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1, Report #769893
Aug 27 2011
09:57 AM
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Rude Customer Service Barrington & Chicago, Illinois
Early Friday evening I rescued a baby squirrel who had fallen from a tree in my yard. I had been watching it for some time in the tree as it was making a very distressed call. When it fell, I first called my county animal wildlife provider and had to leave a message as it was around 5pm. Then I called my vet who provided me with Flint Creek's information. Again I had to leave a message. My county wildlife provider claims a 24/7 service. Flint Creek claims they have office hours until 6pm and will respond in a timely fashion. Flint Creek did not respond in a timely fashion to say the least. It has a detailed flow chart on its website about care of rescue critters for up to 6 hours. I heard nothing from them Friday evening at any time. And I had to rely solely on the information from their website that only listed for care for 6 hours. I ended up going to bed praying the little one would even make it through the night. It was not until a sent them an e-mail Saturday morning at 7:30AM pointing out their lapse and questioning their attention to wildlife care, and at the time thinking my rescue had passed away, that they finally responded - about an hour later. Then I was given information about keeping the little one warm only - and that seemed to ease some of its discomfort. I was given an appointment to drop off my critter and told about the donation policy as was mentioned in another Report. I fully understand the need for both disclaimers up front as they are a privately funded organization that has high overhead and animals to keep safe. I dropped off my critter and it was examined and declared dehydrated, about 4 weeks old and probably had been without its mother for 3 days. I also was told to watch for others as there are usually litters of 2-3. Then I was harangued about my e-mail. Dawn expected me to apologize for daring to call them out on a lack of timely response that they claim through their voicemail and website to provide. I had an animal in distress and she was more concerned about an e-mail. She gave me a story about messages being routed to a different mailbox and they didn't discover that until 10P. It only barely crossed her mind to call at that hour, which she never did. She never apologized to me for the delay in responding to my messages. And she told me to take any additional animals I found to another wildlife rehabilitation facility in the future. I'll gladly take them there. I've used them before and they are great to work with.
Entity: Barrington & Chicago, Illinois
2, Report #764415
Aug 12 2011
03:02 PM
flint creek wildlife rehabilitation, inc Takes Birds, Takes Money, Doesn't Respond barrington, Illinois
We contacted Dawn at this outfit because we had two baby birds who had fallen out of a tree.  From the very first phone call she said we were expected to make a donation.  We dropped off the birds, filled out paperwork, and made a cash donation.  We were told we'd get a follow up on the birds condition and a receipt for our contribution.  She took the birds but never responded to over a dozen requests for an update and a receipt.  Our kids were heartbroken not knowing about the birds. It was very clear.  They are more about the MONEY than anything else.  They took mine.  Beware.
Entity: barrington, Illinois
3, Report #1392772
Aug 14 2017
06:44 PM
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Barrington Illinois
 My dog found a nest of bunnies in the back yard. She injured one and left the others in shock. I found Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation online. I called the number and was given clear donation instructions but when I continued on trying to speak with someone I kept running into a recorded message that stated I must go through their website for assistance. I went to the website and again found a clear link for donations but no hours or address. The address I left in this post is a mailing address where donations are accepted. LOL The website went on to state that in order to bring in an animal I must first make an appointment by phone giving the same number I began with. I don't know about you but I wouldn't give these people $5. SMH
Entity: Barrington, Illinois
4, Report #1168437
Aug 08 2014
12:58 PM
howells angels wildlife rehabilitation and rescue Thieves, liars, animal flippers and con artists. Selling wildlife for money. fort white florida
howells angels wildlife rehabilitation and rescue is a fraud! They scam people out of money and use pictures of animals they do not even possess to get donations. They are now begging for bear and mink which they are not permitted to even have. They have ZERO knowledge on proper wildlife feeding or care. They have been caught selling wildlife and for some reason they aren't getting shut down for it. They treat animals horribly and will do anything for a dollar. Do NOT send them money or give them any animals!! They exploit people and animals. They need to be stopped! These people are NOT educated rehabbers , they are back door flippers and animal abusers.
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5, Report #579471
Mar 09 2010
05:25 PM
Flint Creek Computers Robert Broziac Charged $3,500 for a new website that did not have search engines or key words Naples, New York
My computer contracted a virus so I asked Mr. Broziac for help.  He offered his other services as a webmaster to update my site. This process took over 6 months.  After its launch my business disappeared.  I called and e mailed him numerous times during the next 3 months and he blamed the economy/time of year etc.  After the 3rd month of no business and considering bankruptcy I called friends to look for my business on the internet. I never came up in the usual first page.  I went from the first page to the last.  I called to notify him of my discovery and he finally looked into it.  He apologized but his son forgot to put on the search engines and key words. I hired him not his young son that obviously does not know the procedures.   I no longer trusted him so pleaded for my previous webmaster to put my old site back up.  I started getting business again that very night.  I need to be repaid for the cost of the website that he charged me $3,630 and never used.  He is also using my site to lure in other customers.  I wish they knew that the site looks nice but it does not function making it useless.
