Beware of SW Blades/Red Dragon Swords/Kingdom of Swords

by M.
(New Mexico)

Their website (www.swblades.com) is now touting the name Kingdom of Swords.net. They are the same company as SW Blades, Southwest Blades, and Red Dragon Swords. They also have a new MySpace page. I ordered a Legend of Zelda replica sword on December 12, 2007, and received a confirming email. They sent no back-order or unavailable messages, and shipping was to be in 2-4 days. It is now February 12th, 2008, and my son's sword still hasn't shipped. In response to my first 3 inquiries, I received only form email responses with a link to my order status. It has said 'will ship in 4-7 days' for a month now. My last email demanded an explanation or a refund. They haven't responded to that one at all. If you call their phone, all you get is a recording, without the company name, asking you to leave a message. They have not responded to any of our messages. They have an unfavorable rating with their BBB (serving Central and South Central Texas), with 28 complaints in the last 36 months (not including the one I'm leaving), 18 of which are unresolved due to their failure to respond. All complaints, except 2, were for Delivery Issues. The sword is still listed on their website for sale with 3-5 day delivery indicated. They haven't shipped, they haven't given an explanation, and they haven't given my money back. The only thing they've done is taken my $120, and left my son without his Christmas present. I do a tremendous amount of shopping online, and this is by far the WORST experience I have ever had.

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Jun 14, 2015
Clarifications
by: Anonymous

This is swordskingdom.com and we like to clear that we have no connection or relation with any other sites such as ( kingofswords or any ). We are totally separate and independent company and online store. We assure you that we will not lead you down. Please buy with confidence. Thank You

Jul 03, 2013
scammers from hell
by: Anonymous

Why haven't they been caught. These ppl are serious scammers. If they sapd and whoever are on to them, why aren't they behind bars yet.

Sep 29, 2011
4 years later
by: Anonymous

Well i thought i had a problem with customs clearance but as i can see i step on frauds...

My order was placed 4 years ago...


Silly me!

Sep 14, 2011
IP addresses have been reported to authorities for violating slander laws
by: ADMIN

The people above who have personally attacked these people again after I warned not to have all had their IP address turned into the authorities. I told you that this forum is only for discussing sword businesses and not for personal attacks. This company went out of business last year so unless it comes back online do not post in this forum again.

Sep 14, 2011
You are wrong
by: Anonymous

You people need to get a life. I know Robert and Rachel personally also and they are nothing but good people and I am tired of hearing about other people bashing them. He sold this website years ago and the people he sold it to ran it into the ground. Why don't you try visiting this website? It hasn't been live for over a year! So how does he have nice things if this website doesn't even exist? He makes his money by working hard, nothing you people would ever know anything about. They work hard for everything they have and help out everyone they can. Obviously you really don't truly know them if you think that this is who they are. All you people do is get jealous of people that become successful and hate on them instead of trying to make your life better!

Sep 05, 2011
Robby and Rachel Markum
by: Anonymous

These people are true scum bags, they gave away his kid to the grandmother, they dont pay child support, the Attorney General is on to them. They had a new baby and assault charges have been filed against the women. They both have criminal records. LOSERS.

Sep 02, 2011
What???
by: Anonymous

WOW, I know this guy and I had no idea that he is doing business this way and to think he has a nice house and cars from ripping off people. That makes me sick. It will be a matter of time before it all cames crashing down. I used to look up to this guy but to see that he is a fraud, not any more.

Jan 18, 2011
found one of their channels
by: Angry Person.

http://www.metacafe.com/channels/swordsofcinema/ They started to make some crappy Videos.

Jan 18, 2011
found one of their channels
by: Angry Person.

http://www.metacafe.com/channels/swordsofcinema/ They started to make some crappy Videos.

Nov 22, 2010
frank salazar
by: Anonymous

i had the same isue with this sit i ordered two sets of swords and after not recieving them sent several inquiry e mails to them with no responce what so ever

Nov 01, 2010
Stop Spamming
by: Admin

Stop spamming this board with your personal vendetta against someone. (Person Above)
The website has been shut down!

If you continue this we will have to turn you IP address over to the authorities for violating spamming laws and for defamation of character.

Oct 27, 2010
its over
by: Anonymous

rachel and robert markum live in san antonio tx. they live in stone oak resedence. they also speand alot time at his grandmoters house.i believe the adress is 4603 diamondhead. northeast san antonio.time to stop the fraud.

Oct 27, 2010
its over
by: Anonymous

rachel and robert markum live in san antonio tx. they live in stone oak resedence. they also speand alot time at his grandmoters house.i believe the adress is 4603 diamondhead. northeast san antonio.time to stop the fraud.

Oct 27, 2010
its over
by: Anonymous

rachel and robert markum live in san antonio tx. they live in stone oak resedence. they also speand alot time at his grandmoters house.i believe the adress is 4603 diamondhead. northeast san antonio.time to stop the fraud.

Oct 27, 2010
its all coming to an end
by: Anonymous

im from san antonio tx. and i know these people. they live in stone oak resedence. dont know the adress.they also reside alot at robert markums grandmothers house.the house is on diamondhead i belive its 4603.hope this helps out everyone looking for them.

Oct 27, 2010
its all coming to an end
by: Anonymous

im from san antonio tx. and i know these people. they live in stone oak resedence. dont know the adress.they also reside alot at robert markums grandmothers house.the house is on diamondhead i belive its 4603.hope this helps out everyone looking for them.

Oct 27, 2010
its all coming to an end
by: Anonymous

im from san antonio tx. and i know these people. they live in stone oak resedence. dont know the adress.they also reside alot at robert markums grandmothers house.the house is on diamondhead i belive its 4603.hope this helps out everyone looking for them.

Oct 20, 2010
Ugh. . . .
by: Rana

I placed an order just a week and a half before the site disappeared. I had bookmarked the site months ago. Coming back, I saw the great sale with the free shipping and extra 30% off. I hesitated. It was too good to be true. I tried to research the site before I ordered, but couldn't find anything bad about it. So, really knowing better, I decided to order anyway, take a chance. I only lost $33 (if they even charged me - haven't gotten the credit card statement in yet). I should have gone with my instincts.

Same thing happened to me on kingofswords.com. Lost around $57 that time.

Oct 20, 2010
Site Shut Down!!
by: Anonymous

Looks like the site is finally shut down!!
Finally!!

Oct 15, 2010
Marco Cantu
by: Anonymous

I used to know this guy and he's been a D-bag for a long time. Just a heads up to those of you he ripped off, he also owns a forum. WWW.SANANTONIORIDERS.NET

It might be worth it to register and ask for some of your money back. I feel for all of you that he ripped off.

Oct 13, 2010
They've got all new info now..
by: Anonymous

They are now using the name Swordsofcinema.com. I have no idea how old these posts are, but I was so disgusted I investigated this company as well...
Their new emails and address are listed as:

Swordcorp
1511 Camden Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
reddragontrading@gmail.com
swordcorp@gmail.com
If you look at their site, and read the small print, they actually threaten anyone who tries to "rip off" their company!!!!!!!!!
So, people, start sending those emails and posting those negative comments! Get em shut down quick...

Oct 13, 2010
They've got all new info now..
by: Anonymous

They are now using the name Swordsofcinema.com. I have no idea how old these posts are, but I was so disgusted I investigated this company as well...
Their new emails and address are listed as:

Swordcorp
1511 Camden Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
reddragontrading@gmail.com
swordcorp@gmail.com
If you look at their site, and read the small print, they actually threaten anyone who tries to "rip off" their company!!!!!!!!!
So, people, start sending those emails and posting those negative comments! Get em shut down quick...

Oct 13, 2010
They've got all new info now..
by: Anonymous

They are now using the name Swordsofcinema.com. I have no idea how old these posts are, but I was so disgusted I investigated this company as well...
Their new emails and address are listed as:

Swordcorp
1511 Camden Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
reddragontrading@gmail.com
swordcorp@gmail.com
If you look at their site, and read the small print, they actually threaten anyone who tries to "rip off" their company!!!!!!!!!
So, people, start sending those emails and posting those negative comments! Get em shut down quick...

Oct 09, 2010
Update.
by: B

I wrote earlier about my run in with SW blades.com. It was about 2 weeks after my post that I checked my American Express, which I used to buy from the site, and I noticed that the amount for the swords had not been taken out but there was a nice 389.99 charge for Bahama Hammocks. The friend I of mine who also had ordered from SW Blades was charged about 150.00 by Bahama Hammocks as well. I called American Express and they are in the process of refunding the charge to my account and have been helpful so far. I have learned the lesson of researching a site extensively before purchasing. Thanks everyone for posting so at least now I know.

Oct 09, 2010
Belgian guy ripped of by Southwestblades
by: the fixer

Here's my story.

I ordered a pair of Wolverine claws on the third of September for $46.80. (Apparently I even got an extra discount for God knows why)

Good deal right? WRONG!

The $46.80 were never deducted from my card but two weeks later $99.99 was deducted by "Bahama Hammocks". I phoned the credit card company and the only info they had was that it was for "golf courses". Can you believe that?

Had to stop my card as well. :(

DO NOT ORDER FROM THEIR WEBSITE ! ! !

Oct 05, 2010
Jerk strikes again...
by: Anonymous

Well, I really should have taken a look here, shouldn't I?

I found Swords of Cinema on Saturday afternoon, and made a small purchase.

This dirtbag didn't respond to my e-mail request for verification of my $26 VISA transaction (Oct 3, 2010) and when I called VISA to have them check, it seems he used my card information instantly to make a purchase of $137 elsewhere. I've had to cancel my card.

All I can do is add my voice to the chorus and say, loud and clear,
DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS SITE!!!

http://www.swblades.com/giodsasw.html

Oct 03, 2010
Watch Out For Kingdom of Swords
by: Anonymous

I also bought a sword for my son, I got a printed receipt for the total amount and was told it would be shipped within up to 8 weeks. That was months ago. I have had no response to my emails either, and I still have no sword. I purchased it online through Kindom of Swords and when I tried to get onto their site again it was closed down. Not impressed.

Sep 26, 2010
Kingdom of Swords and Swblades is the same as Swords of Cinema
by: Anonymous

Beware of Swords of Cinema!! They are the same sight as SWBlades and Kingdom of Swords. Kingdom of Swords is not even an operating sight. I and girlfriend bought from them and they never shipped items or even sent confirming emails. Nor did they answer any emails i sent to them.

Sep 24, 2010
Reptile cage?
by: Anonymous

Same basic story, ordered a sword, they actually didn't charge for the sword when checking bank charges, but they did steal the card used to buy a reptile cage for 99.99. We caught it early, and are getting the bank to reverse the charges.

Sep 20, 2010
Hes trying to act like we are donating it to him.What an evil person
by: Latest Update

From:
"content2@sword-buyers-guide.com"
Add to Contacts
To: lovelukegreen@yahoo.com



Dear God DAMIT,

Thank you for submitting a contribution to sword-buyers-guide.com.

