• Report: #145369

Complaint Review: Danilo Rippa R.G.A. Emporio Jackets

  • Submitted: Tue, June 07, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, June 25, 2009

  • Reported By:Bowie Maryland
Danilo Rippa R.G.A. Emporio Jackets
14th And New York Avenue N.W. Washington, District of Columbia U.S.A.

Danilo Rippa R.G.A./E.G.A. Emporio Jackets Sold me fake Emporio E.G.A./R.G.A. leather jackets Washington District of Columbia

*General Comment: ega guy

*General Comment: I just got ripped of in New York CIty by the guy called Guiseppe

*Consumer Comment: got scammed today

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Haha I bought a suede brown coat

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: danilo rippa is not the man that is doing this scam

*Consumer Suggestion: EGA EMPORIO JACKETS SELLERS. Italian common scam there are thousands gays selling

*Consumer Suggestion: EGA RGA emporio jackets there is a big gang selling this jackets

*Consumer Comment: DANILO RIPPA IS NOT ALWAYS HIM, POLICE HAVE FILE ABOUT 25 ITALIANS DOING THE SAME .

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: same guy came to me in Duluth, GA

*Consumer Comment: Came accross same thing in Decatur, Georgia. Same MO and got pictures of the guy.

*Consumer Suggestion: HE WAS IN TORONTO - April 2008

*Consumer Comment: Gold Coast Australia

*Consumer Comment: Same Guy?

*Consumer Comment: Ripoff in Australia

*Consumer Suggestion: Italian tried to sell jacket in Finland

*Consumer Comment: He's still in New York

*Consumer Suggestion: Happened to me in NYC

*Consumer Comment: E.G.A./R.G.A. leather jackets sold me in Mississauga, Ontation, Canada are fake!!

*Consumer Comment: ITALIANO STRIKES AGAIN--IN DENVER

*Consumer Comment: Hit in Ottawa, Canada

*Consumer Comment: Nordstrom Ripoff

*Consumer Comment: Emporio rip-off now in Ireland

*Consumer Comment: in Canada's capital Ottawa

*Consumer Comment: In mexico is happening too

*Consumer Comment: Happened to me in Paris

*Consumer Comment: Giacomo Valenti Linea Oro - G. Vincenzo (Manager)

*Consumer Comment: FAKE LEATHER JACKETS IN SWEDEN (emporio & new boss)

*Consumer Comment: ITALIAN DRIVING WHITE NISSAN MURANO

*Consumer Comment: I WISH I WOULD HAVE READ THIS EARLIER

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: how disappointing

*Consumer Suggestion: I told you guys he's in boston and surroundings now

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Danilo Rippa R.G.A Emporio Jackets

*Consumer Comment: Got Ripped off too in Calgary Canada

*Consumer Suggestion: File a report with the Police

*Consumer Comment: He's at it again

*Consumer Comment: File Police Report

*Consumer Comment: Plate number

*Consumer Comment: E.G.A Emporio

*Consumer Comment: Same Thing in Texas

*Consumer Comment: He Strikes Again

*Consumer Comment: WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

*Consumer Comment: WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

*Consumer Comment: WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

*Consumer Comment: WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

*Consumer Comment: Emporio Rip Off

*Consumer Suggestion: Ripped off

*Consumer Suggestion: DC Police

*Consumer Suggestion: DC Police

*Consumer Suggestion: DC Police

*Consumer Suggestion: DC Police

*Consumer Suggestion: Thanx for the info Uriel

*Consumer Suggestion: Thanx for the info Uriel

*Consumer Suggestion: Thanx for the info Uriel

*Consumer Suggestion: Thanx for the info Uriel

*Consumer Suggestion: Help for you Anthony, contacted the Leesburg police

*Consumer Comment: Emporio Leather Jackets

*Consumer Suggestion: These guys are in West Coast now

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I was about to cross New York Avenue when I heard a guy call me and motioned me over to his car (Silver Pacifica I think). He asked me if I spoke French or Italian. I told him no. He said he was looking for someone that speaks Italian, so I started to tell him about an Italian restaurant around the corner.

He then started telling me that he worked for Georgio Armani (with a great Italian accent) and was trying to get back home (while showing me his airline ticket and passport). He had 4 leather jackets (Emporio E.G.A /R.G.A aka Armani)and he wanted to give them to me as a gift if I bought one of them. They are nice looking jackets and they feel and smell like real leather.

I was totally convinced that they were real and authentic. He told me he would give them all to me for $640. I told him that I would be back. So I withdrew the funds and as I walked out of my bank he was right there. I thought I got a great deal, but decided to research Emporio R.G.A. when I got back to my desk. When I saw that it was a rip off, my heart sunk!! I thought I was being helpful to someone in need and I got suckered. Well if anyone has any information on how to catch this guy let me know!! Please post the info below.

