• Report: #933714
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Jason Bozzuto

  • Submitted: Tue, August 28, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, August 28, 2012

  • Reported By: Zoe — Atlanta Georgia United States of America
Jason Bozzuto
7049 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, Georgia United States of America

Jason Bozzuto Jim, Jason Scammed me by stating he needed a business partner to obtain an auto dealer's license, registration and insurance. Norcross, Georgia


*UPDATE Employee: What is your name? Zoe Or Marjorie?

*Author of original report: GOD SEES EVERYTHING JASON

*Author of original report: NOT TRUE JASON??

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: THIS REPORT IS NOT TRUE!!!

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Jason or Jim or whatever he goes by posted an ad on Craigslist and stated the following:

Hi, My name is Jason. Email address:
I ran a business for over 13 years. I am a hard worker. A hustler. I wake up at 4 AM and work straight through the entire day. The name of my business was Van Man NYC.

Recently my health became a factor causing me to quite my job and shut the shop down. There was not a lot of money because the bills were tremendous. Anyone who has been to New York City Knows the prices are Very expensive.

I moved to Norcross Georgia. The down time is literally killing me. After working for 13 years night and day, I am finding it very hard to settle down.

I cannot do that hard labor any more. I am looking for someone to be my business partner. I am intending on obtaining a auto dealers license, registration and insurance. I (and/or you) will have the authority to buy and sell as many cars as I ( or we) want.

We will have exclusive access to dealer only auto auctions. I have a strategy, and its very profitable.

I need about 7000.00 to get started. That is going to cover us getting out plates, registration, and insurance. it will also get us inventory.

I want to explain that I am not a game player. I am very honest, and a man of my word. The most important thing you should know about me is that once I start something , I do not stop, until its completed... correctly.

SO. You can be my partner and make money on your own , Plus I will pay you 10,000.00. You will make money on each car I sell. Or if you decide that you do not want to make money and you do not want to be a part of this business plan, I will give you 14,000.00.

Basically I will give you 40 to 50 percent of any profit until you are paid off in completion. Please email me with any interest.  I have placed a few links of references from my old company.

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We met and he showed me his Auction Access ID and gave me a reference named Aaron with whom he has worked with before.  Before we signed the contract, I requested a copy of his driver's license, social security card, birth certificate, and a promissory note.  I am sure everything is fake.  This lowlife bum needs to be taught a lesson as he is no good and is stealing from people who are struggling.  I am now out of $5,500 but will not stop at anything to get my money back.  Jason, Jim or whatever you go by you're days are numbered because what comes around goes around.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: JusticeServed - ()

5000.00 or  five million dollars, who ever you are,  "ZOE" you have no right to publicize someones PERSONAL HEALTH information. It shows that you are nothing but b***h. 

I KNOW for a FACT  what happened, because I  am the second lender. I was going to lend Jason the additional money to get the project started. I did some research on him.

I learned that there was in fact a business in New York Called Van Man NYC. I also learned that he, was, in fact the owner. They had stellar reviews.  BUt then I  came across your report and I  backed out. 

Jason recently sent me an email to verify his story. After reviewing your posts and your HORRIFIC emails  sent to him, I can honestly say you  ARE  ONE TWISTED WOMAN!!!.

I regret not lending him the money, and have decided that I will sit down with Jason and figure something out now... The world is already filled with drama and lies... life is too short to be wasted on JERSEY trash like you... 

My advice to you ZOE... get a life... 

I advise anyone wether client or staff of Van Man NYC.... come on this site.... and let the people know what kind of person Jason is... even if you have had a BAD moving experience... It will help draw a clear picture of who he actually is. 

People should NOT be slandered on the internet.  Especially ex cons like ZOE. and  another thing... Jason ... you have good ground to sue her for posting  private health information  on that site ( it may even be criminal) ... I would per sue her vigorously. ... You now have backing. 

God Bless 
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What is your name? Zoe Or Marjorie?

AUTHOR: TracyT - ()

I am Tracy. Jason has worked for me in the last seven years.  Jason may be one of the most honest people I ever met. I run catering prep here at NY Performing Arts.  We have hired Jason, Johnny and several of his crew for several events that we hold. the Chefs get paid upon completion of each major event. 

I am the person of paying these people ... one night ,  I  accidentally dropped the cash envelope in his truck.  several hours had assed and I never knew it was even missing. (things can get pretty hectic  on these major events).

Jason found the envelope and brought it to me , un opened, not a single penny missing.

His crew and him are amongst some of the most honest people I  have ever met. I find it hard to believe he conned you or "stole" from you... and 5000.00?? I thinks thats hardly enough to ruine his impeccable reputation over. 

