• Report: #1171148

Complaint Review: Vanguard Media Inc & Geoff Hull

  • Submitted: Wed, August 20, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, August 20, 2014

  • Reported By: Keith — Los Angeles California
Vanguard Media Inc & Geoff Hull
112 W. 9th St. Suite 226 Los Angeles, California USA

Vanguard Media Inc, Geoff Hull, Vanguard Media Group, Vanguard Media Group Inc, Vanguard Media, The Vanguard Media, Geoff Hull Scamming and Ripping People off Again Under The Name of Vanguard Media Inc This Time Los Angeles California

*Author of original report: Update by Keith Case Number 14M07324

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Please Beware of Geoff Hull of Vanguard Media Inc. and Vanguard Media Group Inc., The Vanguard Media because it is a scam and a bigger scam is in the works according to Geoffrey Hull who is currently running the company after stealing the company from both of his Partners.  I know for sure because not only are clients being taken advantage of and ripped off but I was ripped off myself as a partner of the company.

My Name is Keith and I had the unfortunate pleasure of putting up the money as a partner to get Vanguard Media started On February 18, 2014.  Which brings up the first lie that Vanguard Media is telling the customers on the home page of their website which states that Vanguard Media was founded in 2009 by Geoffrey Hull.  This is not true because I was the one that put up the money to pay for the business license on February 18, 2014 when the other two partners pleaded for me to come on as an investor partner because they were both broke.  On the same part of the Website Home page it states that their clients are Ford, Audi, EUR web, Volkswagen.  This is all a lie as well those clients were all made up by Geoff Hull to fool the customers.  The website also states Vanguard media was featured on Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the L.A Times which is also a lie because the only person that wrote an article about Vanguard Media was EUR Web who did this at my request after I paid them to write the article as a friend. 

 The first the thing that everyone needs to understand is who Geoff Hull is and then you will know who is running the company.  Geoff Hull ran Red Carpet Motoring which was a scam where he was involved in a theft ring that stole of over 300 luxury cars which involved credit card Fraud, Vehicle theft, Embezzlement, Dealer License impersonation and driver license fraud and so on.  Geoff served time in prison and after his release he told me and partner Damien that he wanted to start a Reputation Management company Vanguard Media which was a name that he got from the High School of former Jilted Facebook owner Justin Moskovitch (See link Below) https://www.google.com/#q=dustin+moskovitz.  This name would come back to hunt both of us. 

 Both Damien and Geoff had just been laid off from Quality Media, which is now out of business for doing some of the same things that Geoff is doing now.  Not only did Geoff want to start the new business, but he wanted to steal the workers from Quality Media to get back at the company for laying him off after he received his severance check non compete agreement.  I watched with my own eyes as Geoff targeted only Quality Media employees even though they were still working at the company.  Geoff asked me to invest into Vanguard since I was about to open my own business.  I agreed since I knew I would need some help running my own business by myself.  I didn’t know anything about Geoff except that he had worked at Quality Media, which went out of business.  So I invested in the business.   As time went on Geoff began to show us who he really was and that his ultimate goal was to scam the customers out of their credit cards to insure that they could charge them for failing to cancel after the 30 day free trial and to eventually gather as many credit cards as he could for phase two of his plan which was to sell the credit card numbers to the highest bidder which was one of the reasons that I had to walk away from the business.  My Attorney wrote up an agreement for the partners to purchase my 30% interest in the business which gave the partners until July 1, 2014 to pay me less than half of my investment money back which.  The partners signed the agreement, but never paid the money back opening up a lawsuit for breach of contract. 

 The Scam is this; Vanguard media is offering customers a 30-day free trial of reputation management that cost them nothing.  The trick is that in order to get the 30-day free trial, you have to give them your credit card number.  Once they have your credit card number they count on the fact that you will forget to cancel the 30-day free trial and on the 31st day they automatically charge your credit card.  When the customer calls back about the charge of $199.00-$399.00 they advise that the 30 day trial is over and they had to charge your credit card.  If the customer makes a big enough stink about it, then Vanguard Media Group will credit the money back but the goal of Geoff Hull who is very cunning sly & unforgiving as insist on talking them out of their money and give them nothing or maybe offer them another free service to keep the money. 

 Geoff Hull also advised that his goal was to collect as many credit cards numbers as he could and then sell them off to the highest bidder.  This is where I had to step back and take a good look at what the company was doing and to ask myself did I want to jeopardize my future to be a part of a scam in the making. 

 I saw the greed, the manipulation of people and clients and Geoff Hull’s goals based on what he said and I knew that I was going to have to make a change before I was caught up in another Geoffrey Hull Scam.   

 I went to my lawyer and told him about the situation going on at Vanguard and an agreement to purchase my 30% Partnership interest in Vanguard Media was drafted which the partners Geoff and Damien signed and agreed to pay by July 1, 2014.    

