Tagged: lawyers Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • amanda36c 10:13 pm on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: allan e hadhazy, , ic iFriends, lawyers, , revenue discrepancy, ripped off by iFriends,   

    Revenue Discrepancies (part 2) – Video Explanation 

    In a recent comment to my blog, I was asked a few questions. Rather than respond there, I decided to create a new blog entry, so that I can embed a short video, which facilitates the process of explaining how the fan club accounts work. His questions are as follows:

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

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

    3) 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?

    My answers:

    1)  Yes. Every other site I’ve worked on, has provided this information, dating back to the start. Nothing hidden, no records expired after x-length of time.

    2) None that I am aware of. I have never had a single site hold back 10% or refunds/chargebacks from me, period. Only iFriends.

    3) Click to play the video below. Here are a few examples. Click the bottom right corner to enlarge the video to full-screen to view it better.

     
  • amanda36c 8:51 pm on March 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alan e hadhazy, , , , , jaime hamed fraud, jaime hamed webpower inc, lawyers, , , , 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

      Like

      • 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’. 😉

        Like

        • 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

          Like

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

    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
    Tags: , , , lawyers, ,   

    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?

      Like

    • 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!

      Like

    • 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?

      Like

  • amanda36c 1:52 am on February 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , chathosts, , hosts, , , lawyers, 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?

      Like

      • 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.

        Like

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

      Re: amanda36c.xxx

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

      Like

    • 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!

      Like

      • 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.

        Like

    • 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.

      Like

    • 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!

      Like

    • 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!

      Like

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

    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.

      Like

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

    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!

     
  • amanda36c 4:59 pm on January 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , lawyers, ,   

    When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends 

    Over 424 complaints filed against them (and that’s just on this one site alone) for credit card fraud! I’m referring to the site that ICM Registry has chosen to promote them as their “first high profile .XXX site”! http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/ifriends.aspx 

    Promoting a company accused of fraud by over 400 customers on one complaint site alone?

    If those complaints are real (how can that many members all be wrong?), then this company is making hundreds of millions of dollars a year simply by billing members in small increments. According to several of those reports, a fee of $6.95 monthly.  That’s not much money, to each individual. Hardly noticeable in the grand scope of today’s economy and a mere blip on their credit card statement’s list of charges. Easily overlooked by the millions of Americans who use their cards frequently, especially in a recession. But tally it up.

    The math is simple. $6.95/mo x 4 million members (an underestimate of the actual amount of customers whose credit card information they have on file). This company has been in business, collecting credit card info from its customers since january 14th, 1998. Easy to believe they’d have 8 million (at the least) credit cards on file.  It seemed crazy to me, while I was working there, that they kept using the word “free” in their wording, to gain signups to the site. If their intention all along was to  fraud people, an accusation popular amongst many of these customers, then I suppose a little white lie to kick-start this, can only help their cause. I always wondered why they were so bold in stating everything was free when it clearly wasn’t. If the intention was there to steal, then the objective can only be to gather credit card numbers. On their site, in 2009, they boasted having over 8 million members.

    Imagine a company with 4 million credit cards on file. A nice, low number.

    4,000,000 credit cards

    charged $6.95/mo

    = 27,800,000.00

    x 12 months

    = 333,600,000.00

    Three hundred and thirty-three million dollars a year, banking on 4,000,000 people overlooking a simple charge of $6.95/monthly!

     This same company creates a WebpowerFX card. With this license, they have access to the credit card information system. This allows them access to customers’ billing, as well as updated credit card information. They can get new expiry dates of cards they had on file that have expired, billing addresses changes, etc.

    Sounds familiar? A bank skimmed pennies from each customer. They got caught.  

    Here’s s short story about a hacker who did it. Why did he get away with it? Read it. You’ll see.

    The man was a hacker. He was a thief. He knew computers. He knew them inside out. He was like a pickpocket. He picked everyone’s pocket. He picked everyone’s bank account in America. Everyone with a bank account lost money. Millions of Americans have bank accounts. All of these Americans lost money. But they didn’t know it. Not a single victim noticed the theft. Not a single victim called the police. “We got lucky,” said a police detective. “He cheated on his fiancée. She called us. But we’re unlucky, too. We have no evidence. We only have her story. He might get away with his crime. He might get away with millions. He transferred all the money to another country. There’s no way we can trace the money. He is very smart. Why? He stole only one penny from every bank account in America. Who cares about a penny?”

