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Old 03-29-2008, 05:24 AM
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Hello guys,

One of my friends was looking for a 14MZ and found an ad by a user called "top3d" for a 14MZ and closed a deal, and immidiately paid with paypal.

The seller provided an invalid USPS tracking number, and when my friend opened a paypal dispute, the seller thretened to "ask USPS to return the package" so my friend closed the dispute (BAD judgement there since a closed dispute cant be reopened).

Anyway, as you would think, no package, no tracking, no money and no more communication from the seller !!

Here are the seller details he gave my friend:

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OFFICIAL RCUNIVERSE INVOICE

The following invoice was generated by you in connection
with Item No: 377412 sold in the auctions & classified
marketplace of RC Universe or one of its network affiliate
sites.

Bill To:
XXXXXX (my friend who wishes to stay anonimous)

From:
graciliano cordero
112 llanada
quebradillas , N/A 00612
PUERTO RICO (USA)
mrctattoo@gmail.com
7875629932

Date: 03/15/2008

Description: Futaba 14MZ Air - FULL SYSTEM!
Price: 1,450.00
Quantity: 1
Sub-Total: 1,450.00
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Tax: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00
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Total: $1,450.00

Payments Accepted:
PayPal

Payment Terms:
i will accept paypal only as payment and i will pay for
shipping if is 50 or less with i think it will so please
send payment via paypal thanks
-------------------------------------------------------------------

The seller used his GMAIL with 2 different names (note name on his paypal is Ariel Rivera)L
Junior Mendez
Graciliano Cordero

These are the phone numbers which he provided:
787-547-4711
787-562-9932
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This is the paypal dispute:

Non-receipt - Case ID: PP-439-644-647

Dispute Closed: 3/17/2008 16:56 PDT

Transaction ID: 6W762658RT423301F

Seller Name & Email: Ariel Rivera, mrctattoo@gmail.com

Transaction Amount: -$1,450.00 USD

Transaction Date: 3/15/2008 07:33 PDT

Package Status: USPS tracking # CJ280612089US

Total Messages: 6
Last 5 Show All
From PayPal: PayPal on 3/17/2008 16:56 PDT
PayPal Note: Buyer confirmed that buyer and seller reached
an amicable resolution on this Dispute and buyer closed the
Dispute.

From Seller: Ariel Rivera on 3/17/2008 14:24 PDT
hey sir. first of all i just sent the radio on sat. two days
ago, second of all i sent you tracking info you can check
the tracking here on top where it says packege status also
are you trying to get the radio and the money too? i reply
to all of your email but there so much i can do, you say
that you call me but man its been two days only and it was
weekend what you want me to do i did my pard and now you
open a dispute? you got to be kidding right?
now i will ask you kindly to close the dispute or i will be
force to contact usps to see if i can have the radio back,
so is up to you so let me know by today or i will contact
usps thanks for your time


I hear he's doing this on HeliFreak as well trying to sell a 14MZ or trade for a turbine helicopter.. can anyone help in tracking down this guy ??
thanks for your time.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:04 AM
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As your friend should have already found, this seller has been banned from RCUniverse because of reports such as this.

Your friend should contact the authorities in Puerto Rico with all of the information he has so they can locate the guy and bring him to justice.

Please note this is precisely why we recommend using Escrow.com whenever dealing with an unknown private party through the internet.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:56 PM
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just to let you know...I live between Puerto Rico and Miami because of my bussiness....I will try to HELP you.... I am an active seller on RCU and on Ebay....

I called the 2 phone #'s on the answering machine message and there is an answering machine that replies in spanish the phone #'s and asks to leave a message...

I left a message to call to my phone #... I did not identified myself, because Puerto Rico IS small and people in the HOBBY know me....

As soon as they or him answers, i'll try to pass as another person or issue and ask for his name...I will use the excuse of that I cannot hear him well so probably he will give a phone # which is a physical phone # from a place , house or bussiness... thus, we can track him....

But... both phone #'s are from a mobile #. because the answering machine is from a mobile company...

hopefully I will be able to help you....
I also sent an e-mail to your friends e-mail( idanmorn@zahav.net.il )



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Thanks so much !!
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No answer until now..
Will keep trying.....
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Thanks dude ! we're waiting..
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WOW! Any updates on this?

I just read this and I'm thinking/worried this is the same person on RCGroups.com going by the username mrctattoo and that I may have been duped along with a number of others on May 25. I paid him via PayPal (using CC) on 5/25 and then after that I have not heard a thing about the JR 9303 2.4gHz radio being sent and so far no replies to my PM's (sent last night) or e-mail(s) (sent today) Another one of his buyer's PM'd me yesterday afternoon to ask if was having trouble getting info/replies. He has been on RCG doing transactions for a while (couple of years it appears) with no apparent/public issues on scamming that I could find. Maybe I'm jumping the gun too early here and need to give mrctattoo at RCGroups.com the benefit of the doubt.

BTW the name I sent money to on PayPal is Jorge M Martinez Torres and the e-mail account is: mike.556@live.com

Here is the link my transaction with him:
[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869341&highlight=mrctattoo]mrctattoo on RCGroups.com[/link]

Crossing my fingers..........
I'll keep you posted on what goes down on this.

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Given that the seller on RCG has the same username as the email address registered here, and is from P.R., I think there is probably little doubt it is the same person.

File a report with your CC company IMEDIATELY.
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WOW! Any updates on this?

I just read this and I'm thinking/worried this is the same person on RCGroups.com going by the username mrctattoo and that I may have been duped along with a number of others on May 25. I paid him via PayPal (using CC) on 5/25 and then after that I have not heard a thing about the JR 9303 2.4gHz radio being sent and so far no replies to my PM's (sent last night) or e-mail(s) (sent today) Another one of his buyer's PM'd me yesterday afternoon to ask if was having trouble getting info/replies. He has been on RCG doing transactions for a while (couple of years it appears) with no apparent/public issues on scamming that I could find. Maybe I'm jumping the gun too early here and need to give mrctattoo at RCGroups.com the benefit of the doubt.

BTW the name I sent money to on PayPal is Jorge M Martinez Torres and the e-mail account is: mike.556@live.com

Here is the link my transaction with him:
[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869341&highlight=mrctattoo]mrctattoo on RCGroups.com[/link]

Crossing my fingers..........
I'll keep you posted on what goes down on this.

Mike
sorrey to tell you
but yes he is use this name also
the one that was rip off IT IS ME
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=377412
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