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Bullseye Local Marketing, Inc.

Phone: (888) 869-0248Fax: (888) 340-7508View Additional Phone Numbers9900 W. Sample Road Ste. 300, Coral SpringsFL 33065 Send email to Bullseye Local Marketing, Inc.View Additional Web Addresses

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A BBB Accredited Business since 09/30/2005

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  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues3
Billing / Collection Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Bullseye Local Marketing, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (3)
12/15/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

This company is a known spammer.
This company is a known spammer. They advertise their ability to "get you customers," but their own methods of marketing to obtain customers for their own company is via illegal spamming and blatant violation of the CAN-SPAM act.

This company routinely spams many of my businesses, using email addresses that are "general, catch-all" addresses which have NEVER been published to the public, nor used by our company for any purpose whatsoever. BULLSEYE LOCAL MARKETING simply spams random "common" iterations of email addresses, hoping to reach a live person.

Here is an example of their SAPM:

I can provide you with
5 new clients per month for $599
8 new clients per month for $799
11 new clients per month for $999
guaranteed, regardless where you're located and what geographical area you serve.

I work exclusively with only one business broker in each geographical area, all of my results are tracked for your peace of mind and there is absolutely no tricks, gimmicks or long term contracts involved.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!

***** ******

Bullseye Local Marketing, Inc.
**** ** ****** *** ***** ***
Coral Springs, FL XXXXX

*If you would like to be removed from our mailing list please reply with the word REMOVE in the body of your email (please leave the subject line intact)

Desired Settlement
I require their written pledge to immediately adhere to the CAN-SPAM ACT and all other applicable laws. This means they must stop spamming people who have not opted into their junk marketing.

Should they not agree, in writing, I'll further complain to the FTC, their state Attorney General, and file any law suits available to us to recover judgments for each instance of illegal SPAM we have received.

Simply put, they need to operate a legitimate business without spamming people to get customers.

Business Response
First I'd like to point out that I have never spoken to this gentleman, and I have no idea who they are. If they had an issue with the emails we send they could have contacted me and I would have happily removed them from our database. But this person has never contacted me, and I am the only contact person in my company. I receive removal request daily and I always process all removals immediately.

This gentleman also claims the method I use to generate clients for my company is through spam emails. The truth is I use several different marketing methods to generate business for my company including email marketing, web marketing, print advertising and telemarketing.

This gentleman is claiming that I send emails to some of his business email addresses that have never been published- that are catch-all email accounts. It is not possible for me, or anyone, to have access to an email address that has not been published. He goes on to say that we send emails to "common iterations of email addresses hoping to reach a live person". If that was true next to none of my emails would be read, and my email service would get shut down because if you send to too many of those types of email addresses you will have your email service shut down. He may not know this but if he has an old email address in our database, and that email address is no longer active, his email server may redirect emails sent to that address to his catch all account. There is a very, very good chance that is what is happening and why he is receiving our emails at a catch all email address.

In the spirit of complying with can spam guidelines all of our emails have direct and honest messages in their subject lines, contain our business name and postal mailing address, have an unsubscribe link as well as an alternate method of being removed from the mailing list, and have fully legitimate and honest content in the body of the email as well as links that direct anyone who clicks to the destination that it says it will direct them to (no sneaky re-routing).

All this gentleman would need to do is contact me via email or phone and request removal from our mailing list. I personally handle all removal requests immediately- within less than a half an hour. The can spam act allows businesses to send solicitation emails to email addresses that were obtained through the recipient haven submitted their email address, providing that the above mentioned criteria is met so that the sender of the emails cannot attempt to hide their identity or true intention of the emails they send.

I'm sorry our emails caused this gentleman to get upset and although he has not provided his business name or email addresses I will do some research on my end to find his information so that I may remove him from our database. I also invite him to provide his email addresses to me so I can assure they are removed from the database. And per his request I will review the can spam guidelines to make sure we are complaint, and if necessary make any changes necessary to be compliant.

Thank you.
***** ******
Bullseye Local Marketing., Inc.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Bottom Line: They are spammers and send unsolicited bulk email to people who they have no relationship with, and have not requested any communication from them.

*****, answer that direct question. Do you send unsolicited commercial emails to unsuspecting recipients? While I appreciate you are trying to artfully avoid admitting you are a spammer, you ARE. Why should anyone have t o ask you not to bother them, when the laws says you are not allowed to in the first place?

