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1, Report #1399366
Sep 11 2017
06:01 PM
Instaboost Media LLC - Telemarketing scammers - Doan - Paniagua - Atkinson 2112 E 4TH ST #218SANTA ANA CA 92705 Instaboost TCPA violators Chris Doan Christian Paniagua Santa Ana California
Instaboost Media, LLC is a Californai LLC with Chris Doan as the head spam telemarketer. It is a violation of 47 USC section 227 for Instaboost Media, LLC to use an ATDS (robo-dialer) to call people on the DNC registry.Bad company. The failed to scrub their list against the DNC. Don't hire them.The names of the individuals in charge of Instaboost is a public record. Anyone can go to the California Secretary of State and look up Instaboost Media LLC. The web page is easy to find. Kepler.sos.CA. gov. On that page anyone can see who the Officers and Directors are. They made it public. These are not private names. Instaboost is running a racketeering scam with a boiler-room of telemarketers. I know this for a fact. The public needs to know. Violating 47 USC §501 is a crime. 47 USC section 227 is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Instaboost is violating this federal law. They are also violating California Civil Code section 1770(a)(22)(A). If you have been telemarketed illegally by Instaboost, then sue them. Get back and get paid!If you read 47 USC section 501, you will see that it is a criminal act to violation section 227 of Title 47. Hummm, that means that Instaboost is engaging in tens of thousands of federal crimes every day when they harass us with telemarketing calls. Wow! That sucks. The government refuses to prosecute them but you can get paid for their bad acts. Sue them in small claims court for $10,000. The form is on the CA court forms web page. Lawyers are not allowed in small claims court.     In 2014, the 9th Circuit in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. (9th Cir. 2014) 768 F.3d 871, 878, regarding TCPA vicarious liability held:         “[t]his interpretation is consistent with that of the statute's implementing agency, which has repeatedly acknowledged the existence of vicarious liability under the TCPA.  The Federal Communications Commission is expressly imbued with authority to prescribe regulations to implement the requirements of the TCPA. 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(2). As early as 1995, the FCC stated that [c]alls placed by an agent of the telemarketer are treated as if the telemarketer itself placed the call. In re Rules and Regulations Implementing the TCPA of 1991, 10 FCC Rcd. 12391, 12397 (1995).        More recently, the FCC has clarified that vicarious liability is imposed under federal common law principles of agency for violations of either section 227(b) or section 227(c) that are committed by third-party telemarketers. In re Joint Petition Filed by Dish Network, LLC, 28 FCC Rcd. 6574, 6574 (2013). Because Congress has not spoken directly to this issue and because the FCC's interpretation was included in a fully adjudicated declaratory ruling, the interpretation must be afforded  Chevron deference.   Metrophones Telecomm., Inc. v. Global Crossing Telecomm., Inc., 423 F.3d 1056, 1065 (9th Cir. 2005) (citing Nat'l Cable & Telecomms. Ass'n v. Brand X Internet Servs., 545 U.S. 967, 980-85, 125 S. Ct. 2688, 162 L. Ed. 2d 820 (2005)) (other citations omitted), aff'd, 550 U.S. 45, 127 S. Ct. 1513, 167 L. Ed. 2d 422 (2007)” See alsoRestatement (Third) of Agency (2006) §§ 2.01, 2.03, 4.01 (explaining that agency may be established by express authorization, implicit authorization, or ratification).     “The plausibility standard ‘calls for enough fact to raise a reasonable expectation that discovery will reveal evidence’ of the defendant’s liability.” Miyahira v. Vitacost.com, Inc., 715 F.3d 1257, 1265 (11th Cir. 2013) (quoting Twombly, 550 U.S. at 556).  The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”)—which has authority to implement the TCPA’s provisions, see 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(2)— has stated that a plaintiff, to establish a TCPA violation, “need only show that [the Defendant] called a number assigned to a cellular telephone service using an automatic dialing system or prerecorded voice.” Breslow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 857 F. Supp. 2d 1316, 1319 (S.D. Fla. 2012) (quoting In re Rules and Regulations Implementing the Tel. Consumer Prot. Act of 1991, 23 FCC Rcd. 559, 564 (F.C.C. 2008)).   As Judge Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit recently explained in a TCPA case regarding calls to a non-debtor similar to this one:The Telephone Consumer Protection Act...is well known forits provisions limiting junk-fax transmissions.  A less-litigatedpart of the Act curtails the use of automated dialers andprerecorded messages to cell phones, whose subscribers oftenare billed by the minute as soon as the call is answered--androuting a call to voicemail counts as answering the call.  Anautomated call to a landline phone can be an annoyance; anautomated call to a cell phone adds expense to annoyance.Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC, 679 F.3d 637, 638 (7th Cir. 2012).     Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2), the plaintiff is required only to set forth a “short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief,” and “give the defendant fair notice of what the . . . claim is and the grounds upon which it rests.” Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007). A Complaint may survive a Motion to Dismiss if, taking all well-pleaded factual allegations as true, it contains enough facts to “state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009) (quoting Twombly, 550 U.S. at 570). “A claim has facial plausibility when the plaintiff pleads factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that the defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged.” Id.  “In sum, for a complaint to survive a Motion to Dismiss, the non-conclusory factual content, and reasonable inferences from that content, must be plausibly suggestive of a claim entitling the Plaintiff to relief.” Moss v. U.S. Secret Serv., 572 F.3d 962, 969 (9th Cir. 2009) (quotations omitted). In reviewing a Rule 12(b)(6) motion, the Court must accept as true all facts alleged in the complaint and draw all reasonable inferences in favor of the Plaintiff. al-Kidd v. Ashcroft, 580 F.3d 949, 956 (9th Cir. 2009). The court must evaluate lack of statutory standing under the Rule 12(b)(6) standard. Maya v. Centex Corp., 658 F.3d 1060, 1067 (9th Cir. 2011). However, because Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, his complaint “must be held to less stringent standards than formal pleadings drafted by lawyers” and must be “liberally construed.” Erickson v. Pardus, 551 U.S. 89, 94 (2007) (per curiam) (reaffirming standard reviewing pro se complaints post-Twombly). The Ninth Circuit has concluded that the court's treatment of pro se filings after Twombly and Iqbal remain the same and pro se pleadings must continue to be liberally construed. Hebbe v. Pliler, 627 F.3d 338, 342 (9th Cir. 2010); see also McGowan v. Hulick, 612 F.3d 636, 640-42 (7th Cir. 2010); Bustos v. Martini Club Inc., 599 F.3d 458, 461-62 (5th Cir. 2010); Harris v. Mills, 572 F.3d 66, 71-72 (2d Cir. 2009) (noting that even following Twombly and Iqbal, “we remain obligated to construe a pro se complaint liberally”).       Standing is proper under Article III of the Constitution of the United States of America because Plaintiff’s claims state:A valid injury in fact;which is traceable to the conduct of Defendants;and is likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.  See, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 578 U.S.____(2016) at 6, and Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555 at 560.  In order to meet the standard laid out in Spokeo and Lujan, Plaintiffs must clearly allege facts demonstrating all three prongs above.The “Injury in Fact” Prong.Plaintiff’s injury, in fact, must be both “concrete” and “particularized” in order to satisfy the requirements of Article III of the Constitution, as laid out in Spokeo (Id.). For an injury to be “concrete,” it must be a de facto injury, meaning that it actually exists. In the present case, Plaintiff was called on his cellular phone at least five (5) times by Defendants.  