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1, Report #1402201
Sep 25 2017
10:39 AM
Royal Publishing Scam Print Advertising Peoria Illinois
A full star is over valuing this company. They call repeatedly, even after we've said NO. They state they're from our school system when they are a for profit company. Their options for attractive, useful ads is so limited that a garage sale sign looks more professional. Their hard sell approach is intended to intimidate staff. And they don't send proof sheets before they claim it's too late to revise or correct anything. My advice: block their phone calls.
Entity: Nationwide
2, Report #1234402
Jun 08 2015
07:32 PM
Royal Publishing approached me by phone to advertise; have not shown proof of advertisement Peoria Illinois
On May 15th, 2015, I received a phone call from a person named Rachel with Royal Publishing.  She was trying to fill up a school program with last minute advertisers for the Oviedo High School Baseball Championship game.  I told her I was interested.  She told me what the price would be for a quarter page ad - $155.00.  I said okay. She sent me the bill to my workplace.  It was then that I realized I didn't speak to a student, as is typical, to sell the ads, but rather a publishing company.  I received one piece of paper with the amount due, and how to pay it.  On the back was a picture if you will, of my ad.... black and white.  No program, no proof that my ad ever went into any school program.  I called the company to ask that a copy be sent to me before I pay the bill.  She said she could email it to me.  In my email, I received the same black and white picture of an ad.  I returned this email and requested that the program be sent to my business address. I have not heard back yet from them.  I am very concerned that this is a rip off, that no ad was placed in a fictitious program.  I am also concerned that they will be harassing me at my business workplace.  Thank you for your time.
Entity: Peoria, Illinois
3, Report #1224065
Apr 22 2015
10:03 AM
Royal Publishing Steve Tinley, Sheri Mislead in a donation Peoria IL
WE WERE CALLED BY THIS COMPANY AND ASKED TO DONATE TO THE SOFTBALL TEAM , WE SAID WE WOULD GIVE 90.00 AND THEN WE RECIEVED AN INVOICE FOR THE AMOUNT., WE PAID THIS WITH A CHECK, I HAVE NEVER RECIEVED AN INVOICE FOR A DONATION BEFORE. THIS COMPANY ALSO CALLS ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND HARRASES UP TO PAY. WE SENT THE CHECK TO THEM.
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4, Report #163177
Nov 03 2005
09:22 AM
Mayflower Publishing ripoff Santa Monica California
I also am a victim of this scam. I only wish I had found this site before hand. I invested the original $20.00 and also the cost of printing and so forth. It's a shame that hard working people like myself who try and work with these company's in good faith continue to get ripped off. What's going to happen when everybody loses faith?? Cindy Port Royal, South CarolinaU.S.A.
Entity: Santa Monica, California
5, Report #1295293
Mar 22 2016
04:00 PM
Royal Publishing This company has been running scams in Peoria Il for a long time. They tell you your add is going to be distributed to thousands of people at local events. Peoria Illinois
Royal Publishing has been scaming small businesses for years. They call you up out of the blue and and begin harrasing you. They continue to call and call untill you hear them out. They then promise you that for next to nothing they will distribute an add to thousands of people and no payment will be due for 6 months. What actualy happens is totally different. First they do not distribute anything. We went to an event where we paid to be advertised and when we got to the event we were no where on any publication. Upset we contacted them and they told us THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DISRTIBUTION OF THE ADD As if anyone in the world would spend money on add advertisement that WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED. Then they send you a print out of a cheesey flyer with your add in it and say we printed it. They only print one add and thats the copy they send you. Then they have the nerve to try and charge you for somthing they never did. I researched them after they scamed us and found dozens of similar reports based on this same senario. Avoid this company as they are in the business of lying and riping off the public. Shameful and discraceful taking money from small businesses and leving them with nothing to show for there investments. 
