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Complaint Review: Chris Woods

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  • Submitted: Fri, January 16, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 08, 2010

  • Reported By:Los Angeles California
Chris Woods
110 S Fairfax Ave Apt. 155 Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Chris Woods Horse Race Con Los Angeles California

*Consumer Comment: FBI, Woods/Carducci con man-

*Consumer Comment: Fraud Report

*Consumer Suggestion: Update on my last post

*Consumer Comment: It looks like I've been taken by Chris Woods also

*Consumer Comment: Thanks

*Consumer Comment: Yes it was legal.

*Consumer Comment: comment

*Consumer Comment: In the same boat

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Here is the con... He starts with being an owner of Carducci Furniture. FALSE. He is a manager and that is questionable. Then he gets comfortable and starts to talk about a FIXED horse race. He begins telling stories of him being a jockey(there is no records of this. I have searched for some time now and I have very good resources). Then the con begins.Tells you of a horse that does not exist. A race that does not run. A jockey that does not have a name. He gets your money and you never see it again because he lives off of it. One con to the next... in fine hotels, no nice cars and loves to travel.

He is a short man, "ELVIS" hairdo, Australian accent, VULGAR mouth and no too smart when he gets talking. Look out for this guy. He will promise you the world, lots of money and never deliver. He uses his "attorney" to communicate with you after he has taken your money as though that will make you feel better hearing from an attorney and make him more "believable". It's not believable and you do not get your money back. Not even $85,000.00 of it.

Do not believe anything this guy has to say. He will make you believe is CON but ask him any great details and he will run. I have also reported him on FIDO watch in other countries.

If you want more information I have it. I have done a deep back ground search on this guy and have alot on him. If you need to contact please do through emails. I will provide.

Buckfifty
Los Angeles, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/16/2009 06:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Chris-Woods/Los-Angeles-California-90036/Chris-Woods-Horse-Race-Con-Los-Angeles-California-413067. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

FBI, Woods/Carducci con man-

AUTHOR: Pissed - (U.S.A.)

Please give the name of your contact person in the FBI, LAPD or D.A. office so other people will be able to contact them. Mr Woods tells everyone he has stolen money from that he is working on a deal and it will fund or close soon. The only issue is that none of it is true. Mr Woods is into me for a great deal of money and this con man must be contained. Once again, any and all info would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Fraud Report

AUTHOR: Angel - (U.S.A.)

I talked to the LAPD yesterday and they advised me to file a Fraud Report against Chris Woods.
I am going to do it today and will provide - Information on the fraud, information that I have on Chris Woods (if that's his real name), his supposed to be lawyer, known address, his wife's name, a copy of our contract with him and Carducci Furniture, a summary of the discussion I had with the real owner of Carducci (about 2 months ago now) - Peter McGrath, a copy of the trail on this website and any other pertinent information, including a not so good photo of Mr. Woods.

I encourage any of you to do the same to your local police station (they actually can send someone to your home, so you don't even have to go there), or contact me if you wish to be included in mine.

If the fraud amount becomes large enough, I am sure he can make it to the "most wanted list" and that will make his life not so easy anymore...

I will post updates on this site as I go. Chris had his chance to give my friend his $25,000 back. We are passed that point.


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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Update on my last post

AUTHOR: Karmacomingyourway - (U.S.A.)

Chris Woods appeared not to like the fact that he has been reported on Ripoff. He called several times and had some choice words for me, delivered in quite a tone.

Finally he settled down, changed tone, and began to make promises about returning the $25,000. Over the course of the next 2-3 weeks he kept calling to let me know that "by tomorrow" the money would be wired.

I'd like nothing better to be able to come to Ripoff and file a glowing report on Chris. It would give me pleasure, honestly.

Unfortunately, I can't.

The repayment hasn't arrived and likely won't. My friend arrived back from her trip to France and immediately inquired if Chris had repaid my loan. When she found out he hadn't she pulled all guns out -------- L.A. police, the District Attorney, and FBI. She's on the phone with all of them this afternoon. She's on a rampage and wants blood.

That's the update ---- if anything changes in this case or they arrest Chris, I'll let you know on this forum as soon ASAP.
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#4 Consumer Comment

It looks like I've been taken by Chris Woods also

AUTHOR: Karmacomingyourway - (U.S.A.)

It happened exactly like reported on this page. But what I provided was a loan to Chris with a signed contract. The signed contract starts like this....

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THIS LOAN AGREEMENT AND PROMISSORY NOTE, is made this 30th day of September, 2008, by and among Carducci interiors Pty. Ltd, located at Las Vegas Design Center, 495 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 (hereinafter, known as "BORROWER") ...............

