• Report: #1068226
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Tony's Auto Sales Portland

  • Submitted: Thu, July 18, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, July 18, 2013

  • Reported By: Mad as hell — Caldwell Idaho
Tony's Auto Sales Portland
428 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, Oregon USA

Tony's Auto Sales Portland aka Anthony Ephrem aka Harry Ephrem Stole my corvette Portland Oregon

*Author of original report: The ROMA CULT

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 Anthony Ephrem of Tony's Auto Sales in Portland Oregon (located @ 428 SE 82nd Ave. phone number 503 255 9177)  answered an  I placed on Portland Craig'sList for the sale of my classic  corvette. This person and his son Harry Ephram came to my home and posed as collectors of fine cars. Turns out it was a scam. I specifically mention in my  that I did not want any dealers or agencies to contact me regarding my .

I believed them on the aspect that in fact they were collectors as they seemed to know a bit about my car and so on. I did however allow Anthony Ephrem to take my vehicle for a test drive and he asked if he could take it to a local Chevy Dealership and have the car inspected, I agreed with a down payment and had Anthony Ephrem sign a written agreement to either return the car after the inspection or return to pay for the car if in fact he wanted to purchase my car. He did neither, instead, my car ended up in another state a short time there after on another car lot owned by Anthony's relative.

This took place in December of 2012 and as of this date, I have still not been paid and only recently did I find that my vehicle was not in any collection, rather sold for profit to a local customer in the Seattle Area.In doing my research, I have found that Anthony Ephrem dba Tony's Used Car Sales, has in fact done this very thing before, has received multiple civil violations over the past 8 years and continues to scam innocent victims out of cars and money when he sales cars via Craigslist and simple people who just happen to wonder onto his corner lot to purchase a car or truck.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/18/2013 05:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/tonys-auto-sales-portland/portland-oregon-97216/tonys-auto-sales-portland-aka-anthony-ephrem-aka-harry-ephrem-stole-my-corvette-portlan-1068226. 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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AUTHOR: Mad as hell - ()

 I find the information I have uncovered about this person to be VERY disturbing. Come to find out, ANTHONY EPHREM is but one member of many known as ROMA. ROMA is a clever cover up  name for a band of gypsys on the west coast.

They have and use car sales to launder cash as was the case with the older brother of Anthony EPHREM. Take a look!

SO much for hard working "USED CAR DEALERS".........            

A patriarch of Portland's close-knit clan of Gypsies was accused this week of filing a false tax return, the latest development in his four-year battle with the U.S. government. 

Bobbie Ephrem, a 53-year-old auto dealer, fell under suspicion in March 2006, when a police informant told IRS agents that Ephrem concealed huge amounts of cash, failed to pay taxes and often used his son's Social Security number, court records show.

The informant told the IRS that Ephrem's retail auto sales business in Northeast Portland raked in $50,000 a month and that a wholesale auto business had brought in $355,000 during a four-day auction in Spokane.

In August 2006, IRS agents carried a search warrant to Ephrem's house and asked about cash and valuables. Ephrem told them he had nothing of consequence in the home, other than perhaps his Rolex watch, the government alleges.

But in less than seven hours, agents turned up $366,768.50 in currency and the keys to safe-deposit boxes. The next day, agents seized $2.3 million more from safe-deposit boxes at three Portland area banks, bringing total cash seizures to $2.7 million.

The IRS issued Ephrem a rare "tax jeopardy assessment," accusing him of not filing income taxes for nine years and calculating that he owed taxes, penalties and interest of $8.5 million.

Ephrem hired prominent Portland lawyer Marc  Blackman  and sued the government. His complaint accused the IRS of stealing his family fortune, which included more than $1 million of "sacred" inheritance money that belonged to him, his three brothers and a nephew.

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