Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this report. First let me introduce myself, my name is Daniel Sanchez and I am a resident of the SW Florida region. I am an entrepreneur with alot of goals and aspirations, which keeps me very busy all the time. In my journey through the pages and pages of garbage, I found myself involved in something I was not looking for and lost ALOT of $$ money $$.
Lets go back to May 4th 2007 when I first read an ad for a travel agency on Entrepreneur Magazine. I called the 800 number and left a message after hearing some guy talk about what the opportunity was all about, 1st mistake!
After a couple of hours, I received a call back from a gentleman who's name is Ed. He spoke to me about how it would all work and how much profit each "sale" brings. I decided to invest about $6,000 dollars on the whole thing and see how it went, 2nd Mistake! After transferring the cash to his bank account he told me this is an MLM business opportunity and I would be cold calling prospects which I would have to purchase at ridiculous prices and try to sell them the exact same thing I had just bought! I was fooled miserably by a cheap salesman claiming to be a business owner. 3rd mistake.
He asked to visit COANetwork.com which is the reason why I am posting this report, and sign in for their ridiculously over prized package which includes a cheap 1-800 number and three "cookie cutter" websites that I "need" for my business at the rate of 89.95 a month! I said okay I might aswell do this now that I cannot get my money back.
These websites are about as cheap as you can get, they are all the same and they say the fee is so high because of the "hosting costs" and such bullsh!t. I bought domains for each of the sites because I would have to direct my customers to a long address that would not be profitable because they will not provide you with anything but the cheap cookie cutter website.
Fast forward two months, or so, and I am still trying to make Coastal Vacation's two qualifying sales and the amount of money invested is over $10,000 dollars! I decide this is not something I want to keep throwing away money for and stop doing everything I was. Including the subscription to the dumb people over at COA Network. I sent them emails and assuming they were not going to take advantage of my credit card information I simply sent them a cancelation email.
When next month comes around, I get a charge on my debit card from COA Network, I call my bank and tell them they were not authorized to charge my account for anything. So I filed a complaint of fraudulent charges and figured they would figure out I was not supposed to be charged.
Fast forward to final week of October, I get a letter from the infamous COA Network telling me I owe them close to $900.00 for not being able to process my account and for back fees from 6 months ago. I called them infuriated and spoke to a gentleman that refused to give me his last name, Robert L, as he put it, being a coward. I forwarded him all the emails I had sent them specifying COA Network to cancel my account the same day I decided to stop this scam from stealing any more money from me.
After a few minutes of arguing, he agreed to take all the charges away after I had presented my evidence of cancelation several months back.
Again, fast forward to December 3rd 2007, I get another letter from these bastards telling me I owe them 287.00 dollars from previous membership dues and they threaten me with sending the bills to collections! I laughed.
This morning of Monday, Dec. 10th 2007, I decide to call and figure out what kind of mental problems they are dealing with over there. I get a nice young lady on the line and I started explaining my situation to her, she abruptly interrupted after I mentioned " I spoke to a gentleman on..." she transferred me to this guy, Bob, or Robert L as the coward stated. I asked him if he had forgotten about the emails I sent him two months ago and he simply said, I do not recall any emails being sent to me, and I am the only guy that works here. I simply laughed and said, okay go ahead and send me to collections.
I must admit I was the only person using profanity but at that time, I did not care. I was upset and frustrated, like most of of you, I do not want my credit ruined, much less do I want to pay these pro-scam artists for fees I was not intended on paying.
Once I did a little bit more research, I found out, all these companies are tied together, allowing people to pursue a false dream of success in business.
I have several lawyer friends, and I like to look up information that is free to use as we please, so here is a copy of their business registration.
CORPORATE RECORDS & BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS
This Record Last Updated: 04/04/2005
Database Last Updated: 03-30-2007
Update Frequency: DAILY
Current Date: 04/01/2007
Source: AS REPORTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE OR OTHER OFFICIAL SOURCE
Name: COA NETWORK, INC.
Address: 501 HOES LANE SUITE 200
PISCATAWAY, NJ 08854
D&B DUNS: 80-884-6513
Identification Number: 100218865
Filing Date: 10/01/2002
State of Incorporation: NEW JERSEY
Corporation Type: PROFIT
Business Type: FOREIGN CORPORATION
Address Type: MAILING
Where Filed: SECRETARY OF STATE/CORPORATIONS DIVISION
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201
REGISTERED AGENT INFORMATION
Name: JOHN ADDY
Address: [Address redacted]
Name: PAUL CHAMPANERIA
Name: PETER CHAMPANERIA
Title: VICE PRESIDENT
Also, if you check the CoaNetwork.com WhoIs you will see that the domain is registered through GoDaddy and the names listed are similar to the "Official Coastal Tools" website, also linking them to Cutting Edge Media and Networker Central. The funny thing is, these people pretend to be separate companies and COA Network offers their products to anyone who wants them. Truth is, 90% of their business comes from the coastal scam and they know they are fully dependent on the referrals people send to them everytime they manage to catch another sucker in the funnel.
Cutting Edge Media
More details about the above two lead sources can be found here: officialcoastaltools.com/leads.aspx
I have every single insider joke on these asses and I am going to get them out of business. Mr. Bob L ( Joke ) will probably be fired because of his poor performance, and I simply feel sorry for those people that think they have a job with a reputable company and they get caught up in these scams that will ruin their careers as Customer Service Representatives.
Please I invite you to call their weekly calls and do some good for the people that are considering joining this National Scam web. This is something I copy pasted from one of the many thousands of websites pitching the same garbage.
PRODUCT CONFERENCE CALLS WITH Q&A
Every Thursday night at 9pm EST, for one hour,
(620) 294-3000, 1103#
9pm EST call is entirely product oriented and open to Q&A directly with Product Director. 10pm goes into a business orientation and is also worth listening to at least once as you'll hear from successful reps around the country sharing their own experiences of this business.
I am also sending a copy to the "owner" of COA Network and Mr. Bob L to let them know their company will now be categorized as the "Scamming Type".
Please RUN AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM THESE COMPANIES. ALL ARE SCAMMING PEOPLE FOR THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY!
Fort Myers, Florida