Contest Scam Perpetrated By Colorado-Based “A Mile Higher Marijuana” Company

Contest Scam Perpetrator, Ben Dunn, and his company, "A Mile Higher Marijuana"

Contest Scam Perpetrator, Ben Dunn, and his company, “A Mile Higher Marijuana

A Mile Higher Marijuana” started a Facebook page on March 21, 2013. Within their “About” section, they refer to themselves as a “full service marijuana shop” to be “open for retail business January 2014,” including that “right now you can find [their] products at multiple dispensaries throughout Denver.”

A week later, on March 28th, at 11:43 am (EST), “A Mile Higher Marijuana” posted the details of what appeared to be an amazing contest opportunity being hosted by their company:

Figure 1 (click here, or on photo, to enlarge)

Figure 1 (click here, or on photo, to enlarge)

As shown in the above screenshot (Figure 1), their post stated the following:

“Share our page! Thats the rules! 2 winners will be picked ONCE we reach 100 likes! Thats the rules! 2 winners will be picked ONCE we reach 100 likes!

Prize! An all expenses paid trip to Colorado for the 2013 cannabis cup! Two lucky winners will recieve airfare, hotels, food drink and a TON of recreational marijuana use! You will also have the option to kick it with us at our booth! GOOD LUCK!”

One minute later, at 11:44 am (EST), “A Mile Higher Marijuana” added the following comment to their initial contest post (also shown in Figure 1):

“I forgot to add, 2 lucky winners will be picked. The prize includes the trip for the winners as well as one guest each!”

At 11:52 am (EST), the company followed up their first comment with a second (also shown in Figure 1):

“when you share the page make sure your post is public or else i wont be able to see it and it kills your chance”

Early the very next day, on March 29th, at 3:41 am (EST), my sister, Sara, entered “A Mile Higher Marijuana‘s” Facebook contest. Upon sharing their page to her own profile wall, as per the contest rules, she promptly commented upon on their initial contest post, letting them know that she had followed their entry instructions (also shown in Figure 1):

“shared <3”

Nearly two weeks later, on April 10, at 2:44 pm (EST), “A Mile Higher Marijuana” added a new comment to their initial contest post (also shown in Figure 1):

“well since this is lagging a bit, i will announce one winner in 10 minutes!”

At 3:00 pm (EST) that same day, the company posted an announcement on their Facebook wall, pronouncing Sara as the winner:

Figure 2 (click here, or on photo, to enlarge)

Figure 2 (click here, or on photo, to enlarge)

As shown in the above screenshot (Figure 2), “A Mile Higher Marijuana‘s” post stated the following:

“LUCKY WINNER NUMBER 1 SARA ANNE! CONGRATS TO SARA YOU AND ONE GUEST JUST.WON AN ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP  TO THE CANNABIS CUP THIS YEAR!

SEND BEN DUNN( THE OWNER) ALL YOUR INFO SO WE CAN GET FLIGHTS AND HOTELS BOOKED AND PAID FOR! CONGRATS.AGAIN, GET READY FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

LOVE BEN, DAVE AND A MILE HIGHER MARIJUANA!”

At 3:38 pm (EST), Sara published the following response comment to their winner announcement post (also shown in Figure 2):

“Oh…..My….God….are you kidding me!? You just made my year! I’m emailing now!”

At 3:40 pm (EST), Sara then sent me a private message through Facebook:

“omg omg omg look what I won! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=276941432441172&id=267861440015838

Prize! An all expenses paid trip to Colorado for the 2013 cannabis cup! Two lucky winners will recieve airfare, hotels, food drink and a TON of recreational marijuana use! You will also have the option to kick it with us at our booth! GOOD LUCK!”

At 3:41 pm (EST), Sara published a second response to “A Mile Higher Marijuana‘s” winner announcement post (also shown in Figure 2):

“Thank you guys so so so so so much!”

After finally reading her Facebook message to me, at 4:00 pm (EST), I responded to her with the following:

“Wow! Take me!”

