My main ripoff complaint is in reference to Search Engine Ranking Service. I originally paid $29.99 to have one (1) URL submitted to "over 800,00 search engines". However, it has been nearly 3 months now and my URL is not listed on ANY search engines with the exception of the few that I manually submitted myself.
After doing some investigating on my own, I found out who I think is behind all of this and know how it is linked. Rick Rahim of VMC Satellite, INC started the fraudulent company known as Search Engine Ranking Service to generate pure profit by ripping poeple off. VMC Satellite has an affiliate program that claims you can earn $50 for every "confirmed satellite installation". It's simple. The VMC Satellite affiliate gets someone to purchase VMC's services and then they get $50....or do they? It seems that VMC doesn't actually pay their affiliates... but that's a whole different ripoff report in itself.
Anyhow, Rick Rahim sends several advertisements via e-mail to his VMC Satellite affiliates offering the services of "Search Engine Ranking Service". You see, if you have an affiliate website (like I did) and you want to supposedly make $50 per referral/sale, then you need people to be able to find and see your website URL when they search at places like Google.com, Yahoo.com, altavista.com, dogpile.com... well, you get the picture. So with a service such as "Search Engine Ranking Service" that can "carefully submit your website URL to over 800,000 search engines and directories immediately!"..why wouldn't you try thier services to up your sales? Hmmm...
So I fell for the ripoff thinking that I could actually have my URL submitted to "over 800,000 search engines" and that I would generate some profit through the many searches that people would pull up. Turns out I still have no sales and my URL is NOT on any search engines other than what I've submitted myself. Here's another quote from their website:
"DON'T WORRY, WE CAN HELP!
We'll carefully submit your website URL to over 800,000 search engines and directories immediately!"
...Yes, don't worry, they will help take money from you and rip you off because they don't actually perform any service for you other than making you bend over, grab your ankles, and take it in the butt.
I did a WHOis check @ www.directnic.com to see who registed the domain name "SearchEngineRankingService.com" and what do ya know...its the same guy as VMC Satellite...RICK RAHIM. (Note: for those of you that don't already know, a WHOis check is a database that contains information on the person/organization that registered a URL/domain name).
As if selling fraudulent services isn't enough... VMC sells business cards, tshirts, hats, stickers, door hangers, and all sorts of other promotion material to its affiliates so in turn the affiliate can hope to generate more sales and make more money. However, what really happens is you purchase the promotional junk from VMC and give it out to people and walk around handing your door hangers and wearing your tshirt, but you aren't going to get paid for any sales you lead to VMC. VMC only sells those items to make an additional profit. Looks like ol' Rick has a nice scam going here. I'm sure there's more fraudulent services that he offers in connection with VMC Satellite but only those who investigate or fall for the scams will know of them.
I sent an e-mail to the specified SUPPOR TEAM email address (which just happens to be "SUPPORT" with the '@' sign, followed by "SearchEngineRankingService.com") explaining that I did not find thier services to be satisfactory in the least and requested they give me a refund of $29.99 at once. I got a reply that read:
We have performed the work you requested. We cannot provide a refund.
I guess I requested for them to take my money and not do anything for me right? I guess that's what I paid for eh... I don't think so.
Rick Rahim, VMC Satellite, Search Engine Ranking Service, and all affiliated parties are nothing but frauds Make sure that you investigate services/businesses beforehand to avoid being ripped-off.
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