[IMPORTANT] A word about Scammers

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  1. dartnabout

    dartnabout FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I am here to say be aware of "Joeychgo" He is on multiple sites and I have sent him several payments through PayPal. All I get is to be a Gold member on his first rate site. And after calling him out on here I hope I can still be a member but it had to be done! He he he.... ;)
     
  2. willypete67

    willypete67 Well-Known Member

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    If anyone is interested the guy that scammed me said his name was Jim Earl from 4154 maple ridge Dr. Grapevine TX 76051 Said his wife's name was Sheila and worked for FedEx in their home town. All of this checked out he even had a cell number and email jimearl5892@gmail.com was his email and his so called cell number is 1 210 739 1171
     
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    Im turning all the info I have on this guy... if it is legit to my local sheriffs office so they can forward it to grapevine texas department... who knows maybe he was dumb enough to use his real phone number and addy. Id like to find this guy and break his friggin legs.
     
  4. enigma57

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    Willy, this may help...... Did a little research on the internet this morning...... There is a 'Jim Earl' listed as living at that address. Appears to be an alias.

    Either that...... Or someone using that name is using that address as a mail drop and possibly having mail addressed to themselves at that address forwarded to themselves elsewhere. In that event, you'd have to check with the postmaster of the local post office there.

    If either of you sent anything by mail or if you paid with a US Postal Money Order...... That constitutes mail fraud on his part and that's a federal offense.

    Google Earth photo of residence blurred the license number of the black truck parked at the curb, but you can make out most of the registration number of the boat in the driveway.

    Check out the links below for additional information and list of aliases......

    https://www.google.com/search?q=415...la:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.890...ata=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sztR2edaZ2QzTsUqBEvalGg!2e0

    https://address.radaris.com/Grapevine+TX/MAPLERIDGE+DR/4154

    Looks like the 'Jim Earl' at that address may have some aliases......

    http://radaris.com/~Jimmie-Easley/296436278

    Mugshot and facebook link at bottom of page. I'm not on facebook, so couldn't follow trail any farther.

    Hope this helps,

    Harry
     
  5. Woodys cudas

    Woodys cudas Well-Known Member

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    I was going to buy some 340 emblems off of another group... the guy wanted me to pay paypal but send the money as a gift so the fees could be waived on his side. I told him that I would not pay this way because this would take away my paypal protection and the fees on his side were just a part of doing business on the internet. ... he declined the transaction. I have been ripped off before. If it smells fishey... it is fish!
    Woodys cudas.
     
  6. 1967 'cuda

    1967 'cuda Dropped on Head as a Baby

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    I've sometimes suggested the same method to avoid fees with the caveat explained about it negating protection. I don't normally mind the Paypal fees because it does offer protection, but when it reflects a major portion of the transaction cost I try to avoid it. Whenever someone isn't comfortable forgoing the protection and is willing to pay additional to cover the fees I gladly complete the transaction as a sale.

    It's strange that the seller declined your transaction IF you were willing to cover the additional fees. - In that case, it does sound fishy. If he didn't want to eat the additional cost,- that's a different matter.
     
  7. scooby67

    scooby67 Well-Known Member

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    Something like this. I had a bad feeling in my stomach about this guy. Even did a Google search. Said he is a God fearing 65 year old man who would never take my money. Turns out he is 54 and his wife works for FedEx. His FABO profile mysteriously disappeared. Said his computer crashed. Asked for more pics of the bumper. He replied that he just had spinal surgery and can't take anymore.......

    "Sounds good. I am currently confined to bed rest at home as I'm recovering from a spinal cord surgery. My wife works with FedEx, so I will have her pick up payment and arrange shipping for me.

    Here are the details you would need for payment via Money Gram transfer:

    Name: Rosa Harrigan
    Address: 612 Haven Pl Tarpon Spgs, FL 34689-4843.
    After payment, do email me the details below from the Money gram payment receipt:

    Sender's Name:
    Reference #:
    Amount Sent:

    I shall email you a tracking # and other shipping info once she is done with shipping. Kindly let me know once you've made payment so I can have her complete shipping arrangement.

    thanks,
    Jeff."
     
