Note to readers: I have decided that Doug is a scammer. (I have some inside information.)
I am so disappointed. I thought he was legit (and way too sloppy to be running a scam over $500), but his inability to repay me has reached legendary proportions.
I am setting up this blog, posting on craigslist, calling the newspapers, calling the police (financial crimes and fraud), and calling everyone I know.
I want my money back, and it pisses me off that Doug thinks he can keep it.
UPDATE: The craigslist post was flagged for removal. I am not sure why, but I will repost elsewhere on CL :)
UPDATE 2: Someone has pointed out that I am being a little harsh in calling Doug a thief. I don't know what else to call him. Perhaps a confused guy who cannot manage his affairs? What would you call him?
What would you do if someone had your money and refused to give it back to you (claiming "the check is in the mail" for weeks)? In this day and age of Paypal, certified mail, FedEx (instant and overnight) communication, he can hardly claim that he cannot give me my money back. That means he cannot or will not give me my money.
Some people think I may be in danger because Doug is upset about this blog. Why? Because I republish emails between us that document my desire to get repaid and his inability to repay me? If he thinks that's valid cause for retribution, then he really is crazy. What do you do with crazy people? Let them remake the world in their own distorted view? I think not -- probably because I still think it's good to have principles.
Hi, I am David Zetland, and I am trying to get my money back from Doug. He has also stolen money from others. You can contact me at dzetland AT gmail.com or 510-455-4656.