Sunday, November 17, 2013

On the trail of Utter Scumbags - Kleargear - UPDATE

The "TRUSTe" certificate is apparently being used without authorization as a search reveals that "" is NOT a "trusted site"
- Update, "TRUSTe" has tweeted that Kleargear has NEVER been certified as a "trusted site".

KlearGear is a division of Chenal Brands, Inc. For more information, contact: Rob Key
Phone (616) 965-2426 Fax (616) 965-2427
said president Lee Gersten

9901 i-10 west suite 800 san antonio tx 78230
(214) 432-7923

Chenal Brands

Develops, acquires, and distributes new media projects, particularly films and screenplays in the horror, action, and science fiction genres.

The website for Chenal Brands appears to be a website connected to French energy producer Total Energy.

"Anyway, as was mentioned previously, the Chenal Media website is actually the Total S.A website. Check the source code of the page (view-source: It redirects to So does"
The Ripoff Report has provided more details.

Tom Riskin of Inhaniel and listed as a Chenal Media investor is mentioned here: and had created a report profile here

The photo listed as Tom Rifkin has been stolen. According to Wikpedia this is Professor Kurt Remele and is licensed CC-BY-SA-3.0, which means using it without attribution is illegal.

Megan Torcher another excecutive of Chenal Media and Chenal Brands is another identity created with a stolen photo. The photo of Megan Torcher is actually a picture of German business womam Manuela Better


Will Bermender - Executive Chairman at Chenal Media; CEO at Chenal Brands;
United States
For more information contact:
Will Bermender
(214) 432-7923

Havaco Direct, Inc  is a Delaware corporation.

File Number: 3745438 Incorporation Date / Formation Date: 12/29/2003 (mm/dd/yyyy) Entity Name: HAVACO DIRECT, INC.
Entity Kind: CORPORATION Entity Type: GENERAL
Residency: DOMESTIC State: DE
Address: 2711 CENTERVILLE RD STE 400
State: DE Postal Code: 19808
Phone: (302)636-5440

In 2007 it was found that Havaco Direct Inc attempted to hijack the website by registering and then redirecting to the website.


"Due to a recent dispute filed with your credit card bank in connection with your Order #29296 on 11-Sep-2012, you now owe an additional $50.00 per our Chargeback/Dispute Policy that you agreed to at the time of your purchase (available here: If you do not pay this fee within 30 days of the date of this notice, your delinquent account will be forwarded to our collections firm, credit bureaus TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, and you will owe an additional $500.00 Collections Fee per our binding sales contract.

To pay this fee, please fax a copy of both sides of your credit card to our Legal Department at (210) 745-4210 and reference your Order #29296. Alternatively, you may send a check to us at the address below.

We regret that we must charge this dispute fee, however your dispute violated our sales contract and was premature and without merit. Once again, please be aware that should you dispute your chargeback fee or later cancel a check payment you will incur additional chargeback and collection fees.

A copy of this message is being provided to your credit card bank in connection with this dispute and the related chargeback dispute fee. Whether or not you cancel your dispute with your credit card bank, this dispute fee is not refundable.

Please be advised that you will not receive another notice regarding this debt before your account is forwarded to our collections agency.

Regards, Stephen Gutman Legal Department, Inc.

(248) 488-7888

Stephen L. Gutman

40950 Woodward Ave Ste 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI48304
(313) 393-7560Fax (313) 393-7579

Fishman Group Attys

Gutman PLLC
PO Box 250517
Franklin, MI 48025

Phone: (248) 488-7888
Fax: (248) 809-4049
Stephen L. Gutman
The Fishman Group - Attorneys
40950 Woodward Avenue
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Office: 248-743-6070
Fax: 248-743-6002
Character & Fitness Investigations(517) 367-6510

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