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Doodles and Poos / Fraud / Scam

1 Manasquan, NJ, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: (732) 292-1396

Doodles and Poos (Cindy Meldrum) came to us to re-build her website for DoodlesandPoos.com as well as her facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DesignerDogs and her shopping site at http://www.cafepress.com/doodlesandpoos. Her stated mission was to help rescue shelter dogs and find them great homes.

Instead she is using these sites as a front to promote her MLM businesses - pitching unsuspecting members/fans with "If you were given the offer to build the income you've always wanted..." and "a year from now it meant you could be making 2, 3, 4, or even 6 thousand dollars per month"

While designing Doodles and Poos, Cindy revealed to us that she made from $100-200 a month selling the Life's Abundance dog food and cat food she was pitching. How is it she can claim that others signed up through her Doodles and Poos account can make thousands a month while she herself barely makes hundreds? She can't unless she gets those people signed up and paying under her. It's one thing to sell products by an MLM company if you feel the products are great/competitive, it's another thing to promise others fortune and sign them up so you can gain from their work.

And it's a shame that she's using the stated mission of finding homes for sheltered and abandoned designer dogs to sell her MLM network to members.

Ms. Meldrum also sells Life Force vitamins and TruBoost energy drinks among others. Cindy works 2 office jobs and is trying to get others to fund her retirement through MLMs under the guise of helping pets.

Designer dog lovers beware.

Doodles and Poos

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  • Jd
      11th of Mar, 2010
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    If Ms. Meldrum convinces you to sell products with her because, as she says, you can earn 'thousands' with a few hours each week, just be sure to ask her how much she is earning and verify it. She is trying to defend her actions with personal attacks so I say again, Designer Dog Lovers Beware - follow the facts which is what she will work hard to hide.

    BTW, her website's stated mission is to help designer dogs find homes and after we launched what she now says was only a 'shell', she was proud to report to us that within a few weeks, 2 people used her new site to adopt designer dogs. Mission accomplished.

    Ms. Meldrum stated to us right as we began her web project that her site "certainly could be a million dollar business with not much effort once the site is running". Is it really 'all' about the pets? When we released the design for review, she was so excited to forward her husband's email in which he stated 'I think he is going to help you make a boat load of money with this site. I’m going to start boat shopping now." Again, is her mission 'all' about the pets?

    So there is no intended slander for MLM products - only against those like Ms. Meldrum who thinks earning thousands or even millions can be done with 'not much effort'.

    If you want to help designer dogs, check out PetFinder.com directly. There are Doodles and Poos as well as other dogs who need homes.

    BTW, regarding the un-related complaint, we won our mediation because of facts that she hid or distorted. If her complaint was valid, she would have won the mediation but she did not. Fact. With the BBB, she and her husband both filed separate but duplicate complaints, again because she is interested in distorting facts. Those have been pulled as the BBB is interested in facts too. Ms. Meldrum and her husband are interested in boats.

  • Te
      14th of Mar, 2010
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    When someone pays a business to complete a service - either they receive the product or they get a refund. What the Meldrums sell, eat, drink, read, smell, talk about...That has NOTHING to do with a company being paid for a product, not delivering it and keeping the money...
    The Meldrums took their money and paid My Web Pilot to produce a web site. They did not receive the website; they did not receive any files, and they did not receive a refund. That is stealing in any language - period.

  • Dd
      15th of Mar, 2010
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    This page is a complaint against Cindy Meldrum misrepresenting the likely earning potential of selling pet products which she advertised such opportunity on her website. She her self does not make the kind of money she promised which is a fraudulent claim. The only way she can increase her MLM income is to either a) sell more product as she claims with an extra 6 hours per week or b) get others signed up under her so that their sales will make her income. The fraud is that she has been doing this MLM product/business for years and still isn't earning what she claimed. What a shame.

    Ms. Meldrum also stated that we have no idea her income when, in fact she emailed exactly what her last income was:
    "My last check was for $204.29, Personal group sales $2, 643.47, Personal sales $2, 298.98, Personal commissionable sales $910.71, Not much for a lot of sales. They don't have the best commissions. I know Life Force (the vitamins) I would get a little more than half of what I sold."

    Again, she is lying by stating that we had no idea because she needs to distort facts to save face.

    I would bet that once we file our lawsuit against Cindy Meldrum and Doodles and Poos that a subpoena would show her earning of 1 month last year to match exactly as she told us.

    Cindy also wants to attack personally rather than deal with the facts as she also stated "You are so "in tune" with people, guess that is why you are a life/business coach as well. I am getting frustrated, my personality does not allow for delayed gratification...I am working on that!! I feel much better after this email and do want you to take as much time as you need to make it perfect. Because I am also a perfectionist!"

    Cindy has perfected the art of stirring up emotions and playing the victim all the while, the odds are that somebody has signed up to sell her products to be disappointed that the income was nothing like Cindy promised.

