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Old 11-21-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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Angry turbo scam

I paid $2300 for a greddy turbo kit and the bastard hasn't sent me the kit. It's been over a month and he aviods my emails. Last time he emailed me he said the kit was on its way, tha was 3 weeks ago. I want my turbo or money back. Someone help me he lives in Tacoma, WA
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: turbo scam

How did you get in contact with this guy? Thru E-bay or classidied ad? How did you pay for it, money order, paypal, check, credit card?
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:26 PM   #3
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yea, ebay/paypal will help you get your money back.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:28 PM   #4
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Re: Re: turbo scam

I lost the bid, the winning bidder bailed out so I offered him $2300 for the turbo kit. So I did it outside of ebay. I paid him with a money order. Tomorrow I'm calling the Tacoma police department to see if they could help me.
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Re: turbo scam

Please if someone can help me who lives in Washington. The guys name is James Gefeller. He told me the turbo kit got lost in the mail, I doubt it. He also told me he would give me a tracking number but when he actually sent it he said he forgot. I want my money or turbo kit back. I'm not about to give away $2300
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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Re: turbo scam

do you have an address and shit? I live in Seattle and Tacoma is only an hour away. No promises whether or not I go up to this dude though, there is a reason why we call Tacoma, Tacompton.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:30 PM   #7
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Yeah I got his address it's:

2100 112th ST S.
Apt. # E-5
Tacoma, WA 98444
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:44 PM   #8
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That's a scam a lot people do. The try and convince you to buy "outside of ebay," trying to site "benifits" or "reasons" whyit needs to be done. If you saw it on ebay, never, ever ever buy it outside of ebay from the seller, even if they tell you it needs to be done. Often they know darn well Ebay will help you get your money back, as will pay-pal. With a money order it's more perminant, so more often than nont when they scam the person they can keep the money without ever giving away the product. This scam people pull on ebay is bad enough now the news even did a report on it. Remember, if you saw it on ebay, either buy it THROUGH ebay or don't buy it. Ebay will help you get your $$ back from scam artists like this. If you do it outside ebay, you are on your own. The scam-artists know this, and this is one reason they try and convince you to buy outside ebay.

You can try also filing a report/complant with the Washington State Attorney Generals office.
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file a fraud report with the post office. they have the forms online. good luck. stefan525 aka 98ctr
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I usually email the guy saying I'm going to contact the FBI's division of internet fraud.

http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp

That usually scares them a little. Contacting local police also helps. If he can provide proof of shipping you are screwed, but if he can't then send his ass to jail.

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Old 09-15-2005, 10:58 PM   #11
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i got screwed by him too. please send me an email if you have any info that could help... thanks.
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yo he still lives in the same place.....
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thanks for the update. yea it was on a whim i searched his name up and this thread came up. its been 10 years.. but shit.. wow
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