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26, Report #849232
Mar 05 2012
09:03 PM
Iuniverse Author Solutions Inc. I have proof that Iuniverse doesn't report royalties correctly, and that they are going to rip you off and take there time by redirecting your phone calls, misinforming you of tech issues etc. Please Internet
Iuniverse is a complete rip off, and will not pay you for your royalties on books sold.  They do not account for all book sales, and I have documentation of their miss representation. Please beware and get involved with a class action lawsuit. If you have sold books, they will give you a run-around, be rude and make you talk to customer support over seas. Pamela Hawkins is supposed to be the customer support supervisor in the USA, however will not be of any support.Please look for a class action suit.
Entity: , Internet
27, Report #1348581
Jan 09 2017
10:22 AM
Lighthouse Publishing/Andy Overett CreateSpace Self-Publisher in Disguise Took Me for 400 Bucks Georgia and/or Minnesota
I was desperate to publish my book.  As my book had a lot of Christian themes, I thought to pitch it to some Christian publishers/agents.  One of those was Lighthouse Christian Publishing, found online.  I sent them an email with my pitch and a manuscript in doc form. After twenty years of mostly rejections for my work, I was cheered to see that Lighthouse wanted to publish my work!  Some things bothered me about the contract, but I wanted to believe in the deal, and tried to have faith--so after saving money for six months, I finally paid Lighthouse/Andy Overett $399 via paypal to get the publishing started. Soon I found out that Andy was unwilling to let me in on process of being paid/how many books were selling, etc.  So I looked further into his publishing process to find he was just a self-publisher with Amazon.com's CreateSpace.com.  With them, anyone can self-publish and sell books FOR FREE. When I learned this, and told Andy via email that I wanted to get out of contract to pursue free self-publishing with CreateSpace on my own, he refused to part with any of the $399 I had sent to him.  I told him via email (no phone number for him given--another red flag) that he could keep $200 for the work he had done on the book, and for illuminating me in some ways--about a great free self-publishing/selling service called CreateSpace.com. He refused to give me ANY money back, taking the full $399 I saved over a six month period.  He never posted the book on his website, so only half the contract was followed--in which he promised to sell the book on Amazon.com.
Entity: Internet
28, Report #1131505
Mar 18 2014
09:33 AM
Lori Deboer Boulder Writers Workshop Scam to Self Self Publishing Services Boulder Colorado
I spenf $1,2000 with Lori Deboer and Boulder Writers' Workshop and realized she's just a saleswomen for self publishing bussiness like Xlibris and Lulu. I saw half a dozen writers go through the same process with her and all of them were directed to one of these two comapnies. I'm not trying to be nast, but she's not the greatest writer herself and hasn't been published in any significant journals, not had any books published. I was in NYC a month ago and an agent told me she's never even known her to submit any of her own work to any legitimate agents let alone her clients.  
Entity: Boulder, Colorado
29, Report #803711
Dec 01 2011
11:41 AM
Xlibris Incredible inept book self-publishing Bloomington, Indiana
Xlibris is best at self-promotion, not self-publication. Call are not returned; emails not responded to; all editors have trouble understanding requests. Marketing is non-existent; production, embarrassing; editing, totally inept. The entire process...from beginning to end...was met with incompetence. What is supposed to be an enjoyable outcome is a mess and it still is not over after 7 months.
Entity: Bloomington, Indiana
30, Report #341573
Jun 18 2008
11:13 AM
Satscams Self serving satelite pirates San Francisco California
I too had a similar experience after joining this website. I had made a post in reply to a thread and was soon after contacted by one of the staff. I was asked if I had ever been a satellite pirate and I said no. I was then asked if I knew anything about fta which I did not. After the staff member explained to me that it was legal to receive allot of satellite signals my interest was peaked. He also informed me that it was possible of getting free dish network. I am not a thief and I believe that the price of satellite tv would be cheaper if so many people did not steal it. I was though interested in the free signals Frd told me about. I was asked to send a money order (which I did) and was promised my goods in 24 to 48 hours. I waited 4 weeks for my goods to arrive. My unit was also set up to receive illegal signals as was stated by a note that came with it. My emails and private messages where brushed off and handled in a very rude and threatening way. I got rid of the unit since stated in the note it was set up to pirate dish network. You could imagine my concern. My advise to anyone is to never deal with a satellite pirate. Ive given up on my interest in the legal side of what they call a hobby and am happy with my services. I can not advise anyone going to such a site. Mike los vegas, NevadaU.S.A.
