• Report: #115508

Complaint Review: Solutions Bridal

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  • Submitted: Sun, October 31, 2004
  • Updated: Thu, November 25, 2004

  • Reported By:Orlando Florida
Solutions Bridal
6500 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, Florida U.S.A.

Solutions Bridal ripoff scam artist John Stephen and his disgusting Scam Business Solutions Bridal Gainesville And Orlando Florida

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

*Consumer Comment: Thank You Ripoff Report

*Consumer Comment: Alec is up to his old tricks, so it is time to expose him and his lies to his Parole Officer Debbie McLeod

*UPDATE Employee: Holly Spears is the Liar

*Consumer Suggestion: The only scam here, is the master scam aritist who authored it

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Criminal John Stephen

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Criminal John Stephen

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Criminal John Stephen

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Criminal John Stephen

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I just want to warn everyone of a big time scam. Solutions Bridal and John Stephens are absolute Scam Artists. They are the worst kind of scum praying on innocent victims.

This is how they scam people. First you order the wedding dress. John the fat perv letch hovers around you calling you sweetie and honey and acting like you are the most beautiful thing in the world.

You order the dress then the scam begins. They tell you that their have been delays and it will cost more (hundreds or thousands of dollars) to get it done by the time of your wedding.

I had to pay an extra $4200 for my dress or I would not have had it for the wedding. John try's to act sad and says Sweetie what can I do. I believed it wasn't his fault until I ran into an employee who told me this happens all the time.

DO NOT TRUST this scam. They will ruin your wedding or you will pay thousands more.

Kim
Orlando, Florida

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/31/2004 08:15 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Solutions-Bridal/Gainesville-Florida/Solutions-Bridal-ripoff-scam-artist-John-Stephen-and-his-disgusting-Scam-Business-Solution-115508. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

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

I know Alec, even better than Holly does. He backstabs anyone if he thinks it will help him in the long run. He will commit fraud and find patsys to blame it on.

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

[Coming soon: Alec's sentencing and parole record.]

From the records you will see here above, you will see that he lied to his Parole Officer, Debbie McLeod. Alec told Debbie that he lived with his parents (even when he was living with Holly and abusing her children). Furthermore, Alec's parents, Dr. Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafiah Kahmiri, conspired to back up his lies, by not only telling Debbie Alec lived with them, but also that he worked for Modasco, Rafiah Kashmiri's software company.

Ultimately, Alec was just released from parole based on lies and fraud. Not only was Alec not working at Modasco, except on occasion, for show, but he also was engaged in the same type of enterprises which ended him up in the clink in the first place.

Here is how the scam worked: Alec had a $2.33 million debt of restitution to pay. Reportedly, since he made such a small wage he was able to only pay $300 dollars a month on his debt.

Meanwhile, Alec had started up Studio 58 Models and all the iterations of the scam from Options Talent up to the final bankruptcy scam he orchestrated with Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental Talent.

Alec was allowed to leave the company with the credit card records so that he could continue to steal money from those credit accounts. In exchange, Alec was used by Lou Pearlman to divulge the particulars of the settlement he had to pay Ripoff Report.com and make it seem like they were extorting money from Fashion Rock. Alec had already gotten the FBI to arrest Rob Fizia on extortion charge without disclosing the fact that he had his own scam going on.

Alec was really proud of that and used it to scare others who might be thinking of betraying him. He is still getting mileage out of that. Plus, Federal Prosecutor who handled the case had such a huge ego that he vigorously defended Alec because he did not want to admit he had been duped.

Ironically, Alec's brother (I also heard Ash is short for Ashfaq) is a psychologist:

Ash A. Eldifrawi (Liberal Education) Psy.D., Clinical Psychology,
Chicago School of Professional Psychology; licensed clinical psychologist at

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 663-1600

Ash is also an aspiring screenwriter. In 1998 he was a Nicholl Semifinalist, winning an Academy Award for Screenwriting. Maybe Ash should write a screenplay about his screwed up family. Hey, I just was wondering if the several personality disorders in his family is why he became a psychologist in the first place. Ash's family provides case studies for most DSM-IV diagnoses.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

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

I know Alec, even better than Holly does. He backstabs anyone if he thinks it will help him in the long run. He will commit fraud and find patsys to blame it on.

