• Report: #615803

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 21, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, December 03, 2012

  • Reported By: SebastianTPC — West Bloomfield Michigan United States of America
k2-incense.com; k2incense.org; k2verified.org
www.k2-incense.com; www.k2verified.org Internet United States of America

k2-incense.com; k2incense.org; k2verified.org FAKE K2 RESELLER CREATES INTERNET SCAM TO "VERIFY" ITS OWN WESBITES AND CLAIMS ALL OTHERS FRAUDULENT AND COUNTERFEIT! Internet

*Consumer Comment: Bye Bye Alex

*Consumer Comment: End of the Story

*Consumer Comment: Alexandre Dimov And His K2 Verified Sites Are A Fraud

*Consumer Comment: Just keep reporting Alexandre Dimov

*Author of original report: Kendy--How do we take this criminal down???

*Consumer Comment: Alexandre Dimov Lied On His Trademark Application

*Consumer Comment: It's Just Alexandre Dimov Running Another Scam

*UPDATE Employee: Not true, pending legal action will provide proof

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The K2-incense.com website is part of an internet scam that includes a group of websites that all tie back to K2verified.org, as part of a diabolical scheme to trick the world into thinking that there little group are the only ones who sell "authentic", "genuine" or "real" K2, when the truth is that they are the biggest counterfeiters and fraud artists of all K2 resellers out there!  Guess what?  Through K2verified.org they verify only their own websites, and they have several of them to make it look like it's something other than the biggest scam out there!  These guys are total liars, and from the research I've done, IT IS THESE GUYS WHO ARE SELLING BOGUS GARBAGE THAT THEY ARE MAKING IN THEIR GARAGE!  Don't get suckered by these ripoff artists.  I'm not sure who is "real" and who is not, but it looks like most all of the people on their list of "fraudulent" and "counterfeit" resellers are, in fact, the legitimate vendors who are buying from the people who worked with the place where this stuff got started in the USA, which was Bouncing Bear Botanicals out of Kansas.  To the extent there is anyone who could be called "genuine", "authentic" or "real" in the K2 area, especially, because it's only be in the USA for about a year and one-half, it's people that were associated with Bouncing Bear.

Also, these con artists claim to have the trademarks on K2.  It's a lie!  I've researched the Federal registrations for trademarks, service marks, copyrights, etc., and THEY DO NOT HOLD ANY MARKS WHATSOEVER FOR ANYTHING!!!

LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES!




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#1 Consumer Comment

Bye Bye Alex

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

Alexandre Valentinov Dimov was arrested on May 18, 2012. He is currently on extended "vacation" at The Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan in Oregon. He is registered as prisoner # 99979-022.

If anyone wants to read the indictment against him and his three cohorts, it is here: http://www.justice.gov/usao/or/Indictments/20120518_dimov_indictment.pdf

He laughed at the thought of ever having to pay for his crimes. I'll bet he's not laughing now. The conspiracy count alone carries a 20 year sentence if he's convicted and there are five other counts against him as well. His buddy Ryan "Bo" Scott was given bail but since Alex has been indicted as the ringleader (the indictment read "Dimov et. al. and he is the first person listed) and he is a Bulgarian national on overstay status, he will not be going anywhere. They seized about 5 million dollars and everything but his tighty whities when they arrested him and his buddies. If you ever saw his youtube videos from his salviasociety.org website, the "Salvia Princess" named Andie who he used to claim was his sister, is Andrielle Gabaree who was indicted along with her mother, Nancy Gabaree. She was running different errands for Alex including receiving large shipments of K2 at her home.

It truly is ironic how he used to threaten people with lawsuits all the time and now he needs a lawyer himself and has no money to pay for one because the government took everything he had. I know you can't read this in your tiny cell Alex, but you know what they say about having the last laugh. And yeah, I'm enjoying it. Thanks to all who reported this scum and put him where he belongs. His poison made a lot of people ill and now he's going to pay for it. Job well done.
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#2 Consumer Comment

End of the Story

AUTHOR: Elaine Hammond - (USA)

Alexandre Dimov Arrested and charged by the Feds:

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1205/120518portland.htm

Apparently he really was a bad boy who engaged in criminality and overstayed his welcome. Well now he is enjoying the Federal Prison System and will be deported back to his native Bulgaria when his stint is over.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Alexandre Dimov And His K2 Verified Sites Are A Fraud

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

Here is some more info that may help those with an axe to grind against Alexandre Dimov and his fraudulent network of K2 "verified" sites.

