FBI Investigates Local Internet Con Artist

Full story: WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Go Back The FBI says it is now investigating a local connection to a possible scam on E-Bay. Agents say they've received more than 100 complaints from people around the country who say they paid for, but never ...

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Roland

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Mar 9, 2006
 
I live in Las Vegas and won eight auctions from samsportscards. Up until the beginning of March customers were quite pleased with the items purchased (over 2800 positive feedbacks, almost 100%). All monies going to the same Suzetter Kirchner at 2609 San Pedro Drive. Then suddenly there are no more items for sale by this seller and negative feedbacks start pouring in from buyers who paid and never received their items. Numerous attempts to contact the seller go unanswered. If Ms. Kirchner was not aware of the situation who was getting her mail? How can anyone be getting hundreds of pieces of mail to their address and not know what's going on. Something doesn't sound right!
Mike Harrington

Milwaukee, WI

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#2
Mar 9, 2006
 
I also lost $337.67 to this problem. On ebay there were numerous speculations as to what happened, I am sure someone can figure it all out. I am sure the FBI will figure it out pretty quick. So far I have been told to file a complaint with ebay to try and recover my money, unfortunately I wont get it all back as they have limits of $175 per transaction, but you have to pay a $25 fee for each transaction so if the price was under $25 you are out of luck. If the price was over $200 you will only get $175 per transaction. 6 of my transactions were less than $25 so I am out those for sure. One was for $51 so I can get back $26 and the last one was worth $235 so I can get back $175. That is all if Ebay follows through on this. I had a call from Ebay yesterday because I just went up to 750 Positive Feedback and the woman also asked me if there was anything she could help me with. I spoke with her for about an hour about security measures Ebay can take to keep this from happening, or at least limit the difficulties caused by it. I hope it helped. SO far I have learned to file a local police report, have them fax the report to the youngstown police. File some sort of complaint with your local Postal Inspector, and also report this to the FBI. I left a message with an Agent but have not heard back. Best of luck everyone. Let's get the thief whoever it is, and it is possible that it is not the person we sent out money to, somebody could have taken over her accounts. All I know is the check was cashed somewhere in Pennsylvania which is near Youngstown. I am still waiting to get a copy of the fron and back of the check.
vsong

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#3
Mar 9, 2006
 
I won the bid of $550, after the tax(I live in Ohio) and the s/h, the total payment is $567.01.

I sent the postal money order on 2/24, and followed up with a email on 2/28. She replied me the same day and said she would mail out the stamps on Wednesday.

I havn't received it till now, so went to ebay and found out she is a thief and the total amount might be over $50,000.

I don't believe that boyfriend thing she made it up to the FBI, because she was replying the email before March. If someone steal her checking acocunt, but she still hold the ebay account, and if she still has her inventory, she should send out all the cards and stamps she sold. Or she should replied with the email and said payment was not received.

Glad FBI caught her, and I hope there could be more infomation on her property owned. So at least we can get our money back after selling her properties.
vsong

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#4
Mar 9, 2006
 
Again, if her ex-boyfriend took so many stuff away from her, she should had a claim in the local office, and FBI should find the record.

Can FBI frozen the bank account and get our money back?
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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Mar 9, 2006
 
TO ALL VICTIMS:

MY NAME IS JASON BENNETT AND I WAS A VICTIM OF SUZANNE KIRCHNER AS WELL. I DIDN’T LOSE NEARLY AS MUCH AS MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE. REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT LOST, WE ALL NEED TO BAND TOGETHER AND TRY TO REMEDY THE SITUATION. IN MY EYES THE COMPENSATION OWED BY EBAY ISN’T SUFFICIENT!!!
IN ALL TRUTH, EBAY IS GOING TO PROFIT OFF OF THE LOSSES THAT WE’VE INCURRED. EBAY IS INSURED AGAINST ALL LOSSES AND STILL CHARGES A $25.00 PROCESSING FEE. AS OF 10 MINUTES AGO MR. AND MRS. KIRCHNER HAD 475 INDIVIDUAL NON RECEIVED GOODS FROM AUCTIONS. WE MUST ASSUME THAT THERE ARE AT STILL AT LEAST 100 AUCTIONS STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR, SO LETS THEORETICALLY 600 INDIVIDUAL AUCTIONS, SO EBAY STANDS TO MAKE AS MUCH AS 15,000 PROCESSING OUR COMPLAINTS. THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!
AS FOR A SOLUTION, IF WE BOMBARD CNN.COM ’S NEWS TIP LINK, AS WELL AS OTHER NATIONAL NEWS BROADCASTERS, WE’VE GOT TO GET SOME ATTENTION. I’VE ALREADY SENT 10 EMAILS EACH TO MSNBC, CNN AND C-SPAN. IF EVERYONE WHO RECEIVES THIS EMAIL FORWARDS IT TO FOUR MORE MEMBERS THAT GOT RIPPED OFF, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET SOME SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS AND THUS THE ATTENTION THAT COULD HOPEFULLY YIELD SOME RESULTS.
ASIDE FROM THE MEDIA COVERAGE, WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CROOKS WHO CONNED US GO TO PRISON. SO FILE A REPORT IN YOUR HOMETOWN AND FAX IT TO THE YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO POLICE (330 744 7205). ALSO GO TO www.ic3.gov AND FILE A COMPLAINT.
IF ANYONE ELSE HAS ANY GOOD IDEAS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT (262) 898 9970 OR HBENNETT12@WI.RR.COM .

