ED Magedson – Founder
StoresOnline, IMergent, Galaxy Mall, NetGateway, Inetseminars, General Pacific Partners & PMI754 E. Technology Avenue Orem, Utah U.S.A.
StoresOnline, IMergent, Galaxy Mall, NetGateway, Inetseminars, General Pacific Partners & PMI Aka... ripoff Orem Utah
LOOKING for EVERYONE that HAS a COMPLAINT AGAINST: StoresOnline, iMergent, Galaxy Mall, NetGateway, inetseminars, General Pacific Partners & Professional Marketing International/Inc. (PMI), Galaxy Enterprises If you know of other dba's/aka's of StoresOnline, please make them known here. If you want to file a complaint it is important you take time to read as much as you can. The info will be valuable to you in completing your complaint and know the history of SOL/iMergent. 1) Copy & Paste this rip-off report web address of this thread into a new email -- Spread the word !!!! Next - Tell everyone in your email address book to come to this thread, read it & list their initials, city & state along with their complaint thread, whatever complaint site it was written on OR verify they have filed complaints with any other like BBB, FTC, IFTC, Attorney General, &/or State's Dept of Consumer Affairs. 2) If you tagged on to a report or never filed a report FILE YOUR OWN REPORT NOW, once it posts then come back here and add your initials, city, state along with your complaint thread address. 3) Read all of the info here, YES all of it, I know it is a lot. 4) (Optional) Copy & paste ALL the info into the email with this tread address and send it to everyone in your address book and ask that everyone else to do the same - YOU WILL BE PART OF THE LARGEST CONSUMER ADVOCATE EFFORT to save other unsuspecting consumers the heartache, disappointment and financial loss of believing the SOL's sales pitch and becoming involved because SOL failed to disclose true business practices, costs & expenses PRIOR to finalizing sales. Why act now? - because NOW is the crucial time to find all consumers that have been scammed to prove that your complaint is real and that there are so many folks out there that haven't yet filed, that don't know where to file complaints or are ashamed that they have been scammed (which is what SOL counts on). Find those that cancelled in 3 days yet denied their refunds to those that put tons of time & money into SOL's less than adequate online software to find it didn't work at all or works "clunky & old" and that if lucky enough to get a web site up & running it won't work on any other hosting site but SOL's because no one wants to pay excessive SOL hosting fees compared to the general competitive market and have requested refunds. Need to find those that have refused to pay SOL and are being hounded by collection agencies. (Previous comments based on complaint reports written at various complaint sites). Dreams have been crushed, emotional heartache & financial loss, lives destroyed by SOL's deception no matter what product or company name was used at the time (see aka's/dba's listed above). Mr. Danks, CEO is on record that He, his family, the SOL employees & shareholders have been emotionally and financially devastated primarily because stocklemon.com had reported information on their site. Stocklemon added their own opinion which is what Danks apparently is most opposed to or Danks claims the info reported on stocklemon was false how can this be? when the info is available elsewhere online? The news expose'(s), articles, TV news, legal actions, etc are all false? I don't think states would take the time & money to prosecute SOL if they didn't have concrete facts. Why act now?- because Mr. Danks, CEO of StoresOnline/Imergent claims to news reporters and legal counsel that most complaint reports written on RipOffreport.com, plus others here in the US and those filed internationally from United Kingdom, Australia etc., are without merit &/or fictitious. Ripoffreport.com has over 300 complaints, 22 pages on StoresOnline, that does not count all the reports listed under the aka/dba names. Complaints have been filed around the globe, not just in the US. It seems Danks, Poelman, Korn continually come up with excuses (legal or otherwise) to stay hidden, excuses rather than fully disclose truths. Example: http://www.forbes.com/execpicks/best/2003/0612/002.html Not verbatim: Basically John Poelman, chief executive of Galaxy's parent Imergent Inc, said 3 day right to rescind not applicable because it is purchased by small businesses, not consumers. People aren't allowed to try it out (the software) because it could be easily copied. I don't know that I believe this excuse maybe they could show how it is used at the seminar so when folks use it at home and it doesn't look or work the same well I guess that would set them up for failure. In this report -- http://www.news.com.au/ story/0,10117,15684461-15319,00.html Mr. Korn denied any high pressure at any sales seminar customers decide for themselves. Is this contradictory to complaint reports and news expos's? YES Other comments by Mr. Korn can be read at the bottom of this report: http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/printpage /0,5942,15158064,00.html Well, now consumers can read an almost complete history (I'm sure there are more reports/news/TV etc out there that I didn't come across) and make up their own minds. Stocklemon.com is back online