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This is not a joke. It's an embarrassing post because I got scammed, but I want to publicize it to warn others and hopefully get any help I can from anyone. This is the story of the living, breathing piece of shit that scammed me and possibly others by creating a dating website http://www.bakappuru.com for Japanese girls and local guys in Vancouver BC, 5 years ago in 2011. I posted it about it already before realizing the owner is a scam artist:
I'm convinced the whole site was a scam to get an "investor" into giving the owner money. He had no intention of ever improving it, it was all a set up.
His real name is DMYTRO ROMANYUK, born in Germany to Ukrainian parents August 1st 1978, but he uses the fake English name Damian Ray. His ugly Japanese girlfriend at the time, is Rieko Nakashima, born June 4th 1966 in Inuyama, Nagoya, Japan.
He's a Canadian citizen and was last known living in Japan since 2013, so he could hide from having to pay back the "loan" I gave him for the site. After I kept asking him for the money, he moved, changed phone numbers, and blocked me on social media, because I was bothering him. Funny how I wasn't bothering him before I gave him the money. What a decent, honest guy huh? Luckily we signed a contract, and I sued him and just got default judgement against him in July 2016.
This Ukrainian piece of shit is a professional scam artist and has absolutely no conscience or honesty in him. He is only out to scam anyone he can for anything he can get. He not only scammed me, but scammed his own girlfriend into being his wife! He broke up with Rieko in 2012 after she went back to Japan. He then realized that I wasn't going away and was going to sue him, so his next scam was to go back to Japan in 2013 and get back together with Rieko. He then married her in December 2013, and then once he had his work visa for Japan 3 months later, he split up with her. He even admitted it to me in our facebook chats that he didn't even like her and only married her for the visa.
I sued him in 2015, and as I said just recently got default judgement against him in Canadian provincial court. He responded to my lawyers letters, but even threatened my lawyers to stop bothering him, because he was working hard to repay the loan, which he of course hasn't done. Once he was threatened with the lawsuit, he offered $5 a month. He is so stupid he honestly thought that if he paid me $5 a month I wouldn't sue him. Then once he started paying $5 a month, we did sue him, so he stopped paying. He said my lawyer had broken the agreement and that's why he stopped paying. I guess he didn't think about the fact that he had broken his agreement to pay me back. What a stupid sack of sh*t.
His letters to my lawyer are so absurd they are almost funny. You think they are written by a retard. He keeps saying the same thing he has been saying for 5 years. Please stop bothering him, he is busy working and needs a lot of time to make money to pay me back which he never does. When I would message him to ask about the money, he would wonder why I was emailing him. I gave up believing his lies that he is going to pay me back long ago, that's why I sued him.
I could write a book about what a absolute piece of trash this guy is but I think you get the message. I'm going to post links below on all the info I have on him and his former GF/wife. Last I heard he was living somewhere in Japan, and teaching English illegally. The work visa is only good if the marriage is legit, which his isn't. He deleted all his youtube videos and his facebook to hide online.
Now we have default judgement against him, my lawyer and I have a little surprise for him planned which he doesn't know about but will soon. I will do everything I can to take revenge on both of them, and if anyone has any other ideas please, PM or post here.
He will tell me he has no money to pay me back due to his bad financial situation until the day he dies. He is your typical scam artist. He even had the balls to ask me for more money so he could start a new online business and owe me even more. I'm expecting he has done this to other people too.
He has lived in Tokyo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kobe and possibly elsewhere in Japan. If anyone is in Japan and has any ideas I'm listening.
This is every link I can find about them online:
This Nagoya hair salon has a staff member with the same Rieko Nakashima name, please use google translate to see it in English:
The topless girl posing as a massage patient at the matching massage place must be her, looks exactly like her, so does the girl in the chair on the left in the other photo.
his email: email@example.com
her email was firstname.lastname@example.org but since they split up I doubt she uses it.
https://www.facebook.com/mrdamianray (currently deactivated)
http://www.free-press-release.com/news- ... 91122.html
http://www.statsinfinity.com/domain/wV0 ... _info.html
http://www.statsinfinity.com/domain/qC9 ... _info.html
http://www.statsinfinity.com/domain/cAY ... _info.html
http://www.statsinfinity.com/domain/Bh4 ... _info.html
http://www.work-at-home-forum.com/membe ... nray.5471/
http://www.free-press-release.com/news- ... 44650.html
http://www.work-at-home-forum.com/threa ... 89/page-14
IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING, OR HAS ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE PM ME. I HAD TO HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN JAPAN WHO IS LOOKING FOR BOTH OF THEM. ANY SUGGESTIONS ABOUT SOLUTIONS ARE WELCOME. AS OF SEPTEMBER 2016 IT HAS BEEN 5 YEARS SINCE I GAVE HIM THE MONEY. HE HAS COST ME A LOT OF STRESS, LOSS OF SLEEP, AND LEGAL FEES.NEEDLESS TO SAY HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANYONE BUT HIMSELF AND I'M SURE HE IS LAUGHING SOMEWHERE IN JAPAN LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT VICTIM.
Last edited by Will N. Dowd on October 26th, 2016, 11:23 am, edited 2 times in total.
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I won't give the exact amount but I'm sorry to say it's 5 figures, so that could be any number between $10,000 and $99,999.
