• Report: #117004
Complaint Review:

Nationwide Cybersystems - Transnet Wireless

  • Submitted: Tue, November 09, 2004
  • Updated: Tue, September 20, 2005

  • Reported By:King Missouri
Nationwide Cybersystems - Transnet Wireless
6030 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 140 Hollywood, Florida U.S.A.

Nationwide Cybersystems - Transnet Wireless ripoff Sold overpriced public internet kiosks, supplied no promised support or locations Hollywood Florida

*Consumer Comment: Thank all of you For your input, You just saved me 60K by posting your reports!

*Consumer Comment: Transnet Wireless terminal

*Consumer Comment: Transnet Wireless, Nationwide Cyber Systems, Tele King, Debit Corporation, Global Resources and other Miami scams

*Consumer Suggestion: Also a Missouri victim

*Consumer Suggestion: Beware of Florida Companies

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Responding to a television ad, my husband and I sent for the information pack provided by Nationwide Cybersystems regarding their kiosks and business startup wherein we would purchase the units, they would find 2-3 suitable locations for them, provide tech support, and get them set up. Also we were told additional advertising revenue would bump the income up to a possible additional $600 per month and that national advertising would be added in the months to come.

We were provided with Florida Better Business Bureau material, which we checked, three previous customers in three different states who stated their income from the kiosks they had ranged from a low $800/mo to a high of $1500 per month.

Our salesman, James Vitale, even offered us a "deal" if we took three--$38,000, which we jumped at.

The machines were delivered within 6 weeks after paying for them. The only few locations offered (we were told we were to go out and ok them) a truckstop an hour and a half from our home, a seedy hotel in 40 mile range with known drug abuse occuring there, a hotel on a busy freeway who wanted us to place it in a back room just being constructed, no place near the lobby. We finally got one placed in an out of the way hotel, undergoing refurbishment. It sat there from late October until late June making a total of $15.00 while my DSL costs were $118.00 per month. When the machine required tech support, I was told that would cost $80.00 per hour for someone to go out and that the one year warranty didn't cover "anything."

I will not even delve into the anguish of trying to get the first kiosk up and running. I am not totally computer illiterate, already have another vending machine business, so not unused to marketing for locations (however, I was loathe to do this and looked forward to them placing the machines).

No advertising was ever offered and I had to go out and canvass for what I could myself after placing the first one. Needless to say, that was futile.

In the meantime I was given a bunch of different locators always "working on my case." I finally agreed to place two kiosks 4 1/2 hours away just to get them placed, when I found out the next day I had no tech support, so I didn't put them there.

Long story short, three kiosks sit in my garage, two in the original shipping boxes. The company just disappeared I believe sometime in August and looks very much like Transnet Wireless--same people, same machine. They provided no support, except by phone, found no placements in all of the Kansas City area and surrounding area. Their goal was to sell their high priced machines come hell or high water and not follow through on anything they said.

If you have dealings with any of the people below, run like the wind!
James Vitale, regional director
Eddie Grigorian, locator
Joe Pascaro, head of locator dept
Rick Osario, locations
Joey in customer service
Kirby and George in tech support
Daniel Turbeck or Turback in locations
George Potts, customer service (oxymoron)
Robert King, locator

Kingston, Missouri

STOP! ..before you think about using the Better Business Bureau (BBB)... CLICK HERE to see how other consumers were victimized by the BBB's false or misleading information. Don't be fooled! It has been reported, when there are thousands of complaints and other investigations underway by authorities, the BBB has no choice but to finally give an UNsatisfactory rating to a BBB member business that is paying the BBB big membership fees every year. When a business is reported that is NOT a BBB member, BBB files WILL more likely show an UNsatisfactory rating, then reportedly shake down that company to become a member of the BBB. One positive thing about the BBB is, either way, if a business has an unsatisfactory rating with the BBB, you can be sure, the business is bad. But what about all those BBB member businesses that had complaints filed against them? Consumers never get to hear about them. What about the BBB advertising to the public? Is this a false and misleading perception they are giving about consumer confidence when dealing with a business? Click here to understand more of what consumers and business alike are saying about the BBB. You decide. ..Remember. The BBB membership is not earned, it's paid for!

