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Complaint Review: RAY O PURSELLEY

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 11, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, November 14, 2012

  • Reported By: steve19 — Phoenix Arizona United States of America
RAY O PURSELLEY
15849 N 71st St #100. Phoenix, Arizona United States of America

RAY O PURSELLEY RAY PURSELLEY CHECK BOUNCER, SOCIOPATHIC LIAR Phoenix, Arizona

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: He is NOT a nutcase! You are a Scam Man!!!!

*Consumer Comment: A Scam man for sure

*Consumer Comment: Ray Purselley - Scam man

*Consumer Comment: You are a nutcase.

*Author of original report: AVOID THIS CON MAN - RAY PURSELLEY

*Consumer Comment: What?

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Beware - Ray Purselley (white male, 6ft, 180 lbs, mid 40's, bald) is SOCIOPATH (see Wiki definition) has bounced hundreds of checks with no intention to repay his debts. This person also sometimes travels with a "girlfriend" and small child. He has a common scam that includes manipulating property owners with distressed mortgages. Mr. Purselley will claim he owns a "successful" company of some sort, then use some funds on the way to purchase your home. Meanwhile, he'll likely try to occupy your home rent-free or at a reduced rental amount "until the deal closes". There is no deal. He is a phony con artist. Mr. Purselley roams mostly in Arizona (Phoenix and Scottsdale area) as well as Colorado (Denver area). He drinks heavily to the point of nightly sloppiness. 

Ray Purselley has also scammed many people out of contracts for building materials. He typically requires "deposits" for goods/services related to construction with limited completion or complete lack of quality of completion of the work. He then proceeds to run off with all of your money. He commonly claims he's friends with celebrities and is very good at avoiding phone calls or paying bounced checks. He is nearly penniless, but spends LOTS of credit card money and bounces checks to buy impressive cars, clothes, etc. 

He should be avoided at any cost. He scammed me out of nearly $100k. I also had the displeasure of obtaining proof of this string of crimes. Unfortunately, the FBI were unable to prosecute this person because check bouncing and the type of scams he does are not within their jurisdiction and local police also cannot nab check bouncers so he continues to operate unscathed. AVOID THIS CON ARTIST. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/11/2012 12:50 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/RAY-O-PURSELLEY/Phoenix-Arizona-/RAY-O-PURSELLEY-RAY-PURSELLEY-CHECK-BOUNCER-SOCIOPATHIC-LIAR-Phoenix-Arizona-895667. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

He is NOT a nutcase! You are a Scam Man!!!!

AUTHOR: Harold Stevens - (United States of America)

Ray, I pray often that you never get away with one of your scams again. Sooner or later you will mess up and cross the line. Someone somewhere will catch up with you. More than likely you are on the run now. READERS DON'T BE NAIVE AND PERSUADED BY THIS VERY BAD MAN! HE WILL TAKE YOU FOR RIDE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET - AND POSSIBLY NOT EVER RECOVER FROM.
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#2 Consumer Comment

A Scam man for sure

AUTHOR: Harold Stevens - (United States of America)

Avoid him. He'll destroy you financially. Like he did me.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Ray Purselley - Scam man

AUTHOR: Harold Stevens - (United States of America)

He got me too. For 100 K and my career.
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#4 Consumer Comment

You are a nutcase.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

In your original report, you complained that neither the FBI or local police could help.    I merely posted the CORRECT place to take your case to get action.     If you think that is somehow defending the person you were posting about, you are delusional.    After reading your disjointed rambling response, I think I'm on the right track. 
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#5 Author of original report

AVOID THIS CON MAN - RAY PURSELLEY

AUTHOR: steve19 - (United States of America)

THANKS TO THE PREVIOUS REPLY (wow- probably Mr. Ray Purselley himself) - here you go for more proof - see "Circular Kiting" - that's what Ray Purselley does - I have proof galore but I'm not risking my life to have the FBI slap his hand again:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_kiting

1. I find it rather strange that "some random" individual would have a rebuttal to my WARNING about Ray Purselley literally within HOURS of my first ever posting as to how much of a con artist he is. It would appear whoever is "defending" this individual (or trying to give me advice about how to prosecute a scam artist) is actually "searching the internet VERY regularly" (like WAY too regularly), looking for a negative report about themselves (like on the hour). Maybe that's Mr. Purselley? Hmm. Most likely. Even caught, Mr. Purselley would commonly use an alias or deny any wrongdoing forever and ever because he is a SOCIOPATH (see link below for more info). He is EVIL and DANGEROUS because there is VERY LIMITED AND/OR NO REHAB for these people. They are often seen as con men or cold-blooded murderers. He falls into the former category. AVOID HIM LIKE THE DEVIL. HE WILL PROBABLY STEAL FROM YOU IF ALLOW HIM ANY FORM OF PRE-PAYMENT or CREDIT TERMS OTHER THAN CASH PAYMENT or Real Estate contract of any sort or he most likely will breach warranty work or otherwise BREACH ANY AGREEMENT.

