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Complaint Review: Oneforce Marketing
Oneforce Marketing2302 Keith St. NW Cleveland, Tennessee U.S.A.
Oneforce Marketing ripoff fraudulent scam dishonest deceptive trade practice fraud Cleveland Tennessee
I am not going to take shots at him and preach what I feel about his character or integrity. I will simply state the facts and let you decide if this is someone you would want to do business with.
On June 5th 2005 I sent $15,900 to this company as a down payment on an NQV99 Video vending machine. I was the first client to buy a machine from this company, and was very nervous about investing this kind of money into a new concept, which I had to get a loan to do, but was assured by Nick that he would do everything in his power to help me to succeed.
We spoke about the money situation I would be in if this thing did not take off in the first few months. Nick assured me that I would not have to make any payments to the remainder amount that totaled $26900 in which the $15900 was put down towards until the machine was making enough to cover the amount on its own revenue. He also agreed to purchase the movies to put in the machine and I would pay them back as the machine generated the revenue.
These were the only agreements that were upheld, as through the course of the next several months it became clear that I was to lose a bunch of money through no fault of my own. The machine was placed in the building in October of 2004, after 4 months of making loan payments with no machine, after being promised no more than 3 months. The machine was set up and all the problems began. The computer was not set up with proper firewalls to protect the internet connection, and became infected causing the machine to be down daily for the first two weeks of operation.
This quickly frustrated the employees of the building which it was placed, and by the time it was all worked out two weeks later I was only renting 1-10 movies per week, until December when I could no longer afford to keep it operating. I informed Nick on the 28th of December that I could no longer afford to stay in this business and wanted to exercise the option to sell it back at 80%. (Which he sold to someone else as new, and at full price, including overseas shipment that I have already paid.)
I never saw one red cent out of this entire operation. The software came virtually unguarded from outside sources when connected to the internet, and basically crippled my business. This should have been addressed before selling these machines. I never once even argued the plain facts of how this major mistake by his company cost me my business, countless hours of my time, and thousands of dollars, I will now put these fact in front of the courts.
I have been more than patient during this ordeal, and have done everything on my part as agreed. I talked to Nick on a nearly everyday basis for a couple of months before it became clear that he had no intentions of giving me the money in a lump sum after he sold my machine.
On February 25, 2005 he sent me $5000, and promised the rest was on the way as soon as he sold the machine, which I'm sure was already sold. I have pled with him on many occasions to send me the rest of my money as promised and told him of the financial bind it was putting me, and in March, after he sent me $5000, he told me that he didn't have to pay me in a lump sum that the contract states that he could make monthly payments. I agreed but said that is not what he promised me from day 1.
I continued to call and with every passing day it became harder and harder to get Nick on the phone. I would wait for him 15-45 minutes, and on one occasion I called when he was there, I was put on hold, waited 35 minutes and called back, and was told he left for the day 5 minutes prior. I continued trying to get answers, but the avoidance was emotionally stressful, finally I decided that if he was not going to live up to his promise then I will just let him make the payments as stated in the contract excerpt below.
In mid June Nick stated that he wanted to begin payments on the first of the month (buying himself another 2 weeks) The first of July came and went, and still no check. I didn't receive the check until the 8th. I decided I would call before the first now to make sure my checks were sent. This did absolutely no good because now I was getting excuses.
I was told that my second check would be late because he ran out of checks and had to get new ones made. I would have taken a temporary check that he could have gotten in 5 minutes at the bank. I didn't get the second check until the 15th of August.
Here we are now trying to get the 3rd check from him, which I called the 30th August and the 2nd Of September, to get. He told me he was in Maine and when he returned he would send the check. I called two more times and he wouldn't answer. My last and final attempt was made on September 9th when his secretary Joni said he was on the phone. I asked her to go in there and ask if he sent the check. She asked him, and told me he was on the phone but was shaking his head yes that he had sent the check.
To this day he still has neglected to send payment. I am done trying. I have been more than patient and now I am letting everyone I can get this letter to know what he has done to me. You would never think that the National Republican Congressional Committee's businessman of the year 2003 would do business this way, but here you have it.
I will be taking him to court to try and recover what I am owed. Thank you for your time, and be aware.
deer park, Texas
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/12/2005 08:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Oneforce-Marketing/Cleveland-Tennessee-37311/Oneforce-Marketing-ripoff-fraudulent-scam-dishonest-deceptive-trade-practice-fraud-Clevela-167723. 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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