My Life As An Amazon and Ebay Scammer
I have created this website in response to the overwhelming demand for background information and visual documentation on LESLIE GOCZA. I have received numerous requests from bloggers on a third-party review site to compile and post this content.
My Amazon account (My-Movie-House-USA) was attacked in November 2017 by another Amazon seller by the name of LESLIE GOCZA.
AMAZON ACCOUNT NAME: VHS Tapes For VHS Tape Players
STORE OWNER: Karin Gocza (Leslie controls the account)
BUSINESS EMAIL: email@example.com
OTHER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
STREET ADDRESS: 25519 Illinois Route 120, Round Lake, IL 60073
SECONDARY ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2199, Round Lake, IL 60073
OTHER ADDRESS: 440 Cunat Blvd. Unit 1G, Richmond, IL 60071
UPDATE: Leslie owned three condo's in this complex - Kensington Manor - in buildings 400, 410 and 510. The units in buildings 410 and 510 were sold several years ago when the economy took a downturn and 440 is the last of his real estate holdings other than his current residence. It appears that he is liquidating his assets for some reason and the Round Lake house could be next on the chopping block. Stay tuned. - See 440 Listing
PHONE NUMBER: 847-209-3687
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 779-713-3686 (Karin’s "escort service" number)
Here is where Leslie spends his lonely days and nights on his computer manipulating and sabotagng innocent Amazon sellers.
OTHER SABOTAGED AMAZON SELLER ACCOUNTS:
Autumn Heart Books and Media - SELLER PROFILE
UPDATE: Amazon's Seller Escalation Department has been actively blocking all of Leslie's attempts to further sabotage this account. All damaging feedback placed under various names has been removed and false A-Z claims are being denied.
WildMichigan - SELLER PROFILE
UPDATE: Amazon's Seller Support Department is aware of Leslie's actions against this account and they are working with the seller to block his fraudulent activities.
Leslie has stated recently that he is accumulating a large quantity of Amazon gift cards to place fake orders on these accounts during the upcoming holiday season to destroy their accounts. The following email is one of several he is sending to these sellers:
"...If I were you I would go to church because only a miracle will protect your account for the holiday season ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you dare think you will continue! Amazon will be busy with the multitude of problems you cause others! I WILL INSURE THAT TIL ETERNITY I WILL BRING YOU DOWN UNTIL AMAZON REMOVES YOU! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AHEAD???? ENJOY YOUR SALES AND TRY TO SURVIVE BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE YOU CRY!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS?? NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!..."
Please feel free to copy and paste this picture to any other site you wish. It is not copyrighted.
Online Harassment: CLICK HERE to view Leslie's attacks (this may take a few moments to load).
Leslie ordered multiple VHS from me during a time period of April-August 2017. They were shipped to the above post office box under Karin’s name. Upon receipt of these orders he claimed damage and non-receipt. All orders were shipped via USPS and tracking showed successful delivery to his door. I requested that Leslie open up cases through the Amazon system for each item in question but he refused. I made it clear that I would not take any kind of action outside of Amazon policy and Leslie became very angry. He asked for immediate refunds and refused to send back any of the items so I declined. He then began flooding me with hateful and threatening email through the Amazon messaging system. I received several emails every day. He threatened to use any means necessary to get my store shut down. When I would not give in to his demands he left negative feedback for all of the orders which damaged by performance metrics and my account was suspended in November 2017.
I contacted Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s Seller Support and Seller Performance teams who worked together to undo all of Leslie's damage to my account and my selling privileges were quickly reinstated and my performance metrics were restored. This angered Leslie tremendously and he began emailing me again with threats of destroying my account. During this time my account was in vacation mode so that he could not order anything from me.
I immediately began investigating Leslie. I did some creative sleuthing and was able to connect his buyer account to his seller account. I pulled up his storefront and I discovered that he sells a lot of the same VHS in his store that I sell in mine. A review of his inventory revealed that all of the items he claimed were damaged and not received were now for sale in his VHS TAPES FOR VHS TAPE PLAYERS store. It all made sense.
