• Report: #281723
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  • Submitted: Mon, October 29, 2007
  • Updated: Fri, January 13, 2012

  • Reported By:Stoney Creek Ontario
8140 East Pine Drive Scottsdale, Arizona U.S.A.

YourAdultStore.net And Adriatic Internet Services YOURADULTSTORE.NET They THREATEN PEOPLE THAT COME FORWARD WITH THINGS Scottsdale Arizona

*Consumer Comment: AIS is a rip off with Shady business practices

*Consumer Comment: Wow Dan What Happened

*Consumer Suggestion: Again This Crap Continues

*Consumer Comment: plagiarism

*Consumer Suggestion: For the Record

*Consumer Comment: Youradultstore.net another scam

*UPDATE Employee: FALSE CLAIMS MADE BY SANDRO from activemaintenanceservice.com

*Consumer Suggestion: Try Talking With The Owners

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I emailed the company and a member by the name of dan emailed me back saying and threatening me (his email is borba73@hotmail.com)

dejan k writes:

If I were you I would watch what you say about us, Ripoff is a scam by it self and we will go against you and others that try to report us.

Please do your research prior to making a judgement.

Thank you

Dan Knez

Stoney Creek, Ontario

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/29/2007 05:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/youradultstorenet/scottsdale-arizona-85257/youradultstorenet-and-adriatic-internet-services-youradultstorenet-they-threaten-people-281723. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

AIS is a rip off with Shady business practices

AUTHOR: Elemental - (United States of America)

Mr. Sandro might not be a customer of your but I was my company's name was The love element my company has been with you since 10/7/2010. I paid your company allot of money including that upgrade in which I was told by Tony Bruno your then Marketing director in which I will supply you with the email that I have from him that I would be allowed FTP access. I keep very detailed records of all email that I send and receive. 

I also promised search engine optimization which according to the SEO auditor I had look at the site your site is not even proper built to support such things. I can supply you with testimony from companies in which i outsourced for SEO and your company promised this with the upgrade however you did not deliver. I have email your customer service department on several occasions to inquire about this and They seem to be very rude and unprofessional. 

The website does not even support content on the pages which is critical to any SEO campaign. Today I emailed customer service and asked for the FTP access I was promised by mr. Bruno and they shut my website down no reason. No email no explanation at all.  You should know that I have contacted a few other of your companies people that they have ripped off and I am pursuing a lawsuit. I had my lawyer read over the contract when i first signed it and I know I am subject to AZ law and so I have contacted a law firm in your area and I have a meeting with them via phone on Monday. two or more people in  lawsuit makes it class action I already have 3 people willing to pursue this. If any others would like Information feel free to contact me directly at support@theloveelement.com. Smartest thing I ever did was secure my domain name from them. 

Also since YOUR COMPANY LIED AND MISREPRESENTED THEMSELVES, THE SERVICES AND ETC AND shut down my website without any reason I have contacted my credit card company and disputed every charge I have ever made  with your company. 

Now  a real reputable company would contact me to make this right an offer what was promised by their employee but I am sure your company is not so I am just going to go forward with my original plan and consult with an attorney. Below you will find the email from Mr. Tony Bruno sent to me November 2010...

  Hello Sharre,
                    This is Tony Bruno giving you a follow up email with A.I.S in reference to your business you own with us.I just wanted to touch base with you and go over a few things with you to help guide you in a better direction to help promote your business.
12:pay per clicks
Now most of these are free and there may be a few sights that may ask you for your url which is gonna be your domain name of course(store name).Simply submit and you will recieve emails from some of them letting you know that you have been submitted.If you have any questions or something i can do to help you further please feel free to contact me at 480-588-2989.One last thing i wanted to let you know to try and help you get this business started in a better direction and help you utulize certain tools that could help you along the way with your business is that i have spoken to the owners during the weekend and we have came to a decision that we dont want money to be the reason you cant get your upgrades which could help you very much along the way.So remember that this is optional and if you wanna take our offer please feel free to contact me back.Either way we are here to help you in any way that we can to help build your business!!!Here is our offer to you!!!
1:70,0000 product upgrade
2:email notifaction
3:order tracking
4:mailing list
5:premium pricing
6:best selling videos/sex toys
7:google,yahoo and bing site maps
8:international shipping
9:search engine and directory submissions
10.FTP server access and Rss feeds
Either way and no matter what direction you decide to go remember we are still here to help you along the way!Thank you very much for your time and hope you have a wonderful day!!!!Offers Last till Friday,October 22,2010!!!
                                                                                                              MARKETING CONSULTANT
                                                                                                                      TONY BRUNO

