- Report: #118774
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Consumer Research Corporation
Consumer Research Corporation3830Forest Drive; Suite 207 Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.
Consumer Research Corporation / Subscriberbase ripoff apparently very wide scale spammer offers of free merchandise outright lie Columbia South Carolina
*Author of original report: Consumer Research has far and beyond too many aka's and aliases to mention here.
*Consumer Comment: Consumer Research Corporation is falsely advertising
I own & operate a small truck brokerage company that is very internet dependant, as my customers tender business to me via e-mail & fax. (Ironically enough in this situation, I also receive my faxes via an e-mail fax service).
While reviewing my e-mails one morning several months back, I was suckered into doing a "product survey" with the promise of a "free" laptop computer. (I am not only a trusting soul, but an outright idiot to fall for this "free stuff" crap.)
Anyway, after being suckered into answering page after page of "survey" questions, I finally hit the part of the "survey" to where I had to buy something in order to get my "free" laptop computer. Honestly, by this time I had nearly forgotten the promise of "free" anything. Anyway, once I realized I was being scammed, I exited the website, but it was too late. These creeps had my business e-mail address and my personal information, which thay had obtained by 100% deception!
Since that fateful morning, my business e-mail has been bombarded with 30 - 50 pieces of spam mail daily from these creeps. I now have to sort through all of their "free" offers & such to get to my legitimate e-mails.
And of course, Consumer Research Corporation uses every spammers trick in the book to weasel their way into my e-mail box. I opt to "block sender" on each and every piece of spam I get from these jerks, but they simply change a letter or 2 in their sender address and it gets through.
They offer very complicated round about ways to opt out of their mailing lists, which I have tried without any success. Some of the "opt out" links I have followed at their instructions havr locked down my computer, causing me to have to do a hard restart. Today, their phone number was published on the www much to my delight. I called and asked to speak to the person in charge. I was told that his name is Brian Benenhaley, that he was busy at the moment, but if I would leave my number, he would call me back. Of course I did, and HE DIDN'T. I guess that Mr. Benenhaley is a busy man that doesn't have time for me!
I am also a busy man, the owner of a small business that has spent countless hours, sent hundreds of returned e-mails (begging them to stop spamming me) and endured a great measure of grief trying to get these people to leave me alone. So, I am all for turning Mr. Benenhaley and his band of lying deceptive spammers over to the FTC for their fraudulent practices. I hope that eveyone that has had a problem with Consumer Research Corporation will do the same!
Columbia, South Carolina
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/18/2004 09:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Consumer-Research-Corporation/Columbia-South-Carolina-29204/Consumer-Research-Corporation-Subscriberbase-ripoff-apparently-very-wide-scale-spammer-o-118774. 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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