Not giving me 20,000 double -opt-in emails after paying for them.
My Complaint: A “Michael Berkeley” called me on either the 6th or 7th May 2014 saying that he was involved with the health product, Cacinia Cambogia. He claimed he owned the website www.purecarciniacambogia.com and could help me to sell Carcinia Cambogia as well. He explained he would help me set up a website with a landing page and also set up a domain name, hosting with zicara.com, provide training, help me set up Aweber, Google Analytics, Clickbank, an affiliate link, Mandrill and Maxbulk Mailer. He explained he would take 20% of the profits from my sales, but that I could expect an 8-10% take up from my email list that I was to purchase. He had a presentation that showed that through www.emaillistdirect.com you could buy email addresses of people who had “double-opted” in for health products and Carcinia Cambogia. Michael said he had a launch date coming up on the 22nd of May and that I needed to purchase a min of 50,000 emails. I said that was not possible. I could maybe manage 20,000 at the most. He explained that he did not usually work with such small quantities but would make an exception. I paid a US$8,000 deposit on the 8th May 2014 through a wire transfer to emaillistdirect.com (address 7119 W. Sunset Blvd, Suite 227, LA, CA 90046)to account number 265775339 at the JPMorgan Chase Bank NA.New York, NY 10004.
I had 2 campaign managers (Mark Tel: 00-1-858-999-2871 and Alexander Tel: 00-1-858-999-2867)help me set up the rest of my campaign.
Michael phoned me in the 14th May asking for the rest of the money for the emails. I paid another NZ$13,486.17 (US$12,000) on the 15th May via bank cheque as Michael said that a wire transfer would raise an alarm, due to money laundering worldwide!! When the 22nd May came around nothing happened. Zicara.com said that they had stopped using affiliate links with Carcina Cambogia. Michael phoned me again on the 28th May saying that I could still salvage my campaign. He put me on to a Bill, who explained that he was very wealthy, a philanthropist, had just flown in for a meeting and could help me get back on track. He said that he usually did not deal with such small quantities of emails. He said that I needed to purchase a fast SMPT server which costs $100,0000 for 6 months. This would ensure that my response to sending out my landing page would be up around 20-25%. I said I could not afford that. He said he could organise $40-$50,000 for 3 months. When I said no he said he could organise $10,000 for a month. Again I said no, realizing that I had been scammed. I have not heard back from any of the above people via phone or email since.
My Demand: All money back