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Home Seeking Victim Information in Zadeh Kicks Investigation

Seeking Victim Information in Zadeh Kicks Investigation

The FBI’s Portland Division is seeking potential victims in an investor defrauding scheme. Michael Malekzadeh owned and operated a company called Zadeh Kicks between 2013 and May 20, 2022, in which he acquired and resold footwear. Many customer orders were never filled nor reimbursed. On May 20, 2022, Zadeh Kicks was placed into court ordered receivership in Lane County, Oregon.

If you believe you were a victim in this case please complete this brief questionnaire. Your responses are voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance services, and resources.

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2. How did you pay? If you used multiple methods, check all that apply
3. Do you have a list of all purchases you made with ZK?

4. How many orders did you place with ZK?
5. How many orders were filled?
6. How many orders were not filled?
7. Did you ever receive any products that did not appear genuine?

8. If so, did you make a complaint?

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10. Did ZK buy back any orders you placed?

11. Did you ever receive gift cards as refund for unfilled orders?

13. Did you ever receive anything other than cash (jewelry, vehicles, watches, etc.) from ZK or Michael Malekzadeh to offset amounts owed to you by ZK?

14. Have you been reimbursed for any of your losses by your credit card company, PayPal, insurance, or any other form of reimbursement?

15. Did you purchase items from ZK on behalf of someone else or a group?

16. Were you part of a group that together purchased items from ZK through someone else?

17. Did you ever communicate directly with Michael Malekzadeh?

18. If so, how?
19. Did you ever meet him?

20. Did you ever communicate directly with Bethany Mockerman?

22. If yes to question 20, how did you communicate with her?
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