Complaint Review: 21 Sports Tactical - Lawrencium Germaine Martin - Charlotte North Carolina
21 Sports Tactical - Lawrencium Germaine Martin 21 Sports Apparel 21 Sports Tact Raymond Massey Raymond Matters J. Whitley G. Martin Purchased an Item from their website. The item was never delivered instead a piece of paper was. Charlotte North Carolina
21 Sports Tactical
Business Fraud, Deceptive Business Practices, Illegal wire tapping & Invasion of Privacy
6/16/18 I find a website with a product (glock 31 complete slide) I'm interested in buying (21sportstactical.com) they have great prices plus a 20% off sale. I purchase the item.
6/20 I get a call from 980-785-3621 a person calling himself, “Raymond” telling me that the item is on backorder and that I can cancel anytime. I do not cancel.
6/22 I get a UPS delivery notification #:(1Z9R0V87A622290845) from address:
21 Sports Inc.
11421 Erwin Ridge Road
Charlotte NC 28213
I thought it was going to be the product, a UPS express envelope arrives 6/26 that I have to sign for. It's a letter from a “G.Martin CEO of 21 Sports Apparel” stating that the item is on backorder and that it will ship the week of 7/9 and that I can cancel any time. I wait, nothing ships the week of the 9th.
7/17 I call 980-785-3621“Raymond” answers and says the computer system is down he’ll call back as soon as he has it up and running. He calls back from 980-494-0221 and continues to lead me on and says I can cancel any time. They say it's in stock and that it will ship tomorrow 7/18 once they get a few more parts in. It does not ship. During all this, all of this they are extremely hard to get a hold of.
7/25 after trying to call all the numbers, I use the live chat feature on “21sporttactical.com” to contact them.The other person or same person, slips up and I call them out on it. I get a call immediately from “Raymond” from 980-785-3621, he gives me all sorts of excuse etc. again they want me to cancel. I said okay cancel it. They will not cancel through PayPal; they say their accounting department needs bank information to perform cancellations or something. That’s when I said I would file a dispute through the proper bank service that I made the purchase (PayPal.) He then threatened that they would win by noon of the next day. That night I submitted a PayPal dispute against “JGM Consulting”, email address associated with his PayPal account: email@example.com
7/26 they won the PayPal case, because they claim the item was shipped which was the letter that was sent via certified UPS delivery. I then get a call later from “Raymond” at 980-494-0221 saying now that the Paypal dispute business is over with and he won; now we can process your refund through our accounting department. He secretly recorded that phone call and sent me a screenshot via text message of the Paypal case win from 980-494-0221. However, I appealed the dispute and provided more evidence to Paypal. A picture of the letter and UPS envelope with the tracking number visible.
7/27 I file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, 3 hours after I filed a complaint to the BBB, I got a phone call from “Raymond Matthew” at 980-494-0221 and he left a voice message saying that his attorneys opened a civil case against me for slander and defamation in San Diego County & Mecklenburg County and that he sent the recorded phone calls to the BBB (I have the audio file from the voicemail.) He then sent the recording that he took from our 7/26 conversation to my email address from firstname.lastname@example.org, to prove that he has recordings of our phone conversations (which is illegal in the state of California due to our 2 party consent wire tapping laws, even if he is in a single party consent state.) The recording file is stamped with the phone number:404-981-7600 which may be a slip up to the real phone number.
7/28 Paypal requests more evidence for the appeal process on how the part does not violate their Acceptable Usage Policy section j. on firearms and There policy on firearm parts. I submit a picture of what parts are a firearm and what is not. I also took screenshots of their current policy in case they decide to become an Accessory to Commit Fraud and violate their Acceptable Usage Policy agreement with me, their customer.
7/30: Talked with Special Agent Buiton of the FBI, she said she would call the individual 7/31 and to review the place all over the internet to stop others from buying.
7/31 I get an email response from the BBB on the case I filed. Case# 532896 (Ref#20-678137-532896-9-11100). I notice the individual from 21 Sports Tactical stated that I was a former disgruntled employee to have the case thrown out, but the BBB asks for more information, the letter and payment info. I send it to them.
7/31 Special agent Brigitte Buitron calls to inform me she talked with the individual and got his side of the story. Unfortunately she wasn’t much help. She urged me to cut communication with the individual or else it could be construed as harassment and that I was going to be served with a lawsuit and that I should get a lawyer.
7/31 I file a complaint with IC3
7/31 I submit the complaint to Paypal per their request.
8/1 I log into my UPS account to look at the supposed lawsuit coming from the “Mecklenburg Courthouse” it shows that it’s from “Tactical Sports Inc.” It does not exist in the of Secretary of State business records for North or South Carolina, Georgia or Delaware. Tracking # is 1Z9X23A40308278043 the UPS notification eventually disappears and I never receive anything.
8/1 I find a Facebook profile for “John Q. Baller” Owner-Operator of 21 Sports Apparel. I search though the information and find friends and family members etc. and a photo someone shared with a name “Germaine”, remembering that the Letter I got from 21 Sports Apparel read “G. Martin” and his sister had the maiden name Martin, I start searching for Germaine Martin. I then find a yahoo post from someone that had been defrauded stating the name “Lawrencium Germaine Martin” of 21 Sports Apparel. I then search the full name and find mug shots in North & South Carolina for a man with the same name that has been defrauding people for a long time. I find that his mother Ella “Jennie” Skelton-Floyd as well as his sister Kesha Martin-Brown may “own” fraudulent business too.
“Raymond Massey / Matthew” is: Lawrencium Germaine Martin
8/2 I discover the yelp review I posted to warn others had been reviewed by a “Jonathon M.” who is clearly Mr. Martin. He updated the address to 7207 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28227 added pictures and claimed the business. The address is a Bank of America. (took screenshots) The google review has also disappeared and appears that the business has been claimed as well. I resubmit a review:
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY!!! This is not a real business. This is a fraudster that will take your money and lead you on. Then try to extort more from you. If you review the business they will cite Libel & Defamation and that you will be sued. Many have fallen victim to this, but they can't sue you if it's not true and if the company doesn't exist. This individual will lie to no end to attempt to keep his deceptive "business" going and defraud others. Do not believe him.
However, it appears that I’ve been shadow banned and my review is not public.
8/2 I file a complaint with the FTC.
There is more, but basically this scam artist has been doing this for a long time and knows how to manipulate Paypal's policies as well as get around every governing authority or knows that they don't go after small time crooks like him.
Hopefully, this information will help others out there as I know I will never see my money again.
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