Warning: Stephen Anderson AKA ImediaPro, Cold Call Cowboy, The Creative Juice,
Beware of Stephen W. Anderson! Before fronting large sums of money to anyone offering promotion products do a web search and BBB search!
He purports to provide "Interactive Multimedia Business Cards" in DVD format for financial planners and real estate professionals. Unfortunately I lost over $15,000 to him when he didn't provide the products that he promised. Then after getting all the money he tries to extort more money from saying he won't give you your the promised DVDs unless you pay him over $3,000 more! He's got a great system to make it onerous or impossible to recoup your money, and he is clearly an expert scammer.
A few of his tricks are:
- threatening to file bankruptcy (he's done this several times already)
- falsely claiming fatal illness (he's been terminally ill for over 5 years according to web research!)
- delaying communications and thwarting progress on the project, then claiming breach of contract
- giving traveling seminars in different states to avoid any practical way of holding him legally accountable
- High pressure "It's now or never" type ultimatums - i.e. give me extra money NOW or never get any of the promised product.
It is astonishing that Stephen Anderson is not in jail, and I hope to someday see him on dateline, CNBC American Greed, etc. He deponds on the fact that it is very difficult to chase him around across the country to take legal action. I really hope he gets what he deserves!
Here are some links describing his ripoff victims:
Here's what he looks like:
Here's his bogus Resume:
My experience with Stephen W. Anderson, Cold Call Cowboy Productions, and The Creative Juice was far different than what I've read here. My experience was amazing. Here's what I would like to share.
I first met Stephen Anderson when his product was the Audio Business Card and his company was Cold Call Cowboy Productions in the mid 80's. It appeared to be just the missing piece of the puzzle for me. I loved it, immediately ordered it, and it did everything I expected and more. Mr. Anderson said that if I would follow the marketing plan that came with it, that it was reasonable to expect a 50% increase in my business within the first year. I exceeded that.
I actually doubled my business in less than 12 months. I was thrilled. The entire experience of dealing with his company was first rate.
Fast forward to 2011 when I was exposed to the multimedia business card. I was ready to order a second time when I came across some disturbing comment on the Internet about Steve and his company that caused me some concern.
I obviously knew Steve from my previous order and before I orgered again, I felt I needed to hear for myself what the story was.
I've been around the block long enough to realize that every business has issues at one time or another and if you're doing any kind of business at all, you're going to have some unhapy clients here and there, but this obviously still concerned me, as I was looking at an investment, for me, that represented a large part of my marketing budget.
I called The Creative Juice and spoke to Stephen W. Anderson personally by phone. I expressed concern about what I had read. He was very open and forthright. He answered every question I threw at him and explained that everything I was reading on the Internet were the result of events that occured back in 2003 / 04. He said that 8 years later that those events were ancient history and since that time have delivered several thousand more orders.
He actually went through the dozen or so complaints on the Internet one by one. He knew each one by name, and told me their individual story. Hearing him tell his story and comparing that to what each person posted on the Internet gave me a level of comfort allowing me to proceed with my order. I knew what the first order did for my business and I was expecting that again with this order.
What clinched the deal was that even though I didn't ask for one, he set me up on a payment program just so I was 100% comfortable with my decision to move forward. He set it up so my payments were tied to production milestones. I paid 1/4 to get started, 1/4 at sign off on my cover material, 1/4 at sign off of CD ROM, and 1/4 on delivery. This way I could see things happening on my end and I was very comfortable with the pay as you go program.
To make a long story short. I was told the turnaround time was approximately 90 to 120 days. They completed my order in half that time. My finished product is incredible, and my clients and prospects alike are impressed.
I can't speak for anyone else, other than myself, but my experience with Stephen W. Anderson and The Creative Juice was first rate. In fact, after going through the process, experiencing success, and receiving my entire order a month early, I've referred some of my peers to them too.
I hope this has been helpful. If you have questions, I would be happy to speak with you on my cell. Ask for Ellis Nash at 917-301-7600