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  • amanda36c 12:20 pm on February 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , iFriends,   

    A Response So Obvious 

    This is a follow-up to my previous blog article, where I exposed iFriends/Webpower Inc.’s employee Jaime Hamed for tampering in my account settings and transferring money from my account into someone else’s. Someone who just happens to live in her hometown of Pennsylvania, according to an online trace of that ssn number. Oh but I’m sure that’s just a really odd coincidence. Yeah, that’s it. Coincidence.

    In the days and weeks following my previous blog article, all this ensued …

    Someone reported me to Facebook for having a photo containing nudity. It was reviewed and deemed not in violation of that rule. Aww shucks. Eh?

    reportfb

    On December 12th, someone whose IP is out of West Palm Beach, Florida replied to my blog article with this comment, “still batt-shit crazy I see”.
    Assuming this person was referring to Jaime, I replied, “I agree. You must have known her a long time.”

    17 days later, I received a notice of Privacy Violation from WordPress.
    Someone had reported me for posting a screenshot of ‘personal information’
    (birthdate).

    On January 13th (about a month later), the same person replied again, this time under a proxied IP but using the same name. They wrote “I mean you. the time invested in this rambling nonsense and talking to yourself. You need srs meds.”

    So, let me get this right. I need meds after exposing a fraud by an internet
    porn company I worked for? Am I reading this correctly? Pretty arrogant if you ask me but oddly amusing.

    The comments are all here. https://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/account-settings-tampering/#comment-14476

    10 days later, they decided to reply to a previous blog article of mine using a different name and e-mail address but under the exact same proxied IP.

    They didn’t reply to me specifically but this time to a comment left by another user. Under the assumption this user was me, they wrote “Too bad you are amanda. still the same since the studio days.”. It wasn’t me. This really was someone else who wrote that. The outright accusation showed me just how paranoid this person was though.

    They certainly are relentless and yes, let’s discuss ‘investment of time’, and who’s spending all their time reading my little blog. While I’m flattered someone devotes all their energy and time to little me, hanging on my every word, I don’t believe they are anything more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Truth be told, they are only there to perform damage control, not what they portray themselves as. No one person can be that adamant about defending every little thing I write online about a porn company that defrauds people.

    Another of their personas online goes by the handle Artlessly Creative and is
    an even greater defender of iFriends/Webpower Inc.. Isn’t it interesting how much time this person has to devote to little me with my little blog? So yes, please, let’s discuss ‘investment of time’.

    Never a nice thing to say. Or productive. Or intelligent. Or useful. Just defensive. Often insulting. https://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/how-the-porn-industry-banks-part-2/#comment-14426

    It’s pretty clear this is a company whose employees perform more damage control than any other business function. The true markings a master fraudster is behind this.

     
    • Non 11:02 am on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for exposing who tampered with your account. Now I have an idea of who opened up a paypal account that linked to my bank account! Only ifriends had my direct deposit information. Twice she did that to me. Karma is a bitch J girl!!! Thank you for helping me out Amanda, if anything you gave me clarity!!!!

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  • amanda36c 2:51 pm on October 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , iFriends, , ifriends scam, ifriends skimming,   

    How The Porn Industry Banks (Part 2) 

    This is the second of a three-part series, involving the truth behind the adult industry’s camming world.

    In part one, I lightly touched on the mistreatment of camgirls by pimps in the industry. Now I’ll show how our customers are taken advantage of, by those same pimps.

    When a charge appears on John Doe’s credit card from a porn site for a purchase he did not make or one he was overbilled for, he has the choice to dispute it or suck up the loss. His ultimate decision is often based on principal, as the dollar amount is usually rather low. After all, a small erroneous charge pales in comprison to the public humiliation of having your good name attached to a legal battle with a porn site smack in the middle of it. This is where the opportunistic pigs of the porn industry capitalize. Playing on people’s vulnerabilities with such little risk allows them to continue to thrive.

    Below is an example of just one of several e-mail conversations I had with one particular site I worked for, concerning the overbilling of customers. Note: the $71.82 I mention below is my half. report1 report2

    Notice how they never addressed the overbilling issue in their response?

    The word “free” is used all over the site and in ads promoting it. To his utter delight, the customer is (rightfully) under the impression the credit card request is strictly for age verification purposes and therefore he needs not worry about charges. Once that card number is given, charges can (and often do) occur though.
    The website terms vaguely make mention of ‘premium areas’ and are loose overall with the wording. Anyone who actually takes the time to read them will discover paragraph after paragraph of legal protection. Despite this, a charge may occur, out of the blue, for a service the member never knew he was being charged for. The customer may even continue to be billed monthly, even yearly for a membership fee to the site if no action is taken to stop this.

    In many cases, it isn’t until the customer officially files a complaint in public forums (such as Ripoffreport.com and Complaintsboard.com) that the site responds with anything other than denial. Sometimes, an anonymous person (with a strong, aggressive desire to defend the site) will try to project the blame onto the customer, whose “dick in hand”, as they say, prevented him from thinking clearly or reading the fine print stating he was being charged. The customer had time though, despite “dick in hand”, to find his credit card and enter all the pertinent information it took to sign up. By then, I suppose it is safe to assume anything “in hand” would have shrunk a great deal. So, when he finally gets around to entering the girl’s room, after the credit-card signup process, that excuse of “dick in hand” can really no longer apply. Unless he is on Viagra and has one of those 4-hour long erections. Perhaps he doesn’t want to play ‘read the 5,000 character small print from boring beginning to boring end’. After all, most people assume it’s just legal stuff and skip to the ‘enter’ button, only to be met with a surprise charge on his credit card. He was told everywhere it was free (in BIG BOLD print too)! If he’s pissed off enough, needs to let off steam or believes it might actually help, his next course of action would be to file a complaint online.
    Many did:
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ifriends/internet/Ifriends-criminal-fraud-Internet-1226626
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ifriends/internet/ifriends-debit-card-info-stolen-Internet-851847
    Below is a link to a typical complaint, along with the site’s response. Despite claims that the customer “chose” to access the pay-per-view area, iFriends offered a full refund of his money. Is that what “100% commitment to customer satisfaction” means? They will refund your money even if you’re clearly wrong and they’re right? They would have filed for Chapter 11 or gone bankrupt long ago if they actually had to settle with every customer they ripped off and not just the ones who caught them and went public with it.
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/WPIIFRIEND2-NY-MULTI-800-437-4363-FL/internet/WPIIFRIEND2-NY-MULTI-800-437-4363-FL-WPIIFRIENDS-INTERNET-800-243-9726-FL-They-are-the-b-636479

    There are a lot of he-said/she-said instances here, so even taking it with a grain of salt, it’s pretty safe to assume a fraction of those 498 complaints against them are legitimate. I can attest to the fact that it was hard, as articulate as I am, to locate the per-min rate. It was hardly distinguishable from that legal text on the Enter page. The word FREE was splattered everywhere yet the per min rate was in small print, nestled in what appeared to be legal mumbo jumbo in the middle of a long paragraph. Conveniently, the type of wording people often skip past. The charge per/min is extremely easy to miss unless you actually enjoy reading legal terms on a sex site when a girl is waiting for you in a much-promoted ‘free’ room just a mouse-click away.

    What guy in his right mind wouldn’t (with free sex on the brain, because that is what was promised) want to rush past all the legal crap right into that room where a naked girl awaits him? So perhaps in a sense, he does have “dick in hand”, but that doesn’t negate the fact that the per/min fees were furtively placed.

    The kicker was that even though the trickery was completely the site’s doing, the girl earning 50% had to absorb all chargebacks and refunds. The site’s deceptive play on words and game of ‘find the per min rate’, despite our many complaints about this in their own forums to them, never gained us any ground and they never changed a thing in that wording. Zero integrity.

    The word ‘volunteer’ comes to mind when thinking back at all the refunds and chargebacks I have had to incur working on that site. The girls are the ones who lose their time. The site loses nothing. Our earnings don’t include an hourly wage, just 50% commission. The work was physically draining at times and difficult in some cases where customers pushed us to our physical limits. We performed all sorts of nasty things only to find a lot of those sessions didn’t clear, charged back or disappeared from our stats altogether. The site still profited. They had a program in place the whole time that recorded every single session ever created on their platform, many which were edited and put up for sale outside the platform. The sites selling those were owned by the owner of iFriends himself along with his two partners, iFriends’ accountant and their lawyer in a company called RMTinfo, responsiblemediatechnologies.com (bought under Responsible Media Technologies, LLC). All three are partners in a business that sells sex videos of us all over the internet. And in case you’re wondering, no, the performer never sees a cent from those sales. She is told this is the work of affiliates. Let’s look a little closer at RMT.

