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Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)
« on: October 29, 2006, 11:27:59 »
All,

It is with regret that I must inform you that former Army.ca member Big Bad John appears to have misstated some facts and led people astray. Many of the personal facts presented by John Hill (AKA Sean Hill) did not add up under scrutiny, and many claims he made seemed "too good to be true." Mr. Hill has recently erased all tracks of himself from this site.

If anyone still has contact with Mr. Hill, especially if financial or personal information is involved, I strongly urge you to proceed with caution. His last known e-mail addresses is tinmanjohn57@sympatico.ca, and he has been known to use cobhman@campus.ie previously.

John, if the information I have is somehow in error, you know how to contact me to set the record straight.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 12:15:39 »
As an additional note to the membership, the Staff has been on to BigBadJohn for quite some time now.  So far, through informal, discreet searches we've drawn a blank on his claims.  However, do to his rather innocuous claims (none of the "I was a sniper and killed a division with my KFS" types that we are used to) and his claim of foreign service, we've been having trouble getting 100% verification through back-door, discrete checks.  We are now in the process of doing a public verification and should be able to fill out our case against this guy.

We were monitoring him and weren't really surprised when he pulled plug here.  We hope to solve this story once and for all in the near future, as BigBadJohn was a fairly active member here for some time.  This should serve as a warning to everyone to watch for those they meet on the internet (or in real life, as many of have), as they may not be all they are saying they are.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 15:15:07 »
As you can see, members sometimes try to hide their activities and identities:

All,

It is with regret that I must inform you that former Army.ca member Big Bad John appears to have misstated some facts and led people astray.

Previous records show his profile prior to his changes on departure:

Name:  big bad john
Posts:  1,304 (2.415 per day)
Position:  Army.ca Subscriber
IP:  ##############
Hostname:  Ottawa-HSE-ppp264735.sympatico.ca
Date Registered:  February 06, 2005, 17:16:27
Last Active:  ##########

Rank: Retired Major
Unit:   
MOC:   
Mil Exp:  23 years Royal Marines
 
Notes:  Security clearence came through! In the Defense Industry.
 
Email:  tinmanjohn57@sympatico.ca
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 11:23:01 »
Folks,

A year to the day after posting the original warning, I have an update. CTV's W-FIVE will be airing a piece on "cyber sharks" this Saturday, November 3rd at 1900 ET, and John Hill will be included in this segment.

I encourage everyone to watch and draw their own conclusions.


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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 12:16:18 »
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,67032.0.html
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 13:00:58 »
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,67032.0.html
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Gee, I wonder if the bar will mind if we shut off HNIC for W-5?

That's okay, Bruce, we can always catch it on CTV Broadband later.  I, for one, plan on watching it.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007, 14:50:42 »
I know I will. Obviously our fearless leader Mr.Bobbit is in the know about something. As 0
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007, 15:05:59 »
Moe, Wasn't he at the Meet and Greet in Kingston this summer?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 15:57:11 »
This burns me. I asked questions regarding the Royal Marines and the vague answers he gave me were due to "operational security" wich is fine, i can accept it but to find out this idiot didn't even serve? Or am I missing the picture here?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 16:04:10 »
This burns me. I asked questions regarding the Royal Marines and the vague answers he gave me were due to "operational security" wich is fine, i can accept it but to find out this idiot didn't even serve? Or am I missing the picture here?

He MAY have served......somewhere, doing......something. I think there was talk he may have been a cook, not sure though.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2007, 16:06:30 »
Hey, and for us members who can't access this, could someone post an AAR to brief us, ha! Wouldn,t mind to catch the goss on this.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007, 16:15:46 »
Hey, and for us members who can't access this, could someone post an AAR to brief us, ha! Wouldn,t mind to catch the goss on this.

Cheers,

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2007, 16:19:53 »
I just saw him being accosted on CTV Newsnet during a commercial.

"So you didn't think you were destroying lives?" was the question ans he hurried away.

