• Report: #468660

Complaint Review: Weblinx weblinx.biz Scam Complaint Review Report Bully Craig Upton

  • Submitted: Sat, July 11, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, March 04, 2013

  • Reported By:preston Other
Weblinx weblinx.biz Scam Complaint Review Report Bully Craig Upton
Weblinx Limited Pendle Innovation Centre Brook Street Nelson Lancashire BB9 9PS Internet United Kingdom

Weblinx.org Weblinx weblinx.biz Scam Complaint Review Report Bully Craig Upton, Weblinx are a rip off company. they scammed me for money and promised high positions. They dont deliver! Lancashire United Kingdom Internet

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: OMG

*UPDATE Employee: 2nd and Last Post

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: This is the first and last post from me

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: EX Employee

*UPDATE Employee: Childish Ex-employee

*Consumer Comment: Craig Upton of WeblinxSEO is a Dishonest Scamming LIar

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Craig upton of weblinxSEO ,used to be weblinx

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: please state your company - GAZ?

*General Comment: Craig upton

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Amjad Ali Empire New Media Ltd

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Weblinxseo Weblinx Ltd

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Enough said i this post from a weblinx employee

*Consumer Comment: Adrac Ltd - Pushy Salesman Amjad Ali

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: another lie

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: cant help lyng can you craig

*General Comment: Amjad Character

*Consumer Comment: Amjad is a joke

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: craig upton weblinx fraud con liar in seo and blame staff

* : Amjad Smelly - Ex Employee

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Weblinx are frauds! They promise to get your website to the top of google.

They take large deposits, and they do not do the work for the money!

I am looking to go to court to get the money back as Craig Upton does not want to pay it back after doing almost NO WORK to my site.

I have recently spoken to other customers of weblinx and they are also saying the same things as me.

This company do not operate in a business like manner. I WOULD AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Darren H - (United Kingdom)

There is nothing you can write about me that people either dont already know or I care about people finding out! I have never written anything in the public domain about you, your husband or Weblinx! Whatever I have written in an email directly was private and right or wrong was how I felt. As I said I have never written anything publicly. However, it has been manipulated on here that I have written things about everyone which is trouble making and will not be tolerated, me and Ali have had our differences but he has never EVER treated me like some people I wont mention! No matter how hard anyone tries myself and Ali have always been and always will be good friends.

In fact he has been a great help in my trying to establish a new career and all for no gain apart from helping out an old friend. The only thing I agree with is that this is petty, immature bull and time wasting, remember time management is key! No matter what you post next I will not reply and I agree no contact should be made PERIOD. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and i mean that sincerely! I ask you kindly in your next post war that you have on here you leave me out of it, i am going to delete my account and any contact details I have of yours and suggest you do the same, business is hard enough these days without this negativity!
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#2 UPDATE Employee

2nd and Last Post

AUTHOR: Rachel Upton - (United Kingdom)

Oh so I suppose it's just a weird coincidence that some of the ridiculous nasty personal insults in the post are almost word for word identical to abusive emails we have received in the last couple of months! I have all these in a special little file for safekeeping! 

For the last few years I have tolerated my husband, myself and my family being victimized by personal things (all lies) being posted about us online by disgruntled ex employees. I will no longer tolerate the abuse! If certain people and their friends want to continue with this then they will have to contend with the same treatment and feel how awful it is when people write nasty inflammatory things about them. 

It's time to move on guys - get over it! Please get on with your lives and stay out of ours for good. 

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

This is the first and last post from me

AUTHOR: Darren H - (United Kingdom)

This is the first and last post I have written about anything to do with this sorry saga, unlike what has been reported I haven't made any reference to any person or company on this forum or any other. I was called this evening by a friend to say that this post was on here, to say I was shocked is an understatement but I suppose dissapointed is nearer what I feel.

We all know in any business you have happy clients as well as unhappy clients but in my 6 years at Weblinx I could count on one hand those that were unhappy and although I have been attacked I will not be drawn in to this nonsense. I have no issue with Weblinx or the employee's directors or clients, I couldn't give a d**n to be honest but I must say that having read this post they are not making themselves look favourable at all.