The notification(s) you requested will be sent as soon as the
page for your contribution is "live." Please confirm that
you want to receive them by clicking on this link...

http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/dyn/C2/OptInVerification?domain=sword-buyers-guide.com&submission_id=23854229&verification_code=f9be51925f3a51d7af60016fb1ea7f48

Clicking on this link confirms that I have the correct e-mail
address and that YOU (and not someone else who may have
entered your address) want the notification(s).

Thank you again. And thank you on behalf of future readers
of your contribution.

Best regards,

Paul
sword-buyers-guide.com

This is an email I just got from him,I locked my card and made sure he didnt get a dime but I stil want to shut this looser down.I say we take off his hands and let him live with that.
I didnt click the link and I am deleting the message but atleast you now have a way to track him.Good luck at catching this horrendous man.

Sep 20, 2010
Why cant someone shut him down?
by: God DAMIT

I ordered a slot machine yesterday.It seems like a legal company but then no reply,noone responded.I researched him and found this page and I CANT BELIEVE AFTER ALL THIS TIME NOONE SHUT HIM DOWN,ITS INSANE TO IMAGINE ALL THE POOR PEOPLE TRYING TO BUY A GIFT AND THIS LOOSER IS STEALING FROM US.
Why in the FUCK cant the government shut this Bastard down?Its been over a Year and Still Noones done anything about him?WHos responsible for this retard getting shut down anyway?I feel like hunting him down and torturing the fuck out of this looser.THen i want to cut off his nuts and stick them in his mouth and make him eat them.Yes Im pissed off.How long does it take someone to act to the already thousands of complaints they recieved already?There needs to be a better way to warn people about this site.Like make a replica of the site and then advertise that you will ripp off the people who buy from the site.Anything?Anyone?I mean we have all this technoligy and nobody can do anything about it?My God People,Atleast hunt this guy down and put a capp in his ass or something.

Sep 15, 2010
Almost got fooled
by: Tony R

I was looking for a grosse messer and found a really great price, too good actually. I clicked on the buy link and they said there was a 30% discount today. Boy oh boy $60 less 30% and free shipping, how can this be true!
If it looks too good to be true it probably is. At $43 and free shipping all the dealers would probably stock up because this is below cost.
What a deal!
I tried to find anyone who had dealt with swords of cinema ,no luck, I clicked on the contact info and they had the name swordcorp and then I saw what the deal was.



Im glad this site is here!

Sep 12, 2010
Now Swords of Cinema
by: B

Oh boy I wish I had researched this site a little more before I ordered from them. Luckily my credit card has yet to be charged for anything but I will definitely be calling to get my number changed tomorrow. I ordered 2 swords from them about 2 weeks ago and never received my confirmation e-mail I e-mail them to see if my order had been received and of course I got no response. Now I go to the site and see it is called Swords of Cinema and has another link to get to it as well, http://www.swordsofcinema.com/. A friend of mine ordered nearly $200 worth of products from them and will be contacting their credit card company as well. I can't believe that there is no way to shut these guys down. Lesson of the day I guess is if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Good luck everyone.

Sep 02, 2010
Yet another alias: Super Swords N Knives
by: Anonymous

DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THESE PEOPLE!
I attempted to buy a sword and other accessories for my girlfriend for Halloween and immediately received a confirmation email from swblades.com. The price was kind of suspicious since they decided to give me a 30% discount. After looking up reviews on their company I found this website and tried to cancel the order. Address and phone number are obviously fake, couldn't contact to cancel the order, and eventually they decided to shut their site down. That was 3 months ago.
Now, it seems they have another alias Super Swords N Knives which they used to charge my credit card more than twice the original amount. Also, their other websites (swblades, etc.) seem to be back up and running.
It is rather disappointing that with all of these complaints that nothing has/can been done to stop these common theives and cutpurses.
Anyone that has had problems with thess companies please post your information online in order to allow people to see the problems with these companies before they order. The only way we can get anything done is if we band together.

Aug 20, 2010
Kingdom of swords- Sw Blades etc.
by: Ron Westfall

Seems now that sw blades kingdom of swords etc. is now using another name. SWORDS N MORE. I ordered a conan sword on 7/15/2010 from kingdom of swords. Never received the sword and my card was not charged. On 8/19 a pending charge of $79.99 showed up on my bank account. The sword I ordered from kingdom of swords was $40.50 with tax and free shipping. I'm sure these are the same people. By the way 2 days after ordering the sword all of the websites were gone. Now I see southwest blades is back up and running. Could not find a website for SWORDS N. SWORDS N MORE? There Is A SWORDS N MORE website in German. Please do not order anything from these scam artists.

Aug 10, 2010
I know these people!
by: Anonymous

Can you believe the owner of this company is an actual couple? Robert Markum and Rachel Markum (Sanchez) are married and they have achild and this is what they are doing? Great thing to show your children you care, risk getting locked up for fraud, theft, asault, whatever else they are doing wrong. What a couple of downright dirty pieces of trash. I hope they lose everything and their kid gets taken away from them forever.

Aug 10, 2010
I know these people!
by: Anonymous

Can you believe the owner of this company is an actual couple? Robert Markum and Rachel Markum (Sanchez) are married and they have achild and this is what they are doing? Great thing to show your children you care, risk getting locked up for fraud, theft, asault, whatever else they are doing wrong. What a couple of downright dirty pieces of trash. I hope they lose everything and their kid gets taken away from them forever.

Aug 05, 2010
Its a fake!
by: Anonymous

Everyone, Do not order from these guys. They are going to charge your card and then start charging items with your card number. If you have ordered from these guys, cancel your card asap. They will put charges on your card. I ordered a sword from these guys and never got anything. After 3 weeks, I started getting these charges charged to my card. The charges were coming from Texas. I canceled my card and reported these guys.

Aug 04, 2010
Bend over and smile...
by: Anonymous

Like so many of you, I too was scammed by Kingdom of Swords. Upon visiting the website, I ordered a collectors sword for the bargain price of $15.00. After paying with my bank card, I received a confirmation email from the site stating that my sword would be shipped within 7 to 10 business days...that was about 3 weeks ago. I then called my bank to see if this charge went through--the charge for $15.00 never went through; however, I was charged over $100.00 by a computer software site called Serif Inc. for goods never bought or even heard of. I am now disputing these charges, which will take 90 days to resolve.

My advice to all of you: Do not buy from a site you have never heard of and check to make sure you are not being scammed. I have learned my lesson and my girlfriend will reiterate this over and over again.

Aug 04, 2010
Got taken in too by these fraud artists
by: Freudsdad

To make a long story short, just add me to the list.

Check out the reply here to another ripped off customer:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/kingdom-of-swordsmichael-archangel-sword-c281654.html

Here is an excerpt:

The owners of these website are a married couple. Robert Franklin Markum Jr. Birthdate is 4/14/77, and Rachel Olivia Markum(maiden name Sanchez) birthdate is 7/6/83. They used to reside at 17218 Darien Wing San Antonio, Tx, 78247. They have since moved a few times. They are now residing in either Selma, Tx, Schertz Tx, Live Oak, Tx or San Antonio Tx. They have both been arrested for domestic assault, Rachel has been arrested for hot checks and it looks like she has charges being pressed on her for assault on a minor. They used to own a 150K home, and they drive nice cars, take several vacations a year and buy expensive things with your money! This is their myspace page- http://www.myspace.com/reddragonswords These are their personal facebook pages -
http://www.facebook.com/rachmarkum http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000528456515

Seems they moved to Los Angeles to continue their frauds. Check out Google maps for this address:
1511 Camden Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States


Jul 26, 2010
You have listed the wrong Markum
by: Lonnie Markum

My name is Lonnie R. Markum and I have no connection with this company whatsoever. To state on this website that I may have had or had any connection with this company is Slanderous and defames my character. I am demanding an immediate retraction of my name and I would suggest a further investigation as to who is involved prior to listing people on the world wide web. Thank you

Jul 26, 2010
sw blades
by: D W Kenney

I wish I had known this a couple of weeks ago. I am having the sane problem. Please post the contact info you have for them.

Jul 26, 2010
sw blades
by: D W Kenney

I wish I had known this a couple of weeks ago. I am having the sane problem. Please post the contact info you have for them.

Jul 26, 2010
I should have known...
by: Comrade Jim

The very same thing happened to me when I ordered my Klingon Bat'leth off the site. I ordered it late in June. Recently, typing in their website URL brought up an error message, proclaiming bluntly that the store is closed. After a quick Google search, I found that apparently they are simply switching websites. This was a few weeks ago, and I have yet to see a new site. These people really, really suck.

Fortunately for me, though, I only suck fourteen dollars on the stupid thing.

Jul 20, 2010
fell for it too - credit card may be in danger
by: Anonymous

I placed an order in June 2010 for about $100 worth of items. The prices were fantastic (too good to be true?). I had bookmarked reddragonswords a long time ago, and this time I finally "bought" from them. I received an offer (prior to checkout) for an extra 30% off the already-low prices, which further persuaded me to complete the order. Finally July rolled around and I still hadn't heard anything about shipment. My credit card never got charged though. I sent an email inquiry to all the addresses I could find for these stores (red dragon, swblades, etc.). I figured the store was shut down or the guy was just a deadbeat. Oh well, right? Just forget about it and move on.

Except...now for the first time in over a decade of online shopping with credit cards...I see a bogus charge show up on my card. This appeared approximately 3 weeks after I placed my order with reddragonswords. The bogus charge was through an internet store that I've never heard of...for about $200. I immediately called my bank and disputed the charge, but now I'm afraid my card may be compromised. I'm considering getting a new card instead of having to be paranoid forever about this.

Jul 19, 2010
Don't be foolded Cancel your credit car Sorry
by: Spoon

Serge, i got the same thing. If you go to your current status it will show nothing & will never change, don't wait cancel your credit card & dispute any unauthorized charges. It may be inconvenient but it will take about 10 days to get a new card with a new # & you'll have to call every company that direct withdrawals from your account but would you rather have to do it 5 days before your vacation & fight the bank to get back your hard earned vacation money you have been saving up for.
BULLCRAP! cancel your card, your cool weapons will never come. Apparently its been a few years since they actually mailed anything out. Even then they charged peoples accounts for double retail price on the items & extra items as well.

It's been about a month & i'm still waiting on one of the charges to be put back on my account for over $200

Jul 19, 2010
This is BULLCRAP!
by: Anonymous

About three days ago (July 16, 2010) I ordered two weapoins, a sword and spear, from swblades. Everything on the site was 80% off (indeed, they actually put that price on my bill), and then they gave me a promotion code for 30% off my next IMMEDIATE purchase. I spent a total of only about $25, but if this site is as unreliable as you all are claiming and the owner is a thief, I believe you. I went online to check my order last night, and it said that the website was "under construction". I checked the domain name and it said that the store had been "canceled". WHAT?! If the store is nonexistent, then where did my money go? Will I even get my order!

