Advantage Rent to Own — Bad service
Yesterday I received the blast e-mail from M. Coomber (Farnsworth Realty and Management Company) announcing that he had severed ties with Richard Friedberg and ARTO and my first thought was Big Deal because had Mr. Coomber not been involved in the beginning then all of those c/c'd and listed in his e-mail would not have lost their investments.
The truth is that he severed his ties when the heat got too Hot and he saw that he and his Employer (Farnsworth Realty & Management Company) has some serious issues to now face.
We all lost various amounts of money however when you add up that tens of tens and perhaps hundreds have been suckered into this Scam then how much did these people all line their pockets with????
If you speak with those Scammed all invested various amounts of money with no consistency whatsoever in what determined the amount of investment amounts. (I've spoken to some that invested as little as $3, 000 to one that says he has almost $100, 000 invested!!!)
I send this because I have received several phone calls today from people not even in the E-mail M. Coomber sent out so how many people outside this group are a part of the Pyramid that kept all the people separated so no class action complaint could in fact be generated???
Think about it innocent people Con artists succeed because they try and keep the investment amounts to a level that it costs more to litigate than its worth and they keep the parties unaware of who their counter parts are so they can't communicate with eachother or know who their fellow investor-partners are.
This in fact happened in this instance and I had no idea on how to contact anybody until M. Coomber sent out his E-mail so Thank You Mr. Coomber which is now a part of this c/c E-mail as a result.
Let me tell you how low Richard Friedberg is in my case as follows:
I got scammed on April 21, 2008 and learned very quickly that what I invested in simply was not a legitimate program and in fact can not be done legitimately in Texas as developed and represented. (House Bill 1823-Texas prohibits a Rent to Own program that involves a Non-Refundable Option to Buy payment which is what the Advantage Rent to Own program is all about).
I almost immediately requested my initial investment back which went ignored and all of the sudden all the friendly correspondence and returned phone calls came to an abrupt halt.
I was a good ole guy to Mr. Richard Friedberg until I excercised the 90 days money back guarantee provision.
On May 09th, 2008 my beloved Uncle and GOD FATHER died and I had to go out of State for his Funeral and while there my own Father also passed away so I had two close family members die within the same week and within weeks of my being scammed.
Upon my return back to San Antonio, TX. where I live I again tried communicating with Richard Friedberg who had his son, (Ari) intervene and try and resolve our dispute.
The resolution was that instead of offering me a refund, Richard Friedberg instead bolstered my Ego by instead saying he needed my Corporate level expertise and knowledge and he in fact entered into a Partnership CONTRACT giving me 33.3% ownership in the company because by this time it was apparent that he needed me far more than I needed him. He stated the company was in great financial condition and no complaints existed against the company so we ultimately consumated this Partnership Agreement which superceded and replaced all previous agreements verbal or written.
I came to this organization with 35+ years expertise in the Rent to Own industry even though it was not related to the housing industry.(I owned a chain of 12 Rent to Own TV, Aplliance and Furniture Stores in the 1970's and 1980's)
We negotiated this agreed upon resolution and e-mailed scanned contracts to each other and thats the last I've heard from Richard Friedberg or his company which on paper I own 33.3% although who would want to be remotely considered a part owner in this company???
Needless to say that I don't want to enforce a Contract that would only get me exposed to what is now known that wasn't known before so now I Must put all my efforts in making the parties involved pay for their deceitful actions.
I have taken the time to write this detailed complaint because its going to take a group effort to get involved and notify anybody and everybody that they know was Scammed and to add them to all complaints pending and start passing around more contact info for each other such as phone numbers, addresses, e-mail, fax #s etc. etc.
Remember, this guy and all of his associates have succeeded because everybody sat back and did nothing and now is the time to take action!!!
In honor of both My Father and My Uncle, I vow to spend as much time as required to shut down this operation and make the persons responsible for this Scam pay for their actions.
If this includes Mr. Coomber and Mr. Farnsworth then they will be included and if they are also innocent victims then they can PROVE IT! by joining in the investigations that we all hope will result in civil and criminal prosecution as the law allows to the maximum extent against all involved.
The investigative authorities will make the final determination as to who was involved and to what extent and this complaint is not pointing fingers at anybody other than to tell the truth about what occured to myself and how its effected my Family.
In closing, contact everybody and anybody and spread the word, local and Statewide Attorney Generals (Consumer Protection division), District Attorney's, local Police or Sheriffs departments for theft of monies and/or theft by deception charges, post "Truthful" articles on Rip-off.com and Complaints.com and other reporting internet sites regarding how you were deceived or Scammed and lets all work together on this.
Below is the link to my posted article and other are appearing from those listed above and also the agencies I have also involved and you all need to contact them to get added to my complaint as well as ask how you can also join in my complaints and expand these complaints to your states and cities (See below)
See link: /URL removed/
Its simple to add your own article by registering on this site and when more than five reports are filed, this then becomes a huge story!!
Complaints are currently filed with the following investigative agencies below:
Texas Attorney General (Mary Ellen Perez) Ph. # [protected]
Arizona Attorney General (Karen Christensen) Ph. # [protected]
Texas State Securities Board (L. Judith Saenz) Ph. # [protected]
Call them all and refer to the Denny Huston Vs. Advantage Rent to Own, LLC complaints on file.
I am dedicated to getting this to a conclusion that ends this Scam and brings all involved to the table for their dirty deeds.
Remember, if you sit back and do nothing then you have only yourselves to blame and will have no voice in the end.