Tom Gootee 1795 Schuetter Rd Jasper, IN 47546-9586 Phone: (812)-482-7663 Fax or voicemail Tom Gootee at 1-812-482-7650, email firstname.lastname@example.org runs a mail fraud business. Please don't do any business with him, or don't give or send money to him. I sent him $662 with Western Union for a test equipment he advertises on his web site. I never received the test equipment he agreed to send me, and I'm unable to reach him on any of his phone numbers, and he isn't answering to my emails. For more information you welcome to contact me
Contact your local Police Department to seek their assistance. They "should" be able to file the report and get in touch with the Police in his area. Suing in small claims court is an option BUT - if he says he doesn't have the money to pay back, all you can get is a judgement against any property which STILL won't "guarantee" any money coming back. You're a victim of crime and rarely are victims rightfully compensated. You could also call your state Attorney General's office to seek their advice. IF HE IS IN LEGITIMATE business, contact the State Attorney General in HIS state. You can look up most States governments online with links to all major offices - Attorney Generals being one of them. There is a form to fill in to e-mail to them. It "may" take some time, so be patient. I've done this myself, it took like 3 weeks to get a reply which came back not by E-Mail, but by regular mail.
An addendum to the above............ all are based on details given. It was not my intention to jump to the conclusion of the party mentioned being automatically guilty - by stating the OP was a victim of a crime. "IF" the details given ARE true, then he would be a victim. The party mentioned - alleged to have taken the money is innocent til proven guilty. While we tend to lend support to those "appearing" victimized, we tend to jump to conclusions of those doing wrong. Maybe there is a legitimate reason and he can't get back to you for some reason. IT "is" possible. Still, since all attempts at contact have went unanswered, the avenues mentioned, are best incorporated. The police in his jurisdiction can let you know the story or maybe get him to reply.
My apologies for "assuming" the alleged party guilty by the statements made without verifiable proof.
Hopefully, this case will work out in the best interest for both parties and no one guilty of anything other than slow response.
My memory seems to be playing tricks on me, I recall his name well. Wasn't this guy a major contributor to this or ""some" groups at one time? Wasn't he - shall we say - in the "positive" light at some time? I understand when you don't get an item paid for, we all want to jump and say RIPPED OFF. But - on occasion, there has been valid reasons and with some effort, usually taken care of in quick order once the problem found out.
Maybe the dude is in bad health and has no one to cover for him. I've seen cases in other groups too where cash has been sent for items and a long time passed - nothing received and like the OP here, raised a question about the transaction. It came across where the dude involved was generally a good guy and never did that before - they found something was wrong. So, there "could" be extenuating circumstances. Still, the police can check in to it and let you know.
I can tell you, with the business I run on the side - if someone sent me a payment for an item and I were to end up in a hospital for a while, I know I would "try" to get the item shipped out but I couldn't guarantee it. I do have one person I could trust to take care of my affairs, but they live 40 miles away and it would be some time before they could probably do it. The two people closest to me, don't have a clue about my business. BUT - see, we all live like there is never anything going to happen - so, naturally - we don't plan for events such as that.
If the guy is "really" ripping you off, that is one thing - but check into it first........... You've got your options laid out. Good luck.
This is spam. This very same gripe has been posted multiple times by the OP, going back several years. As I recall, Mr. Gootee has long since squared with the OP, citing problems with the OP's email as the cause of the mix-up. It is the OP who should be chastised in this case, because of his repeated slandering of Gootee. He seems to post this gripe on a semi-annual schedule.
MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the
After you ordered, I told you that there would be a delay for redesign. You said OK.
I have offered you a refund. You said no.
Either wait or take the refund. Posting messagess like this is totally uncalled-for.
Regarding your not being able to reach me: I have told you that I am not usually available by phone. And YOU trashed my email by sending over 2 GB of emails, making it impossible for me to read your (or any) messages, during the time in question. I permanently lost several weeks'-worth of emails, because of you, which no doubt cost me thousands of dollars, and alienated other customers.
Man, that sucks........... I see the person (allegedly - Mr. Gotee) apparently has again replied - so is that also being retransmitted by some means? OR is Mr. Gotee replying to this mess yet again? If the dude already settled, why not drop it? IF this is a "settled" case, then the OP is in turn apparently at fault for "harassment" - to continously keep sending this stuff.
That is why I said in my follow up - all is not always as it appears............ Sometimes, you just never know.