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Beware! Don't Get Ripped OFF!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jholland52, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    jholland52

    jholland52 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if any of you have seen this or experienced it yourself, as I have ran into these punks.

    It's call the White Van Speaker Scam. Please read below:

    Divinci D-50 Divinci D-710
    Do a search for " white van speakers " you'll see how this scam goes
    You'll want watch this Fox News report
    MyFox Los Angeles | Speaker Scams Redux

    Make sure you report this scam to :
    1) Local Law enforcement
    2) Attorney General
    3) City and State Department of Revenue
    4) IRS
    5) Local TV or Newspapers

    Most of these SpeakerFleas
    1) Do not obtain proper permits to "sell out of a Van"
    2) use lies, fraud, trickery and intimidation to make a sale
    3) Most do not collect,report or pay their required by law taxes
    for sales and income


    Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity
    If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by completing Form 3949-A.
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf
    You may fill out Form 3949-A online, print it and mail it to:

    Internal Revenue Service
    Fresno, CA 93888

    The speakers sold by the speakermen are of exceptionally poor quality,
    typically obtained for less than $50 from a local distributor.

    The speakers themselves have been reported as potentially damaging to any amplifier they are connected to.
    The risk of damage stems from an impedence curve that in some cases may drop
    below 2 ohms, which may overheat, short out, or permanently damage an
    amplifier not designed to handle such loads.

    Do a search for " white van speakers " you'll see how this scam goes
    Guy in suv or van drives up to you has these $3000 speakers , extras ??
    You can have em for a deal you can't pass up .
    He will try to get you to give him $50 or more up to $1500.00 for these $40 china speakers.

    Look out for the guy in the suv with the **** and bull story about
    the extra home theater system he's got to unload.

    He will tell you it's worth something crazy like 2000 or 3000 dollars
    show all kinds of crap like receipts , invoices , magazines , ads sheets, etc.

    He'll even point you to the company website to prove they are worth the 3 grand. Don't be fooled !

    So when he lowers his price to $100.00 you'll think you got the deal of a lifetime. $3000 speakers for $ 100 bucks ,
    no you got a crap set of $40 speakers and paid $100 or more for them.

    Just do a search for "white van speakers" and you'll see that not only are
    they worth only 40 bucks shipped from china , they may also be UNSAFE and damage your system.




    Watch out for the speaker guys in suv's or pickup trucks and vans
    selling home theater equipment.

    Many of the sales take place in the parking lots of Best Buy, Home Depot, Circuit City , Banks ,
    Carwashes , Gas Stations , Construction sites , etc
    heck they will even flag you down while you are driving down the road.

    Do not fall for the white van speaker scam , they are looking to rip you off !

    If you see them , drop a dime , CALL A COP , let's get these scumbags of our streets.
    Get your phone out , Take a PICTURE , get the PLATE number and
    CALL the Local POLICE !!

    Law enforcement WILL issue citations, as rarely do the speakerguys obtain the proper permits and license to sell "out of a vehicle".

    In Pennsylvania, the act of selling white van speakers is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to a fine of $10,000 .
    White Van Speaker List

    Acoustic Response Series 707
    Acoustic Image 3311 / 3312
    Acoustic Lab Technology
    Acoustic Monitor
    Acoustic 3312 Studio Monitor
    Acoustic Response


    Advanced Sound Technologies AST X2 1055

    Audiofile 583LR
    Audiofile 835LR
    Audiofile THX 6.1
    Audio Tech

    Dahlton KV 1500
    Dahlton KV 2500 TI Speakers
    Dahlton AV 5.1 THX

    DanWave DW-6
    DanWave DW-606
    DanWave DW-607
    DanWave DW-608
    Dan Wave DW-1000

    DivinciSound

    Divinci Sound
    DiVinci Innovative Sound & Bass
    Divinci Sound D6 D-6
    Divinci Sound DV7010 DV-7010
    Divinci Sound DV6030 Dv-6030
    Divinci Sound DV505 DV-505
    Divinci Sound DA6.1 DA-6.1
    Divinci D-52
    Divinci DV-606
    Divinci DV-607
    Divinci DV-608
    Divinci DV-1420
    Divinci DV-1450
    Divinci DV-1412
    Divinci DV-1450
    Divinci DV- 607
    Divinci DV-2150
    Divinci DV-2100