Entity: Naples, New York
6, Report #540773
Jul 20 2011
12:56 PM
Rpm auto sales flint/clio rpm ruined my life flint, Michigan
I bought a 99 GMC truck from RPM in Clio like six months ago.From day one I was having problems with the truck.It would not start,the brakes were bad,along with several other issues. I was told at the time of sale to make a list of everything that was wrong with it.I did the list and took it in for service.When I got my truck back nothing was fixed.NOTHING! About three months later some one pulled out in front of me and I had to slam on the brakes.I then blew three brake lines and  I was lucky to avoid a very serious accident. I called RPM and was told that my warranty was expired and i would have to pay for the repairs.($600.00) I could not afford to pay that amount so i took it to some one else to look at it.I was told that the truck should never had been sold with all the brake lines rusted out and two of the lines were cobbed together with rubber hoses.Also, RPM was to get me new tires for this truck.When i went to get the tires they tried to give me four different tires.not even the same size tires.Due to my brakes going out and me having to buy new tires I was out of work for three months. RPM would not work with me to fix my truck.I ended up borrowing the money to fix it. The tires cost me $450.00 the brakes cost me another $675. RPM would not take any of this off of my payments.I ended up falling behind on  my payments because the truck kept braking down.Now they have repoed my truck.RPM is now trying to sue me for the full price of what I owed.If there is anyone who knows an attorney that can help me please let me know.Thanks RPM for a merry x-mas.
Entity: flint, Michigan
7, Report #295801
Dec 31 2007
06:52 AM
Stone Hawk Rehabilitation Center Son was at Stone Hawk cost $24,900 They give you a run around and Lie's Lie's Lie's Battle Creek Michigan
On December 2, 2007 we took our son to Stone Hawk in Albion Michigan after 4 days he called me and begged me to please go on Google and look at this place closer. I did by 3:00am we where on our way to get him. He did not even start the treatment yet. He was at Albion until December 5th, his treatment there was to drink this stuff (he drank it twice) and he just sat around. On December 5th he was transported to Battle Creek. That night he said some one brought in heron and alcohol. He spoke with one of the girls there she was having sex with the guards. I have been trying to get some answers of how are they going to handle this as far as a refund. I spoke with Jai ( he has since resigned from the company as of December 19) Michelle ( Peers assistant) Sean Kelty ( my sons intake person) Kristen and now Eric(he is Jai's replacement). Everyone keeps giving us the run around no one will return our calls or give us any answers. They have said they would send forms and the return of our cash for his medical account and student account $540.00. (this has not happened) They have tied up $15,900 + $540.00.How can they justify this? If they care about people as they say they do, why would they keep our money that we need to help our son. I hope this will help someone in thinking twice of putting there son/ daughter in this place, They lie, deceive and steal from people Jacky New Haven, IndianaU.S.A.
Entity: Battle Creek, Michigan
8, Report #378919
Oct 07 2008
07:41 AM
Protective Services found drunk passed out father not guilty of child neglect when child was sexually assulted by his friend Flint Michigan
My daughter was visiting with her father on a weekend visit and was sexually assualted by her fathers friend while her father was drunk and passed out in a chair. The child protective services found her father not guilty of child neglect. The friend of the father was turned over to the police and found guilty for csc 2 and jailed. However the neglect or child abuse on her fathers part was never investigated by the child protective services. I spoke with a lady from child protective services today and she stated they have certin standards to meet for a neglect claim What are them standards besides death? Arent there ststutes in Michigan that protect a child from harm due to parent use of drugs or alcohol when the child is put in harms way? Monica swartz creek, MichiganU.S.A.
Entity: Flint, Michigan
9, Report #1299674
Apr 14 2016
07:28 AM
Dukes Car Stereo Incomplete job, unskilled technicians, no communication, wont fix their mistake unless we pay more. Flint Michigan
 Brought in car and all stereo components. Sales guy looked at all of it and gave us an estimate for 1 day and $850. Three days later it was done. We picked it up, and found components still in the boxes in the trunk when we got home, and the system sounds terrible. Called Dukes first thing the next morning, and were told that the one component they couldnt figure out how to connect, so we need to buy theirs instead and pay extra labor for them to hook up. The other component they didnt install because they didnt think it would make a difference (crossovers). They didnt mention any of this when we picked up the car and we paid over our estimate, and now wont fix it unless we pay more. We are out $1000 for nothing. Dukes should have told us they were having problems, admitted they couldnt do it instead of taking 3 days trying to figure it out, then charging us full price and saying essentially too bad, we tried and charging us anyway. We pretty much just paid for 3 days of on-the-job training for their technicians, and have an incomplete install that needs to be fixed somewhere else.
Entity: Flint, Michigan
10, Report #1299136
Apr 11 2016
12:59 PM
Alltimate Property Management Elite Real Estate ProfessionalsJenefer Oliver Real Estate Ripoff Flint Michigan
On December 10,2015 I was introduced to Alltimate Property Management by a somone that was suppose to be my friend in the South Florida Ares.  His Name was Adi Asrof.  He told me that he works with a great company that is buying distressed properties at bargain prices and is renting them out for a great profit. He worked with Alltime Property Management of Flint Michigan, and the owner is Jenefer Oliver.  He had 4 houses left that they supplied me with Real Estate Comps showing that they were worth 165,000.   I purchased them from them for $105,000 plus 15,000 for repairs, at total of 120,000.  The intent was to rent 2 for 550.00 each, and flip the other 2 for a small profit.  As months went by they never rented out the two that they promissed, and never sold the other two for me. I grew suspicious on the first week of April, and found a licensed Broker to check out the properties for me.  He called me on April 6, 2016 to inform me that he was certain that I was scammed by all involved.   First of all he checked the 4 properties out and they were all in bad areas, and 2 of them were in very bad shape,  He then informed me that he checked and Alltimate bought all 4 and paid slightly over 15,000 for ALL four.  The value today is appro. 20,000 for all four and I was taken for 100,000.   He then investigated and found out that Jennefer Oliver's Brokers License had lapsed and advised me to contact the Sheriff's office.   On April 8, I contaced the Sheriff's Office in Genessee County along with the Michigan Attorney Generals  and filed a complaint.   I hope no one else out there gives this company an oppertunity to rip them off also.  