I'm convinced he has other victims. He was advertising his latest scam "transforming debt into wealth system" in April 2014:
http://www.free-press-release.com/news- ... 44650.html
Last edited by Will N. Dowd on October 4th, 2016, 8:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reminds me of this Ukrainian guy I knew. He worked as an interpreter mostly for American and Canadian clients. He would get all buddy buddy with them and hug them. At the end of their trip he would ask them for a loan usually between $1000-$5000 without any intention of paying it back and he never did. Using this method he was able to buy a nice apartment in Kyiv.
My philosophy is don't lend anyone money unless you can afford to write off the whole amount should they not pay it back.
Ukraine is the Philippines of Europe. Famous for girls, and people not paying back "loans".
This guy messed with the wrong person. Getting judgment is only the beginning, he is going to regret what he did, and so is his "wife". My lawyers and I are getting very creative. But any help is appreciated.
I want to add that about 3 years ago I was trying to rent my condo, and I offered him the chance to live there, and 100% of the rent he paid me would go towards paying off his debt. So if he paid me $1000 a month, his debt would be reduced by $1000 a month, so he would essentially live in my place for free. He refused! Further proof he is an absolute ungrateful, lying, thieving and scamming piece of shit!
Then in 2014, he wanted to go to the Philippines and didn't know anyone there except me. So I saved him a room at my apartelle and he came to visit from Japan. I assumed that if he was visiting me he had money finally for me, or he wouldn't come, since he knew that was what I would want. He gave me not a penny, and he left after a week to go back to Japan, and I started legal proceedings against him.
He sounds like a loser. He doesn't have a job. He just borrows/steals from people. Then he lives off that money.
But how does a website cost 5 figures? I am a webmaster myself and it costs very little to put up. A dynamic site might cost a little more but not much so I don't understand where the 5 figures comes in.
You will probably not see a dime back because he is a parasite that lives off of others' goodwill. What was in it for you? Were you going to receive some kind of interest payment or you were just going to benefit from the site in some way?
It was used to advertise the site on local Japanese websites so girls would join. The ads were $800 each, since the site gets many hits:
Income was from the messaging system. It cost $1 for guys to message a girl. Once the girl replied, the rest were free, but each message to a new girl was $1.
But most of it was just spent by him on whatever he wanted I'm sure and once it was gone, he couldn't pay it back, but wanted more money from me for his next online "business". A classic scam artist. He is terrible at business, so the only way for him to survive is to go into the scamming business, and everyone is a target, even his friends and girlfriend.
I will be getting money, but when and how much remains to be seen. I don't want to publish too much in case he reads this. I'm looking forward to getting a furious email from him to me and/or my lawyer when he realizes what's happened. It's just a matter of time.
If you can turn this around, I take my hat off to you. It's hard enough to chase up a civil judgement when the person is in the same country, especially if he doesn't have identifiable hard assets to go after. But going after someone who's got permanent residency offshore sounds like a very tall order. What makes you so sure you can pull this off? Are you gonna go Yakuza on him or something lol?
OK I really wanna hear what Winston makes of this guy's vibes. Winston claims he can read people from just their photos. Well here you can see the scam artist in vid. But he doesn't look anything like that Bunny Ranch owner. Just a regular white guy to me. Winston what is your impression of this guy based on the the vid. Be honest and pretend you don't know he scammed Will out of 10s of 1,000s of dollars.
Aren't you the guy who was running all over PI screwing virgins and bragging about it?
1. You will never recover any money.
2. Your attorneys will make some good money from you.
3. Karma is a bitch.
As to this matter the OP is probably wasting his time, energy and effort. It's a 5 year old debt and the person in question has made no effort to repay other than a paltry $5 per month on a $10K+ "loan". Perhaps it's better to classify this as a business investment rather than a loan.
Some lawyers take cases on a contingency basis so Will may have not paid them upfront and may have to pay only a percentage if monies are recovered. I don't know if this is applicable in Will's case. Bottom line is Will may have to write this off as a bad investment then move on.
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Maybe it was a failed business model. Advertising sometimes works and sometimes does not. The objective was to get Japanese girls in Canada to join but this is only a small narrow demographic. $800 seems like a lot for such a campaign.
There is a lot of competition out there. The reason POF is so successful is that they offer their basic services for free and then charge for premium features. People don't like to pay to send messages even if it is only $1. POF also generates revenue through advertising, etc.
It may be time to accept that this was a failed business model with a bad manager, cut your loses and move on.
Last edited by Voyager1 on October 5th, 2016, 2:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
The business model failed on purpose. I don't believe it was ever meant to work anymore. He just needed a site to scam someone into believing he was trying to make it work. Meanwhile he spent the money on what ever he wanted, and told me to stop bothering him since he is such a piece of human filth. It is 5 years old yes, but every time he pays something to me the payment time to collect is reset, so anything helps, even $5. I don't want to publish too much more as I said earlier, but I have a few tools I still haven't used to get at him and her. One of them is something he would never expect, but I have found a lawyer willing to do it, since my regular one is unable to. The others are something I will discuss with my regular lawyer when I get back to Canada. I have received a 4 figure refund of about 15% of the total by writing it off as a business loss a few years ago to soften the pain a bit.