- Report: #457222
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Complaint Review: Frontier Marketing International, LLC
Frontier Marketing International, LLC1140 Old Peachtree Road, Suite D Duluth, Georgia U.S.A.
INVESTIGATION: Matt Bacak commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. Matt Bacak - Frontier Marketing recognizes that complaints posted on Rip-off Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. Matt Bacak - Frontier Marketing, helping build your reputation as an expert in your industry, increase traffic, assisting with Internet Marketing strategies, making money online. Duluth Georgia
*UPDATE: Rip-off Report Investigation - Matt Bacak recognized by Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Program as a safe business service businesses can trust - Matt Bacak pledges to always resolve any issues.
*Consumer Comment: I bought a car two years ago and I don't like the colour, can I have my money back.
*UPDATE Employee: Matt Bacak Responds Below
*Consumer Suggestion: Update
*UPDATE Employee: Anytime during the workshop - will refund - no questions asked!
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The best way to describe what happened between Frontier Marketing International and myself is to cut and paste a letter I wrote to Matt Bacak last month. The letter is enclosed below:
I am writing to you in regards to the MMI Workshop that I attended last August 22nd and 23rd, 2008, in Suwanee, Georgia. I want to state to you that basically the massive monthly income web site business from the workshop has not measured up to what I was told it was going to be, and I am requesting a full refund of all related expenses from this course. I will describe now what has transpired from when I was first contacted by Rico Aaron in June 2008 to the present date. (Note: I sent a previous copy of this letter via Certified Mail Receipt on May 11, but as of today it still hasn't arrived at your destination. If it indeed does arrive, that letter has the same content as this one.)
Rico contacted me back in June 2008 describing to me the opportunity of this workshop, that it would allow someone to make massive income after they had gotten started. I asked Rico for more details, specifically how soon can I make any income, and eventually a good, livable income. I explained to him that I am not familiar with internet marketing, basically I am a newbie, that if this project will take much more time and effort to figure out after attending the workshop to even get any bit of business, then I am not interested, that I am not qualified nor ready to take on a project of this nature. I also explained to him of my unemployment and tight financial situation, also making it not a feasible time for me to take on this project. However, he said to me that there is nothing to worry about, that Matt Bacak is the Michael Jordan of internet marketing (Rico's own words), I will be making/earning an income literally as soon as I am leaving the hotel and heading back to the airport. Go ahead and place the entire course costs on your credit cards (which I did and ended up maxing out two of them), and change any travel plans you have for that weekend. I ended up changing other travel plans, costing me an extra few hundred dollars. The bottom line is, Rico overhyped and oversold the MMI workshop to me as a can't-miss event. He basically lied to me, giving me false information. Because of what he told me, I followed his advice and came to the workshop.
While attending the workshop, I was beginning to feel that this project may indeed not be what I was looking for, that it wasn't what I was told it was going to be. I know you did mention that if at anytime during the workshop, that if we did feel at all unhappy with the course, we can get a total refund for the class, no questions asked. I did discuss with you Matt about my dire financial situation, asking you if I am in over my head. You did acknowledge my situation, and stated in class that the best way for me to get started is to use the Direct Horizons article marketing services. When I did return home, I did contact them and had 10 articles written and submitted on the internet. The cost was about $1000. After this was done, my financial situation hit a dead end, and in September 2008 I couldn't pursue this web site money-making project any further. I had to shelve it since I had to concern myself from missing any bill payments, staving off bankruptcy, and basically keeping my financial head above water.
Joe Lavery mentioned to us during the workshop that he would give us his conference call once we returned home to help set up the web site. I called in and set up a date and time for him to call me back. My scheduled time with him did come and go, and he never called. I called back to complain about this, and I did speak with you directly explaining my dissatisfaction, that he did just blow me off without any concern. He did finally call me back on another scheduled time, and my experience with him on the call was not the greatest. He rushed through things, not giving me a chance to understand what he was doing. When I asked him to slow down, he would just say something like, What are you talking about? I just showed you., and the like. Further communication with him through his office has been unprofessional, to say the least. Joe has a bad attitude towards me; he couldn't be bothered with my request for assistance. This particular situation occurred when I tried to set up an appointment to have him describe some points to the Ultimate Traffic Secret.
As stated before, my horrific financial situation that began last September has left me paralyzed to do anything more with the MMI workshop web site for several months. I finally did manage to set aside some funds to start utilizing the Ultimate Traffic Secret in April 2009. I remember during the workshop, as well as while watching the Ultimate Traffic Secret videos, that Joe was hyping up how this method of driving traffic to one's site is really awesome, that no one out there at this time knows about it, we will be stealing other sites' traffic, and the like. Joe did say that the Ultimate Traffic Secret method won't happen overnight, but I certainly was under the impression that this secret traffic driving method would also be a means to start generating decent income with the workshop web site. I spent a few hundred dollars during April, using keywords to extract many URLs and drive traffic to my site. I soon realized that, although traffic was being driven to my site, again no one was signing up, and I was steadily and rapidly losing money. This situation is now the second time that something was overhyped to me where in reality I was not going to have the success that was sold to me.
I am still in a very difficult financial situation, and I am in no position to put the time and effort into the MMI workshop project, for financial and other reasons. Because of the stated reasons above, I am requesting a full refund of all expenses paid into this project, totaling $8000. This includes the cost of the course, the Direct Horizons expenses, the air fare, transportation and hotel expenses, the change of my travel plans for that weekend, the conference call with Joe Lavery, and the Ultimate Traffic Secret costs. You may be wondering why I am requesting this at all, and why it took me so long to write this letter to you? I want to be professional about this, and you have said to your clients to contact you with any concerns, that we are allowed to scrutinize anything you present. If you were in my situation, I'm sure you can see where I am coming from. Please contact me with your decision, preferably within a week of your receipt of this letter. If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and assistance.
If you want to or can deal with what I described in my letter, by all means go aheaed. However, hope that others take notice to what I wrote and don't fall into the same trap as I have. Matt has yet to respond to my letter, and I did file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau regarding this matter. The bottom line? Please heed my warning.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/01/2009 07:28 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Frontier-Marketing-International-LLC/Duluth-Georgia-30097-5121/INVESTIGATION-Matt-Bacak-commitment-to-100-customer-satisfaction-Matt-Bacak-Frontier-457222. 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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