Won Case Against Scammer Shameless "Priceless
" Car Rental
, Los Angeles
I was scammed by Priceless Car Rentals (also known as AMPM). Usually I rent from big, reputable agencies, but at Christmas time all the cars were sold out so I rented from "Shameless". They scammed me out of $1000. What I experienced was in line with LOTS of negative reviews it has on Yelp, Google, etc. -- wish I had read before renting -- many people report being scammed.
This time Alex Patel (the owner) was messing with the wrong guy. I told him I will "drag that $1000 out of your throat, legally" :) -- (that's a Persian expression).
A day before I sue him, he refunded the money. Here's the full story including complaint I just filed with the Attorney General of California and District Attorney of Los Angeles:
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LETTER OF COMPLAINTS TO CALIFORNIA AND LOS ANGELES ATTORNEY GENERALS AGAINST PRICELESS CAR RENTAL (LOS ANGELES) WHO TRIED TO SCAM ME
Subject: Complaint against Priceless Car Rental (a.k.a. AMPM Car Rental), Los Angeles
To: Honorable Xavier Becerra, Attorney General California
P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
To: Honorable Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
211 West Temple Street, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90012
30 July 2018
Dear Honorable Becerra, Lacey
I rented a car from “Priceless car rental” a.k.a. "AMPM Car & Trust Rentals" located on roof top of Renaissance Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., LOS ANGELES CA, 90045 in December 2018. I experienced the worst ever treatment, and like to invite you to consider my complaint, and take disciplinary action against this agency which tried to scam me and allegedly lots of other people (see below). I don’t believe such a business conduct belongs to California. I am by heart a Californian. I lived in California for many years, and went to university there. We have an honest state and cherish honesty as an important value, and businesses here need to act honestly. Priceless did not act honestly in my case and reportedly in the case of many other people. It tried to cheat me. And if you read their Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google reviews you will see that many people have had a similar experience as I, and have felt cheated.
I have full documentation to prove all my allegations, and can provide those to you should you require them.
In a nutshell, Alex “Al” Patel (perhaps even Alex is his nickname as he is originally Indian) – the owner of this rental agency, is the mastermind behind everything that happens there. He’s a very complicated character who lied to me a number of times, tried to scam me out of a $1000. Talking to him on the phone was a nightmare since he quickly twisted things – he appears to be very complicated psychologically and has all these lines to try to weasel his way through. But in this case, he picked a wrong victim because I fought back. Most people would just give up. Mind you, his business model promotes having out of state clients. He tries to encourage local rentals and charges them an arm and a leg. Why? I think it’s because he doesn’t want anyone local who could fight him back.
They have a tiny “hole in the wall” on the rooftop by the parking garage of the Renaissance Hotel by Los Angeles airport. Alex makes all the key decisions. He’s almost never there, but his people are on the phone with him all day for all key decisions -- and customer calls are often answered by him personally on a declared recorded line. I have some of these recorded conversations saved which prove numerous lies he said (I can provide these to you). These include falsifying the identity of one of the staff members who made a promise which Alex later did not want to acknowledge and said no such person with that name works there (a lie). Later I met that same person with the same name which Alex said doesn’t work there! He lied a number of times -- and I have proof of all of them.
The scam culminated when I returned the car. You can read his reviews. They’ve done this to other people too. This behavior doesn’t belong in California and should be punished.
First, the agent tried to give me a hard time about inside of the car being dirty – which was not the case at all – I have pictures to prove it – but this appeared as a common practice to overcharge people for cleaning (based on what I observed in others who returned car – and reading reviews).
Then she tried to accuse me of having damaged the bumper (which I hadn’t) and tried to get me to sign a fake accident report which she wrote using purported words of mine which I had never said. I refused to sign it.
Then they charged my credit card $1000 for the fake damage. And he tried to scam my insurance company too by filing a claim via a collection agency that acted as his agent. I told my insurance company not to pay him a penny. And I spoke with the collection agency that contacted my insurance and explained to them the scam, and the proof I have that it’s a scam. His agent must have seen through the scam as they closed the case. My insurance also informed them that they will not pay – they were willing to pay for it but I didn’t want them to because it was a scam.
I also told the credit card company not to pay him. That went a complex way due to internal issue with the card company (“fraud” vs. “dispute”) and long story short, the dispute timeline ran out and I ended up getting scammed out of a $1000.
