Report: #666169

Complaint Review: Adam Burdette

  • Submitted: Sun, November 28, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, January 16, 2013
  • Reported By: "friends" — orlando Florida United States of America
  • Adam Burdette
    663 harold ave
    winter park, Florida
    United States of America

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Adam Burdette...OH Adam once again, scamming the auto world.  Mr.Burdette has opened a company called Auto Export Shield out of Winter Park ,Florida at 663 Harold Ave. 32789 where he is trying to sell a company which stops exporting of high end vehicles outr of the United States.  Funny thing is, HE STILL EXPORTS CARS, in which he has gotten a bit savy about it all by using false identies, insurrance cards, even social security numbers, claiming the peple buying these cars for him / or his international buyers, are onl via internet  when yet they all sit right there in the office at 663 Harold Ave.  What he does is let some exporters..IE his buyers, slid throgh the cracks when the others in which he Does not recieve any compensation from gets stopped!  Who is Adam Burdette to say you sould or should not be able to buy a car from????!!!!!!!!!!   Good Luck anyone who allows this man to have any of anyones personal information!
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#1 General Comment

Great Post

AUTHOR: Dr.Who - (United States of America)

Hi Great Post About this Scam Man. I am Suing 3 Porsche Dealerships over Federal Privacy Law Violations because of them releasing my personal information to Export Shield (3rd Party) without my Direct Signed consent FYI  good Post Thanks
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#2 General Comment

Your Not being honest Adam, you just can't be can you

AUTHOR: Dr.Who - (United States of America)

Quote: I work directly with US customs the South Carolina Department of State Anti Fraud unit,

Well we will see about this statement, there on to your lying and misrepresenting your connection with United States Customs and your gonna loose you affiliation with Porsche over Fed Privacy Law violations just so you know, you have hurt Good people with your Export Shield Investigations that are Bogas, Porsche is also being notified there dealing with a convicted felon causing them loss of potential sales and 3rd party Federal Privacy Law violations .have a great Day!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Adam Burdette New Felonies Update

AUTHOR: CaptWorkhorse - (USA)

What I find extremely interesting is Adam Burdette was charged with another Grand Theft over $100,000 felony in Feb 2012 along with parole violation.  He is currently out on bail but the next court hearing is in just a couple days on 11/29/2012.  Another interesting fact that he claims he has been "bought out" of the racketeering that is Auto Export Shield following all these new felonies.  You can check out the lastest court proceedings on this felon at:

If they don't allow links here, just search for Orange County Clerk and look up court cases with his name.

He just can't seem to stop scamming people.  It's the fox watching the henhouse and it couldn't be more perfect.  Don't get me wrong, this Auto Export Shield idea where he could charge dealerships a premium for his "service" while he kept his guys out of the limelight was a phenomenal idea, it's wrong and deceiving.  The auto world should see this side of the coin.  I will not shop at a dealership that uses this service.  I do not want my identity in the hands of a felon or his buddies. 

As the one of the previous commentors stated, there is no way that US Customs would be involved with the legal export of vehicles out of the country.  Just because PCNA (Porsche Cars North America) says the don't want their North American dealers allowing exporting, does not make it illegal in the eyes of US Customs.  Customs could care less as long as no laws are broken.  What grounds would they have to seize a personally owned vehicle?  It's the dealers trying to protect themselves from fines and retribution from the PCNA that are using this fraudulent service that protects a lucractive export business engineered by Adam Burdette. 

Be aware when you buy a luxury car and ask the dealer if they use this service.  Direct them to this site among serveral others that detail the felonies of Adam Burdette.  Do not let them send your personal information to a third party.
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Really thats the best you can do

AUTHOR: Auto Export Shield - (United States of America)

What a weak letter, really thats the best you can do, which dealer do you supposedly work for? It makes no sense for AES to do that, sense they would have to pay the dealers charge back when the car is exported.  If you are going to make up stories, try to come up with one that hasn't been used and disproved before.  Dumb A**!!

I no longer work for AES, I was bought out back in March.  I am enjoying the retired life and spending time with my kids trying to get my life in back in order.  Leave me alone, and go get a better job than exporting cars you idiots.  

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#5 General Comment

This Guy Is a Scam Artist!

AUTHOR: RippedOff1 - (United States of America)

The company i work for recently hired this clown and his company with all intentions of being fined by corporate for the exportation of cars. We thought he did us a favor when he raised some red flags on a buyer who was located out of state. We pulled the deal immediately and oddly had a deposit on the car the next day and within a few days the car was sold.

We later found out that the people who bought the car worked for Adam Burdette and purchased the car for him to be exported by his company. We stopped all billing to his company and would like to make other dealership owners fully aware that this man IS A SCAM! He will stop a deal and then have his people call the dealership and purchase then export it. 

Of course he would not snitch his own company. It is a great way for him to trick dealerships and locate cars.


This guy has a criminal record a mile long! Which includes SCHEME TO DEFRAUD and GRAND THEFT!

Visit for more info on this scammer!
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#6 Consumer Comment

Exporting cars is legal !!!

