First, a recap of my experience. I was scammed by Max Seybold when his company, Cherrypal, sold me a netbook. He repeatedly lied to me and eventually he ignored my emails. I never got the netbook nor did I get a refund.
But never mind me; the scam he played on me was small potatoes.
I did some digging, and I found the court records for Santa Clara County. It turns out that "Max Seybold" is only one of his alias. He's also been sued under the names Wolfgang Max Seybold, Max Wolfgang Seybold, Max W. Seybold, Wolfgang M. Seybold, and probably several others that I haven't found yet.
I don't have the full court records, only the bare details. I don't think that matters, though. He's listed as a defendant in so many lawsuits that it shows a pattern. He is quite clearly a scammer. Here are some of the more interesting cases:
- Aok Management (my guess is they were his landlord)
- Sayer Fausto (a law firm)
- Credit Suisse
- Silicon Valley Bank
- American Express
I skipped a couple cases where his former employees sued him. And please don't forget his ex-wife; she really did sue him for fraud.
From what I can tell, I don't think anyone has sued him successfully. He's obviously a very good attorney.
Folks, I'm going to leave it there (for now). This isn't a get Max Seybold blog, and TBH I'm enjoying this too much. (*his own wife*) But I will say that this makes me feel better. Max only scammed me out of $120; he took some of his other victims for over $10,000.