My name is Derek (Rick) Sebastian.**A man named Mike Elinburg, (calling himself a mobil...

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My name is Derek (Rick) Sebastian.**A man named Mike Elinburg, (calling himself a mobile mechanic in his "Craigslist" ad, phone number ************) has a "Craigslist" post under the heading of "automotive" in "gigs" in which he claimed to be "the real mechanic".**This man came to my home to repair a water leak in my car (that only started leaking after the car warmed up) after I called him on his posted phone number.**Even though the leak was obvious (I have a video of it) this man (without being asked to do so) arbitrarily replaced my radiator, my radiator fan (putting it on incorrectly in a way that jammed it hard against the radiator and broke it) (I have video of his work by my home security cam that has video coverage of my driveway where my car was parked), all my hoses, and my heater hose, (none of which had anything whatsoever to do with the leak and were not in disrepair).**I am ** years old and my wife and I are severely disabled (I am missing all but *" of my left leg having been crushed in an accident that broke my backside into many pieces, broke my back twice, broke my neck twice, and crushed my shoulders together, (as well as many other injuries). Suffice it to say, we were not able to oversee his work, and he, with deceptive smoothness conned us, convincing us that he had gotten the leak stopped. When he came to our door, he had the car running and told us that it was warmed up and wasn't leaking anymore. He stepped inside and said we owed him $*** for the parts he purchased at a junk yard, and for his labor. We believed him and promptly paid him in cash. ** seconds after he walked out our door (my wife had to go to the bedroom to get her shoes on and I had to prepare my walker) we started towards the car. As we did we could see it leaking under the car even though he had closed the hood on his way out. So I quickly called him (expecting him to turn around and come back since he could see us standing there and visibly hadn't gotten out of our neighborhood yet) But he kept going and never came back and never answered another phone call from us.**I called another mechanic (this time one who had his license number in his ad. Unfortunately we thought they were all licensed). His name is Greg Howell ************. He took the broken fan off and told us that the screws holding the radiator on had never been removed and that it was impossible that the radiator had been replaced in years.**We live on a fixed income of our "Social Security" (recovering from the accident took all of our savings) and we were broke. Because our air conditioner broke just after that and we paid out so much money to that "con man", so called, mechanic it will be a couple of months before we can save up enough money to get the car fixed.**Since then, unannounced to us, the last mobile mechanic who looked at our car (Greg Howell) wrote a Craigslist post that told the story about how my wife and I got conned by this con man Mechanic (Mike Elinburg). Unfortunately, as I just saw, Mike Elinburg wrote a post on Craigslist (including pictures of me and I don't know how he got them) titled "Rick Sebastian" which warned the readers to keep their children away from me because I am a pervert and it is unsafe for children around me.**Please understand, I have never had any hint of such an accusation, nor have I ever been in trouble with the law for anything other than a traffic ticket in my whole life.**I ask you, as a representative of "Craigslist", to immediately remove This Mike Elinburg's hideous post about me from "Craigslist".**You can reach me by text or call me at ************ or by email at *****@***.com.**My address is **** W * mile rd Pensacola, Florida *****.**Thank you for your prompt attention to my dilemma.**Derek (Rick) Sebastian

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Craigslist

Fraud issue
Reported by GetHuman3240527
Jul 13th, 2019 - 2 years ago
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