In fact, Plaintiff expressly informed Defendants to cease and desist from all future telemarketing on the very first call.  Such calls are a nuisance, an invasion of privacy, and an expense to Plaintiff in multiple ways. Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Co., LLC, 679 F.3d 637, 638 (7th Cir. 2012). Defendant’s invasion of Plaintiff’s right to privacy is further exacerbated by the fact that Plaintiff’s phone number, at all times relevant to this litigation, was on the National Do-Not-Call Registry ( hereinafter, “DNC Registry”). As well, Plaintiff had no prior business relationship with Defendants prior to receiving the seriously  harassing and annoying calls as well as the extortionate threats by Prosperify.  All of Plaintiff’s injuries are concrete and de facto. For an injury to be “particularized” means that the injury must “affect the plaintiff in a personal and individual way.” Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 578 U.S. ___ (2016) at 14.          In the instant case, it was Plaintiff’s phone that was called and it was Plaintiff himself who answered the calls. It was Plaintiff’s personal privacy and peace that was invaded by Defendant’s persistent phone calls using an ATDS and a pre-recoded message, despite Plaintiff having no prior business relationship with Defendants and Plaintiff’s attempt to avoid the damage by registering his number on the DNC Registry. Finally, Plaintiff alone is responsible to pay the bill on his cellular phone, his home phone and to pay the bill for his electric utility company kilowatt-hour power usage. All of these injuries are particularized and specific to Plaintiff and will be the same injuries suffered by Plaintiff.The “Traceable to the Conduct of Defendants” ProngThe second prong required to establish standing at the pleadings phase is that Plaintiff must allege facts to show that his injury is traceable to the conduct of Defendants. In the instant case, this prong is met by the fact that the calls to Plaintiff’s cellular phone and home phone (land line) were placed either by Defendants directly, or by Defendants’ agent at the direction of Defendants.The “Injury is Likely to be Redressed by a Favorable Judicial Opinion” ProngThe third prong to establish standing at the pleadings phase requires Plaintiff to allege facts to show that the injury is likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial opinion. In the present case, Plaintiff’s Prayers for Relief include a request for damages for each call made by Defendants, as authorized by statute in 47 U.S.C. § 227. The statutory damages were set by Congress and specifically redress the financial damages suffered by Plaintiff. Furthermore, Plaintiff’s Prayers for Relief request injunctive relief to restrain Defendants from the alleged abusive practices in the future. The award of monetary damages and the order for injunctive relief redress the injuries of the past and prevent further injury in the future. Because all standing requirements of Article III of the U.S. Constitution have been met, as laid out in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 578 U.S. ___ (2016), Plaintiff has standing to sue Defendants on the stated claims.“…[C]ourts in the Ninth Circuit have held that allegations of nuisance and invasions of privacy in TCPA actions are concrete injuries that establish standing. See Mbazomo v. ETourandtravel, Inc., 16-CV-2229-SB, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170186, 2016 WL 7165693, at *2 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 8, 2016); Cabiness v. Educ. Fin. Sols., LLC, 16-CV-1109-JST, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142005, 2016 WL 5791411, at *5 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2016); Juarez v. Citibank, N.A., No. 16-CV-1984-WHO, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118483, 2016 WL 4547914, at *3 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2016); Hewlett v. Consolidated World Travel, Inc., 16-713 WBS AC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112553, 2016 WL 4466536, at *2 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2016); Cour v. Life360, Inc., 16-CV-00805-TEH, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98945, 2016 WL 4039279, at *2 (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2016); Booth v. Appstack, Inc., No. 13-1553JLR, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68886, 2016 WL 3030256, at *7 (W.D. Wash. May 25, 2016). In Mbazamo, the court held that a violation of the TCPA represents a concrete injury because [t]he history of sustaining claims against both unwelcome intrusion into a plaintiff's seclusion and unceasing debt-collector harassment are squarely 'harm[s] that [have] traditionally been regarded as providing a basis for a lawsuit.' Mbazomo, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170186, 2016 WL 7165693, at *2 (quoting Spokeo, 136 S.Ct. at 1549-50). The court declined to follow Romero, explaining that Romero improperly erodes the pleading standard set under Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a) . . . . A plaintiff [need only] plausibly tie the alleged acts of the defendant to the alleged harms suffered. Id. Similarly, in Cabiness, the court held that a violation of the TCPA represents a concrete injury because [e]every unconsented call through the use of an ATDS to a consumer's cellular phone results in actual harm: the recipient wastes her time and incurs charges for the call if she answers the phone, and her cell phone's battery is depleted even if she does not answer the phone . . . . unsolicited calls also cause intangible harm by annoying the consumer. Cabiness, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142005, 2016 WL 5791411, at *5 (internal citations omitted). And in Juarez, the court held that the plaintiff's allegation that he received repeated unwanted calls that caused him aggravation, nuisance, and an invasion of privacy, is sufficient to allege a 'concrete' and 'particularized' injury that establishes standing under Spokeo. Juarez, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118483, 2016 WL 4547914, at *3.Messerlian v. Rentokil N. Am., Inc. (C.D.Cal. Dec. 15, 2016, No. CV 16-6941-GW (GJSx)) 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 175224, at *7-8.  “To establish injury in fact, a plaintiff must show that he or she suffered ‘an invasion of a legally protected interest’ that is ‘concrete and particularized’ and ‘actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical.’” Spokeo. at 1548 (quoting Lujan, 504 U.S. at 560). The Supreme Court noted that concreteness is quite distinct from particularization. Id. An injury is “particularized” if it affects “the plaintiff in a personal and individual way.” Id. In addition, for an injury to be “concrete”, it must be “de facto,” meaning that it is “real” and not “abstract.” Id. However, an injury need not be “tangible” in order to be “concrete,” and intangible injuries may constitute injury in fact. Id. at 1549. In order to determine whether an intangible harm constitutes injury in fact, Spokeo provided two factors to be considered: “history and the judgment of Congress.” Id. at 1549. Specifically, “(1) whether the statutory violation bears a ‘close relationship to a harm that has traditionally been regarded as providing a basis for a lawsuit in English or American courts,’ and (2) congressional judgment in establishing the statutory right, including whether the statutory right is substantive or procedural.” Matera v. Google, No. 15cv 4062-LHK, 2016 WL 5339806, at *9 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 23, 2016). Spokeo also held that “the violation of a procedural right granted by statute can be sufficient in some circumstances to constitute injury in fact.” Spokeo, 136 S. Ct. at 1549.  In such a case, a plaintiff “need not allege any additional harm beyond the one [the legislature] has identified.” Id. 