today. Go there and read reports dated: August 17, 2005 July 8, 2005 May 10, 2005 April 21, 2005 April 12, 2005 March 18, 2005 March 9, 2005 http://www.stocklemon.com/articles/03_09_05.html March 4, 2005 March 1, 2005 February 24, 2005 Here is an article that describes a bit of what is going on between Stocklemon & Imergent/StoresOnline. This article in the Daily Herald: iMergent execs accused of illegal insider trading. PLEASE READ ENTIRE ARTICLE at--- (you need to type in these addresses in your address bar or copy and paste them) http://www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=49933 Article on FindProfit.com written 2/25/05 iMergent Tries To Diffuse Stock Fall With Conference Call PLEASE READ ENTIRE ARTICLE at http://www.findprofit.com/archive/6046.html See other article lists at end. Do yourself a favor and read everything!!!!!!! If you live in any of these 26 states, this is a web site StoresOnline/Imergent does not want you to know about: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/netbusop.htm Click on your state to see what they have outlined to protect you and see how StoresOnline/PMI has violated you & your state. Each of us can make a difference, help spread the word. There are folks out there, some have email, some don't even have computers - but are under SOL's thumb to pay up even though they have nothing to show for their investment. If we get the word out maybe they can get their complaint filed. NOW is the time to be heard. Please be proactive and help, thanks. Disclosures: I don't hold shares of iMergent. It is my opinion that the states of Maine, Texas, California, Utah, Illinois and others are acting on complaint reports filed by consumers, that these reports have been verified by proper channels &/or authorities, they are not fictitious and these states are appropriately acting on behalf of their citizens by taking legal action against StoresOnline/iMergent. I have not seen any publication from StoresOnline that offers validity to their seminar claims. I've only seen reports where people say they introduce successful estore owners at the seminars who are actually relatives & employees, these facts are not disclosed at the seminar. Many of the news/TV reports have quoted seminar speakers touting SOL's ability to help people make thousands of dollars each month. Reports claim losses, no sales, can't get my site up, SOL won't return email, phone or fax communication, and they only give you the run-around. Have there been any refunds? According to a few reports - Yes. Have they made refunds and had people sign letters saying they will not take further action and that the matter has been handled to the customers' satisfactions most probably. Some have not taken the refund because it was considered hush money. It just sends a message that this company and others like it will use your money your money to buy your silence = don't tell anyone about this unhappy matter or we won't give you YOUR MONEY back. They have not established an online site listing all of their established estore sites. There is this one that is truly SAD: Storesonline Directory of Sites at www.galaxymall.com/stores/ashworth/so2.html I tried to click on a few and it took so long for a site to come up that I cancelled it. If they had a legit directory of sites then potential consumers could go there and click on these sites. Then you could get to the site; contact the owner to see if they are having any success. Would just have to filter out those owned by relatives/in-laws, employees & friends which by the way should also be openly disclosed to consumers. I don't think anyone would blame SOL's inner circle for having sites as long as they are shown as such and that there are non related parties that are also successful that included what each spent to get where they are. Rather than misleading people to think that they can do it for 50.00 2500.00. I did a storesonline.com/site search and you can find some estores because SOL makes the customer use their .com and assign the customer a number that follows. Example: galaxymall.com/stores/fashion/sunspecs/. or /storesonline/site/707069/. for the few I looked at and clicked on some worked, some didn't which doesn't leave me very confident in their software. AS many as they say they have sold you would think there would be multitude pages that would come up via the search engines but they just aren't there at least not that I can find via search. Everything they (SOL) say is just that, hear say. People have requested proof time & again, reporters have asked but there is never a response from SOL. In one of the reports below it was stated that there really aren't that many law suits filed against them and that complaints filed are without merit that the number of complaints is miniscule in comparison to the number of sites sold. Are you saying that SOL as a company is being penny wise and dollar foolish???? Why is so difficult to refund the unhappy customers and stay off the complaint boards? Is it because there are more complaints than you want the public to know about? Other articles found online by typing in StoresOnline complaints into search engines. LEGAL ACTION taken against StoresOnline/iMergent Class Action Jury Trail Demanded http://www.lawssb.com/currentcases/pdf/imergent .pdf#search='Imergent%20Cease%20%26%20Desist' Shalov