• Report: #109290
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Consumer Research Corporation

  • Submitted: Mon, September 20, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, September 20, 2004

  • Reported By:Sacramento California
Consumer Research Corporation
3830 Forest Drive, Suite 207 Columbia, South Carolina U.S.A.

Consumer Research Corporation - producttestpanel.com -SubscriberBASE - Liester Andrew DNS Registrant Bait and Switch e-mail spammer Charged Credit Card demands two purchases for FREE OFFER Columbia South Carolina

*Author of original report: Consumer Research Corp aka Consumer RIPOFF Corp

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Over and above their spamming, new messages lead one to believe this company is seeking persons to test high tech products and evaluate them. They suck you into giving up three referrals BEFORE the bait and switch program kicks in. See: http://producttestpanel.com/referfriends.php

YOU MUST PURCHASE products or services and they IMMEDIATELY test charge your credit card with a $1.00 charge. I selected the FREE Video Professor offer before realizing I wanted none of the remaining offers.

It seems to me this company uses deceptive advertising to market their real agenda. SPAM If anyone has filed a complaint with the California Attorney General or the FTC, please contact me. If ANYONE has had a successful experience with this company I would like to know that as well. That said, I would hope other complain and file cases with their local state attorney general if they feel defrauded.

The DNS Look up information is the source of this offering website.

This disclaimer appears below the various offers and speaks for itself.

* Pursuant to the terms and conditions, you are required to complete two of the offers from above. You will need to meet all of the terms and conditions to qualify for the shipment of the gift.

** For credit card offers, you must activate your card by making a purchase, transferring a balance, or making a cash advance.

ProductTestPanel.com, the product testing program, and the membership incentive gift offer are respectively sponsored exclusively by Consumer Research Corporation. Sony Corporation has not endorsed this program or offer, nor is it affiliated or connected with Consumer Research Corporation in anyway. Sony and Vaio are trademarks of Sony Corporation with all rights reserved worldwide. Receipt of the free membership incentive gift requires completion of offer terms, including; age and residency requirements, registration with a valid email address, accumulation of action points and shipping address verification. Upon completion of all requirements, we will promptly ship your free gift to the verified address. You may review the status of your account via the member login area at anytime.

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#1 Author of original report

Consumer Research Corp aka Consumer RIPOFF Corp

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

We have uploaded a photo from the SPAM Scam from this firm. They appears to have co-conpirators aka affiliates. I belong to several affilliate programs and we never spam our website visitors.

Loans USA 20331 Irvine Avenue, Suite 7 Santa Ana Heights, CA 92707 is listed as the affiliate for this and another spam ad received today.

The following notice was sent to various offenders today:

From: PDN
To: ptpsupport@myhelpsupport.com
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 4:22 PM
Subject: NOTICE

You are hereby placed on notice to cease and desist any attempt to process orders on my behalf, charge my credit card for ANY purpose and immediately refund the unauthorized charge you made to my Visa Card. I am sending this notice via the same account you are spamming. The account name you have enrolled me in is under webmaster@patriotwatch.com. If you or any of your authorized agents (affiliates) send unsolicited offers or communications to that business e-mail account, I will hold you jointly and severally liable for each such violation and interference with my business in the amount of $100.00 for each occurrence.

I further DEMAND that you remove the e-mail referrals that you obtained from me under false pretences. If you spam any of these account after receipt of this notice, legal action will be taken as well as complaints filed with the California State Attorney General and the U.S Federal Trade Commission.
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