I am one of many people that Steve has defrauded. I’ve paid him $16,000 (for the first 2 payments). He had promised me a car by June 2019. I went all the way to Tennessee from Los Angeles to see his shop and meet him. There was no car he was working on, his excuse was “the other shops were holding him back, due to bad weather and that he had lost some of his employees so it was just taking him longer to finish out cars”. That was in October 2018. Ever since then he hasn’t answered any of my emails or phone calls. He’s a fraud. If there are anymore people with the same issues, please let me know, maybe we can all join in on a lawsuit. Thank you all!
Sorry to hear that Mike. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I and another guy here are currently in a lawsuit with him and there is one guy legally ahead of us too. Unfortunately I don't see how everyone here can get their money back, it's simply not possible. Lawing isn't a big name corporation a group of people can sue and get their thousands upon thousands back, the money isn't there. He gets it in it goes out...my bf flew to TN 11 years ago to meet him and gave him $17,000.
I hate to sound so crude but there are dozens of people in this situation with him and the majority of us will never get the money back.
Perhaps contact your bank, see if there is any protection or assistance they can provide, considering this transaction is fairly new in the scheme of things.
At the very least it would be nice if the feds could get involved and put this scam artist behind bars.