Monday, February 7, 2011

How to File a Police Report

Why Should I File? 

Definition of internet fraud:
A crime in which the perpetrator develops a scheme using one or more elements of the Internet to deprive a person of property or any interest, estate, or right by a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by providing misleading information or by concealment of information."
Catrina has committed fraud, and continues to with hold thousands of dollars (your dollars) in refunds. The total known amount just from the customers who post on DoA is $15,000, this number does not even include people who are not a member of the forums. When you file you are not only standing up for yourself and your rights, but you are also helping other people who are in the same situation as you. The more reports that are filed, the greater the results will be. 

Which Police Department Should I File With? 

Your local police. If you don't know their number you can easily find it on Google, just enter the name of the city you live in followed by "police department". So my google search would look like "Jacksonville,FL police department", when you go to your local department's home page, you should see a "non-emergency" number listed, that is the number you call to file a report. Depending on where you live you may be able to fill a report out online, or over the phone, however you may have to go directly to the station to file a report as well.

Ok, So I Filed with My Police Department, How Does That Do Anything in Ohio? 
Your local police will then contact the Berea, Ohio police department to follow up with your report. The Berea Police will then be able to investigate the case.
This is why every report filed matters. If the Berea Police get 20 phone calls from other police departments about the same person/business they will NOTICE. 

Awesome! What Else Can I Do to Help Myself and Others?
1) You should consider writing to or calling Tom Meyer of WKYC, Berea's local investigative reporter, who covers stories like ours. I think it would really help to get something going on a local level.  216-344-3464

2) Please, if you will, write to the newspaper reporter, Joanne DuMound who I have written to and give her your account of what's happened in your experience with Dollfair. You do NOT have to currently have an outstanding order with Dollfair to write to her, any information is welcome.

3) (more to come later today)


  1. What about overseas customers, specially in the UK? A member messaged me on DoA wanting to know if it was possible for her to file a police report. Would she file her report with the Berea police?

  2. T^T Police report... I feel as though I definitely have to do it, just, wow do I wish I could do it online where I live. I'm kind of afraid of my county police ahahaha... I guess I just have to go be brave and tell them someone frauded me~ x_X

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  4. This may seem unrelated, but: this fellow was just arrested today for not delivering $600 worth of horror props. (You can find his problem-transaction threads on horror/prop forums by googling his name.)

    This guy's small-time & in an offbeat hobby like ours, and he's being held directly accountable. A lot of people are afraid to go to the police, don't want to "bother" law enforcement, or think nobody's going to care about doll-related theft.

    Please file a report: be heard, and let law enforcement work for you.