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03.2.2014

Tracy Bernardo
Tracy Bernardo of Sacramentowebdesigngroup.com | teacuppigsforsale.com

This is a Complaint / Review about Tracy Bernardo.


My girlfriend had literally become physical ill after dealing with this monster Tracy Bernardo. He scammed her off of more than $4,000, money in which it has taken her a year to save up. After numerous unanswered phone calls and emails asking for an explanation Tracy Bernardo started to harass and threaten us for wanting our money back. I didn’t think anyone like him existed until ran into this man.

We started doing extensive research about this man which ultimately led us to his other victims and we shared notes which were very parallel to one another. We all noted that before handing over to Mr. Bernardo, he was well spoken, pleasant to talk to, always picked up his phone and gained our trust. I remember the first time he didn’t answer his phone right away, was the day after my girlfriend sent over the money to him.

It starts from his little run around and excuses, he makes up the most ridiculous excuses at times. Then he starts getting agitated and short tempered, he then resorts to harassing, intimidation, threats and slanders to his own CLIENTS who are waiting on their product.
Who in the World does this? I’ll tell you who, a manipulative and conniving sociopath. He as displayed zero remorse for any of his victims, he has never once apologized for any of his wrong doings, till today even after being pursued in court many times he’s still on the attack, just last month he made allegations to a English teacher that she was a child molester after she spoke out on him.

At first he told everyone she was one of his competitors and was never a customer of his, and then on the same page he stated she was a customer and then finally on the same page again he stated she was a child molester. This man has no problem lying; he lies so much he doesn't realize how nonsensical and contradicting his lies become.

He’s now running a web design company, this is about the 10th company he has ran, every other company has been exposed as a scam with negative reviews so he just hops onto the next thing. He writes fake articles pretending to be the most popular web consultant in Sacramento, boasting how popular he was that he was picked from a poll yet no poll was linked, no sources and if he’s so popular and everyone knows him why does his Facebook design company has only 9 fans total? Yeah 9 fans, so popular.

He’s trying everything to cover up his past, he even created a Google plus account and started adding everyone and everything he can in order to look like he has friends and fans and sadly out of the 800+ people he has added on Google, no one talks to him, look at all the post he has posted, he gets no response, no likes and no comments. Wow nice fake friends there Tracy, the true fact is that no one likes this man, because of his nasty narcissist, manipulative, and disgusting character trait he has, no one can stand him, he’s the lowest form of a human being.

This man like most sociopath wants to be in control, wants power, and wants recognition. The second that his man doesn't feel like in control that’s when the monster comes out in him, when he has a client and talking to them on the phone, he feels in control, he feels good feeding them the bullshit he has to say in order for them to hand over the money, but once they speak out for themselves or wanting their money back, he no longer feels in control, so in order to be in control again he has to use unethical tactics of intimidation, lies, threats, slander, and of course lawsuit threats so he can flex his power and feel in control, he wants to strike fear onto his victims.

This man is pure evil, doing business with him will just make your life a living hell. Don't ever believe anything this man says, he's a pathological liar, he has no problem lying to anyone, don't even believe what I'm saying, do your own research, lookup his court cases, look up his other victims or talk to his ex-broker. The fact that Tracy Bernardo has been involved with this kind of business and behavior for the past decade and is close to 50 years old, doesn't seem like he's going to change, this is a sad and disgusting individual. If you do business with him you can end up being accused of being a child molester online, he'll call your family and tell them that, he'll call your work place doing that, he won't stop until you back off, stay away from this monster!

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These are his known victims we've found throughout the web, we were able to track down other companies he owned in the past which also had complaints of Mr. Bernardo stealing money from them, lying and slandering them as well. this man must be exposed, we have found a total of 22 victims!
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Victim 1

Another complaint and more overwhelming evidence that Tracy Bernardo is a liar and cheat. Beware of him:

Regarding Tracy Bernardo, I've been monitoring the situation through your postings and feel extremely lucky we didn't suffer the same fate as some others. I'm sorry for you and the customers he caused so much trouble for! Tracy mislead us as well, but we were lucky that he didn't cheat us out of our money at least. As you may recall, he stopped answering my emails immediately after we paid him, and he mislead us regarding our pig's size, and he lead me to believe that he was the breeder and that the pigs were nearby. He never mentioned you or your ranch in Texas. I discovered the truth by searching the web and recognizing our pig's photos on your site so I contacted you. We were fortunate that for whatever reason he must have told you of our adoption, but I knew then he had not been honest with me in the process. I am very glad not to deal with him anymore and I hope the mess he's caused you and the others is resolved soon.


Victim 2

Tracy Bernardo, now known as TB, has again pulled another scam: bait and switch. Read below from one of his victims.

Hi...I am sorry sorry to bother you and know that this is not your problem, but I saw your website after I wired money (4,500.00) to teacuppiggies.com for a male white pocket nano mini pig 'Alexander' who is on my contract. Your comments are correct about Tracy. The only time I have actually talked with him on the phone is the day I was sending the money. It took weeks, but I am at least thankful that I finally actually received a piggy, although I am positive the piggy I received is not the piggy on the website. I did not receive any paperwork for the piggy such asany vet visit or health certificate/shots etc..He will not return my many phone calls/emails and I have no support or ideas of how to care for this piggy now that he is here.

The reason I am writing you is that the pig 'Alexander' (attached) that I thought I had purchased, is the only one on the website in this particular valentine's box and setting, and I was hoping that you could perhaps identify the photo to see if you maybe know this litter or are familiar with the breeder where I could go to get help. There are no other piggies on his website that have the same valentines setting or anywhere online that I can find. Alexander was born (1/8/2012), I believe around the time you posted that you were having issues with Tracy. I was hoping perhaps you were familiar with this litter and I could start there in trying to find out if I actually received the same type/price piggy that Alexander is. His photo is still on his website.

The piggy I received yesterday is a white male, but it is very spotted on his temples, various black spots on his body, and has black pigment on his nose. I don't believe such marked pigment would show up, but I am not familiar with it either and if this is possible. Alexander looks solid white with no black pigment anywhere that I can see. The piggy I received is pretty small (4lbs) and has one blue eye, so maybe that will help to id him. He is very cute, but I am hoping that I did not receive a pig that will be more than the 16-18lb contract we signed. I have only had him for one day and have not taken any photos of him yet. If I took a picture of him and sent it to you, do you think you may be able to identify if he is one from your litters or another breeder Tracy works with? Any guidance would be very appreciated as I am at a complete loss.

I would be happy to call you if you think you can help. I am hoping that someone may be able to tell me who/what this piggy I have is. I am just sick over this whole ordeal and wish I would have seen your website first. I can imagine that if I cant get Tracy to call to even make sure the piggy arrived safely, he will certainly not stand up to his contract.


Victim 3

Message: I am overjoyed!!Thrilled beyond belief that this man is being exposed. I have numerous email conversations from Tracy weaving a web of lie after lie- I have a voice mail that complete contradicts his emailed promises and claimed he'd been working on his ranch all weekend because of the rain- after a little research I discovered he is an internet market "specialist" which explains his nicely laid out website... I had family backing me in my communications with Tracy and was able to put enough pressure, after weeks of ridiculous lies, to allow me to speak to CJ himself. I finally felt I was getting somewhere once I spoke to CJ and I did receive my piglet. I have to say Tracy Bernardo is a twisted delusional man who will certainly do a lot of damage to the world of mini pig lovers if he is not stopped. Thank you CJ for making efforts to stop him..I have been on my own tirade since the moment I began the pursuit of getting my much loved pig. I have used my website, twitter account and forum in my classroom to avoid purchasing from teacuppigsforsale.com I fully support your attempts of putting these beautiful animals in the hands of those that want nothing more than to love and adore them regardless of their tiny mini status... Thank you again for informing us- my day is made brighter knowing Karma has bitten back!!


Victim 4

I have noticed message on your web site stating that you are not working together with Tracy Bernardo. Over six weeks ago I have orderd a pig from Tracy's website and I still have not got it nor any information regarding when I would get it. Can you tell me by any chance if Yoshi from Tracy's web site was one of your pigs? Or maybe you know the breeder where Yoshi comes from? Now I am trying to get my money back so I can buy pet for my kids in more reliable place. I would really appreciate some info on it.


Victim 5

Again, one of my piglets that Tracy Bernardo of Teacuppigsforsale.com was not authorized to put on his website, or take a contract and payment. He had them sign a contract, took payment, then never notified me of the contract. He did not send payment for one of my piglets that has a contract and payment.