Long story short, I threatened to sue him in the Superior Court (not Small Claims). A day before I do so, he refunded the $1000.
Sir, nobody should go through this experience. Most people don’t have the determination, knowledge of California law, etc., and they fall for the scam.
The documentation of fraud I have includes fake markings on pictures he sent to the insurance company to defraud them – I have proof including a statement by his own employee that this damage was pre-existing.
Unfortunately this seems to me to not be an isolated incident. Look at his online reviews. This behavior seems to be against the unfair business practices law of California, as well as possibly insurance fraud laws, and other laws. Let alone all the distress I went through to preventing from succeeding in this fraud, and to get him to refund the money he scammed.
I would encourage you to dig into his records and business practices. The very car he rented me was beat up – he probably charged past people who made the actual damage, and never spent the money to fix the car, and was trying to pull a fast one on me (and probably other people).
I have proof for all the above allegations – including the scam document he sent to my California insurance company to cheat them out of $1000 – and statement of his own collection agency that threw the case back at him -- and proof of his numerous lies.
If you like an electronic version of this document that includes the hyperlinks please email me (see document header above).
Please also visit these review pages:
88% of his Google reviews are negative:
https://www.google.com/search?q=priceless+car+rentals+google+los+angeles (then click on 98 Google Reviews) on the right.
Over 50 terrible reviews on Yelp, some of which describe the same kind of scam experience I was a victim of:
10 of those reviews specifically mention the word “SCAM”:
Here’s one on TripAdvisor called “Customer beware at Priceless Rental Car at LAX”:
REVIEW OF PRICELESS (SHAMELESS) CAR RENTAL
Alex "Al" lied multiple times to me, including denying a staff with the name I mentioned works there (but later I met her and she works there) just so he doesn't have acknowledge her promise!
He is very complicated and twisted things and lied on the calls to weasel through a scammy behavior.
He finally scammed me out of $1000 by faking an accident that never happened, and not only he charged my credit card for the $1000, he tried to scam my insurance company. I told them not to pay him. His collection agency threw the case back at him once they realized it's a scam.
Finally he refunded the money the day before I go file in Superior Court.
AVOID this place. If you're desperate to rent from this place, take pictures and videos of everything and record everything and be prepare for the chance to get scammed, and having to spend enormous amount of time getting involved in totally creepy, twisted conversations with Al and if you want to fight back, good luck, you can win, but it will suck your time. AVOIDing renting from this place is the best move. That's my opinion.
SOME OF MY EMAILS TO "AL" (Chronologically)
I hope you're having a nice time at this Christmas period, with loved ones.
I spent a lot of time getting your broken visor fixed and even saved you 25 bucks by doing it myself. Also spend a lot of time taking a dirty car to carwash in busy holiday period.
Also there's confirmation that your agent told me about the pick up next day is ok, if arrive after 8 pm which you denied. You didn't include her name in the list. She does exist. She admitted to me that she remembered the call. And the call was on a recorded line anyway as all your calls are recorded.
You've worked with me with the visor and the car wash and the gas which was emptier than written. So I think you're a cooperative guy. I really don't want to fight with you.
I hereby request again (I already asked Jay to ask you) -- so this is the second request, that you refund the $75 you charged me which I had no choice to pay because I was bullied into it by given the alternative of cancelling my reservation and getting it next day at double the price, and no acknowledging what your employee told me (pick up next day is ok if delayed after 8 pm), and not even including her name in the list. Also, you claim the $75 is to make Jay stay -- whereas based on what he said he stayed an extra half hour and he gets $15/hour -- so if anything it should be $7.50 and not $75 -- and the next day you forgot it and said it was $25 or so (because apparently you pulled the 75 out of thin air knowing I was in a crunch from multiple flight delays).
In California there's a concept of fair business practice, which I believe the above violates. But like I said I want to have a friendly relationship with you, so please refund the $75 to my credit card and we're good to go.
Regards & Happy Holidays
Mr. Al Alex
I will be under time pressure when I return the car and will not have any time or bandwidth or nerves or desire or inclination to get into any discussions.
You have agreed to the following -- via email and on recorded lines. Please make sure this is clearly communicated to your staff so the checkout process is efficient. I recommend doing the refunds now (instead of at checkout when you are not there -- I'm trying to be proactive since I don't enjoy drama). My card number is: <>.
