Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Public Citizen Litigation Group issues letter to Kleargear

The Public Citizen Litigation Group issued a letter yesterday. One wonders mightily who will be around to read it. Everybody and their dog knows the Kleargear corporate address is a mail drop.



Personal Upshot? Threatening utter criminal scumbags with litigation in 30 days time whilst they are in the middle of a "midnight move" after ripping as many people off as humanly possible now isn't a fair resolution.

By 100% absolute rights the cops should be shuttering that fraudulent website. NOW.


E-Mail from stephen.gutman@yahoo.com - Update

Of course there has been no further reply from stephen.gutman@yahoo.com

We best explain that we are ATTEMPTING to contact a 100% la de da lawyer, not just the scumbaggians hiring his fully black soul. Our semi-exhaustive due diligence tells us that Mr. Stephen L. Gutman is a real dude, one that would be just about JUMPING UP AND DOWN to rescue his very battered reputation by now.

Thats not what we have happening. As anybody that has TRIED to call these K9s can tell you, they are scurrying under the rocks as fast as they can be lifted.

Only active members are eligible to practice law in Michigan.
Stephen L. Gutman—P14480 (active and in good standing)

Gutman PLLC
PO Box 250517
Franklin, MI 48025

Phone: (248) 488-7888
Fax: (248) 809-4049
e-Mail: sgutman@gutmanpllc.com
Sections:International Law Section, Master Lawyers Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section, Taxation Section
vCard Electronic Business Card

Michigan Licensed: 07/19/1967


Stephen L. Gutman
The plot is getting thicker and deeper citizens as this monkey has received an e-mail from stephen.gutman@yahoo.com denying everything except the birth of Jesus.

"Please be advised that your emails were directed to the wrong person. I am not and never was the attorney for Clear Gear or any other entity with a similar name. I was contacted by 2 television stations and explained the same to them.

Your email threats have been reported to the local police department who advised me, if you continue, to report this matter to the FBI. I am sure they will be able to find you despite your efforts to hide your identity."
Well DAMN says we with gusto. The grotesquely offensive remarks were directed to what appeared to be a licensed lawyer's (gag) domain. Specifically, we e-mailed a wicked large, MFing PoS Coksucker at ... sgutman@gutmanpllc.com

So whats the deal?

Here is our confused reply ...

"I am not certain which e-mails you are referring to exactly. Send me a copy.
I sent my e-mails to a practicing lawyer at what appears his domain, not yahoo.
I threatened nobody and DO call the FBI, the CIA the National Guard ... and your momma.


If you are NOT a wicked fukkin scuzzy bag PoS offense excuse for a lawyer (soon to be disbared) then HELP ME track that wicked crooked MFing basterd down.

Have super duper pooper day,


p.s. Our blog numbers are outstanding."

So WTF is going on here? No clue whatever. At first blush this reply is SOUNDING distinctly lawyerly. WHY is a Yahoo address replying to something sent to "gutmanpllc.com"?

ONLY the shadow knows citizens ... stay tuned, it can only get better.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kleargear website STILL 100% Fraudulent

"Your complaint may help us and our law enforcement partners detect patterns of fraud and abuse, which may lead to investigations and eliminate unfair business practices."
"Consumer Complaint/Inquiry Filing Information The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's office helps consumers each year ...

Gemstones of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Brazil produces the greatest variety of gems and semi-precious stones in the world, including diamonds, emeralds and amethyst.
Portuguese colonists created the state of Minas dos Matos Gerais, later renamed "Minas Gerais," in 1720, while exploring this region of Brazil in search of gems, gold, and other valuable natural resources.

Some of the most spectacular gems come from the state of Minas Gerais. This area produces emerald, aquamarine, rubellite (pink tourmaline), green tourmaline, imperial topaz, alexandrite and amazonite.
During the 1700s, when Minas Gerais was under Portuguese control, gold and gem mining labor was conducted by slaves taken from the west coast of Africa. This accounts for the large percentage of African descendants who now populate the region.
The gem-bearing pegmatites of the Minas Gerais region are some of the most significant deposits in Brazil and the world. The topography consists of hilly country defined by mounds called inselbergs, which are pegmatites that eroded more slowly than the surrounding schists and metamorphic rock.

