- Report: #324399
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Complaint Review: Smart Advertising Solutions
Smart Advertising Solutions3015 S 48th Street Tempe, AZ, Arizona U.S.A.
Smart Advertising Solutions, Smart Lending Solutions, Smart Home Business Connection, Image Incentives They change their name again. You can get a report from the BBB at arizona.org Tempe Arizona
*Consumer Comment: IMAGE INCENTIVES WORKED FOR ME
*General Comment: Image Incentives Worked for me
*Consumer Comment: BEWARE I received a cold call from Image Incentive John Strummer on Home phone and never signed up for any such company
*UPDATE Employee: COMPLETELY FALSE INFORMATION
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I should explain that I have been in the home-based business field for some time and own several websites myself, so I have some experience in this field; therefore I suspected that this alleged hard sales technique was leading to some kind of scam. I finally decided to hang up.
My curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do a google search for a company called Image Incentives. No luck there so I tried Smart Advertising Solutions. I hit the jackpot with that name and even found this site using that name. Next I called the Arizona Attorney General's office and was directed to the Better Business Bureau. The representative at the BBB started giving me a verbal report on Smart Advertising Solutions, which included a payment to the State of Arizona in the amount of $225,000.00 in fines.
I informed the representative that the company was now operating under the name of Image Incentives and she added that name to their list of AKAs.
I then went to the Arizona website at www.arizonabbb.org, entered the Smart Advertising Solutions in the company search field and printed out a five page report on this company. Check it out for yourself.
I can only imagine that if this company came up with $225,000.00 to pay a fine, how much money this company must be earning with this alleged scam.
My only hope is that because of companies like this you don't become discouraged with the home-based business industry. It is estimated that there are over 144,000,000 home-based businesses and that number is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, like any other industry, there are companies that are not legitimate. Always check things out before you get involved. If you feel you are getting high pressured, that is a sure sign that something is wrong. Normally if you do a google search and add the word "scam" to the end of the company name in question, you will see if other people on the web have had problems with the company.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/07/2008 06:30 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Smart-Advertising-Solutions/Tempe-AZ-Arizona-85282-3137/Smart-Advertising-Solutions-Smart-Lending-Solutions-Smart-Home-Business-Connection-Imag-324399. 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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