You clearly know the law, and clearly know you are violating it. You are now on record, via the BBB as having been warned. Future violations will result in strong legal action and formal governmental complaints. Simply put, stop being an illegal spammer.

Please acknowledge you will immediately stop spamming. And cut the ridiculous excuses about not using generic email addresses. It is 100% true you have spammed many of our companies to email accounts we have never published, nor used. YOU ARE A SPAMMER. You know it. Fancy responses won't change what you are doing. Only you can change that.

Final Business Response
I apologize for submitting this late response. I did not receive the most recent notification letter from BBB until Monday Nov. 24, and because that was a holiday week I was out of the office almost the entire week.
After discussing the business broker industry solicitation email issue with my partner I have decided to cease sending solicitation emails as of about 2 weeks ago.
Thank you.

11/21/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

The company sold its service on the basis of a guaranteed number of clients/leads. They did not deliver.
In September 2013, ***** ****** (owner) offered a marketing program that stipulated Bullseye Local Marketing would attract 8 new clients for $799 monthly with a one-month trial period. I committed to his offer and paid via credit card. There was zero response in the first few weeks so I called him about it. He agreed to extend the program a couple of weeks. by the end, I had received only two phone calls (one by accident) and no leads. ***** said that he could not continue the program because it would cost too much money. Bottom line: they marketed their service based upon a performance guarantee and did not deliver anything.

Desired Settlement
A written acknowledgement that they misrepresented their service and partial refund of the fee paid.

Business Response
*** knew exactly how the program worked and how the guarantee worked before he decided to give it a shot. He knew there was risk- which he doesn't deny. Yet when his local market did not produce favorable results he all of a sudden wanted a refund even though he knew that the guarantee was not a money back guarantee.

My guarantee is called a performance guarantee- not a money back guarantee- because I don't offer "money back". My standard commitment required for new clients is a 3 month minimum commitment. However if we don't generate a certain level of results for the client in their first month or second month then they can cancel early despite the 3 month commitment. But there are no refunds. *** was aware of this before and he is still aware of this at this time.

I went over and above for ***. First I allowed him to pay for and try one month with no 3 month commitment which I don't normally do. Then after the first month ended I ran his program an extra few weeks for free- sacrificing my own profit. Then, that wasn't enough for him, he then wanted me to refund money because the results were poor. Obviously when I made an exception and offered him no 3 month commitment and the extra couple of weeks for free I made a mistake because now he feels he should be entitled to more. I already sacrificed my profit and more for a client who was okay with the risk before we ran the program but then had a change of heart afterwards and decided he wanted a refund.

As for his last comment where he said we did not deliver anything I would like to state then when I create a new campaign for a client I spend about 4 hours of my time setting up a marketing website as well as a tracking phone number and email form and the actually online ad campaign with Google which is what allows people to find him in the first place. And as I stated I already sacrificed my profit and more which means I got paid nothing for all of that as it is. I am not willing to refund any money on top of all of this.

The marketing site is still live if you'd like to view it please visit:

Thank you.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
The bottom line is this company is presenting it's service in a manner that is deceiving. They are presenting it as a results guarantee, which is a specific number of leads per dollar amount spent. They do this because it appears to assure the client of a reasonable cost payback. Only they have no way to meet the performance guarantee once you've paid. And his profit level is immaterial since he's basing his service on performance. Profit is not guaranteed. I continue to maintain that Bullseye uses deceitful marketing practices and other potential customers should be wary.

Final Business Response
If I hadn't spoken to *** before he signed up, and explained exactly how the guarantee worked and explained to him that there is still risk, then I agree that my actions would have been deceitful. But I did speak to him, I did explain everything, and he did understand. And then I went over and beyond what I normally do and gave him the ability to try the program without the usual 3 month commitment. And then on top of that I gave him extra few weeks for free. Then when he complains to the BBB he states that I didn't deliver anything- when as the BBB or anyone else can see from my response isn't true as the materials I created for him are still live online. But yeah I didn't deliver anything... It's clear that no matter what I do he will not be satisfied- unless I refund money he knew was non-refundable. He knew the risk and wanted the best results like anyone else, which is understandable. But when the results weren't what he had hoped then he felt he was owed more- more than the extra I already gave him. There is nothing more I am willing to do for him.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I do not want a refund, but an acknowledgement that their marketing practices are deceptive. their service is sold on the basis of a return (number of leads), otherwise no one would commit. Once signed, it became about their amount of effort and cost, which has nothing to do with their 'results guarantee'. Understand, we're talking about zero results. BUYER BEWARE.