At 4:22 pm (EST), Sara published a third response to “A Mile Higher Marijuana‘s” winner announcement post (also shown in Figure 2):

“A Mile Higher Marijuana – can you link me to Ben Dunn’s profile? I don’t know where to find his email address or contact info.”

At 4:27 pm (EST), Sara followed this up with a fourth comment (also shown in Figure 2):

“Is this Ben? https://www.facebook.com/ben.dunn.102 I sent him a friend request because it won’t let me send him a message without being on his friends list.”

At 4:35 pm (EST), “A Mile Higher Marijuana” finally replied to Sara’s comments on their winner announcement post (also shown in Figure 2):

“that is him!”

At 4:41 pm (EST), Sara promptly sent Ben Dunn the following private message through Facebook:

“Hi Ben! Looks like I was the winner of the prize on the Mile High Marijuana page. I’m so stoked but in shock right now don’t want to believe it’s real until I hear from you. Let me know what you need and I’ll send it right over. My sister will be coming with you so i can send you both of our info!

Sara”

At 4:45 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Yes ma’am you are winner number one! I need both of your full names and birthdates so i can get reservations sent and flights booked, you both will also recieve a Judge pass so you can sample all the contests entries for free, congrats again!”

At 4:46 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben through Facebook private messaging, giving him our birth dates, phone numbers, and her address, along with the following text:

“For plane info we’d be taking off from either JFK or Newark, preferrably JFK. Thank you so so so much! Let me know if you need anything else!”

At 4:47 pm (EST), Sara sent me the following private message through Facebook:

“He just got our info!

I think this is really happening!”

At 4:48 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“I will get back to you with all the flight and reservation info by tomorrow afternoon!”

At 4:49 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben through Facebook private message, giving him her email, along with the following text:

“Looking so forward to hearing from you!”

At 4:50 pm (EST), Sara sent me the following private message through Facebook:

“holy shit

I can’t believe this is happening

when we get the booking info, that’s when we make the announcement lol”

At 4:51 pm (EST), I replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Okay. :)”

At 4:53 pm (EST), Sara sent me the following private message through Facebook:

“You should probably add Ben too https://www.facebook.com/ben.dunn.102

Just in case he needs to get in touch with either of us.”

I promptly sent Ben Dunn a friend request, and it was accepted at 5:56 pm.

At 5:56 pm (EST), Ben also replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“ill have all your guys info to you tomorrow, quick question whats the best time for you guys to fly out on the 17th”

At 9:56 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Hi Ben,

Is it possible we can fly in on the 19th or the 20th since that’s the day of the festival? It’d be easier for both of us to get out of work. If you can get either day, then anytime on the 19th or very early on the 20th so we can make it in time and get situated. Let me know what you think.”

At 10:06 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“I will check flight tomorrow, ill make your trip happen i promise”

The next day, on April 11th, after receiving no word from Ben Dunn, at 7:39 pm (EST), Sara sent him the following private message through Facebook:

“Hi Ben, just wanted to let you know if you’re having trouble finding flights for that day then the 17th or 18th are fine too. Don’t wanna make this difficult for you.”

At 8:02 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Perfect! Can you send me your email address so i can send your info”

At 8:22 pm (EST), Sara sent Ben a private message through Facebook containing her email address for the second time (as she had already sent it to him the day before at 4:49 pm).

The next day, on April 12th, at 5:17 pm (EST), Ben Dunn replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Your itinerary will be in your email tomorrow morning along with your sisters, i have a limo arranged to pick you guys up from the airport and bring you to your penthouse sweet at the brown palace hotel in downtown denver.

When you guys get there call me 727 288 8242 and i will bring you guys a 800 dollar visa prepaid for all expenses”

In the meantime, at 5:22 pm (EST), Ben wrote to me for the first time with the following private message through Facebook:

“I messaged your sister some info about your guys trip, please let her know!”

