Online Advertising / Fraudulent Sales Tactics
SCOTT BARTH and PHILIP MCGAHEY are two very good con artists when it comes to selling the alleged 'online marketing services' by Yellowpages.com. Both of these clowns "PROMISED" that our online listing with Yellowpages.com would receive an average of 2, 000 - 3, 000 page views per month. THEIR OWN MONTHLY EMAILED REPORTS CONFIRM THAT WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING ABOUT 2% OF WHAT THEY PROMISED!
I have a witness that will testify against them when we file legal action both with the Washington State Attorney General's office and in civil court that they stated that www.Eukopia.com would receive hundreds of inquires for our services each month based on the thousands they allegedly receive for our product category. We received a grand total of 1 inquiry for $485.00 per month!
I told them prior to signing up for their services that I was suspicious of their claims and they repeatedly reassured me that their monthly fee would be more than offset by "...the dozens of new customers we would be signing up every month..."
Essentially they've committed what's known in CIVIL LAW as 'FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT' and 'FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION'; essentially where a sales person (or CON ARTIST) will say whatever they need to, including EXAGGERATING and LYING, in order to close the sale.
This type of high pressure sales practice absolutely makes me sick and I will see that these guys make full retribution for their sleazy con artist scheme.
Further, I requested that they immediately cancel the contract and pull our ad down from their site TWO MONTHS ago as well as cancel any further billing. I called our bank today and found out that they illegally debited our business account again as the billing date in the agreement is for the 10th of the month, not 1 day sooner! They sneakily debited our account on the 8th, in direct violation of the billing agreement.
Any respectable business with a valued product and/or service would not need to coerce people and/or businesses into signing into long term arrangements if they delivered what they said they could. The bottom line is these guys are desperate to make a sale because they have an inferior online advertising program and cannot effectively compete with Google, so they need to embellish and lie to get people to sign up with them.