• Report: #957077
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  • Submitted: Fri, October 19, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, July 03, 2014

  • Reported By: MATT — Los Angeles, California United States of America
530 W. 7th St. (5th floor) Los Angeles, California United States of America

Phil Prince - SILK OPERATIONS Phil McElroy....or Lucille Prince McElroy...Lucille Atillo....Tony Tong Ponzi Scam: "FAKE INVESTMENT DEALS" Los Angeles, California

*Author of original report: SCAM = Phil & Lucille Prince & others

*Consumer Suggestion: Melvia Miller Price of Las Vegas

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WARNING:   Beware of these people:  PHILLIP and LUCILLE PRINCE

Their latest address is:   530  W. 7th St.    ---Los Angeles, CA 90017

Lucille was supposedly working for NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.  (Wilshire Bvd.) in Los Angeles.

She is Asian and he is African-American. 

Several people have contacted us for more info ....on this mess because they have met
PHILLIP PRINCE and he is still to this day ripping people off with the same stale lies, same
fake "investment deals" --- using CORPORATE NAMES,  etc.  MATT is one of those people...who
told us about another victim...an elderly Chinese man...that these 2 scammers burned for
at least $40,000 -- since they ran away from all the victims that they cheated in Las Vegas, NV.

I have been posting my COMPLAINTS about Phil and Lucille Prince (McElroy). [continued below]....
because she has been indulging in SLANDER, LYING, FRAUD,  and other
acts of FELONY.  

prison for BANK FRAUD....years ago in Illinois.

 I live in San Diego, CA,  but I met them via a business referral from Las
Vegas, NV.   At that time,  Phil and Lucille and their 2 little
children had an office on E. Flamingo in LV.    She told me that
..."Phil spends thousands and thousands of dollars...runs thru money
like rain water....and does not pay people back."  She also told me that
he had been involved with street drugs. 

We have already posted lots of information to WARN PEOPLE about their
felonious scams...their THEFT OF ID... and similar crimes  (and it is
also available via the AG in CA and in NV...the BBB, DOJ and FTC..we are
simply adding this ---  for now --  IT IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY
DID TO ME.... using my name and credit without my permission (FELONY) --

EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING. They convince some innocent person that they
areoffering a great profitable investment dealvia one of their many
corporations.  Then they seek to have that person let them use their
line of credit to help finance one of these FAKE "investment" deals. 

Phil held many meetings with people and promised huge
profits.benefits.Mercedes carsand other lucrative claims.   Take the
example of MIKE LUVOLLO.  He had been a BARTENDER in Las Vegas for
years.  He and his wife had very good creditand a line with Wells Fargo
Bank in Las Vegas.  Phil tricked him by telling him that he had a
high-paying job as one of his corporate officers.  Phil and Lucille
then did proceed to use this mans credit and to submit APPLICATIONS for
loans, credit cards,  funds, cars, etc. with FALSE INFO on them. 
They would put that this person. had worked with them for many
years.  --  was earning a high salary.  etc.

If the BANK or LENDER called or contacted ... "the corporation" for them to "verify"
that person's employment, salary, etc. -- Lucille did that.   She told
whatever lie needed to get the loan or credit card approved.  It was all

One of their associates who was in the same office on E. Flamingo in Vegas was sent to prison for doing the same things that PHIL AND LUCILLE have been doing.  You can look that case up.... via the ATTNY. GEN. in NV.... as the company was called "Infinity Investments."

AND WE HAVE ATTACHED A COPY OF A COURT DOCUMENT...showing that Phil was in prison for BANK FRAUD....years ago in Illinois.

I have already filed FORMAL COMPLAINTS against these people for these
FELONIES....including stealing my CREDIT and using it....putting my name
on their corporations...without my permission...plus their DECEPTION,

~ Signed  THE ELDERLY WHITE WOMAN FROM SAN DIEGO.... who they ripped off.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/19/2012 07:35 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/phil-prince-silk-operations/los-angeles-california-90017/phil-prince-silk-operations-phil-mcelroyor-lucille-prince-mcelroylucille-atillo-957077. 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 Author of original report

SCAM = Phil & Lucille Prince & others



these same people,  who have operated businesses under similar names:




.....and many, may others.... we are POSTING THIS RESPONSE.

THESE PEOPLE.... ARE NOT HONEST,  TRUSTWORTHY .... and they many people money whom they cheated.

They did have an office on Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, NV for a while -- where they told lies to people about "investing in a silk business" and made promises of repayment... profits,  and Mercedes cars, etc.

IT WAS  NOTHING BUT A TRICK.... a SCAM.... and most of those people have not been repaid a dime.

