In the end, homeowner probably didn't go up a blinds alley

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Dear Greg: I have been dealing with Mr. & Mrs. Blind Master in Belleview since November 2006 when window treatments costing $1,917 were removed from my home because they were -- in the words of the ...

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john raio

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Feb 2, 2008
 
My name is John Raio. I am an attorney in New York who has sued mark miller and his previous companies five star vending, markland group, breaktime vending and site selectors. until last year, miller was involved with scamming people throughout the country selling vending machine franchises. he got my client for 25 grand and got at least 50 other people (that I know of) for amounts ranging from 3 grand to 85 grand. most including my client never received a single machine. I did manage to get one third of the money back after miller agreed to pay the money back after 3 installments . he never made the second and third installment. he only agreed to pay after the altamonte springs police dept went to his door. After he refused to pay the other 16 grand, a complaint was filed with police but florida declined to prosecute. apparently grand larceny and fraud is considered a civil matter in florida. Through googling, I was able to find over 50 more people who were robbed by miller. there is a lawsuit out of colorado that can be found by googling "mesfin v mark miller and star vending" where miller told his victim that the vending machines would be placed on an air force base. it turned out the air force personnel contacts didnt even exist. in 2002, miller was sued by ftc and us justice dept which resulted in an order against the companies he owned then, ie century placements and martel, inc. staing that miller was to refrain from involvement in future franchises and that he pay restitution to his victims. he never paid back a dime and then filed chapter 11. though "broke" he owns 2 bmws with his wife pamela and lives in a gaited community in an expensive home located at 2665 queen mary place, maitland florida. he used many aliases including jim evens, kyle young and mike zuckerman. This man is a crook and lives off wiping out people's life savings. i fear that most victims will never be paid back. his father in law is carl trauger and is apparently a big wig in the construction industry down there.

miller has stayed out of jail this long since he closes up shop every 6 to 12 months and forma a new company once the complaints start rolling in. I guarantee that skylyn construction will be shut down by years end and a new company will form. As of now, the bbb has no complaints listed for skylyn since it takes several months for them to process and post the complants. a search of rip off.com for mark miller is a real eye opener.
cynthia grande

Rockville Centre, NY

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Feb 2, 2008
 
stay away from this crook mark miller. he stole 75 thousand from me
Grandma Fudd

Winter Springs, FL

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Feb 2, 2008
 
The MBI would rather spend their time arresting someone for using a bit of cocaine and maybe selling a bit to friends and acquaintances than to pursue and put away permanently people who really hurt others financially like this worm and the other worm that hangs round Home Depot's and Lowes and promises to do home improvement job for old ladies, takes a down payment and never delivers any work or material.
I don't use drugs, i don't encourage people to use drugs and I think they are harmful and a way to ruin your life, but drugs are a personal problem as long as you don't hurt other people doing them, deprive them of their property or their freedom and they willingly participate. These crooks do hurt people. Our police should concentrate on those who take advantage of people right under their noses. The TV reporters find the guys and film them in action and still nothing is done to them.
john raio

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Feb 2, 2008
 
to eric roach
i hghly recomend that you file a police report. miller will meet with you and jerk you aroud and will try to make you feel that it is your fault you got ripped off and perhaps try to get even more money from you...this is what he does best. if you want to call me, I will give you more info
john raio I cant post number here but you can call information. I am john raio, esq. in lindenhurst, new york
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Feb 2, 2008
 
john raio wrote:
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i hghly recomend that you file a police report. miller will meet with you and jerk you aroud and will try to make you feel that it is your fault you got ripped off and perhaps try to get even more money from you...this is what he does best. if you want to call me, I will give you more info
john raio I cant post number here but you can call information. I am john raio, esq. in lindenhurst, new york
If you are an attorney, I'm Thurgood Marshall. Your writing, especially punctuation, capitilaztion, and spelling indicates you are a product of gov't schools who failed to progress beyond the 3rd grade in writing skills.
john raio

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Feb 2, 2008
 
mark miller's ex partner is gene pierson who now runs central florida exteriors of orlando. pierson is listed as vice president of cerami shield. Both pierson and miller were in cahoots together in the vending machine scams through five star vendiing, markland group, site selectors and breaktime vending. pierson does not list an address for his company on his website but sunbiz.org lists an address which turns out to be a hotel room. do not ever give pierson or miller your hard earned money. Further, Mark Miller's wife, pam miller was listed as president of five star vending so I would avoid any dealings with her as well
Allison - Esq

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Thurgood Marshall wrote:
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If you are an attorney, I'm Thurgood Marshall. Your writing, especially punctuation, capitilaztion, and spelling indicates you are a product of gov't schools who failed to progress beyond the 3rd grade in writing skills.
Thank you...you beat me to the punch :) I was thinking the same thing when I read his post!
I know (from experience) that they don't teach spelling, grammar, and punctuation in law school, but I would be embarassed to provide anything to the court or opposing counsel that was so fraught with error.
john raio

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Feb 2, 2008
 
to the people who have nothing to do but comment on my punctuation..these are postings, not briefs. perhaps you would better serve your community by reporting scam artists rather than checking my punctuation.
Kristen

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Thurgood Marshall wrote:
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If you are an attorney, I'm Thurgood Marshall. Your writing, especially punctuation, capitilaztion, and spelling indicates you are a product of gov't schools who failed to progress beyond the 3rd grade in writing skills.
Strange. I found your spelling, use of contractions and so forth far more appalling than the attorney's post. What's more, the man provided details it would be most unusual for a man without legal knowledge to possess.
So it seems to me you represent the shady individual about whom this attorney is warning an unsuspecting public.