    Denmark
    Denmark Loud Speaker E830LR

    Digital Audio DHT 5.1
    Digital Audio SL-3810
    Digital Audio DA 2000SL / 2000CS
    Digital Audio 2000
    Digital Audio 2002
    Digital Audio 2012 7.1
    Digital Audio Professional Speaker Systems SL-3810
    Digital Audio Skyline 900-SL
    Digital Audio SL-3910 Speakers
    Digital Audio 2003 DA 5.1 Pro-Series III
    Digital Dogg Audio
    Digital Pro Audio
    Digital Pro Audio SL-T 2.8
    Digital Research 5.1 Pro Series
    Digital Research DA 5.1 Pro Series III
    Digital Research DR-1000
    Digital Research DR-2810
    Digital Research DR-1610
    Digital Research DR-1611
    Dogg Digital

    Dynalab

    Epiphany Audio speakers

    Elite Audio
    Elite Audio EA-505
    Elite Audio EA-608
    Elite Audio EA-1620
    Elite Audio EA-7012

    Epic Sound 7.1

    Fleetwood Audio

    Genesis
    Genesis Media Labs

    Genesis G-6.1 Digital Series
    Genesis G-505
    Genesis G-506
    Genesis G-507
    Genesis G-608
    Genesis G-609
    Genesis G-610
    Genesis G-1420
    Genesis G-1620
    Genesis G-1630
    Genesis G-2810
    Genesis G-2815
    Genesis R-2810
    Genesis G-2840
    Genesis G-2850
    Genesis G-2870
    Genesis G-2875
    Genesis G-2880
    Genesis G-2885
    Genesis G-2950
    Genesis G-2960
    Genesis G-6030
    Genesis G-6035
    Genesis G-6040
    Genesis G-7012

    ::::: Genesis :::::


    Grafdale

    Hauffman

    Innovative Sound Digital Pro Audio

    Kirsch K3
    Kirsch K10
    Kirsch Prodigy K803

    Kirsch Loud Speakers

    Linear Phase studio monitors

    Matrixaudioconcepts.com - audio speakers Resources and Information. This website is for sale!

    Matrix Audio Concepts
    Matrix MX-1300 MX1300 MX1300S
    MX-404
    MX-550
    MX-6160
    MX-2060
    MX-605S

    Millenium
    Millenium MTS-2006p
    Millenium MTS-2208
    Millenium MTS-2328
    Millenium MTS-2300
    Millenium MTS-2605
    Millenium MTS-3100
    Millenium MTS-3200
    Default

    Olin Ross OR1020
    Omni Audio

    PSD (2.8)

    PTS PT-5500S
    PTS (Precision Transducer Systems)
    Untitled Document

    Palermo VA6.1
    Palermo VA 6.1

    Paradyme

    Pro Audio
    Pro Dynamics Pro Platinium Series
    Pro Dynamics PD-9600
    Proline Acoustic
    Protecsound PT-5000 digital surround sound system speakers

    Samurai 518

    Skyline AD-900SL
    Skyline Digital Denmark 800 or 900 "series"

    Studio Tech (Pro Poly Series)

    Theater Innovations (Ti 5100)
    TI-440MR TI~440MR
    TI-440R TI~440R
    TI-440M TI~440M
    TI-5100 TI~5100
    TI-5150T TI~5150T
    TI~1250 TI-1250
    TI~1255 TI-1255
    TI~1300 TI-1300
    TI~1650 TI-1650
    TI~1655 TI-1655
    TI~6000SD TI-6000SD
    TI~6100 TI-6100
    TI~1750 TI-6200
    http://www.theater-innovations.com

    Theater Logic
    http://theaterlogichomecinema.com/
    Theater Logic L5ti
    Theater Logic L6
    Theater Logic L8TI 5.1
    Theater Logic T 2400
    Theater Logic T 2450

