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.

 

He 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.  It was 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 advertisement.

 

 

 

If you have any experiences with the Rev John W Stone, 

email them to me at HelpMe@The-Dead-Beat.Com


 

 

I Received these emails from more victims

 

Feb 19, 2009

Hello, 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 have time.

 

I have filed a claim with Kyrene Justice Court to get my money back. You should do the same.

Thanks,

 

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
I cannot 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.

Reply/Followup:  Like 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

He came 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.

Received 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 STONE.

JUNE 4, 2009

We 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 fray!

Thanks,
Tucson, AZ

 

CURRENTLY 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

HE'S BEEN DOING THIS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

 

I'VE HAVE 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.

 

 

If you have any experiences with the Rev John W Stone,  email them to me at HelpMe@The-Dead-Beat.Com