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Emporio Armani / Beware - Antonio D, Managing Director in Emporio Armani Collezione

1 Widmor and King streetToronto, OH, Canada Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 2268081991

He is in Downtown Toronto now!!! still (Widmer and King Street )
Fake name: Antonio D.
Car: White Mazda SUV - Rental
Plate: Did not see unfortunately

One of Complaint said.
"The story is always the same: He is an Armani Managing Director, with fake business card, and is leaving for Italy... Asking in Italian for indications to the Airport. He doesn't want to take the jackets with him coz he will pay duty at the border. So he gave them to me and asked if I could give him some money so he can buy an Ipad for his son at the airport.
I have reported the guy to the police. They are investigating... Hope they catch this ###!!!"

I just got ripped off from him.. about 2 hour ago. I was very suspicious.. but he is like crying and desperate that his credit is full but he had to go back to Italy by tomorrow.. The story is pretty much same as above, , Hey guys dont, dont be soft to anyone who shake your heart on the street.. I suddenly thought like I have been too tough to people I randomly meet on the street.. and I got ripped off. I really hope these types of spam artist get caught soon..

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  • He
      18th of Jan, 2016
    +2 Votes

    I was in a Safeway parking lot today (Jan. 18, 2016) in Novato, Calif. when a well dressed guy pulls up in a MBZ and asks me for directions to the freeway to get to the airport in San Francisco. He is very friendly, asks some questions about me, Italy, etc. Parks his MBZ and says he is a director of the Armani Collezioni and hands me a business card "Antonio Volpe" general mgr. A.C. Collezioni. He says he is returning to Italy tonight and has some genuine Armani leather and suede mens and women jackets that he has been selling to local clothing stores in Sonoma. He would prefer not to take these coats back with him to Italy. He brings out each leather jacket from plastic wrap and says: "I would like you to have these 3 mens leather and suede jackets for free because you have been so kind." He places them in a large plastic bag which he then hands to me to hold. I said, "I really don't need them but if they are free I'll take them but I'm not going to give you any money." "No, No" he says in passable english with an Italian accent, "No money for me." He then begins to show me some womens Armani leather jackets, which he claims sell for $1, 600. He then says "I have a daughter Helena in Italy and I would like to bring her something from California. If you would buy her an iPad (not the large one) I will give you these mens and women's jackets." I tell him, "you know, I really didn't want these coats to begin with and I'm not buying anyone an Ipad, I handed him back the plastic bag and said " Arrivederci" He asks, "Did I offend you?" "No, I just don't want to buy any jackets today"...and kept walking. I then checked out the internet, found this website and am sharing my story

  • Ji
      13th of Feb, 2016
    0 Votes

    The same exact thing happened to me in the parking lot of the Whole Foods in Mill Valley, California on Thursday February 11th (about 20 miles south of Novato, where he targeted Herman G a few days earlier. Headed to SFO airport for an evening flight, ec etc etc. He gave me his business card ("Antonio Volpe"), which I have attached. I also smelled a rat, and got out of his car (a white MZB sedan) as soon as he mentioned that he wanted to "give" me a gift in exchange for giving him directions to the airport. I said that I wasn't looking for any new clothes that day and was in a hurry. I wished him "viaggio sicuro" (bon voyage) and walked away. In retrospect, I wish that I had taken a picture of him, his car, and his license plate.

  • Mp
      8th of Mar, 2016
    0 Votes

    I think I just met the same guy in Dubai. Ask for directions to the airport as he had just completed a clothing expo. Also had jackets and suits and said I think these might fit you. I said no and had a chuckle to myself as last year the same thing happened to one of my sales managers.
    So I thought I would type in his name and see what came up.
    He seems to be calling himself Tony Dell Avallone. His email is very un-Armani tonydellavalone@hotmail.com I am sure a Director of Armani would have a company email wouldn't you!

