As of March 22nd, 2012, and due to the deeds of three low-life SCUMBAGS from the city of Bandung, West Java, INDONESIA, we are no longer accepting orders or shipping to INDONESIA.
If you currently live in Indonesia and are buying Mister Freedom® merchandise locally, from dealers or ‘friends’, you are buying STOLEN goods, acquired illegally with STOLEN credit cards.
The stolen goods include large quantities of MF® Californian Blue Jeans, NOS MF® Chambray shirts, MF® Palladenim boots, MF® denim Ranch blouses… and more.
Here are the names and addresses of those three jerk-offs (to the best of our knowledge, as per the actual shipping infos):
* Esa Nugraha email@example.com
jl. Sukamenak gg. Asep Hidayat No17 Sayati
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40227
* Yeni Apriliani firstname.lastname@example.org
jl. Cibolerang gg. Taruna 2 No7
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40225
* Ricky Rinaldi email@example.com
jl. Taman Klaten No4 Antapani
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40291
If any descent local Bandung folks have any useful pertinent information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone would care to go break some legs before we get to them, don’t hold back.
These morons don’t know what they just got into… really
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
The rest of the World can have a nice day.
Christophe Loiron, MISTER FREEDOM®
UPDATES, March 23rd, 2012:
* Many thanks for the virtual help and support from kind Indonesian folks with this issue. We received valuable information. We appreciate your concern with this damaging but saddly not uncommon matter.
* However, ZERO gratitude yet to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles for the lack of help and the “call back on Monday“… One package has not yet been delivered and if his Excellency the General Consul Hadi Martono and his fine team would really care to change things regarding the popular local sport of “carding” in Bandung, they would make it a priority to ACT in a timely manner.
I am aware of, and respect, the Indonesian celebration of Nyepi, “Day of Silence”. With our luck it falls today, and every March 23rd.
Looking forward to Monday, March 26th, as RES NON VERBA day.
UPDATES, March 31st 2012:
Many thanks to all for the concern, support and ACTIONS.
Any information about the character on the photos below, who lives in Bandung, will be greatly appreciated. He ‘masked’ his own photos, but should still be recognizable.
DUE TO MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PHOTOS BELOW HAVE BEEN REMOVED as of April 03, 2012
UPDATES, April 2nd, 2012:
We have tracked down the location of one of the individual reselling the stolen merchandise in Bandung. This sellers appears to be “second hand” and not the original “carding” thieve. But the “carding” scam only exists because it finds buyers. Because of the “discounted” prices, ALL buyers are aware that the goods are stolen.
Here is the location (A) in Bandung of one of several re-sellers of the stolen MF® merchandise:DUE TO MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ADDRESS BELOW HAS BEEN REMOVED as of April 03, 2012
The hunt is still ON. We are making progress, to be disclosed soon.
Thank you for the support.
UPDATES, April 5th, 2012:
Any information/leads on a character going by the name of ANDRI who sells stolen goods in the city of Bandung would be greatly appreciated.
He has been seen hanging out at a coffee shop in the Jalan Boscha No.6 neighborhood.
We have a local phone number for him +6222 – 93109180 but it now seems to be de-activated.
Any local folk who who could do a reverse look-up for that number?
Thank you in kindly in advance.
UPDATES, April 13th, 2012:
After unsuccessful attempts to hear from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles , we finally got their attention via our twitter account @_MisterFreedom_
Someone was kind enough to hear us out and follow through, as documents the unedited twitter conversation below. Perseverance…
We are grateful to all Embassy personnel involved and concerned by our case and are waiting for feedback and follow-ups.
UPDATES, April 7th 2012:
Another turn of events. Another crook trying to get money in exchange of information about the Bandung ‘carders’. See below photo for the full conversation via FaceBook that happened that day. I thought of capturing screen shoot as it was unfolding, knowing it was all going to get deleted soon by that crook.
That FaceBook account seems to be that of a fine local Indonesian resident called “Brodit Dudedi”. Classy photos. That account might have been hacked by her pimp.
Of course, Email sent were never answered. Warm thanks to that local for the support. Moving on.
Btw, even my friends do not get to call me bro.
UPDATES, April 20th, 2012:
To all merchants around the world: Before you ship, all you need to know about “carding” and Bandung in this excellent insightful article/investigation by journalist Jason Tedjasukmana for TIME MAGAZINE WORLD .
The piece is from 2002, but nothing much seems to have changed since.
Read it if you like con men stories.
Spread it to prevent others from falling for it.