View Full Version : Duster5439 - AKA Corey Larivee

02-05-2004, 09:50 AM
Corey Larivee
PO Box 254
Selma, NC 27576


Offers parts for sale, takes money, no parts come.. simple. Took me for only $25 but many others for more.

02-05-2004, 10:50 AM
Email Address: MyBirdRocks67@aol.com
User Name: duster5439

tel.#: 919-464-9419

Corey Larivee
PO Box 254
Selma, NC 27576

Vendor/Individual: Individual


Please see the thread (below) for a detailed account of how many people this guy has apparently ripped off. Anybody who has not received parts from him that were paid for, please add any additional comments here. On page 3 and 4 of the thread below there are several ways listed to file complaints against this guy. If you have been cheated by him, please file a complaint and then post here that you have done so.

The only way to reduce the number of con artists who prey on the good people of this community is to go after them with a vengence (within the law, of course). Hopefully the next crop of scammers will think twice about coming here to steal from us!


Joe Brauner

02-05-2004, 07:16 PM
I filed with the USPS postal inspectors yesterday. I called and the "guy" who answered the phone said Corey wasnt around but would have him call me back in 15minutes.. (that was yesterday)

No callback.

02-05-2004, 10:25 PM
Only addition I have to the information posted by others is his IM name: MyBirdRocks67. I spoke with him today over IM, but unfortunatelly i was running late to class. He told me that he had emailed everybody about it and that 14 parts had been sent monday. Ironically, i was not emailed and, as one poster said, he 'promised' to have the tracking number by me today after he got back to the 'office'. Did anybody receive an email from this guy?

02-06-2004, 02:17 AM
I ordered my parts on 1/21, sent the money order on 1/22 and I haven't heard anything since. I really don't enjoy throwing away 80 bucks, so I filed with the Postal Inspection Service on Wednesday.

02-06-2004, 09:12 AM
No email, no nothing after I sent him a PM stating I had sent the money on 1/22/2004. Didnt even acknowledge receipt of the money order for $25

I have been calling everyday and leaving urgent vm but nothing. no callback, no emails.

I ordered a piece of wiring harness for the rearview map lights and a bezel for the left turn turn signal headlamp.

02-06-2004, 12:45 PM
i also bought from him. he said he will get me the tracking number...........


02-06-2004, 08:10 PM
I sent him a Postal MO on 1/14, and on 1/18 he acknowleged that he got the MO and promised to ship it out that day. Nothing since, despite numerous private messages to him.

02-08-2004, 04:25 PM
Corey called me today and told me he has alot of things sitting there waiting to be shipped asap.

If you havent gotten your stuff you need to call him at the number listed. He seems genuine and has just gotten under the gun when all the money orders showed up he couldnt match them to what people had bought except for a few items most were $25.

He also says he is locked out of the forum and tried to get back in but couldnt. thinks he is banned. Possibly unban him so he can retrieve his pms and try and match up what the orders are.


02-09-2004, 03:00 AM
I too was taken by this seller, here is a new email addy than the previous 2.

02-09-2004, 09:05 AM
I will call him and e-mail him at the three e-mails that have been listed. I'm still very skeptical that he will follow through, though. Why did he tell me and a lot of others that the parts were shipped out weeks ago? Now he has all these parts sitting there waiting to ship. Doesn't that make him a liar? Also, I doubt very much that he has been banned here. George would not ban him specifically so he would be able to communicate with everyone who bought parts from him... Hopefully if somebody does receive their part they will post here as soon as they get it.

02-09-2004, 01:58 PM
Like joenintiesc said, its just too unlikely. WHen i spoke with him over IM he assured me my part had been shipped, as well as 14 others. His excuse was teh weather, im futher up north than him and im sure we got plenty more snow and everything was fully operational about 3 days after the snow (mailing services, road ways, etc). He told me he had emailed everyone, and obviously he hasnt, and the only way you can get banned from posting is if you are a real jerk and a ~~~~ through out the boards, so nope. I posted my complaint through paypal and unless i : a) get a tracking number, b) full refund; paypal is goign try and get my full amount in about 20 days.

