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Complaint Review: Ameri-Source Publications - I T DataDirect

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 05, 2003
  • Updated: Thu, March 09, 2006

  • Reported By:Millersburg Pennsylvania
Ameri-Source Publications - I T DataDirect
100 Walnut St/P O Box 2661 Champlain, New York U.S.A.

Ameri-Source Publications - IT Data Direct - World Wide Source - InfocomAmeri-Source Publications - IT DataDirect They are trying to get more $$ from us by changing their name and amount due from us They don't give up Champlain New York

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: MAYRAND - MAYRAND PUBLISHING - MAYRAND PUBLISHERS - MAYRAND PUBLISHERS UNBEATABLE E-MAIL, They operate in Montreal Canada

*Consumer Comment: Other Names to Beware of ..all of these entities are scams

*Consumer Comment: amazing how many names I have found for these scam companies

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I posted a few weeks ago on my recent experience with Ameri-Source. Since that time, they have sent 2 more "past due" invoices and called 2 times, about 3 days after each invoice was received. The invoices are becoming more threatening. I check the caller ID and when it comes up Montreal, I do not answer because I know it's them.

Today, I received a call from IT Data Direct, which upon digging around on this website, discovered it's the same company. They say we owe $249.99 (Ameri-Source said it was $299.95, coincidence- NOT!!) for the last 2 volumes out of 4 of the Business-To-Business Directory under the Contractor section. I told the lady I have no record of any such book being ordered or received. She insisted one was paid for (which maybe it was by accident) and shipped to (insert owner's name here)'s attention in February 2001. Well, these idiots can't even add right- the supposed 2 year listing would have expired in February of this year, not in November. I told her I am not authorizing any shipment of a directory nor will I be paying for one. She didn't even attempt to verify our address so she must be a newbie. HA! I believe this website,which appears to be from the U.K,

http://www.it-datadirect.com/mainframe.html

is affiliated with the IT Data Direct that called here. The number that came up on my caller i.d. for IT Data Direct is 866-551-5565.

I've filed a complaint with the PA Atty General office, who forwarded it to the NY state Atty General office. I received an acknowledgement from NY a few days ago so I know my complaint is being handled. I intend on calling the RCMP toll free number and reporting to them also.

I found these other complaints- which bring up other names these frauds use. Some I haven't seen mentioned on this website yet so maybe it will be of some help to others. There's also certificates of name changes for Canadian companies in the second link:

http://www.infomotions.com/serials/colldv-l/03/0005.shtml

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/incd-dgc.nsf/vwGeneratedInterE/cs01806e.html

Unfortunately, Ameri-Source stole $900 from my company before I came to work here earlier this year. They will not be getting another cent from us and I will do everything I can to help Pennsylvania do the same thing Vermont did. These people are pure evil on a grand scale. I am trying my best to get our money back but I doubt that will happen- I am just satisfied knowing I am helping to try to close these b@stards down.

Karen
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/05/2003 12:43 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ameri-Source-Publications-I-T-DataDirect/Champlain-New-York-12919/Ameri-Source-Publications-IT-Data-Direct-World-Wide-Source-InfocomAmeri-Source-Publi-71070. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

MAYRAND - MAYRAND PUBLISHING - MAYRAND PUBLISHERS - MAYRAND PUBLISHERS UNBEATABLE E-MAIL, They operate in Montreal Canada

AUTHOR: Former Employee - (Canada)

I worked for this company. They operate in Montreal Canada. The key contact is LINDA WILLIAMS; they use their real names telling employees they are legit. They target small businesses. The product is a Hardcover book, a CD-Rom or a web listing or all. It was established in 2001. They call you to update your information then get you a second time on tape agreeing to a price. The word HUNDRED is never used so you get caught. THEY ARE A SCAM. They are also diversifying into other scams.

NOTE: THE COMPANY HAS CHANGED THEIR NAME (THIS PREVENTS HITS ON THE INTERNET) JEFFREY SHOLZBERG IS IN ALL SORTS OF SCAMS.

