• Report: #49031

Complaint Review: International Business Index

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  • Submitted: Thu, March 13, 2003
  • Updated: Sat, April 19, 2003

  • Reported By:Woodbridge Virginia
International Business Index
600 7th Street, STE 2800 South Denver, Colorado U.S.A.

International Business Index ripoff deception, Denver Colorado

*Consumer Suggestion: Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

*Consumer Suggestion: Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

*Consumer Suggestion: Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

*Consumer Suggestion: Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

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Contacted by a 'IBI' telesales rep, who used deceptive sales techniques to send us a Business CD Rom (they don't tell you that you will be charged $369).

There is no way to contact this company, the telephone number will just get you a voicemail, which is ALWAYS full, suggesting that they don't want you to be able to speak with them, they don't return any kind of correspondence,

we tried Emails, Faxing, telephone, and regular mail, and still heard nothing...until we had the first of many calls from a collection company, apparently representing 'IBI', the collections company (NIC) insisted on payment, we told them that we were returning the CD Rom (which after touring half of Canada and the US, it was returned to us) showing that nobody was at the address listed by 'IBI'.

After fighting this with NIC collections, we were able to settle with them for $50, when the CD came back to use, we tried using it to find that you need an access code to activate the listed information (company sales directory), which brought you back to square one of not being able to contact 'IBI' to get the access code!!, very frustrating and time wasting!

If you recieve a call from this company trying to send you a American Business Index CD and Listing, Don't do it, they are a rip-off comany, who employ collection tactics to get money of you.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

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

Dear Friend in Stafford,

This scam keeps coming back with new names but it's as predictable as the "Nigerian Money" letters you get in your e-mail.

Problem is they keep calling businesses until they can get someone to say yes to just about anything so they can bill you some outrageous amount of money for a (worthless) business directory or a CD.

We got burned once by World Wide Source but have since learned that that company agreed to pay $125,000 in a fraud settlement with the state of Vermont. They used to operate from a Vermont Post Office box but are now barred from operating in Vermont. They moved to New York and made the mistake of contacting us again--insisting we "owed" them the "second half" of a two-year contract ($399.95) and were signed up for another two year contract! (but, of course, their was no actual contract). Well this hillbilly did some math and figured that they'd just keep going for a nickel short of $400 as long as you let them. So I did some research and learned how these companies operate--and how illegal their methods actually are.

I'm sure that you will discover that IBI is probably located in Montreal, Quebec or Nova Scotia. They are hard to contact by design. Still the "mail drop" gives local authorities the ability to shut them down.

You should contact the Colorado Attorney General's office, The FTC, The Postal authorities (mail fraud) and of course the Virginia Attorney General's office.

It may seem like a lot of trouble but it's a small price to pay to help small businesses avoid being the victims of this insidious fraud.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

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

Dear Friend in Stafford,

This scam keeps coming back with new names but it's as predictable as the "Nigerian Money" letters you get in your e-mail.

Problem is they keep calling businesses until they can get someone to say yes to just about anything so they can bill you some outrageous amount of money for a (worthless) business directory or a CD.

We got burned once by World Wide Source but have since learned that that company agreed to pay $125,000 in a fraud settlement with the state of Vermont. They used to operate from a Vermont Post Office box but are now barred from operating in Vermont. They moved to New York and made the mistake of contacting us again--insisting we "owed" them the "second half" of a two-year contract ($399.95) and were signed up for another two year contract! (but, of course, their was no actual contract). Well this hillbilly did some math and figured that they'd just keep going for a nickel short of $400 as long as you let them. So I did some research and learned how these companies operate--and how illegal their methods actually are.

I'm sure that you will discover that IBI is probably located in Montreal, Quebec or Nova Scotia. They are hard to contact by design. Still the "mail drop" gives local authorities the ability to shut them down.

You should contact the Colorado Attorney General's office, The FTC, The Postal authorities (mail fraud) and of course the Virginia Attorney General's office.

It may seem like a lot of trouble but it's a small price to pay to help small businesses avoid being the victims of this insidious fraud.
Respond to this report!
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

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

Dear Friend in Stafford,

This scam keeps coming back with new names but it's as predictable as the "Nigerian Money" letters you get in your e-mail.

Problem is they keep calling businesses until they can get someone to say yes to just about anything so they can bill you some outrageous amount of money for a (worthless) business directory or a CD.

We got burned once by World Wide Source but have since learned that that company agreed to pay $125,000 in a fraud settlement with the state of Vermont. They used to operate from a Vermont Post Office box but are now barred from operating in Vermont. They moved to New York and made the mistake of contacting us again--insisting we "owed" them the "second half" of a two-year contract ($399.95) and were signed up for another two year contract! (but, of course, their was no actual contract). Well this hillbilly did some math and figured that they'd just keep going for a nickel short of $400 as long as you let them. So I did some research and learned how these companies operate--and how illegal their methods actually are.

I'm sure that you will discover that IBI is probably located in Montreal, Quebec or Nova Scotia. They are hard to contact by design. Still the "mail drop" gives local authorities the ability to shut them down.

You should contact the Colorado Attorney General's office, The FTC, The Postal authorities (mail fraud) and of course the Virginia Attorney General's office.

It may seem like a lot of trouble but it's a small price to pay to help small businesses avoid being the victims of this insidious fraud.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#4 Consumer Suggestion

Alors! Sounds Like Our Experience with World Wide Source, Pavlos Angelatos, Ameri-source, American solutions Information and IT Data Direct

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

Dear Friend in Stafford,

This scam keeps coming back with new names but it's as predictable as the "Nigerian Money" letters you get in your e-mail.

Problem is they keep calling businesses until they can get someone to say yes to just about anything so they can bill you some outrageous amount of money for a (worthless) business directory or a CD.

We got burned once by World Wide Source but have since learned that that company agreed to pay $125,000 in a fraud settlement with the state of Vermont. They used to operate from a Vermont Post Office box but are now barred from operating in Vermont. They moved to New York and made the mistake of contacting us again--insisting we "owed" them the "second half" of a two-year contract ($399.95) and were signed up for another two year contract! (but, of course, their was no actual contract). Well this hillbilly did some math and figured that they'd just keep going for a nickel short of $400 as long as you let them. So I did some research and learned how these companies operate--and how illegal their methods actually are.

I'm sure that you will discover that IBI is probably located in Montreal, Quebec or Nova Scotia. They are hard to contact by design. Still the "mail drop" gives local authorities the ability to shut them down.

You should contact the Colorado Attorney General's office, The FTC, The Postal authorities (mail fraud) and of course the Virginia Attorney General's office.

It may seem like a lot of trouble but it's a small price to pay to help small businesses avoid being the victims of this insidious fraud.
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