Anthony
Bowie, Maryland
U.S.A.

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#1 General Comment

ega guy

AUTHOR: eddenver - ()

you will find the same jackets at mercadolibre.com 

encontraras las mismas chamarras en mercado libre

 

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#2 General Comment

I just got ripped of in New York CIty by the guy called Guiseppe

AUTHOR: New York - (USA)

The same story -- guy with clear Italian accent approaching with a white SUV asking for an airport directions. I helped the guy with directions and got scammed for the jackets. Bought 7 for $500... I think I got his plate number and its New Jersey's YYU-C3U. I filed a report with NYPD and hope they'll catch this piece of sh.t. If anyone has an update on this please respond. Lets stop this MF from ripping more people off!!!!
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#3 Consumer Comment

got scammed today

AUTHOR: Got Scammed - (U.S.A.)

same story, the lighter and airplane tickets. catch this mo fo.
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Haha I bought a suede brown coat

AUTHOR: Larry The Great - (U.S.A.)

Guy in a silver van...smaller guy ..hevy Italian acccent...I'm walking on the sidewalk in the residential part of South San Francisco, guy drives up...I figure he's asking directions ..he's speaking Italian...I hear the word 'piel' which means leather in Spanish..I talk Spanish....I think he said he's been here a week...He doesn't need money ...blah blah blah....then he pulls out the 3 jackets.....nice looking lether jackets...2 black and 1 brown suede..I buy the brown one for $60...I just happened to have some $$..usually I'm broke...puts a flame to one of the black ones,...."see 'real leather'!!"...
I asked him for a business card..no business card...but d**n..this guy is smooth and honest appearing!!

that's all
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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

danilo rippa is not the man that is doing this scam

AUTHOR: Danilo - (Italy)

hello gays! Please i'm very sorry for my english!
My name is Danilo R and I came from Napoli in Italy but i am not ones of the gay while are selling the sintetic jackets in the world.
I am writing this report because same italian man in the past have used my name for scams and i got same problem for samethig that i didn't do
I know 100% that this kind of scam is very used in the world for italians for make money and is not the same gay,what I want say is that a man that do this job don't give is right name but one different from his one and if you go in the police station may be they have files with same real names and photos.

If you don't know the real name about the man that have sold the jackets to you please please please don't write mine because my name is takeing a very bad reputations .
please write the report with the jackets names and the story but not mine please .
God bless you!
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

EGA EMPORIO JACKETS SELLERS. Italian common scam there are thousands gays selling

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

I don't know if you gays don't really understand or what.
IT's not very hard.
The same is uppen to me and some more friends, we been in the police station we there are many names and photos about italians that do this kind of business.may be a gay had used the name Danilo Rippa in the past and may be was not his real one too because I don't think that a lier give his real name.It's not possible that a person can stay in differents places in the same day.
If you don't know the name of yours sellers you gays Should not write any name because you'll never know the real one if you write the wrong one. .Anyway you can go by your self in the police station and check.
If you try Esposito or Paolo Rossi with EGA Emporio you can see that other people like us have been ripoff but from different mans.The police had arrested many of tham but only for a nigth, gays we'll never take back us money.
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

EGA RGA emporio jackets there is a big gang selling this jackets

AUTHOR: Alain - (France)

Hey gay a big help for you. I was on Diagonal a main street in Barcelona an two italians had tryed to sell those jackets to me and my cousine but my cousine was ripoff one year ago from an older man so we call the police that had check them.Unfortunately the police let's them go because the jackets are not fake, all the personal documents are original and they got the envoice too. But i have the complete names :
Paolo Rossi from Napoli Italia and Gennaro Esposito from Napoli too They were arrived in Spain one day before.
Gay i have been lucky because i was with my cousine that was ripoff .
But you must know that the italian leather jackets street sellers are gangs and they are all around the world.
Speaking with the police mans they todl us that in the past they have tryed to stop this kind of scam but is like inpossible because all that they do it's not a crime and the gudge let's them pay just a penality a ticket for sell in the street without license.
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#8 Consumer Comment

DANILO RIPPA IS NOT ALWAYS HIM, POLICE HAVE FILE ABOUT 25 ITALIANS DOING THE SAME .

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

HI, my name's Carl and i got ripoff in the same way from two italians gay and i have the rigth info about one of them. In manhattan police stations there are files about 25 italians so can not be always the same man ,frist because it's imposible that a person can stay in Australia, LA,London and NY in the same day and second me and a friend of mine we got scamed from two differnt gays.
And remember we are not stiupid the proble is that they are professionist and may be they know who can trust them.
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#9 REBUTTAL Individual responds

same guy came to me in Duluth, GA

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

i was at target in dultuh off steve reynolds, this guy came in a silver van and asked me if i spoke italian, i said no! he then started to talk to me anyway! i speak spanish! and understod what he was talking about he said the same story..he had to catc a flight did not want pay taxes and wanted to get rid off them...so i wanted to help him! ... and they looked great!!! and sold me 7 of them for $300.00 he wanted $500.00...he wears glasses will show u a boarding pass and his italian passport!! well i got stock with the jackets! at least i'll give them tom my family!! hope they dont find out!! but if anyone !! knows about this let me know!
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#10 Consumer Comment

Came accross same thing in Decatur, Georgia. Same MO and got pictures of the guy.

