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SCAMMER - Macabre

Robin_lifts
Tue, 11/01/2022 - 14:13

Hi,

I got scammed by Macabre from AU.

Real name / alias: Evangelos Kostoglou
Address: 9/26 palm Avenue, Reservoir
Postal code: 3073
Country: Australia
City: Melbourne, VIC

In a fraudulous double trade I lost:

- Napalm Death shorts
- Benediction shorts
- Entombed shorts
- CC Eaten back to life shirt
- €115
- shipping (x2)

All items OG early 90s. Estimated amount lost: €700

Macabre was known before here as Genitalia Grinder I believe.

Who can pay this guy a visit? This has to stop.


meaningless's picture

oh dude, im sorry to hear that!!! :( :(

I got scammed as well, straight second day after joining TSS, many many years ago....no idea how it was, he got banned anyway.
Thats how i lost my nice Morbid Angel LS...which poped up here AGAIN!!! because another member bought it from this scammer******, for sure -without knowing it (...i hope!) ....realy - sorry to hear that dude :(

..but i have learnd my lesson...i got never ever scammed again - not here, not somewhere else....

Robin_lifts's picture

This guy is really evil. I mean I asked him where the parcels were that he traded with me and he just played along all time. Like dude it’s X Mas, and next time I’ll choose another shipping option, blablablabla, while he knows these boxes are either empty or filled with shit, as he did to other people here.

Funny thing is that I got almost banned several times because some pathetic moderator guy here told me that I stole photos… which were actually my own photos that I just saved and used again with new entries of my own pieces. While this scammer guy has been stealing photos from other people here all the time. He probably doesn’t even own the shit he’s selling here.

doctordeath's picture

to be fair, i know that australian mail is totally fucked at the moment, their mail is like 2-3 months to europe REGISTERED

Robin_lifts's picture

Anyone knows someone living in Melbourne who can pay this guy a visit?

George21's picture

Has he actually sent you anything mate? You have any tracking number?

Robin_lifts's picture

Yes, but another victim told me he received a box with a Dunkin Donuts tanktop. This same guy also told me that other people just received empty boxes.

When I confronted him with that he ignored my messages and then immediately emptied his profile.

Somehow his other profile is still active? https://tshirtslayer.com/user/sinister

I don’t understand why TSS doesn’t do anything against this person

George21's picture

To be honest i don't think they can do more than ban him or flag him as a scammer
If i was you i would have communicated with the other guys were scammed and file a joined report to Victoria Police for online fraud. I used to live in Vic , Australia and believe me they don't fuck around. Ask the admin here to provide you with that cunts IP address as this can be useful too in case the address you have is not actually his

George21's picture

Is the name on his paypal the same ? What's the actual name appeared when you sent him the money

doctordeath's picture

Macabre and Sinister are the same person 100%, I can see he uses the same name

Robin_lifts's picture

Mentioned in my original post + address

George21's picture

Mate , as Greek i am too I've already made some enquiries about him in some friends from Melbourne and Greek forums . It's very possible that the name you have being fake , however if it matches with his paypal actual name " you've sent money to...... " if these dot's having the same name then yes that's him.
As you see I'm trying to help you here but you are a bit rude !!!

Comella77's picture

Thank you George for helping out whenever is possible.

George21's picture

No probs mate

Robin_lifts's picture

Didn’t mean to be rude. Was in a hurry. Thanks for helping out! Really appreciate that.

MortalFate's picture

Unreal. My condolences, brother. Justice will come, one day. Wouldn't envy the thief.

bad_american1992's picture

If you're doing a high value or somewhat risky trade, always always always see what the other member's reputation is. This goes more than just trade reviews. Are they active in the forums? Posting pictures of them and their mates having fun? Cause the fly-by-night fucksticks never have profiles like this. They only care about money. If Johnny Jackoff has have zero reviews, 100 mega rare shirts and no action shots or other participation, think twice before you make a deal that's worth more than you can afford to lose. And if you have 100 reviews to their 0, they should understand they might have to send their package first before you send yours. If they don't, news flash, they are probably a con.

Tshirtslayer started as a gallery, not a commerce platform, and functions as such. I doubt Doc has the time or patience to track down every retard abusing the system, especially cause he made this place to document rare metal clothes and merch. If you want more buyer protection I suggest using eBay or Depop, which are specifically e-commerce driven platform.

