After a nearly ten-year battle by investigative journalist Sean Kelly and his franchise watchdog site UnhappyFranchisee.com, the NY Bagel Franchise Scam is over. Perpetrators Joseph Smith & Dennis Mason are facing federal criminal charges that include fraud, conspiracy & tax evasion. Here is the chronology & blog post index of Sean Kelly’s and UnhappyFranchisee.Com’s nearly 10 year battle to expose & stop the NY Bagel Franchise Scam.
July 2, 2012 DENNIS MASON Franchise Complaints
December 3, 2013 NY BAGEL CAFÉ & DELI Franchise Complaints
12/5/13 CA Department of Business Oversight Complaint filed
April 13, 2015 Is NY BAGEL CAFÉ Violating Multiple State Franchise Laws?
July 14, 2015 Is NY BAGEL CAFÉ Ocean City MD an Illegal Franchise?
July 14, 2015 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise Graveyard
July 27, 2015 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: Have You Been Scammed?
July 29, 2015 Lenders Loan Capital Drops NY Bagel Cafe
August 12, 2015 HOWARD FICHMAN Terminated Over NY Bagel Café Ties
August 26, 2015 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise Refund Help
August 30, 2015 SEED CAPITAL Jim Saia Financing Complaints
September 3, 2015 H&R Retail, Brian Mitchell Risk Their Reputations for NY Bagel Cafe?
September 8, 2015 H&R Retail Ethical Questions Linger (re: NY Bagel Café)
September 30, 2015 NY BAGEL CAFÉ & DELI Newburgh Store For Sale $50K
November 5, 2015 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Joe Smith Investigated by Michigan Attorney General
August 14, 2016 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise & Franchisee Outcomes – Please Share
August 15, 2016 Closed NY Bagel Café Franchise is Now Gem’s House of Bagels
August 15, 2016 How NY BAGEL CAFÉ Hides its Franchise Failures Part 1
August 18, 2016 How NY BAGEL CAFÉ Hides its Franchise Failures Part 2
September 14, 2016 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise a Scam? MA Woman Says Yes
November 18, 2016 NY BAGEL SCAM Victims Are Speaking Out!
April 18, 2017 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Guilty of Fraud, Fined $764,899.33
June 12, 2018 NY BAGEL SCAM Washington Enforcement Order
June 28, 2018 NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop: New Name, Same Scam
August 10, 2018 NY BAGEL CAFE Owners: Were You Sold an Illegal Franchise?
August 22, 2018 NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: Where to File a Fraud Complaint
September 19, 2018 NORRIS McLAUGHLIN P.C. Joins NYC Bagel Scam Team
September 20, 2018 Are Norris McLaughlin, Steven Reed, Anthony Caruso Suing Fraud VICTIMS?
September 26, 2018 Craig’s List NY Bagel Scammer Joe Smith Bullies Victims
November 6, 2018 Let’s Stop the NY Bagel Scam!
November 6, 2018 NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – How to Spot Them
November 6, 2018 NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – The Pitch Pt 1
November 6, 2018 NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – The Pitch Pt 2
November 7, 2018 NY Bagel Café NYC Bagel Franchise Scam Overview
November 8, 2018 DAVIDOVICH BAKERY: Part of the NYC Bagel Scam?
November 15, 2018 MARC ZIROGIANNIS Complaints
December 12, 2018 NY BAGEL SCAM – The Video Series (UPDATED)
December 14, 2018 “We Stopped a Scam” Fundraiser – See Who Contributed & Why
Stop the NY Bagel Scam Video Series
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