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.

28 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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