    About RMT (Responsible Media Technologies, LLC):
    RMT here on Trademarkia’s site lists three owners – iFriends’ owner (Hadhazy), accountant (Albers) and lawyer (Kayton) together in a partnership. If you’re unfamiliar with these names, then note the address, 7765 Lake Worth Rd #341. That’s iFriends.
    http://www.nevadacorporates.com/corp/204138.html
    What that partnership represents is anyone’s guess but this should provide a clue …
    http://whois.domaintools.com/responsiblemediatechnologies.com
    Hint: if you view screenshot history, as seen on this page (http://research.domaintools.com/research/screenshot-history/responsiblemediatechnologies.com/#), you will see Responsiblemediatechnologies.com on top as the screenshot they chose as representing the site TotallyFreeCams (yet shown as being owned by Webpower, Inc, iFriends here in the official ownership records http://whois.domaintools.com/totallyfreecams.com).

    rmt1
    This is the screenshot on the far right of the same page (http://research.domaintools.com/research/screenshot-history/responsiblemediatechnologies.com/#0), shows the dot com and llc are one in the same, not two separate entities. For anyone who might be confused (and rightfully so).

    rmt2

    This is how they bank.

    Let’s scoot back over to RipoffReport’s website to compare the number of complaints against them versus one of their biggest and oldest competitors.

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/search/ifriends

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/search/myfreecams

    Those are a lot of complaints, even considering one of those sites was in business 5 years longer than the other. Let’s compare them to one of the internet giants then. Take Microsoft, for example, who have been around a lot longer and are far more hated than iFriends. Even Microsoft, as big as they are, only double iFriends in number of pissed off customers. Again, these complaints can’t all be wrong.

    It wouldn’t be fair to omit the overbilling of the customers though. It is, after all, a huge part of the site’s success. Years worth of the same so-called glitches that were never fixed, leads one to wonder if they were purposely put there. Any sane person would say “Why would they do that? Surely they would lose money.” But would they?

    There are few reasons a site would deliberately create glitches. Here’s some insight into how the billing works, in conjunction with the videochat timer and then a very interesting observation;

    When a member enters the room, he is immediately charged the rate of one minute, regardless of whether he stays the full minute or not. So he’s watching a hot girl on cam when all of a sudden, her video freezes. He either clicks the back browser intending to re-enter the room, thinking it was his connection, or he just refreshes the page. The charge stops at that point and a new charge is created once he re-enters the room. He likely doesn’t realize that a simple refresh creates a brand new charge (extra minute tacked on) even though he did not technically leave the room. It’s the stop and start of video buffering that causes the system to reboot the timer, but an ongoing ‘glitch’ is what created the need to re-try the page in the first place. Convenient. In fact, each time he clicks to refresh the page (and he will if the video freezes a lot), a new charge with that extra minute applies. Why fix glitches? Just tell the customers it’s their internet connection or the girl’s. Too often, no one is the wiser. The time of entry can go back as far as 2 minutes, in fact. Never quite understood that myself but then we’re not given the seconds to look at. Conveniently. Look at this poor guy’s charges. I’m sure this was the result of his internet connection, or perhaps my own. Yeah, that’s it. Spiteful little bastards, aren’t they? Those internet service providers! Oh but I shouldn’t jump to that assumption when it could just as easily have been the pig jumping over the moon interfering with his connection to the site. Maybe it’s Maybelline. What do you think? I have tons more screenshots. This is just a sample.

    overbilling

    So, a few bucks here and there, right? No big deal. It could, in fact, even be legal. I’m not a lawyer. What do I know? Add up all those charges though and at the end of a very eventful day, glitches are certainly not their worst enemy, are they? Remember, these glitches get reported all the time, yet they don’t get fixed. Convenient. Adds up to big numbers. Do the math. This is a site that boasts members in the millions, by the way. Now do the math.

    When a customer kicks up a stink over a charge (or several) they never agreed to, typically the site will negotiate a refund and widdle it down to an amount that satisfies the customer, should he be brave enough to threaten court action. The site eventually agrees to a full refund of everything the customer spent, if they feel the threat is real. Any sort of judicial intervention would likely result in a criminal investigation and that’s a can of worms this particular site must work hard to avoid at all costs.

    For every one John Doe that complains publicly, there are thousands who don’t. Once again, the site banks … and the money is insane.

    In some instances of overbilling, even the girls were blamed. To clear the air on this, the girls do not bill the customer. The one to go after is that name beside the credit card charge. So when a camgirl is blamed for a wrongful charge or overbilling of any sort, know it is not her doing and feel free to dispute the charge with your bank, then take action to replace that card with an entirely new one (see below advice). Unless you trust a company who you know to be liars, with your credit card information.

    Defensive behavior is typical of someone taking advantage of you. It presents itself in their reactions and mannerisms over time. I learned this the hard way. Keep an eye out for those who appear exceptionally talented at shifting the blame onto others, usually in a condescending manner. When alerting them to existing problems seems pointless, you can be certain they are well aware. Initially, they will play dumb and when they realize that isn’t working, they shift to denial mode, pointing the finger at the performers, the customers, the weather, internet connections, the alignment of the moon and stars before checking into it or accepting any responsibility for it possibly being their end. Sounds familiar?

    Some things to keep in mind:

    If you must visit a camming site, or have a favorite girl that you like to support and enjoy time with, only use a debit credit card. This allows you to control the amount that can be billed to you and if left empty afterward, helps to avoid recurring charges that may suddenly appear at a later date. Watch for overbillings. Be diligent when it comes to charges on your card.

    If you’re ever screwed over by a porn site:

    1) If you used a credit card to sign up, and were overcharged on that card (more than once), cancel it immediately. Have your bank issue you a new one with an entirely different number sequence. Same goes for debit credit card users. Remember, you only have 90 days to dispute a charge with your credit card company.

    2) Without divulging any personal information, report it in detail, using an alias on either (or both) of these sites –

    http://ripoffreport.com

    http://complaintsboard.com

    3) File a complaint with the FBI’s IC3 division. https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx The more reports they receive against a particular company, the more they will be forced to take action.

    4) File a complaint with the BBB. They can’t afford to have too many complaints here. They’ll settle quickly, like they did with this guy … http://www.bbb.org/southern-nevada/business-reviews/internet-services/ifriends-in-las-vegas-nv-82523/complaints#breakdown

    bbb

    In part 3, I will be discussing how they bank on the affiliates. You might want to grab some hot buttered popcorn for that one. Stay tuned.

    Comments or questions? Please feel free to contact me publicly or privately on Twitter (@amanda36c) or by e-mail (amanda36c@gmail.com).

     
    • Artlessly Creative 1:35 pm on October 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Are you seriously complaining about ifriends? You’re lucky they allowed you to come back. I would think being banned from as many sites as you have, you would reevaluate your position in life.

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      • amanda36c 7:27 pm on October 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        No, I’m not complaining, I’m exposing your frauds. I’m “lucky” they allowed me to come back? So you can steal from me? Use me to report the many “doozies” of glitches so that you could better hide the thefts? You mentioned “many” sites? I’d say both the sites you’re referring to are one and the same, closely in bed together. Let’s just call a spade a spade. “Reevaluate” my position in life? This isn’t about me. Why turn this on me? This is a classic example of the ‘blame game’ I was referring to so much in the above article. Thanks you for making my point. Perhaps you should reevaluate the way you treat others. You know what you have to do. Look at your comment. Who’s the one that needs help? Come on … https://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/who-wants-a-website/#comment-14427

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        • Artlessly Creative 10:28 pm on October 12, 2015 Permalink

          Who is the “you”, you are referencing? Certainly you don’t think I’m affiliated with ifriends do you?

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        • amanda36c 9:18 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink

          Your ip shows you out of Florida, you are quite defensive of them and the anger I am sensing in your replies tell me you are taking my article very personally. Where from do I draw that obvious conclusion? You are a barrel of laughs. Thanks for entertaining my readers.

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      • Sexy Princesses 8:40 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Wow, what a shitty little comment to leave on Amanda’s blog when she’s simply trying to shed light on unethical behavior in the adult industry. Like, who the fuck are you? I’m glad that Amanda is smart, strong and not easily discouraged by such abusive behavior. I personally feel extremely lucky that a camgirl exists who isn’t just passive and acknowledges/EXPOSES that these scumbags exist.

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        • amanda36c 9:41 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink

          Thank you, for not being afraid to post your thoughts. There is no way I would give anyone up to the scum in this industry anyway but people often feel the need to hide for fear of losing traffic or being blacklisted in this industry (and rightfully so). These people certainly do feel very adamant about defending iFriends. Hmmm.

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        • lol 7:51 pm on January 23, 2016 Permalink

          Too bad you are amanda. still the same since the studio days.

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        • amanda36c 11:33 am on January 24, 2016 Permalink

          Wow, you think I made up the name Sexy Princesses, just so that I could post on my own blog? Newsflash – that’s your game, not mine. You’re the one commenting on my articles, not the other way around. This is my blog and I post as Amanda36c here. I stand behind everything I write and everything even remotely questionable is backed up with screenshots and links. You’re the one coming in here with these useless, insignificant insults and accusations, nothing more.

          It’s also interesting how you toss around accusations of me pretending to be someone else when you use a proxy service to hide your ip. You sure do go through a lot of trouble (proxy to change your ip, fake email address to post this, fake name and useless comment) just to post to my blog.

