• Report: #19407

Complaint Review: AGM international

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  • Submitted: Tue, April 23, 2002
  • Updated: Wed, November 26, 2003

  • Reported By:garden grove ca
AGM international
Israel Jerusalem, Israel U.S.A.
  • Phone: 011-97226792959
  • Web:
  • Category: Internet

AGM international ripoff fraudulent ripoff business ripped off and scammed screwed others too jerusalum Other

*Consumer Suggestion: How to expose these people.

*Consumer Suggestion: AGM International was a scam, UK promoter, get-rich-quick merchant Simon Hill, finally admitted that investors were cheated.

*Author of original report: What about the money back guarantee?

*Consumer Comment: Thanks to this site and S bennett

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH AGM INTERNATIONAL First of all, Id like to thank Overture for letting me list this page in their search engine, because I know its keeping a lot of people from being ripped off. I only wish I found another like this one, when I did a search on AGM before I joined.

My name is Steven Bennett and I have NOTHING to sell you. I am not using AGMs name to sell you some other lame get rich quick sceme! I am paying for this webpage Mostly out of my own pocket, because a CRIME has been commited against me and many others. My ONLY motivation for writing and publishing this webpage is to try to keep others from being taken.

AGM has basically STOLEN $2000 dollars from me. Their site is money4u.net It is a very slick very compelling website, but don't be fooled, this program is nothing but a SCAM! The owner calls himself "Mark Bennet" and he lives in Israel. Their so called "business packages" cost anywhere from $1,250 to $45,000. They offer an income guarentee of $12,000 to $200,000 per year, and they also guarantee sales will be made on your behalf (to give you the illusion that you will recoop your investment right away) and they said they made 3 for me but I was NEVER paid for them.

I know for a fact that three of the people they have on their website as testimonials , Kim Henson (888) 249 7040, Edwin Garcia (888) 249 7041 and Simon Hill, have actually left the program years ago, when they were ripped off by this scam artist. I know this because I have spoken with them myself. AGM insists on leaving their testimonials on the site, with phony e-mail addresses. When people E-mail them for information, they have imposters (or Mark Bennet himself) reply on their behalf AND LIE ON THEIR BEHALF. Michael Boyd is actually a testimonial AGM copied and pasted from the Herbalife website! As far as all the big name merchants they claim you can sell for with your very own "internet mall" , I called the corporate headquarters for Macys, Bloomingdale's and Dell, and they said they have NOTHING to do with AGM. AGM just puts their links on their website to make them look legit (which is one of the reasons I joined). Another reason I fell for this scam is because it seemed like the perfect work at home opportunity. I emailed all the testimonials and they all praised the program. I would later find out (after speaking with Edwin Garcia and Kim Henson) that imposters (or Mark Bennet himself) were returning my emails, and not the people on the testimonials page. Also Mark Bennet was calling me every day from Israel and telling me how well I would be doing with the program, and that if it didn't work out, I could just get a refund.

When you wire your money to his bank, you receive access to an online workshop (click HERE to see the online work shop, my username is r10229/password is u1409uzt. go ahead and take a look) where you download pages to edit and submit to all the search engines. By the time you realize you have been taken, you have helped this scam artist ripoff 10 to 25 more people by mass marketing his bogus websites. I hate to admit it, but he has set himself up with a scam so self sufficient, it runs on "autopilot". He basically sits back and has all his victims spread his business around the web like a virus! I believe this is why my website is still up TO THIS DAY, even after I expressed my DISGUST with his program. It must be making him money, cause God knows, I'm not making a dime from it! (just a lot of spam!) At first their online support seems ok (Email only cause there is NO phone help). But as soon as you go beyond the normal request for help, they cutoff all support, and leave you hanging. I believe there is no other person answering the emails accept the owner himself. He portrays his company as this big global operation, and it does have global reach, but I believe this is just some lowlife sitting behind his computer in Israel taking in money from people all over the world. He also has an answering service in Montana he uses as a front to make people think he has offices in the states. I also believe he has many aliases such as the ones you see on "live help"such as "jennifer" or "dan". When you chat with someone on live help, I believe your speaking with the owner himself, cause every time I try to make contact with him he HANGS UP!! The ONLY time this scumbag can be contacted by telephone is if you pretend you are a prospect, and fill out this form . When you do he will call you back almost INSTANTLY and try to sign you up! Go ahead and fill it out and you will see what I mean!

