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Best Care Medical Marketing / Scam

1 Montclair, NJ, United States Review updated:
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This scam operation was started on 04/01/09 (April fools day) and is operated by con man Frank Cardell. His convicted con man pal James Barschow is head of insurance operations. This is a classic pyramid scheme that lures distributors to the company with promises of huge earnings for selling products to senior citizens who have Medicare and other insurances. To date (6/30/09) very few products have ever been shipped and even fewer distributors paid. The people at the top of the pyramid continue to promote this "unbelievable" plan to unsuspecting distributors looking to make a quick buck. Visit www.bcmsdirect.com to see who these people are. The company is bilking the Medicare system and the people who are attempting to help other seniors. If you have been involved with this scam operation please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate authorities and post your experience. This convicted con man actually uses con.shop@verizon.net as his email address!

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  • Du
      30th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    You have confirmed everything I have been hearing about this scam.

  • Du
      30th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Frank, you have confirmed everything I have been hearing about this scam. I hope more people add to my post as they learn more about you and your co-CONspirators.

    UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
    Litigation Release No. 16387 / December 13, 1999
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION v. FUTURE VISION DIRECT MARKETING, INC., et al., Civil Action No. 96-2107 (NHP) (D.N.J. Dec. 3, 1999)
    The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") today announced that, on December 3, 1999, Judge Nicholas H. Politan of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted the Commission's motion for summary judgment and entered final judgments of permanent injunction and other relief against defendants Ronald H. Michel, Stephen Regen, William Richard Horne, Daniel Kelly, Joseph Glenski, James Barschow, and Frank Cardell. Michel, Regen, Horne, and Kelly promoted, and Glenski, Barschow, and Cardell telemarketed, two fraudulent schemes to sell to the public unregistered securities in companies that purportedly were to develop and operate wireless cable television systems in Tennessee and Washington State.
    The Court ordered defendants Michel, Regen, Horne, and Kelly to disgorge, jointly and severally, $13, 137, 813.11, representing their unlawful profits from the fraudulent sale of investments in both schemes. The Court further ordered Michel, Horne, and Kelly each to pay a $500, 000 civil penalty, and Regen to pay a $250, 000 civil penalty. The Court also barred Michel, Horne, and Kelly from serving as officers or directors of any public company.
    The Court ordered defendants Glenski and Barschow to disgorge, jointly and severally with defendant Bruce Schroeder (against whom the Commission obtained a default judgment in July 1999), $4, 209, 827.23, representing their unlawful profits from the frauds and ordered Glenski and Barschow each to pay a $500, 000 civil penalty. Cardell was ordered to disgorge $48, 075 in illicit profits and pay a $250, 000 civil penalty.
    The Court permanently enjoined each of the defendants from future violations of the antifraud provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 17(a), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. In addition, the Court enjoined all of the defendants except Regen from future violations of the securities registration provisions, Securities Act Sections 5(a) and 5(c), and the broker-dealer registration provisions, Exchange Act Section 15(c).
    The Commission's action is still pending with respect to three corporate defendants, as well as relief defendant Bellette Hoffman.
    The Commission wishes to acknowledge the assistance of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the investigation of this matter.

  • Ro
      3rd of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Well there is no dispute regarding the 1999 SEC, but that may be in question as well. Don't know the whole story. As far as the actual complaint goes, it is so totally wet in the terms used, that it does not warrant my discussion.

  • Ha
      5th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Rubbish! You were obviously incompetent as an independent agent and impatient without question. Did you not know how long Medicare takes to finalise claims? This business apparently began the middle of April and by the time anyone would have had orders submitted at a time when everything wasn't fully functional, and you're expecting your orders to be finalized and monies paid by the time you aired your vicious attack on Frank Cardell. This implies you've been promising your clients delivery in say 4 weeks or so. What a scam you committed on your clients. It's always best to be honest and tell them eight weeks and possibly more, and that's of course if you submitted your orders without errors. You get paid after delivery not before. It would have to be the same even if you were the CEO of this business. That God you're not. It's about high time you had a good look in the mirror at yourself. Because you didn't make a lot of money you've come to the conclusion that no one can. You can't for sure, but others can if they put the senior population first, do the right thing by them in an honest way, and by those they recruit into their team. That means teaching them how to do what's required precisely in the right way. If you're self motivated, organized and put in the time and effort you can in fact find it lucrative. No one on a team wants their leader to be incompetent. For the sake of at least some of those that you brought into this business, they will wake up to you and continue to build a future amonst their senior population.