Victim 6

Mr. Bernardo acquires a piglet to replace my piglet "Yoshi" that he illegally and unethically sold to this family after I terminated him for illegal and unethical practices. They inform him that they know it is not Yoshi, because they talked to the breeder, me. They ask for dob, current weight, and projected adult size. He has nothing to say or write back, except, that he is not a broker, he is not one that resells. He is the breeder, the best breeder and seller in the country. Again, a huge lie. I had been placing my piglets through Teacuppigsforsale.com for almost two years. I terminated him in January 2012 after a scam he ran on Shaela K in October 2011, and another to Susie P. in January. We have now had three clients of Teacuppigsforsale.com and Mr. Tracy J. Bernardo contact us and try to solve the mystery of why he takes their money and does not deliver a piglet, or any real details. He has even sold the same piglet twice. He takes the money, promises, promises, then desparately tries to find a switch piglet from another breeder, as he is not a breeder. He may be attempting to get a breeder pair at this point to refute that he is not a breeder. He has been terminated as a broker with Piggy Essence. It seems that he will lie to any length to get money out of people.


Victim 7

J's wife related to me how Mr. Bernardo would give them all sorts of tales in concern to being the breeder. One comment was that he was on his way to the vet with a piglet. He does not breed, he does not have barns down the street as another of his client has called me and given me more insights.J and his wife adopted Xavier from me. They wired money on 3-15-12, and I shipped on 3-16-12, as Xavier was already neutered. Getting a great micro mini piglet that is weaned should take a week to two weeks after payment, depending on whether it is a male or female.


Victim 8

Contract signed between Teacuppigsforsale.com and Susie. On January 9, 2012, she wired Lighthouse Media Corp, LLC, owned by Tracy Bernardo of Teacuppigsforsale.com a nonrefundable deposit on a Piggy Essence micro mini piglet. January 19, 2012 she provides proof that she wired the money, yet Mr. Bernardo never gave her updated pics. Mr. Bernardo did not ask for updated pics, because he had not notified me of the contract with the $3600 in payments.


Victim 9

Another couple called TLCPiglet.com, due to seeing the same pics of micro mini piglets on www.teacuppigsforsale.com. They had wired over $4000 to Tracy Bernardo, dba Lighthouse Media Corp, LLC, teacuppigsforsale.com back in late December 2011. The were told to be patient. Tracy Bernardo never contact me in December at the time of their first payment or the following payments in January and February. By the time they contacted us in March, their piglet had been sold by Trace Lovelace Cousaire of TLC Piglets, my girlfriend. They are pursuing this legally.


Victim 10

Contacted by a mother for her young adult daughter. They signed a contract and wired over $4000. After a month, He never notified Piggy Essence, the breeder for Teacuppigsforsale.com that he had placed another piglet in contract with full payment. I had them verify all contracts and wire transfers. I also verified with Chase Bank, the bank that was being used by Mr. Bernardo at that time. They verified that the funds had been in his account. I did not want them to litigate and pursue an acknowledgement smear of Mr. Bernardo, as he was responsible for a vast majority of my sales and placements at that time, so I had them choose another comparable piglet. I paid for all the shipping and health expenses to send this piglet to another country. Mr. Bernardo agreed in email to reimburse for the piglet, as he did not have the funds.


Victim 11

There is a new smear campaign initiated by an anonymous person. This posting is almost certainly from www.teacuppigsforsale.com by Mr. Tracy Bernardo. I had to terminate my contract with him due to four people that tracked me down, due to not receiving a piglet from him, after contract and wire transfer payments. If you go to my website, you will see that on the home page and the available piglets page, he was terminated in January 2012. Yet, he refuses to remove my information and my piglets. Three people recently have contacted me to the whereabouts of the piglet he sold them, one of my piglets. I have a new page on my website: Teacuppigsforsale.com. They sent me proof of the contracts and the payment. With much regret, Mr. Bernardo did not forward me the contracts or the payments for the Piggy Essence piglets. He has been desparately doing a bait and switch to sell them a completely different piglet from another broker. My posts about him, has lead him to block me from seeing his website. I have even received an anonymous death threat. Mr. Bernardo does not tell the truth in many regards. He represents himself as the breeder,as I can in emalil show many, many complaints about him. Even one of his clients owns TracyBernardo.com and posted about the treachery of doing business with him. Mr. Bernardo, then called every associate in the client's office and smeared the client and threatened. Keep in mind, we have a prescribed care program from my vet, Dr. Williams. We do a physical examination prior to departure. Post care advice and support is given. Monthly Care Monitoring is required for a minimum of 12 months in guiding the client in proper care and socializing..

I strongly encourage you realize that the above posting is from a desperate individual who will lie, manipulate, scam, cheat, smear, and attempt to destroy. He wants to take the spotlight from himself and his wrongs by any means. Please do not buy any piglets from Tracy Bernardo who owns www.teacuppigsforsale.com, owned by Lighthouse Media Group, LLC. March 20, 2012: Another Testimonial from a swindled Tracy Bernardo of www.teacuppigsforsale.com client: Tracey Bernardo promised me a pig, I signed a contract and wired him $4,400. After not returning my phone calls, emails, or voicemails, I got suspicious. I searched different pig sites and found the pig I had purchased on CJ's site. CJ nicely explained what happened and I asked Tracey for my money back. Not only did he not provide me with a pig but he embezzled 3 years worth of savings from me. I have a lawyer trying to get my money back. Tracey has thrown a huge wrench in my finances and has been an incessant headache. I have received an anonymous death threat through my website form response.


Victim 12

I'm writing because of the negative experience I had with Tracy Bernardo of teacuppiggiesforsale.com when purchasing a mini piglet. When making arrangements for shipping my piglet, I explained to Tracy that from where I live, there were only two airport options. The closest being a three hour drive, and that I would need to make arrangements at my office so I could be gone that day. A date was set, and then I received an email from Tracy Bernardo telling me that "his shipper" couldn't ship that day. Then another date was set, only to be changed again. This happened at least five times. The last time it was changed, Tracy lied when he told me that it was too late in the day to book the flight. I knew this was a lie, because that particular airline didn't pre-book pet cargo.

By this point, I was extremely annoyed and frustrated with the runaround I was getting from Tracy Bernardo, and I became concerned about the possibility of being scammed. I started doing some research on the internet about him. Tracy had led me to believe that he was the breeder of the mini pigs, and that the man in Texas whom he referred to as CJ, was "his shipper".

My research on the internet discovered that Tracy was not the breeder, but "his shipper in Texas" was actually the breeder. This raised a huge red flag and my concern about being scammed grew. I found Trace Cousaire's web site and called her. I explained my situation with Tracy Bernardo. She was very helpful and gave me CJ Tobler's phone number. I then called CJ and told him about my frustrating situation regarding Tracy Bernardo changing the shipping dates so many times. CJ then informed me that while he was away a new employee was caring for the animals and something had happened to my piglet, and it couldn't be found. He said that he advised Tracy Bernardo of the situation, and told Tracy to tell me what had happened. Instead of being honest and telling me the truth about my piglet, Tracy chose to withhold this very important information and instead thought it would be a better idea to keep changing the shipping date. I don't why he could possibly think this charade or tactic could have a positive outcome. Needless to say, my experience has caused me to question Tracy Bernardo's ethics.

After speaking to CJ and finding out the truth about the piglet I purchased, CJ was very responsive to take and send photos of piglets that were similar to the original one I purchased. We now have our piglet and CJ has been supportive throughout the entire process and continues with his support.


Victim 13

My website was hacked with some of the accurate detailed information about Tracy Bernardo of www.teacuppigsforsale.com was removed.

Yet another Teacuppigsforsale.com and Tracy J. Bernardo client has come forward. He also sold her the same piglet that he sold to another client, and one month later, no piglet. She did more research on the internet and found www.tlcpiglets.com. There she saw the pics and bio of her piglet. She called Tracy L. Cousaire, only to realize that Tracy Bernardo has been cheating some of his clients by not turning over the contracts and payments to the breeder, Piggy Essence. HOW MANY MORE CHEATED TEACUPPIGSFORSALE.COM CLIENTS WILL COME FORWARD?????


