It looks like one of Philadelphia Church of God's elite is practicing true Christian ethics in a business that is drawing in negative reviews. Like any good Church of God member, it has a name that immediately will draw up a reaction from church members. Because who else is always the first easy target for some wild business adventure than fellow church members! It is called The Petra Group.
A reader here on Banned wrote:
Jeremy Cocomise is Co-Founder and Director of Operations for "The Petra Group," along with Bret Smythe. (Jeremy Cocomise's Linked in page doesn't come right out and say he works for "The Petra Group"; however, if you enlarge his picture, you will see the words "The Petra Group" embossed on a yellow background.) In my opinion, it looks to me like this company is a cash cow for the PCG (zoominfo gives $5-10 million in revenue). It appears to be a closed company to PCG employees as all the PCG names I searched, such as Privratsky, etc., come up working for this company and are tied in with PCG and HWA College (AC). The Petra Group is not BBB accredited and BBB has received several complaints alleging customer service issues. I also discovered a "Notice of Federal Tax Lien" in November 2012 with an unpaid balance of $2944.55.
You remember Jeremy Cocomise...
3, Report #987446Dec 26 2012
11:34 PMThe Petra Group Unauthorized Debiting Theft , Internet
This company gained access to my bank account and began dinging me $275 per month. I did not authorize their debit of my account. I did not agree to do any business with these people. When contacted, they claimed to have telephone messages from me authorizing the deductions and refused to stop or refund any of the money already taken from my account. No services were performed. I am attempting to get funds credited back to my bank account, but Chase Bank is little help in stopping the debits or diligently putting the clamps on these scammers. This company markets over the phone to law offices, like mine, and other professionals claiming to get top billing on internet advertising. They claim to have 10,000 clients (how do all those folks get to the top of the list?), but provide no service...and in my case, deducted funds from my account without any authority from my office. Do not do business with these guys and hope they cannot access your account information to start deducting cash right out of your account...internet theft.Entity: Internet, Internet
5, Report #1067906
Jul 17 2013
The Petra Group Beware Media Mouth is The Petra Group!!! Don't be fooled!! gresham Oregon The Petra Group is MEDIA MOUTH! Don't be fooled!! It's the same low life owners, Bret and Jeremy, and they are still up to no good. They are under investigation from the Dept of Justice and Consumer Affairs for fraudulent business practices. In particular, for charging customer credit cards AFTER you have clearly cancelled your service. They hope you don't notice. If you do, they wait for you to file a complaint with your credit card company and have your charges reversed. In the meantime they have held onto your money for a couple of months. They are cons! DO not do business with them or give them your credit card information. You will be sorry, they are con's! BEWARE!
The Petra Group
Entity: gresham, Oregon
Jun 27 2012
11:55 AMThe Petra Group in Gresham Oregon Tel: 877-296-8618 The Petra Group...... Scam Artist Frauds BEWARE!!! gresham, Oregon
These guys are nothing but frauds... Scam artist. They should be locked up and sent to prison. Mr Bret Smythe and Jeremy Cocomise the owners are slimy low lifes. They sign your business up for Google Places which takes anyone two minutes to set up and they charge you 275.00 per month for five minutes worth of work and call it a business model. Once I figured out what they were doing I canceled and I'm still trying to get my money back from my credit card BUYER BEWARE!Entity: gresham, Oregon
This company gained access to my bank account and began dinging me $275 per month. I did not authorize their debit of my account. I did not agree to do any business with these people. When contacted, they claimed to have telephone messages from me authorizing the deductions and refused to stop or refund any of the money already taken from my account. No services were performed. I am...
Petra Group guaranteed first page Google placement after 60-90 days. I requested two specific key phrases on the premium package and then Petra Group charged my $275 monthly. My rep said my monthly fee would be discounted to $275 per month instead of $375. They guaranteed first page placement. After 90 days, my business was not listed on the first page on my requested key phrases. I...