    ICM and iFriends/WebpowerInc/WP Associates, WPI (and whatever they happen to be calling themselves this week) and their lawyers,  are in such close proximity, they must be golfing together! After all, as I’ve pointed out many times, their lawyers are all cozily connected. Such a tiny area of Florida and there they are! Why won’t they admit they’re in bed together?

    Thieves will always be thieves. It’s just a matter of time before they are caught. No matter how big they think they are, who their connections are and how many companies they can get to back them. They can’t go pushing people around, harrassing them and expect noone to step up and say “hey, fuck you”.

     
    • Silverstone 9:42 pm on January 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I am one of those that signed up for the “free” iFriends trial about 6 months ago, but never did use it. Only today did I discover that they have been taking money (small amounts) out of my credit card, every month. I emailed the customer service and asked for a refund, but they have not replied yet.

      I feel so violated over this. Anyway, keep up the good work here Amanda.

      Like

    • ElliotNess29 5:05 pm on January 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Silverstone,

      You need to contact your credit card company and have your card cancelled immediately. Makes sure that your credit card company doesn’t transfer any charges to your new account as Webpower inc/Ifriends has many different names in which to use to continue billing you. Don’t worry, you just have to tell them that you are going to report them to authorities and Webpower Inc/Ifriends will give you back all your money, no questions asked. They don’t want to be flagged by law enforcement and they’re all about customer service, yeah right! These fraudsters have had your money and all the other peoples’ monies who have had the same scam pulled on them, for at least 6 months. Webpower/Ifriends has already invested it and probably made what they will refund you or more during that time. The owner of Webpower Inc/Ifriends, Allen E Hadhazy was a wall street senior analyst before he became a porn king and ICM’s new wizard of OZ (or is it Geppetto?). You need to report this fraud to the FBI immediately here: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx They will continue taking money from other people unless everybody who has discovered their game, starts to report it, even if they get all their money back. We need to all do our part as citzens to stop them, NOW!

      Like

      • amanda36c 6:45 pm on January 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Silverstone,
        Thanks for putting this out in the open. Not enough people are brave enough, care enough or are considerate enough of others, to take a stand. If you look at the many reports against iFriends, filed on Ripoffreport, they all echo your claim. The only difference is in the various names they use to bill customers with, done on various platforms and even the dollar amounts vary, according to those reports. It doesn’t bother me that a company bills millions of customers a monthly fee of $6.95 (hey, all the power to them; that’s a lot of money!), but not with 424 reports against them. Let’s not be fooled into thinking there aren’t millions more in existance that chose to suck up the loss for fear of exposure, of being linked to the taboo adult industry.
        They ripped me off. I’m one of those who filed a report on RipoffReport.com, so indeed, I have a bone to pick with them, as someone who worked as a performer on their platforms (they had a few), for 10 years, but that doesn’t change the facts. Read some random reports againt them on that site and it will all become clear. You’re not alone and this is nothing new.
        Mr Ness is right – there’s only one way to stop this.

        BTW, Mr Ness, Hadhazy is also a computer engineer.

        Like

    • JohnnyWad 9:46 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Wow…. 8 million customers and only 424 complaints…. That’s what? a .000053 complaint rate?

      I’ve been an iFriends customer for about 5 years….. They have NEVER ripped me off. NOT ONCE!!! These 424 idiots apparently had their cock in their hand were so excited that they didn’t read what was in front of them. iFriends ALWAYS presents a price confirmation page. READ BEFORE YOU CLICK!!

      Amanda… I was even one of YOUR customers back in gthe day…. before you became the uber-psycho-bitch and they FIRED you!!!

      Like

      • amanda36c 3:43 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I’m going to answer this point by point, JohnnyWad. I have always kept records of customers’ handles and for some reason (I’m not quite sure why; must be the “uber-psycho-bitch” insult you made), JohnnyWad completely eludes me. You don’t sound like a customer at all. In fact, what customer would respond with such hatred?