AUTHOR: Gregg3gs - (U.S.A.)

The story is the same.
My roommate was aproached by a guy asking if he speaks Italian. Being the WOP that my roommate is he said Yes and they started a conversation.

"I am from other country, got jackets for sale, dont want to pay tariff or taxes on merchandise while returning to his country. And, I am lost on a way to the Airport."

So, my roommate comes by the house, tells me the guy is waiting for him, at a local Home Depot, and tells me to google the jacket name "emporium"

We find this post, go to see and confron the guy and as we approach the red light, close by, we see him headed in opposite direction. The guy flips a ueee and follows us as we pull in front of two police cruisers.

HAHA

We then explain to Dekalb County, Georgia Police that this guy is a con artist and we have proof, printed in the car.

They search him and verify european drivers license, visa passport and have to let him go as they find nothing to hold him on.

I have taken these pictures shile pretending to be conserned about something else and while talking with cops.

[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w11/gregg3gs/thief/PIC-0144.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w11/gregg3gs/thief/PIC-0145.jpg[/IMG]

If this guy looks similar I suggest you contact The Dekalb County Police department in a subberb of Atlanta, GA, USA
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#11 Consumer Suggestion

HE WAS IN TORONTO - April 2008

AUTHOR: Ghiegga - (Canada)

This man just tricked my boyfriend into buying his jackets. I wasn't there at that time, but he paid $700 for four leather jackets. The man had the same story and he even showed my bf his passport! Someone catch this guy already!
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#12 Consumer Comment

Gold Coast Australia

AUTHOR: Andrew - (Australia)

Another one of these guys "giuseppe p" pulled me up as I was walking to the gym in Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast.

Same story, thick Italian accent, showing passport, saying he was hear for a fashion show, going back to Italy, didn't want to pay taxes and wanted to give me 2 free jackets if I payed "material cost" for one etc.
offered me jackets for $600 upfront but i said they weren't my style.

I did not trust him from the beginning however in hindsight, the jackets were quite nice and if I could've got them off him for under $200 the lot, it wouldn't have really mattered. Oh Well, if you see one of these guys, make sure you don't pay too much. haha
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#13 Consumer Comment

Same Guy?

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

This must be a common scam; surely it can't all be the same guy!
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#14 Consumer Comment

Ripoff in Australia

AUTHOR: Kieran - (Australia)

There seems to be a syndicate of these guys going around.

Just the other day coming out of my local Pizza Hut a guy in a blue Ford (newish 2000+ model) came up to me with the same deal. ASked me if i spoke italian. He had ust finished at local fashion show at a big hotel on way airport.

He showed me his passport and travel ticket. Said his name was Carlos and that he didnt want to pay the export tax for all the jackets and he would sell them cheap and buy presents for the family.

I should have been more suspect cause good things dont usually happen to me. He offered the jackets for A$200 saying normal retail is about A$1100.

So i bought one but later things started falling into place so thought i would check it out and what do i find first up but this rip off report :(

He did give me a business card though.

R.G.A Carlos
Milano Italy
Via Montenapoleone. 55
r.g.a@libero.it

Cell +39 3890547756
Tel +39 081 8951080
Fax +39 081 8958059
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#15 Consumer Suggestion

Italian tried to sell jacket in Finland

AUTHOR: Ms - (Finland)

Same pattern repeated in Helsinki, Finland today. Italian man trying to sell 6 leather jackets and showing his ID, Driver's licence etc. documents. Jackets looked quality pieces but were way too cheap (200 euros / 4-6).
No deal was made.
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#16 Consumer Comment

He's still in New York

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

The same scenario happened to me last night. He said he was from Milan, just finished an expo at the Javitts Center and was looking for the Lincoln Tunnel to get to Newark for his flight. He showed me an Italian passport, etc. and asked for directions. He was driving a silver Chrysler Pacifica and wearing a grey coat (black & white weave pattern). He also said he was 22 years old. In exchange for $700 I got two black leather coats and one light brown suede coat. All were wrapped in plastic and upon close inspection are obviously fake. I truly hope he is returned all the misery he has put out.
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#17 Consumer Suggestion

Happened to me in NYC

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

The same Leather Jacket Scam happened to me. Paid $340 for 3 jackets. The Italian sounding guy was driving a gold Nissen Pathfinder, or perhaps it was a Gold GMC Jimmy. Anyway, his plate number is...to the best of my memory...VTA1225 and it was North Carlolina plates. Find this guy, he's working 7th Ave in Manhattan, between 12th st and 25th st.
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#18 Consumer Comment

E.G.A./R.G.A. leather jackets sold me in Mississauga, Ontation, Canada are fake!!