Jul 16, 2010
July.16.2010
by: Serge

I got in to this site to. I can't believe i did no apply the "to-good-to-be-trough" rule! I got confirmation e-mail about my purchase as followshank you for ordering from KingdomofSwords.com.

We began processing your order as soon as you placed it. For this reason, orders cannot be changed or cancelled once they are placed. You will receive a shipping confirmation e-mail as soon as we ship your order. Athough items may show available, they may be out of stock. You should expect a delay in shipping if the item is out of stock.

Please allow 1-2 business days for this order to be processed by our fulfillment system before you request its status and for your in-stock item(s) to ship from our warehouse. Additionally, please
allow 7-10 business days after shipment for delivery. If your order is an International order, delivery time is 2-8 weeks.


You can always find out the current status of your order by going to
https://order.store.yahoo.net/OS/stat?swblades+14997+6e675a60c244ac0f455a

Date Fri Jun 11 11:48:13 CDT 2010:
I got suspicious and google it,got to this site..wow..surprise ! Checked my CC account, but there is not charges yet. I wonder if they ( him) have bin finally caught? I live in Canada, just about to engage in two week trip, would not like to cancel my CC..am I at risk?

Jul 15, 2010
Thanks everyone
by: John

Thought about ordering from this site when I decided to do a web search on them (something I've learned to do, the hard way) and found this site. Glad I did. Happy that we have SBG, and other sword enthusiast looking out for each other. Hope enough word is put out that he no longer can rip anyone off.

Jul 14, 2010
Gr
by: Anonymous

Ok well im 11, and my dad ordered me a nice pair of god of war swords, it went from 2 to 3 days to 4-7 days, then getting us both pissed, and they wouldnt respond, once they get caught i cant wait till we actuallly get all of our swords lol

Jul 13, 2010
Thanks for the comments
by: K'oron the Klingon

I want to thank everyone for their comments here. I had ordered 2 Klingon Disrupter kits on the 9th of July from this company, and a friend of mine advised me they were scammers. Fortunately for me, I saw your posts here and at other sites, and was able to stop the payment before these guys were able to get their filthy hands on it. I wish you all luck in dealing with them, and again thanks for your comments.

Jul 11, 2010
cops
by: Anonymous

i reported them to the police through email and tomorrow im gonna do it on the phone, (just to be sure) but i put all their info so i hope they get put to an end. EVRYONE CONCACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE AND TELL THEM WHAT HAPPENED.

Jul 11, 2010
broadswords
by: Anonymous

i had trouble with that company too. i ordered double broadswords and after i put the order through it said it should come in a few days and it never did. but at least they didnt charge me :D.

DO NOT ORDER FROM THAT WEBSITE.

Jul 06, 2010
book of eli sword
by: Anonymous

i too have ordered from this sitew and have been kept waiting without so much as a word from them and im starting to get aggervated

Jun 30, 2010
To...timothyjmcneeley
by: Spoon

Hey man cancel your card now, they waited about a week then started charging on my card, so cancel & get a new card now or you'll be out the card & a crap load of money, no joke. As for Pay Pal guy, no clue since it's a pre-paid card, just call Pay Pal & see whats up. If theirs alot more cash on that card see about transfering it to a new card.

Jun 28, 2010
how can I refund a paypal?
by: pissed off

I used a paypal card and I cant cancel it so how would I go about a refund. If you know could you contact me at Jiquerp@hotmail.com

Jun 28, 2010
Kingdom of Swords
by: timothyjmcneeley

Is Kingdom of Swords the same company as King of Swords based out of Georgia? http://www.kingofswords.com/ . I had some really bad dealings with King of Swords a few months ago, and after several threatening emails about BBB, consumer protection rights, blogging, and states lawyers, I finally recieved a full refund. But from what I read here, Kingdom of Swords is much worst, as in they actually steal your credit cards to go buy golf clubs? I mistakenly ordered from Kingdom of Swords yesterday for a total of $31.50, and thats after the free shipping, and 30% discount. I order 2 Star Trek Phasers and a Star Trek Tricorder (from a sword compnay, go figure). Will I ever see my items? I recieved an email confirmation, placing my order, but there is no activity on my credit card. What should I do? What should I expect? Has anybody had a good experience from SWBlades? Does anybody know where I can find these Resin Star Trek Items I'm looking for, (King of Swords also have these but with the previous bad experience, I won't risk it)? The bad experience with King of Swords was they took my money, exact amount they were supposed to take, and never shipped my order even after 3 months.

Jun 23, 2010
Good Advice
by: Anthony H.

Avoid these people like a disease. They trick you with promises of low prices and free shipping, and then take your money with no delivery. I found three different contact emails on their website, and that threw up some red flags, so I did a search and found this. Thank goodness. It had been a month since I placed my order and they still hadn't processed it or contacted me. I called my bank and disputed the charges and a few days later they refunded my money. I think the bank scared them. I never heard from them other than the confirmation email for my order. Beware of these people. The address of their so called "shop" is an apartment in LA, and the website is run by a couple with a history of fraud in Texas!

Jun 20, 2010
Good timing...
by: Anonymous

It looks like such a great deal. 30% off, no shipping. Don't let that fool you. Everyone that has commented here, thank you. I had just tried to look for a contact number to ask about my purchase, and then came across this site. After reading through all the comments, I immediately called my bank to cancel the order, canceled my credit card and had a new one shipped. Too many stories on here saying they got ripped off of more money than they were supposed to. Didn't want to take chances.

To anyone thinking about purchasing something from these people, DON'T DO IT.

Jun 20, 2010
Affiliate
by: Spoon

ShareASale.com is listed as an Affiliate on their website. It appears to be a legit program that allows merchants to link their customers to other sites & get paid if a person orders something off that site.
They are listed as Red Dragon Sword Company
Redddragonswordco.com (website doesn't exist anymore) FYI

Jun 20, 2010
Credit Card Fraud
by: Spoon

Sunday 6/20/2010
Yea These guys burned me for over $300
They used my credit card info at "Macy's East" & "Academy Sports and Outdoors"
Purchased a Predator AVP Circular Shuriken Weapon. Should have been smarter (Free Shipping & 30% Off one day only code) Was cheaper than wholesale.
I linked to them thru SWBlades.com (which linked me to SouthWestBlades.com) The Website Shows that its KingdomofSwords.net (Which doesn't exist) But my confirmation order showed i ordered from KingdomofSwords.com (Which is under construction).
I Have received no reply back via e-mail ( reddragontrading@gmail.com ) even after inquiring.
No i didn't get the item i purchased nor did they bill me for it.
I tried their contact tab but it just linked me to their home page.
I'm in the process of disputing their charges which means my bank account is to low to make my house payment & i can't use my card for 10 days.
They are on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/reddragonswords I sent Myspace a message but we'll see. From reading other posts it's been up awhile. I'll try BBB but it seems like these guys have been doing this since 2007 @ least & no one has stopped them.

Jun 14, 2010
Too Good To Be True - So I Checked
by: Rudy

Well they had me hook-line-and STINKER. I saw the sight (June 14), said it was having a 1 day sale. I was buying a 48 inch Klingon Batleth for $20. But it got better, Free Shipping - again today only. Then a coupon for 30% more off if I buy today. $14 total for a sword everyone else charged upwards of $60 + shipping for. I got suspicious, did a search, saw your site, and deleted my item from the shopping cart. Thanks. It's amazing people are so corrupt.

Jun 10, 2010
damned suckers.
by: Anonymous

I bought a sword
from this site, and
never got it. i had
to change my credit
card after that. These
people should be shot..

Jun 08, 2010
riped off
by: Anonymous

ordered a sword for 12.50 thinkin to good to be true truns out was took 112 dollars and never got my sword

Jun 08, 2010
ALMOST RIPPED OFF??
by: Anonymous

I ordered a sword yesterday, my card has not been charged so I went online looking for contact info.

I'm glad I found this and other write ups on these guys, I have sent e-mails to every email address listed here, and called every phone number listed here, could not reach anybody, so I called my bank and had them put a stop on my card, and they are sending me a new one,

some of the complaints I read go back a few years, I am surprised that no law enforcement has put a stop to these guys yet.

Jun 07, 2010
DO *NOT* DEAL WITH THESE CROOKS!
by: Aaron Kerley

I ordered to X-men claw type weapons from them, 5 days later no confirmation email. I got suspicious, so I googled their website name and found this article... what a shocker. LUCKILY, they hadnt taken money from my account yet and after reading this article I IMMEDIATELY cancelled my current debit card. I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who commented about these crooks and especially the person who typed this article. You have done many people, myself included, a huge favor by telling it how it is. To anyone who reads this, learn from our mistake and AVOID THESE PEOPLE!

Jun 03, 2010
love sbg!
by: Anonymous

The swblades.com almost had me. I was hoping to get some items for a good price. noticing the site mentioned they are located in los angeles, which is near where i live so i sent email regarding if they have a store or not and no replies. i thought to myself.. if they had a store they would mention store hours and phone number. to make it short, i googled the site and this page came up. thank goodness!

i was suspicious due to the lack of information on their site and un accurate postings and descriptions of some items.

May 25, 2010
awww man.....
by: Aisha Thraja

I ordered a great helmet right before i ordered it I felt that it was to true and Well, I still ordered it, A week later i was getting worried, And i later Lookd at my Soverign account, it was 50 $ THEY SCAMMED 500$ OUT OF MY ACCOUNT! i am ready to Call and arrest them, I contacted my police, and....its been 6 months, NOTHING they are the WORST ever..... i found this cause i mistyped the site and found this.....Thanks for letting me know guys.
Ready to Blow my Head off,
Aisha Thraja

May 25, 2010
awww man.....
by: Aisha Thraja

I ordered a great helmet right before i ordered it I felt that it was to true and Well, I still ordered it, A week later i was getting worried, And i later Lookd at my Soverign account, it was 50 $ THEY SCAMMED 500$ OUT OF MY ACCOUNT! i am ready to Call and arrest them, I contacted my police, and....its been 6 months, NOTHING they are the WORST ever..... i found this cause i mistyped the site and found this.....Thanks for letting me know guys.
Ready to Blow my Head off,
Aisha Thraja

May 25, 2010
Same thing,
by:

I ordered one not knowing they are scammers, Email them Saying to Sue them, Shut them down, or call the police.

May 18, 2010
5/18/10
by: Anonymous

I canceled my credit card and ordered a sword from the always reliable Amazon.com. It's so refreshing to deal with honest folk.

May 17, 2010
All most got stung!
by: Baronred4

I saw the great deals so I was going to order a dagger.then I remmebered I use my card to pay my eletric bill and was short on cash.Then i saw your site what an eye opener! thanks!

May 14, 2010
Avoid Red Dragon
by: L.Sunday

Anything from SW Blades/Red Dragon Swords/Kingdom of Swords are nothing but scam artists! Anything that is on their site is how they bait and hook you! So avoid them like the plague!

