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Saturday, August 3, 2013

WHY I'M DUMPING FACEBOOK AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO!

I'm in the business of selling books  . . . You?




Here's my philosophy: 


IF YOUR NOT A PIG . . . 


DON'T GET IN THE MUD WITH THEM!






On August, 10th, I will delete my account on FACEBOOK. 


WHY? is in the details below, which is what I'm attempting to circulate on FB, but it all boils down to my basic philosophy (above). . . . . and Morality. The choices one makes: goodness; and always leaning towards doing right, basically being honest and fair in all aspects of your life.

It's unfortunate, Facebook doesn't feel the same way!


For those interested, here's why I'm done with FB:

I created, what is below, as a complaint in the area of FB that takes those (who knew?) I attempted to post, and each time I was prevented. *Magic*

You should also know, last week I sent a scathing email to the marketing dept. at FB . . . no response! *surprised? no!*

**** This isn't exactly my FB post - I update or improved information, a bit. ****

Why is FB selling advertising to RIP-OFF/SCAM ADVERTISERS, WHO THEN RIP-OFF/SCAM FACEBOOK'S FRIENDS?

FB is running ads for women's health products i.e. wrinkle removers, diet aids, etc.

These ads all lead to the same India call center. One of their phone numbers is 887-731-6185, they have dozens, hundreds (maybe) of them.

THESE ARE ALL THE SAME SCAM - JUST DIFFERENT NAMES/PRODUCTS:
Radiant Labs/ Phoenix Labs/ Sheridan, Labs/ RVTL /Equinox /dermaskincure.com /enfacelift /NEW-MIRACLE-FRUIT.COM-DIET. (NOTE: Today, 8/3): They are running a different ad today, with yet another web link!)

ANY Internet ad you see with Oprah, Dr. Oz, or any celebrity, or a wrinkly-face ad - RUN, AVOID, THESE ARE ALL SCAMS OUT OF THE SAME INDIA CALL CENTER!

HERE'S THE SCAM: 

  1. You call the call center to or a sample or trial of (for me) wrinkle-reducer. A person (with an Indian dialect) says his name is: Richard Martin, or Brian Robert, or Austin Patrick or Warren (with no last name). 
  2. You can also order online - which is what I did!
  3. You order the product and have 14 days to call and cancel, the cost to you $4.95.
  4. HERE'S WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW: They create 2 accounts! #1 acct. is for the product/sample you ordered. The #2 acct. is for the product they are sending along with the product/sample/trail, you've just ordered, the one you didn't order.
  5. You call in and cancel your interest in the product (because you realize it is crap).
  6. They give you a confirmation number, here's mine 007214055M. Real enough? I thought so too!
  7. HERE'S THE RUB: I see next bank statement: deducted, using 3 transactions, $209.95! Here's how that breaks down: An additional - $4.95 (for the product, I didn't order); $99 (payment for the product, I didn't order); $105.95 (for additional shipment of the product, I didn't order)!
  8. So, I immediately call the company (India) and get Tom, Rick or Steve. I give them my confirmation number, then, Tom, Rick or Steve says: "Oh, yes, I see you cancelled the 'trail offer' but you didn't cancel your 2nd account!"
  9. I don't have a 2nd account! I said. Now, gullible me, I'm thinking just a mix up and they will see their error and return my money, 'no problem'.
  10. Tom, Rick or Steve says: "I will cancel your second account right away, but I cannot refund any money, because you didn't cancel your account in time and you've received more product!"
  11. AT THIS POINT, YOU ASK FOR SUPERVISOR! Surely, that individual can clear up this ridiculous incident.
  12. 'My supervisor is not here. He's gone for the afternoon." 
  13. Me: Anger rises! Get me his boss, and when you tell me he's not available, then get me his boss until you end up at the fucking chairman of the board!
  14. Another person calling himself a 'senior agent' gets on the phone.
  15. "The only thing I can do is . . . wait for it . . ."Refund $75.00, but I can't do that until you send the product you've just received back."
  16. IT GOT UGLIER FROM HERE! After my rant (which was actually, refreshing) I concluded my call and opened my browser.
AFTER RESEARCHING THEM, I got back on the phone!

I have reported this company to State of California Attorney General's office; reported it to USPS; reported it to the Secret Service and finally, filed a complaint at IC3.gov (this last one is specifically for INTERNET RIPOFF/SCAMS.

IS FACEBOOK SO F'N DESPERATE THAT IT NEEDS TO TAKE AD DOLLARS FROM RIP-OFF SCAM ADVERTISERS? (Friday, August 2, FB closed at $38.05 up .56 - 1.50% increase.)

LOOK UP MORE COMPLAINTS AT Scambook.com -- the amount of scammed money reported, will amaze you!

In the U.S. - If anyone else has been scammed, (by any Internet scam), file complaint at IC3.gov - demanding the bank or CC company. Banks must return fraudulently obtained/stolen/unauthorized funds back into your account.

The UK and CAnada - You must have similar agencies -- If you don't know how to find, just   file a report on IC3.gov.

That is basically it. Except that I've contacted a firm that handles class action suits - they are excited and considering all the options.

**** End FB post ****

If you feel as I do, then take action and vacate the vitural premises of FB, too! Join me on other sites, where you can sell your wares/novels without being associated with criminal advertising activity and those who support it!

If you think I'm just stupid and ranting over my idiocy when 'everyone' knows' those things are SCAMS? Please enjoy your roll in the mud with FACEBOOK!


Nothing ever changed, without change!


Until next time . . . .

Update: 5:49 PM  Pacific


This was a comment I received on FB and my answer! You have no reason to believe me, but I'm not really this horrible and my statement was off the top of my head, and then, I hit 'enter' to add a paragraph, instead . . . you know, its out there!

  • Sue Walsh Sorry, but no I won't spam my friends with your ridiculous rant. It sounds like you fell for some ad promising to erase wrinkles or something and now you're angry and blaming Facebook. Seriously, suing Facebook because of a stupid ad? Most people just use the ad blocker on their browsers and don't even see them. You really think there are no scammy ads on Google? Look at any site that has Adsense ads and you're bound to see a quite a few. What will you do next? Sue Google for having scammy sites in their search results or Adsense ads? Sorry you got scammed but it's not Facebook's fault. It's your fault for being gullible. Live and learn and then move on.

  • J.p. Dumont You, and people like you, are exactly why scammers succeed! Your acceptance rivals your stupidity which is ultimately compounded by your complacency! Instead of wanting a better life - you lap this crap up with a ladle! I'm certain you are extremely use to the mud . . . oink.



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