          If this is another of your ridiculous and baseless attempts to discredit me, you really should consider a career change. Pretending to know me from my ‘studio days’? You’ve got to do better than that. I’ve mentioned many times, in the iFriends forums as well as all over the internet, where I got my start, so the fact that I worked in a studio isn’t exactly classified information.

          Listen up idiot … who you are is obvious. Get over the paranoia. It will only make you look as guilty as you are. For the record, Sexy Princesses is not me. You can choose to believe me … or don’t. I really couldn’t care less what you think. I have a life to go live now, so I suggest you do the same.

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      • Elliot Ness 12:04 pm on February 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Artlessly Creative,

        Strange how you used the word “come back” in your statement, ” You’re lucky they allowed you to come back.” instead of the word go back. The use of the word come back implies that you are with Ifriends where as you should have used “go back” in order to show the opposite. This is how a person who is not connected to Webpower Inc./Ifriends would have said it. In your haste to rush into Amanda’s blog to discredit and insult her, you made a critical error in your word choice and clearly pointed out that you are with Webpower Inc./Ifriends. According to Amanda’s information, your IP actually shows out of Florida, only cements the obvious connection. Why doesn’t Allan E Hadhazy just pay the people he steals from instead of playing the childish PR games?

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    • Matty 9:32 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      These pieces of shit ripped me off with their “Free” bullshit. The paid areas on their site are not marked boldly and despite looking very carefully, I couldn’t find the per minute rates for the girls. My CC was getting charged long after I stopped going to their site. I even cancelled my membership in a big star’s fanclub but ifriends charged me for three extra months after the date. I confronted their customer service people about my charges only to be offered a credit to use on their site. They took my money without my permission and then tried to get me to spend the money on their site that I never wanted to in the first place. I told them I was going to the police about their extortion and they agreed to refund me all my money. ifriends had my money for over 6 months before I received it back. I cancelled my CC immediately after receiving the money back. I now refuse to give my CC to any porn site anymore. Why aren’t the police investigating them? How is ifriends even still around? People should just stay away from these sites, they are criminals.

      Thanks for sharing!

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    • Elliot Ness 10:17 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like you really struck a nerve Amanda. Ifriends had to send in their attack dog and try to spin doctor your blog article away from the topic of their scam. They seem to be pretty angry for a supposed innocent bystander. Their sole purpose is to focus the attention at the writer and get the readers to question your credibility and sanity. Zero proof to as why you are wrong or anything to debunk what you have shown about ifriends/webpower Inc.. The fraud must be weighing on them all very heavily and you, a past insider, is exposing their crimes. Can’t be very good for their scam/business. It could make the right people finally take the next step in auditing their companies.

      As for RMT, it is how the partners get their monies out of the scam. Isn’t it funny how RMT LLC is opened out of Las Vegas, NV but the websites’ domains all have an address in New Zealand. Don’t worry, Andy Kayton will make sure to change the info so as not to look like what you are saying is correct but he can’t change the Whois history records with ICANN.

      There is another well hidden company offshore that is supposedly owned and operated by someone else but it is Webpower Inc. that is really in control. This is where the IRS should start their criminal investigation.

      Amanda, why don’t you show people some of the screenshots that you showed me? They will leave no doubt that Ifriends are scamming customers, performers and affiliates.

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      • amanda36c 10:47 am on October 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I did strike a nerve, didn’t I? At least I’m not the only one noticing this. No camgirl, affiliate or member has any reason to be so adamant about coming to the defense of a sex site that’s ripped everyone off under the sun. There is only one company interested in defending them. It’s apparent to everyone else, just not to them in the inner circle. As much as I’d like to show those screenshots, I’d rather not. I’ve shown them enough of what they need to hide. I’m not in the mood to do them any more favours. I do have a few that will knock their socks off though. Maybe even yours, Ness. That will go into my next blog, after I expose how they’ve screwed over the affiliates. I don’t want to leave anyone out here. Thanks for your insight. As always, very informative.

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    • JB 11:35 am on November 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Here are JB’s comments on https://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/who-wants-a-website/#comment-14443

      Hey Artlessly Creative,

      Your statement “Get fucking help before you end up committing suicide.” , makes your comment an insult so don’t pretend otherwise. As for you, supposedly being qualified as an expert because a schizophrenic family member committed suicide, I have an uncle that has run a cattle farm for over 45 years so that makes me a qualified expert to know BULLSHIt when I see it! You are a moron!

      Amanda is way too strong mentally and physically to let scumbags get the best of her. She has already proven you and the others wrong on so many occasions, it has become a real joke! Tell Allan E. Hadhazy et Al and Shawn Boday to stop sending such complete idiots to make ridiculous insults and comments on her blog posts. What’s wrong – they can’t get someone to ban Amanda from her own blog, like they did in the industry forums?

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  • amanda36c 3:48 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , amanda36c harassment, , iFriends, iFriends amanda36c, Responsible Media Technologies, RMT, , WP Inc, WPI   

    Webpower Inc/iFriends Renews amanda36c.net 

    Despite having left their site (over an ugly financial dispute) back in december of 2009, Webpower Inc (often seen under other aliases such as WP Inc, WP Associates, etc.), the company that owns iFriends, has to be continuing to profit from the sale of my content, to this day. Once again, they have chosen to renew amanda36c.net So, if not for profit, then for what other purpose? If you hurry (before they change it), look at the Whois records for yourself. http://whois.domaintools.com/amanda36c.net Click the tabs Site Profile, Registration & Server Stats to see where I grabbed the screenshots from.

     

    The 1st screenshot shows amanda36c.net,  WP Inc. owning it.

    wp3

     

    The 2nd screenshot shows it was updated (or a change was made) on december 17th, 2012, along with the expiry date (2014). It shows amanda36c.net was created in 2008 but it was, in fact, renewed last year and again, this year. What you’re seeing is just the latest update. The name server is RMTinfo.net (Responsible Media Technologies), which is a company that happens to be owned by Webpower’s owner (Hadhazy), along with his accountant (Albers) and lawyer (Kayton); a cozy threesome. Do all big porn site owners partner up with their accountants and lawyers in porn ventures outside the big site itself?

    wp4

     
    The 3rd screenshot shows amanda36c.net residing on Webpower’s servers.

    wp1
    Despite being told by a customer, after I had left their site, that my fan club was “gutted”, content from that club, as well as fresh new content I have produced on Streamate, continue to float around the internet on other sites. The fact that my content is still showing up on porn sites all over the internet and coupled with the fact that amanda36c.net must continue to generate revenue for Webpower Inc., (or else why keep renewing it, year after year?) tells me I’m owed a LOT of money by these thieves. Three years later and I still have not seen a penny from the sale of my content.

    Let this be a huge wake-up call for anyone else who is suspicious that their content may be earning profits for Webpower Inc, as well, years after they have left the site, or were successfully bullied offline, or has had to endure much the same type of harassment I have, on a daily basis, with constant insults, threats, poking, being degrading, condescending, pushing the ‘you’re now too old for this business’ buttons, ‘you’re too fat’, comparing you to young skinny girls in the industry (thinking that will push you to lose confidence (a brainwashing attempt), constantly comparing you to the competition and insisting you just don’t measure up, as well as playing all sorts of games, doing anything and everything to run you offline. This is obviously the same person over and over again with the same games, the same insults, on a ferris wheel, going round and round, redundant in their stupidity. Some visits to my website show this person has actually used an ip-hiding (or changing) program that they paid for, for the sole purpose of harassing (me and possibly others, as well). They often use gadgets on wi-fi connections to access my online locations (amanda36c.com, camgirlclubs.com) as well as also made visits to my videos on Tumblr, which are in a password-protected area where only members who have entered my Gold shows on Streamate would have access to. This said, why would someone who has such a hate-on for me want to pay (albeit, not a lot) for a Gold show, along with access to my videos? Content? For sale on another site? Otherwise, why go through all the trouble of paying to hide your ip and paying for videos unless you know you’re going to make that money back? Why renew amanda36c.net unless there’s money to be made from it?

     
  • amanda36c 8:51 pm on March 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alan e hadhazy, , , iFriends, , jaime hamed fraud, jaime hamed webpower inc, , , , , wp associates, wpi ifriends   

    The Revenue Discrepancies: Why I Left Webpower Inc./iFriends 

    I was asked, in a recent blog comment: “What made you look into your 10% reserve account and ask Webpower/Ifriends for a statement of your revenues after all those years?”.  There is no simple answer, so here it is.

    In november of 2009, I went to check my online earnings report to see what I had coming to me in the week ahead,  as I do every week. According to my pay statement, I had nothing coming to me. My next cheque was at nil. Concerned that there was an error, I phoned iFriends to let them know my pay stats was reflecting no earnings. This is when they informed me that I owed them money due to refunds.

    Below, is what showed up in my refunds list (the “V_0000017………” sequences are the specific number assigned to the member, whose handles are MACADOO1983 and TROLLYMAN).