 After the agreement was signed Geoff Hull then went on to work on getting rid of Damien as a partner.  Geoff Hull and Damien then formed a Corporation called Vanguard Media Inc.  Even this step was wrong to form the corporation because they had not settled the agreement to purchase my shares.  Geoff made himself President and CEO of the Corporation and Damien the Secretary with both having equal share.  Damien and Geoff signed the agreement and after signing the agreement Partner Damien realized that Geoff had just scammed him. According to Damien he did not know that a secretary was not an officer of the corporation and that he had just given Geoff Hull all decision-making authority of the corporation. This goes back to the Facebook story of Dustin Moskovitz where Mark Zuckerberg beat him out of his shares of the company by making them from 30% share to 0.03 share (See Link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ssh0Zyf9XY.

 So hence the fight for the control of the company is now in litigation because of Geoff’s greed.  Not only has Geoff breached the agreement and refused to pay back the investment monies that I invested he has stolen the company from partner Damien who has now opened up his own company called Vanguard media in a different office and they are both fighting over the same customers and the customers don’t even have a clue. 

 Geoff was also supposed to pay a gentleman that loaned money to the company at 20% interest for the business and Geoff refused to pay him, which was due on July 15, 2014.  The Gentleman extended Geoff until August 15, 2014 and Geoff still refused to pay the loan back.   

 In the mean time Geoff stole all of the money from the Joint Comerica bank account, which had the monies of the business and all three partners and he then opened up a Citibank account with his name only and dropped the money in that account for himself locking partner Damien out of the business and attempting to hide all monies from all partners.    

 This is the man that you are dealing with if you are doing business with Vanguard Media, Vanguard Media Group, Vanguard Media Inc., Vanguard Media Group Inc. and The Vanguard Media. 

Litigation is pending on Geoff Hull and Vanguard Media Group and I hope that all Listeners and readers of this rip off report take heed when handing their credit card number over to Geoff Hull from Vanguard Media Group, Red Carpet Motoring and The Carlyle Group for which two of the companies are now defunct.  By the way Geoff Hull just bought a new Porsche with his partner and investor’s moneys that he refuse’s to pay.  It’s really a slap in the face to watch someone gloat n spending your money in your face while the refuse to pay your money and force you into litigation.  Beware he has no feeling when it comes to the Scam and taking your money. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/20/2014 02:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Vanguard-Media-Inc-Geoff-Hull/Los-Angeles-California-90015/Vanguard-Media-Inc-Geoff-Hull-Vanguard-Media-Group-Vanguard-Media-Group-Inc-Vanguard-1171148. 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

Update by Keith Case Number 14M07324

AUTHOR: Keith - ()

This is an update to let you know the drama that has transpired since I posted this Rip Off report against the under handed wrong doings of Geoffrey Hull.   Summary:  Geoffrey Hull has married an attorney named Kristen Agnew, has not paid me the settlement, is closing his business Vanguard Media per his words, has laid off most of his staff, has the IRS trying to collect their money, has complaints from The Labor Board from employees and finally one of his customers called me personally and advised that he filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau because Geoffrey Hull charged his credit card over $2,000.00 without his permission.   

After filing the Rip Off Report on August 22, 2014 my attorney received an email on August 26, 2014 from an attorney by the name of Kristen Agnew representing Geoffrey Hull.    Although I did not know who Kristen Agnew was I did know that Geoffrey Hull was getting married to an attorney that he impregnated.  Kristen Agnew advised my attorney that she was representing Geoffrey Hull and requested that I take the Rip Off Report off the Internet immediately or face legal action.   My attorney originally drafted the settlement agreement that Geoffrey Hull signed where he agreed to pay by July 1, 2014 and then breached the contract by not doing so.  On August 27, 2014 Attorney Kristen Agnew advised my attorney that she followed up with Mr. Hull regarding the settlement check and he advised her that he had already issued the check and that it was her understanding that the account on which the check was drawn has since been closed, but a copy of the check would be forthcoming.

This was lie to his attorney by Geoffrey Hull.  Not only was it a big lie, but also I would later find that Kristen Agnew is Geoffrey Hull’s new wife, Mrs. Kristen Agnew Hull.  So Geoffrey Hull lied to his new wife and had her lie to my attorney.  Today is December 4, 2014 and we still have not received a copy of the draft to date. 

Since Geoffrey Hull refused to pay my investment monies back and breached the settlement agreement, since Geoffrey Hull opened a bigger office furnishing it with over $10,000 in new furnishing when he could have paid the settlement, and since Geoffrey Hull bought/leased a Porsche, I decided it was time to file a small claims case for $9,975.00 to prevent the long battle of going to civil court.   The Case number for the small claims case number is 14M07324 filed August 22, 2014 with a court date that was scheduled for October 27, 2014.

