- Report: #1171148
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Complaint Review: Vanguard Media Inc & Geoff Hull
Vanguard Media Inc & Geoff Hull112 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
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*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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