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Is Adam Dicker a criminal? You decide.

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This story starts with DNF; a barren wasteland that once was a leading forum within the domain industry. While the forum itself played a huge role in propagating the myth that is Adam Dicker, the story really begins with DNF College in the summer of 2011.

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From what I understand, Adam still owes north of $33,000 to previous customers and business partners. As I receive more information, I will update this figure.
 
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This doesn't sway me much. You along with a couple of others on here seem to believe that the reason this thread is decidedly negative towards Adam has everything to do with the people posting and nothing to do with Adam. That suggests to me that you're overlooking something pretty fundamental.

Go to Amazon and click on virtually any product and you're likely to find harshly critical reviews. Does that mean that the marketability of those products has been "destroyed" by those reviewers? Clearly not since people continue to buy those products. Obviously, what makes it possible for those products to survive the harsh criticism is the existence of other reviews from customers that are happy with their purchase.

So where are Adam's happy customers? Why do you suppose it is that we haven't heard from bunches of people saying "look at the wildly successful site that Adam created for me"? Has there even been a single person saying such a thing? Does it make more sense to believe that the only customers that have heard about this thread are his unhappy customers, or would you think it more likely that the absence of positive reviews tells us something meaningful about how Adam conducted his business?

The point I'm making is that you're trying to impose an artificial neutrality on this story that is inconsistent with the facts. If Adam had run his business in a responsible and ethical manner then there'd be no need for you to come here and scream for fairness because there would have been a balance of positive reviews to offset the negative ones. So who is to blame for the fact that that hasn't happened?

WOW. Just to add a little sense to it, you are saying that people who actually had experienced good business with Adam and are happy about it should mention their names and websites in this thread which has converted into sticky mud? No my friend, these people would prefer to stay away from this ego-reflecting thread so that they can keep their hands and business clean.

Do you really expect from those people to share their names and business websites here in front of few people here who only have a mentality to bring a man down and that's what this thread has now become?

I see no new victims and no new claims, it means something has been done to resolve the issues. They say the purpose of this thread is to help, so they should be happy now; right? But wait, what are they doing now in the meantime? They are bringing new things up to question the credibility of the person in question. You tell me, isn't that derailing the thread from the original topic? Isn't that not something that would distract the new readers from the original issue? Isn't that necessary to bring new issues up when the original issue still has victims here?

And @Domain Truth I don't blame you for your attitude. I believe now that people like you who starts calling names to others are the people who have no constructive or helpful comments to share in this thread, now you are not even representing your own case well because I guess you are all out of facts. So I would suggest you to carry on with what you are good at, i.e. name people whatever you like, if it comforts your ego.

No one is damage controlling here, no one is hijacking the thread, no one is going off-topic here, no one is defending Adam for his wrong doings, it's only you and few others who want to keep this thread alive without any purpose; even when you guys have no facts left to flame out.
 
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Don't worry, there are others of us out there who have been extremely poorly served or scammed by Adam. Some of us are simply giving him the opportunity to make good on his refunds before blasting him here for his poor business practices or misdeeds. We just want our money back, to be made whole. If he does not refund us this week, then we will share our stories. These stories reflect poorly on his expertise, abilities, and reputation. He knows what he's done. He knows who he owes. His reputation hangs in the balance based purely on what he himself chooses to do to remedy this situation this week.
 
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No my friend, these people would prefer to stay away

I find it very interesting that someone who claims to care about facts continually comes here to present us with invented facts such as this one. First, you spoke authoritatively about Adam's preferences, now you're telling us about the motives of people you only assume exist. Please tell us how many of these satisfied customers there are and how you know why they haven't come forward.
 
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Don't worry, there are others of us out there who have been extremely poorly served or scammed by Adam. Some of us are simply giving him the opportunity to make good on his refunds before blasting him here for his poor business practices or misdeeds. We just want our money back, to be made whole. If he does not refund us this week, then we will share our stories. These stories reflect poorly on his expertise, abilities, and reputation. He knows what he's done. He knows who he owes. His reputation hangs in the balance based purely on what he himself chooses to do to remedy this situation this week.

