Meet Sal Pane: The Con Man Behind FabSpeedSucks.com
This is the man behind fabspeedsucks.com. This is Sal Pane, or Sal Pain. Though on Yelp, Facebook, and other sites you may recognize him by any number of other fake names and aliases such as Nick Naylor, Joseph P, Deathbyprofiteer, and many others, that he is using in an attempt to manufacture phony customer complaints against Fabspeed.
To the uninformed, he just looks like a regular customer that is really upset with Fabspeed. From the effort put into his fabspeedsucks.com campaign, one could assume that Fabspeed must’ve really screwed up!
But look a little closer and you’ll see a person with a pattern of lies, fraud, and deception.
Before we tell you all about how we’ve tried to do the right thing, we’d like you to meet the man demanding ever increasing amounts of money to cease a comprehensive campaign of misinformation, aliases, phony reviews, slander, and outright threats. You should really know the man behind fabspeedsucks.com
“An examination of his past legal troubles and his current operation has found that he has a playbook: He uses fake names and makes false claims to inflate his credentials, gains credibility from media interviews in which he speaks of lofty ideals and glittering successes, and along the way accumulates a trail of people who feel he exploited them when they were vulnerable.” Source
Sal Pane: The Con Artist Hired To Clean Ebola
“The wild story of how a mortgage scammer persuaded a dead man’s sister to turn over his business, his truck, and his resume — and got a government contract to clean up Ebola. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a con artist’s second act.”
Don’t like getting your news from Buzzfeed? OK…
But wait…there’s more…
Long before fabspeedsucks.com: What’s Sal’s background?
Sal Pane: Mortgage Fraud
“In August 2009, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against New York-based Amerimod and Pane, after an investigation revealed the company routinely collected illegal upfront fees from homeowners on the brink of foreclosure and then failed to modify their home mortgage loans and lower their monthly mortgage payments as promised.” Source
Pane was sued in civil court for violating NY state’s consumer protection and real estate laws with “fraudulent, deceptive and illegal business practices.”
Pane was convicted in 2010 and fined about $12 million.”
Sal Pane/Sal Pain: False Impersonation and Drunk Driving
“On an early Wednesday morning in March 2009, a police officer in the Long Island town of East Garden City pulled over a gray Toyota four-door that was speeding and didn’t signal a lane change. When he walked up to the driver’s window, the officer saw bloodshot eyes, heard slurred speech, and smelled alcohol.
The driver told him his name was Mikal Sachana. He claimed to be a district attorney in Suffolk County, with a date of birth of Nov. 17, 1978. But he was unable to produce a driver’s license. The officer told the driver that giving false information to an officer was against the law, and put him under arrest for driving under the influence.
“Don’t do this,” the driver said. “I’m married and have a kid and owe a hundred thousand dollars out in law school and my father died in 9-11-2001.” (Pane told BuzzFeed News he had been speaking about an ex-girlfriend’s father: “Yes, he died on 9/11,” Pane said.)
After the arrest, officers went through the man’s wallet, and found a New York State driver’s license: On it was the name “Salvatore Pane 2nd.” The license had been suspended following two previous drunk-driving convictions.
Pane took the case to trial. He was re-arrested when he drove to court, because his license was still suspended.
The jury found Pane guilty of false personation, driving while impaired, and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. He was sentenced to between one and three years in prison.”
Sal Pane: Time Traveller??
You can tell a lot about a person by their relationship with the truth. Sal’s relationship with the truth is tenuous at best.
For instance, while running scams at Amerimod, Sal Pane claimed to have a success rate of 90-100% but the truth was that it was closer to 43%.
Another example, Sal Pane claimed that his company Biorecovery was an A+ rated business with the Better Business Bureau…but the BBB says that the organization is not accredited.
But few of Pane’s lies are more interesting than his claims of experience.
In this article, Pane claims to have had 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. At the time of the claim, he was 25 years old. Not many 15 year olds are approved to work in mortgage lending. That was a lie.
During Sal Pane’s Ebola cleanup situation, he told reporters that Biorecovery had “been around for 27 years and never had a problem.” At the time of the statement, Pane was 31…so he would’ve been 4 at the time of the company’s start. Not to mention that, in reality, the company was only 16 years old. That was another lie.
Sal Pane is the man blackmailing Fabspeed
Sal Pane is not a trustworthy person. He even changed his last name to Pain to make it easier to cover the tracks of his troubled past. And now, here we are, being extorted in order for Pane to cease his fabspeedsucks.com campaign.
Since the beginning of 2017, Fabspeed has been bending over backwards to find ways to accommodate Sal Pane. Despite the fact that Sal Pane deliberately took actions that voided the warranty of our parts, we not only fixed every issue free of charge, we also have offered $10,000, the equivalent of a full refund for the parts, AND gets to keep the $10,000 worth of fully operational Fabspeed parts.
We did all of this for two reasons.
- A part that we sold him did, in fact, require service. Despite the fact that Sal Pane brought his car into conditions that put extreme stress on the part and consequently voided the warranty, we believe in great customer service, so we still fixed it, free of charge.
- Immediately, Sal jumped into threatening our business, putting up fabspeedsucks.com and running Google Adwords campaigns to damage the reputation of our business. In short, we are being blackmailed.
We don’t know what else to do short of giving in to what amounts to extortion using the internet, and given the damage Pane has done to our business already, we even considered that. But each offer we have made is met with a demand for even more money.
We don’t know for sure how much much fabspeedsucks.com has cost our company but we know that some people have chosen to believe the lies. People have no way of knowing that many of the negative reviews are from Sal Pane himself, using a variety of fake names, or from friends of Sal’s who he has recruited in his crusade against our business.