On June 2, I was contacted regarding a WTB ad I've placed on forums around the internet. We exchanged several correspondances discussing the specifics of the transaction:
Strange 9" for a SN95, 3.73's, Detroit True Trac, 31 Splines, & SVO brakes-- all of it new, never used.
I also talked to him on the phone once to 'double check' everything verbally. After our phone conversation, I sent $1,500 via Paypal on June 5, 2006.
After two days (June 7, 2006), I sent a quick email asking if everything was received in good order. To which he replied, "Yeah, everything looks good. Just waiting for the transfer so I can cover the freight shipping."
I sent a quick email on June 11, 2006 to see if the transfer had gone through yet and to get an estimated shipping date-- No response.
Knowing that June 11 fell on the weekend, I waited until Monday (June 13, 2006) and tried to call him. I tried the two numbers that he called me from-- both phone numbers were disconnected.
Trying not to jump to conclusions, I sent an email voicing my concern with the 'circumstances' and requested that he contact me to ease my mind-- No response.
At this point, I'm getting the eerie feeling that I've been duped...but I held my composure.
Yesterday, June 14, I sent a third email. Within this third email, I cut and paste the previous two emails (so he knew I'd been trying to contact him) and left my phone number (he should have already had it). I asked that he call me no matter what time it was-- No response.
During our phone conversation, he said he found my ad through www.turbomustangs.com/forums
. Since I have my ad up on a few sites, I have checked for his 'username' on all of them. This guy doesn't exist .
I've opened a claim with Paypal and notified my credit card about the situation (for when Paypal won't give my money back).
I sent the money to: [email protected]
The name under the Paypal account is: Jennifer Schine
One of the phone numbers I had is from Florida while the other is an 888 number. During our phone conversation, though, he mentioned living in New York.
If anybody is familiar with who this guy/girl is, please contact me.