04/21/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

I hired ***** ****** to do online marketing for my small law firm. He deceived me by sending two false leads in two weeks.
I hired ***** ****** of Bullseye Local Marketing, Attorney Pipeline to do online marketing for my bankruptcy law practice. I am a sole practitioner. He set up a marketing web page and an online login page where I could see emails and calls that came through the marketing web page. On January 17, I got a response from someone allegedly named ****** ***** with a phone number of XXX-XXX-XXXX and an email of ******** Eager to get going with the business, I immediately called the number, only to find out that the phone line was not in service. I send several emails over the course of the next week to follow up on the lead. No response.
The next lead to come in was January 25. This one for a lead with the alleged name *** ******** with a phone number of XXX-XXX-XXXX and an email of ************ Again I called the number provided by the client intake in the marketing webpage. This time, I got the local **** ******** I hung up thinking I had dialed the wrong number. I searched the number online and found it was the **** ******* number. I became suspicious that the leads were fake. To give ***** ****** the benefit of the doubt, I called Papa Gino's during regular business hours and was told "*** ********** does not work there.
I sent "*** ********** several messages, even one asking him to please confirm that he had sent me a query through the online marketing page. At this time, I was becoming very suspicious. I looked up the alleged customer IP addresses for the alleged leads. Luckily this information was provided in the website marketing online account that ***** ****** had set up. The first IP address was, and the second was Both IP addresses could be traced to Virginia and possibly New Jersey. I googled ****** ***** and the phone number associated with this name. The phone number seemed to be a *** that went out of business. I realized it would be very easy to make up a local looking phone number.
I approached ***** ****** with my suspicions. He immediately defended the ****** ***** lead saying "I'm looking up that number right now and it looks like it's an Asian Market. SHE must work there." I also googled what he was looking at and read further in the reviews for the market and realized it had closed as of 5/13. One customer review said the business is no longer there. It became clear that he had simply googled "Asian Market", got a phone number and paired it with an Asian-sounding name, not even bothering to check if the market was still open. I also questioned why he thought ****** was a female. I had never heard the name. I looked it up on white pages and it says there are 8 people in the US named Rinthy and 6 of them are in Florida, ***** ******'s main place of business. I also saw it is a character in a ****** ******** novel and it is a female name.
I also mentioned it would be extremely unlikely that someone with a bankruptcy issue would give me their retail employer's phone number. When I asked about the IP addresses coming from Virginia, he said they must be using a mobile phone. Suddenly nothing made sense. If they had a mobile phone why on earth are these "people" giving me their work numbers. The more he tried to explain that these leads were legitimate, the worse it was sounding. I also asked my husband to try to fill out the online form on my marketing web page to see what the ip address would come up. It came up Massachusetts. I filled out the form as well and my ip address came up, which traced me to precisely Chelmsford, Massachusetts, my correct location. I have paid ***** ****** $640.00 total only to be deceived and scammed with false leads. I Paid him by my personal Captial One card. I paid $345.00 for a set up fee on the first week January 7. I paid $195.00 on January 14, and $100.00 on January 22.

Desired Settlement
I am seeking a full refund because while ***** ******'s business cannot guarantee leads, creating and providing false leads to make his marketing techniques look like they are working is deceptive and against anyone's business code of ethics, especially since his policy is that you can cancel if you find the service is not working. If a customer falls for the fake leads, it's possible they would continue to pay ***** ****** under the false pretenses that business is being generated. The leads were so obviously false that is is absolutely insulting to think anyone of average intelligence would fall for such a scam. ***** was so insistent that his business had nothing to do with the scam. He first told me that he only had two employees, then when I said maybe they did it, he said that he is a sole practitioner. I am seeking a full refund of the $640.00 I paid.

