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Complaint Review: MLM Mastermind - Robert Blackman

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  • Submitted: Sat, April 08, 2006
  • Updated: Sun, July 09, 2006

  • Reported By:Lancaster South Carolina
MLM Mastermind - Robert Blackman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma U.S.A.

MLM Mastermind - Robert Blackman fraudulent product fraudulent billing ripoff Oklahoma City Oklahoma *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Consumer Comment: Originator

*Consumer Comment: Suggestion

*Author of original report: I am originator of Rip Off Report on Robert Blackmon

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: From Robert Blackman

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Inadequate, phoney products, Fraudulent Billing

Signed up for a 30 day FREE trial for fee of $7.95 (wasn't free was it) Yet evenso, the products and aledged leads he sent us during the first few days of this trial were only harvested email addresses with 1 we called on the "do-not-call" list and another reported us for spam. Out of 100, we never got past the 6th one before we ran into this.

Even so, 7 days into the 30 day free trial, Blackman billed our card for $104.95 in which was only suppossed to be $47 30 days later, not 7 days.

But, we cancelled the 5th day regardless, so why were we billed anyway, raises serious questions.

Reports filed with atty general, Oklahoma. BBB and Consumer affairs.

Mark
Lancaster, South Carolina
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
EDitor@RipoffReport.com
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/08/2006 10:27 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MLM-Mastermind-Robert-Blackman/Oklahoma-City-Oklahoma/MLM-Mastermind-Robert-Blackman-fraudulent-product-fraudulent-billing-ripoff-Oklahoma-Cit-185666. 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 Comment

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

Thank You Ralph!

Notice he never addressed the fact I stated concerning his so called product "havested email addresses" and "leads on a do not call list" ??

That was the initial product.
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#2 Consumer Comment

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

I would File A Complaint with the OK Attorney Generals Office, this Guy has a History of this Abuse.
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#3 Author of original report

I am originator of Rip Off Report on Robert Blackmon

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

This is my response to Mr. Blackmon's Rebuttal concerning my initial report and his un-authorized charges he made once on my credit card and attempted to do again:

Mr. Blackmon stated I have or did tell a lie about a $47 charge and not a $104.95 charge. It was indeed a $104.95 charge on my card in which can be proven by phoning the Federal Credit Union. The advice given to me by my banker was he, Blackmon, was trying to charge my card again and again. The CU took action and immediately listed my card as "lost/stolen" and issued me a new card and re-instated the $104.95 into my account that was removed by Mr. Blackmon as the records will state clearly, not $47. (There exists no $47 charge charge on my card, ever!) Credit Union Phone -Ask for Tammy, 1.877.348.6184. I have no time to be spending telling false truths about anyone or any company. I have the proof and his response to my initial ripoff report is the lie! Due to an on-going investigation concerning this matter, this is all I can state at this time.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

From Robert Blackman

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

Mark,

The trial is free for 30 days. You pay $7.95 for shipping for the FREE CD and FREE DVD you did receive, which you FAIL to tell in your story.

All of this is CLEAR on the website you ordered from and failed to mention that as well.

If you would of followed the terms (www.MLMMastermind.com./terms) you would of been cancelled in a timely manner.

And, the site says the first 30 days is $7.95 and the following 30 days is $104.95, not $47...not sure where you got that one.

So, don't tell lies about me.

The site is clear and I don't appreciate you spreading lies about things that are CLEAR on the website.

Sincerely,
Robert Blackman
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