What is so hilarious about all this is : people that lost gil and items to Rinste shouldn't be so trusting. Casinos have always been a scam. Trusting someone online is usually a scam as well when it comes to hot items. I am in no way condoning his actions, but I have never had a single thing stolen because I flat out refuse to believe in people in general. There are a few exceptions, but those few compared to the masses makes the difference. It takes a fool to be scammed. Usually, the scammers are way more intelligent then those who were scammed. IE : Conniver, I bet he had a good 10 IQ points over your average FFXI player, if not 30 or more.
The second part about his party / group experiences. I have partied with him once, as he was lvling SMN. Was actually a good SMN <provided he didn't have to heal>. But all the other experiences people have had, some I have heard about from people in my LS. Blacklist him, ignore him, never invite him or do anything that would further his own ends, and spread the word to your LS mates. That is the best way to deal with people of the sort. Keep them out of your party, your LS and whatever other associations you have.
He is nowadays trading accounts with his friends. There are a good many of them. I have actually had a run in with some of them in my own LS, and banned every one of then. <Aranis, Skindogg, Rykku, Summercillo>. I doubt the list stops there, but fair warning LS leaders, he sure as **** isn't limited to one account anymore. How ever much his cousin tries to stick up for him, don't believe the hype.
If enough of you just Blist, ignore, keep from being invited into your LS, he will fade away! /Cheer. There are far more people that need this kind of treatment, but I won't turn this thread into some long drawn out list. Use your common sense when you sling your gil around. Although, people who got ripped off probably were gilbuyers anyhow, so w/e. Those who work for the money are stingy with the money and don't fall for POS scams and thieves.
Rate me up, rate me down, IDC!!! I get mine and tell people how it is. Best believe though, this POS wont ever be in my LS!