02-09-2004, 02:41 PM
Apparently the only reason I got a call back was because he doesnt like people calling and leaving cussing emails on his phone. "he is a christian man" and doesnt like to hear it.

He also says I was the only one to call, and that his phone number has been on the site for 2 weeks.

Per the mods, he isnt/was never banned.

02-09-2004, 03:08 PM
I think this guy is clearly "off" a little. His e-mails in the beginning all said "God bless you" and that would make sense since he is a "Christian man". What makes no sense is why a "Christian man" would take people's money and then give them the run-around with conflicting stories and no parts. That's stealing, I wonder how he justifies it to himself? :confused: :mad:

I just hope with enough pressure he will follow through with parts or refunds, or the law will intervene.

02-09-2004, 05:43 PM
I paid for the intercooler almost a month ago and received an emailfrom Corey saying he got the Money Order and would ship it out the next day, about Jan 21. Have not seen it yet. I'm from Canada so I wonder how screwed I am.

02-09-2004, 05:51 PM
By the way I have a different address for this guy. 143 Oakland Church Road in Goldsboro NC 27530. Paid for the intercooler and got email from Corey saying he received the money order and would ship the next day. That was about Jan 21. Nothin' yet

02-11-2004, 04:16 PM
Here is the latest update from Mr. Larivee:


If his words are true, then it is a horrible tragedy, and of course our hearts go out to him.

If he is just a scam artist, then words like these are simply the tools of his trade.

Until people get either their parts or their money back, there is really no way really to tell...:confused: :(

02-11-2004, 06:28 PM
anyone recieve there refund or parts yet? anyone besides me call him??

02-13-2004, 07:12 PM
I know you are all still wondering whats going on. I sent out a bunch of stuff on Wednesday. Here are some of the UPS tracking numbers : 1ZRW50270344050077, 1ZRW50270310714959, 1ZRW50270344044708. Also, I sent out two refunds via certefied mail and here are those parcel numbers 7099 3400 0012 0601 0022 (Joe Brauner), and 7099 3400 0012 0601 0008 (Mike Vanscoyk). I hope you will all retract your negative feedback as your merchandise/ money arrives. Also, Those of you who filed complaints with the postal investigator, I would appreciate it if you would contact them once matters are resolved. I admit that I did tell a couple of people different things to appease them however, I still have 2 death certificates, a police report, 2 obituaries, and the article from the local paper about my loss. Not being totaly upfront may be my fault, but I've never before lost anyone so close to me and to lose two people at the same time is devestating. I apologize for not wanting to share it with the whole world. Like I said, I will provide proof of the wreck and my losses if any of you should "require" that. And Joe, as far as "justification", its called repentence. I may have been in the wrong, but in God's eyes I have already been forgiven.


02-13-2004, 10:27 PM
Corey, again, I really am terribly sorry for your loss. Just for the record, I have not yet received anything from you, but as I've said somewhere before, I always willing to give a person the benefit of the doubt. Give all the facts leading up to this point (nobody hearing from you, receiving anything from you, then hearing stuff was shipped when it was not, etc...), it seemed far more plausible that you were a cheat then that you had suffered such a horrible tragedy. It would take a truly monsterous person to make up such a story just for the sake of putting people off a little longer, so...

Unfortunately we live in a world where there are too many crooks, so after a point it is very hard to interpret the signs differently. In the future, if I were to purchase something from someone who doesn't have a "history" on these boards, who takes my money or my parts, who says they will ship and I don't receive, who tells me lies or doesn't communicate, whom others report the same treatment from as well, after a certain period I will have to come to the conclusion that I was taken, and I will proceed accordingly. But just for the record, in this instance, I would have much rathered you turned out to be a thief, then a person who lost two loved ones.

02-14-2004, 11:29 PM
Good news, I just recieved the certified mail notice in my mailbox from the Post Office. It had Corey's name on it. I imagine others will also begin receiving either parts or refunds shortly. Please post here if you do to let everyone know that Corey has made good with you.

Although I won't apologize for taking a tough stance and drawing the conclusion that I did (it seemed the most logical conclusion based on the circumstances), nonetheless I feel really bad about the way things worked out for Mr. Larivee, and I hope for him that each day forward will be better than the last.