Entity: Flint, Michigan
11, Report #1307704
May 25 2016
02:51 PM
Ron and Liz Lee Dishonest, lying cheat with no ethics Cave Creek Arizona
Sometime in summer of 2014, Ron had explained a deal he does with silver...he buys recycled silver from someone...then turns around and sells it for double the price to an investor who takes it all. He showed me pictures of stack of money that he makes. I have seen Ron around for severl years and he appears to do OK...I have been to his house and it is nice. His wife Liz does photography, Liz Lee Studios.  I figured he knew what he was doing...appearing to be successful and running some kind of contracting company. He even asked me to quote a decorative painting job, too. In Feb of 2015, we spoke and I asked hime about those silver deals. I decided to invest in one because I had some money saved up. I wouldn't give him my money wihtout a receipt and I have his email that states he has my money and agrees to return double the amount within 2 weeks.  Wow...then the fun started...excuse after exzcuse after story...some of the stories were so unbelievable, they had to be true. He continued to speak to me over the phoen and via text...always an excuse. He would even get mad at me for bothering him!! What nerve! He has never paid any of it back. I have given him numerous opportunities: payment plan, discount if paid by a certain date, etc. Sometime in December of 2015, I thought I'd contact his wife...I made the mistake of telling him I would and then I find I am blocked on FB and her phone! I sent several messages to her via her photography website and she never responded. I can only assume she is party to his criminal scams.  It's been well over a year since he was supposed to repay me. He took money from a self-employed artst! Do I have that kind of money to throw away? I since found out he owes $2500 to my art studio landlord...I sure wish someone would stop him...and make him pay us all back.
Entity: Cave Creek, Arizona
12, Report #1089561
Apr 07 2014
10:23 AM
Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue, Inc. Howells Wildlife Rescue; John W. Howell; Marie L. Howell; John Howell; Marie Howell wildlife scammers; illegal selling & trading of wildlife; wildlife abusers Ft. White Florida
 These scammers are the lowest form of humans. They prey on the sympathies of people who really want to help wildlife babies and injured wildlife. They put pictures up of animals on their website and Facebook page that they are supposedly rehabbing THAT are not even in their possesion and ask for money...even stating the first $50 donation gets to name this animal. I have heard from other Florida rehabbing centers that the Howells have started trouble with all of them AFTER the established rehabbers actually helped the Howells. The Howells have no training, except for the suggestions given them by experienced wildlife rehab centers, to treat these poor wildlife babies that come their way. They have been caught selling animals on Craigs list and have been caught abusing a blind raccoon that was being dumped on the side of the road by the Howells. That is THEIR form of rehabbing. How many other poor animals have been brought to these mean people only to be traded for exotic pets (white albino skunk & artic fox) ? How long is it going to take the FWC to shut them down? The IRS has no record of them as a 501c3 even though the Howells say they are in the process of getting a charity status. From what I have read and researched, they both have  criminal records. So, watch out! People like this are very slimy and cunning.
Entity: Ft. White, Florida
13, Report #432601
Mar 10 2009
08:33 AM
National Wildlife Federation Blankets NFW Reston Virginia
In the fall of 2008 I was e-mailed by the National Wildlife Federation with an offer to send National Wildlife Federation Blankets to me by Christmas 2008 to be used as presents for my daughter and son in law. I am a Conservationist and Boy Scout Leader. I teach animal identification to the scouts and they learn animal life patterns and habitats. This seemed to be a noble cause as it was for the animals and the money was given to protect endangered species. Plus It would make a great Christmas present to my daughter and her husband. I sent in $50 for two blankets and have not received them to this date 3.10.09 This is not upsetting enough, but I have E mailed and written a letter to the NWF and received, NO BLANKETS, NO RESPONSE and no satisfaction. Bill Gainesville, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Reston, Virginia
14, Report #1278695
Jan 07 2016
03:55 PM
COUNTRYSIDE WILDLIFE RIP OFF EXTERMINATOR NORTHBORO Massachusetts
Pat from Countryside Wildlife stated he could get rid of my mice and guarantee the service for a year. After just 4 or 5 weeks the mice were back, but Pat refuses to return my calls.   This guys uses homeowner grade bait and supplies nyone can buy at Home Depot and gave me an invoice of $700.00 for less than 45 mins. worth of work.   I refused to pay the bill and we eventually agreed he would leave with a check for $ 350.00.   Now the mice are back and Pat is no where to be found.   This guy is a crook and I do not recommend his services.
