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BEWARE of Trackback Submitter / Adsenseboy! Software not working and no refund!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by turnshoe, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. turnshoe

    turnshoe Registered Member

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    I think that guy stopped supporting his software ages ago. I originally bought trackback submitter & one of his other products (forgot) and he no longer responds to e-mail.

    Why is your software not working anyway? Maybe we can get you fixed up.

    Are you using 2.0?
     
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    I dunno, but I gotta say this is absolutely not my experience. I have all the Adsenseboy tools and regularly visit the Adsenseboy forum. He's answered all my questions, and the latest update to one of the tools happened mere days ago.

    If you're looking for support, go there first - I can't think of one person on that forum who hasn't been helped by Adsenseboy pretty quickly with any technical problems.

    Just wanted to provide a more balanced view of this.....
     
  4. turnshoe

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    Well as you see I am talking directly with him, this is a support-ticket from his support-system and it is HIM answering personally.

    I was using version 4.7 of Trackback Submitter (dated August 2008). It´s all installed correctly as you see and it also does post to the blogs and I see the blogs checking my site as well, but not one comment passes, they all are recognized as SPAM obivously. Since Akismet is available this method doesn´t seem to work anymore.

    Great thing is that he recgonizes this himself in the ticket as you see. However, he still refuses to give a refund because I am not in the 7 days test-range anymore. Though it´s obviously that the software is not working at all anymore and he confirmed that indirectly - so what would he keep my money for? The software runs license-check on each run via his server, so if he deactivates my license I can´t use it anymore anyway and the whole PHP scripts are crypted with ZEND, so it´s all useless for me once he de-activates my license, apart from that the software doesn´t work anyway anymore. So it would be easy for him to just do that and send my money back and that´s it - instead he decides to keep it and leave me with nothing in return - he also deactivated my license now because the Cronjobs of the script return "Invalid License" to me now. VERY GREAT guy, but he has choosen the wrong one to do that rip-off with.

    I will spread this report to every place I know and also have connected with the other victims at http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchr...=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searchtype=0&submit2=Search and we are about to order a lawyer in his country (Lithuania) with our cases - if he thinks he can get away with being in Lithuania he is wrong.
     
  5. turnshoe

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    And while you are mentioning his Forums, beside that they are pretty empty in terms of Posts, I don´t see the "raving" people he is speaking of. Instead I see that others have the exact same problem as I have, posted to 100´s of URLs and no backlinks (1 for this guy after posting to hundreds of URLs):

    http://www.forum.adsenseboy.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=10&view=findpost&p=657

    The author should simply regconize that the way the software worked a few years ago is not possible anymore because of very good SPAM-plugins and Akismet nowadays, so when posting to 1000 URLs (and that was my amount in the end), you receive maybe 1 backlink and that´s definetely not what is advertised for his software. So he should simply admit that it´s no-more-effective and either improve the script or refund customers who just bought it and have no results with it anymore. For me it´s though a simple end-result: I have paid 150$ for 0 backlinks, great, isn´t it? This is simply called "false advertising" and that´s about it - money back should be the simplest thing to do for him when seeing this, but of course you don´t get rich from refunds and you feel safe from law if you live in Lithuania, but he will see that both is not the case.
     
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    Geez, well I wish you the best of luck with this Turnshoe! It's good to see you're not rolling over on this one.

    I guess I need to check on the performance of the tools I'm using more often than I do! :eek:
     
  7. turnshoe

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    Yes, definetely not will stop until I´ve got back my money, whatever that involves.

    And btw, I´ve also used manually written comments with the script as recommended in his Forum via http://www.webmasterbook.net/ Doesn´t change anything though, Akismet catches them all.
     
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    I'm going to call him on this on his forum and see if I get a response. Will let you know what happens.

    Just out of curiosity - what is your opinion of the rest of the tools? I find Social Bookmark Submitter and Blog Comment Poster to be pretty good, although BCP comments do get rejected quite regularly....

    The best use of his stuff by far is to install Adsense Money Maker on the "back end" of your domain, with your main landing page on top - seems to drive good organic search traffic.....

    Again, best of luck with this and keep us posted!
     
  9. turnshoe

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    I will keep you posted. I haven´t tried any of his other tools and after this definetely not looking forward to do that as you surely understand.
     
  10. turnshoe

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    I am not sure if it is needed that you bring him here! I´ve got an update to my "support"-ticket from him:

    "AdSenseBoy
    Posted On: 26 Aug 2008 12:22 PM
    Listen, young lady, do whatever you feel right..."

    Unbelieveable, now he starts insulting on top after having stolen my 150$. Anyway, just waiting now till it´s morning in Lithuania and I can speak about the next steps with the lawyer there.
     
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    Haha, now he has deleted the support-ticket that I wanted to show Plimus (his reseller) to show them his acting:

    http://www.adsenseboy.com/support/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=viewticket&ticketid=1445
    "Fatal error: ERROR: You do not have access to this ticket. in /home/adsense/public_html/support/modules/tickets/client_tickets.php on line 120"

    Gladly I already thought that this would happen, so I of course have a copy that I will provide to Plimus now:)
     
  13. turnshoe

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    OK guys, I am about to order a lawyer in Lithuania to settle a classaction lawsuit against Mindagaus Lipskas / Adsenseboy. Eventually we will also get a lawyer from the USA involved since basically Plimus, Inc. is also responsible as the reseller.

