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H&S Autosdirect / AutomotiveSpencer Crump

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On July 8, 2009, I spoke to Mr. Spencer Crump, an alleged car salesman, from H&S Autos Direct 617 Palisades Avenue Englewood Cliffs NJ 07632, about purchasing an Automobile 2005 for myself. Based on the fact that I had poor credit, Mr. Spencer Crump recommended an associate of his by the name of Michael Sheika of Investment Car Care Group that would be able to assist me in financing a vehicle regardless of my credit score. Shortly after, Mr. Spencer Crump and I met Michael Shieka, who is the brother of Omar Sheika, the famous Boxer, at his office at 71 Mary St. Apt 2 Woodland Park. Once there, Mr. Micheal Sheika explained to me that he would be successful in receiving the approval for the car loan, however Mr. Spencer Crump said he needed the down payment for the car because the car was going to be purchased from the auction at a reduced price, saving me from paying the high retail value of the car... I, regretfully gave Mr. Spencer Crump 5, 000 dollars cash and asked for a receipt. Since, I had arrived on such short notice; Mr. Michael Sheika gave a hand written rent receipt for the latter amount because he was out of formal receipts. Due to the informal nature of this receipt, I demanded an official receipt! Mr. Spencer Crump ensured me that he would issue me one from his alleged company H&S AutosDirect once he returned to his office later on that afternoon. The following day, Mr. Spencer Crump never produced a receipt for the down payment of $5, 000 dollars. It was from this point on that I questioned the validity of deal. The next day, I contacted both Mr. Spencer Crump and Mr. Micheal Sheika and informed them that I was backing out of the deal and I expected my funds to be returned. After numerous attempts to recover my money on July 10, 2009, Mr. Spencer Crump and I met up, where he signed a bad check from Capital One Bank for the amount of 5, 000 dollars. NOTE: all my attempts to cash the check were unsuccessful due to insufficient funds in that account. After numerous heated phone calls, they assured me that I would receive the balance of 5000 dollars the following day, which never took place! Finally, after countless dead end phone calls and a battery of empty promises, all subsequent attempts to communicate with the Mr. Spencer Crump and Mr. Micheal Sheika eventually ceased with each of them changing their phone numbers. Consumer BEWARE, these guys are RIPOFF ARTISTS!!!

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    One"O" Jan 17, 2011

    The latter comment was ment for whatugot*

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    One"O" Jan 17, 2011

    Vexation, if you have bad checks and any other documents that may be useful in proving your case, file it in small claims court for amounts owed ( 3, 000 or less) in the county were the offense crime occured. Thats what Im doing in my case, the only difference is Spencer Crump is MIA till this day. Im currently suing his associate Mr. Sheika of Investment Car Care Group, since the deal was carried out with and through him. That company H&S autosdirect and his name can still be sued. If he doesnt pop up, well at least there will be a warrant for his arrest in the state for him when he does...

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    DawnF May 17, 2010

    I have had a very bad situation with Mr. Crump also. He comes off as a very likable, nice person. When he and his partner decided to start H&S Autos, Mr. Crump found my resume on Craig's List and although my experience and salary was above what he was able to pay, he contacted me anyway--just to talk. When I learned it was a start up company, I agreed to come and work for them, for HALF my normal salary, but loved the idea of being a part of a ground floor opportunity.

    During the time that I stayed, approximately 6 months, my check was NEVER on time and there were several times when the check bounced due to insufficient funds. Only when the check came from Mr. Crump. When the check came from the other partner's personal checking account, I never had a problem.

    Since they could not pay me, and since, although I liked working for a ground opportunity, I liked getting paid better so we came to an agreement and I left the company. Mr. Crump asked if I could be available for services he could pay me for when he might need me. I agreed.

    A week later, Mr. Crump asked me to put together some marketing material. He asked me to name my price. Since I know they were struggling, I gave him an ridiculously low price of only $80. That's right...$80. Well, after I emailed him the language and marketing material, he told me he would mail me the money. It never came. I called him requesting it, and at first he ducked my calls. Then when I reached him at the office he said I could meet him the next day for it. When the next day came, he was unreachable. He then told me he would bring it by my house.

    To this day, more than a year and a half later, I never received any money from him. I wouldn't personally call him a con-artist, because I don't believe he intentionally sets up to con people, but he knows nothing about handling business. But I may be wrong. He may be a con-artist but just doesn't come off that way when you meet him. But then again, most good con-artist don't.

    I agree with vexation...he's going to run across the wrong cat and get himself hurt pretty bad if he doesn't change his practices.

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    whatugot May 03, 2010

    I have a similar situation but not certain as how to go after this guy. Any advice.. I have receipts as well as a bounced check.

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    vexation Apr 30, 2010

    this guy is a total fake...it is sad to say but he is going to end up hurt for causing this type of pain to people. this gentleman does not have any idea what type of pain he is causing people. i have had a bad experience with mr crump as well.

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