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  • Submitted: Tue, September 20, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, May 29, 2012

  • Reported By: Ben — Metuchen New Jersey United States of America
Sponsored Whips
2427 Kirkwood Hwy Wilimungton, Delaware United States of America

Sponsored Whips Took my money, made big promises, delivered NOTHING! Wilimungton, Delaware

*Author of original report: Really

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: slander much?

*Consumer Comment: I have nothing better to do .

*Consumer Comment: I'm confused

*Author of original report: Money Back

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: funny he was refunded and didnt post THAT here

*Author of original report: What Have You Done?

*Author of original report: Show Me The Money

*UPDATE Employee: He IS being Refunded!

*Consumer Comment: Comments

*UPDATE Employee: 3000 Likes on Facebook, and 8 years strong

*Author of original report: Maybe I Might Get MY Money Back

*Author of original report: Still No Response

*Author of original report: Just Called Patrick

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Just before Labor Day weekend this year (2011), I contacted a company I had found on Facebook, called Sponsored Whips.

The company claimed to be able to get one's vehicle sponsored by various companies, in return for promising to have one's vehicle in the public eye at least once a week, during the Car Show season (May-October), and also for wearing the sponsor company's logo clothing, as well as distributing their promotional materials. I sent Sponsored Whips a Check for $199.00, which was supposed to cover the cost of Sponsored Whips writing up a "Proposal" on the vehicle I submitted, and then proceeding to contact companies regarding sponsoring my car. About one week from the time my Check cleared, I received an envelope with a photocopied label applied, and inside, a photocopied Letter, stating how Sponsored Whips was now working to promote my car. I also received several phone calls from a person calling himself Patrick, who claimed to be my Representative at Sponsored Whips. [continued below]....
..... Patrick asked me what I wanted to do with my car, and I told him, an Engine upgrade, some Interior improvements, a stronger Transmission to go with the Engine I wanted, and other drivetrain, and chassis upgrades to withstand what the upgraded Engine would put out in horsepower and torque. Patrick replied that he would reach out to either an "Energy Drink" company, or, after I supplied the company's name, TCI Transmissions regarding the stronger Transmission I would need to go with the upgraded Engine I wanted. The Monday after we last spoke, I called Patrick to tell him my car had blown its Transmission, and now that would be my number one priority in terms of what I wanted to upgrade on my car first. Patrick promised to get in touch with TCI, and try to have a Transmission for me by Thursday, Sept 15, 2011. As the date drew nearer, the excuses as to why nothing had happened, flowed like a raging river. At one point in time Patrick claimed to have contacted TCI, but hadn't gotten any response, and in his own words-"That never happened before." Later on, when I said to Patrick in another phone conversation (Sept 14, 2011), that it didn't look like I'd ever see the Transmission he promised, Patrick chided me by saying-"You know you're not asking for an inexpensive item." My reply-"I'm painfully well aware of that."

I have since sent Sponsored Whips a certified Letter,  upon which, as of Sept 20, 2011, delivery had been attempted once. Since my conversation with Patrick of Sponsored Whips on Sept 14, 2011, I have received no further phone calls from Patrick, and I doubt I ever will.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/20/2011 02:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Sponsored-Whips/Wilimungton-Delaware-/Sponsored-Whips-Took-my-money-made-big-promises-delivered-NOTHING-Wilimungton-Delawar-779072. 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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#1 Author of original report

Really

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

Really, you must have been beating the bushes long and hard to scare up 220,000 "Likes". Are they all customers of yours?

 Oh, and as the owner of this site once said, getting Likes on Facebook, is not proof of anything, other than one's ability to drive traffic to one's page on Facebook.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

slander much?

AUTHOR: Paula at SW - (United States of America)

SW is none of what your saying... sorry but 220000 fans and like at facebook.com/sponsoredwhips CANT be wrong

Have fun in your FAILED attempt to discredit us and our REAL legitimacy :-)
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#3 Consumer Comment

I have nothing better to do .

AUTHOR: dabigrippa - (Canada)

Why has your "company" had to offer SO MANY refunds ? Personally I've counted over forty that have been applied for in 2012 alone . I doubt that even a fraction of them have been rightfully paid out . I will be keeping track of the complaints against your little scam and forwarding them  , in my complaint against you , to the Delaware State Attorney General's Office . Who shall I say handled MY refund , that your falsely named model "Paula" refers to so often ? I would also like to know the actual name of the individual who originally contacted me to accept me as a "client" . I was given the name "Patrick McCoy" . Does this Nom De Plume suggest that he too is a model ? The second time I was reached by your outfit I was told I was speaking to Mitchell . Why did the same "Rep" possess two different identities ? Would it be possible to contact Patrick , Mitchell , or the infamous Mr. Tomas Sley in order to address these or any other concerns or complaints ? If so , how may one or all of them be reached ? For the record my name is Richard Lozinski ..... the Proprietor of

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Expose-Sponsored-Whipscom/357816960896635?ref=tn_tnmn

If you hear a knock at your door you should first check if the guest is wearing a shirt . If not , you'll know it's me . Please fell free to discredit me and make light of all my questions/concerns as you have always done in the past . Whether it be six , eight or ten years that you've been running this "Legit" scam why has the public never been blessed with even one "Rep" , "Client" , "Sponsored car" or any other actual documented photo that may add even an ounce of legitimacy to your your charade ? The reality is that everything you say is a misrepresentation of the truth and that your "business" has never helped anyone but Parham Mahani . If you'd like I can forward several documents that support my FACTS . If Paulette/Kerry is only a model why is she boasted as the worlds only internet blogger . Your little SH!T scam is clearly a work of fiction . I respectfully request that you cease from any further slander or attempts to discredit me (Richard Lozinski) as further such sullying of my good name will result in legal action against Sponsored Whips.com . Yes we have  Lawyers in Saskatchewan .





