Got a call from 888-351-3075 stating selling Mega Steen and there web site is advanced nutrition.com. Could not find any connection between the phone number and the name. Anyone know anything about this. There is a legitimate web site for Mega Steen. Mega Steen are natural health supplements. Thanks
You people deserve to be scammed! how stupid can you be
Spruce mountain networks seems to be the new name for ATM TREE. In their add they say being accredited by the Better Business Bureau which is false! I have interest in your story.
I tried the number that I have I can not get through sense Aug 11 after I came unglued with my Rep Lemott. I see they got me for 2000.00 now my web site is closed, but I am still getting e-mail messges from Amozon.com & now ATM Tree web site is down. Like I thought Took what they could & ran.
I'm glad they didn't get any more of your money Jennie! Hope all has been well. I'll always remember our pool game at barnicles & more! :)
Yes, I, too, lost $9000 plus interest on this scam - and from the same people (Patrick Burke from ATM). The way I understand it (?), is it's not ATM so much as it's Universal Internet Advertsing (LaMarr & gang) that you're paying for them to do TV Advertising (They sent me a nice little DVD showing my supposed TV ad - but they would never give me a list as to where & when it went on TV). When I could get hold of LaMarr, which was seldom (AFTER they had my money), he sounded sooo bored that it was at that point I suspected it was a scam. I thought it was funny that at first I got a LOT of "hits", but only 1 or 2 sales (and never made a dime).
At this time (Nov 2011), atmtree.com (or anything even remotely like it), belongs to a Tree/Landscaping company...so it doesn't look like they even exist any more. Just got a call from another similar co, SmartMallShopping.net ... same deal, associated with Amazon, etc. This co didn't want nearly the money that ATM did and sounded a lot more legit (their website was also MUCH better than the one that ATM hosted and I can't find anything negative as yet). But, I can't afford to take a chance like this again.
Point is, like an earlier post said, get all your documents first, read them over BEFORE you put your money on the line. I am sure there ARE a lot of legit companies out there (like possibly SmartMallShopping), you just have to do due diligence to find them and protect yourself.
I also got scammed by this company. I am just starting to try and get as many people as I can find to join me in a possible legal suit against this company. Are you interested in giving me your email so that I can contact you and talk more.
Wish I was able to do that. They scammed me out of a lot of money. I tried making a freud claim, but with me allowing them to go ahead, I basically screwed myself out of being able to get anything back.
I wish Amazon was able to do something about it in regards to giving people back there money and having this so called business sued for freud.
This will never happen to me again. I have lost many of nights sleep over this.
They were fairly responsive back in Oct 2010 but after Christmas season & no sales, I started calling in January 2011 --- "Lamar Edwards" was my advertising coach - he kept insisting that it takes time to get the website out there ( even after a $ 3000 ad package in OCT for the Christmas rush ).
Within past few months, no one answers the phone - you have to leave a message. Eventually, after several calls, someone calls back. Am told Lamar Edwards out of office for "medical reasons" ... no one will directly tell me what is being done to get my ad program running & sales coming in.
As of 7-25-2011, am filing a grievance with State of Arizona Attorney General's Office against both Universal Internet Advertising & ATMTREE.com. Maybe nothing comes of it - maybe it does.
No more business ventures with any company from Phoenix, AZ. One is enough.
I attempted to call Universal Internet 6:12 PM EDT --- when I attempt to leave a message for callback, it says "sorry, but the users voicemail box is full and cannot accept any more messages".
Looks like fraud to me.
ATM Tree is a work at home scam that promises to set up an Amazon website that generates commissions. They tell many lies verbally to get you to sign up for the program. They never put anything incriminating in writing. After the initial sign up, they try to sell you an Infomercial for $9000.00. Amazon is aware of this scam and they cannot legally do anything to stop this.
I just want these idiots to STOP CALLING me!!!!!!!!
this number calls me atleast 10 times a day...all hours of the night
calls in the evening when telemarkers are not suppose to call. Nubmer comes up unavailalbe
This number calls my phone constantly, when I do answer it, they hang up. I have tried blocking it, but I can't.
It is 8:54pm and this number is still ringing my phone. I am tired of them, how can I get to STOP calling me. They do not leave a message and they say hello and hang up on the voice mail, Then call back from another number.
I get calls from this number at least twice a day. When i answer the phone they hang up. I called the number back and they don't identlify the name of the company. They just say 'you've reached our customer service department' then it states the hours of operation in Arizona.
I c'ant believe tihs I went ahead and i gave this guy my cridit card info for apperently some $39 dollars a mounth. Who knows what this will cost? I feel like such a fool. Can eneyone help me figger out what i should do of corse i will call my credit compony and see if thay can save me some damage. This couldent happen at a worst time.
THANKYOU IN ADVANCE IF YOU CAN HELP ME OR GIVE ME ADVICE.
if they wanted to scam you for thousands they would just tak it all when they got your card info duHHHH stupid f**** these days
Yes, their got me too $1,000 dollars. I'm pray that the FBI will catch all of them (Sam Wilkens, Allen Ross and LaMar). I talk to LaMar but,can't reach Sam and Allen. You got me this time I will'nt be a fool next time
I was really convinced also and lost tons of money. I was never able to speak with the initial person who signed me up as he was always too busy working on my promo as well. I would call every week only to get the same person and he convinced me every time that it would take time. The "so called" hits seemed good but never saw any links to my site. The only sales I got were a few family and friend members, but didn't dare tell anyone else about it as I have kept this a secret. I now have to take my last bit of little retirement savings I had to pay back what I lost on my credit card. I am trying to reach a fraud line given by police in my area. They are so busy, it is a long time waiting and then I have to get back to my "real" job.
