Report: #392280

Complaint Review: Kevin Preusse - Preusse Productions

  • Submitted: Tue, November 18, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, July 15, 2012
  • Reported By: ukiah California
  • Kevin Preusse - Preusse Productions
    Rt. 25, Hebron, NH 03243
    Portland, Oregon
    United States of America

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MY STORY: I was ripped off for $760.00 by this con artist by the name of Kevin Preusse, who also goes by Preusse Productions. He lives either in Salem, OR, Beverly Hills, CA, or New Hampshire. Like most con artists, he seems to move around a lot. I found one other woman who was also ripped of by this man for about $350. I've asked her to post her own story here and on other sites since she was also a victim. WOW, where do I begin. On December 20, 2007 I loaned this guy $760.00 In return he gave me a signed contract promising to pay me back the full. It is now close to ONE YEAR later and I haven't received a cent! I have given this guy about 100 chances to pay me back. I tried to be nice, telling him he could pay me $50 a month toward the loan, but no he couldn't even do that!! I have a signed contract from this guy which I will try to attach here. In return for the loan to him, he put in the contract that he would give me 50% of the rights to a screenplay he said he wrote, including 50% of the profits if the screenplay ever sold. I am a writer as well and meant this person through online writing sites. Now, however, I am wondering if this screenplay even belongs to him or is someone else's or a fake I asked him repeatedly to please supply me with a copy of the WGA certificate which was given to the true copyright holder. He never gave me that either. I wanted proof that this was his. Back to the money. I was planning on posting copies of over 100 emails from him, (about 30 full pages long) from the date I first gave him a loan up until today, but it looks like there is not enough room for all of them, so I will post only a few of his typical bs msgs, in the emails you will see that each time he writes promising to pay me back the next day, week, month, in an hour, etc. As you read through them you will see he comes up with one fantastic excuse after another. In January (a month after the loan) he wrote me from several fake email addresses pretending to be other people, one where he tells me he was on his death bed and might not survive the night (you'll see it in the emails) the other excuses are different, another time he said he wrote a check to a friend who was going to western union me the money and the friend stole it (yeah right). Others are much lamer and boy are there tons of them. I actually found a clip of him on the internet which matches up to the exact time he says he was in the hospital, in the clip he is racing his car dangerously. But I was able to get his license plate number from the close camera shot of the car, which will come in handy to track him down and serve him court papers. I found out from the other woman, he was telling her the same types of things. He got her to loan her money for the same thing I was loaning him money for at the same exact time. He sent her tons of emails saying he was sending the money that day, week, hour, same as mine, that's why I told her to post her story as well. This guy is one of the oddest people I have ever meant, and I can't understand why he would even email me saying he was sending money when he knew he wasn't sending a cent, why even bother with all the liesvery weird. I also saw several posts of his on other sites asking for money for some other business opps he said he was involved in, not sure what that's all about, but all I know is he scammed me so maybe he's on to more victims. I told Kevin Preusse that IF he starts paying me at least $50 a month toward this loan I gave him, I will UPDATE or REMOVE this post if I can. I tried to organize these emails as best as I can, there are also several threats from him to me, funny, he threatens me when he ripped me off, is that the American Way? Or just Kevin's. What Loser. I wouldn't be too happy with myself if I was him, what goes around comes around.

(UPDATE - I was just looking at Kevin's myspace page and saw a note from a friend of his saying that the FBI is looking for Kevin and came to his friend's house looking for him. Sounds like this loser has scammed the wrong person. I hope he rots in prison). SOME SAMPLE EMAILS FROM KEVIN PREUSSE:

. From: Preusse To: Lisa Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:20 PM Subject: RE: [SPAM] RE: cip

I just called and can receive them until 11pm, so there is plenty of time. After I eat I will make all the appropriate additions to the contract. I really appreciate you helping me out. Hopefully teaming up we can get shaman blue sold quickly and both make out nicely! Ok, I'll be back on shortly.

I can receive a money gram. Below is the info. Please not that I do not have an Oregon License it is a New Hampshire ID (they may need to know that). My ID reads...

Kevin P Preusse 20 True Rd. #15 Meredith NH 03253

My Oregon address is... 5195 Copper Creek Loop NE Salem OR 97305

My phone number is 503.991.5450 (if they need that)

The place where I can get a 'MoneyGram' until 11pm is as follows...

