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  • Submitted: Mon, December 22, 2003
  • Updated: Wed, January 07, 2004

  • Reported By:Staunton Virginia
Attorney General Of New York
70 Clinton Street Plattsburgh, Champlain, New York U.S.A.

Attorney General Of New York Why Can't They Shut Down Companies Like World Wide Source, Ameri-source, IT Data Direct and Infomatika? Dozens of other companies too, BIG ripoff to consumers, how many more people must get ripped off! NY, take lessons from Vermont! Champlain & Plattsburgh New York

*Consumer Comment: Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

*Consumer Comment: Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

*Consumer Comment: Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

*Consumer Comment: Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: How can we help close the doors on WWS? For GOOD!

*Author of original report: Do a Rip Off Report Site Search for Champlain New York. Canadian Fraud Companies Must Love this Place!

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When Canadian scam companies set up mail drops in Vermont border towns such as Alburg, the Vermont Attorney General moved quickly to send them a message: You are not welcome here! You tarnish the reputation of our fine state.

But the company singled out by Vermont for prosecution, World Wide Source, simply moved its mail drops to New York and kept on scamming!

When I reported World Wide Source to the New York Attorney General's office, demanding a refund for the time they fooled us, we received back a letter stating that the company had agreed to resolve the issue. Enclosed was a letter from World Wide Source Management that was so full of mistakes and misrepresentations that no thoughtful person could ever say the issue was resolved. I faxed this information back to the Attorney General's office and heard nothing more from them.

Last week, World Wide Source, who had supposedly agreed in their correspondence with the Attorney General to leave me alone (their ONLY concession), began calling here again anyway.

Now I understand that state budgets are tight and that it takes some time to build a case against even outright frauds such as World Wide Source and Infomatika, but read on and you may join me in wondering if some state's Attorney Generals simply suffer from misplaced priorities!

Yesterday I came across an article in WORLD Magazine which revealed that the State of New York is spending a lot of its energy trying to force compliance of its new building code on Amish builders. At first that might seem a reasonable enterprise, but if you remember, the Amish have no need for electricity -- which the new code mandates in all construction. They also require much simpler plumbing than the new code dictates. Also, the Amish, who lead a more labor intensive existence and are therefore not prone to be obese, do not need the larger windows required by the new egress standards.

The article went on to say that local building officials were approving Amish designs anyway, as they knew their structural compliance to be better than that of English builders, but now the state has stepped in to attempt to overrule the local authorities.

There are Amish and Mennonite builders in Virginia and I would buy a house from one of them in a heartbeat. They do good work. The State of New York is wasting its time on this one!

Citizens need to speak up to keep public servants performing public service.

Robert
Staunton, Virginia
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

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

The longer I live, the more I realize that those in politics (usually lawyers) gravitate to that arena because it gives them the forum to do what they do best - LIE!

There are still people in Vermont getting scammed by this company and you would think that Sorrell would pressure Spitzer to do something if he were sincere. Bottom line, political survival - at any cost - if the main goal.

They really don't care about the consumer unless it is realized as something "worthwhile," in terms of the investigative effort expended vis-a-vis the amount of return expected. This may sound jaded, but one becomes jaded from experience.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

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

The longer I live, the more I realize that those in politics (usually lawyers) gravitate to that arena because it gives them the forum to do what they do best - LIE!

There are still people in Vermont getting scammed by this company and you would think that Sorrell would pressure Spitzer to do something if he were sincere. Bottom line, political survival - at any cost - if the main goal.

They really don't care about the consumer unless it is realized as something "worthwhile," in terms of the investigative effort expended vis-a-vis the amount of return expected. This may sound jaded, but one becomes jaded from experience.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

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

The longer I live, the more I realize that those in politics (usually lawyers) gravitate to that arena because it gives them the forum to do what they do best - LIE!

There are still people in Vermont getting scammed by this company and you would think that Sorrell would pressure Spitzer to do something if he were sincere. Bottom line, political survival - at any cost - if the main goal.

They really don't care about the consumer unless it is realized as something "worthwhile," in terms of the investigative effort expended vis-a-vis the amount of return expected. This may sound jaded, but one becomes jaded from experience.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Attorney General of Vermont's rantings nothing more than a tempest in a teapot

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

The longer I live, the more I realize that those in politics (usually lawyers) gravitate to that arena because it gives them the forum to do what they do best - LIE!

There are still people in Vermont getting scammed by this company and you would think that Sorrell would pressure Spitzer to do something if he were sincere. Bottom line, political survival - at any cost - if the main goal.

They really don't care about the consumer unless it is realized as something "worthwhile," in terms of the investigative effort expended vis-a-vis the amount of return expected. This may sound jaded, but one becomes jaded from experience.
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

How can we help close the doors on WWS? For GOOD!

AUTHOR: Marie - (Canada)

I worked for WWS for over 2 years and I know all the storys true and false. Yes this company is a Scam and obvousily knows how to keep on doing it, no matter what the name or the game they can play it on and on and (well you get the idea). I would be glad to help in any way to shut the doors for ever. As for the things I have heard in these reports about some of the employees.. like Ryan and Melinda neither of these people are dumb or stupid. They are so blinded by the money they don't care about anyone else. They don't think about the people who own the companys they are ripping off. They don't want to know or care. They get paid because the people they hire to work for them are trained to rip of companys that don't need listings.Churches that could spend $399.95 to run programs or feed the poor.Seniors who have to work because they need every penny just to live. And now its the self employed $40-$90 for phone numbers and names.

Now this Mark where do you get off telling people who have their own views about this company that they are stupid and and taking drugs. It is a public place, not yours to make these kind of attacks against innocent people whom you have never met in your letters here.

To companys who might be looking I can only give you some advise.
1. Tell all of your employees that your company dosent give out ANY information on the phone.
2. Deal only with local and trusted companys.
3. advertising agencys in your area can really help. Check the BBB
4. Real companys will answer all of your questions and can arrange to meet with you.
5. If you are getting calls ask your company name be removed from their calling list.
6. If the calls don't stop write down the name of company calling and keep record of calls and name of caller.(ask for phone # and any other info )7.Report them to authorities.

Finally I'm sorry I didn't know this was a corupt company before I started working there.
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#6 Author of original report

Do a Rip Off Report Site Search for Champlain New York. Canadian Fraud Companies Must Love this Place!

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

Has anyone else noticed how many complaints on this site [Rip Off Report] involve companies that supposedly are located in Champlain, New York!

New York's Attorney General would do well to consider the following opinion as voiced by the Attorney General of Vermont.

Vermont's Attorney General Sorrell noted that his office will continue to take tough action against fraudulent telemarketersincluding out-of-state and out-of-country companies that pose as Vermont companies by using a local mailing address. "Companies like this undermine Vermont's good name. We are taking a hard line against fraudulent telemarketing, especially where it hurts Vermont residents or threatens to tarnish the Vermont business community's reputation for honesty."
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