  • An
      6th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    I totally agree with happy Agent. Duped is someone who brought these problems on themselves. The other thing is that the person who posted the complaint is probably preparing to go into direct competition with Bestcare. What they have done ( duped has done) shows a total lack of integrity and any moral fortitude. Why did they choose to remain anonymous ???
    The only thing that is a scam is this site. It is too easy to post complaints that are unmerited. I looked under latest complaints and saw that Walmart is a scam because they changed the size of their ice cream container. What einstein would make a post like that ????

  • Un
      7th of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Fools are born every day! I poured me heart out inthe hopesof making a little more money for my family. I was notlooking to make a lot of money. I even signed up 2 friends and helped them. We have never been paid anything for the work we dd over 2 months ago! and I do not no of anyone who has been paid. I left my business cards and have customers calling me about not getting their products that thhey orderd. I spoke to many people who told me that Medicare pays in 2 weeks. Why has no one been paid then? 4 weeks is what Mr. Cardell said is to everyone about the average time it takes to ship when we started. If there is nothing wrong with Best Care why have a;ll the top people stopped doing webinars and left to go work at Apple Street Inc? I'm not completely sure about everything that is happening. I no enough to stear clear from this company. Happy agents 1 and 2 are going to be unhappy agents 1 and 2 when they face the facts to what is really happening. Do not get involved with these people unless you like working for free!

  • An
      7th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    2 Weeks for medicare to pay ????? Boy are you dreaming...GET REAL

  • Ne
      7th of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    Happy agent 2 you must be completely delarious. You are too blinded with greed to do your own research. Every person in this business knows that Medicare pays within 15 days. coinsurance takes a little longer. Call any company that bills Medicare like a DME biller or do your due dillegence before you spout off about things you have been led to believe to be true like it takes 3 months to paid. You need to GET REAL! 4 weeks for a customer to get their order is what every other reputable company is doing some sooner. You must be new and still buying in to all the deceit. You are dreaming if you think that you are going to get paid before this company is shut down.

    Never paid and very unhappy agent 1001

  • An
      9th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Hey Einstein have you thought about the fact that the so called National Sales Directors and Sales Directors are the ones who have failed you. Best Care is the second company where they have had the same thing happen and now they are moving on to a third. If they would do more than sit and collect overrides they might be able to get something done. Well now Best Care has got there act together and things are moving... In 3 months you will discover where the problem really lies when the new company is performing the way the last 2 did. Congrats you are a real Einstein following a bunch of pathetic losers.

  • An
      14th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    You unhappy agents have consistently been harping on the fact that it takes 15 days for Medicare to pay. Get your fact right. That's 15 working days. That means 3 weeks not 2 weeks. Write that down so you don't forget! Have you woken up to the fact that it sometimes takes a week for the doctor to sign off? Do you think doctors are in their office everyday of every week? How little do you really know... As for you getting paid that too depends on when it all comes together since the company pays twice per month not every week. It is true that it is possible to be in 4 or 5 weeks, but that's if everything that needs to transpire does so without any hiccup. Because no one knows for sure exactly how long it will take for an order to be signed off by the doctor, for the DME to be delivered, and Medicare to pay and then for the agent to be paid, it's important to always tell your client that it can possibly take 6 weeks or thereabouts. Of course all this is possible providing you didn't make any mistakes with your client order application. Now with the new billing system in place things are much better. You weren't patient enough and decided to follow someone called your leader. Some leader flapping their mouth off when surely they know only too well that it takes a little time to get everything fully organized when you're tackling new directions to better the company. In a couple of months you'll be the laughing stock nationwide while we continue to provide these wonderful products to our senior population. You signed a contract which obviously meant nothing to you. Your impatience is not needed in this business and you'd do better sitting behind a desk somewhere where you won't bother anyone.
    Another Happy Agent!
    As far as the 15 days go that is almost true. Actually it is 14 days and that is working days. What also needs to be taken into account however is that it takes probably at least 2 weeks to prep the application to go to the medicare a lot depending on how fast the Dr replies. Nothing can be billed to Medicare untill the DME has been shipped. Then as far as us getting paid it would probably take another week or more depending on what time of the month Best Care gets paid.