At 5:22 pm (EST), I replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Will do! :)”

At 5:23 pm (EST), Ben replied to me with the following private message through Facebook:

“Cant wait to meet you guys and watch yall have the time of your lives!”

At 5:26 pm (EST), I replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“I can’t wait, either! This is going to be the experience of a LIFETIME! :)”

At 5:33 pm (EST), I continued my reply to Ben, with the following private message through Facebook:

“Thank you so very much for this amazing opportunity! :)”

At 5:34 pm (EST), Ben replied to me with the following private message through Facebook:

“You are very very welcome”

At 5:41 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Hi Ben! Are you kidding me! I almost peed my pants when I read this! So I should look for the itinerary tomorrow morning then, right? The Brown Palace Hotel looks amazing! I just screamed at my sister telling her there’s a Beatles suite there lol! We are so pumped cannot wait to get there and meet you. It’ll be our first time in Colorado so this is going to be a truly special experience for Rayn and I. Thanks again and looking forward to receiving that itinerary. Then it will be REAL! Ahhhh!”

At 5:45 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Yep look for it in the morning. It will have everything hotel reservations oh and im flying you guys out first class. I cant wait to meet yall and watch you guys have the times of your lives!”

At 5:48 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Will do, and first class! Wow there’s going to be a lot of firsts for both of us. This is unreal. Thank you again!”

At 5:49 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“We do it big here at A Mile Higher!”

At 5:52 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“This feels like The Cannibis Real World – unreal! You guys certainly do do it big!”

At 5:53 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

 “:) lol i like that the cannabis real world hahaha”

The next day, on April 13th, after receiving no word from Ben Dunn yet again, at 2:08 pm (EST), Sara sent him the following private message through Facebook:

“Hey Ben,

I haven’t received the itinerary yet. Do you know if it was sent out? Just don’t want to miss it. Thanks!”

At 3:37 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“I am getting ready to send sorry about the delay, ran into some stuff earlier and im 2 hours behind you lol. Ill message you when its in tour email”

At 3:41 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“oh no problem it’s 4pm here i forgot about the time delay”

At 8:10 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Sara im so sorry about the delay my partnerwas sick all day

I promise.you it will be tjere.tomorrow”

At 8:11 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Ok thanks for the update”

Three days later, on April 16th, after receiving no word from Ben Dunn for a third time, at 1:24 pm (EST), Sara sent him the following private message through Facebook:

“Hey Ben,

I was just wondering what’s going on with the itinerary. I never received it in my email and time is running out. Hope we hear from you soon. My sister and I were really looking forward to this trip. Please get back to me when you can. Thanks.

Sara”

At 2:07 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“you really didn’t get them yet I sent them days ago re send me your email address so I may be so I can make sure I sent them to the right address”

At 2:12 pm (EST), Sara sent Ben a private message through Facebook containing her email address for the third time (as she had already sent it to him on April 10 at 4:49 pm, and on April 11 at 8:22 pm). She also included the following text:

“what email address are you sending from?

so i can check my spam folder”

At 4:52 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Hardsk8ter2 oo3(“

At 4:53 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“yeah nothing from there, can you see where you sent it and resend it?”

Within her message, Sara also provided Ben with her email address for a FOURTH TIME!

At 4:54 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Hardsk8ter2003@msn.com is where they were senr( d
Frññimm”

At 4:54 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“nothing from there either.”

At 4:58 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Do you have a fax machine by chance”

At 4:59 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“No.

I can give you another email address send it to both if you have to”

Within her message, Sara then provided Ben with her email address for a FIFTH TIME, along with her secondary email, and my email, as well!

At 5:21 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Im going to noe. Check,back immense”

At 8:50 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“What date did you book the flight for? If it’s tomorrow I don’t see how we’re going to make it with no itinerary.”

