I paid Hugo Gameiro @hugo for a single user instance on his service at Masto Host https://mastodon.social/@mastohost for many many years. He always took my money and never had a problem with anything I ever posted or at least never said anything. I haven’t posted there for a very long time in any significant way as I have 2 other instances which I built custom front ends for and just finished building a gigantic social network from scratch but I kept supporting the guy just because, from his postings, he seemed like he needed it and was trying to do good.
But just as soon as he gets a bunch of new customers because of the recent influx of new users to the Fediverse he deletes my account because of “hate speech” without any warning and no chance to get backups myself or delete all my content.
This is another good example of why you should never trust, feel sorry for or help in any way these vile people. Anything you do for them they will just use to hurt you or some other good person as soon as they get a chance.
According to several insiders (whistle blowers) Rob Monster tricked an investment company into giving him $16,000,000 by lying about his products, services and finances. They figured it out threatened to charge him with fraud so he settled and is currently spiraling after spending all his ill gotten funds and then being forced to return it all.
If anyone is still using Epik, DON"T! They're not only a total joke and spiraling financially and taking many with them. They owe millions to users (aka suckers) of their escrow service. You put money in, transactions completes and then Epik keeps the money. They have confessed to "comingling" these escrow funds and insiders have revealed that Rob Monster went on a spending spree and paid off a bunch of personal debt and remodeled his house.
The end is nigh.
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