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Old 12-17-2006, 08:40 AM   #15
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Then agian, Jim too could be sick or dead. His last activity on the forum was May 9th.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:44 AM   #16
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You should know that you have the backing of the US Government with a postal money order and they take this very seriously. If you can't get any satisfaction any other way you can file a report at your local PO and they will get you an investigator.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #17
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Looks like I'm not alone-

I was contacted and told that a member here was also having problems- the trailer was misrepresented and she was never given the title. I was told her name was Lynn and she has a 1959 Overlander in Texas.

Also was informed about a woman named Karen, who gave a deposit and was burned- that was $700.

You folks here are vouching for this guy? I'm looking into wire fraud. Seems he focuses on women and retirees. My money order was made to Amy Centers and when I call with a hidden number no answer, left 100 messages and no reply- same with email, when I used a friends phone from a different area code, they finally answered and then hung up when they heard who it was.

I contacted a local attorney, he said I needed to go to Ohio or Arizona wherever they work out of now, and hire an attorney there.

Nice people. Really enhanced my camping views. Bags
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more info needed

I wonder if this could be a scam based on somebody hacking into, or posing as, Jim's business or website. This kind of thing happens all the time on Ebay- is that where you heard about this trailer? As already posted here, much more info is needed from you to clarify the sequence of events before any useful advice can be given. Hopefully there is a good reason for the delay, and you get what you paid for.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:10 AM   #19
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This is interesting-

http://www.airforums.com/forum...light=jarzabek
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:31 AM   #20
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Bags ---- Do you have a physical address of this busness. If so perhaps someone here on the forums lives near enough to check it out and see if this business does infact exist. Years ago wife and I were burned on a carpet purchase. I finally went to the busness address, you guessed it, a vacant building. You've waited long enough --Pieman
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:02 AM   #21
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I second Jim's advice. If you find that you have been scammed and the person you thought you were paying isn't actually the one who cashed the Postal MO, get to your regional Postal Inspector's office ASAP. The good news is you paid with the USPS Postal MO and this affords you alot of benefits, most notably the assistance of the USPI's office and investigative services.

As a retired Police Officer and having worked several cases with them during my career, I can tell you they have very good resources and if you get a diligent investigator on your case, you'll get results you need.

Hopefully it's a communication problem, but if not - go file your report.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #22
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I was going to post about the thread that you mention in post #19, but you've found it yourself. I remember a great deal more information than now exists on the thread, but the thread itself doesn't in itself prove anything - only that this individual had a disagreement with another individual both of whom post on this forum.

I had two or three conversations with Jim last year just before the Texas Vintage rally that was held in Austin. He was delivering an Airstream to someone in Austin and wanted to stop by the rally, but decided at the last minute to head back up to Michigan or somewhere, I can't remember for certain. In any case, while I have no knowledge which will help you with your perceived problem, I can tell you that a person does seemingly exist who goes by the name of Jim Jazarbek and that that individual represented himself to me to be someone sells Vintage trailers.

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:51 AM   #23
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I'm sorry to hear of your plight, but thanks for posting your experience here.

I hope you continue to follow this through to it's positive resolution, and it would benefit all of us reading this to hear how it is ultimately resolved.

You've gotten some pretty good suggestions here to follow-up with the postal authorities. It can't hurt to contact the local police (if you know where they are actually located) and the better business bureau in that community also.

Your experiences (although unfortunate) should indicate to all of us that just because someone posts on a bulletin board and has a website is in no way a proof of a person's honesty. (Looking at that website raises a lot of questions in my mind - but then again, having conducted 100's of investigations during my career makes me more skeptical than I might otherwise be.)

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Have you contacted the post office to see if the postal money order was in fact cashed? I had a prob with one getting lost in the mail to the tune of $200+...I contacted the post office and kept everything documented. They refunded my money but I had the reciept from the money order which was big. If I had lost that then I would have been out..the post office number I was referred to was 512-868-9925..that was back in 02' but maybe this will help you cut to the chase without all the computer directories you sometimes have to go through with a 1-800 number....good luck...
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More bad news

Look at the feedback he received in the classified section. http://www.airforums.com/class...ction=readfeed
It is almost scarey.....

Also a search of businesses registered with the Ohio Secretary of State comes up blank for the Truly Vintage Trailers name.
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BAGS----good luck on this situation i hope for the best-----
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What a terrible shame.....if this was a scam, these folks should be hung from the nearest pole......
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So scary

Reading the feed back spooky. If I was you I would go ahead and put it in an attorney's hands and fast. This guy sounds a little nuts. I'm sure the money order has been cashed. 4 months I would not have waited that long. Good luck and I hope everything turns out. I to remember when he use to post and then it seemed like he just dropped off. Please keep us informed guys like this need to be stopped.
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