JASON BENNETT

P.S. IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE WE MUST PASS THESE EMAILS ONTO OTHER MEMBERS, I CANT EMAIL 475 PEOPLE. MY ACCOUNT WONT ALLOW IT.
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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#6
Mar 9, 2006
 
OH, I WAS TAKEN FOR $80.00 FOR A BOTTLE OF BODYBUILDING SUPPLEMENTS. THIS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN WELL ORCHESTRATED. LISTING HUNDREDS OF AUCTIONS FOR VALUABLE ITEMS, BUT NOT VALUABLE ENOUGH TO RAISE A FLAG. EBAY'S POLICIES NEED TO CHANGE AFTER THIS FIASCO!!!
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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#7
Mar 9, 2006
 
GOOD AND BAD NEWS. GINA FROM YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO'S NEWS STATION WYTV JUST CALLED ME. I SPOKE WITH HER YESTERDAY REGARDING OUR MATTER. SHE WENT TO SUZANNE'S HOUSE, AND CAUGHT HER WALKING IN THE FRONT DOOR. SUZANNE IMMEDIATELY STARTED CRYING, AND SAYING THAT HER BOYFRIEND DID THIS TO HER. SHE REFUSED TO GO ON-AIR AND MAKE A COMMENT. AN HOUR LATTER SHE WAS CONTACTED AGAIN VIA PHONE AND HER ATTORNEY ANSWERED THE PHONE, AND DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE ISSUE. HE DID HOWEVER SAY THAT SHE WAS A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT, WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS B.S.. WE HAVE THE CASHED CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS TO PROVE IT. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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Mar 9, 2006
 
Jason Bennett

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Mar 9, 2006
 
SUZANNE KIRCHNER IS CLAIMING THAT SHE IS A VICTIM OF IDENTITY FRAUD. IT IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE THAT ANYONE WHO PERSONALLY SPOKE TO HER OR SAM ON THE PHONE CONTACT THE YOUNGSTOWN FBI AT (330) 965-2940 AND TO ASK FOR THE AGENT IN CHARGE OF HER CASE. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL HAVE SPOKEN TO HER, BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. REGARDLESS, WITH ALL THE CHECKS AND TRANSACTIONS THAT WERE DEFRAUDED, THERE IS GOING TO BE A PAPER TRAIL FOLLOWING HER RIGHT TO FEDERAL PRISON!!! ANY QUESTIONS OR UPDATES, PLEASE CONTACT ME (JASON)AT 262 898 9970 OR HBENNETT12@WI.RR.COM
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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#10
Mar 9, 2006
 
Ernie Brown Jr.
Assistant Regional Editor
The Vindicator

Sports-card scam
YOUNGSTOWN ‹ The police department¹s detective division has been flooded
with complaints that allege a city couple perpetrated a scam on eBay that
involves sports cards. Complaints came from Iowa, South Carolina, Illinois,
California, Pennsylvania, Canada, Jamaica and other areas. The callers have
been told the case will be handled by the FBI. The Vindicator received a
call from an Iowa woman who identified the couple and said they lived on San
Pedro Drive. The woman who lives at the San Pedro address filed a police
report Tuesday that describes identity theft. She told police that after her
boyfriend moved out, she discovered property missing, including a computer
and credit cards, reports show.


Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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#11
Mar 9, 2006
 
I just turned this up in an ebay sports chat thread

Posted by analisajoan ( 6 ) on Mar-07-06 at 16:17:27 PST Listings
PLEASE BE ADVISED ALL EBAY VICTIMS OF
SAMSPORTSCARDS .....THE IDENTITY OF OWNER IS SAMUEL D. DEL SIGNORE...SOC. SEC.#288-84-6151. SUZANNE KIRCHNER IS A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT AND THE VICTIM OF ROBBERY. SHE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF HIS EBAY ACTIVITIES. ALL CHECKS RECIEVED AFTER FRIDAY MARCH 3 AT THE ADDRESS WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER. THIS IS THE DAY SAM LEFT TOWN WITH STOLEN CHECKS, MONEY AND ARTICLES FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES AND THERE ARE WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST. AGAIN, SUZANNE IS A VICTIM.Posted by analisajoan ( 6 ) on Mar-07-06 at 16:17:27 PST Listings
PLEASE BE ADVISED ALL EBAY VICTIMS OF
SAMSPORTSCARDS .....THE IDENTITY OF OWNER IS SAMUEL D. DEL SIGNORE...SOC. SEC.#288-84-6151. SUZANNE KIRCHNER IS A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT AND THE VICTIM OF ROBBERY. SHE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF HIS EBAY ACTIVITIES. ALL CHECKS RECIEVED AFTER FRIDAY MARCH 3 AT THE ADDRESS WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER. THIS IS THE DAY SAM LEFT TOWN WITH STOLEN CHECKS, MONEY AND ARTICLES FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES AND THERE ARE WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST. AGAIN, SUZANNE IS A VICTIM.
http://64.233.179.104/search?q =cache:YEXRuqx8a4kJ:chatboards .ebay.com/chat.jsp?chatboard=1 /44+"Suzanne+Kirchner & quot;&hl=en&lr=&st rip=1
Jason Bennett

Mukwonago, WI

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#12
Mar 9, 2006
 
JUST DUG THIS UP IN THE OHIO STATE TAX RECORDS

Parcel ID Address Serial ID Index Order Card
531500068000 2609 SAN PEDRO DR Owner 1 of 1

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Summary
Property Location 2609 SAN PEDRO DR
Tax Dist 53 YOUNGSTOWN CITY YOUNGSTOWN CSD
Land Use 510 One Family Dwelling
Sch Dist 5014 YOUNGSTOWN CSD
Acres 0.256
No. of Stories 1.00
Sq. Ft. 1134
Year Built 1957
Total Rooms 5
Full Bathrooms 1
Half Bathrooms 0
Bedrooms 3


Legal Description
Property Information
LOT 58851
92 X 122 IRR
SAN PEDRO DR


Owner Information
Owner Information
KIRCHNER SUZANNE J
2609 SAN PEDRO
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44511 USA
Mail Information
FIRST AMERICAN RE TAX
ATTN: ESCROW REPORT-07W
ATTN: ESCROW REPORT-07W
USA


Assessment Info
Board of Revision No
Homestead No
2.5%/Reduction Yes
Divided Property No
New Construction No
Foreclosure No
Other Assessments Yes
Front Ft. 0.00
Market Land Value $14,700
Cauv Value $0
Market Impr Value $56,900
Market Total Value $71,600


Recent Sale
Valid Sale Yes
# of Parcels 1
Deed Type 1C-WARRANTY DEED
Sale Amount $55,000
Sale Date 9/26/1997
Conveyance # 4056
Deed Number


Tax Information
Annual Tax $1,163.88
Taxes Paid $0.00
Delinquent Taxes $0.00


WHICH CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT
http://ohmahoningpropertymax.governmaxa.com/p... |parcelid=531500068000++++++++ ++&sid=3FE5D129754D43A7997 30E711394C28E
Jason Bennett

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Mar 9, 2006
 
I ALSO FOUND THIS ON SAMUEL

Parcel ID Address Serial ID Index Order Card
530260002000 VALLEY ST Owner 1 of 1

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Summary
Property Location VALLEY ST
Tax Dist 53 YOUNGSTOWN CITY YOUNGSTOWN CSD
Land Use 500 Residential - Vacant land
Sch Dist 5014 YOUNGSTOWN CSD
Acres 0.052
No. of Stories
Sq. Ft.
Year Built
Total Rooms 0
Full Bathrooms 0
Half Bathrooms 0
Bedrooms 0


