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Report: #1418545

Complaint Review: IBC Strategies - Phoenix Arizona

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  • Reported By: PIST!!! — Kaneohe Hawaii United States
  • IBC Strategies 2030W Baseline Road #182D Phoenix, Arizona United States

IBC Strategies Alpha Marketing Group LLC Effective Design Solutions IWDCC MAJOR scammers ripped me off $11,714.95 Phoenix Arizona

*Author of original report: Revision to my recent complaint...RE: Effective Design Solutions & IBC Strategies...

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I first was contacted in March of 2017 by Alpha Marketing Group LLC for an at-home business opportunity within independent merchant services.

They charged me money to set up (What I now know is bogus) a web site to attract small business owners to acquire & start merchant accounts and /or to become an independent merchant rep at home.

What I find very odd is that the same contact from Alpha Marketing Group LLC contacted me again with in a week of me paying for the bogus web site, to solicit a leads package which costed $5000 but on my credit card statement, it reads "IWDCC".

Then Effective Design Solutions called me in the same month, to set me up with an ad placement package for $3000.  Totally bullshit as well.  They get you on the long contract they send to you via email and you Docusign for it using electronic signiture.

Then IBC Strategies contacts me, the person calling me says he's from Effective Design Solutions claiming my file showed up on his desk becasue I wasn't making any income (really??) and that he could change that by sending pre-qualified leads to my web site for $3500.

Bottomline, I was scammed and it took me a while to realize that.

I filed formal complaints with the Arizona BBB, Arizona Attorney General, and The FTC.

Alpha Marketing Group LLC did eventually refund the $214.95 they charged me for the bullshit web site.  The Arizona Attorney General referred me to the site azsos . gov / scripts / nph-TS_Search_engine.exe which shows you whether or not a telemarketing company is registered or not. 

I am still currently pursuing to get my money back from Effective Design Solutions and IBC Strategies.

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#1 Author of original report

Revision to my recent complaint...RE: Effective Design Solutions & IBC Strategies...

AUTHOR: Leinani - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, December 21, 2017

I need to revise my recent complaint whereas I had numerous typos in my previous one.  I'm SO over this nonsense.

I have wasted precious time, resources, filed various formal complaints all in an effort to obtain my $3000 from Effective Design Solutions and my $3500 from IBC Strategies. 

There are points that I need to emphasize here.  Alpha Marketing Group LLC solicited me first to sell me (what I now know is BOGUS) a web site to promote merchant credit card services/ work at home opp to potential people to promote merchant credit services.  Keep in mind, check out there web site- alphamarketinggroup.biz.  They only advertise web site creation services.  No where on their site do they reveal that they have services pertaining to at home income opportunities for consumers. 

Another red flag, Dan Howard with Alpha Marketing Group and Travis Sands, supposedly with Effective Design Solutions both urged me to MAX out my credit card I was using and to call my credit card company to request a credit line increase.  This was pertaining to the purchases I made for FAKE leads that would be sent to my web site.  These guys also inquired as to how many credit cards did I have and what the limits were.

After I made my formal complaints, I contacted Effective Design Solutions via email on July 25, 2017 to request a full refund of my $3000.  Their administration Team Manager replied the next day.  He stated that they were willing to do whatever they could to help with my current situation.  He stated that they had never heard of or had any connection to IWDCC or IBC Strategies.  Okay, point taken.  He also emphasized and contested my complaint of how many times I contacted them.  I have my call log from my cell phone company with their numerous incoming calls and a couple from me.  MY POINT IS THAT THEY SOLICITED ME!!  Jim pointed out that it is certainly commonplace for newcomers to online business to be flooded with calls from various companies, all in an effort for these various companies to sell you their goods and services.  It is then very easy to misunderstand the connections, or lack thereof, between the different companies. 

If Effective Design Solutions are SO reputable with thousands of clients ALL over the world, why the hell did they call ME and solicit their services?  How did they obtain my contact info??  Whether they knew or not that the FRAUDULANT web site created for me by Alpha Marketing Group LLC was Bogus, Effective Design Solutions, IWDCC, and IBC Strategies played a part in this disgusting scam.  They should be ashamed of themselves.  I know from experience as a small business owner myself, various forms of advertising works.  I DON"T SOLICIT VIA TELEPHONE MY SERVICES!!  Bottomline, Effective Design Solutions sold me services that had NO purpose or backing.  So what if my FAKE web site got "13,000" clicks, due to the ad placement, IT DOESN"T LEAD to anything.  You call the number on my site and NO ONE WILL GET BACK TO YOU!!  How can these people sleep at night?  You guys are in the business of deceiving hard-working people!! 

I replied to Jim McDonald and he never replied.  So I know that he had NO intentions of making this right.  If they're SO successful and have ANY decency, they would refund me the $3000.  I just want my money back so I can move on.  I'm in more debt now thanks to ALL 4 entities!!

Karma goes full circle and these foolish people will get what's coming to them!!

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