Entity: San Francisco, California
31, Report #889155
Jul 02 2012
06:23 PM
iUniverse Lack of accurate sales data resulting in low royalty payments and lackluster sales status/programs Internet
iUniverse has been ripping me off since I published my book in 2007.  They have failed to, or intentionally have not, accurately tracked my online and in-store (Barnes & Noble) book sales. Their Star Program requires a certain amount of retail books to be sold, which I am certain I have met, yet they continue to tell me that I am not eligible yet. Based on my calculations alone I have near double the sales they are reporting.  Their web site is antequated and usually months behind in sales tracking. I constantly get the run-around on my numerous email and phone inquiries, yet they constantly hound me (with phone calls from foriegners I can hardly understand) to pay them to promote my first book... and, they want me to publish my second book with them!!! I understand that they are a business... but they put the author third or fourth wanting them to seel their own books or pay them big bucks for little return. Stay clear!
Entity: , Internet
32, Report #1370124
Apr 28 2017
06:52 AM
Self-Publishing School SPS Chandler Bolt SPS broke there word and cheated me out $250 San Diego, CA Internet
Buyer Beware - Self Publish School Cheated Me and They May Cheat You.     I signed up with Self-Publishing School on March 22nd, 2017.  After one week I realized this was not for me.  Several reasons: 1) It is all online 2) I knew most of their writing tips 3) There are extra charges I didn't know about and 5) I got a chance to start a kids school where I live.... which is very time-consuming.       I asked for my money back per their 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.  They made plenty of excuses and delays.  Finally, I told them I would file a dispute with Visa and then they gave me back my money. It took 18 days for this to happen.        The reason I am filing this report, though, is because they broke their word on paying me a referral fee. I signed up a friend of mine in their referral program which pays $250.  She is staying in the school  When I was asking for my money back, I was told that if I canceled out I would not be paid the $250.  I pointed out that on their website, under the outline for how the referral program worked there was no mention that I had to be enrolled in the Self-Publishing School to be paid.  I  told them this and they said, Chandler Bolt, the owner had.       I  told them this and they said, Chandler Bolt, the owner had decided that was their policy.  This policy was created after the fact of me of me getting my money back.  When I signed up for their referral program, in the beginning, there was NO such policy.... in short they made it up.  I have written them several times since then and I have bene ignored.  I told them I would file a Ripoff Report and Pissed Consumer Report and still  I have been ignored.         If you wish to write a book I suggest you find another way. SPS signs you up for around $997 and they tell you to buy all these other programs.  I counted the other programs and it is 14.  So, when they sale pitch says you can be selling your book on Amazon... it is going to cost you a lot more than the beginning enrollment cost.     I would suggest you google Writer's Coach and find someone that will work one on one with you.  The book you write will          I would suggest you google Writer's Coach and find someone that will work one on one with you.  The book you write will probably be produced for less cost, less hassle and one on one attention. 
Entity: Internet
33, Report #1161326
Jul 11 2014
12:13 PM
Friesen Press Friesen Press Self-Publishing company in BC, Canada. Scaming and fleecing. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Nationwide
 I bought a package from Friesen Press to publish my novel. I paid in full. As per the agreement, there must be two editorial reviews. They did the first editorial review, so unproffessional and low standard that I was surprised. I escalated this matter to their manager. They gave me the 'best editor'. The second review came with no errors removed and 140+ errors were added to the manuscript. I talked to the A/c Manager Ashley, she said, Everything is done correctly, this is the way we are going to publish your book. They hurt my feeling and my dream was shattered. A different ugly, crooked world opened up to me. I escalated again. They said they found out an amicable solution: I must pay 1484.00 to remove all the errors in addition to how much I had paid around 3200.00 I said, It is a rip off and a scamming. I should bring a criminal charge against FriesenPress. They terminated my contract and returned only 300.00. Then I complained to British Columbia Better Business Bureau and I found out that is another typical racist Canadian company. Why? Because the BBB reported and gave the verdict to Friesen Press first becasue Friesen Press is their member. They gave me the verdict a month after only when I requested them, whic is simply outrageous. Reason: I submitted too many emails to prove my case against Friesen Press. And good customer service, respect? As a non-white Muslim immigrant, I don't deserve that in Canada. I wish I didn't publish my book. Self-publishing has become a curse.          
