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Complaint Review: Direct Wholesale Solutions - Tempe Arizona

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  • Direct Wholesale Solutions 225 W University Dr. #102 Tempe, Arizona U.S.A.

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I was looking to make some money to supplement my retirement. The possibility of running an online store with products drop-shipped directly to the customers sounded like a good opportunity. I paid Direct Wholesale Solutions for a pre-designed website that would permit me to select products and price.

The idea was that customers would see the products and then buy them using the purchasing tool included in the website. This sounded reasonable, but I recognized that I would need to get the website found by the internet search engines. I needed people to come to my site.

Direct Wholesale Solutions persuaded me that by paying for a marketing campaign I would be able to get people to find my website. They guaranteed me that the campaign would produce 500,000 hits on the site within a year. The percentage of purchases might be low, but with the volume of hits, an income could be made.

Here was the problem: the purchasing tool never worked. After a couple of months of no sales, I decided to buy something myself. It took me through the process online, but the order went nowhere. Technical support said the problem was that the particular product had been discontinued. I was assured the purchasing tool was working and that I should be patient.

A month later I still saw no sales, so I tried to purchase something again. The purchasing tool didn't even take me through the process. It timed out every time I tried to make a purchase.

I called Direct Wholesale Solutions technical support, but all I got was an answering machine, which eventually filled with messages preventing me from even leaving that. I called the company's other number, and only got a recording. I sent them emails that have never been acknowledged.

How did the marketing campaign go? After four months I was getting a little less than 100 hits a month. Early on I asked for a list of the search engines my site had been submitted to. The excuse was made that the list was in the desk of their boss and it was locked, and he was gone for the day. I was promised Direct Wholesale Solutions would send me a copy, but I never received it.

Without any communication from Direct Wholesale Solutions addressing the problems I have mentioned, the company canceled by account. I have been ripped off of thousands of dollars!

Salt Lake City, Utah

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This Report and The Rebuttal Are False: Part of a Smear Campaign By Gregory William Lake & Sheryl Luana French

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

POSTED: Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Dear Consumer,

These blogs are a rehash of a poorly conducted smear campaign by Gregory William Lake and Sheryl Luana French Conducting Smear Campaign Smart Lending Solutions!

If this "Miles" was an actual customer, there was a $70,000 reserve with DWS merchant account for customer refunds. This customer could have requested a refund which would have been honored. DWS was in business for 3 months, but I closed the company due to the hosting company not fulfilling their contractual orders for my clients.

This complaint, and the employee rebuttal, were both posted by Gregory William Laken & Sheryl Luana French. They have done this tactic several times on this blog, and other blogs as well. As nobody is reading these blogs, it took me awhile to find it and post a factual rebuttal:

On August 29, 2007, I terminated two employees after learning they had embezzled funds from my company, Gregory William Lake and Sheryl Luana French. A complaint for theft and embezzlement was filed with the Surprise, AZ, police department (Complaint NO. 07086593) and for check fraud with the El Mirage Police department (Complaint NO. 07-171615).

As retaliation for these complaints, Sheryl French and Greg Lake began a smear campaign against my business and my children that has devastated my family. They have gone on internet blogs,,, and, filed bogus reports claiming to be customers of mine, and have attempted to tie me as the owner companies I've never owned.

Sheryl French is under investigation for social security fraud for operating a business called SLM Marketing, receiving embezzled funds in an account at Sun Bank in El Mirage, AZ, while receiving cash benefits through Social Security and the Department of Economic Security, through the State of Arizona.

Greg Lake has a felony record in the States of New York and Deleware for crimes against law enforcement officers. Sheryl French has a felony record for check fraud in Kansas.

The smear campaign not only involves impersonating former customers and recording bogus complaints, but also blogging that I am a registered sex offender, molested children, an ex convict, and run a child internet *** ring. All are untrue and reflect the personalities and true character of these depraved individuals.

Sheryl Luana French SSN: 512848569, DOB 04/07/76, AZDL D00027894

Gregory William Lake: SSN 222522418, DOB 9/19/68, AZDL D04392614

Furthermore, Sheryl French is a SMI patient through Magellan of Arizona. She has received cash benefits through social security disability and through the arizona department of economic security. She set up a company in 2007 called "SLM Marketing" which is registered with the AZ Secretary of State's office. Sheryl French opened bank accounts at Sun Bank in El Mirage, Arizona. This dummie company Greg Lake and Sheryl French opened was used to funnel embezzled funds from my company, which I filed police reports in Surprise, AZ (Complaint NO. 07086593) and in El Mirage, AZ (Case NO. 07-171615). These people have been receiving thousands of dollars in unreported funds, while collecting entitlements through social security and the department of economic security in AZ. Sheryl French (ssn 512848569, dob 04/07/76, azdl D00027894) Greg Lake (ssn 222522418, dob 9/19/68, azdl D04392614).

Obviously, these internet blogs are a forum for freaks, flakes, and morons.

I hope you find humor in this blogs as much as I do.


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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Here are new numbers for Direct wholesale Solutions, Global net warehouse, SLS Information Services, Smart Lending Solutions,and Mihally LLC

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

POSTED: Thursday, August 30, 2007

Okay everyone that has been scammed by the companies listed above here are new phone numbers for you to get a hold of the owner of the company is MICHEAL BACOLAS aka (Paul Harrison).
1. 1-800-998-9418
2. 602-446-0038
3. 623-243-9524
4. 602-288-8920

These are working numbers I know I have called them a lady will answer saying "customer Service can I help you" her name is TWALLA ROBERTSON OR TWALLA BACOLAS. I hope this helps you all.

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