Scam Alert! Surge Labs, Surge Local, Sean Nelson aka LinkedIn Scam Artist

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1 comment

I bought a website and marketing package from Surge Local surgelocal.com / Surge Labs surgelabs.com.I met Sean Nelson in LinkedIN.

No doubt Sean really is a LinkedIN expert, everything he told me to do was great advice but in January 2013 as soon as I paid him to do work for my company it’s was like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Horrible designs and content and when I expressed my concern I was not able to get him back on the phone.

I don't know what else to do now because this guy works out of his house, it's not even a real company.I was under the impression it was a real company with a real office with a lot of employees.

Review about: Sean Nelson.

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SeanNelson01
#686721

This is a Fake Negative Review!

I can't prove that to you.  That's the problem with anonymous reviews.  Anyone can say anything and if its made up, how do you disprove it?

Since I can't disprove a false accusation I can at least point out some oddities in this review and the others that were posted out of the blue: 

1. Surge Labs has never had an online complaint (since we started in 2010) yet suddenly two complaints are filed on July 11 and July 12.  IF we were as bad as the complainant describes, this wouldn’t be our first negative report.?

2. This complaint by Anonymous (Denver, CO) was also posted on Ripoff Report by Screwed by Surge Labs (Atlanta, GA).?

A second complaint (Report: #428779) on here by Anonymous (Denver, CO) was also posted on Ripoff Report by Surge Local Sucks (Ft Lauderdale, FL)

The two reports posted on PissedOffConsumer were posted by Anonymous (Denver, CO). ??Duplicate complaints were filed on On Ripoff Report the two by two supposedly different people, one in Atlanta and one in Ft Lauderdale.  

?Its clear that all four complaints were made by the same person wanting to look like multiple people.?

3. "they charged my credit card again for monthly service" ?- The only way we take credit cards is through PayPal - yet no complaint was filed through PayPal.  Why? Because this is a fake review and the person has never done business with us, thus never paid a dollar through PayPal.?

4. The use of an Anonymous name to make complaints.  ?Given the detail made up in these posts, if this were true it would be clear to me who the person making the complaint is.  So why hide their real name.  Since its a false complaint they don't want their name known to avoid legal action.?

5. If  the complaints were true why not sue us?  If someone ripped me off for $4,500 I would be taking legal action.  Its not that difficult to file a small claim action in Magistrate court .?

There will not be a court filing though since the complaint is fake.?

6. A commenter on one of the complaints posted on PissedOffConsumer conveniently has the name Surge Screwed.  What are the odds that a non-connected commenter would have a username that includes part of our Company name??

And this same commenter (Surge Screwed) filed a complaint on another review site

7. Finally some truth!  "this guy works out of his house, it's not even a real company" ?Actually we are a real company formed as an LLC.  Yes we work virtually.  It saves money and we avoid Atlanta traffic.  ?

If this were a real complaint I would at least be able to share our side of the story.  But, it being a fake negative review, I can only post oddities about what’s in the reviews.

We treat our client’s with respect and if there are issues we resolve them.  If someone is unhappy with the work we have done we will make changes or return fees paid.

I’ll even make this offer.  If the complainant can provide documentation of a payment to Surge Labs we will pay triple the costs ($13,500 based on his $4,500 amount) back to him. 

I’m not worried about having to make that payment because ...it’s a fake story.

If you, or the alleged complainant have any questions about this matter feel free to call me directly at 770-662-221.

BEWARE OF SURGE LABS, SURGELABS.COM & SEAN NELSON THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NEVER DELIVER!!!

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I met Sean Nelson from Surge Labs surgelabs.com via a LinkedIn group.He introduced himself to me as an Internet Marketing Specialist.

He told me that he could dramatically increase the traffic to my landing page & the conversion rate. Sean was very convincing. I thought he was extremely nice and professional. I hired Surge Labs surgelabs.com and I prepaid for 3 months of service.