After filing the case I knew that the next problem was going to be serving Geoffrey Hull because he put a security system on the front of his office with a buzzer to admit people into his office building.  An attempt was made to serve Geoffrey Hull the small claims documents in the parking of his building due to the security fortress that he had setup at the office.  As anticipated Geoffrey Hull refused to accept the documents and they were placed in front of him on the ground as he walked away from the process server.  Video and pictures were taken of the whole incident.  After this I received public information from Geoffrey Hulls Facebook page profile picture and other public information that Kristen Agnew was Geoff’s new wife and also found other information that their home address on Coliseum St. in Los Angeles.  I will not disclose the address per Kristen Agnew Hull’s request to my attorney, but it is public information as well.

I could not believe it.  Kristen Agnew Hull is the attorney that requested that I remove the Rip Off Report from her husband.  Kristen Agnew Hull was the attorney that advised that Geoffrey Hull paid me the settlement via check, and Kristen Agnew Hull advised that she would send the copy of the draft of the check that has never arrived to date. 

The small claims documents were delivered o Geoffrey Hull and Mrs. Kristen Agnew Hull at their home.  The documents were also mailed via certified mail.  Geoffrey Hull appeared at the small claims hearing October 27, 2014 with none other than attorney Kristen Agnew Hull and their new unborn son in tow.  Attorneys are not allowed to represent there clients in small claims court, but Kristen was right there by her mans side giving advice.  The Judge asked that everyone talk to the mediator and try to settle their case before we had to go before the judge.  We went outside to meet with the mediator and I presented all of the evidence that I had and the signed agreement for which Geoffrey Hull breached, causing the breach of contract, plus additional supporting information. 

During the meeting with the mediator at the courthouse Geoffrey Hull claimed ownership of Vanguard Media, Vanguard Media Group and Vanguard Media Inc.   

Geoffrey Hull contended that he paid the settlement money via check but that he still did not have the evidence or the check draft.  The mediator advised Geoffrey Hull that if he contends that he paid the settlement that he was going to need proof.

Geoffrey Hull advised that he had no proof because he did not have enough time to request the information from the bank.  Here goes another lie by Geoff Hull.  He had a minimum of 2 months to bring the evidence that he alleged that he had.  This is the same information that my attorney had requested from his attorney now wife. 


This was his main defense.  He also showed documents that he had changed the business to a Delaware corporation in and effort to bypass California Law.  The mediator advised him that he was going to need proof of payment when he gets in front of the judge.  We were not able to mediate anything because Geoffrey Hull refused to pay me a dime of my investment as his wife stood by and listened and watched the whole situation advising him on the side, even after I advised the mediator that she was an attorney.  I went back into the courtroom and Geoffrey Hull walked in with his wife and they both sat down together as the judge began calling cases.  At approximately 11:35 a.m., the judge advised that he was not going to be able to handle all of the cases that day and then asked “Who doesn’t think that they could come back at 1:30 pm”.  Guess who was the first person to raise their hand and run to the front of the courtroom, Geoffrey Hull.  Our case was then continued to January 14, 2015. 

After the court hearing I saw Geoffrey Hull In the hallway of the office building where I still have my own office and he looked me in the eye and told me that even if I win the case I am still going to lose. 

I guess he could be possibly correct because now he and his employee’s have advised that he is closing the business.  Geoff advised me that he guesses that I got what I wanted.  All I wanted to resolve was the breach of contract issue.   Now the debts have mounted up, as he owes the IRS case number 0457648774.  Customers are complaining that he has been overcharging credit cards without their permission.  Geoffrey Hull has also laid off most of his employees and has a pending case with the labor board case number 114151.  In addition to this, one of Geoffrey Hulls customers from Vanguard Media Group called me and advised me that Geoffrey Hull charged his credit card $2,003.28 without his permission and he is pissed off and he has filed a claim with the Better Business Bureau who is investigation this case# 381634 and he advised that the Feds are now investigating Geoffrey Hull for fraud.  

Since then Mrs. Kristen Agnew Hull sent an email to my attorney advising that it has come to her attention that I have made direct threats against Geoffrey Hull and her family including her new unborn son.  She states that I advised that I could have someone see about them and that I disclosed their home address to people without a need to know.    She threatened to report this to the police. 

First of all there are a lot of people that probably want to know Geoffrey Hulls Home address especially if he closes the business as he mentioned, but I am not the one that’s going to do this even though it is public information. 

I wrote her back personally wishing her and her new unborn son the best in life with hopes that God will bless the both of them.  I also advised that, nor me or anyone that I know are going to bring any harm to her or anyone in her family.   I advised her that her husband and I have a legal matter and that is what the court system is for.   I advised her that the only one that was going to deal with her husband was the court system and that I have not spoken to her husband about the allegations that she alleged.  

She advised that she was going to go to the police and report me.  Can you believe this?  The bad guy ripping off people wants his wife to report me to the police as if he is now the victim.  Let me state for the record to everyone reading this report this is just a smoke screen that Geoffrey Hull is pulling because of all the problems that he is having.  He wants to make me the scapegoat for all of his problems when he caused all of his own problems and is using his attorney wife to represent him so that he can keep stealing from people with free legal representation.

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