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1, Report #468303
Jul 10 2009
12:07 PM
Famous Advertising Deceptive Practises FTC Violations Dallas Texas
Famous Advertising has finally been reported and will be investigated for both illegal and unethical business practice, as well as misrepresentation. Any one doing business with this company should contact your local authorities. They have been receiving Bank Wires as well as forcing consumers to use money grams and or western union for Internet Marketing, one consumer paid over $600.00 for Business Cards and Flyers, purchased from Vista Prints for $14.00. Money Wired to non working numbers in St. Louis but they are doing business from Texas, there activities have now been reported to the FTC, Postal Inspectors, as well as US Attorney, we look forward to keeping you posted on updates as to the justice to come. The Postal Inspector has acknowledged that it is illlegal to misrepresent your self in doing business, meaning; false names addresses and or phone numbers as well as consuming the identity of other companies. Here is a list of the companies they are deceptively say they are taking over. Fulcrum MABS Clear Concepts eCommerce Business Services Wise Financial SMC Profit Strategies Web Wealth iBridge Equity Gordan riley Batauia, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Dallas, Texas
2, Report #883519
May 16 2012
08:58 AM
Multiview - Advertising Deceptive sales tactics Irving, Texas
Multiview called to renew advertising with Microtips Technology on several occations, talking to 3 different people on three separate occations,  all telling Multiview the Microtips did not want to renew their advertising with them and no we would not place an ad.  Multiview finally contacted a person in the office and convinced them that their call was routine and they just needed the go ahead to place the ad.  If Multiview could have talked to the janitor staff at our office and get them to say yes over the phone, Multiview would create a sales contract that Multiview is now claiming is valid and binding.  Now Multiview has turned this fraudulent sales contract over to a collector.  There is no end to the tactics that Multiview will take to get a sale. My boss has a second company and now Multiview is doing the same tactics to Loose Monkies.  The person that talked to Multiview sales wanted a written quote and now all of a sudden there is a contract. 
Entity: Irving, Texas
3, Report #402832
Dec 18 2008
03:13 PM Deceptive advertising Carloton new york? Nationwide
I went to to order flowers and gift baskets for the holidays. They have on there site free delivery (click here) I did and 3 pages of gifts and flowers popped up. I select which gifts I wanted and then called them up to place the order. After taking the time to place my order and provide them with my credit card info they said the gift basket that I ordered was not approved for free shipping. When I explained it is indeed on the page for free shipping items they said sorry. I was told that on the bottom right hand side of the page in very small type was a disclaimer that got them out of the deceptive free offer. Be careful who you do business with over the internet. Bruce chula vista, CaliforniaU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide
4, Report #791390
Oct 22 2011
08:19 AM
theWEBstaurant Deceptive Advertising Internet, Pennsylvania
I consider this to be an If you don't read the fine print scam.I purchased a Edgecraft Chef's Choice 2100 knife sharpener from this company's eBay store.  The ad states 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping.  If you don't click on the tiny Read details link, you will not realize they do not accept returns if an item has been used.  We received this item on October 20th, 2011 and tried it by sharpening five knives.  This was supposed to be a nice gift for my parents, however, all three of us determined it does not perform up to the advertised expectation, is certainly not worth $425.55 and should be returned.  Because we had tested the unit with five knives, theWEBstaurant internet store informed me that it had been used and was not eligible for return and refund.  The fine print also indicates a 20% restocking fee which I agreed to, but they still refused to process a return and refund.  I consider this to be a fine print scam.  They are probably not legally liable by using these nefarious advertising tactics, however, it certainly is unethical.  This is nothing but a deviant internet warehouse distribution company that does not want to stand behind the products they sell.
