• Report: #490747

Complaint Review: Carpet Cleaning Scam - Tim Pollard, Ed Pero, Charles Cohen

  • Submitted: Sat, September 05, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, April 14, 2012

  • Reported By: We Want Justice — North Carolina USA
Carpet Cleaning Scam - Tim Pollard, Ed Pero, Charles Cohen
Nationwide United States of America

Carpet Cleaning Scam - Tim Pollard, Ed Pero, Charles Cohen Atlantic Air Restoration, America's Best Home Services, Virginia's Finest Carpet and Air Ventilation Cleaning, Many Others Bait and Switch Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning Scam. Please visit rewardfortimpollard.com Multiple, Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: Their at it again in San Diego

*Consumer Suggestion: Good news sources

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Previous update: EX-Employee = EX-Girlfriend


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Tim Pollard, Ed Pero, and Charles Cohen travel the country (14 known states) establishing startup carpet and/or air duct cleaning businesses that have been deemed illegal bait and switch operations by at least three states Attorney General.  They regularly engage in these tactics by baiting customers with low advertised prices, generally through mass mail or local newspapers, for their carpeting and air conditioning duct cleaning services.  These ads are easily recognizable by their depiction of a giant dust mite, before and after pictures of air ducts, moisture barriers, and alarming descriptions of mold, mildew and unhealthy air quality. 


Once Pollard, Pero, or Cohen or their sales agents are in the customers homes they switch the customer to higher priced services or products.  Under Pollard's, Pero's, or Cohen's operation, direction, management, and/or control, these sales agents regularly use intimidation and fear tactics to pressure consumers into paying grossly inflated prices for products and services that may never be performed or delivered.  These cleaning services include carpet cleaning, warranties, other cleaning services and treatments, air filters, deodorizers and sanitizers, or other up sales. 


Pollard, Pero, Cohen regularly sell illusionary warranties to customers that are severely limited and fail on their intended purposes and their companies are never around long enough to perform these warranties.  When the marketplace begins to become familiar with the bait and switch tactics Pollard, Pero, or Cohen attempt to fraudulently sell the business prior to collapse or when the public pressure is too great they simply shut down operations and flee the area owing vendors, customers, etc. 


Please visit our website at (((link redacted))).  If you have purchased a business from one of these individuals or an associate we would really like to hear from you.


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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/05/2009 03:56 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Carpet-Cleaning-Scam-Tim-Pollard-Ed-Pero-Charles-Cohen/nationwide/Carpet-Cleaning-Scam-Tim-Pollard-Ed-Pero-Charles-Cohen-Atlantic-Air-Restoration-Ameri-490747. 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

Their at it again in San Diego

AUTHOR: watchout - ()

Israeli Scam Fresh and Green Carpet Cleaners Yaniv Cohen Sky Services 852 REED AVE # 1 SAN DIEGO CA 92109 Steam n Clean Classic Carpet Cleaning Palo Alto Steamer Deep Eliyahu Barhanun, David Peer and Moshe Aharoni  Michael J Conway Locksmith Carpet Upholstery Cleaning Cleaner Air Duct Orogold Oro Gold Moving Company Companies Towing Water Damage Restoration Contracting Contractors Home Repair Remodelers Handyman Art Student Scam Bed Bug SEO Search Engine Optimization Living Social Groupon Group-on Amazon Deals Valupak Stanley Steemer Steamer Coit Chem Dry Chemdry Organized Crime Ring Mossad Fraud Con Artist Unethical Ripoff Scam IRS Tax Evasion Mail Internet Telemarketing Fraud 