     (MACADOO1983) Total refunded: $98.57
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 13.48
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 4.49
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 4.49
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 4.49
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 22.46
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 7.49
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 6.74
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 4.99
    V_000001791939 11/07/09 $ 29.94

    (TROLLYMAN). Total refunded: $736.71
    V_000001703833 10/28/09 $ 132.49
    V_000001703833 10/28/09 $ 38.18
    V_000001703833 10/28/09 $ 47.16
    V_000001703833 10/24/09 $ 226.80
    V_000001703833 10/24/09 $ 53.89
    V_000001703833 10/12/09 $ 3.58
    V_000001703833 10/12/09 $ 5.38
    V_000001703833 10/09/09 $ 36.82
    V_000001703833 10/09/09 $ 95.53
    V_000001703833 10/09/09 $ 59.20
    V_000001703833 10/08/09 $ 37.68

    Needless to say, I was pissed to find out that I owed them money for services I performed, which tiFriends told me were actually members “frauding the system”. I was not involved in this scam, so why was money deducted from me? I performed the service (so well, in fact, that they returned on multiple occasions). An e-mail response came to me from Webpower Inc./iFriends.

    With regards to TROLLYMAN, this was not simply an instance of a customer
    service representative making nice with a complaining viewer. This was an
    instance of what we call “true knowledge fraud,” where a customer uses valid
    information on the iFriends service without the intent to actually pay for
    their usage.

    We received a call from the bank on the customer’s behalf, and the bank
    advised that the customer indicated this was fraud. The bank sided with the
    customer in this instance, despite our ability to provide evidence to the
    contrary. Our hands, in effect, were tied with regards to the refunds that
    were issued to the customer.

    As you know, online transactions are very easy for customers to dispute,
    especially when the merchant is an adult merchant. In order to maintain our
    ability to process transactions, there are very strict guidelines as to what
    can and cannot be contested on our end with the bank. This was a situation
    where the customer took advantage of the system, and his misusage impacted
    not only you, but several other video hosts as well as iFriends itself.

    We have made the decision to issue you a bonus based on the TROLLYMAN usage
    to cover what he spent in your sessions. Our VCH support team had actually
    already started looking into this matter when they saw the refund
    adjustments come through. This bonus is being applied to your reserve
    balance for the full amount of the customer’s usage with you in your
    session.

    I would appreciate if you would maintain the confidentiality of our
    discussions on this user, as this is not information that would normally
    have been shared. The customer *is* still protected under our privacy
    policy, even if he has defrauded us. I would also appreciate if you would
    maintain the confidentiality of the outcome of this situation.

    I responded:

    About the reserves – how will I be able to track this now, to know
    the balance of what’s in my reserves, since you do not furnish us with
    this information? As far as I’m concerned, this money has not been
    issued back to me, it’s sitting in your account, collecting interest
    and the next time some jackoff like TRIOLLYMAN decides to screw me,
    it’s automatically taken off. It benefits iFriends more to have the
    money sitting in there than to simply return it to me and treat it
    like revenue I, in fact worked for. I do not often get refunds. This
    is not common for viewers to complain about something I have done
    wrong in a session. If anything, it is the direct result of problems
    with the site. You can see this clearly by reading my user reviews. I
    want my money from those sessions. I don;t know how much longer I can
    work on iFriends with all this going on, and from what I have wrote to
    you about, which all still remains unsolved.

    I am becoming more and more leery about working on iFriends now.
    Knowing that, at any time, any amount of money can be deducted from me
    with no proof of why. An explanation if I kick up a stink, but no
    solid proof. This is not right. I’m sure you’d want proof of why money
    was taken from what you earned. What if I owed you money but deducted
    money without any explanation to you? You have to ask every single
    time about deductions because I refuse to tell you anything except
    that the money was deducted from Joeblow69 on the 5th of september?
    Why doesn’t iFriends furnish us with this information? Furthermore,
    the link to e-mail the fans from our member list in the fan club
    disappears when their account becomes inactive. Why on earth would you
    do that? You should let us contact them to see what was wrong and
    possibly to get them back. There’s already a thing in place so that we
    can’t spam when sending out e-mails. It just looks like iFriends is
    hiding something, regardless if this is true or not.

     

     Webpower Inc./iFriends responded:

    I believe that when you forward along an e-mail that has attachments, the attachments from the original e-mail are not preserved. That was the problem with these attachments. You forwarded me an e-mail that cited attachments, but they did not get passed along by your email client.

    I am checking your IDCard from the inside and outside connections. I do not see QQQQQQQQQQ or JRZOOOOOOO. I only see handles that are seem to have been created by you for your IDCard. Again, can you send me a screenshot of what you are seeing? They do come through on the original e-mails, just not when you forward an e-mail that has an attachment.

    As for TROLLYMAN, as I explained to you previously, this is a situation that is considered “True Knowledge Fraud.” I am sorry that I apparently did not explain this situation clear enough. This was an instance where the user committed “True Knowledge Fraud,” and his bank backed him up on it. Sometimes, given the nature of the service provided by our site, banks are more likely to simply side with their customer, rather than review the documentation that the merchant has that would prove the legitimacy of the transactions. Banks, especially in this economy, would rather have a customer who pays their bills monthly than do something that will cause an otherwise good customer of theirs to take their business elsewhere.

    There’s no way to know when a user signs up and uses the site using valid, legitimate information that he will then turn around and charge back everything with the bank, or that the bank will honor the chargebacks after speaking with our customer service department. A chargeback is a refund for bank purposes, as the amount is still refunded back through our payment processors. The only difference is that WebPower absorbs the fees attached by the bank. Banks do charge fees per chargeback transaction, so each of those refunds you observed was also accompanied by a per-transaction fee (sometimes up to $30 per transaction) that we pay. This fee is not passed along to video hosts.

    In this instance, after careful review of the situation with our billing department, we’ve taken additional steps to make it easier to spotlight those users who have the potential to be “True Knowledge Fraud”-sters, fine-tuning some of the procedures we already have in place to catch some users before they are able to spend large sums of money in pay sessions on iFriends. If only the Psychic Hotlines of the ‘80’s could be employed to catch such customers!

    Thank you for the suggestion you have offered! I will pass it along, but would also suggest that you use the “Help Us Improve This Feature” link to send it directly through to our development queue as well. While I do have the ear of our staff, when the input comes to us via the “Help Us Improve This Feature” directly from video hosts like yourself, they tend to get reviewed and potentially implemented much quicker.

    I responded:

    Thanks for clarifying that. Attached are 2 screenshots of what I’m
    seeing in my ID Card settings page. I know what page you were looking
    at but need you to click on the AMANDA36CISME link from that page,
    which will take you right to the page with all those strange
    characters I mentioned.

    And the e-mail address on top of the page – I already changed that
    back to amanda36c_@hotmail.com a couple of weeks ago, from
    jaime@webpower.com. Somehow, it keeps reverting back to jaime.
    Hopefully it sticks this time.

    Also, someone noted that TROLLYMAN may have signed up again under
    TROLLEYMAN this time. Just a heads-up.

    There was a $280.00 reserve adjustment added to my latest cheque. What
    is it for? It doesn’t match up with any of my records.

    When cross-referencing these reports with the information derived from the online reports I have, I started to notice major discrepancies. Strange things were happening in my fan club, as well. Jaime (an employee of the company, whose job was ‘chathost support’) had her e-mail address, on a few separate occasions, kept replacing mine in my settings. She had trouble offering any believable explanation for the TROLLEYMAN/TROLLYMAN concern I had. Webpower Inc./iFriends’ response:

     

    Thanks for the screenshots! That certainly is making it easier to track
    this down. I’m working to get these purged out, as they were from the
    original iFriendsV2 testing and should no longer be on your account.

    As for the head’s up, I’ve double-checked and triple-checked the TROLLEYMAN
    account and do not see that he is linked to the TROLLYMAN account from
    before. Usage is inconsistent (heck, it’s even a different country) and
    from what I’m seeing, the new TROLLEYMAN is not the old TROLLYMAN.

    VCH Support advises me that the $280 was a reimbursement for what was
    previously deducted from the reserve account for the TROLLYMAN refunds. It
    had been done before we issued the bonus to your payouts, so this was the
    final adjustment.

    And, as requested, attached is a spreadsheet that shows what we have in your
    reserves, and the checks associated with those figures. I hope this answers
    the questions you have regarding what’s currently in the reserve. If not,
    please let me know any specific questions you have based on this report and
    I’d be happy to address them.

     

     

    The information contained in that spreadsheet didn’t match up with any of the information I had access to online in my revenue stats. The rest is all on Ripoffreport.com
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/adult-web-site/1-800-ifriends-ifrie/1-800-ifriends-ifriends-webpo-c9a5f.htm 

     

     

     

     


     

     
    • ElliotNess29 9:59 pm on March 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, you were smart enough to see through their games and leave from their site when you did.

      Webpower/Ifriends were clearly lying and taking advantage of you as well as the other video hosts for many years. After reading your blog, I am now more sure than ever that every one attached to the companies of Webpower/Ifriends should not only be investigated but put in jail if found to have knowledge of this fraud.