Robin_lifts's picture

Actually this situation is a bit more nuanced than that. I already had a deal with this guy. He purchased a shirt from me. Just the paid the price and I shipped it right away. His profile looked legit as well. On his other account (SINISTER) he actually uploaded stuff less rare, wrote a short bio and even added a wanted list. If you check this account, you’ll also see some positive trade reviews.

In all fairness I’m not a 100% sure I’ve been scammed. Macabre shipped out 2 parcels. But because this has been taking since forever, I checked his trade reviews. I wrote one guy who gave him a bad review and we talked on IG for a bit. He scammed this guy. When I confronted Macabre with this, he emptied his profiel right away. He hasn’t responded to any of my messages sinds either. After I made a story on IG that was shared in the community (thx guys), another guy wrote me. He came up with the same story.

The funny thing is that there’s a different side to this whole thing. As with my own first successful sell, some people came up who told me and some people who have been trying to help me that they traded with this guy without any problems.

It’s all just really, really weird

doctordeath's picture

by the way, one friend that lives in europe was waiting for a replacement bank card, express mailed from Sydney, was sent November 5th and arrived Jan 4th!

doctordeath's picture

Especially for people that flat refuse to become a tss supporter

doctordeath's picture

You're not a TSS supporter, I dont want to sound like a cunt, but, i mean.. you send your shirts to some guy on the internet you dont know, and dont even support the forum, and then you're on here crying, and now you expect something back? you know this website only exists because others pay for it right?

I have backups of the system on a daily basis going back a long way, i can pull that data for you, but really man, since you're talking about all this money and tshirts flying around, but you dont even support us.. i dont know what to say here, does not feel right to me either

you spend hundreds of euro's here on tshirtslayer, but you refuse to help out tshirtslayer for even just 1 euro a month

shrug...

doctordeath's picture

I'm thinking this year some big changes

TSS is originally a tshirt gallery, not a trading platform, its nice to buy something sometimes, but thats about it

- You wont be able to PM eachother and do little deals unless you're a supporter, if you want to trade tshirts and lose them to someone you never met please go back to facebook, I believe many scammers wont bother being a supporter, I'm willing to lose some traffic to tshirtslayer in exchange for less of this stuff happening

- If are not a supporter, you will have to pay a 5% fee of the sale, this is half as much as DePop and eBay etc, TSS costs time and money to run, I should be paid for my time here, but instead I'm wasting my hours on this shit when I should be either drinking a mojito on the beach or working a REAL job to pay for my rent, food and family expenses

Robin_lifts's picture

You’re totally missing the point.

It now almost sounds as if I’m bringing this upon myself because I don’t support TSS yet. Sure you can’t be meaning that……

And crying? You think this is a normal thing to do or something? Because I haven’t paid that $1 a month? Sigh, I don’t even think I wanna have this discussion

doctordeath's picture

I'm lost, you're the one crying i think, you started the post !?!?

Robin_lifts's picture

Empathy is the word. I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone. And I’m pretty you don’t either.

doctordeath's picture

yes its a fucked situation, you have my empathy

Whispers of Death's picture

Completely out of curiosity, not to be rude or an ass at all, but it sounds like youre more or less done with running tss?

doctordeath's picture

I enjoy it, but i dont enjoy this part, i want to make some changes so that it goes back to being about a gallery (which i totally fucking love) and not about this stupid stuff

humus's picture

Well you got a choice to make. Either you put hold to the influx of 'vintage sellers' or you become a 'vintage platform' yourself. To be honest, I think if you go for the second option the site will bleed to death in a few years.

And before I get the 'no supporter' preach, I choose not to be a supporter (or active contributor even) because I don't like the current state of the website where commerce overtook people sharing their passion/hobby.

Robin_lifts's picture

By the way, I’m not a dealer. I’ve never made money with my sells and trades. I usually lose money. Either because I sell an item for less than I bought it for, or because I lose a lot of money on shipping.

I think a lot of people here are like me: metal fans just looking for pieces they really love and are not that much concerned with business. If it wasn’t for scammers, TSS is a great platform for that. For which I’m also very grateful!

