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!

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.