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Emporio Armani scam artist fake worthless clothing burnaby, British Columbia
20th of Nov, 2011 by User146314
Mike Vancouver BC so i just finished having lunch at cactus club over on byrne road shopping center burnaby. a person pulls up in a car asking for directions to the airport. he then tells me his english is no good hes french and he just finished a fashion show. shows me his passport/i.d./business card. then he tells me hes got 3 brand new armani leather jackets and his problem was he didnt want to declare them at the airport and pay taxes. so he was like for $300 he would give me all of the them for cheap. he showed me the stuff he let me touch it i was convinced it was the real deal. so i told him i dont have that kind of money. he said he would drive me to the bank. so like a sucker i did. the only time i figured out it was a scam was as soon as i checked this website. im writing this to let others know this scam so no one gets ripped off again. please if u are reading this and some one attempts to scam u using these tactics, please play along and call the cops on him.. thank u hopefully this never happens to anyone again.
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3638 days ago by Dougpeng
I was also approached by an Italian speaking gentleman offering the same deal in Woodbridge, ON on May 31, 2012 in front of a TD Bank. He claimed he needed directions to the airport and after helping him out, he said he had a trunk load of Armani jackets that he didn't want to declare going back to Italy. As Woodbridge is an Italian enclave, I had no problem getting a translator to help me so he couldn't hide behind his poor English. This gentleman was in his early 50s, clean shaven, and drove a Chysler 300C Ontario license BFFN 981. I asked him for a business card which he refused to produce, and later I asked him for his car rental receipt, which he did show me along with his Italian passport. However, the car rental receipt was from AAAA (4 As) rental on Brittania Road in Mississauga, which is not by the airport. In addition, his English got poorer the more I asked him for identity. That got me suspicious, especially in front of a bank that is accessible to get cash, so I called a friend of mine in the Italian clothing wholesale business who advised me of this scam. I took a picture of him and hence if you need to contact me, email me at [email protected] When he drove off, he also headed away from the airport.
3582 days ago by Jauntyie
It happens in almost the same format around the world
I am an elderly Canadian from Toronto living in a posh London area
I was parking my car around a square in Belgravia two days ago where all the embassies are and this middle aged italian pulled up beside me asking directions to Heathrow
A logical question for someone in a car in this area as most roads change their name every block
I was proud to know my way around and able to help him
He is so appreciative that he wants to give me an Armani suit
He said he was a designer returning to Milan with samples that he would have to pay take on reentry to Italy
He continues to establish empathy with me enquiring about my accent--
Canada-- Italians in Toronto etc
By this time he has 2 suits and 3 jackets in the back of my car
Now I rarely wear a suit anymore and I have leather jackets but somehow you get caught up in the process which from start to finish I calculate took no more than 10 minutes including the drive to the ATM machine
I gave him £500 pounds for 2 suits which dont fit and 3 leather jackets, two of whioh I will keep
I love analysing con men be they life insurance salesmen, mining promoters of Ron Pepeil on TV
And to get caught by this scam is embassing but it was entertaining
It seems to me their focus is men and their technique is to build credibilty, trust and empathy
I was talking to a good friend in South Africia last night and he said the same thiing happened to him in Dublin, Ireland
Almost identical to my experience
I am told this process is not illegal
The goods are not Armani and not conterfeited --labelling is a variation
I expect they are not paying Vat or income tax but is the process illegal in the UK ?

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