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 Post subject: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:44 pm 
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Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue:

http://bugattipage.com/book54.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:35 am 
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Fantasy Motors Quarterly is a fraud

I must apologize, as I did advertise this "High class magazine" myself, on this website.

Futhermore, I should have alerted sooner, maybe. The fraud was not really an obvious one though, as there really is a fantasymotors.com website, Spencer Benterud, the guy who owns both the Fantasy Motors website as well as the magazine seemed quite knowledgeable about Bugattis and the world of high-cass motoring. On the website, samples of the magazine were shown which showed that quite a bit of work had been done.

However, the next things show it's a fraud:

The fantasymotors.com forwards directly to fantasymotor.us. Websites were established only in November 2015, so how can Spencer get his alleged more than 30,000 subscribers in this short period of time?
No Payment, I was still not paid for writing the various articles.
No magazines were ever received.
The fantasymotorquarterly.com website is made in such a way that you can not store it. All coding in the website seems to be crypted, all content forwarded from another location.
Various addresses, see below.
No reaction to recent emails.
Searching for Spencer Benterud does not show a real person, some profiles exist, but extremely new only.
The Bugatti issue would be the 2nd issue, no proof of any 1st issue was found.
I was sent a "screenshot" showing a first payment to me, through PayPal. There was a whole range of excuses why the payment was delayed. No payment was ever received, so the screenshot must have been a constructed fraud.

Details:

Website: http://www.fantasymotorquarterly.com/
Owner: Spencer Benterud - probably not his real name.
E-mail address 1: SBenterud@FantasyMotor.com
E-mail address 2: benterud1331@gmail.com (Used as PayPal address)
PayPal name: SpenCorp
Phone number: never received one, and not available on any of the websites.
Address 1: 9107 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 450, Beverly Hills CA 90210, USA: Virtual address, see: www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/californi ... al-offices
Address 2: Fantasy Motor Group, Hong Kong
Address 3: Western Canada (according to e-mail from Spencer to me)

What to do:

Those who ordered their copy, contact PayPal and ask your money back from "Spencorp".
Inform friends or relatives who you know also ordered a copy.
For those who intend to place an order for the new "Ferrari issue": DON'T!

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 Post subject: Re: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:59 pm 
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So it is all a big fantasy...

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 Post subject: Re: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 10:23 pm 
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Well, not quite....

I still have the articles which I wrote. If somebody wants to make a magazine using those articles (which really are not enough for a book), please contact me!

There's an article on general Bugatti history until 1965, another one about the modern Bugattis, starting of course with the EB110, there's a few articles on specific Bugatti types, including (yes, I know, not really a Bugatti, but still) the Veyron, and of course one on the Bugatti airplane.

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 Post subject: Re: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:22 am 
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Does it also include the 30.000 subscriber list :)

Anyhow, enough stuff for a Bugatti Revue I guess?

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 Post subject: Re: Fantasy Motor quartertly - the Bugatti Issue
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:38 am 
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Maybe for a ruvue, though the articles are mostly quite general. Maybe good to publish them on the site.

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