As soon as I asked for this FTP and the SEO services they claimed to provide from day one YOUR COMPANY shut down my website.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Wow Dan What Happened

AUTHOR: Rick Johnson - (Canada)

Oh My Dan and Company of Idiots,

You still continue to say that you did nothing wrong.... poor old dan will end up in a jail cell a 10X5 like you were before .. you will be someone b***h boy lol

Now I ask anyone with a brain to call Arizona Police (take 5 min from your time) and contact the following DON'T LET THESE IDIOTS AND F**K HEADS LIKE DAN GET AWAY WITH s**t LIKE THAT.

Scottsdale Police Department
9065 E Via Linda
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
email: scohen@scottsdaleaz.gov

If you need to talk with someone higher (and thats who I spoke with) contact Chief of Police Mr. Alan G Rodbell (he is very helpful)

*ps on another note folks reading all this , I have contacted Mr. Sandro and he assured me he never went to there website, he is now in contact with his lawyers in Arizona and will press legal charged against the individuals involved.

Dan says he owns a cleaning company if Dan would take time from his busy work schedule lolrof and check the website out he would know not to play with big players like Mr. Sandro.

Mr. Sandro has advised me he is not playing with Danl and his time will come for him.

I have also seen the email that Dan sent him he forwaded to me and Dan you are really f**kin stupid (maybe) you should learn not to send nasty emailes like the one you sent him .

Mr. Sandro is the President of a huge organization and a few of the customers that Dan talked about in the email is Mr. Sandro's corporate customers, he has also forwarded the emailes that Dan sent him to them.

Dan a word of advice don't ever send emailes that can be traced back to you you f**kin wannabee bad a*s.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Again This Crap Continues

AUTHOR: Jeff - (Canada)

Dear Dan,

I will address this once and for all if you continue to file false accusation on any company we will take legal action against you. Make no mistakes we are not your customers that cave into your s**t do you understand...

Next time I hear any bull s**t from you or any of your staff I will take it to the next step and come down and file a complaint in person to Scottsdale Police Detective Sullivan ....

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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Robert - (Canada)

I don't know who David Stromberg is but he has just copied a post that i filed April 27th and pasted it here

You can read my original report and the updates Robert, Montreal

I never thought i would be a victim of plagiarism, i guess i will take it as a compliment
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

For the Record

AUTHOR: Sandro Benitez - (U.S.A.)

Dear Dan,

First of all I know and found out who the Jeff person is. He has been suspended for up to six weeks without pay starting on Monday (he works for our legal departement).

My firm would like to appologize to you sincerely in no way was he told by his superiors to do this. He said he did it on his own.

Now I will address this the way my legal teams has told me to address this:


My name is Sandro Benitez and I am not afraid to be that person, you claim I went on your website (cut the crap) because we both know you have a hotmail.com account and when I sent you a email from my company address you found out what my IP was.

I am not that how do we say "Stupid" remember to be a President and a CEO of a International One Stop Shop you need to know alot about computers.

Now for the record you did "threaten me (but thats behind us) but I will post it in here, My legal team will keep it for legal purposes in case I need to take action.


Dejan K wrote:


Please keep in mind that your company, http://activemaintenanceservice.com can easily become a victim of RipOffReport as well. Anyone in the world can post comments about your company on RipOffReport and make outrageous claims and again they will not verify any of them. Furthermore, if you try to contact RipOffReport about it, they will refuse to remove or edit those comments unless you pay them(extortion).

Sandro, I mean no disrespect, but what credentials do you have to make such accusations? You operate a cleaning company. Are you maybe also a computer engineer in your spare time? Do you understand search engine optimization and marketing? Do you have any concept of the line of business that we are in?