Entity: Internet, Pennsylvania
5, Report #887898
May 24 2012
08:34 PM
BIZRATE SHOPZILLA Deceptive Advertising, Internet
Like many others before me, I just saw how Bizrate uses deceptive advertising by promising a $100 gift when you fill out their survey.  This gift turns out to be magazine subscriptions at $2 a pop which you find out AFTER you've worked for Bizrate and completed the survey.  Now if that's all it was, I could live with that, but the real damage is by subscribing to these magazines, one agrees to have the subscriptions AUTOMATICALLY renewed and one's credit card charged at the regular subscription rate.  Most people will get whacked before they stop the subscription.  It's a very unscrupulous practice and I have conveyed this to Bizrate, along with the vendor I did business with,
Entity: , Internet
6, Report #339432
Jun 11 2008
06:38 PM
Stauer Deceptive advertising Burnsville Minnesota
The 1st order was the size 5 solitaire sterling ring which was returned for the apparent wearing down on top of the stone's peripheral. No paperwork was kept on the initial order. The 2nd replacement order #P113324300016 dated 10-5-07, I rec'd 1 size 5 solitaire sterling silver ring with a 1.25CW, item #13909. On order #P114352600012 dated 10-22-07, I rec'd 1 size 5 classic sterling silver channel set ring with a 1.7cw, item #13950. Again, I noticed the top flat of the solitaire wearing down. This time not near as much. So I looked at the channel ring and it had multiple fractures, pits and unevenness on it's stones also. Even the setting had a gouge in the channel. I called and got an RA# for both of the rings and ret'd them. On order #P115682700018 dated 11-07-07 I again rec'd the classic sterling silver channel set ring size 5. Again, using the loop there were those fractures, pits, and even what appeared to be the same gouged setting. I again called for an RA# and ret'd it. I called and spoke with Gwen on 1-7-08 @ 3pm and asked for Victoria who I had spoken with the previous time of the returns, and asking to verify with the manufacturer's what the potential problem might be. She said the vendor of the stones had not yet gotten back with Stauer. I refused a replacement at that time. On 2-4-08 @ 2:45pm I spoke with Victoria and this time she said she had spoken with the vendor and that they said there were other vendors who make these stones. On 3-20-08 I rec'd my last ring, order #P125145700018 dated 3-14-08 for the classic sterling silver channel set ring size 5, hoping this would be a good order and sure enough, it too, had fractures and 2 of the stones had grinding marks on the top flats. The man's name was I think was Sang or something like that. I asked if he would have someone inspect the order prior to shipment, and then he put me on hold for verification of my request. Back on the line he assured me that the next morning prior to shipping it would be looked at for any flaws. I might add that these grinding marks can be seen without a loop. I still have this ring for proof. Their ads boast of the 5 C's even in their volume XX1V 2007 addition. They are for cut, color, carat, clarity and chemisty. And even mention on the web that these stones are a hardness of 8.5. Where as a mined diamond is a 10. I pose just that statement to Victoria that with this hardness of 8.5 these stones should not be wearing down, she agreed. And I might add that with all the ads boasting there shouldn't be any fractures. Does that fall under clarity? From 3-20-08 to 6-2-08 there has been multiple contact by email between the BBB of Minnesota and No. Dakota and Stauer and myself. Most recent receipt from Stauer to appease me, the customer, they sent another sterling silver channel ring order #P128603000012 dated 5-9-08 which I rec'd on 6-4-08, it too, has grind marks on the flats of the stones and a fracture in the middle of the center stone. Larry Ontario, CaliforniaU.S.A.
Entity: Burnsville, Minnesota
7, Report #1155715
Jun 18 2014
10:34 AM
Buyer Homesite Deceptive Advertising internet Virginia
I received a call from an initial telemarketer named Jason Amos that wanted to interest me in mortgage leads.  I said he could give me the pitch and he said he would transfer me to Justin.  This would have been the same liar mentioned in other rip-off reports.  Instead, someone came on and identified themself as Tony.  Tony told the same lie that was sited in a rip-off report about Justin.  These scammers are promising good mortgage leads.
Entity: Internet
8, Report #1337606
Nov 11 2016
06:25 AM
Fyber Deceptive advertising San Francisco California
 Firm stated benefits, never received. Appealed to their customer service, with documentation to assist in demonstrating proof. No response. For weeks. Finally received a reply, that addressed none of the issues or proof furnished, and was completely canned. Benefits remain, never received.
Entity: Nationwide
9, Report #1342711
Dec 12 2016
11:13 AM
Just Answer Deceptive Advertising Internet
I wanted to ask a question regarding replacing a cord for my camera printer and was directed to this site. After reading the parameters, I understood that it would be $5.00 to answer my question and $14.00 per month if I wanted to use the site regularly.  I did receive an answer to my question, but 2 separate charges appeared don my bank statement-$5,00 and $14.00. I then went on line and eventually called and spoke with a customer service representative who was singularly unhelpful.  She confirmed that my cancellation of their monthly service that you are autometically enrolled in when asking a question had been successful and then stated that the cost for asking 1 question was $19.00-not $5.00 as was presented on their website. If I had known that the cost for answering 1 question would be $19.00, I certainly would not have used the service.  This is deceptive advertising and the service is not worth $19.00 per question.   