  • Th
      29th of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    Yupp just happened to me, but I didn't give him any money, and I called the cops He was driving black Kia suv went by the name Anotnio D. Same story, only thing I'm pissed about is that I took the time to write him directions down

  • Su
      23rd of Feb, 2017
    0 Votes

    For me, it's happen in Birmingham, UK. The same story. I was so stupid that I gave him 300 GBP. He told his name is Antonio D'Errico. Please beware this guy

  • Bo
      10th of Mar, 2017
    0 Votes

    He just be on healdsburg ca Safeway parking lot and it's the same history, , he ask me for a $700 dollars but I don't give him nothing, he insisted if I can give him $200 dollar for the 3 jackets, I said I have no money now so he decided give me free the jackets but I don't accepted, he drive a black BMW

  • Li
      29th of Sep, 2017
    +2 Votes

    Same with me in Vienna inner City, 29th of September 2017, 250 Euro for 3 Jackets

  • Li
      29th of Sep, 2017
    +1 Votes

    @Linis Vonderleinen I noiced that he's an italian guy and speaks Spanish too. Seems to be an intelligent guy anyhow

  • Li
      29th of Sep, 2017
    +1 Votes

    @Linis Vonderleinen Tel +390817443207
    Tel +393334788055
    Fax +390815920074
    antonioemporioit@yahoo.com

  • He
      3rd of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Linis Vonderleinen I also met him in Vienna on the 2nd of September 2017. I somehow lost € 380 but I went to the police. Maybe you would like to contact me?

  • Qu
      11th of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Hefeka it happened to me 2 hours ago, I already dennounced the event and I got his license plate. Where did this happen to you?

  • Qu
      13th of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Linis Vonderleinen It would be really nice to have more details of this incident for the police, please contact me.

  • Qu
      13th of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Hefeka I wrote you a private message, would like to know more so police can link the incidents.

  • Le
      20th of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    I think, I just met the same young and charming guy. His "name" was Antonio and he had the mentioned italian accent. Asked me from a black BMW about directions to the airport. I had no idea, but anyway he wanted to give me the jacket for free and showed me the jacket in the plastic bag. I had a kind of foul feeling about the whole thing and also I didn´t need a jacket. So I said, that I already have one big winterjacket, so we said goodbye and parted our ways. That happened today near Getreidemarktgasse, maybe Gauermanngasse. The car had a german license plate.

    He would be a ridicolous good salesman...or to be precise he is one.

  • Th
      28th of Oct, 2017
    +1 Votes

    This guy took 225€ from me in Munich, Germany at the Goethestraße yesterday. I knew I was being scammed but I was afraid that he'd do something to me cause as we chatted I gave him some personal info. He belongs in jail!
    He was driving a blue Peugeot 3008 with a french license plate! I went to the police but they didn't have any sort of information about him.

  • Ja
      28th of Oct, 2017
    +1 Votes

    @Thecraca I met him today in Munich.

    Didn't give him [censor].

  • Ja
      28th of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @jazzjackrabbit Oh, and he was driving an Opel with German license plate.

  • Qu
      2nd of Nov, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Thecraca Please, make sure to report it to the police. If he is using these cars he might be renting them, so the police might found him this way.

  • Un
      31st of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    HI all,

    I just met this guy today in London

  • Un
      31st of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    @unknown223 and basically the same situation with you guys

  • Sc
      2nd of Nov, 2017
    +1 Votes

    He was today in Munich, about 170-180cm, male, southern complexion, trimmed beard, long hair, brown eyes, with southern accent, we spoke in english. More or less the same story as you guys: Wanted to know how to get to the airport and I showed him the way, as thanks he gave me three leather jackets, then he wanted help to get another bag with more or less the same things through the airport control and needed money, I stupidly gave him 470€ (he wanted 700), which he said would give me back tomorrow per Western Union.

    I already gave the police everything (an hour after it all happened, so the case is still hot), but the fact he is still on the loose despite so many affected makes me anxious to be honest. The bavarian police is professional and all, but if he managed to escape the law for so long.. I don´t really know if we will ever see our money back ever again.

    He is really good at what he does, it really changes one´s pesrpective on things - Never trust a stranger.

  • Sc
      3rd of Nov, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Schoobi I already searched and found out that this is an organized net of scam-artists all over the world that operate at least for 4 years now and that there are at least 5 people reported. Sadly, I didn't capture my guy's face. They are professionally organized and I don't think that they will ever be brought to justice with all the apparent resources they have.

  • Qu
      19th of Nov, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Schoobi It is a known scam that many people have repeated over the years, we just fell for it, I don't think there is an international network of them working together. Our only hope is that he can be linked by something like the license plate I gave Vienna police. He must have paid the rented car with a credit card, right?

