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The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 04:20 AM

Charles Nguyen ( is a SCAM ARTIST
just wanted to give EVERYONE the heads up that this guy is a major scam artist and nobody should dela with him!

charles has a profile name of nguyenc_07

his email is

we first emailed each other through tennis talk and after a few emails here and there, we agreed on a trade

me living in australia and him living united states, it was always going to be hard

we were meant to trade racquets

i was offering him my pair of kfactor tours + 3 sets of alu power + cash and he was going to trade me his 4 microgel extremes, bag and grommet

i sent him my racquets and he said he sent his and had been 3 weeks and still nothing - after emailing him many times, he would constantly say he had sent the racquets and other loads of crap but he's a lying scumbag

i had a few people try to track down his happenings or where abouts and before i knew it, someone found that he was selling MY RACQUETS (kfactors) on craigslist and also the racquets that were MEANT to be mine (microgel extremes)

i contacted him through email and phone but he is not picking up - something very dodgy happend when i called him up and i asked if he was there and a voice said "no he is not" but it was clearly him and he hung up

since then i have been directed to his message box and he has not been replying

i have his email address, phone number and also address


below are the racquets that we were meant to trade
the extreme that i was meant to have and the kfactor that was mine but he has made changes to it (restrung it etc)

he said he shipped the racquets on the 16th of June, but as you can clearly see - his for sale date on his craiglist ad are in July

if anybody can help me, please do - i have his mobile (408 218 6799) and his address is

3246 Cortona Dr
San Jose, CA 95135

whoever can get him to send me my racquets will receive a monetary reward

flash9 07-11-2008 04:37 AM

What a Scum Bag
I hope someone in CA can help you out with this matter. Your story checks out since in this link (F/S Head Microgel Extreme) he lists them as sold, and as you pointed out above, now he has them listed on Caigslist in CA!

Good Luck - You might want to bump this up in about four hours once everyone in CA is awake and online!

The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 04:41 AM

thanks for the support mate

yeah when he said sold, i was quite confident that was in regards to our trade

i've been leaving him plenty of messages on his cell phone telling him to send me my racquets etc but still no reply

i really hope someone in CA can help me out

flash9 07-11-2008 04:46 AM

Take some Screen Shots of the Craigslist!
You might want to do some screen shots of the Craigslist listings. He might suddenly pull them once he sees you have called him out. I am not in CA but looking at those listings with his email were what convinced me of your story. I can only hope someone will help you!

The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 05:01 AM

hey mate

cheers for the advice

just took a copy and paste of the entire site and some screen shots

coolblue123 07-11-2008 06:05 AM

Can the TW admins do anything about this?

It's really sad for these things to happen! It only takes a very few of these scams to happen before everyone distrusts this type of transactions.

coolblue123 07-11-2008 06:21 AM

Hey Topspin Man:
As a person who treasures this forum and does business in this page, I feel for you man. Seems like from the evidence you've presented, i think you've been scammed.
Just did some research for you. Here's something you may want to investigate.

Check out this site. It's a collaborative unit between the FBI and several other federal agencies to crack down on Internet Fraud. Here's the site, you may want to file a complaint from them. Depending on the monteary amount lost, you may have some recourse. Here's the site:

Keep us posted on what's going on and good luck.

kobe3pointer 07-11-2008 06:35 AM

Report him to:

second call her towns police department and file a report.
provide them with all the information you have and fax copies of the Tracking Information to the officer taking the report.
give them her adress, phones and ip if u can get it from a mod here. (use google or to get her police dept #)

also file a report with the postmaster general (what she did is considered mail fraud and thats a federal offense)

also contact the troll hunters here

I got my stuff back, the gentlemen was prosecuted for fraud not only me but several other online members on another forum.

Good luck and it time to get the this going. the longer you wait the more less likely you will not get your stuff back.

tim2 07-11-2008 09:50 AM

I'm in the same area w/ Charles and I will try to track him down for you.
He has a ton of rackets on sale on Craigslist in the Bay Area.
Charles, if you're reading this, do the right thing and ship the rackets man, otherwise, I will post a copy of this all over Craigslist.

crazytennis 07-11-2008 10:24 AM


DizBoiDanny 07-11-2008 10:53 AM

man and he has a viet last name, making the viet name baddd :[ YOU BAD PERSON

meowmix 07-11-2008 12:04 PM

I think he's been booted off TW a few times. Check out my thread:

Notice that the surname "nguyen" appears several times. Granted, there are plenty of vietnamese in this world and nguyen can't be an uncommen surname, but I think it's a little too coincidental ...

The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 12:05 PM

hey everybody,

thans for the support - means a lot guys!

i definitely hope that he will send me my damn racquets! =(

who the hell is that much of a fraud?

i have seen his craigslist ads and i agree, he is selling a lot of racquets

nobody buy these racquets! they are all probably stolen!

what a thief!

charles is scum and hopes he gets caught out one day!

ChuDat 07-11-2008 12:38 PM

I hope you get your racquets back Topspin Man. Was your racquet the Ktour or Kblade tour?

The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 12:42 PM

hey ChuDat

my racquets were a pair of kfactor tour's

he was smart enough to give them a new restring + other acessory modifications but i know it is my racquet

thanks mate

ChuDat 07-11-2008 12:48 PM

His name sounds familar. I think my friend was about to trade racquets with him. When my friend asked him for his address, my friend noticed that he was in the San Jose Area which isn't that far from were my friend lives. My friend asked him if he could go over there and do the trade personally, but then Charles said he found another deal a backed out.

The Topspin Man 07-11-2008 04:04 PM

yeah bruno hau also said that he changes his mind very easily

and on note, bruno hau has helped me so much in this crap situation that its not funny - he was the one that found the ads on craigslist and without them, i would still prob be sittig at home waiting for my racquets

bruno hau is a great guy and anybody can trust him!

thanks for your help bruno =)

Princegod 07-11-2008 06:41 PM

Topspin I flagged all the rackets this dude has in the for sale section as a scammer. It might not update until Monday though when TW approves the posts.

ctromano 07-11-2008 09:15 PM

i have a similar story, i did everything you did, but bruno hau in san jose didn't help me, he dealt with the guy that stole my racquets and he said "why would i help you", but yeah get your racquets back, send me his address i live in san francisco, the guy who took mine lives in glendale, az... i'll pay him a visit on your behalf, i have a long summer vacation

ChuDat 07-11-2008 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by ctromano (Post 2516042)
i have a similar story, i did everything you did, but bruno hau in san jose didn't help me, he dealt with the guy that stole my racquets and he said "why would i help you", but yeah get your racquets back, send me his address i live in san francisco, the guy who took mine lives in glendale, az... i'll pay him a visit on your behalf, i have a long summer vacation

That doesnt sound like the Bruno we know

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