Entity: NORTHBORO, Massachusetts
15, Report #1371477
May 05 2017
08:49 AM
The Wildlife Gallery Incompetent Blanchard Michigan
We contracted with The Wildlife Gallery to tan the hides of game animals we harvested in Africa.  In late summer, 2016, The Wildlife Gallery shipped the hides back to us via UPS, uninsured.  Somewhere, UPS completely lost them.  The Wildlife Gallery didn’t insure the return shipment to us.    I contacted the Wildlife Gallery on or about 4 April 2017, and spoke with a Mr. Dave Peters. Mr. Peters listened to my complaint, and agreed to call me back the next day.  The next day, Mr. Peters offered compensation of $875 as reimbursement for the loss of the capes.  I reluctantly agreed, and Mr. Peters stated he would have to clear it with “one of the owners.”  The following day Mr. Peters called me to say that the “owner” said “go pound sand”, and that they will not be providing any form of reimbursement.  I concluded the call by expressing my dissatisfaction, and told Mr. Peters to inform his owner that I would be pursuing all legal remedies.  I am not happy with the customer service we received from The Wildlife Gallery.  I am disappointed that The Wildlife Gallery did not insure the return shipment to our taxidermist.  I am very unhappy that The Wildlife Gallery offered compensation, and then reneged on the offer.  These people are poor business people, and have terrible customer service.
Entity: Blanchard, Michigan
16, Report #777931
Sep 17 2011
10:50 AM
Westchester Wildlife Control Westchester Wildlife Control LLC Scam Artist Brewster, New York
Jim Dreisacker is a con artist. He came out to my house to remove a dead skunk from my back yard. After a hefty fee he also wanted to inspect my house. He scared my wife and kids when he told them we were infested with bats and flying squirrels and if we didn't have our house sealed up we would have bats in our house in the middle of the night and my kids would have to go through painful rabies shots.Being away on a business trip; and with my wife calling me panicking, I told her to go ahead and have Westchester Wildlife do the job to protect our home and kids. That afternoon she wrote Jim a deposit check for 6200.00 He told her his crew would be by in the next day or two to seal up the house. He cashed the check and never came back. He is now not answering our calls. I have no choice but to take him to court.The best part is I had two other companies come out and neither could find any evidence of bats or squirrels in or on my home.
Entity: Brewster, New York
17, Report #1116508
Jan 17 2014
10:05 PM
Suski FLint Suski used cars Flint Mi Suski used car lease ripoff FLint Michigan
About 6 months ago, I was looking for a used car for my dad and I came across the Suski used car dealership on Dort hwy that was advertising used car leases. So I stopped in and asked a salesman about it. We found a car, worked out a monthly payment plan. I then asked how much the car was on the lease program. He said $20,000.00. It was a slightly used cadillac so I thought it was somewhat reasonable for my credit situation. I then asked him what the cash price was if i could get a check from my credit union. He said $20,000.00. I asked what is the advantage of leasing if the car is the exact same price. He said at the end of the lease you get to keep the car free and clear. I said that if I got a traditional loan for the car, at the end of the term I would also own the car free and clear. He could not explain to me how his lease really worked. Come to find out they dont even have a license for used car leases.
Entity: FLint, Michigan
18, Report #1327813
Sep 12 2016
09:54 PM
Patrick McNeil Wildlife Countryside Wildlife; Mass Wildlife Frauded me to pay for services I never received Hudson MA - Massachusetts
Had bats in my attic.  Requested a quote from Networx.com.  Mass Wildlife contacted man.  In particular, a man by the name of Patrick McNeil. He came to my house immediately, and inspected.  He requests payment in full.  I paid him 875. He never did the work.  I called him when I noticed bat issues had worsened.  He never responded. He's a scam artist.
Entity: Internet
19, Report #1406806
Oct 17 2017
10:47 AM
CENTURIAN WILDLIFE SERVICES, CENTURIAN WILDLIFE, CENTURIAN SERVICES, 247 WILDLIFE CONTROL COMPLETE RIP OFF, UNTRUSWORTHY, UNPROFESSIONAL Palm Bay Florida Nationwide
 I am not one to write reviews about others, but I must when I feel a lot of my money, personal time and effort has been completely wasted! I hired this company to remove rats. It was supposed to be a 2 week process and they laid down traps and were supposed to come and check and remove and all they did was take my money! I had to practically chase them to come and put traps and check and remove as agreed . Totally rude after. Very unprofessional, lots of rescheduling and I missed work time they did not compensate. My husband had to threaten with suing and calling BBB so they would do as agreed or give our money back. Turns out they do have a lot of BBB complaints. Should have looked first! After researching further, my husband and i found out that they are not even a real nationwide company as their website claims to be! Watch out they are not as big or known or professional as their website says! Do Diligent Research before hiring these people. We regret not doing so before.... I would never recommend these people again! Not to my worse enemy!
Entity: Nationwide
20, Report #778803
Sep 19 2011
11:34 PM
Westchester Wildlife Control LLC Liars, Con-Artists Brewster, New York
I hired Westchester Wildlife this summer to resolve a bat issue in my home. They responded, Jim told me it would cost over ten thousand dollars to get the bats out and keep them out. I paid them the deposit, over two months ago, and they have not been back after the first day of work. Now I am in the process of trying to find another company, as well as get my deposit back. They are now avoiding my calls.
Entity: Brewster, New York
21, Report #697736
Feb 20 2011
10:26 AM
United Wildlife Control CAUTION: Consultation fee ONLY=$195...you may not get resolution. Ogden, Utah
Found United Wildlife Control online to assist with a skunk odor problem that was coming in our house. We could not determine where the skunk was or if it indeed was still around.  However, the odor remained for weeks.   We were told of the $195 fee to have someone come out to assess the issue.  A gentleman came from a city about an hour away.  Walked around the outside of our home.  Handed us a can of Odor Assassin and said if we spray this a couple of times, within 48-72 hours the odor would be gone. He also informed us that if we had called him directly, our cost would have been minus the additional percentage that UWC charges HIM to make sure he's called as their subcontractor, which would have been a significant savings. Needless to say, 3 weeks later, we are now still dealing with the problem.  I attempted to contact UWC and they have not responded to my email or pleas for additional help.  I am assuming that they only wanted our initial $195...after that we are on our own. Buyer Beware!
