Today’s post is less of a news story and more of a consumer warning.
Lately it seems we’ve been hearing about a lot of scam warnings from porn producers out of Florida. It almost makes one wonder why anyone does business with any of those outfits out there. Well today is no different. There is a company out of Florida called Pink Video who also goes by the name XTC Media Group. They recently scammed a website owner out of nearly $40,000.
What is wrong with people?
The buyer wires the content provider nearly $40,000. The wire is from a major bank, Bank of America. The wire was confirmed received THREE WEEKS ago. Pink Video held on to the nearly $40,000 for going on three weeks now and yet didn’t deliver what the buyer purchased. They have had a multitude of excuses but the best one is that, despite the fact that the wire took place three weeks ago, just yesterday the bank put a hold on the funds, some three weeks AFTER the fact, due to “suspicious activity”.
I also happen to do business with Bank of America so I went ahead and called them and told them this story. The lady informed me that in the 23 years she has been in banking she has never heard of such a thing. If there is a problem or some suspicious activity it would flag the day the money came in but not three weeks later. That just flat out isn’t going to happen under any circumstances but beyond that, they would not put a hold on the entire account, they would just put a hold on the incoming funds from the wire for 5 to 10 business days depending on the amount of the wire or the location of the transfer. The guys from Pink Video claims the bank put a hold on their entire account. These people don’t even know how to lie well and again keep in mind the wire was sent THREE WEEKS AGO, not 3 days or even 10 days but THREE WEEKS!
Anywho, if you are in the market to buy content you might want to avoid doing any sort of business with a company called Pink Video or XTC Media Group. It looks like these guys may take your money and run with it.