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Complaint Review: GISOL - Internet California

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  • GISOL 7336 Santa Monica Blvd Internet, California United States of America


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Unlike most of the people who have filed reports against GISOL, I successfully hosted my website with them for seven years without issue.  I found the control panel easy to use and I did not have issues with the service.  It was so easy to use and I loved it.  In December of 2009, my website was suspended for excess bandwidth usage.  I was devastated because I thought I had unlimited bandwidth with my package, but I paid them to upgrade my service.  It was nothing compared to the amounts others have reported, but it was a BIG MISTAKE.

Again, everything was fine until June 2010 when I was suspended again for excess bandwidth usage.  I argued with them at first, but I was ready to upgrade again since the amount to upgrade was less than the excess bandwidth charges.  I checked to make sure my account was suspended and checked the phone number, not a toll free number, of course, before I called to see what the problem was. 

I was threatened with a collection agency if I didn't pay up, and it seemed better to upgrade than to pay the charges and get nothing.  None of what they said made sense to me, but they kept switching me around because I had great trouble understanding the little foreign guy.  John graciously offered me an out and I agreed to it.  John was as nasty as his little partner at first, but he got all sweet when it seemed that I might be slipping away without meeting their demands.

Luckily I used a debit card and Google payment services refused it.  Praise the Lord.  I was shocked when I got home and found numerous calls from GISOL, one right after another.  Then they provided me with information to do a wire transfer:  checking account 2151776242 at Bank of America, routing number 026009593, zip 90046 using the busines name of IServices, all one word.  Any business with ACH capabilities could put through ACH transactions using this information, a wire transfer in reverse if you will, hint, hint.  It is probably best if your company is located in California where any behavior on the part of a business seems to be appropriate and without punishment.

It was at this point that I began researching GISOL to see if there were other victims and I found out that there are many people who have been scammed by these two guys.  CNN and Fox News revealed that the company is actually run by two men out of a residence, probably the two men I have had conversation with.  They probably keep a few choice sites up and running to build the confidence of these targeted victims and to appear legit when regulatory agencies come calling.  I think a more appropriate name for the company would be Two Crooks and a Server.

As I said before, the site and the control panel are so easy to use.  Someone is very talented, but very demented.  Other web hosting sites could take a few lessons from these jerks on how to run a web hosting site, aside from the criminal aspects of what GISOL does, of course. 

GISOL owns and operates three collection agencies, using the same heavy handed tactics as the web hosting company.  I am sure that some people cave in and pay up to avoid ruining their credit.  Some people have reported that their credit was ruined, but I read where the credit bureaus no longer accept reports from these agencies and have removed negative information from them.  They will probably just open up new agencies and begin reporting again.  I don't know how long it takes the credit bureaus to catch on.

I don't understand why this has been going on for so long without them being shut down.  I don't understand why these two thugs can continue to operate outside of the law.  I do hope that they will be stopped soon before they manage to rip off more people.  I do hope that they will be exposed on national tv and that they are made to pay restitution to the people they  have ripped off.

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