Entity: Santa Ana, California
2, Report #1402966
Sep 28 2017
01:41 PM
Instaboost Media Scam Artists In True Form Tustin California
Instaboost Media is a complete and utter joke not only do they not provide any of the services they say they do ALL of the reviews you see online are made by people that work there, except the bad ones. (Brian in customer service told me that).  So I signed up with Andy who GUARANTEED me top 3 placement (Google does not even GUARANTEE top 3 with ad words). So I reluctantly signed up and wouldn't you know it 6 whole months later paying $199 a month, and nothing happened. I was not showing for any keywords, I was not even showing up for my business name completely unacceptable. They did not claim my Google my business page or create my template website. So i called my bank told them what was going on and they got all my money back. So long story short if you are looking for Search engine Optimization and you value your money look else ware.
Entity: Tustin, California
3, Report #1229117
May 14 2015
07:52 AM
JC Media LLC, Jennifer Coburn Ripoff call center Homestead Florida
I hired Jennifer Coburn of JC Media LLC to do an outbound telemarketing campaign for my company.  She stated to me that she was not the only person who did the calls, that she had others on the east coast she could employ for over bookings.  I sent in my money by check, I should have noticed that there was no phone number on the contract that she sent to me, but I was stupid.  This campaign was for a guaranteed number of set appointments, regardless of the number of phone calls made.  After the first couple of weeks and no appointments I emailed Jennifer and all I got was I am busy, I will call you on Monday.  This went on for weeks and she NEVER called on Monday.  When I finally threatened to cancel my order and demanded a refund, she all of a sudden stated that she was sufferiing from cancer, had been undergoing chemo, had been in the hospital, and that I was mean and she was taking this personal.  This is after 7 weeks of inactivity on her part.  In April I demanded rull refund and she told me she did not have it but would return a partial refund since she had been doing work for me (no results as aggreed but only partial refund).  This check would be to me by the end of the month.  Now it is the middle of May and no check.  Her website is down, and she is not responding to emails.Watch out for this one.  It seems I am not the only person to be taken by her offer.  I too would be willing to join in a lawsuit against this person.  Contact me at (((redacted))) if you would like to pursue an action.
Entity: Homestead, Florida
4, Report #845580
Feb 27 2012
06:09 PM
Broadview Media Concepts, LLC Yellow Pages Deceptive telemarketing Great Neck , New York
The company called stating they were from the internet yellow pages and needed to verify my information. I told them I was not interested and not going to buy anything. The lady said that there was no obligation and that this was a free service supporting internet yellow pages. After she confirmed our company name and address and phone was correct to what they had, she said I for verification purposes, I had to also be walked through a computer quiz to confirm the same information. The same questions were asked, but the last question stated something similar to do you understand that you will be charged $9.95 to start, and $39.95 per month for ... indicating the item I was thinking I'd hear at some point. I answered 'no, I  am not purchasing anything'. The lady jumped back in and said that was giving the wrong answer. I told her again, about the 6th time, that was a correct answer to the question as I clearly understood the math of English and the question implied I was going to accept the purchase of the service. She told me it was not, and to decline the paid service and be listed for free, I had to punch 9 and answer 'yes' to the question. I did not like this. I listened very carefully, and answered 'no' again. I got into an arguement with her, on English interpretation, and she said that it was confusing for many people, but pressing 9 and saying 'yes' would not turn on any charged service. I hung up. She called back and said that by saying 'no' I had accepted the paid service, and I had to do it again, press 9, and say 'yes'. I was very reluctant, and not liking this. But, she said after I did so, I would hear a message of the decline of the paid service and I would not be charged anything. I went ahead, and after the comnputer quiz ended, she came back on and read a form to me stating that I would not be charged for any service, but I was still very concerned. So, immediately after I hung up, I did a net search, and found this site, with a similar scamn listed by the same company. So, I called my phone company and had them put a free block on 3rd party charges to my account, so nobody can slip in a charge on my account. I then went to the Federal Trade Commission site (ftc.gov) and filed a complaint against the company. In accordance with Federal Commerce Law, anyone can return an item for full refund, or decline a service, within 3 Days of purchase. So, I wrote a notarized, certified delivery letter to the company stating what happened to me, and strongly stating that any service that may have been construed to have been bought is rejected by me, and I do not want it, and will not pay for it. That way, I am compliant with Law, and have evidence in writing that I did not buy, or I refused, the services they may try to charge me for.  I may also alert the NY internet crime autorities as well, depending on how they respond to my letter of cancellation/refusal of service.
Entity: Great Neck, New York
5, Report #978912
Dec 06 2012
11:52 PM
Robert Atkinson Robert E. Atkinson, Kupperlin Law Group LLC Has Unpaid Federal Tax Lien in Washington DC - Las Vegas, Nevada
Robert E. Atkinson is the attorney of record for Kelly Murphy, and in my opinion, a co-conspirator with Murphy, who is a felon, convicted and sentenced to prison for bank fraud, and who has been evicted from two of his venues -- Copa and Boys Lounge -- is bouncing employee paychecks, can't pay the $80,000 it will take to open his latest venture, Krave Massive, and still owes $80,000 in restitution for the bank fraud conviction. Atkinson is, by association and extension, a business associate of Murphy's because of the work he does for him. Atkinson's name also was on the eviction order posting on the front door of Copa.  Atkinson is complicit in assisting Kelly Murphy with doing things like recruiting people as straw men to use them to arrange for things like getting liquor licenses for Murphy, who is unable to legally obtain a such a license under Nevada state law because of his past felony convictions.  A match made in heaven, eh? Atkinson's tax lien, courtesy of the IRS, totals almost $50,000 -- $46,227 to be exact -- from more than seven years ago. How exactly do you get away with that for seven years? Atkinson and Murphy: birds of a feather? You be the judge.
Entity: Las Vegas, Nevada
6, Report #874390
Apr 26 2012
04:07 PM
City Grid Media LLC Internet Marketing Scammers!! Internet, Internet
City Grid Media called our company saying they own Service Magic who is a very reputable company which whom we get our electrical service leads from, City Grid Media is NOT affiliated or cannot even compare to them. They promised so many connections as they call them and said we would get a ton of Customer leads and they are all over the internet on local city searches. They also said we would get a free video. He said we should set our monthly budget to $1500/mo. We started off at the smallest of $500 to see how they would work. 1 month went by and no calls or clicks to our site. I conacted Daniel Rosenfield and he said he would offer the next 2 mos. free and he guaranteed business. 2 months go by and I was charged for 1 of those months and again NO LEADS OR CALLS! I then disputed the 2nd charge with my bank. I was able to get that charge taken care of but the one of over $600 and then multiple small charges to my credit card for $9.99-$29.99 which is odd I am still working on. This company has so many complaints on the BBB and they respond with the same bogus response, they end up getting the complaints closed by saying there's some electronic signed agreement and gives a reference number. They have a A rating on the BBB because they are profesional con-men. Watchout for them because they have the techniques to fight you. Do not be fooled, theseconnections are bogus and they are just out there to hurt small businesses.