As the pegmatites began to erode after prolonged exposure, tougher material such as beryl, topaz, tourmaline and quartz were transported to secondary eluvial and alluvial deposits located in downstream drainage basins.
The finest Brazilian aquamarine comes from the Marambaia valley region of Minas Gerais, 100 kilometers north of Teófilo Otoni. The highest concentration of aquamarine occurs with gem-bearing pegmatites located near the villages of Catugi, Ponto de Marambaia, and Padre Paraíso.
Topaz mining in the vicintity of Ouro Prêto dates back to the 1700s. Imperial Topaz was originally mined in the "topaz belt" of Minas Gerais, which was comprised of three distinct regions (Dom Bosco, Rodrigo Silva, Saramenha) near the mining town of Ouro Prêto. In 1768, he Portuguese government designated all gem deposits in the region as property of the crown, under state control. The Mina do Capão, near Ouro Prêto has produced some of the finest imperial topaz (topázio imperial) in Brazil.
Brazilian diamond mining in Minas Gerais was short lived. In 1714, Brazil's first diamond discovery was made by miners prospecting for gold along the Rio Jequitinhonha river near the town of Tejuco (now Diamantina), in the Espinhaço Mountains.
By 1729, the Portuguese government had declared the placer mines as the property of the crown, labeling the area as a "forbidden district," and proclaiming a "royal monopoly" on all mining.

In the years that followed, there was a diamond-rush to the Rio Jequitinhonha and Rio Abaeté alluvial deposits, and diamond production in the region reached its peak between 1785 and 1807. Thereafter, there was a rapid decline as the area became mined out. The largest red diamond known, the "Moussaieff Red" was discovered in the 1990s by a Brazilian farmer in the Abaetezinho river in 1990. The rough stone weighed 13.9 carats (2.78 g).
Brazil is the one of the largest volume producers of emerald in the world, and the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Goias have the largest deposits in the country. Significant emerald deposits in Minas Gerais are found at the Capoeirana mine and Itabira mine in Nova Era, Município Itabira, about 90 kilometers east of Belo Horizonte. Brazil has been known to produce large rough emeralds up to 200 carats in size.
Brazilian tourmaline is found in igneous rock pegmatite dikes and alluvial deposits (cascalho), located in the area around the Município de Virgem da Lapa, north of Teófilo Otoni. The Ouro Fino, Arazuai-Itinga, and Arazuai-Salinas mining areas north of Marambaia are a significant source for green (chrome) tourmaline.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Faberge attic find brings $ 5.2m

The executor of a Rhinebeck, New York estate made a huge discovery in the attic of George and Betty Davis, finding a rare Fabergé figure that recently sold at auction for $5.2 million. An unassuming wooden box held a hardstone portrait figure of Nikolai Nikolaievich Pustynnikov, who was a loyal personal Cossack bodyguard to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

“Little sapphires in the eyes, little gold trim and gold braid and all these elaborately inlayed and enameled double-headed imperial eagles." Tsar Nicholas II commissioned the famed artisans to produce the figure for his wife, Empress Alexandra in 1912, only a few years before the revolution that led to the fall of the Romanov family. Just 50 figures were known to have been carved by Fabergé.

The rarity of such figures is close to that of the Imperial Easter Eggs though production of portrait figures of known historical persons is even more rare for the House of Fabergé. The bill of sale shows that the figure was acquired by Armand Hammer. Then in December 1934 the antique was sold at the Hammer Galleries in Manhattan to Mr. George Davis for $2250.

It remained in the Davis family until the recent Stair Galleries auction in Hudson, New York.

The pre-sale auction estimate was $500,000-$800,000 for the authenticated figure that was found 6 months ago. Bidding began at $500,000 and when the gavel fell, famed London-based jeweler, Wartski, won the auction with a phone bid of $5.2 million.


Crooked Kleargear Basterds advertising on Google

"Ad related to kleargear

KlearGear.com Swag‎


Over 1,000 geek toys, gadgets, decor, and nerdy goodness."