AUTHOR: Jim - (Canada)

O Boy!!!
Who the hell is this guy?! and how he can travel with italian passport between United State and Canada and no one can catch him !!. I victemized yesterday (September 28, 2006). I was cleaning my car at a gas station in Mississauga when a man 5'6", short hair, blue lined shirt and dark purple tie driving a silver Jeep Liberty approached me and asked if I am Italian and mentioned he speaks a little bit english ..and told me the same story alomost he has told everyone. I paid him $250 CA. for 3 jackets! I saw his passport,his entry stamp to Canada was Sep.14,2006!
Hope this can help Police to catch him before he leaves Torornto.
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#19 Consumer Comment

ITALIANO STRIKES AGAIN--IN DENVER

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

I cannot believe this guy.

i was approached by an italian "antonio" at a gas station, asked if i spoke italian, told me i looked italian (i don't) and said he needed directions to the airport, he was in a rental car--he had a Hertz map. he told me he was coming from a trade show and received a bunch of free sample sale leather jackets that he didn't want. then said how he wanted to buy his wife a digital camera and how much would that cost....$300 later and i have two black "leather" bomber jackets, one "suede" coat, and a blue pinstripe suit (which actually fits pretty well, but will always evoke feelings of misuse)

the coats REEK of gasoline--clever that the setup occured at a gas station therefore. they are stinking up our patio but will soon be on their way to the salvation army

will be filing a report shortly
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#20 Consumer Comment

Hit in Ottawa, Canada

AUTHOR: Jamie - (Canada)

Yep, he is still in Ottawa Canada driving around in his silver Magnum going by the name Franco. Luckily I talked him down to $200 but still....
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#21 Consumer Comment

Nordstrom Ripoff

AUTHOR: Lee Ving - (U.S.A.)

I ran into him in Pioneer Square in Portland, OR about 2 months ago. He was driving a Cooper MINI. But it was a different deal. He was selling Salvatore Ferragamo loafers that he got a special inside deal on from the Nordstrom in Pioneer Square.

I purchased 3 pair of the Tibet, which retail for $460 a pair. He sold me the 3 pair for $500. Shortly thereafter, I discovered they were fakes, and I attempted to return them to Nordstrom for store credit. They politely told me to leave or they would call the police.

I can't believe Nordstrom is selling fakes and refusing to take them back. I'll never shop at Nordstrom again. Their customer service is not what it used to be.

Stay out of Nordstrom!
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#22 Consumer Comment

Emporio rip-off now in Ireland

AUTHOR: Steve - (Ireland)

Was in Drogheda (Ireland) yesterday at the retail park off the M1, was sitting in my car, minding my own business, eating a Subway roll.

A car pulled up next to me and an Italian, well dressed male with an older grey haired Italian next to him, the younger guy asked me if I was interested in some Jackets that had just come from an Armani exhibition, they had been given these as samples but wanted to sell them so they could have a 'bonus' to go home with.

He said that he had 3 jackets, they looked real, he showed me brochures saying they were worth E1500, but that all they wanted was E600, I told them that I didn't have that kind of bucks, and he had a 'conversation' with the older guy in Italian, came back to me and said that whatever I had would do, stupidly I told them I had E150 and after another conversation which seemed heated he said ok, I checked on the net for the label and found that it was a scam...
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#23 Consumer Comment

in Canada's capital Ottawa

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

He is at it again.
Sept 1st 2006.
Today I fell victim to his trap. He came into my store asking for the owner (me). Went on to tell me he was on his way to the airport and had some extra leather jackets and suit that he did not want to bring back to Italy.

He showed me his airline ticket and passport. It all looked real. He went on to sell me 2 leather jacket, 1 suede jacket and 1 suit for 500.00 CDN. He was driving a rented silver Magnum. A lot of the same information as earlier reports. I have contacted the police and am to file a report tomorrow.good luck and let's catch him. Thank you for the opportunity to voice this report.
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#24 Consumer Comment

In mexico is happening too

AUTHOR: Jano - (Mexico)

today 2 guys came to me when i was washing my car, they told me the same story, i haven't heard this kind of fraud till i check today in the internet. they show me the tickets and their passports, i fall, i gave him 350 usd for 4 jackets and 2 suits, i never thought it was a fraud.
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#25 Consumer Comment

Happened to me in Paris

AUTHOR: Ole - (Brazil)

Ok,

I'm Brazilian and I was in Paris in march 2006 and an Italian, same description of the case reported, approached me in this car, asking if I was Italian (I look like one). He was trying to speak french, but his french was very bad. So we spoke in italian/spanish/french. He said that participated of an fair and that two jackets had remained, and he wanted an information to find certain street. My friend that was with me knew that street and we gave his the information.
Then he offered us the jackets. The difference is that he asked for just U$ 100.00 to buy gasoline and go back to Italia. U$ 100.00 for two leather jackets!! He didn't mention Emporio EGA, or Armani, or anything of the type. As we liked jackets, we bought them.

