IgoMogul/Web hosting/blogging / unethical/fraudulent business practices
They contacted me one night and said that they got my name from Google and asked me if I wanted to blog or write and make some extra money, however, I said that I wasn't a writer, but I could type. The conversation lead to having a website. I said that I owned several domain names, Really, Nancy said. Then she transfered me to Jake the assistant manager and after reviewing some of my domain names said he thought that I could get (6) figures for one of mine(Asavvybuyer.com.) However, he needed to get it exposure through a website. He showed me a Youtube video on IgoMogul's site showing this to be true about domain names and kept trying to convince me into allowing him to build me a site for this purpose. First, they charged my Discover $850.00 to be a blogger even though I had told them I didn't like to write. (No problem, we walk you through step by step.) Then he wanted $11, 000.00 to design me a site. Which I said, No Way. (his sales tactics, give a big number then reduces it for the kill) Then he said, How much could I afford? In shock, I didn't reply . Then he asked me how many credit cards do you have? I told him, I only use one, my Discover. Then he asked me my limit?
I said, around $5K with already some charges. Then, he said, okay, since I'm the Assistant Manager, I'll do this for you for only, $2870.00. However, I need you to send in a SOW immediately. After charging a Discover another charge and coercing me into sending in the SOW(Service of Work). After reading the complete SOW and I called to get a full explanation of the details because this is not what we discussed. He tells me that they are a Christian Company and that I should trust him. I did. After seeing the website I was shocked at the generic site, the first page opened with a small red sale's tag followed with the website name, asavvybuyer.com. I called and complained about it, then they added a @ sign with a wad of $20's. Not much improvement. Later they call me up and say they are giving me training, they walk me through setting up an account with GoogleAdwords, (which is free) to add to this site. Some training...
I get another call from now a different person, Vinnie, now my contact person, wanting to convenience me to send in other SOW to add more bloggers on the site to boost traffic for only $2025.00 which they charged my Dicover again. After not trusting them because of all the deception that I caught them in, they started harassing me with phone calls, 2, 3, 4 times a day wanting me to send in the SOW. I got totally frustrated with being bullied from Vinnie then Jake. I told them that I wanted the credits put back on my card and I didn't want to have anything to do with them, I moved my domain name back to Godaddy, so when you type in asavvybuyer.com, you'll see it's parked and not on WWW. They said that they didn't give refunds, period. So I contacted Discover and they were able to get two of the three charges back. However, the one big charge of $2870.00 still has not been credited. They continue to send me emails stating that they are posting to my website. Impossible. I have called and recorded the call after acknowledging them of the fact of the recording that I didn't want to have anything to do with them and wanted a full refund. They refuse to do this and said they didn't give refunds. Then Vinnie said he would refund the $2025.00 but not the $2870.00. When I tried to reply back to their emails, I get the message from Google that I have been rejected by them. Their sales pressure tactics and phone harassment are uncalled for... If they were a reputable company they wouldn't scam people into signing up with them and would offer their clients 100% satisfaction with their services. The way that they are doing business shows that they are deceitful, and that they are pushy, as well as using intimidation to coerce you into sending in SOW's with no recourse. Christian company? I think not. Even when I told them after the first transaction that my husband was laid off, still Jake told me to trust him and apply yet another charge, which they did and I had to have Discover to do an inquiry about it to get it refunded. I think that we need laws to protect the customers of such internet scams and when this happens they should pay for the damages and the stress that they cause others. Remember, they called me, I didn't call them. They they set me up. I want to warn others about them and please do not give them your credit card information until after you have been able to look over everything with another trusted individual or two. And if they don't agree to that, Hang Up!