Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yoshida Motor Sports Fraud Skids to a Halt

UPDATE: Oberg pleaded guilty to the charge of wire fraud and was sentenced to 100 months in prison. The money laundering charge was dropped. His appeal in 2013 was dismissed. Yoshida Motor Sports, as of 1/20/2017, no longer holds a BBB rating. Complaints filed against the company at the time of Oberg's indictment have since fallen off the business profile. The government action against Oberg fell off Yoshida Motor Sports' BBB business profile after the BBB's three-year reporting period.

Original blog post published May 11, 2010:

Travis D. Oberg of Yoshida Motor Sports has been pretty vocal to the Better Business Bureau. More than once he has called and tried to have complaints removed from his files.  The complaints were all the same: a company ordered wholesale products from Yoshida, paid for the product and never received anything.  Oberg maintained that he was a victim of the complainants who were trying to extort money from him, an honest business man.  He frequently called them names and regarded them with scorn.  Here are a couple examples:
"They continue to claim they want product. I have turned these issues over to our lawyer to discuss either re negotiating the contract or the terms of refund scince they are in breach. I ask that tis comlaint be set aside as I have agreements to the terms of payment and the breach this is a wholesale contract matter between to companies and this is not a consumer matter"
 "I belive mr. ***** is using the BBB to extort from [our] business as he is in the wholesale surplus business and is is knowlegable to what a take all deal is. we feel that mr. ****** is using the BBB to extort our business as he understands the value of the BBB rating.. we have thousands of customers and most understand wholesale to wholesale transactions. we ask that this be dissmissed as this complaint is a contract issue business to business between to wholesale company this is not a consumer issue and has been submitted in bad faith.   respectfully submitted"
I started investigating Yoshida Motorsports after receiving a call on April 1, 2010 from a consumer that had been taken advantage of by the company.  As it turned out, I needed to do very little investigating.  Within twenty-four hours, I found out that the FBI was already knee deep in the case and building evidence.  It was evident that charges would soon be brought.

On May 6, a warrant was issued for Travis Oberg's arrest, though he has yet to be apprehended.  The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Oberg with wire fraud and money laundering.  Today, we updated Yoshida Motor Sports' BBB reliability report to reflect the current government action taken against him.  Yoshida now has an F rating with the BBB.

After speaking with Oberg several times in the past month, I almost expect him to inform us that he's been wronged by the Department of Justice, who are obviously trying to extort money out of him and we need to remove reference of the criminal charges from his reliability report.

49 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. We were one of the Oberg's many victims to the tune of $16,250.

    Can't wait for his trial on December 6th, 2010. He has been in federal detention since May 2010.

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  2. Some were lucky we were taken for 19,960.00 and every time we contacted him he kept on saying that he had sent the money back but nothing up to hi arresting day. Hope that the government doesn't make a deal just to get it over with and take the case it's last consequences.

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  3. Travis has not made a plea deal. He is in a corner as he cannot plea to both the states charges and the federal charges, he can only plea to one.

    This idiot is going to trial and I cannot wait! I will be there and I can guarantee you that I will at least offer to buy the FBI, State and Federal prosecutors lunch every day I am there :)

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  4. The FBI has done a partial job as Travis girlfriend continue on the loose as well as his father Forrest Oberg who has hide under his religious believes. Who knows if our money is under Forrest care and hopping for his son to get out sooner or later and then retire as they have our money and laugh about it. The DA submitted the case but the list of affected individuals was lacking of all those that in deed were scammed. That would of brought a stronger case but that's how things work.

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  5. Tammie, Travis Oberg's girlfriend, has been indicted on charges now. The word is that Travis will plea soon. Tammie has a trial starting before the end of the year. Forrest is off the hook but lost his house in March of 2011 due to being sued into the poor house.

    Hopefully this is over soon!

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  6. Travis Oberg is now weeks away from making a plea deal. Tammie has a criminal trial coming up due to her involvement in this case. For example, it was her name on the bank accounts and phones lines that Travis used to scam people.

    Forrest Oberg remains free but probably is involved and I have good word from a solid source that the Justice Dept. is building a case against him as well for his involvement with Travis. A good example is Travis Oberg sat on the board of Forrest Oberg's church while he was at the height of his crimes. Forrest also has some very questionable land deals in his and other church board members names that he is associated with.

    Another good example is that when Travis last went to prison just months after Travis was in jail, Forrest Oberg paid a house off in cash and another church board member did the same within six months. This is public record and can be found by doing some simple searches on state websites.

