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Old 2013-09-28, 12:37 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Thanks for the clarification. I woulkd think if paypal have enough complaints then the account will be closed
I don't expect (nor did I ask for) a refund, but I filed a complaint this morning after reading that others were doing the same. Here's hoping that justice is served and that his account is terminated (with prejudice).

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Old 2013-09-28, 12:45 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Ok guys and gals I'm copying here a post I made on the HC Forum - expect it might not last long and there seems to be much more traffic here

Complain To The Paypal Fraud Dept Now Guys & Gals!!!

Post by ozark Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:39 pm

As Simonlofc said on the What Is Up With HC Now thread complain to Paypal!!! Some of us have already done so but the more who complain the better. I called Paypal this morning and got through to the Fraud Department who are looking at it. We need more complaints - urgently!!!! Not everyone will know this is a scam and there could still be some donations being sent. We need to get this donation accounts closed by Paypal.

When you call ask to be referred to the Fraud Department. You can't get your money back as they won't refund you for a service or donation - just for a tangible item sent in the post. What you can do though is stop anyone else being conned into parting with their hard earned cash.

Don't just make an online complaint. Call them!!!. Click on Help on the top tool bar then on Contact Us on the right in the next screen click on Call Us on the left and on the right hand side of the page you will get a One Off Passcode and a telephone number for customer service. Make a note of your passcode. You will also need the telephone number on your Paypal account (I forgot which one I had on it and had to start again!!) and also the last four digits of the credit or banker's card you have on your account. Tell them what's going on - how for the second time in two months ShaReeF has closed HC and demanded money on line to re-open it. Only ShaReeF and Paypal know how much he's collected.

Do it now guys!!!!!!

Just let me tell you that I find this very painful - I loved HC and made some great online friends here. Miss it like hell.
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Old 2013-09-28, 01:29 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Does anyone know any info regarding just who ShaReef is?
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Old 2013-09-28, 01:30 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Seems to me HC had several "eras". The Beatles era - when you could earn, and "gift" ratio to other members, was my favorite. It became much more autocratic after that. There seemed to be staff changes that also coincided with the shift in content. Dylan was once the theme, then Bowie, Van Morrison, Classic Old Euro Rock TV shows, etc. The bumping of torrents by staff, and not the contributing members was telling to me that things were strange.

I find it sort of odd that it took this final insult to members and staff, to take offense to the constant begging for donations. It was like clockwork at the 3rd week of every month, year after year - a solicitation in my PM box. Maybe I was out of the loop, but I recall lamenting the $675 dollar server fees years ago. If HC was still running, would the fees even be an issue now?
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Does anyone know any info regarding just who ShaReef is?
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/shareef-bustani/67/9ab/3a0

I don't belong to LinkedIn, but this is the guy.
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Old 2013-09-28, 01:46 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Is that the same guy? Because I was under the impression that English wasn't his first language so I assumed that he was from Europe.
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Old 2013-09-28, 01:59 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Yes, I was a Founder at HC. I quit a few years ago because he would disappear and leave the staff to fend for themselves.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Is that the same guy? Because I was under the impression that English wasn't his first language so I assumed that he was from Europe.
For what it's worth, I was told that one his parents was a citizen of the UK, from where he is from originally, and that English is his first language (allegedly).

That said, as a recovering English professor, I can attest to the fact that a lack of fluency in one's native language is not unusual. However, just because one has all but the total inability to manipulate her or his native tongue in the written form does not mean that it ought not to be a source of shame.

Even if it were the only task to have been delegated, the person who operates HC should have allowed one of the volunteer staff members access to the site to proofread its content so that it looked as if its owner had at least graduated from primary school.

I try really hard not to nitpick grammar here in the intertubes (and it could be possible that he is dyslexic or has a kindred learning disability, which is no laughing matter), but, really, if one's grammar is that bad — for whatever reason — one needs to outsource.

My rather modest fee (Hi, ShaReeF! ) is only $80 per hour.

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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Is this the guy?





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Old 2013-09-28, 08:22 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

wait, this shit happened, again? So soon?

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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Karmacity!

(but someone who is self focused might think that was about them. )
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On a more serious note, if anyone around the net is still thinking of making any donations, please consider what the staff team has just discovered: -

if you go to Hunger City you get the "Host Gator . com" 404 Page Error screen. However, if you look at the url (below) this is a page created within Hunger City itself - with the name of "last chance". The tracker has not been "shut off" at all....

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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

I`ve just managed to log in to the Tracker & Artwork Forum (Says KarmaKat is the newest member) although the last message appears to be from LGT on Tuesday apologizing for the"Mess"
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Old 2013-09-29, 07:09 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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On a more serious note, if anyone around the net is still thinking of making any donations, please consider what the staff team has just discovered: -

if you go to Hunger City you get the "Host Gator . com" 404 Page Error screen. However, if you look at the url (below) this is a page created within Hunger City itself - with the name of "last chance". The tracker has not been "shut off" at all....

http://thehcforum.com/hungercity/las...html/index.php
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Old 2013-09-29, 09:30 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

yeah, he's just moving all the files so they can't be accessed while the lastchance.html page is pimped out.

the hostnig appears to still be active.

http://thehcforum.com/hungercity/
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