Fraud

LoocStudio - Fraud
LoocStudio - Fraud
LoocStudio - Fraud
LoocStudio - Fraud
Why would anyone wish him any luck after he has taken money from so many people? I am a designer who purchased a piece of furniture from Looc Studio for a client. I came across his company from a website that was selling his furniture. I thought the company was reputable because his brother also owns a furniture company named Desiron which is highly reputable and I have ordered from them several times. Matt uses all of the same images from Desirons collection. I was fortunate enough to get my clients money back because my credit card company reimbursed me. The whole experience was horrific and an embarrassment for me. They did deliver my furniture piece although it looked like a child made it in shop class. IKEA would be considered high end in comparison. The edges were not straight, the piece looked unfinished, there were pieces of veneer missing, and glue all over. Matt plays mr nice guy and will tell you every lie in the book. His favorite is that he is in a meeting and that a refund check was sent out .... Lies. His partner Mark Beck is no better. He is nice when you place your order and then becomes extremely rude and aggressive thereafter. Do yourself a favor and never order from this company!!!!
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#1632888

I worked for this man.. I wish I would have seen you review sooner.

He still abides by the same poor business practices. Now using the names, Fortress Forest and now even a pet food company called perro usa. The pet food distributor is Ohio pet foods, located in Lisbon OH.

He's still at it, scamming. http://www.perrousa.com.

#1054108

This looks like freight damage?

#1289269
@PissedConsumer1054108

Really!!! The first image clearly represents the poor construction. The edge is not even straight...can't blame that on freight damage.

#1052824

For the record, Mark Beck was not nor has he ever been a partner of Matt Carfaro. He was an employee of Looc Studio.

If he was rude and aggressive, it was probably in response to your demeanor. If you have a problem with poor quality, that's one thing, a personal attack on Mark is poor form.

#1289276
@PissedConsumer1052824

Sorry anonymous employee Mark but I was more than patient with both you and Matt. If I was the only person who had an issue with this company you could possibly get away with that response!

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#693199 Review #693199 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
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Resolved: LoocStudio, Matt Carfaro

Update by user Nov 21, 2014

I am happy to report that Looc Studio/Matt Carfaro returned my deposit. I was very patient with Matt Carfaro and am just glad that I received my money.

I do believe that Matt Carfaro is trying to get back to working on building furniture and rebuilding his company. I wish him luck.

Update by user Aug 23, 2013

In the past year, Matt Carfaro's company LoocStudio has received FOUR complaints against him with the BBB of North Carolina. Further, Matt Carfaro of LoocStudio has refused to acknowledge any of these complaints.

LoocStudio earned an F from BBB. Do not conduct business with LoocStudio or Matt Carfaro unless you want to LOSE money.

Original review posted by user Aug 22, 2013
Matt Carfaro, owner of LoocStudio, was hired by myself and given a desposit to make a piece of furniture for me. Instead, he cashed my check and never delivered the piece nor did he refund my money although he said in a text that he would return my money. There are many complaints against Matt Carfaro and I highly suggest that you avoid doing any business with Matt Carfaro and LoocStudio or Ava Furniture. Matt Carfaro changes the names of his furniture companies so you need to make sure you do not purchase or hire any company to create furniture that is associated with Matt Carfaro of North Carolina.
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#967891

Also does not pay his employees

#821664

I am sure Matt Carfaro is NOT delivering FASCINATING sofas to anyone. I have noticed some praises on the internet all appearing miraculously.

My question to Matt: How are you doing all of this credible business with no employees or skills to make sofas?

#1632896
@PissedConsumer821664

He's not. Ask Tanner Basaga at Yildiz in Wilmington.

There was a lawsuit.

He still struggles and changes his business names everytime he gets sued (lawsuit w/ Fortress Forest international). Mike Menz was acting VP.

#813384

Received my fascinating Sofa a few days ago and I just want to thank Matt Carfaro, the owner of LoocStudio. He was very patient with us while showing variety of fabric choices and different styles.

Numerous options to choose from. The pricing was very reasonable for quality custom made furniture.

#794597

Unfortunately you fine folks in North Carolina are just getting to know Carfaro. I am a former employee of his and can verify he HAD to leave New Jersey since starting yet ANOTHER business and screwing everyone he comes in contact with was no longer an option.

While he was in NJ, he had six different businesses and he committed the same crimes over and over with no regrets whatsoever. I currently have a twenty year judgement against him for unpaid wages and bounced checks, but can't collect since everything he owns has been put in his wife and daughters' names. He starts a new business in a different state under his wife's name (or another family member he hasn't cheated) and continues to swindle people out of their money to finance a lifestyle he cannot afford. He's a real slicky slick kind of guy...if *** was cement, he'd be a super-highway.

I personally witnessed law enforcement agencies looking for him, both state and federal. His customers were looking for him after he committed countless acts of credit card fraud, all of which I would be happy to share with the appropriate authorities if I thought they were actually going to take some action.

I can go on and on and on...but until the authorities are willing to take action, why bother? As for this clown in NY who is defending this piece of dirt, you're obviously no better than he is.

#947091
@PissedConsumer794597

Hi-

I am in the same boat. I sued Matt for unpaid wages after he opened a business in Atlanta and am still trying to find a way to collect, 5 years later. Luckily, the lawsuit was against Matt ( and not under the business) because he attempted to write checks using his "personal" account and not a business account.

But it seems I'll never be able to collect because some how he has figured out how to get around these lawsuits.

I dread the day I made the decision to work for him.

If it's possible to bring a class action lawsuit and collect on these unpaid wages,let me know.

#767887

Have contacted all the agencies investigating Matt Carfaro and Looc Studios after more than three bounced checks and no resolution in sight.

#767925
@PissedConsumer767887

To Who You Gonna Believe-me or

I am grateful to you for contacting all of the agencies. I would also contact his bank and you have the right to file a complaint against Matt Carfaro. Please keep all of us posted if you have any type of resolution. Once a month, I contact the agencies and remind them of my issue and they tell me they are interested and need enough complaints to make it worthwhile. Please follow up with the agencies. Out of curiosity, were you able to speak to Julie Daniel? Since I know that there are other complaints besides myself and now you...we will STOP MATT CARFARO AND LOOCSTUDIO FROM STEALING MONEY FROM POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS.

May 2014 be the year we stop Matt Carfaro.

#758073

After reading all of these comments, I believe it is Matt Carfaro who keeps pressing ***. It is quite apparent that Matt Carfaro of LoocStudio continues to victimize customers, vendors and his own employees.

If only he would pay everyone back, he could possibly rehabilitate himself and not be such a shameful person.

#762265
@PissedConsumer758073

I have worked with Matt for years and have always known him to do the right thing. Yes, times they are late on delivering furniture, but find a custom company that is not.

They always deliver.

To all of you that are slamimg Looc Studio....why not reach out to them and maybe together you all can make a positive.

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#442247 Review #442247 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
High Point, North Carolina
Loss
$1600

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