        Those 424 complaints are just on that one site alone. You can find more if you search the internet for complaints using the search terms “iFriends complaints” or “iFriends fraud” etc. What you’re seeing here on this one example, are just the people who have decided to come forward, voicing their complaints on this one site.

        Why is it that competing sites have so fewer registered complaints against them?,Take Livejasmin, for example, (with all of 2 complaints filed against them) and Streamate (with one lonely complaint). Imlive has 3. If they had their ‘little friends’ in their hands, as you mentioned, and it took so much of their attention away from the blatantly obvious writing on the wall, stating that there is indeed a charge, wouldn’t they be too embarrassed to post a complaint on Ripoffreport’s site? Rather, you’d think they’d hide like a turtle in its shell and let the whole thing just blow over quietly. In fact, the complaints are about the monthly charges, and if you’ve actually read them, it’s about the way they bill members continuously and in small increments, sometimes changing the name on the credit card statement, so people will not recognize it as they perform a quick scan of their monthly charges. I’ll take the word of 424 customers who have all been ripped off over one defender of the corporation that is one FBI agent away from losing everything.

        Where did you get the idea that I was fired? For your information, I left over a financial dispute. One of many I had with this company, in fact. You can read about it on Ripoffreport; dates and all. Take a look (though I’m sure you have already). 😉 This is why I left and what transpired. It never got resolved. http://www.ripoffreport.com/adult-web-site/1-800-ifriends-ifrie/1-800-ifriends-ifriends-webpo-c9a5f.htm Naturally, there are 2 sides to every story and their chance to tell theirs was open, but they elected to plead the 5th. In my own defense, I posted screenshots and copies of e-mail correspondences, to prove what transpired between myself and Webpower/iFriends in that complaint.

        Webpower/iFriends’ clear involvement with ICM Registry has me concerned about the future of this industry and their approach to muscle out the competition with this Dot XXX venture has me concerned for all hosts who, like myself, have worked our asses off for years, just to have to succumb to the bullshit that these control freaks have put us through, while stealing from us all along. Before you posted that defensive response, the blog article points out the connection between Webpower/iFriends and ICM (the Dot XXX people). I’ve posted screenshots, links to where I found those screenshots. What are your thoughts on that, JohnnyWad? Or are you still in defense mode? I mean, since you’re not Webpower/iFriends or ICM Registry, … right?

        Like

      • amanda36c 12:09 am on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I was so impressed with your defensive skills, Mr Wad, that I drew you an avatar for use on WordPress. Use it if you like. See … I do have a pretty good sense of humor, sir. 🙂 Defender Extraordinaire!

        Like

    • Sean TRPWL 7:17 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Damn Mr Wad. how on earth did u find this blog..? Were you googling people who talk bad about Ifriends? Mr Wad, are you really someone we all know? Mr Wad, are you pro dotxxx? Mr Wad do you have a twitter account? lol your not fooling anyone

      Like

  • amanda36c 4:35 pm on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , lawyers, ,   

    When Noone Calls "Bullshit"! 

    How can Mr. Lawley keep a straight face while making the claim that he has “no current or historic links to the adult industry in any form” as stated in this Wiki article,  http://icannwiki.com/index.php?title=Stuart_Lawley ?

    I call “bullshit”!  

     Two of the attorneys representing Lawley’s cashcow, ICM Registry, sit on the IFFOR; Sheri L Falco, legal councel for ICM, as well as Andrew H Kayton, legal counsel for Webpower Inc./iFriends (a company whose roots were established in 1995 and the doors for their adult entertainment pioneer model, amateur sector, went live in 1998).  Poor Mister Lawley had no idea he was in bed with one of the pioneers of the industry, when he chose to promote (at Times Square with a billboard of their very own) this company! No links to the adult industry though. I suppose he can also plead innocent when it comes to not knowing about all the reports against this company they’ve chosen to give the first .XXX to! http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/ifriends.aspx Imagine 4 million members (a fraction of the actual members they have on file from their sex site over the last 16 years), charged $6.95/monthly? That’s $27,800,000.00 a month! Annually, that’s 333,600,000.00!!!!!!!!!!  Three hundred and thirty-three million dollars off of the monthly billing of 4m credit cards. That’s serious buck. It helps people to overlook when the billing is in small increments and the billing name is periodically changed. 😉 Makes me think there’s a mastermind behind this. Sounds crazy? You think? Look at it. I’m just pointing out what I see.