Victim 14

Let me start by the pain Tracy Bernardo put my family through. We purchased a expensive micro pig last year. Tracy was difficult to reach and he often did not know much about my piglet (he doesn't have a ranch or farm he keeps these pigs on--mine came from a breeder in Texas). After one week of having the little guy I woke up and he couldn't breathe! I took him to the emergency vet immediately where he passed away some hours later. I called Tracy immediately and left a couple voicemails. Eventually I heard back from Tracy saying I needed a necropsy report or they couldn't replace my pig--he didn't ask for this nicely but said it like "if you killed the pig then why would I send you another?" I had already lost my little guy and then I had to drive 2 hours to UC Davis (a premier pet hospital with doctors who deal with pigs all the time) for the necropsy.

This was all traumatic enough, but what Tracy Bernado did after this caused my family more pain than I can describe. The vets at UC Davis determined that my little guy had a birth defect in his nose and he was seriously ill when shipped. He had pneumonia as well as bacteria in his brain. Clearly I can not put bacteria in a pig's brain in one week, yet Tracy insisted that I probably wasn't caring for him properly and accused me of keeping him in a cold room all day, which was anything but the case! That pig didn't leave my arms for the week I had him! I asked in multiple emails for the accusations to stop until the necropsy report came back because speculating was just causing more damage. I have all the emails if he claims that didn't happen....

Still even after the vet report clearly stated I had nothing to do with the pig's death Tracy relayed false information to the breeder who provided the pig and would not send through the necropsy report--he instead summed it up over the phone! After 2 additional weeks of hell the breeder (NOT TRACY BERNARDO) replaced my pig and I have never been happier with my new little guy.

All I can say is Tracy Bernardo is a man who does not value the lives of the piglets, proper business or ethics! If you have a choice, take your money somewhere else!


Victim 15

This could be a little long just a heads up.

After doing a lot of research we decided to purchase a POCKET NANO 12-20lb pig. I searched many sites and although the price was a little bit higher it appeared to be that using http://teacuppigsforsale… would be a good option. I contacted the "OWNER" Tracy Bernardo who was quite pleasant on the phone and answered every phone call the first day and answered the many remaining questions that I had. We decided that day after talking to Tracy that we would be putting a deposit down on our new teacup pig. We decided to purchase a tuxedo male pig for $3500. After our deposit I was promised a "information packet" and updates to when my pig would be born. I sent multiple emails, called multiple times, and left multiple messages with out any response. A week went by before I got any response as to even if my deposit was received. BTW DO NOT DO A DIRECT DEPOSIT (WIRE TRANSFER is the way) he will provided you with all of the bank account information to do the deposit. FINALLY I received my information packet and response back that he did receive my deposit. With in a week I had made another deposit and again it took at least a week to get a response back that it was even received. All while calling his cell phone (NO ANSWER), emailing his email (NO ANSWER), calling the 1-800 # (this is a hired answering service amazing people but they have nothing to do with Tracy and only take message to be emailed to him.) I continued to inquire about our pig to see if it was born with no answer. Finally I receive an email stating that the pigs were born SEVERAL weeks ago!! I just put over $2000 down on a pig and you can't even communicate with me that my pig was born!?!

Our next problem was getting photos!! "We have not taken pictures of this new litter yet Nicole, so I can't really get you an update today. As soon as I do (this week), I will let you know." I was always given a TIME LINE in his email of this week or by the weekend or Friday and was NEVER given a follow up by the time line that he set. So again we waited and waited. We finally get an email of the pigs and are told by Tracy that they have no tuxedo MALES which is what we were originally going to get. Ok fine, not the end of the world but we finally decided on our beautiful little girl! So needless to say we had made our final deposit now paying $3500 and just have to wait for her to be old enough.

So again, we wait. I send multiple emails, multiple phone calls with no response about when our shipping would be. Finally I hear from his stating that "Shipping will be next week. I'm sorry, but I had to move some things around due to shipping outside the states of a large quantity of breeder pigs and if they don't go out on time, all the thousands we spent on testing and health certificates will expire. I can't get them out and get out this week's current shipments here in the U.S. at the same time. I will have your Itinerary for you this weekend for the flight." I understood that as a business person he would not want to loose money however I SPENT $3500 as well!! This isnt chump change for anyone along with what was spent at home to prepare for our piggy!

So two weeks went by before I even heard anything. Again multiple calls to his cell phone, emails, and contacts with his answering service with NO RESPONSE. Here is the point when I went a little crazy googling information and calling other pig breeders and finding out a whole bunch of awful information about Tracy and learning that he doesnt even own pigs he is used as a broker (finds the pigs and sells them with out usually even touching them!)

So finally a email was received: "I will have your micropig delivered next week. I will book the flight this weekend. I am having some serious problems with the piglets, many of which had diarrhea and it spread throughout the litters. I have had numerous vet appointments this week, many more delays on deliveries, including much longer wait times than your experiencing now (not that that is any consolation) I lost my phone somewhere on the ranch and have ordered another which came in on Tuesday. The phone was not programmed correctly for my phone number on the Sprint Network, so I had to have another sent which arrived last night. I'm in the midst of answering 225 phone calls, voice mails and of course lost all the texts on my phone. I have tried a couple times to figure out a flight into Reno, but that has also figured out to be much more difficult than I anticipated for "pet flights".

So finally our pig arrives! Again he wont answer any emails about her birthday or the "weight guarantee certificate." She is about 3 months old (per the vet) and is already 8lbs and we have had her a week and three days. She had worms per the vet but at 3 months and 8 lbs I can do the math for a full pig..Oh well a birthday would be nice! I will continue to send pic and weight updates per the contract we signed!


Victim 16

**SCAM** Tracy Bernardo represents himself as a breeder when he is only a pig broker!! He switch and baits the pigs. I bought a pig from him which has a weight guarantee of 16lbs. He told me she was 4 lbs. when he sent her when in all reality she was 5.5 lbs. She is only 6 months old now and weighs 9lbs. I highly doubt she will make the "weight guarantee" that is in the contract. He is a nightmare to deal with, my emails come back as spam, he won't return my phone calls. Once money is in hand he wrote us off. Will not refund any money for her spaying which was supposed to be done per his advertising. He has a weight guarantee and a peace of mind guarantee which is a total utter falsity! Beware, people.... Tracy Bernardo is a scam artist at his finest! Do not fall prey to this man! You will be paying top dollar thinking you are in fact getting a teacup pig, when you're just getting any breed of pig. Also, I do not believe the pig I bought off of his website is not the same pig I recieved. She was supposed to be pure white and has brown spots on her head. Please save yourself heartbreak and go with a reputable breeder not a scam artist pig broker!


Victim 17

Complaint: not honoring guarantee, selling a pig that is not what was shown and advertised. unreasonable to work with. we bought a piglet on March 13, 2012. Was told our pig weighed 4 lbs. when she arrived she weighed 5.5 pounds. I contacted them and was told my weight guarantee was not valid because i was feeding her too much. She was listed as being spayed, sent to us and was not spayed. He then told me he would refund the money for her spaying. He now has blocked me from his website, emails come back to me as spam and he will not return my calls. I have a copy of her listing where it states spay and neutering is included in the price. She is not the teacup pig that we purchased. I beleive it was a switch and bait scheme. She had a 16 lb weight guarantee and is now 9 lbs and only 6 months old! I've been in touch with another breeder who sent me a feeding schedule which is right on track as to what I've been doing and she still is gaining weight.


Victim 18

Complaint: Purchased a micro pig from ******. After taking my money has finally stopped from all forms of contact with me. I purchased a micro pig called pepper from ******. After making initial contact I filled out a RightSignature.com contract with ******. Then filed an for an online transfer of funds to his company Lighthouse Media Group on January 2nd. After trying several email attempts and phone calls I received a final email on February 15th 2012 telling me the pig was coming just to be patient. It is June the 22nd now. I've called and left voice mails for him as well as emails with no response. He has the money and the pigs and I have nothing.


Victim 19

We have been in business since 1999 and with large professional clients such as Microsoft who trust our stats, we certainly have a reputation to uphold and thus do our best to keep our customer's happy. In Tracy's case, the continued threats we have received via email and phone calls made us decide to let Merchant Services handle any further direct communication.

One of his business he ran was an online currency broker website called Forexfacet.com, we found it by typing his name on Google and it's also present on his website portfolio on his web design website, after typing in Forexfacet we came upon a ripoff complaint by a webcam model who said she was never paid money for her work, the company went bankrupt and now they're running Forexfacet.com. We searched up the Webcam company's name on Google and there you have it, the person who owned that webcam model website was none other than Tracy Bernardo.