Stone & Bonnel http://press.arrivenet.com/business/article. php/618940.html ACCC swoops on software seller 6-21-05 http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,156844 61-15319,00.html State of Washington http://www.dfi.wa.gov/sd/orders/S-03-010-03-CO01.pdf#search='storesonline%20complaints' State of Texas - Temporary Injunction http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/081905 imergent_ati.pdf State of Texas http://www.oag.state.tx.us/newspubs/releases/ 2005/022205imergentpop.pdf State of Maine Consent Orders http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA.htm http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA2.htm http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA3.htm Class Action Newsline http://www.primezone.com/ca/news.html?d=74862 CONSUMER ALERTS 4-6-05 also lists State of CA legal action http://www.smallbusinessresourcesonline.com/index.php?module=Website&action=Text&content=1115776390078-6407 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/691973 CEASE & DISIST, CONSENT ORDERS State Of Washington http://www.dfi.wa.gov/sd/orders/S-03-010-03-TO01.pdf#search='StoresOnline%20Cease%20%26%20Desist' Read the 5 SOL violations of the Business Opportunity Fraud Act State of Maine Consent Orders http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA.htm http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA2.htm http://www.state.me.us/pfr/sec/Orders/StoresOnline_CA3.htm NEWS ARTICLES/expose' News from PR Newswire Class Action of behalf of Investors in iMergent http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/ArticleNews /story/PRNEWS/20050429/2005_04_29_18_3407_1360054 ArriveNet Press Releases http://press.arrivenet.com/business/article .php/611681.html ArriveNet http://press.arrivenet.com/business/article. php/631822.html Australian IT http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15310262%5E15336%5E%5EnJbv%5E15306%2D15318,00.html 10-7-2005 http://www.100pluscheapwebhosting.com/news/news.php?id=460 FindProfit.com http://www.findprofit.com/archive/6046.html Financial News http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050913/135377.html?.v=1 News Releases 2-22-05 http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagnews/release.php?id=806 The Courier Mail 5-3-05 http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au /printpage/0,5942,15158064,00.html The Courier Mail 5-26-05 http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common /story_page/0,5936,15405970%255E3122,00.html What SOL doesn't want you to know http://www.shouldibuyastore.com/default.html http://www.shouldibuyastore.com/wst_page2.html Australia 6-22-05 http://www.wps.com.au/news.html?newskey=1168 Youkshire Media on the United Kingdom http://www.yorkshiremedia.com/news/latest /ripoff_stores_online/ Network Media http://www.networkworld.com/net.worker/columnists /2004/1108gaskin.html Special Report Scams & frauds 10-09-04 http://money.guardian.co.uk/scamsandfraud/story /0,13802,1323173,00.html Imergent Latest News, Articles, Info http://www.newsbug.net/topica/imergent.php Holes in Net Fortune Seekers / UK http://www.tiscali.co.uk/money/guardian/news /2004/10/9/holesinnetfortuneseekers/2 TV REPORTS/expose' Canadian TV news http://www.cfcn.ca/servlet/RTGAMArticleHTML Template/C/20050414/inet?brand=generic&hub=&tf=CFCNPlus/generic/hubs/ frontpage.html&cf=CFCNPlus/generic/hubs/fron tpage.cfg&slug=inet&date=20050414&archive= CFCNPlus&ad_page_name=&nav=consumer&subnav=fullstory KIROTV 1-31-03 http://www.kirotv.com/consumer/1950077/detail.html WTAE TV 4-25-02 http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/team4/141911 4/detail.html KRON4 http://kron.com/Global/story.asp?S=1804928 PUBLIC WARNINGS & ALERTS Australian IT 10-16-05 http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15495986%5E26199%5E%5Enbv%5E15306%2D15319,00.html SolScammer 9-29-2005 Australian consumers Unite http://www.scams.net/showthread.php?s=2383428ec295f98679619a9e06df6bbb&p=909#post909 StoresOnline Scam Looking for Australians who have been misled http://www.freewebs.com/storesonlinescam/ eBlogger http://www.blogger.com/email-post.g?blogID=10427669&postID=110914295707922599 Consumer Online 5-31-05 http://www.consumer.org.nz/newsitem.asp?docid=2239&category=News&topic=iNetSeminars+warning Consumer Online 12-21-04 http://www.consumer.org.nz/newsitem.asp?category=News&docid=2072&topic=StoresOnline%20update Consumer Online 8-2-04 http://www.consumer.org.nz/newsitem.asp?category=News&docid=1930&topic=StoresOnline%20websites Department of Consumer & Employment Protection 5-9-05 http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/Corporate/ Media/statements/2005/May/i-Net_Seminars_Imerg.html Forbes.com 6-12-03 http://www.forbes.com/execpicks/best/2003/0612/002.html Media Release http://www.fairtrading.act.gov.au/Media%20Releases/Storesonline.pdf Technology Story 5-28-05 http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3294933a28,00.html Business Resources Online http://www.smallbusinessresourcesonline.com/index.php?module=Website&action=Text&content=1115776390078-6407 Consumer Alert 4-6-05 also lists State of CA legal action http://www.smallbusinessresourcesonline.com/index.php?module=Website&action=Text&content=1115776390078-6407 Fyi Greensboro, North Carolina
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