In response to the most recent fabricated nonsense and lies posted by companies operated by and via PHIL PRINCE and his partners,  LUCILLE ATTILLO his wife,  TONY TONG.... and other representatives.

THE MOST RECENT REPORTS THAT WE HAVE is that they are operating in Los Angeles...and that Lucille may be working for VOLUNTEERS FOR AMERICA.   We have received these reports from people who have been approached by them for MORE INVESTMENTS... or to "use their line of credit" -- or for other scams.

Lucille was also working for NEW YORK LIFE INS....so she claimed at one time...and was continuing her scams via that company.   All of this info has been reported to the various CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES too.

For many years now... these same people have operated under the disguise of various CORP. NAMES.... too many to list here...but these listed are a few of the names.  They have deceived people by stealing their CREDIT ID.... lying to the BBB,  Attorney Generals, and other agencies.  They have made many empty promises...about repaying their debts.... or honor their numerous BAD BOUNCING CHECKS that they have written... honoring breached contracts....and the list goes on an on.

Even after the DA in Las Vegas did send them several letters about the bad checks ...(over $7,000 worth) ...they did evade and ignore the DA...until he arrested them.  She was in jail for several months and filed lies in Court about her whereabouts.   There is a LONG LIST of people who have been cheated...not to mention all the other bad checks,  fraudulent credit accounts opened,  and much more.


Most recently they have engaged in telling lies to the EDITOR of this RIP OFF WEBSITE about repaying the many people that they cheated.  Lucille has also engaged in making threats against those who complained about their deceptive actions.... she has written harassing emails to them... told lies to the Court in Las Vegas after she was arrested for BAD CHECKS.... and they continue in these unethical actions.... lies,  acts of harassment,  cyberbulling and outright fraud.

We have the bad checks that PHIL AND LUCILLE wrote to us.  We also have the full CONTRACT which they breached...years ago.... showing that they have deceived us and others...and owe us at least $500,000 ...based upon the BREACH OF CONTRACT. 

In addition, there are other people in CA.... who have been ripped off... in a similar manner.

INFORMATION .... CASE NUMBERS... and other documents have been provided to the EDITOR of the RIP OFF REPORT...and to the ATTORNEY GENERAL.... FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.... BBB...and other agencies.




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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Melvia Miller Price of Las Vegas

AUTHOR: Lucille - ()

Dear elderly woman from San Diego,

If you claim to be Anke McKiernan, for verification purposes, you will need to identify yourself.

Please provide the number in the blank of your California Driver's license


Please call an attorney at law, (((redacted))) and identify yourself.

This is for your protection.  There is a woman in Las Vegas, posing as Dr. Melvia Miller Price.  She's not a medical doctor nor having a PhD.  Just a copycat of Dr. Seuss.

I understand how frustrating it is when you agreed to a working partner/ investor and the company falls through. 

I worked with the company without receiving salary understanding it was a startup.  But I had to leave the company due to several reasons.  Melvia Miller was a non stop harasser.  Making multi reports with the Child Protective Services of allegations from drug use, abuse, domestic violence, etc. etc. etc.  All of which were dismissed but because CPS had to do their due diligence, there were inconveniences.  Obviously, Melvia knows the system and uses to her advantage. There were several vandalism and burglary at the office in Cambridge Quail, breaking front glass which costed $5,000 per incident.  A large stone was used to break in.  Doug B of the neighboring suite informed me who and what he saw.  I will not slander.  All I know is someone swore under oath with the District Attorney that she received checks from Lucille.

How could that have happened?  Perhaps this will assist:


Lucille has no felony.  She recently did a jury duty.  And if you know what that means, if a person has a felony record, they could not serve as Juror.

Melvia has difficulty identifying who to address her frustrations.  It is like complaining to Malik Price and Mikal Price about their mother's multifarious identities she use to post derogatory accusations until she gets $1 Million and a brand new Mercedes Benz, because this is what Phillip had promised her sometime in 2007.  I have been asking Melvia for the longest time, post the agreement that makes you the right to receive a check from Lucille.  Why would Lucille write you a check?  If you are a business consultant.  So is Lucille.  In fact, you can visit facebook.com/PureHairStudioCalabasas who would be one of my references how I rate in writing Executive Summary, Financial Projections and providing business solutions.

When Melvia charged $500 per hour for allegedly making advertising materials and distributing them to prospective investors, this was a sheet of paper which was composed of tables of images taking from the former company's website and photoshoping into the tote bags, shirts.

Lucille knows Photoshop too and have been making eNewsletters for years.  Received a Blue Jacket Sailor award of the Year.  There is no reason why Lucille would hire you and justify why you should receive compensation.



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