• Report: #1115657

Complaint Review: John Monarch

  • Submitted: Wed, January 15, 2014
  • Updated: Tue, July 22, 2014

  • Reported By: Protected Speech — Arizona
John Monarch
Greenville, South Carolina USA

John Monarch Direct Outbound John Monarch Is Operating A Nationwide Scam! He Stole My Money. Greenville South Carolina

*General Comment: NOTICE OF SUBPOENA

*Consumer Comment: Protected Speech,

*Consumer Comment: Protected Speech,

*Consumer Comment: Additional Victims Of John Monarch

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John Monarch is the operator behind a weight loss scam called Berry Thin / TryBerryThin.com.  The scam works like this:


Step 1:   John Monarch hires affiliate marketers through an affiliate network that he owns called "Steal Media."  These affiliate marketers submit ads to Facebook that appear to look like a different product, and then once approved, switch the ads to banners that are against Facebook's advertising guidelines.   This process is called cloaking. 

Step 2:   Consumers see an ad on Facebook advertising a new way to lose a lot of weight very quickly.

Step 3:   Consumers click on the ad and it takes them to a fake news website.  The fake news websites deceptively advertise consumer reports of extreme weight loss.  They claim, just like John Monarch's Berry Thin Website, that Berry Thin will help you lose weight, "slice belly fat," and "end calorie counting. [continued below]....

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Furthermore the fake news sites that Berry Thin is sold through illegally uses videos of Doctor Oz.   John Monarch attempts to "cover his a*s(ets)" by placing the following disclaimer on his Berry Thin website:

We are not affiliated with Dr. Oz or any other media outlet. Dr. Oz has not endorsed any specific product, only the ingredient itself.

Why would he place this on his website if he was so unaware of the fact that his affiliate marketing friends via his affiliate network (Stealth Media) are illegally using copyrighted media by Dr. Oz to falsely endorse "Berry Thin."  

Step 4:  Consumers go to a subpage of TryBerryThin.com and enter in their information.  The reason why a subpage is used is because the "bank page" is the index page that John used to get merchant processing.   Once the merchant account is approved he gets his affiliates to direct traffic to a different webpage hosted on TryBerryThin.com.   In this case it was TryBerryThin.com/index2.php.   The index2.php page hides the terms and considtions of the sale, duping US customers into buying a "free" bottle of Berry Thin.  From there he bills them $89.97 per month without their knowledge or consent.   Classic old bait and switch.  

Step 5:   If a consumer does not purchase the product John Monarch's call center, Direct-Outbound.com, will call the consumer up and offer them the "free" bottle purchase.  The call center does not disclose the terms of the sale legally and calls people on the do not call registry.    

Also if someone purchases the product Direct Outbound will call them and try to cross-sell them into another free trial scam.   This is an old scam and one that a lot of people got sued by the FTC for.   Funny, it's almost as if this little gnome of a man who clearly has napoleonic disorder thinks that he is above US law.  

Step 6:   John Monarch registers dozens of companies and gets more Visa/Mastercard merchant accounts.  Once the charebacks mount up and Visa shuts down his accounts, he goes out and gets more merchant accounts.   And more.   This guy must think he's invincible as he holds speaking engagements about how he breaks US laws and how other people can too.  Can you believe the audacity this little guy has:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzm2u8LSGnU 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAO4LDSwwbs 

Step 7:   John Monarch is operating a number different websites that sell free trials in the US for various health products.   I have the full list of these sites and all of the names of the affiliate marketers he uses as co-conspriators to his fraudulant activities.   For now I am going to out only John Monarch, but depending on how agitated I get, I may out everyone involved.

This is getting forwarded to every State AG in the continental United States, the FTC, and the FDA.   John Monarch, you are just waking up into a nightmare that you will never be able to wake up out of.  


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#1 General Comment

NOTICE OF SUBPOENA

AUTHOR: Arizona Civil Action (United States of America) - ()

Please take notice that John Monarch (the Plaintiff), has initiated an action in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Maricopa, Case No. CV2014-001469 (the Action).

In the Action, the Plaintiff seeks to subpoena Xcentric Ventures LLC for your contact information, IP address, any other information which would identify you, and any other messages that you have posted on the website known as Rip Off Report, located at www.ripoffreport.com, under the pseudonym "Protected Speech", or any other pseudonym about the Plaintiff.

If you do not respond within 5 business days with your true and correct contact information to our law firm via email (civilaction@pilotsweb.com ) or by telephone (480-588-0449), we will subpoena the records as outlined above.

You may have a right to file and serve a response to the subpoena anonymously.  If you intend to file and serve a response, please do so, or notify us of your intent to do so, on or before April 15, 2014.

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#2 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Karl - ()

If you 'Google' this- JOHN MONARCH, it will take you to this Ripoff Report. It means that anyone who does a Google search for John Monarch will be able to read your Ripoff Report.

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Protected Speech,

AUTHOR: Karl - ()

I believe that exposing your Ripoff Report on the worldwide web was a good idea. A Harvard Business Professor told his class of executives in late 2004 that exposure is a corporation's worst fear. You can type in 269041 at this site and scroll down to the consumer comment entitled "Blame it on a Lawyer" at Ripoff Report #269041 and read more of what the good professor said to his class of executives in late 2004.

Good luck to you, and make sure to expose your Ripoff Report all over the worldwide web at sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook every day!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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Additional Victims Of John Monarch

AUTHOR: Another Victim - ()

Dear Complainant, 

You are not the only one that is a victim of John Monarch.   In addition to scamming hundres of thousands of people through free trial dietary supplements, this (((REDACTED))) has blackmailed, harassed, and tormented innocent men, women, and children.  He is currently under investigation by several US agencies and is likely the target of a number of lawsuits.

A website was recently created that offers a $250,000.00 reward for any information that leads up to the arrest and successful prosecution of John Monarch.   To visit the website and provide tips, please go to JohnCMonarch.com.

Sincerely,

Victims Of The (((REDACTED))) Man's Blackmail

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