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Review Of CrowdPR (crowd.pr)

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by makingmodern » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:28 pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ma ... ry-guarant

I recently saw some negative reviews about Crowd.pr being a scam.

I wanted to share my experiance with them, as they were instrumental in helping us raise over 300% of our campaign goal.

They helped us secure articles in the following publications: Gizmodo, Mashable, Geek.com, Mikeshouts.com, the Gadgeteer, Digital Trends, and Gear Junkie.

Our most successful article, Gizmodo, directly raised over $6k, and helped us be in the overall top 5 trending projects on all of Kickstarter (which lead to even more money raised.)

It's to bad that they have been labeled a scam, as they worked hard for us and produced results. If anyone has specific questions about them, please feel free to email me.
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by pwalk119 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 pm

"Kyle", "William", and their other names they go by are just the same scammers dressed up in a new brand. They were previously crowdpr.co (https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... ca-1368403) and countless other names before this.

Same song and dance as always. Crowd.PR is a known scam. They aren't located in San Francisco (actually based in Florida) look up their address (18 Bartol St, San Francisco, CA 94133). It's a fake address that anyone can pay a few dollars a month for a 'virtual address' (https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/c ... ility-2435) to pretend they're a legit front in SF. Watch out for the fake Fiverr reviews on Google as well.

These guys are a known scam outfit and are doing their best to prop up this new name online. The truth doesn't lie and these guys are getting caught just like they were countless other times all over online.
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by Crowd PR » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 am

If we are such a big scam, then why did MyMug post our badge on their kickstarter page, as well as leave a review just now?

Look at it for yourself and see, its posted on the far bottom of their kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ma ... ry-guarant
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by RaymondFlo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm

Beware of Kyle William, he is a con artist of the greatest type:

I launched a crowdfunding campaign and was immediately spammed by a gentleman named "William" who promised me the world when it came to delivering PR and Media. The sales pitch was great and he also provided a lot of pressure how I needed his service. Our team agreed and sent over the $3000+ plus for his services and that's where it ended. He constantly dodged emails after that and they didn't do a single thing for our campaign. It was a hit and run scam of the greatest type.

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I started researching crowd.pr after and found out they were a part of a giant scam ring that constantly changes their name after they get caught ripping off so many people. I was one of the unforutnate few but hopefully this review can help others to avoid crowdpr (and whatever they'll start caling themselves next.) Here's what I found online during my research:

Here are a few of the names they've gone by over the years: Crowd PR Guru, crowdpr.co, CrowdChirp, First Wave PR, Top Level PR, Milton's Boost System, and on and on and on they go.

The company says they've been in business since 2015 but only started their website in 2017 this year. They say they're in San Francisco which is another lie yet are actually based in Florida. The lies add up over and over and this is one company you need to avoid. Nothing they say is true. Hopefully someone reading this can avoid the same fate we did.



https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/crowdpr-crowdpr/miami-florida/crowdpr-crowdpr-crowd-pr-review-and-scam-miami-florida-1418730

Beware of this con artist.
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by Crowd PR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:44 am

That report is false, just like the other reports that you file against us every day. You are confusing us with other companies who have the name "Crowd" in their name.

We are getting very tired of your actions, and we are considering a defamation of character against you. Were are not Crowd PR Ninja or Crowd PR Guru - you are a deranged person who can't tell us apart - and I received a phone call last night from a former employee saying that you called him and threatened to kill him and his family. His phone number was still listed on the crowd.pr whois domain information apparently.

He has filed a police report, and we all believe your real name is "David Bitterbaum". You began posting about "Guru" and "Ninja" about 5 years ago it looks like:

http://www.thenewestrant.com/2015/06/at ... nding.html

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And it looks like you live in St. Louis, MO:
www.kickstarter.com/profile/thatlameguy
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by Crowd PR » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 am

Yes, our coworking space where our office is based at also sells virtual office space. You can see that our coworking space is currently renting out physical offices as well as virtual offices at our Bartol address here:

https://liquidspace.com/us/ca/san-franc ... ix-offices

The report you linked to is not about our company. Our name is "Crowd PR". There is no "Co" in our name, There is no "Guru" in our name, and there is no "Ninja" in our name.

pwalk119 wrote:"Kyle", "William", and their other names they go by are just the same scammers dressed up in a new brand. They were previously crowdpr.co (https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... ca-1368403) and countless other names before this.

Same song and dance as always. Crowd.PR is a known scam. They aren't located in San Francisco (actually based in Florida) look up their address (18 Bartol St, San Francisco, CA 94133). It's a fake address that anyone can pay a few dollars a month for a 'virtual address' (https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/c ... ility-2435) to pretend they're a legit front in SF. Watch out for the fake Fiverr reviews on Google as well.

These guys are a known scam outfit and are doing their best to prop up this new name online. The truth doesn't lie and these guys are getting caught just like they were countless other times all over online.
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by pwalk119 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:51 am

crowdpr.co was Crowd.PR's website before their "reputation" caught up to them and GlennRoss before that. https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/gl ... co-1328906

Be careful, they'll make you wire cash because once they have it, it's gone. They've been blacklisted so many times from the major credit card companies due to chargebacks from customers they only accept bank transfers and wires. Remember-- sending PayPal (or Venmo, etc.) money virtually as a "Gift" or to "Friends or Family" (as they'll request) means you have no recourse. With a credit card you have protection. Best of luck!
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by Crowd PR » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:56 pm

No that is not true. I'll say it again: our name is "Crowd PR". Not Crowd Co, not Crowd PR Co, not Crowd PR Guru.

If we are such a big scam then why is our badge and website address posted on the Amabrush campaign that raised $3.8M? Look at it for yourself, you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of their kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10 ... toothbrush
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by Crowd PR » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:00 pm

You're probably just one of my competitors making stuff up, or you are that crazy guy who posts about us ten times a day claiming we are toplevelpr and turnkey pr.

pwalk119 wrote:crowdpr.co was Crowd.PR's website before their "reputation" caught up to them and GlennRoss before that. https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/gl ... co-1328906

Be careful, they'll make you wire cash because once they have it, it's gone. They've been blacklisted so many times from the major credit card companies due to chargebacks from customers they only accept bank transfers and wires. Remember-- sending PayPal (or Venmo, etc.) money virtually as a "Gift" or to "Friends or Family" (as they'll request) means you have no recourse. With a credit card you have protection. Best of luck!
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by riddlemethis » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:45 pm

looks like we got em everyone. their website says they're closing down due to the hundreds of reports everyday

pwalk119 wrote:"Kyle", "William", and their other names they go by are just the same scammers dressed up in a new brand. They were previously crowdpr.co (https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/cr ... ca-1368403) and countless other names before this.

Same song and dance as always. Crowd.PR is a known scam. They aren't located in San Francisco (actually based in Florida) look up their address (18 Bartol St, San Francisco, CA 94133). It's a fake address that anyone can pay a few dollars a month for a 'virtual address' (https://www.davincivirtual.com/loc/us/c ... ility-2435) to pretend they're a legit front in SF. Watch out for the fake Fiverr reviews on Google as well.

These guys are a known scam outfit and are doing their best to prop up this new name online. The truth doesn't lie and these guys are getting caught just like they were countless other times all over online.
Over 10 projects created, launched, and funded. Most recent campaign: http://bit.ly/1io3HZh
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