WAL-MART #1784 3025 LANCASTER DR NE SALEM, OR 973051348

(Copy of the codes I gave him to pick up the money with) Subject: Here are the 2 codes/ Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 21:40:08 -0800 Details

12-20-07 Kevin Preusse 214.00

Sent 74937705 Details

12-20-07 Kevin Preusse 531.00

Sent 29023652 From Kevin on: Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 20:34:02 -0800 They won't accept a Paypal payment and don't do any business with Paypal. They will take the car tomorrow if the payment is not made. They won't even take a check, they need the money period. they are playing hard-ball :( I am freaking out! I am back online, if you're around. I spoke with the bank again and they won't bend on extending tomorrow's date :(

Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 19:22:49 -0800

Attached is the loan contract. I don't have a scanner, but can sign it and fax it over asap. Let me know if you'd like anything added, or make any additions you see fit and I will sign and return.

Kevin Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 03:44:42 -0800

From: KP (Kevin Preusse) I gave a friend of mine a check so he can send you the money. He's going to hit the bank on his break tomorrow before they close, since the bank was closed when he came by the hospital.

From: Kevin Preusse Subject: Re: R U OKAY? Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:06:36 -0800 I had to go back in the hospital, because my back got infected. I am home now. My friend is no longer my friend. I am going to do some work for my other buddy who paid me last time tomorrow, so I can personally send you the money and not lose another friend whom I thought I could trust! I think if I tell this guy the situation he might give me cash or at least a check right then and there after I complete my work for him.

This email below was sent to my other email addy on 01/30/2008 at 10:50 P.M.) (There are 2 emails from a Brandy Vassar, but when I emailed her back the next days and about 30 other times, I never heard a word back. I believe this was also Kevin in disquise since that seems to be his mo.) Lisa,

My name is Brandy and I am a friend of Kevin Preusse. He had asked me to e-mail you last weekend, but I couldn't due to the passing of my mother. Kevin has been in the hospital as he encountered major setbacks due to his recent back surgery. He had some internal bleeding, severe infection and they had to end up removing the cages that they put in his spine, only to put them back in several days later.

He's been at OHSU in Portland, but they are considering moving him to a facility with a better rehabilitation center. They have to pretty much teach him how to walk again. At one point he had a 104.8 temp and was very close to being pronounced dead (twice). He's been going on about you and has a couple of items he wants me to handle. He wrote down that his friend Paul was supposed to pay you and never did. Kevin wrote me a check for $2500 and told me to get it to you. He apologizes for all the trouble and inconvenience, so he was paying with interest. He also wants me to have his lawyer draw up paperwork stating that if anything happens to him then you are to become 'sole-owner' of Shaman Blue. I don't exactly know what I need to do in regards to that, so if you can offer some advice that would be great. He can't really talk as he lost his voice with all the tubes and trauma he endured, so I can't really talk to him. He has to write everything down and even that takes so much energy out of him. I am also supposed to get into his house and get the phone number for a David (can't remember his last name), from a production company. He said you would know who he meant. He scribbled something about you contacting him and flying out to Vermont for a deal. I apologize if this doesn't make much sense, but it was very hard to understand what he was trying to convey.

I get off work tomorrow at 4:30 and will try to get to the bank so I can cash his check. I don't know if they will 'release' the entire $2500 since I bank through a different bank or if they just make $100 available and I have to wait 24 hours. I will need to know what to do after I get the money though. I also need to know about the lawyer and getting legal documentation stating that you own 100% of Shaman Blue if something happens to Kevin. Finally I need to know who David from Vermont is, so I can get you that info, as it sounds like you may have to go to Vermont to sell the movie or something.

I will check my e-mail throughout the night. I can't really check it at work (maybe once if I'm lucky). I know Kevin mentioned you several times and was very excited about working with you. He said you are very talented and I would think you are a riot. I wish I was introducing myself under better circumstances. He should be fine though, just a lot of recovery. The doctor really messed up his operation though.

Brandy

To: Lisa Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:58:42 AM Subject: Re: Today is the 21st? I just got back from Seattle at 8:30 this morning. you want to make threat after threat fine! You want to see a legal nightmare, you got one. you'll be begging for mercy when the legal team is done. Especially when they see that you retained 50% ownership in a script that you had nothing to do with!!!! DON'T MAKE THREATS PERIOD. Chill the f*** out and it will be taken care of, but when I just close a big deal and you run your mouth over pocket change, it's rediculous. I'm not some f***ing scammer and you don't even know anything about this Rebecca person!!!! She scammed money out of me and I got my pay back!!!

I'm not a scamer period! I got caught up in bad s**t and the meds REALLY made me lose it. The script is mine and you can verify that with WGA. I am literally getting faxes and reviewing my deal etc... You will have a HUGE surprise, as I feel terrible for what I put you through. I am going as fast as possible on my end, I promise you that!!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: Lisa To: Kevin Preusse Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:56 AM Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 6:03 PM I'm here until Monday and should be able to take care of Monday night or Tuesday morning. I can then do the entire balance.

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 11:59 AM I just got home last night and will try to send money this afternoon, if not it will be in the morning.

