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    Savvis CEO sued by Amex

    Found this interesting, being that many users on this forum use Savvis Datacenters and such.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051021/...ltBHNlYwM3MTY-
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    Saw that on live today, little shocking really
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    I bet he isn't to excited about having the world know he was visiting a topless club either...
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    when i was watching live they said he told his wife he was a victom of identy theft, he told the paper "i only spent about 20k" I bet he'll be on a couch or in a hotel for a while lol
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    wow
    If the news is 100% true, I am really shocked too.
    Because that fraudelent purchase made by a person whom is at a situation like " SAVVIS CEO" . I mean a CEO of a corparate business must not have this kind of a fault
    Maybe he loose his mind due to hell of cyber problems.. but I still could not believe that news is 100% accurate.

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    Originally posted by Lubby
    I bet he isn't to excited about having the world know he was visiting a topless club either...
    Nothing wrong with topless clubs/bars

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    Originally posted by dolay
    wow
    If the news is 100% true, I am really shocked too.
    Because that fraudelent purchase made by a person whom is at a situation like " SAVVIS CEO" . I mean a CEO of a corparate business must not have this kind of a fault
    Maybe he loose his mind due to hell of cyber problems.. but I still could not believe that news is 100% accurate.
    I'm not sure what part of it you can't believe, but are you saying that the CEO of a major corporation wouldn't take some other executive-level friends or clients to a high end "gentlemen's club?" In fact, that's the demographic group that keeps a place like Scores in business.

    Clearly AmEx believes that the charges were legit, because they've paid the club -- they didn't do a $240,000 chargeback. The way the process explained (fingerprinting and calling for voice authorization with the cardholder on the line) it seems that fraudulent charges wouldn't be likely.

    To me it sounds like a high roller showing off the lifestyle he can lead with his little group, and getting carried away without thinking of the consequences. Certainly not the first group of guys who ended up spending more than they expected on a trip to a strip club; just that the back rooms at Scores put it at a much different level than most could ever risk.

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    American Express is suing the CEO of a communications company for payment of $241,000 worth of disputed credit card charges at a Manhattan topless club.
    I commented regarding this headline and like I said I believe there is another side of the story ... otherwise so Unbelievable just to thinking a CEO of a corparate IT company may spent $241k fraudelently at a topless bar from that news headline

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    How could you spend $241k at a strip club unless you were buying part of it?

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    I'll tell you what happened, the CEO decided to impress some of his customers by inviting them to Scores, originally he didn't want to spend more than $5 000 but after drinking a few shots he told himself "What the hell?" to the point where he offered $10 000 for a single lap dance.

    For $10 000 you can buy yourself 5 "deluxe" escorts for an entire night and do a lot more than lap dances.
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    Originally posted by J-P
    I'll tell you what happened, the CEO decided to impress some of his customers by inviting them to Scores, originally he didn't want to spend more than $5 000 but after drinking a few shots he told himself "What the hell?" to the point where he offered $10 000 for a single lap dance.

    For $10 000 you can buy yourself 5 "deluxe" escorts for an entire night and do a lot more than lap dances.
    That is exactly what I try to mention.
    Come on guys we know the market. And we know a CEO must know his accounting, Why he had to drinking and driving while he can smoking and flying lol I mean why he had to pay $241k for a strip while he were able to past a night with his crew somewhere like at playboy mansion

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    Booze+Girls=Trouble

    classic case of showing off his ego.

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    Originally posted by varg
    How could you spend $241k at a strip club unless you were buying part of it?
    Remember, this isn't just any strip club. Scores is the most expensive place of its kind in Manhattan, and they weren't even in the "normal" bar/dance area. They were in the "Elite VIP" rooms where, as the article says it's common to spend a few thousand for a bottle and $10,000 for a dance. No one's even going to get into those rooms unless they're planning on spending thousands, and for a group of four guys who see themselves as high rollers a tab of $100,000 probably isn't out of the ordinary.

    WIthout a doubt the prices are crazy. But people go there, to those rooms in particular, only to spend a lot of money doing something "regular people" don't get to do. In this case it got out of hand, and a severe case of "buyer's remorse" was the result.

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    Gee, I wonder why US providers cant turn a profit. Maybe they need to cut back on those coporate "fun" accounts just a littel bit

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    Originally posted by JayC
    Remember, this isn't just any strip club. Scores is the most expensive place of its kind in Manhattan, and they weren't even in the "normal" bar/dance area. They were in the "Elite VIP" rooms where, as the article says it's common to spend a few thousand for a bottle and $10,000 for a dance. No one's even going to get into those rooms unless they're planning on spending thousands, and for a group of four guys who see themselves as high rollers a tab of $100,000 probably isn't out of the ordinary.

