For those of you that have been following the paranormal, you may be well aware of a man named Ryan Daniel Buell. A once sought after paranormal reality star, now somewhat known for his recent arrest and alleged fraud into events not being booked and money being taken from prior paranormal events…
One thing people should be wondering is? why would any reputable comic con representative want to hire as a lecturer a man involved into his own alleged wrong doings with the basic public? There should be zero tolerance, for those people, who have either allegedly scammed the public or have allegedly misrepresented themselves in the past.
In a prior article written by the Erie Echo, the online paper writes the following.
Chip Coffey claims to have had ‘ugly interactions’ with Ryan Buell
“Psychic Chip Coffey says he had “ugly interactions” with Ryan Buell and isn’t surprised to learn of his troubles. Buell’s former “Paranormal State” co-star continues to try and distance himself from his friend since their failed “Conversations with the Dead” tour where Buell pocketed nearly $100,000 from fans after he cancelled multiple events.
Recent articles have outlined current situations with Ryan Buell. The articles are an ongoing look into a man, an alleged fraud and his continual media appearances. In an opening statement on the mans personal page, he writes “Hey guys, I’ll be making an appearance at NYC’s Big Apple Con. He further goes on to say when his appearances will be. March 11-12th in Manhattan.
In prior screenshots, Buell asked for help and further donations. In other comments Buell was seen trying to get money for some coin, But we do not think it was to pay off people he allegedly took money from. In the screenshot Buell talks some small talk in regards to promises made at least you all have that now.
Ryan Buell openly speaks about his struggles and so forth, but still does not say much. Some may be saying what struggles?
Buell continues to state, he has been given two speaking engagements. One may wonder, who would want him to lecture at there event?
Buell openly states, he is making good on prior promises. If the comments seen were to be true? Buell could owe as much as 200,000 dollars, from past ticket sells collected, items sold but not shipped and arrangements made through this twitch accounts, where Buell had asked for donations in exchange for said donations,but nothing was sent out to the people who made the pledges..
shortly like a day after the Twitch session Buell, then was arrested by police and charged in a rental cars deception. Also see this link for more details pertaining to Buell and his court cases against him.
Troubleshooter ABC 11 news helped break the Ryan Buell saga.
The longtime friend of a celebrity ghost hunter is speaking out about fans’ missing money.
A lot of former fans of Ryan Buell were angry that they paid for his lecture tour and never got refunds when it was canceled. One even traveled all the way from Denmark. One of the headliners for Buell’s tour said thousands of dollars are at stake.
Chip Coffey is a well-known psychic and medium who was once part of the cable TV series “Paranormal State” with Buell. Coffey, Buell’s friend, was scheduled to team up with the ghost hunter again for his “Conversations With The Dead Tour.” He said Buell and his team, the Paranormal Research Society based the Raleigh-Durham area, organized the tour and were in charge of all the details.
But it was so unorganized, he had to bail on the United States tour in April, just days before it was supposed to start. “Venues weren’t booked. Airline tickets weren’t booked,” Coffey said.
He said while he had no access to the ticket sales, he knows a lot were sold. “I know that the last accounting I had, with regards to ticket sales for the ‘Conversations with the Dead Tour,’ it was in excess of $80,000.”
That doesn’t include the tickets sold for the seven shows in Canada — all canceled.
Now that Buell canceled the U.S. and Canadian tours, Coffey said he doesn’t understand why ticket holders aren’t getting refunds.
“I’ve been accused of throwing Ryan under the bus. I didn’t throw Ryan under the bus, Ryan stepped in front of the bus and I jumped out of the way. Any smart business person would have done the same thing,” Coffey said.
While neither Buell nor his team has responded to our repeated requests for comment, on Buell’s Facebook page, he posted that health issues forced him to cancel the tour and that PayPal is responsible for ticket refunds.
However, just over the weekend it was posted on Buell’s page that they’re doing their very best to move the refund requests along.
As for Buell’s medical issues, Buell’s fans started out sympathetic after he canceled shows in 2012 claiming he was fighting pancreatic cancer.
Yet, when refunds weren’t given out, we started hearing from them.
In late 2013, when Buell announced he was ready to tour again, he started selling tickets for this year. But none of the shows happened and that’s why Coffey says he feels fans should get their money back.
“I’m not insensitive to the fact that Ryan is sick, I’m not. I pray for him every day. But that has nothing to do with business, pay someone to return the money, find a way to get the people their money back,” Coffey said.
Click here to hear the raw interview with Coffey.
As for PayPal, the company wouldn’t comment on the specifics of any PayPal account, but in general, a rep said, it does not hold any money, it just takes a broker fee.
PayPal has a buyer protection policy and can secure customers a refund only if it is filed within 45 days of purchase. It encourages customers to be cautious of buying from sellers who have delivery times longer than 45 days.
In some cases, Buell fans bought tickets months in advance so many aren’t protected.
Several tickets holders who are still trying to get refunds shared with us emails from a PayPal rep which state in part, ” After reviewing your transactions, I can confirm that these payments are in no way held by PayPal as they are still in seller’s PayPal account after your payments were successfully completed on 21st Jan 2014.”
The best advice? Dispute the charge with your credit card; some ticket holders have had success that way.
For Canada residents, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center on their toll-free line at 1-888-495-8501 or submit a form online.
You can also file a complaint with the NC Attorney General’s Office.
If you’re owed money from one of Buell’s events, let me know on my Facebook page at Troubleshooter Diane Wilson WTVD.
let’s please continue with the comic con man, what has Buell done to repay his debts to the victims he allegedly stolen money from? after all he was said to have had an addiction issue, his own mother came forward pleading with his people to please not support and or give Buell money, also stating he may have an addiction issue?
Former Coworker and A&E reality star Chad Calek spoke out on his public Facebook page announcing Buell’s addiction issues.
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