ED Magedson – Founder
Shopper Local2222 Sedwick Rd # 102 Durham, NC 27713 Durham, North Carolina USA
Shopper Local Register Tape Network Blackmailing crooks Durham North Carolina
I have never heard of this company before and the only reason for this report is because I started to get random invoices for services that I was not interested in the first place so I tossed them in the trash. I don't even run a business so I have no need for business advertising anyways and left it at that. About 2 months later this same company hacked into my bank account and stole over $350 from me which also over drafted my account. I called the bank that day and was told it was fraud and filled out all the required paper work requested by the bank.
The bank refunded my money and all the over drafting frees within a couple of days and had also blocked this company from hacking into my account anymore. Everything at this point was back on track and I put all of this stress behind me. About 4 weeks later I get a letter from an unknown source and no return address and decide to open it just to see what it was. To my surprise the company who hacked my bank account had sent the letter and was trying to invoice me for the money they stole from my bank account 4 weeks before, but that’s only half of the problem. I had noticed another letter behind the invoice claiming if I don't pay up they will report it to the credit people which they claim will forever trash my credit report and then call their lawyer to take more legal actions against me.
I decided to contact the Better Business Bureau and file a report against them for the scam they are trying to pull on me. About 2 days later I get a response from the company claiming they are not a scam and require a signature on all advertising contracts and asked if I signed up for register tape advertising. I have never heard of such in the first place and responded that information with no success. They sent another response the next day and told me "Well ok I will send you a copy of your contract have a great day" and nothing else was said in that response.
A few days later I login to my personal email and to my surprise this company somehow had sent me an email with the subject "shopper local contract" which at this point has me filling like they are hacking my whole life because I never gave them my personal email in the Better Business Bureau when I filed the report. When I open the email after scanning it for a computer virus a picture file loads and above text that says "contract is set to auto renew you need to call to cancel. When I look at the image file I notice that it is a contract from a company called RTN and not Shopper local as they claim to be and to my surprise they have every number I can think of that is tied to my bank account which has me wonder how they can get such information in the first place.
I look further and see that someone has signed my name on the bottom of the contract to make it look real in everything, but I notice off the bat that they completely spelled my name wrong and it even looks like a girl singed my name because of the style of writing used and looks nothing like my signature at all. I emailed them back and said to cancel this I am not interested in any of your products or services and no email response back since. They continued to send invoices everyday sometimes more than one all with different amounts, but with return addresses. The last 2 invoices I got I did not even open instead I sent them back with a post-it note saying return to sender refused.
I haven’t heard from them in a couple of days and just want to let the whole world know about these Blackmailing Crooks who try to scam normal people into believing they owe the money for something that they did not even start it just does not add up and I am one person who is not falling for their pyramid scheme and you should not fall for it either.
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