Do you have his social security card?  Do you know that is against the law???
Please stop trying to slander this man. 

wow you sound bitter. 
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AUTHOR: Zoe Love - ()

You sat up there and lied on me but I had proof where's yours Jason?

Oh and by the EVERYTHING you said was a LIE!!! You know good and well that you drafted the promissory note AND contract. Those were YOUR terms and conditions. The amount that you STOLE was $5500 so get it straight!!

Also, that so called arrest record you're speaking about isn't even me DUMBASS so quit while you're ahead because I will AND can sue you for slander. You and I both know that is a different person with the same name as me.

YOU WILL GET YOURS because people like you ALWAYS DO!

My losing sleep at night is not because I have screwed people over by lying but instead of how I could have done business with the likes of people like you. You are a LIAR, you are deceitful, possess NO integrity, character, values or morals.

Play with fire and get burned. You probably LIED about having AIDS also and if that's the case you are an even sicker PSYCHOPATH than I thought!

What comes around goes around Jason. IT ALWAYS DOES. So go ahead and make up some more lies because I have EVERY EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE!

Keep digging a deeper hole for yourself we'll see who will be the last person standing!!
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AUTHOR: Zoe Love - (United States of America)

On this day ofAugust  , 2012, the undersigned, Jason Bozzuto of 7049 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092 promises to pay to the lender, the sum of $10,000.00 with no interest.

Terms of Payment
Upon receiving the loan of $5,500.00, the borrower will have ten (10) consecutive days to make the first payment of $2,500.00. 

The borrower agrees to pay an additional three (3) payments of $2,500.00, each ten days, paying the entire loan in approximately forty (40) days.

The time is calculated in consecutive days (not business days).

The forty (40) day clock starts the day after the loan is received.

The Borrower reserves the right to repay this debt (in whole or in part) PRIOR to the due date, with no prepayment penalty.

Late Fee

The borrower agrees to pay a late fee of 10% of the remaining debt, if any payment is more than three (3) days after its due date.  This late charge shall be paid as liquidated damages in lieu of actual damages, and not as a penalty.


This contract outlines an agreement made between Jason Bozzuto and _______________________.
The terms of the loan and the repayment details are outlined below.

I.  My name is Jason Bozzuto. I am the borrower.
II.  ______________is the lender/investor/ business partner.

III. The borrower is going into auto sales. The amount needed is just shy of $10,000.00. This amount includes state charges, inventory and other charges.
IV. ________________ will invest $5,500.00 under the agreement; she will be reimbursed $10,000.00.

V. This shall be paid within forty (40) days from the day of the loan. The forty day clock starts the days after the borrower receives the loan.
VI. I, Jason Bozzuto, promise to repay the lender the sum of $2500.00 every ten (10) days. There will be four (4) consecutive payments, equaling $10,000.00

 VII. Other special provisions include:

(a) I will provide a copy of my drivers license, social security number and birth certificate.

(b) I will provide receipts of all expenses made to the lender.

(c) All paper work, including, but not limited to, this contract and a promissory note have been submitted.

VIII.  In the event that the deal should fall through, I will sell my car(s) inventory
or my van to repay the lender back her initial amount of $5,500.

IX.  After the money is repaid, I will contact the lender and make an offer to reinvest in future endeavors.

X.  I have made it very clear that I, as the borrower, have full rights to repay before the due date any payments, either in whole or in part, prior to the due date.
XI.   All of the above is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and under penalty of perjury.

Email Correspondence

Dear ____________.
This is Jason. I am so sorry for losing communication with you. it was not my intention to scam you or rob you.  I know that you are a very smart person, so in the next few paragraphs I am going to show you the courtesy of being a hundred percent honest.
I am a gay man with HIV.  I  belong to a web site  called adam4adam.com.  This web site  is for meeting  other gay people and "hook ups" friends etc.
On Thursday, the day before you were scheduled to meet up with me, I met a guy, whom I only know as "Miguel"
  We briefly talked  in the afternoon, as I was busy trying to contact the auto dealership, and prepare the papers  etc. However, later that night, this man "Miguel" contacted me again and told me he was not having a good day. ... both times I spoke with him, i felt he was in trouble, though I was not sure what kind of trouble.
He asked me to come and pick him up. He was less than 10 miles away in Stone Mountain. He had no phone.  When  I brought him back to my place I saw that he was very sick. I also  told him that he could stay with me  until he was able to find a place or a job. He seemed like a very nice person... very genuine. We talked for hours and I offered him a job helping with the car business. I told him I had a very nice trusting woman who was going to fund the auto dealership I was planning on opening up.
He seemed very satisfied with the fact that he would have a job and  a place to stay.
On Friday when I met you, I immediately went home and started working on  things that needed to be done. Paperwork, addresses to auctions, printing up paperwork etc.
I completed  most of my tasks, before I decided i was tired, having been up almost the entire night prior to meeting you. I  did not see any harm in this.
When I woke up, my Miguel was gone. I thought he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette and didn't think nothing of it. I immediately went back to work.
It was not long before I realized that the money was gone. My computer a phone and other things were gone.
I cried for days. I lied to you because I did not know how to tell you how stupid I  was letting a complete stranger in from the streets. That whole week, I applied for jobs, including checker cab, Arbys,  anything that would help me make 2500.00 to pay you your first payment on time.
On the day that I owed you your first payment of 2500.00 I also owed rent and  had nothing. I wound up selling my van for 400 to a person on Craigslist and living back with Frank in New York City.
Till today, I have nothing and am basically homeless.
I am so sorry. I continue to  work and plan on paying you every dime back.
I hope you can understand that I did not want this to happen and I was a complete idiot. I know and I  am so sorry. Just give me some time to make something  and I  will start  making payments in your bank account and in your P O Box.
God Bless
Jason Bozzuto












