HomeFairfax General ForumArrest/Ticket SearchWiki newPictures/VideosChatArticlesLinksAbout
Fairfax County General :  Fairfax Underground fairfax underground logo
Welcome to Fairfax Underground, a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA. Feel free to post anything Northern Virginia residents would find interesting.
Pages: 1234567891011AllNext
Current Page: 1 of 11
Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: happyinva ()
Date: June 18, 2011 05:17PM

Two Italian guys driving a Mercedes SUV pulled up to me at KMART off of rt 50 in Fairfax asking for directions. I thought I was doing a good deed and gave them directions. The one guy asks me if I speak italian and if I like Armani. After some pleasantries he offers to give me a jacket as a gift as he is driving to Boston to catch a flight back to Italy and has extra jackets. My instincts told me to walk away, yet I stood there while he gave me 5 leather jackets (Emporio a Collezione) brand and how he did not want to pay for shipping these. He then asks me to help him with gas money as he only has Euros. He shows me his airline tickets, his passport. I gave him $200.00 while alarm bells are going in my head.

I got home and realized, the jackets are very nice imitation leather.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/2011 05:20PM by happyinva.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: June 18, 2011 05:19PM

happyinva Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Two Italian guys driving a Mercedes SUV pulled up
> to me at KMART off of rt 50 in Fairfax asking for
> directions. I thought I was doing a good deed and
> gave them directions. The one guy asks me if I
> speak italian and if I like Armani. After some
> pleasantries he offers to give me a jacket as a
> gift as he is driving to Boston to catch a flight
> back to Italy and has extra jackets. My
> instincts told me to walk away, yet I stood there
> while he gave me 5 leather jackets and how he did
> not want to pay for shipping these. He then asks
> me to help him with gas money as he only has
> Euros. He shows me his airline tickets, his
> passport. I gave him $200.00 while alarm bells
> are going in my head.
>
> I got home and realized, the jackets are very nice
> imitation leather.

__________________________________
That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.
Attachments:
Can_t Tell if Trolling.jpg

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Sounds like a variation ()
Date: June 18, 2011 05:34PM

... of the white van speaker scam. Enjoy the smell of your rich Corinthian leather. LoL.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: TheNorthman ()
Date: June 18, 2011 06:16PM

I say troll. People dumb enough to fall for something like this tend not to have $200 to their name, much less, walking aroun money.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Br00klyn ()
Date: June 18, 2011 06:33PM

Same thing happened to me over in the parking lot by Jason's deli. Only thing, I didn't give the two dudes any money and told them I wasn't interested in their jackets. It was fishy from the jump. One dude told me that he sold designer suits in Italy (gave me a card) and the other said he made the interiors in Ferrari's. SCAM.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Joe and Bobby D ()
Date: June 18, 2011 08:45PM

Everyone knows the best deals are made from the back of a van.
Attachments:
casino-robert-deniro-joe-pesci.jpg

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: cable ()
Date: June 19, 2011 03:40AM


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists
Posted by: Cdo.1988 ()
Date: July 20, 2011 09:17PM

So I live in Toronto, ON Canada and my dad came home with 4 of the coats... Who cares? They're real Armani leather. Cost $1,200 each and got a deal.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: I like me a big Italian ()
Date: July 20, 2011 09:20PM

If you know what I mean.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: July 20, 2011 09:38PM

also, they will give you GREAT deals on autobody work...........o_0

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Qwerty ()
Date: July 20, 2011 10:13PM

Reminds me of this scam:

---------------------------------

A"heads up" for those men who may be regular Home Depot customers.

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.

Here's how the scam works:

Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say "No" and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot. You agree and they get in the backseat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen November 4th, 9th,10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, & 24th 29th. Also December 1st, 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, three times last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful.

