Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kathleen's Fictitious Business Name Internet Footprint

One of the ways to protect yourself from being ripped off is to make sure the potential scammer has an internet footprint.  If they don't have one, then you should tread cautiously.  If they do have one, then you must evaluate that evidence and make an educated decision if this is someone with which you should do business.

You can review this for yourself at:

Below, you can see multiple fictitious business names registered to Kathleen Legaspi in San Diego County between 2010 and 2012.  This is particularly concerning because most people can barely manage to effectively run one single business, let alone run multiple businesses without having a large team of managers and employees.  When you put this information into context and know that she generally tends to operate alone, plus has multiple small court claims against her, it tends to highlight professional instability and ethical concerns.  Buyer beware.

Kathleen Legaspi Kafashian RipOff Report Rap Sheet

For those interested in Sophia Dash's Ripoff Report back when she was Kathleen Legaspi Kafashian.

View it here:

You can see many commonalities between these and the current victims' reports from 2013/2014 regarding:

1) taking money but not delivering the service
2) refusal or hesitation in paying
3) bouncing checks when she does finally "pay"
4) incessantly lying to try and gain sympathy to cover her tracks

It is also noteworthy that she is able to perpetuate these ripoffs because she can keep registering businesses under new names.  Unfortunately, if you just pay your money, you can register a business name.  There are no credit checks or any safeguards that keep unethical people from hanging out a new shingle.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kathleen Legaspi (Kafashian) Victims From 2005 - 2007

Back around 2005, Kathleen Legaspi was calling herself Kathleen Kafashian, a last name which she presumably took from her husband at the time Jean Kafashian.

Looking at publicly available court records, it shows that there were a LOT of disgruntled victims trying to get their money back from Kathleen when she was known as Kathleen Kafashian.

In EVERY single one of these court cases, Kathleen was named as the defendant.  Not a good look.
Noting the long list here and the long list from last year and this year (2014), it would be highly advisable to watch your back (and your check book/bank account) if you're doing ANY business with her.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kathleen Legaspi is now Sophia Vale? A new alias?

One of Kathleen Legaspi's victims alerted us that she is now calling herself Sophia Vale.  Ever the chameleon, she must continually change names, business names, locations, phone numbers, and emails to evade the many victims she's left in her path of destruction.

Unfortunately for Kathleen, with the growing list of victims who want her to face justice (and their awareness of this site), she has fewer and fewer places left to hide.   She can change her name a hundred more times, but we'll know about it as soon as it happens.

Previous aliases have included
Sophia Legaspi
Sophia Legasi
Sophia Dash

It is not known if this is going to be her new "stage name" from here on out or if it is just a transition name until she finds something better.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Small Claims Cases Against Kathleen Legaspi (Sophia Dash) in San Diego

You can see from these public records that she has numerous small claims cases against her in Kearny Mesa and San Diego courts dating back to 2005.  Note there were a number of new cases in 2013 which show that she is still up to her old tricks and taking her to court has no effect on her changing her ways.

By all accounts, she is a frequent flyer in the San Diego court system and evidence that a leopard doesn't change its spots.


Breach of contract civil case against Kathleen Legaspi (Sophia Dash) in San Diego County

Publicly available court records from February 2014 show Kathleen Legaspi on the defendant side of a civil case for breach of contract in San Diego County.  Click the image below or follow the original source link here to view for yourself.  Note all of the aliases they had to list out.  Will the real Kathleen Legaspi please stand up.

It is good to see that not all victims are rolling over, playing dead, and walking away.  Sad to say, it is unlikely that she will pay whatever the damages are, even with a judgment against her.

Kathleen Legaspi/Sophia Dash is also a fiction writer

Always the self-proclaimed "victim," Kathleen Legaspi (alias Sophia Dash), upon learning there was a central blog documenting her transgressions, took to the internet in early 2014 to try her hand at writing fiction.

Kathleen refers to herself in the third-person alias Sophia Dash, but it is not known if these Yahoo Voices clips are meant to be autobiographical or written by someone else.  She quickly deleted the account associated with the article, but the content still remains with her picture.  Either way, it is a laughable, albeit sad, attempt to deflect attention away from the many evil acts she has perpetrated upon well-intentioned victims.

