• Report: #246801
Complaint Review:

Adriatic Internet Services

  • Submitted: Thu, May 03, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, January 14, 2012

  • Reported By:perkasie Pennsylvania
Adriatic Internet Services
www.youradultstore.net , Arizona U.S.A.

Adriatic Internet Services, The only help they offer is to try and take your money. ripoff Scottsdale Arizona

*Consumer Comment: I am suing them this is a rebuttal I sent to an employee of the company

*Consumer Suggestion: nicely put

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My wife and I were searching for something that my wife could run from home because of her medical problems. We came across the site for Adriatic, and it sounded like just what we were looking for, so we entered our information and waited for a call.

We received a call from Bob Klinghagen who proceded to tell us all about the adult business, and about all the money that could be made. He made it sound so great, so we signed up. Bob was real helpful at first, he told us to call whenever, that his phone was always on, but we soon found out that was not true.

I wrote Bob a nasty email, and finally he got back to me just to tell me that we are not his only clients, and that he is a very busy man, so I wrote back to remind him about what he said, and to let him know exactly what I thought about him.

I was lucky enough to hear from another site owner who told me to check out Ripoff Report, and to also check out a couple of blogs about Adriatic. I read with interest the complaints about Adriatic, I was starting to understand that maybe buying into this was a bad idea, but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt.

I wrote to customer service, and I mentioned about Ripoff Report, and about the blogs, and how I wanted access to my source code so that I could optimize my site myself. I heard back from Mike who, according to him that was not possible because if they gave me access to my code I would also have access to other site's codes.

I told Mike that when I owned my previous website that I had access to all code associated with my site, so I know that he was full of s**t, he just wanted me to pay his company to do it for me. I told him that I wanted access to my code or I wanted my money back. I was surprised that they actually gave me my money back, but I think that was only because I threatened to report them to numerous places and to post about them on internet boards.

I am still waiting for my commission check for $3.77, it has been about a month and a half. I was told by Mike that it would be sent out ASAP, they have no problem taking money from uninformed people, but when it's time to pay out, you'll be lucky if you see a dime. Do not do business with this company, they will RIP YOU OFF.

perkasie, Pennsylvania

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/03/2007 08:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/adriatic-internet-services/arizona/adriatic-internet-services-the-only-help-they-offer-is-to-try-and-take-your-money-ripoff-246801. 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 Comment

I am suing them this is a rebuttal I sent to an employee of the company

AUTHOR: Elemental - (United States of America)

The love element my company has been with you since 10/7/2010. I paid your company allot of money including that upgrade in which I was told by Tony Bruno your then Marketing director in which I will supply you with the email that I have from him that I would be allowed FTP access. I keep very detailed records of all email that I send and receive. 

I also promised search engine optimization which according to the SEO auditor I had look at the site your site is not even proper built to support such things. I can supply you with testimony from companies in which i outsourced for SEO and your company promised this with the upgrade however you did not deliver. I have email your customer service department on several occasions to inquire about this and They seem to be very rude and unprofessional. 

The website does not even support content on the pages which is critical to any SEO campaign. Today I emailed customer service and asked for the FTP access I was promised by mr. Bruno and they shut my website down no reason. No email no explanation at all.  You should know that I have contacted a few other of your companies people that they have ripped off and I am pursuing a lawsuit. I had my lawyer read over the contract when i first signed it and I know I am subject to AZ law and so I have contacted a law firm in your area and I have a meeting with them via phone on Monday. two or more people in  lawsuit makes it class action I already have 3 people willing to pursue this. If any others would like Information feel free to contact me directly at support@theloveelement.com. Smartest thing I ever did was secure my domain name from them. 

Also since YOUR COMPANY LIED AND MISREPRESENTED THEMSELVES, THE SERVICES AND ETC AND shut down my website without any reason I have contacted my credit card company and disputed every charge I have ever made  with your company. 

Now  a real reputable company would contact me to make this right an offer what was promised by their employee but I am sure your company is not so I am just going to go forward with my original plan and consult with an attorney. Below you will find the email from Mr. Tony Bruno sent to me November 2010...

  Hello Sharre,
This is Tony Bruno giving you a follow up email with A.I.S in reference to your business you own with us.I just wanted to touch base with you and go over a few things with you to help guide you in a better direction to help promote your business.
12:pay per clicks
Now most of these are free and there may be a few sights that may ask you for your url which is gonna be your domain name of course(store name).Simply submit and you will recieve emails from some of them letting you know that you have been submitted.If you have any questions or something i can do to help you further please feel free to contact me at 480-588-2989.One last thing i wanted to let you know to try and help you get this business started in a better direction and help you utulize certain tools that could help you along the way with your business is that i have spoken to the owners during the weekend and we have came to a decision that we dont want money to be the reason you cant get your upgrades which could help you very much along the way.So remember that this is optional and if you wanna take our offer please feel free to contact me back.Either way we are here to help you in any way that we can to help build your business!!!Here is our offer to you!!!
1:70,0000 product upgrade
2:email notifaction
3:order tracking
4:mailing list
5:premium pricing
6:best selling videos/sex toys
7:google,yahoo and bing site maps
8:international shipping
9:search engine and directory submissions
10.FTP server access and Rss feeds
Either way and no matter what direction you decide to go remember we are still here to help you along the way!Thank you very much for your time and hope you have a wonderful day!!!!Offers Last till Friday,October 22,2010!!!

As soon as I asked for this FTP and the SEO services they claimed to provide from day one YOUR COMPANY shut down my website.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

nicely put

AUTHOR: David Stromberg - (U.S.A.)

Nicely put,

All they do is scam people of there money (they have changed) names 3 times in I don't know how long.

Rain Check,

David Stromberg
The Real David
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