At 9:22 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Iys booked for the 18tb.in.the.morning.whem i get.homr.ill.send.you.all info over.this

Its more.convenienient”

At 9:30 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“ok”

The next day, on April 17th, after receiving no word from Ben Dunn for a fourth time, at 9:02 pm (EST), Sara sent him the following private message through Facebook:

“So i am guessing we’re not going to make it since we never received an itinerary and the flight was supposedly going to be for tomorrow morning. Im disappointed to say the least but more-so for my sis who i pulled into this whole thing and got her so excited at the prospect of this whole trip. I am confused as to why it was dragged out this long to the point of making us believe that it was going to happen right up until yesterday. It would have been less of a blow if you had kept it real from jump and told us you couldn’t get a flight or whatever the case had been.”

The next day, on April 18, at 3:07 pm (EST), Ben Dunn replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Sara. If you did not gey my info id head to,the airport now. Your flight leaves at 615 your time. Sorry ive been busy preparing pick yoir tickets up at the desk. They are reserved under your name

But we do no appreciate all the nasty comments. Shits is crazy here right now if only you knew.

You NEED TO CALL ME 727 288 8242”

At 3:09 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Im not going to the airport without tickets thats insane. You gave us no time to prepare at all or even know what airport were going too.

Wiithout*”

At 3:09 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Jfk

And thats fine then ill let my boys in new york know and.change.the reservations.into,his name. Have a good day.,bue”

At 3:10 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“What airline?”

At 3:10 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Fronteir

I sent everything.to the email you supplied me”

At 3:11 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Oh you got back to me real quick when i said that. Im gonna call Frontier and find out if theres tix in my name.”

At 3:12 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Go for it. Actually dont bother, im.gonna call and.change res for my,boy. I dont need the drama and bad vibes from yall. Good,luck and have a nice day”

At 3:12 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“Im calling now well see.

And if you wanna pull that iill report your company to the Better Business Bureau for a fake promotion.

so test me.”

At 3:14 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Hahahahahgoodbye.,enjoy,420 in new york. You said the wrong thing to the wrong.person”

At 3:14 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“You flaked on the wrong person

We knew you were flaking all along

We anticipated 420 in NY anyway”

At 3:15 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Make that call tou are in new york and your gonna report a a marijuana company in colorado when.you dont even have a med card, you will get laughed at.good,luck with that see ys”

At 3:15 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“It dooesnt matter where im located trust me”

At 3:16 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Ok stop talking,now”

At 3:16 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“You will see and your karma will be shit youre an awful business person”

At 3:16 pm (EST), Ben replied to Sara with the following private message through Facebook:

“Byebye

And the BBB takes cares of employees,not being, paid, tied with the labor board. Tou were never and will never be an employee

Oh and PS false promotion? Thats why oir other winner is here already? You make me laugh im not the slightest bit nervous

Have a wonderful day”

At 3:23 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben with the following private message through Facebook:

“that’s not all they take care of you have no idea what you’re talking about… You’re not allowed to lead someone on with the idea of a promotion and never come through on it. Trust me they’re looking for any reason to shut down a business like yours and i didn’t say i was buying weed from you so I don’t need a card. I just called Frontier airlines they don’t even leave from JFK airport they leave from LaGuardia Airport and there’s no 6:15 pm flight so you’re completely full of shit like I thought. I have all our correspondence and I’ll be doing everything I can to fuck you over like you did to us. There’s no reservations in my name at all.”

At 3:24 pm (EST), Sara replied to Ben a second time, with the following private message through Facebook:

“You should have just told us you were in over your head rather than acting like a stupid stoner who can’t conduct business.

Labor board is for employees not being paid not BBB – BBB is to report grievances related to the business. lol ‘other winner’ what ‘other winner’ your boy? You’r so full of shit.”

At 3:25 pm (EST), Sara added me to her conversation with Ben, and wrote the following private group message to him and I through Facebook:

“do you see this Rayn?

the shit he’s saying?