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

[Coming soon: Alec's sentencing and parole record.]

From the records you will see here above, you will see that he lied to his Parole Officer, Debbie McLeod. Alec told Debbie that he lived with his parents (even when he was living with Holly and abusing her children). Furthermore, Alec's parents, Dr. Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafiah Kahmiri, conspired to back up his lies, by not only telling Debbie Alec lived with them, but also that he worked for Modasco, Rafiah Kashmiri's software company.

Ultimately, Alec was just released from parole based on lies and fraud. Not only was Alec not working at Modasco, except on occasion, for show, but he also was engaged in the same type of enterprises which ended him up in the clink in the first place.

Here is how the scam worked: Alec had a $2.33 million debt of restitution to pay. Reportedly, since he made such a small wage he was able to only pay $300 dollars a month on his debt.

Meanwhile, Alec had started up Studio 58 Models and all the iterations of the scam from Options Talent up to the final bankruptcy scam he orchestrated with Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental Talent.

Alec was allowed to leave the company with the credit card records so that he could continue to steal money from those credit accounts. In exchange, Alec was used by Lou Pearlman to divulge the particulars of the settlement he had to pay Ripoff Report.com and make it seem like they were extorting money from Fashion Rock. Alec had already gotten the FBI to arrest Rob Fizia on extortion charge without disclosing the fact that he had his own scam going on.

Alec was really proud of that and used it to scare others who might be thinking of betraying him. He is still getting mileage out of that. Plus, Federal Prosecutor who handled the case had such a huge ego that he vigorously defended Alec because he did not want to admit he had been duped.

Ironically, Alec's brother (I also heard Ash is short for Ashfaq) is a psychologist:

Ash A. Eldifrawi (Liberal Education) Psy.D., Clinical Psychology,
Chicago School of Professional Psychology; licensed clinical psychologist at

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 663-1600

Ash is also an aspiring screenwriter. In 1998 he was a Nicholl Semifinalist, winning an Academy Award for Screenwriting. Maybe Ash should write a screenplay about his screwed up family. Hey, I just was wondering if the several personality disorders in his family is why he became a psychologist in the first place. Ash's family provides case studies for most DSM-IV diagnoses.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

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

I know Alec, even better than Holly does. He backstabs anyone if he thinks it will help him in the long run. He will commit fraud and find patsys to blame it on.

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

[Coming soon: Alec's sentencing and parole record.]

From the records you will see here above, you will see that he lied to his Parole Officer, Debbie McLeod. Alec told Debbie that he lived with his parents (even when he was living with Holly and abusing her children). Furthermore, Alec's parents, Dr. Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafiah Kahmiri, conspired to back up his lies, by not only telling Debbie Alec lived with them, but also that he worked for Modasco, Rafiah Kashmiri's software company.

Ultimately, Alec was just released from parole based on lies and fraud. Not only was Alec not working at Modasco, except on occasion, for show, but he also was engaged in the same type of enterprises which ended him up in the clink in the first place.

Here is how the scam worked: Alec had a $2.33 million debt of restitution to pay. Reportedly, since he made such a small wage he was able to only pay $300 dollars a month on his debt.

Meanwhile, Alec had started up Studio 58 Models and all the iterations of the scam from Options Talent up to the final bankruptcy scam he orchestrated with Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental Talent.

Alec was allowed to leave the company with the credit card records so that he could continue to steal money from those credit accounts. In exchange, Alec was used by Lou Pearlman to divulge the particulars of the settlement he had to pay Ripoff Report.com and make it seem like they were extorting money from Fashion Rock. Alec had already gotten the FBI to arrest Rob Fizia on extortion charge without disclosing the fact that he had his own scam going on.

Alec was really proud of that and used it to scare others who might be thinking of betraying him. He is still getting mileage out of that. Plus, Federal Prosecutor who handled the case had such a huge ego that he vigorously defended Alec because he did not want to admit he had been duped.

