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  • Report:  #1519082

Complaint Review: Kristopher Clement Swain & Rachelle Alexandra Edwards DBA Wildwood Tattoo Parlour; Rachelle Alexandra Ink; & Xandra Ink - Kamloops British Columbia

Reported By:
John - Seattle, Washington, United States
Submitted:
Mon, June 13, 2022
Updated:

Kristopher Clement Swain & Rachelle Alexandra Edwards DBA Wildwood Tattoo Parlour; Rachelle Alexandra Ink; & Xandra Ink
829 Victoria Street Kamloops, V2C2B7 British Columbia, United States
Phone:
(778) 362-2228
Web:
www.wildwoodtattoo.ca
Categories:
Fraud, RIP-OFF , Corrupt Companies, REFUSES TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY, tattoo
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Kristopher Clement Swain & Rachelle Alexandra Edwards (doing business as 'Wildwood Tattoo Parlour'; Rachelle Alexandra Ink; & Xandra Ink) shut down their shop at 829 Victoria Street in Kamloops, BC on June 1, 2022 after they were raided in late March 2022 for paying their employees under the table and for tax evasion.

After shutting down their shop, they posted some sob story on Facebook (see enclosed Wildwood Tattoo Parlour Facebook screenshots).

Emails and phone calls from customers who had given them deposits or purchased Gift Cards were not returned and in one instance, a customer's email 'bounced' from Wildwood Tattoo Parlour's mail server.

AVOID THESES SCAMMERS! There are plenty of reputable tattoo artists in Kamloops from which to choose.


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7 Updates & Rebuttals

John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
Kristopher Clement Swain Terminated From Cooper's Foods For Theft

#2Author of original report

Fri, September 02, 2022

Sources at Cooper's Foods (Save-On-Foods) in Kamloops, BC confirm that Kristopher Clement Swain (Co-Founder of Wildwood Tattoo Parlour, Snakehoney Tattoos and Snakehoney Reptiles) was employed by Cooper's Foods prior to becoming a tattoo artist and in fact was terminated for cause after stealing from the Kamloops grocer.

Swain can now add 'Thief' to his list of 'accomplishments'.

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
Narcissist & Pathological Liar Kristopher Clement Swain Takes to Facebook to Play 'Victim'

#3Author of original report

Thu, September 01, 2022

Just when you thought that screenshots taken from Wildwood Tattoo Parlour's own Facebook page documenting the abrupt June 1, 2022 shutdown of their shop formerly located at 829 Victoria Street , Kamloops, BC and Facebook posts to that same page documenting customers frustrated after their emails 'bounced back' from Wildwood Tattoo Parlour's email server, Kristopher Clement Swain - known in the community as being a Narcissist as well as a Pathological Liar, recently took to Facebook to play 'victim'.

In what can only be described as a rambling diatribe, Swain (who, along with Rachelle Alexandra Edwards left former gift card and deposit holders hanging following the March 2022 raid by authorities in response to Wildwood Tattoo Parlour paying their employees under the table and for tax evasion), claims that HE is the real victim of 'harassment' and 'stalking'. Just like with any Narcissist, facts don't matter - only their twisted narrative.

The fact is that Swain and Edwards posted on Wildwood Tattoo Parlour's Facebook page in April and then again in June acknowledging that they would not be returning phone calls and instead asking customers to DM or email them - claiming that they would get back to them when in reality, they were in hiding from authorities and their creditors since they were shut down June 1, 2022.

Even going so far as to post a fake business address in an effort to evade authorities and former gift card and deposit holders. That is, until, like most stupid criminals, they forgot to turn off the GPS Location setting on their cell phone which they used to update their website and inadvertently posted the actual location of their current shop to a Google snippet.

There are plenty of clean, safe and reputable tattoo artists in Kamloops from which to choose.

AVOID THESE 2 SCAMMERS AT ALL COST!

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
Unlicensed & Uninspected Location of 'Private Studio' is Decrepit Garage!

