Some of you may of seen a thread relating to a certain company taking money from buyers, for engines or engine parts and not sending the the items or sending junk instead. That thread generated a lot of leads which helped uncover a LOT of criminal activity, it seems there were some very unpleasant people involved, the police became involved and started digging. At that point i pulled the thread because whilst the thread had got a ball rolling there was a danger it would of tipped off the criminals involved, and they may of disappeared before the police had finished their work.
it would seem that the TS thread uncovered the tip of a very large iceberg, which goes way beyond a single scammer. its quite possible that there are others involved which are not currently known to the police. For reasons mentioned above we dont really want to go publicly naming names, however it would be good if you can all read the statement below and if appropriate act accordingly on it.
CAR PARTS FRAUD. If you have purchased and paid for a used car part on ebay or elsewhere in the last two years and either it was not delivered at all or an inferior item was sent and the seller was from North Yorkshire, and you have not already reported anything to the police, please contact myself by pm with the information making sure to state your contact number and email address. The information will be passed to the Police who are carrying out an investigation into the fraud.