SPINBALZ Ripped me off $195.00 No Racquets STAY AWAY

Discussion in 'References' started by MikeMcKenzie, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. MikeMcKenzie

    MikeMcKenzie Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    This guy ripped me off, took my $195 and I received no racquets. Stay away from this seller. Do not do business with him. He is a snake.

    I ordered 3 fischers from him over a month ago and have not received anything. He changed his email account and refuses to cooperate with PayPal on my refund. You have been warned.
     
    #1
  2. stevewcosta

    stevewcosta Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,062
    Hey Mike, that really sucks man. By the way, isn't Spinbalz that guy from France with ties to that fraudster Greg LeFoul (may be the same guy) that scammed so many people? Scammed about 30 people on this board a few yrs. back. Take care.
     
    #2
  3. mctennis

    mctennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,445
    Thgat Greg LeFoal got over $5000.00 worth of money without any racquets from what I could figure out from a while back. Someone needs to find where this guy lives.
     
    #3
  4. bluegrasser

    bluegrasser Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,342
    I did a trade with spinbalz with no problems + prompt shipping. I know he's involved with the ' Junior Development Program' in France.
     
    #4
  5. MikeMcKenzie

    MikeMcKenzie Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    Wow I cant believe this happend to others. I filed a claim with his paypal account so his account should be screwed up until he pays. Lets do our best to spread the word.
     
    #5
  6. johnathan smith

    johnathan smith Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    326
    Sorry to hear about that MIke,
    I have been pretty sure for a long time now that "spinbalz" is actually
    the infamous "glupoto" who ripped off several people a few year back to the tune of a few thousand dollars. There are a few others on this board that also feel that spinbalz and glupoto are one in the same.
    I NEVER deal outside of the US and I think that's a good rule of thumb to follow.
     
    #6
  7. MikeMcKenzie

    MikeMcKenzie Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    Yes you are absolutely right. This is the same guy. I filed a claim with paypal. Funny thing is that when I started complaining he suddenly changed his email address. He won't be able to use paypal until he clears that up.
     
    #7
  8. skraggle

    skraggle Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,436
    Wow, dodged a bullet. Contacted him about a racquet and he never got back to me. Sorry you guys had to get scammed by this guy, but hopefully this will keep others from getting screwed over as well.
     
    #8
  9. stevewcosta

    stevewcosta Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,062
    That's what I figured. Just stay away from anyone in France. It could be Spinbalz AKA Glupoto AKA Greg Le Foul AKA La ****** Bag
     
    #9
  10. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    The Gym
    I got a racquet from him last month. Everything went smoothly, in fact he even wrote to me asking whether the racquet had been delivered. There was only one problem - the racquet reeked of cigarette smoke. I tried everything I could but like the smelly car in Seinfeld, it was a beast that wouldn't go away.

    What is the paypal status Mr. McKenzie? Keep us apprised of the situation.
     
    #10
  11. La Bomba

    La Bomba Professional

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Thats so lousy to rip someone off.
     
    #11
  12. MikeMcKenzie

    MikeMcKenzie Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    The paypal situation is that paypal decided in my favor but they are unable to recover any funds because his account did not have anything in it. So his account has a negative amount in it and he won't be able to withdraw or use the account until he pays that back. I am still screwed though and probably will never see any of that money.
     
    #12
  13. Azzurri

    Azzurri Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Messages:
    7,884
    Location:
    Next door to Elisha Cuthbert.
    i thought ppal had some type of buyer protection? makes no sense. i would contact the BBB and file against ppal. they are supposed to PROTECT you, not sorry dude, guy has no money.
     
    #13
  14. steebo

    steebo Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Dalton, Ga. USA
    If you pay through Palpal using a credit card, are you protected by the issuing company in cases like this? I have no idea, but may be worth checking into.
     
    #14
  15. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    The Gym
    No, atleast not in my case. It happened on the auction site and the seller withdrew the funds from his paypal account leaving a -ve balance since he owed me and some other guys money. My CC company didn't do anything about it.
     
