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Moniker Online Services, Inc.


distribution of e-mail via fine print

Complaint Rating:  91 % with 11 votes
91% 11
Contact information:
Moniker Online Services, Inc.
Silver Springs, Florida
United States
Through a so-called special offer that required registering for online education offers, I started registering with this website, but backed out before finishing. The retrieval of my personal contact information - despite not completing the entire registering process - resulted in them sharing this contact information with multiple e-mail promoting companies. One of these was Value Offers Direct, who sent e-mails with specials offers supposedly from companies like Wal-Mart, Dell, DirectBuy, Best Buy, and others. These companies, when contacted directly, knew nothing about it. I strongly suggest you not register with this company, because of the problems I've had attempting to neutralize all the spam coming in - all because of Moniker Online Services / getmyonlinedegree.com's retrieval of my personal contact information. Legitimate companies operate above water, making it easy for you to realize that there is an opt-out offer incorporated with their services. This isn't the case here - it was buried in their fine print. If you insist on registering with them, I suggest creating a temporary e-mail account with a website provider, making it easy for you to terminate it and prevent your long-term e-mail address from becoming a target for trash e-mail. Good luck!
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A  10th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
they have basically hijacked the old geocities world and called it reocites.com and will not allow users to delete their sites. They never contacted the owners, and recopied all the sites. y=this is plagerisim.
A  11th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
I am an ex Local Billing employee, the owners of www.acaiberryexclusive.com, www.acaiberry-lifecleanse.com, www.absoluteacaiberry.com and another sites with these fake diet products (colon cleanser, acai berry, resveratrol). They are operating using various companies: Viv3Labs for Europe, FMW Laboratories for US And, lately, to avoid the problems caused by the scam using Viv3Labs, they are using Trading Planet Ltd for Europe and Information Tech Systems LTd for US. Also, they are using PurpleSky LTD at Cyprus for Europe. Lately, they are using some companies opened to process credit cards for the porn industry (LB Pride Studios, LB Envision Net Worldwide, etc.- all of them are Local Billing Companies – LB stats for LB).
The business model is to offer a FREE SAMPLE, only charging you the postage (this is an excuse to get your credit card number) and, then, due to HIDDEN Terms and Conditions, charge people incredible amounts of money for pills and nutraceuticals (in some cases more than 80€ /bottle), which in any retail place cost less than 6 US$ per bottle.
This business model is, basically, A SCAM.
The owners of those sites are Deepak Argwal (http://www.ccap.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:deepak-agarwal&catid=76:hot-topic, who, apart from this business –contactcenter, legal-, is running more than 2.000 Porn Sites –see DeeCash.com-), Clay Douglass (http://www.linkedin.com/in/claydouglass) and Mitch Platt (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mitch-platt/4/271/878).
It is easy to contact them through the information that appears on the site registration of www.acaiberryexclusive.com. Now, they discovered this hole on their ability to remain hidden and are registering the new sites using a Marketing company located in the US:
Douglass, Clay clay.douglass@viveraglobal.com
Viv3 Lab Limited
Unit 5, Mill Road Industrial Estate
Linlithgow, WL EH49 7QY
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
viveraglobal, Hostmaster hostmaster@viveraglobal.com
Viv3 Lab Limited
Unit 5, Mill Road Industrial Estate
Linlithgow, WL EH49 7QY
Another evidence that Local Billing is behind those companies is consulting the impressun of the web pages (for example www.absoluteacaiberry.com, http://www.absoluteacaiberry.com/frontend/join/impressum/site/4349#utm_source=az&utm_medium=16935&utm_term=none&utm_content=Absolute+AcaiBerry) and seeing that is a Local Billing company behind them:
LB Pegasus Limited
29 Wordsworth Gardens
Co Durham
United Kingdom
+48 222 120 179

LB is for Local Billing….
And also resveratrol product site, www.winedetox.com, the impressum of the page (http://www.winedetox.com/frontend/join/impressum/site/4347#utm_source=cx-es&utm_medium=31922&utm_term=resveratrol&utm_content=ResVmax) is the following:
Trading Planet LTd.
56 Thorton Close
Chester Le Street
Co Durham
United Kingdom

Hosting for Local Billing and for the pills sites is held in the Netherlands, in a company called RedBee.
Also, they are using a company called Phytoscience, located in the same address than viv3, to make the handling and the postal distribution of the products. The manager of Phytoscience is called Chris Swanson and his email is chris@phytoscience.co.uk.
Other addresses:
Local Billing Ltd, Pau Claris, 100, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (they are operating from here under the name Tucana Corona, it is an useful contact for the police)
A  27th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
When advised by the Department of Human resources to start doing online surveys to make two or three hundred dollars a month, it seemed like a good idea. Until it became very frustrating when I was expected to buy products from their partners. CONGRATULATIONS!
you are the 1, 000 shopper, its absolutely free, now click continue and tell us where to ship your free $1, 000.00 Walmart Gift Card. This should be Illegal even if They do say requirements may apply, still it is after the fact they said it was free to begin with. Many older people can barely see that fine print and the gullible, the poor and disabled feed into it and think maybe I'll get it next time. Where is the State and Federal Officials standing on this. You can't rob a bank; but you can rob as many innocent people as you like. If your not stopping the terrorists then your condoning terror, Right ? Furthermore, It would be must easier to stop this kind of thing than terrorists, right ? Lets hire more big Government? so they can spread the wealth around, ...to those whom they choose. One things for sure they will keep getting richer scamming people as long as keep their payments to uncle Sam.

There are very few credible sites that do not expect you to give credit card information or pay a fee to sign on.
N  7th of Dec, 2010 by    0 Votes
Can someone please post some of the e-mails you received with affiliate links?


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