I just called Frontier – no such flight

he told me he book a flight for us today at 6:15pm

LMAO”

At 3:38 pm (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“He basically wanted to fuck us over one last time and scramble to JFK airport with our luggage and find out once we got there that there was no such flight. What kind of person does that to someone? What was the point even?”

At 4:58 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“Forward me ALL of the correspondences you’ve had with Ben Dunn, as well as ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana.’ I’ll be writing a detailed and lengthy article about this whole fiasco on my AcidRayn.com website. I’ve already begun to compile evidence, myself, snapping and saving a screenshot of the contest announcement, as well as the winner announcement.”

At 5:07 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“ok”

At 5:14 pm (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“I screenshotted the announcement as well and reported the page to facebook as spam/scam and both of the posts including the contest announcement and the contest winner announcement. As per Better Business Bureau, it says ‘What complaints do we handle?

Disagreements between businesses and their customers. However, we reserve the right to reject complaints that use abusive or foul language.’ So I’m writing up my report now including screenshots and correspondence.”

At 6:02 pm (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Please stop messaging me, and also re read the rules of the contest 1 or.10 more times, then look.at the number of likes, that alone kills yours arguement. Now please stop harassing and have a nice day”

At 6:03 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“There are no rules of the contest.

I just finished creating a PDF of your facebook page and all our correspondence and filing the complaint now.

Also it’s illegal to throw a promotion on facebook wall without using a 3rd party such as offerpop otherwise you have to use a disclaimer.

Saying “This contest is not associated with Facebook.

And what you said made no sense, in fact, I am dummer having read it. You are awarded no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. lol”

At 6:07 pm (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“It clearly says once the page hits.100 likes. Its all good do your thing,im,not nervous jist please stop harassing me. Hahaha and i contacted facebook before posting.anything. Have a good one”

At 6:07 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Yes and then you posted ‘Tired of waiting, gonna make the announcement now’

screenshotted that too! LOL

What a full of shit motherfucker you are.”

At 6:08 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“This announcement kills whatever argument the contest holders think they have for reneging on awarding the promised prize:https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=276941432441172&id=267861440015838 ” (link to “A Mile Higher Marijuana” Winner Announcement Post, as shown in Figure 2 above)

At 6:08 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Exactly.

‘Harrassing’ LOL Omg the contest winners are ‘harrassing poor Ben’. Get a grip on yourself man.

He still has ZERO explanation for telling me to go to JFK to pick up tickets when Frontier airline doesn’t even depart from JFK, only LaGuardia.”

At 6:27 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Thank you for submitting your complaint to us.
The BBB that will process your complaint is:
• BBB of Denver / Boulder Colorado
• 1020 Cherokee Street
• Denver, CO 80204-4039
• Phone: (303)758-2100
• Fax: (303)577-8101
• Email Address: info@denver.bbb.org
• Website: www.denver.bbb.org

At 6:44 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“It’s insane. I don’t even live in NY. I live in NJ. So, I was REALLY just supposed to get stranded in the city for an entire day today solely to give a scam contest the appearance of legitimacy?”

At 6:46 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Yes and JFK is an hour from here by public transportation. I cant believe he took it this far, for what?”

At 6:53 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“I’ve never done anything wrong to these people. Why would they behave so horribly about this? If there was a problem, why not just say so, instead of continuously lying until there was no wiggle room left to lie – while being completely unconcerned about the consequences of doing so?”

At 6:54 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Its sociopathic.”

At 6:56 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“And, now the contest winner announcement has been memory-holed on ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana,’ likely in the hopes that this will ALL JUST GO AWAY, somehow. If only life were as simple as just pressing ‘delete’ and presto – all is magically taken care of!

I am removed as a friend on ‘Ben Dunn’s’ page, now, too.”

At 6:57 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Its ok, i screenshotted it. Also, he’s pretending he didnt tell me our flight was early on 4/18 but somehow miraculously changed to 6:15pm.”

At 6:58 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“Just checked.”

At 6:58 pm (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Im sure I am too.”