P.S. Walmart has wallets on sale 2.99 each

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: klepto ()
Date: July 21, 2011 05:50PM

Qwerty Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Reminds me of this scam:
>
> ---------------------------------
>
> A"heads up" for those men who may be regular Home
> Depot customers.
>
> Over the last month I became a victim of a clever
> scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get
> supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic.
> Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen
> to you or your friends.
>
> Here's how the scam works:
>
> Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls
> come over to your car as you are packing your
> shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping
> your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their
> breasts almost falling out of their skimpy
> T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.
>
> When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say
> "No" and instead ask you for a ride to another
> Home Depot. You agree and they get in the
> backseat. On the way, they start undressing. Then
> one of them climbs over into the front seat and
> starts crawling all over you, while the other one
> steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen
> November 4th, 9th,10th, twice on the 15th, 17th,
> 20th, & 24th 29th. Also December 1st, 4th, twice
> on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, three times
> last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming
> weekend.
>
> So tell your friends to be careful.
>
> P.S. Walmart has wallets on sale 2.99 each

The only factual problem I can find with your story is that wallets do not cost 2.99 each at Walmart... they are 2.97.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: July 21, 2011 05:59PM

Don't talk to strangers folks. Uhhh unless it't on the internet. Don't talk to strangers in person. There, that's better.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: FurfaxTownie ()
Date: July 21, 2011 06:07PM

I had a similiar incidence a few years ago at the Exxon at rt50 & Centreville Rd.

Same set up. Asks for directions, asked if i spoke italian, offered to sell me clothes, flashed a pocket book of 12 credit cards with a shit eating grin across his face yadda yadda yadda. Except, it was one olive skin dude driving a BMW. .

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: question? ()
Date: July 21, 2011 06:10PM

Who buys shit out of a van?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: July 21, 2011 06:12PM

Don't talk to strangers in person and don't buy things from a van.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Knockoffking ()
Date: November 10, 2011 03:02PM

What are you guys complaining about? I just got 6 jackets for $260, 1 womens, and 5 mens from this same dude and you know what, they look great. My wife looks hot in that leatherette tight euro jacket and i cant wait to wear mine. I thought this guy was for real too, as a matter of fact , this is the second time i bought from him and i believed his story two times!! But you know what, i want his Armani and Dolce Gabbanna suits, if i can get these sharp knock off for 150 bucks i want them, they are $1500 at Holts.

So stop crying, and start sporting your new knock offs that know one has to know.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: db ()
Date: November 21, 2011 10:38PM

Same scam in Home Depot Merrifield 11/21/2011. Italian in appearance guy driving a silver gray Infinity SUV, VA tag, asking for direction to go to JFK to catch a return flight home to Italy. He was on a business trip and lost all his money & wallet. He had to change his flight to go back to Italy and needed $160 to change his ticket. Showed his airline ticket & Passport. Said working for Armani and trying to give 3 leather jackets as gift. Beware.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bullshitting a bullshitter ()
Date: November 23, 2011 11:01AM

Too bad I havnt ran into 'em yet.. Would love to give them counterfeit $20 bills..

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Rocky ()
Date: November 26, 2011 08:06PM

they Jackets are fake and highly toxic PVC chemicals emitted from them are carcinogenic , and you will get headache, nausea, and the odor from the noxxioius chemical will linger in your sinus and taste for many hourrs later. Your Car will stink for as long as you have these in them and your closet. Someday somebody wi ll see them, demand money back, not get the money, and then the scammers will be shot. It is a no brainer considering how many people they have deceived/cheated/betrayed. in Dante's Inferno, the most tormenting place in Hell is for Traitors, Betrayers, this is their fate. Stop blaming the victim. The criminals will face justice , or karma will catch up with them. Then they will be victims of what they have sown.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Rex ()
Date: November 26, 2011 08:15PM

Only a fool , or a country bumkin can not tell fake leather by touch. If you like tacky fake crap it's great, but they are frauds and the people selling them are committing a crime by selling the counterfeit as real. They are racqueteering , collusion, and fraud, guilty of counterfeit. Also they are associated with prostitution and child pornography. In short, they are scum sucking swine that would be doing the world a favor by simply being locked up, or whatever

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Tony ()
Date: November 26, 2011 08:29PM

The young man with horrible buzz mohawk hair cut w/ Grey metallic car seen Wednesday night outside Home Depot in Gaithersburg , Md rte 27O exit Shady Grove. Inside car chain of crucifix hanging from mirror, and mother Mary near just below. Claims he is a "Designer" From Armani, gives jackets that he says are real and worth thousands. Says he needs money for Airport. This guy is going to get hurt. He needs to get arrested for his own good . I think they are part of a crime ring that is part of prostitution and child pornography. Probably the young man , who shows probably fake passport paper inside, claims to be Matteo SALVATI.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: DbHXb ()
Date: November 26, 2011 11:56PM


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Rex ()
Date: November 27, 2011 02:33AM

