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Complaint Review: SMC - Specialty Merchandise

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  • Submitted: Wed, February 16, 2005
  • Updated: Sat, April 30, 2005

  • Reported By:Phoenix Arizona
SMC - Specialty Merchandise
www.smcorp.com Chatsworth, California U.S.A.

SMC & EMerchant Club ripoff NICE FRAUD ALERT, WHOEVER TYPES FOR YOUR COMPANY NEEDS TO "PROOF READ" FIRST Chatsworth California, Phoenix Arizona

*Consumer Comment: SMC knows how to Stretch their own LIES

*Consumer Suggestion: Be wary of SMC

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Fraud Alert: "SMCeBIZ" and "eBiZCSP" stopped by court order

After receiving numerous member complaints, SMC filed suit against Mark Busnelli Sr. and "Official Site Builders Corporation" fraudulently doing business as "SellSMC". On February 7, 2005, the U.S. District Court granted our motion for a preliminary injunction, prohibiting them from:

Doing business under the names "SellSMC", "SMC Forums" or "SMC Promotions".

Using any text or graphics from the World of Products catalog or the smcorp.com website.

Building and selling "Sell SMC" websites to SMC members.

Committing any act calculated to cause SMC members to believe defendants' services or products are genuine.

These same defendants are now apparently doing business under the name "Sell Wholesale Gifts". They are a Proscribed Merchant and doing business with them may result in liability or termination of your membership.

As we previously alerted our members, these people are NOT affiliated with SMC in any way. We strongly caution you against providing any of them with your credit card, bank account or other personal information. If you have already provided them with payment information, you may wish to demand a refund and notify your bank or credit card company to cancel any charges.

Tim
Phoenix, Arizona
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

SMC knows how to Stretch their own LIES

AUTHOR: Charles - (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

I have been to all of the above listed Websites, SMCForums.com, SellSMC.com and SMCPromotions and I saw and understood quite CLEARLY that they were NOT related to SMCORP in any manner what-so-ever. The sites were CLEARLY marked stating they were not associated with SMC and one site said "They do not wnt to be associated with SMC, so pleae do not confuse us with them.

So with their statement " As we previously alerted our members, these people are NOT affiliated with SMC in any way " IS SO FALSE

Ask yourself one question - Can you find posts here about any of those companies listed above that are negative - NO - I have found more than 3000 regarding SMC.

I see that SMCForums is now SellForums.com - go their and see what people are saying -
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Be wary of SMC

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

I fell for the SMC thing a few yrs back, and the commercial said you can be your own boss for only $25.

Well being young and naive, I rushed out my money only to find out after the fact, that the 25.00 was merely a "down payment" and would cost 249.95 all-im-all... then you would also have to fork over an extra $25/year to renew your supposed "lifetime membership".

The products intoduced in their catalog were extremely cheesy and very over-priced and would often have to cut heavy discounts, just to see a modest return on my investments.

Now the stuff SMC was selling may be fine for the flea-market or garage sale gigs, but you can forget about the million dollar sales that SMC and celebrity spokesman Tom Bosley would have you believe was "waiting in your mailbox".

As for myself, I am older and wiser than I once was and am not so quick to be parted with my hard-earned money and am not so quick to be taken in, by an over-the-hill celebrity.
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