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  • Submitted: Fri, October 19, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, July 03, 2014

  • Reported By: MATT — Los Angeles, California United States of America
530 W. 7th St. (5th floor) Los Angeles, California United States of America

Silktex LLC REVIEW: Customer Satisfaction Commitment: Silktex LLC is dedicated to customer satisfaction, Silktex LLC implemented strategic changes to ensure customer satisfaction, focusing on green productions strategies. San Pedro California, Manila, Philipiness, Hang Zhou, China
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service – Silktex LLC pledges to always resolve any issues, feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with Silktex, LLC. Silktex, LLC recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Silktex LLC for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Silktex LLC have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Silktex LLC listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Silktex LLC ,chairman Mr. Phillip Prince has informed us that his personal philosophy is that his clients are a precious resource. As a successful businessman, Mr. [continued below]....
..... Phillip Prince feels it is critical to listen to his clients and respond properly. By always putting his customers first, Mr. Phillip Prince hopes to maintain Silktex LLC as a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

Another top executive of the company told us that Mr. Phillip Prince personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in its services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care”. Silktex LLC mission statement says it all: "Our goal is to provide our clients the best quality, value and professional excellence in the industry.” One of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its investigation: typical customer feedback reads: “Silktex LLC (and Mr. Phillip Prince) truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that he and his employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises.”

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Syd Block and Phillip Prince during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Silktex, LLC.

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Silktex, LLC (Silktex) is mainly a Manufacturer of silk and silk related products. They hold multiple silk related technology patents that are utilized in many different applications, such as automotive and fashion apparel. The company also has other divisions separate from the core manufacturing side, including fashion apparel wholesale and retail partnerships. The main Silktex Company does not acquire leads as they do not deal directly with the general public. The company’s fashion wholesale and retail divisions acquire leads through magazine advertisements, internet advertisements, and word of mouth advertisement. Their key target client demographic in the wholesale and retail front is described as a fashionable affluent business person, mainly female, age 25 to 59.

Silktex LLC / Mr. Phillip Prince talks about the Silktex Product:

"Silktex is a unique product. It’s an international patent and it allows silk to be windproof, water resistant, withstand temperatures up to 40 degrees below zero, lightweight, and it’s a fantastic product. We’ve had people that their life was saved from wearing a Silktex jacket, because the product floats. If you go overboard on your boat, and you’re wearing a Silktex jacket it actually floats and can be a life saver. It’s not only a fashion item, it’s also a green product that can save the planet from a lot of excess garbage. Our mission statement is to wrap the world in silk.”

Silktex LLC Customer Care

Both Syd Block and Phillip Prince state that there are virtually no complaints from their customers and clients. If a problem or issue were to arise Mr. Block and Mr. Prince agree that it would be handled quickly on a personal level at which time the client can have an open discussion with the company representatives. The client is always right and Silktex will do whatever the client wants to make sure they are satisfied.

As a quality control measure Silktex practices order tracking and product delivery follow ups. The company tracks client orders and provides updates to the client as requested. Once the product is delivered a representative from Silktex always double checks with the client to make sure they are satisfied with the product.

When asked “What does it mean to you and your company to be a part of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program?"

Syd Block replied, “We feel it’s a big benefit! The recommendations that Ripoff Report makes are important. We want to treat every consumer with a great level of care and Ripoff Report allows us the chance to do that. We will continue to promote Ripoff Report as we hope to make everyone a happy client or happy person that does business with us.”

Phillip Prince replied, “We think it’s great! The truth can come out. There’s two sides to every story. That’s one thing that we’ve learned from this. If we don’t report our side of the story it can be very slanted and the wrong impression can go out around the world. We’ve been hurt pretty bad by this negative report, and right now the company is expanding into a whole new arena of customers and we want our image to reflect a good solid product and good solid people behind it. We want this to be a vehicle where we can impress potential clients. We think Ripoff Report is a great way to accomplish our goal of providing to the public a true perspective of Silktex.”


Silktex LLC / Statements from Mr. Phillip Prince

"I have been involved in fashion designed since the 1960s when I outfitted JimiHendrix, Mick Jagger, AliceCooper, and Janis Joplin among others. I created the world-famous tuxedo T-shirt worn by the Beatles at the Academy Awards in 1976. The tuxedo shirt brought in more than $20 million in its first year. Since then, I have enjoyed preferred celebrity designer status as I have designed for Cher, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, and others. I went on to form New York City based International Design Team Corp. and began private label designing for Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Lord, N Taylor, Burdines, Macy?s, and other specialty stores. In 1988, I made my first of many trips to China. I returned with a commitment to concentrate my design work in silk. I developed new methods for treating silk to produce previously unknown textures and characteristics that I have submitted for patent approval. I continue to operate International Design Team and have also incorporated Speed City Fast to concentrate on alternative silk production. I complement my apparel design with extensive experience in designing cosmetics and skin care products. I am a graduate of the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Advertising from Roosevelt University in Chicago. As Founder, and the spirit behind Ava, Kennedy & Philip Prince, I am the Lead Designer, Board Chairman and a member of the Executive Team.”

