David Han Jimmy Phan David Han iPhone 6 Scam Swappa Paypal Claims Activation Lock Bad ESN Refund Dispute Smartphone Anaheim California
David Han AKA Jimmy Phan is a scammer who appears several times on Rip-Off Report conducting the same or similar scam each time. He purchases a smartphone through eBay, or in my case, on Swappa, recieves the phone in the working condition described, then files a dispute with Paypal stating that the ESN is blacklisted (it's not) AND OR in the case of mine, he states that it is activation Locked (iPHone) and it's not. He also claims internal damage which is absurd as well.
In my case, he purchased a brand new unused Unlocked Verizon iPhone 6 Plus 16Gb in Space Grey for $800 on Swappa. His Paypal payment is initially flagged for reviews. 24 hours later, Paypal released the funds making it OK to ship with seller protection. I purchased this iPhone 6 NEW at retail from Best Buy on November 11th, and listed it for sale on the same day on Swappa. He purchased it on Nov. 12th, and it was shipped to him in Anaheim, CA on Nov. 13th where it was delivered to David Han 9852 Katella Ave 230/433 Anaheim, CA 92804 on November 17th and signed for by K. Ibrahim. This address is a Mailbox Express location.
Up until December 5th, I heard nothing from this buyer, a full 18 days after delivery. On Dec. 5, Paypal notified me that this buyer filed a dispute. He Wrote:
I tried activating the phone and it's lock. This phone that you just sent me was reported as lost or stolen and I am unable to activate it without the original owner's Apple ID login. I would like to return this in the same condition for a full refund since I cannot activate this phone for use.
Can't write English to save his life. Uses multiple reasons, none of which are true, as to why he needs a full refund. An ESN check at CheckESN.com and Swappa reveals the ESN as clean. A check of the Apple Activation Lock for the ESN shipped reveals activation UNLOCKED. So this is further proof of this scammer's attempt to defraud yet another seller. I've found at least EIGHT other sellers who had similar experiences with this individual. How Paypal allows this user to remain on thier system is beyond me. Swappa has banned him as another Swappa Seller experienced the same scam from this seller. Luckily he apparently won his dispute.
I am now 5 days into waiting for Paypal to provide an decision. I've sent them all the proof in the world that this David Han is nothing but a con-artist, scammer, and low life. I also hear that when Paypal does not decide in his favor, he files another dispute with his credit card company for a second attempt to complete his scam. In another case, he is supposedly instructed by his credit card company to RETURN the merchandise to the seller before they can issue a dispute refund. Instead of returning the alleged defective product, he sends the the ususpecting seller an EMPTY or a weighted garbage tracable packet signature required to provide proof to the credit card company that he supposedly returned the alleged defective item. The credit card company then issues him a refund and debits Paypal who ultimately debits the legitimate seller's account, thus completing the scam. It's not know what this seller is doing with these phones, most likely selling them to unsuspecting third parties or shipping them overseas where ESN or IMEI blocks won't prevent buyers there from using them.
I will be contacting the US Postal Inspector, Detectives in Anaheim, and any governmental agency which has jurisdiction to have this individual apprehended and brought to justice. He will NOT under any circumstances get away with this as far as I'm concerned. Mr. Han, if you're reading this, be aware I have many friends and close relatives that live in Anaheim that will be none to happy to track you down and make sure the authorities find you.