Well, I’ll say it, I have my moments of stupidity…or something just gets the best of me, that I’m so exited, everything I should have done ends up by the waste side.
My attempt to save money (I mean 100’s of dollars, if all went as planned) got the best of me, this time!!! I’d come across a dude (“Jay” he said) from online, who seemed like a cool dude. He said his grandfather had passed about a year ago, and he’d inherited a number of properties, spanning from Bowling Green, KY, to Middle Tennessee. I had mentioned how I was having car problems, and he said the best option would be to actually just get a whole new engine, for my head gasket problem. He said he could get me a great deal, because he knew a buddy who owned (or managed) a parts company, on an engine for me, and that he knew another guy who just wanted to earn a little extra money, and swap them out for me for $300. Well, that was going to equal a total of $795, in all, which was MUCH better than the minimum of $1,200 I’d been quoted. I’d met the dude, after we’d talked, gave him $495 for the engine and fan assembly (right around Labor Day), but still haven’t seen my parts!
I did have a phone number for him, of which, apparently, is no longer his. Story of my life!
I’d emailed him, he says the guy who has my parts supposedly called me at least 10 times, during business hours…yet, if a local number called me that many times, I would’ve responded, ESPECIALLY, if they’d dared to leave me a message (which they never did). He then told me to leave my car, with the keys in it, in a Walmart parking lot, and to wire the guy who was going to fix it half of the $300…I may be foolish, at times, but I am no idiot! Obviously, I wasn’t falling for that, so he then told me the guy who has the parts will deliver them to me. Nope, never got them. He said he was there at a time when my roommate says she was home (I was out of town on Christmas Eve, when he said dude was going to deliver them), but no attempts were made.
Now, my emails are undeliverable!!
What I do know about him (or what he told me):
Name: Jay (Scott, possibly – he said his father is Nick Scott, Jr. from Scott Enterprises. Looking at their website, he looks far too young to be his father. When I asked about it, he said the web page was 10 years old. Then, when I did further research, there was a biography about how this guy has 4 kids…”Jay” said he was an only child. RED FLAG, I know!)
Occupation: Has a number of properties he owns around the area, but that he was going to be working for HCA, as a Radiologist of sorts, I think. When I did email him once, a “Sam Coles” responded back saying she/he was from Century 21, yet I can’t seem to find anything on them, either.
Origins: “Jay” says he was born and raised in the Erie, PA area.
Health: Did I mention he happened to say he has lung cancer? Oh yes, he apparently had a gallbladder removal, which ended up saying he had spots on his lungs, which he said turned out to be cancerous. He said he would be relocating back to Erie, to stay with his family, because he didn’t know anyone here, for treatments. Honestly, his text messaging and knowledge about the rental business and things seem to corroborate his stories. He did show me fresh scars from his procedure.
Here’s a couple of pictures I have:
IF YOU KNOW HIM, OR HOW TO GET AHOLD OF HIM, PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!