Report: #614575

Complaint Review:

  • Submitted: Wed, June 16, 2010
  • Updated: Sun, June 20, 2010
  • Reported By: Kendy — Internet United States of America

    United States of America Scam Hospitalizing Hundreds Internet

*Author of original report: Central Iowa Teen Dead from K2

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

The latest scam and outrage to come from internet con man Alexandre Dimov is perhaps the most dangerous of all. He began selling K2 incense last year and discovered he could make a lot more money than selling salvia (and ripping people off) by selling K2 which he markets as incense but is in reality a marijuana substitute containing synthetic cannabinoids untested on humans. He billed himself as the largest and only "authorized distributor" of K2.

Then people began to get sick. Lots of them - over 350 REPORTED cases of hospitalizations since just February of this year. All of them had ingested K2 and been hospitalized with some or all of the following symptoms: tachycardia, respiratory distress, syncope, vomiting, hypertension, anxiety and confusion. Last year, a 14 year old boy from Fair Play Missouri went into respiratory arrest after ingesting K2. Paramedics revived him but he was close to becoming the first known K2 fatality. A few cases continued to experience symptoms for weeks after ingesting K2. It takes only a few minutes of searching Google News to realize the increasing amount of people becoming sick and suffering serious adverse effects from K2.

Perhaps fearing he would rightly be held liable for his dangerous product making hundreds of people seriously ill, Alex decided to blame "counterfeiters" for making the "bad" K2 that was making everyone ill. Only the K2 sold by anyone possessing the magical "authorized distributor" seal was safe to buy according to him. After all, he has held the K2 trademark since it's been in existence, right? Nope. 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!! Here he was telling everyone who visited his site for months that he was the only one authorized to sell under the K2 name and he was lying (once again) because he did not even have a trademark for it. He does claim a first use date of 3/27/2009 only because no one was selling it before that and he wanted to have the APPEARANCE of being the first. The trademark serial number is 85057245 for anyone who wants to look it up. The owner is listed as KTW Enterprises, LTD CORPORATION OREGON PO BOX 19149 Portland OREGON 97280 which is associated with his site

This statement is currently posted on "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. The filing date was 12/24/2009. The domain name was created on 12/12/2009 indicating that this company is indeed run out of Florida, the very state he asks to seize counterfeit K2. This is merely an attempt to hide his whereabouts (he certainly can't be in Nevada, Oregon and Florida at the same time) and try to misdirect attention away from himself and avoid accountability for the many people he has made ill with his dangerous product. As a bonus, if the "counterfeit" K2 were to be seized, he eliminates the competition. After all, he can't be a counterfeiter since he has owned the K2 incense trademark for a whole week now, right?

Alex thinks you should blame everyone - except him. According to him, you should blame the government because they make the dangerous substances people like to take illegal. You should blame the "counterfeiters" for making fake K2 in "filthy back rooms and warehouses". Blame the people who buy it and smoke it even though he says it is not for human consumption. (Guess what Alex? Incense is going to be inhaled even if it is done passively. You know people will breathe that garbage in so your "not for human consumption" doesn't cut it.) Just don't blame him - even though he knows his product has sickened hundreds. Even though he knows JWH-018 and JWH-073 are untested for long term effects on humans and are illegal to sell without FDA approval which they will never give. That's why Alex hates the FDA so much. That and the fact that they busted his buddy Jon Sloan of Bouncing Bear Botanicals in February of this year.

Now Alex is promoting a new K2 on his site which he claims is legal anywhere. That must mean it has no JWH compunds in it, right Alex? Then why would anyone want to buy it? You know d**n well people are buying K2 to smoke and not to use as incense.
What new ingredient does it contain that is legal everywhere? And most of all, why won't you tell anyone what it is?  The consumer has a right to know what kind of poison you are now selling.

I understand people are tempted to buy this dangerous crap because they don't want anything to show up on a drug test or because they can't get arrested for it (in most states for right now) but is it worth your health or your life? Spending a night in the hospital or continuing to have very unpleasant symptoms for sometimes weeks after using K2 is not worth catching a brief high that is even MORE expensive than marijuana. You are paying premium prices for an inferior and very dangerous product if you buy K2. NONE OF IT IS SAFE. Read the news reports. Look up statements made by Professor John W. Huffman of Clemson University who invented the synthetic cannabinoids used in K2. He states that anyone using these compounds to get high "is an idiot" and that there are no long term studies on their effects on humans, although "they probably break down into carcinogens".

You need to value your own lives because Alex values no one's but his own. He doesn't get care if you get ill or die from his product as long as he makes money and isn't held accountable. Please do not buy K2 from ANYBODY. You simply never know what you're getting and it could well be more than you bargained for. Death - no extra charge.

A very unhappy birthday to you Alex. The day they arrest you can't come soon enough.
Is this Ripoff Report About you?
Ripoff Report A business' first line of defense on the Internet.
If your business is willing to make a commitment to customer satisfaction Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation? Fix it the right way. Corporate Advocacy Program™

Set the record straight: Arbitration Program

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/16/2010 12:42 AM and is a permanent record located here: 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. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
Also a victim?
Repair Your Reputation!

Updates & Rebuttals


#1 Author of original report

Central Iowa Teen Dead from K2

AUTHOR: Kendy - (United States of America)

Unfortunately, the first known fatality from K2 incense was reported by the news a couple of days ago. I don't care if a site has a seal saying "verified by Jesus Christ Himself", NONE OF IT IS SAFE. Unless you are watching it being made and understand what is happening through every step of the process, you have no idea what you are getting.

Alex will tell you that it is a small number of people suffering adverse effects as tens of millions of people are using K2 now. First, that number is grossly exaggerated, and second, hundreds of people getting seriously ill from this product is not acceptable, whatever percentage it may be. Suppose it was your family member of friend (not that you have any, Alex). Would it still be acceptable? He will make flawed comparisons to the dangers of eating red meat and other such nonsense. The difference is Alex, if it has to be spelled out for you, is that K2 is totally unnecessary unlike things It is foolish for anyone to take the risk of ingesting compounds that have not been tested on humans, have sickened hundreds and, now, killed one person.

Still, Alex has not one bit of remorse for those he has sickened with his product. His primary focus is this "verified" K2 distributor nonsense. He thinks this will absolve him of any responsibility of making people ill or worse as he blames "counterfeiters" for the "bad K2". Of course, he would have everyone believe that his is perfectly safe which is NOT true. His K2 also contains synthetic cannabinoids. He also is trying to use this "verified" nonsense to drive the competition out of business.

The first news reports that stated 352 hospitalizations from K2 occurred between February and the end of May came out at the end of last month. Since that time, Alex has posted no less than 7 reports on this site that appear when you search for "K2".
He has made libelous accusations against his former business associate Jon Sloan and his family, calling them the "Sloan crime family". The reports are absolutely false and Jon knows all about them and was told it was you, Alex, who published them. What a hypocrite you are, always crying that every report against your business was the work of "a bitter competitor" and here you are posting bullshit about other business owners.

Anyway, it doesn't matter what you call yourself. If they find that dead teen ordered that K2 from you, you are screwed, period. Expect to be made an example of. I know I'll enjoy it when the time comes.
Respond to this report!
Ripoff Report Recommends
ZipBooks Accounting Software

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.