Best collection of scams was done by Christophe Rocancourt. He targeted rich greedy people primarily. Rocancourt did not target the poor, or even middle class(other than one, a physical therapist). These scum bags target working poor , and as such will unddoubtedly receive far more wrath

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bobby ()
Date: November 27, 2011 03:58AM

this happened to me and my brother well over 10 years ago (loehmanns plaza area), itilian guy in a white suv. Asked for directions back to rt 50 which was only a few blocks away, then asked my bro if he liked armani and said he had a new suit that was a little too small for him but was the right size for my brother. tried to sell it. at first glance any moron can tell neither of us are the type to wear armani lol. he kinda had the girly hair Bono d-bag look to him.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Tokyo ()
Date: November 27, 2011 09:53AM

I don't think it's a troll. This very well could be a legit story. Something similar happened to me in Centreville Plaza outside of the Tippy's Taco House. Only it was 2 white guys in a van trying to "get rid," of some speakers. Tehy really weren't being too secretive about it either seeing that they were yelling halfway across the parking lot. Anyways I have heard of Nigerians coming over to Fairfax and doing the same kind of scam only they prey on the foreign airline employees staying in hotels around Dulles.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Carlos ()
Date: November 29, 2011 09:06PM

This question is for Rocky : are they really toxic?? If so im thinkin about gettin rid of them..'cause the same story happened to me this morning... :(

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: japajapa ()
Date: November 30, 2011 11:59PM

Same thing happened to me. I was asked for directions on a side street near yonge and finch, in toronto, ontario area. He wanted to show his appreciation by giving me 3 jackets as gifts but said the 4th one was 800$. i told him all i had was 300$ and he accepted and was very polite and kind. He was about 5'6 with black spiky hair, kind of chubby, well dressed and was driving a silver chrysler suv. I really hope he asks me again..... anyway he showed me a car rental bill, and he pulled into a condo building, so i know i can get the license plated, but the cops don't give a fuck anyways, what he's doing is not illegal. The tags match the inside tags, and if you look at the clothing products tag, it'll tell you 20%cotton blah,blah. so really, we are all to blame for failing to notice these things, he is just a con. I REALLY hope i see him again.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: MRS ()
Date: December 02, 2011 12:00PM

I think they're in Massachusetts now

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Lew Nelson ()
Date: December 02, 2011 02:31PM

Toronto Canada
Dec 02/11 1hour ago, Italian guy pulled said he have to fly back to Italy but have these Emporio jackects he will have to pay to take them on plane. He said one cost
$1000.oo after talking with him he gave me 3 for $200 Canadian. I should have checked the net before.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: labatt ()
Date: December 02, 2011 03:11PM

what's with all the fuckin canucks on this thread? Damn hoserheads!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Dear ()
Date: December 02, 2011 03:54PM

To heck with them!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: amaretru ()
Date: December 09, 2011 05:43PM

Pickering, On Canada
Dec 09/11 1hour ago, Italian guy in a grey/silver SUV pulled at Kingston Road and Notion Road in Pickering Ontario asking for directions back to HWY 401 he has to fly back to Italy but have these Armani Emporium jackets and asked me if i could be interested. He said just one cost $2000, but he'll give me 5 for $900 sure enough, greedy me, decided that they will be great Christmas gifts. He drove me to the bank and waited for me to withdraw the money, and drove me back where I was, Then I came to check the net and bad surprise... I should have checked the net before.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Mart ()
Date: December 12, 2011 07:57PM

St-Lambert, qc, Canada
Dec 12/11, an italian guy waived to my friend and told him he has nice leather jacket to sell. 900$ for 5 and they are worth lot more. We finally took 6 of them for 500$. Italian guy with ford Escape from Avis. Same story as the rest. Jacket are nice but not sure they are real and/or stolen!!! be careful

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Rochy ()
Date: December 13, 2011 11:56PM

Happend with me too. They are in around Framingham-Ma. But I got 6 to $ 150, becouse I had just $ 150. just a question, are those jackets highly toxic PVC chemicals. I got 6, if someone want 1, I`ll re-sell...lol.. Thanks

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Rudy ()
Date: January 11, 2012 09:21PM

In California now! My dad bout 3 for 60 ( not a bad) but still wana let you guys know . Marina, CA be careful guys

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: √úbermensch ()
Date: January 11, 2012 09:28PM

