• Report: #942437

Complaint Review: Mikel Flanders

  • Submitted: Mon, September 17, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, September 28, 2012

  • Reported By: Real Transport Broker — Independence Missouri United States of America
Mikel Flanders
gotruckgo.com Internet United States of America

Mikel Flanders Mike Flanders Developed Hundreds and Hundreds of duplicate websites claiming to offer quotes-but they are selling your info. Internet, Internet

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I am a little confused?

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We contacted this website because they said they offered auto transport leads.  After signing up for the service which costs roughly $1 per lead, we started getting emails from multiple websites with consumer information including full name, email, phone number and details about the vehicle they want to have transported. 

The consumer is filling out a form on a website that claims:  We beleive we off the best service for the best rate.  To prove it, we will send you 10 quotes from our top competitors.  Simply fill out this form.

What the consumer does not know is that he/she has just been sold.  Their information is going to 10 or more paid brokers (just like me).  These people did not opt in to receive emails and phone calls from 10 or more transport brokers.  The site is clearly misleading.

When our sales representatives tried to contact these leads we came across the following issues"

1) Bogus phone numbers or email address
2) Nobody here by that name, never heard of this person and we are not shipping a car
3)  Stop calling me. [continued below]....
.......we filled out one form and we are getting so many unsolicited calls and emails.

If you google the first few lines of the websites, you will get hundreds and hundreds of the exact same website.

THE FIRST FEW LINES ARE:  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to meet your needs. Its important that you get the Transporter of your vehicle done right. We have years of experience and education so that you can enjoy a stress free move. We take pride in having the largest and best 

Here are just a few of them: 

http://diamondexpresstransport.com/
http://mcnuttshipping.com/
http://alliedautotransport.com/
http://transporttalk.com/auto_transport_leads/index.php
http://gotruckgo.com/autotransportprofile/abc_auto_shipping_inc.php
http://autotransporterdirect.com/
http://www.atlanticautotransport.com/
http://indianapolisautotransport.com/
http://atozautoshipping.com/
http://dascarshippers.com/
http://lonestarautotransport.com/
http://straight2youtransportation.com/
http://doortodoorvehicletransport.com/
http://domesticcartransport.com/
http://autotransporterdirect.com/index.php?s=1
http://getitmovedtransport.com/
http://newyorkcartransport.com/
http://unitedautotransportreviews.com/
http://autotransportmn.com/
http://autotransportcompaniesincalifornia.com/
http://www.autotransport-companies.com/company/auto-transporters-nationwide/
http://proautodelivery.com/
http://pncexpress.net/
http://finishlineautotransport.com/
http://harleymotorcycletransport.com/
http://outlawtransport.net/
http://kandhexpress.com/
http://lcandsonstransport.com/
http://bigwhitebuffalo.com/
http://leftlaneautotransport.com/
http://ushipcar.com/
http://papasautotransport.com/
http://findcarshipper.com/
http://williamstransport.net/
http://gottransport.com/
http://californiaautotransport.com/
http://bakersautotransport.com/
http://advancedautomoving.com/
http://mccabesautotransport.com/
http://truckshipper.com/
http://www.atlanticautotransport.com/
http://atozautoshipping.com/
http://lonestarautotransport.com/
http://straight2youtransportation.com/
http://atransportinc.com/
http://lcfamilyfirst.com/
http://cartransportenclosed.com/
http://quotetransport.com/
http://transportcartoflorida.com/
http://gotruckgo.com/autotransportprofile/abc_auto_movers_inc.php
http://gotruckgo.com/autotransportprofile/affordable_transport.php
http://coveredtransporter.com/
http://magicautotransport.com/
http://cwtruckingautoshipper.com/
http://transport-acar.com/
http://exoticcartransporters.com/
http://autocarrierstransporters.com/
http://gotruckgo.com/autotransportprofile/abc_auto_sports_inc.php
http://gotruckgo.com/autotransportprofile/affordable_trans_inc.php
http://transporterscar.com/
http://rattransport.com/
http://uuship.com/
http://cartransport.tv/

You will notice that he is also using REAL TRANSPORT COMPANY names in his websites that ARE NOT HIM!!!

I think this guy and all his website need to be shut down.  He is a scam artist and a fake.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I am a little confused?

AUTHOR: GTG - (United States of America)

I am the person that is complained about. As I read this, I have concerns about 3 points. The first is that the complain is addressed to me personally, an individual and not the organization I work for. We are a web company that sells leads and builds custom and template websites for auto transporters. This company did not sign a contract with "Me", they signed a contract with the LLC that I work. Complaining in this way, is like complaining about the waitress that serves you at a restaurant and directing the complaint to her and not "Applebees" or "Chili's". 

There are 2 other concerns.
1. The Leads
2. The Websites

Let's first look at the leads...The complaint states, "We contacted this website because they said they offered auto transport leads.  After signing up for the service which costs roughly $1 per lead, we started getting emails from multiple websites with consumer information including full name, email, phone number and details about the vehicle they want to have transported."

All of this information is true, we do exactly what they say. The ironic part of this is that is what they are purchasing, "competitive leads" that go to 10 people. The industry standard for competitive leads is around $1 per leads. To get exclusive leads you will pay anywhere from $6-8 per lead. We do what many other lead providers (in auto transport) do, gather info from forms filled out on websites. That is what was explained when they signed up. 

There is nothing misleading about what we are doing, we state clearly on our website "fill out one simple form and get 10 shipping quotes" or "receive 10 quotes from top competitors". Our privacy policy states that "Our goal is to connect car transporters with potential customers, if you fill out our form and we feel that you could benefit from the companies that partner with us, we will pass the information you provided to those transport companies." We told them when they signed up that we do, as any website does, get spam and also communicated that we do not charge for those leads.

I guess based on what he is stating about our leads..."getting emails from multiple websites with consumer information including full name, email, phone number and details about the vehicle they want to have transported"that is what we do and that is what they purchased. To me, it is like buying a car and complaining that "it drives", "it has four wheels" or "it has an engine" because that is exactly what they purchased.

As far as the multiple websites goes, we are a web design company that builds custom and template websites for transport companies. We have literally built hundreds of these sites so it makes sense that the content is easy to find when you search on Google because it is copied and pasted into the new site. We communicate that they are purchasing a template site and it is the same as others out there. They do this because it is a cost effective way for them to have a nice looking website and not spend a lot of money. That is why you see many of our content on sites all over the internet.

All this shows that we are a legit company selling leads and building websites to help companies make more money.

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