Entity: Nationwide
34, Report #352416
Jul 22 2008
12:39 PM
Bookwhirl - BookWhirl.com Empty Promises Big Dollars Fitchburg Wisconsin
To the list of Writer's Rip Offs, please allow me to add a new company called Bookwhirl.com, that is so blatently, baldly a rip off that it is heartbreaking. I feel terrible for the thousands of wannabe writers who could get sucked into their tide. What they promise is so stupid that it hurts: they will market your book to the standard millions of email addresses that now come stacked onto computer disks. You get a market of millions for real bucks several thousand dollars. That none of these addresses are actual book buyers who have any interest in your book is evident. I feel sorry for the kind of suckers who'll end up ripped off by these people. Perry Brass, author of the IPPY Award winning novel Carnal Sacraments. Perrybrass Bronx, New YorkU.S.A.
Entity: Fitchburg, Wisconsin
35, Report #1202793
Jan 19 2015
04:55 PM
AuthorHouse AuthorSolutions, iUniverse In violation of RICO laws for racketeering in the USA Bloomington Indiana
This company presented as a wonderful asset for the first half of my experience: hard working minions in the Philipines, most likely being paid nothing and working 14 hours a day.  It then progressed to total rip off: Pressure to sell me books while telling me I would get only a few hardcovers and soft covers.  Telling me I was getting a HUGE discount on additional books.  Then shipping me more books than I have space for (and they're still coming). Misrepresentation, gross fraud: telling me I was chosen because my book was so unique, so wonderful, to be reviewed in the sixth (LAST SLOT AVAILABLE) review of books for Reader's Digest a worldwide publication. I then discovered that Reader's Digest filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and stopped all publication except for North America; also, the only review of books is done by a freelancer and includes only books on the NY Times best seller list, or famous published authors.  This is called FRAUD and, in the United States of America, deliberately representing a service which is NOT actually available, and taking or soliciting money for that service, is called RACKETEERING and is punishable under the Federal RICO law.  
Entity: Internet
36, Report #1097206
Nov 05 2013
04:52 PM
Boulder Writers Workshop Lori Deboer Lori Deboer is a hack and unpublished writer who sells self-publishing services Boulder ColoRADO
Lori Deboer has never published anything yet sells self publishing services under the guise of consulting. Everything on her site is either shortlisted or published on blogs yet she claims to be a published writer and makes a living telling others how to publish. She's a fraud. 