Oh, Italians...such a sneaky people.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: January 12, 2012 07:46AM

The only thing you should buy from Italians is New York Style Pizza

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: √úbermensch ()
Date: January 12, 2012 04:44PM

And discount electronics, cigarettes, and booze.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: simon 5413 ()
Date: February 10, 2012 04:44PM

They were in brampton today fyi just 1 guy pulled up to me in my work van asked for direction n the whole 9 and he was doing me such big favor because I'm italian 2 smelly coats for 100$ hope I catch him again

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: robert g ()
Date: February 13, 2012 06:55PM

Just an hour ago in Oxnard, CA. Ripoff artist- similar story as above.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: deepak r ()
Date: February 17, 2012 06:29AM

I WAS APPROCHED BY GUY IN SUV with pennsylvannia plate,with the same story and he gave me 4 jackets and the direction to jfk and asked for 200 dollars,THIS guy had an italian passport and wanted to go back to italy,so guys beware

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: February 17, 2012 10:02AM

Italians are the scariest white people of all.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: February 17, 2012 11:14AM

Why would they be asking for directions to JFK while in FFX County?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: TR ()
Date: February 27, 2012 07:17PM

They are now in Queens working their scam

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Shadholligan ()
Date: March 01, 2012 04:05PM

Just happened to me in laredo tx. It was an Italian prick asking for directions to the airport. He sold me 3 for 140 I smelled something fishy because he started with 600 and brought it down to 140. Keep your heads up guys don't feel bad, shit happens right. These guys will get what's coming to them sooner or later. At least we learned two things....1.never trust Italians 2.If it feels weird, Run! Punch him in the face first then run lol

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Albert ()
Date: March 02, 2012 03:32AM

I'm from Las Vegas, NV. I can't believe this has been happening this long. Quite a shame too b/c this happened to me this afternoon. I was shopping at a Costco in the Summerlin district and I feel quite the fool now but here's how it went.

An Italian guy with a spiky mohawk type hairstyle, black shirt, and ridiculously big sunglasses drive up to me in a big black Mitsubishi SUV as I'm about to unload my groceries. He first asks for directions to McCarren airport saying that he's going back to Italy. I give them to him and I didn't even finish and he thanks me and gives me his business card, I should have looked at it first but I pocketed it thinking nothing of it, b/c it was an obvious fake. Not only did it look shitty but it had his ph# listed as a US area code, not Italian.

Then he tells me he's in town for a convention and that he got free Giorgio Armani cloths but doesn't want to bring them back to Italy b/c they will tax him. Then he gives 4 to me saying they're gifts, he even had a catalogue of Armani to show me their prices. I should have looked at them, but he was a smooth talker and I got swindled. He then tells me it's his son's birthday and he wants me to give him $500 for an ipod in exchange for the cloths. I should have just walked away at this point, I knew it was fishy that a gift all of a sudden turned into an exchange and I even thought he didn't get all my directions to the airport before he went into this business. I told him I only had $40 and gave them back, he then tells me how about in your bank account. I told him I only had $100 in there, then after pleading for more money he asks for $140 as he got that info out of me (I should have said I don't have a bank account or told him to take a hike). So I go to my bank where he follows me and I glanced at his license plate but he was cleaver he drove up behind me to a spot where I couldn't see it and I forgot to look at it later. And after I gave him the money he pleads again for more but I told him that's the best I can do, so he takes back one of the fake jackets and drives off. And I mean quickly by the time I backed my car out of the lot he was already gone.

When I got home I found this and a few other websites. And if it was a good knock off I'd say I got off cheap and really it wasn't bad considering what he originally asked me for. But it wasn't, besides having a big "A" it didn't have any of the Armani logos, the least these scumbags could have done was use them. One told me to report him to law enforcement, so I did, but they ended up pissing me off even more. The dispatcher told me to come into the station, which was pretty far from my home. But when I got there the receptionist wouldn't do anything saying it was a civil matter. Really asinine!

