• Report: #942683
Complaint Review:

Jose Salgado

  • Submitted: Mon, September 17, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, September 21, 2012

  • Reported By: Iphone Scam Alert — Long beach California United States of America
Jose Salgado
2507 E 15thy St. Long Beach, California United States of America

Jose Salgado ilovemytek flash iphone 4 scam verizon cricket to metro pcs Long Beach, California

*Author of original report: Ilovmytek's Youtube channel removed!

*General Comment: note to FL consumer

*Consumer Comment: Scammed twice.

*Author of original report: Jose apartment located! And his youtube video removed!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Refund Issued

*Author of original report: CDMA iPhone Flashing scam update

*Author of original report: He has changed his email address once again

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I recent acquired a Iphone 4 that is with verizon. I wanted to flash it over to metro pcs. So I was looking for the best way to do it and I cam across this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbV_-xbjxns&feature=plcp. I sent the guy an email. his email is siriproxies@me.com And he was more than happy to help me.

Which he recently changed it to jose562@me.com

He introduced himself as Jose and his other uploaded videos confirm that is indeed his name. He requested that I go out and buy a green dot card, because he didn't like using Paypal. His excuse for this was "I am tired of receiving charge backs and disputes, and people trying to screw me over." I was hesitant, but he assured me that he would not screw me over. So I spent $60 bucks on the card and gave him the card number so he could get paid.

He said that flashing my phone remotely would take an hour and that he would call me back because he was going to be on the phone with metro transferring my Meid. So I waited an hour and I checked my card account and it was empty. I attempted to contact Jose by text, but he did not respond.

So I thought the worst and began trolling the internet. I searched his phone number in google which is 702-706-747 and I found a person selling a laptop using that number online.

So I used my google voice number and asked if that lap top was still available. Jose immediately responded. And was very anxious to unload this laptop. So I had him give me a meeting place. He gave me a location that was close to his house.

I said I wasn't comfortable doing transactions unless there were cameras. He immediately gave me the address of his apartment complex and told me there was a coffeeshop there with cameras. He gave me his Apartment address which is 2507 E 15th St LB 90804.

Jose than realized that my google voice number has only 3 different digits than my other phone number and proceeded to contact me through my other phone number. He told me to stop harassing him and to stop contact him.

 I accused him of fraud and threatened to write this report if he didn't give me back my money.

We went back and forth VIA text. Him trying to explain to me that I have no chance of prosecuting him and me explaining to him that I do indeed have him by the balls.

I simply explained in a very professional manner to him that I would simply do the following.

1. Show the police his and my email conversation with him giving me his number.

2. Request transcripts from my phone company. To show that we had an arrangement. And that he didn't deliver. And when accused of fraud he didn't deny it, but in fact he told me I had no leg to stand on. Those texts also include the address he gave me for buying the laptop.

3. That I would contact Youtube and notify them of my police report and have them suspend his youtube account completely shutting his scam down.

4. If the police did want to prosecute that all they had to do was go into his adsense account and get his information.

After playing games with Jose for the last 3 days since 9/14/12 I have decided to publish this, because Jose has not contacted me nor returned my money.

Please be careful he will say yes to all your concerns and will insist that you use green dot or some other untraceable way of giving him money. I hope no one else falls for this scam. Again the link to this youtube video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbV_-xbjxns&feature=plcp

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#1 Author of original report

Ilovmytek's Youtube channel removed!

AUTHOR: Iphone Scam Alert - (United States of America)

The scammer's video profile has been completely removed by youtube. I feel like justice is finally getting served here.
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#2 General Comment

note to FL consumer

AUTHOR: ventis - (United States of America)

(I am Not a lawyer) however I would urge you to file a police report and something with your local post master general : Since I believe this falls under mail fraud.  The post office has an online form I believe and your police might also, do both of these things first before this next thing.  You engaged in interstate commerce it could technically be an internet related crime there is a form for that online at the FBI site.  Then patiently wait for response, government is overtaxed and it might be awhile, but every report gets read and they might want make an appointment for you to come in.  Document everything you can, if you can make attachments before going to the online sites do so.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Scammed twice.

AUTHOR: tsj7993 - (United States of America)

So he has done this to me as well.  I responded to an email he sent me to flash my iphone 4s over to metro.  I sent him $47 to do this and via Western Union. After 3 days and several emails back and forth it turned out that he was going to be unable to flash my iphone.  At this point I still have my phone.  All of our communication was via email.

