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I want to cancel my subscription NOW. Tiered of your dog and pony show, making me jump through your HOOPS.

Not going to pay $37.00 to make this happen. CANCEL THIS NOW,

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map-marker Attleboro, Massachusetts

Advantage Rental - Poor Service

Elderly woman ordered an AC unit to help with the new heatwave - she was promised to have it in a week - they can't find it and couldn't track it down - they didn't even know if it had been shipped yet - she called them and was promised a call back "in 2 minutes" of course they never called back - now they want extra money for faster service - when technically it should be here any day...needless to say she found a better unit...down the road for much much less - oh and by the way - they still haven't called

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map-marker Reston, Virginia

Advantage Rent to Own (Richard Friedberg) Run for your Lives and Protect Your Money!

Yesterday I received the blast e-mail from M. Coomber (Farnsworth Realty and Management Company) announcing that he had severed ties with Richard Friedberg and “ARTO” and my first thought was “Big Deal” because had Mr. Coomber not been involved in the beginning then all of those c/c’d above and listed in his e-mail would not have lost their investments.

The truth is that he severed his ties when the heat got too Hot and he saw that he and his Employer (Farnsworth Realty & Management Company) has some serious issues to now face.

We all lost various amounts of money however when you add up that tens of tens and perhaps hundreds have been suckered into this “Scam” then how much did these people all line their pockets with????

If you speak with those “Scammed” all invested various amounts of money with no consistency whatsoever in what determined the amount of investment amounts. (I’ve spoken to some that invested as little as $3,000 to one that says he has almost $100,000 invested!!!)

I send this because I have received several phone calls today from people not even in the E-mail M. Coomber sent out so how many people outside this group are a part of the “Pyramid” that kept all the people separated so no class action complaint could in fact be generated???

Think about it innocent people….”Con” artists succeed because they try and keep the investment amounts to a level that it costs more to litigate than its worth and they keep the parties unaware of who their counter parts are so they can’t communicate.

This in fact happened in this instance and I had no idea on how to contact anybody until M. Coomber sent out his E-mail so Thank You Mr. Coomber which is now a part of this c/c E-mail as a result.

Let me tell you how low Richard Friedberg is in my case…….

I got scammed on April 21, 2008 and learned very quickly that what I invested in simply was not a legitimate program and in fact can not be done legitimately in Texas as developed and represented.

I almost immediately requested my initial investment back which went ignored and all of the sudden all the friendly correspondence and returned phone calls came to an abrupt halt.

On May 09th, 2008 my beloved Uncle and “GOD FATHER” died and I had to go out of State for his Funeral and while there my own Father also passed away so I had two close family members die within the same week and within weeks of my being scammed.

Upon my return back to San Antonio, TX. where I live I again tried communicating with Richard Friedberg who had his son, (Ari) intervene and try and resolve our dispute.

The resolution was that instead of offering me a refund, Richard Friedberg instead bolstered my “Ego” by instead saying he needed my Corporate level expertise and knowledge and he in fact entered into a Partnership “CONTRACT” giving me 33.3% ownership in the company because by this time it was apparent that he needed me far more than I needed him.

I came to this organization with 35+ year’s expertise in the Rent to Own industry even though it was not related to the housing industry.

We negotiated this agreed upon resolution and e-mailed scanned contracts to each other and that’s the last I’ve heard from Richard Friedberg or his company which on paper I own 33.3% although who would want to be remotely considered an owner in this company???

Needless to say that I don’t want to enforce a Contract that would only get me exposed to what is now known that wasn’t before so I “Must” put my efforts in making the parties involved pay for their deceitful actions.

I have taken the time to write this detailed e-mail because its going to take a group effort to get involved and notify anybody and everybody that they know was “Scammed” and to add them to the above e-mail list and start passing around more contact info for each other such as phone numbers, addresses, e-mail, fax #s etc. etc.

Remember, this guy has succeeded because everybody sat back and did nothing and now is the time to take action!!!

In honor of both My Father and My Uncle, I vow to spend as much time as required to shut down this operation and make the persons responsible for this “Scam” pay for their actions.

If this includes Mr. Coomber and Mr. Farnsworth then you will be included and if you are also innocent victims then “PROVE IT!” and also join in the investigations that we all hope will result in civil and criminal prosecution as the law allows to the maximum extent.

In closing, contact everybody and anybody and spread the word… local and statewide Attorney generals (Consumer Protection division), District Attorney’s, local Police or Sheriffs departments for “theft of monies and/or theft by deception charges, post “Truthful” articles on regarding how you were deceived or “Scammed” and lets all work together on this.

Below is the link to my posted article and other are appearing from those listed above and also the agencies I have also involved and you all need to contact them to get added to my complaint as well as ask how you can also join in my complaints and expand these complaints to your states and cities (See below)

See link….

Its simple to add your own article by registering on this site and when more than five reports are filed, this then becomes a huge story!!

Complaints are currently filed with the following investigative agencies below:

Texas Attorney General (Mary Ellen Perez) Ph. # (210) 224-****

Arizona Attorney General (Karen Christensen) Ph. # (520) 628-****

Texas State Securities Board (L. Judith Saenz) Ph. # (210) 886-****

Call them all and refer to the Denny Huston Vs. Advantage Rent to Own, LLC complaints on file.

I am dedicated to getting this to a conclusion that ends this “Scam” and brings all involved to the table for their dirty deeds.

Remember, if you sit back and do nothing then you have only yourselves to blame and will have no voice in the end.

Signed......"Conned in Texas"

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map-marker Reston, Virginia

Advantage Rent to Own "Scams" Innocent Investors in a Rent to Own Housing Program.

Dear Fellow Investors,

It is very unfortunate that what others are saying about this company, it's unfortunately absolutely true and I agree with them all that you have to take action as I have, as you can see from the link below to my civil case in Pima County that I filed and won a judgment against ARTO.****A&case_type=civil

case # CV08-00****A-RA

I wish that Mr. Friedberg put as much effort in the business as he did in fighting the above lawsuit.

As you can see in the court record, the Judge determined that I had done everything correctly in the operation of the business and that my "Money Back Guarantee" was valid and further that since ARTO required a 10% payment from real estate transactions it had to be a licensed Real Estate broker which no owner of ARTO has a brokers license, therefore the business is not even legal in its operation. Mr. Coomber showed up in court as a witness for ARTO but had no impact as the judge determined he was not a member of ARTO and therefore his broker status was not relevant.

Now that I have went through all of the hassle and lost time and money winning a civil judgment against ARTO, as expected it has also been as difficult collecting my $8000 judgment against ARTO since Mr. Friedberg is fighting the judgment as hard.

Stay as far away as you can from this company which advertises on job posting sites representing what is a career opportunity and it turns out to be an investment "Scam".

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Elery Krz

I have rented multiple times from multiple rental centers. However growbys is the worst.

They are thieves. I gave a ps4 and a Xbox one rented. I missed a payment. ONE PAYMENT...they gave sent me letters threating to turn me in for FELONY THEFT I won't even go into how many times they gave called me came to my home.

Knocked on all doors looking in my windows. I have paid over three X's what these items are worth. I am tempted to just simply stop paying them altogether and let them take me to court. I owe less than 500 on the entire loan so I doubt they will get very far.

All they can do is file a claim against me correct? They cannot have the cops come and forcefully take these items back? Can they?

I told them that if they came and took the items I would charge THEM with theft. I haven't seen or heard from them since.

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