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Chenoa Smith / Scam and theft

1 Santa Monica, CA, United States Review updated:

I paid one of Chenoa Smith's many companies $1200 to publish and promote a book which I had written and previously self-published. She kept breaking promises and delaying. She kept sending me information I didn't need and she also 'required' me to fill out numerous personal and product questionnaires, supposedly to help position and promote my book in the proper market(s). (She even had me completely reorganize/re-edit my book!) After two years of these shenanigans I realized that they had not idea what they were doing and that they were never going to publish my book. I have requested that she send me my money back and have even gone through the mediation service mentioned in the contract, to no avail.


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  • An
      12th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    Dear Chris,

    I had the exact same thing happen, only I was in this for $6, 000 plus a LOT of misery on the part of Chenoa Smith.

    Please visit /link removed/ and post your full story there.There is a stack of stuff startign to pile up about our mutual friend.

    Don't be alarmed if Chenoa threatens you. She is all bark and no bite. Just laugh at her and she'll go away.

    Also, if you need any help with any legal action at all, I can mak thousands of pages of docs and may people available to you as witnesses, etc.

  • Ki
      12th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes


    Go to /link removed/ - I am also one of the people Chenoa owes money too - and I am actively going to the State Labor Board and Unemployment and other Federal and State Agencies.

    Together we can stop her - all we have to do is tell the truth. You are going to help all of us by joining us.

    If you need any evidence - please contact me - I would be happy to help.


  • Pi
      17th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    Has anyone contemplated

  • Vi
      13th of Sep, 2008
    -1 Votes

    All complaints can be filed properly by calling 800-518-0252 Ext 107. Yes, there is a mounting law suit from the parties who refuse to get the proper legal advice and file with the proper authorities.

    All accounts with the former publishing entities are transferred to the Be Well Network with all books and specialty items lauching in 500 stores.

    All of those who have properly terminated their contracts will be given the proper credits, refunded or liquidated.

    For those who commit slander and libel, there will be no compensation and damages will be filed.

    Our attorneys are watching all message boards and making note of those who have serious offenses.

    We will be filing in the coming months. We hope that all will choose the proper way to settle disputes and not cause more trouble for themselves.

  • An
      2nd of Oct, 2008
    +1 Votes

    Chenoa, Viva Networks, etc. is a total scam. Chenoa will not refund anything to anyone, even those who go through her "process".

    Chenoa Smith is a cancer on society and a complete fraud.

    Her lawyers are watching... LOL! Come and get me, Chenoa... come and get any of us. If you dare.

    Otherwise, stop with the pathological lying.

  • Dc
      29th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    now us usless URL

  • Je
      29th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Here is what I found... you were right Dclark (at first), I thought she had deleted the video from this website.

    But... we found a way around it.

    1) Go to (the rootv or base website)

    2) then past the entire web address:

    3) Then BINGO! Up pops the video. Our "Star" appears in all her "Glory"...

    Thank you for the heads-up Dclark and let us know if this works for you.

    A follow up from previous posts: We have an apartment number and cell phone number – if anyone doubts our sincerity. (Waiting on clarification of the Freedom of Information Act; on whether or not we can post this information).

    To quote her previous, “The greatest success in life is to go through life anonymously” (yes we are even able to quote her) Let’s just say the she has no idea who we are, what we are, where we are, what we are capable of or the resources available to us. If she thinks she is anonymous… Wait until she get’s a load of us…

    We have a good bead on this individual (an extremely reliable insider informant); otherwise we would not even bother to post anything at all. We know of all her ventures, corporations, licenses, business practices and habits. We are going to do everything within our power to help all of you with whatever information we can find and provide it to you.

    We are not afraid of her "tactics" because we know for a fact that she is living in squalor (on folding chairs and a mattress on the floor – for those of you looking for personal gratification) and she cannot afford an attorney. She is in-between “Marks” right now and down on her luck. Let's just say "she is on the ropes" and Tyson just entered the ring. Our goal is to keep you and all your monies safe and in your own wallets and purses.

    We are not to be taken lightly; as we do know the Law, not just someone who claims to have lawyers as our notorious starlet claims. Lawyers do not “monitor” websites at $375.00 each billable hour. It is only the ignorant that would make such a claim – if you understand what we are saying. Besides; we also know the First Amendment intimately.

    Pass this website along to everyone you know. It's the only site we will post on with enough confidence. Check back regularly for further updates.

    Hope this helps everybody.

  • Be
      7th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    Chenoa Marie Smith is total ###. She tried to frighten me, tries to throw her weight around to imtimidate people. NONE of the files she had anyone sign is worth anything. Chenoa fired me just about 2 weeks ago because I demanded my monies. I have been emailing her for a while, when the new CFO came on board, I let him know that I wasn't paid, and I didn't expect him to reply to me either as Chenoa probably told him not to. So far it's around 13, ooo .00 when I go to court I am throwing in additional fees We'll see what the attorney suggests.

