Report: #552301

Complaint Review: Willie D Crawford

  • Submitted: Mon, January 11, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, January 11, 2010
  • Reported By: LeRoy — Montana United States of America
  • Willie D Crawford
    2345 Whispering Pines Blvd
    Navarre, Florida
    United States of America

Willie D Crawford Willie Crawford has repeatedly reneged on his 16 GB iPod Touch Giveaway for a whole year! Navarre, Florida

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Mr Willie Crawford is a well known internet marketer. He writes, he lectures, he teaches. sells books and who knows what all he does. He has a newsletter that goes out to all his subscribers and I was one of them. On January 14th, 2009 he advised his subscribers that he was going to have a random drawing and give away a 16 GB iPod Touch and everyone should sign up for it. The drawing would be held early January 16, 2009.

(Willie's blog Entries Follow)
Win Willie Crawford's Loaded iPod Touch on January 16th!   (post of 1/14,09)   


Time Is Running Out To Win My $5000 iPod- Free Drawing   (Post of 1/15/09)

Then on January 15th, 2009 he added a video describing all the courses that were on the iPod Touch and he said they were valued at at least $5000.00.


This generated a lot of interest and a lot of buzz on Twitter. A lot of people were hoping they would win it. I signed up like everyone else. Imagine my surprise when I got an email early on January 16, 2009 asking for my address so they could send me the 16 GB iPod Touch as I had won the

They said they would send it in a couple of days.
He announced it on his blog that the winner was LeRoy Martinez.
Then he explained how the winner was randomly picked.

Who Won Willies iPod Touch
Then over the next few days he got worried that if he did not get permission

from the authors of the courses on the iPod that he would get sued.

When he did not send it I finally PayPaled him $10.00 for postage. I  thought

maybe this was the reason he did not send it.
After trying for a month to get him to send it with no luck he finally told me he

could send me a brand new one and he could send it the next day. Well he

did send one but he got it wrong and blamed it on his secretary who was not

computer "savvy". He sent an 8 GB iPod Touch instead of the 16 GB iPod

Touch. I think that was about $100 dollar cheaper version.

So I returned it as he asked me to do which cost me $10.00 and he has not

sent the 16 GB iPod Touch yet and it's  been almost a year .
Somewhere along about here he told me I did not have to send him the

postage money as he makes $4000.00 every day.
On October 15, 2009 I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
and advised Mr Crawford that I had done so. I have never heard anything

after they acknowledged receipt of the complaint. Maybe they are really

backlogged or somehow he got my complaint dismissed?
So then on December 24, 2009 @ 9:18 PM I sent Mr Crawford the following

email: Since I did not hear from  you after I filed the complaint with the FTC I
have decided to post some items on YouTube. So stay tuned.
This is from Gmail team advising me that {LM loves} has been

created on 12/24/2009 at 10:16 PM
From: "Gmail Team" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 10:16 PM
To: "Leroy Martinez" <leroym@
Subject: Your Gmail address,, has

been created

Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail address,
Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an
important verification code that you may need should you ever
encounter problems or forget your password.

You can login to your account at

The Gmail Team

Verification code: 650adb71-1caa8204-89580d5805

If you didn't create this Gmail address and don't recognize this email,
please visit:

12/24/2009 at 10:16 PM
Then 3 minutes later at 10:19 PM 12/24/2009 I get an email from Willie

Crawford at the above newly created Gmail porn address!!!
Re: iPod Touch That You Won In Jan 2009

We mailed you the iPod for Mr. Crawford, which
you returned. We then sent you another one.

If you did not receive that one you should have
reported it and we would have sent you another
one... with tracking and requiring a signature.

It appears that someone created that Gmail porn address in my name and
then someone immediately sent me the above email to that address. How

would anyone know that that email address even existed if they did not create

it themselves? And they signed it with MY NAME! Bizzarre behavior!
On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM, leroym <leroym@ wrote:

Mr Willie Crawford,

I have the packaging for the 8 GB iPod touch that you sent (and I returned)

sitting right here. You sent it insured with tracking and I had to sign for it.
If as you say you sent another one, I have no doubt that you would have sent

it exactly the same way. And it did not arrive here.
Which means you should have got it back.
This is the first I have heard that you sent another one.
My best suggestion is to go hit on your post office and show them your

paperwork and get reimbursed for it.
Then take the money buy a 16 GB iPod Touch and send it to me and clear this

If you send me one, send an email and tell me so I can watch for it.

PS. Don't sign me up for anymore Gmail porn accounts!

On 12/25/2009 Willie Crawford wrote:
Hi LeRoy,

I did get back the 8 GB iPod that you returned, and did
send you a second one but never got back the delivery
confirmation.  We sent it with a signature required on

So, I will have to check with my local post office, and
in the meantime will purchase a second 16gig iPod
touch and send to you.

Please confirm the address that it should be sent to
as I don't have that handy.

I don't have the ability to subscribe you to anything. Most
online subscriptions require that you confirm the subscription.
The send you an email confirmation to avoid getting shut
down for spam complaints.

Gmail is owned by Google which is a search engine and is
not involved in the porn industry.

Willie Crawford
So I immediately send him my mailing address and in return I
get an email with no salutation and no signature and only a
feeble looking"Thank you".
And that is where it stands today as I file this report.

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