Entity: Ogden, Utah
22, Report #954888
Oct 14 2012
04:10 PM
Trutech wildlife & animal removal specialists Service not performed , Internet
I had a technician from this company come to my house earlier this year to remove squirrels and / or rats from the attic in my house. After they remove the offending animal they overcharged me? Pc initial $ 598 and $ $300 for a grand total of $898 to remove the animal that they never showed to me.The i was not wise to sign a very vague contract for one year to remove and keep out any rodents from my house and attic. Guess what?  The y kept Charging me $ 80 every month without even entering the attic but a quick 10 minutes outside perimeter visit. When I called the manager it took at least one week to call me back and discuss the situation. We agreed on the technician coming every other month, but after a couple of months they never returned back but kept sending via US mail the $ 80 bill, never called back even when they claimed that they did.In July 2012, they sent me an early termination fee for $ 185.00 that is not in the contract and nobody ever called me back after many attempts from my part. Last month I called the corporate office and after I asked for the supervisor, this lady started treating me like I was lying, she obviously told the the district manager would call me later that day, but again nobody called me.... Avoid this company. Their wildlife and animal service agreement said: while under contract we will take necessary steps to ensure the home is free of rodents without any other clauses or any other ways to cancel the contract if they do not perform their work.... I do not think that they are a serious company....
Entity: Internet, Internet
23, Report #1049875
May 10 2013
10:44 AM
A B Wildlife & Pest Control Unethical and shoddy service stcharles Missouri
I contracted A.B Wildlife & Pest Control in June of 2009 for termite control/insurance. At first the owner/service technician/sales rep(Aaron Baughn)was polite and friendly. He suggested a baiting system to find out where the termites where coming from, once that was determined he put poison in that area and advised me that it should get rid of them.  Never did we see him after that until 2011 when I discovered the termites were back!! He told us he would need a 3 foot clearance around all exterior walls inside the basement of my home to drill every 12 inches and put poison under the foundation. In order to give him the clearance he requested to do the job properly I had to rent a storage unit (little under $300) and move everything out of the basement. When he showed up to do the job he drilled about 20 holes down the center of the home (not the 100+ holes he said he'd drill) and told me that was all he needed to do, that him/I didn't need to worry about the exterior walls!! WHAT!??? In middle March of 2013 the termites were active in my home AGAIN!! When contacted to resolve the issue he told me he checked the traps and seen no new activity, that it was probably flying ants. Upon two 3rd party inspections we discovered he had lied, the traps hadn't been touched. Next time I called him He was VERY rude, argumentative, and disrespectful.  He told me there was no point in him coming to do work because it costs him $45 in gas each trip and nothing would be accomplished because he didn't get cooperation from me that he needed! WHAT!??? He wanted ME to clear the lower level of the home AGAIN so he could retreat! BAD IDEA because the 3rd party inspections revealed his work was shoddy, ineffective and he just pushed the labor off onto me (making me clear the basement) because he didn't want to drill around the outside perimeter of the home or work around my deck. He continuously lies to me and refuses to/is incapable of resolving my termite problem.  He's a CROOK!!  Stay away from this company!! Product_Or_Service: Termite protection Account_Number: failed to give me a contract, even upon request.    BBB Processing   04/06/2013                web       BBB        Complaint Received by BBB 04/08/2013                MEB      BBB        Complaint Reviewed by BBB Operator 04/08/2013                Otto       EMAIL     C1 - Send Acknowledgement to Consumer - Non-Mbr 04/08/2013                Otto       MAIL       B1 - Inform Business of Complaint - Non-Mbr 04/14/2013                             BBB        MORE INFO RECEIVED FROM THE CONSUMER : Made a phone to the owner personally to notify him that the BBB is awaiting response and he should check his email.  Advised that we will contact the department of agriculture, Secretary of state, department of conservation, Attorney general, and make other consumer reports if we can't resolve this soon through the BBB.  4/14/13..                                additional information:  https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Filings.asp?2490255 (no missouri license)..   Also according to the Department of Agriculture he isn't supposed to be operating a business.. sect 351.484, 351.486, 351.598, and 351.602 are the reasons for the dissolution of the business.  We plan to notify the department of agriculture that he is still operating if he doesn't resolve this with us promptly (by 4/24/13) 04/24/2013                OttO      BBB        No response to first notice to business 04/24/2013                OttO      MAIL       B2 - Second Notice to Business -Non Mbr 04/29/2013                BB         BBB        RECEIVE BUSINESS RESPONSE : I went there and found termites on an exterior wall under a low laying deck. i couldn't inspect the basement due to furnishing in the basement. I needed part of the deck removed to treat for termites. the customer would not allow me access to treat that area. I put the bait station as a alternative. I did treat for and kill termites. I finally was able to inspect the basement in 2012 and inspect. I did drill and treat for termites where they were present. more than once and i didn't charge her for it. I have tried to work with her and she has not followed my instructions or directions. I have gone there and was not allowed access to treat or inspect. I finally decide to end the agreement due to lack of cooperation. I feel I had delivered the service to best of my ability with the access that was provided, therefore there is no refund for paid services. I am fully licensed and insured on the Missouri department of agriculture web site. 04/29/2013                BB         BBB        Bureau judged complaint resolved (AJR) 04/29/2013                Otto       EMAIL     Inform Consumer - Case Closed AJR 04/29/2013                Otto       MAIL       Inform Business - Case Closed AJR 04/29/2013                Otto       BBB        Case Closed AJR 04/30/2013                             BBB        MORE INFO RECEIVED FROM THE CONSUMER : This man REFUSED to treat the termites properly.  