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  1. The Mage, I understand your concern. I do believe you created this blog for individuals to share knowledge about their experiences good or bad pertaining to vending. It's very transparent that Vending 101 is Joseph Zapata. He is well known for his different alias and scams since 2012. I would like to thank you for allowing victims the ability to warn others and help them veer away from Joseph's scams. In reading some of these posts; there are people who are admitting gratitude and are thankful for your site. It is your decision overall on whether to lock this thread. I just hope potential victims have other opportunities to be warned as they have by reading this site. Here are a few agencies aware of his scams: Better Business Bureau - Complaint ID #612694 Federal Trades Commission - Complaint Ref #83796046 Financial Legal Examiner WA Securities Division - Order No.: S-17-2293-18-SCOI STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST FBI - Complaint filed thru www.ic3.gov. Los Angeles County Cyber Crime Division
  2. Joseph, everyone is aware of your scare tactics "my lawyer is on top of this" or "I am going to sue you". Do everyone a favor and shut up already!!!! Your rants and raves make you sound like a imbecile. Either that or you're on meth. I must congratulate on spelling my name right. Lying, false accusations, threats, stealing, and evading are just a few words that big describe you. I don't have to say anymore because you make yourself sound criminal and beyond stupid. Let me know if you need me to rephrase this or dummy it down so you can comprehend (so you can understand).
  3. Joseph Zapata, you of all people have the audacity to write on this blog and call people liars and cheats. You have stolen from 100 people such as veterans and elderly by ripping them off with your coffee vending scam. And now you have invented a new scam by which you are teaching people how to vend. Your are pathetic!! If you have anything else to say to me; let's make arrangements to meet at the Woodlands Sheriff's station. Pick the date and time. I would be happy to meet you there.
  4. Joseph Zapata is his allege of name. Most recent active number is ‭[REDACTED]‬. His most current work address to have him served is 21900 Burbank Blvd, Suite 300 Woodland Hills CA 91367. Everything is says a lie. Don’t believe anything he says. If anyone needs anymore info I have list of around 50 people who he scammed through the United States. Joseph always claims to sue or have representation. It is all a lie. I plan on serving as early as next week. I suggest everyone take him to small claims too.
  5. PLEASE READ: STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SECURITIES DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF DETERMINING ) Order No.: S-17-2293-18-SCOI Whether there has been a violation of the ) Business Opportunity Fraud Act by: ) STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND ) NOTICE OF INTENT TO . Joseph Zapata, d/b/a Redsolutions, ) ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST ) ) Respondent ) THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Joseph Zapata STATEMENT OF CHARGES Please take notice that the Securities Administrator of the state of Washington has reason to believe that the Respondent, Joseph Zapata, has violated the Business Opportunity Fraud Act, RCW 19.100, and that his violations justify the entry of an order of the Securities Administrator under RCW 19.110.150 to cease and desist from such violations. The Securities Administrator finds as follows: TENTATIVE FINDINGS OF FACT Respondent 1. Joseph Zapata ("Zapata") is a California resident who is doing business using the name "Redsolutions." Redsolutions' website lists its principal place of business as Irvine, California. Redsolutions holds itself out as a commercial coffee route and equipment provider. Nature of the Offering 2. Zapata used misleading Internet advertising claims to offer a business opportunity. On October 23, 2017, Zapata posted a Craigslist advertisement on the Internet. The advertisement was targeted to the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington area. The advertisement remained on the Internet during at least October and November 2017. 3. In the Craigslist advertisement, Zapata made misleading earnings claims. The advertisement included the headline: "Make [$] 100,000 a year doing coffee routes!!!" The advertisement also repeatedly included a claim that purchasers would "Make $1,500.00 a month on your first cycle! Make [$] 6,000 a month after 1 year!" Zapata failed to provide any reasonable basis for the business opportunity's projected earnings. 4. Zapata omitted material information about the business opportunity that was being offered. The Craigslist advertisement stated that Redsolutions would pay for the business and the products and equipment, but Zapata failed to disclose the projected costs of operating the business opportunity. The Craigslist advertisement also referenced a $5,000 program fee, but stated that everyone would be approved and in-house financing would be provided. However, Zapata failed to disclose the terms of any available financing. 5. In the Craigslist advertisement, Zapata misrepresented that "Redsolutions operates in EVERY city and EVERY state in the USA." Zapata also misrepresented that the business opportunity was risk-free. The Craigslist advertisement stated that the opportunity had a money-back guarantee with "NO RISK!!!" In fact, the business opportunity had material risks, including the possible loss of the entire investment. 6. During the same time of the Craigslist ads, Zapata advertised the business opportunity on a second Internet website with additional false or misleading claims. In October 2017, Zapata misleadingly advertised that for a "small set up fee of $5000 you can jump right into the commercial coffee services industry ... with a whopping STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE 011 INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST 15 to 20 accounts and 'without spending a dime." The advertisement failed to disclose the purchaser's costs of operating the business opportunity, including, but not limited to, mileage, communications expenses, and business formation costs. 7. In the Internet advertisement, Zapata omitted other material information about the business opportunity that was being offered. The advertisement indicated that insurance would be available to purchasers, but it failed to disclose the source, the type, or the amount of any available insurance coverage. 8. In the Internet advertisement, Zapata included a misleading statement that a route license could be sold for "huge" sums of money after it reached maturity. Zapata failed to provide a reasonable basis for the projected increase in value or provide a timeline for the expected return. Additional Undisclosed Material Information. 