I also noticed the smell emitting from it and it's way too strong. I might have to just eat my losses and get rid of them, not even cheap jackets to keep. But I have a feeling he's a repeat scammer in the area so I'll try and see if I can run into him again tomorrow looking for more victims. Nevertheless, I should have never even talked to him for one thing HE'S ITALIAN, they come as as the most racist and politically incorrect people I've ever met and this doesn't help my feelings about them.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: FeVa 7 ()
Date: March 02, 2012 09:57PM

so i guess we are part of this scam as well. San Antonio, TX

An "italian" guy stops my partner WHEN HE'S WALKING OUT OF THE BANK! Asks him if he likes Armani And offers 3 jackets for $450. He showed him a list of the jackets w/ thousand $$ prices a book, even puts A LIGHTER TO THE BLACK JACKET to show it doesn't burn (apparently proof that its real italian leather). He gives him a card 2 his shop in Italy (address exists, not the store) He tells him he got them from a fashion show he just came from and will pay 2x as much to ship them home to Italy w/ him and needs to take his rental car back before he catches a plane

My partner calls me to ask if he should buy 'em and I tell him don't. We're getting to spring already, winters are hardly ever that cold to need a leather jacket in TX, and it sounds wierd to say Armani is thousands of $$$. I worked at Macy's in the Young Mens dept and these type of jackets barely go past the $600 mark here. My stubborn man buys them for $100. The guy even tries to push him for $150 and give him 6 so my man could sell off the others sizes that were too small for him!!! He only did the 3 tho for $100.

I immediately knew he was ripped off w/ the logos, no tags to say the materials [just a tag that says Made In Italy], and the smell is soooooo overbearing. Never heard of a blue leather jacket either..It's not as bad a burn compared to these other stories I'm reading but it sucks that we are part of this problem. Gonna try to report it anyway. To be continued....

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Date: March 03, 2012 08:03AM

I ran into these guys. I asked them to videotape me and my family in a fountain. They took off with my camera and the next thing I know a video of my wife singing in the shower was on the street, marketed as a porno.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/13-11.htm

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Pauly ()
Date: March 07, 2012 01:57AM

Same old story. Scam is now happening in Woodside (The Bay Area), CA. I got 5 jackets for $50.00. Yes it was a scam, and I realized it as such, but all the same 5 for 50 and they are well made.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 07, 2012 08:05PM

LOL. I would've given them fake money in return and bid them a good day.


Btw, to the OP, five imitation leather jackets could very well be worth $200, possibly even more. A lot just depends upon build quality. Regardless, the guys most likely jacked a shipment of them or have some hook-up, and that's how they make the bread.

==================================================================================================
"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2012 08:14PM by ThePackLeader.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Albert ()
Date: March 08, 2012 04:21AM

The sad part is that people won't know about this unless they are scammed like us and come here to talk about it. Someone needs to do something about it.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: fd ()
Date: March 08, 2012 08:06PM

Happen to my dad today in San Francisco, my dad was washing his car, same old story he got 3 jackets and a watch for 140.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Nogoats ()
Date: March 08, 2012 08:21PM

Qwerty-I about spit out my drink LMAO at that one! :D

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: hhahahahah ()
Date: March 09, 2012 03:01PM

same story yesturday in dallas tx

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: SamaThinga ()
Date: March 09, 2012 03:57PM

Today in Italy 2 greasy white guys drove up to me in the parking lot with a white van and asked if I had any leather jackets for sale.

WTF?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: George ()
Date: March 10, 2012 10:03AM

Happened to me yesterday, one of the guys, same SUV, business card from Milan, the whole nine yards. As I gave him JFK directions, and said there was a toll on the Tri-Boro, he waved that aside. Not too many minutes later, having shown me all the wonderful jackets he wanted to get rid of--he had been at an industrial show at the Javits Center and didn't want to pay overweight--he said he'd gone to Atlantic City and spent everything. Did I have any money? No. (I should have asked how he planned to pay the Tri-boro toll, but didn't.) So, he suggested, maybe we could go to my bank. Ciao, babe, I was gone. Happily.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: FAISAL ()
Date: March 12, 2012 11:24PM

They are now in Queens( NEW YORK )working their scam .2012 FORD SUV .THEY SCAM $100.00 FOR 3 JACKETS 03-12-2012

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Martin27 ()
Date: March 15, 2012 02:07PM

Happened to me about 1 hour ago in Andrews, Texas. Same scenario: gas station, italian man in suv. Had 4 jackets for $500, was heading to airport, showed me his passport. I knew they were fake but I couldn't get rid of the guy. Said no over and over, but finally have him $50 for one just so he would leave me alone. Haha

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: March 19, 2012 08:57PM

3/19 Little Neck Queens (New York)the old Italian guy sold my father in law 3 coats for 100$ same story as everyone els. Be aware