Lighthouse Media Pro has an annual sales volume of 1M – 1,999,999. For more information contact TRACY BERNARDO, OPERATIONS MANAGER or go to www.lhmltd.com.

Upon learning this information we research for his companys review and we saw the trademark scam Tracy's been known for.

Victim 20

I have worked for this studio for a year, and they went bankrupt in September and have withheld all of their models money. We haven't seen a dime of it, and they ignore all attempts to get in touch except to say that they have gone bankrupt- so basically we're all out of luck.

DO NOT apply to model for them, they may put you to work on a site but they WILL KEEP YOUR MONEY! I promise! They are dishonest, and so shady. They are still accepting new models, allowing them to work, and stealing their profits because the girls don't know any better.

DO NOT waste your time. I know I'll never see a penny of the hundreds I'm owed. They are HORRIBLE!!!


Victim 21

I was a webcam model for Lighthouse media, and I haven't been paid last week and I've been trying hard to get in contact with them and no one is responding to emails.

Is anyone else having this problem?
Has anyone been able to contact them?


Victim 22

Lighthouse Media Group LLC- the webcam modeling "agency." They are liars and cheaters. They supposedly went bankrupt (when they stole all the money from their models) but seem to now be running a currency swap site called Forexfacet. The story about the model scheming and stealing credit card info and taking money is a lie. It's sad they feel the need to make up lies in order to cover up their own dishonesty. Hopefully they're not longer taking advantage of people, but I highly doubt they developed a conscience.

Also keep in mind these are his victims that actually spoken out, imagine how many victims he has out there that hasn't come forward? The lies, scam and deceit this man has pulled for years is staggering. He's been getting away with it so long he feel confident, this is why we do what we do to expose this man!

His known websites.

TRACY J BERNARDO
www.sacramentowebdesigngroup.com
https://plus.google.com/+TracyBernardo
http://www.teacuppigsforsale.com
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.bernardo
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.bernardo.94
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.bernardo.77

Be warned, don't be his next victim!


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Complaint author: Caraa4u

Offender: Tracy Bernardo

Country: USA
State: California
City: Sacramento
Address: 915 L Street, Suite C-325
ZIP code: 95814
Phone: 9165728084
Site: Sacramentowebdesigngroup.com

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Mattusa

03.2.14, 09:34 PM

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This man is a sociopath he fits every of these characteristics to the tee! Stay away from him at all cost!

Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize. Even if shown proof that they were wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack.

Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self interest even if it seriously harms others.

Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it!

Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.

Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.

Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running "stream of consciousness" monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic.
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03.3.14, 08:07 PM

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I found another victim.

Victim 23.

Went to teacuppigsforsale.com and seen the cutest pigs, I wanted to get one for my daughters birthday. I was told I would have the pig 7-10 days after I wired the $3500.00. After they recieved my money I never heard from any of them, I spent hours and hours of calling to not recieve a phone call back. I reported them to the Better Business Bureau and they would not even repsond to them.

This has been going on since Feb. 2012, I even recieved an email with a shipment conf. # from the business, then on the day I was supposed to recieve her, Tracy emailed me and said he did not get her there in time and he would schedule another date. Never heard from them again . Never buy anythign from these people complete rip-off and scam no I am out of $3500. and the worst part was since I spent all that money on a pig for my daughter I never recieved. I couldnt get her a birthday present. -Jenn

Victim 24

I ordered a teacup nano micro pig from Mr Bernardo and have as thus far not received him. I have made numerous calls and emails, which at first he responded to in order to keep stringing me along. Paypal will not help me as it is past their 45 day rule. To date he will not return my calls or my emails. I feel I have been scammed and would like either to have my piglet or my money returned. I have all of our correspondence from the start which begins in July 2012 when I first started my search. I signed a contract which I also have. PLEASE HELP ME! -Kelli

Here is what Tracy wrote to an English teacher after she exposed him for his unethical business practices. He started to accuse her of child molestation.

teacuppigs: 6 months ago | Last edited at 6:54PM on 9/2/2013
Debbie Brosius, or the TeachingEng below is a neurotic, crazed and broken down woman. She had a nervous breakdown and apparently molested some children in her English class in Long Beach, CA. She has been the most irresponsible pet owner EVER to Purchase from us and waited until her piglet was very very sick before contacting anyone. She cares nothing about the piglet she received. Her only intent is to ruin our business reputation and continue to put in ripoff reports, and to post derogatory and slanderous material all over the internet. She is dangerous, deranged, and apparently likes to have her students over for drinking parties when her husband is gone.


Source: http://www.ask.com/answers/28125901/what-companies-should-i-be-aware-of-to-purch
ase-a-teacup-pig

This man is pure evil and scum!

This is the reason why he keeps doing what he's doing, after 23+ victims hes still out there, he has gained confident stealing and scamming, he isn't afraid of the law, he's been to court so many times it's like his second home, we need to expose this piece of shit at all cost!
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03.4.14, 03:56 PM

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Tracy Bernardo of Teacuppigsforsale.com is a cheat, liar, scammer, bait and switch thief, takes contracts and does not turn over the payment on the breeder's piglet. He is filled with lies, deceits, misrepresentations. He is not a breeder. He is a broker and reseller out to make money. He does not care about the piglet, the person buying the piglet, or the breeder from whom he may or may not turn over the contract and payment. Over and over again. We have been contacted by those that were cheated by Mr. Tracy J. Bernardo. They had waited months to get a piglet from his website, he sent a completely different piglet.

He was terminated in January 2012, yet the piglet pictures on his website are the piglets produced, bred, and owned by Piggy Essence. He refuses to take down the Piggy Essence piglet pictures. He will sell the piglet in the picture, only to send weeks and sometimes months later a piglet from another unknown breeder. He does not have barns. He is not a breeder. He resells at higher prices. He has attacked long suffering and waiting buyers in emails and at their place of work. He threatens them and has called them as late as midnight to intimidate. He is vicious, rude, nasty, mean, lies, smears, and will do whatever it takes to keep selling piglets as the breeder, when he is not. Some cheated clients have hired attorneys and are pursuing this legally. Bait and switch is a criminal offense. We have also received calls and emails from cheated clients where it was clear that he is double selling piglets on his website.

Mr. Tracy Bernardo was terminated on 1-20-12 due to several of his clients realizing that he was only a broker taking their money and not contacting me with the sale or money, so they could get their piglet. He has been repeatedly asked to take down my piglet pictures. He refuses. He gets contracts and payments, then does an unethical bait and switch by trying to provide another piglet from another breeder.

If he didn't get exposed like he did he would still be out there slandering his victims, harassing them, accusing them of being his competitors, and threatening them. It's sad when you realize lunatics like him are out there doing business with people for selfish reasons. He's trying so hard to cover up his tracks by buying multiple domain names with his name on it in order for it to cover his Ripoff reports on Google search engines when someone types his name. You reap what you sow, you cannot have over 22+ victims and think you can create a new business with a clean slate knowing damn well you make your living deceiving others with no care in the World for them only to bring them down!

He plays mind games with his victims, he lies in a snap of a finger, he says whatever it takes for you to feel comfortable so that you won't question him but all he's doing is stringing you along with his lies and deceit. This is his whole motive, he's a sociopath, he has crafted his speech and words to manipulative people because generally people are good and trusting and Tracy Bernardo knows that fact and takes advantage of it! After he lies and screws his victims over he does not care nor has a worry in the World, it takes a real nasty SOB to have over 22+ victims and have never once apologized or shown remorse for his own actions, instead he goes on the defense and attack.

He also tried to sell his broker pig website on Flippa with the following.

URL: http://www.teacuppigsforsale.com/
Basic stats:
Page views per month: 412,101
Uniques per month: 80,374
Gross monthly revenue (avg): 0
Net monthly profit (avg): 0
Current price: $50,000
BIN price: $200,000

Once again he's a liar trying to scam people, he claimed in one month he made $45k alone. That's impossible from a broker, which it was proven he was! He said his commission from each pig was $500, so let's do the math, 500x90 = 45k. He'd have to sell 90 teacup pigs to make $45k, once again this monster was caught in a lie trying to sell a tainted website that isn't worth much for $200k. Pathetic, he tried the same thing with his financial broker website. He resulted to scamming his customers because the $500 commission wasn't enough for him and he wanted the full money. Good thing no one bought the tainted website! A lot of people started to question his supposed revenue and Tracy got defensive and started deleting comments, if his statements were true he shouldn't get offensive and prove them wrong, yet he knew they were catching onto his scam so he started deleting comments, sick!