Hello, I endured a very negative cleaning experience from a company misrepresenting themselves as Stanley Steemer. This company has been using a technique to redirect internet traffic. When a customer googles san diego carpet cleaning or similar, a well known carpet cleaning company shows up on the first page. The phone number associated with the well known company listed on the Google map is "somehow" replaced by a phone number owned by, Fresh and Green Carpet Cleaners owned by Sky Services Yaniv Cohen, 852 Reed Ave #1 San Diego Ca  92109. On 3-2-12, I called 888-495-7727 , the company answered "Carpet Cleaning"(no name). I asked the name and they said "where did you see our ad?" I said under "Stanley Steemer" they said yes they were "Stanley Steemer"and made the appointment. After Coming to my home in a truck labeled fresh and green, I questioned the company's name again. I was told they were "Stanley Steemer " and I agreed to have the work done. My receipt was printed with Sky Services and Fresh and Green. I later found out this is a piggyback type scam. I spoke with someone calling himself the owner Yaniv (Yanni or Yani) Cohen. This covers part 1 of the scam. Redirecting intent traffic by hijacking Google search phone numbers and replacing them for short periods of time. After being taken advantage of in this way, I decided to investigate this company. Michael J Conway Owner of 852 REED AVE apt 1 SAN DIEGO CA 92109 Knowingly rents to Scam Companies in San Diego Pacific Beach .I found a ring of Israeli Operated companies that love feeding on your tears. 


2. The scams involve "Bait and Switch" Once you make the appointment , you are encouraged to move your furniture. The Carpet Cleaner arrives and promptly informs you that your carpet is so filthy that the normal cleaning won't work. The "cleaner" knows you've moved the furniture and have possibly taken off from work. He knows you are eager to get the carpet cleaned. The 49.00 deal goes up 100% while the guy bluffs , that he's going to leave. Our elderly are especially vulnerable to this scam. 

3. It's not green or anti allergy . They use the same carpet solution you buy at Home Depot.

4. Fresh and Green and their fraudulent friends have NO repeat business .So many people have left Bad feedback and Negative reviews, they have no recourse but to hide behind Valupak, Groupon, Amazon Local Deals and Living Social.  

5. The truth is, is that this is a well thought out business model, an extortion scheme to be avoided. The main feature is preying on you at your weakest moment. The same scam is done with Locksmiths, they promise 19.00. They  know you are locked out and vulnerable suddenly the price becomes 200.00-300.00 or more for 5 minutes work. This tactic takes full advantage of the elderly, women or anyone locked out of their cars and homes in the dark. The scary part is these people are NOT licensed, they can easily come back and open the door when your not home.  Air Duct Cleaning: No matter what the condition of you air ducts are, these companies will declare them filthy and the cause of your illnesses. This is a total scam taking advantage of ill people, desperate to feel better.They often go so far as to recommend complete Air and Heating system replacements and or "Chemical Treatments".  Orogold ORO Gold: once again, taking advantage of women looking for a magic wrinkle cream, they extract large sums of money from the vulnerable. Moving Companies: When you're moving your worldly goods across town or across the country , you're most vulnerable. With this type of business you will find your estimate will quadruple. Contracting Contractors Home Repair Remodelers Handyman: When you trust someone to tear your house apart and put it back together again you're extremely vulnerable. This type of company will take full advantage and in all cases the price swiftly rises as new "problems" are discovered. These parasites know you can't just get another contractor at the blink of an eye. Towing: Same old scam. Your car has broken down, you're vulnerable. It's probably at night. This is were this type of business flourishes. Water Damage: Water Damage is another popular business with them. It's an emergency and they happily take advantage  of you at your worst moments. Bed Bug: Another RepeatThey say you have bed bugs even if you don't and they  "treat" and get paid!!!! SEO Search Engine Optimization: They use illegal methods to move traffic to your website . I know of a "google phone number switch " they also piggyback on an existing website or redirect traffic from a legitimate website to their site. I tried reporting this activity to google but they was no way to report it. Lottery Scam, pretending to be a Nigerian Scam: This scam convinces people they've won the lottery and need to pay taxes, guess who collects the taxes?. Subway Scam (Tube shekel scammer) This scam has a guy pretending to be poor , homeless etc. asking unsuspecting people for help. It's just another Israeli scam , it's not an isolated incident it's a con artist business model and it fits perfectly with the homeless problem in many urban areas. 

Different Names, Phone Numbers, and Addresses associated with this SAME company. 

Fresh & Green Carpet Clean and in San Diego, Carpet & Upholstery 

852 Reed Ave #1 

San Diego Ca  92109. 

