ED Magedson – Founder
ASF International640 Plaza Drive, Suite 300 Highlands Ranch, Colorado USA
ASF International How to Beat ASF Highlands Ranch Colorado
I've read all the ASF complaints on this site, and there are similar complaints all over the web. I won't go into great detail about my experience, because it's the same as everyone else's.
There's a misconception that reporting ASF to the BBB, assembling a class action lawsuit, lying about one's billing address or hiring an attorney is an effective tool in getting relief from ASF scams. These are either ineffectual (the BBB has no authority whatsoever) or expensive, unethical and time-consuming.
Your best and most efficient remedy is to threaten ASF with a formal complaint with the Consumer Affairs division of the State Attorney General in Colorado, as well as the Attorney General in your home state. ASF is rightly terrified of investigations from the State (which have accrued over time), and they will back down if and when they are in the wrong. They almost always are.
If you deal with a customer service rep who hasn't been properly trained and isn't aware of the consequences of such a complaint, go ahead and file. It's amazing how quickly ASF complies with the law when Attorneys General are involved. Almost magical.
I encourage anyone who has been victimized by ASF to pursue this route. It will help yourself and potential future victims. ASF and its ilk will not go out of business. We can't eradicate them; if the heat is turned up high enough, they will simply change their name. But we can win, case by case, by involving local authorities. Companies like ASF are why Consumer Affairs prosecutors exist.
Good luck. Please post your success stories, here and on other boards, to spread the word.
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