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Complaint Review: mavericgifts Melissa A. Veale

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 09, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, July 09, 2012

  • Reported By: Al — Oklahoma USA
mavericgifts Melissa A. Veale
306 S. Kennedy St. Sharon Springs, Kansas United States of America

mavericgifts Melissa A. Veale Do Not Sell Property To Melissa A. Veale - Scam Artist (aka: mavericgifts) - Beware Sharon Springs, Kansas

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Hello Readers,

I am here to warn all agents or individuals that want to sell property to Melissa Veale so they can avoid her scams or retaliation or slander that she is attempting on me.

She has abused this website along with Ebay's Website and the negative feedback system on Ebay, so I will forever will be warning people about this women who is committing these terrible acts of Slander and Libel and 'might' be  trying to stay for free ( I don't really know that yet for sure, so I use the word 'might', but she's already late on her first payment, and I doubt that I will see another nickle from her.  She is currently at my house on 306 S. Kennedy. and she will not communicate what-so-ever to try to work out something. 

Below is the transcription from Melissa Veale attempting to 'manipulate' this website 'Ripoff Report' that she filed on me, potentially committing libel and slander, both punishable and under criminal penalties.

(She states:)
We bought a house on eBay from Al Echeagaray. He claimed the house was move in ready and that the plumbing was updated throughout and that there were 3 bathrooms. We paid the down payment and closing costs and drove 1000 miles to get to the house.
(Correct so far)

(She states:)
 When we had the water turned on, the pipes were leaking everywhere. (Lie) - ... the water leaks were minimal... how can a plumber travel from out of town, charge only 3 hours labor + parts and only have a bill of only $425) - Yes, there are the other 2 bathrooms to deal with (more on that later)

(She states:)
 We replaced the value on the hot water heater but water was running under the house. We called Al Echeagaray and informed him. He called a plumber but said he didn't have the money to pay for the plumbing.  (VERY BIG LIE) They were thrilled that the water heater was unscathed and was fine.  To this day, they have only paid $50 for the trap (regarding the plumbing) and Ive got the entire bill for the plumbing. 

I was there at their property (plumber is a witness), and offered to go to my bank and pay them $100 which we agreed (does that seem like a con artist would do that).  They elected to just have me deduct the amount from their mortgage payment...  points for her as well.  This also tells me that they were happy with the house.  This of course was after the plumbers fixed all the problems except the second bathroom (the 3rd bathroom I only claimed 2.5 bathrooms... I thought the tub was working... I was wrong.  What can I do??  except to make things right after that.

(She states:)
The plumber came and attempted fixed the pipes to one bathroom and the kitchen. The bill was over $400. The plumber said it could be up to $5,000 to fix the rest of the plumbing not including the third bathroom. We then had several more leaks the plumber missed and had to call a handyman costing us $50 more and we repaired some plumbing problems ourselves.

(Lie mixed with truths) there was no attempt, the plumber fixed the pipes to the bathroom and kitchen. yes the bill was about $425 (short a few pennies).  Yes they did say the bill could be $5,000 but they also said it could be as low as $600 (I think that was the figure- near that) I told them on Melissas voice mail that I would cover it, but again, she hasnt , to this day, ever voiced their concerns with me.  She has never complained.  I found out only by a negative feedback on ebay...  Since I am a man of my word and try to help or solve any issues or concerns for anybody, I was very distraught to see this.

(She states:)
We then found out from people in town that we are not the first people Al Echeagary has sold this house to by lying about the condiion and others have come here just to leave again including one person that we were told sued him and won the suit.

(VERY BIG LIE) I have always been honest about any description in any ad that I place.  There has never been a lawsuit, nor complaints other than Melissa, and another buyer from the past that just changed their mind with a Handyman Special ad that I had. 