    Hopefully Travis will go away for his crimes as well as Tammie and Forrest. They are all crooks.

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  7. Forrest is the BIGGEST duck in the puddle. This has been going on since Travis was 18 years old. Travis has gone to prison for his father (Forrest) on many occassions. Forrest always finds a way around the law. Forrest Dale Oberg uses "his" church, "his" people and "his" family to commit all types of fraud; and if they don't agree he will make a mockery of them. PEOPLE BEWARE OF THIS MAN!! HE IS A FALSE PROFIT. A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING. PEACE TABERNACLE IS A COVER UP. IF THE LAW DOESN'T GET HIM; GOD WILL.

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  8. You’re right about his church, it’s being used to cover up a bunch of questionable deals he has had in the past which are all public record. I was actually contacted by a young lady from China (Most of the Oberg’s crimes are related to products from China in some way) who was about to give them free room and board while they were there on a supposed mission trip.

    She had noticed my name from a forum online and made contact to ask me if this could possibly be the same person. It turned out this was the same Forrest Oberg. She asked my opinion and I told her it was up to her if she wanted to help the Oberg clan but if it were me I would not allow them in my house because they would probably steal from me. She thanks me and I never heard from her again, hopefully she was not taken advantage of.

    The good news is that as of today Travis Oberg is serving his time in federal prison and I believe Tammie has also made a plea deal and is due to serve her time soon. I don’t really keep up with Tammie though, just Travis and Forrest.

    Those, who like myself, lost thousands of dollars from Travis’s fraud need to keep him in focus when he is released from prison and make others aware that he is a fraudster so he cannot do damage to others in the future.

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  9. I had the unfortunate fortune of meeting Travis, his family (including Forrest), and his attorney back then, Vince Espisito. back in the late 90's. Due to a divorce, I was moving out of my family home, with children. Travis offered that the church help move me to my new home. In the course of the move, I lost thousands of $$ in tools, memorabilia, etc. Travis even got a hold of one of my check books and paid his bills using the carbon copies (his bank did re-instate all funds back to my account when I found out what had happened). I was a struggling single mother of 3. This is crazy to see all of this today. I know he went to jail back then for wire fraud. Hard to believe that he's back at it. Can anyone tell me what Tammie's last name is? Just curious as I was friends with a Tammy back then before moving home and leaving the state.

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    1. TAMMIE'S LAST NAME IS BINDEL.

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    2. Just an up date Tammie last name is Bindel which is her ex husbands name she is out and still scamming people she is a waitress at red lobster and lives in the north land be ware she is the real scam artist her name also appears on her ex husbands company Midwest supple who has contracts for refrigeration work in several caseys

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    3. Yes her last name is Bindel she lives in the north land and waitresses at red lobster and still scamming people

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  10. Yes tammie last name is Bindel she is a scammer too and out living in the north land waitressing at red lobster

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  11. Yes they both are out he is in a halfway house in kcmo she lives in an apartment in the northland and works at red lobster

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  12. COULD SOMEONE SEND ME A PIC OF HIM AS IM WAITING ON PAYMENT ON A Z`````````````3 ROADSTER FROM A MAN NAIMED THE SAME

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    1. Did you ever receive payment for the Roadster?

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    2. His mug shot is published as a felon..... Type mug shots Travis it will give you a nice pic when he was a arrested....

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  13. I wish I would of seen this before, as of right now, he's got me for a gold corvette, and a BMW Roadster, and a welder, generator, and a cub cadet walk behind mower.everyday I hear about a tomorrow payment.and he has got me in a mess over my warehouse of tools and valuables.I just hope I can get my money back, did any of you get anything in restitution from court proceedings?

    Screwed as of now Jan 7 2017

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    1. Most if not all of the above is fake and made up.. all by anonymous people fabricating... most are drug dealers or child abusers using the site/ blog to do harm or to extort.. it's been 7 years and that's axe just keeps grinding ..Travis for certain I can tell people is a great person that works 60 to 70 hours a week while bindel stoled there money and continued to gamble money directing blame towards Travis .. get a life people

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    2. Could you contact the Kansas City BBB and provide your contact information?