A few minuts ago I was in the supermarket and I looked at the (that thing used to close the jacket, I don't know the word in english) of my jacket and it was written "Emporio" and noticed too that it had Armani's symbol.
So I've done this to research to know if it was REALLY an Armani and I found this reports in here.
I am just telling what happened to me, in the intention of helping. I don't care myself if the jacket is Armani or not, if it's false or not. It's a very beautiful jacket, made of legitimate leather and it costed just U$ 50.00. It's all that matters to me.
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#26 Consumer Comment

Giacomo Valenti Linea Oro - G. Vincenzo (Manager)

AUTHOR: Cipriano - (Canada)

It happened yesterday, 13th June 2006, when a man in coat & tie riding in a car approached and ask me where is the way to the airport. He looked polite but then he started to tell that he have some Emporio Armani leather jackets and suits that he didn't want to bring back to Italy 'coz he'll gonna pay customs tax and he wanted to buy some gifts.

He gave me his business card and showed his Italian passport. He later then showed me the items and told me if I want to buy them he priced them $Cdn800 but according to him the retail price is Cdn$1,600 each but I told him I can't afford it 'coz i don't have money and 'twas too expensive. He bargained for $Cdn600 and asked if I can use my credit card to withdraw 'coz he's leaving in 4 hours.

I was convinced then to pay them w/ my credit card and went to withdraw at the bank 'coz I thought the items were original brand. I searched in the internet about Emporio E.G.A. and showed the rip-off report about these fake jackets. The quality of the leather jackets are nice though they are fake. Perhaps i could wear them during the harsh winter in Albeta. No choice but to wear them though i was fooled by a fraudulent Italian guy.

Business Card info of this guy:

Giacomo Valenti Linea Oro
Moda Italiana New Collection 2005/2006
G. vincenzo (Manager)
Via F. Rismondi, 11 Italy
+393387198970
+436507610686
www.giacomovalenti.com
email: info@giacomovalenti.vom

I hope this would help to catch these fraudulent acts.
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#27 Consumer Comment

FAKE LEATHER JACKETS IN SWEDEN (emporio & new boss)

AUTHOR: Makey - (Sweden)

I was about to cross MAXI OMRDET IN NORRKPING SWEDEN when I heard a guy call me and motioned me over to his car (Silver Pacifica I think). He asked me if I spoke inglish or Italian. I told him yes. He said he was looking for someone that speaks Italian, he needed derection to LANDVETTEN AIRPORT IN GTEBORG

He then started telling me that he worked for Georgio Armani (with a great Italian accent) and was trying to get back home (while showing me his airline ticket and passport). He had 3 leather jackets (Emporio E.G.A /R.G.A aka Armani)and one suit. he wanted to give them to me as a gift if I bought one of them. They are nice looking jackets and they feel and smell like real leather.

I was totally convinced that they were real and authentic. He told me he would give them all to me for $600, but a gave him about $300. I told him that I didnt hade alot of money. I thought I got a great deal, but decided to research Emporio R.G.A. when I got back to my desk. When I saw that it was a rip off, my heart sunk!! I thought I was being helpful to someone in need and I got suckered. Well if anyone has any information on how to catch this guy let me know!! Please post the info below.

i called the police in norrkping.

i hope they cath him
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#28 Consumer Comment

ITALIAN DRIVING WHITE NISSAN MURANO

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

This happened in Hammond, Indiana. The individual was on the way to the airport, he showed me a passport and plane ticket. He claimed he didn't want to pay taxes on the jackets. He wanted $450. I gave him $220 and 470 mexican pesos. He gave me three nice looking jackets. Yeah, I know, they're fake. Watch out.
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#29 Consumer Comment

I WISH I WOULD HAVE READ THIS EARLIER

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

He Got me for 700$!!! I was @ Circuit City on Route 40 Baltimore Nat'l Pike in Baltimore, MD. He pulled up in a blue Jeep Cherokee. He said hey, you look Italian. Then he told me the same story, trying to get to the Airport. He gave me 2 Suits, 4 Leather Jackets & 2 Suede Jackets. I have no idea why I believed he was legit. Probably because I couldn't understand him. This happened on Saturday June 3rd, 2006 @ 1:00 pm. How do I file a report. It a Fat Italian guy with this really Heavy Accent. Long hair a mole and some little Gucci pants. His passport did look kind of suspicous. My wife was pissed @ me! I owe this Conman one! Please help me bring this man down!
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#30 REBUTTAL Individual responds

how disappointing

AUTHOR: Brenda - (Canada)

this guy was here in Hamilton, ON. here we thought we were doing a good thing for this guy. same deal, 4 jackets, shows his tickets & passport, asks for directions to air port. Thankfully, we only gave him $300. He was driving a rental Chrysler Pacifica. How sad!
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#31 Consumer Suggestion

