keeping you awake.)
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
I know my Kaffy, and she must have been distracted. The sentence is obviously chock full of typos, and should read,

"Good for you, my love - slime. Like, this type needs to be cleaned off the screen."

That's my Sweet Little Canuck; always coming up with new cutsey names for me. And what a rare sense of the self-referential! One Gödel-Escher-Bach Medal to the wonderful Ms R.! Now y'all see why it's fun being her editor.
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
That's why I love that man of mine!
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
More than happy to rat out this sumbitch. Sadly, my Mom once got caught up in one of these messes, in the guise of selling cosmetics and recruiting new saleswomen, all of whom had to buy the very expensive "sample kits" and pass on most (read: all) of the money that came from sales to the company.
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Hey! My post made vmelasr's Friends Page!
( 12 comments — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )