Yet another fool goes down in the annals of internet stupidity
Charlie Wenzel offered to sell a spare part for his truck that he had second thoughts about for $100 and $15 S&H in a 4x4 forum. A forum member called Mike became interested, contacted Wenzel and sent him a check for $115 for the parts.
Wenzel received the check, cashed it, sent a pm to Mike and said it's $25 short because he actually meant to sell it for $125 + $15 S&H and wants him to send the rest. He then he changed his post to say $125+15. Mike tried to deal with Wenzel over PM and demanded the parts be sent because Wenzel already cashed the check. Wenzel kept avoiding him so Mike took it public.
What happened after was an ownage of unbelievable proportions. Everyone in the forum became involved and started digging everything they could find on Wenzel to try and get him to give Mike what he owes him. Turns out Wenzel has an eBay account and scammed a lot of people.
So eventually out in public went his name, address, social security number, phone number, criminal record, high school photos, parents' pictures, workplace, girlfriend photos, yearbook, you name it. The moderator of the forum is a lawyer and he pulled the lawsuit card to get him to comply if it's not resolved quickly.
Wenzel ended up sending the parts to Mike but turns out they were used parts, not brand new as Wenzel claimed numerous times earlier.