1) You agreed that Priceless will refund the $75 charged for late fee. This will be done upon checkout.
This should not have been charged because your colleague told me after 8 pm arrival will be ok to pick up the next day for free. But that's a moot point. I don't want to discuss it any more. If you have a policy, you need to make sure all your people know it, so people are not making up rules on the go or contradict each other.
2) You agreed to reimburse me for the car wash -- The cost is 16.95 which I have attached the receipt to this email. I will not provide the receipt again -- you have it here.
3) We discussed the gas and you agreed the car can be returned 1/8 -- it's written FULL on the contract (which is NOT correct -- I pointed it out at time of rental) and 1/4 on the checkout sheet but when I drove it off it showed 1/8.
Please make sure these things you promised will happen, and we will not have any problems.
It would be easier if you refund the 75+16.95 = 91.95 now -- I don't see why we need to wait for the checkout. You have my credit card number. But I don't mind if it's done on checkout if it's WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
Thanks & Regards
URGENT LEGAL NOTICE
AL YOU PROMISE ME THAT THE PERSON WILL PROCESS THE REFUND TODAY.
SHE: Al told me nothing about it. I am not a supervisor and can't do refunds.
What the heck!!!
You owe 91.95.
I told you I wanted no drama upon checkout (too much to ask for -- I should have known).
Then she has the nerve to tell me the car is dirty (I have pictures of how clean I returned the car). I reminded her of how dirty it was when I picked it up -- I guess this is standard practice to try to squeeze money out of people (yet one more by your lousy agency that tried to trick people out of money).
Then she tries to get me to sign a fake accident report, wanting me to sign that I said such and such which I never said -- she just made up words and put them in my mouth and wanted me to sign it.
Then she wants a copy of my credit card (I read online review that you guys collect copies of credit cards!! very nice!!). NO FUCKING CHANCE!
Then she wants me to sign a fuel and this and that agreement UPON CHECKOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then she references some sheet that has a different fuel level than what's stated in the contract which she claims I signed -- but refuses to give me copies.
And so on and so forth -- nonstop list of nonsense
I've been extremely nice to you.
Maybe you should move your business to a place where you can pull this kind of bullshit on people. I don't think you're fit for running a business in California. You should be shut down. You say all the negative reviews are random because there are many happy customers. Look at all those other companies who have 100 times more rentals than you and don't have a fraction of the negative reviews you have!!!!!!!!
Let me make this very clear: YOU NEED TO PAY ME THE 91.95 YOU OWE ME. Otherwise, I will consider all my legal options under criminal, civil, and administrative law, and trust me, you don't want any judge or prosecutor to read your online reviews!
Do you need my credit card number for the refund or do you have it already?
what the fuck is this?
Jan 3, 2019 SQ *AMPM CAR & TRUCK R $1,000.00
nice joke sucker. You won't get a penny of it. unauthorized charge. your hand is revealed as cheating.
I'm going to call you today so think about what you want to do -- I NEED THE REFUND YOU PROMISED. You can write to me today and tell me if you're going to abide by your promise or not. So I can start moving against so including filing with the police, State district attorney, court, BBB, corporate office, and Los Angeles DA pleading to shut you down, due to repeated bullying of customers, attempted fraud, unfair business practice (which is a tort in California), and probably your head office can be sued too, and that Calif tort is actionable in Federal court. I'm VERY motivated to help close down your operation, if you don't give me the money you owe me. And you'll be liable for my legal costs.
So think hard about this. I'm going to call you - or write to me with a YES or NO answer if you're going to pay what you owe me. I don't want to hear any psychological bullshit you tried to pull on me before, or more attempted fraud and drama.
One tip of advice: You're messing with the wrong guy. I have a California based lawyer who's ready to start proceedings against you, and thanks to Yelp, we have PLENTY of supportive evidence.