- MAYRAND INC.
- MAYRAND PUBLISHING
- (New Name) MAYRAND PUBLISHERS.
- http://www.mayrandpublishers.com/
- http://www.mayrandmail.com/ New Scam 10 MB storage for suckers who buy their cd-rom, directories & website. (Get More free at Hotmail or Yahoo)
- http://www.mayrandtelecom.com/ New Scam?* info@mayrandtelecom.com

THE SCAM PRODUCT IS THE AMERICA'S #1 SOURCE IN BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

3867773 CANADA INC. (MAYRAND PUBLISHING)
: 2001-03-05
: 2001-02-21 CONSTITUTION (date established_
OFFICE ADDRESS IN CANADA
ADRESSE DOMICILE: 8230, MAYRAND BUREAU 300 CODE POSTAL: H4P 2C6 MONTRAL (QUBEC)

MAYRAND PUBLISHERS, INC.
100A Walnut Street #6
Champlain, NY 12919

Phone: (866) 733-4756, 514-733-4756
Fax: (866) 733-7773, 514-448-9874

E-Mail: sales@mayrandmail.com

Address of primary shareholder:

9082-3402 Quebec Inc
AVENUE GREENWOOD 5632 H4W 1Y4
CTE SAINT-LUC (QUBEC)

Address and name of owner:
SHOLZBERG, JEFFREY PRSIDENT
5632, AVENUE GREENWOOD H4W 1Y4
Phone: 514-487-0404 Call him at home
CTE-SAINT-LUC (QUBEC)
jeff@mayrandpublishers.com
Address and name of vice president:

TSAKISSIRIS, JOHN
700, D'ISRAELI H7W 2X4
LAVAL (QUBEC)
john@mayrandpublishers.com


(This b@stard has been in all sorts of scams including the Invoice (no product) Scam.)

THROW THE HARDBACK BOOK & CD-ROM IN THE TRASH (THE HARDBACK IS EXPENSIVE SO THEY WILL ISSUE A CALL TAG IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY) THEY CAN DO NOTHING, SAY I'M CALLING THE ATTORNY GENERAL AND HANG UP.

How you get Caught:

SALES CALLS:

You get called with a telemarketer saying "I'm calling to update your listing in the Business to Business White Pages.

They go over your details, you reply YES, YES YES.

QUALITY CONTROL:

You get called again to confirm the details for shipping it out. The price is mentioned but in digits. Never is the word hundred is used. This is done very quickly so it sounds like a few dollars. They ask you if you are authorized to make the purchase. This is Taped. Tapes can be altered!

The Directory or CD-Rom Arrives. Later a invoice arrives.

What do you do?

Call or Write your Attorney General immediatly without telling them and throw the Directory or CD-Rom in the Garbage.

Your in the Clear and have helped others in your State.

STOP THEM NOW!

Other complaints for this Scam:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/Telemarketers/Mayrand-Publishing/mayrand-publishing-fraudulent-6DDDJ.htm

Former Employee - Cote Saint Luc, Quebec
Canada

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#2 Consumer Comment

Other Names to Beware of ..all of these entities are scams

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

One of the Staff at Barry University gave me this list of 'companies' who do this scam. She writes:

" I believe that some of these companies are related and have sprung from the same mothership" - Youll see when you look
at their names."

E Com Business Directory ---- Philadelphia, PA

IBD (International Business Directory) This was the original scam that got us. Michael Mouyal's company is probably the 'mother ship' -- at least it is one of the first of this type of scam operations

IT Data Direct

Info Chase

Info Com (I was told that they bought out World Data Publishers)----
Florence, KY

Info Com Direct (publishing the Wilson and Goldberg Goldbook)

Informatica - NYC

Datalink Directories

MDSC Publishing (American Corporate Directory)

Mayrand (American Business Guide) ---- Champlain, NY

and of course the infamous
World Data Publishers

Ameri-Globe Publishing, Miami, Fl

American Access

American Data

Business Communications

DataLink Directory

Datatech Communications

DataTel

Hanson Publications

IT&T, Switzerland

InfoCom, Florence, Ky, 41042

Infotek

MDSC Publishing, Canada.

MNC Publications, Champlain, NY, 12919

National Business Info

Newline Publishing, Port Huron, MI 48060

Pin Point Publishing, Canada

Quality Submit, Charlestown, MA, 02129

United Media

UTP Digital Directories

World Data Publishing

Please note that all of these entities are scams. You should not pay them a dime and you should report any of them that pester you to the Attorney General.
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#3 Consumer Comment

amazing how many names I have found for these scam companies

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

Dear Karen,

Our Price was $399.95 from Both "Companies"

Our experience was that "World Wide Source" and "IT Data Direct" would always call about the same time (within the same week) and our "amount owed" was ALWAYS $399.95! So you have been given a bargain (ha ha!)

They use different U.S. addresses though.

It is amazing how many names I have found for these scam companies. Rest assured, they are as phoney as a three dollar bill! Report them to the Attorney General's office and let them know that you are aware of the Vermont AG's settlement with World Wide Source. That should cool their "collection" activity.
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