Complaint Review: Karim Khashan Lauren Khashan Beatrice Manning Horus
Karim Shawki Khashan Lauren Beatrice Manning Horus Yacht Club One Global Mall Karim Shawki Khashan Lauren Beatrice Manning Scam Nationwide
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*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Personal issues turned into a giant lie to slander my company
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This report concerns the individuals Karim Shawki Khashan and his wife Lauren Khashan (Lauren Beatrice Manning pre-marriage) is closely associated as he has used her identity to hide his bad credit. Karim Shawki Khashan is the owner of the online store ‘Horus Yacht Club’ and ‘One Global Mall,’ hosted by Shopify.com. Karim Shawki Khashan has been guilty of lying, breaching a contract, committing identity theft and attempting to evade financial responsibility. As of the time of this posting, according to one of the reviews on his online store Horus Yacht Club’s Facebook page, a customer ordered something and never got anything.
I met Kharim on April 2013 and he proposed starting a business, as franchisees for the company We Go Shop. [continued below]....
On August 3rd, Karim Shawki Khashan and Lauren Beatrice Manning got into a domestic dispute to the point that the Rancho Cucomonga police was called on them. I was present through the entire ordeal and saw Karim was even temporarily handcuffed. I was completely disgusted with them and I would have left at this point and cut my losses if I were not bound to a rental contract, furthermore I had to go overseas within 12 days so I had no time for anything. The following day they told me they were still short $400 for rent so I reluctantly wrote them a check for it, we also got a three day notice that day to pay rent or be evicted. On the evening of August 7th I find out from Steve Manning that rent was still not paid, Karim was not home at the time and I got tired of the whole situation so I reluctantly got a money order to sort it all out myself. Karim promised me to give me $1000 cash the following morning. However the next morning, he tells me he lost his wallet with all the money in it so I got squat. At this point they owed me a total of $1600.
When I returned on August 31st from my trip, they told me rent is all taken care of and suprisingly they did, they also paid October’s rent too the following month. Since they paid September’s and October's rent, they've paid me back $1000.
On October 27th Karim asked if I could help with rent because they had $2000 invested in stocks and was expecting a big return mid-November. I agreed to give them $500 since they showed some proof they can be trusted. November 1st was on a Friday and that was my payday, I was also working that evening and when I was working. I kept getting calls and texts from Steve Manning that evening when I was working asking when I can get the money and when do I come home because it was urgent. When I did get home that evening Karim and Lauren’s bedroom door was open, they saw me but said nothing. A moment later Steve Manning told me that Karim took out a $200 car title loan on Lauren's car at some place in Hollywood and had to be paid back that night. My pay check did not cash until the following day so I told him no but kept asking if I could take out cash on my credit card or something. I've no idea what they did that night but I did give them $500 in cash the following morning. Lauren’s car was worth way more than a mere $200 and I couldn’t believe that anyone could be this stupid to do something like this.
On November 4th we get a notice again that rent was not paid and had to take action within 3 days. On November 7th I asked Lauren at 7pm if rent was taken care of and she said yes and that they’ve spoken to the accountant. I no longer believed anything they’ve told me but Steve Manning keeps trying to reassure me that everything is fine and that I will be paid back. When November 15th approached neither one of them gave me a cent as promised, by then Steve Manning also moved out. On November 19th I got a call from the leasing office at around 11am telling me if rent was not paid by tomorrow morning eviction will begin. I immediately went to the leasing office and asked them what had happened, they told me they received nothing at all and neither Karim nor Lauren ever saw them. I immediately went back to the apartment, confronted and dragged both of them into the office. Karim kept trying to talk around about making payments, forgiveness, etc. to the accountant and he obviously was not having any of it. When both of them left I had a good talk with the accountant and we agreed to terminate the contract on December 3rd with minimal penalties. Moments later Karim messaged me on Facebook, trying to tell me everything will be fine, thinking I’ll fall for his idiocy. I was forced to pay the rent in full - $1600 including penalties. This added another $1600 on top of the previous $600, totaling $2200.
A few days later, Karim’s car gets towed from the car park because of an expired registration since December 2012. Yet he manages to pay the fine and gets it fully up to date with registration and insurance - that's where the money (assuming they had any ‘stocks’) went instead of making any effort on rent. All he gave me back was $200 in cash before moving out, leaving the debt to $2000.
That's not the end - when I was cleaning out the apartment I found a piece of paper in their room with my full name and social security on it. I immediately ripped it up and threw it away. It turns out he used my identity to open the Charter internet for the apartment. I found out about this after checking my credit and it was done two days before I left for my trip in august. My full name on the account wasn't spelt anywhere close to correct either. I ended up filing a case of identity theft to the Buena Park Police Department and got in touch with Charter Communications to terminate the account and any bills associated.
Neither Karim nor Lauren would tell me where they moved to then and blocked me on social media shortly after. They were complete fools to think they could get away, I found out where they lived after discovering Karim opened the fictitious business name ‘Horus Yacht Club.’ When they were served their court papers on February 4th 2014, the funny part was that it was the owner of that household that took the papers in - I’m sure she was thankful to see the papers first!
Neither Karim nor Lauren showed up to court in April and the judge granted me an additional $200 to the case. About week before the court date, Karim unblocks me on Facebook, saying he wants to start pay me back through MoneyGram but 'needs' information like my name, address, birthdate and phone number. This was really funny because of the timing because it’s as if he knew the court date but made no attempt to show up and most of these information are something lenders would ask for. Steve Manning has told me how Karim used dollar loans centers and cash advances all the time so it’s very likely he was trying to do something like this, especially since he has very bad credit.
While I had little knowledge about what he was doing since we moved out of the apartment, according to another Ripoff Report here, it reveals that he has ripped off another individual in Dana Point, California and he has more insight on the people he’s scammed from before them such as getting a co-sign on a car loan and made no payments (link below).
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