Just take a moment and do some research. As for you last email where you posted $11,928.00. What is it you are implying? Our company offers services such as website development, search engine optimization, dropshipping services, graphics design and marketing services. Im not sure what statement you are trying to make. However, we have clients that spend FAR more that just 12K on advertising. In this industry, it is not uncommon to spend thousands of dollars a month on advertising. Everyone's budget is unique. Some clients will invest heavily into their webstore while others run it on a shoe string budget.

Again, before you start your crusade, please verify your facts. Any damaging slander against our company will not be taken lightly.



Actually I know alot about computers and I know SEO companies that promise the world and between you and me don't deliver.

As for people paying lots of hiden money on a website, I wouldn't operate like that with my firm (you put everything on the table) no extras (but thats the way we operate).

I also recal telling you that you should at least address the other people's problem becuase I am sure if you had a problem like that (you would want it addressed)

I just cannot believe (how many times your firm has changed names) and don't get me wrong I don't judge people unlike some people.

From what I have read its not a crusade I came with the information in hand and told you about it (and you replied with the above).

Anyway I thought this was over but I guesse it isn't this is my last report in and remember my name is Sandro Benitez and not someone else... I don't need to hide from no one and certainly not your self.


I am the President and CEO of a International One Stop Shop, I don't go venturing out on other projects and certainly not a ADULT WEB SITE... If I do something its legit!!!

I am not a customer of the said company, I regret emailing them with the problem that I seen online, and I wish this company lots of sucess.

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#6 Consumer Comment

Youradultstore.net another scam

AUTHOR: David Stromberg - (U.S.A.)

Here is a letter i have received from Dan Knezevic and Bob Klinghagen (both scam artist in my opionion) of adriatic services AKA youradultstore.net AKA global net wharehouse.AKA atlas marketing AKA web cash advance

Wow why so many changes Dan and Bob are you afraid of anything?


Hello, and thank you for taking the time to learn about an amazing opportunity. In the next few minutes, you will learn about the most powerful, fully automated system ever offered.

By utilizing this system, men and women from all walks of life, with no previous experience, are creating a fabulous supplemental income. You can literally begin earning a passive income within days of joining this program. So let's get started

Do you know what the number one selling product is on the internet? If you said adult products, you are absolutely correct. As a matter of fact, the size of the online adult industry in 2005 was 57 billion dollars! Yes, I said 57 billion dollars! Wouldn't you like to earn some of those profits? Of course you would.
Well, our unique marketing program allows you to do just that. This amazing system was created by professionals with years of experience and extensive knowledge of E-commerce and internet marketing. They have utilized this wealth of information and created an opportunity, too good to pass by. When you combine our marketing system with our amazing selection of adult wholesale products, you have the ingredients for instant and long lasting success.

This turnkey marketing system will provide you with an outstanding passive income, and our fully automated system will market for you to over 800 million internet users, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even while you're asleep. So after learning about the possibilities, we think you'll agree, that there is absolutely no excuse for not making money with this program.

Within 48 hours after signing up, your website will be live and you get to choose what you want to name it. We process the customers credit cards, we host and maintain your site, we do all of the dropshipping, we do all of the customer service. All you have to do is advertise your site.

What we do is take the wholesale cost of the product out of the customers order, and you get to keep the amount you had marked it up above wholesale. And we send out your checks every two weeks.

We also assign you access to our Growth and Development department, who will teach you everything you need to know on making money with this business. Remember, when a product sells on your site, a product gets taken off the shelves, and we make money too.
Dan Knezevic, CEO
Adriatic Services, YourAdultStore.net
Bob Klinghagen
account executive

There is no mention of the $1329.00 i had to pay..also notice where it says (markup from wholesale)not true you dont get wholesale, you have to pay another $1000.00 for that..

Also notice the growth and development department..That does not exist either..After refusing to pay over $6000.00 for there services they have not offered one bit of help, in fact they do not even returne calls or messages..they should call it the BEND OVER DEPARTMENT.

I have filed a report with the AZ/BBB and adriatic did not even respond in 30 days.. Why would a honest company not responde to the BBB

You will see Bob Klinghagen's rebutal's here on rippoffreport saying you have to market your website after each complaint,but he continues to ignore the fact that we are tired of the lies and deceptions..