AUTHOR: Auto Export Specialist - (United States of America)

Well, I don't know Adam Burdette nor do I know his past nor do I care about all that. But I have no idea why somebody would block free trade like that. The US economy is suffering and the US wants exports to go up by 5x in the next 3 years but I am not sure how that is possible if we have companies like this help blocking free trade. Working together with US customs I thought was a very interesting statement. Not sure what law is being violated if a car get's exported. We are a company who is specialized in exporting new and used cars for customers who find the cars online on websites such as and we help them to make sure it is save to buy and help them so their experience is smooth and save. One of my clients called me and was about to cancel an order on a used 2009 Mercedes Benz he wanted to buy online on ebay because he found this website : and thought it was illegal to export cars from the US. After reading the website I even called US customs to make sure there are no new laws out there that the public has not been informed about. Of course I received the confirmation that export is legal and welcome because we the US is a pro business country and free trade should never been violated unless laws are broken. On the auto exportshield website they describe it like they are catching bank robbers or something like that. I was reading a twitter commend that said in cooperation with US customs a car was seized. If a car is seized there had to be criminal activity like the car was stolen or a lien was still on it. Not because you bought a car and export it. If you pay a car you own it free and clear and you can do with the car whatever you like. But they make it sound a car was seized because it was purchased for export. Which is totally wrong. They should clearly state that they are trying to help manufacturers that not too many new cars are being exported and that this is a internal issue between manufacturer and their franchise dealers. They should state that correctly on their website. But they don't. Now if you wonder why is a manufacturer trying to stop exports, the answer is that they want the new cars that are being send to the US for US end customers. They don't want too many new cars end up in different regions of the world to protect the dealers in those regions from to many gray market imports. But that is an internal problem between the manufacturer and their franchise dealers. NOT A VIOLATION OF ANY LAW. The people that buy new cars for export, usually title or even register the cars and make them used for the US market. Then they take the cars and export this car. Now you wonder how can they even get the car in the first place. The answer is: They do everything legal otherwise they would never get the cars nor the title from the selling dealer. They have to do something right to get the car and title, right ? Well, now that we know why the manufacturer wants to stop exports and what Auto Export Shield is trying to prevent and that exporting cars is LEGAL, don't we want to know how they are trying to stop exports ? Well, very easy. Dealers sign up with them to use their great software and enter all the information of the customer who is buying a car. Things like: last 4 of your credit card if you put a deposit down, not sure if they check your social :), where you live (they google that) they make sure you live in an expensive house otherwise Porsche and Mercedes think you are trash and don't deserve a Porsche or Mercedes. They check if a known exporter lived close to you, etc. If you live to close to a guy that might have exported a car and you might not even know the guy. Tough luck, you might not be able to buy the car because Autoexortshield might flag you as a export risk. If you buy to many cars in a year, also bad because that could mean you export them. Would like to know what NFL and NBA players have to say about that. The franchise dealer is basically entering all the info into AutoExportShields system and right there violates the Privacy Statement that you sign that they don't give out any information. I really wouldn't feel comfortable knowing that all my info goes into a system of a company that is checking me out when I want to buy a car for myself or my family. Not sure how somebody else feels about it. Actually the info about the owner of the company and his past which was stated before all this I thought makes the whole thing even more interesting. I can't believe that Porsche is telling their dealers to sign up with this company knowing they break the privacy statement that their dealers and the customers sign. On your next visit to a dealership you might want to tell them that you refuse that your info is being used to go through an auto exportshield check. I am writing the whole time manufacturer but don't want to throw everybody under the bus. US manufacturer and Asian manufacturer don't really care to much. Ford actually welcomes exports . This info applies mainly for the German manufacturers who are creating all this. Final statement for anybody who would like to buy a car for export (new or used): It is legal to buy a car for export as long as you buy the car and don't steel it.
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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Auto Export Shield - (United States of America)

First off I want to start off by saying I know who wrote this Hayley Williams.  Even though you no longer work for this company you are still a partner in this company and can be held liable for the comments you have made against this company. 

I am not proud of my past, but it is my past that has given me a certain skill set that has allowed me to start a company to help protect the dealers that I used to hurt.  It is my past that has allowed me to know what tactics exporters use and how to best Identify them.  It is my past that has helped me to stop hundreds of exporters from targeting dealers that I work with.  And it is my past that will continue to push me to be a better person, and I will not fail.

I have done wrong in the past, I am willing to admit that, I would like to personally apologize to all of those out there that I have wronged and especially to Matin.  I will continue to live every day with that on my conscious and it weighs very heavily. 

To all of my future clients that may read this.  I am a convicted Felon, I have learned from my mistakes, I am very good at what I do; stopping exporters from targeting your dealerships.  There is not another company like mine out there with the skill set to ID, Investigate, Target and Stop exporters.  I work directly with US customs the South Carolina Department of State Anti Fraud unit, North Carolina, Virgina, Delaware, Alaska, Oregon, and Montana.  I do not export cars, I stopped that business when I started this one.  If you don't trust me, I don't expect you to, call my dealers let them speak for me.
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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Adam Burdette Auto Export Shield

AUTHOR: Adam Patrick Burdette Auto Export S - (United States of America)

Adam Patrick Burdette is a scam artist. Consumers and Dealers beware.

He has rippedcustomers off hundreds of thousands of dollars.

He hasis currently on probation and has an outstandingrestitution of over $400k.

He has been ripping people off for years. The FBI is currently investigating him and the local law enforcement know about what he is doing but still he remains free to continue his scam on people.

View some of his previous Felony Law Suits

He recently opened up a company called www.AutoExportShield.comhe tries to get dealers to sign up for this program and once the dealers call him to investigate if a customer might pose a risk for exporting the car he tells them yes and turns around and buys the car from the dealer with a different name and exports the cars.

Karma will come around someday... Hopefully sooner rather than later...

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