May 13, 2010
Incredile price!?!
by: Anonymous

I went to. Reddragon.com and saw nihonto katana less than $100 buck. I think it is thaiski ( spelled wrong?) ktn1 version and everywhere sellig well above $600. Does reddragon sell fake nihonto katana for such price? I am afriad is a fake sword and I am waiting for your guys input. I want to get real nihonto hang forge blade for my first sword. I don't want no fake sword hangin on my wall. Thank you.

May 11, 2010
So they are crooks now?
by: Francisco

I used to buy from SW Blades a few years ago when they were not Red Dragon Swords or whatever they call themselves now. I used to ship them all the way to Asia. And didn't have a problem with them before.
But now, i recently made big order with their attractive sale prices. Then i read this forum. Wow, had to cancel my card just in case. Thanks to all the guys here. Hopefully that is enough to stop and fraud.
But what did happen? Did they change management along the way? Maybe the previous owners sold out or got wacked.
Well, if 100% now say they are frauds, then it must be true.

May 09, 2010
dont touch them!
by: Anonymous

Had ordered from the kingdom of swords website. A rambo 3 knife. $15.40 inclusive of delivery. No email or communication from them. On the 4th may they took $115.50 ( £75.60) from my account. Have a confirmation page from yahoo! giving a full listing of what i ordered and cost. This states that the cost would be £15.40. Have spoken to my bank and they are looking into this fraud and will let me know what they can do. If i do eventually get this knife i would be willing to come over to the USA and track them down. I would then demonstrate on them how to dismember a body with the most pain but the neatest cuts! I'm sure you guys over there are angry that this so-called American has let some of you down. By the way the payment from my account is to "the baseball warehouse"? Will continue reading more comments from this site.All the best.

May 06, 2010
Online Sword Stores
by: L.Sunday

To Anonymous, You question about stores. Just look on the left side of the screen. You see a section called Sword Stores. There is a directory and links that list reputable online stores.

May 05, 2010
hey
by: Anonymous

dose any body no a reliable site to get swords form

May 05, 2010
5/5/2010
by: I know who they are!

The owners of SWblades.com/ reddragonswords.com/ kingdomofswords.com and many others are Robert (Robbie)Franklin Markum Jr. Birthday is 4/14/? & Rachel Olivia Markum(maiden name is Sanchez) her birthday is 7/6/83. They used to reside at 17218 Darien Wing San Antonio, Tx 78247, but they moved to Puerto Rico for 6 weeks. They decided to move back to Tx & they are residing in either Schertz, Live Oak or San Antonio. They are scamming people, they are very good at what they do. Rachel has been arrested for hot checks and they were both arrested for assault on each other. They are currently running from law enforcement because Rachel is going to be charged with felony assault on a minor, a 1 year old. They are known to use other people ss# to open accounts & to use stolen credit cards. They used to own a $150k home, they drive nice vehicles, take several vacations a year, and buy expensive luxuries with the money they are stealing from you. Report them to SAPD white collar crimes unit and file complaints with better business bureau!

Apr 29, 2010
Stole my credit card info and made charges
by: Mark

I ordered a sword from them back in March. I got the receipt from them but never got the sword. I just checked my credit card statement and it has all these charges from companies that I havn't even shopped at. My card has been canceled.

Apr 29, 2010
Their website should be shut down
by: Anonymous

4/29/10
I ordered from them last week and a few days later found this thread. Luckily, I was able to cancel my CC before they could charge anything, but it was one big plastic hassle. These jerks need to be stopped.

Apr 28, 2010
add 1 more to the complaints
by: Anonymous

I went through the exact same thing as everyone else. The only difference is I got charged by a company called Austin Tri-cyclist, also out of Texas. They claim to have no record of a purchase by anyone on a Discover card for anytime this April. I cancelled the card after disputing the charge. I wanna get these bastards; count me in if there is any legal action we can take.

Apr 26, 2010
Contacted My Local Police
by: R.D.

I recommend you contact your local police, that's what I've done.

I own classic red wagons .com, and I am the victim of identity fraud by these bad guys.

They are stealing money from you when you buy at swblades.com, then you dispute the charge with your bank, then when the bank asks them for proof of purchase, they include a piece of paper with 'merchant services' on it and a toll-free number for PayPal; AND a print-out of MY website's home page!

I don't have anything to do with these jerks...

What appears on your credit card statement:

RED WAGONS TX 210-693-0278

That is the scammer, they cannot just tell you that someone else did it. The bank can get the money back from them...that's how the banking system works.

Be sure to get your money back!

Apr 21, 2010
Reported to YahooStores
by: Anonymous

As these theives have the YahooStores policy listed in their privacy statement and even a fake link to YahooStores secure check out, I reported them to Yahoo. Perhaps they will investigate and prosecute them for trademark infringement.

Apr 21, 2010
Fake Address
by: Anonymous

Swordcorp
1511 Camden Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
This address they have listed as their SWSword is an apartment complex. Without a unit number, it's an obvious fake and front for credit card theft and identity scam. I'm sorry to those who lost money. Anyone with orders pending should dispute the charge and cancel their cards for a new number immediately!

Apr 20, 2010
Thank you guys
by: Anonymous

I come across kingdom of sword.net selling Cold steel Chinese war sword for $93 with free shipping and 30% off so the total come up to $65. Cold steel Chinese war sword usually goes for about $250 so I was so happy and jump on the deal but after complete the transaction ,I felt kind of funny 'cause the deal was too good to be true so I did some google search on website review and end up here .I call my Master card company to close the account and issue me a new card ,better be save than sorry .

Apr 17, 2010
SW Blades
by: Adam

wow, i wish i looked up this site before i placed my order, they have not charged me yet, i sent a email to my bank to let them know and see if they can stop the charge

Apr 15, 2010
Can Yahoo be partially to blame?
by: L.Sunday

I wonder if Yahoo can be held partially liable since many have contacted them about this place and nothing is being done? I wonder if there is a phone number that one could use to contact Yahoo since emailing about this is not working? It's amazing how SW Blades keeps using store in San Antonio, TX.

Apr 14, 2010
april 14, 2010
by: Joeku

I reported them to yahoo, the page says they usually contact you in 24 hours. Yahoo is full of sh!%, they never did anything to avoid this. How is it possible they still running this is just bad, just pisses me off. i'm currently unemployed and bought from sw blades, i thought woah thats a good deal and i love the anime kenshin and now im not getting nothing and i got my money stolen from those crooks. You all be careful and pass on the word about sw blades red dragon etc. maybe someday someone will actually do something about it. -_-''

Apr 14, 2010
Posters..please include dates in your post
by: b in CA

Like date (month/yr) of order, date of the possible fraud charge to your card, where the charge was made to (include if you can the area code of the phone number of the business) and how much the charge was as opposed to the actual charge you authorized. Also put in date of your posting of the message. It might help someone track the alleged fraud perpetrated by this company. Just a thought. It's so sad to see more people getting ripped off...

Apr 14, 2010
Your Patio Store is in San Antonio
by: b in CA

so it seems to be yet another fraud which traces back to fraudulant CC charges from Kingdom of Swords, SWBlades, etc to places in or around San Antonio, TX.

Apr 14, 2010
Possible CC Fraud?
by: Cathy

I had actually just opened a joint checking account with my son so that he could get the experience of a checking account, paying with a card, writing checks, saving money, etc. The day that he got the card he asked to order a sword from this company, disregarding my instincts I let him use the card because I was being lazy at the time and didn't feel like setting up a paypal. Take note that this is the very first and last purchase made with the card. The next day a charge for $130.00 from "The Patio Store" showed up on his account. The sword cost $12.25. No charge has ever showed up from Kingdom of Swords nor has the sword ever arrived.

Apr 07, 2010
Sharon
by: Joeku

If you have not received your order in 10 days i suggest to do what everyone here has done, which is call your credit card company and ask them to get your money back.Its work for everyone so far.

Apr 07, 2010
KINDOMSWORDS.NET
by: SHARON CHARLTON

IM GETTING EXTREMELY WORRIED NOW AS I RECENTLY MADE AN ORDER WITH THIS COMPANY AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION LIKE EVERYONE ELSE,BUT HAVENT RECEIVED MY ORDER AND THEY WONT REPLY TO MY EMAILS.I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!

Apr 06, 2010
THANKYOU
by: Anonymous

You guys saved me some money. Very tempting to order but I always do a little checking nowadays, so I luckily avoided losing any money.

Cheers, and good luck to all

Rob

Apr 06, 2010
We need a forum where we can compare notes
by: b in CA

with each other. These guys are giving my card folks the run around through this Red Wagon they charged to on my card.
If I hadn't come here after I found the fraudlant charge to Red Wagon on my card I wouldn't have been able to see that another person close to the same order time also got a charge on their card to Red Wagon. I was able to put two and two together.

The victims need to pursue this and comparing notes may be the way to go. Some people may come here, post and then never come back here to see what's still happening to others. If they don't sign up for the email alerts they'll never know. Just a thought. Posted on 4/6/10.

Apr 06, 2010
reply to m ritter
by: joeku

thanks for the reply, i will contact my credit card and get my money back. i have ordered a sword from swords of the east and got it before my order from swswords. So yeah i found that weird, there's got to be something we can do about this site. We cant just let them do this its stealing.

Apr 06, 2010
Note from original poster
by: M. Ritter

Joeku - do what the smart people have done. Contact your credit card company and cancel your order. It is NOT worth the risk. There are reputable sellers online to buy from. We have since had excellent experiences with both TrueSwords.com and BUDK.com. Both have delivered the promised products, as advertised, well packaged, and promptly shipped. They send confirmations and shipping notifications. I highly recommend both.

I am so upset that this guy is still ripping people off. He keeps changing his name, and spending enough on key search words to be highly ranked by the search engines. I need to start another page elsewhere to warn people. Facebook and MySpace are probably good places to start. I know he used to have MySpace pages for some of these incarnations. I'm glad to see that some of you have managed to avoid getting ripped off!

Apr 05, 2010
you all are right
by: Joeku

i don't have a tracking number or order number, what the hell is going on. i still have till the end of the week for my order to come in, according to them. if i don't get a response about my tracking number or if i don't receive my order. Can we sue them or something for false advertisement and for being crooks?

Apr 05, 2010
you all are right
by: Joeku

i don't have a tracking number or order number, what the hell is going on. i still have till the end of the week for my order to come in, according to them. if i don't get a response about my tracking number or if i don't receive my order. Can we sue them or something for false advertisement and for being crooks?

Apr 05, 2010
New to this site
by: Joeku

i cant believe what i am seeing, i just ordered a sword from swblades. This is all horrible i hope i get my sword.

Apr 05, 2010
This comment dated 4/4/2010
by: EldRick

Well, swblades is still online, and clearly still ripping off people's credit cards.

I've reported them to Yahoo, but they still haven't shut them down.

In the future, please add your ID and date when you comment, so that if Yahoo actually looks, they can get real information that they can follow-up on, rather than just comments that could be swblades competitors.