I think you should share your story regardless of the outcome. This will prevent anyone in the future from doing business with Adam. I'm glad though that you call things by its name.
 
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OK am back in the thread.
I need to know who has open issues and what their usernames are so I can match up stories and make sure everyone has been taken care of that needs to be. Please email me that info now to [email protected] so we get everything worked out before Friday. Just like you, I need a way to validate who is who so I can figure out if the requests are real or just people signing up fake account to add to the thread.
Again, If you still have an issue open, please email me now so we can get all these done by Friday.
 
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Interesting as this seems to be a way to catch newbies into a fake reality which is still up on FB... "When can I sign up as I would love to make an average of $50k after 6 months of 0 knowledge" lol
This is and was a FREE guide.
There were no changes in it at all, you left that part out conveniently.
 
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It's called common sense. A guy doing business for many years and have hundreds if not thousands of clients. And here you see only less than 10 victims. Do the math yourself Mr. Einstein.

However, the funny thing is that the victims aren't shouting that much THAN the ones who are flaming the hype over this thread. Weird.

Secondly, just like you are 'assuming' that there are many more unhappy victims who haven't come up yet, same goes for my assumptions that there are definitely few happy customers. But then again, you can disagree with it.

There are more. I've emailed another 6.

I wish everyone would stop arguing.

Things are being handled.
 
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The cleaners are back.
 
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There are more. I've emailed another 6.

I wish everyone would stop arguing.

Things are being handled.

Just liked you Shane. And that's because you have done something positive just now. Let's hope this all get rectified soon.
 
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you want to help the victims...

or was it hype you wanted?
 
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Just liked you Shane. And that's because you have done something positive just now. Let's hope this all get rectified soon.

I've been trying to stay out of this because the thread has gone off topic. If there weren't more people waiting on money I would have already closed this thread.

I'm not interested hearing everyones OPINIONS.
 
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The very first post in this thread is doing a good job of tracking what issues have been resolved and what ones haven't. Domainesque, Charlie, and Jeff Markus and Blenja_man are still awaiting resolution.

Here's the thing, I PM'ed Domainesque 2-3 days ago to fin out who she is and hat her issue is so it can be resolved. Charlie is ongoing but will be resolved very shortly. Jeff Markus is not a real name so I need him to email me what his issue is. Ben Blackburn has been in touch and we are trying to resolve his issue. I can only help those that email me their issues.
 
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Here's the thing, I PM'ed Domainesque 2-3 days ago to fin out who she is and hat her issue is so it can be resolved. Charlie is ongoing but will be resolved very shortly. Jeff Markus is not a real name so I need him to email me what his issue is. Ben Blackburn has been in touch and we are trying to resolve his issue. I can only help those that email me their issues.

Adam, I know who domainesque is but he or she has not PMed me for help either.

I can only assume he or she is out for blood rather than resolution.
 
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Adam, I know who domainesque is but he or she has not PMed me for help either.

I can only assume he or she is out for blood rather than resolution.

Thanks Shane, I do want to resolve her but need to know the issue in order to do just that.
It has gotten to the point where people are bullying my kids in chats on Facebook and Skype rather then having me solve their issues.
 
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Thanks Shane, I do want to resolve her but need to know the issue in order to do just that.
It has gotten to the point where people are bullying my kids in chats on Facebook and Skype rather then having me solve their issues.

Someone posted your families information on the blog. I edited it out but it's still out there.
 
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Someone posted your families information on the blog. I edited it out but it's still out there.

Like in someone hands... not on the blog.

Wasn't being clear.
 
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It's called common sense.

I guess we have a disagreement about what constitutes common sense. You'll notice that Adam keeps returning to invite anyone with an outstanding issue to contact him. That tells us that Adam himself isn't confident that the people who have thus far come forward represent the totality of dissatisfied customers. Let's also remember that Adam is in a position to know how many people paid for services that they haven't yet received and could easily take the initiative to reach out to those people and make things right instead of pursuing this route. Assuming you're capable of objectivity, what does that tell you?

