The Same Guy Who Runs Easynews Also Runs USENET SERVER. It Is A Scam.

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The bank has refunded the unathorized charge these criminals hit me with Apr.13 2020 after some back and forth and them saying there would be no more charges. I am trying to get the charges for the past year approx. refunded since the service never worked and it is obvious it is a fraud. I have contacted police in Brookings, SD where USENET SERVER is supposedly located. Their listed address on their website www.usenetserver.com turns out to be a UPS mail box. At the suggestion of the Brookings police I have also contacted the FBI.
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Greg,

I am a detective with the Brookings Police Department. I was asked to look into your complaint regarding USENET. As of right now I don’t have a ton of answers but wanted to let you know what I’ve found out so far. The address listed for USENET is actually our local UPS Store. I was able to confirm with UPS USENET does have a mailbox at the store #146. I have identified the person who set up the box as a male out of Winter Park, Florida. It also appears he has a similar online business set up called Easynews, which comes back to a UPS store in Miami Florida. The phone numbers for both businesses appear to be out of Phoenix, AZ and I believe they are both VOIP numbers, which is quite unusual for a legitimate business. I believe I have also identified a legitimate business which this guy does work for in Winter Park, Florida so I am planning on doing some follow up with that company to see if I can find anything else out about him. I know these aren’t real answers right now but I can tell you there is no physical business her in Brookings, South Dakota that business operates out of and as far as I can tell no “employees” for the business here either. Why he chose to use a UPS mailbox in South Dakota is puzzling as well but I will continue to dig on this and see what I can find. I will let you know what I do find out regarding this. If you have any questions please let me know.
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Hi I Have Been Subjected To Fraud From A Company That Claims To Be Based in Brookings, SD.

Wed., Apr. 22 at 8:52 p.m.

Hi,

Never was able to post any text messages with their USENET program and their list of new posts in the groups I was interested was noticeably less than Google Groups. Trying to get a refund from my credit card company. Don't know anyone in the USENET community which I have been active in for 25 years that uses this service and I see why.

20 22nd Ave S. #146
Brookings, SD 57006 USA

(602) 715-1636
(Billing Issues only)

bil...@usenetserver.com

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Top Reasons to Sign Up To UsenetServer Today! | UsenetServer is their contact info. Why is the phone number one with a Pheonix, Arizona area code? On my credit card statement they have the phone number followed by an FL FL stands for Florida. It is all one big fraud.

This Company USENETSERVER INTERNET 602-715-1636 FL Charged Me $136.95 On My CIBC Dividend Visa Apr.13 The Company Is A Scam.

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I signed up with their service a year ago and never was able to use it. I contacted them through their website http://www.usenetserver.com
and after some back and forth 4 months ago they said they would no longer bill me which they did again 9 days ago. Do these folks have sort of reputation with you I would really like to get all my money back.

Sincerly,
Greg Carr
Surrey, BC, Canada
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Jul 10, 2020, 8:44:18 PM7/10/20
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Your service is a ripoff a total fraud. You scammed me for around $500 dollars. Even after I cancelled my service with you you billed me again for $113 although the credit card company reversed the charges. Your service never worked for me. I have been on USENET for 25 years and no one I know uses your service. I contacted the Brookings, South Dakota police force and your so called address is a mail drop company UPS. There doesn't seem to be anything more I can do legally about this and there is no way I am travelling to Florida this year. Hope you catch Wuhan and I have contacted the Outlaws MC in Florida so maybe they will shake you down for your illgotten gains.

