Report: #1080041

Complaint Review: Andrew Barraford owner

  • Submitted: Thu, August 29, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, August 29, 2013
  • Reported By: Kim — Alabama
  • Andrew Barraford owner
    Stinson Rd
    Goffstown, New Hampshire

Andrew Barraford owner Steals my profile. Refuses to remove. Goffstown New Hampshire

*Consumer Comment: Look At Your Work, Change Your Image

*Consumer Comment: Resolution Seems Easy

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#1 Consumer Comment

Look At Your Work, Change Your Image

AUTHOR: TheOtherSide - ()

I recently received some hateful feedback in an attemt to try and resolve this matter in connection with a family friend who is being hounded because of this site.  The owers of this site really need to consider the following series of comments.  People are angry and you ignore them.  Come on Junior, just listen to people and make this go away.

Cottus Info, LLC or or Andrew Barraford or Eulalie Barraford

Jun 9, 2014

Agreement, is SCAM

It is truth that this web site is a SCAM. I try to taked my profile from this web service and was greeted with hard reply. My Director calls me into office and asked why I post on resume site. I have to explain it. How do your USA handle getting this information off of the web when it cause trouble for career? Do you have complaint bureau for this type of theft?

Jul 28, 2014 has stolen my information off of Linked In and posted it on their site. They are providing no option to remove the data. There is no way to get in touch with them.

I have read multiple message board sites detailing failed attempts to get this site to remove data. I have also found instances where this site is refusing to remove the information or is charging to remove it. I did not authorize my information to be posted here and want it removed immediately!

Jul 26, 2014

How to taked informacion down?

Good days in working to make this company nicer. But how to taked the informacion down from the online site? If the links charge the money then no good for people like me. I just want my persanal informacion done for last time. Found all adise to not work the ways it were promised to me. They just send me back nastie email the day before this day. Why?

Jul 27, 2014

Money Back?

How do I get my money back?

Jun 9, 2014

Scam to remove Profile is a scam and extortion to demand fees ranging from $49.99 to $599.88 to unlist a profile.

Jun 9, 2014

Agreement, is SCAM

It is truth that this web site is a SCAM. I try to taked my profile from this web service and was greeted with hard reply. My Director calls me into office and asked why I post on resume site. I have to explain it. How do your USA handle getting this information off of the web when it cause trouble for career? Do you have complaint bureau for this type of theft?

Jul 15, 2014

Who is owner for real?

I am searching for the owner to contact and find out that this website uses information from websites that not owners of and then puts it on there website and make money by charging to take that informacion that they stole off of there website from the internet. So I called the state business secretary and find out that Andrew Barraford and Eulalie is the contact. So I try first to contact company and find RipOffReport and BBB complaints have been made but same name keeps coming back. So then I try using the mailing addresses and phones from there complaints, 13 Juniper Drive, Amherst, NH, then 20 Stinson Road, Goffstown, NH, then 12 Stinson Road, Goffstown, NH, then I try the phones too using 603-384-1168, 603-384-1428, 603-497-4788, 603-672-7015, 603-672-7566 and nothing. I think this is one of those companyes that uses many addresses and phones but then there is no one ever really there. Does these owners real? I don't think so. They just made up people and it is not fair that they do this. It is just a shawdow game and what is there game is the questcion? There website shows that I still work and I hadn't since my accident and disability is needed. So it makes it as if I am not hurt and working still for same company but am not. Please help me, Mark Reynolds

Jul 15, 2014

S'il vous plaît arrêter emailing et appelant. Merci!

Non, lorsque vous composez le numéro de téléphone +1 (617) 536-1604, l'entreprise est le People's Unite Bank, le propriétaire du site. Ils peuvent vous connecter à dame Barraford. Aucun appel téléphonique retourné. Nous ne pouvons pas vous aider. Il est de votre devoir de traiter avec le People's United Bank directement et pas par notre agence. Il s'agit d'un des États-Unis d'Amérique institution bancaire et ils ont des lois distinctes. S'il vous plaît arrêter emailing et appelant. Merci!