Entity: Internet
10, Report #1368233
Apr 18 2017
07:05 AM
Networx Deceptive Advertising - Scam Atlanta Georgia
Web based advertising for Skilled and licensed trades in the industry of Home Repair.  High Buy in dollar value for low quality of leads, they market vetted leads, while 80% of the leads list out of service telephone Nos. or bogus addresses.  Company has a report process to try to recapture cost of bogus leads.  They refust to refund any excess moneys on account.
Entity: Atlanta, Georgia
11, Report #788080
Oct 12 2011
06:45 PM
Prospect Advertising Lying liars Tallahassee , Florida
I was told to come in for an interview today, before going in I asked the lady who called me if this was a door to door selling things job, she blatantly lied to me and said No this is not what they do at this company. So I showed up for my interview, I arrived early into this dimly lit office with a few other people in the waiting room and a bunch of empty rooms in the back. Honestly it looked like an abandoned office space or something someone set up on Monday and was skipping town on Friday. I asked the receptionist again if this was a door to door selling job, and again she said no and that was not what this company did. I went back for my interview and they guy starts off by telling me that they make all Disney products, Home Depot, Wal-mart, etc then he asked me what type of job I was applying for I told him an office position, he said none of those were available and all they had was field work in which I WOULD GO DOOR TO DOOR SELLING THINGS. I quickly said no thank you and left. They are liars that want u to sell windshields or knives or some other crap that nobody wants. Don't apply unless that's what you are looking for.
Entity: Tallahassee, Florida
12, Report #918814
Jul 28 2012
09:47 AM
Bench Craft advertising misrepresentative ad practices Internet
My wife and I own a small liquor store in central Oklahoma. I was offered ad space on the score cards for a local country club golf course. Great deal, opportunity for growth but now I can't get a delivery date for my ad. I can't get my sales rep to tell me anything. Hasn't even responded to my last e-mail from 11 days ago. I submitted my artwork for the ad almost 2 months ago. I did finally receive a proof but that's all. Summer is half over and my ad still isn't being seen by the target audience. I failed to do my due diligence and they have my money. I didn't find out until now that there are lists of people like us who have gotten taken. Do not do business with Bench Craft.
Entity: , Internet
13, Report #174038
Jan 31 2006
07:24 AM
Pinnacle Advertising ripoff Canton Livonia Michigan
A gentleman came to my door selling coupon books for people in wheelchairs who play basketball. He stated this was a coupon book for my area, that there was a free oil change coupon and 6 free birthday dinners. I agreed since we needed an oilchange and wrote him a check to pinnacle advertising. After looking at the book, I noticed that you have to be a Northville resident in order to get the free oil change and that is about 25-30 Minutes away from my house. Looking more carefully thru the book there were quite a few coupons that were not for this area. Places that are 40 minutes or more away. I called the number on the book...4 calls later I finally get in touch with the area rep and he told me on Fri. the guy would bring my check in turn for the book back. Needless to say, he never showed. They immediately cashed my check and then actually called me to see if I wanted a job with pinnacle adv. for $37-$40,000 a year base pay. They thought one of my phone calls was for a job instead of a complaint. Poco was the name of the owner for that office. You think you're doing something for a charity, as small as the effort might be just to find out that the company representing them is full of crap. That's awful. From now on I will only donate directly to the organization. Michelle Canton, MichiganU.S.A.
Entity: Livonia, Michigan
14, Report #260642
Jul 13 2007
11:05 AM
E Advertising SCAM Ripoff Jacksonville Florida
Me and my husband got scammed by E-Advertising, we signed up on May 17, 2006 when a gentlemen called and told us he could optimize our website for a period of 12 months, for $4,500. We even looked them up on BBB and they appeared to be legitimate. Then after hearing from no one for over a month, I called and they rushed what seemed like a template Conversion report in July of 2006 and I was assigned a consultant which scheduled a meeting with me. After talking with him for a few minutes, we scheduled a follow-up meeting for the next week. This meeting was then cancelled. Their contact information on the conversion report is incorrect, and when I try to contact someone I am usually sent to voicemail. When I leave a message, nobody returns my calls. In October 2006 I sent an email to This email came back undelivered. In October 2006 a gentleman called saying that he was from E-Advertising and I informed him that I wanted to cancel my program. He continued by requesting my credit card information. Because it took a while to get the credit card, he must have been worried and he hung up. I then called the company and they had no record of this person. This means that this person was posing to be from E-Advertising and trying to get credit card information. Since then we have tried to locate the company, their website is down and their numbers don't work. We got Taken BIG Time. Jennifer Eagle Mountain, UtahU.S.A.
