Friday, March 4, 2011

Postscript 2 ; current events

An amended class-action is now being launched against the Raygoza Gang. Not a moment too soon.

Keep looking out for it.

Pushtraffic Inc. would appear to have collapsed. Hardly makes any difference to its multitude of scammed customers. It only means Raygoza can't find new victims.
My bank tells me that Visa closed its merchant account with Pushtraffic . Well, that cuts off the snake's head, but it does not stop it squirming.
Raygoza will only try to open another scam-clone.

Just to let you know what perfidy and deception characterized the whole disgusting rat's nest while it operated, let's take another quick look at Pushtraffic's deceptive guarantees.

Their dishonest claims
"We provide 24/7 customer support at
7 day e-mail support at"

In fact, Pushtraffic's "support ticket" system was busted from day 1. Even after 30 days, I could never get a response from it, and I complained by email without effect. I also complained to their attorney, Michael Fitzpatrick when that legal mountebank phoned me in June, 2009.
I asked my first mentor, Ron Grajeda, for a 24-hour turnaround on my emails to him, but he would not commit to it, and made no mention of support. No other mentor agreed to 7-day email support, or even mentioned an option. I sent several emails to D. Sipes, Customer service Manager (so-called) but he did not bother to answer one.

Another dishonest claim:

In their refund statement, there is a Seminar Refund Policy.
Their claim:
"Every seminar put forth by Pushtraffic Inc is 100% satisfactory guaranteed."
(yes, you read it as they say it. But what does it mean?)

It then goes on to say:
"If you have attended and sat through the ENTIRE sessions(s) of any one seminar and have found yourself completely unsatisfied, please contact a Pushtraffic representative IMMEDIATELY. It is imperative that your contact is made PRIOR to the last scheduled day of the seminar you've attended. You will be asked to return everything you have received during the course of this relation, including but not subject to all books, binders, flowcharts, software, prizes, etc. Please note that a refund will not be considered if these items are not returned in full."


But nowhere in the section does it state your right to a refund!

It is not even implied.
The following heading: Cancellations, transfers and substitutions" precedes this paragraph:

"Your registration will be refunded, less a 50% placement and scheduling fee. Cancellations within 30 days of the seminar are non-refundable."

Now if you can't make sense out of that gobbledygook, the warranty concludes with this kicker:
"Our refund policy can be changed at anytime without prior notice."

Tricky, eh? That's Raygoza for you.
In fact, the whole thing is nothing but Raygoza deception.
Let's go into the whole devious statement.

The policy statement seems to imply (possibly), at first glance, that a 50% refund is guaranteed. It is badly worded, but the 50% refund figure is put in there.
In other words, if you are given a load of complete crap (by all reliable reports, that's all you can ever expect) you can only hope get back half your money. You had better be quick because, it must be lodged with a representative PRIOR to the last scheduled day of the seminar you've attended.
But you must first sit through the entire session(s), as they put it.
Now how can I sit through all the sessions and also lodge an application prior to the last scheduled day? The last scheduled day of the seminars would include the final part of the seminars, logically. But if I lodge prior to the last seminar, it is not an entire set, so I am automatically disqualified. Even if it meant prior to the Close of Business on the last day of the seminars, it is still very unfair.
And if you try cancelling within 30 days of the seminar don't expect a cent!

It is a text-book case of consumer abuse. An ugly blot on American commerce.

But the whole thing is so badly worded, that it cannot be taken seriously.

It was never meant in good faith, that is certain!

By the way, who is to say whether anything is not returned in full, or not? The Merchant never acted in good faith, and if it helped them dupe the credit card banks, they would simply tell them something about not returning a book you may never even have received. That would be enough to stop charge back, but would be a lie.

I was personally advised by Raygoza's scumbag whore, Michael A Fitzpatrick, in a phone call to me on 3-4 June, 2009 that I was entitled to attend a Raygoza seminar in LA due in June 2009. All at their expense, under my Mastermind entitlement, which was never disputed until long after I claimed a refund.
The bums ignored my applications. Fitz-bum did not reply to my email sent to him in July 2009, asking what the hell happened to my promised seminar. By that time I was fed up anyway, and had already applied for a full refund from the crims.
But that does not let them off complying with their refund policy. In fact any of my letters could be used to invoke the policy. But they did not even reply to my demands for refund, the first one of which was posted on June 1, 2009.
The wicked refund policy does not cover the situation that the merchant fails to deliver at all. Oops! No refund possible then.
The only conclusion is that this phoney warranty was only ever included as part of the merchant's clear intent to defraud the client.

Do not expect the slightest customer service or any courtesy from JP Raygoza's loathsome bunch of no-goodniks.
As long as the bastards can keep your money they wouldn't give a stuff!

US consumer protection is feeble and very poorly supported. Do not buy American goods, and do not trust credit card companies. If you have a dispute, you will need a lawyer.

the new contemptibles.