I intend to send a a certified letter to Jackie Lacey today about your operation, unsafe renting, etc etc etc. Yes, my car had the service light on at the time of rental but you guys just ignored it, and had other safety issues like a dropping visor. Also the body had several problems -- it will be good for them to subpoena you on your previous rental records and see if you got the money for those repairs. I guess you got the money and pocketed it and you keep renting beat up cars to people with broken pieces. I assume they're going to subpoena you and Yelp also for identity of the other people whom you've defrauded and mistreated and use their statements against you. I'm also going to claim money for my time for having to go to dealer and get your visor fixed which kept dropping and was a safety risk, and for standing in the car wash for a long time during busy holiday season because you rented me a filthy car. Time is money! And all the time I lost hearing your bullshit lies. And intentional infliction of distress by the bullshit you tried accuse me of (after you LIED about your people and policy and failed to acknowledge your own staff's statements. So off the top of my head, I can think of a long list of California, and possibly Federal laws you may have violated. Trust me, judges won't buy your bullshit irrational arguments you've been using on the phone.
"AL" You just hung up on me after interrupting me and then pulling your normal psychological bullshit lines.
What "talk like that" ???????
You promised my $92 will be refunded but your agent said she knows NOTHING about it.
You cut me off in the middle of that sentence which you say is not talking like a gentleman.
Gentlemen don't commit fraud, and they don't lie. You're no gentleman Al.
So you hung up because you don't want to face the fact that you stole my money. You just billed my credit card for $1000 without my authorization. That's called FRAUD. And I'm going to print all the yelp and google reviews against you and take it to LAPD next week and LA / CA D.A. and file a criminal complaint against you for fraud. The civil lawsuit should follow in due time. Statute of limitation gives me time. If you don't refund my money and retract this bogus charge. I'm being a gentleman by giving you this warning. It's up to you. On Tuesday morning I start proceedings against you.
Add theft to it. You've stolen a $1092 of my money.
GROW UP AL. TRUTH HURTS. You have a recording of the call. Check it out.
It's to your favor to talk to me. In fact we have nothing to talk about. It's much easier to refund me than having to explain to the police, DA, and judge, and they see your dirty record of trying to pull this illegitimate business practices on others too.
I AM THREATENING YOU, IN CASE THAT'S NOT CLEAR TO YOU.
I was very nice to you and gave you a chance. But you lied, again.
I don't think you'll ever learn a lesson -- some time in jail might do the trick.
REFUND MY MONEY AND THAT WILL REVERSE THE THEFT AND FRAUD YOU'VE COMMITTED ON ME AND I'M OUT OF YOUR HAIR.
YOU HAVE TILL TUESDAY.
I've closed my card account and will be reported theft and fraud to the bank, as well as all authorities (that's starting on Tuesday).
Al, Alex -- full real name to be revealed during litigation and by law enforcement authorities -- owner of AMPM a.k.a. Priceless etc. etc. is going to have his ass sued if he doesn't refund my $92 + $1000 fraudulent charge he put on my credit card without my authorization, after I returned the card (I have a closed contract in my hand which shows the car was fully returned in perfect condition with no further obligation, charges, etc -- the amount was settled that included the $75 he tried to cheat me out of which he promised in writing to refund but still hasn't). And these are just a few instances of this fraudulent cheating which shouldn't happen in California.
If the refund is not done by 12 pm PST, Tuesday 8 JANUARY 2019 [I need a confirmation email that the refunds have been initiated] a number of serious actions will kick off against you, including report to law enforcement, and legal consultation -- with objective of getting his ass into jail to teach him some lessons, and punishing him with compensatory and punitive damages for all he's done to people as described on numerous negative online reviews about the fraud.
His physical presence is unknown but can be traced using his phone number and other records.
In case it's not clear Al, the above IS a threat. You've stolen my money. I want my money back. I'm dead serious. You picked the wrong guy to fuck with. You were unlucky to get a guy who's not going to put up with your fraud.
I'm thinking of calling the police today to start the process, and bring them to Renaissance. What time will you be there today?
I need my money back. You owe me $1092. I've dealt with much bigger fraud cases than this and they were very sorry at the end. You're messing with the wrong guy.
Are you going to process the refund today?
I have a fulfilled closed contract confirmation in my hand which is a release that you issued that the car was returned in good condition. END OF THE STORY. If any damage happened after I returned the car that's not my fault. You agent tried to pull fast ones on me which seems to be your corporate culture. She first gave me a line about the car being dirty -- which was a lie -- the car was clean and I have pictures to prove it. But this seems to be your standards line to defraud people for a cleaning fee. Not to mention I took out the car filthy and you agreed to pay for the car wash on 3 Jan which you didn't. So you give me a dirty car, and you I return a clean car and I still get accused of returning a dirty car which was not the case. Part of your fraudulent business model I guess.