At 6:59 pm (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“It’s okay. I will make sure that my blog about the incident is the FIRST thing that comes up on Google, under the search ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana.’ Their scamming days are OVER!”

A few hours later, on April 19, at 12:50 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben Dunn and I through Facebook:

“Just reported Ben and his business to The Cannibus Cup and High Times Magazine.”

At 12:51 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Oh and the Attorney General of New York and Colorado.”

At 1:02 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“Good. I’m almost done piecing together all of the info for my AcidRayn,com post about the whole fiasco. I’ll send out the link as soon as I’m finished.”

At 2:57 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Have asked multiple times to stop harassing me and it jas not stop since ive asked 5+ times it is harassment, woukd you like me to copy the law? Last time im asking before reporting agaian stop harassing or be prepared for a charge and a protection order(no contact) order through the courts. Write your blogs do your reports and PS the other winner sammy and her husvand say hello. Hajaha falso promotion my nut suck. Hahaha you guus have no idea. Again have a nice evening”

At 2:58 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“You’re so full of shit lol I’m doing everything in my power to bring you down. And what nuts? You have a baby dick and no balls.

Looking like Shaggy from Scooby Doo lol”

At 2:59 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Keep going miss. I love it

Ill sit here and let you keep going.”

At 3:00 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Ooh we’re super nervous about your protection order through the courts. Nothing you said would hold up against scamming us out of a prize. You’re pathetic.”

At 3:00 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Lets here the insults….

Hear*”

At 3:00 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“I don’t know what century this amateur con-artist is from, Sara, by erasing the winning post.. but, he forgot all about the WAYBACKMACHINE!”

At 3:01 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“lol word!

‘Sammy and her husband’ lol another made-up story. This guy lies for a living.”

At 3:01 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“Well, he better get his story nice and straight.”

At 3:02 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“A PRIZE MISS BUTTHURT. YOU EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING OR STEP FOOT IN OUR SHOP. KEEP IT COMING”

At 3:02 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“wtf are you talking about? LOL

Making no sense again.

First of all your shop isn’t even open.

And second of all, what does that have to do with winning a prize from your company that you flaked on?”

At 3:03 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“DONt worry i need to make no sense to you. Goodbye”

At 3:03 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“LOL You make no sense to your own self. Why did you do it in the first place? What was the point of leading us on for a week?”

At 3:03 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Of course, never an answer for that question. Regardless, we made the first few steps and it’s not ending. It’s not considered harrassment if you’re in the pursuit of justice so contacting Facebook, High Times, Better Business Bureau, writing blog posts and facebook posts saying the truth, The FCC, The Attorney General and filing a Civil Claim are not considered harrassment. You’re going to have to deal with the repurcussions of your actions. If we were lying about you, it might be libel, but everything we’ve said is the truth. Let it set you free, Ben DUNCE.”

At 3:06 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“If he even has a shop, it will be losing all credibility soon enough. Bet you’ll find my article, exposing this company for what they are, on the top of the google search list anytime you look up ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana’ club.”

At 3:07 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“:)

Hey sara read the laws on harassment one more time then try and come at me again.”

At 3:09 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“No Ben, read the laws on false advertising and false promotions. We’re not harrassing you, we’re seeking justice for what you did to us, for running a scam on us. File your claim. We’re only telling everyone the truth.”

At 3:10 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Oh i didnt know you were law enforcement

Wow sorry now come at,me again?”

At 3:10 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“I didn’t know you were a con artist either before this.”

At 3:11 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“I am not. I have no,info of yours

What did,i,con or steal from,yiu?”

At 3:11 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Yes you do. We sent you our names, birthdates, addresses and cell numbers.

And you didn’t do what you were supposed to do with it.”

At 3:12 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“You are butthurt thats what,it is”

At 3:12 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“You lead us on for a week straight acting like you were booking us a flight and hotel. You never did.

Yes, Ben lol we’re Butthurt but you and your company are about to be a lot more Butthurt than we are.

