• Report: #58531

Complaint Review: DirectorPosition.com SupportPHP.org MassMarketingProgram.com AMCAF Jeff Augugliaro

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  • Submitted: Tue, May 27, 2003
  • Updated: Tue, September 22, 2009

  • Reported By:Miami FL
DirectorPosition.com SupportPHP.org MassMarketingProgram.com AMCAF Jeff Augugliaro
734 Franklin Ave PMB 685 Garden City, New York U.S.A.
  • Phone: 516-512-8978
  • Web:
  • Category: Internet

DirectorPosition.com SupportPHP.org MassMarketingProgram.com American Cancer Aid Foundation AMCAF Ripoff, Dishonest, Scam, Charity Scam Garden City New York

* : I was Lucky for having little web traffic

* : I was Lucky for having little web traffic

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The Guest List - Free Airline Ticket SCAM

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I worked with AmCAF and did not have any problems.

*UPDATE Employee: The Guest List is not a scam

*Consumer Comment: ExpressPaidSurveys.com I have been offered NO paid surveys

*Consumer Comment: purchased paidsurveys for $34.95 I was duped too

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Biggest Scam Ever

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Biggest Scam Ever

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Biggest Scam Ever

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Biggest Scam Ever

*Consumer Comment: Plane Tickets Scam

*Consumer Comment: Duped.. after seeing all thse reports I can see that I have been taken

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This posting is fairly long, if you have the time, I do recommend that you read over it, but if you are in a hurry, please be sure to read the last 4-5 paragraphs as they contain important information about the above mentioned company(s).

My first encounter with this company came when I signed up for a shopping jobs website (Which is also run by onlinepaidsurveys.com) and I was offered 2 free airline tickets for joining. I received an e-mail which instructed me to print it out and send along with a $20 check made payable to 'The Guest List' at the address provided, which is exactly what I did.

My second encounter with the company (unbeknownst to me at the time) came when I was searching for a part time job that I would be able to do from home. I came across a job listing seeking directors to help raise funds for cancer awareness. I thought, 'Geez, that would be nice. I can earn money and still help out a cause at the same time.' of course, I did not realize that the two free airline tickets were the same airline tickets that I had signed up for, just from a different website.

After I signed up, I got the bright idea that I would promote this opportunity via the online auction as well as to all my neighbors, family, and friends. All was going quite well. I explained the program and stipulations thoroughly on all my ebay auctions and that part of the money would be going to a wonderful cause.

I began to put two and two together when 60 days had elapsed and I had not yet received my tickets or any word from the company. I then saw that the physical address for the director's website was in the same city as the Guest List, and on top of that, the very same street. Still, I thought very little of it and assumed that the reason the Director Position website could give out the plane tickets was simply because they were located so closely to the Guest List.

I made sure to check my banking account to make sure of the date the check was endorsed and cashed by The Guest List (if you include from the date I actually sent in my payment, it would have been 72 days I was without my tickets, but I started counting from the time the check was cashed). I sent a notice to The Guest List stating that 60 days (8 weeks, they have a 4-8 week processing period, which of course was not stated ANYWHERE on the forms I had submitted...I found it out simply from my investigations) gently asking how my ticket registration was coming along. Still no word and it is 75 days later. At this point is when I decided that I need to do some much needed investigation.

I first started at the eBay help/community section as one of my auctions was cancelled because of these "plane ticket vouchers/choice travel vouchers" and I saw numerous complaints from people who had purchased these tickets and received nothing, and many of them came from The American Cancer Aid Foundation (which is the operating name for DirectorPosition.com), that is when ALL the red flags started to fly.

I do not want to be a part of such a dishonest company, nor do I want any legal recourse as I have referred numerous people as well as accept money for these "plane ticket vouchers" and I had no idea that what I may have been involved in was an elaborate scam.

Here are my findings on this company:
There are at least five (5) other websites, with three (3) different physical addresses, four (4) different phone numbers, and five (5) different contact e-mail addreses, all registered/owned by the same person, one Jeff Augugliaro ~ I found this out by some careful examination of the registration info from the whois lookups.

