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jmoore
03-31-2014, 10:30 AM
I am here to post a warning.


But first, a little background information:
Back in 2009, Tia Lurie was living in West Palm Beach, FL and was an active shower here in Florida. She was also an artist and took painting and customizing commissions. I have a long list of people that she owes horses to - many of them expensive resins. In late 2009, she was planning on getting married and moving to Canada. I was in contact with her as well as the people she owed horses to. I live an hour and a half from West Palm Beach and I offered to drive down and pick up the horses she owed to people and ship them out for her. She agreed and was supposed to call me with a place and time to meet. She never called me, and would not answer the phone when I tried to call her. She left for Canada and told her customers that her sister, Tara Lurie, would be shipping out the horses. I have contacted the people on my list and, of the people that emailed me back, none of them have received either their horses or refunds for money paid to Tia.



Tia Lurie has re-surfaced in the hobby. She is now Tia Justice and is living in Arizona. She was listed as a judge at a show in Tuscon on March 30.



She has three Facebook pages that I know of, and two websites. If you email me privately, I would be happy to send you the links.



She used to use the studio name of Ocean Fire Arts, but may be using the studio name of Storm Shy Arts.



I would like to issue a warning to everyone - do not purchase anything from Tia Justice. You may be purchasing something that rightfully belongs to someone else. And please, please, please do not order any commissions from her. [Mod edit to delete sentence - not allowed to speculate on what someone will do in the future]



Thank you for your time and attention. If there is anyone that is on the Region 3 Yahoo Group and/ or Facebook Group and would like to cross-post this message there, please feel free. Also, as per TTB rules, I have notified Tia of this post through the "Contact Me" page of one of her websites, as I am not on Facebook and do not have her current email address.



Jackie Moore
Region 6

Mary
03-31-2014, 11:23 PM
I do appreciate this warning being posted, and after this thread has a run in the main forum I'll move it to the "Be Aware" section.


She has three Facebook pages that I know of, and two websites. If you email me privately, I would be happy to send you the links.


Please post those links here, if they are public and reachable by anyone who searches.

A quick reminder that TTB only allows personal experiences to be posted. Since you were involved in the attempted recovery of models for several people, this is ok.

Another reminder that TTB does not allow speculation about what someone might do. The history of people's own experience is what we know for sure.

It's a great idea to do a search and link other threads about the same person ... I did that, this time ...

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?134178-Tia-Lurie

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?82235-Red-Light-Tia-Lurie-(oceanfirearts)

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?90944-ANYONE-LOOKING-FOR-TIA-LURIE-DUNCAN-OCEAN-FIRE-ARTS

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?86384-Tia-Lurie

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?87739-RED-LIGHT-for-TIA-LURIE

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?71578-RED-LIGHT-Tia-Lurie-Oceans-Fire

2007 thread posted by Tia Lurie
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?58213-ATTN-People-doing-business-with-Tia-Lurie-(AKA-ME!)

annimac
03-31-2014, 11:57 PM
Thanks for the heads up!

jmoore
04-01-2014, 03:55 AM
I do appreciate this warning being posted, and after this thread has a run in the main forum I'll move it to the "Be Aware" section.

Thank you, Mary.




Please post those links here, if they are public and reachable by anyone who searches.

Yes, they are available to anyone who searches as that is how I found them -

She has three Facebook pages that I know of:
https://www.facebook.com/Tia.Justice.Model
https://www.facebook.com/TRLurie
https://www.facebook.com/tlurie1


and two websites:
http://westernjusticeaz.wix.com/mrsplusarizona2014#!bio/c1ktj
http://misspluswpb2012.wix.com/miss-west-palm


She used to use the studio name of Ocean Fire Arts, but may be using the studio name of Storm Shy Arts:
https://www.facebook.com/StormShyArts


A quick reminder that TTB only allows personal experiences to be posted. Since you were involved in the attempted recovery of models for several people, this is ok.

Another reminder that TTB does not allow speculation about what someone might do. The history of people's own experience is what we know for sure.

It's a great idea to do a search and link other threads about the same person ... I did that, this time ...


Thank you very much for your assistance, Mary. I searched for any new threads about her before I posted, but didn't think to search for the old threads and post those links. Sorry! And sorry about my other oopses. I almost didn't post at all because I read through the rules and knew I didn't have a way to contact Tia about the post, but I thought it was important to warn folks and I realized I could send her a message through the websites.

Thank you again,
Jackie Moore

Mary
04-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Thank you, Jackie, for going to the trouble to let people know this is still a current issue. That is 5 separate transactions posted in the past on Blab, and obviously you know of even more. :sad

jmoore
04-02-2014, 05:31 PM
Just an update.

I posted the same warning to the MHHR Yahoo Group and Tia actually responded. It sounds like she might be trying to make things right with everyone, so, hopefully, this will all have a satisfactory outcome, after all these years.

Fingers crossed that she actually follows through this time!

Jackie Moore

Charmed
04-02-2014, 09:14 PM
If I get this custom Ruffian (6 years in the making), I'm never selling it. It would almost be a chapter of my life coming to a close. It will be my reminder to check references first! Such a shame because she's a great artist.

jmoore
04-03-2014, 03:29 AM
If I get this custom Ruffian (6 years in the making), I'm never selling it. It would almost be a chapter of my life coming to a close. It will be my reminder to check references first! Such a shame because she's a great artist.

Hi Brooke,

I do hope you get your Ruffian this time! Fingers crossed! Sad when you have to shame someone into doing the right thing.

Jackie Moore

jmoore
04-10-2014, 04:17 AM
Posting on behalf of Tia, in case anyone is trying to reach her:

Jackie,

for some reason yahoo groups isn't working for me at all on any group. Can you please pass people responding this email address (outfoxedranch@gmail.com) as well as the western.justice.az@gmail.com one? I have them both connected to my cell phone so it pings every time I get an email.

Thank you,
Tia


Posted by Jackie Moore

jmoore
09-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Just curious to know if any of the folks Tia owed horses to have received their horses.....

Charmed
12-29-2014, 06:06 PM
Tia has unfriended me on Facebook and has not been in contact with me. I am taking legal action. She's had my model for 7 years now.

I'm in contact with 3 others who have also not received their models.

Jasper
12-29-2014, 06:17 PM
How awful. Why are people like this? :upset

Mary
12-30-2014, 12:12 PM
How awful. Why are people like this? :upset

Mod note ... Although that's a great question for discussion elsewhere on Blab, just a quick reminder that speculation about motives, actions, etc. is not permitted in TTB. You can certainly discuss the topic generally, without a specific reference to anyone connected with the hobby, in GOT. It is definitely a great question about people generally we all wish we understood.