      This 10% reserve account was 10% revenue money taken from your weekly revenue and returned to you six months later, less any deduction for whatever refunds/chargebacks (which you had could see on your own refund list on their site?). Webpower/Ifriends never gave any of the video hosts a monthly account statement of all the transactions for 10% reserve account from the start of the deductions from your revenue? Nobody asked why there wasn’t a statement? What company deducts money from people that work for them on a weekly basis but never once gave them any kind of statement of accounts. I don’t even want to do the math on this number of 10% revenue withdrawn weekly for 6 months, held to make interest and any amount can be given back or not at all with no questions allowed to be asked, because the amount has to be staggeringly large.

      Let’s see if I get this straight: Webpower/Ifriends takes all your revenue amounts for Trollyman and MacAdoo away from you because they received a chargeback from the customer’s bank for fraud even though the site has proof that all the information is that of the cardholder and he has to have knowledge of the fraud. Webpower/Ifriends never contacts you about the withdrawal of your paycheck but when you call them, you are told that you now owe the site money. When you email your company contact with Webpower/Ifriends, a different story comes out to you that it is “true knowledge fraud” and their VCH support were already investigating the fraud and refund adjustments. They go on to inform you that the amounts for Trolleyman taken from you would be put back into your reserve account as a bonus and to keep it confidential. Why were other video hosts who were affected by this customer fraud not compensated for it because they didn’t complain? You emailed your contact back to complain about this treatment and you are told a whole story about how Webpower/Ifriends can’t do anything about this kind of fraud and that the videohosts were lucky that the possible up to $30 charged for all chargebacks weren’t also deducted from you. So how did Trollyman and MacAdoo spent that much money, sometimes multiple times on the same day for quite some time without raising RED FLAGS in the payments dept. of Webpower/Ifriends? They fail to see this as a potential fraud or problem but only investigate it after the fact not during the transactions themselves? It seems to me the site was at fault not any video hosts who were just doing their job while expecting the site to do their due diligence. There are so many holes in this fraud that it only leaves more questions.

      There are just so many questions that I would love for you to answer for me if you can. Here they all are about just this episode:

      -Did Webpower/Ifriends always take refunds/chargebacks from the videohosts during your time working on their site? Did Webpower/Ifriends ever explain any of the refunds/chargebacks taken from your revenues?

      -What was the $280 extra amount for and what happen to the MacAdoo refund amounts as you don’t mention anything about it so then why is it even there at the top of your blog?

      How many times was your email address in your account settings changed to this Jaime@webpower.com and what was this email account for? Why would they change your email address for testing and not put it back? What was the explanation for your email address being changed?

      -In your ripoff report file, you don’t ever explain or showed Webpower/Ifriends’ explanation as to why your revenue statements which was only available for a short period of time in your account on their site. Why were these accounts not archived for you to look back on at any time?Why were they all confidential information only when you ask for them all and showed no personnal customer information, according to you? Why did they need to speak only to your lawyer and did they ever even attempt to send you the confidentiality agreement only without the statements they had prepared for you?

      Thank you for answering my question with a blog as I had no idea it would require such a bizarre answer. I hope my new questions aren’t annoying to you.

      Thanks for your honesty.
      ElliotNess29

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      • amanda36c 3:15 pm on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        To answer your questions:

        No, in the beginning, they absorbed the chargebacks/refunds. Their excuse to hand them down to us came as the result of an apparent overwhelming number of people trying to fraud them with friends and their credit cards.

        No, they never explained anything to us, with regards to those accounts or the transactions/balances, unless we specifically asked about it. Who is going to ask about every single refund? They seemed to be getting worse and worse and at one point, became too numerous to even keep track of, let alone, inquire about, one by one. All I can say about that is, when I asked, I got the standard answer “it was a true-knowledge fraud” – whatever the hell that is supposed to mean! The member truly knew he was frauding the system? Or is it that iFriends knew about it and let it continue? Look how long this supposed member TROLLEYMAN got away with this! Yes, there certainly was some ‘true knowledge’ there. I only found out about all those sessions charging back, that day I was told I owed iFriends money!

        The answer (of course, her version passed down from VCH Support) was:

        “VCH Support advises me that the $280 was a reimbursement for what was
        previously deducted from the reserve account for the TROLLYMAN refunds. It
        had been done before we issued the bonus to your payouts, so this was the
        final adjustment.”

        This is the whole problem – amounts never added up! Nothing was reconsilable with these figures I was given. My very reason for inquiring about seeing more. That’s when they clammed up, lawyered up and refused to give me a report of my 10% reserve account. Yes, they held back 10% from me, never showed me a damn thing about the balance of that acct, nor the transactions. When I asked for a report, they gave me one but I found a ton of deiscrpancies, things just not adding up with my own records, the ones they give me online. Nothing was adding up. So, I have no clue as to what happened to Macad00. Can’t make heads or tails of anything. Look at the answers I was getting. The revenue reports they showed me were an afterthought. I needed to see more. They refused to let me.

        I don’t know how many times my e-mail was changed to Jaime’s but on the few occasions I returned to that page, (cookies cleared and all), it kept reverting back to jaime@webpower.com
        This was in my account settings. Had my name, with all my information, my screennames. Noone was supposed to have access to this, except myself. Other odd things happened in there. Under the list of screennames I used, were entered a bunch of weird names that were not my screennames. I told her about that but she claimed she could not reproduce it and wanted me to send her a screenshot of what I was seeing. I did and apparently, they were using my account settings page as some sort of ‘testing’ platform. Why my page? Don’t they have a whole (active) site to tinker with? Why test with my settings? They used me an awful lot for tersting purposes. I never clued in as to why. Was it only me, or did they use others as well? My fan club was just as bad and I think was used for many test-level projects of theirs.

        They only allowed us access to reports dating back 10 weeks. Anything beyond that (going back further), you would have to request a report for. I’m not sure if they would even give it to you, but I suppose one can try. Strangely, the 10% is held for much longer than that; 6 months. Not adding up in my mind, but heck, maybe that’s just because I like to actually look at my revenues. When I am given that privelege. You know? It’s convenient to know what kind of paycheck you have coming to you. Us little chathosts must be so lucky to be given such ‘confidential’ information. 😉 Those reports weren’t just confidentail when we asked for them, they were confidential all along, before we asked, as well as after we asked. I asked why, when it contained absolutely NO personal information on the member, why I wasn’t shown this and they never did offer a response for that. Just ignored that question, even though I repeatedly asked it. They had no control in the Ripoffreport.com forums over what I stated, nor did they even attempt to resolve anything there with me. They made a very vague, general statement, to acknowledge that they saw my complaint and then ran off, never to be heard from again. Claimed my statements were “unfounded”, but then when I came back and posted a screenshot to back up what I was saying, well, they were burnt. What can you say when someone posts a screenshot, proving you a liar?

        They wanted to send my lawyer the confidentiality agreement to look over and then have me sign it. They refused to give me that statement of my 10% reserves without my signature on that ‘confidentiality agreement’ first. I didn’t have the money to lawyer up and somehow, I think they knew that. If I did, this would have gotten really ugly.

        I hope this answers most of your questions. I chose to jot this all down very quickly, in order to get all the facts down in this elongated version of what I’m trying to cram into a ‘nutshell’. 😉

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        • ElliotNess29 3:18 pm on March 23, 2012 Permalink

          It answered some of my questions but it just brought a whole lot more questions which just seems to be the norm when dealing with Webpower/Ifriends, like their other 430 complaints on Ripoff Report.

          So if I have this right Webpower/Ifriends which is owned by Ex-wall Street analyst, Allan E Hadhazy who also has a computer engineering degree can’t or doesn/t bother to produce a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual statements of the Video Hosts 10% reserve account from day 1. He can’t seem to be able to allow you access to, on his site’s system, your own daily revenue reports from the day you started with his site. He couldn’t even find a way to archive the information in your account with their site. His two partners, Mark N Albers, a CPA and Andrew H Kayton, a lawyer who was once appointed as a Master to the Los Angeles County Court for Attorney Fraud cases, can’t figure out that they needed to give the Video Host access to daily revenue information for more than just 10 weeks and some kind of statement of account for the Video Hosts’ 10% reserve accounts. These three SUPPOSED upstanding citizens and wealthy businessmen decided that the Video Hosts 10% reserve accounts were their very own six-month credit line. They were able to do as they pleased with the funds, return some, return all or nothing on the Video Hosts weekly revenue checks and never even have to explain or give any kind of an account statement. This is the equivalent to a company’s ownership using an employee’s pension fund as they please without ever getting permission and never showing any kind of pension plan statement or records to the employees. It is called embezzlement which against the law!

          When you decided to ask for the information which should have been given to you by law, they inform you that it is has confidential information and you will need to sign a ” Confidentiality agreement because these statements contain proprietary business information. You said on Ripoff report that your daily revenues for video chat and fans clubs only show customers handles and the amounts spent. So what’s confidential about that information or proprietary? The 10% reserve account should only have transactions and explantions of deposits, adjusts, refunds or chargebacks and the balance of the account, again where’s the confidential information? Why would it take three weeks to come up with those reports when it had to be at their finger tips at all times? This behavior by Webpower/Ifriends and the use of their General Counsel in this manner is highly suspicious and indicates something fraudulent is happening here.

