alex land update

This blog exists to provide factual trade information regarding Alex Land Enterprises, a registered corporation in the state of Missouri since 6/24/2004. The corporation is owned by Susan Corbett Brass, aka Alex Land. All information contained within this blog is factual, culled from public records and other substantiated sources. All community agency (police, etc.) contact information is as current as possible. Please report any broken links to site administrator.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Websites Operated by Susan Corbett/Alex Land Enterprises

www.jonathanjunction.com

www.jonathanjunction.wahmweb.com

She aslo operates an Ebay store: jonathan junction

She owns this site also: http://alexlandent.4t.com/

Negative Ebay feedback for alex_land

Ebay consumers be aware that negative feedback does exist for Susan Corbett/Alex Land. She has recently chosen to make her feedback on Ebay private. While that in itself is not a criminal act, it does interfere with a buyer's ability to make an informed decision. Buyer please beware. (alextracker)



Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Co-ops Operated By Susan Corbett

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alexcoops/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alexcoopsordertrackingsite/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sherpamountain/

USPS Information on Mail Fraud

http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/

The link will direct you to the proper forms needed to file mail fraud charges. You should ALSO pursue Federal Charges with the FTC(Federal Trade Commission).

A snippet from the site:

"The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service, empowered by federal laws and regulations to investigate and enforce over 200 federal statutes related to crimes against the U.S. Mail, the Postal Service and its employees. Postal Inspectors investigate any crime in which the U.S. Mail is used to further a scheme, whether it originated in the mail, by telephone or on the Internet. The use of the U.S. Mail is what makes it a mail fraud issue."

Federal Trade Commission Information for Mail Fraud

This should be read by everyone who conducts internet commerce and who makes purchases over the net.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF FRAUD,this link will also help you pursue restitution.

view link here

The consequences of fraud:

"Why You Should Comply with the Rule:
Merchants who violate the Rule can be sued by the FTC for injunctive relief, monetary civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation (any time during the five years preceding the filing of the complaint), and consumer redress (any time during the three years preceding the filing of the complaint). When the mails are involved, the Postal Service also has authority to take action for problems such as non-delivery. State law enforcement agencies can take action for violating state consumer protection laws.

Apart from this, your failure to ship on time, or your failure to notify your customers promptly about delays and to obtain their consent to the delays, or your failure to make full and prompt refunds when your customers do not consent to delayed shipment, can adversely affect your business by discouraging repeat purchases. Accordingly, most businesses regard compliance with the Rule as simply good business practice."

*Quote From:A Business Guide to the Federal Trade Commission’s
MAIL OR TELEPHONE ORDER MERCHANDISE RULE
Produced in Cooperation with the Direct Marketing Association

January 2002


More Victims of Bad Business Dealings with Alex Land

Victim #9

Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: eBay purchases - item #4306******

I emailed a few days ago letting you know I would not be sending money. This is do to information I received from eBay and group members as well information from your local police department. I believe it is in my best interest, and my family's, that I have no further dealings with you.

Please feel free to leave negative feedback. I will, however, return the favor. I will also be forwarding all correspondence to your local police department.

Sincerely,
(name removed)

*This victim sent this email to Susan after many attempts to get a straight story from her regarding her purchases. After calling the authorities, she determined that sending money would not be in her best interest.(alextracker)

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Victim #10

"I found cute diapers on ebay and felt sorry for the seller because her child was kidnapped *(see links, the child was NOT kidnapped and is safe with his father) so I bought two of the diapers. Paid April 9th.

A week and a half later I wrote Alex Land (Susan Corbett) and asked if she has sent them yet, she stated yes and that I was the fourth person that states they did not get them so she said she will make some more and sent them to me again. A week later I wrote her and she said she sent them out already. So I waited another five days(she had good feedback and again I felt sorry).

When I never saw them I tried to get ahold of her and her ebay account was closed. So I followed ebay rules and filed a complaint but unfortunately Paypal time ran out so I could not get my money back.

Soon after Alex Land wrote me stating "Feedback is a two way street and I was just trying to impress my friends by leaving neg. feedback knowing I got my diapers." She left same feedback to me as she did others "Bidder pretended non-receipt, but the Post Office has CONFIRMED DELIVERY!!"

When I asked her to proof the delivery confirmation she could not and said all of her buyers are spamming her then stopped writing me. She was rude and had crazy talk. I am out $13.23 and have 2 neg. feedback's because of her."

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Victim #11

"Alex sold fake aplix to me twice, though I didn't know it was fake
until after she was in jail. The total for the fake aplix was small,
less than ten dollars' worth. Then I had a paypal reversal done also.
It was $38.22.It was a purchase through alexcoops for
Microfleece, Aplix, Lastin, and possibly something else, but I can't
remember now. Here is a copy/paste of the paypal reversal:

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Refund (ID #1SR5892*********)
In reference to: 23U6055808*******


Related Transactions
Date Type Status Details
Apr. 29, 2004 Payment To Alex Land Ent. Cancelled Details
Apr. 29, 2004 Transfer From Bank Account Completed Details
May 4, 2004 Update To Alex Land Ent. Cancelled Details
May 25, 2004 Refund From Alex Land Ent. Completed ...