    It is truly unfortunate that these people can go on line and without any proof of anything can make everyones life so miserable. Frank is doing the right thing and we will be in complete compliance with the law before this week is over !!! I blame whatever has happened on the so called National Sales Directors who did not make things right when they were at Bestcare.

  • Le
      16th of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Have any of you Happy agents ever wondered why Best Care Medical Marketing is stealing and using the credibility of Best Care Medical Supply a real and legitimate co. that they are not related to in any way? Have you ever considered that it is the owner's responsibility to make sure that all business matters are in order before going in business not after and it is not the national sales directors responsibility? Have you ever considered that perhaps YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN COMPLIANCE SINCE DAY ONE!!! Not four months later? Have you considered that even if it takes 6 weeks or so to get paid WHY HASN'T PEOPLE BEEN PAID AFTER 4 MONTHS? The more you try to justify with your warped reasoning the more you look like crooks and idiots. The people who want to do the right thing do not consider this ever to be a laughing matter. I only have pity for you.

  • An
      16th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Thankfully the integrity has stayed at Best care and the rest has moved on...

  • Ia
      17th of Jul, 2009
    +2 Votes

    One more thing Happy (& misinformed) agent. So that you do not continue to fuel incorrect information medicare does in fact process on the weekensd. everything is done electronically so as i said before it ONLY TAKES 14-15 days. If you would have been truthful from the beginning this company would not be falling apart and doomed for the future. It is a real shame that you ingnore the facts and continue to make so many obvious and sensless excuses for these people but i know everyone has to learn 1 way or the other. Shame on you.

  • An
      18th of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    Thank you " I am today1 " Your above statement proves to everyone how ignorant you are

  • Sk
      31st of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I signed on to Best Care about 2 months ago, but never actually got started. I was recently contacted by my upline that I had to get new apperwork submitted as the company had changed to Apple Street Inc..

    Why the sudden name change, and can anyone confirm that they have actually been paid by BestCare, Apple Street, etc.. I was skeptical in the first place and even more so now.

    Want to do the right thing!!

  • Wi
      31st of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Frank can't even get a phone for his company...I was in wrote a ton of business, called for up-date two months later, they couldn't even find my paperwork. These guys give boobs a bad name.

  • An
      31st of Jul, 2009
    -2 Votes

    to : skepticaltoo Best care did not become Apple Street Best Care is now shipping and paying. Apple street is a joke

    to: wish I knew what is a ton of business ??????/ The new Best Care is bigger and better and now emeging...

  • Sc
      1st of Aug, 2009
    +2 Votes

    I was one of the first to submit orders through this company back in April and have not to this day received one red cent. Whats that smell? By golly I smell ###!!

  • Sc
      1st of Aug, 2009
    +2 Votes

    I have placed new orders with another (REPUTIBLE DME) on 15 July and have received the products and delivered the products on 29 July. What is that smell that I smell in the air? That smell that comes from Happy Agent 1 (probably con shop Frank) and Happy Agent 2 (probably con shop Jim). Oh yeah I recognize that smell. MAJOR ###!!

  • Is
      2nd of Aug, 2009
    +3 Votes

    The "new " Best Care? You mean the newer than April 1st 2009 Best Care? Sounds like Frank & Jim needed some money to fund their "new" company. Now they are telling people that worked so hard for them that there orders were rejected due to insurance reasons. How many of you like me have found otherwise? Many orders that are showing as no pays have been delivered and payed. The payments are going in Frank's pockets and not the person who made the sale. I am speaking from personal experience. Frank is blaming hundreds of distributors for all of the evil doings and refuses to accept any responsibilty. Apple Strret and Best Care are not the same company. Apple Street is a reputable company. Best Care is a scam. The leaders got tired of working for free and Frank's lies and decided to leave. Frank is now justifying not paying any disributor that has left his work for free company because they have chosen to leave and work with a reputable company that pays. Not that it matters he has only paid a few people a few dollars of what they are owed from the thousands of distributors. He only did this to keep others joining and submitting more orders. I got taken by these sorry SOBs. Do what many of us are doing and report them to the authorities. mailto:HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov. There is discussion of a class action lawsuit in the future. Count me in! These people who claim to be happy have never answered the question, have you been paid? They can't say they have. Frank and Jim are sure to be happy1 and happy2 since they are being paid very well. I smelled and was in the BS and had enough scruples to leave.

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