Google Search Saves More Reliable Places Victims!

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Don’t let Reliable Places scam you too!

I came across this story and realized how important all of the customer stories being posted really is.  If you have been defrauded by these guys taking a few minutes to write your experience and posting on the complaint boards/review sites will actually help stop others from being victimized.

Russell Wallace has  had to change his companies name several times over the years to get away from the bad publicity because the truth is that the only thing that can stop them is the truth about their business dealings. The law, the complaints, and everything else hasn’t seemed to have an effect as you look back at his more than a decade of scamming businesses and sales people. The only constant is having to change names every few years because no amount of scrubbing can clean that tarnished reputation.

You can read the story here,  this poor customer was actually considering joining this scam service but first googled this companies name… Now a real SEO company with great results should not only be at the top of the search engines for their target customers to find, but there should also be a huge group of happy customers thanking them for all of the great results. Just think about it, if a company really produces huge exposure and clients for your business you would write some really great reviews and be happy to be one of the examples for them to show other potential clients! Well a quick search revealed the truth behind these scammers and saved this customer from making the mistake so many others have made.

Please if you have been scammed by these guys, either as a customer or as a sales person please take the time to tell your story in the appropriate forums. If everyone took the time to leave real reviews and stories of their experience these guys would quickly stop being able to take advantage of anyone.

You can find the best places to post your experiences with Russell Wallace and his company of many names in the links below:
The many names of Russ Wallace’s scam companies
The places you can share your experiences & leave reviews

Splatr.com Another 29 Prime/Reliable Places/Russell Wallace Scam Site

Credit to the original poster:
http://federalwaywa.blogspot.com/2012/10/949-200-8475-google-places-phone-scam.html

It seems Russell Wallace is at it again. Another day another scam site. This looks to be some type of re-seller that actually has some web experience and has fallen for some of the crap being sold by 29 Prime or Reliable Places or whatever Russ wants to call his scam this month.

This site offers hosted websites at 199 a month, surely just a wordpress site that takes 20-30 minutes to create and seconds a month to keep updated…. so it costs them a whopping 30 bucks to create and he can collect for as long as you want to keep the site. People please don’t get scammed by these guys, the services they offer they won’t even complete for you. It is free and takes 5 minutes to get a local listing in Google…. no monthly charges…. thats it! And as for a website go to a real webmaster. If you are interested in what these guys are offering you can go to hostgator.com. 4 bucks a month for the hosting and domain, and it comes with wordpress and free templates ready to go! You can do everything they are offering with just a couple of hours and save hundreds on your site each month!

As the post from the link above said “Don’t fall for this. It’s FREE to add yourself to Google Places/Google+, and it’s easy.”

Thanks for finding this one Carla!

Reliable Places AKA 29 Prime aka Russell Wallace Now Attempting to Scam Veterans!

Veteran

These guys have a 2 way scam going. They hire hundreds of people each year promising commissions that everyone meets when in fact less than 2% of the company actually makes more than a thousand dollars working there! Then the other side of the scam are the businesses that are promised marketing services and exposure that they never receive. This all would be bad enough but now these guys have their sights set on veterans!

WE MUST STOP THESE GUYS, veterans have done enough for our us and we can’t just sit back while Russell Wallace and his band of con men hurt even 1 veteran! This scam should have been shut down a long time ago but now the idea that they are going to start conning hard working vets out of their reputation with a promise of pay that they will never receive!!!! This just can’t be allowed to go on.

Here is an article outlining the scam:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9543134.htm

These guys post thousands of these up trying to hide the real reviews and reputations of their company but knowing that they are specifically targeting vets is a personal call to action that I hope each reader here will take.  This article says that 29 Prime will be taking advantage of veterans by partnering with “Virtcom Consulting” I am hoping that this means that Virtcom is unaware of the scam that Russell Wallace, 29 Prime, and ReliablePlaces actually are. Here is a quick link to their contact us page. Please make sure you fill it out and let them know the harm that can be done to the vets that are subjected to these guys!

http://www.virtcomconsulting.com/contact.htm
CEO: Doug Freeman http://www.virtcomconsulting.com/content/aboutus/team.htm

Previous Employee Speaks Out

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Another scorned 29 Prime / Reliable Places / Russell Russ Wallace victim.

The actual post can be found here:
http://complaintwire.org/complaint/TNalnv8fNgY/29-prime

“This company is a complete scam. They are located in Irvine. I worked for them as a customer service rep. And they train you to lie to the customers. Hard working small businesses that pay for their marketing by monthly and they do nothing. I have seen it all. They take your money monthly and when you call to assistance they train the employees to hang up on you if you request a refund. I do no t recommend using this company at all. They promise to put you on Google front page but what they trick you with is Google maps. Please do not be fooled by this fraud company. If you are having issues contacting them. Please call and ask for Jaqueline> she is the customer service manager. Also any positive reviews that you see from them they are writing themselves. They have employees pose as fake business owners and write good reviews. They even paid the BBB to help with their ranking. Please go through all the reviews before signing up. Also another person to contact is Marcus. He is one of the trainers there.”

More great info, we have known for a long time that they write their own reviews and spend more time working on their bad reputation than actually providing a service for customers. That is why it is more important than ever that if you did any business with them or worked for them that you write a real review on Yelp, Google, and the BBB so that others don’t fall for this scam anymore! If all people can see is the fake reviews written by these guys and not the real dealings then many more will fall. 29 Prime led by Russell Wallace is looking to expand having thousands of people calling and spreading this scam.

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