William Franklin Bermender
Our Boyos, knowing time is very definately against them, have released the floodgates and are racking up billings for advertising services they will SURELY never pay for. Do a Google search and our boyos are there, willing to sell you more "Fun" by golly.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Exposing Criminal Fraud - William Franklin Bermender - UPDATED II

How curious indeed that material posted elsewhere becomes subject to censorship here.

The following is an investigative piece posted on RipOff Report.

"KlearGear asserts falsely that someone accepted a contractual term, and asserts a debt based on that false statement, and reports that debt to credit agencies, that's fraud. It's not just a civil wrong, it's a crime."


William Franklin Bermender

"The many lives of William Franklin Bermender

So, what started as a basic investigation into Kleargears credentials quickly heated up when it was revealed that they recently raised $7 million yet customers had been threatened for years with retaliation when the products they ordered never arrived.

When I visited their homepage for the first time, it struck me that TRUSTe would certify a shop with such awful Terms of Service. Turns out they didn't.
•A source within TRUSTe informs me that genuine seals are clickable links leading to a certification page; this is just an image on KlearGear's page.
• KlearGear is not in TRUSTe's searchable database of certified sites.
• My source within TRUSTe confirms that KlearGear.com has never been TRUSTe certified.

Kleargear outright lied at their homepage: http://www.truste.com/consumer-privacy/trusted-directory/?radio=url&search=kleargear&submit=Search69

The "5-Star Merchant eTAILERratings" seal on their home page. It's not clickable. When you go to that site and search for kleargear.com, guess what?

They also have a fake BBB rating on their page.

I'm actually wondering, given all the misrepresentation, legally unenforceable policies (such as the $550 disputed charge fee, the bogus non-disclosure "agreement" etc.), the fact that they're not shipping promised goods, etc., if they're even a real business. I'm wondering if the business was set up primarily as a scam, not an e-tailer...

Multiple older press releases list a Will Bermender as the president of KlearGear:

"It's the coolest office toy ever made," said KlearGear.com President and Chief Geek Will Bermender.
"Our new affiliate program is the perfect win-win situation where we can introduce our cutting edge gadgets to new audiences, while also sharing financial rewards with web site owners," said Will Bermender, President at KlearGear.com.

It got even better when one of our investigators sat down for a lunch meeting with a former employee, and not only heard, but got to see the intensity and disgust in their face when asked about Bermender and his shell company companies Klear Gear, Havaco Direct and Chenal Media. They told us Havaco Direct has used the same San Antonio address as William Bermender which they confirmed for showing us the local White Pages. Bermender after being reported on Ripoff Report then relocated to Arkansa with an address located on Chenal Valley Dr, Apt 2304 (no coincidence – Chenal Media & Chenal Brands)

In another phone interview, a warehouse manager for KlearGear said of Bermender; “It was like he was invisible, except for his pathetic penchant for name dropping”. Another sales executive stated; “Bermender was associated with badcustomer.com tried desperately to get his new con off the ground by bilking investors out of $7 million dollars through Chenal Media.

The LinkedIn page for Will Bermender says he's in LA, so is this the same Will? Well, we do know that Chenal owns KlearGear, but is this the same as Chenal Media? Yes it is!

Will decided to use his gadget gains to break into the Hollywood biz. And all we need to do to confirm that the Chenal Brands and KlearGear/Chenal are the same is check out the name on the bottom of the press release announcing Chenal Media's funding.


Secretary of State has a listing for Havaco Direct, Inc. It filed an Application for Certificate of Authority in 2005. It states that Havaco is a DE corp and lists its Director and President as William Bermender. It forfeited its existence in 2007. Yet in 2012 William Bender is on Free Lancer hiring people under Havaco to write fake reviews for Kleargear to try and dilute his victims reports on consumer advocacy websites (see below)

Bermender sent a letter to the Texas Comptroller that is also on file with the Texas Secretary of State. The letter, dated November 2011, states, in short, that Bermender was an outside contractor for Havaco in 2005, but he was never an officer or director ("Apparently, my name erroneously appears in state records for this organization – without my knowledge or consent."). Bermender asks that the Comptroller and SOS remove his name in connection with the company.