During this time I was referred by an Ebay seller to a third party website called Bad Buyer List. This site is used by sellers from all venues but mostly Craigslist, Ebay and Amazon to report an experience with an abusive buyer for other sellers to see. I think it is a fantastic site when used for the right reason. I created a report under Karin’s name because that is who I thought I was dealing with. I discovered along the way that Leslie always does his dirty work behind her name. He will never use his own. However, he made it very clear that he and Karin were a team and she was fully aware of his deviant behavior and fully supported it. When Leslie found that I reported him on that site he went into attack mode (see above "Online Harassment" link).
Meanwhile, Leslie was continuing to email me saying that he was waiting for my store to come out of vacation mode so that he could place orders. I took my account off of vacation mode in February 2018. Leslie created a fake buyer account and began placing orders with me. These orders were being shipped to a fake address with a non-working phone number:
1820 E Lake Mead Blvd. Suite J
North Las Vegas, NV 89030-7134
Phone : 702-432-0422
Leslie placed nine orders and immediately upon my confirmation of the orders he placed negative feedback for all orders which (again) damaged my performance metrics. I immediately contacted Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s Seller Support and Seller Performance departments and (again) they worked together to remove all of the negative feedback and my performance metrics were restored. Leslie became furious again and began flooding me with more hateful and threatening emails. He is pure trash. I placed my account back on vacation mode.
It should be noted that the negative feedback Leslie left included accusations of me being racist against Latinos, that I was calling his place of work and harassing him, and that I was refusing to ship orders to any “Latino location”. None of this, of course, was true.
I decided to investigate Leslie further so I hired an Illinois-based private investigator. The first thing we found was a prostitution arrest for Karin from 2015:
ABC7-Lake County Sheriff's Office
Karin was forced into prostitution by Leslie in the Chicago area for years. Leslie has not been able to hold down a steady job in over thirty years and Karin’s “business” has been their primary source of income. Her services were offered primarily through Craigslist and Backpage until both sites were shut down and now she is found on the Erotic Monkey.
The Erotic Monkey - #263770
Some time ago Leslie built an add-on apartment to his home fashioned to look like a single woman lives there. This is where Karin once serviced her “John’s” under the pretence of being "Nurse Rockingham" or a flight attendant on a layover. Leslie installed a one-way mirror on this apartment and he took pictures of these “John’s” without their knowledge. He sold these photos via mail-order in carefully sorted packets of 4”x6” numbered photos. While this may have been a somewhat lucrative venture years ago it is now a defunct business due to Karin’s age (she is almost 70 years old). My private investigator was able to find hundreds of Karin’s photos on the dark web and we were able to make contact with a few of the “John’s” (whose faces were not in any of the photos found). Leslie’s neighbors became suspicious of the high traffic coming in and out of their home and they were reported to the police. A Round Lake detective went undercover posing as a "John". He went to the apartment and was propositioned by Karin for $190 to perform a sex act and she was arrested. She accepted a plea deal for a lesser charge and was released after one year of state supervision in September 2016.
Our outside inquiries of Leslie’s background revealed that he is an extremely arrogant and self-indulgent person. He is reclusive, introverted and has an anti-social personality. This explains his lack of employment in his life. He spent a few years in the Army during his younger years but was discharged because of his inability to get along with others. He lives his life based on scams, extortion and get-rich-quick schemes…none of which came to fruition. He seldom leaves his house and everything he does is via computer.
At the request of my private investigator I sent Leslie a formal Cease and Desist Letter on February 5, 2018. He was instructed to immediately refrain from harassing me, threatening me and engaging in any online reporting against me and my Amazon business. He failed to comply with all of the terms. He then accused me of sending (1) a “white powdery substance” inside the Priority Mailer, (2) an extortion letter for $5,000 if he did not remove the negative feedback from my account, and (3) a threatening letter that I would burn his house down with he and his wife in it and he even went so far as to say that I included a match with that letter. It is totally ridiculous and absurd to say that I did any of these things. He reported these events in detail on the buyer blog and said that Karin hand-carried these documents along with the “white powdery substance” to the police department. Little did he know I had already been in touch with the Round Lake Chief of Police, Michael Gillette, who was unaware of any of this and knows nothing about it to this day.