And before I get accused of using TSS only for trades, i also upload pieces I already have or acquired elsewhere for others to enjoy and to contribute to the actual purpose of TSS

Ebay sucks: Ebay charges commission costs, PayPal charges and when you want to convert money to your own currency, you’re also charged. It has already gotten so far by now that when you well an item for let’s say $200, with all additional costs they transfer like less than €100 to your bank account

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that trading with both parties only losing money on shipping costs (not taking into account original prices paid for the items) has my preference

doctordeath's picture

on 11/jan macabre deleted all posts in his profile btw... i was wondering why that was happening, now i know!

doctordeath's picture

"I see you added a warning to his account, thank you"

"yes no problems"

well, its a thankless, poorly paid job i guess :(

doctordeath's picture

You wrote "In all fairness I’m not a 100% sure I’ve been scammed. "

but then you plaster his name under the headline "SCAMMER MACABRE"

I don't know how i feel about that either

Robin_lifts's picture

He didn’t reply my messages and emptied his profile after I asked him if indeed he sent this person who gave him a bad review a box with a Dunkin Donuts tanktop.

I can’t confirm what’s in the box but if this actually happened to this guy and another guy I’ve spoken to people should be warned

CelticFrostedSnowflake's picture

Well damn, he almost bought a few shirts from me. Can only imagine he’d try to use them to scam with. Glad he got caught.

fall in disease's picture

I traded with him also unfortunately - he got what I sent and left me positive feedback which is so damn nice of him !
I’ve a tracking number from his end which is still showing up in transit since the 8th of December but if something now arrives I don’t think it’ll be what I was meant to get in this trade.
after seeing all this scammer stuff I’m well pissed off that I was so naive to deal with him - the shirts I sent him are fairly rare/expensive he’s put me off ever trading again and put me off the whole shirt collecting business in general, hopefully karma pays this wanker a visit with a baseball bat ! You need to be one sad fucker to treat people this way …

MortalFate's picture

Sorry for your pain. Actions do have consequences; have trust in that. Worse than you can imagine, too. Have seen such happen countless times.

Robin_lifts's picture

Ok I received the parcel this piece of shit sent me.

It’s an unwashed neon colored sport shirt full of mud stains.

I hope his piece of shit will just die in some horrible accident, his life is worthless, a waste of oxygen.

Again: I lost €115, three rare shorts, a rare shirt and shipping x2

Thrashersky's picture

Adding an internal functionality like on Vinted with shipping label generation, parcel tracking, insurance and then the receiving person confirmation that all went clear could push this site to the next level and could benefit in cash for percentage of each trade deal. But it would be a shitload of work for a one person I guess

bad_american1992's picture

Wouldn't prevent a cunt like Macabre sticking a nasty Dunkin Donuts shirt in the package and then completing all of the steps you just mentioned.

LD50's picture

I’m out $1492.11 currently with Macabre. No communication on his end since January 7th. He was supposed to ship 4 items to me (2 of which I know now were stolen from Robin).

MortalFate's picture

You have my empathy. What goes around DOES come around. It's inevitable.

fall in disease's picture

evangeloskostoglou@hotmail.com

That’s his email address

I’ve reported him to PayPal and eBay where he’s active , I’m going to report him to the local Garda here for fraud just to see if anything can be done which is doubtful but might as well try at least !
I posted on the Facebook reliable and scammer list worldwide page
The fucker sent me an old grey adidas shirt for 2 vintage T-shirts - scumbag

George21's picture

If i was you David i would have gathered everything and i would have made a report to Victoria police for online thievery. I know for a fact ( as i used to live there ) that they have zero Tolerance policy for online scamming. That name ( evangelos kostoglou ) might be fake , what is the name connected to his paypal account ??

doctordeath's picture

More than happy to provide a printed document listing his IP access times and messages, signed and with the required statutory declaration by a lawyer in Australia, I would fucking LOVE to email everyone on TSS that we managed to get someone convicted for fraud.

fall in disease's picture

This is what I have on him so far

fall in disease's picture

On PayPal another email address is showing as : johnsanderson1973@outlook.com

So it’s possible he is John Sanderson or John S Anderson

bad_american1992's picture

I believe paypal has to be linked to an actual bank account, you might be able to use a fake username but it'll be linked to an active debit card or checking account. If you're going to get his info Paypal would probably pan out the most results, if the company cooperates.

fall in disease's picture

I’ve contacted Victoria police George they advised me to report to my local police here first

George21's picture

Fair enough

doctordeath's picture

I have daily backups of his privatemessages and IP address, if I can prepare a PDF of IP, message etc from his information if it helps for a conviction

doctordeath's picture

Just call his workplace and ask to speak to him by his full name :) that will verify it

gargantuanbafoon's picture

did anyone find out who this dude is yet? my buddy who got scammed and including me have had multiple metal heads to Australia hit us up saying that they are going to find this dude.