Read his auctions here.
https://flippa.com/2633747-fully-established-niche-dominant-website-45-000-month
ly-revenue-july-2011
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03.6.14, 06:43 AM

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Also checkout this other website he tried to sell, another scam, this website was on his portfolio and I searched it online and found out he tried to sell it for 250k, a website that is worthless today. It looks like he was making up false claims and wasn't able to provide the websites revenue. If you go to the auction site, upon getting real questions asked, Tracy started deleting users comments so that he doesn't have to answer the questions. He deleted a total of 5 questions.

Domain: forexfacet.com
Gross Revenue: Undisclosed due to current Advertisers.
Currently available up to $10,000 PER MONTH with the potential for $100k PER MONTH

Gross Profit: Undisclosed due to current Advertising Deals and future Advertising Deals if the site is not sold.
Business Valuation: 250K - 350K
Starting Bid: $25,000
Reserve: Undisclosed
BIN: $250,000

https://flippa.com/94724-forex-trading-leading-top-10-google-forex-portal

How the fuck is this guy still able to do business online? Baffles my mind.
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03.6.14, 06:32 PM

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I believe this man has mental illness, he scams peoples and expects people not to lash out or speak their minds on it as victims. He has over 22+ victims, taken and sued in court many times and has several failed scams. All this yet he has never owned up to his evil ways, instead hes out there still doing business, still deceiving people and still defends his actions because he has underlying mental illness that prevents him from feeling guilt and remorse. He has sever anger issues and acts on impulse which is why he has made so many bad and illegal decisions of harassment, attacks, slander and death threats.

Read what he wrote about one of his clients/victims after she spoke out on him.

Quote: Tracy Bernardo
This is a bad mouthed and foul mouthed teacher that has a vendetta against tracy bernardo. She works for and is paid by our competitors and has never purchased anything from us. She is slandering us all over the internet and is the last person you want take advice from.


You see how bad he lies? If you do a research on his client, who is an English teacher, she actually has a whole blog dedicated to her pig and her experience in buying that pig from Tracy. He said she never purchased anything from him yet she bogged her whole experience, from her finding the pig, doubts about sending $4,000+ to some stranger online, waiting for her pig, getting nervous, being harassed and attacked by Tracy Bernardo, and her pig didn't meet his weight requirement but she already fell in love with her pig and that's what Tracy banks on, he knows people will get attached to their pet and will not want to resolve the weight guarantee, what a scumbbag! she had pictures and everything which you can read it. http://thatminipig.edublogs.org/category/side-notes

Quote: Dbrosius
Can you imagine having sent a couple thousand dollars off into a virtual hole and then wondering if your money became a really cool vacation for someone. I did do some background checking and convinced myself that the seller could not possibly scam me for the money because he had too much to lose- credibility, and a law suit; he was too accessible to be a con artist. With that said, I still couldn’t figure it out- why doesn’t he call, email…he knows we are waiting for the itinerary.


That's a quote from her blog, I'd like to chime in with a few things. Lose credibility? Tracy Bernardo does not care about credibility, he'll just ditch his scam company and market a new one and pretend as if nothing happened, he's an internet marketer, he will hop from one business to the next every-time so anything that happens to his past business he will just try and cover it up with lies and slander. Too accessible to be a con artist? Tracy does not care, he has built many profile online to try and cover up his scam on Google, he's already been sued many times in court, he's accessible but he knows not everyone will research him before doing business with him, he banks on peoples honesty.

She has even saved his emails and voice-mails because they were so vile and disgusting, all this because she wanted to know the status on her pig. What Tracy does is sell $4,000+ micro mini pigs, once you send over the money he goes out and finds $500-$1000 pig as a replacement to send you so then he makes a nice commission of $3,000+. It's all about money to this man, he does not care about the pigs nor your satisfaction because hes milking this business all he can then he will ditch it and go on to the next thing, in which he did in the web design field at www.sacramentowebdesigngroup.com which he is basically selling $50 template to people for thousands using his fancy sales pitch.
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03.7.14, 05:36 AM

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Here are some quotes from her blog, I could only imagine the stress she went through dealing with his man.

Quote: Dbrosius
I cringe to think that the seller actually has no idea how big the piglets he sells will actually grow. Rather I think he may categorizes them according to how small they look when they are born. It’s my assumption too, he slaps a weight guarantee knowing full well nobody would purchase a pet for a couple thousand dollars and grow completely in love with them and then give them back in trade for a new piglet- absurd but then again… I think…. this is exactly what teacuppigsforsale.com is banking on.

For entertainment I have considered embedding the voice mails and horrendous emails sent by the owner of teacuppigsforsale.com however,the language is not fitting of an edublog.

I sent funds to a company that did not have any type of reference to pigs, mini pigs, tiny pigs, porkey pigs…nothing. It didn’t occur to me because I was soo excited. Once the funds were send I did not hear from the seller again, despite my numerous attempts. Dread starting to sink in.

Well to my surprise the seller of my PIG is not at all this sweet little frazzled irresponsible lady, rather a young macho salesman type. I found this out when I attempted to call and a very deep voice with the non generic name requested my name and number so he could call back… WOW a man, this initiated a google search!! I found him and his business- no not a mini pig farm owner…a full fledged internet marketing specialist. OOOOOHHHHH crap!! What now.

Scary to think I am being scammed!! We call and leave a message to please inform us about the pick up times- no word..Thursday..Friday…no word. I am really down, but not out- I can not believe that I have been scammed I just can’t believe it!!


Quote: Dbrosius
I was forced to send another plead for the Dec. 3 pick up. Tuesday…still no word…stress building…frustration…cursing under my breath…wanting to kick walls…another phone call from me near frantic at this point. AND wahhhlaaa another note Tuesday night stating that a tentative itinerary will be sent Wednesday. TENTATIVE!!! I just want my PIG!!! Another phone call begging to talk to a REAL person- and then taaaaaddaaaaa a real voice and an explanation that I have to believe(for my own sanity).

This truly has not been a fun process. Not recommended to the impatient or the highly emotional- a serious urge to kick things has settled into my very calm peaceful personality.

I am sure the reluctance to send the updated picture was because my piglet was no longer the cute soft little piglet rather she had mites, scales, red bloody skin and think dirt in her ears and to get her best angle was going to be a difficult process. I won’t rant about the seller of breeder any more….just be careful. I haven’t heard from either seller or breeder, even both couldn’t communicate enough how devoted they were to their little pigs.

I cringe to think that the seller actually has no idea how big the piglets he sells will actually grow. Rather I think he may categorizes them according to how small they look when they are born. It’s my assumption too, he slaps a weight guarantee knowing full well nobody would purchase a pet for a couple thousand dollars and grow completely in love with them and then give them back in trade for a new piglet- absurd but then again… I think…. this is exactly what teacuppigsforsale.com is banking on.
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03.7.14, 05:46 AM

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Here's a message from Debby after finding out Tracy Bernardo was being exposed online.

Quote: Dbrosius
I am overjoyed!!Thrilled beyond belief that this man is being exposed. I have numerous email conversations from Tracy weaving a web of lie after lie- I have a voice mail that complete contradicts his emailed promises and claimed he'd been working on his ranch all weekend because of the rain- after a little research I discovered he is an internet market "specialist" which explains his nicely laid out website... I had family backing me in my communications with Tracy and was able to put enough pressure, after weeks of ridiculous lies, to allow me to speak to CJ himself.

I finally felt I was getting somewhere once I spoke to CJ and I did receive my piglet. I have to say Tracy Bernardo is a twisted delusional man who will certainly do a lot of damage to the world of mini pig lovers if he is not stopped. Thank you CJ for making efforts to stop him..I have been on my own tirade since the moment I began the pursuit of getting my much loved pig. I have used my website, twitter account and forum in my classroom to avoid purchasing from teacuppigsforsale.com I fully support your attempts of putting these beautiful animals in the hands of those that want nothing more than to love and adore them regardless of their tiny mini status... Thank you again for informing us- my day is made brighter knowing Karma has bitten back!!

Ohhh just look up the scam reports on Tracy Bernardo-Buyer BEWARE.. I was fortunate to get my beautiful pig unlike many...The process to receive her was unbelievable: I seriously felt I was being punked by the most unprofessional foul mouthed man I have ever dealt with... Many emails and voice messages left by him cursing me out and threatening me because I have been relentless in my message BUYER BEWARE!! teacuppigsforsale.com NOT okay!!! STAY AWAY!! google the name plenty of dissatisfied customers...!!