    WIthout a doubt the prices are crazy. But people go there, to those rooms in particular, only to spend a lot of money doing something "regular people" don't get to do. In this case it got out of hand, and a severe case of "buyer's remorse" was the result.
    So now I understand where the bandwidth money goes

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    I want to party with this Dude

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    After a lawsuit last year, Hanover said that "high rollers" visiting Scores' "super elite Presidents' Club" spend thousands of dollars on single bottles of champagne and tip strippers as much as $10,000 for lap dances and for spending time with them.
    $10,000 got doing a lap dance? I think I'm in the wrong business

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    Originally posted by music
    I want to party with this Dude
    That was my first reaction too. My business partner's reaction was "I want to open a Scores". His idea seems better to me LOL.
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    I have been in a club with two friends and spent $1400 between us. This was at a time when none of us were making close to the money we make now.

    If we could blow that much money on our budgets I believe it would be easy enough for this guy to blow 200k.

    I have seen regular clientele in Pure Platinum in Ft. Lauderdale who will drop 20-50k every time they stop by.

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    if it comes easily then will go easily too they said however I believe a CEO or a businessman who make profit by producing something, however much he earns, wont waste some thousands while he can get it for some hundreds regardless stirp bars!
    Spending some hundred thosands within a night for a service could be valid habit for a singer, maybe for a actor, for a rich inheritor [ who earns too much easily ] but no I could not accept and doubt about that news if it is claiming SAVVIS CEO burned $241k within a night to the stripters if he did not loose his minds.

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    Hehe,

    How nice! A stripper at Scores with regular 10k tips probably gets paid more than most of us here and sounds like top management Savvis is making good money, not sure about the technicians who work their butts off for $xx/hour
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    Originally posted by 123finder.com
    How nice! A stripper at Scores with regular 10k tips probably gets paid more than most of us here...
    I've been making a living online for 12 years. How long a career do you think a $10K/dance stripper has? There are plenty of 18-20 year old girls applying every year for that type of job paying that kind of money. The attraction at a place like Scores, I'm sure, isn't 30-year-old gals with scars from boob jobs and C-sections.

    Hanover said that each time a patron spends $10,000, Scores calls the customer's credit card company to get the charges approved. Scores even fingerprints the customer and requires him to get on the telephone with a credit card representative, he said.
    I wonder what his excuse is? "I got drunk and the club took advantage of me"? Does this mean I didn't really have to pay that line of credit I blew in a Casino in Vegas many years ago? They shouldn't let drunks gamble or order lap dances, IMHSO. (S for Sarcastic.)
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    Originally posted by BigBison
    The attraction at a place like Scores, I'm sure, isn't 30-year-old gals with scars from boob jobs and C-sections.
    After a few shots you think the customers will notice
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    Originally posted by dolay
    if it comes easily then will go easily too they said however I believe a CEO or a businessman who make profit by producing something, however much he earns, wont waste some thousands while he can get it for some hundreds regardless stirp bars!
    Spending some hundred thosands within a night for a service could be valid habit for a singer, maybe for a actor, for a rich inheritor [ who earns too much easily ] but no I could not accept and doubt about that news if it is claiming SAVVIS CEO burned $241k within a night to the stripters if he did not loose his minds.

    dolay, you are being very naive.

    Do a google search for Dennis Kozlowski and then tell me a CEO wouldn't waste this kind of money.

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    Originally posted by blue27
    dolay, you are being very naive.

    Do a google search for Dennis Kozlowski and then tell me a CEO wouldn't waste this kind of money.
    I am not thinking so. This man have news that he makes birthday parties by spending $2M but he had some other news like "$600M robbery of him too "
    I am talking about the CEOs and Businessmen whom are at a capability of SAVVIS CEO.

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    $241,000 just for a topless club?

    If I were him i'd take a plane down to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and have some good times with that amount of cash and it wouldn't just be stripping and lap dances it would be something further.
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    If I were him i'd take a plane down to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and have some good times with that amount of cash and it wouldn't just be stripping and lap dances it would be something further.
    Bunny ranch girls do not look as good as scores girls.

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    Bad part is, Savvis has touted for years its partnerships with banks and financial institutions.

    "30% of the company's customer base is financial services institutions"

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    Well, I must admit that this is quite shocking and weird. Bet that will lose many sales.

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    I won't be surprised to see him out of SAVVIS shortly after he loses this case. Makes me wonder, though, if I shouldn't open up a club like that myself. Ah well. He's lost my respect, but SAVVIS won't lose my business -- great service, they have.
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