    I´ve already spoken with a local lawyer in Lithuania there who would take this case. If anyone of the other vicitims who didn´t get there money back yet is interest to join the lawsuit, please PM me here and I will inform you about the next details once I have them.
     
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    After emailing Plimus on EVERY email address I have found on plimus.com I just received this:

    "Dear X,

    We hereby confirm the refund for Trackback Submitter - Full Version to you on 08/27/2008.

    Please see the statement below for further details.

    IMPORTANT: We have already sent this credit to your credit card, however, some banks may take up to 5 business days to post it in your account. If you do not see this credit immediately and 5 days have not past, please contact your credit card company, they will be able to confirm the credit."

    Seems like my heavy "promotion" of his various SCAMs that are easily found with Google to his webhosts/payment processor/internet provider has helped convincing Plimus in refunding this before it gets worse for them! I am also in the hope that they will stop doing business with him regarding the many SCAMs he did to other people as well. And that his other payment processor whom I informed about this as well (2CO) and who already emailed me back that they sent this to the risk-department already as well as the webhosts for his other products will discontinue working with him like the company that hosted adsenseboy.com already did.

    Only this way we can prevent further SCAMs from him for other people.
     
  16. turnshoe

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    And just in case someone is also still waiting for his refund from Adsenseboy, here is what you should do:

    Email those parties, let them know about the SCAMs he did. I´ve used the following URLs along with a brief description of my case and provided these URLs of other ripped of people as a proof that I am not the only one:

    http://www.mytwitterblog.com/2008/08/adsenseboy-scam_16.html
    http://www.mytwitterblog.com/2008/08/adsenseboy-scam-update.html
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/336/RipOff0336627.htm
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/336/RipOff0336214.htm
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/294/RipOff0294130.htm

    Emails:
    Providers he hosts with:
    TAKEN DOWN ALREADY www.adsenseboy.com -> abuse@wholesaleinternet.net & support@mitchellmedia.com
    www.submit-trackback.com -> abuse@softlayer.com
    www.youtube-poster.com -> abuse@liquidweb.com
    (All his other domains are also hosted on one of those 3 servers, so you don´t need to do further research on this, with those 3 servers all his domains are covered).

    His internet provider:
    client-87-247-113-219.inturbo.lt [87.247.113.219] (his dedicated IP) -> abuse@mikrovisata.net

    His payment processors:
    2co.com -> 2cosupport@2co.com
    plimus.com -> info@plimus.com, security@plimus.com, sales@plimus.com, guyw@plimus.com, simonj@plimus.com, support@plimus.com (these are also all the email addresses I sent the same email to, mentioning the same URLs listed above and mentioning that I am as well still waiting for my refund which I then immediately received).

    Hope thats helpful for the ones ripped off as well - bring the people who you know that also have been ripped off to this thread so they can find help as well.
     
  17. turnshoe

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    Just to make sure you all know NOT Adsenseboy did refund, but Plimus forced the refund:

    "Existing Refunds (08/27/2008 - Forced full refund ( USD 150.0 ) - Refund to prevent imminent chargeback) -150.00 "


    And something apart from this, isn´t this good promotion for him?:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=adsenseboy&btnG=Search
     
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    squeaky wheel gets the grease
     
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    Hi guys,
    You know, I have learned that online, you win some and lose some. I accept the fact that I will make some purchases that I later regret, that's life.

    But I can honestly say that if I could have just 5 minutes in a room alone with Adsenseboy, I would try my best to bring harm to his body.

    I have tried to get help with his bookmark poster...on his support forums...and all I get are vague, stupid responses from other 'raving customers' that I am convinced are either his friends, or him. I mean stupid, completely useless answers that always seem to blame the user and not the coder; which to be fair is the case a lot of times...but not all the time.

    His software sounds great, but he rarely updates the stuff and when you do try to get a refund, he suddenly appears just full of advice. Beware guys, if you try his stuff and are not happy...get your refund ASAP and don't buy into his "a new update coming next week will fix your problem". Its BS, he's stalling long enough for your guarantee to run out.

    Just 5 minutes...I don't need long.

    Pragueman
     
  20. turnshoe

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    Sorry to hear about that! We will bring him to justice, don´t worry, I am doing my best. Hurting him on his earnings which he currently can´t make any anyway (since all payments are processed via the Adsenseboy.com website which is down since 24 hours already) is most likely a better option than hurting his body.

    Though if his payment processors are curious, they will kick him off as well as I warned them as mentioned. So even if he gets new hosting, he doesn´t have a way to collect payments at least not with 2co.com plimus.com and not with paypal.com so not TO much options left for someone from Lithuania.
    Also, and will be the beste case, his internet provider has been informed and hopefully they will cut him off the net. It´s difficult to find another provider in Lithuania, there are not so many like here where you have 1000 of choices and simply move to the next one if there is a problem.