• Report: #118098

Complaint Review: Andrew Conru

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 16, 2004
  • Updated: Tue, October 18, 2005

  • Reported By:Grand Prarie Texas
Andrew Conru
445 Sherman Ave, Suite C Palo Alto, California U.S.A.

Andrew Conru Adult Friend Finder, FriendFinder, Alt.com, GradFinder, Dine.com Runs Deceptive Friend Finder Illegal Ripoff Network! Palo Alto California

*Consumer Comment: ive used aff before never had any problems with spam

*Consumer Comment: ive used aff before never had any problems with spam

*Consumer Suggestion: Decisive Course of Action, you're right on the ball here

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FACT Andrew Conru is the founder of the network known as FriendFinder located in Palo Alto California

FACT Andrew Conru and his 200 employees successfully send millions of illegal pornographic spam emails soliciting innocent children to join his pornographic websites each and every day.

FACT These deceptive emails never show any evidence to the recipient that they are an advertisement, solicitation, or contain pornographic or sexually explicit materials.

FACT In 2003, George W. Busch signed the Controlling Assault of Non-Solicited Pornographic Marketing (CAN-SPAM) which expressly prohibits these activities. Since January 1, 2004; Andrew Conru and his Affiliates have been violating this law.

FACT It has been estimated that Andrew Conru and his illegal and deceptive Friend Finder network is responsible for over 55% of all Spam send over the Internet today.

FACT Once a person attempts to opt-out of any of the FriendFinder Network emails, Andrew Conru is notified that the email address is indeed valid and continues to send more pornographic email. He also is known to sell these addresses to the highest bidder.

FACT Andrew Conru (((REDACTED, no record of this claim, verified by Rip-off Report)))! was one of the first people every charged with sending mass amounts of Spam and was tried in a California court (Ferguson v. Freindfinders, Inc., San Francisco County Superior Court No. 307309, 2000)

FACT Andrew Conru continues to operate above the law because his deceptive business practices allow him to rake in so much cash that he is able to (1) hide behind sophisticated technology (2) pay high taxes in California where he is well protected (3) move some of his operations offshore (St. Kitts)

FACT Andrew Conru has some 25 30 Customer Service Representatives that do nothing but act as Shills on his deceptive websites to lure unsuspecting consumers into joining and paying his high membership rates.

FACT Once a consumers credit card is entered into one of Andrew Conru's websites, he then uses that same credit card to bill for other websites in his network, even if the person has never visited that website.

FACT Most of the women's photos on any of Andrew Conru's websites are porn stars and have never been to his websites. Andrew Conru is illegally using the photos without their consent to deceptive lure members of the public into his illegal credit card scam.

FACT Andrew Conru makes it almost impossible to cancel a subscription to any of his websites because once you cancel one, two or three charges for other ones will show up on your card the next month.

FACT Andrew Conru makes over $150,000,000 ($150 Million Dollars) a year off of his illegal and deceptive network but only reports a small portion (less than half) of this to the Internal Revenue Service.

FACT Most of Andrew Conru's employees have very little idea of the kind of scam they are working for.

FACT Despite Andrew Conru making over $150 Million, he cuts his employees bonuses and has them work in sweat shop conditions.

FACT Andrew Conru believes that he operates above any laws and that none of this will even catch up with him.

I encourage anyone that has been ripped off by this scam artist to file a complaint with the following organizations:

Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov or https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

Internal Revenue Service: www.IRS.gov or 1-800-829-0433

Internet Fraud Complaint Center: http://www.ifccfbi.gov/cf1.asp

United States Secret Service Financial Crimes Division: http://www.secretservice.gov/contact_ecb.shtml

United Stated District Attorney: www.usdoj.gov

And please, please, please send any Spam you receive from any of the following sites to spam@uce.gov and please include the header information.

AdultFriendFinder.com
FriendFinder.com
Alt.com
OutPersonals.com
Passion.com
GradFinder.com
NiceCards.com
QuizHappy.com
BreakThru.com
Dine.com
BigChurch.com
ShareRent.com
FriendPages.com
FilipinoFriendFinder.com
AsiaFriendFinder.com
GUANXI.com
IndianFriendFinder.com
SeniorFriendFinder.com
JewishFriendFinder.com
Amigos.com
GermanFriendFinder.com
FrenchFriendFinder.com
KoreanFriendFinder.com

If just four or five of us file complaints with all of the above agencies and send all of their illegal spam to Spam@UCE.gov , this will be closed down for good. Our children will receive much less pornographic emails and we will save millions of Americans from being ripped off in the future!

If you have any charges from any of these companies or websites on your credit card bill, simply call your credit card company and demand that the charges be reversed because they are fraudulent! Insist that they issue a charge back for any charges going at least 6 months back from these (((REDACTED, no record of this claim, verified by Rip-off Report)))!

Tony
Grand Prarie, Texas
U.S.A.

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/16/2004 02:36 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Andrew-Conru-/Palo-Alto-California-94306-1828/Andrew-Conru-Adult-Friend-Finder-FriendFinder-Altcom-GradFinder-Dinecom-Runs-Decept-118098. 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 Consumer Comment

ive used aff before never had any problems with spam

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

I have used adult friend finder before. I am not saying this company is completely right because a lot of the ads on there are for links to porn sites but there are a good deal of ads that are legitimate. I know becuse I have met some of these people. This website does work, I have never been charged again after canceling my sibscription like I hear you talk about. I have never had any problems with spam.
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#2 Consumer Comment

ive used aff before never had any problems with spam

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

I have used adult friend finder before. I am not saying this company is completely right because a lot of the ads on there are for links to porn sites but there are a good deal of ads that are legitimate. I know becuse I have met some of these people. This website does work, I have never been charged again after canceling my sibscription like I hear you talk about. I have never had any problems with spam.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Decisive Course of Action, you're right on the ball here

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

I have filed my compaint with all the organizations listed about and sent about 500 individual pieces of spam to the spam@uce.gov email address along with their complete headers.



I think you're right on the ball here. If a few other people do the same thing and document it here, the givernment will have no choice but to investigate it despite the tax dollars that the government receives.



I hope that Andrew Conru loves civil litigation and really enjoys prison!



Tony - Good Work

Everyone Else - - PLEASE HELP!
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