The list of immoral and dishonest things Government Contract Registry, www.govbizone.com, has done in order to scam me out of $2500 is so long I don't even know where to start. First of all, they claimed to be a part of GSA when they called, which would make them guilty of impersonating a Government Agency. I doubt the FEDS will take that lightly! Now, I know what kind of money the federal Gov't spends with freight and logistical companies, similar to my business, so I've always had an interest in finding out more about the requirements needed to get on A GSA Schedule, but I haven't been in business very long and I thought you had to be in business longer than I have in order to qualify. Normally I'd research something like this a lot harder before jumping into it feet first, but they not only assured me I was qualified, but they sent me their contract and it clearly stated if for any reason I wasn't able to qualify just yet, I'd get a full refund immediately.
In the mean time they were going to register me with the state and assign a contract "specialists" to my account, that would register me with the state Gov't and help me find bids that were supposed to be available and up for grabs immediately! So basically they were guaranteeing me bids that I would surely win, so I could start getting business from the government immediately, while we waited for my GSA paperwork to be processed and finally awarded to my Company.
I liked that they had a presence in California, even though they're main office was in Clearwater, Florida. But again, I thought I was speaking to actual gov't employees I would have believed just about anything. Their website claims office space in California, but that's where it ends. I've searched Hi and Low all over the internet for a legitimate address in the State of California and I can't find anything. I can't even find a fake one.
All I know is Mike Pirolo who's been investigated by the FL Attorney General, not even a while ago, but just recently along with another Stellar human being, Danny Arrington. Apparently, they both stole money and it looks like they also stole customers or at least leads, because why do things legitimately when you can lie and cheat and steal your way to the top in this, well regulated and fair, capitalistic society we have become?