When I stumbled across this webpage and that's where the trouble began. Naturally I became alarmed when I read this page full of people who had been taken for millions by this con artist, so I decided to try and get my money back as quickly as I could. I called my bank and tried to get the money transfer recalled, but it was too late. Of course the only payment this prediter will accept is a bank transfer, because he knows one can always reverse the charges on a credit card if they get stiffed, not so with a bank transfer. I made countless phone calls, but my messages were never returned. I sent many emails and finally I got them to agree to give me my money back. They said it would be wired back into my account on 4/1/2002, of course it was not. I've sent countless emails inquires to every department listed on the website about my refund, and they have all been ignored.

If you would like to get more information I not only welcome you to contact me, I encourage it. I will even pay for the call. Why? I don't want to see another person throw their hard earned money at this scam artist, and never see it again. Also maybe someone knows a way to STOP this thief from stealing from innocent people and CLOSE HIS SITES DOWN!

In closing, Id like to thank all of you who have come foward after reading this page to tell me of thier horror stories with AGM, and those who contacted me that were going to join,but decided not to after reading this page. Im glad to hear my website prevented you from getting ripped off. If we keep the complaints flowing into the FTC, and Attorney Generals office, HOPEFULLY we can STOP this crimminal from stealing from innocent people who just want a better life. Unfortunatly, we will probably NEVER see justice done or see our investments of MILLIONS ever again. Id be happy just to see his sites closed.

Thank You,

steve
garden grove, California

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

How to expose these people.

AUTHOR: Art - (U.S.A.)

11/26/03

I like all the others were attracted to the opportunity with a lot of red flags going up along the way. A bank in Israeli what a red flag, what a way to funnel money. To make this short I contacted them the other day and they eagerly responed. My research was just begining when I happen to stumble onto this page.

After reading the complaints I too became mad and emailed them back immediately and told them my feelings were confirmed by reading about the diseasters from this page.

I told them that if all the major news stations were emailed about this I know they would expose these people immediately. All the news stations in Wisconsin and all over the country would have this on their news stations. I would wager a good bet on that.

I am a trucker and run the USA my occupation keeps me 100% mobile and home time is almost non-existant, no immediate family. Internet is my best route for contact.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

AGM International was a scam, UK promoter, get-rich-quick merchant Simon Hill, finally admitted that investors were cheated.

AUTHOR: K.J.Haroon Basha - (Saudi Arabia)

Today I wanted to send money to AGM International, but before doing that I searched for AGM Internationalin Google search I found above rip off story, then I become curious to know about this company, then further search reveal the following facts:

AGM International was a scam. Financial Mail exposed it as long ago as September last year, and even the company's UK promoter, get-rich-quick merchant Simon Hill, finally admitted that investors were cheated.

The company, which was based in Israel, charged thousands of pounds for websites that were set out like shopping malls.)

Thank you everybody my hard earned money is saved now.

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#3 Author of original report

What about the money back guarantee?

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

The site claims to have a money back guarantee, have you attempted to go through those channels, inreading this report, it does not seem you put the 40 hours per week in. But the fact he is out of the country also scares me, I would assume there is no way of going after him legally, I know alot a people read and only see what they want to read and see, but if this guy has been doing this since 1995, and there are only 3 complaints something seems fishy.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Thanks to this site and S bennett

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My Thanks to Steve Benett because i was thinking of becoming a sucker. Thanks for this site at badbusinessbureau.com
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