Entity: Select State/Province
37, Report #672744
Dec 17 2010
02:21 PM
AuthorHouse Iuniverse AuthorHouse is a money-laundering scam that was found guilty of fraud in a US Court Bloomington, Indiana
AuthorHouse formerly 1st Books, is a notorious vanity publisher. This company is a bogus scam and was found guilty by a US circuit judge in 2006 of committing fraud. Do not give this company your money, they have appalling distribution, inept management, fraudulent accounting practices, bad customer service and, as the Publishers Weekly article shows below, AuthorHouse is completely corrupt and fraudulent. The US Goverment needs to close down the AuthorHouse SCAM immediately. ***************************************************************Publishers Weekly Article: AuthorHouse Ordered to Pay Up by Claire Kirch, PW Daily 8/8/2006The Kansas district judge presiding over the defamation lawsuit brought by romance writer Rebecca Brandewyne against AuthorHouse ordered Friday that the POD subsidy publisher pay Brandewyne $200, 000 in punitive damages. Brandewynes co-plaintiffs in the suit, her parents, also were awarded punitive damages of $20, 000 each.This past May, a Wichita jury found AuthorHouse guilty of publishing a book, Paperback Poison, in November 2003 by Brandewynes ex-husband that libeled her. The jury awarded Brandewyne $230, 000 in actual damages (PW Daily, May 16).In his 14-page decision, Judge Jeff Goering asserted that AuthorHouse acted towards the plaintiffs with wanton conduct, in publishing Paperback Poison, despite the fact that Gary Brock, the books author, had informed AuthorHouse during contract negotiations that iUniverse had rejected the manuscript on the grounds of possible libelous content. **************************************************************** Unfortunately, I learnt too late that AuthorHouse is toxic, and one of the nastiest scams I've dealt with in my life.My hell with Authorhouse started on 24 May 2010 through a misleading website called findyourpublisher.com, which is a bogus fraud site funnelling unsuspecting authors towards AuthorHouse and their partner scams. My first mistake - I gave them my contact details. I was conned into paying them around $1000 to publish my first book which I was told would be available at Amazon. The result was a shoddy, poorly produced crappy book which no reader would waste their time with. The book is still not available at Amazon or anywhere - I just get excuses. Authorhouse is a scam, and they have stolen my dollars and succeeded in rubbishing of my work, that has left me deflated and completely disillusioned.AuthorHouse should change their name to AuthorScam. These fraudsters have turned fraud into an artform, and it's time for government agencies to start taking a look at AuthorHouse and their partner companies, iUniverse, Trafford and Xlibris.If you're a writer reading this: this is your wake up call. AUTHORHOUSE IS A SCAM. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY.Close Down. Flush them down the toilet, AuthorHouse is truly excrement. 
Entity: Bloomington, Indiana
38, Report #1404524
Jan 13 2018
12:05 PM
Terry Hale, Hale Publishing Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: Hale Publishing 100% dedicated to client success a code of ethics they live by day in and day out. Hale Publishing providing real world strategies and techniques that produce real results. Founder Terry Hale providing a 20 years’ experience and integrity backed by the dedication for clients, assured a quality education with the support one would need to reach their dreams and endeavors. Hale Publishing is a result driven organization working for a mutual benefit for all parties involved to profit from the Commercial Real Estate Business.*UPDATE: Terry Hale, Hale Publishing pledges commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy, Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. A program that benefits consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction, confidence when doing business with a member business. Terry Hale, Hale Publishing recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.
Ripoff Report Verified™ REVIEW EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Terry Hale, Hale Publishing for its full commitment to quality customer service. Ripoff Report's discussions with Terry Hale, Hale Publishing have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Terry Hale, Hale Publishing listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services. One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that typical customer feedback reads, Terry Hale, Hale Publishing as a dedication for their customers like no other business in the Real estate sector. They are 100% dedicated to assuring their customers are not only satisfied with the training voted #1 in the Commercial Real estate field. They are also 100% dedicated to give the support on a personal level so the client has credibility from the moment they start. Hale Publishing has a unique way of giving that personal touch most businesses neglect to deliver, making Hale Publishing and founder Terry Hale the #1 wealth training organization.
