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Old 05-09-2012, 05:59 AM
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Just an update,

Iv been in contact with Adam via email and we have discussed and agreed that he will send quarterly installments of $500.00 with interest to my account starting sometime next week.

This is the refund of the Volk CE28N wheels that was ordered about 2 years and a bit ago
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:19 AM
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^wat does that mean quarterly? like every 3 months?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:40 PM
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I was always suspicious about something, I have to double check my CC!

Edit: when is this guy gonna receive the ban hammer?

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TSG-Z View Post
Edit: when is this guy gonna receive the ban hammer?
Since he's a site sponsor, that's up to IB - not the moderation team. They have been made aware of this thread and I believe that they have spoken to Adam about the situation. However, if any of you would like to contact IB directly about this, you can find their contact info here: http://www.internetbrands.com/ib/contact

Also, several folks have alleged that there may have been criminal intent in some of their dealings. I'm no lawyer, so I would suggest that you contact some of the following if you feel it is appropriate. I'm sure any of these groups can assess the situation accurately and point you in the right direction since they deal with this stuff every day:

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybe...orting.html#C4
United States Department of Justice - Computer Crimes
The primary federal law enforcement agencies that investigate domestic crime on the Internet include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Secret Service, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) . Each of these agencies has offices conveniently located in every state to which crimes may be reported. Contact information regarding these local offices may be found in local telephone directories. In general, federal crime may be reported to the local office of an appropriate law enforcement agency by a telephone call and by requesting the "Duty Complaint Agent.

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

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Investigations conducted by the U.S. Secret Service through the ECTFs include crimes such as:
  • Computer generated counterfeit currency
  • Bank fraud
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Since some reported transactions were international business -

http://www.econsumer.gov/english/
eConsumer International Joint Effort to combat Internet Fraud
In April of 2001, responding to the challenges of multinational Internet fraud, and working to enhance consumer protection and consumer confidence in e-commerce, 13 countries unveiled econsumer.gov, a joint effort to gather and share cross-border e-commerce complaints. Today, consumer protection agencies in 28 countries participate in this initiative.

This is the business information for the vendor:

Z1 Performance, Inc.
1070-7 Middle Country Rd, # 134
Selden, NY 11784
Phone: 631.863.3820
Fax:631-863-3821
[email protected]

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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Default Good luck

I've heard that before. But I heard from Adam today too in a fashion. I got a spam email newsletter from Z1 for the first time advertising sale items! Coincidence or Adams way of saying he doesn't care what gets said here because he markets direct now instead of on forums like this? I found 2 other forums with scandals like this surrounding Z1 and I think this is the only forum he still sponsors.

Who knows?

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Originally Posted by mikecala99 View Post
Just an update,

Iv been in contact with Adam via email and we have discussed and agreed that he will send quarterly installments of $500.00 with interest to my account starting sometime next week.

This is the refund of the Volk CE28N wheels that was ordered about 2 years and a bit ago
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SparkleCityHop View Post
he's a site sponsor
With what money!!??
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:36 PM
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The good:

Adam has always been a positively contributing member of the community. He`s been one of the most helpful members of the forum in my early steps into being more active in motorsports. As far as my past track record with Z1 I`ve had good experiences dating back to 2007.

The Bad.

Part delays, substitutions, and waiting are part of the game so I was not too upset by this. I got what I needed in the end, before it was too late.

The Ugly.

I found the handling of my over charges to my credit card very unusual. Feb 9th I paid for an item. Charged again on March 4th. This March 4th charge originally showed up as from another website, stripe.com. Visa flagged this as fraudulant immediately and my card was shut down. After a couple days of investigation it was determined it was a charge from Z1. A duplicate of what I had paid earlier. Adam was notified of this and of course I was assured a refund. Just another strange incidence in a string of strange incidences.

But the refund never showed up. Always just an assurance I was already refunded and it would be on my statement anyday. I`m very patient. In early April when it still wasn`t on my statement I pressed for details. WHat day. To what card number. At first these questions weren`t answered directly. Eventually I got a date of March 21st to my card number. The refund eventually showed up in late April. `

But I didn`t confirm if it was a result of a refund from Z1 at that time, or was it a result of the Visa dispute I had initiated back in early March.

Anyways. I got all my parts. I got my money back. I hope everyone gets their money back that wants it in a timely manner. And I hope whatever troubles Adam is experiencing right now that are leading to these recent inconsistancies are resolved too.

Edit: Clarified today. Adam refunded me. Not through VISA action.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:52 AM
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Default Z1 Performance, Z1 Auto, ADAM

Hi,

Ok, i am a newbie and it is my first message on the forum but please, read it before you decide to bann me.

My name is Hubert and Iím French.
I drive a WRX STI 7

Iíd like to tell you my misadventure with a well known US seller : Z1 Performance = Z1 Auto

On september, 2010, 2 of my friends and me have ordered 3 set of coilovers at Z1 Performance for a value of $ 9.0000.
We waited our order until march, 2011 and always nothing from Z1 Performance. (always a missing part : springs, upper mount, etc Ö).
At the end of march, we ask him to cancel our order and to get us back our money : he accepted it on March, 23th.