He said how bad he felt that he couldn't help me.  I then asked if he could flash an HTC Trophy over to metro and he said yes and that he would do it at no charge because he wasn't able to flash the iphone.  I sent him the phone and a return label so he wouldn't even have to pay for the postage.  When he got the phone the screen had been destroyed, he said it arrived that way however I packed the phone good and it was in mint condition when it left me.  He then said he could fix it but I would have to buy the new glass parts.  After everything I would need to send him another $80.  I thought that was too much and I asked that he just send the phone back to me. 

At that he made an offer I couldn't resist.  He said he had an iPhone 4 on Craigslist and he would send that to me for $100.  I thought that was a great deal so as the previous person who got scammed he insisted on me getting a Green Dot card, which I did and now he has the $147 and a phone, and I have nothing.  It has been 4 days and the postage I sent him shows nothing being shipoped and he has not responded in two days.

We had skyped quite a bit as well.  His skype ID is jose.0319. The address I sent the phone to was: 9847 ALEUTIAN ST LAS VEGAS NV 89178-3845.

I am so upset right now and I am in Florida so I don't even know what to do or how to get my money back.

Is there any help out there?


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#4 Author of original report

Jose apartment located! And his youtube video removed!

AUTHOR: Iphone Scam Alert - (United States of America)

I submitted my report to youtube and they removed Jose's iphone video which I gave the address to above within a couple hours. Jose contacted me and said to not worry he has plenty more up on another youtube account. But I will not waste your time with petty babble.

As I said earlier Jose lives at 2507 E 15th St Long Beach CA 90804, I have located this scammers exact address. As you can see in his video Jose lives on the third floor. I will be contacting the long beach police tomorrow morning. I also can attest to the fact that Jose is the only one who has been acting unprofessionally.

 I simply requested a refund and he called me a large variety of colorful names. As you can see in the picture below this is the picture of the outside of Jose's apartment building. He is on the third floor the one with the bike.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Refund Issued

AUTHOR: MOBILEFLASH562 - (United States of America)

Hello Sir, our records indicate your Metro PCS Account was successfully created on 09/13/2012 after we received your payment via A Green Dot Money Pack. We sent you multiple E-Mails on how to program your iPhone, along with your new #. We called you multiple times regrading your issue.

As far as you stating that we "Forced you to pay with a Green Dot Moneypack", that is falsely incorrect. You were presented with multiple payment options including Amazon Payments which protects against fraud with there A-Z Guarantee, which you declined. You simply stated "No I'll pay with that card to save you the trouble" and you went a ahead to buy it willing by yourself.

On 09/13/2012 we collected your payment of $60. Withinn 2 hours of receving it we made your account and issued you a phone # and programming instructions.

You then emailed us stating "Thanks man I got it!" after 1 hour of receving that message you emailed and said "Man I screwed my phone up, I deleted something and I can't make call or use the web". We then asked what occurred and he replied stating he wants a "Refund" we then told him we would process a Refund and deduct any cost with the Airtime he used.

Then on 09/16/2012 we called the customer and stated how he wanted us to send his refund. He then started using profanity over the phone, which I then hanged up due to this. We contacted the customer the next day and asked how he wanted us to process his Refund, he then hanged up and we were never able to contact the customer again the time of this posting.

I then received over 500 Text Messages sent to my phone saying "We need more lemon pledge". After that we stated to please stop and asked how he wanted his refund issued, he then hanged up and refused to answer any calls or to reply to any emails.

We have been unable to contact the customer at the time of this posting to request how he wants his refund issued. When the customer contacts us or we make contact with him then we will issue his refund to his prefered method.
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#6 Author of original report

CDMA iPhone Flashing scam update

AUTHOR: Iphone Scam Alert - (United States of America)

The iphone flashing scammer known as ilovemytek on youtube and jose salgado through email has just published a google document form to make his email address hidden. You can see this website to avoid by clicking the link here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFAzN0JTQno5M21iTFpiUTQ3X2hHbkE6MQ please avoid this website. This person will take your money and give you nothing in return.

Please remember this video How to roam/flash Verizon iPhone 4 & 4S to cricket or metro pcs is how he get people to contact him. So do not even bother talking to him. He will ask you to pay through green dot or some other untraceable means of sending him money. I hope this helps other people avoid this scam. God bless.
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#7 Author of original report

He has changed his email address once again

AUTHOR: Iphone Scam Alert - (United States of America)

I will be continuously updating this report as he changes his contact info. I do not want anyone else to fall for this scam. His new email is now iFlashing@me.com beware of this iphone 4 flashing scam.
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