  8. jos51700

    jos51700 Well-Known Member

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    Who the hell even talks like that? "I shall email you...."
    Effin' scammers
     
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    • enigma57

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      Someone with roots in the UK might speak that way. Nothing wrong with using proper English.

      On the other hand, the rest of the note scooby posted seems highly suspicious. Personally, I'd pass on that deal. No Moneygrams and no wire transfers. Ever.

      Best regards,

      Harry
       
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      scooby67 Well-Known Member

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      Harry, there's not a chance in Hell I would follow through with this: 1) Only one photo of the bumper, 2) He appeared on FABO once, then disappeared because his "computer crashed", 3) Said his PayPal account is dormant, 4) Said the bumper was $150 shipped, yet never inquired as to my location, etc.........lots of red flags. I know better. Just sad that there are a**holes lurking out there ready to take your hard earned money.
       
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      The exact same details as the scam was from Jerry Garcia here before. I say good thing you didnt fall for it.
       
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      [​IMG][​IMG] Lots of red flags there. I wish more folks were on top of this like you, scooby. Might save themselves a lot of grief.

      I've been lucky...... Only been burned once. I'm more cautious now.

      Happy Motoring,

      Harry
       
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      I cancelled my pay pal account because I kept getting emails that my account had several failed logins and it was not me. When I cancelled my pay pal they told me it was probably a scammer trying to get me to use their login link, which I did not do. I did think of that also.
      Brings me to the question I am a new member and would like to sell some stuff but I understand this could make people not want to purchase anything so what is the fix here.
      The world is full of lazy crooked scum and most of them are on the Internet I think.
      I am not one.
      What are the best options other than PayPal, which is linked to your bank account.
      2muchstuff
       
    • Bad Sport

      Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Here's what I did. I opened a PP account, I opened a separate checking/savings account. When I have a build up of funds in PP, I send it to the checking. When it hits the checking I log into the bank and transfer it to a savings account.

      It gives me a couple layers of protection, and there isn't enough in the PP account to lose sleep over, and the same with the checking.


      Postal MO, is the next best option IMO. It protects you from getting a forged money order and it protects the buyer too. If you were to stiff them it's a federal crime and they WILL look into it.


      Best thing I can suggest, is when you do a transaction with someone here, follow through quickly, keep the communication line open, send tracking numbers etc..

      Once you have a couple of sales, and some folks leave you positive feedback it gets better.
       
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      WARNING...

      I see wonderwoody is back on here with something to sell and he will take your money and not sent you anything...
       
    • james campbe

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      i have had 1 person on abodies and 1 on bbodies admit to me that they are making a good living scamming on these sites, so if you have members admitting they are scamming ,then how many people are doing it that dont admit it, i do a backgrond check on line of the person selling the parts, cost 95 cents, if they have 3 or 4 addresses and 3 or names listed, then you can probably figure they are scamming, also if you get the address they say send money order to,google map it, if its a business or vacant lot or empty house ,then you might want to stay away from them, those of you that say you only take money orders, then let me have you send me the parts , then i will send you the money order, if you wont do this, then you should realize, that you are asking a person to send you something without knowing you, you can take picture of parts and not even be the owner, better listen to joey, i joined this site in order to find parts, but havent bought anything in over a year because i got took by chance copp in ohio, and recently on b bodies mopar louie had magnum centers for $80 , done background check of address where he wanted money order, in moosup ct, was a vacant lot, called him said he made mistakt should have been same address in plainfield ct., googled it, was a school, called him ,asked if he worked at that school, needless to say i got a good cussing and hung up, next day i got a threatning email from him, just saying.....
       