Ironically, Alec's brother (I also heard Ash is short for Ashfaq) is a psychologist:

Ash A. Eldifrawi (Liberal Education) Psy.D., Clinical Psychology,
Chicago School of Professional Psychology; licensed clinical psychologist at

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 663-1600

Ash is also an aspiring screenwriter. In 1998 he was a Nicholl Semifinalist, winning an Academy Award for Screenwriting. Maybe Ash should write a screenplay about his screwed up family. Hey, I just was wondering if the several personality disorders in his family is why he became a psychologist in the first place. Ash's family provides case studies for most DSM-IV diagnoses.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Facts about the author of this Rip-off Report, and his brother ASH

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

I know Alec, even better than Holly does. He backstabs anyone if he thinks it will help him in the long run. He will commit fraud and find patsys to blame it on.

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

[Coming soon: Alec's sentencing and parole record.]

From the records you will see here above, you will see that he lied to his Parole Officer, Debbie McLeod. Alec told Debbie that he lived with his parents (even when he was living with Holly and abusing her children). Furthermore, Alec's parents, Dr. Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafiah Kahmiri, conspired to back up his lies, by not only telling Debbie Alec lived with them, but also that he worked for Modasco, Rafiah Kashmiri's software company.

Ultimately, Alec was just released from parole based on lies and fraud. Not only was Alec not working at Modasco, except on occasion, for show, but he also was engaged in the same type of enterprises which ended him up in the clink in the first place.

Here is how the scam worked: Alec had a $2.33 million debt of restitution to pay. Reportedly, since he made such a small wage he was able to only pay $300 dollars a month on his debt.

Meanwhile, Alec had started up Studio 58 Models and all the iterations of the scam from Options Talent up to the final bankruptcy scam he orchestrated with Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental Talent.

Alec was allowed to leave the company with the credit card records so that he could continue to steal money from those credit accounts. In exchange, Alec was used by Lou Pearlman to divulge the particulars of the settlement he had to pay Ripoff Report.com and make it seem like they were extorting money from Fashion Rock. Alec had already gotten the FBI to arrest Rob Fizia on extortion charge without disclosing the fact that he had his own scam going on.

Alec was really proud of that and used it to scare others who might be thinking of betraying him. He is still getting mileage out of that. Plus, Federal Prosecutor who handled the case had such a huge ego that he vigorously defended Alec because he did not want to admit he had been duped.

Ironically, Alec's brother (I also heard Ash is short for Ashfaq) is a psychologist:

Ash A. Eldifrawi (Liberal Education) Psy.D., Clinical Psychology,
Chicago School of Professional Psychology; licensed clinical psychologist at

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 663-1600

Ash is also an aspiring screenwriter. In 1998 he was a Nicholl Semifinalist, winning an Academy Award for Screenwriting. Maybe Ash should write a screenplay about his screwed up family. Hey, I just was wondering if the several personality disorders in his family is why he became a psychologist in the first place. Ash's family provides case studies for most DSM-IV diagnoses.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Thank You Ripoff Report

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

I just want to thank the Ripoff report for saving me a lot of money and heartache. I went to Solutions Bridal to buy a wedding dress. I found some beautiful dresses but they were much more expensive than I had thought. When I asked why the owner John Stephen- told me that because they were the only reputable wedding store in Orlando. I though that sounded kind of sketchy so I did my research online.

I am so glad I found out about the scam before I got sucked in. I also found the same dress in another store in Winter Park and it was much cheaper. I hope someone does something about this scam.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Alec is up to his old tricks, so it is time to expose him and his lies to his Parole Officer Debbie McLeod

AUTHOR: Holly's Friend - (U.S.A.)

I know Alec, even better than Holly does. He backstabs anyone if he thinks it will help him in the long run. He will commit fraud and find patsys to blame it on.

Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

[Coming soon: Alec's sentencing and parole record.]

From the records you will see here above, you will see that he lied to his Parole Officer, Debbie McLeod. Alec told Debbie that he lived with his parents (even when he was living with Holly and abusing her children). Furthermore, Alec's parents, Dr. Ahmed El-Difrawi and Rafiah Kahmiri, conspired to back up his lies, by not only telling Debbie Alec lived with them, but also that he worked for Modasco, Rafiah Kashmiri's software company.

Ultimately, Alec was just released from parole based on lies and fraud. Not only was Alec not working at Modasco, except on occasion, for show, but he also was engaged in the same type of enterprises which ended him up in the clink in the first place.

Here is how the scam worked: Alec had a $2.33 million debt of restitution to pay. Reportedly, since he made such a small wage he was able to only pay $300 dollars a month on his debt.

