BEWARE of Rev
John W Stone
author of Find My Baby.
NOW IN JAIL
See ABC NEWS
Rev John W Stone 623-330-1506 ripped us off for close to $1,000
will a bogus scheme to place an advertisement on a bench in front of
the local Ranch Markets for 6 months in Phoenix Arizona.
told us that he could place benches with advertisement on the
back of the bench. He took our money, rolled out a bench
and the never returned our calls.
What we found out is that he did not have the approval of the
store manager, district manager on anyone at Ranch Market, even though he said
he did. When confronted, he said it was a mistake at the
Ranch Market. It was not. I've come to the
conclusion that this is a bogus scheme to take money and not deliver.
deliberate and he intended to take money knowing that he did not
have the approval of Ranch Market. Everything he
told us was a lie.
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH
REV JOHN STONE.
BEWARE DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH THE Rev John ( J ) W STONE
As of February 6, 2009.
Left many messages on Rev John Stone Cell phone, 623-330-1506, and he
has not returned the phone call or refunded the money. But
he is still doing 'advertisement business'.
March 13, 09 11:58 AM.
Rev Called. He old me it was not
his fault. Said he would return my money next week.
Rambled on about some plot of the Government to get him.
Told him they would and will put him in jail. (Hopefully).
I actually received a
bench. Did not want to pay him till I actually saw a bench
in place at the Ranch Market. He installed the bench and
took the picture Christmas Eve. The same day I received a
call from the district manager at the market. He wanted to
know why I had a bench up at the market. I told him the
Rev John W Stone did it. He said 'who'. The market
said thanks for the bench. It's still there minus the
you have any experiences with the Rev John W Stone,
email them to me at
I Received these
emails from more victims
Feb 19, 2009
My name is Dr. _____ _____, I think I have just been had by
Rev. John W. Stone. He came in my office on monday and told me I
could have a bench ad in front of walmart which is having their
re-grand opening as a super walmart on 59th ave and Bell (glendale).
I paid him $525. and as I just checked the check was cashed that
day. we were suppose to meet again so he could put me in the
flyer that was also to go out. we e-mailed him with our info and
called him to confirm. His message said he would be out for the
rest of the week. After he left I got an uneasy feeling, and
when i googled his name i came across your info. I don't know if
there is any recourse in this matter but I would sure like to
try to get my money back.
Feb 27, 2009
Hi, My name is ________ and we own a restaurant in Tempe.
John Stone sold us space in a flyer that never materialized.
I called Keith Yaskin from Fox 10 News and he said he is
trying to get in contact with you. We need to expose this
man and his phoney practices. Please call Keith when you
I have filed a claim with Kyrene Justice Court to get my
money back. You should do the same.
March 11, 2009
we had john stone come into our
restaurant today but we gave him no money, luckily I found
him when I googled his name so thanks for that info
March 13, 2009
belive he is still doing this??? He ripped
me off for 3700.00 in Dec. 06. There has got
to be a way to stop this f_____ thief! I
filed reports with the police, called
channel 5 news, started a website similar to
this and NOTHING was done to stop this guy.
I am still VERY pissed. We need to stop him.
I said in my first email to you, He got me
for 3700.00 in Dec. 06 with the advertising
on the bench scam, there was supposed to be
2 of them. One was in front of the Walmart @
Happy Valley & I-17 and the other was
supposed to be in front of the Lowe's right
next door to it. He claimed I was getting
the exclusive first shot at it and that why
the price was so high. It was supposed to be
1500.00 per bench for a total of 3000.00.
then he came back a few days later and hit
me for another six hundred and change for
artwork and printing and so forth. I called
the police, filed a report with them, called
channel 5 news and told them my story, I
even went as far as created a website
similar to yours telling everyone my story
but the cost got to be too much after a year
so I discontinued that. This guy must be
stopped! I dont know what it is going to
take to bring him down but it has got to
happen. I Google his name once in awhile
just to see if anything is up and that is
how I found your website. I cannot believe
it is 2 1/2 years later and he is still
doing this! And incedentally, he has been
doing this for at least 2 or 3 years before
he got me. Please use my story to help
create awareness of this thief. If you need
any other info let me know
March 20, 2009
into the ________ Bar and Grill which I
am the manager and said that he was
selling advertising for a bench in front
of Lowes that was just opening down the
street in two weeks. One half of the
bench was for missing children and the
other half would be for us. We put down
a deposit of $200 and he came in a week
later for the artwork for the so call
bench. Well guess what NO BENCH of
course, after many attempts to contact
him he finally returned my call and said
he would be here Friday with a check or
the bench , which neither ever happened.
This guy is really really good at
scamming people, Reverand my ass! My
neighbor next to me in the strip mall
also got had. I talked to the manager at
the new Lowes and he said he had no idea
who this person was and no way would he
be allowed to put up a bench! All this
transpired in January 2009 If anyone
comes up with an idea to get this man
and make him reimburst all that he has
stolen please count me in! G____
March 27, 2009
A FAX FROM THE REV JOHN W STONE.
a fax for the Rev. Said it was not
his fault and the proof is on his web
site. Which it is not. He
says he is filing bankruptcy and rambled
on about his attorney suing the
associated stores. He said he had
oral agreements with Ranch Market, but
after listing to the recording he did
not have any agreement.
THIS FAX IS MORE
BOGUS CLUTTER TO COVER UP
THE FACT THAT HE IS A LIAR AND A THIEF
AND IS STEALING MONEY FROM PEOPLE.
HE IS STILL OUT SELLING HIS WARES,,
SO BEWARE OF THE REV. JOHN W. STONE.
DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH THE REV JOHN W
JUNE 4, 2009
sure wish your website would have been
up a year ago. Last year, the Good
Reverend came into our Store in Tucson
and pitched the same story about a new
Walmart going up in our neighborhood.
He took us for about $2000, which was to
include exclusive annual ads on 2
benches at 2 Walmarts. Apparently we
weren't the only victims, as we were
contacted by many of the business owners
in our area who had similar scams
perpetrated on them regarding a Grand
Opening Flyer for the new Walmart. One
of the businesses complained to the AZ
Attorney General here in Tucson, but the
complaint has fallen on deaf ears. As
far as we know, NOTHING has been done to
stop this guy - who is turning out to be
a real con artist. WOW - if the
Attorney General and the Police don't
want to do anything about this, what can
we do? It's not that this activity is a
new thing for him, as he stole our money
in 2008. If you figure out how to get
him, let us know so we can join the
BASED ON EMAILS RECEIVED AND PEOPLE I'VE
TALKED TOO HE'S RIPPED OF AROUND $28,000 SO FAR
DURING THE LAST 6 MONTHS.. BUT
DOING THIS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.
ADDITIONAL EMAILS FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE
BEEN RIPPED OFF BY THE REV JOHN W.
STONE, BUT THEY HAVE REQUESTED THAT I DON'T POST
THEM TO THE WEB SITE.
you have any experiences with the Rev John W Stone, email them to me at