- Report: #119734
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Complaint Review: Andrew Conru, Friend Finder Network, Alt.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, Passion.com, Xmatch.com
Andrew Conru, Friend Finder Network, Alt.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, Passion.com, Xmatch.com445 Sherman Ave, Suite C Palo Alto, California U.S.A.
Andrew Conru - Adult Friend Finder Network - Alt.com - Passion.com - Xmatch.com - Conru - Dine.com Ripoff Criminal Palo Alto California
*Consumer Comment: Alt's Abuse department is abusive
*UPDATE Employee: This is such an untrue and bogus claim...
*Consumer Comment: Happy and Marriend
*Consumer Comment: I Found My Husband Here
*Consumer Comment: I am a customer and I like it
*Consumer Suggestion: These Issues Should Be Addressed Individually!
*UPDATE Employee: Response to Posting from Friendfinder, Inc.
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: This is only the tip of the iceberg
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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 criminal 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 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 criminal 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 criminal websites, he then uses that same credit card to bill for other websites in his criminal 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 criminal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and please include the header information.
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 criminal 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 criminals!
Grand Prarie, Texas
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