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Old 02-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Recently got scammed on some injectors over at m.net.

Sent payment a month ago, still haven't seen parts. Last email from him was three weeks ago when he said he had received payment, and would email me the tracking number. Even then it was suspicious since he only replied after two emails from me asking if he had gotten the payment, and this was 5 mailing days since I had sent it priority.

Troy Augustin
1126 Kay Terrace
Conyers, GA 30013

This is all I have on him.

For a scammer he's pretty slick. He either double sells real parts, or really does his homework. He can answer specific questions about parts, and sounds nice enough.

I still can't believe I got scammed as I'm usually very wary. I wouldn't even buy from one of our own forum vendors when he couldn't send me better pics.

This guy set everything up well, and then just dropped off the planet.

My mistake was sending a money order in my haste to get payment to a seller with a fast moving part and a fair price. Paypal had a couple of hundred in limbo while they authorized an account and made the transfer, and SO and I had sworn off allowing payments to hit credit card.

Don't be like me...I feel like **** and my budget is already tight enough. Worst part is that what was a well planned build ended up waiting on this douchenozzle.

**** the scammers.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Oh yeah,

email: ssampson77@hotmail.com

Shows up as Shirley Sampson in contacts. Probably spouse as both are 31yrs of age.
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I hope if this ever happens to me, that Paypal will work for me...
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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I am now strictly a PayPal user, and really have always been.

I just let this one little transaction fall through the cracks, and it ended up being the one that nailed me.
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Go get 'em. Google him and everything you can find and I'll bet you find a few phone numbers. HMT does call-a-thons for scammers. It's ******* hilarious. And sometimes gets them to ship or refund too. But if you get his number, call him everyday for the rest of your life.
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That was my original plan, but I never got his friggin' number, and can't find it online (without paying).

I was an idiot for making this transaction. I usually cover my ***, but let this one come back to bite me.

Some of it had to do with me giving Brian@anythingmazda hell for weeks since I wasn't sure if he was about to scam me on a turbo kit. After finding out he was a vendor and in general a pretty decent guy, I tried to lay off the paranoid buyer thing a little.

Oh well.
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http://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t26919-2/#post317671

Looks like he scammed olderguy too.

His old house was bought on foreclosure:
Rockdale County Record Search

And finally.. I would trace him through the fire academy he attended up until 2005. (see page 90)

Dekalb County Georgia Fire Rescue - Google Book Search
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Oh yeah, you'll need to get his mothers phone numbers, boss's number, wife's number, etc. Things get good.

Also, you can find their number somehow. People on HMT dig up all kinds of info on people for free. I'm not good at stalking people either, but I know it's doable.
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Name does not sound familiar for anyone I know locally. Conyers is not too far away though.
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Looks like he scammed olderguy too.
Well **** me running....
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Looks like he scammed olderguy too.

His old house was bought on foreclosure:
Rockdale County Record Search

And finally.. I would trace him through the fire academy he attended up until 2005. (see page 90)

Dekalb County Georgia Fire Rescue - Google Book Search
From the delkab county fire department site it doesn't look like he's currently a member anymore. I can call and ask around if you'd like

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wow, you're really good at this...

Mental note: don't **** off newbsauce.

All I want is his phone number.
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I don't know him, but know of him. He used to have a built motor turbo miata.
He got olderguy too... I think also over injectors(?).

We're having a dyno day in Atlanta in a few weeks. You want to have a miata caravan line up at his house?
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Do not buy anything from that mother ******! He will scam you!
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Do not buy anything from that mother ******! He will scam you!
Timely advice.
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Anyone have a username for this guy on M.net? I want to get him banned.
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He will just create a new name and scam more peeps?
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Do not buy anything from that mother ******! He will scam you!
Details? We'll pull the caravan to his doorstep.
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In addition to what you already have:

Troy Augustin Feb, 1977
Shirley Sampson
2220 Hidden Creek Dr
Decatur, GA
(404)243-0075 Troy
(770)323-8595 Shirley
(404)323-8595 Shirley


Troy Augustin, Feb 1977 and
Curtis Augustin, Sep 1971
Joseph Augustin, 1945
Mary A. Augustin, 1945
3589 Oakvale Cove
Decatur, GA
(404)243-1981

and this one may be someone else with the same name, so be tactful
Shirley Sampson
1704 Club Pkwy
Norcross, GA
(770)270-0998

More to follow, but I'm driving on the interstate and this is hard to do.


EDIT: Update - address at Hidden Creek is owned by Troy Augustin and has been rented out to one Phyllis Hall who has been sued in court by Mr. Augustin on 2/9/2006 and on 9/10/2008. Both times for non-payment of rent.

AUGUSTIN TROY
Residence, market value $174,100 as of 11/7/2008
Built in 1999, Owned since 2006
3499 HEATHERVALE WAY SW
CONYERS, GA

AUGUSTIN TROY & SHIRLEY SAMPSON
Residence, market value of $226,700 as of 11/7/2008
Built in 2001, Owned since 2008
1126 KAY TERR SE
CONYERS, GA


Shirley Sampson
System Support Analyst at Manheim/*** Enterprises Atlanta
Yes, that is Manheim Auto Auctions and yes, they are owned by the *** telecom conglomerate.
I don't know if she is at the HQ or the Auction offices, but here's some choices to try:
shirley.sampson@manheim.com

ph:(404)762-9211
fax:(404)669-5755
or
Phone: (404) 349-5555; (888) 766-7144
Fax: (404) 349-9951
or
Phone: (404) 767-3652
Fax: (404) 766-2180
or
1-800-377-4343 Manheim main switchboard




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I dont know how you guys do it, but your awsome. I know where to come when I need someone stalked.
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