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      i got a postal money order and got ripped for $86 dollars, tried to get post office to do something about it, got a call from cyber crime unit, wanted me to drive from tennessee to ohio to file claim, would have cost me more to drive up there and back, plus a days wages to take off in the week to go, so it may work , but hope you have time to drive all over the country, i gave them the name, said i couldnt prove he didnt send the parts ups, fedex, usps., so its your copy of a money order versus him saying parts must have got lost in shipping even thoigh he dont have a tracking number
       
    • krazykuda

      krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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      Why not post a link of his ad here so we can see...
       
    • whiteduster

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      Thanks for this post
      I was there latest VICTIM they con'd me out of $175.00 US Dollars the scumbags name he used was Jim Ramirez Garcia and also his wifes name Patricia Ramirez they are frauds and will steal you're money Beware !
      They asked for payment by Moneygram wouldn't take Paypal

      i was going to buy a $150 rear end from this ass hat didn't sound right so i'm glad i backed out i only got scammed once on fabo their was a punk kid on here last year that was selling from the south he seemed to be doing ok and not scamming people but he turned rotten and started taking peoples money i sent him $45 for a uncut radio dash piece never got it
       
    • cudascott

      cudascott wish I had a Hemi

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      Well I have to say a word for moparlouie here, I bought two 69' b body a pillar trim pieces
      from him and it was one the best transactions I've ever had. He sent pics and described them I sent the money and he sent me the tracking number when shipped. When I received them they were exactly as he described them.
       
    • Oldmanmopar

      Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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      I had two bad dealings on the net. But these were for alot more money.

      I sold an Item on a site. I recieved a $2500.00 (cashiers check). I took it to my bank to cash it and they confirmed with the other bank it was good using the number on the check.

      The only issue was that the check still would have taken 10 days to clear so I decided to drive to the bank the check was drawn on. When I got there they had me sign the check and took it. Several minutes later they came back and told me that everything on the check was good but the discription. The check title was (Cashiers Check) It should have been (Certified bank Check). I gave it to the Police.




      number 2 was the best one

      The second was for an Item I bought $2800.00 for a super charger for my Omni. I sent the money Paypal and never heard from him again, About a month went by and I decided to call every one with that last name I sent the money to in that town. I knew the time period to file with Paypal protection was running out. I got in touch with his father .

      This is how it went

      I asked if he knew the person I was looking for . He said it was his son. I told him I paid for a Super Charger and never recieved it. I was in luck! he was leaving to ship it for his son who was at work. I confirmed the address and it wasn't mine or my name. I quickly said , "I changed my address"
      and he sent it to my address with the different name.


      When his son in his 30's came home and found out his dad sent it to me he was very mad. The son called me and flipped out. He told me he had a higher offer and was going to send me a refund when the other persons Payment cleared. He was furious that I lied to his dad about who I was. He demanded I send it back. So I told him to refund my money. He wouldn't until he recieved the super charger back. So when the Super charger came to me. I filed for a refund as item not as described.

      This proccess calls for the item to be shipped back. As soon as you provide tracking for the item of the same weight returned to the sellers address you get your money back in your account. Hope he likes what he got.

      You should have heard this scammer on the phone when I got my money back and he still didn't get his item back yet. That is when I decided to turn the tables on him. Come to find out he sold it to another person for $3500.00 on that site. They still didn't get their money back.

      The saying goes "He who laughs last laughs best".
       

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      4spdragtop Well-Known Member

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      LOL NICE! Glad you turned the tables on him!
       
    • BIG-B-Barracuda

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      proceed with caution.
       
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      Heads up. There is somebody trolling the wanted ads, looking for victims. He has contacted me twice regarding two different postings. Each time he is a new member with zero posting history. Asks to be contacted by email only, has the part you are looking for and even with photos. Photos he's clearly copied from old listings. Always has an excuse as to why he can't send any other pics. Will not accept PayPal. His account is "dormant". Moneygram only. I reported one of his aliases to Joey to ban and the guy simply signed up with a new user/email.
       
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