I told you guys he's in boston and surroundings now

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

The Jeep he's driving is a thrifty rental car guys, I saw the contract, I just wasn't careful enough to get the name, so if anybody got the licence plate, please file a report with the cops, they'll be able to get the guy info from Thrifty....I hope that whoever sees him next, just get him or call the cops for him, this has scam to stop.
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#32 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Danilo Rippa R.G.A Emporio Jackets

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

These guys are in the Burlington MA, Be care full they are driveing Gold Jeep Charokee, MA plate. I have do noted the plate number that was the mistake. They are wearing Blue Strips suits. I asked for a phone number and they gave it to me it is 0039338707747 and his name is Michael in Italian accent.

I will try go to some other Malls and see if I can bump into these guys again.
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#33 Consumer Comment

Got Ripped off too in Calgary Canada

AUTHOR: Ndu - (Canada)

This Italian Guy in a nice rental, was waving me over he asked if I knew how to get to the airport. He told me to follow him to the parking lot of this store, I then gave him directions. He told me he only had an hour to make it to the airport, and that he had these expensive Armani Jackets. He was very persistent He said they would charge him real high duties if he took them with him. He asked me if I could get to an ATM and he will give all 3 jackets for a thousand dollars. I said no I can't afford it I am a student, I told him to find someone else he said he would give me all 3 for about 350.00 I said what the hell I might as well. He showed me an Emporio Brochure, and the Jackets all had tags and came in their own individual Emporio protective bags. Plus an Emporion Shopping Bag too, I thought I got a good deal till I came on here, now I feel like an idiot. But the Jackets are still pretty nice though.
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#34 Consumer Suggestion

File a report with the Police

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

To Eric and all other victims, file a police report. A police officer stopped by to obtain a report from me. If a detective can trace the name to the rental car(s), then we maybe able to nab him. I've been on the lookout for this individual. Hopefully this guy will linger in the area longer so we can catch him and get all of our money back.
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#35 Consumer Comment

He's at it again

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

Today, me and a friend were driving and he stopped up next to us near dulless airport at the exxon station off of 28 and willard road. He was driving a rented silver jeep grand cherokee 2006 from enterprise. I left a message for Sgt Shaw of the Leesburg police dept. He will call me back. If anyone can get his plate, it would help. It was a rental car though. I want my money back, he took 140 for 4 jackets though. i was gonna give them to my friends so it wasnt a big loss for me but i still want the $ back. Lesson learned. His story was that he worked for armani as a manager and he was goin back to italy and didnt want to pay the extra on customs. So i was screwed, s**t happens.
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#36 Consumer Comment

File Police Report

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

To Daniel in Baltimore. I am glad you wrote the license plate number down as this may help in catching him. When I got scammed, he was driving a new model silver Dodge magnum. I may have gotten the car type wrong but it was one of those big clunky types. I wish I had looked at the site earlier. With the license plate #, I filed a Fairfax Co Police report. This Italian guy showed me a Thrifty rental car folder so when you file with the Balto Co Police Dept, please mention that. With our luck, he may still be in the area. A shame you could not have called the police when you spotted him. I've been on the lookout for him in the Dulles area.
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#37 Consumer Comment

Plate number

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

Hey Guys,
I saw the same guy today. I couldn't stop him but I have his plate number. It is a Virginia Plate JYT 8512. Is there anything anybody can do with this information?

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#38 Consumer Comment

E.G.A Emporio

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

I was about to get into a mall at Security boulevard, MD, when a white guy with Italian accent stopped a car and asked me a direct to the airport. He showed me some Italian passport and air ticket. He then told me that he is a sales person for a big store and he is about to leave for Italy but needs to get rid off a couple of nice jackets and showed me three jackets.

For some odd reason I believed him and I paid him $300 for the three jackets. I check the net to find out that I was one of his vitims.

This happened on 3/28/06 at 1:30pm.

