I am a recently retired phycisian, having practiced Internal Medicine/Nephrology for thirty years. I was contacted by phone by one of the "sales reps" and advised that I was accepted for inclusion in their publication due to my distinguished career as a top physician. I saw nothing wrong with being included in their publication, thinking that they would probably ask me to buy their book for a nominal fee. After providing the minimal professional information, I was "approved". After ten minutes time, I thought a little more about it and changed my mind. I called the rep back and advised her as such. I was then told I would have to speak to the CEO before I could withdraw my consent!!!?? What?? So I called back, spoke with this CEO, who was rude and became more so after I told him I thought this was a scam (they had already charged my credit cared $383.00 and told me my plaque had already been made (after half an hour??). I persisted for 15 minutes telling him that there was no peer review by other academics in my field to attest to my "distinguished career" and that my entry is academically meaningless. The conversation ended with ad hominum attacks in me by this guy, telling me I do not deserve to be in their publication. I said your right, give me my money back. Which they did.
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I worked for this company at their new Wall Street location July 2013. I only went through their training where I learned it was a high sales scam so therefore I quit. All of the people's complaints on here are a true testimony of how fraudulent and evil this company is. They just sent me an email today and that's why I looked them up again and looked for fraud alert. I too have linked in and that's exactly how they get your info. I'm happy that I get to save others from making a dire mistake.
Just saw Tonia DeCosimo on People's Court lose her case. She must have thought by not allowing the TV show to use her last name or business name that she couldn't be tracked. LinkedIn shows her as the "owner" but it's strange that her first and last names are flip-flopped.
Can someone give me the phone number and address for these guys? Lets see how they handle the meaty part of a baseball bat. I gave them no money but they spam me 5 times a day and that's worthy of a beating if I can find them.
I just got this email on New Years Day. It's too bad that a holiday isn't seen as much since all these businesses are open as normal. I saw right through the scam and wasn't excited about it at all. I was surprised that is bypassed the spam filters as the email came from: email@example.com; on behalf of; Whos__Who firstname.lastname@example.org Any idiot can tell that a legit company wouldn't have just any random domain name for their email server. lol.
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I think the major problem people are having is that they aren't listening to the representative. My rep explained to me what i was purchasing was a membership program. I have to admit I have been with them for a year now and I have nothing but positive things to say about them,just know what you are paying for, not to be published but for the program itself...great service for networking
Sorry to say it, but Covenant Eyes just plain does not work. If your kid goes on Facebook, Pinterest, or Youtube, you do not get specifics. And your kids teachers will send your kids to some of these sites (like youtube)! Sometimes the page title of youtube is given, usually not. Adult rated movies may be watched via Hulu in the TEEN setting and you can NOT actually get the movie info in the reports. Facebook pages come up as the home page on facebook - that's it! You NEED some sort of computer MONITORING software that takes screen shots. I will not give the names - I am not here to promote a product. But if you search for "computer monitoring software" you will find it. SCREENSHOTS - that is key! Then start blocking URLS as needed. And for smaller kids, spend $0 and set up the computer for "Allowed Sites Only". Search for "free internet filter" and you will find one.
Oh, you all are so precious! yes, these are so many ways the truth, your comic posts, I love it! Lest we forget these are just publishers exposing us to each other, maybe inbred a bit...gasp,I have made a bit of profit using it. However, mine was in the Madison, and who really needs another plaque, eh, kindle. People, people, they are telemarketing so just say "no". What I don't get is all the sour grapes; do we need to be recognized, when already we know who we are.I am an underground sort; my business of global collaterals,leverage and accords, it is not for public exposure. To get to me you have to actually know someone I already know. Yet surprised I was, when the calls came in, we could not entertain most of them, they were not qualified; the lookie-lose! haha, forgive me I am just waking up, an all night work i often mess up my time zones and who sleeps anyhow. Now I am starting a more public business and wish to have exposure.I have everything else in place, venues, investors, "services and product",exclusive for usually the uber wealthy, so if you wish to network on a legitimate list, TRW or Equifax will sell you one with exactly the market you are seeking; they do as you tell them and assert fees very honestly, although I admit I have even accidentally bought my own name
I received one of these E-Mails today for Global Who's Who. I assumed it was a scam, so before I clicked on anything to view the rest of it, I googled this guy John D'Augustino. There appears to be a legit person by this name. Apparently he's an Entrepreneur, a successful one at that! After reading what all of you have written, I don't believe I will open this! I am, and have been retired since 1996! Thanks to all of you who have posted about this scam! M
Well, I too had been get phone calls after phone calls. They started out with the life-time or 5 year option. I said no. They then offered a 3 year option. After another no, they came back with a 1 year option for a low $199. I said no again, and they came back with a special 1 year option of $69.
They said I had filled out a form which is why they called me to verify some info. The caller was then "surprised" that I didn't remember them and wanted to research them more. Honestly, I don't recall filling out a form, but I will also admit that I do sometimes just to see what will happen.
I just realized something. I bet you all have a LinkedIn account, dont you? I just received the same email. When I first read it, it made me feel good about my accomplishments - so at least I got something for free!
I have found success with Covenant Eyes for many years! I know that the primary concern is personal information but Covenant eyes does not assume any risk by gathering such information. You should only use personal information on secured servers (ex. HTTPS://) and Covenant Eyes does not gather information here or anywhere else, only a record of the visit.
Circumnavigation is also easy to thwart. I choose to block links to ISO files that may contain alternate operating systems and utilize good-old-fashion accountability to boost the filters effectiveness.
"Flee from sexual immorality..." -1 Corinthians 6:18