Entity: Peoria, Illinois
6, Report #1357843
Feb 23 2017
09:49 AM
Skin Royal / Eye Royal SCAM DELUX
I ordered the trial or sample of Skin Royal / Eye Royal.  First of all, when ordering on line I just wanted the Skin Royal, but, they made the ordering so tricky that when I did finally order, I had been charged for Skin AND Eye Royal.  Okay, total was about $11.00 and I was fine with that.  At no time during ordering did I see anything that said to cancel in 14 days.  I have even gone back to the website to go through the steps again and STILL did not see it.   Now, 10 days later, I am charged $177.00 on my checking account for a membership that I DID NOT WANT.  I called the company and they were of no help whatsoever.  I am sure that make MILLIONS on people like me who are charged this amount.  It is a completely tacky and unprofessional way to do business.  $177 to some may not be much, but it is a lot for my family to give up on a SCAM.  I will be listing this experience on social media everyday to try and help someone else NOT make the same mistake.  If it stops one person from ordering then GOOD!
Entity: Nationwide
7, Report #485365
Aug 25 2009
06:05 PM
Crown Royal Compendium Crown royal scam brewton, Alabama
Got the same exact letter today 1,850,000.00, of course it is a scam, first rule if you won money it doesn't cost money to get it.  Second look at the wording and language of the letter ya ya ya ya ya what exactly is compendium? full amount of prize payment reported data? Are you getting data or a check no where does it actually say sending you a check.  on the back of the letter if you are not satisfied within 30 days after recieving COMPENDIUM you can get full refund?  Umm? How would you not be satisfied if you actually receive the money?  Most likely if you get anything it will be information to enter some sweepstakes or more forms  more scam letter asking for more money .multiply $19 X 1000 lettersjust like this one hhhmmm.  Also note other than an address there is no phone number, fax number, website or even an email address. signatures are not really legible and they are not printed out above or below signature which is common practice in business letters. matter of fact on the back of the letter page.second sentence states RCC carefully examines, aquires and makes available full entry directives for known cash and prizes equalling or exceeding stated amounts, and said directives are placed in Report format in our compendium for our nationwide eligible patrons who desire to PARTICIPATE.  So data or report of sweepstakes or contests are what you get not money. NO MONEY people!  Information on sweepstakes or contests is in the so called compendium.  Sorry......................
Entity: henderson, Nevada
8, Report #969047
Nov 14 2012
10:54 AM
Royal caribbean denied boarding Royal Caribbean, Internet
     We were recently denied boarding on a Cruise ship by Royal Caribbean cruise lines. The problem was that my wife, a legal permanent resident of the U.S. was missing a piece of information required by U.S. customs for re-entry to the U.S. This was not necessarily due to negligence on our part.       Four months before the cruise date, my wife traveled to Washington D.C. from our residence in South Carolina to secure a passport and make sure her documentation was in order. A few days before the cruise she was unable to find her legal permanent resident (green) card. Since she had made photocopies earlier, she brought those thinking that would be sufficient along with her passport.      It wasn't. U.S. customs requires both a passport and the original plastic card to be in possession at time of re-entry.      Interestingly, the Broward county sheriff was able to confirm my wife's legal status from the photocopy and a single phone call to Immigration in Wash. D.C.      The problem, I believe, is not with the cruise lines who are simply trying to avoid paying a stiff fine for non-complience, but with the arbitrary nature of our governments enforcement of immigration policy. The fact is, millions of people live and work in this country illegally. In addition, the federal government recently filed suit against Arizona for enforcing immigration law. Requiring individuals to present ID at polling places is now considered discriminatory. Yet the government is on the case at the cruise docks. Who really are they protecting us against?
Entity: , Internet
9, Report #971202
Nov 19 2012
06:55 AM
royal inventions royal scam.great ideas turned into nightmares Internet
Contacted hugh about my idea . was assured it was fantastic and a sure fire winner(my invention is now sold at red dot). Sent the 13k.Received a childs computer drawing a month later followed my monthly lists of companies. I started having a bad feeling and ringing the company.When i wasnt palmed off, i got to speak to a different clown every time, assuring me i was soon to be rich. Soon the phone disconnected, the email went dead and i felt like a fool. There seems to be no help for the people who have trusted and been deceived by this man and his associates.  Hugh will do well to know his stolen money will soon be spent, but the memory of his deceit  will stay with us and will fester. You cant hide forever hugh. You will be found.