Entity: Internet, Internet
7, Report #209523
Sep 05 2006
09:56 AM
Hello Lender- Financial Media Group LLC ripoff dishonest fraudulent Roanoke Virginia
I got an email from Hello Lender on 08-06-06 stating that they could generate mortgage leads in any state or state specific if I wanted. So I called Hello Lender on Monday the next day and talked to Tim the customer service rep. He told me that they could generate mortgage leads in any amount that I wanted and that the test program produced over 300 leads over the weekend. So on 08-07-06 I paid $1199.00 to do a test program. Now it is 4 weeks later and no leads. I've called numerous times and left messages the past week with no response. Randy Deltona, FloridaU.S.A.
Entity: Roanoke, Virginia
8, Report #226415
Dec 20 2006
08:27 AM
American Wholesale Furniture, LLC Undelivered Promises Ripoff Fort Atkinson Wisconsin
On Dec 1, 2006, my husband and I went to American Wholesale Furniture to look for a new bed, we found a mattress and boxspring we liked and decided to purchase it on their lay-a-way program. The total cost of the two pieces was $579.20 and we were going to put $200 down and pay the balance the next Thursday. Well they took our info down, but the next day when checking our bank account, we noticed that they didn't take out the $200, but they took out the $379.20 instead. We called up and asked that they correct their problem, and Rich the manager at Fort Atkinson store assured me they would take care of it. Well a few days went by and nothing was showing up on our account, and I called again and he assured me it was in the process of being changed. Well by Thursday the day we were going to pay the balance, it finally was credited, so I went in there to make arrangements to pay the balance and set up a delivery time. I talked to Rich (I went in person)and we set up the bed to be delivered the next day, as they were expecting their truck from another store by 4pm the next day. So Rich told me he would call me when the truck got in and then he would be able to narrow the delivery time down. Well, no call at 4pm, my husband finally called at 5:30pm to find out the truck was running late, and would be there by 7pm. Well I was worried because the store closes at 7pm, but okay as long as we get our bed, no problem, right? Wrong, Rich called at 6:50pm, the truck was stuck in Elkhorn and would not make it that day, but he would call us at 9am the next morning to let us know what time they would deliver it. The store doesn't even open til 10am on Saturday's, but he assured us he would call. Did we get the call on Saturday at 9am? Hell no. At 10am I finally called their main store in Elkhorn to find out what was going on. We they didn't even know we had bought anything, even though they are the ones who did the charge on our card. Anyway a mananger from their Watertown store was there and I talked to him to explain what was going on. He said he would check into it, and give me a call back in a few minutes. Waited about 15 minutes, getting madder and madder, and finally called them back and said I wanted to cancel the whole order and wanted a refund. By then the manager for the Elkhorn store had gotten there. I talked to him and he said that the Watertown store had a queen sized mattress and boxspring and they would upgrade to that for no other charge. (We originally purchased a full sized set) So I said fine, when can you have it here and they said by 2pm that day. (Saturday) Well we had plans that day, I was getting more pissed by the second and finally said fine, it better be here. I told my husband, and then it dawned on us, we weren't set up for a queen size bed, we had no frame or headboard or sheets. So I called them back and said no, I want a refund so I can go elsewhere to get what I need. So Steve from Elkhorn said OK we will give you a refund. So figuring everything was done and over with, my husband and I take off for shopping, only to get a call around 1pm that day from the manager Rich at the Fort Atkinson store. I answered the phone and he starts telling me that he talked to Steve in Elkhorn and got the details of what happened that morning, and that I must have misunderstood the delivery information details, and they he guessed he could just put the set on his car and have it delivered by 4pm that day. Ok I was more than pissed at this point, because I was assured from the other manager it was over with and we would be getting a refund. So I told Rich that it was over, we were getting a refund, and basically this whole situation was BS. He proceeds to tell me my attitude is BS and hangs up on me. Needless to say, we did finally get our refund, it took 4 days, but we got it. If you want awesome prices for furniture check out Quality Furniture on Stoughton Road, across from Farm & Fleet, in Madison. They will treat you right. Tracy Jefferson, WisconsinU.S.A.
Entity: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
9, Report #468859
Jul 12 2009
04:50 PM
San Stanley scum paving scammers Haverhill Massachusetts
public paving crap quality, no return to repair. Lie cheat and steal. Irish princess Atkinson, New HampshireU.S.A.
Entity: Haverhill, Massachusetts
10, Report #81244
Feb 21 2004
06:58 AM
Doan Dodge ripoff Doan Dodge Or Rochester NY are LYING CROOKS Rochester New York
The following complaint was submitted on 2/8/2004 2:04:16 PM: CUSTOMER INFORMATION: Pete Jason Helfrich 129 Pease Road Spencerport, NY United States 14559 petehelfrich2000@yahoo.com Daytime Phone (585)230-0697 Evening Phone (585)352-0116 COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: Doan Dodge 3975 West Ridge Road Rochester, NY United States 14626 (585)225-8000 COMPLAINT INFORMATION: Complaint #: 1382210 Complaint Type: General Complaint (not a car maker) Date Received: 2/8/2004 Primary Complaint Classification: Refund Practices Secondary Complaint Classification: Contract Disputes Complaint: I got a phone call shortly after you sent me a confirmation letter about my case from John Frase..He had a real bug up his rectum over the fact that someone had the nerve and brains enough to complain about getting The Brush Off, on my refund.I wish I had written the names of the 5 other slick talking crooks I have dealt with before him; yet with his arrogant attitude, he reminded me of the other clown- a -saurus -rexes that I talked with..He said a payment has been made to my loan company(and that what the 5 other jerks said before him)..I have yet to hear back from the loan company, that the check was sent to them..I have talked to at least 20 other people(from work and in my travels)that have been lied to, swindeled and jerked around by the Doan Family Of Schiesters..My uncle(Donald Finnegan) bought a lemon 1996 Dodge Dakota, that he has had repaired 3-4 times for engine/tranny/electrical/overheating problems; over $2,000 in repairs for a truck with a warantee-that seems to have more loopholes then Swiss Chease..He is having a lawyer investigate them..My point is, this is not an isolated incident; this is a pattern from this company.They are as crooked as George Bushes special interest campaign backers..I just want verification that they have paid my loan company.I will never step foot on Doan's soil, again..Not even to use thier restroom; I would rather wet myself.. Desired Settlement: Refund Settlement Explanation: I want written proof that DOAN has finally(after 6 month of dicking around with them)re-paid what my refund on the cancelled warantee is...I wish I could charge them time and a half for all the man hours I have wasted in an attempt to get back the money I am owed from them...I would rather buy ENRON stock, or take advice from Martha Stewart, then to purchase a can of soda(let alone a vehicle)-at thier dealership..They get the Crook Of The Year Award in my book. Customer Service Rep: Mrs. John Frase Product or Service: Extended Warantee Model Number: Account Number: Order Number: Salesperson: Payment Made: Yes Purchase Price: Disputed Amount: Payment Method: Cash Purchase Date: 6/21/2001 Problem Date: 9/22/2003 Complaint Dates: 9/22/2003, 10/15/2003, 11/19/2003 The bureau that will handle your complaint is: Better Business Bureau 741 Delaware Ave., Ste. 100 Buffalo, NY 14209 -2201 Phone: (716)881-5222 Fax: (716)883-5349 Email: pjowsey@upstatenybbb.org WWW: http://www.upstateny.bbb.org Pete Spencerport, New YorkU.S.A. 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!