Legal Description
Property Information
LOT 2119 PART
45 X 50
LANSING


Owner Information
Owner Information
DEL SIGNORE SAM
829 GLENBROOK RD
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44512 USA
Mail Information
NEGOTIATED SOLD LIENS 6/10/05 RETRUN MAIL
AMERICAN TAX FUNDING
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503 USA


Assessment Info
Board of Revision No
Homestead No
2.5%/Reduction No
Divided Property No
New Construction No
Foreclosure No
Other Assessments No
Front Ft. 0.00
Market Land Value $300
Cauv Value $0
Market Impr Value $0
Market Total Value $300


Recent Sale
Valid Sale No
# of Parcels 0
Deed Type
Sale Amount $0
Sale Date 1/9/1963
Conveyance # 0
Deed Number


Tax Information
Annual Tax $5.24
Taxes Paid $0.01
Delinquent Taxes $0.00

Mike Harrington

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Mar 9, 2006
 
http://www.business-journal.com/LateFeb01/Hom...

An article involving a samuel delsignore in the area of youngstown.

Three Charged in Home Savings Stock Scam

02/09/01

CLEVELAND -- An Information was filed yesterday charging Paul N. Raptou of Boardman Township, Ohio, Jacob I. Gutman of Cleveland and Samuel Hiller Jr. of Far Rockaway, N.Y., with one count of conspiracy to make false statements to a government agency, reports Emily M. Sweeney U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio.

The Information alleges that The Home Savings and Loan Co., Youngstown, Ohio, was scheduled to go public after the sale of stock in 1998 and that the three men entered into a conspiracy to purchase stock through the use of nominees. Allegedly, the three men knew that banking regulations restricted the sale of the Home Savings stock at the initial offering to individuals who were account holders at the bank.

The Information further alleges that Raptou, Gutman and Hiller prepared and submitted a stock subscription form to Home Savings certifying that a "Samuel D. DelSignore" was purchasing $300,000 worth of stock for his own account, while they knew there "was no understanding or agreement regarding the sale or transfer of either Samuel D. DelSignore's subscription rights or the shares of stock Samuel D. DelSignore might receive."

The charges carry a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
KEITH RIBBLE

Denver, CO

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#16
Mar 10, 2006
 
I WAS ALSO SCAMMED BY THESE JACKASSES 35.99 FOR A 2005 PLAYOFF HONORS BOX. ADD COLORADO TO THE STATES WITH PEOPLE RIPPED OFF IN. I PAID WITH A MONEY ORDER SO I WILL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN.
Ebay Scam

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#17
Mar 11, 2006
 
I was also scammed for 520.00 paid by check.

PS something like this happened in 1996 on a dealer network. The dealer in NJ got about 70,000 as I remember. FBI got in and He was prosecuted but took several years. he plea bargained and I got 1/2 of what i was scammed so far.
RHS

Hagerstown, MD

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Mar 11, 2006
 
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNew...

I wonder if this guy is related to Suzanne??

I'm from Canada and I also was a victim of SAMSPORTSCARDS.
Roland

North Las Vegas, NV

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#19
Mar 12, 2006
 
Yesterday received copies from my bank of five checks sent to Ms. Kirchner for eight items purchased on eBay from samsportcards and never received. Two were endorsed and three weren't; not even a 'for deposit only'. When I bank and wish to deposit or cash a check or M.O. and forget to sign it the teller always requests that I sign. Why didn't Sky Bank in Brecksville, OH where all five checks were processed? Anyhow signature on checks and a signature of a delivery receipt found on the internet supposedly signed by Ms. Kirchner do not match. The checks may have been forged by Sam. Maybe she is innocent. Don't know.
Roland

North Las Vegas, NV

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#20
Mar 12, 2006
 
I informed eBay the manner in which they handle the situation with samsportcards will greatly affect my future purchases on eBay and I hope anothers who were scammed feel the same. Also I suggested in the very near future they should change their policy for any sellers that perform large quantity of trades on eBay, say more than 250 auctions a week. Also to be included would be those sellers who trade in excess of say $10,000 a week. These folks should be bonded to insure they don't skip town like Sam did. In the meantime if anyone does buy, use PayPal only since it does protect the buyer.
Dan Thomas

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Mar 12, 2006
 
Got me for a bit less than 50.00. Same story as the rest. They were busy. People got sick. Fake USPS tracking number. then GONE! Filed and Internet Computer Crime report. Will file as Mail Fraud also.

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