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Angry Defrauded by Sportech in Puerto Rico, beware of Carlos Nin!

My company, Acceleronics, made two separate COD shipments to Sportech (aka Euro-car) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, totaling more than $1000. Carlos Nin, the guy who ordered the parts, stopped payment on both checks about a week after they were deposited. He does not answer or return my daily phone calls or emails. I've reported the fraud to my cousin the FBI agent, but I'm guessing the loss is too small to warrant their attention.

A Google search turned up a couple of guys on the 993 Pelican board who had been screwed by Carlos a few years back. Caveat emptor!

If anyone here lives in PR, or knows someone who does, I'd like to find out if Sportech's address is a real location. The address on the checks is:
752 Calle La Paz
Arecibo, PR 00612



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Old 07-26-2008, 12:57 PM
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Do a search on the 911 parts for sale forum. Ol' carlos has quite a following over there
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:44 PM
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Puerto Rico is a US Territory, placing him in jurisdiction for interstate fraud charges.

Report this to a postal inspector as mail fraud.

The Treasury Department and the Federal Trade Commission also have check fraud departments. Your amounts may be too low to get their attention, but it only costs you a stamp to file a complaint.

Also check your state laws.

And finally, file a UCC claim against his business.



You can also file a claim with the BBB. It won't do any good to you, but will help ward off other potential victims.
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Puerto Rico is a US Territory, placing him in jurisdiction for interstate fraud charges.

Report this to a postal inspector as mail fraud.
. . .
That only works if it was USPS COD...
With as long as he has been ripping people off I can't imagine he would be stupid enough to do it as mail fraud.
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Many threads on his rip-off schemes here.

You also may want to obliterate the bank account info and routing info on the checks you posted. just say TMI
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That only works if it was USPS COD...
Agreed. Original post did not state method of shipping.
Although some sources seem to indicate that you can file a mail fraud claim if the USPS had a hand in ANY part of the transaction.

You may also look at this website. A partnership with the FBI to investigate internet crimes. I'm not sure if this falls within their scope.
http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
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My father in law is an attorney an d lives in PR. I'll have him track this place down and see what pops up. If you have any more info PM me and I'll forward it to him..
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You also may want to obliterate the bank account info and routing info on the checks you posted.
Why? I'd post everything I could find.
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Why? I'd post everything I could find.
easy... who's account and routing info is that? Is that the posters account info? Is that the poseurs info?

A malcontent doesn't need much help
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Well he did it again. The guy I spoke to was Robert Utroska. Same address but his phone number is 787-390-1975. Was there anything that came out of this thread?

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Let me see if I'm able to get some information about Sportech (aka Euro-car) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on the local Porsche Club. I live in the west part of the island.
Will call also tomorrow and call a friend who lives in Arecibo to find out was is going on.
Thanks for the tip, to avoid this seller, although I prefer to get the parts online from this sponsor.
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he's top notch according to Rennlist...

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THE GUY IS A THIEF...........

Lots of postings a few years back including mine.

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I think thats the same guy that wanted to buy a muffler the other day from us 2nd day air COD I said no please send check first and wait 2 weeks to clear before shipping I have neard nothing since.
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Never, ever do a transaction with anyone in PR.
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I think thats the same guy that wanted to buy a muffler the other day from us 2nd day air COD I said no please send check first and wait 2 weeks to clear before shipping I have neard nothing since.
Yes, he tried to get a muffler from me also.
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Hi to all !
Dear Tcar:
Please, do not make the assumption that everybody in PR is Carlos Nin.
There are also good and decent people here on the island.

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Please, do not make the assumption that everybody in PR is Carlos Nin.
There are also good and decent people here on the island.

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Agreed, I know lots of good people in PR.
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Never, ever do a transaction with anyone in PR.
I share the frustration but I don't share your view. I'm originally from PR and like everywhere else there are some bad apples.

My only bad dealings here on Pelican were with Pelicans from Philly and California.

I would say, never send the mdse without having cleared the payment first.
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Yes, that's like saying never do business with Canadians just because they are in another country.

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