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Old 08-04-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Got Scammed by spankaveli

I got scammed by spankaveli on his so-called RA transmission. Sent him a $1000.00 deposit via Palpal in early March. He said the tranny would take a "couple of weeks to ship" due to a sleeve being replaced. I said, "no problem". Come May, (two months later) and about 40 emails back and forth and still I hear, "its almost ready". So I demanded my deposit back. The idiot spent it already and claims that he's broke!! So here it is August and still no refund and not even an offer for payments. I have no idea what happened to the tranny. And he won't answer my emails except with another sob story.
Its past the time frame for Paypal so I'm sh__ out of luck with them. He has kept a low profile and his address is a mystery. So I'm going to hire a P.I. in Baton Rouge to track him down. Problem is that I live in South Texas and taking him to small claims court will require that I travel there.
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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I got scammed by spankaveli on his so-called RA transmission. Sent him a $1000.00 deposit via Palpal in early March. He said the tranny would take a "couple of weeks to ship" due to a sleeve being replaced. I said, "no problem". Come May, (two months later) and about 40 emails back and forth and still I hear, "its almost ready". So I demanded my deposit back. The idiot spent it already and claims that he's broke!! So here it is August and still no refund and not even an offer for payments. I have no idea what happened to the tranny. And he won't answer my emails except with another sob story.
Its past the time frame for Paypal so I'm sh__ out of luck with them. He has kept a low profile and his address is a mystery. So I'm going to hire a P.I. in Baton Rouge to track him down. Problem is that I live in South Texas and taking him to small claims court will require that I travel there.
Baton rouge? If you get an address, I will drive up there one weekend and check out his house, see if a subaru is there... Also, might want to try and contact the dealer up there and see if they know of him... say you have some parts for him and you need to find him
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:21 AM   #3
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what a douschebag, hope you find him
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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hey man I have been trying to get a hold of him for like a week now to buy that tranny from him. he said he needed at least 1000.00 to sell it to me so that he can pay off your deposit. I have sent him at least 3 or 4 pms, trying to buy it from him, and i am going to probably end up driving to beaumont, where the tranny is apparently located @ his mechanics shop. I was going to give him 1000 and my broken tranny since he said the car was getting repoed and it didnt matter if the transmission was screwed up. anyway I will keep in contact with you incase I hear anything from him, because from what I gather he does have intentions of paying you back your money, and I will be meeting him face to face to hand over the money, because I dont feel like getting taken for a G. I am in north austin, so a 10 hour drive is completely worth saving 1000.00. anyway heres to hoping this gets resolved soon, and you get the money back, and I get the transmission i want.
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #5
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Nater,
That's one of the problems. He has kept a low profile. I have a PI standing by to search for him in Baton Rouge. He has a computer business but its not licensed and he has several websites but they don't give out personal information.
I've heard one sob story after another about his house getting repoed, his car is all screwed from an accident. I know he works for Eatel. Or least he did. But all I've gotten for the past five months is lip service.
If I have to hire the PI then he's going be taken to full court litigation with damages. The lawyer is going to cost me big time because I can't afford the time to apprear. I work in Mexico for a major Medical Device company as their Senior Compliance Officer.
Yes, I could tell some great stories about Mexico!! The locals are quite friendly.

And thanks everybody for your support. Nobody likes deadbeats.

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Old 08-05-2006, 12:38 PM   #6
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That's one of the problems. He has kept a low profile. I have a PI standing by to search for him in Baton Rouge. He has a computer business but its not licensed and he has several websites but they don't give out personal information.
I've heard one sob story after another about his house getting repoed, his car is all screwed from an accident. I know he works for Eatel. Or least he did. But all I've gotten for the past five months is lip service.
If I have to hire the PI then he's going be taken to full court litigation with damages. The lawyer is going to cost me big time because I can't afford the time to apprear. I work in Mexico for a major Medical Device company as their Senior Compliance Officer.
Yes, I could tell some great stories about Mexico!! The locals are quite friendly.

And thanks everybody for your support. Nobody likes deadbeats.

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well damn i didnt read all of that, i had no idea about any accident, I am kind of confused now, especially since i didnt know that repo companies took back cars that were smashed to hell. btw, I have never heard anything about baton rouge, but i do know that he is currently selling his home in a city called Geismar, LA. let me know what happens. I also sent you back a reply email to the msn account. keep me posted bro. btw if you know of anyone selling a good 2002-03 wrx tranny feel free to send them my way because since i dont smoke anymore I need me some kind of fix, lol.
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #7
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Unloco187,
The tranny should be in top shape. He had his machanic reinspect it completly and would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade. it had few miles since the RA install and had a small bearing noise and the mechanic tore it down and replaced a bushing that was causing some rubbing on the shaft. Except for a STi tranny or APS gears, this thing is cheap thrills for the WRX. I currently have 2006 Sti. I wanted the tranny for my 2002 WRX that I have since sold and moved onto bigger and better subarus!! Its a good tranny. If you buy it tell him that you will only send the cash to me and see what he says. Let me know. We honest guys must stick together.