    THEATER RESEARCH

    Theater Research DS-6.1
    Theater Research TR-12
    Theater Research TR-501
    Theater Research TR-502
    Theater Research TR-504
    Theater Research TR-505
    Theater Research TR-602
    Theater Research TR-603
    Theater Research TR-604
    Theater Research TR-605
    Theater Research TR-606
    Theater Research TR-607
    Theater Research TR-900
    Theater Research TR-1100
    Theater Research TR-1101
    Theater Research TR-1120
    Theater Research TR-1400
    Theater Research TR-1410 Digital Sound Speakers
    Theater Research TR-1610
    Theater Research TR-1611
    Theater Research TR-1620
    Theater Research TR-1621
    Theater Research TR-2380
    Theater Research TR-2810
    Theater Research TR-5210 Professional Home Theater
    Theater Research TR-5160
    Theater Research TR-6000
    Theater Research TR-6020
    Theater Research TR-6030
    Theater Research TR-6100 Digital Sound/5.1 Home Cinema
    Theater Research TR-6120
    Theater Research TR-7010
    Theater Research TR-8010
    Theater Research TR-8810
    Theater Research Pro Series III Professional Home
    Ultra Digital Labs

    Bought speakers out of the back of a van or suv ?
    We found the guy that's been ripping people off.
    Robert M Sullivan dob June 03, 1968

    Isn't it time we insist that our elected officials
    put a stop to this scam.
    Support a law that madates a minimum
    fine of $10,000 or 5 years prison

    Please copy , repost and warn others
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    BlueXenon

    BlueXenon Well-Known Member

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    Experienced this once while driving. The guy kept insisting from light to light, irritated the hell out of me. The irritation resulted in me pulling over into a starbucks. He followed me and parked next to me. I went into pscho mode, yelled at him, cussed him out and threatened his life. The guy backed off got back into the van and took off. Just a lil fyi for anyone out there that has had any experience with these idiots.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    javajunk-e

    javajunk-e Well-Known Member

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    I have been hit up by these guys about 20 times!!! Sometimes they don't even have license plates on their vans. I've reported it on several occasions. I just laugh now and keep on walkin'.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    MiikeyD

    MiikeyD The Green Machine

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    i actually told these fuckers to FUCK off. (sorry for the language). they came into my store 5 times!!!
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    HBtacoma

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    how funny, i got hit up by a white van down at the beach a while back, they said the system was worth thousands of dollars and offered to sell it for 300 then 200 then 100 lol
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Sold!
    This happened to me years ago up in Northern CA. Had to have been at least 10 yrs ago when I was in High School. Suprised to see these guys still around.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 2:43 AM
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    Raylo

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    Gackkk! They're still doing this? Haven't see it around here since the 1980s.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Go Vick ??? Go Birds !!!

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    Years ago I went on a job "interview" and found out it was selling speakers out of a van. I was amazed at the amount of people who fell for this garbage. Besides being chased away by previous people who where ripped off, when the owner who was driving the van sparked a joint I had them drop me off immediatly. "You want to buy a pair of BIG speakers"
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    petersharp

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    If you're stupid enough to buy electronics from a guy in a van, you deserve to be ripped off.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:41 AM
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    SilverSeven

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    i got taken for 500 bones on this, i sold them to this kid for 200 so
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

    Rudbwoy7s Well-Known Member

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    ha! I had a white van solicitation @ a convenience store. i just thought they were stolen so I said no thanks.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    surfsupl

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    :rofl:... :smack:.....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  13. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    SaltySteve

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    Agreed!

    No offense to anyone but I don't understand how that would ever look like a good idea. The whole situation is one big red flag. It'd be like purposely leaving your kid with some guy in a park who had a mustache and no pants on and expecting the best. :eek:
     
  14. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    kilo

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    A friend of mine bought some 6-7 years ago for 300.00 and they worked just fine. The speakers where bad A$$. Saw and heard with my own eyes and ears. Just be careful.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    SilverSeven

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    yeah after i bought them i got home and read about the scheme.. so i got pissed and just left them in my garage, sold them to this kid for 200 and he was raving about their quality...
     
  16. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    JeffRock

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    Wow,, this is still going on? As someone already said. "if your stupid enough...."
     
  17. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    TacoCo

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    My thoughts exactly... this isn't new, it's been going on for 15+ years.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    my brother n law worked for a company like this for a week. such dirtbag losers
     
  19. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    Haven't seen the speaker guys around here in a while but now we've got guys that drive around with a fridge in the back of a pick-up and try to sell you "high quality meat". Like who the hell would but meat out of the back of a strangers truck.:confused:
     
  20. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    we have them too.they come right to your house
     
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