Entity: , Internet
10, Report #197287
Jun 20 2006
10:33 AM
Royal Oak Financial ripoff Michigan
I received a call from Isabell Clark regarding a loan that i had been approved for and that since my credit was bad, i could not qualify for a Conventional Loan, and as i was about to send 2500.00 i found this sight, thank god i did, you just saved me a boat oad of money. Thanks everyone. P.s. Do not send any money to this company ever, no matter how convincing they sound. James elburn, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Michigan
11, Report #464095
Jun 23 2009
11:37 AM
Royal Membership FRAUD!!! Internet
Watch your bank accounts! I was debited 49.95 for a Royal Membership and did not authorize the transaction at all. I have cancelled the so-called memebership by calling the phone number and requested a credit, but was told that I would receive a paper check in the mail in 30 business days. We'll see if I receive my money back or not. Anonymous in brighton, co Brighton, ColoradoU.S.A. *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account that someone wrongfully takes it from you! EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back! HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO: Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E. According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days. If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges. Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent! DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER! Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get. And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state. Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth. If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.
Entity: Internet, Nationwide
12, Report #1318783
Jul 25 2016
11:50 AM
Royal Holiday Timeshare Scam
Let me tell you my experience, I was in Mexico enjoying my vacation time, when I was invited to attend a timeshare presentation, as I did not want to be rude I decided to go. Well, that was the worst mistake I may have made. They kept me there for 8 hours, I was feeling like a I was wasting my vacation time, so I asked the sales man if I sign and then I regret, and I have de desire of cancel the contract if there is any problem? Of course he told me that there was no problem and he continued talking about how wonderful is his membership. Of course all was a lie. He never told me that there was a rescission period and I felt very confident and I signed the contract. After 10 days of vacations I came back home and I started my research to cancel my contract. As soon  wrote Royal Holiday on google I saw all those bad reviews about fraud and my 5 days that I had to cancel the contract. My first reaction was “5 days?!!”. Yes I only had 5 days to can cancel my contract and recover my money. I immediately contact Royal Holiday and I let them know my desire to cancel my contract and his respond was that there was not possible. I was so furious that I decided not to let them make fun of me and that I would be able to get the cancellation of my contract with or without his help. I made a deep search on google, I found a company named Mexican timeshare Solutions, I called them and got a free consultation, they told me that they wont charge anything upfront. I took the chance and I hired them. After 5 months I got the cancellation of my contract Of course Royal Holiday  made everything to avoid it, but I succeeded. Royal Holiday is a fraudulent company full of thieves, do not trust them and If you are in the same situation do not give up. I can take a lot of time but it is possible.
Entity: nationwide
13, Report #1321975
Aug 11 2016
11:54 AM
Royal Holiday bad experience
I was ripped off in the cruelest way possible, while I relaxed and confident on my vacation, I was invited to a presentation of supposedly 90 minutes which really lasted nearly 6 hours, at the beginning we did not want to buy anything, but for them seemed quite the opposite, like  if you tell us more, we are very interested in buying finally tired we believed that our only way to get out is buying ,as the seller told us: “ try it and if you don’t want it you can quit at anytime with a refund back “ ,obviously we believed them and as we were very tired and fed up or read anything we accepted. We decided to enjoy our vacation and returning home and with calm we could cancel the timeshare with no problem. To our bad luck when we called to cancel, they said it was impossible at the moment and they are not buying memberships. My wife and I we cannot  sleep thanks to the high stress of knowing that we had to pay all that money ,the situation is becoming increasingly difficult. We searched and searched on the internet and all we found were complaints and more complaints against Royal Holiday. Finally we found a company called Mexican Timeshare Solutions, we feel confidence about them ,everything I read on their website, that they work not only in Mexico but also in USA and they no charge until they cancelled the contract, was a strong point to believe in them. You could read: Mexican Timeshare Solutions gave to me and my family the peace that we looking for ,all the weight and stress its gone.Just to leave everything in their hands as they have succeeded in the cancellation of my contract, Royal Holiday timeshare was not going to pay, my debt was 19,500 Americans DLS ($ 347,000 pesos approximately at that time), but with interest plus monthly maintenance charged by the holiday consortium and translated into Mexican pesos would skyrocket to nearly a million pesos for 10 years was within payment, even without considering that the dollar may continue increasing ,would become an unpayable debt. Luckily we were able to get out of this BIG problem, the purpose of my comment is to warn all those who are considering purchasing a timeshare or already have and hesitate whether to keep it,  CANCEL IT !! timeshare field is the worst scam that may exist ,the only thing they think about is to scrub in people no matter what the situation in which we find  Get away from ROYAL HOLIDAY AND THEIR  TIMESHARES  FRAUD !!!!
