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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:so to make a long story short lex hired a combi van through this site http://www.carsonline.com.au/KombiHire/camper.html
and the guy took her $800 deposit for the van and now the company is going under apparently due to a 400% increase in insurance premiums. this has been going on for weeks now with him constantly promising to give the money back/mix ups paying money into wrong acount. being a sly censored censored censored censored censored censored censored censored censored he has paid in a portion of the money which legally means its not a police matter anymore as the bank recieving the money constitutes lex agreeing to an installment plan which is complete censored even though she didnt agree to anything!!!!

lex got a kind policeman to call his mobile and ask him to call back which he did the next day saying all the money would be paid into her account by today at the latest, his mobile is now unavailable (previously it always went through to answer phone).

so it would appear he has done a runner. apparently he is quite well known for his combis/rental company in byron bay (the tourist information ppl have never heard of him though), his first name is bill.

all we need is his full name so master card can refund lex and chase it up, unfortunately because its not a police matter they cant give us his details and the mobile phone company is the same.

finding him and getting the money back will make a huuuuuuuuuge difference to the rest of lexs time here so if anyone knows of him please please let us know smile


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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 205
Posted:Can you tell me the name of his company....


With that info I will find out anything and everything you need to find him.

Just need the company name or abn champ smile


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:http://www.carsonline.com.au/KombiHire/kombi_info.html
is the only info we have about him frown all the money he paid into the bank was done in person which only requires a signature frown and the payment was made via credit card through a seperate company so mastercard dont have his details either 0423 658 230 is his mobile thats all the info we have frown


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 205
Posted:Sry bro I am not much help then.... sounds like it was a bit dodgy to begin with though.

I hope all works out for you, if u hapen to get is bussiness name let me know. I am in the legal industry. smile

Good luck mate.

Just remember if you don't come of on top of this one, Karma has its way, probally why he is losing his bussiness.


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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:That blows big time. I'd also send a letter/email to carsonline and advise them of the situation so they can suspend his advertisment etc. And, I'd call the Dept of Fair Trading.... I know you don't have the business name, but perhaps they can offer you more advice, or chase things up from their end?

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Posted:Hey Ben,
Check your PMs. Quick search turned up a possible alternative mobile number.
Cheers!
Patrick


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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:You can search with ASIC to find details of entity registrations.

http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic_srchlodg.nsf/byheadline/Home+Page?opendocument#asic_search
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This may not provide everything you need as he may be trading under several business names, possibly unregistered ones, and filed for personal bankruptcy. People do sneaky things when they are under pressure.

I did find a business name for "Rent-a-kombi Byron Bay" that has been removed. You can also contact information brokers to get copies of any filed documents you find:

http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic_srchlodg.nsf/byheadline/Information+brokers?opendocument
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But you will have to pay for this stuff.

Its helpful if you have a name for the guy (check all correspondence for full names etc.) You can check and see if he has been "banned or disqualified under the corporations act" on the ASIC search pages.

This page will allow you to search for personal bankruptcy notices:

http://www.itsa.gov.au/
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It will also give you good advice about recovering your debts.

Hope that helps


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What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 205
Posted:Lesson 1

Don't mess with HOP ! :P


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:ive emailed the site owner and am waitng with baited breath, after much telephone que waiting we have lodged a complaint with consumer affairs

this is a new link as of today which makes me very very mad http://www.carsonline.com.au/KombiHire/Kombi_for%20internet.htm


if the insurance premium for his existing cars is so much he has to take them all off the road how is having 20 more going to help !!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr anyone want to email him (all my email address have sent him/the site emails already) and pretend to be an investor and get his full name and address so they can go round for a look ubbangel


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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ezz
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

ezz

moo..
Location: melbourne, australia

Total posts: 1899
Posted:I was going to do that but I got lost in it all..I still will if I start being able to read properly any time soon rolleyes

hug me!

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:if you're really after him, you could have a look through some form of sydney's newspaper online, see if you can find anything about that couple that got married in one of his kombi's...

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas

Total posts: 404
Posted:hey ben, not sure if you have already performed a whois on the domain, but i went ahead and did it anyway.

sent a pm to you.


"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon

Total posts: 929
Posted:You might want to try going directly to the credit card company since it certainly sounds like blatent fraud.. If you're lucky they'll make everything whole (on your side) again, and go after wherever the money was sent, who will make the credit card company whole and go after whoever accepted the payment..

#homeofpoi -- irc.newnet.net Come talk to us we're bored frown

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:hey joel tried it i dont think its the same guy as the carsonline site is an extension of an overseas company.

as for going to the credit card company basically what happened is the money went
lex-->mastercard-->3rd party-->bill

and without bills last name mastercard cant/wont do anything frown

he just sent lex a message saying hes payed another 150 (which hasnt showed up on her balence yet but that could just be a delay with the money going in) and that he will pay the rest tommorow

*fingers crossed* itll all be there tommorow night


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:i have a friend who'll have connections in byron bay.

ill give him a call.

cheers, pete hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:From new website:

Written by:
Again in 2002 Kombi Rentals provided a 1975 model Pop-Top Camper for Granada Television of the UK.



Bit of a long shot, as this was 4 years ago, but media companies will often keep contact details of companies they use. Could it be worth contacting them to see if they can shed any light on this?

http://www.itvregions.com/Granada/About/Contact+Us.htm
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Take care, both of you hug


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Aw no!! That sucks, I hope you manage to get it sorted guys hug

I presume Lex has taken the Kombi back yeah?

hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 845
Posted:Hey! Dunc - I never actually got the van! He called me about a week before I was supposed to pick it up and said I couldn't have it! Thats when it all started...

Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I'm just going to see what happens in the next two days (after the last text saying that some money has gone in today and some tomorrow). If not then I'll try a few of the suggestions...

hug hug to everyone...


Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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_Stix_


_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:I miss you Lex..

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Posted:I wonder what happened? Any luck with getting your money back, Lex?

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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 205
Posted:Yes would be very interested to see what happend.

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:i ment to post on this but forgot, after much pestering messaging etc lex managed to get all the money back smile

the moral of the story dont deal with ppl through the internet who u dont have easy of contact


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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Posted:Great to hear that Lex got the money back. smile

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jc_firetricks
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 205
Posted:Yer nice work Ben. Glad everything worked out. smile

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:did the bloke get a kicking??


i'm sure i wouldn't be so restrained if i got messed about that much


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