Made my stomach twist into a knot.

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 16:21:03 »
Actually I think I have seen that clip as well. Is that him?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 16:23:01 »
Yep....          >:(
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2007, 16:30:46 »
I am a little lost on this subject on BBJ?

He is on the news because of Army.ca?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2007, 16:31:15 »
What is thed latest poop on our resident poser??


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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2007, 16:44:01 »
Im with Crow on this one, I am really new to this site, but it sounds like this man lied alot to alot of people, including the news? If it isnt too much of a touchy subject can someone fill us new guys in one the full story?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2007, 17:05:35 »
A year to the day after posting the original warning, I have an update.

Wow.  Amazing that a year has gone by already.  And thanks for the info on the show Mike.  I'm planning on being in Oakville at the meet, but will for sure try to catch it at some point.

As for the people that are out of the loop, I don't know what to say.  I mean, there are lots of us who could tell you all kinds of things, but my personal opinion is that you should watch the show if you're interested and as Mike said, draw your own conclusions.  I think saying much more by anyone would lead to alot more speculation and rumours and stories.  Not saying that it can all be wrong to talk about it, but it also dredges up some moments that some may prefer to leave alone.  To put it short, he was a regular on the site here, became a friend of many members of the boards and is now no longer a member.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2007, 17:07:15 »
Moe, Wasn't he at the Meet and Greet in Kingston this summer?

Definitely not!!! I believe you may have mistaken him for my friend, Bob.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2007, 17:11:58 »
Wow.  Amazing that a year has gone by already.  And thanks for the info on the show Mike.  I'm planning on being in Oakville at the meet, but will for sure try to catch it at some point.

As for the people that are out of the loop, I don't know what to say.  I mean, there are lots of us who could tell you all kinds of things, but my personal opinion is that you should watch the show if you're interested and as Mike said, draw your own conclusions.  I think saying much more by anyone would lead to alot more speculation and rumours and stories.  Not saying that it can all be wrong to talk about it, but it also dredges up some moments that some may prefer to leave alone.  To put it short, he was a regular on the site here, became a friend of many members of the boards and is now no longer a member.

I understand, I have seen that type of situation before and I am sure I can kind of gather what may have happened. What kind of had me thrown is how this person would be covered in a show about 'cyber sharks?
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2007, 17:25:20 »
I wish I had printed [links long dead] some of his "Plenty-o-Fish" write-ups...........trust us, he's a "cyber shark."


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I'm new here, but I've encountered the opposite. Up until 2 years ago I worked in "good" job at Microsoft. I mostly still hung around with people from my former profession (Royal Marines). When I'd go with these friends and we'd meet women. Some women would be very uninterested, because they thought that I was "just another bootneck" Once they found out I was at MS, some just fell over themselves trying to attract me.
Very pityful. If someone can't accept me for me...they have no interest for me.

 
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2007, 17:30:35 »

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Posted: 1/25/2005 11:12:58 PM
I'm new here, but I've encountered the opposite. Up until 2 years ago I worked in "good" job at Microsoft. I mostly still hung around with people from my former profession (Royal Marines). When I'd go with these friends and we'd meet women. Some women would be very uninterested, because they thought that I was "just another bootneck" Once they found out I was at MS, some just fell over themselves trying to attract me.
Very pityful. If someone can't accept me for me...they have no interest for me.

 

Personally I find this one ammusing :), I would say they would most likely have not been attracted to him for personal apperance reasons, rather then previous job experience. It has been my experience that women tend to like the soldier type, due to a feeling of personal security, that and i dont know many women that does not appreciate a man in uniform. but that is just my experiences.
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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2007, 18:27:03 »
My question is:

is there a link between Army.ca and Cybersharks (W5)?

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Re: Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Hill)
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2007, 18:43:21 »
is there a link between Army.ca and Cybersharks (W5)?

Hill was a member of army.ca and Hill is going to be in a segment on the show.  Enough of a link?
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