• Report: #190693
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American Virtual Dimensions - John Golfis - US Art & Frame

  • Submitted: Tue, May 09, 2006
  • Updated: Sat, July 07, 2007

  • Reported By:Lewisville Texas
American Virtual Dimensions - John Golfis - US Art & Frame
970 Parker Square Flower Mound, Texas U.S.A.

American Virtual Dimensions - US Art and Frame - John C. Golfis ripoff Shop US Art & Frame in Lock Down by Management Company for Not Paying Rent Flower Mound Texas

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Golfis starts yet another new company, UPDATE & INFO

*Consumer Suggestion: Try contacting Irving, TX Police - Golfis new location: 8302 Sterling Dr., Irving TX under American Virtual Dimensions LLC and AVDGalleries.com

*Consumer Suggestion: Have you contacted Flower Mound, Texas police?

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As of 5/8/2006, the US Art & Frame shop in Parker Square of Flower Mound, Texas owned by John C. Golfis was locked up by the leasing office for not paying rent. They had received several complaints about Golfis taking frame orders and asking for payment up front then not delivering the products.

He and his wife, Mary Ding Golfis "worked" at the store together. He would attempt to stall customers by coming up with excuses and lies in order to keep their money and never delivering their products. Do not trust one word John C. Golfis says!

Robert F.
Lewisville, Texas

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Golfis starts yet another new company, UPDATE & INFO

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

I received an email from the John Golfis Update, he's opened a new business, just wanted to get his victims the new contact information:

New company name is Gamut Control, LLC.

Contact info as follows:

USA Headquarters:
222 West Las Colinas Blvd
Millennium Center, Suite 1650
Irving, TX 75039
Toll Free: (866) 94-GAMUT
Email: sales@gamutcontrol.com

Production Location:
(Please call us)
P: (214) 596-1029
F: (214) 596-1032
Email: info@gamutcontrol.com

Funny, new address, new phone numbers. What a crook. Good luck to all.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Try contacting Irving, TX Police - Golfis new location: 8302 Sterling Dr., Irving TX under American Virtual Dimensions LLC and AVDGalleries.com

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

Did you know that John Golfis has opened a new office under American Virtual Dimensions LLC in Irving, TX and is operating a new website under AVDGalleries.com and leasing a new office from Loopnet.com?

Suggestion #1 - Try contacting Irving, TX police department.

Suggestion #2 - Take your complaint directly to John Golfis at his new location and demand your money back and file a complaint addressed to his new location.

Suggestion #3 - Try contacting the management of the leasing company in Irving for assistance.

Suggestion #4 - Try contacting Yahoo Small Business web hosting for their assistance.

Suggestion #5 - Try contacting CasinoVendors dot com for their assistance regarding the false advertising by American Virtual Dimensions LLC.

John Golfis has confirmed his new location by registering as a new vendor at casinovendors.com and advertises his business as follows:

American Virtual Dimensions LLC

AVD has aligned itself with an internationally renowned artist to produce and market his original and L.E. giclees all over the world. By combining technologies from both entities, were now able to better serve the design and interior decorators by customizing the giclees to fit a particular decor. Along with our innovative and timeless Photos to Art oil painting giclees, AVD is leading the way in custom art technologies.

Products and Services

Facility Design and Construction > Dcor > Art > Innovative Proprietary Production Technologies
Custom Painted Canvas Art. Original Art & LE Giclees, Including Renowned International Artist. Plus "Photos to Art" Giclees & Custom Framing


8302 Sterling Dr.
Irving, Texas 75063

Phone: (214) 441-9701
Fax: (214) 441-9645
Website: American Virtual Dimensions LLC

E-mail: JohnMc@AvdGalleries.com

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Date Established: September, 2004
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Have you contacted Flower Mound, Texas police?

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

The Flower Mound, Texas police department has been very helpful in assisting people ripped-off by John C. Golfis.

Anyone that has been ripped-off by John C. Golfis should report their incident to police right away so that police can quantify the true magnitude of his rip-offs to successfully prosecute him and stop him from hurting more people.

Only by reporting your situation to police can John C. Golfis be stopped.

He may have told you things to scare you into not seeking help or "string you along" with more lies to keep you from going to police. He may pay you a small amount from another person he ripped-off to cause you to believe you'll recover your losses with him...eventually. This is known as an age-old "Ponzi Scheme". Don't believe his lies. And NO, he is not working for the FBI, nor does he have a Secret Clearance! These lines have been used for 30 years.

Unfortunately, he has also used violence to control victims. He has even filed false police reports against his victims claiming HE IS THE VICTIM of their harassment when all they want is their money back or to warn the next person being targeted by him.

California civil case Golfis v. Lee shows that he falsely sued one of his female victims in an attempt to keep her from going to the FBI and police. She lost thousands and worse. He did this by swindling the attorney who filed this suit. The attorney lost thousands to John C. Golfis as did several top law firms including Fulbright and Jaworski (multiple times and in excess of $75,000).

Many top attorneys across the country have been ripped-off by John C. Golfis but NONE have shown the courage to report him to police. The list of attorneys is well documented and the total rip-off from attorneys alone is staggering (over $1 million). Even the California attorney who filed his bankruptcy case was ripped-off by John C. Golfis. This was after he had been forewarned that he was about to be ripped-off but laughed and said he was a "big boy" and could handle him.

Know that you are NOT alone. If top attorneys are being ripped-off, this is not happening to stupid people. It is happening because not enough people are reporting their incidents to police and John C. Golfis knows how to isolate his targets from eachother.

Don't be afraid. YOUR report to police may be the one that finally stops him. THE POLICE NEED YOUR HELP.

Where to report? Go to the police department in the city where you live or where you were ripped off by John C. Golfis. Also add your report to www.ripoffreport.com. This site has already spared many people from being ripped-off by John C. Golfis. Testimonies are being gathered. One well known artist was recently spared from further harm by John C. Golfis.

Why Texas? Numerous people were ripped off by John C. Golfis in Los Angeles, California, prior to his arrival in Texas in 2005. These rip-offs occurred while he was under the "close" supervision of a certain California parole agent. During this time, John C. Golfis should have been violated and sent back to prison if he had been properly investigated and found to be operating a business. By using simple Internet searches, citizens tried to do the right thing by providing his parole agent with his business name, address, phone numbers and other significant evidence but NOTHING happened. Instead, it is believed John C. Golfis may have conned his parole agent with "politeness", as he was released from parole in mid 2005, enabling him to flee to Texas.

FACT: The record shows that John C. Golfis WAS operating a business in California the ENTIRE time he was being "supervised" by California Parole. And, now victims are coming forward to tell their stories, but apparently, California has washed their hands of John C. Golfis.

YOU have the power to stop him. On 9/12/01, John C. Golfis was convicted of "2 Strikes". 3 Strikes may result in life behind bars. Texas police have shown they care about its citizens and do take complaints seriously by taking action.

Report your incident to Texas police today and give them the power to stop John C. Golfis.
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