Entity: Nationwide
14, Report #1336231
Nov 02 2016
11:20 AM
Royal Sunset Timeshare Scam
On October 2010 my sisters and I were in Cancun for vacation. We knew that we had to attend a 90 minutes presentation for timeshare, since one of my sister had received one week vacation from Royal Sunset. But we had kept in mind that we would not buy. After 4 hours of discussion we finally bought. We started out with one representative showing us the Sunset Lagoon. Going back to what I called « the discussion room » another salesman came. He was the supervisor, the Master. The disccussion was long and difficult. I told them a couple of time that I needed to call my husband in my country before making a decision. That I would give them my decision the next day. But the supervisor wouln´t let met out of the office. Everything that was mentioned by other owners, happened. We were taken to a private office. Gifts were offered, A better room, activities all week...., wine during the process of discussion, name it we got it all. We were asked questions about our families, how much we spend a year on vacation... We were promised that at any time we could sell back without any controversial… A year later I took 1 week exchange. I was not satisfied so I wrote them. 2 years later, us three sisters got separated, so 2 of us bought the third one's part. No legal papers were done. For the last two years, we've been researching to find out how to proceed in order to sell this back? We called American Lawyers, which told us that this is a private thing and that they won’t do anything. It is very hard to give our trust in this matter.We find that we are obligated to go to the same place every year and it is not cheaper than an all inclusive. We've invested a lot. These people sell a dream, but once we wake up, it is a nightmare. So when we found Mexican Timeshare Solutions web site and the good comments from past consumers, we finally decided to write them. They help us to get rid of our timeshare and the maintenance fees. we can finally rest. It´s a complicated process, but not impossible
Entity: nationwide
15, Report #1340820
Dec 01 2016
11:03 AM
Royal Holiday Timeshare Fraud
Hi! Me and my wife returned from our honeymoon trip to Mexico. We also signed up for Royal Holiday. Believing this would grant us exclusive and luxurious trips to great places, having great hotels and services to a very low cost. Like many others we also feel like we've been scammed by Royal Holiday. When we got home. I've been able to do some research about them and checking out their trips etc and I can see that the prices, all-inclusive promises, pickup services, VIP packages and airport lounges are all nothing but lies. We had a contract for 30 years with an annual fee of $ 495 US Dollars and we've made a down payment of $ 1,125 US Dollars and a closing cost of $ 910 US Dollars (a total of $ 2,035 US Dollars paid so far). The total price for the membership would be $ 7,500 US Dollars with monthly payments of $ 119.24 US dollars ending after 60 months of payment.  We did not cancel in 5 days. Rather as soon as we got home and read the documents we began the difficult process to cancel. we tried to cancel the membership through the resort but  it was impossible. In our membership disclosure it says that there is no buyers remorse and in an addendum it says that there is no termination of the membership. We almost lose hope when we find d a company on the internet called Mexican Timeshare Solutions and after an introductory call, they reviewed our contract  and they told us that based on their experience,  we had a good chance to get out of the contract. After six months they cancelled our contract.  I honestly highly recommend their services and do not pay anything until the contract is canceled.
Entity: Internet
16, Report #1373311
May 15 2017
11:50 AM
Bahamas Royal Totally a Scam Santo Domingo Internet
They had a contest on the radio. They offer a package for 4 people, then they ask for a payment of $ 200 dollars for in air tax. When you call to book your package is all lie, at the end you must buy the flight tickets, you must pay for the hotel room. They only steal your $ 200 dollars.