Same thing about this alleged damage claim which is 100% bogus. The car had many bodily issues (as well as unsafe engine issues at time of rental -- the dealer told me it needs service -- God knows how long you've ignored the service -- it also has factory recalls which you've ignored. I have all this on record and will use it against you for renting an unsafe car to me if you keep up this fight. It's also bad for "we the people" therefore I will pick this up with the District Attorney if you don't refund the money you stole from me ($1092 by NOON Tuesday as I warned you before).
Also the gas was misreported on the contract. You said several other lies (easily provable to be lies) -- I have the evidence.
I told the checkout agent to mark those things but he said don't worry we don't care about these little things. So they were not marked and I trusted you. Stupid me. Should have read the online reviews in detail which talk about the scamming.
So you better pull this $1000 right now -- unless you're interested in paying my attorney fees in a legal fight you're sure to lose because you have ZERO proof to link the whatever bogus damage you're claiming on an already beat up car you rented me, to me. NO CHANCE.
SO YOU REFUND MY $1000 IMMEDIATELY (LATEST NOON TUESDAY) AND WE PUT THIS BEHIND US. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DISCUSS THE MATTER WITH A LAWYER FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING SO HE CAN EDUCATED YOU THAT YOU HAVE *ZERO CASE* AGAINST ME WHEN I HAVE A CLOSURE OF CONTRACT PAPER IN MY HAND WITH THE FINAL CHARGES AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CAR WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. Also mention to the lawyer that you've lied, deceived and defrauded people and rented unsafe car, and wasted so much of my time with your bullshit lies and caused great grievance and distress to me, and are conducting an unfair business practice in California, and so on and so for and see if he recommends you pick a fight with me. YOU HAVE TILL TUESDAY NOON AL. Don't underestimate me. I'm not kidding or bluffing.
What time are you gong to be there today Al? I want to come for a visit together with a LAPD officer to have a chat with you about theft and fraud.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THE CONTRACT IS CLOSED AND I HAVE A RECEIPT THAT THE CAR WAS RETURNED ACCORDING TO CONTRACT TERMS. I ALREADY CHECKED WITH A LAWYER. YOU HAVE *ZILCH* FOR A CASE. IF I HAD DAMAGED YOUR CAR YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN THE CAR BACK, AND YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN ME A CLOSURE CONFIRMATION THAT THE CAR WAS RETURNED ACCORDING TO THE CONTRACT WITHOUT ANY PENDING LIABILITY. I'M ALSO IN TOUCH WITH OTHER PEOPLE YOU CHEATED AND WE'VE LOVE TO GET YOU INTO THE COURT AND SHUT DOWN YOUR SCAM BUSINESS. OF COURSE I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO IN MY LIFE THAN WASTE TIME ON YOU. SO I WILL NOT TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YOU IF BY TUESDAY AT 12 PM YOU CONFIRM YOU'VE REFUNDED THE $1000 YOU STOLE FROM MY CREDIT CARD.
DON'T TRY TO PAINT THINGS AS "DISAGREEMENT". MAYBE A PSYCHOLOGIST WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR MOTIVES BEHIND REGULARLY TRYING TO ACQUIT YOURSELF AND RATIONALIZE YOUR LIES AND SCAM BUSINESS PRACTICES AS "DISAGREEMENTS".
TUESDAY NOON IS YOUR DEADLINE. THIS IS A THREAT. I'D RATHER BE DONE WITH YOU AND NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU AT ALL PAST TUESDAY BUT YOU DON'T KNOW ME -- IF SOMEONE CHEATS ME, I WILL GO TO THE END OF THE EARTH TO FIND JUSTICE, AND I PROMISE YOU, IT WILL COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY. MARK THIS MESSAGE.
I am paying around 18% interest on the $1000 you stole from my account and the $92 you also owe me.
That will be added to your bill along with my attorney fees if you don't refund the money you owe me IMMEDIATELY.
If you're thinking you can dupe me into singing any papers, think again. I'm not falling for your fraud you pulled on so many other people too. You seem to forget you're doing business in California.
Tuesday Noon is your deadline to refund the money you stole.
I strongly advise you to seek legal advice on Monday.
