I hope many of you are still reading this..
I am an IT professional that is in the middle of a legal battle for custody of my son. This company picked the wrong guy to screw with.
I stumbled across them by accident last Friday. I called them talked to them, etc. I spoke to Ron Stinson- sales guy I guess. He sounded so convincing.
I usually don't fall for crap like this. but I am in the middle of an emotional issue right now and I was susceptible I guess. In any case after about 45 minutes I was suckered like the rest of you. I paid them my $49.00 (i found out later that weekend they took $98.00 ($49.00 of which I did NOt authorize).
I watched their little video and called the case manager Tom Hutchison (if that is his real name) on Monday at 12Pm EST (they are in Cali and I am on the east coast time difference and all). I first alked to some chick named Vanessa (probably a crack w***e they hired to answer the phones). Within the first 15 minutes of the call my rat b*****d radar went up. They were rude and tried to make me believe I was being rude and "abrasive".
They hung up on me at least twice during the course of the conversation and later claimed that I was the one who hung up.
At any rate I called the sales guy back and told him of the problems. He said he would straighten it out right away and told me an atty would be on the phone with me within 5 minutes. I waited... and waited.. and waited. I finally called them back after almost TWO freakin hours!! And asked where the atty was that I was supposed to talk to. "What attorney" they said.
when I really began raising h*ll they got someone on the phone with me who claimed to be an attorney he said his name was Michael. when I asked him what LAW firm he was with he said Fathers Choice. no law firm by that name regostered with the Cali state bar assoc. When I asked him his last name he refused to give it. When I asked what state he was licensed to practice law in he said "California".
I continued to ask him how could he advise me on North Carolina Law if he is in Cali and not licensed to practice law in NC? He only said that his job was to advise me of the services that FC could offer me and that in order for them to represent me I would have to pay them a flat fee of 845 dollars or another option of them finding me an attorney where I live for 3-5K. The conversation I had initially with Ron Sinson said that it would be $700.00. and the video was conflicting too.
I continued to question Michael and asked him for his California Bar Association ID number and his license number to practice law in California. He refused to give it once again. But continued to state that he was an attorney. If he is not an attorney he is in REAL trouble. This is a VERY large felony to represent yourself as a licensed attorney when you are not.
I finally called them back and demanded that they give me a refund for the $98.00 they claim is a subscription to their service. What service? To mislead me into believing that they offer any kind of substantial and truthful advice? yeah right..
I called my bank right away and told them about this and they agreed to dispute the current charge and put a stop to any future payments being debited to these assholes. ANd they are being reported to the frauid dept of my bank for investigation (whom I am personal friends with and have direct phone numbers to them to make sure they follow through)
After further investigation I came to find out they are not EVEN in Goleta-
how about Santa Barabara california??? oops nope wrong...
the address they have registered with their domain provider for their online video at http://www.watchthisfirst.com is registered to Trevino, Rubel firstname.lastname@example.org. Whoops! too late to cover that one up!! If you want the REAL physical address of this person just respond back to this post I will be happy to share it with you.
uh huh yep right....
what kind of a**hole preys upon people that are involved in high emotionally charged situations where CHILDREN are involved?
These people have pissed me off. They and anyone else that does this to people have become my private little projects now. and believe me I know how to find you and how to let others know how to find you. So go ahead run if you can. But while you are packing up to leave make sure you are looking over your shoulder for the black and whites coming to your house. After having read all about them and their little scam they will be sorry they messed with this man..
Mr Stinson, Mr. Hutchison, and Mr. whatever your name is that owns this organization, and the supposed lawyer I spoke to...May you rot in h*ll for taking advantage of people in this way.
EVERYONE that has had issues with this company do this PLEASE for everyone else that will come in the wake of our mishaps with these people, meanwhile I will be making sure that I find them:
Call your bank or credit card company and dispute ANY charge made to your account(s) by them statute of limitations on this is SEVEN years under Visa guidelines- go ahead you CAN get your money back.
Have your bank issue you a new card right away. This won't deactivate your card until the new one arrives and you activate it. This will stop them from being able to make any further charges against your account.
Call the better business bureau
call the office of the Attorney General for California - (800) 952-5225
call the atty general for your state
Contact the FBI Internet Fraud Task force http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Send a letter to your Congressman and Senators in your respective states.
I know this seems troublesome to do and all but remember- weren't you angry when you found out that you had been scammed? want this to happen to other hardworking honest people too? Take some time- do the right thing.
If you are interested in filing a class action lawsuit against these frauds let me know. It is time that these jerks are taken off the streets and put in prison with a fulltime cell mate named Tiny.
FC: I know you will, but don't even try to repair your reputation on this site.. you are what you are and you know what you are doing.. karma will sneak up behind you at some point soon and smack you on the head with a brick!! You messed with someone that knows how to HUNT people and has the resources to do it.
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