I was contacted by Global Email Lists, a guy named Dave Parker...probably not his real name. They want to sell businesses a block of contacts for their specific industry.
They have an authentic website. They have email addresses as they correspond with you. They can even send you legitimate samples of customers you may be looking for. However there were several red flags that I failed to see.
First, they claim to be in CA, but they would call me early in the AM, at 5AM West Coast time. Found that ODD! Then they will not take credit cards for payment so the buyer can have some protection in case it IS a scam. They wanted me to buy a block of 8000 names for $5000, but I would not spend that.
Finally we agreed that I would buy the names for $2000, but would pay $1000 for the first half so I could see the product and if satisfied, buy the rest. I reluctantly wired the $1000 BEFORE discovering this site with the warning about them. It has been 5 days and nothing has happened. They do not answer their phones, and the cell phone for Mr.
Parker goes to a generic voice mail. I am contacting the FTC and have asked my bank to pursue the funds, but I am sure they are long gone. I strongly urge anyone who is looking to buy contact lists, to investigate the company and to have a way to pay where you can get support should the product be bad, or non-existent!
I have other methods from my background to seek these people out. It will not be pleasant if my people find them....in ANY country!
Reason of review: Not as described.