A lot of the controversy over who has the right to market K2 seems to center around who sold it first and KTW Enterprises, LTD is claiming they sold it first. I call bullshit. Let me direct your attention to this web page:

http://egov.sos.state.or.us/br/pkg_web_name_srch_inq.show_detl?p_be_rsn=1436956&p_srce=BR_INQ&p_print=FALSE

On the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division site, a search of KTW Enterprises, LTD reveals that Articles of Incorporation were filed on 2/2/10. The registry number is 662143-97.

So this company has only been in existence since 2/2/10 and claimed on their trademark application (remember, the trademark is in the name of KTW Enterprises, LTD) that they have been selling K2 incense since 3/27/09. Smells like fraud to me.

Also, the trademark is for K2 in the category "incense". There is nothing to stop anyone for filing for a similar, although slightly different, trademark, i.e. "K2 herbal incense", etc.

K2 is rapidly becoming outlawed across the U.S. Eventually, the name will become a burden to anyone's business rather than an asset anyway. With the tragic death of David Rozga of Iowa, a campaign to ban K2 (similar to the campaign to ban salvia after the suicide of Brett Chidester) will sweep across the country. Actually, it began months ago and is picking up speed.

Keeping that in mind, those who would like to report Alex and KTW Enterprises, LTD, should do so to the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Their e-mail is: dcbs.info@state.or.us. If you want to go straight to the top, the Director is Cory Streisinger and his e-mail is: dcbs.director@state.or.us. You may also want to write to members of the Oregon House of Representatives. Tell them that Alex has set up shop in their backyard dealing a deadly and controversial substance known as K2 incense. Be sure to reference news articles about the David Rozga death as well as the increasing numbers of K2 related illnesses nationwide. It is a hot topic with legislators everywhere. A recent news story about the growing popularity of K2 in Oregon may well have some lawmakers looking to nip it in the bud before it becomes a major problem for them.

The DCBS can dissolve the corporation if it finds the corporation is engaged in illegal or questionable activities. If the corporation is dissolved and the trademark was granted to that corporation, it is invalid.

With as many people as Alex has pissed off with his lies and false accusations, it is kind of amazing that someone hasn't rented a botnet and launched a DDOS attack against his sites. Who knows? Maybe someone already has. Maybe they will. Stay tuned.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Just keep reporting Alexandre Dimov

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

First, he is a Bulgarian criminal. Next, just be both patient and persistent. You and others have reported him to the FDA, FBI, etc. It takes time for them to investigate and build a case. Be patient but spread the word in the meantime. He will get what is coming to him in the end. Good luck.
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#5 Author of original report

Kendy--How do we take this criminal down???

AUTHOR: SebastianTPC - (United States of America)

You obviously are way ahead of the rest of us when it comes to this interstate Russian criminal.  How do we take him down?  I've contacted the FBI, FTC and the FDA, as well as various blog and media postings and reports.  One suspects that will prove ineffectual, though.  Any thoughts?  Any other people interested in coordinating efforts to deal with this insect?
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#6 Consumer Comment

Alexandre Dimov Lied On His Trademark Application

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

As I mentioned in my previous post, the date of filing for the K2 incense trademark was June 8, 2010. The trademark serial number is 85057245. The owner is listed as KTW Enterprises, LTD CORPORATION OREGON PO BOX 19149 Portland OREGON 97280 which is associated with the website k2wholesale.com. This site is owned by Alexandre Dimov (DOB 6/16/1978).

Dimov, aka Al Grand, claimed in his trademark application that he first used the K2 incense name on 3/27/2009. That is a lie. Alex had NO K2 sites at all at that time. This is easily verified by typing the domain names of his K2 sites (listed in my previous post) into the whois database at networksolutions.com. In March of 2009, Alex had not yet even heard of K2 and did not begin selling it on his site, salviasociety.org until September of 2009.

His bogus trademark can be easily invalidated because he supplied the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with falsified statements regarding his date of first use of the K2 incense name.

Prior to Alex selling K2 on his site, Bouncing Bear Botanicals was selling K2 and had a separate website for wholesale orders. Their prices were the best ($220 for 60 grams) and their K2 was the best around. If anyone deserves the trademark it is Bouncing Bear.

Now Alex wants everyone to believe that not only is he the only person with "authentic" K2 but that he has been marketing it since March of 2009. He is lying to everyone on both counts.

Sebastian, I do believe you were wrong when you posted that Alex makes K2 in his garage. That is not true. He makes it in his kitchen sink. Alex does not have a garage to make it in. That is because he does not have a house anymore. He defaulted on his mortgage and his home located at 4132 Laurel Hill Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 was sold at public auction on 7/15/2009 for 240,721.31 to Fannie Mae.