Silktex LLC, Mr. Phillip Prince, with his innovated and scientific approach to an already perfect product, has developed a method of feeding the silk worms in way that produces a Hybrid silk that is stronger and thicker than normal silk. The stretch silk through the patent process is virtually indestructible. When laminated, it can replace sheet-rock in construction. This has opened a new world for silk ropes, silk trash bags, interiors for cars, boats, and airplanes. therefor revolutionizing the silk industry.

Silktex takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this: "Silktex LLC provides a very positive environment to work. Opportunities for suggestions and improvements are encouraged. Mr. Phillip Prince is truly concerned about our contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. He takes the time to listen and communicate with employees and customers." Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that Silktex LLC past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.


Silktex LLC recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Report’s Investigation Silktex LLc has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Mr.Phillip Prince and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Silktex LLC is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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Phil Prince - SILK OPERATIONS Phil McElroy....or Lucille Prince McElroy...Lucille Atillo....Tony Tong Ponzi Scam: "FAKE INVESTMENT DEALS" Los Angeles, California

WARNING:   Beware of these people:  PHILLIP and LUCILLE PRINCE

Their latest address is:   530  W. 7th St.    ---Los Angeles, CA 90017

Lucille was supposedly working for NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.  (Wilshire Bvd.) in Los Angeles.

She is Asian and he is African-American. 

Several people have contacted us for more info ....on this mess because they have met
PHILLIP PRINCE and he is still to this day ripping people off with the same stale lies, same
fake "investment deals" --- using CORPORATE NAMES,  etc.  MATT is one of those people...who
told us about another victim...an elderly Chinese man...that these 2 scammers burned for
at least $40,000 -- since they ran away from all the victims that they cheated in Las Vegas, NV.

I have been posting my COMPLAINTS about Phil and Lucille Prince (McElroy)
because she has been indulging in SLANDER, LYING, FRAUD,  and other
acts of FELONY.  

prison for BANK FRAUD....years ago in Illinois.

 I live in San Diego, CA,  but I met them via a business referral from Las
Vegas, NV.   At that time,  Phil and Lucille and their 2 little
children had an office on E. Flamingo in LV.    She told me that
..."Phil spends thousands and thousands of dollars...runs thru money
like rain water....and does not pay people back."  She also told me that
he had been involved with street drugs. 

We have already posted lots of information to WARN PEOPLE about their
felonious scams...their THEFT OF ID... and similar crimes  (and it is
also available via the AG in CA and in NV...the BBB, DOJ and FTC..we are
simply adding this ---  for now --  IT IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY
DID TO ME.... using my name and credit without my permission (FELONY) --

EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING. They convince some innocent person that they
areoffering a great profitable investment dealvia one of their many
corporations.  Then they seek to have that person let them use their
line of credit to help finance one of these FAKE "investment" deals. 

Phil held many meetings with people and promised huge
profits.benefits.Mercedes carsand other lucrative claims.   Take the
example of MIKE LUVOLLO.  He had been a BARTENDER in Las Vegas for
years.  He and his wife had very good creditand a line with Wells Fargo
Bank in Las Vegas.  Phil tricked him by telling him that he had a
high-paying job as one of his corporate officers.  Phil and Lucille
then did proceed to use this mans credit and to submit APPLICATIONS for
loans, credit cards,  funds, cars, etc. with FALSE INFO on them. 
They would put that this person. had worked with them for many
years.  --  was earning a high salary.  etc.

If the BANK or LENDER called or contacted ... "the corporation" for them to "verify"
that person's employment, salary, etc. -- Lucille did that.   She told
whatever lie needed to get the loan or credit card approved.  It was all

One of their associates who was in the same office on E. Flamingo in Vegas was sent to prison for doing the same things that PHIL AND LUCILLE have been doing.  You can look that case up.... via the ATTNY. GEN. in NV.... as the company was called "Infinity Investments."

AND WE HAVE ATTACHED A COPY OF A COURT DOCUMENT...showing that Phil was in prison for BANK FRAUD....years ago in Illinois.

I have already filed FORMAL COMPLAINTS against these people for these
FELONIES....including stealing my CREDIT and using it....putting my name
on their corporations...without my permission...plus their DECEPTION,

~ Signed  THE ELDERLY WHITE WOMAN FROM SAN DIEGO.... who they ripped off.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/19/2012 07:35 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Phil-Prince-SILK-OPERATIONS/Los-Angeles-California-90017/Phil-Prince-SILK-OPERATIONS-Phil-McElroyor-Lucille-Prince-McElroyLucille-Atillo-957077. 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 Author of original report

SCAM = Phil & Lucille Prince & others



these same people,  who have operated businesses under similar names:




.....and many, may others.... we are POSTING THIS RESPONSE.

