It was over three months ago when I received a solicitation phone call from this company called "Find Your Search". They were offering a search engine optimization for my small business, and it was something I was looking into anyway so I was interested.
I talked to a few people first before they sent me to their "closer", a very arrogant and rude man who used very high pressure sales techniques and an impressive portfolio to sell me on their service. He made me feel very uncomfortable, but everyone else I had talked to seemed like the nicest people. I've always been a trusting person but now this has changed.
While speaking with them, I frantically searched the internet for any reviews or complaints on them, but I didn't find anything. They even had a clean twitter feed with over 500 followers.
Immediately after speaking with them, I made a more in depth search. I contacted my local colleagues who said they also received phone calls from them, after they said I was the only one they contacted in my area. I found they had other websites that were exactly the same but with different logos, I contacted them immediately about this and they said that USA SEO PROS was just their former business name, though they neglected to tell me that they've had several name changes over the past 7 years due to hundreds of impending lawsuits.
Finally, I searched one of their testimonials and called their number to talk to a real person about their experiences. She told me that I am one of several people that call her about them, she was very sympathetic and said that her experience with them was awful and that they are 100% a scam, and that they stole her positive testimonial from another website.
I am shocked that VISA would support this kind of organization! Now that I have searched their other business names on the web, I discovered countless reports and complaints on Ripoff Report and other sites. They keep changing their name to run away from impending lawsuits and their rightly scarred reputation.
Within an hour of talking to "Find Your Search" I had called my credit card company and cancelled my credit card and filed a dispute against the charges. Currently, Find Your Search is filing a rebuttal to the case and trying to claim that they are a legitimate business. They are also calling me on a weekly or daily basis harassing me about the dispute and pretending to continue to provide this "service" they claim I am stuck with, even after repeated letters from me demanding they leave my site alone and to cease contact.
Not only did they use false testimonials and lies to sell their "product", according to hundreds of reports, they don't provide a service at all. Do not trust them. I hope I can put this horrible experience behind me soon, but I will do what I need to do for justice to ensure that no one else becomes a victim.
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