          Here’s just a couple of questions more for you to answer, if you wish or even can:

          Can you access the archives of all your daily revenue reports from all the other sites you have worked on since leaving Webpower/Ifriends?

          Do any of the other sites hold back 10% of revenues for refunds/chargebacks in an account for the Video Hosts?

          Can you show me and others what you mean by multiple Fanclub accounts for the same member and an account where it looks like you weren’t ever paid for the renewals of the Fan Club memberships?

          Thanks again,
          Elliotness29

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  • amanda36c 6:52 pm on March 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , iFriends, , ,   

    ICM Registry forces performers to authorize sign-in with Twitter? 

    All excited, thrilled and gung-ho about this Performers Program ICM Registry, the @DotXXX folks have finally announced (though still completely elusive on the details), I went to sign up for my free year, which they claim is available to all performers.

     It appears that the only way to obtain my amanda36c.xxx is to authorize this application to sign in through my Twitter account. I fail to understand why, when a Twitter account (unless verified, with that pretty little blue tick you see on celebrities’ profiles) does not prove you are who you say you are. Performers are not likely to have that tick, unless they are big name celebrity porn stars. Why not just verify them through their handles and the sites they claim they work on by actually following up on that or with inside connections, get that information from the sites or site owners? I’m sure they wouldn’t have a problem verifying a performer’s handle with certain info shared by both you and the site, to verify they are who they say they are.

    In any case, I made an attempt to sign up.

    Here’s the problem:  ICM’s sign-up form implies you do not need to have a Twitter account. Their form states “if you have one”, as shown here (see screenshot below):

    I left that field blank and it returned a page, telling me that my Twitter account information and domain name requested do not match. See the top line on that screenshot (above). But wait!!! I left the Twitter field blank. Why is it forcing me to use Twitter, when I don’t want to? Since when did Twitter become the madatory go-between for users of ICM Registry’s dot XXX performers program sign-up process? Why are there no other options, like Facebook or any other social networking platform?

    I tried to enter “amanda36c”  in the “.XXX Domain you wish to register” but it wouldn’t even let me type it. I tried the other fields and was able to type into them. So, I left the page as it was and entered the code in the box, trying to advance but it gave me another error:

    First, it doesn’t allow me to input information into one of the fields, then it gives me an error for having omitted that information!

    It later automatically entered amanda36c.xxx in that field. Strange but I am still unable to advance because it wants my Twitter information (which I don’t want to give).

    If using Twitter to sign up under this Performers Program is merely an option, then why is it that I cannot advance without authorizing ICM Registry to sign me in using  Twitter?

    Could you make it any more impossible for me to obtain my amanda36c.xxx website, ICM Registry/Webpower Inc.?

     
  • amanda36c 9:28 pm on February 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    ICM Registry – TheGrandIllusion.xxx? 

    As screenshotted before, they’re up to their same old games of hiding things. It seems their game is to see how quickly they can beat your readers to the punch. For example, let’s say your name is Amanda Hudson and you post a screenshot, showing proof that their lawyer did the unthinkable; squatted, well, immediately after reading your post, they run over to the Whois website and scramble to change the information. Latest case in point comes to us, compliments of Elliot Ness. What Mr. Ness isn’t aware of is that I actually captured a screenshot (a ‘before’, if you will) of what I had the feeling would lend credibility to my upcoming blog entry, once again, exposing ICM Registry for the liars that they are.

    Here’s a copy-and-paste job of his post, along with a before-and-after screenshot, proving this information was indeed changed.

    Wow, ICM changes the Whois information for Teaganpresley.xxx just hours after I post my comment to Michael Berkens’ Blog http://www.TheDomains.com but the time still shows that Monica Foster’s .XXX was changed before ICM registry’s example Teagan Presley of how generous they are to the adult performers, They continue to try to manipulate and control any information being put out to the public and when they are caught again and again with errors which are pointed out, they simply change the information to look all correct. I hope Manwin is being so diligent about watching everything that is being put out about ICM Registry and .XXX domains.

    Nice try ICM Registry to make others look bad or wrong, good quick cover it all up but the truth always comes out and you can’t keep it all hidden for much longer!

    If I had just an ounce of trust in me, where these companies (ICM Registry/Webpower Inc.) are concerned, I might have given them the benefit of the doubt, but I’ve seen what lies they are capable of. Lies and manipulation. Surprisingly, they are bold enough to change the information you see, right before your eyes, as though to say “well it isn’t there now, is it?”. They claim the member was not billed. Bullshit. This system doesn’t ever screw up like that sporadically or they would have been bankrupt a long time ago.  When someone gets caught with their hands in the cookie jar, do they ever admit to ill-intent? No. They try to cover it up, sugar-coat it, protect their own sorry rotten ass!

    This is how Webpower solves problems. This is the member info, below that, an e-mail from iFriends/Webpower stating that the problem was fixed. Below that, a screenshot showing a change in that information, so that I can rest assured that they are looking out for my best interest. 😉 Look at Fanclub Cancel Date (near the bottom of the form) and compare with the 2nd form. Any programmers out there care to enlighten me on how this is even possible that an ‘automated system’ can screw up this badly? No surprise that they refused to give me a report of my revenues, like I asked right before I left over that financial dispute back in 2009.

     

    This appears to be the same bold manner in which ICM also chooses to solve theirs. The one thing they didn’t anticipate with this (and numerous other examples I have saved from my days of being ripped off the 10 years I worked on their platform) was the fact that I have screenshots, page saves, copies and proof of everything in my dealings with these people. Similar behavior. Similar attitude towards adult industry performers, hell they even live and work stones throws away from each other, ICM and Webpower! Yet they continue to deny any connection. I’ve been waiting for the words “I never had internet relations with that company” to surface but sadly, they haven’t … yet.

     

    Another great example of how they like to change things (bear with me here; I’m trying hard not to veer too far from the topic), is in a previous blog entry where I pointed out their lawyer Falco squatting and then how they changed the information. You can make things appear any way you want them to look, ICM/Webpower, but when the lights go on, the show’s over!

     
    • ElliotNess29 8:12 pm on February 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      ICM Registry trying to confuse the Performers!

      Icm Registry claims to have reserved 3500+ Performers names under their Adult performer Program but Whois show under Amanda36c.xxx that only 127 domains posessing the email address for registrant: performerescrow@icmregistry.com Is it this supposed to be the Adult Performers Program’s account then how come so little under the domains? Are these only performers who own their own names domains already or those blocked from buying the under the Sunrise “A” to protect them from Cyber-squatters? Why is there a difference in the numbers? So now Icm Registry decides to get the Adult performers to rush in to get the names for free. How come only 3500 names were selected and how did ICM Registry who has no PORN TIES decide the names chosen? It’s a lot of questions but that seems to be the way with this TLD as no one ever seems to get a straight answer, do they ICM?

      When are authorities going to investigate ICM Registry and Webpower INC./Ifriends? Don’t be fooled by these people and their supposed generosity to give away free domains for a year. Nothing in life is free and if it is the question has to be, what’s in it for them?

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    • ElliotNess29 12:57 pm on February 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a response to my comments made on Michael Berkens blog http://www.thedomains.com about ICM Registry’s Adult Performers Program which are the same comments posted here on Amanda’s blog but Alien Among Us chooses not to reply on here, WHY? I guess they’re too chicken to make comment on here, afraid to be found out again as D-man was exposed on here.

      Alien Among Us

      I’ve just received confirmed evidence that ICM Registry is actually owned and controlled by — ALIENS! It’s true… West Palm Beach has long been known as the hub of alien activity and the source for unraveling some of the greatest conspiracies in the history of the world! Look at the evidence I’ve uncovered:

      Stuart Lawley is from England; England is the home of Stonehenge!

      Teagan Presley / Elvis Presley; need I say more?
      Houdini.XXX is NOT on the Performers List; are they saying he never existed?
      The ICM logo is blue; a reference to “Project Blue Book”?
      Area51.XXX was registered on December 7, 2011

      These are all facts people; I’ve taken screen shots in case they try and change the information. Just too many many indicators to ignore…

      We know you’re an alien Stuart and that ICM has a space ship in orbit ready to take over the planet one porn site at a time.

      It doesn’t escape me either that ICM is only a mere letter short of ICBM!

      Thank almighty god that people like Adult, ElliotNess29 and Amanda36c are looking out for humanity or we would have never noticed these obvious signs of an alien invasion. I sincerely hope that the “FSC Army” is readying it’s tanks and anti-alien weapons to battle this threat head on!

