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Where are you at today on your contract. I am working with a different gentleman and am in the fact gathering stage.


Don't walk away from this....Run!!


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File complaints with credit card, BBB, FCC........ Take control if the situation.

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Personally, I feel like "disgruntled" is convinced that he WAS scammed by the employee but not the company.  My point is that he was scammed by the company.

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Yes, I was scammed by the company.

As for person who went to office and it was closed. 

Coke Programs claims to have closed the SanDiego office.

Did you go to Orange County?

I have found several working phone numbers, but that does no good.

support@cokeprograms.com works but they may not respond.

 

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MOJOSOP

Names that I know are DeGrasse, Zapata, Roman.

What names do you have?

There last notes to me  called me "adolescent" and "muscle brain." Not very professional.

Make your own decisions.

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Let me say - wth amusement - that if Snackman is an employee of Coke Programs trying to mislead people, he seems to have done just the opposite.

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56 minutes ago, Disgruntled said:

Let me say - wth amusement - that if Snackman is an employee of Coke Programs trying to mislead people, he seems to have done just the opposite.

They usually do.  From my experience, they'll come on here for a day or two and argue with people saying "oh no, I don't know what you are talking about! My experiences are great! I am a regular vendor just like you!" and then they'll disappear forever.  That is, in my mind, proof that they are just a fraud with a fake alias who have NOTHING TO DO but to try to clear their name so they can KEEP scamming.   There IS the possibility that there is an actual company that does do what they say but you contacted a group of people who don't actually work for that company.

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I did hear through the grape vine that a locating company is putting out a lot of coffee programs for a considerable amount of money. If you dig into it deeper, or go to some locating sites, they have some of their locators on there. If you check around, you'll figure it out.

Spend a day researching and calling. Also call Coke headquarters and report it. If I'm right, they don't have anything to do with it and Will shut it down and prosecute. 

Im being it's a temp business name that's being used by the locating company. 

Don't go after the locator, that's not the salesman. Chris is right, you're getting taken by the company. 

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Redsolutionsco..com is their financing company that days it's associated with coke promotions ( not associated with coca cola), it's a similar page layout as Coke promotions, and have a small attorney pitch on the about us?

Find out the who answers the phone and goo from there.

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When you call Red Solutions the same person answers the phone as Coke Promotions was my experience.

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Snackman, how is it that you just joined the forum 21 hours ago and you have ONLY posted in topics about Coke Promotions?  It looks suspiciously like you came here with the sole goal to promote them. Just asking.

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Just let everyone read ALL responses and make up there own minds.

If Snackman is false people can tell that.

Have a great day.

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Not everyone is smart enough to realize when they are being victimized with fraudulent activity.  You were apparently a victim of fraud.  That's a serious matter.  It's not a matter of "let people make up their own minds."  No, it's a matter of NEEDING to let everyone know that the company you are dealing with appears to be committing fraud and trying to get away with it, all while some guy joins this forum and claims to be a regular vendor and deny everything.

If you have been a member of this forum long enough, you have seen so many examples of EITHER phony members who pretend to be vendors in order to give fake testimonials about junk, fake, or fraudulent services -OR- you see people coming on here asking if anyone has heard of some company that hasn't delivered on their promises... only to find out (when it's too late) that they have been victims of fraud.

I wouldn't want someone on here to say "Let them figure it out on their own" if I was potentially being a victim of fraud.  I would certainly hope people would let me know when it was happening right away so I could get it resolved faster.  Fraud is no joke and this guy has (so far) went away after making his fake testimonials just like I stated before in this very topic.

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Here is what Coca-Cola Consumer Interaction had to say about www.cokeprograms.com:

The Coca-Cola Company is in no way associated with these emails or programs.  We are not a sponsor, and our name and trademarks are used here without permission.

This appears to be a form of fraud known as "phishing," wherein perpetrators attempt to develop relationships with victims in order to obtain personal and financial information.  Common signs that a message may be a part of an email scam or phishing campaign include:

  • Spelling and grammatical errors in the email; 
  • Improper use of company trademarks; 
  • Sender's use of free, non-corporate email accounts (such as Yahoo!, AOL and Hotmail); 
  • Requests for personal information and the promise of quick financial gain. 

Overall, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.  Do not reply to these emails with any information.

If you have already responded to this type of email, we recommend that you immediately discontinue all communications with the source of the email and contact your local and/or federal authorities for advice on how to proceed to protect your personal information and privacy.  For more information, please visit the “Rumors & Facts” section of our website at:  http://www.coca-colacompany.com/contact-us/coca-cola-rumors-facts.

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So why was I so persistent (stupid) in trying to work with cokeprograms.com?

Five years ago I started a small vending company for a friend of mine to have work and income.

Then because I am involved in the "Special Needs' community, I tried to expand the company to give them employment. Vending just did not work out in terms of them handling the bill collector, coin collector and credit card readers. Plus each vending machine was a big investment..

Cokeprograms.com promised an Office Coffee Service where they did the marketing, took on the capital requirements and had the volume commitments to pod suppliers. I just had to train and monitor Special Needs people to do site cleaning and straightening and restocking. For this, the Special Needs person and I could actually keep our heads above water.

I attempted to explain this to the cokeprograms.com people that I dealt with. They took money and provided no service anyway.

So if you will take money meant to help the disabled, I guess you are willing to hurt anyone.

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File a claim, turn them in to the attorney General, then contact actual company's that sell the machines, or get set up with coca cola/ Pepsi, and just fill machines.

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Joseph zapata is a known fraud. Cokepromotions/redsolutions is essentially built around the concept of a pyramid scheme. The only problem is individuals buy-in and products are never fulfilled. Even checking out their website, it is clearly obvious that theyre scam. Please avoid at all costs!

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I saw the ad in Craigslist too and called. I am retired attorney, helping my son build a vending business. I talked to Degrasse.  He sent a contract that needed to be signed.  The contract did not obligate them to do anything or describe what DeGrasse said on the phone the Company would do.  About the only thing the Contract did was to require one's credit card number.   My conclusion from reading the Contract was that this is not a legitimate company.  Also, the name falsely suggests that it is associated with Coca Cola.  That shows that the Company's aim is to deceive. 

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