Like I said, if you had just kept it real and admitted you didn’t have enough time we would have been fine with it.

But you were going to have us go to JFK airport which is a state away from Rayn and an hour from me with luggage just to find out you scammed us.

Don’t you see how insane that is?

And then to act smug about it, there’s something wrong with you.

What did either of us ever do to you to come up with this elaborate dick-head plan?”

At 3:14 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“I act smuh because i,treat people the way,im treated”

At 3:14 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“We hadn’t treated you poorly until you scammed us.

That’s what you’re not getting.

You victimized us from the moment we won the contest. What was the point of that?”

At 3:15 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“That was never the fucking intention”

At 3:16 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“I’ll be happy to expose any perpetrator within the cannabis community. I’m tired of types like Ben Dunn giving us all a bad name! You saw how the people responded to your profile post exposing him, Sara, right? This one stood out to me: ‘WAIT! A guy who makes a living dealing marijuana had unethical business practices? SHOCKING… LOL Sorry though. That totally sucks'”

At 3:16 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Then why didn’t you just tell us you never booked the flight!?

Because people assume people who smoke weed are unethical and then Ben goes and proves them all right. He’s giving us all a bad name.”

At 3:17 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“That’s exactly right, Sara…”

At 3:18 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“So Ben is saying he accidentally conned us.”

At 3:18 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“I conned noone

I stole nothing”

At 3:19 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“You conned us completely Ben, come on. Really dude? You stole from us the ability to redeem a prize we won from your company. We should have been there right now. It’s not right.

Simply by being a lazy schmuck and not booking the flight and then lying repeatedly.

Not to mention you got all of our info and what did you do with it?”

At 3:22 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“If he claims he stole nothing, he’s admitting that there were no tickets.

He definitely is a con-artist, though.”

At 3:22 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Deleted the fuck out of it and a first and last,name is hardly all your info”

At 3:22 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Birthdates?

Cell numbers?

Addresses?

This guy is completely rewriting history.

With the deletions of posts and pretending half of what happened didn’t.”

At 3:23 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“And, he single-handedly carried the name ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana’ through the mud.”

At 3:23 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“I think he gets off on doing shit like this to people for no reason. Either that or he had a bet with his boys of how he could just totally fuck over innocent people for no reason.”

At 3:25 am (EST), I sent the following private group message to Ben and Sara through Facebook:

“He’s the worst kind of cannabis user there is: immature, manipulative, and malicious.

This whole contest scam, as I see it, comes from a place of pure malice and contempt for fellow smokers.”

At 3:26 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Agreed.”

At 3:30 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“More like tickets sold out before i could get yours bit try again. And your roundtrip airfair was 3500. Thays why”

At 3:32 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Ahhh the truth finally comes out.

Damn, that was like pulling teeth Ben.

You should have just told us that. But I looked up roundtrip tix and they were $220 a piece. So our tix would have been $440. As for the Cannabis Cup, you have been telling everyone on your page and their mothers you can get them in.

Since you’re running a stand.

Supposedly.

And, that still doesn’t explain why you tried to send us on a wild goose chase to JFK airport.

Look here’s tons of flights:” href=”https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=EWR,JFK,LGA;t=DEN;q=nyc+to+denver+flights;d=2013-05-05;r=2013-05-09″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=EWR,JFK,LGA;t=DEN;q=nyc+to+denver+flights;d=2013-05-05;r=2013-05-09″

At 3:38 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“No i have been telling people i can get them in the after party. Big difference”

At 3:38 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“But why did you have a promotion for tix to the cup if you didn’t have the tix in your hand?”

At 3:39 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“I did not think 16000 would sell the way they did”

At 3:40 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Jesus Christ so you’re saying that you had shit loads of them and didn’t put 2 aside for your contest winners. This is the most elaborate lie I’ve ever heard.

And STILL doesn’t explain why you lied for a week and tried to send us to JFK airport for a non-existent flight.”