I suggest that those of you who have legal papers to serve or issues to settle with Alex get busy. There is plenty of information in my posts if you really want to locate him. Good luck.
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#7 Consumer Comment

It's Just Alexandre Dimov Running Another Scam

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

Sebastian was correct about the K2 verified scam except for one thing. According to TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), the date of filing for the K2 incense trademark was June 8, 2010. The trademark serial number is 85057245. The owner is listed as KTW Enterprises, LTD CORPORATION OREGON PO BOX 19149 Portland OREGON 97280 which is associated with the website k2wholesale.com.

ARIN shows the IP number of k2wholesale.com as 75.125.30.78. Hold that thought.

Internet con man Alexandre Dimov of Las Vegas aka Al Grand, owner of Allegrand Enterprises is well known to this site. His site, salviasociety.org, has had a few complaints posted. The IP number of salviasociety.org is 75.125.45.68. Sound familiar? Maybe it's just a coincidence. But what about k2-incense.com, IP number 75.125.45.76? Or k2incense.org, IP number 75.125.45.66? How about k2verified.org, IP number 75.125.30.76? Then there is buyk2.com, IP number 75.125.30.90.

It gets really hard to believe this a coincidence. It sounds much more like a con man with a plan to establish a fake network of "verified" distributors who went out and bought a bunch of domain names and had his buddy George Chaney of seoking.com put  up some web pages of seemingly "independent" distributors. In reality, they are all owned by Alex, so if he can't verify himself as the seller, he goes on about dangerous, counterfeit K2 and threatens other merchants. I love this statement from k2-incense.com:

"Due to confidentiality agreement with the master distributors,

the K2 Manufacturer's business name and location is kept secret, therefore

ANYONE claiming to be the "K2 Manufacturer" is at best a counterfeiter

- and therefore subject to criminal investigation.
"

Oh, it's a secret. And therefore, since know one knows who the top secret "master distributor" is, you can call anyone a counterfeiter.

This is another interesting statement from k2-incense.com:

"DO NOT PURCHASE K2 FROM FLORIDA: IT'S COUNTERFEIT! WE ENCOURAGE FEDERAL & STATE AUTHORITIES TO SEIZE ANY & ALL PRODUCT SOLD IN FLORIDA, LABELED AS 'K2.'"

The company associated with that site is Extraordinary Transformations, Inc. Guess what state it's registered in? If you guessed Florida, you were right. The corporation became active on 1/1/2010 and the officer listed is Cynthia R. Brown of 11558
Captiva Kay Drive, Riverview, Florida 33569. Sounds like Alex is trying to corner the market everywhere.

What you are seeing with this whole "verified" distributor nonsense serves a twofold purpose. One is to place the blame for the recent surge of K2 related illnesses on other merchants and the other is to try to put his competition out of business or at the very least, get them to stop using the K2 name. Alex has even stooped so low (but not for him, really) as to post no less than 7 false complaints against competitors on this site since May 29th. He used the names "Rob", "Jane", "Rod" and posted some anonymously. If you wade through the 100 or so questions on Yahoo Answers if you do a search for "K2 incense", you will see posts from Rob and Jane talking about counterfeit K2 and spamming for his K2 sites. Oops.

Alex gets the Hypocrite of the Year Award after being such a crybaby every time a customer called him out for ripping them off and he claimed they were all false reports written by "a single bitter competitor".

Especially low down is how he tries to make Jon Sloan look like a criminal when Alex not only used to be a business associate of his but has:
1)stolen from customers
2)threatened to harm them when they complained
3)abused his ex-girlfriendand had a restraining order filed against him
4)opened numerous sham corporations (Sunlex Industries, Inc, Allegrand Enterprises, Extradornary Transformations, Inc and KTW Enterprises LTD to name a few) for criminal purposes and
5)illegally and knowingly sold controlled substances to people in states where they were banned.
Alex is indeed the criminal here.

Dimov is a con man who has plagued the internet for over 10 years with his scam sites. He had one site called writingcenteronline.com where he sold term papers and ripped people off. Then he had hacker4hire.com. The site is no longer online, but here is part of the text I copied from it: "The Chronicles of a Scam Artist (or how to steal millions without getting caught) Learn how a scumbag steals thousands of dollars a day from innocent unsuspecting victims and more importantly how the (((REDACTED FOUL LANGUAGE))) never gets caught." That pretty much sums up Alex in a nutshell. He has never done an honest day's work in his life except maybe when he was a travel agent and he failed at that.

In summary, Alex has set up a fake network of distributors with him owning all the sites, he registered a trademark for K2 incense on June 8, 2010 and now he thinks he can libel his competitors and try to bully them into not selling K2. I guarantee you that Alex is not a millionaire (he lost his house last year for defaulting on the loan), celebrity, shaman or any other B.S. he has claimed in the past. Neither is he a chemist or anyone who is capable of making "safe K2". I do not believe he recieves his K2 from the "secret K2 manufacturer" either. The man is a compulsive liar and appears to be mentally unstable. If you have been libeled by Alex, you now know who he is and have a couple of business addresses. Here's one more:
Allegrand Enterprises P.O. Box 364654 North Las Vegas, NV 89036.
Good luck and do not fall for Alexandre Dimov's nonsense.