We cleared ALL the furnishings in the basement area and moved them to an OUTSIDE storage unit so he could drill.. after doing that he came and drilled about 1/10th the holes he said he needed to drill and changed his story saying he didn't need all the furniture moved.  We were willing to tear down walls for him to inspect.  We were more than cooperative with this company, we wanted the house treated properly.. if we weren't willing to cooperate we wouldn't have hired anyone to take care of the termites.  This man is a LIAR, he has done nothing to resolve the problem.. he even told us he came and checked the traps and we have PICTURES to prove that they were untouched.. we have many pictures!.. We have pictures of his shoddy treatment. then we have a receipt from ORKIN and pictures of them treating the home WITH the furniture still in it!!!!.. ORKIN also treated underneath the deck without removing it.. We have all the picture evidence if you would like us to send them to the BBB!!!.. The 3rd party inspectors even told us he didn't do the job properly.  He was rude, arrogant and uncooperative with me when I tried to get him to honor his agreement and do the treatment correctly, he told me it cost's him 45.00 in gas to drive here and it wasn't worth HIS time!!!  he knew where the home was located when he took the job.  This is unacceptable!!  I am requesting the case be re-opened immediately.. Is there somewhere we can mail a copy of the inspection report and receipt from ORKIN to support these FACTS?.. We have plenty of pictures of his work vrs Orkins.. and it is clearly evident this company didn't do the job they were hired for.    04/30/2013                             BBB        MORE INFO RECEIVED FROM THE CONSUMER : link for no Missouri License from the secretary of state:  https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Filings.asp?2490255  
Entity: stcharles, Missouri
24, Report #1347632
Mar 18 2017
10:43 AM
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center - SWCC - Linda Searles : Scottsdale Arizona
Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Investigation: CRUEL ZOO= SWCC Scottsdale Southwest Wildlife “Conservation Center”FREEDOM IS EVERY ANIMAL'S RIGHTWE WANT LIBERATION FOR ANIMALS.Contact us nationally, internationally or locally:#WHATANIMALSDESERVEFind a chapter in your state or country:http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/find-a-chapter/Every month, DxE unites activists across the world -- in 165 cities and 32 countries. Join us!A recent investigation by DxE finds a CRUEL ANIMAL PRISON in a Scottsdale neighborhood backyard. This one falsely calls itself a “Conservation Center” to make it seem legitimate. Here is a list of OUTRIGHT LIES being propagated by Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale: not speaking out against SWCC will encourage other for-profit backyard zoos by Arizona residents in rural areas where the zoning and animal rules are lacking. It is critical that DxE assert a stance against SWCC.Not to ignore some of the good work that SWCC does: They do give care and tend to injuries of wild animals which are injured or orphaned, but the VAST MAJORITY of the animals at SWCC are perfectly healthy wild animals that should be RELEASED TO RESUME LIVING IN THE WILD, rather than small cages at SWCC. Once the animals are healed, they ought to be released immediately.1) SWCC States: “We are a conservation center” FALSE: SWCC is a ZOO according to their official application records from the Game and Fish department:Website Excerpt: See Attachment #1 In other words, SWCC is a zoo that calls itself a “conservation center” because that sounds better to some people who don’t know any better.In fact, the owner of the ZOO, Linda Searles seems uneducated about her own facility, and didn’t even know the difference between a zoo and a conservation center during a recent video news interview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxuDj3lIS2gSWCC are kept in small cages on a small 5-acre property in a residential neighborhood in Scottsdale. Here are what REAL and legitimate animal conservation centers IN ARIZONA AND THE SOUTHWEST are supposed to look like:--a 1,800- acre animal conservation center: http://www.keepersofthewild.org/--a 400-acre animal conservation center: http://www.animalsanctuary.org/--a 160 acre animal conservation center: http://wildlifewaystation.org/--a 35,000+ acre animal conservation center: http://bestfriends.org/ --a 2,000 acre, $2.2 million sanctuary is in the works on the arizona-nevada border: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/2000-acre-animal-sanctuary-envisioned-near-arizona-nevada-lineThese sanctuaries are in Northern AZ (where its higher in elevation and cooler) and are described as “state of the art” -- NOT hundreds of wild canines cooped up in small wire cages, with minimal shade in the middle of a residential area, in the hottest part of the Sonoran desert.2) SWCC is “one of the largest “sanctuaries” in the Southwestern US.FALSE: Linda Searls, the SWCC/zoo owner, actually tells people on her website that she is one of the “largest animal sanctuary in Southwest!” Her backyard is one of the largest animal sanctuaries? LOL!! Talk about InSAnE!!!Website Excerpt: See Attachment #2 Reference: http://www.movoto.com/guide/scottsdale-az/moving-to-scottsdale/WITH HUNDREDS OF NON-NATIVE ANIMALS STUFFED INTO five (5) acres, SWCC might be THE SMALLEST SANCTUARY/ ZOOS in AMERICA!3) SWCC says on its homepage that it “does not breed, buy or sell animals:Website Excerpt: See Attachment #3 http://www.southwestwildlife.org/FALSE: SWCC has a breeding