- Report: #728704
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Complaint Review: Publish America/Miranda Prather
Publish America/Miranda PratherP.O Box 151 Frederick, Maryland United States of America
Publish America/Miranda Prather Raymond, Publish America, Miranda Prather SCAMS, LIARS, PRIVACY VIOLATION Frederick , Maryland
My experience with Publish America started to turn sour when I noticed people had been buying my books (they'd come & ask me "How you likin being an author? Is the money nice)? I asked myself time after time what money are they talking about?
I for the longest time didn't believe any of my friends nor family when they said they'd boughten a copy of my book from anywhere for that matter. Turns out for the copies that were sold of my book (Not sure of an exact count) Publish America never paid the royalties that were due.
After my first confrontation with Publish America, they dismantled my books and marked them no longer for sale at any such venue (like they were before) and haven't released any since, nor put my first two back up for sale.
When 2010 rolled around, the scam started to turn serious & illegal at that. During November of 2010, I was a victim of a "Privacy Breach" (Publish America knowingly violated the privacy clause in the "So serious" contract that they send out before you actually sign up to be an author.
They gave out my personal information to a complete stranger over the phone (note: this stranger has absolutely no connection to me, nor my work as an author, nor publish america for that matter). I myself have watched the video and specifically heard someone from Publish America answer the phone (Hello, Publish America how may I help you?).
Upon giving out my personal information over the phone to a complete stranger, my information was then plastered all over youtube & the internet sparking rumors that I'm a "Pedophile" and outrageously older than I am.
I have confronted Publish America about the privacy violation (I have a link to one of the videos that were posted, Youtube finally took the video down the morning of May 12th, but the description is all the proof I need). When I confronted Publish America, they specifically said "Sir we do not have the power to do such a thing" (note: They were repeatedly laughing over the phone as I was saying this, not taking any such thing I said seriously).
They then went on to imply that I was lying about having proof of the violation, (which I wasn't and haven't whatsoever I have the link proof, and proof of a comment left by the same woman they gave the information to on an entire different website.) (She clearly states "Derick Goff is not a 16 year old minor, but a 20 year old pedophile, ACCORDING TO HIS PUBLISHER".
Publish America is by far the worst scam I've ever come across in my life, and i advise all new authors to AVOID THIS COMPANY PERIOD HANDS DOWN NEVER APPROACH THEM WHATSOEVER.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/12/2011 07:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Publish-AmericaMiranda-Prather/Frederick-Maryland-21705/Publish-AmericaMiranda-Prather-Raymond-Publish-America-Miranda-Prather-SCAMS-LIARS-PR-728704. 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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