Drago1942's picture

Dude I know this guy... live in reservoir Melbourne I've posted a pic of this prick... I'm praying he gets bashed with his scammer mother....

Robin_lifts's picture

Dude I’m even willing to PAY anyone who can confront this guy, it’s not just about the money / stuff I lost, but the fact that he deliberately betrayed not only my trust, but that of this whole community. I just want him to know that he can’t just get away with this. Sending me a fucking stained rag after I shipped him two parcels full with merch, I mean wtf is wrong with you?!?!

doctordeath's picture

I searched all PM's for johnsanderson1973@outlook.com - looks like it was never used here

doctordeath's picture

user/sicko is registered with "Disney1968@outlook.com" but he uses absolutesicko@outlook.com in his PM's

Robin_lifts's picture

Here’s another address this guy used:

Angelo Kostoglou
20 Smith St
Thomastown Vic 3074
Melbourne
Australia

When he sent me this piece of garbage shirt.

Concerning the police file: is it possible to get him convincted for a fraudulous trade as well?

The fucked up thing is that MY stuff is sold to OTHER people. Which of course they didn’t get, but even if they would, it’s still actually mine, because I never received my stuff either. “My stuff”, which of course is actually also stolen from other people.

Son of a bitch made it really fucking complicated.

In all fairness I’d suggest to just pay this guy a visit and ask him to return the stolen good to their owners and give people their money back, and if he refuses to do so, proceed with the police

doctordeath's picture

Violence hurts for a few minutes, a life long police record hurts for.. well a whole life

please, contact your local police and ask them what todo, unlike facebook, you atleast have someone here who is prepared to help get the guy convicted

MortalFate's picture

If you have the police willing to help, take full advantage. Doing anything else will backfire.

gargantuanbafoon's picture

In all fairness DoctorDeath has a point not to give up these beautiful vintage items that we all have sought after to randoms over the Internet and if you're going to, pay using goods and services so you can at least get your money back. Thats where many fuck up, trusting weirdos.

Robin_lifts's picture

Yes, we all know that, but it’s too late for that now :/

Also if you read my post I made a trade and paid €115 on top, at that time it didn’t really consider the goods option, because the merch is worth much more than this. Moreover, the guy already brought something from me. And he actually paid for that! He’s not just a fckng psychopath, who would definitely end up in a hospital if he had to face me, but also a cunning son of a bitch.

Unfortunately it’s been proven now that it’s not really possible to trust people, so no more Friends & Family for me anymore:

MortalFate's picture

I don't want to beat a dead horse but it has been emphasized here for a while to only pay as "goods and services". You can't trust someone you don't know without studying them, ever. For your sake, remember that. Everyone should know this.

And "karma" is real. Unless he recitifies what he has done and pays people back, the dude has his due coming, he can't run from it.

Robin_lifts's picture

Yeah well I see your point but like other people here, I couldn’t and didn’t see this one coming. Not because I’m an idiot, but because this guy is good. He’s good because he’s a total psycho and ripping off people comes natural to him. Like a second fckng nature.

Of course I don’t just trust “anyone”; I’m 35 yrs old, I’ve been buying and selling for many years, I’ve had thousands and thousands of transactions, I usually trust my gut feeling and this time I was just wrong. Happens. Mind you, this wasn’t a “too good to be true” kind of deal and the guy’s profile also seemed pretty legit.

And again in my case it’s not about the €115, it’s more about losing a CC shirt, and 3 pairs of shorts.

Also, even when I got my stuff back, I still wouldn’t be satisfied. Those goods can be replaced, but it’s humiliating when one’s trust is hurt like this. Actually I just want to punch every single of his teeth out and he could keep my stuff.

hopeiw's picture

Theres also this warning which we have all seen and should be wary of, even if the guy doesnt have this warning, we all know it exists

Robin_lifts's picture

This guy had several trade reviews. Some positive, one negative. The negative, recent one I saw too late.

I don’t know how many times I still need to point this out, but it’s not that easy to spot a scammer like this Macabre douchebag. Many guys have been ripped off by him, some, like myself, with a long history of trading / selling.

hopeiw's picture

even weirder is that he made some good trades too right?