  • Th
      9th of Nov, 2017
    0 Votes

    He was in Munich on the 6th of November, at around 15:00 on Hohenzollernstr, in front of Rossmann, just before Kurfürstenplatz. Same scenario - needed directions to the airport, rented car, no GPS and he even waved folded papers that supposedly were tickets. Everything about him looked absolutely legit. Young, stylish man from Milan, leaving to America for a fashion show. When we were about to part ways, he asked me what size of coats and jackets I wear, as he had two in his back seat, wrapped in plastic that he didn't need and couldn't take because he would have had to pay taxes on them.

    Anyway, didn't buy any, but I got his business card and decided to look him up online. Now, there are several red flags. His name on the card is "Mr. Antonio D." written in Times. The two street addresses were different fashion stores than what he claimed he had. His name shows up nowhere in search results and the email "antionioemporioit (at) yahoo (dot) com" was not a real one, until I just claimed it.

    Seems like I dodged a bullet!
    Stay safe!

  • Ge
      17th of Dec, 2017
    0 Votes

    This guy is in Dubai aproached to me few min ago. He could not take any money from me because I didn.t

  • Cl
      18th of Dec, 2017
    +1 Votes

    He took 300 from my card which was all what i have. Now i dont know what to do for surviving the next 2weeks. He was in Clerkenwell. If i only was, a bit more suspicious i would have saved my christmas... i really hope something orrible will happen to him

  • Cl
      18th of Dec, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Claudio Busco "London"

  • Br
      18th of Jan, 2018
    0 Votes

    I think it just happened to me ... he gave me 3 jackets ... for 250 .. but he told me to go to Oxford Circus in London tomorrow ... that they would give me a return ... of a jacket in case I did not want it .. .. gave me the address of the store and everything .. I think that I was also .. the name Antonio d 'errico ..

  • Da
      21st of Jan, 2018
    0 Votes

    @Bryan sanchez this guy was today in Dubai, with the name of Antonio dell Algida, working for Emporio Armani. Trying to scam more people.

  • Ma
      25th of Jan, 2018
    0 Votes

    Just happened to me in Dubai, in Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Crown Plaza. He (Mr. Antonio Dell Algida) said he works for Emporio Armani and he is looking for the airport ... I became suspicious when he want to give 3 man suit, as a gift, just for avoiding paying big custom taxes ... I was awaiting for price, as nobody on Earth gives you 3 Armani suits for free, at least he is Pope Francisco. The guy has ridicolous haircut and shirt. I have just said I have no money, then put the suits again in his car, wishing him good luck. I want to report that to real Emporio Armani people, so they can take actions.

  • Do
      2nd of Mar, 2018
    0 Votes

    Same [censor] in Dubai yesterday. I gave him nothing. But at the beginning I thought that’s my luck) But when I took money from ATM 2 times less that he asked. He said “You can take 2 suits instead of 3” I asked him “Why? If you loose than any way”. And only than I realized that it’s fake.

  • Im
      4th of Mar, 2018
    0 Votes

    Haha. This dood just stopped infront of difc. Same story. Had no money but if i had i wouldve given him something for the 3 suits. Tool them back when i said no money and drove away. Did any one actually got the jackets / suits?

  • Ka
      5th of Mar, 2018
    0 Votes

    He is in London now and I gave him 500 pounds for three clothes.

  • Al
      5th of Mar, 2018
    0 Votes

    Just happened to me in Dubai marina, infront of grosvner house . He (Mr. Antonio Dell Algida) said he works for Emporio Armani and he is looking for the airport ... I became suspicious when he want to give 3 man suit, as a gift, just for avoiding paying big custom taxes ... The guy has ridicolous haircut and shirt. I have just said I have no money, then put the suits again in his car, wishing him good luck.he pushed me to take 3 suits and took 2000 dirhams for me . I want to report that to real Emporio Armani and dubai police, so they can take actions.

  • Jo
      5th of Mar, 2018
    0 Votes

    @Ali Monajjem Just happened to me too here in Dubai. I wish I had read this post before giving him 2000 dirhams for three suits. Should I report him to the police? He was driving a maroon Nissan Juke.

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