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#1 Consumer Comment

Thank all of you For your input, You just saved me 60K by posting your reports!

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

I appreciate your posts here. You just saved me 60K by posting your reports and kept that money out of the hands of these crooks. I appreicate your work.

I heard an advertisment for Transnet wireless while driving home to Las Vegas from Denver. When I got home I called about the "business Opp" and paid 15.50 to get a packet of information. Thank god I did some Due Dilligence before buying. You all saved me a lot of money. Great Karma to all of you!
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Transnet Wireless terminal

AUTHOR: Chuan K - (U.S.A.)

WOW! This public internet kiosks terminal, looks like JUNK box, that is put together with spear cheap laptop parts with . I bet is slow to. I wouldn't2 cents for the PEACE of s**t junk box.

I would call Attorney General's office , and start class action suit against Transnet Wireless , and tell them, solve this PEACE of s**t junk box, up their a*s, and sue then for the value of the machine. if you paid 13500.00, they are not worth that. You can put one together for 500bucxs.
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Transnet Wireless, Nationwide Cyber Systems, Tele King, Debit Corporation, Global Resources and other Miami scams

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

The photograph that appears above is the same photo used in the Nationwide Cyber Systems video. Almost every single person mentioned in the ripoff report complaint have been at numerous other companies in the Miami area and have scammed many people in the same identical manner.

Our office has spent over a year conducting extensive investigations into Tele King, Debit Corporation, Pantheon aka Internet Business Machines aka EZLink, Cash Link, Tel 2 Net, Ameri P.O.S., Success Concepts, Nationwide Cyber Systems, Transnet Wireless, Power Internet Terminals and many other companies in this enormous criminal enterprise.

We have already begun litigation on all of the above companies and represent approximately 240 victims. Some have already filed bankruptcy in Fort Lauderdale and others in Miami. We are handling Federal civil RICO suits on all those listed above.

We have and will continue to work with Federal and State agencies on these scams. The lawsuits are already underway in all the above cases. You may find out more at kioskscams.com

We additionally have information on American Entertainment Distributors, the NBOB, Global Resources, and hundreds of related scams and have found that the employees are related in multiple companies, just like Rick Osorio who also worked at Pantheon. Eddie Gregorian, James Vitale and others mentioned are found at numerous companies.

Our law firm and I am the contact person for all RICO suits mentioned above.

See all the other ripoff reports on this web site under Teleking, Debit Corporation, Pantheon, Nationwide Cyber Systems, American Entertainment Distributors and others.

As always, all the victims owe a enormous amount of gratitude to Ed Magedson. Without this web site, all the victims would have never found each other.
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Also a Missouri victim

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

I am also a victim of the Nationwide Cybersystems(now DBA as Transnet Wireless) and I would like to get together with other victims in Missouri. I have already contacted the Missouri Attorney General's office concerning this, and my wife has visited Miami and has spoken with the FBI concerning this matter. My E-mail address is Ajrandazzo25@aol.com. There is power in numbers, and this company needs to be stopped once and for all. The FBI told my wife that the AG's office needs to be involved before they can freeze the assets. We purchased 5 of the machines, and generated no income to speak of, the cost of the phone lines and rental in 2 of the highest traffic malls in St Louis was outrageous, it was cheaper for us to use them as decorations in our garage. One machine never would work, the others were constantly going down and needed to be rebooted everytime I went to check on them.
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Beware of Florida Companies

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

Nine times out of ten, these companies are based out of Florida. So I'd say that if you find a company that has these business opportunities, check and see where the company is based out of. If they're based out of Florida, I'd think long and hard before having anything to do with these companies.
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