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#4 Consumer Comment

I'm confused

AUTHOR: dabigrippa - (Canada)

You recently stated that you were eight years in the industry . I now read your claim of being six years posted within the same calender year . Which is correct ? Neither I assume . I contacted Geico , Dupont and Monster Energy . All of which you said had sponsored other "clients" . They all insisted that they had never heard of your little scheme or were in any way affiliated with you as a middle man to full car sponsorship as you claim . Could you enlighten me as to these fraudulent claims ...... sir ?
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#5 Author of original report

Money Back

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

Yup, they certainly kept one promise, one that was in writing, sent back my money. Thanks, we're done now.
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#6 REBUTTAL Individual responds

funny he was refunded and didnt post THAT here

AUTHOR: Sponsored Whips - (United States of America)

lol here is proof of his refund! 
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#7 Author of original report

What Have You Done?

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

You made claims that you've dealt with countless companies over the years, obtaining sponsorships, can you produce the names of your contacts? If I called the companies-Would they verify they've dealt with your company? When I gave you a deadline to produce a needed part (transmission) for the car your are representing for me, at first you spoke of finding local Installers, but when I called you on the day before the deadline (Sept 14, 2011), all of a sudden the tune changed, and I'm being chided about the fact that the item I needed, isn't an inexpensive item. My response was-"I am painfully aware of that." You also say you E-Mailed your contact at TCI (TCI Auto), and then said that they hadn't gotten back to you, and that it was unusual for them to do that to you. Can you produce the name of the person you say to contacted? ll I do know, is despite what you said, the deadline came and went, and no Transmission. At one point when I mentioned attending a Car Show at Orchard Beach  (The Bronx), you said you'd get in touch with the Show Promoters, and try to get my Entrance Fee covered. I even sent you a copy of the Orchard Beach Show Flyer, but I never heard anything again about getting my Show Entrance Fee covered. Did you ever try to contact the Show Promoters? If I called the Show Promoters-Would they verify that you did indeed contact them? You made a lot of unwritten promises over the period time I dealt with your company, but nothing came of them, and I wonder if any of the places you say you contacted, would confirm that they indeed had been in contact with your company.

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#8 Author of original report

Show Me The Money

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

Please make sure to mail the refund Check. Thank you.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

He IS being Refunded!

AUTHOR: Sponsored Whips - (United States of America)

Any company can "change" their customer service daily as the WORLD we live in changes! there is nothing wrong with that! second He will be issued a refund b/c he sent in a request b4 his 30 days were up!

No need to take things THIS far... Unless you have NOTHING better to do!

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#10 Consumer Comment

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

To the employee.  I have no idea about your company and am not saying anything about how legitimate or not you actually are.  But you are not really helping your company by your post.

The company has been going through many changes daily to raise our customer services bar every day.
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What in the world does that mean?  If you have Customer Service issues bad enough that you have to go through many changes DAILY that does not say a lot about the current state of your company.

As for your 3000 likes on Facebook, that is not really saying much either.  Many people "like" a company for various reasons, many times for nothing more than visiting the site.

To the OP.  It looks like you have done this within 30 days.  According to the employee they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.  I would suggest if you don't want to do business with them you go for that and update this post as to the result.  If all else fails, take proof of your certified letter not being accepted, this report showing that they would refund your money and file a Small Claims suit against them.
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#11 UPDATE Employee

3000 Likes on Facebook, and 8 years strong

AUTHOR: Sponsored Whips - (United States of America)

To the readers of this post, Sponsored Whips would like to ensure that any allegation randomly posted on the web is FALSE. The company has been going through many changes daily to raise our customer services bar every day. We are very concerned with the posts on this site and would like to help our clients as well as the integrity of our business. Please, email us at info@sponsoredwhips.com regarding your sponsorship; include as much detail and information possible. We will respond with a scheduled time and date to discuss the matter. Please, withdraw all comments within this site out of consideration before emailing us and we will be more than happy to help you with a refund or new sponsorship option. 

Thousands of LIKES @:
www.facebook.com/sponsoredwhips 

Public Relations Sponsored Whips

info@sponsoredwhips.com 

Mon-Fri 11AM-6PM Eastern Time

There is a 100% 30 Day Satisfaction guarantee, and would not stake our reputation in exchange for an unhappy client! Give us one chance and will guarantee your vehicle is in good hands! A refund of your paperwork fee will not be an issue is asked! (see attached doc)
and Testamonials are:

http://sponsoredwhips.com/testimonials.html
http://www.facebook.com/sponsoredwhips?sk=app_205525586172696
http://sponsoredwhips.com/clientimages.html
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#12 Author of original report

Maybe I Might Get MY Money Back

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

Finally got Patrick on the phone today (9-21-2011), around 4:30 P.M., asked him if he received my Certified Letter asking for my money back, and got a rather sad sounding yes from Patrick. Now let's see if he actually does refund my money in full.
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#13 Author of original report

Still No Response

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

As of 3:01 P.M., 9-21-2011, Patrick of "Sponsored Whips", still has not picked up the "Certified Letter" I sent to his company, asking for a refund of my $199.00.
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#14 Author of original report

Just Called Patrick

AUTHOR: Ben - (United States of America)

I just called Patrick at Sponsored Whips today (9-20-2011). Patrick answered the phone, said he was "in his office", and that he would call me right back from his Desk. No such thing has happened
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