Consumer Group USA Bad BBB report - ripoff waste of time Orange City Florida
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151 S Wymore Rd, #100
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
SPECIALTY MARKETING CORP
1333 Fowler Dr
Deltona, FL 32725
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Start Date: 1/1/1997
Principal: Sam Florio, President
Local Phone Number: (407) 574-2273
Fax Number: (407) 574-6629
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOB Classification: Business Opp-Work-At-Home Offers
Web Site URL(s): http://assembleproductsathome.com
The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.
Nature of Business
This company offers marketing.
NATURE OF BUSINESS: According to information obtained from the company, Specialty Marketing provides a complete in-house design, printing, publishing, and typesetting, as well as voice mail, pager notification, mail forwarding, inbound and outbound, discount debit card, and phone services. They also offer a complete web publishing, hosting, site promotion, and url submission, as well as LifeRemind which is a reminder service that reminds people of upcoming events such as birthdays and important occasions, dates, etc. for life.
The company also offers a complete line of consumer protection publications and a Home Business Directory, listing over 500 businesses consumers can start from their home.
According to information contained in the Bureau's file, Speciality Marketing is the marketing company for Feed American Organization and Mr. Sam Florio, is the Executive Director of Feed American Organization.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE RECORD: The Bureau has received consumer complaints concerning stating dissatisfaction with the Home Business Directory and requesting a refund of monies paid. Complaints received against Feed America Organization state the company offers a work-at-home opportunity charging an up-front fee of approximately $60.00. Consumer complaints state the work offered is soliciting donations for Feed American Organization and request a refund of monies paid.
The company responds to the complaints explaining their position and offers refunds under the company's stated refund policy.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU COMMENT: When responding to an advertisement for working at home, usually you will received for a fee---instructions on how to place similar ads in other publications, also offering work at home opportunities. Many such work at home schemes have been put out of business by postal authorities. Work at home offers are illegal in some states. The Postal Service additionally advised that envelop stuffing is a highly mechanized process, eliminating the possibility of the need for home-workers.
Other work at home promotions may involve assembling crafts or pillows. You should be aware, however, that advanced fees for the necessary materials are often required, that the craft may take longer to assemble than represented, and that the company will only pay for finished products it deems acceptable. Ask the company for a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of their current workers, the amount each has made over the last 12 months and then contact them to ascertain if they are happy with the program and company.
Additional Business Names
This company also does business as Comsumers Group TM
Consumers Group USA
S M C Corp and Specialty Marketing.
Additional Telephone Numbers
Additional phone numbers for this company include (386) 860-8880
(407) 860-8880 and (888) 655-6777.
Additional addresses for this company include P O Box 5098 Dept 25, Deltona, FL 32728
P O Box 6420, Deltona Lakes, FL 32782
P O Box 740057, Orange City, FL 32774-0057
P O Box 740057 Dept 225, Orange City, FL 32774
P O Box 740057 Dept 222, Orange City, FL 32774 and 426 W Lancaster Rd, Orlando, FL 32809.
Additional File Information
According to information in Bureau files, it appears that this company is no longer in business. The Bureau's mail to this company has been returned as undeliverable. If you have an unresolved dispute with this company you may wish to seek legal advice.
Report as of: 7/29/2003
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