In regards to Russell Altomare AKA Russell James Altomare DBA comicsupply.com AKA www.comicsupply.com
AKA comicsupply AKA\DBA Aso Enterprises.
Unfortunately I have also been swindled by this scam of a site known as ComicSupply.com. I know this thread is a bit dated, but I felt the need to reiterate and hopefully raise the search rankings of this post a bit.
It should be noted that what he is doing is a crime. It only takes a few minutes to report him to the various entities that handle such matters. Even if you have conceded in taking a financial loss, you should still take action so that he can be investigated by the appropriate authorities.
After doing some leg work and filing my complaints, I recommend you start with the following:Fraud.org (National Consumers League)http://www.fraud.org/complaint
Quote:MI State Attorney's Consumer Complaint Site:http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17331-42077--,00.html
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR REPORT:
We will enter the information in our state-of-the-art incident report system.
We will relay your report to the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies.
Your report will be transmitted to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel complaint database and the National Association of Attorneys General. This information is available 24 hours a day to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
Information you provide informs federal and state regulators of possible illegal telemarketing or Internet activities. While there is no guarantee that you will recover money lost to fraud, you can at least help stop fraud and punish wrong-doers.
Quote:FBI - Internet Crime Complaint Centerhttp://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx?
If you submit a complaint, a copy of the complaint may be sent to the business about whom the complaint is issued and may be sent to other governmental agencies for their review. Complaints and supporting documents are public records. Some complaints may become the subject of civil or criminal cases and may be subject to disclosure as part of a court proceeding.
The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.
His site is hosted on servers at Host Rocket
, you can let them know he is violating their TOS.http://www.hostrocket.com/
Terms of Service: http://www.hostrocket.com/tos/
Abuse form: https://support.hostrocket.com/submitticket.php?step=2&deptid=5
Same for his payment processor, Plug'n Pay
, violation of Use Policy:http://www.plugnpay.com/
Use Policy: http://www.plugnpay.com/use.php
Domain registered with:http://hostopia.com/contactFTC: (fraud.org submits to this system)https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.
Why: Your complaints can help us detect patterns of wrong-doing, and lead to investigations and prosecutions. The FTC enters all complaints it receives into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database that is used by thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement authorities worldwide. The FTC does not resolve individual consumer complaints.
ComicSupply.Com toll free: 800-978-9696
Public WHOIS information for comicsupply.com:
Registration Service Provider:
Hostopia.com Inc, d/b/a Aplus.net
26395 Northline commerce drive suite 605
Taylor, MI 48180
EDIT 2/27/2013 - Added Web hosting abuse contact form link