9. When offering the Redsolutions business opportunity, Zapata failed to disclose other material risks of the business opportunity, including, but not limited to, competition; the unknown operating history, legal status, and financial condition of Redsolutions, the company offering the business opportunity; the operating costs and expected revenues for the coffee delivery business being offered (including delivery and service costs and the anticipated revenues for any specific routes); regulatory compliance risks; personal liability risks; litigation risks; and the risks of inexperience with operating a coffee delivery business. Failure to Respond to an Investigative Subpoena. 10. In November 2017, the Securities Division served a subpoena on Zapata, which required the production of records relating to the offer and sale of Redsolutions business opportunities to any Washington investors. Zapata failed to respond to the subpoena. Registration Status 11. Zapata and Redsolutions have never been registered to sell business opportunities in Washington. Based upon the above Tentative Findings of Fact, the following Conclusions of Law are made: 1. The offer of the opportunity described above constitutes the offer of a business opportunity as defined in RCW 19.110.020(1). 2. Respondent Joseph Zapata has violated RCW 19 .110 by offering and selling business opportunities without being registered with the Securities Administrator to do so. 3. Respondent Joseph Zapata has violated RCW 19.110.120 by making an untrue or misleading statement of a material fact or to omitting to state a material fact in connection with the offer, sale, or lease of a business opportunity in the state of Washington. NOTICE OF INTENT TO ORDER THE RESPONDENT TO CEASE AND DESIST Based upon the above Tentative Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, the Securities Administrator intends to order that Respondent Joseph Zapata, and his agents and employees each shall cease and desist from violations of RCW 19.110.050 and RCW 19.110.120. AUTHORITY AND PROCEDURE This Statement of Charges is entered pursuant to the provisions ofRCW19.110.150 and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 34.05 RCW. The Respondent, Joseph Zapata, may make a written request for a hearing as set forth in the NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND AND OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING accompanying this order. If the Respondent does not make a hearing request in the time allowed, the Securities Administrator intends to adopt the above Tentative Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law as final and to enter a permanent order to cease and desist as to that Respondent. Signed and Entered this 11th STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Securities Division Olympia WA 98507-9033 360-902-8760 Approved by: "' V1t-- Suzanne Sarason Chief of Enforcement Reviewed by: .-~ Robert Kondrat Financial Legal Examiner Supervisor STATEMENT OF CHARGES AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENTER ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST William M. Beatty Securities Administrator Presented by: Janet So Financial Legal Examiner DEPARTMENT m- FINANCIAL Intuitions Securities Division Olympia WA 98507-9033 360-902-8760
  6. CLASS ACTION. Seeking victims of fraud committed by Joseph Zapata (Cokepromtions). I already have 50 people who have been victimized on my list. Please contact me if you are a victim. Provide the year and amount you were ripped off. I will provide more detail regarding assigned law firm to the case, once I receive your information.
  7. He never attended Law school. I have final made some head wave with a certain agency. Joseph made a critical error on his part.
  8. Latest on RedSolution aka Joseph Zapata. I recently was contacted by CJ aka Joseph Zapata who in writing promised to refund my $1,000.00. He lied, which is a not a shock to me. I never received a claim form, which he stated would be sent to me within 24 to 72 hours to sign; in order to receive my refund. He stated neither I or Cokepromotions would be admitting guilt, but we would be agreeing to a refund. Well time has expired over 5 days ago. I will continue to warn potential victims, who may fall victim to his COFFEE SCAM. I will continue till I receive my refund or until he is behind bars.
  9. Good morning, I here to warn you regarding the posting by customerservice. It is Joseph Zapata pretending to be CJ. He is trying to validate his wrong doings by dismissing his actions by giving bogus reason for not refunding. History repeats itself. He did the same thing in 2012. Please read posting I found on this website: Chrisintheie 1 Posted August 6, 2012 This is the e-mail Joe is now sending to current potential victims. PLEASE STAY AWAY. 8/6/127:51 PM THIS (BELOW) IS ALL A LIE. JOSEPH (JOE) JUNIOR ZAPATA II WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY. WANT TO TALK? E-MAIL ME. Please be advised: that www.cokepromotions .com is the only vending machine supplier and locator…that stand behind low prices and fair service. Competition that gets by on double the price…with less package perks…has been involved in an ongoing “spoof” campaign, and lately we have been receiving a wave of spoof emails, threats, and fraudulent client testimonials grossly misrepresenting our company and its services. Those involved include a former employee, Ms. Sherry Redford, who was hired to resolve customer issues…such as refunds, credits, or delays. Ms. Redford was terminated for gross misrepresentation to a number of locations, and has now organized the group of clients she was responsible for, into a contact network of negative references…and trafficking their contact to new clients in order to boycott her termination without pay. She and those involved are being chartered to civil court. If you have been contacted by Miss Redford and/or her network please do not draw any conclusions based on the testimonials of the few clients that we have had that were truly unqualified for the program. We have a much larger list of positive referrals… (Clients who have had positive experiences with our company). To request this list or to end the prank calls or emails please forward all spoof emails or phone call details to: info@cokepromotions.com. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience. Edited August 6, 2012 by Chrisintheie Please contact your local district attorney’s office and stop him from frauding people.
  10. My advice to all of you who were ripped off is to do something about other than complain about it on this site. Think outside the box. Warn people on Craigslist; it free. Contact the FBI by going on-line and submit a complaint form. You can also contact Marc Beaart (Assistant Head Deputy) of Cyber Crime Division at (213) 257-2432. Pretty sad that we live in a society where people are afraid to get involved and stick up for themselve; they rather sit back and wallow from the bleachers.
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  12. Hello, I have a case that is being investigated currently. If you have been scammed, please provide me your contact info to be included. Thanks!
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