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Old 10-26-2005, 09:24 AM
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Default Sellers BEWARE! XoticZ is a MAJOR FELONY scammer!

I felt an obligation to share an experience I had with a customer, as to properly warn EVERYONE from doing any type of business with this scammer.

From the beginning:
Dalla Adal (XoticZ) emailed me and ordered a Vortech Polished SC kit, and informed me he would pay via company check. I advised him I would need to wait until the check cleared prior to shipping. While the check was in transit, I ordered up the SC kit, and picked it up from my supplier the following day, locally. The customer's check arrived, and it was deposited. Nearly every day, XoticZ would email me asking if the check cleared, and if I could send the product. I politely advised him that I had to wait 10 days for the check to clear. On the 8th day, the check appeared to be good, so I decided to ship the SC kit to the customer. On the 11th day, my bank informs me that the check was RETURNED NSF. We are talking nearly $5000 in product!!

Fortuantely, the SC was just one day away from being delivered to the scammer, and I was able to route it back to us.

I notified the customer of the bad check, all the while...he had sent me ANOTHER check from $7800 in additional parts we had talked about prior to this incident.

Well...guess what...that checked arrived, and I called his bank, and there were no funds in the account to cover it as well.

So in summary, this a-hole sends me 2 bad checks for a grand total of $12,700. Fortunatley, my only losses were shipping, NSF fees, and the cost of re-selling that SC kit...that I have already paid for. I called the DA and Sherrif's department, and they were of no help. They informed me that becuase the product was never delivered, that no criminal charges could be filed...only civil.

so SELLERS beware....do not do business with this guy ever.
Oh, and he gave me some excuse about how he used the wrong check, or a different bank account. But the fact that he sent me two checks on two seperate occassions is proof enough for me. He also claims the money was taken from his account already, which is total BS becuase the check was returned NSF and I have a letter from my bank certifing that fact...and the guy has no money in his account.

All vendors should put his name on their black lists.

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:28 AM
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Sharif, as bad as this is, you can't post his contact information. TOU rule 4 re privacy.

Trust you are well and glad to hear you didn't get totally screwed.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the info.... it always sucks to hear about dishonnest ppl!!!
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we have shot people for less than this, what an @ss
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Originally Posted by hfm
Sharif, as bad as this is, you can't post his contact information. TOU rule 4 re privacy.

Trust you are well and glad to hear you didn't get totally screwed.
Thanks...it was just taken down.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:50 AM
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Booo too scammers!
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He won't always get away with it. His azz is gonna get caught one day.
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Reminds me of one of those Nigerian used car schemes...

Glad you were able to get your product back, though. You should have no problem selling it to someone honest.
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Heavens! The scums in this world. I'm so glad you were able to abort before major losses due. The brighter side is you are not wiser than you were.

Take care buddy!
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Originally Posted by CpraceZ
we have shot people for less than this, what an @ss


Sharif sorry to hear of this, at least you werent taken for the price of the kit. BTW

OT but how do I leave feedback? I bought some plugs from you and wanted to leave + feedback but Im a tool and dont know how.
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Sharif sorry to hear of this, at least you werent taken for the price of the kit. BTW

OT but how do I leave feedback? I bought some plugs from you and wanted to leave + feedback but Im a tool and dont know how.
Thanks Alberto. Click on the feedback rating under my name...you can leave feedback there.
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Glad you didn't get taken for a ride. Too bad some legal action can't be taken on this a-hole!

BTW, left some positive feedback for you regarding the Quaife GB. Even though they goofed up bigtime you kept us informed and even offered a full refund. Great customer service.
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dklau33
Glad you didn't get taken for a ride. Too bad some legal action can't be taken on this a-hole!

BTW, left some positive feedback for you regarding the Quaife GB. Even though they goofed up bigtime you kept us informed and even offered a full refund. Great customer service.
Thanks D! Yeah...could have been much worse. And from people are saying, the Quaife diffs are working really nicely for people. Great to hear.
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Didn't even realize we could leave feedback...left you some love too
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Writing worthless checks is a crime. If you are interested check out Section 14-107(a) under the title Worthless Checks. The amount being over $2000 makes it a Class I felony in North Carolina.
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XoticZ name does not come up under search, is he banned?
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Originally Posted by zand02max
XoticZ name does not come up under search, is he banned?
Possibly....I asked Vic to ban him. The guy emailed me everything, but he mentioned he posts on the boards under this name.
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Originally Posted by Spooky
Writing worthless checks is a crime. If you are interested check out Section 14-107(a) under the title Worthless Checks. The amount being over $2000 makes it a Class I felony in North Carolina.
I havent checked, but would think the suspect would need to be an NC resident for this to apply. Also, becuase he never recieved product, I am not sure if anyone would bother with this case.
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DAmn... sorry to hear Sharif, I was also scamed through Ebay with a fake bank check... It sucked the product was worth 2700 and I lost it because I thought a BANK check was 100% error proof. Guess not, lucky the cops got him and I recieved my item back! Thanks for the heads up.
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Dalla,
That was the same guy selling the Top Secret Widebody and a Vortech Supercharger a while back.He claimed to be from Louisanna and was leaving the country and was giving his girlfriends cell phone number.Everyone remember him? He even used someone elses pictures. Trying to cash bad checks is a felony in most states as well as US postal Fraud for utilizing the post office to send the checks.Perhaps the secret service or FBI handles postal fraud.
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