I was clear about the problems of the house.  After there was no sewer line what-so-ever, in spite of a clause As-Is I voluntarily refunded $2,000 plus Interest within 3 weeks to an elderly couple who thanked me for my honesty.  The house is a nice house that was left not winterized by a previous owner that became ill and left the state.  I tried my best to make good with my long trip for Melissa, who never asked for her money back when I was there.  I was under the impression that she was happy with the house except the plumbing.

(She states:)
He continues to sell this house and others on the internet getting down payments from people and just reselling it when they leave and getting another down payment from someone else. 

(Lie and Truth) The Indiana house has is so happy with me and loves the house The Ohio house they were happy, but didnt pay their taxes and I had to legally evict. So Im looking for another owner and I dont think Im going to let them walk in with the keys without paying something.  Actually, Im only asking $475 in the door.

(She states:)
We also paid closing cost and there has never been a closing. We went to his attorney's office that is supposed to be handling closing and were told he was too busy to see us and he would call us to set up an appointment. It has been two weeks and we still haven't received a call. It has been almost two months since we paid the down payment and closing costs.

(Truth... with Omissions)  Melissa has failed to disclose that she hasnt even moved there for the several weeks, causing the closing date to expire.

(She states:)
We checked Ripoff report before we bought and there was no report so we wanted to file a report so anyone checking will know not to buy from this man. We just want our money and expenses back from Al Echeagary and to leave this nightmare behind us.

(True) except, I wonder if they have a nightmare.  Theyve never complained to me, nor the title company!  I really wonder what motives are, which leaves me to think that she is a Con Artist She is already late on her first payment, and I think she bounces from house to house, finding whatever fault, then finding excuses to stay on their property till they legally get kicked out.  But I'm not the judge... however, since she's never complained to me and her behavior is not really making any sense... She's leaving me no choice but to try to read her mind.

In spite of her trying to smear my name, I wish her well and hope she finds happiness some day...  However, I will not be ruling out the possibility of criminal charges for libel and slander unless she starts telling the truth and telling it like it is and retracting everything here and on Ebay. Whoever was able to read this in its entirety, thank you for hearing my side.  I promise that I have done my best to be as honest and as transparent as possible.

Thank you,
Al Echeagaray

Below is her twisted story that may get her in a lot of trouble:

We bought a house on eBay from Al Echeagaray. He claimed the house was move in ready and that the plumbing was updated throughout and that there were 3 bathrooms.

We paid the down payment and closing costs and drove 1000 miles to get to the house. When we had the water turned on, the pipes were leaking everywhere. We replaced the value on the hot water heater but water was running under the house. We called Al Echeagaray and informed him. He called a plumber but said he didn't have the money to pay for the plumbing. 

The plumber came and attempted fixed the pipes to one bathroom and the kitchen. The bill was over $400. The plumber said it could be up to $5,000 to fix the rest of the plumbing not including the third bathroom. We then had several more leaks the plumber missed and had to call a handyman costing us $50 more and we repaired some plumbing problems ourselves.

We then found out from people in town that we are not the first people Al Echeagary has sold this house to by lying about the condiion and others have come here just to leave again including one person that we were told sued him and won the suit.

He continues to sell this house and others on the internet getting down payments from people and just reselling it when they leave and getting another down payment from someone else. 

We also paid closing cost and there has never been a closing. We went to his attorney's office that is supposed to be handling closing and were told he was too busy to see us and he would call us to set up an appointment. It has been two weeks and we still haven't received a call. It has been almost two months since we paid the down payment and closing costs.

We checked Ripoff report before we bought and there was no report so we wanted to file a report so anyone checking will know not to buy from this man. We just want our money and expenses back from Al Echeagary and to leave this nightmare behind us.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/09/2012 07:39 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/mavericgifts-Melissa-A-Veale/Sharon-Springs-Kansas-67758/mavericgifts-Melissa-A-Veale-Do-Not-Sell-Property-To-Melissa-A-Veale-Scam-Artist-aka-909192. 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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