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Andrew Christian
11/29/12

Is SprayTan LA Ripping off Your Credit Card?

Dear Weho Confidential,

I wanted to let you know of a company that does business here that is stealing from it's customers. In March of 2011, I went to an event where SprayTanLA was offering tans, I filled out a credit card authorization form and got my tan.

Four months later, the company charged my card $999.99 on both 7/5/11 & 7/6/11 for a grand total of $1999.98. According to the employee who performed the tans that night, at least 2 other customers from that night had the exact same thing happen to them.

As crazy as it seems, I somehow overlooked these charges until I was doing my taxes & entering info into quickbooks. When I discovered it, I immediately reached out to the company. They told me to dispute the charges with my credit card company. I did, but b/c more than 120 days had passed, they refused to refund my money. When I let Rob Lonardo, the owner of the company know and asked to be refunded, he called me a moron and said to take him to court. I took his own advise & filed a police report tonight. I want you to let your readers know NOT to use this company. They are shady! There are multiple reports of fraud on ripoff reports. The owner, Rob Lonardo, lives in West Hollywood. The link to his facebook profile is below, as is the link to his website and ripoff reports and various other websites claiming fraud & harassment. I've also attached a copy of my credit card statement showing the charges.





xxxo
IMLAY

18 comments:

  1. how is it that your normal bill is around 900 and you DON'T notice it jump to 3000??? open your fuckin mail and pay attention !!!! clearly they are slime balls to not give you your money back but that is what small claims court is for and the internet to slam shadey and dishonest operators...

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  2. Contact the BBB too. Thanks for the heads up, what a scam!

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  3. Ugh. Go to his Facebook profile and scroll through the douche parade that populates his photo album. Any one of those F-List fame-seekers could easily be desperate enough (and close enough to the credit card machine) to have committed this fraud. Gotta pay that rent, after all!

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  4. Mitchell Carter (name is on the bottom of the statement) sure is racking up a lot of charges on his credit card and only making minimum payments. Also, why are all of the amounts not aligned to the right? Everything else on the statement is properly aligned except the amounts. This seems a bit fake to me. Don't get me wrong. this owner sounds like a total asshole, but this statement and story is smelling fishy like lesbian night at a gay bar!

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  5. @ 9:19
    Listen Nigger, i dont care if anything is allined or not. How many people check thier bills any ways? We all just pay the miniumums. Go slowly dye of aids . There was a crime commited and you think you know better? Slowly dye you damn NIGGER!

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  6. The comment at 9:19 does sound like a bitter queen who thinks he knows better. He does not and is suffering and shoudl really succumb today.

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  7. 9:19
    Just shut your mouth queen. You don't know a thing . You prolly don't even know you have AIDS!

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  8. Can we all talk about Manny Patells yellow urine stained teeth from years of drinking urine along the river that his family bathes in in Surcruit ,India? I belive most of the urine he drank was from the wild boar in the fields where his mother harvests corn and wheat. I belive his father was a lock smith and makes dilies out of lace for the wealthy white women t o buy when they visit his village.

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  9. Why would a tanning salon ask its customer to sign a credit card auth paper? You should've know there was something wrong right at the spot.

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  10. I bet the loser who posted the comments from 11:00 am to 11:40 am is probably the same loser who sent in this bogus story. Mitchell, is that you? Haha. What a pathetic piece of shit that you have to pretend being multiple people posting on a stupid blog.

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  11. well your an idiot to pay for a tan in sunny LA in the first place. and an idiot who doesn't mind his money. and now your idiot to be broadcasting your idiocy on this local rag. cut your loses and don't let it happen again. stress is a killer. litigation is stressful. you clearly have more money than you know what to do with. let it go.

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  12. see pictures of when he was pale and 2000 richer lol

    http://www.facebook.com/itsmitchb1tch

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  13. You do makeup for a living and you don't notice a 2k charge on your credit card? Riiiiight.

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  14. I know Rob... this 36 year old straight loser, lives with 5 gay guys in a creepy house in west hollywood. Every sentence is how "rich" he is and how much money he has, but when we go to Baja Fresh he made me pay for my 6 dollar salad. He is a con artist. I can't say I truly hate anyone, but i honestly can't stand him. He is the biggest douche bag i've ever met. He talks about money, and how he was "Hollywood's biggest club promotor" in 1985. Sue the shit out if him!!!!!!!!!

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  15. I had sex with Mitchell and we did it in that tanning salon. We used darque lotion for lube now my penis smells like coconut. I also had sex with Rob i let him run his mouth about how great he was I didnt care I let him keep talking till hi scock was deep inside me then we both came then I left. All these LA queens are just talkers and I let them talk and fuck:)

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  16. Robert Lonardo, owner of Spray Tan LA has a string of felony arrests throughout the USA, the latest in Pensacola, FL for felony fraud and felony vandalism. He is awaiting trial. He also has had action taken against him by the States of California, Washington and Illinois for running fraudulent real estate and mortgage concerns. In fact Washington caught him LYING when he claimed he missed a revocation hearing due to attending the funeral of his supposed girlfriend. The problem is they found out this woman died 2 weeks AFTER the hearing date. He was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and restitution to his victims. He of course hasn't paid a penny. Beware people, this man is a fraudster and FELON. Do NOT get involved at all with him.

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  17. how can this person spend so much money and sends a payment for $60??? how much is he in debt? lol

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  18. You guys are bitches...the guy is trying to warn others and all you do is attack him. Fuck I'm glad I got out of CA!

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