As far as marketing go's i spend 2/4hrs a day working on my website and have spent 400.00 on one particular event only to find out that 90% of my inventory was out of stock..no warning nothing from the company,another 400.00 down the drain..besides the countless hours and $$ that i have put in without any help from this two bit company

That's what they say..I have been a member for 5 months and have over 4000 hits on my website at the minimum profit margin and have not seen a dime.

If you ever receive a letter like the one above DELETE DELETE

David Stromberg

P.S I am thinking David lost his mind because there is a (Sandro Benitez) that just submitted something !!
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#7 UPDATE Employee

FALSE CLAIMS MADE BY SANDRO from activemaintenanceservice.com

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

I first and foremost want to call attention to the fact that Mr. Sandro, the author of this complaint is not even using his real name! What are you afraid of Mr. ----?

Mr. ---- went online On 6/27/2007 6:36:33 PM and visited google and did a search for "affiliate porn sites".

Apparantly, Mr. --- was interested in operating his own adult sex shop selling items such as dildos, vibrators, butt plugs and various other mature items. Apparantly, Sandro was interested in becoming a part of the online adult industry.

Mr. found an advertisement after submitting his search for affiliate porn sites. His ip address at the time that he completed the online form was ---.

Sandro --- chose not to participate in the program and that was fine with the company. However, months later we received an email from Sandro --- threatening us and accusing our company of being a scam.

Mr. Sandro -- IS NOT and NEVER WAS a customer of ours!!!!!

He drew his conclusions soley on the handful of complaints found on this website. I replied to his email professionally and politely. I will include the text of that email below:

To whom it may concern:

In response to your accusations that we are a scam. To begin with, please do a search on ripoffreport for the following companies.

Bank of america

They ALL have complaints on ripoffreport. Are they all scams?????

Now do me a favor and go to google and do a search for ripoffreports lawsuits and draw your own conclusions about that company. You may also want to search the owner of ripoffreport.

As for your assumption that $49.99 is too expensive. You apparantly have no understanding what that covers. The hosting fee covers

Website hosting and maintenence
Dropshipping fees including order processing and customer service for you orders
Payment processing fees so your site can accept major credit cards
full technical support

A merchant account alone will cost you 20 dollar a month PLUS about 3% per order. Most dropshipping companies charge about $3 per order for them to ship your packages.

At $49.99, it is actually very innexpensive.

I think it is very irresponsible to make a judgement about an entire company based on one website where you saw some negative complaints. Especially considering that the website you found those complaints on is facing MANY MANY lawsuits. We have had thousands of clients and we have less than 10 complaints. That is hardly a number worth noting.

Please do your research prior to making a judgement.

Thank you

Dan Knez

Mr. Sandro --- sent several other emails again verbally assaulting our company and accusing us of things that he knows nothing about. AGAIN, HE IS NOT AND NEVER WAS A CLIENT!!

I have to question the motives of someone who posts slanderous remarks without having the courage to list his real name. Why use a fake name Mr. ---

The words that Mr. ---sted on this site are absolute fabrications. Mr. --- you not only slandered us via email, you now used a public platform to slander our company and post fabrications. You will be hearing from our attorneys.

As for anyone else interested, here is Mr. Sandro ---'s contact information:

You can see a picture of him at ----

He apparantly operates a cleaning company. This is his website ----

Sandro, You know as well as I do that your post was fraudulent. Keep in mind that I have saved every email correspondence and have proof that your post is absolutely a lie.

I would appreciate an explanation as to why you feel the need to harrass our company.

Mr. ---. I welcome you to visit our offices at any time so you and I can discuss this matter face to face.

Thank you

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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Try Talking With The Owners

AUTHOR: Sandro Benitez - (U.S.A.)

Hey Guys,

I understand how you guys feel. Did you guys ever try and contact the owners of the company them selves, and tell them what has happened to you all (maybe you all should do that) I emailed Mr. Dan yesterday and I understand where he comes from (he is abit rude) but maybe he had a bad day.

Try and talk with the owners I am sure they will try and help you guys out...

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