It sounds like the totality of your evidence for the existence of satisfied customers is that Adam has been in business a long time. That's not called common sense, that's called a non sequitur. It's also puzzling to me that you can argue that the tone of this thread is so intimidating that satisfied customers are afraid to come forward and offer a countervailing perspective when your very actions here clearly show that you yourself would have had no problem doing what you claim they're too scared to do.

Maybe you should examine your own motives for posting all this nonsense instead of thinking so much about other people's motives?
 
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I'm interested to find out if Shane contacted a civil attorney in the States before posting "Is Adam Dicker a Criminal"? I can't imagine Adam is going to let that slide and from what I think I see, has damaged Adam and his businesses. It's good to have deep pockets like Shane has. Perception is reality in court.
 
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It has gotten to the point where people are bullying my kids in chats on Facebook and Skype rather then having me solve their issues.

That's not good, not cool. Family is off-limit.
To all domainers, let's keep it up to domain business circle.

Everybody makes mistake, Adam is here to rectify the issues.
Word of the day "Forgiveness". He already admitted his fault, and I think he's making progress.

Have a lovely day.
 
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This is why I need people to reach out and match usernames with real issues.

This came by email and it's fake.

WARNING! This mail contains the following virus:
Trojan.GenericKD.2784408 (Engine A)
The infected parts have been deleted.


I'm still waiting for the fucking money!

Please send a check for the due invoice or you will hear from our attorney.

I'm reattaching it for your review.

Chris Bailey
Tel: +1.786.391.2208
Cel: +1.786.489.9929
www.kinemed.com

Called both numbers to see if I could resolve it, listen to the second one's voicemail and you will see how people just pile crap onto the thread and emails.
This is why I need to verify everyone.
 
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That's not good, not cool. Family is off-limit.
To all domainers, let's keep it up to domain business circle.

Everybody makes mistake, Adam is here to rectify the issues.
Word of the day "Forgiveness". He already admitted his fault, and I think he's making progress.

Have a lovely day.

Family should never be drawn into business (or any personal) disagreements. Period.
 
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Family should never be drawn into business (or any personal) disagreements. Period.

People with legit issues that want them resolved wouldn't do this, people with agendas apparently would.
 
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I have a simple suggestion to help those who have been seeking refunds, as well as those who criticise the lack of coverage, as well as those who see the coverage as biased or in some way unfair.

Adam Dicker can send a press release himself to domaining blogs and other media just saying that he is processing refunds on services provided by nichewebsites.com and asking people to contact him on [email protected].

He can also pay for ads on domaining blogs and even Google Search to advertise this fact. Then there can be no complaints of media bias or coverup or complaints that he is selective in who he responds to.

Just an update for people who are concerned at the level of coverage - there really has been some so far:

http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/thoughts-on-the-latest-domain-name-scandal/

http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/08/an-update-on-the-adam-dicker-allegations/

http://www.tld.org/if-you-plan-on-doing-business-with-adam-dicker-you-should-read-this-first

http://domainshane.com/domainshanes-big-list-domain-name-auction-picks-wednesday-october-7th-2015/

http://domainshane.com/domainshanes-big-list-domain-auction-picks-friday-october-9th-2015/

As well as emptying Adam Dicker's profile page, Domain Sherpa have removed his Reputation Repair page - here is how it looked before:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...a.com/reputation-repair/+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk

And it gets a warning mention on blackhatprotools.org and on ripoffreport.com.

Not on trustpilot.com yet - nice place to comment for customers.
 
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He can also pay for ads on domaining blogs and even Google Search to advertise this fact. Then there can be no complaints of bias or coverup or complaints that he is selective in who he responds to.

I am not being selective, do you really think that people that liked their website and didn't complain for over a year now deserve refunds just because they saw this thread. Some of which have already even sold the domain we built for them?
 
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