Apr 04, 2010
I'm lucky
by: Anonymous

Jeez im glad I came on this site. I was about to buy the ninja sword and the last samurai sword, for a total of $60 ? That looked WAY too good to be true, and I guess it is! Sorry to all those who got scammed, its too bad there are more laws protecting the thieves than there are for the consumers...

Apr 02, 2010
THANK YOU ALL!!
by: Anonymous

Hey, Just wanted to drop in a comment here and say thanks. I was JUST about to buy a bunch of stuff from them (had my credit card info all filled out and everything), and just before I hit place order, it occurred to me that if this site seemed too good to be true, it probably was. A quick google search lead me here, and needless to say, I will not be placing an order with them. Thanks again everyone for the warnings, and sorry you all got ripped off by this guy!

Mar 31, 2010
i hate them
by: Anonymous

I bought a sword from them about 4 weeks ago and I haven't got it in yet. Ive sent 5 emails to the company and they wont respond. I just wanted my sword. Know I live on Budk and True Swords they haven't let me down yet. But stay way from Swswords.

Mar 31, 2010
They ripped me off too
by: Anonymous

My grandson saved his money to purchase the sword called "Black Swept Hilt Rapier" on 3/6/2010. It is April 1,2010 and he has not received it. Letters to customer service have not been answered and I can't find any other way to contact them.
I wish I would have read the comments about this company before I helped him make a purchase from them.

Mar 31, 2010
Why has this gone for so long?
by: Anonymous

I saw this website offering replica blades for dirt cheap and asked my mom to order them for me online and I would pay her back. Everything looked legit and checked out until I realized I placed my name under the card number instead of hers. I immediately sent an email to the place explaining my mistake. It was fine until I noticed I hadn't gotten a reply within 24 hours. I thought, "This is odd, normally online companies jump up my ass with emails. Especially when its about an order mistake." Then I tried to find a company number on the website, nothing (first read flag). Then I google mapped the company address listed on the site, no company listed, the address is not even a commercial business area in the town (second red flag). Finally I googled "swblades contact information" to which I landed on this site.

It's March 31st 2010 and I placed my order two days ago on the 29th. Luckily I found this site before I waited too long to look into it. My mom's pissed at me right now, but she's happy I immediately alerted her and printed out all the information I could so she could call her bank. I just wish it was my card instead, I feel really bad for putting this on her.

I've noticed this thread started as far back as 2007. It's now 2010. My question is why in the hell has this gone on for so long? There is absolutely no reason why these sites have not been taken down. There are hundreds of people on this thread who have all been ripped off by his guy, and there are even more who haven't found this thread. The fact that a site has managed to go on for 4+ years of fraudulent activity without some form of law enforcement taking action is mind blowing.

Mar 22, 2010
The number for Red Wagons San Antonio TX
by: b in CA

The phone number for "Red Wagons" that they charged my card to is (210) 693-0278, a cell phone through Verizon and located in San Antonio, TX. When my card company tried to call it they got a "leave a message". I tried to call it today (3/22/10)and got "this number is temporarily unavailable".

Mar 18, 2010
Yahoo ID number
by: B in California again

Sorry...I meant that in order to submit the complaint Yahoo wanted ME to fill in MY Yahoo ID number....WTF...I don't have one and don't want one. They make it difficult to complain to them about fraudulent sites. I'm sure it has something to do with protecting their sponsored sites from people who submit bogus complaints but geez....

Mar 18, 2010
Tried to report to Yahoo
by: b in CA

They want a Yahoo ID number...WTF?

Mar 18, 2010
RIP OFF
by: Anonymous

In responce to all of these complaints, I just called the Texas state Attorney's office and they advised me to call BBB or SAPD (San Antonio Police Dept.) and say you want to report a fraud and you should be refered to a White Collar Detective. If we all can stick together, we can nail this clown. He, or them, has gotten by with this for too long. Ripped Off Too PS- AS mentioned before, the FBI is an excellent choice.

Mar 17, 2010
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
by: Bryan

I'm deeply sorry for all those who have posted regarding there unfortunate experiences with these people. I was looking at that site for a couple of things they say they have in stock which all other sites are sold out of. The prices were insanely cheap and told myself it must be too good to be true. Well Thank god I did my homework, and Thank you all for bringing this issue to public forum. Otherwise I may have ordered from them.

Mar 17, 2010
march 17th 2010
by: Anonymous

yet another person here who should have done something like research it but didnt that make me feel just peachy i am usually so carefull about these things should have done some research well that just tells me to do the research before hand again time to make phonecalls

Mar 15, 2010
They got me, too....
by: B in California

On Feb 25 2010 I ordered a collapsible Tai Chi sword..grand total was $10.49. THe site looked completely legit. I also received a confirmation of order email. When I didn't get a shiiopping email in about a week I emailed them twice and got no answer. I became suspicious. I found Ripoffreport.com and found two reports there..one person had ordered something and found fraudulent charges made to their credit card. I called my card company and found there was an unauthorized charge to Red Wagon in the amount of $189 and change. I had to dispute this charge, report fraud and have my card cancelled ( get that charge reversed). I have no idea what this Red Wagon is. THis site needs to be shut down...they've roped too many unsuspecting people in and it seems not only do they not deliver the goods, they are now increasingly brazen about using the credit card numbers from the orders to commit theft....I only wish I had seen this site earlier before MY big mistake. Also, it would be helpful if posters included dates of rip-offs... I'm posting this on March 15, 2010.

Mar 11, 2010
Report to Yahoo
by: EldRick

Go to the Yahoo page for reporting fraudulent merchants, and report them. Yahoo knows the store as swblades.com

The link for reporting is two posts above this...

Mar 09, 2010
IN SHOCK
by: JORDAN IN FL.

I WISH SO BADLY THAT I WOULD HAVE FOUND THIS PAGE FIRST.I ONLY EVER USE BUD K.TO ORDER ALL MY SWORDS BUT I FOUND THE CONAN ATLANTEAN FOR $49.99 AND NO SHIPPING IN THE U.S.SO I WENT FOR IT.THREE WEEKS HAVE PAST SO I CALLED MY VISA# AND FOUND A $245.69 CHARGE FROM REDDRAGON HOBBY,TOY AND GAME.I ORDERED FROM KINGDOM OF SWORDS.COM BUT ITS THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THAT CARD DEPARTMENT OPENS IN 4 MORE HOURS SO KILLING TIME TRYING TO GET AN E-MAIL TO THESE THEIVES I FOUND THIS.NOW I KNOW I MUST REVERSE ORDER,CANCEL AND GET NEW CARD# ,CONTACT BBB AND USE ALL THE THE HELPFULL SIGHTS ABOVE TO COMPLAIN ALL DAY AND THROUGH THE NIGHT.I GOT EXCITED AND DIDN'T CHECK THESE GUYS OUT..I FEEL A FOOL BUT I WON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN.NOW LETS JUST HOPE I DON'T GET CC FINES FOR RED DRAGON GOING OVER MY CREDIT LIMIT.VISA IS PRETTY GOOD.THANX,ALL OF YOU

Mar 09, 2010
Thanks
by: Will from MN

Thank you all SO much for the warnings! I wish I had checked here first! The prices are so enticing, it was hard to resist, so I purchased the sword of Achilles from Troy and the sword from Last Samurai. Just called my bank and canceled my card now. That was close! Thanks again! How do we get Yahoo to take this site down?

Mar 07, 2010
Let's report them to Yahoo.
by: EldRick

Before seeing this thread, I ordered a Cold Steel sword from them yesterday.

Fortunately, I used a PayPal one-time-use card, and after seeing this, I stopped the card, so he won't be getting my money. I then reported the site to Yahoo, which hosts the store, and referenced this thread.

So let's report this thief to Yahoo, and get his store site shut down. Here's their Report Merchant Abuse page: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/shopping/ratings/shop-146.html

I sent the following report.
==========================
The Yahoo store doing business as http://www.reddragonswords.com and http://KingdomofSwords.com has been involved in fraudulent activity, is rated Unfavorable by the BBB, and is under investigation for multiple reported fraudulent credit-card charges with no merchandise shipped over the past two years.

You can find details of many customers who have never received their purchased merchandise at http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/beware-of-sw-bladesred-dragon-swordskingdom-of-swords.html

Please shut down this fraudulent Yahoo store.
===========================

Mar 06, 2010
Looking for Master Sword or Master Scam?
by: L.Sunday

Well I ordered from them. I decided to order a Master Sword replica. Cause I always like the sword from the Legend of Zelda. Plus the sword looks really cool. I searched around like Ebay and other sites for the specific one I wanted. I found it at SW Blades for a lower price than other places. Plus the "free shipping" I thought was nice also! Placed the order for it using my credit card for $40 on 2/4/2010. Well after a couple weeks. No charge to my card. I emailed them an email to inquire about my order status. I used both emails I found on their site, reddragontrading@gmail.com & sales@swblades.com

Received no response! So just last week I emailed them again. Nothing! Getting worried, on 2/22 I had a charge on my credit card that I wasn't aware of for $123.58 for a place called Red Wagon in Texas. Not sure if it had anything to do with this sword place. But the Bank put in a dispute and it was dealt with with in 48 hours. Which I was thankful about. But with still not knowing what is going on? I worry if this place can still use my credit card to make an order. I did inquire about it with my credit card co. and they told me once they put a charge through. All I have to do is dispute it and they will deal with it! But it can take up to 60 days for a resolution.

So does anyone know of a good place online that sells Video Game Sword replicas that has great prices? :)

Mar 05, 2010
What a deal though!
by: Mr. Scratch

They've got an ALBION Conan Atlantean sword (normally $3000+ if you can find one) on sale for $1250. Anyone care to bite on that one? You know that one would leave a mark on the pocketbook.

http://www.swblades.com/alcobaatsw.html

Mar 05, 2010
Yep! you are absolutely true...
by: Lando J

That company is a rip off! they did the same thing to me two Years ago! the only way I got my money back was to contact visa, and they retrieved my funds for me. I can't believe they are still in buisness!

Mar 04, 2010
Sorry
by: Matt

Sorry I'm doing this from my itouch and didn't mean to spam lol and the site is swordsswords.com. Sorry

Mar 04, 2010
Sorry
by: Matt

Sorry I'm doing this from my itouch and didn't mean to spam lol and the site is swordsswords.com. Sorry

Mar 04, 2010
Sorry
by: Matt

Sorry I'm doing this from my itouch and didn't mean to spam lol and the site is swordsswords.com. Sorry

Mar 04, 2010
Is swordswords.com secure?
by: Matt

Hey from all this ripping off going on I've gotten a little paranoid about buying swords from sites that aren't mentioned as being secure and I was wondering if anyone knew if swordswords.com is a good site?

Mar 04, 2010
Is swordswords.com secure?
by: Matt

Hey from all this ripping off going on I've gotten a little paranoid about buying swords from sites that aren't mentioned as being secure and I was wondering if anyone knew if swordswords.com is a good site?

Mar 04, 2010
Is swordswords.com secure?
by: Matt

Hey from all this ripping off going on I've gotten a little paranoid about buying swords from sites that aren't mentioned as being secure and I was wondering if anyone knew if swordswords.com is a good site?

