- Report: #364910
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Complaint Review: International Society Of Poets , Poetry.com
International Society Of Poets , Poetry.com1 Poetry Plaza Owings Mills, Maryland U.S.A.
International Society Of Poets ,Poetry.com Poet Convention and Symposium Rip0ff and book publishing deals Owings Mills Maryland
*Consumer Suggestion: not a scam
*Consumer Comment: international society of poets prize-winner!
*Consumer Comment: You and everyone else
I was notified in the spring of this year that I was a "finalist" in their "Poet of the Year" contest with a prize of $20,000 and a $10,000 book contract. I had to pay my way there and then everything else would be provided, or so they said. I went to Las Vegas to the convention and left feeling like an idiot for being duped. This was the biggest rip-off I have ever seen in my life. I met so many people that had used all their savings to get there, just like me, only to realize it was all a big fat joke. Nothing was provided, I had to pay for everything. I should also mention that I am disabled and on a very tight budget. They took everything I had.
I am out over $5000 for this trip and now have nothing but some glass trophy that I could have gotten at a rummage sale!!!! and a negative attitude about a talent that I should love having.
Please do not get pulled into this scheme. It is not worth the pain and regrets you will suffer, not to mention the loss of your hard earned money.
West Memphis, Arkansas
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/20/2008 09:44 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/International-Society-Of-Poets-Poetrycom/Owings-Mills-Maryland-21117-6282/International-Society-Of-Poets-Poetrycom-Poet-Convention-and-Symposium-Rip0ff-and-book-p-364910. 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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