Beware/Help KE7CFS Victor Mavian

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  1. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    It saddens me to post about a fellow ham taking advantage but it appears KE7CFS Victor C. Mavian from Kirkland, WA is doing just that. The strange part is that I had dealt with him recently on 2 or 3 other transactions and all was fine, he even send me some extra items worth a few hundred dollars so I was happy dealing with him. This time I sent him $3500.00 for several radios. On 1/25/2008 I sent him a cashiers check Priority Mail and he received it 3 days later and acknowledged that he had received it and would ship immediately. The next day he sent me 3 tracking numbers and listed what was in each box. In actuality he didn’t really ship the 3 boxes for a couple of days after that and he blamed it on the UPS store even though that was not the case but that was no big deal. I waited about 10-11 days and the boxes arrived. I opened them up only to find some older repeater stuff that I had no need for. I called him and he told me that the UPS store mixed up the boxes and I had a total of 8 more boxes coming. I verified with the UPS store that he had indeed only shipped the 3 boxes so he was not telling the truth. He went on and on telling me that UPS screwed up and they showed the packages in their system yet he could not give me any more tracking numbers. After about 2 weeks (on 2/16/08) he gave me 3 more tracking numbers but they were not real. He then said that was what UPS had given him which of course was not true. This went on for a little while and he kept apologizing and on Feb 19th he promised to overnight me a refund for $3500.00. I told him to knock $200.00 and send $3300.00 but he insisted on saying he wanted to send the full $3500.00 as it was entirely his fault and he was sorry. I insisted on $3300.00 anyway. This did not happen and the next day he ASSURED me he would overnight the check and send me the tracking number. I didn’t hear from him for a few days and finally I got him on the phone, he apologized again and said he had spent the money but had some equipment he would send me. EVERY day this week he has promised to send the equipment and send tracking numbers but it just is not happening. Yesterday (Feb 28th) I called him early in the morning and got him on the phone at which time he ABSOLUTELY promised he would call me back in 4 hours. This of course never happened and I have called and left numerous messages but he won’t answer. I even told him to take of another $500.00 (just to send $2800.00) for the extras he had sent in the past but he still will not answer. It appears now that he has taken my money so I am posting this here and my next step with be contacting the authorities etc. I am still hoping he will come to his senses and make good on his many empty promises. The sad part is that Victor is a very nice person and seems educated and very pleasant. Anyway, if anyone happens to know Victor and can help I would appreciate it. Thanks to all the MANY MANY honest hams I have dealt with through the years, there are many fine people out there so I try not to lose faith. I will of course update this post if Victor gives me valid tracking numbers and if he does indeed make everything right….

    Thanks for listening. Any/all help appreciated!

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    Adamf@eeco.com
    954-494-3432
     
  2. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Help with Victor Mavian KE7CFS

    OK, let's try this, ANY chance any hams in the Kirkland, WA area know anyone in the Kirkland Police Department, that would be great!

    Thanks, if so please let me know.

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
     
  3. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Help with Victor Mavian KE7CFS

    After many days Victor Mavian KE7CFS finally e-mailed me. He again told me he would resolve the problem (like he has done numerous times before) and that he takes full responsibilty for the problem even though he says it's UPS's fault, which it is not. He says he has all documentation on the shipments which he does not as the 3 tracking numbers with the equipment he says he sent are invalid, always have been, always will be. When he sent me the invalid tracking numbers a few weeks ago he told me that he did not have any paperwork on them and that he looked them up but could not find them either. Here are the 3 UPS tracking numbers he gave me so anyone can see they are invalid:

    1Z01788R517329758
    1Z01788R517423926
    1Z01788R520615039

    Again, if he makes good on what he owes me I will post to that effect but so far he has not done anything to repay me.

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
     
  4. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    BEWARE Victor Mavian KE7CFS

    Just an update folks, Victor had PROMISED to get back to me Friday March 7th but as usual did not. He has done absolutely nothing to resolve this issue, he has not paid me a penny or attempted to send any equipment to make up for what he owes me. I am working with his local Police Department and trying to get help anywhere else I can as he has taken a good amount of money from me. I will update if he does anything to resolve this. Thanks for listening and be careful out there.

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
    954-494-3432
     
  5. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Still beware of Victor Mavian KE7CFS, not good!

    Hi Folks, an update about KE7CFS, Victor Mavian and not good. I finally got him on the phone on Tuesday March 11th after many calls and e-mails and he ONCE AGAIN promised to return my payment. He said he would send the payment Wednesday March 12th and then promptly disappeared again. This is a man who does not seem to care about anything but giving false promises and then disappearing for many days. I am waiting for his local Police Department this coming week to start investing him. I am still hoping that someone else out there knows him. He used to work at Icom and he supposedly does some antenna work for Motorola in the state of Washington, as a sub contractor. He was also doing something with an electric car company in that area but could not find anyone in that field who knew him. He was also in the Army but retired from there. Someone out there has to know him so could use any help I can get.
    Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks for reading this....

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
    954-494-3432
     
  6. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Victor Mavian KE7CFS BEWARE!!

    Well folks, it's been several more days, and numerous e-mails and phone calls go unanswered, it's sad that Victor Mavian KE7CFS would take $3500.00 from someone and not care. I am still hoping someone may know him either through his past working at Icom, perhaps living near him, his venture in to electric cars, or his antenna design work that he says he does sometimes for Motorola.

    ANY help greatly appreciated. Compensation will be given for any help that gets me money that he took from me.

    Thanks,

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
    954-494-3432
     
  7. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ouch

    If you sent him payment through the mail file mail fraud charges.

    That should get his undivided attention pretty quickly.
     
  8. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi, I filed but it is a very slow process....Adam Farber W4AJF
     
  9. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    KE7CFS Victor Mavian beware of him!

    Well, another update: On March 21st, 2008 a detective in the Kirkland Police Department went to Victor Mavians apartment. Victor was home and told the detective that he does owe me the money, there is no question of that. He then told the detective that he had shipped the equipment that I had paid him for and that UPS "lost it" but could not produce any proof of shipping. At that time the detective found that Victor had another problem unrelated to my case and "escorted" Victor away on the spot! The detective told Victor before he took him away that Victor had approximately 2 weeks to get in contact with him and tell him what he was going to do to resolve the problem with me as the detective was going on vacation till today (April 8th) and upon his return would check his voice mail to see if Victor had called and told the detective what he was going to do to pay me back. Needless to say the detective contacted me just now and told me that Victor had not contacted him at all so he left Victor a voice mail and will follow this up again.

    I offered Victor the chance to send me less money and even told him I would work out a payment plan to his liking but he just wont get back to me after dozens of calls and e-mails. I will post if Victor ever decides to repay the money he has taken from me.


    Thanks for listening and be careful out there.

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
    954-494-3432
     
  10. W4AJF

    W4AJF Ham Member QRZ Page

    BEWARE Victor Mavian KE7CFS

    Well folks, today I received $500.00 of the $3500.00 that Victor Mavian KE7CFS still owes me. Although I am happy to receive something, he still owes me a great deal of money ($3,000.00 or so) for the equipment that he never sent me. I was able to get this money sent to me with the great help of the Kirkland Police Department who has been working with me to recover the money that Victor Mavian has taken from me. I am still hoping Victor Mavian will pay me the rest of the money that he owes me, he still refuses to answer any phone calls or e-mails from me. I will post again if Victor decides to send any more of what he owes me.

    Thanks,

    Adam Farber W4AJF
    Cooper City, FL
    adamf@eeco.com
     
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