Please leave me out of this petty stuff and concentrate on the important things. 
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Stephen Buckley - (United Kingdom)

Hi All

My name is Stephen Buckley, and l am ex employee of Weblinx Ltd.

I cannot believe some of the rubbish and childishness l see on here.

I worked for Craig for 4 years and he learned me a lot about seo and also gave me an opportunity to get in this industry, he also helped me enhance my sales skills, which l would like to thank him for, as l managed to setup my own company when leaving and now make a happy living,

Though l did not leave on the best terms l have no ill feeling towards him or Nadz, they just want to be successful like all companies.

Now what a lot of companies dont understand seo is not an exact science, and though all seo companies promise the world its not always possible, yes Craig may not get the best results for all his clients, but name 1 company that does.

People should not be mentioning personal matters on here or making allegations or malicious attacks on Craigs wife or family, what Craig does outside of work has nothing to do with his business approach or seo skills, yes he may have issues, but by the looks of it you all do.

I hope Craig and Rachel and the kids are alright and l am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, unlike most people on here l am who l say l am.

Good luck to you all in the future, remember what goes around comes around, l cannot believe you all was friends

Stephen Buckley

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#5 UPDATE Employee

Childish Ex-employee

AUTHOR: Rachel Upton - (United Kingdom)

Well here we are again having to defend ourselves from yet another bitter ex employee!! Well it is so obvious what is happening here:

Darren H**** / H**** pretending to be Amjad Ali pretending to be various other people!!! Really - how pathetic. And the most important thing is pretending to be Amjads mate while slagging him off on this site in another report!! 

Not unusual for Darren to pretend to be someone's friend while he thinks he can get something out of them - the minute times get tough believe me Darren get's going whilst throwing knives in your back lol!!

Darren is super talented at deceit - he had me and Craig conned for years. Craig even forgave him when he ripped him off while he was over in SA burying his brother and Dad - while he was being trusted to look after things he was filling his pocket (he actually admitted it)!yes you read right - how low down is that!! Took full advantage whilst Craig was at his lowest!!

I don't believe that Amjad wrote any of the latest posts as why would he start things up again after all these years knowing it is not good for his business to do so- it just doesn't make sense!! - what I think is that DAZ is trying to kill 2 birds with one stone - so bloody obvious is laughable!

Ali seriously watch your back from Daz - I have read the other report which someone anonymously sent a link to my email from a made up gmail account - I really think that jealousy is what is creating this situation! Although you have known him for years he is not to be trusted. He tried to sell us links the other week for 250 - we found them selling on eBay for $14.99 - luckily we checked!!

Weblinx is successful and as far as we know all our clients are happy - if any clients are reading this and are not happy then please don't hesitate to contact us.

We sincerely wish Amjad all the best in his business - all that happened was a long time ago and as far as we concerned it's water under the bridge and we hold no grudges. Amjad has never contacted our clients and vice versa. 

I could post some links about Darren's past onto this but to be honest I am not that kind of person. However may I say how gorgeous and handsome my lovely husband looks in the photo's above!!
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#6 Consumer Comment

Craig Upton of WeblinxSEO is a Dishonest Scamming LIar

AUTHOR: EX client - (United Kingdom)

WEBLINXSEO took my money and did not deliver. They failed to provide me with any tangible evidence that they had researched my business at all. 
Craig went on and on about how great he was and how successful his company is yet when it came to work all he did was change my titles and metas on my website and added a few internal links. 
They then blogged about me on thier website and claimed fantastic success which was a load of bollocks. 
They picked obscure words that had no real beneficial traffic and no conversions. he then gave me a speech about the sales staff being at fault and that he had sacked him for his incompetence so I gave him the benefit of the doubt.
He told me he would do some linking for me and sent me a link report from Fiverr.com.
I was paying him 500 for him to out source my for to some one else for $5  this took the biscuit.
I since found out all the links and work he did was out sourced to india and he didnt do any of it. 
Weblinx SEO are dishonest liars and do not do what they say they will. 