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    • ElliotNess29 1:01 pm on February 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      @Alien Among Us

      What a great story! I would have gone with the Disney version of how Poor little Stuart Lawley has nowhere to put his fresh $200 million made off the dot.com craze. So he takes up golfing where his hazardess travels bring him to the land of sunshine and golf courses. Lawley meets up with his new golfing buddies, an ex-wall street analyst, a CPA, Internet marketing professional and a well-known Civil Rights lawyer. They tell poor little naive Stuart that there is a fortune to be made off the unsuspecting people of the dirty Porn industry which he could rule over by appearing to clean up their mess. He decides he will take over the failed ICM Registry idea for a special .XXX TLD to get the bad, dirty porn industry to volunteer themselves into their own little corner of the giant internet. Lawley, his buddies and his little band of hand-picked experts would save humanity and their children from unwanted porn sites and the domain owners would follow all the rules in his beautiful kingdom. So what’s next? Lawley being summoned to London for Knighthood by the Queen for all his good deeds and then on to the Vatican so the Pope can bestow him with Sainthood for saving the Roman Catholic Church’s .XXX domain from the hands of the ruthless cyber-squatters. All the owners of the .XXX domains can now live happily ever after in the kingdom of Sir Saint Stuart Lawley!

      See Alien anyone can make up a funny story to avoid looking at the really facts. Get off whatever drugs you’re taking and stop looking in the sky for aliens. The facts are all out there if people look hard enough. I have learned a long time ago when someone tries to call people paranoid or a conspiracy theorist but don’t answer questions with any facts or proof while pushing everyone to look at other things less important then something is really wrong. There’s no pea under the shells in this carnival game just losses of peoples’ money.

      You might want to get your head out of the sand and take a good look at what’s not being answered by ICM Registry. Here is the biggest fact for me and should be for any .XXX domain owner who is thinking of developing a website on .XXX under the rules set forth by the IFFOR and the ICM Registry Agreement, is that under their “SOLE DISCRETION”, the rules and agreement which the domain owners must operate under and agreed to when purchasing their.XXX can be CHANGED AT ANY MOMENT. WHAT A SCARY THOUGHT! The .XXX domain owners are going to trust a company who has no apparent support in the Adult Industry, never answers question straight up just goes on to something else, hides under “It’s confidential” and who is now trying to buy the Adult performers support because their fear and extortion campaign to sell companies on the protection of their Trademarks fail to yield the results that ICM Registry expected. It just wasn’t the winfall they had hoped for because according to Lawley’s court declaration, the lawsuit with Manwin has changed peoples minds against the .XXX domains. It’s more likely because people are seeing ICM Registry for what they really are.

      So Alien or D-man or whatever ALT name that the folks at Webpower Inc/Ifriends and ICM Registry want to use for their Troll attacks against any facts put out against them, why don’t you at least attempt to argue back with some kind of factual argument or is it simply that what is being put out against you is the truth? It is after all very hard to argue the truth. I guess Lawley or his used car salesman, Liley won’t be answering any of my questions posted on this blog or any others.

      P.S It didn’t go unnoticed that you, Alien choose not to even try to answer me or others on Amanda36c’s blog. Why, you didn’t want to get caught again?

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  • amanda36c 1:52 am on February 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , chathosts, , hosts, , iFriends, , models, performers, sex workers, ,   

    What's Taking ICM Registry so Long to Finalize This "Performers Program"? 

      I wanted my dot XXX long before they even announced a Performers Program. It was “reserved by ICM” when I went to check its status on Whois website. I hadn’t even inquired about it yet. Someone had reserved it prior to me. I asked about who and that’s when  they refused to tell me. They also refused to let me buy it, though I wanted to, I inquired about it, I even went through the steps to do so under their Sunrise A program but they blocked me. When I asked who tried to purchase it prior to me, they said “that information is confidential”. That’s why they couldn’t let me buy it under Sunrise A; they would have had to tell me who tried to buy it. So, they scrambled to create a Performers Program, a ‘special’ program which denies us access to the records that other customers of dot xxx are entitled to!  They just would not let me buy it! I own the dot com and have grandfathered it. Owned the dot com longer than iFriends/Webpower has owned the dot net of my name. What did ICM do? Rather than let me buy it, they just shoved me into this Performers Program (currently held in an ‘escrow’ account), which the details are still not ready. I’ve been waiting since october to hear something about this program. Nothing. Not a word. Still waiting. I’ve tweeted to them several times, and always the same response “soon”. This is really taking long. Are ICM Registry (and the lawyers they share with Webpower/iFriends) just too busy counting all their ‘chickens’ before they hatch? Perhaps they’re just counting their money, as we perfomers, who are “so important” to ICM Registry, count the days until they finally decide to let us in on the little secret that is their agreement and all the juicy terms and fancy lawyer wording, whose sole intention is to confuse, insult and baffle our minds to the point where we pass out, in a form resembling the mannequins that so cheaply portrayed us in their pathetic ads, trying to convince the world that porn was all moving to .XXX. Like hell it is! Hey ICM, lawyer up all you want, but you’re not dealing with a dummy here, as your ads suggest how low you really think of us performers. Take your cheap degrading, classless, corny, bubble-brained ads and shove them up your ass, where they belong.

     

    Anyway, here’s a little humour, from one of the  little ‘mannequin’ people. You might like this, ICM! It should provoke you to want to respond, but please, leave D-Man out of this. He was rather rude and quite transparent. Wouldn’t want to embarrass yourselves further, would you? Let’s not go down that road again. 😉

     

     
    • Bee 7:05 pm on February 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      The Manwin lawsuit has probably pushed things back?

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      • amanda36c 10:56 pm on February 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Convenient excuse, surely, but that lawsuit has been going on since november. It’s not stopping ICM from conducting regular business in the meantime. I don’t see how this is stopping them from going forward with the Performers Program. I do know one thing for sure and that is … the Performers Program was merely an afterthought. It was never there in the beginning. When I inquired about buying my dot XXX (amanda36c.xxx), they refused to let me. They immediately tossed me into this Performers Program. Never heard of this before. Something new? Why? Could that be because under Sunrise A, they would have had to tell me who it was that tried to purchase amanda36c.xxx in the first place? So, they decided that by putting me in this ‘special’ program, they could justify not telling me who tried to buy my dot xxx. Hmmm,… let’s see … I own the dot com. Webpower/iFriends owns the dot net. Wait .. I grandfathered the dot com (owned it longer than iFriends owned my dot net). ICM’s lawyer, Sheri Falco is also Webpower’s lawyer. Sticky. N’est pas? There was no mention of any Performers Program back then, but as soon as I came along and tried to find out who tried to buy my dot xxx, up popped this ‘special’ Performer Program! How convenient! No details on it though. This was back in september. Now, it’s february. Still no details. Was there ever really a Performers Program in thought (at this point, not even existance) or was this a fabrication just to cover their asses?

        They’re protecting us from cybersquatters huh? Their own lawyers are cybersquatting! The lawyers for ICM are so busy buying up domains for Webpower and their buddies, they have no time to scramble to create this last-minute Performers Program. I guess it’ll just have to wait. Lucky me! In the meantime, my dot xxx sits in an ‘escrow account’ safely and securely in ICM’s hands and not mine. They refuse to let me buy it. They are hiding something. Actually, it’s obvious that they are hiding a lot of things. When questioned, their standard answer, no matter what the question is, seems to be “that is confidential”.

        Re: The Manwin lawsuit – Are you following the case? 🙂 So far, judging from Lawley’s statements in his affidavit, he’s lying through his teeth to save himself! If Manwin settles, I will be very disappointed. I’m surprised that more companies haven’t jumped on board with this one, but why would this surprise anyone? Complacency is overwhelming in today’s society. That is precisely why these companies continue to get away with what they’re getting away with and why frauds run so rampant in our great free countries.

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    • Bee 7:15 pm on February 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Re: amanda36c.xxx

      I just checked and it is showing as available to register?

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    • Bee 7:21 am on February 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It’s showing as, “Reserved for Adult Performer Program by ICM Registry.” now.

      But yesterday it was available!

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      • amanda36c 5:51 pm on February 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Bee,

        Is it possible that you entered “amanda36” (without the “c”) yesterday? If there were any changes, Whois would have updated the date of the change and I see none were made recently.

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    • Bee 7:50 pm on February 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Nope, I double checked! I copy/pasted it above: “Re: amanda36c.xxx”

      I swear it was available for a short while at least.

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    • ElliotNess29 6:35 pm on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Icm Registry finally after four months of it’s coming soon, decides to announce in a press release the details to the Adult performers programs for .XXX just hours after Manwin releases that they have amend the Lawsuit and dropped settlement talks. How convient again for ICM Registry that their adult performers program is now ready. ICM Registry also announces that the performers will get their .XXX for one year with name.com for free! This is going to show the courts what great support that ICM registry has in the Adult community, right.

      With in hours of the ICM registry press release, their system still doesn’t show anything different and a Name.com representative on twitter tells Amanda36c that they will connact her with more information and find out what name.com’s role is in this program. What? What kind of business announces a joint program with another company and all the representatives of the other company has no clue what’s going on? Simple, it was rushed out to do more damage control against the Manwin announcement. Is name.com really paying for this or is it ICM Registry who is really footing the bill to buy the performers support?