Entity: Internet
17, Report #1376331
May 31 2017
11:34 AM
Royal Holiday Horrible timeshare experience
My wife and I were pitched, the sale of our existing timeshare was a condition of purchase at Royal Holiday . The salesperson misled us about the guarantee to sell our existing timeshare for $62,750. We didn't get the guarantee until we were leaving after signing the contract. The guarantee was for no more than to list the property for sale for $62,750. We talked about the RCI bonus weeks we were getting. We talked about the cost of $179 or $189 a week. Nothing was said about having to pay maintenance fees first .We were told we were getting a $90,000 annuity. We then found later it was an anticipated annuity. When you look back to see all the slimy sales tactics playing on our emotions and when good questions were asked about risk and financial commitment or guarantees of pay back the way the sales men to conned us deflected every time.  After many useless calls, We decided to act by our side. We hired Mexican timeshare solutions to cancel our timeshare and after 3 months, we were free from all the payments, maintenances fees or any relation with Royal Holiday. Be aware, do not hire any company to sell your timeshare all of them are scam and they work together with the resort And never pay anything in advance. It was a hard lesson to learn but we did. We had our doubts because in some websites we read that Mexican timeshare Solutions, charged in advance, but since we had our free consultation with them, they clarified us that we do not have to pay anything in advance until our contract is canceled and that these comments were placed by the resort that wants to stains the image of them and prevent people from canceling their timeshare contracts with them. So ignore those comments, have your free consultation and cancel your contract!!
Entity: Nationwide
18, Report #1378895
Jun 13 2017
02:59 PM
Royal Carribean Fake Jewelry Galveston Texas
My wife looked at gold chains onboard the Royal Carribean Liberty of the Seas. The sales lady told her they were solid gold.  I said that they were a good price for solid gold and the lady cut a piece of chain to show me they were solid so we bought several pieces.  After a month of wearing the bracelets that were custom made for us the gold wore off and turned my wifes wrist black.  Royal Carribean of course passed the buck and told me to call Starboard Cruise Services.  I have not called yet but have little hope as they require the original sales receipt.  I'll report if they give a refund or not.
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19, Report #1385497
Jul 14 2017
08:10 AM
Royal Administration Carchex Nationwide
 Got the warranty in Oct 2016.I had a issue with navigation hard drive 2 months after i got warranty . I passed there break in period (1000 miles and more than 30 days) Royal fought me a little bit but they paid eventually. Tried to say pre existing issue, when i bought the warranty with the car. Fast forward, now in feb 2017 my front differential started to make a weird noise. So i got it checked out as royal advised. Dealer stated front diff is starting to bind and needs to be changed and front wheel bearing is bad. They call it in but carchex wants a tear down but before that is done they said try checking the fluid. Dealer stated no way to check it without actually draining it. Makes sense. So i paid $180 to get the fluid changed. (Royal didnt cover any of it) It wasn't low or dirty dealer stated. The diff is a sealed unit so no oil change intervals or maintenance required. They refilled with oem fluid and the noise was gone. Royal said ok good and closed the differential claim since it was no longer needed. Not reimbursing me a dime. 5 months later (July 2017) front end got extremely loud. Dropped it off to get it diagnose. Dealer states front right wheel bearing is bad and front differential is back with noise. So he called it in. Royal is requesting a tear down. Fine with me cause the noise is worst then before so that means its done. But how can you request for a tear down and never even came to inspect the vehicle know it has other issues besides the diff? I asked how could you diagnose a wheel bearing if they take the differential apart? They stood quiet, then turned and said yea i gotta see if i can get a adjuster out to check the car. Sad i have to tell them in which order they should do there job or when they should check the vehicle. You claim to be experienced and professionals in this for years. I cant agree. Especially when you guys said your adjuster can tell what was damaged before i got the warranty and during. That is completely impossible. I've asked independent mechanic shops and other Lexus dealers and they also state that it is impossible with this type of breakdown to tell if prior or during. Then they started talking about pre existing issues and normal wear and tear. Pre existing? So because i did not have the repair done (which was not needed at the time) your say pre existing? Or i bought the car with a differential making noise and a bad wheel bearing? Did i or did i not do everything required to keep the vehicle properly running when you guys asked? You asked for maintenance receipts, i sent them. You asked the oil be changed on the diff. I did it. (My maintenance receipts totaling more then $7,000 in repairs out of my own pocket) Showing you i take care of my vehicle and all pre existing issues was taken care of before or during the 30 day/1,000 miles start up period as stated in the contract. $7,000 in repairs that i paid before the warranty and your gonna tell me pre existing issues? Now more excuses... Why would i continue with a tear down if there was no longer a issue after the fluid was changed out? Now 5 months later the diff is binding but even louder now and your gonna tell me its pre existing issues because i did not tear it down in the past, yet YOU closed the claim stating nothing more needs to be done. So it was a set up? You said okay and closed the claim when the fluid was changed out and now its a issue because it wasn't fixed the first time? And its preexisting because no tear down was done before?? i am still paying my contract and i am now 8-9 months in. Royal do not want to pay because the repair exceeds the cost of my contract. My contract is roughly $5,000 and the repair is about $7,000 with wheel bearing repair. Why not stipulate from the beginning that you will not pay over X amount or the total contract amount?? Its been a week without my vehicle. No inspection, no repairs, not even a call from royal to tell me whats going on. Now a week later they saying the need to send a inspector out to see the issues. A week later? I Definitely DONT RECOMMEND them and i been with them almost a year. Heard and seen all that i needed to.I wont be making next months payment!!