Entity: Malibu, California
39, Report #380049
Oct 22 2008
10:48 PM
Morgan & Chase Publishing Inc. Bad Economy excuse again ? Not publishing book. Closing Doors?? Medford Oregon
When I first got the email explaining that they were not going to publish the book I purchased because of the economy, and they were closing their doors, I though, too bad for everbody. My company loses $600 but they're going out of business. no-one to blame The US economy being so bad at the moment, I actually bought the excuse. I googled their name and found a couple of complaints about this company with similar circumstances to mine. These complaints were on this website. Ripoff Report. One of the complaints was in 2007 ! How could they have gone bankrupt last year and then again this year?? My story Dec 15 2007- rec'd phone call from sales lady. She mentioned that she would like to interview me for a publication Treasures of Manitoba that is coming out in the summer of 2008. She mentioned that there was NO COST for being in the publication. of course, I agreed. Dec 20/2007- She came to interview me, spent 2 hours of my time. I then found out that the only way that it will be NO COST is when I sell the books that they are giving me when the book is published. The cost was $600. (ok, I should have kicked her out right then and there, I know.) Fall 2008- after many phone calls for clarification as to the arrival date of the book, I received a email from the sales lady. She mentioned that the book wil not be published because of the economy in the US and Morgan & Chase will be closing it's doors. She mentioned that she is out alot of money as well. After reading other complaints, it looks like this is not the first time Morgan & Chase has done this. Erick xxxxxx Winnipeg, ManitobaCanada
Entity: Medford, Oregon
40, Report #360989
Aug 08 2008
11:40 PM
PageFree Publishing Publishing Fraud Otsego Michigan
Dear Ripoff Report, This is just a small thing of this terrible mess of a company that I have dealt with since 12/22/03 and prior. Paying for services rendered which not only did 1/2 of the stuff never be completed I have not seen one cent from one sale of a book. This is why I called them and told them they were no longer allowed to sell my books anymore because I felt with as much publicity and huge emails I had received I would have sold many of books. As of almost 1 year later note one red cent has been paid to me for books sold which were sold through them exclusively and Amazon and Borders which both these companies were to pay them for books sold. This is such a nightmare I don't even know where to begin. If you go to jillannupstairs.com you will see all of the press my autobiography has received. I ordered a ton of books and they told me they would take services not rendered off my latest book order since those items were not completed. When I received my bill there were no services not deducted and then I wrote them the following emails which I am attaching. They still say my back payment of books sold which is over 250 books sold is coming which I feel I will never see. I do not know what to do and have spent over 10,000 with these people already. I not only ordered 100's of books to send out to ever media outlet friend and aquatint which made them a ton of money to be treated with such little respect. The largest scam that they pulled on me is selling me the back page of the Chicago Book Expo paying a huge amount and was told I would be on the back of every single program at the book expo. Thrilled I agreed and when I arrived at the expo grabbed one of the people's directories to see my book not on the back. Confused I called them immediately and they said there had to be a mistake. I said no I have it right here in my hand. They said they would clear it all up. The following day they showed me a small color brochure that had my book on the back that they passed out within their private booth at the Chicago Expo. The amount was for 500 printed color brochures and the cost was almost the same as me giving out a fully printed book to every customer that walked up. Feeling so stupid that I had been fooled and having to work with them to promote my book in the booth the following 2 days was dreadful. I was so angry I could barely look at them. I even explained this to them later after the show on how upset I was and that I was a business woman and there is no way I would have agreed to it that they had told me that everyone would get one. They meant everyone that wondered into our booth and that they forced to take a brochure which was hardly anyone. It was dreadful. I had been told that I would be on the Chicago Expo directory and was not. That is a whole other story that only shames me and made me start to fear them and question everything they were doing asking why the other items I had prepaid for had not been completed blah blah blah. Please help. The contract was signed 12/20/04. It is now 12/20/05. I have not seen one cent from any book sales even though I was told over 250 had sold. $14.99 a piece and I got to keep a large chunk of it. March the book was printed and distributed to me. As well as put on their website and placed on Amazon, Borders and more to sell books. I paid at the time of 12/20/04 to have the following services done to get sales to my book. Books for Review 3500 Newspapers $225 Books for mailing $265 Marketing Art Package $129 R & R program 18 months $500 = used 7 months before canceling due to not getting paid for any books sold in this amount of time. I am asking for amortizations of 7 months used and the rest to be returned 500 Divided by 18 is $27.77 per month used for 7 months before I cancelled = 194.39 used - 500 = remaining amount of $305.61 50 Hard Cover books; that were ordered 25 to be shipped to me and 25 to be shipped to my publicist. Around $13.06 a piece never received. I just found a bill after confronting them about these items that not only has 25 books billed for 13.06 a piece = $326.50 but also a lot of other items that were not authorized or agreed upon that were charged. I was told I would be charged for Corrections, 1 PDF proof