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Old 06-25-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation Just was scammed for $1000 by a Camaro5 Member

Hey guys,
StrykersG8 posted a thread for some ARH 1 7/8" headers in the for sale section the other day and he was only asking $1000 because he needed the money quick. So I pm'd him throughout the day today and after chatting back and forth I sent him money through paypal for $1000.00. The minute I sent the money to him he stop answering my PM's and I am stuck with no money because paypal will not help me because I sent it as a personal fund so he didn't incur the 3% charge on the money.
My wife also got on here on her name after I paid him and she asked him if they were still for sale and he PM'd her back and said yes they were. This threw up a red flag.
I found he was a member on GRRRR8.NET as well so I checked on there and he is selling stuff on there as well. Well I found one person that bought something from him and they said that they did receive it and his reason for selling him the exhaust he got was because he needed money. He concurred that the guys real name is that same guy that I sent money to and that the guy lived in Arizona. That was another red flag because the guy told me he would be shipping them from Seattle,WA.
However, since I've been searching all day, I've been able to find pictures of other items he was selling on GRRRR8.NET with his screen name in the picture with the items he was selling in the same photobucket account that the picture of the headers was in that he sent me. So I've printed out pictures of his photobucket pictures showing his car and license plate, the items he was selling with his screen name in the pictures and also all the threads he has posted showing the same pictures in them. This way I can link both of the screen names (camaro5 and grrrr8.net) together along with the same photobucket account and with the car in the pictures.
I also found a post where he posted his zip code for shipping purposes, so my wife and I now have his address, phone number and everything we need to know to go to the AZ police and file a police report. I am willing to let it drop if he will just send us our money back.
Anyone fellow Camaro5 members in Arizona wanna help find this guy and get our money back?
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Wish I could help you out man. I wish you luck in getting this situation resolved. I can't stand a thief!!
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your situation. Some people don't deserve oxygen.

Did Paypal debit a bank account to send him the money? If so, you could file a dispute through your bank and get the money back.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:33 PM   #4
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How many times in how many Camaro5 forums are you going to post this? I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but one post on the subject is enough, don't you think?
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:38 PM   #5
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How many times in how many Camaro5 forums are you going to post this? I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but one post on the subject is enough, don't you think?
I'm assuming he's just trying to ensure people see it. Some people spend more time in certain parts of the forum than others.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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^

I agree. I only check new posts when I'm on, so I never would have noticed this.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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yeah you never know where the scumbags will show up do you?
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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Did you use your debit card or charge card to complete your paypal transaction? If so contact your bank and report the theft. You'll find the number on the back of the card. Paypal will be pissed off but your debit or charge card trumps paypal.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #9
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Find the local FBI field office near his house and give them a call on Monday.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:09 PM   #10
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that dude is committing a federal offence.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:13 PM   #11
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What a freakin loser. Seriously????

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:28 PM   #12
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You don't need help, you already have the police - let them do their jobs.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:43 PM   #13
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did you use a credit card or debit card? its very important as to which one was used. if its a credit card either discover or american express call them and they will go thru paypal and remove the payment from his personal account. we had to do this once before for something we paid for. luckily it wasnt on here. if its your debit card call the bank and they will contact paypal and get his personal bank info from them and again withdraw the money from his account. a friend of ours is a lawyer and she advised us of this. it worked for us hope it works for you as well
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #14
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How many times in how many Camaro5 forums are you going to post this? I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but one post on the subject is enough, don't you think?
No.

If someone robbed me of a thousand bucks, darn right I'd be posting more than a few posts in different areas about this.

Better to warn fellow Camaro5 members than post a note and sit passively by and hope everyone on the forum happens upon that one thread.

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Old 06-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #15
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Glad he is warning everyone. Cant trust anyone today. Hope you get your money back and the piece of s&*% gets his.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:00 PM   #16
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Bro, you have his name and address as you stated

Have you gone to the police??
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #17
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No.

If someone robbed me of a thousand bucks, darn right I'd be posting more than a few posts in different areas about this.
Better to warn fellow Camaro5 members than post a note and sit passively by and hope everyone on the forum happens upon that one thread.

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Old 06-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #18
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How many times in how many Camaro5 forums are you going to post this? I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but one post on the subject is enough, don't you think?
Like the 2011 5.0?

I 100% think OP is doing the right thing warning as many people as possible about this scammer. Getting scammed for $1000 is a serious issue.

I also think we need MUCH stronger rules for member classifieds like say a minimum of 6 months membership and 50+ posts. LS1tech has this. There's no way in the world a guy should be able to join C5 2 days ago, make 8 posts and then be able to post a classified for $1000 headers. We make vendors pay to advertise here, I guess to protect us from scammers, then let any Joe Blow off the street sell whatever in the member classifieds?
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:31 PM   #19
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feildgoal00, PM the mods. Espec. Tran on this one. They can keep him off of here so others don't get scammed. That will protect the rest of us from him. Sure, he can create a new account, but I doubt it would do him much good. I'll buy from a vendor here (some things anyway) but if I buy from a member it will have to be someone who has been active for a while. Ya, I know it's not fullproof, but it can help.

I hate a M-Fer who does *hit like this. I try to give as much disclosure and go out of my way to make sure the member knows what they are gitting. I actually dropped a wheel on it's face the morning I was shipping them to a member. (Dog knocked it over as I was taking final pics ) but I made damn sure the member knew about it befor I shipped. I felt like crap.

So feildgoal00, thank you for letting us know, but make sure you send this to the mods and Tran.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #20
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Holy chit.

Just realised. I had though about getting those.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:13 PM   #21
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feildgoal00, PM the mods. Espec. Tran on this one. They can keep him off of here so others don't get scammed. That will protect the rest of us from him. Sure, he can create a new account, but I doubt it would do him much good. I'll buy from a vendor here (some things anyway) but if I buy from a member it will have to be someone who has been active for a while. Ya, I know it's not fullproof, but it can help.

I hate a M-Fer who does *hit like this. I try to give as much disclosure and go out of my way to make sure the member knows what they are gitting. I actually dropped a wheel on it's face the morning I was shipping them to a member. (Dog knocked it over as I was taking final pics ) but I made damn sure the member knew about it befor I shipped. I felt like crap.

So feildgoal00, thank you for letting us know, but make sure you send this to the mods and Tran.
We were working on this as soon as we found out, but Tag is waiting to get a PM back from him. Not much he/we can do fieldgoal doesn't answer his PM's.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #22
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We were working on this as soon as we found out, but Tag is waiting to get a PM back from him. Not much he/we can do fieldgoal doesn't answer his PM's.
Cool.

My response was basically in support of his efforts to make sure eveyone knew what was happening and his concerns that everyone is safe.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #23
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Got is Address? If so, post it everywhere. Just make sure it's ok with the mods.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:47 AM   #24
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that sucks bro, hope you get your $$$ back. and i only do transactions in person.
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