Entity: Rochester, New York
11, Report #901736
Jun 23 2012
02:38 PM
Riverside Media Group, LLC aka Green Savers Enterprises Ryan M. Moses, Melissa Wilcox, Jack Lusk Ripoff Artist, Scam Artist, Telemarketing Fraud, Rachel at Card Holder Services, Degenerate SCUMBAGS, Thieves Boise, Idaho
Riverside Media Group LLC aka Green Saver Enterprises of Boise, Idaho is a company engaged in telemarketing scams that ripoff consumers, businesses and the ex-convicts who work there. Every person that works for Ryan Moses, Melissa Wilcox and Jack Lusk is either on probation or parole. Therefore, you can assume that these fine folks are less than honorable people. If you are duped into giving them your personal information and money, you won't have to assume, you'll find out first hand that they are SCUMBAGS. Whether you are targeted by Rachel at card holder services, Credit Justice Services or Spectrum Commercial Lending you are now on their list of suckers. You cannot get removed from that list, even if you respectfully request removal. If, on the other hand, you utilize one of the many services...they WILL take your money and NOT do ANYTHING for you. They will proffer excuse after excuse as to why they need more time to process your order or complete the deal. Good luck EVER getting what was promised or getting your $$ returned. If you are offered employment by these thugs, don't plan on getting paid...that isn't the policy of these scoundrels. Ryan and Melissa also purport to be representatives of Timbercrest (timeshare vacation ownership) in McCall, Idaho. Some of the main telephone numbers at the company are: (208)571-7554, (208)514-6765,(208)919-9765, (208)965-8191, (208)515-6807, (407)376-0799, (407)295-1238, (877)533-3727, (208)369-4829. Ryan is originally from Waterloo, Iowa and has a colorful criminal background. Steer clear of these people unless you like being fleeced.
Entity: Boise, Idaho
12, Report #341021
Jun 17 2008
09:11 AM
Bestanning DO NOT, I Repeat DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY-SCAMMERS Indianapolis Indiana
I ordered from Bestanning last month, and just like all the other complaints, they NEVER sent me my products that I ordered. They will not answer emails, until you let them know that you want to cancel your order. Then they are quick to tell you that they will still charge you the 25% restocking fee. I contacted my CC company which I disputed the charge and they refunded. They have responded to all of my emails since then saying that they will get a judgement against me for the restock fee. Good luck with that I say. They are quick to respond if you let them know that you are going to cancel your order. It took them less then 5 mins to respond to all of my 5 emails each. So they get your emails, they just dont respond. I have filed a complaint with the BBB, which I urge all of you to do. This company is a scam and should be shut down. Buttah Atkinson, NebraskaU.S.A.
Entity: Indianapolis, Indiana
13, Report #131602
Feb 16 2005
01:29 PM
Media Outsourcing ripoff Atlanta
Like everyone else I was scammed. However, I did recieve the magazines. They weren't anything I was interested. They charged my credit card. I didn't think anything about it. I have since cancelled the credit card. Recently, I went to the website of one of the magazines that I get. I was surprised to find out that I have a subscription for the magazine until 2006. I don't even remember renewing it!! In fact for all my magazine subscriptions I get a bill and then pay it that way. No automatic renewal on credit cards or from back accounts. I remember speaking with Media Outsourcing back in 1998 or 1999. Well needless to say, who hold the subscription to the magazine but Media Outsourcing!! After many phone numbers I still cannot reach them. I haven't recieved any phone calls from then and have since moved to a new address and changed my name (marriage). About two months ago I was at my parents house and my old phone number rang and someone asked for me...(my old name). Anyway, they said they were from Readers Services. My mother immediatlely stated that I did not live there anymore and hung up. So now I am wondering if they are trying to contact me again. Or did they send my account to a Collection agency. It is not on my credit reports because I check them every six months (after I found many errors on one of them.) I believe that I paid all of the money that they wanted. I am just trying to figure out who renewed the subscription as I didn't! Also, could they possible use a cancelled credit card for the transaction? I cancelled the credit card a very long time ago. Yes I agree magazines should not do businees with this company. I cancel a subsctiption, I should get my money back. You can forget about that with Media Outsourcing as you can't even get a phone number that works. Cat Voorhees, New JerseyU.S.A.
Entity: Atlanta, Georgia
14, Report #469944
Jul 15 2009
10:07 AM
Doan Van Vu Person use stolen credit cards to purchase goods. Hanoi Hanoi
Person purchased software to publish site then real credit card owner performed chargeback. Person identified himself as Doan Van Vu (johnsen1983@gmail.com) Pavel MoscowRussian Federation
Entity: Hanoi, Nationwide
15, Report #1180656
Oct 02 2014
10:44 PM
doan law firm DONT FALL PREY TO THIS PREDATOR San clemente Nationwide
Please take my warning and do not hire this firm as your bk attorney.  They will take $4000 of your money to send you a form letter that you need to address and send out yourself. They will pass you off to a legal assistant or paralegal to file your case.  You will never talk to an actual attorney until you are ready to fire them. They will give you bad advice.  They will send some wrinkled suit guy who knows nothing about you or your case and throw you out to the tigers at the 341 hearing.  We asked them to file Chpt. 13, they advised us against it and then after 3 341 hearings we were told we don't qualify for a Chpt. 7!!!  Now we are Chpt. 13 and we can now NEVER file Chpt. 7 because of them.  They are NOT CHRISTIANS....they want your money and then they are done with you.  Do your homework and check out the Internet reviews.  Most of them are very old from probably family members.   I promise I have nothing to gain.  I was stupid and thought they were going to help me and they screwed me.  I hope you find someone who cares about you.  I am now handling my case by myself and even though its tiresome, I know I am in capable hands that care about my wellbeing.  Good Luck!          