Since this time, always no money !!!!
He tried several time :
- to make a wire from his bank but always a problem
- to make a transfer with Western Union and you know what ? Itís very funny Ö also a problem, it doesnít work Ö.
- He sent us a check payment but it was ua rubber one

So, more than 19 months (near 2 YEARS !!!) that we paid Z1 Performance - $ 9.000 Ė and at this meantime : no parts of course and no money.

You can easily understand that we are fed up and bored by this seller.
For the moment, we have lost $ 9.000.
This seller is dishonest, a liar and a swindler.

So, donít order him parts !!!!!!

If one day, I donít believe it, we get back our money, I will tell you, cancel this and tell you that Z1 Performance is a serious and and honest seller Ö.. but for the moment :

DONíT ORDER HIM PARTS, Z1 PERFORMANCE IS A SWINDLER.

If you don't beleive me, you can read on NASIOC ans IWSTI, Z1 Performance answer me and recognize it is true :

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/review-s...rmance-19.html
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...513030&page=10

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:59 AM
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It's sad to see all these new threads regarding Z1's business practices...oh well.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:00 AM
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^Ditto. These are crimes.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:09 AM
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Yes it's a shame .....
We don't know what to do ...... $ 9 000 !!!!!!!!!!
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so disappointing
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Haven't seen any problems with domestic sales
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It seems the foreign guys are the ones getting taken.

Seen it before where vendors take money from new orders to fulfill old orders.......it is a cuthroat business where everyone wants the lowest price shipped to door and these shops are making very little margin. Eventually it catches up with them and this happens.
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Check this thread:

https://my350z.com/forum/2003-2009-n...o-in-ny-8.html

This thread will more than likely get locked so post here, you'll be added to a list to how many people are either having problems or had problems.

Tread lightly though, Mods are tired of dealing with this crap and there's good info on the thread I referred you to if you wish to do something outside MY350z.com.

Good luck.
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Yeah ive only really heard of foreign people getting messes with. I ordered my diff from Adam and it was here in no time.
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Originally Posted by Flo-ridaZ33 View Post
Check this thread:

https://my350z.com/forum/2003-2009-n...o-in-ny-8.html

This thread will more than likely get locked so post here, you'll be added to a list to how many people are either having problems or had problems.

Tread lightly though, Mods are tired of dealing with this crap and there's good info on the thread I referred you to if you wish to do something outside MY350z.com.

Good luck.
Thanks,

As I am french, which one of the following is the most appropriate for me :

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybe...orting.html#C4
United States Department of Justice - Computer Crimes

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

http://newyork.fbi.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigations - New York field office

http://www.secretservice.gov/ectf_newyork.shtml
United States Secret Service

https://www.FTCComplaintAssistant.gov/
The Federal Trade Commission

http://www.econsumer.gov/english/
eConsumer International Joint Effort to combat Internet Fraud
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Originally Posted by STi Prodrive View Post
Thanks,

As I am french, which one of the following is the most appropriate for me :

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybe...orting.html#C4
United States Department of Justice - Computer Crimes

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

http://newyork.fbi.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigations - New York field office

http://www.secretservice.gov/ectf_newyork.shtml
United States Secret Service

https://www.FTCComplaintAssistant.gov/
The Federal Trade Commission

http://www.econsumer.gov/english/
eConsumer International Joint Effort to combat Internet Fraud
In order of priority:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybe...orting.html#C4
United States Department of Justice - Computer Crimes

http://newyork.fbi.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigations - New York field office

http://www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau

I added the FCC because they can also prosecute crimes which are transmitted over any form of wire.

http://newyork.fbi.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigations - New York field office

You may also need a local attorney to file a civil case.

I've successfully sued Progressive Insurance, American Home Shield, DELL and a private contractor that performed shoddy work. I can help you in some respect with the paperwork but the sad truth is, it will cost you just to recover your own money.
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You guys can add me to the list of had problem resolved. Ordered a carbonetics LSD and nismo diff cover June 2011. In August parts were still not here. Got excuses ranging from waiting on Nissan to send the install parts, to diffs have not been built yet.

In October after more excuses I decided to change my order to a os giken since he said he could have it by the end of the month. In January 2012, he said the diff was being drop shipped and he was sending my install parts. I received the install parts and noticed the Nismo cover was not amung them. I sent an email questioning it and was told he had no invoice for one. Even though he said it and the install parts were in the shop for months before that. Luckily I saved every pm and email and sent him the invoice for the cover.

That very night I decided to go to the BBB in hopes of some help. His response to them was that I'd have the cover and diff by the middle of feb. The diff cover came but, no diff. In march he sent me an email saying diffs were on back order and asked if I wanted to wait or get a refund. I opted for a refund and had my money back two days later.

He seemed very knowledgable and helpful in the beginning, and I know some snags can come up. But a year waiting, and seeing other peoples problems too.
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Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm out over $6,000 and am here in the good old USA.

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Yeah ive only really heard of foreign people getting messes with. I ordered my diff from Adam and it was here in no time.
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