NY Bagel Franchise Scam Links & Complaint Timeline

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.

2012

July 2, 2012  DENNIS MASON Franchise Complaints

2013

December 3, 2013  NY BAGEL CAFÉ & DELI Franchise Complaints

12/5/13  CA Department of Business Oversight Complaint filed

 

2014

 

2015

April 3, 2015  NEW YORK BAGEL ENTERPRISES INC. Franchisor’s Corporate Status Revoked

April 9, 2015  NY BAGEL CAFE Kicked Off Franchise Sites for Deceptive Ads

April 13, 2015  Is NY BAGEL CAFÉ Violating Multiple State Franchise Laws?

April 21, 2015  Joe Smith, Dennis Mason & NY Bagel Café Franchise Exposed: 10 Things You Should Know

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 Fraud Investigation by MD Attorney General

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

October 16, 2015 JOHN CARISTI DEBRA CARISTI NY Bagel Café Franchise Owners, Middletown, NJ

November 5, 2015  NY BAGEL CAFÉ Joe Smith Investigated by Michigan Attorney General

 

2016

March 28, 2016  DENNIS MASON Franchise Lawsuits, Controversies, Aliases & Warning

April 16, 2016  NY BAGEL CAFÉ Illegal Franchise Pre-Spring Promotion Sale is On!

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

October 6, 2016 NY BAGEL CAFÉ SCAM Claims Validated by VA Corporations Commission

November 18, 2016  NY BAGEL SCAM Victims Are Speaking Out!

 

2017

April 18, 2017  NY BAGEL CAFÉ Guilty of Fraud, Fined $764,899.33

 

2018

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

 

2019

May 29, 2019  UPDATED: IFE International Franchise Expo Ejects NYC Bagel Franchise Scam

May 30, 2019  NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]

May 31, 2019  NYC Davidovich Bagel Ejected From International Franchise Expo (IFE)

June 5, 2019  Davidovich NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop: Newest Franchise Partner of the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

June 7, 2019  Davidovich NYC Bagel Ejected From International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

June 11, 2019  Are FRANSERVE Brokers Promoting the Davidovich NY Bagel Franchise Scam?

June 11, 2019    Is the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA) Promoting the Davidovich NY Bagel Franchise Scam?

June 12, 2019   Despite Alesia Visconti Denial, Franserve Brokers Promote Davidovich NYC Bagel Scam

 

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Stop the NY Bagel Scam Video Series

Let’s Stop the NY Bagel Scam

NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – How to Spot Them

NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – The Pitch Pt 1

NYC BAGEL SCAM ADS – The Pitch Pt 2

Also Read:

NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: Where to File a Fraud Complaint

NY BAGEL CAFE Owners: Were You Sold an Illegal Franchise?

NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]

NY BAGEL CAFÉ Guilty of Fraud, Fined $764,899.33

NY BAGEL SCAM Washington Enforcement Order

NY BAGEL CAFÉ SCAM Claims Validated by VA Corporations Commission

NY Bagel Café Franchise Scam Overview

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Also read:

NY Bagel Scam Joe Smith Federal Fraud Trial to Begin

 

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE NY BAGEL, NYC BAGEL OR DAVIDIVICH BAGEL SCAM? HAVE YOU DEALT WITH DENNIS MASON, JOE SMITH OR MARC FINTZ (OR MARC ZIROGIANNIS)?   SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.

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