Tracy will do anything he can to keep your money at all cost, he even agreed to one of his victim Brie to go on Judge Judy just so he can keep the money because Judge Judy the show pays the plaintiff and not the defendant thus Tracy gets to keep the thousands he scammed. After that didn't follow through she took him to small claims court.

Quote: Brie
Going on Judge Judy, this is for the pig scam, the show guarantees payment with in 30 days if you win where the local, small claims court will not. I just want my money I don't care who pays me.


He's not trying to help anyone, he's not offering any great services, he's not in the business to help make you successful, he's not in the business to bring you complete satisfaction, he's not in the business to save you money, he's in the business to make the most money with the least amount of work or quality back. It's a numbers game to him. We owe it to everyone who has been taken by Tracy Bernardo, he feels as if he's above the law. We must expose him for the scumbag he is so that there will be no other victim to fill his pockets up!
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03.8.14, 09:55 AM

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Lets look at this fine exhibit from Tracy after being legally charged for the service he ordered. Note he was charged $149.99 which was the pricing option he had picked, once billed he realized he didn't read the options correctly and with just about mistake he has made, he doesn't take fault for his own mistakes but instead he goes out lashing out on the company from his OWN mistakes, he slandered the company on Ripoff.com and continue to make threats on the phone to the point they had to transfer his calls to another service. How pathetic!

Quote: Hitslinkcom

Tracy Bernardo (associated with www.teacuppigsforsale.com) did indeed sign up for one of our Free 30-day trial accounts at the Professional level, which does not require a credit card to sign up. Once the trial expired, he entered credit card information which begins the billing process.

Tracy made it clear that he had seen our pricing page, but it seems that he may have only skimmed through the info. This page clearly explains how billing works, and that we bill based on traffic. As was explained to Tracy, the $9.95/month plan only covers 1000 hits per month. Tracy's site got 212,821 hits in 30 days which explains the $149.95 charge.

The account was immediately cancelled per the customer's request, but as it was a valid charge we were unable to issue a refund. He was provided the service he ordered and it was not fraudulent.

We have been in business since 1999 and with large professional clients such as Microsoft who trust our stats, we certainly have a reputation to uphold and thus do our best to keep our customer's happy. In Tracy's case, the continued threats we have received via email and phone calls made us decide to let Merchant Services handle any further direct communication.


All this because of his own mistakes, you see this is a classic tale sign of a sociopath, never admitting to ones mistakes instead blaming others at all cost. He has done this over and over again. He slandered and threaten over $149.99, the same man who scammed $4,000+ from dozens of clients with his bait and switch pig scam and then attacks them just for wanting their product they paid for! Tracy Bernardo is a hypocrite and a walking contradiction, he believes the World revolves around him and that he is exempt from the law. When he doesn't get his way he acts on impulse, he doesn't stop to think, he can't control his rage and anger so he starts attacking, threatening, harassing and slandering people without even thinking about it, without even realizing the contradictions he has made in his lies.

He is filled with nothing but lies, he has told one of his clients that she wasn't a client and had never purchase anything from him, then on the same page he changes his story and said shes the most irresponsible pig owner to have purchase from him. When he rages he does not stop to think and rationalize things out, he just wants to dish out the most hateful attacks he can on the person to make them look bad with lies. Tracy Bernardo is a pathological liar, he lies so much it's baffling, he does not have an inch of integrity in his body. He knows this as well but is afraid to look in the mirror, he has a lot of dirt on his hands which is why he goes from one company to the next and after all those years of doing business you can't find one person to back up his business ethics.

Tracy Bernardo is a shady businessman, he does not invest into his business long-term, he wants his money quick and fast which leads him into unethical business practices. Just look at his new company www.sacramentowebdesigngroup.com he popped up with after his pig scam, he tried to reinvent himself even going far as writing fake articles that boasted him as "The best web consultant in Sacramento". He's not fooling anyone, with his track record of lies and deceit its about time he gets exposed. He makes his money by being dishonest and its obvious. Fake articles, fake revenue claims, fake persona, fake stories...ect The fact that he lies in a snap of a finger makes him dangerous to do business with, if he doesn't get his way with you be prepared to have your business slandered by him with lies, if he knows where you work he'll pry into your personal life to blackmail and slander you. It has happened to many victims and will happen to you as well. This man is sick!
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03.8.14, 01:24 PM

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This should serve as a blueprint for anyone who might feel like they've been cheated by Mr. Bernardo. History has shown Tracy is not to be trusted, he is not a man of his words, his words hold no value as he is a manipulator and pathological liar. Lying to him is second nature as it is shown from his past and current actions. In this post lets examine his lies.

Quote: Tracys lies
Mr. Tracy Bernardo was terminated on 1-20-12 due to several of his clients realizing that he was only a broker. He lies about being the breeder. His is a broker and reseller. He has been repeatedly asked to take down Piggy Essence piglet pictures.

It took weeks, but I am at least thankful that I finally actually received a piggy, although I am positive the piggy I received is not the piggy on the website. I did not receive any paperwork for the piggy such as any vet visit or health certificate/shots etc..He will not return my many phone calls/emails and I have no support or ideas of how to care for this piggy now that he is here.

I have numerous email conversations from Tracy weaving a web of lie after lie- I have a voice mail that complete contradicts his emailed promises and claimed he'd been working on his ranch all weekend because of the rain- after a little research I discovered he is an internet market "specialist" which explains his nicely laid out website.

They ask for dob, current weight, and projected adult size. He has nothing to say or write back, except, that he is not a broker, he is not one that resells. He is the breeder, the best breeder and seller in the country. Again, a huge lie.

J's wife related to me how Mr. Bernardo would give them all sorts of tales in concern to being the breeder. One comment was that he was on his way to the vet with a piglet. He does not breed, he does not have barns down the street as another of his client has called me and given me more insights.

A date was set, and then I received an email from Tracy Bernardo telling me that "his shipper" couldn't ship that day. Then another date was set, only to be changed again. This happened at least five times. The last time it was changed, Tracy lied when he told me that it was too late in the day to book the flight. I knew this was a lie, because that particular airline didn't pre-book pet cargo.


Here's one of my favorites, Tracy contradicting himself on the same page, so which one is it? She never bought anything from you then all of a SUDDEN she was the most irresponsible person to have bought something from you? Make up your mind!

Quote: Tracy Bernardo

This is a bad mouthed and foul mouthed teacher that has a vendetta against tracy bernardo. She works for and is paid by our competitors and has never purchased anything from us. She is slandering us all over the internet and is the last person you want take advice from.

TeachingEng below is a neurotic, crazed and broken down woman. She had a nervous breakdown and apparently molested some children in her English class in Long Beach, CA. She has been the most irresponsible pet owner EVER to Purchase from us and waited until her piglet was very very sick before contacting anyone. She cares nothing about the piglet she received. Her only intent is to ruin our business reputation and continue to put in ripoff reports, and to post derogatory and slanderous material all over the internet. She is dangerous, deranged, and apparently likes to have her students over for drinking parties when her husband is gone.


If you notice how easily this man lies to attack his clients, he stated that she has been the most irresponsible pet owner EVER to purchase from him? Yet she had a blog documenting her whole experience with her pig, from thinking about her pig, setting up the room and toys for her pigs arrival, anticipating her arrival, getting anxious because of Tracy's run around, then after her pig arrived she took care of her pig as if it was one of her own kids. In my mind she's probably the best pig owner I've seen to date but Tracy doesn't care, he doesn't research anything, he doesn't look around, he just wants to slander and attack at the spare of the moment with all the nasty lies he can because he is a sociopath who got his panties in a bunch. He wants his cake and eat it too!
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Caraa4u

03.10.14, 09:12 AM

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After his Teacup pig scam he's now popped up with a web design company, www.sacramentowebdesigngroup.com What kind of Web Design Company builds their own website using a template? Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of a web designing company? Wouldn't that be like if Ford started a company using BMW’s image? If he is running a web design company shouldn't he build his company unique and from scratch to display their own skill and forte instead of another company’s product and passing it off as their own?

Not only that but he's selling his clients templates and charging them full price with his extravagant sales pitch. Again he's deceiving and ripping off his clients into thinking they're being a unique and custom design, there's no web designing involve in what he's doing, if you look at some of his clients website online, all hes doing is installing cheap templates and tweaking its options here and there to make it seem unique. Even with a nice template he manages to make his websites come out looking very substandard and amateurish.

