• Report: #430097

Complaint Review: Local Ad Link

  • Submitted: Mon, March 02, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, April 30, 2009

  • Reported By:Cocoa Florida
Local Ad Link
9029 South Pecos Road, Suite 2800 Henderson, Nevada U.S.A.

Local Ad Link Internet Advertising Henderson Nevada

*UPDATE Employee: Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

*UPDATE Employee: Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

*UPDATE Employee: Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

*UPDATE Employee: Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

*Consumer Suggestion: How Many Of You Local Ad Link People Are Familiar With SEM? Exactly.

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I was sold an ad as a Brand Builder on Local Ad Link and exactly what you report is true and accurate to my experience. Nothing for a month, then they claimed they fixed it and the back office had 10 hits, two of them the obscure and obviously no household name "local ad link". The hook with these folks is they guarantee hits on the sidebar of 109 search engines and in reality you might as well pay Google for less. I have had no leads, no calls, no one at my website and now I know why. It's a scam. And they refuse to give your money back but get this: They say you have a three day right of recission when they steal your money. At the same time they warn you they can't "populate" the ad for seven days . . . . What? You mean you get to keep my money even if the ad can't run. WoW. How convenient. It's a scam on the internet because internet purchase are suppose to be refundable if no product is delivered. These folks will certainly get banned from Google when Google discovers this hook at a time when people are hurting. My firm was convinced we would be the first buyers on the block for this new product. It's a scam as you exposed. Thank you.

Adamus realty group
Cocoa, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

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

I, too have been scammed by Local Ad Link. From what I've experienced with Local Ad Link, I do not think they know what the words "integrity" or "decency" mean.

Local Ad Link charged me twice for my ads, and then refused to send me a refund for the amount they overcharged me.

I contacted Local Ad Link immediately when I saw the charge on my online bank statement. In fact, I contacted them the same day the charge was placed on my account.

Local Ad Link's excuse for not sending me the refund was that they said I did not notify them within 72 hours of the charge being made. Of course, I could not have contacted within that time frame because I didn't know they made the error!

Local Ad Link then denied me access to my ads so I could not change them - even though they told me I would be able to make revisions to the ads at anytime.

Local Ad Link overcharged me and didn't deliver the product they advertised. There are many accounts online of other people who have also been ripped off by Local Ad Link. Local Ad Link is a scam.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

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

I, too have been scammed by Local Ad Link. From what I've experienced with Local Ad Link, I do not think they know what the words "integrity" or "decency" mean.

Local Ad Link charged me twice for my ads, and then refused to send me a refund for the amount they overcharged me.

I contacted Local Ad Link immediately when I saw the charge on my online bank statement. In fact, I contacted them the same day the charge was placed on my account.

Local Ad Link's excuse for not sending me the refund was that they said I did not notify them within 72 hours of the charge being made. Of course, I could not have contacted within that time frame because I didn't know they made the error!

Local Ad Link then denied me access to my ads so I could not change them - even though they told me I would be able to make revisions to the ads at anytime.

Local Ad Link overcharged me and didn't deliver the product they advertised. There are many accounts online of other people who have also been ripped off by Local Ad Link. Local Ad Link is a scam.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

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

I, too have been scammed by Local Ad Link. From what I've experienced with Local Ad Link, I do not think they know what the words "integrity" or "decency" mean.

Local Ad Link charged me twice for my ads, and then refused to send me a refund for the amount they overcharged me.

I contacted Local Ad Link immediately when I saw the charge on my online bank statement. In fact, I contacted them the same day the charge was placed on my account.

Local Ad Link's excuse for not sending me the refund was that they said I did not notify them within 72 hours of the charge being made. Of course, I could not have contacted within that time frame because I didn't know they made the error!

Local Ad Link then denied me access to my ads so I could not change them - even though they told me I would be able to make revisions to the ads at anytime.

Local Ad Link overcharged me and didn't deliver the product they advertised. There are many accounts online of other people who have also been ripped off by Local Ad Link. Local Ad Link is a scam.
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Local Ad Link Scam MLM Scam Network Marketing Scam Local Ad Link Ripoff

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

I, too have been scammed by Local Ad Link. From what I've experienced with Local Ad Link, I do not think they know what the words "integrity" or "decency" mean.

Local Ad Link charged me twice for my ads, and then refused to send me a refund for the amount they overcharged me.

I contacted Local Ad Link immediately when I saw the charge on my online bank statement. In fact, I contacted them the same day the charge was placed on my account.

Local Ad Link's excuse for not sending me the refund was that they said I did not notify them within 72 hours of the charge being made. Of course, I could not have contacted within that time frame because I didn't know they made the error!

Local Ad Link then denied me access to my ads so I could not change them - even though they told me I would be able to make revisions to the ads at anytime.

Local Ad Link overcharged me and didn't deliver the product they advertised. There are many accounts online of other people who have also been ripped off by Local Ad Link. Local Ad Link is a scam.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

How Many Of You Local Ad Link People Are Familiar With SEM? Exactly.

AUTHOR: Adwords123 - (U.S.A.)

I went to one of their meetings as well. I'm not against MLMs at all. The truth is, the people that complain about them being scams just didn't get in and do any work. It's like any other business, you have to work it, it isn't some ticket to big money without lots of effort.

So I went to the meeting with a bit of skepticism. They said that they use a combination of "Geo and contextual targeting". When I heard that, I thought, "great, that's an awesome idea." And it is an awesome idea, however, when asked for them to show me some examples, all I got was a few phrases I could type into Google that would show one of their advertisers. I tried to type in minor variations of the word, and the advertiser didn't show up. I said, "take me to some sites that are showing your ads". When I asked for this, they said, "We can't take you to a site and show you an ad, per say, but here are some screen shots of ads!!!!!" GREAT!!!! THANKS FOR THE SCREEN SHOTS!!!! Now when a potential client wants to see an example of where their ads will show I'll just say, "We can't take you to a site and show you an ad, per say, but here are some screen shots of ads!!!!!". RIGHT..... That's going to work.

Honestly I don't blame all of the MLMs that are signing up for this. It sounds like a great opportunity, but in reality it just doesn't work. The only reason I was so skeptical is that I have run multiple Adwords accounts for a couple of different businesses and have some sort of a grasp on how SEM works. As soon as I started asking pointed questions, the leader changed the subject. The fact of the matter is when you turn to sell this to a client, you are going to be up S*** creek.

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