Early February 2015, I got a tweet from RHA asking me to follow them, I did and they sent me the DM that you can see below…
I was surprised and disappointed but told myself “C’est la vie” what can we do and anyway RHA had contacted me so no harm done right?
I sent the reply from my phone and I forgot all about it… later, when I came in to work, out of curiosity, I tracked the package and saw that it was delivered to a D Chakraborty in Pune.
So I decided to get to the bottom of this and mailed Aputure (from the e-mail ID I found on their website)
Ted Sim from Aputure replied back to me stating its a $400 Field Monitor that they’ve shipped to me and maybe they got the addresses mixed up and asked me to reconfirm my address…
I was confused as I never placed an order for a Field Monitor, I already own a Lillput that am quite happy with, that’s when Ted told me this was a review Unit that I had requested … I was surprised, I asked him to forward me my alleged request mail and Ted did that, This is the e-mail.
If you guys follow me, you’d probably know that I host something called “C4EHangouts” or “C4EFanChat” once in a while where I hangout with aspiring YouTubers, try to help them, guide them as best as I can… I don’t do it on air, I don’t record it, I don’t want to make money off it, I just want to provide help to YouTubers who are at a point where I myself was in the recent past…
And this is how I met Sudipto Chakraborty, a high school kid who was interested in tech and runs a tech channel TekhSquare. I did my best to help him out, I was on hangouts with him, giving advice, tips, whatever guidance I felt I could have used when I was starting up.
I liked his enthusiasm, trusted him, and even offered to host him in my office for a week once he’s done with school, offered to have him shoot from my office and give him access to all devices that I have for the time he was here…
From my hangouts with him, I remembered that he was from Pune and his dad’s name is Dwaityeswar Chakraborty (D Chakraborty is who received the package as per Fedex) but still, I considered this kid, a little brother, so I couldn’t believe it would be him who was impersonating me… So I went ahead and posted the shipping address that Ted gave me on my socials and I had a couple of people contact me saying the address was in fact Sudipto’s
“J-11/04, Jai Jawan Awas, AWHO Enclave,
I still couldn’t believe it, “there must be a misunderstanding” a voice in my head said… So I called the number from the Shipping address to maybe find it on True Caller but sadly I had it in my phonebook already – Sudipto
I don’t trust people easily, but when I do I trust implicitly, I wanted to give him a chance to explain… So I called him up and he accepted that the site was his but denied that address was… I haven’t been able to get through to him ever since…
As much as I’d like to believe Sudipto, the facts state otherwise
- The package was signed for by a D Chakraborty
- The package was delivered to an address which according to “Who Is” information of a domain that he’s accepted to owning, belongs to him.
- His phone number was provided to Aputure in the e-mail impersonating me
I know we are talking about a grade 12 kid, am not angry, am just disappointed and sad!
If he goes ahead and agrees to ship back the product to Aputure, am willing to forgive and forget… but if he continues denying it and refuses to send it back, I’ll be left with no option but to pursue an alternate course of action… being unable to reach him anymore this article is a last ditch attempt to try to reach him… so hopefully Sudipto or someone close to him reads this and manages to get him to return the product (& or products) that he’s received impersonating me.
Overall a sad day for me #FeelingCursed