As for Craig himself the last time when we met I could smell alcohol on his breath and I felt he was trying to blag me with false promises. I am still awaiting 2,000 refund which i fear will become a court battle.
I am atatching picture of the Staff he blamed Marcus and Craig Upton so you wont make same mistake I made.

There was one decent guy working there called Vincent, unfortunately he was sacked - He was a decent bloke and was at least honest with me, 
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Craig upton of weblinxSEO ,used to be weblinx

AUTHOR: Craigs Upton - (United Kingdom)

First of all Craig Upton has a problem - I understand he is trying to kick his bad habits so I will give him some leeway. 
First of all everything  everyone said about craig is true - He is stuck in the past and has not even a shred of decency to keep himself away from spreading s**t rumours about people sleeping with his wife to get sympathy off clients and not taking responsibility for just drinking and smoking crap instead of doing the work his clients paid him for.

4 years ago I left his company and he is still crying on about it like he is a little girl. For god sake Craig stop Crying like a little girl - Do what everyone else did and WORK HARD instead of taking money of customers and lying to them.
Changing your company name from Weblinx to weblinxseo so you didnt have to pay out on all those refunds  is your fault because of how you run your business.

If your ex employees have become successful business owners whilst your business is failing then take a look in mirror and realise that YOU are at fault  not them. 

I have no problem with you mentioning my name craig - My work an reputation from my clients is my proof - 100% success rate - Top keywords - and word of mouth advertising . 

I hope you change your ways and stop being such a jealous p***k and focus on your own business.
You are lucky that Nadz Thobani has stood by you _ everyone knows that he was the only brains in that business when we left 

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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

please state your company - GAZ?

AUTHOR: Craig Upton - (United Kingdom)

Again a silly note but no reference to a business or website in this complaint. This is another nonsense report if its not Jabba, its GAZ / Baz? 

If any client of Weblinx Ltd is unhappy in anyway Weblinx do what it takes for success, Please contact us, dont be shy, we are here to partner and have long term relationships with our clients and are known to do the extras.

Ripoffreport.com  should take note that this is a spam forum and it degrades the authenticity of the site itself - laughable - such poor quality but makes a funny read nevertheless.

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#9 General Comment

Craig upton

AUTHOR: gaz28 - (United States of America)

Well ,well well a response from Mr upton himself at last. Shame he chose not to reply to my emails or answer my phone calls asking for a refund  which I paid him upfront a few years ago now. Weblinx did nothing apart from change a few meta tags on my website. I now have my seo carried out by one of his ex employees who has informed me that Weblinx are on the verge of bancrupcy due to all their unhappy clients leaving and his personal money frittering. his sales staff have all left due to not being paid or being very unhappy at the way the company is run. If you are reading this take my advise and stay well away from these cowboys.
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#10 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Amjad Ali Empire New Media Ltd

AUTHOR: Craig Upton - (United Kingdom)

I am Craig Upton the owner of Weblinx Ltd. After many attempts to have this nonsense removed from ripoff report we have been unsuccessful. To set the record straight Amjad Ali is an ex employee of Weblinx that has setup up his own internet business as competition to Weblinx Ltd. All the allegations are untrue that have been made by Mr Ali of Empire Media. Amjad Ali was not harmed in any way and has played a part of being bullied. Amjad Ali was fired from Weblinx for stealing clients whilst under the employment of Weblinx. Amjad Ali has admitted stealing in his messages in this forum post. the website empire-media.co.uk is owned by Amjad Ali and is a direct competitor of Weblinx Ltd. 

Weblinx are happy to say that we have probably one of the best SEO technical departments in the UK.  Weblinx are now rid of all dishonest employees since Amjad Ali was being dishonest with a few members in our sales team. Weblinx have since got rid of sales and geared up to focus on our technical department delivery quality SEO campaigns for our clients.