I will give you the information in the order that I had contact with each website:

MassMarketingProgram.com
Created Oct 24, 2000 Exp Oct 24 2003
Registered to: Massmarketingprogram.com
EAB Bldg
Garden City NY 11530
(888) 555-9878
Admin: support@ecommercecontrol.com

The fact that there admin had an e-mail other than their website sparked some curiousity so I decided to check out that website.

eCommerceControl.com - website access is forbidden (meaning there is no page to display and/or it cannot be accessed by the general public) but I went ahead and did a whois lookup:

eCommerceControl.com
Created Feb 1 2000 Exp Feb 1 2004
Registered To: Jeff Augugliaro
Internet Executive
EAB Building Suite 2104
Garden City NY 11530
(516) 565- 0060 Fax same
tech contact: support@internetexecutive.com
Registrant: InternetExecutive.com
192 Brixton Road South
Garden City NY 11530

Again, why is the tech contact listed at a website other than ecommercecontrol.com?

InternetExecutive.com - this web address is redirected to massmarketingprogram.com

InternetExecutive.com (the oldest website I've found so far)
Created Sept 11 1998 Exp Sept 11 2003
Registered To: Internet Executive
EAB Bldg Suite 2104 192 Brixton Road South
Garden City NY 11530
Administrative Contact:
Jeff Augugliaro
Internet Executive
EAB Bldg Ste 2104
Garden City South NY 11530

One would think that ends the loop as it started with massmarketingprogram.com and ended with it...but no, remember I also did a look up on Director Position and Support PHP

DirectorPosition.com (The American Cancer Aid Foundation)
Created March 14 2002 Exp March 14 2004
Organization: American Cancer Aid Foundation
Jeff Augugliaro
Franklin ave Plaza
1225 Franklin Ave Ste 235
Garden City NY 11530
(516) 512-8978
email: allaccess3@aol.com

SupportPHP.org (which is the new website ever since the BBB did their expose on the company and is the website we are to refer people to in order to make "donations")

SupportPHP.org ~ The newest website
Created Feb 6 2003 Exp Feb 6 2005
Organization: People Helping People
Jeff Augugliaro
734 Franklin Ave
PMB 685
Garden City NY 11530
(212) 555-1234 (obviously false)
e-mail: support@massmarketingprogram.com

Bingo ~ that is the exact same address as The Guest List. How can that possibly be? And why is the e-mail address @ massmarketingprogram.com? Doesn't people helping people have it's own address? Actually, according to its website it does and so does director position.

My conclusion, this company is a scam, and if by some grace of God it is not...it's definitely trying to hide something. I do not mean to rebutt anything from another report in my own, but I will pull off of something that a Mr. Allan Parker had said in regards to another person's complaint with MassMarketingProgram.com, and I quote "We don't have a whois so I don't know what phone number you are talking about. We handle support through email. And if you send us an email, you get a response."

I wonder if Allan Parker actually knows what he's talking about because if he truly believes that he "[doesn't] have a whois" he is sadly mistaken. Every registered website has a "whois" at very least with their registrar. I also conclude from his response that he is not this Jeff Augugliaro, because Mr. Augugliaro had some semblence of what he was doing. He has duped people with his numerous websites and he's duped innocent webmasters who are just starting out with "false" hits generated from a rerouter from Taiwan ~ but that strays from the subject of my complaint, if you paid for hits from massmarketingprogram.com, I sincerely suggest that you check out where those hits are "coming" from and create your own rip off report.

He obviously wanted to cover his tracks as all the phone numbers that the websites were registered with are false and the only address I know to be legitimate is The Guest List address (of course, so he can receive his money). I truly do feel bad for Mr. Parker if he is just a customer service employee because I'm sure he's unaware of the sham of a company he works for. Then again, he may very well be Mr. Augugliaro's less than educated sidekick who gets his cut without actually knowing how the whole things works. Then again, it could very well be Mr. Augugliaro playing dumb. Then again, Mr. Augugliaro's information could just be borrowed indefinitely from an ID theif and con artist.

In closing, I plan to report my findings to the Better Business Bureau, IFCC (The Internet Fraud Complaint Center ~ otherwise known as the internet FBI), The Garden City NY Police Department, The Postal Service (as the company committed mail fraud by accepting payment via the USPS, and mail fraud is a very serious offense) and a few other law enforcement agencies and a lawyer as I would like to file a class action suit against this ficticous company(s).