Bermender's letterhead contains an email address with @ChenalCo.com


Kleargear fines their customers $3,500 for writing real reviews, yet they pay contractors for fake reviews. I wonder how Will Bermender will try to scrub his ads on Freelancer.com?


Project Description:

This project is to write and post 10 reviews on R E S E L L E R R A T I N G S .COM.
Each review must be:
* 25-125 words on the company and/or products purchased.
* For a different order number (will be provided).
* From a different e-mail addresses. This site will send a request to verify before displaying the review.
* Posted from a different IP address.
Written in grammatically correct English with proper spelling.
The domain name for the site to be reviewed will be provided to the selected provider. The site is a general-interest e-commerce site with no mature content.


Project Description:

We need 240 email addresses to be made.
They must all be of a variation of gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail (80 each).
Each email account needs to be created on a unique IP – prefer iprental.com NO USA IP/Proxy used twice!
Each account should be created in such a way so that they are not going to be banned. We are going to use them for long term. They must be virgin accounts, unused for signing up with any other services.

Questions should be e-mailed to Will Bermender, who is available between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday – Friday (Eastern Standard Time)"
Will Bermender is Chenal Media, Havaco Direct, Kleargear and many other alter egos
Will Bermender – http://www.pinterest.com/kleargear/

Will Bermender, Los Angeles, CA, US, Texas, US – Executive Chairman at Chenal Media, Board …


Will Bermender (peoplesmart) Age: 43
Harold W Bermender, age 43
AKA William Franklin Bermender, W H Bermender, Will Bermender, William W Bermender, W Bermender Has lived in San Antonio TX, Round Rock TX, Hamden CT, Philadelphia PA, Osseo MN, New Haven CT, Little Rock AR (this is where is apartment was on Chenal the name of Chenal Brands and Chenal Media), Southbury CT

Has Worked for Havaco Direct, Chenal Brands, Haniel Industries ( sold $7 million dollars in fake investments in Chenal Media) , Comcast Corporation, Havaco Direct Inc, Chanal Media, Mix Kicks, Shopscape, ShopNBC, Denmore Garments, Cendant Corporation

Related to Priscilla Rivera, Sharon Bermender, Lee Bermender, Susan Bermender, Roberto Jimenez

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kleargear sells "fun" - Lee Gersten - UPDATE

An alert has been posted by the Better Business Bureau®

"As of November 28, 2012, the BBB became aware that the company's website is displaying a BBB Accredited Business logo and BBB Rating A+; however, the company is not a BBB accredited business and the BBB rating is not A+. The BBB contacted the company regarding these issues and this matter is pending the company's response. As of November 28, 2012, the BBB discovered that some pages of the company's website display the BBB Accredited Business Logo and state "BBB Rating A+", when neither is true. The BBB contacted the company at the Michigan mail drop address instructing the company to immediately remove the incorrect BBB logo and reference from their site. This matter is currently pending."



"Driven to record sales this year by a slate of new bestsellers and exclusive goodies, Christophe Monette, CEO of Kleargear parent Descoteaux Boutiques, has been pleasantly surprised by the dramatic shift in product mix and in-house product development as the direct result of customer feedback during the first two years under the DBS banner.
"When we put the customer in the driver seat a year and a half ago," Monette shared, "we didn't know where they would take us. Their collective genius, and Kleargear's responsive team, helped us build a more innovative and collaborative culture at Kleargear and a delightfully renewed sense of fun."

Customer feedback also drove new store improvements including pre-order and back-order capabilities, enhanced order communication, simplified navigation and returns processes, and inspired more detailed product information.

"We sell fun," said Gersten, "and we're removing obstacles in the path of delivering it."
Margaux Banet Email 2885 Sanford Ave SW #19886 Grandville, MI 49418 United States

Descoteaux Boutiques ZAC Paris Rive Gauche 118-122 Avenue de France 75013 Paris France

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/19/5925800/winterize-your-cubicle-at-kleargearcom.html#storylink=cpy