- Report: #976980
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Complaint Review: Carol Wheeler
Carol Wheeler2163 Lima Loop Laredo, Texas United States of America
Carol Wheeler Mexconnect, mexconnect.com, Summer Ann Merryman de Cuevas Suspicious business Laredo, Texas
I submitted the story. Per her request, I sourced 18 photos and wrote captions for them. Wheeler again replied immediately. She said my photos were "excellent" and my article was "great". She said the article would appear on the site "shortly".
Two months passed and my article didn't appear, so I wrote to her to ask if it would be appearing soon. No reply. I e-mailed again six months later. No reply. It's been about a year and I've received no payment or reply.
Wheeler's contact information is a little odd, with a US mailing address--looks like it might be a mail drop address-- and Mexican telephone number.
Interestingly enough, the private mail drop appears to be operating from a home in Laredo, Texas.
Indeed, 2163 Lima Loop is one busy house with various "wonder tonics" and suspicious foreign-based "charities" getting their mail there. There are references all over Google to this address being used as a mail drop for several entities. Wonder if these international "charities" are registered with Homeland Security per the law?
Property records suggest the Laredo home is owned by a Summer Ann Merryman de Cuevas, but given the questionable nature of this operation it's anyone's guess who really lives there.
It also appears that Carol Wheeler also owns a public relations firm, Wheeler Media, that lists various addresses in Jalisco, Mexico. She has apparently chosen to break an ethical rule in media: journalists and publishers do not work simultaneously work in PR. It's a severe conflict of interest, and another indication that Wheeler's ethics are questionable.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/02/2012 03:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Carol-Wheeler/Laredo-Texas-78045/Carol-Wheeler-Mexconnect-mexconnectcom-Summer-Ann-Merryman-de-Cuevas-Suspicious-busines-976980. 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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