#4Author of original report

Wed, August 31, 2022

Just when you thought that things couldn't go any further South for Kristopher Clement Swain and Rachelle Alexandra Edwards, thanks to a recent sloppy website update, these 2 scammers inadvertantly revealed the actual location of their unlicensed and uninspected 'Private Studio' as a shanty decrepit outstructure (garage) located at (((REDACTED))) Kamloops, BC,(((REDACTED))) (see enclosed screenshots).

These 2 scammers are so hard up for cash (to pay their legal bills and creditors from their last failed 'business venture', 'Wildwood Tattoo Parlour after it was shut down on June 1, 2022 after being raided by authorities in March 2022 for paying their employees under the table and for tax evasion) that they're willing to bet that there are people stupid enough to get tattooed in such a shanty decrepit garage (in violation of City of Kamloops By-Law 9-60).

There are plenty of reputable, clean and safe tattoo parlours in the City of Kamloops from which to choose.

AVOID THESE 2 SCAMMERS AT ALL COST!

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
Scammer Uses Social Media To Troll For His Next Victims

#5Author of original report

Wed, August 17, 2022

Since abandoning his last 'business venture' Wildwood Tattoo Parlour (formerly located at 829 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, Canada) after it was raided by authorities for paying employees under the table and for tax evasion; leaving deposit and gift card holders hanging; and not returning phone calls, texts or emails, Kristopher Clement Swain has turned to social media to troll for his next victims.

If you give this scammer your money, you will never see it again!

AVOID THIS SCAMMER AT ALL COST!

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
These Scammers Are Using A Fake Address To Avoid Deposit/Gift Card Holders They Owe Money To

#6Author of original report

Wed, August 10, 2022

Just when you thought that Kristopher Clement Swain and Rachelle Alexandra Edwards couldn't stoop any lower, they have started listing a FAKE BUSINESS ADDRESS as their current address in search engine listings and other Internet sites.

After winning 3rd place in a 2022 contest for 'Best Tattoo Parlour' in Kamloops, these 2 scammers listed 106-1315 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC as their current address. The only problem is that their former Landlord, Dean Houston confirmed that 106-1315 Summit Drive is a Doctor's Office and Swain and Edwards haven't been tenants at that location for 2 years and how they lied to him about why they abandoned 829 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC on June 1, 2022.

Why would a legitimate business list a fake business address? Could it be that they are avoiding the Deposit / Gift Card Holders they scammed and left hanging?

AVOID THESE SCAMMERS AT ALL COST!

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
Why Won't They Disclose The Location Of Their New Tattoo Shop?

#7Author of original report

Fri, July 22, 2022

As authorities and former deposit holders and giftcard holders of now defunct 'Wildwood Tattoo Parlour' close in on Kristopher Clement Swain and Rachelle Alexandra Edwards (now operating as 'SnakeHoney Tattoos') this pair of scammers recently took to Facebook to 'reassure' customers that 'all is well' (or as they put it: 'Love and Light').

In their latest Facebook false narrative, this pair of scammers actually had the audacity to claim that the reason why they can't publicly disclose the location of their new shop is because of its 'small size'. Seriously? Not because there are literally hundreds of angry deposit holders and giftcard holders of now defunct 'Wildwood Tattoo Parlour' who were left hanging when this pair of scammers shut down their last shop after being raided for paying their employees under the table and for tax evasion, right?

AVOID THESE SCAMMERS AT ALL COST!

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John

Seattle,
Washington,
United States
SnakeHoney Reptiles & SnakeHoney Tattoos - The Latest Scam For This Pair On The Run!

#8Author of original report

Fri, July 15, 2022

Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for this pair of scammers, they are back at it again. As authorities and former deposit and giftcard holders of now defunct 'Wildwood Tattoo Parlour' close in on this pair of scammers, they have resurfaced online - operating as @snakehoney on Instagram.

Operating Illegally as 'SnakeHoney Tattoos' from the garage of a friend's house and 'SnakeHoney Reptiles' out of their rented home located at (((REDACTED))), Kamloops, BC, they've gone underground while they attempt to generate as much cash under the table as they can to pay their legal and tax bills from their last 'business', Wildwood Tattoo Parlour after getting raided for paying their employees under the table, shutting down and then skipping out on deposit and giftcard holders and not returning phone calls or emails.

AVOID THESE SCAMMERS AT ALL COST!

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