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Google Treasure Chest / fraud alert! I am a former employee

1 4250 South 405 EastDraper, UT, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 8883010924

As a former employee of Platinum Teleservices (located in Draper Utah) I can tell you this product is a scam. You pay the $1.97 S&H only to find out that they have enrolled you into various other programs ( Safe Lock ID and Grant Spring) that give a short trial period and then huge monthly reoccurring charges. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!

I encourage everyone to submit their complaints to the BBB of Utah as well as the Attorney General of the state so this company can finally be held responsible for their shady practices.

Michael J. Brown

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  • An
      22nd of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    Wow Thanks mbrown0036 I just signed up for this, i will call an cancle know! do you have the # by any chance? I was going to cancle anyways... But you just confirmed it for me... i guess i was just DESPARATE! lol

  • Mb
      24th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    The thing is they have many phone numbers! I didn't think to write any of them down before I quit. The easiest way is to call your bank and ask them for the number directly to the merchant. If you look at your bank statement the phone number may appear on there but the last digit will be missing. Just add a zero (0) to it or get the full number from your bank :)

  • Da
      30th of Apr, 2009
    +1 Votes

    The phone numbers I have in my situation with them is
    866 951 1406 for support at Google Treasure Chest, 970 W. Broadway Ste E347, Jackson, Wy and 866 957 0020 UT for refunds found on my bank statement. If you used a credit card you need to call your credit card company and get the number connected with your purchase of that DVD purchase.
    When you try to reach these numbers you will probably encounter hangups and disconnects and someone mumbling what the hours of business are and then a disconnect. Keep trying-- they have to answer sometime to be able to conduct business..

  • Ch
      1st of May, 2009
    +2 Votes

    According to the legal document issued by the Texas Attorney General the person behind the Google Money Tree and Google Tresure Chest scam is Jonathan D Eborn home address: 2249 Gambel Oak Dr, Sandy, Utah, 84092 Telephone: 545-0628 E-mail: stephburnside@gmail.com

    Been scammed? Want your money back? Call Mr Jon Eborn (owner of Google Treasure Chest) and ask for a refund! His number is (801) 545-0628

    Source:
    http://www.oag.state.tx.us/newspubs/releases/2009/042209infusionmedia_pop.pdf

    Hope that helps.

    Chuck

  • Ki
      26th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I worked for Platinum Teleservices as well. The company shut down this week because the police showed up and told everyone to go home. This place is a complete scam. The company itself doesn't take hard working peoples money but they for companies that do. That to me, is a scam!!

  • Ki
      26th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I walked out on them shortly after I started..employees say they will probably be up and running again maybe on monday! We need to keep it up to get them shut completely down!

  • Ch
      26th of Jun, 2009
    +1 Votes

    By the way, this scam is starting to make the TV news. Check this short video news report by ABC about this scam:
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/special_reports&id=6873047

  • Ki
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    It is now wednesday..and the company is not up and running at all. Employees that I keep in touch with said that the managers are having "a meeting" soon. Hopefully this company is out for good.

  • Ki
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    If you are trying to get ahold of googletreasurechest.com, googlemoneytree.com, or internetincomeinitiative.com, you won't be able to because this call center is closed..hopefully for good. If you need charges reversed I would call your bank &/or credit card company and file a fraud report. You will more than likely get your money back. As for grantspring.com I am not sure if their company is up and running. Platinum teleservices also did customer service for safelockid.com, acaix3.com, and xanathin3.com.

  • Ch
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Feds Investigate a Utah 'Work at Home' Internet Business, Freeze Assets:

    DRAPER, Utah - The FTC called it Operation Short Change -- scammers taking advantage during the recession. Thousands of people scammed, millions of dollars lost. One of the 15 federal lawsuits is against a Utah company who the FTC says used the internet and Google to trick people out of money. Now the Utah company, Platinum Teleservices is tangled up in a federal crackdown.

    FOX 13's Arikka Von has the story.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/kstu-feds-investigate-utah-internet-site, 0, 392590.story

  • Ch
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    killingthemsoftly - thanks for the inside info and good on you for walking out. Are you the dude in this video?

    http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-feds-investigate-utah-internet-site, 0, 4801939.story

  • Ch
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    Oops, sorry just noticed that the dude in the video is the original poster above (Michael J. Brown)

  • Aw
      2nd of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Federal Trade Commission v. Infusion Media, Inc., a corporation, also d/b/a Google Money Tree, et al:

    http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0923060/index.shtm

  • Ma
      20th of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I really appreciate reading all these comments. Here I thought I had totally lost it!! They do just that ...the $1. whatever is so bogus and yes, then you are hooked up to all these accounts and you think you are nuts because you did not sign up for this. To top it all off, when you do reach someone you get a bogus address for support @google treasure chest! Now What?????????

    It is no wonder people who are sincere and just want to improve there finances are so lost!! What has happened to honesty?

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