Under misleading information & extremely high-pressure, signed 4 yr. lease contract w/E-Commerce Exchange of Irvine, Ca. at Russ Whitney Real Estate seminar.
Sign it now-you have 3 days to cancel-we have to get out of here as it is late-we will send you filled in contract copy.
3 weeks later the filled in copy arrived with totally unusable equipment which I sent back and was resent equip. that was supposed to work but never got chance to use as program the lease was going to be used for was bogus; switched lease to Dot-Com Solutions, Sandy, Ut. also represented by E-Commerce Exchange of Irvine.
When huge problems surfaced with Dot-Com (more misleading seminar info) and was rudely treated when attempting to activate lease equipment I cancelled the lease, (after 5 mos. of not using it) sent unboxed equipment and letter of cancellation back to E-Commerce Exchange.
Never heard back from ECX despite repeated attempts to contact them.
Leasecomm then began campaign of threatening letters and phone calls and eventually threatened to sue me which 2 CA. attorneys told me was illegal as it was a Ca. matter.
They sued in Ma. courts and obtained judgment against me which is on my credit report.
I have ignored them after receiving nothing but threats to my registered/return receipt letters in attempts to clear the matter up; the contract stipulates that they had to provide working, installed equip. for the contract to remain valid-something that never happened.
Now they tell me they are going to send the matter to a Ca. attorney to proceed-to which I said "good-then I will have a chance to have the truth come out"
At this point they asked me why I had not contacted them or the Ma. courts (I have a file 2" thick with proof that I did) and why I did not file a fraud affidavit (a new federal law) against them?
Leasecomm is attempting to paint themselves as an innocent bystander who got ripped off by ECX as they paid them for the 4 year lease.
So I am supposed to be the one who comes up with the money and ECX and Leasecomm get off free. What a racket!!!!
Consumer advocates from State Att. Gens to DAs of the counties these companies are in to the FTC in DC and the governors of these states have been absolutely no help.
So who is out there to protect the consumer?
Russ Whitney runs a program to steal money for "training sessions" which are high pressure sessions in which each person is taken out of the class one at a time and not let back in until they have agreed to sign up for more training running from $6,000-over $30,000.
If you can't afford it, they would finance it through a finance co. they work with.
Dot-Com Solutions promises one thing and when you try to build a web page you find out that it can't be done as they presented it; involves many times upgrading computer and internet access; and just when you are totally frustrated a telephone call comes from their "mentoring dept" which is an extremely high pressure call to get you to fork out another $8000 for their mentoring program which will assure you you will be successful. They also totally ignore calls & letters.
Their companion co., Independent Mktg., does reply with cutesy letters and no help at getting your money back.
All three of these companies are in bed with ECX of Irvine, Ca.; all 3 use fraudulent, high pressure methods to get you to sign up; all 3 make promises they can't keep, but they sure can keep your money.
Russ Whitney agreed (after having a "special" meeting) that they would return my initial investment as I felt that I had been mislead, but only under the condition I return the training materials and TELL NO ONE about it. They have hedged because they are claiming they never received the materials back, despite my FedEx airbill, and FedEx is claiming they can't trace it. More hanky panky.
Dot-Com supposedly is no longer in business but Indep. Mktg. has taken over the mentoring, etc. and they are simply refusing to acknowledge my requests for my $4650 (plus 2 year interest on my credit card and purchase of web sites which I returned to them, which comes to almost $10,000 at this point), and referred me to another company who promptly answered me with the information that they never had any dealings with Dot-Com or Ind. Mktg.
Is anyone taking control of this and working on a class action suit against Leasecomm, ECX, Russ Whitney, Dot-Com, and Ind. Mktg?
If not, why not? Who is out there to get justice for these sleazy rip off con artists?
How can people like me, a 64 yr. old single woman who has no job, no assets, and no money and is considering filing bankruptcy to relieve myself of my credit card debt I ran up the past 3 years while attempting to find a job and get these home based businesses going, get their money back?
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