Jul 17, 2014

Cottus Info and FINRA and People's United Bank

I do not think it is imagined. I think that Andrew E Barraford is somehow connected to Eulalie A Paris (Barraford). I think that these two people just happen to work at FINRA and People's United Bank. I doubt that either of these organizations would be involved in a third party data broker website that everyone hates. However, it would be interesting to see if this outside business activity is documented properly. If it is not, then I would say there are ethical issues present if these people are the right people and they are registered and or working for a regulatory authority. My boss and I have been looking at this for quite some time now and it is not clear how they were able to pull our information given neither of us had public profiles on LinkedIn. It is a clear violation of the terms of use and privacy policy of LinkedIn, a publicly traded entity. Therefore, if they are who they are, one is with a regulatory and the other with a wealth management firm and they are using a public entities website for profit. Seems a little fishy, but no one seems to care. So I suggest that everyone just ignore them and perhaps they will go away. Whomever is behind the website does not care and is probably sitting at home getting off on the idea that so many people are reacting to the online chatter. You will never be able to figure out who is really behind it.

Jul 18, 2014

What are the consequences?

If all be true, then any of this dudes work needs to be questioned. It just aint right that this guy is allowed to be a regulator and pass judgement on others while he is breaking all the rules. I would say that every case he has ever touched should be thrown out and the financial institutions that were harmed by him seek justice and restitution. I am tired of this crap and tired of the fact that I emailed this guy every day for the past several weeks and all he does is threaten and try to steal money from innocent people.

Jul 19, 2014

Okay everyone you made your point!

Okay everyone you made your point! Just leave Drew alone now. You have to understand that he had a hard time growing up and did not have a lot of friends. You have to understand too that his career stalled out and has to focus on a career where his personality is not required to be liked. People like Drew have to find ways to make money and find a sense of security and power through other means than personal relationship building. I can assure you that what friends and family he has are on his website and he would charge us too to remove it. That just how it is. But don't do things that drag the other side of the family into this please. It really isn't fair and he is not going to do anything about it. Remember, you never know what other people have gone through or are going through. You guys have created a real uproar at home now and let's just let it settle down. Thanks!

Jul 22, 2014

Money Back!

Wait, if this website is a scam, then I want my d**n money back! I had to cancel my card to get them to stop charging me and then they tried to go after me with their terms and conditions. I am calling FINRA and People's United Bank today and I want my money back!!! Frank Barraford is going down now after all of the crap he put me through!

Jul 22, 2014

Another Dead End!

Tried calling Roy Allison's office at People's United Bank and it turns out this site is not their own. Although his office was a little concerned that Roy's profile was on the website. We need another lead Doug!

Jun 9, 2014

Free Option, No Euros

You need free option and not charge so many Euros to close the information out of web service. It should not be charged since you taked information and cause me trouble. Why charge so much Euro when you taked the information?

May 15, 2014

Cottus Info has stolen my identity. I found out as I typed my name into Google. I cannot remove my profile from Cottus Info as I have no logon details. I want the profile deleted immediately as I don't want anyone to see it. It contains details which, if seen, don't give the impression I want the world to see. I submitted the profile to Google URL removal but my request was denied by Google. Please help.

Jul 17, 2014

No Form, No Link, No Good!

This company is bad. The people are mean. Why did they set this website up? Someone should call the authorities and explain to them that this is grand theft informacion. If stealing a car because it is in a public place is wrong that someone parked there, then stealing informacion on a public website is the same thing. Take down now and refund all money collected!

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#2 Consumer Comment

Resolution Seems Easy

AUTHOR: TheOtherSide - ()

Dear Cottus Info LLC or,

After completing some research on your website and the owners Andrew E. Barraford and Eulalie A. Paris (Barraford), it would seem like by simply offering a free solution to remove profiles would be a simple fix.  You did take the information from another genuine website (LinkedIn) and then used that information and are attempting to force people to pay and remove it.  I am not going to rehash everyone's complaints herein because it is clear what consumers want.  You can see by the various RipOffReports, BBB Complaints and the other two websites below that everyone has tried mailing, emailing, calling, etc and most of your responses are very rude.  If this website is truly a joint venture between FINRA and People's United Bank, then I am not sure what the purpose or scope is.  Perhaps you should look at websites like Spokeo, Intelius, WhitePages, etc and see how they make it fairly simple for consumers to remoe.  You know your website offers little to no value other than it has stolen information from another website and does not update or integrate data properly.  Perhaps your website can be valuable if you actually listened to the voice of the consumer and upgraded it to be something of value.

You both look like well educated and intelligent people.  I am sure you can find a way to make this website a success and stop the hate.

Have a blessed day!

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