POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

notnilc20
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POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby notnilc20 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:40 pm

Has anyone recieved anything from this guy, Phil Rinthalukay? He has a sale thread here with title "eastcoast spring cleaning Fun". He has been a member here for a few years and He seems like a stand up guy over text but then again how much can you know about someone just via text?

I paid him $30 for some brackets and also put down $187 for a deposit on a/c and powersteering parts but he never sent anything.

Now i can't get a hold of him; email, text, and phone call......nothing. it's been about a month since he quit responding. I have already recieved my deposit back via paypal dispute but he still owes me the $30 for the brackets as i had to get them elsewhere.

The reason i couldn't get $30 back via paypal dispute was because he convinced me to send him money as a gift so there would be no transaction fees. He also wanted to do the same for the $187 deposit but i wasn't comfortable doing that and told him i would pay the fees so i could have buyers protection.....thank goodness i did that.

I gave him plenty of time....our correspondence began on May 23 2016 and i filed my dispute a couple weeks ago mid july. After 10 days paypal never heard from him either and i won the dispute. I still have all our text msgs and paypal details.

I hate that it has come to this but as another member here pointed out i should reveal who he is in order to maybe prevent anyone else from getting scammed . I just wanted to fill you fellow 4ag members in. I don't know how the other buyers transactions went but this was how mine went.....buy at your own risk.....you've been warned.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby morgan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:59 pm

I dealt with him years ago with no problems, No idea whats up now tho
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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby notnilc20 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:36 pm

morgan wrote:I dealt with him years ago with no problems, No idea whats up now tho

Yeah and that's the thing....everything was going ok.....he would return my texts.....seemed like a good guy.....then all of a sudden he just stopped and it's been a month since I've heard from him......

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby Caccomando » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:49 pm

Just bought something from this seller last week Friday. Im waiting for it to arrive.
Ill come back and let ya know how it goes.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby teamaki86 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:11 pm

I'm getting screwed by this guy too. I paid him for parts and never received anything. I got it bad because he convinced me to send him payment via friends and family and I did, so now I'm f---ed out of $300.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby kitsune » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:20 pm

lol get his name and address if you have it and file a police report in his state.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby Caccomando » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:53 pm

Hey, my bad guys. It turns out the guy I got stuff from is not the same as the guy you are having problems with. I thought it was from the same ad. Sorry about what you guys have going on. I hope you the best.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby F1ashpoinT » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:31 pm

I bought stuff from this guy a month or two ago... had no problem. He even drove up almost two hours to drop off some stuff he forgot to bring when I met him.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby qualie1 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:20 pm

Sad that this kinda things are happening here.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby danbery76 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:29 am

He got me too. Never got anything from him just excuses.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby DJexor » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:01 pm

And me too. 500+ usd. 2 months past, no parts. Luckily I didn't pay him like a gift so complaints at paypal are open. keep you guys posted.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby notnilc20 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:48 pm

DJexor wrote:And me too. 500+ usd. 2 months past, no parts. Luckily I didn't pay him like a gift so complaints at paypal are open. keep you guys posted.

Damn....good luck getting your money back....$500 plus? This theif has got some effing nerve.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby DJexor » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:44 am

Got confirmation today from PayPal that the complete 624usd will be returned within coming days. Looks good till now.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby notnilc20 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:47 am

DJexor wrote:Got confirmation today from PayPal that the complete 624usd will be returned within coming days. Looks good till now.

Good for you bud....glad you got your money back. For those that paid as gift i wonder if you could file a claim since his account will show all these disputes against him.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby DJexor » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:46 pm

You can try of course. You can name me as a reference, I dont mind.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby ditn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:10 am

if you used a credit card with paypal file a complain with credit card company to get youre money back!
Doenst matter if you have sent it as gift,this goes above paypal.
Normally this is a website at least for me.
Got my money back couple weeks later.

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Re: POSSIBLE SCAM......BUYERS BEWARE......

Postby notnilc20 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:04 am

ditn wrote:if you used a credit card with paypal file a complain with credit card company to get youre money back!
Doenst matter if you have sent it as gift,this goes above paypal.
Normally this is a website at least for me.
Got my money back couple weeks later.


That's good info.....thank you....i called my cc company and they only allow up to 60 days to do a charge back.....hopefully others here can do a charge back within their alloted time frame.

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