If you are or ever have been affiliated with, conned by, or dealing with any of the following companies or people:

MassMarketingProgram.com
InternetExecutive.com
DirectorPosition.com (American Cancer Aid Foundation)
SupportPHP.org (People Helping People)
eCommerceControl.com
Jeff Augugliaro

Please contact me through the rebuttal I will give you instructions for filing your claims as well. If enough people react to this, the IFCC and the police department will be forced to take action, and if Mr. Parker's claim that "[Mass Marketing Program] has over 10,000 customers..." then it truly means there are far more people getting conned then I ever imagined. Just by the numbers that I know, this company probably has scammed more than a quarter million dollars from innocent people (based on the reports I read in eBay, my research online, and by Mr. Parker's own admission of 10,000 customers). This company needs to be stopped before he goes too far.

Again, please contact me with any information through the rebuttal and make sure that your contact info is correct so that I may further communicate with you if needed.

Telian
Miami, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1

I was Lucky for having little web traffic

AUTHOR: Jaye - (USA)

I came across the voucher when cleaning and wanted to comment, though late.  I want to add beware of anything from the post office: 734 Franklin St., Garden City, NY 11530. And If you can't call and talk to someone, don't.  No physical address, don't. And check BBB and of course check here.

This company ripped me off of $400.00 in 2004. I bought vouchers for my company.  Lucky for me, no one requested the vouchers from my website or I would have looked like a scam. This was the only address on the voucher no number. PMB 685, 734 Franklin St., Garden City, NY 11530. Now I have to sample vouchers offered. Before I offer to my guest.

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I was Lucky for having little web traffic

AUTHOR: Jaye - (USA)

This company ripped me off of $400.00. I bought vouchers.  Lucky for me, no one requested the vouchers from my website or I would have looked like a scam. This was the only address on the voucher no number. PMB 685, 734 Franklin St., Garden City, NY 11530. Now I have to sample vouchers offered. Before I offer to my guest.

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

The Guest List - Free Airline Ticket SCAM

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

I signed up on line about 2 years ago off of onlinepaidsurveys.com to become a secret shopper. I paid $20 to The Guest List because they said if you sign up via this special Internet promotion that you would receive 2 free airline tickets. This company then actually did send me a Reservation Request Form packet in the mail a week or two later. My check was cashed not long after I sent my money in. Because I had received the Reservation Request form in the mail, I assumed this wasn't a scam. It said this form was valid for up to 2 years and gave me a list of places I could go and ranges for prices of hotels in those particular areas. Everything looked legit. You had to fill this form out, send in to the PMB 685, 734 Franklin Avenue, Garden City NY 11530 address when you were ready to book your trip and they would either e-mail or fax you the price quote for the trip with your airfare tickets booked so that you could accept or reject the offer. It said the quote was only good for 48 hours which was why it would be sent e-mail or fax. I mailed this in on 3/3/06 and I haven't received an e-mail or seen a fax come through. I am HIGHLY disappointed that this is not for real. This was going to be my 5 year anniversary trip, so any action that could be taken on this would be appreciated.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I worked with AmCAF and did not have any problems.

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

I was searching for another company and came across AmCAF.

I worked with AmCAF and did not have any problems. When I e-mailed, they always replied in a timely fashion. None of my customers complained to me for not receiveing their tickets. I did quit a while back because I am not a born salesman.

I would also like to add that someone who has posted a negitive for AmCAF, has also made trouble for me a while back. I have since had to change my mailing address and e-mail. Someone also posted here using my name/town info. It is one thing to drag your name while putting down a company, but please do not use my info in place of yours.

Disclaimer: I am not endorsing this company, I am only telling you my experience with this company.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

The Guest List is not a scam

AUTHOR: Allan Parker - (U.S.A.)

The post from Tellian was part of an attempt to blackmail the company. She actually mailed a letter threatening that we should pay her a large sum of money or she was going to bad mouth us on the internet.

She also stole from the charity that Jeff founded. She collected donations and never handed in the money. And she also made up fake vouchers and sold them online. She is a thief and con artist.

A criminal investigation was in the works. But Jeff decided not to press charges. Tellian is a young woman who was in way over her head. She agreed to make up for the loss and she was supposed to have this post removed.

Jeff has donated a significant amount of his own personal money and time into AmCAF. He has never profited one cent from it and does it out of the goodness of his own heart.

The Guest List is not a scam. They process over 200,000 vouchers every year. And every single one of them gets what they are promised. If you don't then you have not followed the instructions. But all you have to do to correct it is just to send us an email.

If you have a voucher and did not send it in because you read one complaint you are being foolish. We cannot help you if you are not going to do your part.

