• Report: #315316

Complaint Review: Vindale Research

  • Submitted: Thu, March 06, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, February 26, 2011

  • Reported By:New Port Richey Florida
Vindale Research
350 - 5th Ave, Suite 5411 New York, New York U.S.A.

Vindale Research, Sayforexample Lying, Acting like a respectable business, Robbing contractors. No reimbursement. Having to put money up front. New York New York

*Consumer Suggestion: READ! PEOPLE, READ!!!!!!

*General Comment: New name

*Consumer Comment: YAHOO HotJobs and Work At Home Ripoffs

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I have a wealth of material on this company, also known as sayforexample.com. There are 3 NY physical addresses and 2 or 3 email addresses.

They will promise you reimbursement for you to go on the Internet and sample products. You put money up front. You never get it back. They come up with creative ways you did something wrong, so they can dismiss you and not pay you the money you earned and never reimburse you for the money you spent on their behalf, as they promised.

I checked with BBB in NY. BBB said they received complaints from other customers, such as not receiving money because of some bogus transgression the contractor committed. This is all trumped up so they can make money off you, then block you from further communication with them. And they tell you you forfeit any money because you "terminated." They terminated me. I did not terminate myself. The BBB said that Vindale Research is an unaccredited business because of what they do to their contractors and several times they were brought to court, lost the case, but admitted no wrongdoing.

Vindale comes across like they have a realistic complaint about you. But it's all BS. They just want to drop you and keep your money. To consumers: don't fall for anything they say. Stay away from them. They try to come across as legit, but they aren't. They said to me that they didn't get an electronic signal from certain products and services I evaluated. For instance, "My Private Credit." I sent them the email I received from this business and they said I was abusing the Support dept. with emails. I was only trying to prove what I had done in good faith. This was another baloney way to get rid of you and keep money you made. Don't be fooled by Vindale Research.

I have had to get new credit cards because they had my numbers. I have warned my credit company of their practices and what to expect. Vindale asked for "credit inquiries" to prove I had evaluated the services, etc. I showed them a line item and they rejected it. They wanted to see all my info.

They also claimed they couldn't read the Forwards I sent them, that they were coming to them blank. I checked with AOL. There was no problem with my AOL mail service and I had no trouble forwarding my mail to other people. This is how they lie and cheat.

Please, everyone, stay away from Vindale Research, Sayforexample.com and their other aliases. I am in the middle of getting what info I can to report to a certain Consumer Board who act upon these complaints. I've also filed reports with the Federal Trade Commission and other consumer groups.

I only asked for the money I earned and the reimbursements.

Kathy
New Port Richey, Florida
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/06/2008 11:38 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Vindale-Research/New-York-New-York-10118/Vindale-Research-Sayforexample-Lying-Acting-like-a-respectable-business-Robbing-contrac-315316. 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 Consumer Suggestion

READ! PEOPLE, READ!!!!!!

AUTHOR: dav - (United States of America)

YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT GETTING RIPPED OFF BY VINDALE RESEARCH COMPANY NEED TO READ EVERY AND ALL TERMS OF CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU DO A SURVEY. IVE BEEN DOING SURVEYS FOR THEM AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS. I ONLY DO THE SURVEYS THAT I LIKE. LIKE THE COFFEE EVALUATION. YOU HAVE TO PAY 28.99 UP FRONT, BUT VINDALE GIVES YOU BACK 18.00. NOW IM A COFFEE DRINKER. SO I PAY ONLY 11.00 FOR A STAINLESS STEEL  COFFEE MAKER A STAINLESS STEEL COFFEE MUG,4 POUNDS OF COFFEE AND A COFFEE KARAF. I DIDNT MAKE MONEY, BUT I ONLY PAID 11.00 FOR ALL OF THAT. TAKE ALL OF THE FREE STUDIES AND THEY'LL PAY YOU 1.50 FOR EACH ONE. ANY SURVEY YOU COMPLETE, REMEMBER TO CANCEL THE ONES YOU HAVE TO JOIN. IF YOU FORGET THEN THATS ON YOU. DO NOT BLAME VINDALE. REMEMBER TO READ AND CANCEL.
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#2 General Comment

New name

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

I just got an eamil from a friend about doing some surveys and getting paid at home.  Before I got started looking at it, I looked up the name here, to my surprise, they are not listed as having any complaints.  So I go to the website and before I got started there I noticed the name Vindale Research, so back here I came...glad I did.  By the way, the name they go by now is streetheatbeats.com.

Thanks for posting, saved me a lot of headache.  Hope you get your money back.

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#3 Consumer Comment

YAHOO HotJobs and Work At Home Ripoffs

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

This is appalling. I looked into this company, and many similar ones in recent days,
due to the fact that they are showing up at HotJobs as "Featured Job Results"
in response to my searches for Healthcare jobs. They are not sidebar ads - they
are listed right along with reputable employers.

From HotJobs, I have received several of this type of thing; the list is so long I no longer remember the names, but I intend to keep a record of them and file a report on it. HotJobs has no business promoting these scammers as if they were legitimate employers.

I'm so sorry for your experience; I hope you are able to get some of your money back. Thanks for warning the rest of us!
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