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AUTHOR: Jason - (U.S.A.)

Hello,  I am Jason Bozzuto.    I do not expect anyone to believe my story, in a day and age with so many scams going on. The person who filed this report claims that I "robbed" her. .. In this response, I  will explain everything that has happened in detail. and if you doubt anything I  have to say, tomorrow I will be filing an additional rebuttal... in that rebuttal there will be a website for you to view the documents/ emails/ and other forms of PROOF that she is wrong. 

Ok. My name is Jason Bozzuto (not Jim).  I  owned Van Man NYC for over 13 years.  When My body could not handle the intense labor of working a moving company ( heavy lifting, lots of stairs etc) I stopped doing it and handed the company over to my partner whom has full control over current sales. 

I have experience in auto sales and sought to find an investor and posted that ad on craigslist.org. That was when I  ran into Ms. Marjorie  Seide ( the author of the report). I needed about 7000.00 to get started, but she said she could only give me 5000.00. I met with her. I showed her my credentials, my auction access ID. i showed her The company I  ran, The incredible reviews, I gave her references, my drivers license(front and back), my birth certificate and social security card. 

She drew up a promissory note and a contract. In the contract she wanted 2500 in 8 days. I explained to her that it would not be possible, since I still had to find another investor to cover the 2000.00 gap it cost to get started.  She told me not to worry about it, it was just to keep tabs on me. 

We met at Starbucks, and she seemed like a pretty nice person. I had no indication that she was a raving lunatic. Then she handed me 5000.00 cash.  Excited to get started in my new business venture. I had an additional investor whom was going to  bridge  the financial gap, and things were set in motion. I was so excited. I immediately purchased my first 2 cars leaving me with just a few hundred dollars ... I relied on my second investor to come through and things would be fine. 

She posted this posting after only 2 days of giving me the money. The second investor read the report and backed out. when I called her and asked her why she did such a thing to hurt my business plan she stated that she left me 2 messages and thought I  "ran off" with her money. 
That night It dawned on me to google her name. Something seemed wrong with her. I found that she had an arrest in florida

I Immediately started contacting lawyers to see what my options were. I was told that the contract was null and void for 2 reasons. first she signed as the lender, and second, its against the law to demand payment in 8 days. A lender must make at least 30 calendar days before the first payment is due. I  was advised to contact her and re do the contract. I  called her and explained this to her and she flipped out!!

she then demanded all of her money back instantly. i told her to come to my home and gave her my address.  She came there and I  showed her the 2  cars I  bought and explained that I had to fix them up and sell them... but I needed the second investor to for the remaining 2000.00, or that I would be stuck with these cars and no way to sell them. i told her to go back and remove this report or I would not have the money to pay her.  She went home promising that she would and never answered her phone. The complaint remained up, and i was stuck with 2 cars that I could not legally sell... except to a junk yard for scrap metal.  On the day I was suppose to pay her first payment I explained that im still in a stalemate situation until she removed the ad or edited it to explain that she flew off the handle. 

From that point forward she has never answered her phone.  She never removed the ad. I was stuck with 2 cars that I  had to sell for 300.00 each for scrap metal. all the while no body would invest because they thought I  was a scam artist. She never stopped sendin me emails calling me  a f****t... threatening to post my social security number on the internet. Each one of these email is available for view as I  have archived them for my own safety. 

I hired an attorney and he has advised her attorney that SHE destroyed the business plan with her insecurities. I missed 2 calls from her, and she flew off the handle and refused to accept responsibility. The day after the first payment was due she emailed me demanding 20,000.00 ( yes I also have this email too). My attorney has advised me to pay her no mind. But I  am sorry... both for her and for me. I made EVERY attempt to make this work... even gave her my social security card... brought her to my home... SHOWED  her that that I am who I  said I  was... but she was completely unreasonable. 
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