program:Website Excerpt: See Attachment #4 Reference: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Asset66074.aspxSWCC has a breeding program. SWCC literally states that they have: “a captive breeding program” They breed these animals only to keep them in captivity in small crowded cages FOREVER for entertainment for gawking, paying tourists.Read for yourself -- SWCC even admits it has no intention of releasing healthy animals: They state on their website that they breed and keep wild animals in cages PERMENANTLY.Website Excerpt: See Attachment #5 References: http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2012/sep/07/wildlife-rehab-center-offers-shelter-cattle-killin/-and-http://www.southwestwildlife.org/conservation/mexican_gray_wolves.htmlIn other words, Linda Searles at SWCC Scottsdale breeds their wild animals, in cages, only so that they can keep them in captivity for eternity. After all, releasing their Mexican Grey Wolves into the wild or a real sanctuary would be much healthier for her animals, but bad for SWCC’s business, right?All of Linda Searles’ Animals at SWCC Scottsdale are closely confined, lack privacy, and have little or no opportunity for mental stimulation or physical exercise. These conditions often result in abnormal and self-destructive behavior, known as “zoochosis” Which according to recent SWCC visitors, is clearly evident in over half of caged animals at SWCC. Click on: zoochosis for a sample video of such behavior. SWCC purposely solicits and obtains animals from all over the United States -- as far as New York State-- from the wild to bring them to a lifetime of captivity and sweltering summer heat in SMALL CAGES at SWCC and have NO INTENTION of EVER releasing them.4) SWCC Needs your donations!FALSE: SWCC solicits most of its “donations” in the form of cash from thousands of visitors who are duped into visiting the facility, thinking that it is a legitimate “conservation center.”The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust refers to SWCC Scottsdale as a “renowned, accredited sanctuary.” Either Carol Schilling, Kent Agness and Lisa Shover Kackley of the The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust are a bunch of imbecils, or they were lied to by the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. As is clear, SWCC is not a sanctuary; it is a ZOO according to its official application. Still, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust still gave $100,000 to this cruel zoo, thinking that they were a legitimate and “conservation center” like the REAL centers in #1.Additionally, My sister’s closet donated $30,000 to help fund SWCC cruelty, again thinking that they were giving money to a real and legitimate “conservation center.”It's hard to know whether all of that money going to the animals there, or Linda Searles’ million-dollar-plus home on the grounds of SWCC!! These hundreds of animals are basically being kept in her backyard.5) “We educate visitors” at SWCC.FALSE: All zoos like SWCC claim to “educate” SWCC Scottsdale is all about Entertainment and money for Linda Searles, NOT “Education.”Children and adults do not need to see imprisoned animals to be “educated” about them. A young child can tell you more about a dinosaur than an elephant; you don’t need a dinosaur in a cage to learn about them. Caging wild animals is not acceptable. Showing caged wild animals to children sends the wrong message about how humans should treat wild animals.SWCC claims to provide educational opportunities, but most visitors spend only a few minutes looking at each animals display, seeking entertainment by caged wild animals, rather than enlightenment. The fact is, like SWCC, all zoos on the planet offer “tours” and “education” but, this argument does not justify the imprisonment of the individual animals. They may also argue that spending time with the animals inspires people to protect them, but SWCC’s idea of protecting the animals consists of taking them out of the wild to confine them in cages and pens. Furthermore, animal advocates would argue that the main lesson taught by the zoo is that we have the right to imprison animals for humans to gawk at.An Oxford University study based on four decades of observing animals in captivity and in the wild found that animals such as polar bears, lions, tigers, and cheetahs “show the most evidence of stress and/or psychological dysfunction in captivity” and concluded that “the keeping of naturally wide-ranging carnivores should be either fundamentally improved or phased out.” A survey of the records of 4,500 elephants both in the wild and in captivity found that the median life span for an African elephant in a zoo was 16.9 years, whereas African elephants on a nature preserve died of natural causes at a median age of 56 years. Researchers concluded that “bringing elephants into zoos profoundly impairs their viability.” I wonder what SWCC Scottsdale and Linda Searles would think of those statistics? Probably not much….she is too busy counting all her cash donations from all of suckers who donate to her ZOO, and remodeling her million-plus dollar home on the SWCC grounds.6) “SWCC is proud to be holding facility for the repopulation of the endangered Mexican Wolf population”FALSE: This is NOTHING to be proud of. All of SWCC’s zoo enclosures are very small, and in fact, SWCC may be the smallest ZOO or “conservation center” anywhere in the USA!!!!SWCC’s animals’ normal behavior is seldom discussed, much less observed, because their natural needs are rarely met. Natural hunting and mating behaviors are virtually eliminated by SWCC’s small cages, regulated feeding and forced breeding regimens.In the wild, grey wolves and coyotes typically walk between 3 and 12 miles per day and enjoy running up to 35 miles per hour…. It's fair to assume that they are not doing any of that in SWCC’s small cruel cages.7) “SWCC is the only large animal sanctuary in the Southwest”FALSE: As stated above in Item #1, there are multiple sanctuaries in Arizona with better climates and hundreds -- or even thousands -- of acres which more closely mimic the natural environment of these animals, and where the animals are kept in huge enclosures, NOT IN SWCC’s SMALL, UN-SHADED