Complaint: In December of 2010 I responded to an advertisement on EBay for the sale of a 1978Pontiac TransAm. I was contacted by Bob McElreath and Erica Kampert from a company called Build-A-Bandit (AKA: Discount Automotive Classic Restoration). They stated they take old cars and restore them (specializing in Pontiacs and Mustangs). Their add was for the end product and priced out the car I was interested in accordingly. They directed me to their web site and stated the build takes about 10 months to complete (5 months to the assembly line and another 5 months to build). They were running a special on Ebay and were able to build these cars and offer discounts for pre payments in full. I eventually wired them the sum of $16, 500 after reviewing a contract for the build and purchase of a 1978 Pontiac TransAm on February 16, 2011 through a wire transfer to their account at Telco Community Credit Union Since then, I have not been able to get them to return my calls. I just received an email stating they were delayed 4 months and have not responded to subsequent calls or emails. I called a former reference they gave me, other customers who informed me that they too are the victims of their scheme . I learned that many of their customers have been waiting two years fr cars. I sent them an email on 8-0-2011 demanding my money returned and contact from them or I would pursue criminal charges accordingly. They have not responded. I have found a former employee for the company who is willing to disclose the information and aslo claims its a house of cards. they swith VINs on cars and jump titles after they purchase from other pasrts around the country for those who get cars.
Tags: Auto Dealers
Address: 3082 Crane Creek Road Fairview, North Carolina United States of America