One of Leslie’s unfulfilled dreams is being a police officer. He bought a white Ford Crown Victoria and had it customized to look like an undercover police car. He hid it in his backyard so that the cops wouldn’t see it. He used this car to create a scheme to be an undercover detective. He set up a Twitter account under "Patrol2secure" (a quick search of his name on Twitter revealed this). He obtained criminal background clearance through the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation but never received the required licensing. He purchased a uniform and had the outward appearance of running a legitimate business. It was only going to be a patrol service where he would drive around all night to check on customers properties (those who would pay him for his service). The car soon got the attention of the local police. They stopped him one night and gave him a warning about impersonating a police officer so the venture got shut down before it ever started.
He had another business called "WIVES, INC." that was going to be used as a mail-order business to send out pornographic images of women he photographed. The business was dissolved on March 20, 1990. The only other person related to that business was a then Crystal Lake attorney who was (in 2013) sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for stealing $1.2 million dollars by “obtaining unauthorized control over several thousand dollars belonging to multiple clients” (i.e., funds destined for disbursement following the passing of a family member).
On yet another scam Leslie was going to pose as a freelance reporter/photographer where he would race to fires, explosions, wrecks, crime scenes etc. to take photos. He had scanner radios, photo gear, and phony credentials (along with the customized Crown Victoria) thinking he could then sell his work to newspapers, television, magazines or whoever. That business never went anywhere, either.
Around this time Leslie was getting into financial trouble and getting pretty desperate. His next venture was selling VHS on Ebay. He bought many boxes of them for pennies from several Half Price Book stores in and around where he lives. Almost every room in his house was filled wall to wall, floor to ceiling with VHS tapes. He never checked the videos and some were damaged and recorded over. He worked all night and into the early morning hours listing the videos on Ebay. He would pick a nasty fight with every customer who had a complaint about his videos. The complaints became so excessive that Ebay terminated him but he would then open another account mostly under Karin's name. He has had 4 accounts so far that I am aware of.
"buying-jewelry-4-donating-2-disabled-people" (02/10/18 – Present) *
"your-compassionate-angel" (12/12/17 – 02/10/18)
"first-class-jewelry" (01/28/17 – 12/12/17)
"consignments-2-resell" (01/31/10 – 01/28/17)
* That account may have been renamed now that he knows I am aware of it or if there have been multiple buyer complaints
He then went and opened an Amazon business in his name around 2010 and sold the same movies there that he did on Ebay. The complaints came in, he attacked and threatened buyers and Amazon terminated him for multiple policy violations. He has had three different seller accounts. In the past he has used many different screen names and had a dozen or so post office boxes to keep Amazon and buyers off of his trail.
"MovieJukeBoxReplay" - shut down for selling inauthentic and homemade copied movies
"VHS tapes for your VCR" - shut down for elevated ODR
"VHS tapes for VHS tape players" - TERMINATED
When I read the blog and saw that Leslie began aggressively attacking me I filed a police report with my local police department. I was assigned a detective who is actively monitoring the blog. Leslie has repeatedly written of attacking me, my home and my businesses but it’s become clear that he is not capable of following through on anything so we no longer feel that he is a threat. It’s just words on a page. I have not participated in that blog since late March yet Leslie continues to accuse me of pretending to be whatever person is posting on a given day.
Leslie is extremely angry that he cannot do more damage to my old account since it is still in vacation mode. I have been granted access to a second seller account which I have been using since April 2018. Leslie is unable to locate this account although I know he is actively searching Amazon daily for it. To that end he found a Texas-based seller (Autumn Heart Books and Media) whose account he believed to be mine and he has been aggressively attacking them using a fake buyer account and fake shipping information. Upon confirmation of the orders he will immediately leave negative feedback and then file false A-Z claims. Leslie's false feedback always contains comments about Latinos and he accuses the seller of being racist. I have no involvement with Autumn Heart Books and Media. Leslie has most recently stated that he will begin attacking yet another Amazon store (WildMichigan). I have it on good authority that Amazon is aware of who he is, what he's doing and they are actively watching his buying activity on both accounts. His VHS TAPES FOR VHS TAPE PLAYERS seller account has been terminated due to multiple warnings by Amazon for feedback manipulation that he ignored.
I have posted this information here to make others aware of how destructive LESLIE GOCZA is. He will stop at nothing to do damage to innocent people.
Just for funsies I created the images below. Since Leslie has consistently used the words "s**t" and "fart" on the blog, I thought they'd be good for a laugh.
I really do appreciate all of my friends (both old and new) who have been a great support system! Thank you for everything you've done and continue to do!