Al I have no time for your nonsense. You've wasted enough of my time -- the more you waste it the more it'll cost me and the more it will cost you.
You like to scam people and try to acquit yourself in your own mind with all kinds of nonsense rationalizations and lies.
I have a rock solid case against you. I was there this morning and took pictures and talked to your person and it made the case even more rock solid.
You refund my money $1092 by Tuesday at 12pm or you face severe consequences of your own actions like you've never imagined, legally. You've gotten away with scamming people far too long. So I'm really motivated to go after you legally. Of course I'd rather not but ONLY if you confirm in writing that you've refunded my money by 12 pm Tuesday.
I don't need long drivels of nonsense and lies. Just a one line email confirmation that you've processed the refund.
VERY UGLY LEGAL SITUATION EMERGING FOR AL & PRICELESS CAR IF REFUND OF $1092 IS NOT DONE BY TUESDAY NOON.
AL, I have sought more legal advice, and spoken with Chase.
1) Your billing my card THE $1000 was a FRAUDULENT use of card, and is criminal. You better refund that q quickly (I need you to confirm that with me by NOON Tuesday or else I will initiate a number of stern moves against you and your scam company).
2) Your car was not damaged in my possession. Get the sham idea of milking my insurance company our of your head. I will fight it.
3) Your agent said he remembers these things on the bumper from before I took the car out. Your other agent tole me not to worry. I have pictures from yesterday that contradict your scam report.
4) You have a history of defrauding people. The judge will not believe you for a minute.
5) You cannot prove that I have done anything to your car because I haven't.
6) I can PROVE you've lied multiple times to me (and this fits your other reviews). You have a problem with truth and you have scam/sham/unfair business practices that are unlawful in California.
7) You're subject to long-arm jurisdiction under Swiss law as well as California and possibly Federal law, because you avail yourself there via internet. This means a number of different authorities will go after you, California DA, FBI, Swiss Federal Police, and of course me in civil court. This could cost you thousands in defense fees, and your business will probably get shut down and you'll be liable for punitive and compensatory damages. Of course me and other people you scammed will push for jail time for you.
8) You've violated a number of laws.
9) There's no way in hell you're going to get that money from Chase. It's fraud. They will likely also report you -- to FBI.
In conclusion, the legal situation for you is VERY VERY UGLY. I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO REFUND THE $1092 BY NOON TOMORROW and not make me start a fight against you. I will do it. I've done it before against my wish (I'm a peaceful non-litigious person and prefer not sue anybody, but when my right is violated like this I fight like Kalki and I win).
Al you obviously don't know anything about this because you were never taught the big lesson you needed to be taught that you can't conduct business in California like that. A scam shop is no go. Trying to squeeze money out of customers using lies and deceptive practices might go in some other countries but not in California.
There is no insurance company involved now and will never be. Your scam tactic will never see light of day. I have a ton of evidence to prove your lies and scam tactics.
12 PM today is your deadline to refund my $1092.
Al, get the idea of scamming insurance about this purported damage out of your mind. I'll fight it because I don't like getting scammed. So stop this fraudulent use of my card and refund the money you owe me by 12 pm today (send me confirmation) and I'm out your hair.
If you get any info about a lawyer it won't be a "retainer". It'll be a lawsuit, although I am perfectly capable of suing you even without a lawyer -- have done it before against much bigger scums than you and got what I wanted. You're easy and have made it much easier by all your lies and deceitful practices against me and other customers, which are all documented.
12PM NOON DEADLINE TODAY.
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
"YOU SAID THAT YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY."
I NEVER SAID THIS LIAR. NOW I'M CALLING YOU A LIAR BECAUSE I THINK YOU'VE SAID SO MANY LIES AND YOU LIE TO YOURSELF TOO AND YOU CAN'T DISTINGUISH BETWEEN LIE AND FACT.
FORGET THE INSURANCE COMPANY. YOU'RE DEALING WITH ME. YOU AIN'T GETTING ZILCH FROM NEITHER ME NOR ANY INSURANCE BECAUSE YOU'RE A FRAUD AND YOU'RE A LIAR.
"As promised and committed we have refunded $92 to your account which includes the refund for the after hours and car wash."
SEND ME THE RECEIPT. CHASE SAYS NO SUCH REFUND HAS BEEN ISSUED.
