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RBM Merchandising Informative - Fraudulent advertising

Review by rozy on 2007-06-24
ILLINOIS -- RBM MERCHANDISING, advertised in the FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE. RBM has no telephone number or mailing address. The object of the company are catalogs with long stemmed light roses to be purchased on a large scale. They were suppose to supply the catalogs,(I received a single sheet of paper) postage, peel and stick labels. I sent them a check in the amount of $120 for 1000 catalogs and a list of names.

As customers placed an order, I would sent half the monies RBM. If they scammed these people I would be responsible for receiving monies and not supplying product.

I asked legitimate questions and this was there hand written reply, "Sales tax has been paid by us already, 1099 form is used by employees only. We are not employers, you are self-employed. See schedule C in tax book, if you have a profit. You deal direct with your customers any NSF checks are your responsibility. We wait 30 days for clearance as with yours."

I believe RBM sent me the 1000 individual mail order sheets with the peel and stick labels as BBB has been involved. At the bottom of the order form is says, "DISTRIBUTED BY" and my return sticker is placed. RBM seems to be a fraudulent company. I would receive monies from distributors, send half the money to RBM and I could be in big trouble if RBM does not fulfill there obligation.

Thank you, rozy
to RBM
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2014-02-01
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-06-24:
Yep, I would say it is a scam. Their website indicates $15.00 for application and materials. Not the $120.00 you sent. Ask yourself this question: Why would they need you to do their advertising? It seems pretty clear they want to use you to shield themselves from any legal responsibility to their customers. THEY get the money YOU get the liability.

http://rbmmerchandising.com/

Please, readers, Use your internet browser to research these companies BEFORE sending your hard-earned money!
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-06-24:
This also may be of interest:
http://www.dfi.wa.gov/sd/orders/SDO-25-00.pdf
Posted by poppapia on 2007-06-25:
Don't be too hard on yourself. If this doesn't work out, there are companies that will pay you to stuff envelopes out of your home, or do medical transcription out of your home, as well.
Posted by rozy on 2007-06-28:
Thank you for your responses. Hopefully with this web site I can help others. rozy
Posted by the7thpwr on 2009-04-23:
I guess I'm not the only one they ripped off. I do have current info on them if it will help though. If you do a Google search, you will find a lot of others they have scammed. I found info under Jackline Hamilton as well as RBM Merchandising. They all tie together in one way or another.

The following listing was found on craigslist Chicago. The person actually resides in Belleview Fl. Phone : 352-233-0410 and address3697SE100th St. 34420. Email: jacklinehamilton@yahoo.com.

RBM MERCHANDISING ((BELLEVIEW))http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bfs/911271078.html
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING BIG MONEY? IF SO READ THIS LETTER NOW! YOU CAN WORK AT HOME, SET YOUR OWN HOURS, AND YOUR EARNINGS ARE UNLIMITED!WE ARE DISTRIBUTORS OF BEAUTIFUL LONG-STEMMED ROSES THAT BRILLIANTLY LIGHT UP! THE SECRET IS A TINY HIDDEN BULB IN THE CENTER OF THE PETALS. EACH ROSE IS 18" LONG, 3" IN DIAMETER AND MADE OF A SATIN MATERIAL THAT LOOKS REAL! THEY ARE A MAGNIFICENT EFFECT IN A DIMLY LIT ROOM OR OUTSIDE AT NIGHT! OUR ROSES ARE A NUMBER ONE HOT SELLER RIGHT NOW, AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO HELP MAIL OUR BEAUTIFUL ROSE CATALOGS TO SALEPEOPLE ON OUR MAILING LIST. THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES ARE PRINTED ON A SHEET OF PEEL AND STICK LABELS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO TYPE OR WRITE OUT ANY ENVELOPES. YOU WILL EARN 50% SALES COMMISSION ON ALL ORDERS! WE DROP-SHIP ALL ORDER SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOCK OR SHIP ANY PARCELS! YOU JUST MAIL THE ROSE CATALOGS AND COLLECT YOUR SLAE COMMISSION FROM THE ORDER!USE THE RETURN ENVELOPE WE HAVE PROVIDED YOU WITH AND MAIL YOUR APPLICATION TODAY! TO MAKE THINGS GO EVEN FASTER, WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD NEATLY PRINT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. JUST INCLUDE THE APPLICATION FORM AND FEE, AND MAIL IT TODAY! THE SOONER YOU GET STARTED, THE SOONER YOU CAN START EARNING YOUR 50% SALES COMMISSION!!
PLEASE SEND $20 WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS THAT'S INCLUDE SHIPPING AND HANDLEING.
ORDER FROM: JACKLINE HAMILTON P.O BOX 819 BELLEVIEW FL. 34420 "IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE OFFICE THE NUMBER IS (352)245-3006" OR JUST EMAIL JACKLINEHAMILTON@YAHOO.COM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
Posted by tina on 2014-02-01:
I tryed this and got no customers but I did buy one of there rose's it was pretty

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