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  14. As I said in the previous comments I have seen Travis work 60 to 75 hours a week and do nothing but help people. all of the above is fake and it is unfortunate that he was with Tammie bindel that gambled away millions even after the indictment . Most of the above are people that are friends if bindel using this site for some sort of intimidation or for negative purposes drug dealers as is in the last negative comment is a child abuser from liberty . One will have to question why the Bbb will allow such phony and false comments from anonymous sources as it lacks integrity by the bbb but why should they care the bbb only has a 2.2 rating on google I see those complaining about you have to pay the bbb to get good reviews. It's seven years it's time to stop grinding the axe and get a life for all of you phony people

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    1. He helps alright he takes there money and runs I worked for him I know his behavior it's all true and fact or he wouldn't have pleaded guilty....

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  15. Everything said is true, the 3 of them got me for about $25,000 with lies and deception. And I fell for it because of Forrests so call religious involvement.

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    1. Always anonymous and full of it ... the above is all bullshit

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    2. I believe Travis should sue the BBB for allowing anonymous and bogus comments they are a reporting agency and have an obiligation to be accurate it is melicious when the BBB does not follow there own three year policy it's vindictive and is obvious they are making in personal taking them out of the scope of what they are chartered to do as a non for profit

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    3. Travis is a crook all is true if you wanna dig dig into public records that's fact why do you think he sat in prison for years you stupid is this guy he pleaded guilty get your facts straight before you pull out a ignorant opinion......

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    4. The ignorance is yours sir. Records mean nothing your anonymous as far as any one knows your a criminal or may have committed crimes your throwing stones more likely than not your a criminal wether a dope dealer or what ever just because you don't have a conviction or even if you do have one there is very little truth in what I read here as what these people say don't match the records or the events on file the above are nothing more than attacks personally meant to be negative to cause harm nothing but hate it's pathetic that the BBB would sponcer such

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  16. My name is Jared and Travis Oberg stole $35k from my shop while managing it from Dec till the middle of Feb. Of 2017. He stole and did fraud at another shop just before coming to work for me for the amount of $50k. The gentleman above mentioned the BMW roadster...i know that car because Travis had it. Myself and several other business owners are working together to put this man back in prison. If you have any information about Travis or if he stole from you please contact me at 816.666.0129.
    This guy is a criminal, a theif and needs to be behind bars. He had done nothing but rip people off since he's been out of prison.

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  17. I know Jared to and I was just told about Jared and him writing these things about Travis. I used to work for Jared and I worked the phones and did estimates for him. He does infact hire and employee illegals he also pays to have them sent here. I was sleeping with him when his wife filed devorce I left the shop because when he gets high he gets abusive. Jared has a girl friend now and he still calls me wanting to sleep with me. I do some times so we can smoke dope together. It's really not right what he is doing it's all fake what Jared is doing

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  18. It couldn't be put any better about Jared. Jared is a crook he is failing in his business he couldn't pay travis what he owed so he thinks up a conn to hustle a insurance company. I was at the shop a few times Jared was obviously high had some girl with him both high he was taking cash from a guy driving a tow truck which from what I could gather the car in the tow truck was stolen and Jared agreed to repaint it to mask it from the original owner. I hope no one believes Jared he is a nasty individual that is a dope dealer lies to the court lies to his wife lies to his girl friend launders drug money any one the would exploite another mans past just because he didn't want to pay wages is a horriable person. Jared mccart needs to be in jail for the illegals that he hires the drugs he pushes and the lies to the court about his income

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    1. You know, that comment hadn't gone through a spam check yet. How could you know what someone said about Jared before it was published?

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    2. Because its all Travis just responding to his own comments. A desperate man will do desperate things.

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  19. I read what Jared wrote I know and have know him for years. I'm informing all of those that read this that you can't believe Jared. I was at his girl friends house Amy when he was talking about using this guy travis criminal record to collect insurance because Jared had more expenses at a place he is moving to he also upset that travis was complaining about him have all these illigal immigrates working and some of jareds cutomers that are fellow dope dealers with him. I find it hypocritical that jarid cheats on Amy he cheats on his kids by presenting documents like credit apps to buy his Cadillac that he said he had more income that he did to get the loan what is even interesting is were he laundered about 120,000 in his investment account he set up less than a year ago he sold several cars , guns , and other things he bought with his drug money these are things as a shop owner he could never afford and used the shop to launder money. I find all of it amazing he claims he found Jesus this is why he stopped selling drugs however he seems to have traded in drugs for other vices. What makes me bring this forward is a single mom I see him cheating his kids out of the right amount of child support presenting false documents. I also think it's the right thing to do when this guy Travis did not steal anything. Jared is bragging and counting his money on this one. Let's hope the insurance company and maybe immigration will wake up on this one

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  20. The reason he knows is because its Travis under different names responding to his own comments. These are just games that Travis plays. It gets to be somewhat comical after a while.
    I don't need to defend myself to Travis comments. I'm not at his level. He's going back to prison anyways.

