• Report: #1090587

Complaint Review: Government Contract Registration

  • Submitted: Wed, October 09, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, April 07, 2014

  • Reported By: Concerned Citizen — Tampa Florida
Government Contract Registration
19111 Vista Bay DR, Apt 411 Indian Shores , Florida USA

Government Contract Registration aka GCRGOV.com aka Federal Contracts USA LLC aka Mandy Bortz SCAM ALERT!! DO NOT TRUST!! BEING INDICTED FOR FRAUD !!! Indian Shores Florida

*Consumer Suggestion: Response to Kristin Calhoon

*Consumer Comment: Government Contractors

*Consumer Comment: Fraudulent Accusations - Read the truth below

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This company has scammed hundreds of businesses out of their government registration (or system for award management registration). They have been lying to businesses and never return calls and have no refund policy once you have been tricked out of your several hundred dollars. This business owner has a past/recent criminal record and a long history of unlicensed telemarketing and scamming. They are posing as a legitimate third party contracting firm but can not be found anywhere on the internet.  I have managed to find the location of their business:

 

Mandy Bortz (manager) & Jason Jeffery Bortz (owner) [husband & wife]

Federal Contracts USA LLC aka Government Contract Registration

19111 Vista Dr

APT 411

Indian Shores, FL 33785

 

Please do not be fooled and lose your money to these criminals. [continued below]....

.....  Go to this address listed above and present your compliant face to face. I have a feeling this company is already being indicted on federal charges for posing as the federal government to unsuspecting businesses. Do not fall into their trap.  There company phone number is 1-855-313-7364.  

 

I looked up their web address IP information and everything is listed private, I had to search for their business state by state in order to find a real location to this scam.  

 

Jason Jeffery Bortz Arrested: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/10-telemarketers-arrested-in-pinellas-park/2131320

 

Jason Jeffery Bortz Mugshot: http://www.florida-mugshot.com/Counties/Pinellas-County/Jason-Jeffery-Bortz.12742972.html


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/09/2013 06:32 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Government-Contract-Registration/Indian-Shores-Florida-33785/Government-Contract-Registration-aka-GCRGOVcom-aka-Federal-Contracts-USA-LLC-aka-Mandy-B-1090587. 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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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Response to Kristin Calhoon

AUTHOR: Alan Braun - (USA)

This is a response to Kristin Calhoon, who commented above and is employed by Federal Contracts USA / Government Contract Registration.  (My comments are in parenthesis)

 Statement - This company has scammed hundreds of businesses out of their government registration (or system for award management registration).

Truth - First off, There is absolutely no way to scam hundreds of businesses out of their money. (What? of course there is. Google "business scams hundreds" and you'll get a bazillion hits) Second, all customers should be protected by using their credit card or a bank issued check. (That is irrelevant since we think we are dealing with the government when we engage and then find out the truth later, but it's OK because we are protected by our credit card?) Third, other than this Rip off report, I have not found any other formal customer complaints about this company, anywhere. Check BBB - three complaints - http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/business-consultants/federal-contracts-usa-in-indian-shores-fl-90176039)

Statement - They have been lying to businesses and never return calls and have no refund policy once you have been tricked out of your several hundred dollars.

Truth - Their phone number and email addresses are listed on their web site. The refund policy is also listed on the web site. (they do return emails and will issue refunds)

 Statement - This business owner has a past/recent criminal record and a long history of unlicensed telemarketing and scamming.

Truth - As I looked into this (you work there) I see that the owner of this company (you work there) is Mandy Bortz and she has no criminal record or any formal complaint ever filed against her. Why is there mention of someone named Jason Bortz as he is not listed as an owner or share holder of this company. (because Mandy is Jason's wife and right before he got indicted on 10 felony counts he closed Federal Contracts USA and opened Government Contract Registration under Mandys name. He plead guilty to all 10 counts. This is very relevant)

 Statement - They are posing as a legitimate third party contracting firm but cannot be found anywhere on the internet. 

