Report: #197341

Complaint Review: Americom - American Community Advertising

  • Submitted: Tue, June 20, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, June 20, 2006
  • Reported By: Sonoma California
  • Americom - American Community Advertising
    400 Brookes Dr Suite 214
    Hazelwood, Missouri

Americom - American Community Advertising ripoff Refrigerator magnet advertising scam Hazelwood Missouri

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In December 2005 I was solicitated by phone by Americom, Mr. John Hovey 800-935-4576. He was selling a magnet ad with Amber Alert phone numbers and other emergency numbers of the City of Santa Rosa, California. He sold me a space on the magnet for a 3"x2" advertisement. The cost was $245.00. I placed the order on my credit card. Then he called back and offered distribution to the entire Sonoma County for an additional $245.00. I agreed to purchase the additional distribution. A second charge was put through to my card for $245.00. The ad was supposed to be released in April.

Since then, the company has been impossible to reach, no emails or phone calls are ever returned. I did reach a sales rep on June 1st who was supposed to ship me 40 sample magnets. It has been 20 days and nothing has arrived.

Today I contacted one of the realtors in Northern California who was on a sample magnet that the company sent me in December. She said the company was a scam and that she and another realtor had been trying to get their money back from the company for a year and a half. She said the company delays the transaction long enough so that the credit card dispute date expires. Then the customer has no recourse and looses their money.

Sonoma, California
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