Entity: Nationwide
16, Report #1173337
Aug 29 2014
10:14 PM
Doan Law Firm Not a Happy Client San Clemente California
Well, I really wished I had looked here before hiring Doan Law Firm.  I am totally stressed out and feeling very taken advantage of.  I hired Doan Law Firm from Temecula.  My first encounter, I too,  thought I was meeting with an attorney, but very soon realized it was some sort of sales presentation.  I immediately told the salesman I wanted to file Chapter 13.  I  wanted to repay all of my debt but not with incurring higher and higher interest rates and and late charges I wasn't going to be able to keep myself afloat. Well after speaking with (to be honest, I don't know who) they told me and my husband we could qualify for Chapter 7.  I was very uncomfortable with that but the attorney (I have to be honest, I thought he was an attorney) advised me this was our best option.  After appearing at the 341 Hearing and waiting to meet our Doan Lawyer, we soon found out, they sent a substitute attorney to handle the hearing in a wrinkled suit not knowing ANYTHING about our case.  We waited and was seen by a lady from the Trustee's office who grilled us on our finances while the attorney had nothing to say.  Needless to say, our creditors meeting was continued because papers were failed to be filed in a timely manner.  Second Creditors Hearing...another attorney NOT FROM DOAN showed up..this one also not knowing anything about our case.  I don't want to go into details but our creditors hearing was AGAIN continued for a bumble by Doan Law Firm.  Third Creditors Meeting, it was decided...guess what...You don't qualify for Chapter 7, now you are Chapter 13 and you need to appear again for confirmation of your chapter 13.  You guessed it...NO ATTORNEY FROM DOAN, someone else appeared for us.  Our chapter 13 finally gets confirmed.  I haven't even touched on the emails from Doan that were abusive and threatening to drop us.  We paid $4000 for these above services.  We have been in our Chapter 13 for a year now and everything was going okay until we had an offer to refinance our rental property.  It required a check the box form, No Hearing or appearance by an attorney and I just got a bill for $750.  Yep...that is no typo.  I filled out the form myself, I attached all the exhibits and exchanged a few emails with a paralegal and they now want another $750.  I am sick to my stomach.  I can't believe I fell for this and didn't listen to my inner voice.  PLEASE LISTEN TO ME...I am now considering going In Pro Per and representing myself or putting out more money for another attorney.  I have sent an email requesting a lower fee and I hope someone from this firm contacts me to right this wrong.  Stay posted....
Entity: San Clemente, California
17, Report #231851
Jan 21 2007
07:42 PM
VIDEO PRODUCTION SCAM - New Line Media TV, , Platinum Television Group, PTG Studios - BEWARE of - NICK VESER and DOUG SCOTT- they are scammers from FLORIDA - PLATINUM TELEVISION GROUP - Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA Nationwide
Now more than ever, it is critical for people to see and witness the ways in which scam artists operate so that they can recognize if and when they become the targets of such traps. Just recently, I had the opportunity to observe scammers in action. By entering a search in Google Video for New Line Media or Platinum Television Group, you will see exactly what I mean. This will hopefully make you aware of some of the strategies and tactics that scammers use to lure people into their traps. Notice how confused the scammer becomes when he is confronted with questions that he is obviously unprepared for. He keeps repeating the same answers over and over again, as if he was reading them directly off of a script. What I would like to know is: why should someone who has done nothing but lie, deceive and exploit the effort and hard work of honest people deserve to benefit in any shape or form from these actions? Is it fair that people who dedicate all of their time, energy and resources to establishing a successful business are stripped not only of their money, but also of their dignity? Personally, I consider it an insult to my intelligence and a complete waste of my time to be approached by a scammer and to be manipulated into giving money to someone who is not only undeserving, but also too lazy to find an honest job. So please, spread the word. The best way to fight these scam artists is to educate yourself about them. Remember to check out the exposure tapes on Google video so you can recognize if this is happening to you. I can't stress the importance of staying informed on this subject. Since scammers devote their whole lives to cheating others of their money, it is our duty to educate ourselves and to take action so that they are not able to benefit from what is rightfully ours. John New York, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Deerfield Beach, Nationwide
18, Report #514714
Oct 25 2009
06:14 PM
AnchorHouseFinancial AmericanFinancialOnline, Firststepequity, MDSQ PRODUCTIONS LLC ALL THESE COMPANIE ARE SCAMMERS BEWARE AND CALL THE DA OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AND THE US ATTORNEYS OFFICE Santa Barbara, California
AnchorHouseFinancial, AmericanStandardOnline and FirststepEquity all are ran by MDSQ Productions LLC. registered by the state of California #200813710015 with attorney  Charter Claiborne Hughes at address  21 E. Canon Perdido St. Suite 218, Santa Barbara,CA.  93101. Based on the california department of corporations he accepts law suit service for the own  Mike Davenport who runs all these scams. CALL THE DA  IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY,CALIFORNIA AND REPORT ALL YOUR DEALINGS WITH THESE COMPANIES ON CRAIGSLIST.
Entity: Santa Barbara,, California
19, Report #1221629
Apr 10 2015
09:29 AM
Peak Auto Sales LLC Peak Performance Auto Tom Ross lie about the condition of vehicles and scam you into buying a car with major issues Atkinson New Hampshire
This has to be the absolute worst experience I've ever had with any dealer ever. I bought a car that was listed as being in perfect condition needing no mechanical work. He was very pushy trying to get me to buy it, and I did, which was a huge mistake. Upon getting the car home I noticed the engine started ticking and the next day there was a small puddle of oil underneath it. It turns out the car had a bad VVT actuator and timing chain ($1800 fix) and even worse, the transfer case had a hole blown through it and the rear drive shaft wasn't even in the vehicle making it FWD only. The drivers side window switch panel doesn't work, the keyless entry buttons on the doors don't work, and this is just what I've found so far. I'm in the process of trying to get him to either give me a refund or pay for the repairs which so far is not going well, he almost never answers any phone calls or texts and he even tried to say that I caused all of this damage (the day after I bought the car) and went on to say that he doesn't have to do anything because I signed the sales agreement stating I was buying the car as-is. Steer clear of this dealer, Tom Ross (the owner) is an absolute scumbag and he'll screw you over.
Entity: Atkinson, New Hampshire
20, Report #1368309
Apr 18 2017
11:42 AM
Shawn Doan Doan Law Firm Escondido fraudulent company illegally stole money out of my checking account without authorization more than once Escondido California
4/18/2017I have been working with the Doan Law firm in Escondido. I had to make payments because they are charging me more than 5k for my bankruptcy. That in and of itself is ridiculous, but by the time I looked more into it, I had paid a substantial amount to them and couldn't get it back.I did NOT have a payment plan with them, I called each month to make a payment. One day I checked my account and they had made an UNAUTHORIZED payment. I called and asked about it and they said they made a mistake and would credit me back. They never did. I told them to TAKE MY CARD NUMBER OFF FILE and they said they would.I checked my account today and not one but TWO charges that were unauthorized were made on my checking account! I just called and they said it was a mistake and would credit me back. THIS IS FRAUD! THIS SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW. I have no payment plan with this company and they virtually stole money because they have my acct number! I called my bank and filed charges, now I have to call any company I have automatic debits with and reset everything up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?I am supposed to trust this company with my bankruptcy? They are absolutely AWFUL. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not go through them.