Mar 04, 2010
Is swordswords.com secure?
by: Matt

Hey from all this ripping off going on I've gotten a little paranoid about buying swords from sites that aren't mentioned as being secure and I was wondering if anyone knew if swordswords.com is a good site?

Mar 03, 2010
Kingdom Swords Got Me Too !!!
by: Shorty

Wish i found this before i made the order .
They e-mailed me a bill of $13.92, but charged my card $247.95, when i called the card they said to wait till it wasn't pending to see if they take the full $247.95 and guess what they did and now im trying to get my money back. And it don't look good looking at all of the feedback on here. I guess i wont be shopping on the net like this one any more. I guess i'll be talking to BBB too, maybe it will help.

Mar 01, 2010
ripped off galore
by: alexander stewart

I ordered a sword twice, in December of 2009. Not only have they not yet sent it (now march 2010) but i mysteriously have had random charges appear on my credit card i used to order it. i have had 4 verified and 2 pending fraudulent charges. in the past 3 months, coincidence? as for me i believe it is SWblades. i have purchased 4 swords online from two sites, replica dungeons, which i got in february after realizing swblades wouldnt send mine, and sw blades. i find it far too convenient that my orders and multiple emails went through, never came and now i have credit card problems. my advice to all, BEWARE SWBLADES.

Feb 20, 2010
Need to be found
by: Anonymous

These dicks got 40 out of me its not much but i had ordered swords for my friends wedding at his request and now after seeing that this site is a scam im having to search for a new site to buy the swords from. Btw for anyone that is observant their so called new company location 1511 Camden Ave,Los Angeles,Ca 90025 is a apartment complex i checked it myself from google earth as well as researching the internet. If that truly is where the bastards live if they can be caught they have multiple lawsuits on their hands for posing as a fake company. Im on a mission to see if i can track the assholes down if any of you get any leads drop me some tips at twilight_angel_angel_of_mercy@yahoo.com Good luck to you all.

Feb 15, 2010
these guys are crooks
by: Anonymous

Placed an order. Immediately got a response saying the store was closed and my order had been canceled and I wouldn't be charged. Then 2 months later they started charging my debit card and caused my account to go overdrawn.

Luckily my credit card company reversed the charges after I filed a fraud claim.

Stay very far away from these guys. They should be shut down.

Jan 26, 2010
still taking my money
by: bosox jimmy

I ordered merchandise from these criminals on December 17. The cost was $46.99 + $20.00 shipping. I received the confirmation e-mail that my order would ship in 3-5 business days and that they had charged my Discover card. I called the number on the web site and it was for ordering ring tones. I e-mailed as reply to the "order confirmation" asking for tracking status of my order. I found this when I received my credit card statement: First my credit limit was plummeting. On December 19 my Discover card was charged by swordsonline for $346.99 and no merchandise received to this date. I noticed another charge on January 2 for swordsonline for $546.99. Imagine being charged $900 on a credit card for something never received or valued anywhere near that amount. Now I've had to cease using my card and initiate an investigation with Discover. Is someone out there instituting a class action suit? As I see it, there are plenty of us who have been or are continuing to be ripped off by these parasites. By the amount and content of these complaints, how are they still able to post their "product" (I meant scam) on the web?

Jan 01, 2010
More of the same
by: Sean

My wife ordered a sword from Kingdom of Swords, because that is the site that I gave her, and we are running into the same problems as mentioned above. I wish I would have looked more carefully before I gave her the website. I got on the BBB website and it is showing an address out of San Antonio, TX. If I don't hear something back very soon from whomever the person is running this sham then I'll be talking with some of my friends from the FBI concerning interstate wire fraud and such. I'm sure the info that the BBB has will speed things along.

Dec 18, 2009
Aliases
by: Anonymous

Known Alias:

Southwest Blades
SWBlades
RedDragonSwords
KingdomOfSwords
Trademark Casino Supply
Sonterra Golf Clubs
Survival Kings



*Note how their most recent alias is to flaunt that they've survived for so long.

Dec 18, 2009
Updated Info
by: Anonymous V

The Scam Breakdown:
Variant 1:
-You get billed and get a fake confirmation.
-You're routed through a call center as "customer service"
-You're in communication trap until the graceperiod for charge cancel on certain banks expire
-Money lost

Variant 2:
-You're told the company is out of business
-The charging company/system takes your money a few weeks later when you're not longer watching
-If you miss it, you've lost your money



Why it won't stop:
-Federal laws regarding business/consumer protection are complicated
-Most federal agencies can't contact ghost companies
-There seems to be no method of tracing where the money has gone
-New alias pop up and won't show up on BBB
-Most people won't pay the $50 court fees for a $80 item fraud if there's unknown or no chance of getting the money back


What can you do?
-Help others by contacting Yahoo or wherever and get the company(ies) removed from the search results

Dec 14, 2009
ID theives and credit card theives
by: Anonymous

over the summer of 2009 i placed an order for 2 yoda fx sabers for a skit. regardless, they instantly sent me an email saying they were out of stock and the order was canceled. THANKFULLY I used a single transaction credit card number that discover card offers such that shady vendors don't sell your credit card number for ID theft. 5 days later the same single transaction number was used to place a $600 order for some survival king merchandise somewhere in Texas to an address not mine. All was reported and the charge cancelled but these people are criminals!!!. avoid

Oct 25, 2009
I should have done this before...
by: Toxic Kiss

I didn't bother to take the time and research this "company" before making my purchase. My Fiance really, really wanted the Wolverine Claws they were advertising, so I ordered them today. Now, when I got the confirmation page and the email shortly after, I noticed that there was no tracking number, and it said the store was closed and my card would not be charged. Hmm. It seemed fishy. After looking into it for well over an hour, I found HUNDREDS of accounts like this from that same so-called company, and I emailed my bank immediately to either cancel my current Debit Card and send me a new one, or track the payment and stop it. I don't care what has to get done, my hard-earned money is NOT going to crooks like these. I'll find this present for my love somewhere else, and gladly pay more for it if ti means giving money to a legitimate company. As for these fools, all of us who've had experiences with them need to band together and find a solution to completely run them off the internet. This is STEALING, and isn't legal no matter WHERE or WHO you are! 'Nuff Said.

Oct 13, 2009
Strange and conflicting Email
by: Anonymous

I placed an order for some Cold Steel on 10/6/09 and also received the email stating "This store is now closed. The order has been canceled. Your credit card will not be charged." But, there is a link to a page showing the order! This is very confusing. I was not sure if the order had gone through. After reading these posts I decided to contact my credit card company and get a new account number issued so that I don't get ripped off.

If you decide to do this, just tell the credit card company that you want to change the account number for security purposes and SW blades will not be able to charge you. Of course this only works if your card hasn't been charged already.


Sep 25, 2009
THIS STORE IS NOW CLOSED. YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELED AND YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED.
by: Don D

Placed on order on 9/24/2009 for the following

300 Movie - Battle Ready Spartan Spear MAZ300SP 1 27.20

King Leonidas Sword Inspired by 300 Movie SS-300ls 1 40.00

Subtotal 67.20

Coupon discount (sw0508) -13.44

Subtotal 53.76

Shipping 0.00

Tax 0.00

Total 53.76

I got an e-mail with the previous title but then it says below...

"Thank you for ordering from SouthwestBlades.com. We began processing your order as soon as you placed it. For this reason, orders cannot be changed or cancelled once they are placed."

weird...my card hasn't been charged, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

Sep 23, 2009
sw blades
by: Brent

did anyone else place an order that when yoy press submit it says "this store is closed you credit card will not be charged" then receive an email that says the same thing at the top but then shows an order form with all your information and that it is shipping ups?

Aug 25, 2009
Glad I found this thread
by: Mike

I ordered a few items from them a week ago totaling almost $300. I've yet to recieve a confirmation email, so I got suspicious. I guess I'll play this safe and get my credit card cancelled and replaced before any charges are made to it. I guess if it's too good to be true, it usually is.

Aug 14, 2009
losers and rip offs.........
by: kim z

these losers ripped off a 14 year old kid for $89...
they told him the sword was $10 and free shipping..
never got the sword and they debited my account for $89.. BEWARE...........

Aug 14, 2009
Really glad I found this webpage
by: A friend and sword enthusiast from Mexico

I contacted this company last week to find out more information about the Kingdom of Heaven´s Ibelin Sword, which is practically out of stock anywhere, however they post it on the following link: http://www.southwestblades.com/kiofheswofib.html

It looked kind of suspicious to me, as it seems quite cheap (US$ 140.00) compared to other places where the price is no less thn $250.00

Of course, I haven´t gotten an answer, but still I was tempted to order from them, until I read all the complaints. I wil send a complaint to our national agency for the protection of consumer rights (PROFECO) so they can list this fake company as a fraud and make potential mexican customers aware of it.

In my country, we need a permit to import (not so to own) any type of weapon or replica, even swords, and to think i had started the process to obtain said authorization prior to ordering from kingdomofsword.net, I´m glad this is not so quick, otherwise I might have fallen into the hands of these crooks.

Thanks for the info posted, honest sword buyers must unite against these scams.

Aug 14, 2009
Really glad I found this webpage
by: A friend and sword enthusiast from Mexico

I contacted this company last week to find out more information about the Kingdom of Heaven´s Ibelin Sword, which is practically out of stock anywhere, however they post it on the following link: http://www.southwestblades.com/kiofheswofib.html

It looked kind of suspicious to me, as it seems quite cheap (US$ 140.00) compared to other places where the price is no less thn $250.00

Of course, I haven´t gotten an answer, but still I was tempted to order from them, until I read all the complaints. I wil send a complaint to our national agency for the protection of consumer rights (PROFECO) so they can list this fake company as a fraud and make potential mexican customers aware of it.

In my country, we need a permit to import (not so to own) any type of weapon or replica, even swords, and to think i had started the process to obtain said authorization prior to ordering from kingdomofsword.net, I´m glad this is not so quick, otherwise I might have fallen into the hands of these crooks.

Thanks for the info posted, honest sword buyers must unite against these scams.

Jul 21, 2009
total fraud
by: Anonymous

My son ordered a sword from these people a week or so ago.... he used my credit card.... he received an email a few days later stating the "company was no longer in business" and he would not be charged. Today a charge for $89 hit under the name SURVIVAL
KING NEW BRAELS TX US
they are a company operating from new braunfels texas...
since they are doing fraudulent business across state lines I will be reporting them to the feds....