Greg,

I am a detective with the Brookings Police Department. I was asked to look into your complaint regarding USENET. As of right now I don’t have a ton of answers but wanted to let you know what I’ve found out so far. The address listed for USENET is actually our local UPS Store. I was able to confirm with UPS USENET does have a mailbox at the store #146. I have identified the person who set up the box as a male out of Winter Park, Florida. It also appears he has a similar online business set up called Easynews, which comes back to a UPS store in Miami Florida. The phone numbers for both businesses appear to be out of Phoenix, AZ and I believe they are both VOIP numbers, which is quite unusual for a legitimate business. I believe I have also identified a legitimate business which this guy does work for in Winter Park, Florida so I am planning on doing some follow up with that company to see if I can find anything else out about him. I know these aren’t real answers right now but I can tell you there is no physical business her in Brookings, South Dakota that business operates out of and as far as I can tell no “employees” for the business here either. Why he chose to use a UPS mailbox in South Dakota is puzzling as well but I will continue to dig on this and see what I can find. I will let you know what I do find out regarding this. If you have any questions please let me know.


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On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 01:27:35 p.m. PDT, UsenetServer <sup...@usenetserver.com> wrote:


New reply for the ticket #UNS00033125

Hello.

I am very sorry that your experience has not been a good one. We strive to keep our customers happy, so let's see what we can do here. I see that were were charged $95.40 on the following dates:
2018-04-13
2019-04-13
2020-04-13

You filed a chargeback for the most recent charge on 2020-04-29. We would like to go ahead and refund the other two charges, but they are too old, and our payment processors will not allow it. However, if you could please send us a PayPal address, we can send you a refund for the other two charges (for a total of $190.80).

Please let us know how you would like to proceed.

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Greg Carr <greg...@yahoo.ca>
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Wed., Jul. 15 at 6:13 p.m.

Hi,

I want $1,000 dollars from you crooks. I haven't used Paypal in years. Send a cheque for 1,000 dollars to Greg Carr General Delivery 7322 King George Blvd #100, Surrey, BC V3W 5A5 Shoppers Drug Mart Post Office. Use Purolator or Fed Ex if you want and I will move on to the next bugbear.