and a $1 new cover Design. When I get a copy of the bill I have a whole bunch of unexpected charged that were extra's. I was charged for 114 Corrections. Which I was charged in the beginning for graphical and spelling errors. Most of these 114 Corrections were from things she did not catch when the book was turned in which is the responsibility of Page Free Publishing. I was told I would be changed to delete or change sentences not spelling and grammar! I was told that they were having a special till the last day of x-mas that you got a full edit of your book. I have also never seen a hardback of my own book. Anyhow the extra bills come to $629.44 60.00 1 new text file 194.00 1 new book layout 228.00 114 corrections 60.00 1 new cover file 60.00 New PDF proofs 27.44 review copies = 629.44 (see Exhibit A) Invoice No. 1597 Order Date 7/22/2004 on this one invoice is the 25 Hard Cover Books = $326.50 On this one invoice = $955.94 Not sure if I was charged for them or not due to not getting information from Page Free Publishing but an order was made and I have 1000's of dollars already paid to the company for books I purchased. 50 x 13.06 = 653.00. Total amount owed: Books for Review 3500 Newspapers $225 Books for mailing $265 Marketing Art Package 653.00 Books 50 hardback 629.44 Charges not correct Total is $2207.05 + Outstanding sales that have occurred of over 250 books sold. I am also asking for damages besides this amount if I do not have a check for the $2207.05 + 250 books sold amount if this is not settled immediately. I will then be asking for fees of all of these other charges and also attorney fees. I have had to take the book elsewhere due to these people. They worry me that I have sold many more books then they are telling me based on all the other lack of information they are willing to give me. I feel that I should receive my money back for all the set up charges to produce the book due to I am having to do it all over again and I am forced to get new ISBN #'s for both books and it also has been a huge damage to my book due to me having to pick another title and just them not putting those other Marketing items in effect has cost me substantial sales. I am willing to go to court. I feel I have been completely taken advantage of and they are probably doing this to many of girls that can't get their books published taking their hard earned savings and living it up. This must not go on! After I would make an order of books or changes no bills were every submitted to me. They would automatically deduct it from a credit card on file. I was in Manhattan for over 2 months and in Indiana for 1 month promoting my book. This is the only reason it has been brought to my attention many other things they were doing that I was not aware of such as these additional charges. Jill Las Vegas, NevadaU.S.A.
Entity: Otsego, Michigan
41, Report #447210
Apr 28 2009
02:06 PM
Northwest Publishing Business Owners Beware Northwest Publishing Portland Oregon
Northwest Publishing takes your money, doesn't return phone calls and sends proofs (of work you sent them rather than the professional design you're supposed to get) with a date to approve or reject that's ALREADY PASSED. I rejected their proof because it looked like crap. After they failed to live up to their promises multiple times, I told them to cancel my order and I demanded a refund. They refused so I filed a dispute with my credit card company and got my money back. I also submitted a report to the BBB. Northwest went ahead with the crappy layout I rejected and continues to send me bills and keeps adding more and more late fees. These people are dishonest and I refuse to be blackmailed with their threats of sending my account to collections. I'm an honest person with excellent credit. I pay for services rendered but I will not be bullied into paying for something that was not delivered. If their product actually was distributed to area restaurants (I haven't seen one and I don't know anyone who has), my business reputation will be diminished by their amateurish product. I don't know if Northwest is a scam operation or if employees inexperienced help or if it's just totally understaffed but I'd strongly suggest you spend your advertising dollars elsewhere. Mickey Lancaster, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Portland, Oregon
42, Report #943408
Sep 19 2012
08:32 AM
Executive Publishing Jason Bradbury Executive Publishing executivepublishing1 Internet
A Jason Bradbury called me regarding a local golf club in the area. I am a landscaping company and he asked if I do landscaping. I was a little skeptical when Jason Bradbury said he had more private clubs in my area. Jason Bradbury asked me to do some advertisement for my company in a members directory. He said that they would be direct mailed out to all the members and home owners. I agreed to take a full page when the price was good. He started out with a high price then I talked him down. I thought I got a good deal. Then I called the clubs in my area to find out when the directorys were going out. I was told that they didnt put advertisement in the directory and they didnt know what I was talking about. I was out on the job at the time of the call so I was not able to find a phone number. When I looked up the web site there was no phone number on their site at all. I could not find the number to the company anywhere online. Why would a legit company not have their number anywhere online. I finally found the number in a vague attempt of a contract and when I called Jason bradbury to cancel he said that he would put it through. I waited a few days and no funds went back on my credit card. I called back and Jason Bradbury stated that it would go through. I have waited another few days and nothing. I guess its my loss. I will just take it up with my credit card company and charge back. I didnt sign anything or even authorize this transaction so I should not have any problems getting my money back. If they call you stay away. If you already advertised with them do not bother calling they will do nothing for you. They will just push you off the phone.