He also commonly tries to draft his own handwritten contract and hope you're gullible enough to sign it. In return, he'll actually offer to pay you something quite enticing (like 20% interest terms) in the highly likely case that he defaults on that promise to pay. Good luck seeing your 20% or whatever he tries to offer. The contract he drafted is usually bogus and his word is definitely not to be trusted in any way.

2. I, falling into a NORMAL AND TRUSTING category person (like 97% of us) have Googled my own name maybe a few times in my entire life. HOWEVER, I've NEVER SEARCHED FOR NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT MY NAME BECAUSE I AM VERY HONEST SO I WOULD HAVE NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ANY NEGATIVE THINGS  REPORTED ABOUT ME 24/7. So, it's rather alarming to see a NEAR IMMEDIATE response above about how to turn in a check bouncer to authorities (or Kiter as the person above would knew the term so well for some reason). What great advice - lol. I have some street wisdom, yet I was baffled to see how the banks are so big that there is almost no way to stop his machine until he stops circulating the checks from one account to the other. He does BIG withdraws (i.e. $100,0000 or more) then runs out of funds for weeks on end until he pulls the money out of near empty account. Floats it over for awhile then uses all the money up quickly to pay whoever is on his heels that week. 

3. Even more odd, I DO NOT HAVE Ray Purselley's e-mail information, therefore I DID NOT ENTER THAT HERE when I filled out my complaint. There would not have been any way he "the random individual above" could not have been contacted by The Ripoff Report directly. 

4. see # 6 below on (other qualities) on the Mcafee Sociopath link of WHY Mr. Purselley avoids prosecution. One COMMON METHOD I KNOW HE USES is to bounce Bank Checks from one Bank (Circular Kiting) to the other and then claim he "didn't realize his account was so low". But he funnels the money into the account from the other bank before the bank shuts him down. He's done this with Wells Fargo Bank and Citibank on multiple occasions because I saw the statements he mistakenly left behind one day. He also does this with NUMEROUS CORPORATIONS. 

5. One way you can achieve your goal of determining whether or not he can be trusted is quite simple -- BEFORE handing him any money is to try to get to know him over the course of several days or weeks. Then, simply count the LIES in his stories. LOTS OF SMALL LIES, then HUGE LIES on top of even BIGGER LIES. He claims to have several homes -but go ahead and ask to see his property titles. He is cunning, but he is not the smartest guy out there in the sociopath category. Very sloppy in the details - hence I have a LOT of information about the guy (nuff said about that). 

6. He only thinks of himself in ANY scenario. There will be NO chance you will EVER see him PERFORM ANY PROMISE when it comes to ANY MONEY. As a good con artist, he will make you feel important with his charm and wit, but really deep down inside, he's simply out to STEAL your money. 

7. Ray Purselley frequently leaves town or moves to another place in the middle of the night when he's on the run. Thus, prosecutors from multiple jurisdictions have trouble keeping up with his actions. With the real estate market under such duress, he has an easy time finding distressed properties to live in while the next check scam runs its course. He like BIG homes, nice cars, lavish meals, expensive wine, etc. (see profile to Sociopath link below) so he's simply using one company after another to churn and burn capital. 

8. Out of the blue, one day an attorney contacted ME to ask me if I knew where Ray Purselley was, because this particular attorney had 3 other cases he was aggressively pursuing against Mr. Purselley, all of which involving fraud and bounced checks. I did not know of Mr Purselley's whereabouts at the time because he had skipped out of town (like disappeared) just four days prior to that call from the attorney. This particular legal counsel also CLEARLY noted they their legal firm had been pursuing Mr. Purselley for YEARS and according to this particular lawyer, Ray Purselley is a known check bouncer and scam artist with MULTIPLE victims. That leads me to believe I'm right about Ray Purselley being a CON ARTIST because a lawyer could be disbarred for making any false claims about anybody. The call to me was made because this attorney was somehow alerted Ray Purselley had just scammed me for $100k and skipped town.

Here is a simple list of ways to identify a sociopath. This list is from "Profile of a Sociopath." Is is a pretty good list of sociopathic indicators. Ray Purselley fits ALL OF THE TRAITS ON THE LIST because RAY PURSELLEY IS A SOCIOPATH (Google Sociopath):
http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_know_if_someone_is_a_sociopath
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#6 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

" Unfortunately, the FBI were unable to prosecute this person because check bouncing and the type of scams he does are not within their jurisdiction and local police also cannot nab check bouncers so he continues to operate unscathed.  "
  Of course it helps if you report it to the right place.  If this guy is passing "hundreds" of bad checks in Maricopa County,  I'm surprised that he's not in jail yet. 

 The proper place to report bad checks is the Maricopa County Attorney's office.   If you really contacted the local police, they should have told you that.     The County Attorney's office has a particularly good reputation when it comes to filing criminal charges against serial check kiters.    They like these cases because they're easy.  The bad check is all the evidence they need to prosecute.
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