MistyMountain Posted September 4, 2012 Share Posted September 4, 2012 This is long but I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what to do. We moved into our house at the end of June and decided to order the kids a dome climber. I really like the price and look of the dome climbers on dome climber.com and that they were made in the USA. I placed an order on July, 1 2012. I got an email from them to send a check and once they received the chec they would send it off. I was a little hesitant but we liked them and Mike said it was fine. He send a check priorty mail and I was wondering why I hadnâ€™t heard from them and on July, 11th 2012 I got an email that it was shipped out with Fed Ex and I would receive a notice before it arrived. They said it takes up to 3 weeks to get there and we are in Alaska so I didnâ€™t get worried right away but dh did. After a month I sent an email and dh started making calls. I sent out 2 emails and dh made a lot of calls and none were answered. I then investigated online and saw they had claims with the BBB and that there were news articles about how parents sent money and did not receive any dome climbers. I called the APD and they told me they could help me but they told me to contact government websites that could help. I contacted one governmental sight that deals with internet fraud. I did more investigating and found lots of others claims. Paypal stopped doing business with him. Dh left a message this weekend saying that we were contacting police and I finally got an email this morning saying it went out USPS and would be there this week. He claimed it went out Fed Ex almost 2 months ago. I called the Tucamcari Police Department since that where his company was based out of and explained the story. Before I even told what the company was the officer said yea we know he is really late sending things out but he does. He said it was a civil matter and I said that it was fraud that he was scamming parents out of money and was never sent out. He said that I had to wait for it to arrive and then if it doesnâ€™t then send all the evidence like the proof that the check was cashed and emails. I said that he originally claimed it went out through Fed Ex how could it be almost 2 months later and it goes out through another method. He said that he believes me but we needed to wait and then he could give it to the DA and they still might not be able to do anything. I replied back to the email which I should not have done and told the owner that I knew it was a scam and that I investigated online and will contact the police and government sights. He said that if he sent a money order would I retract my accusations that he never scammed anyone. It is very very obvious to me what he is doing. He doesnâ€™t send the dome climber and if parents make a claim he will send one or money but he is betting on many parents not doing it. Claims go back to 2008 and there are recent claims. His website is still up so other parents can still get scammed. He made up stories for other people on why it didnâ€™t go through but it is lies. I donâ€™t know what to do now because if we take the money order or if he sends the climber then he can scam other parents. This is fraud. I donâ€™t want him to get away with this anymore which he will. His website should not be up and he needs to be in jail but he isnâ€™t because he resolves when people threaten to go to the police. He also has a second website up now called playdomes.com He talked to dh this morning and his claim was he was in Jail for contempt of child support and that is why it didnâ€™t get sent out. Yea right. Lies Lies Lies. I donâ€™t even want his climber in my yard after what he does. I do want my money back but not if he will go free yet again and scam others. I also worry if we pursue this they will still consider this civil and still nothing is done yet we are out of money. Any advice? Please help http://www.keprtv.com/news/38676557.html http://www.trustlink.org/Reviews/Dome-Climber-205684608'>http://www.trustlink.org/Reviews/Dome-Climber-205684608 http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080710085840AALuGwL http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/geodesic-dome-climber http://www.bbbsw.org/business-reviews/Playground-Equipment/Dome-Climber-in-Tucumcari-NM-99127205 http://www.trustlink.org/Reviews/Dome-Climber-205684608 http://www.ripoffreport.com/sporting-goods/dome-climber/dome-climber-i-ordered-and-pai-f7358.html http://www.qcsunonline.com/cms/news/story-489839.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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