    There is a new site I have created. - post your comments, thoughts etc., I own the server, so our policy is to never remove anything so post as you wish.

    The last bunch of people she hired (sep - nov 08) are all gone now, the marketing director and his people, the sales support group, the sales staff, president, CFO and others all gone.

    She'll post some stupid remark here about attorneys watching the board, not following the procedures for greviences or complaints - too damn bad, she is in her own world. This is all BS - as I followed everything - all I got was a bunch of slime bs from her. There are not attorneys - they would probably laugh at her. There's a video of her out there and I am trying to get it and her picture to post on the site as well.

    I have a complaint in to the labor commission of CA and NV, the FBI has the case as she had us calling overseas, Internet Fraud of IC3 involved, postal service all have been notified. In addition. copied the bs from her revenue model letting the companies kow she is using their name, contacted just about all the advisors in the exec mgt document which is generating interesting comments from the advisors. Also, Elance has been notified due to non payments, requests to clients that they pay outside of elance. Also letting them know about her telling people that she is working with Elance and scraping their pages for names and clients.

    I'm sure more will come to light soon, wikll post on as I become aware of it

  • Bu
      13th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Chenoa Smith stayed in my home last year for three months. With out telling you the whole story why she lived with me I can only worn others of this monster and what she did to me and my family. She stole all of my wife's jewelry -left me with a phone bill that was over $1.000 -and my seven year old son reported to me that she had molested him.

    The police have not been able to find her. Chenoa- If I ever find you - myself an four of my friends will leave you as a bloody pulp on the sidewalk.


  • Bu
      13th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Well folks- I have located her through the agency's I have hired. I don't know if will help any of you - I hope so.

    //The personal address has been removed//

    I understand that she is living the good life with a women that does not have a clue.

  • Co
      19th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes


    I have also had an "experience" with Chenoa, now going by Marie Smith. I do not want to post too many details, but I would love to know how you all have made out with your cases, how i should move forwards and what information you have gathered.

    please feel free to contact me through private message or email and hopefully we can help each other, thanks.

  • Em
      18th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    I totally agree! I was hired by her to work for Live Ad, Inc. I was never paid a dime for two months of work. I finally wised up and did some research to find all these complaints. I am currently trying to get the payments owed to me as well. Anyone reading this must be very careful. Do not give money and do not agree to work for any company involved with Live Ad, Inc. You will end up like the rest of us - losing money and time. What a horrible experience I've had dealing with them.

  • Qu
      23rd of May, 2010
    0 Votes

    I've read your complaints and I' curious about the circumstances. I just agreed to wrok with them and thery seem to be giving me the same "run around" with my payments.

    Any info is appreciated.



  • No
      2nd of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    Hi Eric,

    Can you provide me with more details about where this slime ball has turned up now?

    Anthony Hernandez

  • Pi
      3rd of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    She's still in Southern California.

  • Gt
      15th of Aug, 2010
    0 Votes

    She is in Encino, CA starting a new venture Digital Ad Tools or DAT. They are trying to bill us for bogus work never approved.

  • Je
      14th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    Chenoa is in Buelton, CA right now - my husband was staying where she is and I have friends who she is trying to do "business" with. She is going by Marie Smith.

    She conned me and several friends years ago. I was "employed" by her and saw one check for over $500 from an empty bank account that soon after closed completely. Needless to say, I was never paid. The others I know gave her money and were never returned services promised. She is very intelligent and is waisting her life and mind on conning people.

    I tried the websites and phone # listed above to report her but they don't lead anywhere. I'd love to be a part of a class action suit but I'm not listing my real name or number here b/c I don't trust that woman. I will be checking back here for more info posted.

  • Je
      14th of Sep, 2010
    0 Votes

    BTW, there is a possibility that her name is not Chenoa or Marie Smith. There was an investigation done years ago and there was not a "Chenoa Smith" found. There may be more info than we are aware.

  • Ca
      6th of Oct, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Please let me know any info you can. I was recently hired by Marie Smith in Santa Barbara, CA for Digtial Ad Tools, and it might be the same person. I will check this post again.

  • Sb
      8th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes

    Ms. Chenoa Marie Smith is currently being prosecuted by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office for theft, fraud, and elder abuse. She is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail. If anyone has information regarding the past actvities of Ms. Chenoa Smith please contact the S.B. D.A.'s office at 805-568-2300 and ask to speak with Deputy District Attorney Brian Cota, who is prosecuting the case. Thank you.

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