Entity: Escondido, California
21, Report #458784
Jun 04 2009
10:38 PM
Telemarketing Sales Leads LLC (TSL) Insurance Leads RIPOFF Allen Texas
My story is the same as all the other brokers here. I contacted this company because another agent had told me this place set the appointments at a fee of $35.00. He said he had a friend that was doing this and was doing well with it. Upon enrolling for their services. I also was told the clients would be pre-screened. A red flag should have been when they refused to accept a credit or debit card for the payment. They also have a minimum purchase of 10 leads. You would have to be a ruthless agent to make these appointments work for you. I am above board and honest. I always conform to CMS rules and regulations. It only took me two days of appointments to recognize something stunk. Two of the seniors didn't even know what I was there for. One lady wasn't home and I left my card. She called me in the afternoon and said she thought it was the Medicare office and that they was going to call her. She said that the lady she talked to had an accent and she had a very hard time understanding what she was saying. One of the gentlemen was happy with what he had and also said he talked with a guy he couldn't understand. He was also under the impression it was the Medicare offfice. One of the ladies hid from me when I knocked on the door and refused to answer. Of coarse, I left at that point. The leads are in some instances 40 to 50 minute drive time apart. Not really allowing time to represent any product sufficiently. I have had several emails back and forth with Mya Turner at this company. Of coarse they will not refund (the reason for not taking credit cards). Mya sent me recordings of the conversations with the seniors. They are hard to understand and they keep saying a Medicare counselor will be there at a specific time. Not really giving the person a chance to refuse. They tell the senior it will only take ten to fifteen minutes of their time. My opinion they are representing themselves as the office of Medicare. I totally agree with Rose of Oceanside. Something needs to be done about this company. They are blatently disregarding CMS rules and ripping off hard working agents for hundreds of dollars. Not to mention time and gas money that could be used on legitimate leads. Not only have they misrepresented themselves. They are also railroading seniors into appointments they don't need or want. Agents and Brokers beware of this company. Don't waste your hard earned money. This company should not be in business and we should not allow them to make any further profit. We must get the word out. They are from what I understand fairly new here in California. They are big in Texas. Lets cut them off at the pass.>>>>>>> Deno Chula Vista, CaliforniaU.S.A.
Entity: Allen, Texas
22, Report #885821
May 21 2012
01:16 PM
America's Elite Media Ridiculous Telemarketing Scam Denver, Colorado
About 3 months ago, I started receiving magazines from this company called America's Elite Media. They asked me if I was interested in a few magazines that they had for a bargain price. I have no idea why I gave them my information but I did. They told me that I had about 2 weeks to cancel my subscription. I gave them a call about 3 days before the 2 weeks had ended and they said in order for me to cancel my subscription, I would have to talk to the supervisor about it. They then stated that he would not be in for the next 3 days. That would mean that I won't be able to cancel my subscription and that I would be charged. After those 3 days ended, I gave them a call around 3/22/12 around 2:36 pm and talked to the supervisor. I asked him if I would be able to cancel the subscription, but he said that it was past the 2 week policy (or so they say) and that I would have to pay $400 to cancel. I talked to him more about my account and said that I will need my billing statements in order for me to pay for these magazines. It's been about 2 months and I have not received my billing statements. I cancelled my credit card so that I won't be charged and I've been sending my magazines back. They've been calling me about my billing payments but I've never called them back. Is there anyway to cancel or stop this scam from continuing? If anyone has any information on helping me and other victims, please give some advice.
Entity: Denver, Colorado
23, Report #876041
Apr 30 2012
11:06 AM
America's Elite Media Telemarketing Magazine subscription scam Denver, Colorado
On or around April 2011, I took a telephone solicitation for a bargain on magazine subscriptions-$49.90. for three years. The caller didn't specify a company of employment. I asked what magazines were in the list for my choice. the caller said a mix. I then inquired as to the cancellation of all or some did it happen that I didn't want to receive them. Yes.  Upon receiving that answer, I gave the caller my credit card info. To this day I've not received a list of magazines. In the September 2011 cycle for my bank statement, eight charges of $49.90 appeared, with various names (Magazine Service, Your Magazines; Services. A few had mailing address, most had toll free phone numbers, several had nothing. In October, I started receiving magazines that while not inherently bad, were trashy, unappealing and inappropriate. I don't want them in my house. I attempted to cancel them using the web address for the publisher, then the phone number. No luck, as there was no account number on the label. Since then, I haves been returning them via postal service (Return to sender Cancel'). On the next month's bank statement was the same eight businesses with their same info and lack of info. I called the phone numbers on the statement-several had been disconnected, some rang for 10+ times with no answer, A few had a voice mail set-up on which I left messages. I've not received a reply to date (03-27-12). The next step was to cancel the credit card, so no more charges could be placed on my account. The bank official stated that they would dispute the charges via the credit card company, for me not to reply or respond to any phone calls or letters. I next filed a complaint with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector, advising them of the above. The representative also advised me not to respond to any communication. They advised to continue to return the mags as I were doing. I next consulted with Bham BBB, who gave me the same advice as the PO and bank plus advising me to file complaints with the various BBBs for the mailing addresses I did have. (I travel intermittently and have had to do this piecemeal). I have filed complaints with the Minnespolis-St. Paul MN BBB for one of the services, with Virginia Beach VA BBB. The filing with Minne. has been resolved with the President of the company agreeing to cancel the subscriptions. While he did send a letter defending his company, he did not send a list of mag subscriptions he has cancelled. In the past few weeks, I have had several phone calls from America's Elite Media and now a letter to the effect that my account is delinquent and I owe $999.00 to pay off the balance. (For what? No list of magazines were given.) Tomorrow I will inform the bank of this letter.    Consumer's Desired Resolution: cancellation of any magazine subscriptions and refund of previous payments for unwanted subscriptions.  BBB Processing  03/27/2012  web BBB Case Received by BBB 03/28/2012  jenn BBB Case Reviewed by BBB 03/28/2012  Otto EMAIL Send Acknowledgement to Consumer 03/28/2012  Otto EMAIL Notify Business of Dispute 04/06/2012   BBB MORE INFO RECEIVED FROM THE CONSUMER : A representative of AMS placed a phone call to my home phone about 30 mins ago (April 6, 2012 12:00 CDT (approximately). The individual spoke with a friend who is house sitting for me while I am out of town. She was accused  of impersonating me, among various other things. SHe refused further communications with this individual. In light of the time frame for the business to respond to the complaint, this is to serve as notice of the business apparently attempting to resolve the issue without BBB involvement. The individual also alleged having placed many calls to my home phone. If so, no message was ever left. Per instructions from the U.S. Postal Service Inspector, my bank representative and other BBB representatives with whom I have spoken, I will not communicate with this business, unless and until so instructed.   Complaint ID#: 75167106 Business Name: America's Elite Media, Inc You recently requested our help concerning a problem with the company named above. This correspondence is to notify you of the current status of your case. The company has not yet responded, so a second letter of notification is being sent to them today. If you have heard from the company and the matter has been resolved, please contact your BBB at jclaussen@denver.bbb.org or notify us by using our ONLINE COMPLAINT system.  As of this date, I am filing a complaint with the office of the Attorney General of Colorado on this company. 
