HeavyD Customs
Complaint 130390 Details

  • Date Occurred: 06/27/2014
  • Reported Damages: $2,000.00

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

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HeavyD Customs is an auto repair business run by James Reynolds, currently residing in Lynwood, WA. James is a sad story. He returned from Iraq, his wife divorced him, and he says he lost his auto repair shop in L.A. I was looking for a diesel mechanic and he answered my ad on Craigslist. He impressed me with his knowledge of auto mechanics and I asked him to rebuild the engine in my Mercedes 240D and then a second project to paint and do engine work on my classic Mercedes 250CE.

Because he was constantly broke I advanced him cash for his personal rent and other innumerable financial crisis. All the cash was considered "in advance" for his labor on my projects.

However, $1,000 was paid in advance for parts for the first project. One month after the first project plan was finalized, there are no parts. He tells me lots of stories but refuses to give me the name of the company he ordered from or a phone number. I've given up ever seeing the parts. His stories about why there are no parts are not believable or verifiable.

For the second project, I paid in advance for parts and he indicated he had ordered them from Adisit, a well known supplier of Mercedes parts. After endless stories about why the parts weren't delivered I called Adisit. They said they had no record of any orders for the parts. I confronted James and he literally went balistic that I was "investigating him" and insisted he had ordered and paid for the parts (with my money). I suggested we call them together and clear up the confusion. At that point he completely lost his temper and became irrational.

To add insult to injury, I even paid for the use of a tiny space in an auto shop for two weeks for James to work on my project. James had nowhere to work and we needed a shop with a lift. After I decided to sever my connections with James I had my car towed out of the shop. He then called the police to file a complaint that I had towed MY car out of HIS shop (which I had paid for).

I've given up any hope of getting the parts or the money returned. I'm 60 years old and the owner of a software company and not some nut off the street. I became friends with James but I have concluded that he is a pathological liar and a thief. He is almost a miserably incompetent mechanic. I've never seen such a disorganized mess.

I don't wish Jame any harm but feel I need to do everything I can to warn everyone: do not deal with this person. Run away now! I was warned by two other parties but felt sorry for James and tried to help him. I should have listened.

I'm not afraid to put my real name and contact details here. Apparently others have been scammed and everyone in the Seattle area who been scammed should get together. We'll never get our money back but we can all share our favorite stories.

Dean Powers
(Personal Information Removed)

Update: 12/20/2013

The last report here was that James was arrested in Mountlake Terrace. Any updates as to his current status?

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  • Lisa
  • Lisa SBID #c4cd02c2f4
  • Posted 09/24/2014
  • Dean: I am not sure if we would ever get our money back, but I would like to press charges. James needs to be stopped from doing this again. My husband has talked to him a couple times, but it is always the same story.
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  • deanpowers
  • deanpowers SBID #ed29eeb1b6
  • Posted 09/24/2014
  • Hi Lisa,

    Yes, I agree we should all come together to file charges. My email is (Personal Information Removed) Phone is (Personal Information Removed)


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  • deanpowers
  • deanpowers SBID #fe2cfbf26b
  • Posted 09/27/2014
  • Lisa, the name of my company is zojax. If you go to the website of this company you will find out to contact me. Also, if you have Skype, my username is deanpowers
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  • ArmstrongTowing
  • ArmstrongTowing SBID #baa6f9287a
  • Posted 11/18/2014
  • Hi my name is Mike I will love to get together. James has stolen over 3200.00 dollars from me and my dad. I am not afraid of James I am pressing charge against James I will see him in court. Anybody feel the same don't hesitate to call me at (Personal Information Removed). Somebody has to take a stand to this coward and it will be me.
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  • deanpowers
  • deanpowers SBID #8c35c6d7fd
  • Posted 12/23/2014
  • Hi Mike,

    I would love to do something. You can find my email at the website of my company which is (Personal Information Removed) I am in Seattle
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  • deanpowers
  • deanpowers SBID #7143b61794
  • Posted 03/06/2013
  • It seems like Scambook doesn't want us to be able to contact each other because it keeps deleting our phone numbers and email addresses. I'll offer to be a central contact point. the way to reach me is my first name dot last name at a well know mail service that begins with G followed by mail.

    I have Jame's current phone number and know which city is he is living in.
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  • deanpowers
  • deanpowers SBID #40ac41daba
  • Posted 04/13/2013
  • Update. A complaint has been filed against this scammer at the Lynnwood Police Department. Contact officer Scott Keller if you live in Lynnwood and want to file a complaint or if you live outside Lynnwood you can add your name as another victim. I plan to file a complaint with the Seattle Police Department this week and would welcome other Seattle residents to come with me to file a joint complaint. You can contact me by going to the web site of my company "Zojax" and filling out the contact form.
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  • Ione
  • Ione SBID #4654d70463
  • Posted 05/03/2013
  • To all the people here- James Albert Reynolds is in the Port Angeles Jail as of tonight (5-3-13) My husband hired him to work on our boat, he sells, watches, Iraq story all of it!! He will be there until Monday and then he goes to court!!
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  • H
  • H SBID #749b62e1c2
  • Posted 06/26/2013
  • The State of Washington has a Bench Warrant for James Albert Reynolds , as he did not show for his Court date on June 20th. 2013
    5 Counts of theft charges ..
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  • Ben
  • Ben SBID #468aa3d412
  • Posted 07/09/2013
  • James Reynolds has an extensive criminal record, and I am not entirely sure why they let him out in Port Angeles. I am not convinced that he is entirely dangerous, but he is a menace. Definitely a career petty criminal.
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  • Rose
  • Rose SBID #bf298aa09b
  • Posted 11/25/2013
  • I had James Albert Reynolds arrested last night in Mountlake Terrace Washington he now is in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Washington. This man claimsto be a watch and jewelry repair man he stole two gold pocket watches from me. He moved himself in on an elderly disabled friend of mine and then tried to take over her finances. (Personal Information Removed). I want to get together with others and put a stop to this scammer. He also has a FELONY warrant out of Clallam County that was issued on October 25th, 2013.
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  • Rose
  • Rose SBID #98fe4af462
  • Posted 09/04/2015
  • He is in jail, on 3 felonies, and 3 misdemeanors, in Lane County Jail, in Oregon, as of 09/03/2015, and also going to be extradited back to Washington State, for his felonies here. Feel free to call me @ ph# 425-750-seven one 2 six.
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  • Complaints Filed: 7
  • Reported Damages: $8,950.57
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