May 2018 Update: This article was updated to remove the name of the person behind Push Traffic Inc. at their request.
Our post today comes from Ann who made excellent use of our complaint form. If you’ve had any negative experiences with an online company, click here and fill out our complaint form so we can help spread the word and prevent others from falling victims to scams.
Push Traffic, Inc.
This is a lot of detail, but the bottom line is that this company, plus a number of others, buy contact information from well known and respected internet marketers. A staff member then contacts those leads identifying himself as the internet marketer from whom they got the information.
Trading on the trust one already has for that individual, the Push Traffic caller (they initiate the contact by telephoning) offers “help” for future payment. After establishing a rapport he asks for credit card info to establish limits for advertising etc. They get the contact to sign and email or fax a “confidentiality agreement” back quickly. Most do without reading it carefully and miss the “fine print”.
The upshot is that the contact finds out Push Traffic has charged his/her credit card for all that the bank will allow (usually in multiple smaller transactions), which often results in an account overdraft!
When one gets no response to requests or demands for a refund and attempts a chargeback through the bank, Push Traffic’s lawyers argue on the basis of the signed “confidentiality agreement”. That agreement, by the way, spells out refund requirements which Push Traffic totally ignores when one makes the request in compliance.
My experience is only one of dozens. There are many places one can find reports and complaints against this company. I lost $4500 US but others have been scammed for up to $30,000. You can check:
and countless other sites, forums and blogs.
Hoping you will post a warning to all who frequent this site so that they will avoid involvement with any of the companies.
Push Traffic Inc. Company Information
700 South Flower Street, Suite 1410
Los Angeles California 90017 United States
213-405-5323 or 213-405-5326
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of complaints out there and a big fat F issued by the BBB. I did manage to find a copy of their refund policy and have found that some people were successful in getting their money back. If you’re unsuccessful in getting a refund, it’s time to talk to your credit card company or bank and get them to chargeback the amount taken from these guys.
Always, always, always do your research before sending away money especially so when you’re dealing with thousands of dollars. Don’t let some slick salesman pressure you into making a decision on the spot. If you aren’t given time to think about what you’re spending your money on, you’re better off keeping it.