02-15-2004, 12:31 PM
To all concerned I received my parts from Corey on Thursday. He is not a con artist, he has had a terrible tragedy and needs time to get everything sent out. Please be patient with him.


02-20-2004, 01:36 AM
Can't find any obits about a Larivee in North carolina.. Corey's story doesn't work. So, just post the name of the paper and the date that the obituary was run, and we can do the rest.

No more explanations.. no more excuses.. no more sad stories.. no more apologies.. just the name of paper, and the date. We'll be waiting.

Oh, and this Radbird.. 4 posts... non-member.. give me a break. Larivee by another alias. I wasn't born yesterday which is why I didn't buy Enron either.

Later, and good luck to those of you who haven't gotten your stuff yet.

02-20-2004, 08:26 AM
I got a notice from my Post office about something I have to pick up from him. according to him its a refund.. hopefully its still down there. I was away.

02-21-2004, 05:16 PM
went down to the usps and picked up a money order today from Corey.

hope you all get your parts or refunds aswell!

02-22-2004, 06:45 PM
Hey guys-heres my situation with corey-aka duster5439. We agreed to a trade of transmissions-He needed an aod for his lx, and i needed the 5 speed, pedals, and other related parts out of his totaled sc he was parting out-we were to ship our items at the same time. A week went by, and I heard no word from mr. larivee. After several emails he wrote that he had picked up the transmission I sent, and that the one he sent had been damaged during shipping. We then agreed on a monitary amount to be paid to me as reimbursement. He was supposed to have sent it, but after several other emails and another week or so he now claims to not have the money. I live in New York, and he in North Carolina, so I dont know what to do-my question is this-what should my course of action be, and have any of you contacted the authorities yet-If so, who have you contacted and whats the case number if there is one so I too may file a complaint? Also-who else if anyone did corey agree to sell these parts too-did anyone purchase the pedals, hydraulic parts, trans, driveshaft, or any related parts? Id like to find out if this story is bs from the begining-or? Please help me, I dont really know what to do-I told him that if we didnt arrange something soon, I would be heading in the same direction as the rest of you guys on the board, and calling the authorities-please let me know guys-thanks a lot, and good luck.


02-23-2004, 10:09 AM
Evidently, he didn't appreciate me doubting his well concocted, but doesn't hold water story. Sent me a msg with irrelevant ranting and raving and again dodging the issue. I don't have a vested $ interest in his problems, but I think you all should know this guy is a big risk.

Don't know his motivations. Something he obviously doesn't get is his intentions, or situation doesn't matter. Bottom line is he messes up and some of you pay the price.

BTW, he refused to provide me the info requested. Which is just as I thought.. OK.. so once again.. name of paper.. and date.
Said he would fax/email copies. That doesn't prove a thing; I can cut-n-paste Word and Photoshop to manufacture documents just like anyone else.

Sounds like a few of you are getting results. Best to you. For the rest of you, its buyer beware. Which it seems to still be an ongoing case.

03-10-2004, 05:11 PM
it's closing in on 2 months for me now, with no part or refund. he did say last week he would be sending a refund out by certified mail, but i have not got anything yet.


03-11-2004, 10:06 PM
I posted once before, still hasnt made good on the refund or parts-he says he doesnt have the money he owes me, and it takes so long to get a response, its hard to work out a payment plan-I think Im gonna call the police tomorrow and report him-what will they do? read my situation above-thanks, mike

03-12-2004, 10:46 AM
I'm in the same boat. Last heard from Corey about Jan 20. Said parts (intercooler) would be shipped out the next day. Nothin' yet

03-30-2004, 11:38 AM
has anyone who filed fraud gotten any results?


04-09-2004, 12:11 AM
he said he would send me money every week, and it never came-so im calling the cops and sending in all of my proof-if anyone else wants to do the same email me



07-17-2006, 02:55 PM
anyone ever get their money back from this guy? i have not.

08-01-2006, 05:27 PM
I have not gotten any money back from him and at this point I know I won't.