Entity: Nationwide
20, Report #26803
Aug 13 2002
09:36 AM
Royal Volvo Royal Volvo perpetrates royal screw through bait and switch false promises Birmingham Alabama
I contacted Royal on or around July 28, 2002 to get a quote on a 2002 Volvo XC. I was quoted ~34990.00 on the car. The salesman sent me a note, dated August 2, 2002, confirming the ~34990.00 price. I test drove the vehicle on August 2, 2002 and further discussed the quoted price - specifically discussed what the taxes would be on that amount. We agreed that taxes would be ~1200, making my total expense, including taxes, just above 36000.00. I told him I would be back in touch. On Friday, August 9, 2002, I called my sales person back to make an offer. I asked if he could drop the price closer to 34000.00. He told me he had to talk to his finance manager and would call me back. When he called back, he said that not only could he reduce the price further, but the ~34990.00 price was no longer good and the new price would be 36400.00 - that's 1500 more! When asked why, he explained that the original price he gave me was only good through July 31, 2002, although he never disclosed this previously and he put the lower price in writing, and dated it August 2, 2002. When I asked to speak to the finance manager about this, I was allowed to. The finance manager stated that I should have known that the original price was only good through July and that they bore no responsibility for the situation. He offered no apology and made no attempt to remedy the situation. The practice of offering an attractive price for an item and then refusing to honor that price in favor of a higher price after the lower price attracts a buyer is known as a Bait-and-Switch. Auto dealers have a sometimes undeserved reputation for being shady businessmen. Unfortunately, this dealer, Royal Automotive, has perpetuated the negative stigma attached to automotive dealers. Richard Birmingham, Alabama
Entity: Birmingham, Alabama
21, Report #1356786
Feb 17 2017
05:08 PM
Beaumont, Royal Oak IDENTITY FRAUD / BILLING FRAUD Royal Oak Michigan
DO NOT TRUST THIS HOSPITAL WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION! Not only has this hospital made mistakes with billing me in the past but this hospital allowed another individual to go into their ER and receive medical treatment wrongfully under my name. I went to great lengths and spent hours trying to sort it all out only to be passed around to different departments. In the exact words said by one of the ladies in Customer Excellence, 9 out of 10 times its a human error yet two months later here I am with a hired attorney and Beaumont threatening to send these fraudulent bills to collections, in my name! The worst part is now I have FALSE INFORMATION ON MY MEDICAL RECORDS, to me that is a HUGE deal and Beaumont is treating this as an absolute joke. These staff members must really hate their jobs because they are constantly going out of their way to avoid helping anyone. It is embarrassing and terrifying that this facility actually deals with peoples lives! The person who went in as me could have been deathly allergic to something that I am not and with them thinking they were me that person COULD HAVE DIED. GET IT TOGETHER, before something serious happens. I am going to make sure everyone knows how serious of a situation this is, a hospital can not be so cavalier about such a mistake. I doubt insurance companies would want to hear about being fraudulently charged for anything falsely relating to their clients. Referring to the mistake as 9 out of 10 times that is horrible and this is a disgusting excuse for a hospital. 