This man is an internet marketer not a web designer. Everything on his website was made somewhere else, he uses cheap templates and stock photos to advertise his services, we've converse with many design connoisseur and they all tell us this exact same thing just by scanning through his website, they were able to trace his website to a template he bought online called "Doover". He gives his clients his fancy sales pitch, gets a domain and hosting, installs the template, tweaks it around can probably easily finish it in a day or two and tells his clients how hard and long he's been working on it to give them the impression that he's actually putting great effort into something that anyone with mediocre web knowledge can accomplish.

Here's a quote from his website.
"Our experienced we team can provide you with a customized WordPress Design that is built with your customer and your brand in mind."

Now here is a quote from a respectable designer.
"If you're using templates then it's not your portfolio is it? It's a collection of work by other people. Not only are you conning potential customers, it's also illegal and unethical. If I saw this I would report it to the template authors as not even free templates allow you to claim it's your own work.If you can't do the work yourself then don't advertise the service.

People looking at your portfolio want to see what you can do,and not always the finished product but a lot of the time they want to see your working process. Showing other peoples work does not show what you can do.

If you want to get clients then you're misrepresenting yourself as a designer. I think that can be filed under false advertisement? Passing off templates as your own is copyright infringement. "

Tracy does exactly this, he evens put under his clients website "Designed by Sacramento Web Design Group". He's doing something that takes the littlest time to profit the most and on top of it all, he's not even a web designer, there's no history of him online being one.
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It's sad that people like him are able to do business online after the huge scam he has pulled off but its always a breath of fresh air to see people like him getting exposed, it lets those see his true character and nature instead of the one hes trying to portray. You can tell he's a shady business man because he has no long lasting business online, no client reviews and no testimonials other than the fake ones he has created. He has even gone far as to hiring an article writer to write a fake story about him putting himself in a good light trying to mislead potential clients into thinking something that he is not. That's false advertisement.

It's one thing to say you believe you're the best at what you do but Mr. Bernardo went to as far as saying he was voted best web consultant in Sacramento. No one even knows him, his web domain is only about 2 years old, he is a known conman online and his victims has stated he will do anything to push the spotlight away from his crimes and he has tried to bury his crimes with false articles and information online. If a real big company came out and said they were voted the best whatever in a certain state by popular vote their company would face backlash from lying and misleading the general populous because you cannot fake your credential, it's deceptive and Tracy Bernardo has done just that!

This sociopath strikes once again also, he signed up for a service using his credit card, on the professional plan it shows you a pricing list based on per website hits, once Tracy gets charged for the service he has picked guess what happens? HE SLANDERS, HARASS AND THREATENS a reputable company because he couldn’t read. Pathetic, once again proving everyone’s point that this man is a sociopath, he will never admit his wrong doings and will always try to blame others no matter what.

• “To put salt on the wound, i contacted Netapplications and spoke with Nicole,what a piece of work she is! She tells me that she would rather have a chargeback than issue me a refund. Yet she says she has a refund policy, but wont give me money back. Well I contacted my bank and I'm sure they will take care of this for me without any problems whatsoever.” --Tracy Bernardo

She won’t give you a refund because they’ve ALREADY PROVIDED YOU THE SERVICE YOU DUMBASS! How about someone buys one of your stupid websites and was charged something they didn’t understand, they then ask you for a refund after you’ve already provided them their designed website, are you going to give them a refund? No you wouldn’t! Hell you wouldn’t give the Teacup victims back their money after baiting and switching them, they had to take you to court many, many times!

• “These people are scammers, and i honestly believe they are duping people out of their money with their fine print or sneaky way to charge you 15 times more for an account that they say is only $9.95 a month.“ --Tracy Bernardo

I went to their page and clicked on pricing and look what I see on the pricing page, clear as daylight, a whole paragraph explain the pricing options and he dares to call that “fine print”?

• “After your promotional period, you will be charged monthly on your billing day based on your site’s volume in the prior month. For example, if you sign up on January 1, the service is free until January 31. Accounts may be canceled at any time during the month by contacting support, and they will not be charged.” --Hitslink.com

This is the same man who has a certified weight guarantee on his website and yet many of his clients pig weight didn’t meet the guarantee and Tracy blamed them for it right away.

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Does this man need any more exposing? This man clearly has mental issues, he does everything wrong yet blames others for it, no matter if its scamming them, harassing them, threatening them, cheating them, stealing from them...ect In his mind, he is never wrong, he will never take blame for his actions yet he finds anyone or anything to place that blame on, what a DIGUSTING human!
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Caraa4u

03.16.14, 07:23 PM

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This man is desperate, he has no credibility in anything that he does. He just markets his websites and hopes people believes in his lies and bullshit. Hopefully we've done enough to warn potential victims away from this man, no one should be able to do what he has and did and be out there doing business, this man is scum and is mentally incapable treating anyone with any kind of respect, he's a nasty lonely old man who needs money to feel important because without money he is nothing and he knows that.

How mentally retarded do you have to be to start scamming people online, dozens of people, for thousands of dollars then start attacking and harassing them? Did he think everything will just clear up and get away with it clean? Did he not realize it's the internet age and everything you do, you will be held accountable for it? Hell even his past scams were searched up and found on the internet, he has left an extensive footprint of scam, lies, deceit and slander. It's absolutely disgusting that this man turns the tables on his victims, normal people do not do that, once I found out about this man and his flat out lies I dedicated a lot of time to do an extensive research on this man and boy did I find a lot.

Read one of his quotes: "My name is Tracy Bernardo. I have over 20 years experience in search engine marketing and SEO."

See that's what he is, a marketer, he markets bullshit on search engines to take advantage of online potential customers. How did someone who has over 20 years experience in online engine marketing become a pig breeder? He never was, that's what he was telling everyone, he was a pig breeder with a ranch, BULLSHIT! He marketed a teacup pig website high on Google and scammed his customers because the commission from his broker wasn't enough, now hes into web designing and who knows what other bullshit he will pop up with next.

Funny how all his rebuttals on his victims are the same from company to company.

His model business he stole money from his workers.
---One speaks out, she's one of our competitors!
---Another speaks out, she's a credit card thief! She used a stolen credit card blah blah blah...


His Teacup pig business, one speaks out.
---That's one of our competitors slandering us!
---Another one speaks out, She's a irresponsible owner and a child molester!

All the same excuses, he first makes up the same lies then when he runs out of that lie he creates another outrageous one to take the spotlight away from him which is why we continue to expose him with actual facts, screenshots, court cases he's been in, companies that link back to him. We have the proof while all he has is his fake, outright lies and slanders.

There's so much on this man it's not even funny, who does this guy think he is? There's so much testimonials from his victims, proof in their emails, voice-mails and court cases and he still goes around and try to defend himself while slandering his victims, this is why he got exposed to the level he did, no one should treat another person like that! It was a Good thing that they're mediums online that helps us expose people like Tracy Bernardo.
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Mattusa

03.18.14, 11:53 PM

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I got into this because I can't stand two things, scammers and liars. The fact that he not only scammed his victims but then proceeded to attack, harass and slander with lies makes my blood boil. Imagine getting scammed then while you're already down, kicked on. Throwing fire onto the fuel, you have to be a low pathetic SOB to do such a thing. Kicking a helpless victim while they're down, you must have no soul or consciousness. I've even talked to one person who had his business slandered just because he was going to get a website done by him then after reading everything about Mr. Bernardo online he questioned his business ethics, just from that Mr. Bernardo went online and slandered his business. This man is pure evil and the fact that people got together to expose him gives me hope for humanity. They're some sick individuals out there you have to be careful of.

Here's a quote from that individual:

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"Once again we deem this man not even worthy of an response. We contated him in MAY to develope our webpage and did a back-ground check on him and seen his "bad reputation" and of course we were smart enough to expose him and tell him no sale! Now he acts liking like a child he is making these false accusations towards my company. Anyone who knows me and my integrity will laugh at these complaints. Tracy J Bernardo Grow Up! Anyone who reads this... sorry for this man to waste so many peoples time."


You see that? Just contacting Tracy Bernardo will get you the risk of being slandered online, you don't even have to do business with him, that's how disgusting this man is, and to be honest that man is correct, Tracy Bernardo is not worthy of a response because every response he have gave online are just pure nonsense and lies, he has never tried to apologized, correct his wrong-doings, it's all lies, attacks and slander. Everything we have said about him you can research it yourself, it's all there in black and white, we don't need to snoop to his level and make up stories, we find them on our own because Mr. Bernardo made it so easy for us. This man is a waste of time and money, stay away, the only reason we spend time on exposing him is to warn others, this man has sever mental issues and will continue to be a threat to anyone out there.