CAGES!SWCC has also lied, claiming through The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that they are the only facility in Arizona “capable of servicing large animals” in effort to cheat the The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust out of a $100,000 donation. (See Item #3)Website Excerpt: See Attachment #6 Reference: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2016/04/04/southwest-wildlife-conservation-center/82588710/8) We Love animals at SWCCFALSE: If Linda Searles really loved animals she wouldn’t want them locked in small cages and Linda Searles wouldn’t threatening to euthanize her animals if she was told to move. This proves that Linda Searles is only in it for the money.See proof below of the multiple times SWCC owner Linda Searles has threatened to euthanize her wild animals if she can't have her zoo, in spite of there being larger and better equipped sanctuaries in Arizona: Better yet, she can JUST FREE THE HEALTHY IMPRISONED WILD ANIMALS!!!!!Website Excerpt (a): See Attachment #7 Reference: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2016/02/26/roberts-wildlife-sanctuary-under-fire-neighbor/80943664/Website Excerpt (b): See Attachment #8 Reference: http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/man-suing-southwest-wildlife-conservation-center-in-north-scottsdale-over-noise-Website Excerpt (c): See Attachment #9 Reference: https://forcechange.com/153562/save-important-wildlife-conservation-center/Website Excerpt (d): See Attachment #10 Reference: http://scottsdalerealestate.com/southwest-wildlife-conservation-center-under-fire/Linda Searles would rather euthanize the hundreds of animals at her facility rather than move them to another wildlife sanctuary in Arizona or another state! Does that sound like someone who should be in charge of HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS?????Outrageous!!! Disgusting and CRIMINAL behavior by Linda Searles!!!9) Our animals are well cared for and loved at SWCCFALSE: With the exception of a very few native species, most animals are SWCC suffer in the inhospitable climate of the Sonoran Desert in SMALL CAGES. WOULD YOU leave you dogs outside in Arizona in the burning heat of the summer and the freezing cold of the winter??? SWCC does that with hundreds of animals, day after day, year after year.SWCC cages black bears, mountain lions, black bears, deer, jaguar, none of which are native to the desert. All of these animals and would better be served by one of the other much larger sanctuary facilities in Norther Arizona and the Southwest (See Item #1) where the climate is more suitable and where the cages would, at least, be replaced with proper, larger enclosures.In addition to the above animals, despite their name, The “Mexican” Grey Wolves are long-haired animals which are native to the colder climates of “mountainous forests and woodlands” of “Canada and Alaska” not the deserts of Arizona where the temperatures in the summer routinely exceed 100 degrees.Likewise, the many coyotes kept at SWCC are long-haired animals which are accustomed to colder climates, not summers in cages, without shade in scottsdale.SWCC also keeps ARCTIC WOLVES and ARCTIC FOXES. Yes…. you read that correctly: ARCTIC WOLVES and ARCTIC FOXES. In Arizona. Outdoors. 24/7. In the summer. In small cages. With minimal shade.a) See Attachment #11b) See Attachment #12c) See Attachment #13It is considered animal cruelty to keep your dog outdoors day and night in the freezing cold and in the sweltering summer. SWCC is doing the same with the hundreds of non-native long haired, bears, mountain lions, wolves and coyotes. Furthermore, many of these small cages do not even have shade to protect the animals. See pictures.10) We release animals back into the wild once they are healed.FALSE: Linda Searles keeps hundreds of PERFECLTY HEALTHY animals in her backyard FOR. THE. MONEY!!!At least 70% of the animals there could be released immediately, but it would be “bad for business.” Because she couldn’t be able to attract paying tourists if all she had were a few caged injured/orphand animals.IF SWCC REALLY CARED FOR ANIMALS, THEY WOULD RELEASE EVERY SINGLE HEALTHY CAGED ANIMAL BACK INTO THE WILD, OR AT LEAST, A REAL ANIMAL SANCTUARY IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!11) Here are some pictures of what SWCC looks like. Imagine wearing a fur coat in Arizona in July and having to live in one of these 24-7: While Zoos are shutting down all over the world.  SWCC Zoo in Scottsdale is being defended by Richelle Fatheree who owns a “Pro-zoo” PR  firm.  Apparently, Richelle Fatheree thinks the captivity and imprisonment of hundreds of thick-haired animals in cages, without shade, in the Arizona heat is a great idea, according to her website www.ppqty.com (whatever the heck THAT is…!  See Screenshot from Richelle’s website:   Alongside Richelle Fatheree, is a miserable hack Arizona Republic journalist Laurie Roberts who appears to have a long history of spewing stupidity in her articles.  Laurie Roberts also thinks it’s a good idea to imprison hundreds of cold-climate animals, in cages, in the AZ desert with no shade!  These animals cry and scream all night to be let out of their cages according to Laurie, HER focus is on the rights of the SWCC Zoo.  How delightfully progressive…Contact us nationally, internationally or locally:#WHATANIMALSDESERVEhttp://www.directactioneverywhere.com/Find a chapter in your state or country:http://www.directactioneverywhere.com/find-a-chapter/Every month, DxE unites activists across the world -- in 165 cities and 32 countries. Join us!
Entity: Scottsdale, Arizona
25, Report #257728
Jun 29 2007
12:32 PM
Eric Flint criminal EBay ripoff Internet
Here's another one of those get rich quick scammers. HE goes by the alias rootsage on eBay and has opened an eBay store. Makes promises that he doesn't keep. If you buy from this person, and make an inquiry about it, he pretty much says ha, I got your money and I'm not giving it back! His scam comes with digital delivery. It pretty much gives you google search results instead of what you bought. Beware of this common criminal. Jak Henderson, KentuckyU.S.A.
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