If there is anything I should do please let me.
I will try to contact Sgt Shaw as one of you suggested and I am trying to contact the police dept in my county

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#39 Consumer Comment

Same Thing in Texas

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

The same thing happened in Texas in 2005. My family and I were parking at Lowes, and this guy next to us in a rented Expedition told us that he had some jackets that he needed to get rid of before he go back to Italy. He said that he had just gotten back from a fashion show in Dallas. He had jackets and "authentic paintings" in his back seat. He told us he would sell them all to us for $600, as he needed to go to the airport and didn't want to declare more items in customs. We told him we didn't have the money and he left. What tipped us off was there wasn't a fashion show in Dallas at that time. He fit the same description that everyone was talking about.
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#40 Consumer Comment

He Strikes Again

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

As stated by the Glen Allen person, this guy is good. Unfortunately, I fell victim to his scam. I was at the Chantilly Costco center and walking to my car when an Italian guy in a silver Dodge drove next to me. He stated he was on his way back to Italy and did not want to carry the excess jackets back with him. He showed me 4 jackets which were not bad but now that I know they probabaly cost $25 or less, I feel very dumb. You live and learn. I had left a message for Sgt Shaw at the Leesburg police dept. I ended up buying all 4 jackets for 1,000. Lesson learned here is look very carefully and call up a friend with a live internet connection before you buy.

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#41 Consumer Comment

WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

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

Yea i work here at Best Buy In Glen Allen, VA and this Guy came and approached me with the same things He had three jackets in the cars passenger seat. Two leather and one suede *(the suede is the only one that felt real to me). Anyway he was trying to find how to get to Dulles International i gave him directions Afterwards he asked if i was Italian I told him no but then told him my family is from Europe. This guy was funny He wanted me to buy him a Sony PSP in exchange for these jackets ALL THREE! as he put it. Anyway he was rambling on about Taxes and Tariffs on these goods and finally i told him that i didn't have any money and I was broke so then he asked for directions again and then he was on his was. Did anyone else get to see his magazine that had all the jackets in it. Oh yea when he was here he had a Dodge Magnum Silver
hope this helps someone out
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#42 Consumer Comment

WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

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

Yea i work here at Best Buy In Glen Allen, VA and this Guy came and approached me with the same things He had three jackets in the cars passenger seat. Two leather and one suede *(the suede is the only one that felt real to me). Anyway he was trying to find how to get to Dulles International i gave him directions Afterwards he asked if i was Italian I told him no but then told him my family is from Europe. This guy was funny He wanted me to buy him a Sony PSP in exchange for these jackets ALL THREE! as he put it. Anyway he was rambling on about Taxes and Tariffs on these goods and finally i told him that i didn't have any money and I was broke so then he asked for directions again and then he was on his was. Did anyone else get to see his magazine that had all the jackets in it. Oh yea when he was here he had a Dodge Magnum Silver
hope this helps someone out
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#43 Consumer Comment

WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

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

Yea i work here at Best Buy In Glen Allen, VA and this Guy came and approached me with the same things He had three jackets in the cars passenger seat. Two leather and one suede *(the suede is the only one that felt real to me). Anyway he was trying to find how to get to Dulles International i gave him directions Afterwards he asked if i was Italian I told him no but then told him my family is from Europe. This guy was funny He wanted me to buy him a Sony PSP in exchange for these jackets ALL THREE! as he put it. Anyway he was rambling on about Taxes and Tariffs on these goods and finally i told him that i didn't have any money and I was broke so then he asked for directions again and then he was on his was. Did anyone else get to see his magazine that had all the jackets in it. Oh yea when he was here he had a Dodge Magnum Silver
hope this helps someone out
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#44 Consumer Comment

WOW he is good, drives a Dodge Magnum Silver

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

Yea i work here at Best Buy In Glen Allen, VA and this Guy came and approached me with the same things He had three jackets in the cars passenger seat. Two leather and one suede *(the suede is the only one that felt real to me). Anyway he was trying to find how to get to Dulles International i gave him directions Afterwards he asked if i was Italian I told him no but then told him my family is from Europe. This guy was funny He wanted me to buy him a Sony PSP in exchange for these jackets ALL THREE! as he put it. Anyway he was rambling on about Taxes and Tariffs on these goods and finally i told him that i didn't have any money and I was broke so then he asked for directions again and then he was on his was. Did anyone else get to see his magazine that had all the jackets in it. Oh yea when he was here he had a Dodge Magnum Silver
hope this helps someone out
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#45 Consumer Comment

Emporio Rip Off

AUTHOR: Rob - (Canada)

I ran into this guy in Calgary, Aberta, CANADA March 21st, 2006, by Sunridge Mall area. He gave me a crad that said he was an armani rep. The name on the card was Nico D, with an Italian address on it, he was driving a silver Chrysler 300, fits the description and story above, lloking for directions to the airport, here for a trade show etc.., Hope that helps someone.
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#46 Consumer Suggestion

Ripped off

AUTHOR: Curtis - (Canada)

Hi i just had the same thing happen to me in calgary Ab Canada. A guy pulls up to me asking for directions to the airport with a thick italian accent. So i gave him directions Then he tells me about the jackets and how he doesnt want to take them back to italy. He tried to sell me three for $700 canadian i told him no i wasnt interested. He was persistant and i agreed to buy one for $100 because i thought what the hell even if its fake its still a nice jacket for a hundred bucks. This took place at 5:00pm on Mar 20 he was driving a rented black jeep liberty with an alberta license plate # 65251
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#47 Consumer Suggestion

DC Police

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

I am not sure if is to late to file a report with the DC police, but I have a friend on the force. He loves been a cop and may help you if you contact him. Through the editor of this site. I am with you, I just want to stop the SOB. I don't care about the money I just don't want him robbing people like that poor guy in Centerville with three kids. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

Uriel.