Name:
Alex Land Ent.

Business Contact Information:

Customer Service Email: postmaster@alexlandent.4t.com


Total Amount:
$38.22 USD

Date:
May 25, 2004
Time:
20:32:46 PDT
Status:
Completed

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Monday, June 28, 2004

The Question of "Jon-Jon"

Susan is using a picture of her toddler son to gain sympathy for her "cause" on her Ebay auctions (user name alex_land) and at her online store Jonathan Junction:
here

She claims that he was abducted by her ex-husband and is in danger.

Link to her latest offering: here

The facts are:

*"Jon-Jon's" father was awarded physical custody by the Iowa courts.

Link to the court document:
here

*Susan violated a custody order and kidnapped the child and was on the run with him for 4 months.

Link to missing child website for this case:
here

*She was arrested for the custody violation and was jailed in Iowa for the offense.

*She is currently out on $10,000.00 bond, awaiting trial (7/13/2004) for the criminal charges.

Link to the court documents here:
here

You will need to input the search criteria at this site. Do a Trial Court case search for
Corbett, Susan E., Hardin County.

You'll be given a list of all the legal cases for this county that involve her. The pending criminal case is # 02421 FECR011314.

You will be able to find the criminal charge date, legal filings and bond information with the links on the top of the case page.


*The child is safe with his father.

Bad Transactions: Actual Names of Victims Withheld

This is a partial list of victims of Alex Land. More information will be added as it is collected and verified.
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Victim #1

"I actually ordered quite a bit of stuff as I felt sorry for her and her kidnapped son. The problem I had was that the Aplix 800 I paid for was never sent, I got some kind of cheap imitation stuff instead. There were 32 yards of Aplix paid for.

Paid for order via PayPal 04/07/04
Paid for shipping via PayPal 04/15/04

The entire order was $83.71 and shipping was $18.00. Her price on Aplix now is $0.68 per yard, so that would amount to around $21.76 in Aplix.

I never filed with PayPal because, after all, I did receive a box and Alex could prove that. This was coop merchandise, so I couldn't file with Ebay either."
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Victim #2

"I've paid for 2 yrds PUL from round 6...have that document of course... paid funded PP have that document as well... but round 6 was a pre-order and by the time she disapeared the 30 days to file at PP where long gone... I'm still waiting and
am not sure what to do... I've read she had the PUL and was sending out... I guess there is nothing I can do but wait and see if I'm gonna get it or not...
this 30 day thing with PP makes me sick... I feel like I'm out of
money because they only allow 30 days after payment to get anything
back... this is a good scam for her as well, the pre-order thing...
by the time it should be on its way the 30 days are loooooooooong
gone and all I can do is hope the package will ever get here."

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Victim #3

"Ebay auctions won 11/01 paid for 12/01 item never received
paypal claim filed and then withdrawn after Alex 'blackmailed' me into withdrawing it."

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Victim #4

"Ebay item #(removed to protect privacy) bare wear stars diaper.

Received a Paypal or Credit Card dispute refund after filing a
claim, Refund (ID #removed) ($6.99)
In reference to: (removed) (paypal id #) also filed 2 square trade complaints ebay complaint for fraud."

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Victim #5

"March 2004 is when this mess started. I paid within minutes of
getting total. I filed a complaint with PayPal right before 30 days
was about to pass. Thats when she sent half my items and refused to
send the rest. PayPal dropped the complaint because they had
delivery confirmation. Susan never sent anything else. I filed with
my credit card company and April 27th I was refunded $68.25. I have
documentation to prove everything."

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Victim #6

"My dealings with Alex Land started late 2003.

I joined her co-op at yahoogroups and started buying Aplix (a strong velcro) from her.

Everything was fine until February of 2004.

I was in another co-op at yahoogroups. The owner of that co-op, was saying that Alex owed her money.

Well, I decided then and there that I didn't want to be in a coop of a dishonest person so I had decided as soon as I got my most recent shipment of Aplix I would leave her coop. I didn't tell Alex that was in intention, but I think the must have found out because she started being really rude to me.

I had recently paid for my Aplix and I wanted to make sure she had gotten it so I asked her if she got it.

*see Notes 1 for the posts from me and the reply's from her about the aplix in her coop.

*Notes 2 is the paypal payment from me to her to prove that I did indeed pay her for the items.

Okay, so assuming you've read Notes 1, you will see that I supposedly sent my paypal payment to the wrong account. She repeatedly asked me to pay her again. I repeatedly told her I could NOT repay her until she refunded me the money. Honestly, what business person asks you to repay them BEFORE they refund you??

So finally, I decided to take things into my own hand and file a claim with paypal to get my money back.