Truth - Federal Contracts USA llc. is a legitimate third party contracting firm. They have a very popular web site and I found them (you work there) on all major search engines.  (they do provide the service they offer and charge $600 to $1500 for, although it's free to register directly with the government at https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/##11  -  The issue is that this company has their search engines so optimized that when you Google "System for Award Management" they are the first hit)

 Statement - I have a feeling this company is already being indicted on federal charges for posing as the federal government to unsuspecting businesses.

Truth - First off, the sentence above starts with "I have a feeling" - If someone is going to post accusations it should be the truth. Federal Contracts USA llc. is not being indicted on federal charges - check public records. This statement is absolutely false and should not have been stated or posted. (True, this is heresay. It's also true that they are posing as the federal government to unsuspecting businesses.)

 *I hope people that read this can see past these false statements. Federal Contracts USA llc. provides a valuable service and can help companies become registered and market to the government to become eligible for government contracts - that's the truth (the truth is that they could easily put a statement on their home page which states "Government Contract Registration is a third party that assists business owners in getting registered to do business with the federal government.”  It's so simple and all of this would go away. Why don't they just do this?  I'll let you answer that one...)

(The bottom line is that Mandy and her aliases Kristin/Kathy/Jessica/Shawna/Kristen have rehearsed answers for everything but never, ever address the fact that many people, including myself, think they are engaging with the federal government. The rehearsed reply is "it is clearly stated on our contract" and "our Contract Specialist tell you we are not the government.."  I did all of my transactions on line, signed a notorized letter but no "contract", spoke to nobody and was never informed. **Irrefutable proof: a 5 minute edit to their web page would end all of this but they won't do it.

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#2 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: fairjoann - ()

I received a call today from that number 855-313-7364 you mentioned in your report on my cell phone. I didn't answer the call because I didn't recognize the number. But, I googled the number to see what company it belonged to and came across this website. I updated my company information on the SBA website Monday. My business is in New Jersey. So, I'm thinking that's how they got my number. They are still out there!

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Fraudulent Accusations - Read the truth below

AUTHOR: Kristin Calhoon - ()

I do not see any validity to these accusations listed above. I'm sure as "Rip of report" looks into this matter they will determine the same. I will list the false statements from above and the truth below them -

 Statement - This company has scammed hundreds of businesses out of their government registration (or system for award management registration).

Truth - First off, There is absolutely no way to scam hundreds of businesses out of their money. Second, all customers should be protected by using their credit card or a bank issued check. Third, other than this Rip off report, I have not found any other formal customer complaints about this company, anywhere.

 Statement - They have been lying to businesses and never return calls and have no refund policy once you have been tricked out of your several hundred dollars.

Truth - Their phone number and email addresses are listed on their web site. The refund policy is also listed on the web site

Web site (Contact Us) - Refer to the web site to confirm

Terms & Conditions - Refer to the web site to confirm

 Statement - This business owner has a past/recent criminal record and a long history of unlicensed telemarketing and scamming.

Truth - As I looked into this I see that the owner of this company is Mandy Bortz and she has no criminal record or any formal complaint ever filed against her. Why is there mention of someone named Jason Bortz as he is not listed as an owner or share holder of this company.

 Statement - They are posing as a legitimate third party contracting firm but cannot be found anywhere on the internet. 

Truth - Federal Contracts USA llc. is a legitimate third party contracting firm. They have a very popular web site and I found them on all major search engines.

 Statement - I have a feeling this company is already being indicted on federal charges for posing as the federal government to unsuspecting businesses.

Truth - First off, the sentence above starts with "I have a feeling" - If someone is going to post accusations it should be the truth. Federal Contracts USA llc. is not being indicted on federal charges - check public records. This statement is absolutely false and should not have been stated or posted.

 *I hope people that read this can see past these false statements. Federal Contracts USA llc. provides a valuable service and can help companies become registered and market to the government to become eligible for government contracts - that's the truth

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