Business Response
When this client signed up for my services she understood that there was a one month minimum commitment to try the marketing program, and that after one month she would have the option of cancelling. But she knew she needed to pay for at least one month. After two payments were made she did not have the funds for the third weekly payment and she asked me if I could work with her. I did work with her, I told her she could pay me $100 (instead of the regular payment of $195) and she could owe me the other $95. The point I'm making is that she did not have the funds to continue the marketing.

Just after that she had received two email leads that were generated from the program. She felt these leads were "fishy" because she tried to call these people back and could not reach them and/or was told these people are not at the phone number that she was supplied. It would appear that these people may be fake or may not exist- and I don't dispute that. When she expressed this theory to me I told her she may be correct, but there would be no obvious or logical reason why anyone would want to fill out the email lead form on her marketing site with fake information. I reminded her that she does not pay for leads on a per lead basis and that even if these leads were fake they did not cost her anything or do any harm to the campaign. I suggested we just ignore them and move forward.

At that time she became nasty with me and proceeded to tell me how I must have submitted those leads or had someone in my company submit those leads. I told her that would not benefit me in anyway- if anything it would make me look like a fake or a crook. But she felt I must have done this and at that point she was 100% CLOSE MINDED. AT THAT POINT SHE WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME SPEAK ON THE PHONE SHE WAS VERY AGRESSIVE AND NASTY AND CUT ME OFF EVERYTIME I TRIED TO SPEAK. If I recall correctly I finally hung up the phone because we weren't getting anywhere.

Then I followed up with her via email and told her that I would make an exception and let her cancel the program early- even though she owed me $95 from the prior weeks payment plus another payment of $195. But that wasn't good enough for her and she insisted on a refund. I again reminded her that I made an exception for her and told her if she finished the month of marketing she would likely receive good leads and some sales from the marketing. If this occurred she would be making money instead of losing it AND and that point she'd know I wasn't a crook and a cheat. But, again, she refused to continue and insisted on a refund. I MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO WORK WITH HER IN A COMPROMISING WAY AND SHE REPEATEDLY REFUSED TO LISTEN TO ME OR WORK WITH ME- SHE WAS COMPLETELY CLOSE MINDED AND UNREASONABLE.

Shortly after that I got a call from her husband ******. ****** was very polite and asked me to explain my side and my feelings about these "fake" leads. We talked for about 20 minutes or so and he agreed that there was no benefit or motive for me to create fake leads and he agreed that to be completely fair his wife should at least give this the full month she agreed to. He was very reasonable and we have a good, comfortable and understanding conversation. I then told ****** that I would shut the campaign down and forget about the balance his wife owed me. He said he appreciated that very much and appreciated me working with them.


I have done more than meet this client half way and she didn't even live up to her end of our agreement. I have been more than somewhat reasonable and have made many attempts to resolve this issue with her but she is completely close minded and rude. I also find it funny that she stated that she paid me a total of $640. Why didn't she tell you that I voluntarily refund one payment of $195?

Thank you, ***** ******.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I would still like a refund of all the money paid to me based on my past complaint. I am not satisfied with this resolution.

Final Business Response
I called the local BBB office yesterday because this case still isn't closed and they requested that I respond online again to the complaint. At this point I don't know what else to do as the customer has made it clear she will not be happy with anything less than a full refund. As I mentioned previously I have given a lot to this customer in an attempt to find a middle ground- she has given nothing. I am not willing to give her the full refund she is asking for. She is convinced I am a fraud although she didn't live up to her end of our agreement, although she lied about how much money she paid me and although she has no proof of the alleged fraudulent activity. I am not willing to give her a full refund. I am again asking the BBB to please back me on this as I've given a lot and she has given nothing. I would love to see this case get closed a.s.a.p. but I'm not willing to give in to this unreasonable person's request to do so. Thank you.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I do not see a proposed resolution here. I am not satisfied with the response. I am convinced that the business sent me false leads. Insulting customers when they ask for a refund is very poor customer service.

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/29/2005Business started: 08/20/2004
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Broward County Business Tax
Broward County Governmental Offices 115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1818
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Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Peter Ocello (President)Mr. Robert Ocello (Vice President)
Business Category

Business & Marketing Consultants, Advertising Specialties, Internet Marketing Services

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Bullseye Local Marketing

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9900 W. Sample Road Ste. 300

Coral Springs, FL 33065

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  • 9900 W. Sample Road Ste. 300 

    Coral Springs, FL 33065(954) 341-5151
    (888) 869-0248

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