Entity: , Internet
43, Report #45787
Feb 17 2003
07:55 PM
JMW Publishing Company ripoff Internet Worldwide
These people offer you a chance to have your poetry published for the price of 3 or 5 books which is fourty dollars.COMPLETE RIP OFF!!! They don't send you anything! Sarah Tulsa, OklahomaU.S.A.
Entity: Internet
44, Report #102177
Aug 04 2004
04:39 PM
Communications Publishing ripoff Nevada
i sent them $23.90 for america's secret cash give away book and they never sent it out to me but they did cash my money oredr on 7/25/04 and every time i call there all i get is a stupid recording. where you can't leave a message because the mailbox is always full. They try to blaim the slowfullness in getting your package on the us postal system. Something needs to be done about companies like this and the dont respond to any emails either. Charlie evanston, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Nevada
45, Report #92370
May 20 2004
08:39 PM
PVI Publishing ripoff Indianapolis internet
I isssued a check for $19.95 in March 17, 2004 payable to PVI Publishing. The order # in the computer was 13012577. Actually the check was cashed in April 07, 2004. I never get any book as they promise. Please help to stop this wicked people and how to get my money back. Martha Saylorsburg, PennsylvaniaU.S.A.
Entity: Nationwide
46, Report #13054
Feb 01 2002
12:00 AM
Drylake Publishing dishonest
Seems to me that I am another one of the folks who learned the hard way.. I just wanted an alternate way to make an honest living.. Too bad there are folks out there who make money by being so dishonest. Roger Clearwater, Florida
Entity: Phoenix, arizona
47, Report #13349
Feb 05 2002
12:00 AM
Castlebridge Publishing Ripoff
I've been reading some of the Rip Off Reports from over 1 year ago. I just received a letter from Castlebridge Publishing. Why are these people still able to send this garbage out to us.And thank-you for saving me the headache,hassle and most of all my money.
Entity: Denver, Colorado
48, Report #10745
Jan 05 2002
12:00 AM
Castlebridge Publishing: Rip off? Fraud?
I saw the Denver BBB report on Castlebridge and then personally spoke with Marcia Colliver of the US Postal Inspection office in Austin, Tx. I also read all the negative remarks listed on this board. Frankly, I am still not convinced this is a scam. But I am going to test it because I know that money can be made in home-grown mass mailing despite technology and automation. So here is my report so far: 12-03-2001: Sent in $85 for materials 12-21-2001: Received all materials in the mail as promised (though a little slower than promised . . . holday mail??) 01-05-2002: I sent out first batch of 200 fliers according to Castlebridge instructions. Also sent a detailed (4 page) letter to Castlebridge asking for answers to specific questions). If all goes according to Castlebridge's promises, I should recieve a check in the mail for some amount within the next 3 weeks or so (by first week of February). We will see, and I will report back here no later than middle of February.
Entity: Denver, Colorado
49, Report #10421
Jan 02 2002
12:00 AM
Entity: DENVER, Colorado
50, Report #15221
Feb 26 2002
12:00 AM
d**n Castlebridge Publishing! Ripoff
I have learned my lesson too, expensively!! I'm not religious, but I firmly belive that thsoe bastards behind Castlebridge Publishing WILL pay more than what they have ripped-off from honest individuals like us! If our society cannot punish them, may God damn those bastards to hell!! Chester Chesapeake Virginia Click here to see all the other Rip-off Reports on Castlebridge publishing
Entity: Denver, Colorado

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