Report: #1401631

Complaint Review: Golf community magazine

  • Submitted: Thu, September 21, 2017
  • Updated: Thu, September 21, 2017
  • Reported By: Jill — Delray Beach Florida USA
  • Golf community magazine
    Clintmoore Road
    Boca Raton, Florida

Golf community magazine Country club living Older gentleman walked into our business in an effort to sell advertising in a country club magazine which was touted to be distributed to all residents in all the high end communities. I met with him for a long time, chose as style, and before he left I gave him a $400 check for the Ad, which I was told was an Amazing price for the size ad he gave me. I'm sure you can predict the ending of this story! Never heard from the guy again. months and months went by, he stopped taking my calls! I realized I had been scammed! Believe it or not, years later, this old man had the nerve and bad memory to walk in again and try to "get" me again! When I recognized him and told him I remember him and his rip-off company. he launched into a story on how it wasn't him that was the bad guy and how his former employer was the crook! Now, he explained, he is selling legitimate ads for alegitimate company! I asked him to wait in my lobby until I called the police! He fled! Can you imagine a woman just contacted my office again today? Same company, sams scam!! They are either not too bright, or just running out of dupes! Beware! Boca Raton Florida

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 I am a small business owner, and in the second year of operation a lovely elderly gentleman came in and told me all about his high end golf country club community magazine. It was distributed by US Mail he told me, to the residents of all the local high end clubs, he listed the clubs that did impress. He offered me a great price on a good size ad, helped me put the ad together, and ultimately took a check to pay full price up front for the ad. He would send me the finished artwork prior to publication he assured me. He left, never to be heard from again! I called his office and mobile number, never got an answer! I called for months! I got scammed! Could not believe this older guy, seemed so knowledgeable and lovely, got me!! I finally gave up and told myself it was just an expensive lesson!! At least 2-3 years later, my office manage calls me to the lobby explaining that there is an advertising Rep here to see me! I walked out and could not believe my eyes! It was the same guy again!! I said nothing, and let him make his pitch agIn! I then confronted him with a good memory!! Oh he said, I didn't remember you! Sure he didn't... or would not have been dumb enough to walk back in! He told his sad tale of discovering his former employer was a scam, but now he is with a reputable company and would love to make it up to me!! I asked if he could give me a minute to go phone the police! He ran! I just got a call from my new marketing guy who asked Mei if I was interested in advertising in this local upscale country club magazine, as a woman had just walked in and was kind enough to pick our business out of all others to place an ad, as this upscale magazine only allows two businesses of any genre to advertise! Omg! They have no shame!! Beware... they have changed their name but continue to try to sell business ads to small business owners in a magazine that does not exist!! Never existed!! Don't trust anyone selling this kind of ad for this kind of publication, without first calling the clubs on their lists and obtaining a few editions of their previous runs. Then call ads in there and see if they are real!! Too many of these scammers out there!!

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