A guy stopped in with a brochure from Licensed Cartoons Corp, offering to do a “Joint Venture Partnership”, where we hand out fliers or whatever, and when a customer makes an order, we get 10%. While it sounds like a good and easy deal, that’s the problem.
I’m really suspicious of anyone who markets Disney stuff, anything with a Disney-owned connection, whether picture, character, name, song, whatever. This seems to have copyright infringement written all over it, but I simply don’t know.
Has anyone else experienced this company? www.licensedcartoons.com
Never had any interaction with them whatsoever. That being said, in less than 5 minutes I found a couple of things that to me (be they fair or not) raised flags and would tell me to stay clear.
- Exactly as you said, way too easy and too good to be true.
- WHOIS on Domain shows it was created on Feb 14, 2013. Less than a year old, always makes me a little leary as it is new.
- WHOIS shows the owner as Amete Darvish, with admin contact using a hotmail e-mail address. Doesn’t come off as professional to me.
- Google search of Amete Darvish comes up with this Facebook page, using the same url as his e-mail address so it is definitely the same individual. https://www.facebook.com/Snoopyuz
Perhaps it is wrong to generate opinions about a business or company based on a personal page, but when a “professional company”, but it does not strike me as the owner of a company whom is associated with Disney.
Need something more concrete? A continued search of the name pulls him up as the president of a company called “Characters Club Corp” (http://www.corporationwiki.com/Californ … 76106.aspx[/url]). Queue a warning complaint listed on Ripoff report ([url=http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Character-Club/San-Fernando-California-91340/The-Character-Club-Deceptive-San-Fernando-California-904388]http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Chara … nia-904388[/url]) An LA BBB report with advertising / sales issues ([url=http://www.bbb.org/los-angeles/business-reviews/internet-shopping/thecharactersclubcom-in-san-fernando-ca-100100472/complaints#breakdown]http://www.bbb.org/los-angeles/business … #breakdown[/url]), and a site of similiar design ([url=http://thecharactersclub.com/]http://thecharactersclub.com/) and disclaimer at the bottom:
TheCharactersClub.com (Copyright © 2010 All Names, Logos & Characters Shown in our website are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved
Developed and SEO NYC by SiteAndRunning, Inc. )
LicensedCartoons.com (Copyright © 2012. www.LicensedCartoons.com
All Names, Logos in our website are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved
Developed & SEO NYC by SiteAndRunning, Inc.)
I am sure I could pull up even more information if I continued the search, but I think the aforementioned is more than sufficient information to encourage you to follow your gut and stay away
I did not go the WHOIS route, but thanks for checking it. I did check thd BBB with no reports under the mist recent name, at least.
The guy came back, I told him no thanks.
Nick, I appreciate your help.