After one month he told me that I needed to pay more money to rebuild my landing page. Then one month later he told me I needed to pay more money and rebuild my company website. In total I have already paid over $4,500 to Sean at Surge Labs. It has been 5 months since my first payment and my new landing page and website are still not done.

They keep promising me next week but next week never arrives. This is so frustrating because just today they charged my credit card again for monthly service… WHY is this frustrating to me? Because they have not even started doing any of the monthly service!!! They can’t because the landing page and website are not done yet.

I have asked Sean for a credit or free months and he said NO!!! So what am I going to do now? You should be ashamed of yourself. I can’t believe you would take this much money from a client and then provide nothing for the money.

Am I the only one having problems with Surge Labs???Please let me know.

Review about: Sean Nelson.

Comments

SeanNelson01
#686718

This is a Fake Negative Review!

I can't prove that to you.  That's the problem with anonymous reviews.  Anyone can say anything and if its made up, how do you disprove it?

Since I can't disprove a false accusation I can at least point out some oddities in this review and the others that were posted out of the blue: 

1. Surge Labs has never had an online complaint (since we started in 2010) yet suddenly two complaints are filed on July 11 and July 12.  IF we were as bad as the complainant describes, this wouldn’t be our first negative report.?

2. This complaint by Anonymous (Denver, CO) was also posted on Ripoff Report by Screwed by Surge Labs (Atlanta, GA).?

A second complaint (Report: #428779) on here by Anonymous (Denver, CO) was also posted on Ripoff Report by Surge Local Sucks (Ft Lauderdale, FL)

The two reports posted on PissedOffConsumer were posted by Anonymous (Denver, CO). ??Duplicate complaints were filed on On Ripoff Report the two by two supposedly different people, one in Atlanta and one in Ft Lauderdale.  

?Its clear that all four complaints were made by the same person wanting to look like multiple people.?

3. "they charged my credit card again for monthly service" ?- The only way we take credit cards is through PayPal - yet no complaint was filed through PayPal.  Why? Because this is a fake review and the person has never done business with us, thus never paid a dollar through PayPal.?

4. The use of an Anonymous name to make complaints.  ?Given the detail made up in these posts, if this were true it would be clear to me who the person making the complaint is.  So why hide their real name.  Since its a false complaint they don't want their name known to avoid legal action.?

5. If  the complaints were true why not sue us?  If someone ripped me off for $4,500 I would be taking legal action.  Its not that difficult to file a small claim action in Magistrate court .?

There will not be a court filing though since the complaint is fake.?

6. A commenter on one of the complaints posted on PissedOffConsumer conveniently has the name Surge Screwed.  What are the odds that a non-connected commenter would have a username that includes part of our Company name??

And this same commenter (Surge Screwed) filed a complaint on another review site

7. Finally some truth!  "this guy works out of his house, it's not even a real company" ?Actually we are a real company formed as an LLC.  Yes we work virtually.  It saves money and we avoid Atlanta traffic.  ?

If this were a real complaint I would at least be able to share our side of the story.  But, it being a fake negative review, I can only post oddities about what’s in the reviews.

We treat our client’s with respect and if there are issues we resolve them.  If someone is unhappy with the work we have done we will make changes or return fees paid.

I’ll even make this offer.  If the complainant can provide documentation of a payment to Surge Labs we will pay triple the costs ($13,500 based on his $4,500 amount) back to him. 

I’m not worried about having to make that payment because ...it’s a fake story.

If you, or the alleged complainant have any questions about this matter feel free to call me directly at 770-662-221.

Anonymous
Baltimore, Maryland, United States #679142

Did you ask for a refund or give them a chance to fix the stuff you didn't like? How did they respond?

Anonymous
Denver, Colorado, United States #678726

Surge Local surgelocal.com and Surge Labs surgelabs.com are the same company.I can’t even tell you how mad I am.

The website they built was 3 months late and when they finally showed it to me it was so worthless I wanted to cry.I just gave up and hired a new company.

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