Also, the terms on the voucher are there for a reason. If it says it takes 8 weeks to process, you have to wait 8 weeks. It does not mean we are a scam if you don't receive anything in just 4 weeks! And if it says we only accept US funds, that means if you send us a check from Canada, we will NOT process it. It does not mean we are a scam.
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#6 Consumer Comment

ExpressPaidSurveys.com I have been offered NO paid surveys

AUTHOR: Michelle - (United Kingdom)

I signed up to the 'expresspaidsurveys.com' and paid my registration fee of $34.95 (unlimited membership) to be able to take part in online surveys for cash.

In the last two weeks I have filled out an array of surveys and questionaires with personal details for the various listed companies, which are apparently required to set up personal portfolios, so that the companies can decide which surveys are suited to the individual, but so far I have been offered NO paid surveys.

The Bonus' that were offered were two free air tickets to any destination and a further $500 cash bonus and all I had to do was send a $20 or combined $30 cheque to the following address;

The Guest List
PMB 685
734 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

My first querie was to get advise on how to make payments in English
Sterling as I did not have a US bank account. So I emailed support@ExpressPaidSurveys.com

Their response seemed fairly ligit;


Hello M,

Western Union offers money orders with the funds "drawn" from a U.S.
bank. It will actually list the name of the bank right on the front of the check. Since you do no have a U.S. bank account this would be the
best way to pay your $20 processing.

Joey Marx
massMarketingProgram.com Support

Please do not delete any part of this email when responding to aid the tracking and resolution of this issue.

I was till slightly suspicious of sending my cheque to what appeared to be a non-business address in NY followed by a nagging feeling that 'nothing can truely be for free' so I emailed their helpline with my query below;

Dear support@massmarketingprogram.com

Why is the $20 cheque, that is required to reclaim the '2 bonus air tickets worth retail $1600' , sent to a postal address in NY and not transferred directly to an express paid surveys account?

Do express paid surveys have a service such as 'pay pal' where money can be transferred over seas electronically.?

Being a non US citizen, I would have to use a bankers order which would cost anything upward of 15 (approx $30).
Regards
M

This email was sent three times over a period of 2 weeks and I have received NO response. (so much for their 2 day response promise)

Thankfully, I did not send my cheque and having read the various statements on your web page, I do not intend to.

I have already potentially lost a $34.99 subscription fee for a service which, to date, hasn'nt paid out.

Many Thanks for the warning.
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#7 Consumer Comment

purchased paidsurveys for $34.95 I was duped too

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

So I guess I was duped too. I was all excited about doing some online surveys for cash, so I signed up for paidsurveys. They promised me that I would receive 2 free airline tickets a vacation and all kinds of other stuff. When I went to claim my "FREE" things they asked me a question about paying rent or mortgage. After I answered that question I got this email that said that if I signed up for automatic withdrawal from my bank account for some marketing test, I would receive $500 bucks directly to my bank account after 3 months of being on the program. I guess they intend to withdraw my money and never pay my mortgage. If The Guest List is a scam then I guess that getting paid for surveys is also a scam. I guess my husband was right and now I'm gonna have to crawl in there and admit it to him :(.
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#8 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Biggest Scam Ever

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

I will never buy anything else off the internet. they have really ripped me off but it will never happen again
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#9 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Biggest Scam Ever

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

I will never buy anything else off the internet. they have really ripped me off but it will never happen again
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#10 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Biggest Scam Ever

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

I will never buy anything else off the internet. they have really ripped me off but it will never happen again
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#11 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Biggest Scam Ever

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

I will never buy anything else off the internet. they have really ripped me off but it will never happen again
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#12 Consumer Comment

Plane Tickets Scam

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

I signed up with www.surveyscout.com who claimed I would get 2 free plane tickets to anywhere in the world. I followed the conditions to redeem the tickets and sent $20 to:

The Guest List
PMB 685
734 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

My check was cashed and I never received any tickets. I would like some advice as to what I can do at this point. Thanks.
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#13 Consumer Comment

Duped.. after seeing all thse reports I can see that I have been taken

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

Good day,

I also made a "donation" to this company. After bugging the company for somewhile, I received some mail with a sheet to fill out, on where we wanted to travel and for how long, saying that it was valid for 2 years. I have yet to turn this in, but after seeing all thse reports I can see that I have been taken. It really hurts that I was scammed like this. The tickets were going to help w/ our honeymoon. Well, what should I do? and will I ever be able to get some tickets or is my money just plain GONE?!
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