Since: Jan 08

Shelbyville, IN

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Feb 2, 2008
 
According to the website below, Mr. Miller's house is for sale:

http://www.kellypriceandcompany.com/listman/l...
Forest

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Feb 2, 2008
 
I hired SkyLyn Construction and they did a great job for me. In fact they didn't require any down payment and they financed my job for 1 year with no interest and no payments. Plus they were $3500 lower than my next bid. They gave me 3 local customers to call which I did prior to hiring them and they too were happy. Based upon my experience and the others I spoke with, they are tops. By the way, has anybody looked at Searsís record of home improvements? They have over 11,000 complaints in Orlando alone, yet they have a good record with the BBB.
john raio

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Feb 2, 2008
 
this post is obviously from the crook mark miller
Forest wrote:
I hired SkyLyn Construction and they did a great job for me. In fact they didn't require any down payment and they financed my job for 1 year with no interest and no payments. Plus they were $3500 lower than my next bid. They gave me 3 local customers to call which I did prior to hiring them and they too were happy. Based upon my experience and the others I spoke with, they are tops. By the way, has anybody looked at Searsís record of home improvements? They have over 11,000 complaints in Orlando alone, yet they have a good record with the BBB.
Mark Miller

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Forest wrote:
I hired SkyLyn Construction and they did a great job for me. In fact they didn't require any down payment and they financed my job for 1 year with no interest and no payments. Plus they were $3500 lower than my next bid. They gave me 3 local customers to call which I did prior to hiring them and they too were happy. Based upon my experience and the others I spoke with, they are tops. By the way, has anybody looked at Searsís record of home improvements? They have over 11,000 complaints in Orlando alone, yet they have a good record with the BBB.
Thanks, Mom.

Your loving son,
Mark

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Allison - Esq wrote:
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Thank you...you beat me to the punch :) I was thinking the same thing when I read his post!
I know (from experience) that they don't teach spelling, grammar, and punctuation in law school, but I would be embarassed to provide anything to the court or opposing counsel that was so fraught with error.
Allison,

Attorneys do not write their own letters.

Their admins do.

Admins have the ability to punctuate, and write grammatically correct letters, for their employers.

The owner of the company I work for, cannot use the copier, much less construct a coherent letter.

That's what we are for- to make the true money makers look good- and in return, they compnsate us.

Most people in a position of authority, and making the millions, rely on assistants, to make them look BETTER.

It's just how corporate America is structured.
barbara forgue

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Feb 3, 2008
 
Skylyn Construction is nothing more then a rip off , go to ripoff reports .com amd read, i am also a victim of this company, marc mcdaniles and mark miller use all alais, beware
US Mom

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Feb 4, 2008
 
Kristen wrote:
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Strange. I found your spelling, use of contractions and so forth far more appalling than the attorney's post. What's more, the man provided details it would be most unusual for a man without legal knowledge to possess.
So it seems to me you represent the shady individual about whom this attorney is warning an unsuspecting public.
Sometimes when someone is writing a long post or is in a hurry grammatical errors happen, come on people!
john raio

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Feb 4, 2008
 
I spoke with Barbara Forgue who posted comment above. She is an elderly woman who wanted windows for her trailer and Miller ripped her off for one thousand dollars. This is how low this man is. Words cannot express how I loath this person. Hopefuly he won't be able to talk his way out of his scams anymore and a Judge will out him away.

Since: Nov 07

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Feb 4, 2008
 
Jeeze is this forum about spelling or some rip off.

o=p PUT HIM AWAY.

I would have thought Einstein would have been able to figure that out...
barbara forgue

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Feb 4, 2008
 
here it is, after speaking to miller last wed, he told me he was in jacksonville and would return on monady, he said i'll send a courier over with your money, well he called today after i left him a not so nice message, he once again said he just mailed out my check, what happened to the courier, he also said i was doing you a favor , your windows came from lowes and they burnt up in a truck on hiway 27,well that was 2 weeks ago at least he was listening to the local news.i informed him about channel 9 reporter and also the detective thats been trying to call him his last words were why are all us people being down on him and whatever. so i called the detective back and told him of his call.i also informed him i have a manufactureer that will ship my windows , to me as if lowes or jome depot carry them i would surley buy them my self. this man doesn't know the means i will go to to get my money back,i am a widow and i am disabled my money doesnt come by scamming people, and if my health takes a turn i'll sue him for that i am a copd, and melanoma cancer patient.if i have to i will put my home and land up to hire a lawyer and take from him, just to see how he likes it.
GENE PIERSON

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Feb 6, 2008
 
I WAS TOLD THAT MARK MILLER NAMED SKYLYN CONSTRUCTION AFTER HIS TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. I WONDER IF SHE KNOWS HER FATHER IS USING HER NAME TO STEAL FROM ELDERLY VICTIMS ON FIXED INCOMES? WHAT A SLEAZE. I HOPE HIS FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND IN-LAWS ARE READING THIS. IF YOU LIVE ON QUEEN MARY PLACE IN MAITLAND, YOU BETTER GET AN ALARM SYSTEM AND A DOG.

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