'Nuff said...for now.
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Not true, pending legal action will provide proof

AUTHOR: David Duncan - (United States of America)

Hello,

This is the one and only reply any such report will get, outside of a court room.  

Neither Bouncing Bear Botanicals, nor any company currently or previously associated with them has any rights over the K2 brand or any legitimate claims to authenticity.  

Explanation of terms:

"authentic k2" - K2 produced by the original and only manufacturer of K2 brand products.  

"legitimate k2 manufacturer" - The manufacturer, who started the K2 brand and has been producing K2 brand products since the beginning of 2009. 

"counterfeit k2" - products NOT produced by the original K2 manufacturer, yet are still being labeled as "K2."  

Facts: The first known K2 counterfeiter is indeed Bouncing Bear Botanicals/Jonathan Sloan (arrested in February of 2010).  Per his own written admission, he started producing product in his own warehouse, labeled as "K2," without the permission/knowledge of the K2 manufacturer.  

Fact: K2 was not started in the US.  

Fact: K2 is a trademarked name protected by common law, Lanham Act and numerous interstate trading laws, as well as protected internationally.  The "K2" name was first used in trade by the original K2 manufacturer and this will be indisputably proven in court.  

Fact: K2 is a DBA the original K2 manufacturer used since the beginning and in numerous documents, and K2 has always been LEGALLY UNRELATED to Bouncing Bear Botanicals or anyone else, other than the original K2 manufacturer.  

Fact: The product currently being produced by numerous counterfeiters is not an exact copy of the original K2 manufactured product.  That's also an undisputed fact.  The "K2 Blonde" produced by counterfeiters is NOT the same as the "K2 Blonde" produced by the K2 manufacturer.  Same goes for all the other K2 blends. 


This all started when solely due to greed, certain distributors of K2 brand products, decided to cut the manufacturer/trademark holder and start producing copies of the product (without even knowing the exact formula) so to increase their profits at the expense of both the manufacturer and the unsuspecting customers. 

Lastly, any claims to any rights over the K2 name that Bouncing Bear Botanicals or anyone related to the Sloan family might have had were given up in writing back in November, which will also be easily proven in court.  

The K2Verified.org website has proven a successful tool in combating counterfeiting.  Already a counterfeiter's warehouse was busted by police in Illinois, thanks to an anonymous tip.  

We are also working with Federal and State authorities in our efforts to eradicate the counterfeiting issue.  Just about every three letter agency in the US is interested in putting a stop to K2 counterfeiting, including FBI, FDA, DEA, as well as Homeland Security (customs) and state DA's.  Most of the counterfeiters are breaking numerous state and federal laws, including importation laws, marketing laws, copyright and trademark laws, scheduled chemical laws, etc.  

[On possibly unrelated note, Jonathan Sloan's house was raided recently (around June 11th, 2010) for distribution of illegal Fen-Phen.  A store, which Bouncing Bear Botanicals supplied with Fen-Phen was also raided.]  

We welcome Jonathan Sloan, Bouncing Bear Botanicals or anyone else related or unrelated to them in court, if they believe they have any rights over the K2 name.  We have an aggressive legal team, fully knowledgeable in every detail of the case, ready to disprove any false claims being made by anyone.  

This report does not surprise any one of us, considering there are thousands of individuals and businesses involved in the counterfeit K2 trade and considering the fact the K2 manufacturer and Trademark holder is taking aggressive legal and other action to put an end to their illegal trade.  Expect many more such false reports to be published with even more outrageous lies. 


Also keep in mind, you're engaging in libel, by calling the product "garbage" and stating it's produced in a "garage," without having any proof to support your claim. Libel in itself is a crime.  We advise anyone wanting to dispute our legitimacy, to stick to facts.  


Anyone, who truly believes they are in the right and know the "truth" will have the decency to post their name and contact information, so that any issues can be resolved in court.  If you strongly believe you're in the right, then you have no reason to hide or to be afraid of deciding this in court.  

We on the other hand are not hiding and do welcome litigation from anyone believing that we are not the legitimate k2 trademark holders and original k2 manufacturer. 

And again, this is the only reply any such report would get outside of a court room.  No other replies will be posted.  

Sincerely,

Dave

Make sure you follow the news updates here:

P.S. Counterfeiting is an issue all major brands are dealing with, check nolacounterculture.com as well as Mojo, Spice, etc...
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