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#48 Consumer Suggestion

DC Police

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

I am not sure if is to late to file a report with the DC police, but I have a friend on the force. He loves been a cop and may help you if you contact him. Through the editor of this site. I am with you, I just want to stop the SOB. I don't care about the money I just don't want him robbing people like that poor guy in Centerville with three kids. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

Uriel.

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#49 Consumer Suggestion

DC Police

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

I am not sure if is to late to file a report with the DC police, but I have a friend on the force. He loves been a cop and may help you if you contact him. Through the editor of this site. I am with you, I just want to stop the SOB. I don't care about the money I just don't want him robbing people like that poor guy in Centerville with three kids. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

Uriel.

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DC Police

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

I am not sure if is to late to file a report with the DC police, but I have a friend on the force. He loves been a cop and may help you if you contact him. Through the editor of this site. I am with you, I just want to stop the SOB. I don't care about the money I just don't want him robbing people like that poor guy in Centerville with three kids. Good luck and let me know if I can help.

Uriel.

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#51 Consumer Suggestion

Thanx for the info Uriel

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

Hello Uriel

Do you think it's too late to file a report with the DC police since this happened almost a year ago? I will contact SGT Shaw. Thanks for the suggestion. I still have those jackets in the bag he sold them to me in. Everytime I look at it I wonder where he is and if he is scamming someone. I live in Charlotte, NC now, but I would love to help catch this guy. I want him off the streets and behind bars. If I got my money back that would be a bonus. Thanks again.
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#52 Consumer Suggestion

Thanx for the info Uriel

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

Hello Uriel

Do you think it's too late to file a report with the DC police since this happened almost a year ago? I will contact SGT Shaw. Thanks for the suggestion. I still have those jackets in the bag he sold them to me in. Everytime I look at it I wonder where he is and if he is scamming someone. I live in Charlotte, NC now, but I would love to help catch this guy. I want him off the streets and behind bars. If I got my money back that would be a bonus. Thanks again.
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#53 Consumer Suggestion

Thanx for the info Uriel

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

Hello Uriel

Do you think it's too late to file a report with the DC police since this happened almost a year ago? I will contact SGT Shaw. Thanks for the suggestion. I still have those jackets in the bag he sold them to me in. Everytime I look at it I wonder where he is and if he is scamming someone. I live in Charlotte, NC now, but I would love to help catch this guy. I want him off the streets and behind bars. If I got my money back that would be a bonus. Thanks again.
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Thanx for the info Uriel

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

Hello Uriel

Do you think it's too late to file a report with the DC police since this happened almost a year ago? I will contact SGT Shaw. Thanks for the suggestion. I still have those jackets in the bag he sold them to me in. Everytime I look at it I wonder where he is and if he is scamming someone. I live in Charlotte, NC now, but I would love to help catch this guy. I want him off the streets and behind bars. If I got my money back that would be a bonus. Thanks again.
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#55 Consumer Suggestion

Help for you Anthony, contacted the Leesburg police

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

Hey Anthony, I contacted the Leesburg police department after my incedent two days before you. I know your incedent happened in DC, but it's the same guy. Contacting the police can only help. I have friends in the Montgomery county Police department and they suggested calling the police. Call the dc police and file a report. Also try the Leesburg police department and ask for a Sgt Shaw he will try to help you as well. Any info you give him may help him find this guy. Also the more people that call him in Virginia the more likely they are to try to and catch this guy. Sgt Shaw told me he will try to get me my money back if he gets him. I am sure he will try for you as well. If you can't find Sgt Shaw send a rebute on my complaint, it's the one before yours.
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#56 Consumer Comment

Emporio Leather Jackets

AUTHOR: Ali - (Canada)

This guy in Toronto (thornhill) called himself Bruno's and shows the same tactics, italian passport and tickets, 4 jackets (1 ladies, 1 suede and 2 black) asking the direction to the airport and try to tell you the same story, that I was here only on a fashion trip, going back home - bla la la - He was driving nice JEEP, I dont know for some reason, this suspect me and I wrote down his auto plate number AYAT 463, Ontario number.
Please be careful and avoid him. thanks
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#57 Consumer Suggestion

These guys are in West Coast now

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

don't know when these guys are going back to East coast, but they are in West coast right now..
i saw him again today, but couldn't catch him.
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