The main thesis of her rant is that all the bad things that have happened to her over the years were everyone else's doing and that all these people are ganging up on her just because they don't like her.  Well, nobody gets raked over the coals this bad and by this many people for no good reason.

Kathleen tries to play the "I'm just a single mother trying to get by" card, but sadly her victims from 2013 and 2014 have stated that she actually uses her baby as a tool of the trade for gaining sympathy from unsuspecting victims (particularly women with young children themselves).

Kathleen asserts that the "chef was trying to ruin her life" and that "he became obsessed with fame" and "branded himself the 'scandal hero blogger'" and was using "Sophia" as his stepping stone to fame.

Unfortunately, this is just an extravagant fabrication on Kathleen's part and completely ignores the fact that she screwed Chef Laszlo out of $1700 for a dinner he prepared for 20 people.  Read the original complaint from 2006 here.

Unfortunately for her, this is one of those times in life where she barked up the wrong tree, screwed over the wrong person, and now karma is coming back to haunt her.

The blog is NOT an unprovoked vendetta to just ruin some random girl's life.  It is a public service and clearing house to warn the world that there is a predator in their neighborhood.

Despite the fact that Kathleen (Sophia) has racked up quite a collection of victims over the years, she continues to try and delude herself and the world that she is the target of a smear campaign (something she often has to plead when current victims call her out on her lies and non-payment for services/products, bounced checks, etc).

At the end of her rant, one reader left a very unflattering comment which perfectly echoes all of the victims' stories on the blog:

onetoughkitty 2/28/2014
You're kidding right? I actually went to school with this woman and then hung out with her for quite a bit of time back in 2010-2012. She has managed to borrow thousands of dollars money from her friends that have known her since high school and then make promises to pay it back and then she makes all sorts of excused of why she can't pay it back. Have you read the reviews on YELP from her businesses: KLENZ, Look Better Naked and now the BODY LOFT? She's a serious scam artists.

The scariest thing about this comment is that it shows not even her long-time friends and classmates are immune to getting screwed over by her.

Screen shots in case the article is deleted

Barbarella Inc is Kathleen Legaspi's (Sophia Dash's) New Business Name

Beware that Kathleen Legaspi (alias Sophia Dash) has registered the business name Barbarella Inc in San Diego as of January 2014.  (screen shot below).

Kathleen has a number of recently failed businesses over the past few years which have left a lot of people angry, frustrated, and out of pocket.  Click on each link for Yelp reviews.

It is believed that she is now trying to create some sort of clothing line and, based on recent victims' contact with us (as of May 2014), she is now networking and trying to do business with clothing designers, manufacturers, photographers, models, etc between San Diego and Los Angeles.

If you fit into this category, you must be on heightened alert.  Do NOT give her ANY products or services unless she pays up front in cash first.  Do NOT accept any check from her because there is a very high likelihood it will bounce.  Do NOT engage in any work with her unless you have a contract (not that she cares about them anyway).  You should document ALL dealings with her, ideally by email and text, or you can add a phone recorder app to your smart phone.  You will need this information later to catch her in lies she will inevitably tell you.

Kathleen has a number of recently failed businesses over the past few years which have left a lot of people angry, frustrated, and out of pocket.  Click on each link for Yelp reviews.

Klenz Health Lounge 
Look Better Naked 
Body Loft (read the real reviews, not the fake ones she planted)

If you have been wronged by Kathleen ("Sophia Dash") Legaspit in this latest business venture, please let us know so we can post it here and warn other would-be victims.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kathleen's Ripoff Report Rubber Check

This Ripoff Report filing was from late last year but was just recently brought to our attention.  This is classic Kathleen Legaspi (alias "Sophia Dash) where she takes the service, writes a rubber check, and then "dashes" for the door.  Almost makes me wonder if this alias she's been using is just her way of flipping the middle finger at her victims.  Very sad.

View it at:

Or click here for a screen shot.

Friday, May 16, 2014

new victim

I believe I am the newest victim of Sophia Dash. My attorney and I are getting ready to take her to court and press charges I would like to know what I am dealing with and see if you would be willing to help out.

I am a Product Development company and well its been a nightmare working with her.