A few days after all this I got a package in the mail from Alex. *see Notes 4&5. At first I thought it might be a money order or a check (refund) something because It didn't feel like anything was in there. When I opened it there was no money in it, but a note saying "what comes around goes around". I was sitting with my husband at the time and he said "what kind of person is this??"

Mind you, the amount of Aplix I ordered would NOT have fit in this envelope. Also, the package/envelope was a 1 oz rate and 16 yards of aplix would have weighed a lot more than 1 oz.

Just ask anyone in the cloth diapering community and they'll tell you the exact same thing.

A few days later she posts on a yahoogroup where you report ebay transactions gone bad and other online transactions gone bad. The post which I printed out for you in *Notes 3. This is the post where she first claimed that her son had been kidnapped by her ex husband. She claims it was a result of me and another woman posting her address all over the internet. Back then I had no idea where she lived. Someone told me she lived in Missourri and that was only after I was told I should contact the attorney general in her state."

*Notes have been removed.
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Victim #7

"Here's a copy of the e-mail I received when PayPal ruled in my favor
and my funds were recovered. I had purchased 8 yds of PUL and filed with PP
when I returned home from vacation and found out that she was in jail. Let me
know if you need anything else."

-----Original Message-----
From: service@paypal.com [mailto:service@paypal.com]
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 10:04 PM
To: fundedpaypal@(removed)
Subject: Resolution of Buyer Complaint Case # PP-(removed)
Dear (removed)

PayPal has concluded our investigation of your Buyer Complaint.

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Complaint Details
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Transaction Date: Apr. 29, 2004
Transaction Amount: -$48.22 USD
Case Number: PP-(removed)
Seller's Name: Liz Alex Land
Seller's Email: alexland@socket.net


Our investigation has determined that the seller is at fault, and as a
result we have attempted to recover your funds.
$48.22 USD has been credited to your account. This is the maximum
amount we
were able to recover. Please allow up to 5 days for this adjustment to
be
reflected in your account.

We appreciate your business, and regret this experience.

To make sure future transactions proceed smoothly, we suggest reading
these
Security Tips:

http://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/fraud-tips-buyers-outside

Sincerely,

Protection Services Department

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Victim #8

"I came across Alex Land on ebay and purchased Aplix from her on ebay. I saw that she also sold PUL, and I really wanted something different than all the PUL I was seeing offered. I inquired to her about having my own fabric laminated. We emailed back and forth for a couple of days. During this time I posted on the (removed) board about Alex and was told to stay away from her. I asked for an explanation as to why and was pointed to the Bad Apple Boards.

There I saw some back and forth, but I thought it was just gossip. I emailed Alex about the boards and her email back to me was very convincing. She said it was the competition trying to hurt her business. I bought it and went ahead and sent my fabric.

Then Alex disappeared from her yahoo group and a rumor spread that she was in jail. I didn’t know how to verify these facts, so I did not concern myself with it. I instead concentrated my efforts on trying to get back the fabric from the laminating company. After she finally showed back up, I asked questions. Her answers did not make sense. So I joined the Saga Group, to try and keep informed of what was going on. She started lying in her emails to me about where our fabric was. I knew this because (the laminating compnay) was still emailing me updates. She only let a few of my posts go through, but then twisted the facts, probably to confuse the group into thinking I did not know what I was talking about.

During this time I emailed Alex that I knew where the fabric was and that I would like an invoice that included delivery confirmation and postal insurance. I stated that my package would be opened at the post office in the presence of a postal employee. No response.

I spoke with the police in Mountain View Missouri, the Howell County Sheriff’s Office and then Mr. Adams in West Plains. All confirmed that Ms. Land (not her real name) was not beaten during her three week absence, she was incarcerated. She did lose custody of her son and did kidnap him.

This morning, the meeting took place. (removed) with two other officers went to Susan’s home. Upon arrival, her door was open, but she shut it when the cars pulled up. Like I said earlier, she was described as short, long dark hair and slightly bugged out dark eyes. She was wearing Amish type clothing. She was also very beligerant and refused to cooperate. (removed) had a signed release form from me, money order AND cash, and photos of the fabric. She would not give it up. So Mr. Adams has filed theft charges against her. She is also being brought up on charges in Iowa and New Jersey."

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Contact Information for Authorities Involved in Investigating Susan E. Corbett

Howell County Sherrif's Office
1106 Missouri Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775
ATTN: James Adams
417-256-2544


Iowa Falls Police Department
321 Stevens St
Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126
ATTN: Chief Doug Strike
641-648-6464

Why this Blog exists.......

This blog was created to get the truth out about an internet con-artist who has been operating in the online cloth diapering community since early 2004.

There are no discussions here, just a posting of the facts necessary to inform the the public about bad business dealings with Susan Corbett of Alex Land Enterprises.

You will also find links to supporting documentation and helpful resources regarding mail fraud, as well as contact information for the investigative authorities involved in the case.

Please read the information and decide for yourself.

Happy Blogging!