Meanwhile, Alec had started up Studio 58 Models and all the iterations of the scam from Options Talent up to the final bankruptcy scam he orchestrated with Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental Talent.

Alec was allowed to leave the company with the credit card records so that he could continue to steal money from those credit accounts. In exchange, Alec was used by Lou Pearlman to divulge the particulars of the settlement he had to pay Ripoff Report.com and make it seem like they were extorting money from Fashion Rock. Alec had already gotten the FBI to arrest Rob Fizia on extortion charge without disclosing the fact that he had his own scam going on.

Alec was really proud of that and used it to scare others who might be thinking of betraying him. He is still getting mileage out of that. Plus, Federal Prosecutor who handled the case had such a huge ego that he vigorously defended Alec because he did not want to admit he had been duped.

ALEC is PROPAGATING LOU PEARLMAN'S SEALED TERMS OF HIS AGREEMENT WITH RIPOFFREPORT.COM
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#7 UPDATE Employee

Holly Spears is the Liar

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

Once again Holly Spears is trying to protect one of her scumbag boyfriends by confusing the issue. The fact is hundreds on customers have been ripped off by John Stephen (or Stephen Johnson or whatever he is calling himself now).

If you don't want your wedding destroyed run far away. I work at the store and I see the pain that the brides go thru. John is ruthless. Even if the bride cannot pay the extra money he will not relent. This scumbag should be stopped.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

The only scam here, is the master scam aritist who authored it

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


This posting was written with contempt of the store owner because he is a decent and successful man who is also NOT ethically challenged--unlike the author.

It is possible to run a legitimate business which makes consumers happy and be profitable at the same time...I think that is the definition of "business."

The author of this falacious report was actually a jealous ex boyfriend, Alec Defrawy, or Michael, or Brian Anderson, or (here is the real name) Ayman Ahmed El Defrawi! Please take it upon yourself to conduct a search right here in ripoffreport to get the over 200 negative reports about how he has abused poeple in business and in personal relationships.

His motive for posting this fallacy was to hurt a decent man who is now courting his ex girlfriend--that is me. He is attempting to smear, defame, disconstruct and hurt in anyway possible anyone closely related to me so that I will live in a miserable existance--knowing I am the cause of so many loved one's anguishes around me. He thinks this will lure me back to him. If my bleeding heart wished to stop the pain he is causing for those I care for, he believes I will sacrifice my own happiness and relent back to him.

This store is actually Amazing, and is one of the ways John was able to woo me!
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Criminal John Stephen

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

I am so glad someone is finally exposing that criminal. He sometimes changes his name to Stephen Johnson to escape his criminal behavior. Solutions Bridal is the biggest scam in the Bridal Industry.

If you don't want to get ripped off stay far away. His bitch girlfriend Holly Spears has a history of criminal boyfriends Alec Defrawy Jamie somebody and a bunch of other criminals she has dated. She is the biggest hoesbag in Orlando.
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Criminal John Stephen

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

I am so glad someone is finally exposing that criminal. He sometimes changes his name to Stephen Johnson to escape his criminal behavior. Solutions Bridal is the biggest scam in the Bridal Industry.

If you don't want to get ripped off stay far away. His bitch girlfriend Holly Spears has a history of criminal boyfriends Alec Defrawy Jamie somebody and a bunch of other criminals she has dated. She is the biggest hoesbag in Orlando.
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Criminal John Stephen

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

I am so glad someone is finally exposing that criminal. He sometimes changes his name to Stephen Johnson to escape his criminal behavior. Solutions Bridal is the biggest scam in the Bridal Industry.

If you don't want to get ripped off stay far away. His bitch girlfriend Holly Spears has a history of criminal boyfriends Alec Defrawy Jamie somebody and a bunch of other criminals she has dated. She is the biggest hoesbag in Orlando.
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Criminal John Stephen

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

I am so glad someone is finally exposing that criminal. He sometimes changes his name to Stephen Johnson to escape his criminal behavior. Solutions Bridal is the biggest scam in the Bridal Industry.

If you don't want to get ripped off stay far away. His bitch girlfriend Holly Spears has a history of criminal boyfriends Alec Defrawy Jamie somebody and a bunch of other criminals she has dated. She is the biggest hoesbag in Orlando.
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