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NE6V - Joe Vega took my money and didn't supply the goods

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 3:14 pm
by claudel
I should have been suspicious when he wanted payment by Western Union.

Deal was done and the payment ($500) made in January this year (for an antenna).

Various excuses over the months, but still no antenna - he promised to return the payment, but never did. Now he ignores my emails and telephone calls.

Do not trust this guy.

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:03 pm
by lhk0pd
Good luck in getting your Money back any time soon. I take it you did not do a search here on Joe Vega. He does seem controversial to say the least.

whats your opinion???

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:56 am
by w8jn

Re: whats your opinion???

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:07 pm
by K9XR
I did't know this was a forum for opinions. Thank you for clearing that up for me. Now it all makes sense. Yep, everybody has one.

w8jn wrote:lots of complaints about joe "taking the money and running" suddenly out of the blue of the western sky came someone claiming he was on his death bed in the hospital, then he made a miraculous recovery reappeared here on and then vanished again with no resolution to the complaints. then he reappeared making insulting comments about Jews, then vanished again. whats your opinion??? joe the antenna guy , a crook??? a racist??? on his death bed???
happy hoss trading, paul w8jn

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:23 pm
by N9LCD
It's about time for you to call Joe's local Police Department and file a criminal (fraud) complaint against him.

Also start looking into filing a suit in Small Claims Court against him. You can do some nasty things if you get a judgment against him.




Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:17 pm
by claudel
I'm going to give him 48 hrs - I spoke to him on the phone, and he seems plausible.

If I don't get refunded i'm more than happy to take it further.

I'm in Europe, so if there is somebody in the US who has been burned by this guy, I'm more than happy to team up - I don't mind chipping in for some legal work if that's what it'll take.

Don't even care if I'm out of pocket. I have a tendency to be vindictive in these circumstances.

he's promised to return the money

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:24 pm
by claudel
I had a telephone conversation with Joe Vega this evening.

He tells me of problems with incompetent and dishonest staff which prevented the refund and the guy sounds plausible.

He has promised that subject to receiving the correct coordinates that he will make the refund in the next 48hrs.

If he does, that will be the end of it and I will be happy to post here that a resolution has been made and that he is a man of his word.

Over to you Joe.

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:45 pm
by ne6v


Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:16 pm
by leer66
Greetings Joe. Glad to see you are better and clearing up matters. I was about to post a "Has anyone seen Joe" email on this forum. Your statement wasn't exactly correct about not owing anyone any more money. I still need to get the final $50 payment and copy of the repair invoice on the TS-480 I sent to you in February. I can post your email to me on that promise if you wish, to demonstrate your commitment to honor your obligations. I have not heard back from my recent emails to you so I figued I'd post here since you responded just a few days ago to these postings. Sometime email systems screw up. I'll be happy to post an "all is okay" on this forum once those two items are sent to me as promised.

"Hams trusting hams is a good thing and helps the hobby. Lets see that continue by honoring our word." Quote by me.



Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:26 pm
by w8jn

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:50 pm
by ne6v

Re: W8jn--Paul

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 pm
by W8UAB
[quote="ne6v"] I suggest you prove your statements by posting the "raciest" comment I made....[/quote]

My posts are far and few between but your original racist post was in such bad taste that Scott had the decency to remove it and disassociate this website with your illiterate behavior. Hence, no "official" proof is available.

I was the first to comment on your poor judgement / vocabulary so consider me an official voucher.


Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:17 am
by w8jn


Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:20 am
by w8jn

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:05 am
by ne6v

An update

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:49 am
by claudel
In a spirit of sticking to the facts. . . .

Joe called me last night and has agreed to refund part of the money he owes immediately and the remainder by 12 June.

We all have our problems, so I am prepared to cut him this slack.

I'll report back in this forum however it goes.

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:21 pm
by claudel
Well, to no ones great surprise all Joes promises turned out to be false.
He called me to say he had transferred the refund by Western Union. He even gave me a WE code to collect the money

Of course there was no money, I was naive to believe that there would be.

In my last telephone conversation I was forced to endure a tirade of abuse and obscenity. Apparently he hopes I 'fall in the Atlantic and die'

He really is not someone you want to do business with.

My first contact with the Alhambra police department received a sympathetic hearing. We'll see what happens.

In the meantime other victims have contacted me, with very similar stories. Maybe we can do something together to put a stop to his scams


Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:17 am
by w8jn


Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:50 pm
by w8jn

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:59 pm
by W8UAB
Paul, it appears you have many many friends here and I have become one of them. That in and of itself says measures about your character and integrity. You can remove everything, unfortunately, the Google Monster never forgets. The other parties false statements and lies live on like tabloid trash and only and I repeat only the innocent (you) are damaged by that. My closing thought: Excuses are for the weak and self important souls who put themselves before others. (I was going to say Amps are for weenies but it is totally out of context here)

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:59 pm
by claudel
I had a another call from Joe Vega today - I don't know what the purpose was, here just seemed to want to be abusive for a while.

I see that Joe has deleted his posts from this thread, Probably wise - the posts where he said that he would refund me (he didn't and has now said he won't) and the posts where he said he didn't owe anybody else any money (also not true) were committing him to doing things that he had no intention of doing.

I have no opinion on whether Joe is racist or not, he says his best friends are jewish.But he called me a 'slimey limey' and my French friend 'froggy' I have 'typical slippery limey ways' i think that means I tend to remain polite unless provoked I wish I could say the same for him.

Unfortunately Joe has difficulty in differentiating truth from fiction. I think sometimes he believes the things he says, even when they are clearly not true. Whether this constitutes a mental health issue is not for me to say, but clearly his interpretation of reality is more fluid than most people's

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:09 am
by kg8lb
I am glad to hear Joe is doing well
We too had a deal that did not go as planned. We were able to work out a mutually acceptable solution.

In the end , all is well.

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:06 am
by claudel
Just a bump to make sure nobody else falls into the trap of dealing with this unscrupulous and lying individual

Despite his many promises, he still fails to make good.

Do a search on here if you're thinking of dealing with Joe vega NE6V.

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:22 pm
by N6VMO
Wow, Joe's custom page touts many great things about Joe.
Do any members of the organizations he mentions below provide a comment?
I find it hard to believe those members don't visit

"Service to our community is what its about to me these days. After my 2007 experience with STAGE 3 cancer, I knew I had to change. I knew the old ways of thinking about me first were wrong, I needed to be thankful and start showing it. So I began to give back these are some of the groups I volunteer with or have over the last three years.

I've volunteered over the past three years here.
Past Vice-President Southern California Amateur Transmitting Society

Past ARRL LAX-Section Affiliated Club Coordinator

Currently I volunteer here
National Public Safety Telecommunications Committee-member of several groups

2010-Delegate Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs

President Rowland Heights Radio Club

U S Army MARS Station AAR9CD

City of Alhambra C.E.R.T


Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:46 pm
by lhk0pd
N6VMO... Some times people start out with best intentions and some where along the road things change. I can't help thinking about the Church Deacon in South Carolina whose business got in trouble and he ended up robbing a bank,the members of the Church and his Neighbors refuse to believe he actually did any thing wrong..