Remember these names.

Hated names for good reasons:
John Raygoza
attorney Michael A. Fitzpatrick,
attorney Andrew L. Weitz.

This last pair of scumbag legal henchmen specialize in writing deceitful and dishonest letters to the credit card banks in order to thwart clients' legitimate charge- back applications. These swindler-makers have found ruses to bamboozle the card issuers, Visa and Mastercard. They are both as despicable as their evil paymaster.

Damn their eyes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pushtraffic postscript


That headline says it all, even if their shonky salesmen don't. Is there a salesman there who ain't shonky?

This shady bunch, to my utter disgust, recently refused a refund on my Visa card, peddling the lie "he got everything he expected" .
How do you like that for a rejoinder?
Would that line convince a judge?
I sent them many emails complaining I was not getting what I expected. If the parasites told the truth, they would say the exact opposite: he never got anything.
By the way, the firm is evasive about its unhappy customers. Nor can I expect staff to reply to emails. But the firm does reply to Visa, of course, even if it only to tell lies to keep ill gotten gains.

The only thing a client ever gets is mentoring, but the way the firm handles this is so chaotic, amateurish and inefficient that nothing much gets done.

In any case, my mentors could not design a scheme to get me my money back in a reasonable time, such as a month. Indeed, one mentor told me the reasonable aim was unrealistic. This fact was told to the compliance officer, but I still did not get a refund.

When I read the name Pushtraffic, I spit.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pushtraffic nightmare - conclusion

The Pushtraffic formula:

Bet that formula packs in the buyers?

If you read the previous posts on the subject, you will know by now that PT is right down at the bottom of the heap, in terms of business practices and corporate ethics. In fact, the LA BBB rates them an F- for Fail.
That puts them in the company of shady operators, fly-by-night bizops, last-stand used car salesmen peddling jalopies in a parking lot. A bit below thousands of E-bay small businesses in terms of credibility. But without a warranty.

A few internet desperadoes work for JPR, and you would have to ask: why?
If these guys are really as good as their own boasts, why are they working for a third-rate outfit?

PT rips people off.
But can a firm that duds its customers last?

More than a few of those customers are real angry now, and heading to the Attorney General.

How does PT survive?
The only item that stands between PT and its liquidation is the standard contract peddled by its unscrupulous salesmen to unsuspecting, trusting clients.
The statutory right to rescind in 3 days is not a corporate concession: it is a standard Californian contract rule.
Those PT lawyers who must have constructed this devious masterpiece never had consumer rights in mind.
If you do not understand their evil contract, you definitely are well advised not to sign it.
Unfamiliar as I am with Californian contract law, it is unclear how easy it would be to get all these contracts annulled in court, but JPRaygoza will soon be given the chance to find out.
Could be an expensive lesson for the whole shebang.

Let us summarise Pushtraffic Inc. by pointing out:
  • This firm makes promises it does not, and cannot deliver on.
  • It fails to answer customer complaints.
  • It goes out of its way to repudiate the promises made by their salesmen.
  • Once you get in there, you will come up against a wall of frustration and incompetence.
  • it resists refunds
They do not bother to answer frequent questions about deficiencies, and very rarely bother to respond to complaints from customers. Pushtraffic's complaints desk is the busiest part of the outfit, or would be if they actually did anything. (I guess the whole PT org is one big complaints desk. That is one activity that keeps them busy, when they are not peddling phony services.)

It is a wonder that they even bother to answer the phones; they often do not.
PT's laughable customer service manager might as well sleep all day, for all the use he is.
An inmate in Alcatraz would be offended by that standard of customer service.

But that is what their paying customers get: lousy service.

The Bloody Contract.

So, you are a customer, are you?
If you get the CEO involved in your grievance, you will only be told you signed a contract.
Boy, are these contracts dangerous.

According to Pushtraffic's CEO, you signed a contract to pay him money.
$1000, $2000, $8000, $15000, whatever.
But he does not have to deliver ANYTHING!
Whatever they dish out is a matter of their discretion and convenience. That is the contract, or their reading of it.
The only difference between their $1500 service and their $15000 service is the amount they extracted from you. Either way, you probably get NOTHING.

A contract to steal is legal in California, is it?

If you find all this appalling, you are not alone.

For an internet entrepreneur, 'investing' into PT is about as prudent as buying housing land in a malarial swamp.
If the risky idea excites you, go ahead.
But if you place value on your savings, stay well way from 700 South Flower Street, LA.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pushtraffic nightmare - part 4

These creeps at Pushtraffic seem to believe they can survive even while they dud their customers.

I now learn that the site is under threat by Raygoza's ruffians, on account of an alleged trademark infringement.

Of course, that accusation is nonsense. The site is not attempting to present itself as Pushtraffic. Indeed, it is an antidote to Pushtraffic's poison.