This man is a clear cut example of someone you need to watch out for when doing any kind of business online or in person. This man is filled with lies, deceit, scams, anger, hatred, evil…etc. He’ll tell you one thing on the phone and then do another behind your back, he does not care who he steps over as long as he gets his way and money. I have a psychology degree and I can attest to you that this man exert signs of a being a clear cut sociopath. He believes he is smarter than everyone else which is why he did not even bother to cover up his tracks and is being exposed beyond repair. He is a narcissistic physiological liar that believes he can talk his way out of any situation. He’ll be caught red handed, evidence upon evidence, victim’s stories upon stories yet he still will try to lie and slander his way out of it.

I'd like to thank usaconsumercomplaints as well for letting us post here, you make a difference in people's lives that got scammed and became a victim. Having a place to post stories and exposing scammers will not only detour others away from this individual but will also give his victims a sense of justice.
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Caraa4u

03.20.14, 10:22 AM

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Another victims.

I wired $2950 from my meager retirement savings to Tracy Bernardo which was full payment for 'Ellery' a male teacup pig. We talked several days later and agreed that shipping Nov.4-6 would work well for all concerned. That was our last contact. After finding horror stories all over cyberspace sent a certified letter to him on Nov. 19 exercising my right to terminate our contract because of his breach.

IE. not shipping Ellery as agreed. I asked for my money back. I have contacted the California Attorney General, my states AG, CA Better Business Bureau,his bank, and several on-line complaint sites. Given his stellar record of honesty, the I.R.S. is probably the one agency most likely to hold him accountable,which regrettably I can not facilitate. Is anyone listening ??? -Arthur B

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Another one from Debby.

I bought a micro nano from teacuppigsforsale.com under the impression the seller was also a breeder. Tracy Bernardo represented himself as a breeder owner operator of his pig site. The truth is he is a broker that never deals with the pigs directly; he was extremely difficult to communicate with once he had money in had. I did get my precious pig BUT she has exceeded her weight by 25 lbs and she is not yet a year old. My pig was guaranteed to be under 20 lbs full grown; she is actually 40lbs to date and has two more years till full growth. Money back guarantee if my pig out grows her size but that means I have to return my beloved pig as well, who would ever do that...

I definitely did not get what I paid for, though I do absolutely love my pig, the process was horrible, rude and very unprofessional. I have received threats of a law suit for defamation of character if I discuss my horrible experience but honestly people HAVE to know what to expect and to be prepared to love their pig regardless of the actual size once fully grown.

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Threats of a lawsuit for defamation of character once again, PLEAAASSSEEEEE, who does this man think he is? The man who scams, threatens, harass, intimidates, lies, steals and slanders wants to talk about defamation, who does that really? I'll tell you who, someone who is mentally ill, what a joke. He's probably has gotten exposed over 50 times online now, karma is real. I hope he tries to bring someone to court so they can show the court all the dirt he has on his hands, we've gotten all the proof, quite sad really, he is not scaring no one, a bitter old man who uses the internet to scam people.

Also to cover his tracks he had someone write a fake article about him and then blasting it all over the internet about how he was voted the most popular web consultant in his city, what a load of BS. You can't find no other sources, no real polls nor anything other than his fake article to deceive people, that right there is already considered an unethical business tactic with false claims, that's no different than someone lying on a resume maybe even worse because hes doing to get clients while others do it to land a nice job. He's using that fake article along with many domains with his name in hopes to bury all his negative reports on him while searching his name online, he can't even step up to his mistakes nor admit it yet doing everything in his power to cover them up with any tactic necessary because if anyone knows what his past clients has been through, no one in the World would do business with this man.

http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/73673-best-web-design-consultant-sacr

amento-california-tracy-bernardo.html
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Mattusa

03.24.14, 06:34 PM

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Let's see his $4495 website plan, the bottom is listed to what you get, I'll tell you everything it's worth.

Web hosting - A basic web hosting from Hostgator is $3.96 a month, unless you have a high traffic website you don't need anything else.
Weekly backups - He's charging $30 a month for backups? Most hosting have free weekly/monthly backups.
Full pages w/ content - Again this is easy for him to generate pages with content he is a marketer, his pages consist of stock images and simple content. He's not designing anything for his clients, it's all pre-made work.
Customization - ???
Custom Forms - Why is he even adding this? They're free plugins for custom forms and most templates already give you nice free custom forms.
Social media links - Why is he even adding this? Again it comes free with every modern template out there.
Slider - Why is he even adding this? Again it comes free with every modern template out there.
Blogs - Why is he even adding this? Again it comes free with every modern template out there.
Email Accounts - He's giving you only 10 emails? When the cheapest hosting out there gives you unlimited email accounts? Check out www.hostgator.com/shared - for a $3.96 a month hosting they give you unlimited email accounts.
Shopping cart - He uses woocommerces which is for free, you can download it at their official website.
2 hours wordpress training - There is better, hands on, visual wordpress training on Youtube for free where you can learn way more than the 2 hours he is providing you.

You see this? He's selling snake oil, just like he did with his pig website. It's all sales pitch to entice potential clients. Go find a professional web developer or designer and they will tell you the same exact thing.

Hopefully there's enough information for anyone looking for him can find, this man is no good, it's unfortunate people like him are still doing business out there and treating people/clients the way he does but at least we have mediums to expose him even-though he's doing everything he can to cover up his tracks. This man will do anything and everything to his clients, steal, cheat, lie, harass, threat....ect but the moment YOU FIGHT BACK, he hides behind his legal bullshit claiming hes going to sue you for this and that, he'll mention how much money you'll lose...ect He's using his tactics of intimidation to scare you away because his bullshi*t harassment and threats didn't work, not only do we see the same story every time from different victims, we searched hard online and has found him doing the same exact things to people/clients/victims in the past!

It must be such an embarrassment to be exposed like this man has but after years of doing the same crap he has been doing its great to finally run into this man so that he could be exposed for his disgusting behavior, what an embarrassment to society this man is.
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Caraa4u

03.26.14, 04:06 PM

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Notice how when he goes around and spread lies to his victims telling everyone that they're liars, his competitors, thieves and child molesters it's okay, the second his victim post true facts about the things he has done he cry's out slander and character defamation, what an absolute hypocrite and a joke this man is. One of his victims has saved all his emails and voice-mails he sent her and the stuff that comes out of this mans mouth is straight nasty and vile, who in the world can do that to another innocent person just trying to get their product they've paid a lot of money for? I'll tell you who, Tracy Bernardo, the crazed sociopath that does not care about anyone but himself.

And how the hell can the most innocent and caring teacher who wants to save her retirement up to buy a ranch for abused animals get ACCUSED of being a child molester? I'll tell you how, because she did business with TRACY J BERNARDO, the old, bitter man who has been scamming people left and right then slander and threatens them if they speak out. DISGUSTING!
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Mattusa

03.31.14, 10:18 PM

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On thing you have to understand this man is a manipulator, he's used to controlling people at any cost, he has a screw loose in his head and the moment he doesn't have control over someone or a certain situation that's when he uses his same old tactics to try and intimidate people. Notice when hes getting exposed or getting rid of someone even though the problem was his fault he makes sure show what it's going to cost you. Let me give you an example.

The first Ripoff.com report we've found on him he stated to the person who reported him that he was going to sue him for 250k.

Another one he told a person who reported him he was going to make her husband lose everything and be tried in public so the World knows this and that, what a joke, what ended up happening? Tracy getting exposed to the whole world end up whats happening! He's a known con man online now! Good job everyone!

Also Tracy loves to use people's website contact comments to send them anonymous death threats, the moment someone sent him messages on his own website he tried to say it was spam and warned people he has reported to your ISP, local law enforcement and will be tried over 11k for each incident?

Do you see the joke this man has become? He'll do whatever he wants but when someone else does it to teach him a lesson all of a sudden its wrong? All of a sudden there's repercussions to it? Textbook sociopath behavior. What a pathetic man, he should be embarrassed for his whole family for doing what he has done to victims. He is the worst kind of human being out there to do any kind of business with, look at his track record, he has done nothing but ripped off and deceive others then kicked them while they were down.

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