      The next day whois shows that TeaganPresley.xxx which was supposedly awarded to her the day before by ICM Registry, still shows as owned by ICM Registry LLC under the performers program: http://whois.domaintools.com/teaganpresley.xxx On twitter today, ICM Registry retweeted Monica Foster thanking them for her DOTXXX domain but look what her whois record says: http://whois.domaintools.com/monicafoster.xxx Why the difference and which one is the lie here because something isn’t adding up? Don’t tell me it must be whois just reacting to slow to all the demand for their domains by Adult performer. Late again today on twitter, Amanda36c reports that the access button isn’t functioning properly for her and that she isn’t going to give ICM Registry/Webpower any access to her twitter account. What a smart move by her! They share the same lawyers and now all the adult performer are going to rush for their free domain name at ICM registry while giving access to their twitter accounts.

      All the Adult performers better look at lawyering up if they really want to protect themselves from the all-giving ICM Registry who are being sued for lies about support from the Adult community among other things when they obtained the contract .XXX from ICANN.

      Take the advice of Amanda36c who had over ten years of experience dealing with the dictatorship and crookedness of Webpower/Ifriends before finally seeing them for what they really are. All you performers might want to listen carefully to what she’s says!

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    • ElliotNess29 4:25 pm on February 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, ICM changes the Whois information for Teaganpresley.xxx just hours after I post my comment to Michael Berkens’ Blog http://www.TheDomains.com but the time still shows that Monica Foster’s .XXX was changed before ICM registry’s example Teagan Presley of how generous they are to the adult performers, They continue to try to manipulate and control any information being put out to the public and when they are caught again and again with errors which are pointed out, they simply change the information to look all correct. I hope Manwin is being so diligent about watching everything that is being put out about ICM Registry and .XXX domains.

      Nice try ICM Registry to make others look bad or wrong, good quick cover it all up but the truth always comes out and you can’t keep it all hidden for much longer!

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  • amanda36c 3:12 pm on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , iFriends, , ,   

    Webpower/ICM Registry Hides Their Lawyer, Sheri Falco 

    In my previous blog entry, titled “Domains for Squat by ICM Registry/Webpower’s lawyers?”,   https://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/domains-for-squat-by-icm-registrywebpowers-lawyers/ I posted a screenshot which showed Sheri Falco as the registrant, at 2:42pm (est) and they made changes at 4:37pm (est). See the screenshots. It’s all there; even the dates and times of changes made.  Remember, Falco is the lawyer for Webpower (iFriends) and also for ICM Registry. The cam2cam.xxx she was shown as registrant under, shows the dot com belonging to FCI a competing site. Competitor buying competing sites’ dot XXX. ICM Registry’s very own lawyer registering dot XXX sites that compete with the one that she represents as legal counsel? And this is OK with everyone???

     

    Here’s a screenshot of the changes that were made, days after I posted the aforementioned blog entry, pointing this out.

    A peek back into the archives of the Whois servers will confirm the authenticity of my screenshots.

    Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Webpower has chosen to manipulate the way things look, to their advantage. In fact, they did it to me when I worked on their platform, years back by changing how one of my fan club members’ renewals appeared after I complained I was not being paid for a membership fee.

    This was uploaded on the 4th of march 2010. The info is much older. This was merely an example of how they cheat, lie, manipulate and steal.  

     http://www.ripoffreport.com/Owner_48cf4eb8-2d7b-4a6f-bfbb-fa22032a9a3e/Item_db82c33c-bc92-4496-81af-35ff3a8812da/Attachment.ashx

    … taken from this page (my report against them I filed with Ripoffreport.com). Dates, info … is all there. That screenshot is on the very bottom of the page. http://www.ripoffreport.com/adult-web-site/1-800-ifriends-ifrie/1-800-ifriends-ifriends-webpo-c9a5f.htm

    We know the lawyers are involved, connecting the two companies (ICM Registry, the dot XXX people, along with Webpower/iFriends). As if that isn’t biased enough, I challenge anyone to explain to me how is this not squatting! Why hide your lawyer now, Webpower/iFriends/ICM Registry?

     
    • ElliotNess29 5:33 pm on February 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s my response to Stuart Lawley’s comments to Amanda36c on Michael Berkens article in TheDomains.com http://goo.gl/LIK6Y when he was asked about Sheri Falco and Icm Registry’s connections to Webpower Inc./Ifriends.

      @Lawley

      You make a lot of incorrect assumptions and sure like to spin the facts just right to misdirect any further questions into your connections with Webpower Inc/Ifriends. Let’s list your inaccuracies:

      In all my extensive research of Webpower Inc, Sheri Falco does not appear on any domain names for Webpower, WP, RMT, WPI, Inc,WP, WP Inc or any of the other hidden company names. Just the three clickcash.xxx, ifriends.xxx and cam2cam.xxx but these are simply the only ones found so far as .XXX domain names are difficult to find.

      -These three and probably more were purchased under the founder’s program between April and July with according to you, Sheri falco’s name because she was working for them at that time.

      -Falco according to you leaves Webpower Inc in July to work for Icm Registry.

      Icm Registry submits the .XXX domain names and information to whois on Dec 1. for ready of the Dec 6 launch but your people don’t check any of the information sent, for errors. Whoever sent and checked the information from your company didn’t know that Sheri Falco worked for ICM Registry as the General Council not Webpower Inc.?

      Webpower Inc. forgets to remove Falco’s name from their .xxx domains when she left their company in July but every domain they own has more info changes than the average person can change their underwear in a year.

      Webpower Inc. fails to check their new .XXX domains on whois from Dec. 1, 2011 to Jan 31,2012 for any errors to their records?

      Your company doesn’t bother to check that there are no errors made by Whois when entering the new .XXX information? Pretty poor verification process.

      The information on Whois finally gets changed by your company or Webpower Inc just hours(according to Whois records) after Amanda36c writes about it in her Blog. What efficiency after all these errors. Looks like some one is trying to hide something important, not a mistake. Oops you got caught.

      -Cam2Cam. com is owned by Webpower Inc’s competitor, streamate(FCI Inc) but Webpower Inc is given the right to buy it under the Founder’s program before FCI Inc. is even given the chance?

      -The actual Trademark for cam2cam is owned by Sky Holdings Group LTD, Toronto, ONT http://www.trademarkia.com/cam2cam-77938699.html but your company is supposed to check trademarks for .XXX or does that not count in the founder’s program? Does Sky Holdings Group Ltd belong to Webpower Inc.?

      So your statement that the facts are the facts isn’t very true is it. Why is it that you hide information about the .XXX domains sold and tend to hide behind confidentialities when it’s convient? Why are your supposed small group of investors, as stated in your declaration to the court in the Manwin suit, a guarded secret? Why don’t you give the real name of the well known On-line gaming media company that you were a supposed investor and Director or is that confidential as well? Have you checked with your Chief Technical Officer, Len Bayles about all his connections throughout the industry or do you already know them?

      For the CEO of the supposed protectors of Porn and the only .XXX registry, you sure are secretive and uninformative but expect the registrants of .XXX domains to follow all your rules and give all necessary, proper information about their sites. You keep trying to deliberately separate yourselves from Webpower Inc. and their shady dealings.

      Why don’t you just answer the questions asked, truthfully without spinning or hiding behind confidentialities? Won’t be surprised if you don’t answer all of my questions just the ones to keep your shell game going. Under a microscope this looks like organized crime!

      Elliotness29

      So far, no responses to any of my questions by Stuart Lawley but a person using an ALT tried to defend ICM Registry with some BS about not having to give away the company’s Business Strategy. I never once asked a question concerning their “Business Strategy” but the ALT was just trying to spin the focus away from the real questions with this big shell game.

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  • amanda36c 2:42 pm on January 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , iFriends, , ,   

    Domains for squat by ICM Registry/Webpower's lawyers? 

     The owner of cam2cam.com, (info taken from this page http://whois.domaintools.com/cam2cam.com ) is FCI, Flying Croc, Inc., which also owns Streamate.com.

     

    But the owner of the dot xxx for this cam2cam site is the lawyer of ICM Registry, Sheri Falco (Info taken from this page  http://whois.domaintools.com/cam2cam.xxx ) who, as shown here, also represents Webpower, a competing site.

    Seems the very owners of the dot xxx domain extension sellers are buying up everything in sight, in the name of crushing their competition. If that’s OK with the competition, all the power to them.

    Oh, did I mention that Streamate (FCI) and iFriends (Webpower) are competing sites? So, the competitor bought the competing site’s dot xxx and put it in the company’s name but registrered it to the laywer’s name. So, the question is this; is iFriends/Webpower really behind ICM Registry or so tight in with them (through their lawyers) to get them to do things, buy things, manipulate things so that things happen … in their favor?

    They want you to hurry and get your dot xxx before someone swipes it from right under you (ummm, could that someone be themselves?) !!! No need to worry about squatters people, ICM Registry have that all covered!

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say there’s a Wall Streeet Wizard of Oz behind this, pulling the puppet strings. Just go along with it, Lawley and you’ll be a very rich puppet!

     
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