Entity: Jacksonville, Florida
15, Report #260552
Jul 12 2007
09:23 PM
E Advertising SCAM ripoff Jacksonville Florida
Me and my husband got scammed by E-Advertising. we signed up on May 17, 2006 when a gentlemen called and told us he could optimize our website for a period of 12 months, for $4,500. We even looked them up on BBB and they appeared to be legitimate. Then after hearing from no one for over a month, I called and they rushed what seemed like a template Conversion report in July of 2006 and I was assigned a consultant which scheduled a meeting with me. After talking with him for a few minutes, we scheduled a follow-up meeting for the next week. This meeting was then cancelled. Their contact information on the conversion report is incorrect, and when I try to contact someone I am usually sent to voicemail. When I leave a message, nobody returns my calls. In October 2006 I sent an email to This email came back undelivered. In October 2006 a gentleman called saying that he was from E-Advertising and I informed him that I wanted to cancel my program. He continued by requesting my credit card information. Because it took a while to get the credit card, he must have been worried and he hung up. I then called the company and they had no record of this person. This means that this person was posing to be from E-Advertising and trying to get credit card information. Since then we have tried to locate the company, their website is down and their numbers don't work. We got Taken BIG Time. Jennifer Eagle Mountain, UtahU.S.A.
Entity: Jacksonville, Florida
16, Report #356755
Jul 28 2008
08:23 PM
AT&T Advertising And Publishing Deceptive Marketing fraudualent charges, false billing Atlanta Georgia
AT&T's advertising and publishing dept are fraudulently charging consumers. I was contacted by Dawn George with AT&T about my business advertising in the yellow pages back in February. I told her that I only wanted the free listing. However, I get my July 20th bill and there's a charge for $14.00. I called the department to see what the charge was for and to have it removed. Per Carmen Walters, she said I agreed to the $14.00 for twelve months. She played a recording that clearly states FREE SERVICE REGULAR LISTING! Although it clearly states what I wanted, she says I also agreed to some additional listing. And she could not remove it. I don't know what they have done with the recording, but I did not authorized or agree to nothing from their advertising dept. They have deceptively recorded and charged me for services that I did not agree to. I want other consumers to be aware of this before it happens to someone else. Is there anyway someone can contact or assist me with clearing up this matter? I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and Georgia Consumers Affairs. What other recourse do I have? Georgia Stockbridge, GeorgiaU.S.A.
Entity: Atlanta, Georgia
17, Report #260184
Jul 11 2007
01:02 PM
EDPCARD Internet
debited my checking account. Do not know address. Do not know who this is and I can not reach anyone. Tina DeQuincy, LouisianaU.S.A. According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days. If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges. Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent! DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER! Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get. And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state. Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the chargetruth. If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the
Entity: Internet
18, Report #1006817
Jan 31 2013
02:20 PM
Ebates Scam Internet
I made several purchases using ebates. Every purchase where the cashback was under $5 went through. I used various coupon codes on these purchases. The purchasE I made that would entitle me to Over $30 cash back did not register. I contacted customer service and after a month of run around answers, it came back that I was unable to obtain my cashback bc I used I coupon code. I was told that the other purchases that I made using coupon codes was mistakenly not picked up by the computer. Coincidence that it's a large cash back and it will not go through? I don't think so. I will no longer continue to use ebates. Terrible customer service. Scammers. Beware.
