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Aug 12, 2008 18:46 |  #1

http://www.tamparacing​.com …a-scp_celica-scammer.html (external link) ---Link

importguy1208 wrote in post #5688715 (external link)
I have been working on Joe Dono's car for approximately 4 1/2 months.

The car was completely redone. Complete repaint including engine bay and pulling all glass and seals, smoothing out the interior panels and two toning them, building a custom sub enclosure and covering it in carbon fiber, custom amp racks and nitrous bottle brackets, carbon overlays on the roof and hatch, turbo install, e-manage install, custom fiberglass center console to mount gauges in, just a lot of work in general.

He showed up to pick his car up yesterday, Saturday August 9th, and was apparently planning on stealing his car without paying for anything.

His mother, who actually is the one financing his car, was under the impression that he had paid for materials and that he had "sponsors" that were paying us to do the labor. She wanted to know why the car was taking so long because Joe had told her it was just getting painted. He barely covered material cost and was promising to bring the very large balance in cash when the car was picked up.

I'm really not sure what was going through his head thinking he was going to get the car completely modified and knowing he has NO money to pay for it.

His girlfriend offered us $60 and wanted to know if we could set-up a payment plan. SERIOUSLY? His bill is close to $16K and he wants a payment plan.

I'm sure plenty of you have either dealt with him or heard about him. He's a detailer by trade but apparently he has no self-worth and has no problem lying and deceiving anyone and everyone.

Please feel free to chime in. His car will be for sale shortly, just need to wait on that mechanic's lien to go through :lol:

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OH And it gets BETTER!!

STEALS PHOTOS ALSO.
http://www.tamparacing​.com …credit-others-photos.html (external link)

kaluwa wrote in post #5691594 (external link)
Well I've always had a feeling that the photos SCP_Celica / Joe Dono was posting up were not truly his. After a bit of investigation on Flickr, I found out that he did infact steal others pictures, watermarked them with his name, and claimed them as his own.

First off, he is a thief that scammed a shop owner out of 16k dollars. He also scammed numerous others and has been arrested for fraud before.

Thread: http://www.tamparacing​.com …a-scp_celica-scammer.html (external link)

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Now back to him taking credit for others photos.. Since I've always had a feeling that he didn't take any of said pics, after seeing the countless threads about him scamming people, I decided to go back and check them out.

Some of you may remember this thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …-hdr-madness-1st-try.html (external link)

See the HDR image of Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach? Well I decided to search Flickr for "Clearwater Beach". Guess what the FIRST image that showed up was? You got it.. that HDR pic that he supposedly took.

This picture was infact taken by Joe Y Jiang.

Link to his photostream:
Flickr: Joe Y Jiang's Photostream (external link)

And a direct link to the picture in question:
Clearwater Beach @ Dusk on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

I'm sure EVERY SINGLE other pic that he has posted has been stolen, and watermarked with his name. I only tried looking for that one photo, but I'm sure I could find many others if I tried.

Isn't this illegal? He cropped out the REAL Photographer name/watermark, and marked it with his name. Is this copyright infringement, or something along those lines?

I will be contacting the REAL Photographer shortly and I will send him the link to this thread. Then it's all in his hands and he can further pursue it if he would like.

I am doubting JOE DONO even has a camera at all.. He just wanted the attention, and us to praise him for his amazing HDR work.

Joe Dono, you are a low life and your day will come.

EDIT: More stolen photos!

A little more searching on Flickr resulted in me finding Joe Dono's entry for the July Contest (Hands theme). I searched "Hand" and viewed all the pics until I got to the 7th page.. Guess what I found?

Contest thread: http://www.tamparacing​.com …/497109-july-contest.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Day 13: Holding Hands on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

EDIT #2: Even more stolen photos found!

Joe Dono's tread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …-hdr-madness-1st-try.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
a quick bite before the storm on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

EDIT #3: Lots more this time!

Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …-hdr-madness-1st-try.html (external link)

Acual photo on Flickr:
Alberta Tornado Watch on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …-hdr-madness-1st-try.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Green Boat on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …-hdr-madness-1st-try.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Under the Bridge on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …might-well-post-some.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Ford Truck Lomo on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …might-well-post-some.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Clouds of the Sun on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …cs/502269-new-photos.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
The Electric Storm/ Tampa Bay on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)

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Joe Dono's thread:
http://www.tamparacing​.com …cs/502269-new-photos.html (external link)

Actual photo on Flickr:
Tampa on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (external link)


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Aug 12, 2008 19:02 |  #2

Wow...

I've actually seen several threads on POTN about scammers on other forums. Good to see we have such an active community around here!


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Aug 12, 2008 19:23 |  #3

xepherys wrote in post #6095861 (external link)
Wow...

I've actually seen several threads on POTN about scammers on other forums. Good to see we have such an active community around here!



Yea when people steal and USE photos that gets me. I have been there when someone stole mine and SOLD them:evil:


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Aug 12, 2008 19:25 |  #4

OMG thats knarly. didn't know anyone would actually do that, so sad!



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Aug 12, 2008 19:34 |  #5

I heard about him scamming the shop that did the work to his car through another forum.


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Aug 12, 2008 19:52 |  #6

Digg it!

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Aug 12, 2008 23:24 |  #7

Sorry, but I fail to see what any of this has to do with POTN.

It is best to keep these sorts of problems off of forums, at best it might be spreading a sad story of how dishonest some people can be, at best it can be potential for liable, or hampering to any investigations or process's occurring off of the internet.


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