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"cukleti" AKA "Boris Vortsman" RIP OFF ARTIST!!! B

Started by JerHetrick, 11/15/2017 12:36PM
Posted 11/15/2017 12:36PM Opening Post
Just a heads up. This guy has been ripping people off here and on Cloudy Nights as far as I know. I do know he had a few thousand dollars worth of equipment listed there to, about the same time I purchased a GT81 from him here. Another member also contacted me asking if and how I got my money back.

Thankfully Paypal should cover my loss, if not my bank will seeings the two are linked and funds went through one and out of another.

I really hope the other people who purchased from him used proper payment methods and are not at a loss.
Posted 12/09/2017 10:10AM | Edited 01/08/2018 08:43AM #1
Update on Boris Vortsman (AKA “cukleti”) cross-border internet fraud:

- Vortsman has claimed at least 5 victims in 4 states (PA, TN, CA, CO), for non-delivery of astronomical instruments. Amount defrauded is well over $1,000.

- Vortsman uses same MO through PayPal: Payment made, followed by non-delivery of goods. Refunds are cancelled due to insufficient funds. No response thereafter. His recent email is boris@salusrx.ca

- Formal complaint of criminal internet fraud has been filed with 13 federal and local US and Canadian law enforcement and consumer protection agencies, including FBI/IC3, York Regional Police Service, US Secret Service, Federal Trade commission, Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, and RCMP. See below.

- Warning notices forwarded to US and Canadian astronomical organizations. Vortsman/cukleti has been banned on Cloudy Nights, Astromart, and other astronomy sites.

- If you have been defrauded by Vortsman or have case related information, please contact:

In US:
(1) Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) Bill Petosky
FBI, Knoxville Division
865-255-7645
Email: wjpetoskey@fbi.gov

(2) SAIC Renae McDermott
FBI, Knoxville Division
865-544-0751

If defrauded, it is critical to file formal complaint with Federal Bureau of Investigation/Internet Computer Complaint Center (FBI/IC3) at: https://complaint.ic3.gov/default.aspx?#

In Canada:
(1) Detective Constable Roger Glendinning
York (Canada) Regional Police
Financial Crimes Unit, Fraud Intake
1-866-876-5423 Ext 6619
Email: 560@YRP.CA

(2) Constable Leslie Gilder
York (Canada) Regional Police
Financial Crimes Unit, Fraud Intake
1-866-876-5423 Ext 6777
Email: 1803@YRP.CA