But the site owner can scarcely defend a lawsuit backed by big dollars.

You may need to inform yourself of what is going on by studying the broader forums.

As I said, Raygoza never gives a sucker an even break.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pushtraffic nightmare part 3



JP Raygoza never gives a sucker an even break.

Pushtraffic is a tricky, irresponsible firm that rips people off.

Anything more? Try dishonest.

"please take a look at the legal-binding agreement you signed when you joined PushTraffic, Inc.

It clearly states we do not guarantee results."

This is a direct quote from JP Raygoza (CEO) in a response to one of many angry messages sent by a disillusioned client (of which there are also many).

I got this reply from Raygoza when I asked for withdrawal from their foul contract, having felt the extremely poor quality of their customer services, and experienced their don't -care attitude to client complaints.

The chilling message is

(what exactly they do guarantee is buried in their devious 3000 word contract full of disclaimers, deniers, twisted claims, ambiguous sentences, self-exculpation and self-indemnities.)

Their sales reptiles guaranteed technology that would deliver profits in 30 days.
Indeed, the lying tout who hit on me saw no problem in recouping $8000 in 30 days.

He specifically promised to supply sales pages with conversion rates of 4-8%. No such pages have ever surfaced.

Without shame, Pushtraffic's mentors of my brief acquaintance have rejected the promise of 30 days to profits.

One mentor has admitted in writing to me that these goals are unrealistic. Even to make $50 a week within 14 days is beyond promising.

Pushtraffic cannot deliver.

But will they let you withdraw? Will they refund your money? Keep asking.

That is why they are not bothered with repeated complaints and do not trouble themselves to return your irate phone calls.

One arrogant ratbag who answered the phone, and gave his name as Joel, threatened to put the phone down if I did not stop complaining. I got abruptly transferred to the voicemail of their compliance officer.

Their compliance officer is only good for making excuses.

That is all Pushtraffic is: an excuse to rip people off.

You will understand why all this is enraging to clients.

I was never so angry with any company in my lifetime.

Until the Californian Department of Corporations investigates and delicenses them, Pushtraffic continues to operate a fundamentally unethical business which has no future and deserves none.

So take heed, if you just signed a contract with Pushtraffic, read it carefully.

If you think the whole shebang is worth your attention, then spend half a day studying the contract, because that piece of paper is all that stands between Pushtraffic and its obliteration.

If you read this post before you sign anything, you have spent your time well.

What to do if you just signed up,


This is all you need to do.
Step 1 Write down Their address on an envelope NOW.

Step 2 Write down your rescission on a piece of paper, addressed to the Pushtraffic CEO:

"I hereby rescind from your contract we entered into on [date]."

[name and address]

This is a letter form you should use NOW.

Step 3 Put your rescission letter in the envelope and take it immediately to a post office to send a certified letter. Keep a record of the rescission date and evidence of posting.

Whew! that was close. Now, at least, your credit card firm has a solid basis for recovering your money. You are protected. Pushtraffic's mountebanks will argue with you, reject your calls, fail to honor promises of any kind. But they won't be able to argue with the credit card authority on the basis of a rescission statement. Your credit card bank will have the grounds to reverse the charge.
You will get your money back.

But remember, for every fish that escapes the net, ten do not struggle to escape.

I am hoping I can persuade the credit card companies to ban Pushtraffic.
The Californian Better Business Bureau thinks they are unworthy.
Please spread thee word, so we can nail these bastards.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pushtraffic nightmare part 2

If it did not contain a file error, i would have uploaded a still from a video distributed by Raygoza.
The last still would show a picture of a whiteboard.
This is the conclusion of this short (60 min) video distributed by the company.
It does not tell you much, does it?
The video traces 5 steps.

These steps are
1. find a free copy of Dreamweaver
2. buy an autoresponder
3. join Yahoo and Google ppc
4. ‘tweaking’
5. conversion time

A picture of one JP Raygoza talking his talk about Internet success. This is supposedly a 5-day success story. A ridiculous piece of chicanery.
Nothing new.
But what is the point?

The video is the sole piece of intellectual property they supply. would you believe Pushtraffic wants to charge people anything up to $15000 to see this piece of flummery?
And when people complain, the bastard says: "you signed a contract. you bought it."

Do you see why so many customers are furious?

You see this scammy little firm has got a sneaky lawyer to devise a contract that virtually entitles the firm to steal your money if you sign it carelessly. You need to read this 3000-word masterpiece to realise the company guarantees nothing in writing.
Raygoza in an email to me reminded me" we do not guarantee results."

The "mentors" do not even bother to mention the video, so patently shallow and worthless it must be.
But mentoring is virtually all you get out of the firm, anyway.
Until the fraud is exposed in court, Raygoza will try to get away with it.
Meanwhile, what am I to make of Pushtraffic's so-called mentors? Are they really so stupid, or are they all in on the scam?

delays in prosecution?