Complaint Review: 420 Magazine - Hollywood California
420 Magazine Soniq, Rob Griffin, Wanted for FRAUD - LIBEL - THEFT - DEFAMATION Hollywood California
*UPDATE Employee: Rob Griffin – A Man With A Mission
*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: 420 Magazine Is A Genuine Medical Forum & Rob Griffin Is One Of The Good Guys
*UPDATE Employee: Ex-Sponsor Problems - Cammie Cammie Mckenzie & Hydro-Grow LED / Magnum LED
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420 Magazine is a ruthless forum owned and operated by a consortium of fraudsters. They pose as a cannabis advocacy website, but their true business is libel, defamation and fraud.
But what is the definition of fraud? "wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain."
I was deceived by 420 Magazine back in 2009. I approached their organization and was offered a year of advertising for $1800. I was told I could post on the forums, advertise our products, and contact moderators whenever someone was getting out of line to correct the problem. But when it came time to do so, 420 Magazine quickly changed their stance.
We were one of the first LED Grow Light sponsors on 420 Magazine, back when the technology was unproven and many companies made grossly exaggerated claims. We were the first company to put our money where our mouth was, by giving away lights to moderators and users on 420 Magazine so they could show independent results that verified our claims. The more our lights were proven, the more haters began to join in on discussions bashing me, my company, and our products. Worst of all, over 90% of the negative comments (known as trolling on forums) came from persons who had never used our products! And when we complained to 420 Magazine about how much we were being attacked on the forums, they told us "deal with it". In fact they then began blaming us for the discourse on their site, despite our company being the victim of numerous unwarranted attacks.
One day a customer posted a libelous thread on 420 Magazine stating that I abandoned my children, have been running from the police, and turned him in to the police. Rather than allowing me to respond to the situation, Rob Griffin and Soniq banned me. They refused to allow me to post my rebuttal to their forum, making sure that the only story told is one of libel and defamation against me - a paid sponsor. But that's not the worst of it. We still had 6 months of pre-paid advertising that Rob and Soniq stole after shutting down our ads. No - they didn't return the money like honest businessmen. They stole it and then defamed my name and company, trying to bankrupt my business! They made it a personal vendetta to come after me, and they'll do the same to you! The defrauded me for 6 months worth of advertising, and still to this day they are continuing their personal prejudiced vendetta against me.
If you are considering advertising on 420 Magazine, be careful. If Rob or Soniq ever have a problem with you, they will ban you without a second thought and steal your ad money. After all they only let you pay in cash, so if you ever have a problem with them you have absolutely no recourse! Only fraudulent businesses in 2014 (especially online businesses) take cash-only payments. They want to be sure they can screw you over.
Several years later I reached out to Rob, asking him to settle our differences. I explained I had no idea what his problem was with me, or why he was so prejudiced towards me, but that I wanted to put everything in the past and start over. Do you think he took the olive branch? No - he slapped me in the face with it and told me our company would NEVER be allowed back on his forum - but of course lacked any reasoning.
Rob Griffin is now under investigation for hate crimes against the LGBT community. His co-workers who took part in the libel, defamation and hate crimes on his site are being included in the investigation. It's just so sad that in 2014 people are still so prejudiced against transsexuals and lesbians... And then they hide behind their hate like cowards, refusing to allow their victim a voice. Good luck with the law boys - you're going to need it.
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