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Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

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Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

Leopoldo Briceno was the focus of a recent thread with a number of TA members saying they had been ripped off by him, see tripadvisor.com/…postreply

‘Unfortunate’ seems to be putting things too mildly and I thought Leopoldo Briceno deserved a thread putting his name up in lights to highlight his illicit activities. In fact besides the above thread another poster complained of LP back in 2005, showing this is not a new case.

My father-in-law rented Apartment 253 NE 2nd Street Miami last Easter 2013 after seeing it on Flipkey. He first payment was to Flipkey, the balance was requested by LP himself, as owner.

My father-in-law stayed 10 days but never received back his $600 damage deposit. He has been dealing with the Florida consumer protection office for the last few months, but as they are unable to locate the elusive Leopoldo Briceño, no progress has been made and the case is likely to be dropped.

Flipkey say they broke relations with LP even before my father-in-law's rental period began.

Hopefully this thread will highlight the need to steer well clear of Leopoldo Briceno.

Montevideo, Uruguay
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It is incredible, how more and more people appear and they have been scammed by Leopoldo Briceño and it is incredible hoy noone can do anything against him. Incredible how his company LB Financial Investmnent is not shut off by the FINRA (he says he is a registered financial advisor but he is not).

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in the following link you can see at the Securities & Exchange Commission he is NOT a registered adviser nor a broker - as he says in his Linkedin /FB, etc.

adviserinfo.sec.gov/IAPD/Individual/3270813

Curitiba, PR
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3. Re: Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

The same happened to me. I stayed in Vicayne and then he did not return the security deposit of $ 500.00. Furthermore, he entered several times in the apartment while I was away. He is a scammer, beware! I want to report him to U.S. authorities.

O mesmo aconteceu comigo. Fiquei hospedado no Vicayne e depois ele não devolveu o depósito de garantia de $ 500,00. Além disso, ele entrou várias vezes no apartamento enquanto eu estava ausente. Ele é um golpista, tomem cuidado! Quero denunciá-lo às autoridades americanas.

Merida, Yucatan
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4. Re: Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

He must be getting rich pocketing all these deposits!

Montevideo, Uruguay
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5. Re: Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

Tudo bem, tudo bom amigo brasileiro!

Add the US$ 500 to the payment of your stay and still your cost was lower than a hotel and you could use the apartment!

Some of us we lost the entire advance payment US$ 1.000 and could NOT get into the apartment; which we lost ALL, plus we had to go to a Hotel.

Imagine arriving at 6.00 AM in the morning with 2 little girls and finding out he does not have the apartment !

You are lucky.

Voce teve muita sorte meu amigo!

Curitiba, PR
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6. Re: Leopoldo Briceno - ripping off tourists in Miami.

OMG! That was my biggest fear. I deposited $ 1,300.00 anticipated.

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