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bill ()
Date: March 20, 2012 07:31PM

Their crusing the bronx right now just ran the same scam.silver nissan suv driver is bald and wears extra large sun glases. Same story didnt want take them back to italy to pay taxes. My father said if its too good to be true it usally is.tried hard but no sale.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: ceecee ()
Date: March 23, 2012 05:12PM

Darn, i knew i shouln't have bought those jackets. old bald chubby italian scum bag approached and told me and my co worker that he was on the way to the airport going back to italy. he have 4 jackets that he just got from his company's fashion show. he then go on saying he dont want to take it back with him because he will be taxed for the jackets. He told me he just want the money to pay his car rental. he even showed me his rental receipt of $380. So he's asking $400 for 4 jackets. me and my co worker has $170 on us and as you maybe already know... we took the 4 jackets for $170. totally regret it now. i hope karma get them soon. :(

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: silly me too ()
Date: March 24, 2012 06:41PM

Just happened to me too in Houston Tx.

Bought 4 for $ 450, and then he wanted to sale me the rest (16) for $ 1000,
Same bold man with silver suv, same fake cards, I went and got the $1000 from the bank and had him load all into my trunk. Then I wiser up and told him my girlfriend who is a policewoman is on her way with the money and to check them out, I pretended to go back to the Bank and the guy drove off!
$450 for 20 jackets, I hope they are worth it.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: cris ()
Date: March 25, 2012 03:56AM

It happened to me earlier today

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Suave ()
Date: March 25, 2012 09:58PM

They are in Toronto now. 2 for 200. Fuc_ is the smell toxic?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: so. ()
Date: March 26, 2012 03:48AM

this is fairfax underground, not where in america and canada are dirty guineas scaming dumbfucks underground...

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: M.D. ()
Date: March 27, 2012 09:11PM

Same scenario happened to my husband today in Vancouver,BC.(March 27, 2012)
A very polite Italian guy claimed he is travelling back to Italy and does not want to pay customs on the samples of four leather jackets... And he showed his passport and airline tickets...
200$ later my husband brought these 4 smelly jackets home...
Really people, be aware of these scumbags driving around and deceiving warm hearted and good people.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: RF ()
Date: March 28, 2012 12:53PM

It just happened to me at a lowes in San Antonio. Same story about not wanting to pay for the shipping and that he needed to leave.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Vinny Scagazilio ()
Date: March 28, 2012 04:47PM


I was just confronted!They tried to sell me a their looks and told me my capicola would grow to that long!:
Guidos



Succhia le mie palle pelosa, mentre si mangia una pizza croccante! Ooooo Chi vuole andare a ballare?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: March 28, 2012 05:44PM

Sounds like these guys get around. That, or it's the same scam by different people. It's like the van with the stereo speakers. Beware!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Mr. Gullible ()
Date: March 30, 2012 12:55AM

Just happened to me in Denver, Colorado. Guy claimed to have lost $22,000
in Blackhawk casino. I ended up giving him $60; he wanted $160.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Gullible in Ottawa ()
Date: April 03, 2012 08:51PM

They are in Ottawa today...

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: 3wVG3 ()
Date: April 03, 2012 09:48PM

Gullible in Ottawa Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> They are in Ottawa today...


I take it you are now the proud owner of some fine Italian leather jackets?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 03, 2012 10:32PM

are you out of towners finding this link from Google?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bill ()
Date: April 04, 2012 12:38PM

They were in Boulder, Colorado 3/28/12. Didn't even get a fake jacket.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: anon1919191 ()
Date: April 07, 2012 04:09PM

Same thing happened to me in Vancouver BC. Italian guy claimed he had a flight back to Italy, and sold me 5 jackets for $200. Fuck.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Oh Canada! ()
Date: April 07, 2012 05:46PM

And here in Newfoundland! Two guineas tried to hoik me, and I put a poleaxe in their heads and threw their bodies and their crap clothes into the Atlantic.

Now I'm gonna turn up the Great Big Sea and get drunk!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Sheppard ()
Date: April 10, 2012 04:54PM

Just happened to me at HW2 and Portunion

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bird ()
Date: April 11, 2012 01:59PM

Same scenario, only this time in Montreal.