Note - this is not to say that My Ali is still dishonest and a scam artist whilst running his new company Empire New Media Ltd, this is to reiterate that the comments made by Mr Ali are false. If there is any company ot there disgruntled with SEO service received by Weblinx Ltd please get in touch as we will resolve issues with our clients. Weblinx are the leading SEO company in the UK working with blue chips and SME's, and are well grounded on pg1 Google.co.uk organic search results for our top phrases. Weblinx are skilled and have the experience due to being one of the longest standing SEO companies in the UK

Craig Upton
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Weblinxseo Weblinx Ltd

AUTHOR: Unknown - (United States of America)

Hi All

I am ex an employee of Weblinx Ltd

I have read everyones statements on here and there is some truth about most of it.  One thing l can say weblinx.biz or weblinx.org or weblinxseo.co.uk or search-engine-optimisation-services.com, what ever they call themselves, still the same company, Craig Upton, Craig knows alot about seo, only problem he only uses it to power is own websites and not his clients websites.

Weblinx Ltd are all about  the money, and there is nothing wrong with that, but having your employees take the flack day in day out because the techies did not do there job or they dont know or hav do not have the resources they promise to the clients, best thing l ever did is leave that company, and what Amjad states about Craig is true, but Amjad is a sneaky character also, enough said
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#12 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Enough said i this post from a weblinx employee

AUTHOR: real amjad ali - (United Kingdom)

I think its been surmised well in this post.

Craig, Ali, Weblinx, Adrac. all lies and games.

anonymous - nelson (United Kingdom)

POSTED:Friday, December 04, 2009
I work at Weblinx Limited. I have no malice to either Ali or Craig and class both as friends. I may get sacked, called a traitor if found out, but I am sick to death of this. Yes Craig is doing these posts. I have to sit here and listen to his constant moaning of Ali. I cannot understand why because he likes Ali.

I have worked with Ali in two companies and I can hand on my heart say that what Ali says is true. He is very inventive of idea to help promote people businesses and he is also a very big hearted person. I dare Craig to deny it. Ali is one of the few people who you could ask for help and if it was in his hands guarantee would be there for you.

When I found out Ali had left after a fight in London I was shocked (don't know exactly what happened). Ali has always been a hard worker and although he had some personal issues at
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#13 Consumer Comment

Adrac Ltd - Pushy Salesman Amjad Ali

AUTHOR: BettyL - (United Kingdom)

Oh my doesn't this Amjad Ali lad get around! He works for Adrac Ltd and has quoted me astonomical prices for optimisation as well as guaranteeing me page 1 positions in 4 weeks. Luckily I shopped around and discovered that no one can guarantee positions and incidently I have taken up with another company at a fraction of the price. He still doesn't leave us alone and constantly bad mouths the company who are now doing my optimisation (looks like he likes to bad mouth all the competition- very unprofessional) Anyway watch out for this man and my advice to all is to shop around.
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#14 UPDATE EX-employee responds

another lie

AUTHOR: real amjad ali - (United Kingdom)

Craig cant help saying this crap. Never stole from Weblinx ltd. Also as Craig told my ex-clients that i slept with his wife to get sympathy from them. This is another complete lie. 

After all the abuse and down trodding subjected by craig upton i walked out of the company after he got drunk in london. At the hotel we stay he made comment about my ethnic back ground and showed violence towards me. Craig was more than lucky i did not respond in his manner (i am above that).

His apparent excuse was that i worked on a website in my own time.
Yes i did.
I optimised it successfully to page one of Google.
However craig then talked to the owner of that website, and offered SEO for free.
Fat load of good that did.
Client lost all positions. 

As you can see above craig has a nothing better to do than blame blame blame.
I no longer work for you.
Grow up craig. Get a life. And do what i do.
Get results for your clients 

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#15 UPDATE EX-employee responds

cant help lyng can you craig

AUTHOR: real amjad ali - (United Kingdom)

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#16 General Comment

Amjad Character

AUTHOR: rubycon6 - (United Kingdom)

Hello all

I have been reading posts from Amjad both on here and on UK business forums. The guy has a beef with this company weblink apparently he was sacked for stealing from them. Anyway I took his advise and did a search via Google for Adrac Scam, Adrac Fraud, Adrac Rip Off etc as I was considering using them for SEO services. However due to what I found I will now go elsewhere.  Thanks for the advise Amjad.