    Designer Dogs and Pet Lovers Beware! Do not sign up to sell MLM products with Cindy or Doodles and Poos - she isn't earning what she's claiming.

  • Dd
      15th of Mar, 2010
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    BTW, what the Meldrums think about and what their intentions are IS relevant because they are claiming that they are 'all about the pets'. Nope. They wanted to make EASY money. There is no EASY money - but they are selling others that they can make easy money with MLM pet food. Wrong. A great product, but it takes a lot of effort to make money at it - just like anything in life.

  • Dd
      21st of May, 2010
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    Your assumptions again prove nothing except that you are continuing your act of libel which we will address post-mediation. From your last 2 posts, one can only conclude that your 'proof' is that you've now lost the 2nd round of arbitration in addition to the first (both of which you were confident you would win) and because of both losses that we should have initiated file transfer/ownership to you.

    We have called twice a week for 5 weeks since our last rebuttal and the 3 weeks since you posted above that you lost mediation once again - this time with your own long-term bank - however, they continue to tell us that it is pending.

    It is insane that it takes this long and that, as the cardholder, you are getting updates faster than us from the mediation, but this was the course of action you chose, not us.

    Once we have confirmation that you cannot try to take both the work and the money paid for the labor, we will of course send files which is what we could have done 4 months ago had you not started this process.

  • Do
      6th of Apr, 2011
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    The posters above, Dave and Julie Darby of MyWebPilot.com/twistedbulbs.com were my web designers who were paid in full, did not complete my site nor refund my money. Hiring them and working with them was the worst experience in my life.

  • Do
      10th of Jun, 2011
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    DoodlesandPoos.com will continue to help find rescue and shelter dogs homes. We also will continue to promote excellent products for those pets via our Life's Abundance website. We believe in the products and the buisness and will not let any slander by these awful people hinder us from helping animals gain health and helping others work from home. If you would like more information on our mission or our products please feel free to contact us.

  • Do
      28th of Jun, 2011
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    Since the posters above Dave and Julie Darby of Twisted Bulbs, My Web Pilot, have not removed their slanderous posts about us we would like to tell you what they actually did. They were hired, paid almost $11, 000 to redesign our social networking website for shelter and rescue dogs. Money which came from my inheritance after my Dads passing. Which they knew. They continued to stall saying they had money issues and could not finish the site. After waiting a year (with six to eight week completion date as contracted) they kept our money, did not finish the site and posted slander such as this to further try and stop us from doing business. Our site features rescue dogs, Lifes Abundance pet food (which these people were distributors for as well) and Life Force products. Both VERY stable businesses. Not scams as Dave Darby states above. We hired them believing they were great people and actually thought we had become friends and they understood our mission. We were then contacted by other clients and told what they had done to them and thier business. That is when we realized what they were doing. There were criminal complaints filed in NJ and Florida against them. To no avail though. As explained to us by the authorities and our attorney, the scam goes as follows, similar to when you hire a contractor to do work on your home, they require a deposit, you pay them, they do minimal work, continue to ask for more money to cover thier costs, keep your money saying you wanted more and more work done and then walk away placing the blame on you. By law since they did the smallest amount of work, (putting up a shell with very pretty pictures) they cannot be charged with a criminal charge. It would be a civil case we were told. But since these awful people do not have anything, it would be more money and we would not get our money back since they do not own anything or have anything. We were told we had a very strong case and would get, not only our money back, but lost wages, money for emotional duress, etc. for their breech of contract and slander on this site. There are many others who they have done this to and gotten away with it. One being a single Mom with two children. As you can see by the sociopath ramblings above they are extrememely unprofessional and post personal and fabricated information about you after taking and living off your money. Bottom line, they were hired to do a job, did not and kept the entire amount of money paid. No site, nothing to show for almost $11, 000. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us. Now you have the entire story. When you google us or however you reached this site, you now have the entire story. Stop by our site that we put together with ning.com and enjoy being a part of our community of Doodles and Poos and helping find rescue dogs homes! www.doodlesandpoos.com

  • Gu
      15th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    Dave Darby and his wife did this to me too a few years ago. Can someone contact me. They took thousands from me and never made my site.

  • Do
      18th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    Please contact me via this site. There are more people coming forward. We are reconsidering the civil suit. Thank you.

  • Do
      22nd of Sep, 2011
    0 Votes

    Thank you for coming forward and great speaking with all of you. Getting closer! Please feel free to contact us if you too were taken by these people or worked for them.

  • An
      27th of Feb, 2012
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    I hired these people too and they took my money, treated me like dirt and I could never reach them, they moved to another state. I see they are trying to do business as some kind of coaching?? Please forward me any infomation on how to find them. I WANT my MONEY back. Dave Darby and Julie Darby are scammers and thiefs.

  • Do
      20th of Mar, 2012
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    Wow how many more will come forward with information on these scammers? I still have not received any files or refund from these people. Amazing, I can only believe what goes around comes around. They are certainly due theirs.

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