Two Italian guys, one young and fashionably dressed (Ralph Lauren sweater, Fendi scarf, nice watch and slim chinos, slightly stained teeth), one older man in a grey suit who remained silent. They were in a new Jeep SUV asked for directions to the airport. They claimed they were flying on to Singapore next, wanted to ship the clothes, but the duty would be too much.

They offered to give me two black leather jackets, one suede jacket, one silver nylon bomber with fur trim. Then they asked if I would help with the car rental (~400). I said no, they tried to talk me down to 200, and I left.

Interestingly enough, the jackets seemed to be of pretty good quality. The design was iffy, but it seemed like real leather and suede. The scammer even used a lighter to show that it was genuine leather (unlike pleather or nylon, which would burn or melt).

Italian passport and immigration stamp seemed to be genuine as well.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Bird ()
Date: April 11, 2012 02:02PM

Same scenario, only this time in Montreal.

Two Italian guys, one young and fashionably dressed (Ralph Lauren sweater, Fendi scarf, nice watch and slim chinos, slightly stained teeth), one older man in a grey suit who remained silent. They were in a new Jeep SUV asked for directions to the airport. They claimed they were flying on to Singapore next, wanted to ship the clothes, but the duty would be too much.

They offered to give me two black leather jackets, one suede jacket, one silver nylon bomber with fur trim. Then they asked if I would help with the car rental (~400). I said no, they tried to talk me down to 200, and I said no thanks and left.

Interestingly enough, the jackets seemed to be of pretty good quality. The design was iffy, but it seemed like real leather and suede. The scammer even used a lighter to show that it was genuine leather (unlike pleather or nylon, which would burn or melt).

Italian passport and immigration stamp seemed to be genuine as well. They seemed like genuine Italians and spoke Italian amongst themselves.

Car rental slip gave an address in London, UK.

All in all, a very well executed scam. I would have given them the money for the jackets anyway, but they were ugly.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: DENVER ()
Date: April 12, 2012 11:18PM

BERY NICE JACKET .. BUT SMELLY . FU@#K GOT ACAMED AGAIN, I GUESS WE BETTER ALL LEARN SOMTHING OUT THIS .. I SHOULD JUST GIVE HIM $10 IN STEAD OF $60 . ANY TIPS TO GET RID OF SMELLY PVC. ?? IN DENVER

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: G01NHAM ()
Date: April 13, 2012 01:19AM

what are people doing here on ffxu not from the northern va area ??

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 13, 2012 02:08AM

G01NHAM Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> what are people doing here on ffxu not from the
> northern va area ??






I think it is a common scam and people are Googling this right after they are approached by these cons.

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Snow ()
Date: April 13, 2012 10:11PM

I also encountered the very same scammers that Bird described above in Montreal (same day too) and he also did the lighter trick. They were in downtown, probably looking for students to rip off. The scammer is a guy by the name of Paolo who definitely was Italian.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Baltimore County ()
Date: April 15, 2012 01:19AM

I encountered too here in Baltimore. There is also an Asian couple that hawk stolen, or maybe fake good for dirt cheap. One of them even said they could get me an ipad for half the price. The 2 asians work together, but sometimes have another much younger looking Asian kid (17?) and they always hang around the harbour area. Watch out

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: wronge ()
Date: April 15, 2012 10:05AM

Um, they aren't "italians" they only ask so you don't call them out on it by speaking Italian.

THEY ARE GYPSY SCUM. They are all up and down the East Coast. Sounds like they moved from auto-body work to knock-off Armani.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Romani Fucks ()
Date: April 15, 2012 10:07AM

These dudes have messed up alot of cars in the area. Each time you see a car that looks like a 3 year old rubbed gray peanut butter into a dent, that is their work.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: italianchix ()
Date: April 18, 2012 09:05AM

hey people there in Brossard,QC, My boyfriend paid 75$ for 3 but me what worries more itf if thy are toxic cuz if they are yo im selling them

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: WasCheated ()
Date: April 18, 2012 06:23PM

Same story happed to me in Mississauga, ON last week. The guy claimed that I call Italian name if he cheated me.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Naive ()
Date: April 21, 2012 05:30PM

Yes, It happend to me. Vancouver, around Granville and Broadway, 1pm. Guy is bold have glasses.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: The Littlest Hobo ()
Date: April 21, 2012 07:57PM

Calgary checking in...sounds like the same two dagos peddlin' their shit that arrived in town yesterday. We gave 'em the bum rush...might be on their way to Edmonton. Better give the RCMP a call.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Stempy Boy ()
Date: April 22, 2012 04:09PM