Kevin

(the next day)

I know you're keeping records and I'm not even going to tell what happened. Well if you really want to know I had a huge abcess in my nasal passage which swelled my right side of my face like a balloon. I will get you your money though. For the WGA you can call or go to wga.org, not sure how you look someone's info up. Search away though, it's my script so do what you need to do. KP Are you getting any of my emails? I have an MTCN # for you, but haven't heard back and my emails to my brother are being sent back to me so I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with my email. I also have the transaction info right in my email, because I did it over the computer. Let me know if there's a better email address to use. Hope all is well and I'm glad (once I hear from you) that we can put this behind us! We can start on some movies and start over (hopefully). I need to redeem myself!

Kevin On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 4:10 AM

From: Kevin Preusse Subject: Hey To: "Lisa Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:19 PM NO, I'm not lying! I wouldn't have written you if I were. I will send it over sometime tonight when I get home. I am at a meeting and had a quick second. Please don't attack me about that other lady, because I sent her money before she ever sent me anything. She flat out stole it and I have the paperwork to prove that. Yes, I screwed up with you and I told you very personal stuff on why that happened, but the other has nothing to do with you and it's not correct info you are getting; period.

I'll email you later.

KP

Like I said, I'll write you sometime Saturday.

I'll reply to you tomorrow (Saturday)!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: Lisa To: Kevin Preusse Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:47 AM

From: Kevin Preusse Subject: Re: last email Date: Friday, September 26, 2008, 12:22 AM

Well considering I use Washington Mutual Bank, I can see it taking more than 3-4 days, especially since they were just shut down by the government and sold to JPMorgan.

KP

-----Inline Attachment Follows----- On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 1:15 AM Kevin Preusse wrote: Keep fking attacking me! Why don't I just give you my login info for paypal, would that make you happy? I know the story, I read the news. I'm all done, just watch your fking paypal account and then be happy you got cut into a GREAT movie script that I DID write! Don't fking write me again, oh and make sure you save this with all the others.

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#1 General Comment

Mr. Preusse's Agent, Bstabler

AUTHOR: Asillem4Ever - (USA)

I'm just an interested observer with no dog in the fight, so to speak. Bstabler, you type (speak) exactly like Mr. Preusse. Weird. Seems you are the same person. Just my .02 based on observations.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Kevin Preuss of Salem Oregon

AUTHOR: Rita - (United States of America)

Itoo have had dealings with Kevin Preuss, I met him on craigslist, he wrote that he was from NY and could not find a good pain management doctor so I helped him find a doctor. He was very friendly and I like to help people so I did. But he repayed me by lying to me, he told me was working for microsoft, which I checked with them and let them know he was saying this. He said he made millions and wanted to help me and my family. He notified me in July 2010, it had been 2 yrs since I helped him find a dr, and told me he had a present for me for helping him find the doctor and I gave him a referal since the dr was not taking any new patients. He came to my house and brought me a baseball card of a NY Yankee since I am from NY. I thought it was real because I had never met anyone like him that liked to lie so much. Then he told me he had a buyer for the card and they would pay me $4500 for the card, my husband said this is not true and don't get your hopes up so I just went along with it. Well for weeks he said oh this and that happened, his fake girlfriend Lauren Carroll was taken to the hospital when she was on her way to my house to give me the check for $4500 for the card, he said she had a brain hemorrage and needed emergency surgery. But when I checked with the hospital they had no patient with that name, no hospital in the Oregon area had her. I did not let this on right away. Then he told me she was moved because of insurance. This was his fiance as he said he had just received millions of dollars so why would she be moved for insurance, so stupid. Then he said oh I want to help you out and give you a present in the amount of $100,000.00 for your family, he "tried" to do a wire transfer for 2 months, hehe did not work, came up with every excuse you would not believe them. Then he gave me a fake check from Edward Jones, On 9/2/10, it was made out to me and was from Virtual Empire Inc. I still have the check, well a copy now since the police have it. I held onto it until now so that the police could get him right before christmas, want him to enjoy his Christmas in jail, hehe. So my bank called the police and they all took the check and his name and his parents address and his address, plus his other family members I found out from a private investigator, turns out he lives with his parents at the Mobile Home and he has another bogus address, he has no bank accounts with the banks he told me about and we found Lauren Carroll's address too. We also contacted the Owner of the Mobile Home where his parents are supposed to be Managers, but not for long as he said, hehe. Another Christmas miracle. Oh and the Police told me that they have contacted the FBI also and told them about the fake check and the fake accounts, I saved every single email and they have them now. Even the fake ones from "Lauren" that he sent to me acting like he was Lauren, but who knows once the Police and FBI take them both into custody and his mother also cause she also gave me a bad check which they have a copy of. He did not know I kept copies of everything. He thinks he is a smooth talker but he comes off as an idiot. I hope Kevin, Lauren and Kevin's parent Mr & Mrs Carl Preuss enjoy themselves this holiday season, and enjoy the wonderful view from behind bars.