    I want to thank all the people who have reached out to me on my post , I look forwarded to meeting you face to face. I had no idea all this went so deep with so many people.

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  21. Anonymous is obviously travis and this is amy.......none of the above is true, no one has ever been at my house hearing Jared say those things because Jared never said those things. Travis did steal from Jared and admitted it and has been promising restitution....tried to ruin his business and has a criminal record......that's documented. I don't know any of the above to be true about Jared and I've known him for a year and a half.

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  22. Aaron Reese your a turd and nothing more than fake when it comes to reporting ... you should be sued personally... your a fake

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  23. No.not really anonomous Amy just know your man better than you. Jessica knows him well too my name is pat a friend he knows me.i know you believe what what ever. No one stole from Jared from what I seen Jared has money of Travis about 5,000. I also seen a lot of other things it's a shake down. Tell Jared pat says hello

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    1. I know Jessica knows him well, they dated for over a year. I've never heard of a Pat. Jared is on here, I don't have to tell him hello for you, tell him yourself! Doesn't sound like you are much of a friend Pat! LOL

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    2. I don't know of a Pat, but nice try and if you do know me then call me...but enough with the lies. I have Travis confessing crying on video and audio of stealing money....begging not to go back to prison. Multiple emails, texts, phone recordings. It will come to light very soon. Even the people reaching out to me with testimonies of stealing from them. All this is going to the correct authorities. The court room will be full.
      I encourage the BBB to leave this up as long as they can, its a good source for people to connect on this con man.
      For the record, defamation of character is defined as a false statement about a person. Everything I've stated is true and documented. Just a FYI to the threats.

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    3. Defamation of character (libel) is exactly what you are doing to Jared (hence the "anonymous" posts) There is no truth or documentation to your claims. If you (anonymous) or Pat were at my house claiming to hear Jared speak, then I would know you too......and i don't.
      "anonymous" and Kurt use the word "fake" or "phony" in more than one post....sounds like it could almost be the same person?? Kurt has called two different people dope dealers on here.....hmmm

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    4. Nice try Jared .. you should settle as you have cash and collay you seem to forget and you have a lot of other issues. Your drug dealing mentality has you blind sided .. you need to be sued as to your arragant condisending attitude .. your a fake Christian as you always claim that you are ..

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  24. One thing you forgot Jared is the gun you had pointed at him from behind the camera. It will come out indeed. This isn't your drug world. Your a fake Christian masking your illigal activity

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  25. Don't forget during your false reporting to also share your self admitted denial of 4200.00 in cash you ripped travis off of and other collateral you have.your a criminal no doubt

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  26. All the information about your activity will be reported as well Jared. Your arrogance is your curse it sucks to be you all is the deceit to the banks etc..

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  27. This is a really. Jared your not all true I don't believe there is any defamation you are who you are. I have not seen any threats but by you. What ever you have would be mostly fake and made up. I remember meeting you even gave your a shop a good review which I regret now. You claimed you where a Christian that you believed in godly ways but all I see is extortion I see putting people through hoops meeting your demands I have seen the demands met with my own eyes more than once. I see greed and minipulation on your part. I tell Travis to take the high road as jareds sins will come out as well. People are praying for you both as it's seems childish and there is no Christianity in any of this from what I have found out about you Jared is that you have been given many chances when things could have gone wrong but you where redeemed it's interesting which your new found spirituality that you can do what your doing to another man that has jumped through your every hoop it's all documented.

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  28. Travis’s attorney recommended a cease fire (documented). Travis obviously isn’t doing that (documented). So let’s keep going with the facts. I've been in contact with Clint (seller of property) he's been in contact with Jake (buyer of property), I saw a document where Travis tried to buy a bogus property using the buyer’s financial info to try and con the seller into signing another property where I was listed in the settlement to receive $35K which was to pay back Travis’s theft to my shop (documented). The funny thing is the buyer said that he would never have financed anything for Travis. Travis forged the seller’s name on several documents (documented). I'm glad that all parties are communicating and are aware of Travis’s hustle. I suggest Travis start by paying back the money he stole from my shop, the money he promised to pay back (documented). I will not go away until justice is served in the court of law (a promise).

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  29. all false allegations. We will pray for you Jared

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