Just happened to me on the street at Dundas and Ossington. One guy in an SUV, asked for directions to the airport.Then offered 5 brand new Armani jackets for 700.00. I knew something was up when i asked to see his plane ticket, and he said it was at the hotel (yet he origianlly asked for directions to the airport) i eventually told him im not interested. He wasn't as nice after that. Quebec license plates fyi, white suv. Beware

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Mikey18 ()
Date: April 23, 2012 12:14PM

Just got approached in Toronto, same as last post. One greasy italian asking directions to the airport. Because i was so "nice" to him it was going to be my lucky day and he offered me 4 2013 Armani's for 500.00. He wanted to use the 500 to buy an ipod for his son at duty free before his flight. lol. He did ask if i spoke italian or french, he pretended like he couldn't understand when i kept saying "this has got to be too good to be true", was always responded with "i do not understand". haha, i even went to the bank and came back and said the machine only aloud me to take out 400.00 because of my daily limit. He accepted and i thought i had a great deal here. He said that it is such my lucky day when he comes back for next years (Harry Rosen) show, i owe him lunch. He is in town for a show from italy of course! i eventually told him thanks but no thanks and he said i just made a stupis mistake. I guess until i googled this i thought he was right. The coats looked and felt good quality. did the lighter trick and everything. I wonder what his cost is on those for him to make a profit? Probably 30 a jacket? He almost had me! what a great scam. I sincerly hope Karma gets this guy or guys! I tell you though if i ever see a white SUV with Quebec plates again the "Policia" will be called... Oh what really gave it away was i asked for a business card and he didn't have one, so he wrote his email down in italy. Not sure why, but a big shot Armani rep from italy has no business card and writes his email which was an @hotmail.com.. i knew something was up. Be aware all.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Timboy ()
Date: April 23, 2012 12:36PM

hahaha, okay Clarke! was it called va va va voom or something? lol

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: GO HOME CANUCKS ()
Date: April 23, 2012 01:10PM

Hey, hoserheads, this is an American forum keep your fucking canuck asses out of here! Got it? eh...

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: North York Guy ()
Date: April 23, 2012 10:15PM

This just happened in North York, Ont to me. Im half assuming the post above might be this guy, because i can't imagine a forum of fellow North Americans trying to help each other would post something so rude and ignorant. Either way i have reported the SUV and Quebec plates to the police (doubt anything will happen but they said they have heard of these guys) so you never know. This guy sounds like the one from a few posts ago. Ugly, older guy with thick accent, black hair. Gross teeth. He started with 700, was willing to settle for 150. What a greasy douchebag. I beg Karma destroys this guy! look out for the white SUV and an aging pathetic grease ball.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Leinad nezib ()
Date: April 27, 2012 10:30PM

This just happened to me on 25,4,2012 onto me around my place around Village square Calgary Alberta.One Italian guy approach me and asked the way first and told me he closed down the store and said that he is gonna fly to Toronto.he speaks Italian language.he gave me one sute and 4 leather jacket for 270$ and its smelling bad chemicals and toxic and feel headache and feel vomiting.The guy has dark colour hear and blue eyes and has SUV black colour 4 by 4.I didn't report for police yet.I guess they are professional cheaters.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: April 28, 2012 03:15AM

My momma said never to talk to strangers. That was good advice.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: Fisher ()
Date: April 30, 2012 04:36PM

He's in Montreal now. Just bumped into him today at the McGill student ghetto. The story is pretty much the same!

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Beware - two italian guys in SUV - scam artists (emporio a collezione)
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: April 30, 2012 04:39PM

I wonder how much they make a day. Have to figure in cost for the gas and hotel.

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: 1234567891011AllNext
Current Page: 1 of 11


Your Name: 
Your Email (Optional): 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 75 MB
  • All files together cannot be larger than 300 MB
  • 30 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
 **     **  **      **  ********   **     **  ******** 
 **     **  **  **  **  **     **  ***   ***  **       
 **     **  **  **  **  **     **  **** ****  **       
 *********  **  **  **  ********   ** *** **  ******   
 **     **  **  **  **  **         **     **  **       
 **     **  **  **  **  **         **     **  **       
 **     **   ***  ***   **         **     **  ******** 
This forum powered by Phorum.