It states that Woods will pay back the $25,000 within one month, with interest.

It's a loan, plain and simple. Signed by Chris.

He hasn't paid it back, and here we are on Jun 8, 2009.

He HAS been in recent contact, and promised that his lawyer would contract mine with payment details (last week, then Monday, then today ---- it just doesn't happen). What I've found so far is that Chris strings you along with promises, and bullies you if push too hard to get your money back.

My friend, who is also into Chris for $25,000, had already contracted the FBI who are interested in pursuing the case as they say this kind of thing is on the rise in the U.S. They took all the info and account numbers we have on Chris and moved the case to San Rafael CA for closer pursuit.

My friend's next step is the D.A. in Los Angeles and LAPD. She's on that this week.

All I can say is what has actually happened with me personally. I am awaiting repayment of $25,000. It has been months. My lawyer is advising me to pursue a fraud charge which I may do shortly. I'll close this by including part of an email my attorney sent regarding this case. It contains some info that you may find useful if you, too, are awaiting payment from Chris. Good luck to you and to me. If he repays, I will let you know on this board by updating it.

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We did a search for corporate information. The named entity in the note has a website www.carducciinteriors.com with contact info for the principals. The named entity is to a registered company in Australia whose website indicates projects in Sydney. The acronym Pty Ltd is assigned to a form of Australian corporation known as "proprietary limited company." I was going to send these principals an enquiry about the note and confirm their knowledge of the transaction.

There is a Carducci Interiors LLC incorporated in Nevada whose registered agent is a corporation in Carson City, Nevada. The managing member is Chris Woods who is located at 131 N El Molino Ave Ste 310 Pasadena CA 91101.

There is also a Carducci LLC incorporated in California whose registered agent is Eugene Alkana at 131 N El Molino Ave Ste 310 Pasadena CA 91101. That's the name and address of an older attorney. Probably who you're going to hear from. Chris Woods (ex-Australian jockey) is the principal of Carducci Interiors International and Carducci Interiors USA.

The address on the note is the address of the World Market Center in Las Vegas which is used for exhibitions (www.lasvegasmarket.com). This venue is possibly the world's, largest and most preeminent furniture wholesale showroom and market place. A major trade show called Las Vegas Market is hosted there twice a year. When not hosting the Las Vegas Market or other trade shows, the first two floors of Building A and the first three floors of Building C are open as showrooms for interior decorators. These spaces are called the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and contain more than 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of permanent showrooms, which are open Monday Friday to members of the trade.

I cannot find a listing for Carducci at the LVDC as a permanent exhibitor. Chris Woods website states that he has a showroom there. As stated, I was going to make contact with the Australian entity to request info on their involvement or whether the use of their entity was a fraud. I was going to advise them that if they were unaware of this transaction we would most likely pursue a fraud claim against the responsible individuals.

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#5 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Devilsadvocate4education*just My Opinions* - (U.S.A.)

Really I was asking about the whole FIXED horse race thing because that is what the original post was about. Wouldn't that be kinda like taking someone to court because they sold you baking powder instead of cocaine? Not likely to go over well I would think, but not sure so I thought I'd ask :-).
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#6 Consumer Comment

Yes it was legal.

AUTHOR: Angel - (U.S.A.)

As a small group of investors, we loan money to small businesses. The deal was lending some money at a 7% interest, return in 30 days... or getting some shares of the company.

The business proposal sounded appealing and the furniture line was so unique that we thought (and we still think...) that there is a market in the US for it.

However, Mr Woods has nothing to do with the company. Since then I actually spoke with the real owner of that company who claims he is NOT in business with this man.

Chris Woods takes your money, telling you it's for investing in his sudo company and run with it... that's the bottom line of it.

We are looking for this guy. A lot of people give up in similar cases because they either dont' have the means or the resources to pursue the man. I have both and I know people at the FBI and the INS. I will do everything in my power to nail the guy. Please send me any info you might have on the guy..

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#7 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Devilsadvocate4education*just My Opinions* - (U.S.A.)

Would that have been legal had it worked out the way you intended it to?
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#8 Consumer Comment

In the same boat

AUTHOR: Angel - (U.S.A.)

My friend and I have had the same experience. We are taking it to the next level and any info you might have re: this guy, including his physical location, might help us. The money we gave him might be long gone already but at least we want to stop him if we can.

I am not sure how we can exchange info and keeping our privacy. Please help us if you can.
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