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#17 Consumer Comment

Amjad is a joke

AUTHOR: Michael.Thomas - (United Kingdom)

Amjad Ali is a joke. Amjad Ali was my account manager at Web linx and I can honestly say that I had to keep chasing him to get any feedback at all. Every time I tried to explain my concerns Amjad Ali would just speak over me and never listen to anything I had to say and did not follow up on anything. The best thing that ever happened was Amjad Ali was sacked from Weblinx for gross misconduct and I received another seo account manager.

I am now doing well in the natural search results and have a good relationship with my seo company and a lot of seo work was done for me. At last I am receiving the service and success I initially expected. NOT JUST TALK TO GET A SALE! BEWARE for conman Amjad Ali he now works for a company Reach Global rgg.co.uk which has many subsidiary websites and multiple companies like Adrac LTD.

The funny thing is Amjad Ali is now apparently HEAD of seo for Adrac Limited (they must be desperate) and no surprise they are nowhere in the search results TO DATE and never will be. The company Amjad Ali works for has a bad reputation in ripping clients off for years so he is well suited where he now works. Everyone beware of conman Amjad Ali. If you are approached for any of these services from any of these sites be careful not to throw your cash away to Amjad Ali at adrac.co.uk (Adrac Ltd), rgg.co.uk (Reach Global ) conman Amjad Ali Amjad when you are sacked for doing wrong you should walk away not carry on making a noise you should be ashamed!

How you can be paid to do something in a work place and work deviously on side for the company paying you when there are people desperate for a job out there shows you are dishonest and an individual not to be trusted. Looking at the ukbusinessforum Amjad Ali is on you will notice he feeds useless information to everyone and all the emails Amjad Ali has spammed the internet with relating to Weblinx it is clear to see he has much time to waste ( with childlike grammar) as opposed to focusing on the success of his clients.

Talking talk talk what rubbish and a waste of precious time by Amjad Ali not being constructive so I will do the same and end off bye J Weblinx are a good company and highly recommended for seo.

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#18 UPDATE EX-employee responds

craig upton weblinx fraud con liar in seo and blame staff

AUTHOR: real amjad ali - (United Kingdom)

I know weblinx inside and out.
As you can see the mentallity of Craig Upton posing as me. Would you trust him with your business.
Craig has no idea and no concept of business. 
If you want your company to fail speak to craig he will show you how to spend money on nothing.

Weblinx steps to optimise only work on niche none competitive markets.

They rely on short term improvements with no long term goals .

I no longer have anything to do with weblinx.

As you can see with post that craig has done he think himself clever and arrogant.
Insults that a 5 year old school kid would laugh at flow from his mouth on a daily basis.

Craig is now a big joke in SEO and only can fool stupid people who have no idea of what seo is.

Save your money go onto an seo forum.


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Amjad Smelly - Ex Employee

AUTHOR: Amjad Smelly - (United Kingdom)

My name is Amjad Smelly - I am an ex employee of the company mentioned. I can honestly say they taught me everything I know about how to manage an seo account. (although they do all the work and I just managed the accounts)  They do not rip clients off at all and use most of monies brought in for onsite seo, content generation and link building. Since I was sacked from the company for gross misconduct in June 2009 I have realised that they offer the best prices compared to most seo companies in the UK so I was surprised to see this negative report on them. The owners are great guys and look after their staff and I regret my actions as I was being too greedy and was selling their product on the side so I accdept fault for my greedy foolish actions and have learnt a good lesson by my actions and have no hard feelings towards them. This remark was unfair towards them and whoever this person is (as there is no reference it sounds like a competitor) had no grounds for their comments as this company has top clients on page one and do deliver top results on all major search engines for many Uk based companies
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