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ampex medical aka rivera medical:
FALCON INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES AKA RIVERA MEDICAL COMPANY AKA AMPEX MEDICAL COMPANY AKA ALLIED MEDICAL COMPANY AKA ADVANCED MEDICAL COMPANY AKA SUPERIOR MEDICAL COMPANY AKA ALPHA MEDICAL COMPANY AKA CORBIN SUPPLY ARE ALL SCAM COMPANIES RAN BY MICHAEL EMORETH ARNOLD AND MICHAEL ALAN DIRKSEN
Moorpark firm's sales tactics spark Better Business Bureau caution
By Stephanie Hoops
The Tri-County Better Business Bureau is cautioning businesses that use latex gloves to be wary of phone calls from the Rivera Medical Co. in Moorpark.
“Make your employees aware to be cautious if you get calls from anyone asking about replenishing their supplies, because what they’re trying to do is trick them into ordering merchandise,” BBB President Rick Copelan said.
No one from Rivera’s staff, including listed owner Mike Arnold, could be located for comment.
The BBB has given the company an F rating after receiving more than a dozen complaints from businesses around the nation alleging Rivera billed them for products not ordered. In many cases, the businesses received unsolicited phone calls from someone offering free trial gloves that were then shipped with $451.50 invoices, according to the BBB.
A Florida podiatrist complained to the BBB that someone from Rivera contacted his staff and misrepresented that it was the doctor’s established vendor. “They tricked our staff into OK’ing the goods, which they claimed were ready to be shipped,” the complaint read. “When we received the goods, we realized this was not our regular vendor and we did not require these goods. We called to clarify the shipment. Mr. William Baxter from Rivera (Medical) Company was very rude, unprofessional and hung up on us.”
Complaints to the BBB indicate Baxter was the “warehouse supervisor” at Rivera, but there is no warehouse at the company’s address, 530 W. Los Angeles Ave., #115-210 in Moorpark. That address belongs to The UPS Store.
A spokesman at UPS said Rivera Medical is an active box holder there.
Rivera, however, has no website, and its phone number has been disconnected.
The city of Moorpark has not issued the company a business license.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Greg Brose deals in consumer protection issues. He said he didn’t have any information about the Rivera matter but noted that in general, “when a business lists a mail-box drop as a business address, the business is frequently trying to hide its true location and may not be responsive to c