Entity: Royal Oak, Michigan
22, Report #1341150
Dec 03 2016
10:09 AM
Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean Cruise If you complain you get the Royal finger Miami Nationwide
Just come back from a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. This was not my first cruise with Royal Caribbean but it was the worst holiday experience of my 56 years. The company has definitely reduced the quality of its product to the point where this now resembles a floating stag party complete with nightly rugby songs, disgusting food served on plastic plates and de-salinated water served in plastic glasses. Service was third rate and complaints got heated all around us in the restaurants, by the pools at customer service................ Everything was a rip off, drinks, excursions, water, service charges, TV, internet, next cruise purchases, shops........... It took some considerable skill to navigate all the Royal Caribbean scams. On three of our stops we queued for hours to get on and off the ship because of Royal Caribbean incompetence and then instead of saying sorry Royal Caribbean blamed the Australian Authorities. I have never been on a cruise where guests we so anti the operator. I honestly thought there was going to be a riot at one stage because the food was so bad and Royal Caribbean just kept apologising and giving out worthless cruise vouchers but did nothing about the problems. On the first day, Royal Caribbean messed up the loading of cases and in some instances it took 12 hours to match guest with case. Customer Services just spouted lie after lie to try to appease the angry mob. Most guests had to go to Level 1 to retrieve their own cases. Many of the cases had been opened by Royal Caribbean and items taken out such as alcohol without the owner present. I saw a couple of guys on Level 1 who were ready to kick off because of the lies and deceit shown by the crew.   I wrote to Royal Caribbean and pointed out at least 10 instances of breach and I got a letter back telling me to refer my complaint to arbitration which I've now done. This is a dishonest, disreputable bunch of sharks who take your money and then give you nothing but broken promises in return and when you complain you get the Royal finger. There are some lovely cruise companies out there Royal Caribbean isn't one of them.
Entity: Nationwide
23, Report #45787
Feb 17 2003
07:55 PM
JMW Publishing Company ripoff Internet Worldwide
These people offer you a chance to have your poetry published for the price of 3 or 5 books which is fourty dollars.COMPLETE RIP OFF!!! They don't send you anything! Sarah Tulsa, OklahomaU.S.A.
Entity: Internet
24, Report #360989
Aug 08 2008
11:40 PM
PageFree Publishing Publishing Fraud Otsego Michigan
Dear Ripoff Report, This is just a small thing of this terrible mess of a company that I have dealt with since 12/22/03 and prior. Paying for services rendered which not only did 1/2 of the stuff never be completed I have not seen one cent from one sale of a book. This is why I called them and told them they were no longer allowed to sell my books anymore because I felt with as much publicity and huge emails I had received I would have sold many of books. As of almost 1 year later note one red cent has been paid to me for books sold which were sold through them exclusively and Amazon and Borders which both these companies were to pay them for books sold. This is such a nightmare I don't even know where to begin. If you go to jillannupstairs.com you will see all of the press my autobiography has received. I ordered a ton of books and they told me they would take services not rendered off my latest book order since those items were not completed. When I received my bill there were no services not deducted and then I wrote them the following emails which I am attaching. They still say my back payment of books sold which is over 250 books sold is coming which I feel I will never see. I do not know what to do and have spent over 10,000 with these people already. I not only ordered 100's of books to send out to ever media outlet friend and aquatint which made them a ton of money to be treated with such little respect. The largest scam that they pulled on me is selling me the back page of the Chicago Book Expo paying a huge amount and was told I would be on the back of every single program at the book expo. Thrilled I agreed and when I arrived at the expo grabbed one of the people's directories to see my book not on the back. Confused I called them immediately and they said there had to be a mistake. I said no I have it right here in my hand. They said they would clear it all up. The following day they showed me a small color brochure that had my book on the back that they passed out within their private booth at the Chicago Expo. The amount was for 500 printed color brochures and the cost was almost the same as me giving out a fully printed book to every customer that walked up. Feeling so stupid that I had been fooled and having to work with them to promote my book in the booth the following 2 days was dreadful. I was so angry I could barely look at them. I even explained this to them later after the show on how upset I was and that I was a business woman and there is no way I would have agreed to it that they had told me that everyone would get one. They meant everyone that wondered into our booth and that they forced to take a brochure which was hardly anyone. It was dreadful. I had been told that I would be on the Chicago Expo directory and was not. That is a whole other story that only shames me and made me start to fear them and question everything they were doing asking why the other items I had prepaid for