Entity: Internet, Internet
19, Report #1360193
Mar 06 2017
11:17 PM
Zurple Internet
 I've been a real estate agent for many years and was contacted by Zurple many years ago when they first started. Actually I was one of there first clients. In the beginning I did receive leads and pod off but after a year plus slowly slowed down. I reduced my monthly from 1k month to 500 for another 2 years until I really wasn't doing real estate. I called them and said I really don't use it and want to cancel. They recommend going to a date base only for 199 a month not to loose the leads. I agreed and have access to friend in the business. 3 months later I said I want to cancel and they said there was a 30 day cancellation policy but they would waive since I was one of the first clients and have been on for over 3 years. Well a year later i get a call from a collection agency telling me I own 199. I said I was shocked and I will call them which I did and no returned call. I and so angry I was a loyal customer and they told me they would waive the 30 day cancellation but then send me to collections a year later with no calls no nothing. Unethical people stay away
Entity: Internet
20, Report #43436
Jan 30 2003
01:55 PM
Lending Deceptive & fraudulent website advertising fraudulent rip-off business
Their website leads you to beleive that if you use them to find a mortage company, and you close the loan, you will get airline miles from united airlines. This was an incentive to me to use Lending Tree. However, when I closed the loan, I contacted Lending Tree and asked about my airline miles, they told me that I did not notify lending tree before my refinance closing that I wanted the united miles so it was too late for me to get the miles. I contacted them just a few days after my closing. They said that even if I contacted them the day of my closing, it would be too late. To me, this is fraudulent and deceptive advertising and this should not be allowed to go on. If they are a reputable company, they would honor what they advertise on their website. Dave Aurora, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Internet
21, Report #384156
Oct 23 2008
12:26 PM
Reed Publishing Advertising / Deceptive Plattsburgh New York
We've continued to receive statements with FINAL NOTICE in red stamped in the front notifying us that we are late in paying for an advertisement in a business directory we never placed an order on. The amount due is $471.98, which includes $67.53 in interest charges. Numerous times we've spoken to representatives from Reed Publishing with the same results. They are unable to provide a signed contract or PO number so that we may trace the original order, which is how we place advertisement orders. They tell us the order was a phone order which goes against our Company's policy. I requested to hear the phone conversation they claim to have on file that supposedly was made by our department's manager making the original request, and I put it on speaker phone so that several employees could hear the actual request. It was not our manager's voice. When I try to reason with them by asking them to provide me with the information I need, the representative raises her voice in disbelief, threatens to send our Company's name to a collection agency and hangs up on me. Skosh El Paso, TexasU.S.A.
Entity: Plattsburgh, New York
22, Report #405369
Dec 27 2008
06:19 PM
US Deceptive Advertising Culver City California
I thought I would look up some old buddies I was stationed with in the military. I went to US Search and was offered: 24 Hour Unlimited People Pass: Unlimited People Search Reverse Phone & Address Search Property Records Instant Search Results For trying a product from another service via The service would pay the $19.95 fee and I would receive this 24 Hour Pass. The results where not helpful. When I clicked on an individuals name I was given additional purchase options. For an additional fee of $4.95 I could upgrade my account to receive unlimited 24 hour people search which includes current address. I wrote numerous emails to every company that had a hand in my decision to try this service advising them of the deception. I was severely disappointed with the quality of service. I got better results with free telephone searches. I called US Search and they said that normally the first or second address on the list is the most recent. I put this to the test by looking up my own information. I entered my name, age, and a location where I once resided. My current address was not on the list at all. I personally feel that US Search has lied and asked them for their definition of unlimited. Because I do not have confidence in their service I refused to pay an additional $1.95 for a current address. I cancelled membership to the other service I tried because I do not plan to do business with anyone else who supports this company. I am not out any money because I used a virtual credit card, canceled the service before the trial period was over and then also closed the virtual card number I was able to generate for this transaction. I would advise people to use the service without a membership. It gave better results because it seems that the current city and state is near the top of the list if you are not a member. With that information search an online phone book. Because I was able to get better results by using their service without logging in; I believe their paid membership is worthless. Scott Oklahoma City, OklahomaU.S.A.
Entity: Culver City, California
23, Report #795093
Nov 04 2011
10:15 AM
Greatfun Free NFL Jersey, deceptive advertising, Internet
I initially saw an advertisement on facebook for a Free NFL Jersey. I applied and was sent to a site for this service, GreatFun. This is basically what I would call a third-party, middleman company offering discounts on items at various websites. I ended up signing up for the service hoping somewhere along the line I could get my free jersey. Instead I was sent a $40 rewards debit card and told I could use it to purchase the jersey. Unfortunately you can't find an NFL jersey for under $80 anywhere on the Internet. So as far as I'm concerned this was deceptive advertising. I did make a note of cancelling my service before being charged a monthly service fee. If anyone is having trouble cancelling their account try going to The debit card has been refused on at least 3 websites so far including the NFL Shop and any other place I could find NFL jerseys. I called their customer service number at 1-877-488-9480 and even though I was not treated rudely, they were not very helpful at all claiming to have only offered me their service, not the free jersey. So good luck to anyone who has signed up with them. I hope this has helped.
