eGumball is a company of fraudsters and scammers which earns its money by stealing people’s hard earned money. In my 35 years of experience, I have never seen such heartless people that eGumball has. This company stole $2000 from me!
So it all started back in 2015, when I listed my furniture store on Google Maps. I was a marketing professional and knew how to optimize my online listing, but due to personal issues and business pressure, I was not able to take out the time from my schedule to do so. So I started looking for marketing agencies that can get the job done. However, I did not have much money back then and had a limited budget; therefore, I was looking for an agency which is affordable. After a month I was contacted by one of the eGumball’s representative. He claimed that he noticed my Google Maps listing and claimed that he can get me in the top search results. I was quite happy to hear that as I wanted to get some customers for my business. He told me that it will cost me $199 per month to stay in the top 5 results of Google and to be honest; it was quite affordable for me at the time. I agreed on the pricing and we discussed the keywords, etc. He said that I don’t have to pay him in advance and the money will be deducted on a quarterly basis.
After 30 minutes on call I was satisfied with the services he offered me and I was excited for my new Google ranking, however, after all the discussion he said that there will be a small one-time fee of $500 for registration and because I was so happy at the moment I agreed to pay him the money. I gave him my credit card information and he said that I will be contacted by my project manager shortly and he will deduct the money in the next two weeks. A week passed and I did not receive a single call from any one, so I contacted their customer support and told them about my project and issue. They simply ignored everything I said and told me to wait for another week because apparently my project was “very advance” and needed extensive research. I was a little shocked to hear this as there are only a couple more furniture shops in my area and as an ex-marketing professional, I know how difficult SEO is. Anyways, I waited another week, still got no response. I contacted the customer support AGAIN and this time they didn’t even pick up my call. I called them several more times until I finally gave up. I contacted my credit card company to stop the transaction from eGumball and they told me that the transaction was processed two weeks ago (on the same day I received the phone call) and moreover they took me $1000 instead of the $500 which was discussed. eGumball stole my money and delivered nothing! Stay away from them; they are just imposters who know how to deceive people.