"As promised and committed we have refunded $92 to your account which includes the refund for the after hours and car wash."
IT'S NOT DONE. ANOTHER LIE? IF IT'S NOT A LIE, SEND ME THE PROOF.
Al Alex AMPM Priceless "Shameless" Car Rental now trying to scam AAA
Al (Alex) (whatever your real name)
After trying to scam me, scam Chase, now I hear you're trying to scam AAA. Shame on you. They're not going to pay you a penny because they're not dump, and they see right through your scam.
You forgot that I have picture of your car after the rental which HUGELY contradicts with the diagram depicting "major damage" you sent me and shows no such damage.
You forgot that your agent told me when I came to take pictures that he remembers the bumper was in that same shape from before I rent it out.
You forgot that I have you on record for lying through your teeth multiple times.
You forgot that you're running a business in California which is engaged in unfair practices and can be closed down as a result.
You forgot tons of negative online reviews for you and your scamming practices.
You forgot that you tried to get me to sign a bogus accident report that contained LIES and tried to pressure me to sign it (I have a picture and video of it).
You forgot that your agent told me not to worry about the bumper when I raised the fact that the bumper had a bunch of scratches, dents, peeling, etc. (which the next agent has claimed that he remembers from before -- point 2 above).
If we go to court the judge will see right through your scams and dirty business practices. Judges aren't dumb. My dad was a huge judge and I grew up around law and know how to stand up for my rights against scams.
You will have a HUGE problem in court -- I will subpoena all your records, involve the other people you tried to scam before, and show that your latest scam is right in line with your character which include having a big problem with truth (I can prove that with concrete evidence).
And now you have the nerve to send a scam claim to AAA. I hope they shred it and flush it down the toilette.
I remind you again, it's to your advantage to not mess with me.
PS -- If you decide to fight I will also subpoena your last rentals and will show to the court that you didn't spend the money you collected to repair the vehicles and continued to rent beat up cars to people and did this bogus scam claims to milk insurances and credit cards, and pressuring people to sign bogus accident reports, lying to people, etc. etc.
You will have a HUGE problem if you decide to fight.
PPS -- and you do NOT have legally verifiable time-stamped photos (through a legally certified system) of the car immediately before I drove it off the lot, and immediately after I returned it. In other words, you don't have SHIT for claim. And your report of damage you sent me indicates damages which were pre-existing (as evidenced by your own agent's admission). LEAVE ME ALONE!
Reminder: You will be responsible for every penny of my legal fees if you decide to fight this, because I will win. And I will sue you for all the other trouble you've caused me, distress, and unfair business practice in California. so BUG OFF.
I got your email with no subject line, and no salutation line. Very professional!
Now get the hell lost. First off, if you want to send me anything by post it needs to go to my address in Switzerland because that's where I live and that's where I am.
The bill will go into the trash anyway. You will NEVER collect a penny in this scam scheme. I will sue your client's ass and your ass if you harass me. I also have a number of other legal ways at my disposal to fight back against this scam scheme. I have solid evidence to prove your claim is a scam, including pictures and statements from an agent at your client's agency who said he remembers the very damage your scam claims, as per-existing, and numerous other pieces of evidence and indications to prove to the judge that this is a scam -- not to mention numerous lies said by your client, on a line which his system claimed as a recorded line.
If you wanna discuss call me on 213 207 6535 -- I will talk to you ONCE and then expect you to NEVER contact me again or I will file a harassment charge with the police.
Furthermore, your claim is adjudicated under Swiss laws, which is where I live -- so get yourself a Swiss lawyer (they don't work on contingency so you will need to cough up some thousands of bucks before they talk to you, and be prepared to pay for my lawyer fees too because you are guaranteed to lose the case. This will cost you roughly around $8000 including court costs which are VERY expensive here. By contacting me now and renting a car to me (my residence was clearly marked as Switzerland) while I was in the US, taking my Swiss license, and Swiss passport, you avail yourself to Swiss jurisdiction.
Insurance fraud prosecuted as a misdemeanor in California may result in a sentence of up to one year in county jail, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
In general, insurance fraud prosecuted as a felony can result in a term of imprisonment for two, three, or five years.
A California state court may also impose a fine in an amount up to $50,000 or double the value of the defrauded amount, with the court choosing the greater of the two amounts.