Robin_lifts's picture

Yes that’s why I believe he’s a psychopath.

gargantuanbafoon's picture

it’s probably better off that you lost the jam shorts pretty sure those went out of style with daisy dukes haha 😉 just take it as a big fat lesson and laugh it off, that’s really the best scenario for you and anyone who’s been scammed is to find enlightenment in the situation.

Robin_lifts's picture

There’s a reason my username is Robin_lifts, my legs don’t fit in most jeans, shorts are okay for me, I don’t do fashion, the sillier the style, the better.

I wish I could agree with you on this one. I think many of us share your opinion. Peace-loving, happy heavy metal campers. The reality is this guy will just keep on ripping off people. I think he’s a bastard and I would beat the crap out of him if I could.

And I don’t believe I’ll get my stuff back. I do, however, want to warn other people. That thought is more enlightening than “laughing off” my €700 loss. If you’d know how much I make in a month, you’d probably understand it’s not something to laugh about for me.

wavelength's picture

This guy got me too, reported him to Paypal, not sure how much this could have done but I guess if others just reported him to Paypal they can put him on their radar I guess.

hopeiw's picture

good idea

wavelength's picture

I guess it must have been touched upon this thread but is there any way to report this guy's actions to the local authorities, if that'll do anything? :/

Drago1942's picture

This is evangelos kostoglou btw don’t ask how I know I hope he gets what he deserves.

Robin_lifts's picture

Dude if you know this guy, can’t you confront him with the stuff he did!!?? Like I lost hundreds of dollars because of this piece of shit, and not just me, many many others here too.

Drago1942's picture

Look brother I’m sorry that he did this to u he’s gonna cop it badly I haven’t seen the guy in 5 years it’s actually a funny story i didn’t even know this site existed a friend of mine by coincidence happens to notice the name and sent me this link

George21's picture

I think that this is your guy

https://www.facebook.com/evan.kostoglo

Robin_lifts's picture

https://m.facebook.com/evan.kostoglou Surely not this guy? He looks totally different. Your URL doesn’t open?

George21's picture

It's the same profile in both links , in some old pictures he kinda looks like but i can't be 100% sure tbh

Drago1942's picture

That's a latest photo of him

MortalFate's picture

He's clearly upset about that peninsula of hair on top of his head.

Drago1942's picture

This Guy also has ripped his own father and grand parents! A low life hope he goes to prison!!!

Robin_lifts's picture

With all due respect, but showing this photo or telling us whatever he did to his father and grandfather still doesn’t stop him from ripping of people. Also it doesn’t bring back any of my lost pieces or that of other victims here.

Is there a possibility to file a report against this guy with the Melbourne police for online fraud? And if so, how would you suggest to proceed? Do they take this serious?

doctordeath's picture

Try the telephone...

Robin_lifts's picture

Yeah and start a TSS crowdfund campaign to pay the bill 👍🏼

hopeiw's picture

skype out is like 2 cents a minute

i think you're just having an outrage and wont do anything about it, I bet he's reading this and laughing

Slayer1209's picture

Rocked up today and it was an elderly couple who lived there so someone’s clearly talking shit, asked around the Greek community and the person posting all that shit is actually the dudes dad , I think this is more a domestic dispute within the Greek community .

Drago1942's picture

Bullshit not the father and I know this is you angelo kostoglou and I also know you live at the address you scum cunt dog he lives there with his mother don't let this dickhead fool you..

Slayer1209's picture

Dude I don’t know what shit you’re smoking but I went there …..I think you might be the dickhead here mate. I also know that you are the father and that you do have a Vendetta against your son , some people in the community have told me everything about you and what you’re up to .

Drago1942's picture

I don't know what this guy on about and involving the Greek community full of lies he lives there anyway the Victorian police have been notified and are on his radar... mate ip address don't lie I know this guy from a kid looks like he turned out to be a low life scum bag haven't spoken to him for years but know people who know him he definitely lives there...

Slayer1209's picture

Mate believe me or don’t , at the end of the day I’m only telling you what I know . This dude deserves what he gets but I know for a fact you’re giving out false information and I know what you’re up to … every dog has their day .

Robin_lifts's picture

Both your profiles have been made recently, both have the same sort of name, you’re just one and the same person, go fuck yourself

Robin_lifts's picture

Both online at the same time, and going offline at the same time as well. Both of you have a BS profile. You’re a piece of shit. Let’s see what the police have to say about this.

Drago1942's picture

I agree with you Robin please call the police and everyone on this site that has been ripped off by thus guy... you're right mate every dog has their day...

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