San Diego http://freshandgreencarpetclean.com

888-495-7727 (858) 437-9300 (866) 460-3184 

730 market San Diego 92101

Capet Cleaning San Diego san diego carpet cleaning 619-881-0373 http://www.sandiegocarpetclean.com

530 W 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (323) 366-9335 http://carpetcleaninglosangeles.net 

http://www.san-diego-carpet-cleaning.com 619-567-5191


DC (202) 350-0105

VA (703) 544-9303

MD (240) 600-0176

san diego carpet cleaning pro http://www.sandiegocarpetcleaningpro.com (619)-786-3616

Carpet Cleaning Los Angeles. In LA they might be called Fresh & Green Carpet Clean and in San Diego, Carpet & Upholstery 852 Reed Ave #1 San Diego Ca  92109. 

San Diego http://freshandgreencarpetclean.com

(323) 366-9335

530 W 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014


San Diego Carpet Cleaning Pro

Category: Carpet Installation  

325 W Washington St STE 2

San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 786-3616

Best Deal Carpet Cleaning 

2000 K St NW Washington, DC 20006

1121 University Blvd W Suite: 913. Silver Spring, MD 20902

(202) 350-0105


Hillcrest Carpet Cleaning  

Hillcrest Carpet Cleaners  

Poway Carpet Cleaning  

Little Italy Carpet Cleaning  

La Jolla Carpet Cleaners  

Los angeles washington DC San Diego 
san diego carpet cleaning 619-881-0373 http://www.sandiegocarpetclean.com

Capet Cleaning San Diego 

530 W 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

(323) 366-9335

(858) 437-9300 (866) 460-3184

http://carpetcleaninglosangeles.net  323-366-9335


DC (202) 350-0105

VA (703) 544-9303

MD (240) 600-0176

http://www.san-diego-carpet-cleaning.com 619-567-5191

san diego carpet cleaning pro http://www.sandiegocarpetcleaningpro.com









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AUTHOR: StopEdwardPero - (USA)

Go to www.StopEdwardPero.com

News articles stemming up until present in a one stop shop database on this subject.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Previous update: EX-Employee = EX-Girlfriend

AUTHOR: Kayla - (United States of America)

The person that has previously posted an update claiming to be an ex-employee is in fact Ed Pero's ex-girlfriend. Her name is KAREN KAPLEWICZ. Upon further inspection it is found that she has had previous businesses in her name with Ed Pero and has "worked" directly with him until their break up. I assure you, she must not have had a problem with this whole "scam" while she was collecting a paycheck and spending a lot of peoples hard earned money. It appears that her cash flow has stopped with a dirty paper trail leading right to her. Her update appears to be some sort of reaction to them no longer being together and apparently Ed being with said Jennifer.

Unfortunately, what you see here is a sad attempt at some sort of revenge while going across the internet and posting on websites trying to ruin her exes and her children's fathers name. I'm sure if Karen would have liked to have posted a legit article on the subject she wouldn't focus so much on the female accomplice or refer to her as a "puppet".  Seems like a dead giveaway.

Keep in mind this article was posted in 2009. That's almost four years ago. There is no clear evidence that Edward Pero (or any of the aliases) are currently still in business which leaves this irrelevant.

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: StopEdwardPero - (United States of America)

Ed Pero and his new puppet Jennifer Easley are up and at it again.  Neither one should be trusted. They both use aliases in order to avoid the public eye and fly under the radar while Edward Pero ignores to register as a sexual predator and offender in each state that he opens up shop.  (Which, by the way, the shops are never actually either of their names.)

Edward's newest Aliases are Jeff Hawk and Jack Carter,  Jenn Easley, Jen Easley, Jennifer Easley, and Alex Nicole. 

BUYER BEWARE.  CHECK WITH YOUR BBB and the NATIONAL AIR DUCT CLEANING ASSOCIATION before inviting a company into your home for any crawlspace clean up or air duct cleaning.  If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  The Bait and Switch tactics are just scratching the surface on the Edward Pero Scam.  It goes so much deeper than that.
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