I just wanted to ask anyone that signed on with ATM tree if they deal with Superior Marketing? I signed on with ATM tree but Superior Marketing is dealing with me. Does anyone know about this marketing company that deals with ATM? They hooked me the other day because they said the right thing after a hard days work. If anyones heard of this company please let me know? Thanks.
atmtree is a scam
Hi Gilles - yes, they can, and they probably have.
I would like everyone here to know that I am a freelance writer working on a piece for a prominent business magazine. The piece centers around just these kinds of "work from home" schemes. It's part of a series I'm doing on internet and telemarketing fraud. In order to accurately research this area, and also to satisfy my curiosity about these kinds of offers, I filled out an interest form on one of those 'earn extra money' advertising sites. I soon got a call.
I was really caught off guard, partly because it was quite late at night, and partly because I was exhausted, so I forgot ALL about the telephone interviewing device I have on my phone. I have this solely for the purpose of making notes later. Many nonfiction authors have them.
I was intrigued by the professional-sounding offer I was given and I signed up- for my own reasons. I consider a small cash outlay a part of the cost of my research. I have also noted with interest all of the complaints registered on this site and at other venues, and believe me, I feel for all of you.
Unfortunately, there are parasites out there who haven't the courage to make an honest buck, and who someday will fall ill or old, or perhaps be in a very bad accident and will have to rely on human kindness and compassion. At that point they'll have to face what kind of human beings they have been, and how their life has either helped humanity or harmed it. They may scorn this now, but In their most vulnerable dark moments of pain or tragedy, they will know in their own minds how they have conducted their lives and how they've treated others. And they will have to live with that.
Perhaps they can convince themselves it's just a harmless scheme and 'buyer beware'-- but that doesn't excuse preying on people's vulnerability and/or desperation and basically taking from them. With that logic, people should also be aware that they may be mugged when they walk down the street, but that doesn't mean it's their fault if happens. They have the option NOT to walk down the street, but they do so, TRUSTING that no one will hurt or rob them, otherwise no one would ever walk down a street again!
Companies like these might just have taken the food off of someone's table, left them with a debt that will send them to the foodbank, or keep them from affording the medications they need- in short, ruin their life.
In light of all this, and the effect this research has had on me, I have decided that this must go further than just major public exposure in a magazine- situations like these have to be drawn to the attention of every appropriate government and legal department in both the US and Canada. This I am in the process of doing. I do have some connections to work with. I suggest that if you have unfairly lost money,you should write to whomever in your government is in charge of defrauding the public, and there ARE such departments out there, both in the US and Canada. Call your representative and find out who and where they are. Sing out, and sing LOUD. EVERYONE needs to know about this-- if they don't, how can they possible help, and how can things change?
Call your phone company and tell them you are receiving harassing calls, and give them the number of whoever is hassling you. Call your bank and/or credit card company and tell them what's happened, and identify the company, with phone and address if possible, who has done it. Tell anyone and everyone what has happened to you. Don't accuse, don't denigrate- just state truthfully and simply what has happened to you. The truth will speak for itself.
If I were these people right now, I'd be packing my bags!
I wish you all good luck and that you get some justice. Work at it- don't just lie down and take it.
(For obvious reasons, my real name is not linked with certain website correspondence).
They are also now calling from (602)926-0650
Me to Me:
I've already done-- called Visa and had my card cancelled just in time. Can't believe I fell for that- I'm always the type that hangs up, but it was a coincidence that I just started selling on Amazon a few days earlier and I thought it related to that, because he said I had been "chosen" for this opportunity. And being tired and delirious after a long day's work, I signed up. I am so embarrassed. I can only blame it on the meds! : )
Good luck everyone
I know you posted quite awhile ago, but I just wanted to say that I got a call last night from ATMTree and I thought it sounded good. Since I just started selling on Amazon, he said that's why I was chosen as an associate. So I gave my credit card details and signed up for $29.95 a month. They said I'd receive an email confirmation with the agreement to be "checked off". No email last night, no email this morning. I immediately called my bank after finding this site and had my credit card cancelled, and she told me there were no charges from ATMTree yet. Thank God. You may have taken a similar action by now, if not, I hope you do, and explain to your credit card company that you have been a victim of phone fraud. They should be able to help you.
I got a call last night and unfortunately thought it was legit and signed up. This meant I gave my credit card details. What can I do now?
Just got the call...
I just got the call from ATM TREE they wanted me to give them a credit card # over the phone I said I was interested but I will not give out my credit card # over the phone and they told me that they would get their verification supervisor on the phone to verify that this was legit oooo verification supervisor big words I can call my buddy in from the other room to be my verification supervisor too yup he verify's that my credit card will not be charged for anything other 29.95 / month well since he said so why dont i just give him my credit card #...ya right what a bunch of duche bags and from what I am reading I am not the only sceptic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are these guys for real? If you don't get the e-mail from them to sign the agreement, can they bill you on your credir card anyway?
Thums up i like people takes a stand ant tells it like it is. becouse i got scamed too.
ps. it seems thay dont like threts about BBB. I was able to get a cancelation number from them. Now i hope it is lidgit ?
I hope someone can use this info.