Report: #112964

Complaint Review: Todd McKnight - San Diego California

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  • Reported By: Spring Texas
  • Todd McKnight 255 G St. Suite 301 San Diego, California U.S.A.

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This man was running a scam to lure people wanting to start a new business to come to Las Vegas and meet to discuss business plan. He had an elaborate website with other people scheduling the meetings and arrangements. He said that he had sold his business to Sprint, I believe, and was living off the proceeds. He had people from all over the country, supposedly, on a conference call to discuss them starting the marketing consulting business in their city. Then, he said that if you paid $2500 to $5000 to come to Vegas, as a "fully refundable down payment", he would pay all the expenses to fly you out and meet with the other people from around the country. He had a first class computer program to show you online as to how the business would be structured and the P&L, etc.

Once I wired the money, I stopped hearing from him every day. I called the hotel (Mandalay Bay) and they had never heard of him or his company, and didn't have any meetings scheduled for the dates. I had his cell numbers and he would call me and tell me his accountants stole from is account, the bank made a mistake, he had a heart attack while he was in Dallas, and many other excuses. He told me he was going to repay me. He sent me a "promissory note". He sent me a corporate check drawn on Bank One in the company name of ICOM Tech Strategies Group. That check bounced! Bank One was NOOO help in trying to remedy the problem. He sent me a payment schedule to repay me, but then stopped calling me altogether, and his phones were all disconnected.

My wife and I had a baby and the $2500 I sent him was and is still very needed in our household. I would like to try and recoup this loss and make sure he never does this to anyone else.

Spring, Texas

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#10 General Comment

Here is Mr. McKnight's Contact Info

AUTHOR: victimoftoddmcknight - (United States of America)

POSTED: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

His mailing address is 7600 El Camino Real #1140 Atascadero, CA 93422 and his cell # is 805-434-8700

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#9 Consumer Comment

He Scammed Me Too

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, February 08, 2009
This piece of sh*t scammed me for $4500 with that same marketing ploy back in 04. I filed suit, won and traced him and all his bank accts, etc. Hired a PI and tracked him down back in 2004. No money recouped but I do beleive he is still out there. If anyone has wherabouts of this character, please post. He needs to be taken down.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

he can be found

AUTHOR: Concerned Dad - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, January 25, 2009
This gentleman is living . I have recieved several letters over the years from various PO Boxes and am keeping record. He is very Saavy with a computer and legal documents. He is very difficult to chase down. if this is the same guy , i'm sure he will read this and I wil hear about it!! if you would like to contact me then you are serious about recovering your stolen money. Tecumseh, MD
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#7 Author of original report

Still looking for Todd

AUTHOR: Gary - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I am still looking for Todd McKnight and expect him to either appear in court to satisfy judgement regarding the Promissory note, or pay me prior to going to court. I know this is not the first time he's done this, and it's too bad he doesn't put as much effort into legitimate efforts. If Todd reads this mail, he can contact me at (((ROR REDACTED E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

I would also like to hear back from Debbi in St. Paul or St. Cloud, if you have further information.

CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Todd McKnight

AUTHOR: Thomas - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, May 22, 2006
Mr McKnight has relocated to Arizona and he can be reached at 480-626-2158.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Gary, please contact me...

AUTHOR: Debbi - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, January 06, 2005
We have no way to contact you. Your phone numbers and email (glg@ibpcorp.com) stopped working last year.. I tried 411 last summer with no success. Thanks..
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#4 Consumer Comment

I Have Worked With Mr. McKnight, broken promises and a constant struggle to move forward

AUTHOR: Michael - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, October 28, 2004
I worked with Mr. McKnight for 2 years from 2001-2003. Although there were many similarities to what you describe (down to the heart attack episode), we were fortunate to be able to launch a marketing consulting business with 6 other participants. I was able to triple my investment during that time, but it wasn't without a lot of broken promises and a constant struggle to move forward.

I learned a very valuable lesson about making sure you thoroughly investigate those who you choose to go into business with.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

No such business in San Diego

AUTHOR: Carl - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Sadly there is no such business registered in San Diego and no such corporation registered in California. Your best bet is file a small claims lawsuit and retain a skip tracer to track him down and serve him. You might not recover your money, but you might be able to locate a bank account someday.

You might also contact the economic crimes unit of the San Diego Police Department. The might be able to offer some assistance. The number for the SDPD is (619) 513-2000.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Eugene Manning - (South Africa)

POSTED: Monday, October 18, 2004
Surely you must of had met the poeple, that you had send your money to.Did you ever report the matter to the police,and where is the man in charge of running this operation, who took your money and send you a bad cheque in return.Scams like these occur every day in our country, you only find out what happend, when it is to late to act.I hope that deep in your heart you will not blame me or my business for what happend although the company names are very simular.

Good Luck
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Not Related

AUTHOR: Eugene - (South Africa)

POSTED: Monday, October 18, 2004
To whom it may concern.

My business is in no way related,to ICOM-TECH Stratagies Group Inc.And it is a bad reflection on my business, because the name is very simular.
Surely any business in your country must be registered in order to operate legally, as in our country,and it should be easy to report the rippers and send them to jail. I have never been to the USA before, nor will i ever be able to visit your country. If you need any proof,i will gladly supply it to you.

Thank you
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