For many types of insurance fraud, a previous felony conviction for insurance fraud may result in a sentencing enhancement that adds two years for each prior offense to the defendant's term of imprisonment.
To: Al of AMPM car rental (also known as Priceless, or rather Shameless care rental for trying to defraud so many people)
I am moving legal authorities to press charges against you for fraud.
I have evidence that your own employee admitted the dents you highlighted in your fraudulent document were pre-existing.
You have until end of the day tomorrow to get back to me and confirm that you have or will within 3 business day refund the $1000 you scammed out of my account and thereby reverse your fraud, otherwise I will file formal complaints against you to a number of legal authorities starting next Monday.
I also have proof for all the other lies you said to scam me out of money, and reference to many other people you tried to defraud. In other words, you have no chance in court.
Let me know by end of day tomorrow, 21 March 2019 PST.
If you don't refund the $1000 you scammed me, I will sue your ass and drag that 1000 out of your throat, legally. You picked a wrong guy to defraud. You have a lot of karma to pay off by all the people you defrauded in the past. I guess it's my job to kick your ass now, legally, and shut down your scam business.
It's your choice.
Just like your collection agency threw the paperwork back in your face because they could tell your scam and just like AAA threw the case back in your face, you will also lose the court case because the judge is smart and will see right through your scam. You forgot your own employee contradicted your lies, and all the other lies you said on recorded line and so on.
You think hard about this and let me know -- I'm preparing to file multiple complaints against you with different agencies.
Al, just so you know, I'm initiating a number of legal actions against you. You'll get what you deserve crook.
If you wanna talk you know how to reach me.
I'll take the $1000 you scammed me out of your "throat" (legally).
And that's using both civil and criminal law.
When I sue you it won't be for a $1000 sucker.
I will be filing a lawsuit next week. You will be served by a process server. You will bear all my costs, your fraud will be formally document with the conviction.
I will also be filing a number of criminal complaints against you and escalating it at the highest authorities. California can't have businesses acting like your scamming practices.
You have till the end of day Saturday 22 June 2019 to let me know if you want to resolve this peacefully. I expect a full refund of the money you scammed me. I am in LA and can meet you personally if you want. Otherwise, see you in court. I assure you you will lose, and lose a lot more than $1000.
Dream on Al. Your delusion, lies and fraud will catch up with you. Here's a shot of reality.
1) I did NOT threaten your employees (LoL). I had a witness. I took the hotel's security guard with me because I don't trust your scam.
2) Credit card company did NOT rule in your favor. The Dispute process never took place. Fraud determined since I had given you my card it's not fraud according to their definition. By the time they got done the dispute time limit was over.
3) I came there today to get a bill and receipt for the $1000 you scammed me out of and to tell your company that I am about to file a BIG lawsuit. I informed your colleague. She said I should talk to you and get the receipt from you.
4) I need a receipt and a bill for the $1000.
5) The police or court will laugh at you since you have ZILCH for evidence against me. You're used to feeding people lies as part of your scamming habit (I have evidence of this). That won't go far with police and judge since they're smarter than you.
6) I am going to file against you in the Superior Court for compensatory damage and a BIG punitive damage -- hopefully enough to shut down your business. I know how this will turn out and it won't be pretty for you. You can contain it now by refunding the money you scammed me out of. Up to you. Call me if you're ready to end this case before it gets out of my hands.
7) I will also be filing with the city and state DA since this fraud doesn't belong in LA/Calif.
I need a bill and a receipt for the $1000.
Your agent said I can obtain it by sending a message to this email address. Let me know when you can send it.
Best way to reach me is by calling 213 207 6535
I am busy from now till 9 pm tonight. You can call 9 to 11 pm -- or tomorrow after 9 am. If no answer please leave a message and I'll call you back.
A day before I file in Superior Court we had a talk. He had asked me, how long will you stay. I said I will stay as long as necessary to get my money back. I think part of his scam is to mainly rent to out of state and out of the country renters, for whom it'd be more difficult to take legal action against him. I believe that's why he makes it extremely expensive for locals to rent. It was his last chance to avert litigation. So he agreed to refund the $1000 he tried to scam out me. Case closed.
NOBODY should go through this experience I went through with this guy! Nobody! And the sad part is I have not been the only one. His online reviews have a clear theme.