    Come on now! Just because ICM Registry happen to be lawyered up with the same dream team that somehow have managed to keep that Webpower Inc./iFriends company afloat, despite the 424 reports against them, doesn’t mean that ICM isn’t to be trusted. Just because those lawyers are on the board which makes the policies for ICM Registry and the XXX domains, doesn’t mean there will be any frauds/biases/untruths/ripoffs going on.  We can trust them. Just because Manwin (one of the largest, if not THE largest player in the industry) has decided to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against ICM, doesn’t make them guilty (after all, aren’t we innocent until proven guilty?). Part of the article reads:

    “The suit filed in the Central District of California, alleges monopolistic conduct, price gouging, and anti-competitive and unfair practices. Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that defendant ICM manipulated and intimidated ICANN into entering into an agreement which resulted in a monopoly by: naming ICM as the sole registrar for the .XXX TLD; agreeing to a prohibition on the creation of any competing TLDs for the adult industries; and, granting ICM control of pricing without any oversight by ICANN. As a result, the plaintiffs argue that ICM now maintains a monopoly over the sole adult-oriented TLD.

    The plaintiffs complaint also alleges that ICM has already engaged in monopolistic and anticompetitive acts by charging prices considerably higher than those charged in competitive markets for similar TLD services. In some instances, plaintiffs allege that ICM is charging ten times more for their .XXX registration services than comparable registration services relating to other TLDs”

    Has this whole world gone to hell? Out to lunch? Is the radiation from cell phones killing our brain cells so much that we can’t think for ourselves enough to want to take a stand against companies like this whose sole mission is to profit off the complacency of the general public with their borderline-legal business tactics? As long as people in power continue to turn a blind eye to these things, companies will thrive off the support they are getting from the silence which allows them to get away with it.

    Think about it!

     
    • Joy 2:33 am on January 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Amanda, you go girl!

      This is important stuff. OK, maybe not important in the scope of national or international issues, but it is important to call attention to crooks, cheats and charlatans, all of which seems to be going on with this shady deal.

      Bravo in your work shining light on this very shady .xxx deal.
      Is there a larger news source or media outlet you can funnel your findings and concerns too?
      This is just the type of ‘spicy’ porn related thing I’m sure some hungry reporter or news agency might pick up and run with.

      And yes, sadly, the whole world has in fact gone to hell. *sigh*

      Like

      • amanda36c 3:49 pm on January 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Joy. No media coverage, not yet. When it does go mainstream, there will be more than just lawsuits hitting the fan. There will be serious criminal charges. It’s bigger than a spicy piece of news. I wouldn’t even have wasted my time, if that were the case. Mr Ness (I wish he’d tell me his real name to lend some credibility here to himself, but anyhow), investigated this .XXX quite thoroughly and is showing us some unbelievable results. He has done all the legwork here. I’ve looked into all he’s brought forward and can vouch that his findings are accurate. It truly is amazing what you can find if you’d only look! It’s all there. People just are not looking into this. It’s incredible what’s right under their noses.

        Like

  • amanda36c 5:21 pm on December 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , lawyers, ,   

    ICM Registry – Stallers dot XXX 

    Recounting the steps to where I am today, with my .XXX domain. ICM has dragged me along, and continues to do so with all of the performers, still waiting to purchase our .xxx extensions. It looks like each time I take a step closer, they take a step back. Recounting my steps, from the beginning of this whole mess.

    Rewind to august.

    There was an article online, announcing the launch of .XXX, displaying a billboard of iFriends (with the .XXX extension) at Times Square.

    Curiously, I wanted to know if anyone had pre-registered my handle (amanda36c.xxx). Lo and behold – it was indeed “reserved by ICM Registry”. I immediately contacted them to inquire about who had it reserved. Since I am the owner of the .com and figure a grandfathering rule should apply, therefore granting me proprietary rights to obtain this .XXX domain over anyone else, including the owner of amanda36c.net (who just happens to be the aforementioned company, with the billboard).