Jul 13, 2009
THEY ARE FIRST CLASS SCAMMERS
by: SNAKE EYES RIPPED OFF

THIS GUY SAYS THEY HAVE IN STOCK ORDERED GET EMAIL SAYING NO LONGER IN BUSINESS AND WOULD NOT BE CHARGED THEN 2 MONTHS LATER GET A CHARGE CROOK CAN NOT CONTACT THEM NO EMAIL RESPONCE PLEASE LETS PUT THIS CROOK OUT OF BUSINESS I FAULT YAHOO FOR HAVING HIM COME UP IN THERE SEARCH ENGINE THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS NOW AS SURVIVAL KINGS STILL IN TEXAS AND STILL CROOKS

Jul 13, 2009
THEY ARE FIRST CLASS SCAMMERS
by: SNAKE EYES RIPPED OFF

THIS GUY SAYS THEY HAVE IN STOCK ORDERED GET EMAIL SAYING NO LONGER IN BUSINESS AND WOULD NOT BE CHARGED THEN 2 MONTHS LATER GET A CHARGE CROOK CAN NOT CONTACT THEM NO EMAIL RESPONCE PLEASE LETS PUT THIS CROOK OUT OF BUSINESS I FAULT YAHOO FOR HAVING HIM COME UP IN THERE SEARCH ENGINE THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS NOW AS SURVIVAL KINGS STILL IN TEXAS AND STILL CROOKS

Jul 07, 2009
Sounded too good to be true
by: Anonymous

The 46" Soul Reaver was $40.00 USD, free shipping (!!), plus an additional 20% ($8.00) off...I'm glad I checked this place out first.

Jul 06, 2009
also watch out for survival kings!
by: cole

i ordered the wolverine claws and i got an e mail saying the store was shut down and i wouldnt be charged the 38.40 for them. a month passed then i got hit with a charge of 138.40 from a site called survival kings. looks to be the same. it too is based out of texas. until i googled them i had never heard of them. sw blades is the only site i have ever tried to buy this stuff from. i filed a police report and contacted my bank. look out for these guys.

Jun 02, 2009
Ive Got Your Answer My Friend
by: Sharon Wilson

I too have had the same experience that you have had just recently with these people. I too ordered a sword and after a considerable time decided to cancel the order The sword never left the store and yet it was from April 22, until the first of June before I got my money back. I had just about given up all my options after asking for my refund over and over again. In disgust I finally sent them off an e-mail saying that I knew not quite what to do, that a call to the attorney general as they might have some suggestions. The next morning, lo, and behold, there is an answer from these fools telling me that by the end of todays business day that I would have my refund and thats how I finally got these criminals out of my life. I think that they are using orders to fill their inventory and thats why they keep our money for as long as they can. Good luck and thanks for having this site so that I could tell everyone what slime balls these guys really are. Now if we could find a way to report these fools to the police.

May 26, 2009
Sonterra Golf Clubs, San Antonia
by: Karin

I ordered a naruto sword for my 15 year old son at 21 april 2009 and I received a mail that the shop was closed and my credit card would not be charged.Two weeks later i was charged for an amount of 149,95 USD with the subscription of Sonterra Golf Clubs in San Antonia. I don't play golf and have never heard of that site.After all the comments I,ve read I don't expect to receive the naruto sword anymore , it was the first time that I ordered something in The United States, I,m from the Netherlands, Europe.

Mar 23, 2009
pissed
by: Anonymous

Happened to me too, about a month ago. Spent about 100 dollars on a birthday present and never got it. I got SCREWED! Wish i had known about these posts first.

Mar 18, 2009
their nothing but theives man
by: Anonymous

man i cant believe this has happend to soo many ppl now. i to ordered a kenpachi sword from these jerks and nothing its been what 2 months i believe those BASTERDS!!!!!!!!!! how do they get away with this. if anyone knows were i can get this sword from a site that u can trust pleaze let me know my email is joabgallegos@yahoo.com

Mar 09, 2009
Private Investigator Results
by: Ginger

Hi everyone, I work for a private investigator and asked him to do a little research on this since I too did not receive my order. I did go to my bank and have the charges reversed though.
What I found out is that this company was started back in 2002 by a Robert Markum. It doesn't seem to have that many complaints against it until around 2005 and on. In June of 2005 the company was sold to a
Marco Cantu
4830 CASA CORONA ST
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78233
He continued to use the address of
14080 Nacogdoches #289 for the business address after the purchase. After further investigation, this address is a UPS store.
It seems that from here on out is where all the problems started and the multiple names started appearing. Before then this company was only know as swblades.com and southwestblades.com. Swblades just seems to be a short spelling of southwestblades.
This is what I got with my first swing at this and this should be just the beginning. I would not go off of what whois info says. The info on there can be whatever the person who entered the info wants it to say. Think about it, why would they put there real info if they are scamming people.

I will update with more info as I get it.

Mar 09, 2009
Reverse Charges
by: Veronica

If anyone payed with a credit card, all you need to do is go to your bank and have the charges reversed. All you tell them is that you never received your merchandise and they will issue a chargeback. This will take the money out of the merchants bank account and give it back to you. It is very simple to do and I have done it many times when I do not receive my order. I just thought everyone should know about this and suggest you do it instead of sitting on these forums and whining about getting taken by some company. There are security measures in place with using credit cards online that protects the consumer.

Mar 08, 2009
no sword
by: Anonymous

i bought a halo sword for 80 odd dollars it took me 4 months to save that much and it hasnt come identical to the others he needs to be arrested

Mar 03, 2009
Here's a place to file a complaint...
by: 12 yr. old's mom

Here is a site I used to file an internet fraud complaint:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Let's get this guy.

Mar 03, 2009
Here's a place to file a complaint...
by: 12 yr. old's mom

Here is a site I used to file an internet fraud complaint:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Let's get this guy.

Mar 03, 2009
Wish we saw this a month ago...
by: 12 year old's mom

I ordered (via credit card) a "One Ring" for my twelve year old daughter who is a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan. We got charged, but the product never shipped. It was with her own money that angers me. Hard lesson to learn. We have a temporary credit with Discover and they have filed an investigative complaint against the company. I also called the DA's office in Texas and left information with them.

I only wish we had done this search before ordering.

Keep after this fraud.

Feb 15, 2009
yup got me too
by: Anonymous

this sucks ass. it really does. They got me out of 154 dollars i will dispute this and win.

Feb 12, 2009
HI
by: Anonymous

HEY IS THERE ANY ONE IN TEXAS THAT HAS BEEN RIPPED OFF BUT THIS F__KWIT

Feb 12, 2009
attt ANGRY CUSTOMER
by: Anonymous

messege to ANGRY CUSTOMER i love the way your thinking we need to talk asap email at co5@hotmail.com.au

Feb 01, 2009
More of the same...
by: Tim Grant

I ordered a Devil May Cry Sword on 28th December 2008. Every time I check on its status its is apparently "processing". Hopefully Paypal will refund me. I would avoid these guys like the plague. Personally I'm amazed they've gotten away with it for so long.

Jan 23, 2009
ANGRY CUSTOMER
by: Anonymous

I say we pack a bus full of pissed off swblades customers and go down to Texas and kick this guys A$$ I bought a 90 dollar sword over a month ago and still haven't received it. I don't know how this guy isn't in jail yet!!! Cancel your credit card order for sure this guy sucks!

Jan 14, 2009
Me again
by: KJ

Thanks for your posts guys. I never would have known. I called my credit card company and blocked my account and had them send me a new card. So far there was no withdrawal for the amount so I got lucky in a way. What scum this guy is. The Lord will get him.

Jan 14, 2009
I can't believe this
by: KJ

I just read these complaints through a link I thought would bring me to a contact phone number to call to see what the heck is going on with my shipment from swblades/kindom of swords. I'm so pissed!!! I bought a batman sword Dec. 30th, 2008 for my husband's upcoming birthday and now I know it's not coming. How the Hell are they allowed to get away with this??? What good is the BBB if they don't do a F-in thing!

Dec 29, 2008
me too
by: Anonymous

Yep,

what a bunch of jerk(s). I too ordered a sword for Christmas. I ordered it 2 mos ago and of course, it has not arrived. So far, no charges to the card. Will keep watching.

Dec 27, 2008
More info
by: Anonymous

I orders a zelda sword from SW Blades on December 15 got a replay email witha link for status of the oder. i have checked my back records and so far there is no charge for the sword. the status link says "on hold." Maybe things have caught up with this guy? We can only hope. I will monitor my bank transactions closely in case they try to do more business. Anyone know of a legit place to get a Zelda sword? My son and i made a mirror shield and the sword was to be part of a Christmas present.


Dec 22, 2008
Thief
by: Anonymous

As stated in this thrweead this guy or people are thipeves. He wouldill be fognund and torrrtured along with his fammiley until hr cam uderfstand bones being picked.

Dec 16, 2008
The Rip-offs Continue
by: M.

Original poster again. A correction - he wanted a freelancer to make 5 videos, not ten. Sorry. Thanks for the address posting. A check tonight found swblades.com linking to kingdomofswords.net and reddragonswords.com linking to swordsofcinema.com. Call the phone number and you get a phone company recording that the number is no longer in service.

After a little more digging I found our man on a criminal listing website. Robert Frank Markum, Jr. age 31 of San Antonio. He has a criminal record in San Antonio, Texas and also Barstow, California. I'm pretty sure it's him. Robert Frank Markum age 52, also has a criminal record in San Antonio. Probably his dad. I didn't want to lose more of my money to find out what they did, but it's all public record.

I filed a report on ripoffreport.com which shows up very high in searches on his company names. If you have a few minutes, you might want to file one, too. I've found a number of places lately where I could post a review. We really need this page to show up higher in product searches, because people need to know BEFORE they buy. Therefore, I will now list some product search words that he's partial to. Merry Christmas!

Red scorpion ninja sword reverse blade sword last samurai sword red scorpion ninja sword legend of Zelda swords Excalibur swords final fantasy swords Irish swords Tom Anderson Pantera sword of omens Tom Anderson knives link shield x men wolverine claws kit rae blades display knife oriental swords iaido video ceremonies in ancient Egypt uesugi kenshin durahide butterfly swords Bloodrayne the movie striking points intercepting fist scorpion king movie retail pricing gun reenactment swords swords uk hanzoswords hanzo swords hanwei sword antique sword functional swords roman swords and armor samurai swords and amor sword stands cane swords samurai swords uk roman swords uk gladiator swords

Dec 16, 2008
reddragon thievery
by: Heinz Wunsch

Same here. Ordered a sword, was immediately billed for it but never received the merchandise. Alos, no luck with phone calls or e-mails. No response at all.

Dec 15, 2008
reddragontrading thievery
by: Anonymous

Had the same problem. Ordered a sword but never got it. No response to my phone calls and e-mails either. This is a real sleezebag outfit.

Dec 13, 2008
Found the cheat!!
by: Gerry

I ordered a great helmet and of course never received it so i've looked this guy up and he lives in San Antonio. I mailed him a letter and never received a reply but the letter wasn't returned either. His address is:
Robert F. Markum,Jr.
17218 Darien Wing
San Antonio, Texas 78247
The District Attorney's Office number is:
210-335-2311 and they have a good white collar crime unit there. Call and make a complaint, at least we will get him off the street.

Dec 06, 2008
Sword of Cinema now, is it? Well...
by: Elric Colvill

I'm not done with this guy either. If he puts up anything on YouTube, he'll have plenty of people ready to expose him, myself included. Swordsofcinema.com was also what the charges for my order were listed under. The BBB can't even, or won't even, stop him apparently.


Dec 06, 2008
What swblades.com is up to lately...
by: M.

I'm the original poster, again. I checked around to see what swblades is up to these days. A page on getafreelancer.com says he's still in San Antonio going by the name Red Dragon Inc. He was requesting bids for running a video promo thing under the name www.SwordsofCinema.com. He also wanted someone to produce 10 videos for MetaCafe and YouTube to promote the business, and somebody else to solicit friend requests on MySpace to get him 5000 fake friends. Seems he has plenty of money and time to promote his business - just not to respond to his customers. Argh! A BBB check today showed 58 complaints. Swblades refused to respond to 45 of them and the BBB can't get current address or phone info from them.

I've checked, and I also believe the ratings posted to the left of his page for BizRate.com and Shopping.com are fakes. I cannot even find him on either of these sites anymore. Fraud, fraud, fraud. I just filed another report on a ripoff site about them. People need to know what a crook this guy is. I am NOT finished with this!

Dec 02, 2008
Update
by: Elric Colvill

It's good to see someone taking legal action against these crooks. Also, I just wanted to let everyone know that after my bank reviewed my complaint and attempted to contact these criminals they did determine this was a case of fraud and I at least got the charges reversed. If you have been robbed by these people, act quickly and you may be able to get your money back.

Dec 02, 2008
Fraud artist.
by: Sharon Steinkoetter

I too got caught up in this rip off company because of the three different names that they use. I have hired an attorney to have them arrested for fraud.

Dec 02, 2008
Fraud artist.
by: Sharon Steinkoetter

I too got caught up in this rip off company because of the three different names that they use. I have hired an attorney to have them arrested for fraud.

Nov 21, 2008
Ripped Off
by: Elric Colvill

I ordered from these yahoos on the 5th of November on advice from a friend, whom I was purchasing a Halo Energy sword for as a birthday present. I didn't even think to research this site he showed me because I assumed he knew this site and did business with them before. Apparently not. As my father always said "Never assume, it just makes and Ass out of U and Me. It certainly did that. I am in the process of attempting to reverse the charges, but I have no idea if it will be successful. I have printed copies of your complaints here, combined with my own unresponded to emails to this company, and I will also be submitting a formal complain to the State Attorney General's Office of Texas (where this company claims to operate out of). What good it will do I have no idea, but it's worth a try.

Oh, also the phone number they give on their site, yeah, it's disconnected. Still further proof that this "Kingdom of Swords" bs is a scam.

Nov 19, 2008
Taken
by: Paul Batow

Yeah they got me for $60.56. I ordered 2 weeks ago and havent heard a thing since. The phone number on the site doesnt work and they wont reply to emails.

Oct 29, 2008
A Follow Up...
by: M.

I am the original poster, and I'm so sorry that I am not alone in this experience. It has been almost a year now, and by the time I figured out that they were not going to either deliver our sword or refund our money, it was too late to reverse the charges with the credit card company. We had to eat the loss. If you have made the mistake of buying from this company, and your order has not shown up, my advice is to reverse out the charges ASAP. If you wait too long, like I did, you won't have this option. Get your money back while you can and buy elsewhere. A year later, it appears that nothing has changed and they obviously don't care about changing their illegal practices. There is a scathing thread about them on resellerratings.com, also. I suppose they just deliver what they feel like, and it's enough to keep them in business. It does appear that a guy named Robert Markum is the theif behind the company, so make sure he's not associated with any vendor you purchase from. Who knows what business name he's going by now. And now I will restate the various names we know in different forms to help make sure this page shows up better on searches. Southwest Blades stole my money, SWBlades stole my money, SWBlades.com stole my money, RedDragonSwords stole my money, RedDragonSwords.com stole my money, KingdomOfSwords stole my money, KingdomOfSwords.net stole my money replica swords, weapons, knives from movies video games. Final words...If they haven't delivered within a few weeks, they won't. So call your credit card company to cancel the charges NOW, while you still can.

Oct 26, 2008
Horrible.
by: Anonymous

We ordered a product on October 4. It is now October 26, and this was supposed to be a Halloween prop...this is just horrible. I called my credit card company to dispute, investigate, and reverse the transaction. I can't believe this. My husband ordered the sword. We should have looked it up before ordering. So they just take the money and run? How are they getting away with this?

Oct 22, 2008
same boat
by: Anonymous

Wish I had read all of this before I placed my order with them. I am in the same boat as you all!

Jul 28, 2008
SW BLADES are thieves!
by: MPR

Hi, I had trouble with this company since April. I ordered a sword on April 3rd, money went out on April 9th. They never sent me an email with my order number. Contacted them many time about my sword but said "will send an internal ticket". No call, and no email. Finally I opened s dispute with the BBB on May 5th, waited three week for SW Blades to respond, nothing happened and the BBB close the dispute and I had to have the charges reversed by VISA and my bank. I gave them one more chance with a different product and the same thing happened, I did get a email confirmation and an order number this time but that did not help either, the money went out but no product and communication about the status of the order for a week. When I checked my statement online it said that $31.66 I payed for the product went out to "CASINO SUPPLIES" out of Texas...WTF!!! So now I have to have this done all over again! I hope YAHOO removes them from their list of store merchants and VISA does something about it!

Jun 17, 2008
Email Address
by: Anonymous

Hope this helps those of you looking to contact Sword Buyer. This is his email address reddragontrading@gmail.com

Jun 13, 2008
Dishonesty is not worth it
by: Anonymous

This is the second time this has happened to me, bogus internet merchants trying to get your money for nothing!! I waited a week and still no delivery confirmation e-mail. Their e-mail in the "from" area had a questionable address, like a description of their "products" or something, not a normal address--that's a sign there. Anyway, don't buy from them. I also called them and talked to a young woman for 20 minutes. Who talks to a customer service rep. for 20 minutes? Well, she couldn't help me directly, of course, she had to route a ticket to the "inside" people. She also kept repeating herself over and over, and telling me something different than the question that I had just asked. Nice attempt, but can be seen through like glass. I hope they stop being dishonest and stealing money.

May 23, 2008
Not shipped
by: greg g

I also bought 4 knives from Red Dragon for a total of $119.80 back in Oct 23, 2007 and have Never recived them and they have Never returned my e mails and I can not reach them by phone.
It s now been over 7 months and still no shipment from them and they still show them as available on there site
DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!!!

May 13, 2008
same thing
by: Anonymous

i ordered a sword from this guy back in october for an item that was in stock, after 3 months and no shipment and response after 10 attempts to contact them i had my credit card company reverse the charge.
this is just a front to charge people money and send no items-- i doubt there is even a real store that ships anything-- this guy just counts on people to be lazy and not do anything to get their money back, and probably invests the money for months before refunding the few times when visa actually does something about it.
THIS GUY IS A SIMPLE THIEF, NEVER ORDER ANYTHING FROM SW BLADES, RED DRAGON, OR KINGDOM OF SWORDS

Scott

Mar 14, 2008
Same thing happend to me
by: Steve

I ordered a $80 sword of there site in december and still have not recieved it but I got an email with oder status like you. I filed a complaint with the BBB as well and they never responded to mine. I just wish there was a way to get them in trouble for false advertising.

Mar 10, 2008
A follow up...
by: M.

It is now March 10, 2008. This company is still ignoring my requests. Apparently, we are not alone. I found a thread this morning while researching the company. It gives a lot of good information from other customers about their experiences with the various incarnations of this crooked company. I recommend reading all four pages. http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112435

Mar 08, 2008
They are crooks!
by: Diane ( aconcerned mom)

My son (19 years of age) has bought swords from this website before with no problem. This time, mid-January 2008, he ordered a sword for $124.21 and got a confirmation email that sword would be delivered in 4-7 days. On February 12, he was trying to get the item to ship and actually "ordered" another one! This was on a bank card and resulted in $140.00 in bank fees. Citizens Bank gave him a credit of $124.21 on 2/29. He is still fighting with the bank to refund the overdraft fees. It is now March 8th and no sword, no refund and we have both emailed, faxed and left messages on their voice mail numerous times. He has since disputed the initial $124.21 for failure to ship merchandise.
Any idea how to get these guys??????

Feb 19, 2008
I have also had problems with these guys
by: Nick Hill

I am suffering from an identical situation, i ordered a thundercats vintage sword from these morons in early january (the 7th) i got a conformation email, with a crappy beakdown of the bill, and no mention of through who i would need to go to get a refund in nessesary. Well its 14th of feb now and despite numerous attempts to contact them through their ticket system, to which i recived one standard email refering me to my order status and apologising for any delay, i'm still no nearer to getting the sword. As for the shipping status its now been changed from will ship in 2-3 days to will ship in 4-7 days, what the hell ? and yeah im getting annoyed a little now, as i've never had a problem shopping online or shopping from the U.S, im from England.
if anyone knows how i can go about getting in contact with this shop, or getting a refund, please help, im at the end of my rope now :-(
Please email me at Nick_hill_666@hotmail.com


Thanks
Nick

Feb 12, 2008
find the registrar
by: b&g miron

[Querying whois.melbourneit.com]
[whois.melbourneit.com]

Domain Name.......... kingdomofsword.com
Creation Date........ 2008-02-07
Registration Date.... 2008-02-07
Expiry Date.......... 2009-02-07
Organisation Name.... robert markum
Organisation Address. P O Box 99800
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. EmeryVille
Organisation Address. 94662
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. US

Admin Name........... PrivateRegContact Admin
Admin Address........ P O Box 99800
Admin Address........
Admin Address........ EmeryVille
Admin Address........ 94662
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email.......... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ PrivateRegContact TECH
Tech Address......... P O Box 99800
Tech Address.........
Tech Address......... EmeryVille
Tech Address......... 94662
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email........... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com


further, don't know if this is the same markum but,


S141918 MARKUM ON DISCIPLINE

It is ordered that Lonnie Robert Markum, State Bar No. 188338, be suspended from the practice of law for one year, that execution of the suspension be stayed, and that he be placed on probation for five years subject to the conditions of probation, including ninety days actual suspension, recommended by the Hearing Department of the State Bar Court in its decision filed on November 4, 2005, as modified by its order filed on December 5, 2005. It is also ordered that he take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination within one year after the effective date of this order. (See Segretti v. State Bar (1976) 15 Cal.3d 878, 891, fn. 8.) It is further ordered that he comply with rule 955 of the California Rules of Court, and that he perform the acts specified in subdivisions (a) and (c) of that rule within 30 and 40 calendar days, respectively, after the effective date of this order.* Costs are awarded to the State Bar in accordance with Business & Professions Code section 6086.10 and are enforceable both as provided in Business and Professions Code section 6140.7 and as a money judgment.

*(See Bus. and Prof. Code, § 6126, subd. (c).)


intersting.........need to find out if your markum has the actual first name "lonnie"

hope this helps some, at least you have a direction to go in with this info.


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