Report: #980406

Complaint Review: Adrian Stone

  • Submitted: Mon, December 10, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, January 10, 2013
  • Reported By: John — Temple City California United States of America
  • Adrian Stone

    United States of America

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I purchased the cragisflagger software today, and when i received the login credentials, i accessed the members area of the site, upon which i found large amounts of text, and animated gifs, with no cohesion. Searching to see if another user had posted a more clearly defined method of using the software, i found the reviews, stating that this is a ripoff, and a scam. 

(One of the messages i found from one of the representatives of the company below)

Yes is a scam. It's true. I apologize. I created this website in hopes of making quick easy money. It's not my fault all you retards fall for it and decide to pay me. That's your fault! Take 2 days and read everything before you pay me. Don't just pay and then 10 minutes later, complain that s**t isn't working for you. That's not my fault. I told you I would just give tutorials on IDEAS on how to get what you're looking for. I never promised you anything. Don't try to dispute the payment either. You WILL NOT GET A REFUND!!Complain about my site, and i'll stalk your a*s and spread lies and slander about you. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut. Accept my apology and I will thank you for your money. Get over it!!! 

I submitted a claim to paypal stating that this person is scamming people. I then received an automated message stating that i had violated license agreements, for using the software on multiple computers.
"This automated message is from our server. Your software has been reported as being active on more than one machine. It was activated on a new machine without permission or license. Your account has been put on hold, and your software deactivated until you explain to our support staff why our license restrictions have been breached."

I wrote an email to the company, stating that i had not used the software on multiple computers, and to please clarify the message. 
(My Email)
I have recieved an message stating that i my software, that i purchased this morning has been deactivated, due to my using it from multiple machines. This is not true, i have only accessed it from one machine. please clarify.
(Company's Response)
You have launched a paypal claim against us as if you didnt know. Everything has been deactivated, and we will cancel the claim tomorrow.

(My Email)
I initiated a PayPal claim, but did not use the software on multiple machines, please clarify why the email was sent stating that I have used the software on multiple machines.
(Company's Response)
I dont care what it said, your banned. Your deactivated. Dont email back.

I then received an additional response from the company (Below)
(Company's Response)
We are posting your contact details on our wall of thieves in the members area, and giving your ip address paypal receipt to craigslist so they can go after you. Have a great weekend, thief.

I just wanted to share this experience with everyone in an effort that someone else may read this and not get scammed as i did today. 

I can see that the scammer does respond to these reports with inaccuracies and false backstories, but the volume of responses from people against this product does illuminate what is really going on here. 
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#1 Consumer Comment

Adrien Stone - Scam Artist, Extortionist, & Thief

AUTHOR: myxzptlk - ()

About a year ago I purchased the craigslist flagger software and it was hit or miss from the get go. It would work for a few days, and then it was down for a week. I realize the software was down due to the fact that craigslist is constantly changing its design to compensate for new mods made to the craigslistflagger software, but you’ll understand my point better once I explain my experience further.

Anyway, to make things worse, every time I would try to log into the craigslistflagger website to update the software I was told my account did not exist, like, they had already booted me from the system. They had my money, so why not, right? This didn’t just happen once or twice either, it happened every time I needed to do an update. Granted, after speaking with a rep from the company via email, within 24-48 hours I was granted access to the site again, but; all the while, I could not use the software.

The last time I needed to do an update was about a month ago, so I emailed the company again to let them know I needed the new update, and could not access the site. No response. Tried again a few days ago, and finally got a response. At that time, and for the first time, I was told my subscription was only for 6 months. So, I emailed the company back to let them know how I felt about the situation, and to call them out on their scam.

My email was relatively benign, yet poignant. But, needless to say, Adrien Stone, which is an alias; by the way, did not like it whatsoever. In response, he emailed me back with his temper tantrum knee jerk reaction, banned me from the site, and blocked the MAC address to my modem.

Now, I’ve been in the computer biz for quite some time now, and I’ve never had to repurchase software I’ve already bought unless a new version was released. I’ve never had to pay for updates either. It’s always part of the package. What’s more, if I would have been told, up front, that my subscription was only for 6 months, I wouldn’t have the problem I do now, and would have just paid to re-subscribe. But, this is not how things went down. Adrien Stone decided he wanted to have his cake and eat it too by trying to extort more money from me. Or, in other words, he just wanted to scam me, as he wants to scam you.

So, having said all that, I’ve reported Adrien Stone to PayPal for fraud. I’ve reported him to Facebook for fraud/spam. I’ve reported him to YouTube for fraud/spam. I’ve notified my cousin, an active duty CIA agent, of Adrien Stone’s efforts. And, now, I’m reporting him on Ripoff Reports.

In closing, Adrien; you little d*ked, POS, punk-a*s, p*sy motherf*ker, I know you like to slander people’s names on the internet once they call you out on being a scam artist. But, publish my info and I will hunt you down like the pig you are. I don’t care how much time or money it takes. I WILL find you! And, you won’t like what I’m going to do to you once I do. You cannot hide behind your computer forever!

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#2 Consumer Comment

Wow - You want to work with this SCAM company?

AUTHOR: Manish - (United States of America)

Do a search here - hundreds of complaints. Look at the replies - hostile, combatent.  He then posts the persons contact information. Always then followed by a fake positive review. If this is the type of company you want to spend your money with, you deserve to be scammed.
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#3 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: Marco - (USA)

We have 20 different categories of tutorials. You searched online, and found the reports of one person who was caught stealing our software in 12 different places. You also found what she wrote, claiming that we wrote it. You are gullible beyond measure, and a coward. You tried to defraud us, stealing both the softwre and the tutorials. So, we have filed a report on you, and made your information public, and sent it to craigslist so they may pursue you as well. Your a coward, and a thief.

since you want to go public free speech and all that, lets attach the cowards name to his words, for cohesion. So craigslist can sue him as well.

You ripped us off twice, and come on here saying we frauded you? fk you!

Stole from us twice and said we frauded him.

$59.99 USD

12/10/2012 08:40 PST

Corey Estes

Shipping address

Corey Estes
31083 Avenida Buena Suerte
Temecula, CA 92591
United States

and again

$19.99 USD

12/10/2012 13:40 PST

Corey Estes

Shipping address

Corey Estes
31083 Avenida Buena Suerte
Temecula, CA 92591
United States

here is an actual message from a representative of the company, fk you corey estes you thief.
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