    ICM Registry said I can purchase it under the Sunrise program. Since I owned the .com, this would mean I qualify to register under the Sunrise A plan. I jumped for joy and applied. Waited … waited … waited … 2 whole days passed and still no reply. They seemed all rushy rushy to get this out, which left me wondering what was taking so long for them to get back to me. So, I did what any impatient but sane person would do; I asked.

    (note: tweets are displayed in ascending order, so read from bottom to top):

    I attempted to apply under Sunrise A but was blocked (never given the choice to enter under Sunrise A). This is when I first heard the term “Performers Program”. I asked about who tried to reserve amanda36c.xxx prior to myself. Look at their answer:

    Receiveda reply via e-mail from ICM.

    So, I’m now shoved into this Talent Program. They start with “You will be pleased to know…” — I will be pleased to know that I have just been granted the right to have no rights? Lucky me! So let’s see. I wanted to register amanda36c.xxx under the Sunrise A program, which would entitle me to own this .xxx domain, as well as have the right to demand to know who tried to obtain amanda36c.xxx under any other application. Now, with this special program, those rights have been snatched from right under me, with no prior warning or even a choice to still purchase it under Sunrise A.

    Yes, lucky me indeed!

    Shortly after,  a change of name for this supposed program (at this point, I’m wondering when they’re going to just come out and announce that this whole thing was just a big ugly joke, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief and move on with our lives). Performers Program was to be the new name.

    I checked the Whois report to see if anything had changed, as far as ownership and it did. What it said before was “Reserved by ICM Registry” with little information below, with no ownership details below.

    Fast-forward to today >>> Not only are there details galore about the owner (ICM) of amanda36c.xxx , but it is now held by  “Registrant Name:ICM Registry Performer Escrow Account”. http://whois.domaintools.com/amanda36c.xxx  Nowhere in their TOS, Registry/Registrant Agreement, does it state that this account will be turned over to me once purchased, giving me full ownership. Well heck, at least I know it’s in their safe hands. I mean, I can trust them, right?

    To recap: on the 13th of september, ICM claimed they would be “announcing details shortly” on the program (just insert current change of name here). Had I joked about it not happening until Christmas, I would have underestimated them. Good thing I didn’t do that. Wouldn’t want to look dumb here, would I?

    I asked them again on november 22nd. They tweeted back to me:

    I patiently waited.

    Waited.

    Waited.

    My patience does wear thin, eventually. I’d like to call this ‘normal’.

    I asked again, 8 days later.

    They never replied.

    I asked again, on dec 7th, when the details of thie Performers Program will be released. They never replied to that question.

    I went at them a little more, on their TOS, which has me worried, and asked them on dec 16th, another question, this time, concerning ownership of my .xxx domain:

    They replied, with a url to the updated version of their TOS. The wording exactly (as seen here in paragraph 2 – if it hasn’t changed again): http://t.co/5Fgk05fZ

    In their own words: “In the interest of clarity, this TOS does not apply to any content or Personal Information you post on .XXX sites that are not owned by ICM. ICM does not obtain any rights to your content or Personal Information if you post content or provide your Personal Information on a .XXX site that is not owned by ICM.”

    This is clearly a play on words by ICM.

    Back to the ogirinal topic (and my main concern): On dec 18th, I wrote:

    Their reply was:

    Again, ambiguous and not answering directly.

    Again, with their brush-off tactic:

    On the 21st of december:

    It is now the 23rd of december. I sure hope this will all be “announced shortly”.

    Everything with this company is rushed out. Bang bang bang, buy it! Get your .XXX now! Boasting a mobile home with XXX and a select few company names on it, along with boats, bikini-clad women partying like it’s 1999 and people who appear to be living like they’re Donald Trump, pre-registration! Ahhh, the good life!

    Mother asks child: “Did you clean up your room?”. Child answers “I was in my room all morning.”. – Did the child answer the question correctly?

     
    • JoyLovewell 3:33 am on December 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well now you had me curious so I checked my xxx domain.
      Sure enough, it too looks like it’s being held just as yours is.

      Like

c
Compose new post
j
Next post/Next comment
k
Previous post/Previous comment
r
Reply
e
Edit
o
Show/Hide comments
t
Go to top
l
Go to login
h
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
Cancel
%d bloggers like this: