Alright guys here is the story. Every year I play in one FBB league with my friends from college. This year one of my friends in that league said he was joining another H2H league that is $100 per team. It was a slightly different type of league than I was used to and I wanted some new competition, so joined the league with my friend. He had been in a league run by the same commish in 2005 ($40 entry) and had no issues. The commish of this league runs multiple money leagues and everything looks to be on the up and up.
Lets fast forward to mid-season. In this 14 team league I notice that one manager is completely inactive. This blows my mind when people pay $100. I sent an email to the commish just asking him what was the deal with the guy who was not playing. No response. I posted on the board and some players responded, but not the commish. In about a week I noticed the commish locked the inactive team without an explanation and that was the end of it. I was suspicious but forgot about it because some action was taken.
Now it is coming to the end of the year (about September 1st) and I am closing in on a cash prize. I request a rules clarification from the commish on the board and via email. No response. I am getting mad and I really think this is some scam. The regular season ends and I come in 2nd, a nice $375 prize. I notice on the Managers link on the Yahoo league page that the commish has not been to the league since September 1st. In the meantime I get group emails from this clown inviting me to join his hockey and football leagues. I send him a nasty email and he finally responds. He apologizes for not checking the board but does not answer my questions. He instead invites me to join his Hockey league again.
The H2H playoffs end and my friend in the league wins ($175). We both won a prize and send him separate emails the day after the season end asking how he handles payouts. A week passes and neither one of us has received a response. This is complete crap. I understand people have busy lives but you need to be responsible for leagues you run.
So I guess I got scammed and I feel like a complete idiot. What should I do now? I planned on sending Yahoo an email but I don't know how much help I would get. I know they are not responsible for wagering within their game but maybe they will disable his account. I sent him money through PayPal. Can they help me in any way? I have two email addresses for this guy and his AOL and Yahoo IM. At a minimum I can flood this guy with Spam and stuff like that. Any of you computer guys know how I could track him down? The $100 lost will be my lesson learned but I would at least like to stop this guy from doing this to his other active leagues.
Anyone have any advice?
PS- I might need to change my avatar to something involving a dunce cap.