You ppl owe me a grand.
>
>Your service is a ripoff a total fraud. You scammed me for around $500 dollars. Even after I cancelled my service with you you billed me again for $113 although the credit card company reversed the charges. Your service never worked for me. I have been on USENET for 25 years and no one I know uses your service. I contacted the Brookings, South Dakota police force and your so called address is a mail drop company UPS. There doesn't seem to be anything more I can do legally about this and there is no way I am travelling to Florida this year. Hope you catch Wuhan and I have contacted the Outlaws MC in Florida so maybe they will shake you down for your illgotten gains. F The Other Club.
>Easynews, Newshosting, Readnews, Newsgroup.Ninja and Usenetserver are
>owned by Omicron Media and operate under the Highwinds Media backbone.
>Its public knowledge by now.
>
>Their headquarters are in Winter Park Florida.
>
>https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/easynews$20just$20figuring$20it$20out$20now/alt.free.newsservers/zJO0ARfR_Bc/UGJqIREAAgAJ
>
>Highwinds Network Group
>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
>Jump to navigationJump to search
>Highwinds Network Group
>Highwinds Network Group logo.png
>Type
>Private
>Industry Internet
>Founded 2002, Acquired 2017
>Headquarters 941 W. Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, Florida, United States
>Key people
>Steve Miller, Lance Crosby
>Parent StackPath
>Website highwinds.com
>Highwinds Network Group, Inc. (Highwinds) is a company that was founded in 2002 and offers IP services including CDN, cloud storage, IP transit, transport and colocation.[1] The company headquarters are located in Winter Park, Florida, United States. Highwinds maintains Network Operations Centers (NOCs) in Winter Park, FL, Phoenix, AZ, and Amsterdam, Netherlands as well as offices in Costa Mesa, CA, São Paulo, Brazil and London, England. The Highwinds network, called RollingThunder, consists of more than 70 points of presence[2] throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.[3] Highwinds provides video streaming services to media companies including Blip.TV[4] and Hudl,[5] delivers online games for publishers such as Valve[6] and CCP Games[7] and distributes advertising assets for leading platforms including Facebook's LiveRail.[8]
>
>
>Contents
>1 Financing announcements
>2 HW Media anticompetitive practices controversy
>3 See also
>4 References
>5 External links
>Financing announcements
>On March 11, 2008, Highwinds announced it had closed a $55 million[9] round of equity financing led by General Catalyst Partners[10] and Alta Communications.[11] The funds will be used to expand the Highwinds CDN and RollingThunder network.
>
>On May 4, 2011, Highwinds announced that it had secured a $50 million[12] credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank and Comerica Bank. According to the press release from the company, the new credit facility allowed Highwinds to achieve a more attractive all-in cost of capital and was evidence of the company's impressive financial profile.
>
>On August 8, 2013, Highwinds announced that it had secured $205 million[13] in new financing. The transaction was led by Cerberus Business Finance, LLC and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc., an investment fund managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., with participation from the company's existing equity sponsor, General Catalyst Partners, and the company's management team. The funding positioned Highwinds for massive growth of its global CDN.
>
>On February 4, 2017, Highwinds was acquired by StackPath, a cloud services company.[14] Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. As quoted in their blog, "Highwinds' services and platform will be integrated with existing StackPath offerings and operations to create a single global platform with the industry's best security features and performance."
>
>Omicron Media, the former owner of Highwinds, maintained ownership over the Usenet portion of Highwinds and maintains their operations under the name HW Media.[15] HW Media currently provides Usenet services to ISPs and resellers. HW Media is consistently in the Top 10 out on the TOP1000 Usenet Servers.[16]
>
>HW Media anticompetitive practices controversy
>
>This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
>Find sources: "Highwinds Network Group" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
>HW Media (the part of Highwinds still owned by Omicron Media) is well known for its reseller services and claiming to be the Usenet server with the largest retention. However, resellers of HW media fail to disclose that they work with the company. Most people who buy multiple accounts for increased binary completion end up buying multiple accounts from different HW resellers. This leads to people paying multiple times for the same service. This has drawn criticism from Usenet users that HW Media is trying to deceive customers by not making their resellers disclose their affiliation with HW Media. The list below is non-exhaustive list of HW Media resellers:
>
>Easynews
>NewsgroupDirect
>Newsgroup.Ninja
>Newshosting
>UsenetServer
>Tweaknews
>
>FLORIDA OFFICE
>807 W Morse Blvd,
>Winter Park, FL 32789
>407-410-8830
>
>Support Center Open 24 hours
>
>ARIZONA OFFICE
>3300 N. Central Ave
>Phoenix, AZ 85012
>
>NETHERLANDS OFFICE
>Staten
>Bolwerk 1
>2011 MK Haarlem
>Netherlands
>
>https://omicronmedia.com/contact/
>
>Guess they missed the memo on diversity.
>
>https://omicronmedia.com/our-people/team/
>
>https://omicronmedia.com/our-people/board-of-directors/
>
>I want my money and these white collar criminals should be easy to shakedown for any 1% biker or hardcore person.
>
>Riomar Capital
>Founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire, HW Media reaches over 4.5 million annual unique visitors and engages over 50,000 newsletter subscribers. Based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country, HW Media is owned by Riomar Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm.
>
>Clayton Collins, Managing Partner
>Clayton Collins is the Founder and Managing Partner at Riomar Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm formed to acquire, operate and grow a private business. Riomar Capital acquired HousingWire in 2016. Clayton currently serves as President and CEO of HousingWire.
>
>Prior to founding Riomar Capital, Clayton Collins worked at RBC Capital Markets in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group based in New York, New York. He advised public and private corporations on a variety of M&A and corporate finance mandates across a diverse range of industries, including digital media, broadcasting and technology.
>
>Before joining RBC, Clayton was Vice President of National Sales and Marketing at Citibank in New York, New York. In this role, Clayton managed the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies, relationship management tools and enhancements to the sales process for Citibank’s retail and commercial banking operations. Clayton began his career in Citibank’s Management Associate Leadership Development Program.
>
>Clayton completed his MBA at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He graduated from Elon University with a BS in Business Administration. Originally from Vero Beach, Florida, Clayton resides in Dallas, Texas.
>
>Team – Riomar Capital

Team – Riomar Capital


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