Entity: , Internet
24, Report #837507
Feb 11 2012
07:23 AM
Poptent Poptent video contest false advertising deceptive fake Internet, Internet
Poptent publishes video contest/assignment advertisements that are not for contests. These contest/assignment advertisements are published on these dedicated contests announcement websites:,,, and These advertisements include the words contest, prizes, awards,rewards, judged, judging criteria, rules and offers of huge cash prizes.The Poptent website requires that you join Poptent before you can see any contest/assignment rules and if you join you will be tied to a binding arbitration contract and after you join you will find out that there are no contest rules and these are not contests and are for a work-for-hire arrangement that requires you to sign away your copyrights and legal protections in order to participate. There are NO contests associated with these assignments. There are no contest judges, no contest prizes, no contest rules, and no contest format. I submitted 34 videos that I created at my own expense to these contests and I believed I was entering legitimate contests that followed Federal and State laws and that there would be judges and rules and prizes only to find out there were no contests and now Poptent claims it owns my videos on behalf of the Brand Clients. As of January 29, 2012 I have not been paid for video submissions that Poptent has stated they owe me. On or about August 22, 2011 I was notified by Mark Schoneveld Senior Poptent Manager that these were not contests and were for a work-for-hire arrangement.PLEASE be aware that these Poptent contests/assignments may not be legitimate contests and before you join Poptent I suggest you contact Poptent and ask for a copy of any contract, agreement, and contest rules. Read the contracts and agreements very carefully and have an attorney help you! You can contact Poptent here:, If you have had problems with Poptent you can file a complaint here: The information in this civil complaint is accurate to the best of my knowledge and is protected by the first amendment and state and federal laws. As of January 29, 2012 Poptent has failed to produce any requested contracts, agreements, contest rules and other evidence they claim to have in regards to this matter. Any contract or agreement Poptent or the Brand Clients claim to have with me is void or voidable and unenforceable as a direct result of false advertising. If any information in this opinion is inaccurate please contact me and I will remove or amend this complaint. This complaint is copyrighted 2012. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed and is for information purposes only. I am not an attorney and this complaint is not legal advice. I am not responsible for any use or misuse of this information. Definition:The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officially defines deceptive advertising as a representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer and practices that have been found misleading or deceptive in specific cases include false oral or written representations, misleading price claims, sales of hazardous or systematically defective products or services without adequate disclosures, failure to disclose information regarding pyramid sales, use of bait and switch techniques, failure to perform promised services,and failure to meet warranty obligations. If you are an attorney or law firm that handles class action complaints please contact me as we are looking for representation in this matter.Help stop false and misleading advertising! Thanks very much for your support.
Entity: Internet, Internet
25, Report #1033600
Jul 23 2007
12:33 PM
Yellow Pages Deceptive advertising scam Carrollton Texas
My husband and I own a sign business. I had placed a free listing through a legitimate business, A short time later, we received a notice stating our free listing would be cancelled if we did not fill out and return the enclosed form. Believing this Yellow Pages company to be the same, we filled out and returned the card. After a few days, we received a bill for $298 for the so-called free listing. When I called to inquire as to why we were receiving this bill, the person on the phone kept evading my questions about why we were getting a bill when the card said it was free, and eventually hung up on me when I insisted that we had not signed up for a paid listing. I called back and asked to speak to a supervisor, but was told that the person I was speaking with was all alone, was talking to me from a cell phone and could not transfer me to anyone else. The company sounded very shady to say the least, so I looked it up on the Better Business Bureau web site and found out that it's already been reported for the same scam of misrepresenting themselves to be the legitimate Yellow Pages company and has been billing unsuspecting businesses for services they may have ordered from the legitimate Yellow Pages. It's also been reported on this web site as a rip off. I add my experience so that others will know without a doubt that this is not the company it represents itself to be and that they are banking on the ignorance of the business owner to not know that Yellow Pages in Carrollton, Texas, is scamming unsuspecting people all over the country by using the same name and logo as the real Yellow Pages company. A Scam Victim Kalispell, MontanaU.S.A.
Entity: Carrollton, Texas

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