Originally Posted by fkucmicro
ok im no lawyer or anything but it seems to me that you dont have any legal bounderies to pursuit any legal action vs maxi
he was underage at the time so he obv used MB and PS account with some other persons info.
He is of age now so he created MB and PS on his real name which is not in any way connected to the scam he pulled off.
He also created new skype and new 2p2 acc which cant be linked to his ex-accounts.
Therefore, unless you people find some connections between his old/new accounts, i dont think there is much you can do legally
IANAL either but I can't think of why linking old accounts with new is germane to prosecution. The only thing that needs to be linked is the money to the flesh-and-blood Maxi. His age at the time of the scam would only be a factor when determining what court (and possibly the max punishment) he faces.
If it can be shown that Maxi intended to defraud and received the funds, regardless of the number of transactions it took to get there, or under what names he did it, he's on the hook.
Note that this is a criminal matter, not a civil one, so if the jurisdictional authorities want to pursue it, that's their call. This certainly is something that would be more likely to garner their attention.
Having said all that, from Maxi's perspective, paying back the $6,000 is the least of his worries, the sites that pop up when his name is Google'd is going to put waaaaay more hurt on him, and for years to come, and for amounts accumulating to far more than he stole. His "I didn't receive a MB transfer" attempt plausibile deniability is plausibile only in his own mind, considering the weight of the other evidence and anyone reading it knows it.
I think he's panicking big and his arrival into this thread demonstrates it. If he actually had contacted a lawyer the very first thing the lawyer would tell him is "STFU." The very last thing the lawyer would tell him is to defend himself in the public sphere. This development is kind of hilarious.
My guess is that Maxi has managed to keep it under wraps in regards to people that really Cannot Know in his world and he knows the clock is ticking. Fortunately, the solution he's chosen is merely digging himself deeper.
I'd normally not say such a thing, the whole Sun Tzu thing about not interrupting your enemy when they're making a mistake but the mistake is already made so gg.