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Old 08-05-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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hell man I am down with that, I am already irritated as hell that this has taken as long as it has, because like i have said, I need my fix. I dont want to have to buy the gearset by itself new, because that is going to be 1300-1400 by itself, and my mechanic is going to charge me 800.00 to install it, putting the cost at over 2000.00, which if i wanted to pay that much, I would just save up the extra 800.00 and buy the ppg gearset. I just want to drive my car again, I have had it for about a year now, and have only gotten to drive it about 4 months out of that year based on the problems i have had with it, all of which i caused myself from abuse. I have a built motor sitting under the hood with all kinds of extra goodies, with a garbage tranny on it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:19 AM   #9
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unloco187,
Here is his phone number:
225-647-7265 Home/Office
225-288-7265 Cell
Try him at those numbers. Tell him that I sent you. Also, if you seal the deal and demand that the money be sent to me I'll cut you $100.00 off the $1000.00 that he owes me. Its worth it just to get this out of what hair I have left.
As for your WRX, just remember that they do not like hole shots or speed shifting. I had a 2002 with a FMIC, big 16g and STi pinks and sold it $14k with 93,000 mi. The tranny was still working great. Just remember don't let your foot overload your brain and you'll be fine. Make sure that your drivetrain is preloaded before you hammer it. Get his tranny and you will have loads of fun with those ratios in it.

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Old 08-07-2006, 09:26 AM   #10
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yeah i think so too. have you gotten a chance to talk to him @ all @ those numbers? I have been checking his logon history, and he still hasnt read my pms. I am definitely down to save 100.00 so i will definitely work hard on getting this from him. I will let you know what happens asap.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #11
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unloco187,
jeremyj@eatel.net is the email address that I get responses from him when I send a request for a status on his progress of repaying me.

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Old 08-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #12
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Hey I live just a few miles from him I was going to buy his up pipe but I never heard anything back from him.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:32 PM   #13
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Got and address???
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:48 PM   #14
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oh, and btw I cound't find the home phone you listed in the telephone cross reference.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:22 PM   #15
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hell man I still havent heard anything. I think you should hire the p.i. and take his ass to court, and then sue for your 1000.00 plus damages. My pms have still gone unread.

edit-***I just checked to see when his last activity was, and it says yesterday @ 2:23 pm, so i dont know what the deal is. I am sure he has read the thread, but for some reason he didnt read my pms. I WANT THAT DAMN TRANSMISSION!***
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:23 AM   #16
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SCAMMER BUMP...is he on the board so he could possibly chime in on this...have you guys requested to the mods to move this over to scammer central?
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:22 AM   #17
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I haven't figured out how to do that. If you can give some directions on how to contact the Mods to get it moved. It would be appreciated.

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Old 08-09-2006, 08:34 AM   #18
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Ryanjorunner,
Alll of his phone numbers are unlisted. but I do have three of them including either his sister or wife. He owns a couple of websites called, www.spankdu.com and www.sportsnimports.com.
His email is:
jeremyj@eatel.net
He has a business called Jouette Computer Services, (www.jcsptech.com) but it seems to be under the table since it is not licensed either.
I have not found an address on him. That's way I've got a PI that I'm about to pull the trigger on to locate his private information so I can locate a Lawyer to take him to court. As my orginal thread states, I live in south Texas and cannot afford the time to fly to LA to file and apprear in Small Claims. If I sue, I'll have to go the long, (and expensive) route to obtain restitution. I have over 40 emails with some excuse or another and it just plan reads like a major default on his part. I've had legal here at work look it over and they state there is more then enough grounds to sue and collect damages.

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Old 08-09-2006, 10:17 AM   #19
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light his ass up in court. I am pissed that I have been ignored this long, especially when I have the money that could end all of this. Burn baby burn, go get em stuart.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:48 AM   #20
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You crack me up!! Keep trying to get a hold of him.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:03 PM   #21
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this **** is irritating. man I sure hope you get some resolution to this issue. let me know what happens.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:05 PM   #22
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I've contacted a couple of the moderators to see if this thread can be moved to scammer central but I've not heard from anyone yet.

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Old 08-12-2006, 09:34 AM   #23
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maybe do a whois lookup on his domains for other contact info
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:23 AM   #24
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yo stuart I just got a pm from him about selling me the tranny. I wont be able to send him a reply on the cash until monday now, because I put a deposit down on another tranny, and I will have to get my friend to give me my cash back now but his shop isnt open til mon. I will talk to spankaveli about what me and you decided, about me sending you the cash directly. if he doesnt agree to those terms, than I will not buy his transmission from him.
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:24 AM   #25
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Unloco187,
He sent me a PM asking me if I want the money or not. As if he had the money all of the time. I would recomend that you first find out what his reaction is when you request that the funds be sent to me. After his reaction then you can decide what your next course of action would be. My email address is tied to Paypal. I would test the ratios when you see the tranny to make sure that he does not do a "bait and switch" on you. Cover your butt. Its okay to do business but, verify, verify and then verify again.
If you do send the funds to me I will wait until you get the tranny installed and test it out before I make any transfers. Make sure you get a bill of sale from him. No verbal stuff. Its too risky.
Its only fair for you you are trying to do for me. By the way, where are you located? I'm in McAllen up from Brownsville by about 60 miles. We ought to try to get together sometime. The new school and the old school, it should be great!

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