had not been completed blah blah blah. Please help. The contract was signed 12/20/04. It is now 12/20/05. I have not seen one cent from any book sales even though I was told over 250 had sold. $14.99 a piece and I got to keep a large chunk of it. March the book was printed and distributed to me. As well as put on their website and placed on Amazon, Borders and more to sell books. I paid at the time of 12/20/04 to have the following services done to get sales to my book. Books for Review 3500 Newspapers $225 Books for mailing $265 Marketing Art Package $129 R & R program 18 months $500 = used 7 months before canceling due to not getting paid for any books sold in this amount of time. I am asking for amortizations of 7 months used and the rest to be returned 500 Divided by 18 is $27.77 per month used for 7 months before I cancelled = 194.39 used - 500 = remaining amount of $305.61 50 Hard Cover books; that were ordered 25 to be shipped to me and 25 to be shipped to my publicist. Around $13.06 a piece never received. I just found a bill after confronting them about these items that not only has 25 books billed for 13.06 a piece = $326.50 but also a lot of other items that were not authorized or agreed upon that were charged. I was told I would be charged for Corrections, 1 PDF proof and a $1 new cover Design. When I get a copy of the bill I have a whole bunch of unexpected charged that were extra's. I was charged for 114 Corrections. Which I was charged in the beginning for graphical and spelling errors. Most of these 114 Corrections were from things she did not catch when the book was turned in which is the responsibility of Page Free Publishing. I was told I would be changed to delete or change sentences not spelling and grammar! I was told that they were having a special till the last day of x-mas that you got a full edit of your book. I have also never seen a hardback of my own book. Anyhow the extra bills come to $629.44 60.00 1 new text file 194.00 1 new book layout 228.00 114 corrections 60.00 1 new cover file 60.00 New PDF proofs 27.44 review copies = 629.44 (see Exhibit A) Invoice No. 1597 Order Date 7/22/2004 on this one invoice is the 25 Hard Cover Books = $326.50 On this one invoice = $955.94 Not sure if I was charged for them or not due to not getting information from Page Free Publishing but an order was made and I have 1000's of dollars already paid to the company for books I purchased. 50 x 13.06 = 653.00. Total amount owed: Books for Review 3500 Newspapers $225 Books for mailing $265 Marketing Art Package 653.00 Books 50 hardback 629.44 Charges not correct Total is $2207.05 + Outstanding sales that have occurred of over 250 books sold. I am also asking for damages besides this amount if I do not have a check for the $2207.05 + 250 books sold amount if this is not settled immediately. I will then be asking for fees of all of these other charges and also attorney fees. I have had to take the book elsewhere due to these people. They worry me that I have sold many more books then they are telling me based on all the other lack of information they are willing to give me. I feel that I should receive my money back for all the set up charges to produce the book due to I am having to do it all over again and I am forced to get new ISBN #'s for both books and it also has been a huge damage to my book due to me having to pick another title and just them not putting those other Marketing items in effect has cost me substantial sales. I am willing to go to court. I feel I have been completely taken advantage of and they are probably doing this to many of girls that can't get their books published taking their hard earned savings and living it up. This must not go on! After I would make an order of books or changes no bills were every submitted to me. They would automatically deduct it from a credit card on file. I was in Manhattan for over 2 months and in Indiana for 1 month promoting my book. This is the only reason it has been brought to my attention many other things they were doing that I was not aware of such as these additional charges. Jill Las Vegas, NevadaU.S.A.
Entity: Otsego, Michigan
25, Report #447210
Apr 28 2009
02:06 PM
Northwest Publishing Business Owners Beware Northwest Publishing Portland Oregon
Northwest Publishing takes your money, doesn't return phone calls and sends proofs (of work you sent them rather than the professional design you're supposed to get) with a date to approve or reject that's ALREADY PASSED. I rejected their proof because it looked like crap. After they failed to live up to their promises multiple times, I told them to cancel my order and I demanded a refund. They refused so I filed a dispute with my credit card company and got my money back. I also submitted a report to the BBB. Northwest went ahead with the crappy layout I rejected and continues to send me bills and keeps adding more and more late fees. These people are dishonest and I refuse to be blackmailed with their threats of sending my account to collections. I'm an honest person with excellent credit. I pay for services rendered but I will not be bullied into paying for something that was not delivered. If their product actually was distributed to area restaurants (I haven't seen one and I don't know anyone who has), my business reputation will be diminished by their amateurish product. I don't know if Northwest is a scam operation or if employees inexperienced help or if it's just totally understaffed but I'd strongly suggest you spend your advertising dollars elsewhere. Mickey Lancaster, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Portland, Oregon

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