    #15
  16. dannyjjang

    dannyjjang Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    646
    did you buy it from **** or here?
     
    #16
  17. Azzurri

    Azzurri Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Messages:
    7,884
    Location:
    Next door to Elisha Cuthbert.
    what's the point of pay pal's protection if the guy pulls out his money. I am going to contact them myself. I use PPal all the time. I no longer feel safe if this is the case. The CC company is supposed to accept this as fraud and you, by LAW, are not responsible. This case makes no sense.
     
    #17
  18. johnkidd

    johnkidd Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2004
    Messages:
    725
    I had issues with Pay Pal a few year back with an auction on *-*** The funds came from a confirmed account, they took their fee and I took my money. Turns out the money was hacked from someones account and they wanted me to re-pay the money. Of course my item (some high end home stereo speakers) are long gone. My wife who is an attorney sent them a certified letter stating I made the transaction in good faith and shouldn't have to read through three pages of disclaimers on what they do and do not protect. Never heard back from them and I haven't used them since.
     
    #18
  19. goober

    goober Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,491
    I also have the policy of never buying outside the USA. There is very little recourse if you get scammed. The second policy is always check references.
     
    #19
  20. stevewcosta

    stevewcosta Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,062
    Still don't understand why people love PayPal. They never recovered my $ when scammed by this guy and obviously he's using them to do it again yrs. later. As others have said, don't deal w/anyone out of the country. Sucks for the trustworthy, but you have to protect yourself.
     
    #20
  21. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,271
    paypal does what is best for them, not the customer. they make it really difficult to phone them (no 1-800 #) and reach a live voice. when you do they don't really help you. that said, it's still relatively safer than sending a money order or cash. but you are right - send paypal internationally and it's at your own risk.
     
    #21
  22. jamn73

    jamn73 New User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Messages:
    44
    does he have an e#(# acct? i say we start messing with him. find his acct, ask for his address to send a cashier's check, then let the games begin.
     
    #22
  23. jlui21

    jlui21 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    172
    Sounds good but what if he is reading this right now. He'd know. You should hire a hacker or find someone on here who is one and let him do the rest...illegal but in times of justice, the seeker can step outside the bounds of law and earn his moral right. (Then again, there is also forgiveness but it doesn't apply here b.c the man has repeatedly done it...) Which reminds me, someone hit my car and stopped returning my calls after promising to fix it. I maybe out $250+ to get it fixed.
     
    #23
  24. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I TOLD YOU,

    I guess, I AM PART TO BLAME, I should have warned you all.

    greglitote is his **** id he is banned from there as well. he probably has a new **** id by now

    He has no dignity nor conscious ripping off fellow tennis players off of few racquets. He will pop up every now and then with 100 of different names and supporting name. JUST DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY OR RACQUETS TO FRANCE, Period

    Funny after 1700 posts, if you have an 0Z of dignity post and explain your self SPINNOBALZ, you have given France a bad name on this forum. Hope you are proud!
     
    #24
  25. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    The Gym


    I happened to buy from him and it all worked well. I suppose he is one of those guys who lays dormant for a while and then has one good transaction and then cheats everyone after that. That one good transaction was me but I have had my fair share of problems. Just read about all the trouble I had to to go to get my frames from this guy and in the end he makes it seem like I was at fault.
     
    #25
  26. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Kid is confused, he is well educated and knowledgeable about tennis racquets too bad.

    Spinbalz how do you sleep at night? I know you are reading this. After all those years of posting 1700 BS posts that we have to read. You are nothing but a small time thief. Does this ring a bell a$$hole

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=36569
     
    #26
  27. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    The Gym

    if it is any consolation, I know that he is spending all that money he earned from cheating you guys on cigarettes. His racquet reeked of smoke. So he is using your money for his own self-destruction.
     
    #27

Share This Page