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Old November 3rd, 2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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www.fordprobestore.co.uk a Fraudulous website

Hi dear Probe fans !

I desperatly need you assistance. I've placed an order on www.fordprobestore.co.uk in 2011. (I know it was ages ago) Mark Colgan who is th owner of that website was meant to send me an exhaust pipe.

I first ordered this the 11.08.2011 after somehow my first order got lost :
Scorpion Stainless Steel Back Box for 189£

he told me that I had to wait.. Waited for weeks but never arrived so I suggested that I would give him more money and get a more expensive model that as he said would arrived much more quickly.

19.08.2011 - Mark : "I'm unsure as Scorpion are very slow, the only keep one Probe exhaust at a time"

So he said I'll make you a credit, pay the difference and you'll get a Remus since as he said "they are much more reliable". I did the 16.11.2011

The 12.12.2011, I receive this message from Mark after asking about my 376 pounds remus : "This sounds a little like the last order....but Remus are a far more reliable company."

The 17.01.2012 : I said : So please cancel my order and transfer me back the money as soon as possible.
I'll probably buy that Remus pipe in a few month but right now I just want my money back.
The amount is the price of the Remus pipe : £376.99

Here is the answer : "I'd prefer not to go down this route, I've already paid in advance for the Remus and it's due very shortly."

Fair enough.. but

The 01.02.2012 Mark said : "Remus have it in shipping to me "

The problem is that I've been waiting since then... The man won't pay me back. I said ok then let me get other things in exchange but then again pretended it was sent gave me a tracking number that never worked.

We've been talkign since then but lie after lie I'm still empty handed this very day

A year ago I said ok I'll make it easy for you send me some maintenance products for 400£ more or less and we'll be even ! He agreed to that but I'm still waiting.

I call this a pure fraud. What should I do. Let people know ok, but what else.

He keeps sayins he'll send me those products but never stick to his word basically. I've got hundred of emails from him telling me don't worry since 2011 basically !!! It's madness, greed or compulsive lying) !

The 02.09.2014 (same story) Mark Colgan : "understood! this will happen as soon as I possibly can" 3 years later the man still has my 400£ on his account and sent me nothing.

Many thanks to you all !

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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Holy shit three years ago? I'd be surprised if you have many options at this point... File with credit card company, maybe?
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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I'd say your up a creek. Paypal would have expired long ago and the US postal system wouldn't really be able to help you outside of the country
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:07 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your issues. Doesnt sound like the seller cares about repeat business if you ask me.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:55 PM   #7
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 10:29 PM   #9
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I have been waiting almost two years.

Not the only one from the club here ether.

One guy started small claims court I heard. Will be contacting him for advice on going the same route.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 11:05 PM   #10
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Old November 4th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #11
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Ho my.. I was in the same situation as you. I am located in France and fordprobestore.co.uk is the only store that carries Probe parts in Europe.
I have ordered a Scorpion Back Box circa 2010 and have the same problems.
Tracking number provided was the wrong. After months, Mark said the packet was returned to him. He send me again and I finally received my back box, with some large scuff in it
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Old November 4th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #12
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Yep had the same issues with this shop (I'm located in the NL). Constant and excessive badgering Mark via e-mail on a daily basis got me a refund (after 3 months)
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Old November 4th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #13
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:10 PM   #14
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Yep got me also on a fan shroud. Email after email and no tracking number. Its been almost two years. After about three months I swallowed that lost and moved on. Like above post how is he still doing this? Seems to be happening more often than not.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #15
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Same on the 323 club I heard.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:23 AM   #16
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How some places stay in business don't know....
Heh well I was quick enough to file a PayPal claim which froze his entire account due to not enough funds available (both in PayPal and his bank account). Keep in mind this was only about 90 euro's? Well if his bank account can't deal with that, he has way too little operating funds.

Some products did arrive though. Bearings of inferior quality, fiberglass sunroof which was actually pretty good, Goodridge brake lines which weren't the stainless steel ones I ordered rather the cheaper version they carry.

Sad thing is he's opening up stores for other platforms left and right it seems. Someone should put a stop to this guy, but honestly I can't be bothered anymore. I did at one point find his home address though
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:57 AM   #17
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Same here, orderd the SS door sill's from there in 09-2013 and still waiting..
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Heh well I was quick enough to file a PayPal claim which froze his entire account due to not enough funds available (both in PayPal and his bank account). Keep in mind this was only about 90 euro's? Well if his bank account can't deal with that, he has way too little operating funds.

Some products did arrive though. Bearings of inferior quality, fiberglass sunroof which was actually pretty good, Goodridge brake lines which weren't the stainless steel ones I ordered rather the cheaper version they carry.

Sad thing is he's opening up stores for other platforms left and right it seems. Someone should put a stop to this guy, but honestly I can't be bothered anymore. I did at one point find his home address though


He's a lifetime scammer. He immediately moves the money out of his paypal account, as well as the bank account that's linked to it.

I guarantee you he's got a nice stash either in cash or in a different bank account.
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I wonder what other sites he is doing this with.
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Its crazy how some people operate and get away with it for such a long time. One way or another his karma will catch up with him though. One thing is for sure, he doesn't care about repeat business if hes doing this kind of crap to people. Sorry to hear about all of your losses
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He's a lifetime scammer. He immediately moves the money out of his paypal account, as well as the bank account that's linked to it.

I guarantee you he's got a nice stash either in cash or in a different bank account.
See, I don't believe he's a lifetime scammer. Reading back on the mx6.nl forums there were a lot of satisfied customers in the early years. My guess is it somewhere went to shit, personal reasons or just plain mismanagement, and it all went downhill from there.
That he's scamming people now by not sorting his problems (or just sheer malicious intent) is obvious though.
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Same thing happened to me, placed an order for a few little parts, didn't get them. E-mailed and he said he would ship new and they never arrived either... curious that so many others have had same problem. They were small parts and not a lot of money, but now I am guessing neither order of mine was ever really shipped at all.

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Old December 22nd, 2014, 10:58 AM   #24
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Hello, guys... well, i have also order from Mark years back, like 2010.... well, i gotta say, i received all my order's from him, but that was like 4 years ago... my last order with this guy was 2 V6 QuadCam engine Decals and i have receive them...

i have order from him ( from what i remember )

- 2 V6 QuadCam Engine Decals
- 2 GT Doors Decals
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- Stainless Steel Braided Clutch Hose
- Aluminium Engine Bay Cover

i got all my orders shipped to my home when i was still living in Spain... now i am back home in Romania and i was thinking to order again the Stainless Steel Braided Clutch Hose, but reading these, i gotta say that something stop me from ordering again...

i know Mark was a good guy in earlier times... but now i don't know what happend with his bussiness....
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 08:44 AM   #25
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This sounds 100% like my experiences with Probe Addiction. His work when he first started and service was great; from there it just went to hell very quickly.

Sorry about the poor service you guys are getting. I don't bother too much with vendors anymore and just relay on respectable people here on PT.
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