Entity: Denver, Colorado
24, Report #1093064
Oct 25 2013
10:09 AM
Witsoft Studios LLC/Witsoftstudios.com Johnathan Witte, Felicity A. Martin, Philip Witte, Andrew Witte scammers that are running telemarketing, phony contest winnings, phone lotto winnings,etcetera Clearwater Florida
found this company on ripoffreport.com about one and one half years ago from a woman who had been scammed by these crooks...she had ordered a malware protection package from them, they took her money at the post office box they use out of Clearwater Florida, then she stated she had received nothing in return... in our case these people are contacting several individuals they are locating throught the US and apparently at least few other countries with those phone lotto winning, telemarketing type scams, phony contest winning scams, etcetera... Johnathan Witte is personally known to some of his victims... we have spoken to a few of them... he and accomplice Felicity A Martin prefer to use facebook, linkedin.com, etcetera to locate victims they have report on record at Better Business Bureau, Clearwater, FL for non payment of wages to one of their employees they threaten some of their victims if they will not provide their social security numbers, debit card numbers, etcetera
Entity: Clearwater, Florida
25, Report #1191435
Nov 25 2014
07:02 PM
Supplier Source, LLC Apply Knowledge, LLC aka Apply Knowledge Institute, Coaching Department.Dahm International, LLCDominion of Virgo Investments, IncEcommerce Support, LLC – IdahoEssent Media, LLCEvertex Solutions, LLCEvi, LLC aka Members Learning CentreNemrow Consult Multi-phase, multi-million dollar Internet Scammers - BEWARE of their unscrupulous agenda to RIP YOU OFF Orem Utah
I am filing an official complaint of unethical business practices and requesting financial restitution, against Supplier Source, LLC and ALL it’s associated companies and individuals.I was originally contacted by David Miller of Empyre Business Solutions online via what I now know to be spam, about a online business opportunity. This man, even though a very smooth talker was aggressive in his approach to signing me up and convinced me that this was an opportunity of a lifetime, promising me that I would be making a lot of money in a very short period of time. I feel I was groomed into taking on what he believed to be a business opportunity and what I now know to be a scam. He told me that they were only looking for highly motivated people to accept into their program and that to be accepted I’d have to make my decision, that is say yes – on the spot.  There was no cooling off period offered. To be accepted into the program cost me USD$4,000.00 paid via credit card.A representative from Supplier Source, Brandon Smith, contacted me and explained the program in more detail – It all sounded above board at the time –  the cost for the program, 6 months of one-one coaching + webinars + access to over 5000 suppliers + access to over 50,000 products + website design + social media setup would be USD$12,000.00.  I talked them down to USD$10,000.00 which was paid via credit card ; still thinking the program was legitimate and after signing the contract I was told that to gain access to the social media program, this would cost me another USD$2,500.00 There was a heated phone call over these extra costs, but they had me believing that the program would not work without these additional services.  In total I have paid USD$16,500.  I was then passed on to my so-called coach Marty Twelves whose coaching style was flaccid; he seemed uninterested and often cancelled my coaching session with very little notice.  I was following the training in good faith yet doing things such as reselling items from a Walmart or sears catalogue with an added 15% on top plus shipping built into the price.  I was not entirely sure how this was going to work – why would someone buy something from me that they could get from the original source at a better price?  I am working from Australia so I do not understand how the American market works so I believed them when they told me that people would buy from me based on my customer service.  In good faith I continued the program.I followed all the training webinars and put into place everything that I was coached to do, even though at times it did not sit right with my work ethics.  The fact that they set up my social media accounts ie., facebook & twitter with false ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ made me feel very uncomfortable – but they assured me it was quite acceptable.  I now know my feelings were true in that it is not good business ethics at all.Supplier Source failed to inform me of several factors in creating the kind of business they promised:I was lead to believe that I would need to invest 10-12 hours a week of my time to make large amounts of income. Not true – it requires many more hours.Supplier Source failed to inform me that SEO is in itself a full-time job that requires skillsets that I do not have.Suppliers Source failed to inform me that Social Media Marketing is in itself a full-time job, which requires regular up-to-date training of which their own webinars do not cover.Supplier Source failed to inform me that Blogging is also on it’s own a full-time job requiring further training that is in no way covered in their webinars.Supplier Source failed to inform me that the coaching program and subsequent online business drop-ship model would in actual fact be a full time job. -       I am unable to work full-time due to a disability, so this alone has caused me undue stress, ill health and fatigue.Supplier Source failed to inform me that I would have to spend more money on business and marketing training, web design and back-end coding as well as further social media training because their training and webinars was not sufficient. TO THIS DAY - 18MONTHS LATER I HAVE NOT MADE ONE SALE, NOT ONE CENT!My relationship with my Life Partner has suffered a great deal of stress almost to the point of breaking down because of the pressures of the cost to invest in the program and the fact that Empyre Business Solutions and Supplier Source have failed to keep their end of the agreement. The insurmountable hours I have put into this business with absolutely no results has placed an enormous stress on my already existing health condition, which has impacted negatively on my family life and relationships.Furthermore during my time with Supplier Source I discovered:During my coaching program, Supplier Source (including others operating as a common enterprise) was taken to court by the FTC – Case No. 2:14-cv-00088-DB.  They had a restraining order filed against them - the business was temporarily suspended, leaving me in a dire position of absolutely no point of contact.During this time I was not informed of their situation; not informed that they were unable to conduct business; not informed of how long this situation would take to be resolved.  No contact was made with me to advise of their situation.During this time, I was unable to conduct business on my own website because of my domain’s attachment to Supplier Source being that it was registered under their business name, stopping me from accessing back-end protocols at which point my business was suspended for 6 weeks until I was able secure the registered domain name into my own name.This complaint is being filed with the Federal Trade Commission as well as the Utah Division of Consumer protection and anywhere else I can find to file the complaint.This complaint is filed against Supplier Source and all their associates who maintain a common enterprise, multi-phase, multi-million dollar Internet and telemarketing scheme.  They use a multitude of corporate names and deceptive tactics to induce consumers to pay thousands of dollars for a business model that does not end up making the kind of substantial revenue promised.The following is a list of companies associated with Supplier Source, most of which are based in Utah and with whom this complaint is also against:Apply Knowledge, LLC aka Apply Knowledge Institute, Coaching Department.Dahm International, LLCDominion of Virgo Investments, IncEcommerce Support, LLC – IdahoEssent Media, LLCEvertex Solutions, LLCEvi, LLC aka Members Learning CentreNemrow Consulting, LLCNovus North, LLC aka My Mentoring, Yes International LLC, Your Commerce Support International, LLC.Purple Buffalo, LLC365DailyFit, LLCVi Education, LLC – NevadaThe following is a list of individuals associated with Supplier Source, LLCDavid Gregory BevanJessica BjarnsonPhillip Edward GannusciaChad HuntsmanRichard NemrowJeffrey NicolThomas J Riskas IIIBabata SonnenbergKen Sonnenberg I believe that all of these companies and individuals are collectively responsible for the deceptive practices that have affected me; my mental health, my financial status and the negative impact on my personal relationships and that of the many consumers who were mislead by false promises. Permanent Injunction to discontinue their misleading and deceptive business practices and financial restitution to me and all those who've been ripped off is the only outcome acceptable.
Entity: Orem, Utah

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