I will keep everyone updated as to what the police and FBI tell me, and hope to hear they have caught him. Thanks everyone. Love this site. Sorry I cannot post the emails or copy of the checks because it is an open case. Kevin also told me in September that he just won his case against Ripoff Report and was receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Is this true, I don't think so or this would not be here. He told me it was to be removed in a week. Hmmm it is still here. What a liar.

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#3 Author of original report

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me at: lisa@saber.net

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

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me Any other people who have been scammed by this person, Kevin, feel free to contact me as well.
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#4 Author of original report

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me at: lisa@saber.net

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

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me Any other people who have been scammed by this person, Kevin, feel free to contact me as well.
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#5 Author of original report

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me at: lisa@saber.net

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

This is Lisa, the one who filed report, Angela you can email me Any other people who have been scammed by this person, Kevin, feel free to contact me as well.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Preusse Productions....

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

You know what is strange is that I talked to this guy online a few times a long time ago, never met him or anything but he was questionable and rather, mysterious. One of the times we were chatting online he was telling me that he was throwing a benefit for alot of people to raise money or something like that and it was somewhere downtown, like the crystal ballroom or something, I cant remember. Anyway he invited me to the event and I think I happened to be in that area and didnt see any benefit concerts going on. I dont even remember when it was, maybe 4 years ago?

I did a search on filinginoregon a website where you can go and see if a business is licensed or registered in the state of Oregon and they have no matching results for his name or Preusse Productions. So if this guy is doing in business hes not licensed; which is against the law. If hes not licensed then he probably has something to hide.
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#7 Consumer Comment

To Scammed by kevin in Ukiah, CA

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

I would like to talk to you.. not sure how i can get in touch with you. I have a similar problem that i would like to discuss with you.
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#8 Author of original report

LMAO

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

LMAO ***she became enraged with jealousy**** (of what?? what success? You have no credits, not ONE, fraud. Your a joke Kevin. I have everything in writing, all emails on my hard drive, signed contracts from your fax with your name as the heading... You know what you are. Get a Life, loser.
Lisa
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#9 Author of original report

LMAO

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

LMAO ***she became enraged with jealousy**** (of what?? what success? You have no credits, not ONE, fraud. Your a joke Kevin. I have everything in writing, all emails on my hard drive, signed contracts from your fax with your name as the heading... You know what you are. Get a Life, loser.
Lisa
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#10 Author of original report

LMAO

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

LMAO ***she became enraged with jealousy**** (of what?? what success? You have no credits, not ONE, fraud. Your a joke Kevin. I have everything in writing, all emails on my hard drive, signed contracts from your fax with your name as the heading... You know what you are. Get a Life, loser.
Lisa
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#11 UPDATE Employee

This is a fake claim and a failed attempt at a frivolous lawsuit!

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

I am Mr. Preusse's agent and this is nothing more than a poor attempt to slander a good person. This person got upset with my client's success and became enraged with jealousy. I can post fake email conversations as well and make them look like they came from anyone, so I truly hope nobody buys in to this horrible slander.

My client signed a multi-million dollar deal before these accusations were made. Surely he would have no need to "steal" a few hundred dollars from someone. This person won't even show her name, which is Lisa Marie Brennan of Ukiah California. My client was threatened repeatedly and unlike a lot of people, he stood up to this threat and didn't allow someone to extort money from him.

This woman claims he is a fraud, yet his movie scripts can be found filed with the WGA (Writer's Guild of America) OR the Library of Congress. You can even find his early work at these places BEFORE he started using a writing alias.

Mr. Preusse is rapidly becoming extremely well-known and powerful throughout the entertainment industry and will not let miserable people like this stand in his way. My client has even encouraged this woman to pursue legal action against him via his blog and other online mean, yet she hides and posts horrible accusations and lies on here!

If this were true, why hasn't legal action been brought? That's simple, because we will counter-sue and will take more than she owns and she knows this fact.

I can also assure you that we will continue to watch the Internet for these lies and will begin taking a pro-active approach in dealing with such attacks!

Furthermore, Mr. Preusse and Preusse Productions (before it was sold), provided amazing service to thousands of clients who can attest to this. I would like to point out that Ms. Brennan claims, "there are others" YET nobody came forward regarding my client. What's her move going to be now? Perhaps she'll have some of her friends post bad things about my client. Hopefully they find it worth while since we will bring immediate and harsh legal action against them.

This is merely a case of jealousy. This woman claims to be a writer YET her complaint is riddled with mis-spellings and uses the grammar of a 2nd grader. Perhaps THIS is why she never made it in the entertainment industry and my client did?
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