THESE PEOPLE.... ARE NOT HONEST,  TRUSTWORTHY .... and they many people money whom they cheated.

They did have an office on Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, NV for a while -- where they told lies to people about "investing in a silk business" and made promises of repayment... profits,  and Mercedes cars, etc.

IT WAS  NOTHING BUT A TRICK.... a SCAM.... and most of those people have not been repaid a dime.

In response to the most recent fabricated nonsense and lies posted by companies operated by and via PHIL PRINCE and his partners,  LUCILLE ATTILLO his wife,  TONY TONG.... and other representatives.

THE MOST RECENT REPORTS THAT WE HAVE is that they are operating in Los Angeles...and that Lucille may be working for VOLUNTEERS FOR AMERICA.   We have received these reports from people who have been approached by them for MORE INVESTMENTS... or to "use their line of credit" -- or for other scams.

Lucille was also working for NEW YORK LIFE INS....so she claimed at one time...and was continuing her scams via that company.   All of this info has been reported to the various CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES too.

For many years now... these same people have operated under the disguise of various CORP. NAMES.... too many to list here...but these listed are a few of the names.  They have deceived people by stealing their CREDIT ID.... lying to the BBB,  Attorney Generals, and other agencies.  They have made many empty promises...about repaying their debts.... or honor their numerous BAD BOUNCING CHECKS that they have written... honoring breached contracts....and the list goes on an on.

Even after the DA in Las Vegas did send them several letters about the bad checks ...(over $7,000 worth) ...they did evade and ignore the DA...until he arrested them.  She was in jail for several months and filed lies in Court about her whereabouts.   There is a LONG LIST of people who have been cheated...not to mention all the other bad checks,  fraudulent credit accounts opened,  and much more.


Most recently they have engaged in telling lies to the EDITOR of this RIP OFF WEBSITE about repaying the many people that they cheated.  Lucille has also engaged in making threats against those who complained about their deceptive actions.... she has written harassing emails to them... told lies to the Court in Las Vegas after she was arrested for BAD CHECKS.... and they continue in these unethical actions.... lies,  acts of harassment,  cyberbulling and outright fraud.

We have the bad checks that PHIL AND LUCILLE wrote to us.  We also have the full CONTRACT which they breached...years ago.... showing that they have deceived us and others...and owe us at least $500,000 ...based upon the BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

In addition, there are other people in CA.... who have been ripped off... in a similar manner.

INFORMATION .... CASE NUMBERS... and other documents have been provided to the EDITOR of the RIP OFF REPORT...and to the ATTORNEY GENERAL.... FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.... BBB...and other agencies.




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Melvia Miller Price of Las Vegas

AUTHOR: Lucille - ()

Dear elderly woman from San Diego,

If you claim to be Anke McKiernan, for verification purposes, you will need to identify yourself.

Please provide the number in the blank of your California Driver's license


Please call an attorney at law, (((redacted))) and identify yourself.

This is for your protection.  There is a woman in Las Vegas, posing as Dr. Melvia Miller Price.  She's not a medical doctor nor having a PhD.  Just a copycat of Dr. Seuss.

I understand how frustrating it is when you agreed to a working partner/ investor and the company falls through. 

I worked with the company without receiving salary understanding it was a startup.  But I had to leave the company due to several reasons.  Melvia Miller was a non stop harasser.  Making multi reports with the Child Protective Services of allegations from drug use, abuse, domestic violence, etc. etc. etc.  All of which were dismissed but because CPS had to do their due diligence, there were inconveniences.  Obviously, Melvia knows the system and uses to her advantage. There were several vandalism and burglary at the office in Cambridge Quail, breaking front glass which costed $5,000 per incident.  A large stone was used to break in.  Doug B of the neighboring suite informed me who and what he saw.  I will not slander.  All I know is someone swore under oath with the District Attorney that she received checks from Lucille.

How could that have happened?  Perhaps this will assist:


Lucille has no felony.  She recently did a jury duty.  And if you know what that means, if a person has a felony record, they could not serve as Juror.

Melvia has difficulty identifying who to address her frustrations.  It is like complaining to Malik Price and Mikal Price about their mother's multifarious identities she use to post derogatory accusations until she gets $1 Million and a brand new Mercedes Benz, because this is what Phillip had promised her sometime in 2007.  I have been asking Melvia for the longest time, post the agreement that makes you the right to receive a check from Lucille.  Why would Lucille write you a check?  If you are a business consultant.  So is Lucille.  In fact, you can visit facebook.com/PureHairStudioCalabasas who would be one of my references how I rate in writing Executive Summary, Financial Projections and providing business solutions.

When Melvia charged $500 per hour for allegedly making advertising materials and distributing them to prospective investors, this was a sheet of paper which was composed of tables of images taking from the former company's website and photoshoping into the tote bags, shirts.

Lucille knows Photoshop too and have been making eNewsletters for years.  Received a Blue Jacket Sailor award of the Year.  There is no reason why Lucille would hire you and justify why you should receive compensation.



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