At 3:41 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Shit loads of them? Where doyou get that?”

At 3:42 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“You’re avoiding the real question here.”

At 3:44 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Because when you called me from the airport i was gonna book the next flight out for you guys.and just try.and cover my mistake by jist Bringing you to the after party. And thats honest”

At 3:44 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Are you shitting me right now?

That’s completely insane.

But you told me for a week it was already booked. You even told me the day before that you had booked us early on the 18th. It’s one lie after another.”

At 3:45 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Your flight was booked and cancelled due.to,not getting.cup,tickets

I,couldnt even find scalpers

This is all honest.”

At 3:46 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Plus if you couldn’t afford our flight out, how would you have covered the limo, the $800, the Penthouse, the “tons of recreational” marijuana etc.?”

At 3:47 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“We grow our products thats nothing to us. We make money supplying dispensaries. It wasnt the cost persay,it was not being able to find tickets.anywhere

To the cup that is”

At 3:48 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“So you don’t see how this was totally decieving to us and a complete let-down that you led us on the whole time? You were going to try to book a flight for us while we were standing in the airport. Sounds like you were just fucking with us continuously.

I would ask you to make this right but I don’t trust you would.

You’d probably lead us on again for months.”

At 3:49 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Make it right how? There are no cup tickets to be found”

At 3:49 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“But at the same time, you don’t believe you did anything wrong. And we’re just ‘butthurt’ which by the way is a ridiculous expression. Denver must be behind on the slang over there.

We value the prize at $5000, that’s what I submitted to the BBB.

So I’m guessing the Sammy story was bullshit too, or did you reserve the tickets you could get for them.

if you hadn’t wasted so many days, we could have helped you figure something out like taking the train in instead of an airplane.”

At 3:52 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Hahahaha well since its already submitted then there is no point,in,me trying to,right anything noe is there”

At 3:53 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Remember, you said you ‘Do it big’ at A Mile Higher.

That’s what the BBB is going to do is try to communicate iwth each of us to rectify the situation.”

At 3:53 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Oh no her and her husband are here there will,be pictures”

At 3:53 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“They’re like mediators.

But there’s other places we can go too which will escalate the situation much higher.

So why did those contest winners receive priority over us?”

At 3:55 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“That,i can not.tell you my partner dave had just sent them out”

At 3:55 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Ugh, this is all making no sense.

Maybe you should have let Dave handle us too.

This whole thing is really shitty, what you did.”

At 3:57 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“I know it is and i do sincerely apologize”

At 3:58 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“But a little while ago you said we were ‘butthurt’.

I think you’re a pure sociopath.”

At 3:58 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Which i know means nothing at this point
Because i dont do well getting threatened”

At 3:59 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“And we don’t do well getting completely fucked over!

What if this happened to you? Would you just walk away with your tail between your legs.”

At 4:01 am (EST), Ben sent the following private group message to Sara and I through Facebook:

“Most likely cause i didnt lose anything either”

At 4:02 am (EST), Sara sent the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Since you’re a dispensary and you make so much money why don’t you just send us some money then.

You don’t think that we were super hyped to go to the Cannabis cup?

You wouldn’t be if you didn’t have tickets?

To come out to Denver? To see SNoop and Cypress Hill. To get Judges Passes?

To fly first class? To have a penthouse suite?

To have $800 spending money.

I beg to differ, we lost a LOT this weekend.”

At 4:11 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“Go ahead and put those pics up of Sammy and her husband. We’d love to comment on them.”

At 4:21 am (EST), Sara added the following private group message to Ben and I through Facebook:

“lol he just deleted me.”

(update: Benn Dunn wrote to me through private message on Facebook to threaten me with legal action for publishing this post. Check it out, in my post, “After Dutifully Exposing Contest Scam Perpetrated by Colorado-Based ‘A Mile Higher Marijuana’ Company, Ironically Threatened With Legal Action by Owner“)

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