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  • Submitted: Wed, September 30, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, April 05, 2010

  • Reported By: Looking for Justice — USA
AMANDA SEMINOFF
34085 PACIFIC COAST HWY DANA POINT, California United States of America

AMANDA SEMINOFF FRESH START ENTERPRISES, PREMIER CAPITAL, US AUTO MANAGEMENT, JASON DENMAN, LAURENE DAVIS, BRYAN STANFILL AUTO SUBLEASING SCAM USING CRAIGSLIST TO ADVERTISE DANA POINT, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: NOT A SCAM- LIBEL

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Libelous postings deserve a response- We do business right and have not scammed anyone

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Official Response, Libelous Postings

*Consumer Comment: Scam, Bryan stanfil is a lier along with Amanda

*Author of original report: Amanda Seminoff, Jason Denman, Fresh Start Enterprises, Premier Capital, US Auto Management..ect

*Consumer Comment: THERE R ALWAYS 2 SIDES TO THE STORY

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There is a massive auto scam being run throughout California with owners Jason Denman and Amanda Seminoff using the company names Fresh Start Enterprises, Premier Capital, US Auto Management, and we are sure others.  Other known people involved are Laurene Davis, Bryan Stanfill, Corday Handy, and Mike Johnson. 



This is how their scam works:


The Con-Artist find people who need/want to get rid of their car loan and claim they will find someone to take possession of the owner's car and assume the monthly payments.  Once the Con-Artist have possession of a car, they fail to live up to their guarantees!!


They intercept the payment by having the "Permissive User" send the money to a Bank of America account, where Jason and Amanda keep the money and no payment is made to the auto loan.  Eventually, the desperate owner wants their car returned, but they refuse, and ultimately the car is reported stolen, only to have the owners of the car now with ruined credit and the unsuspecting "Permissive User" now driving a stolen car. 




These people have contracts and know the scam very well.  They act very charming and make you feel comfortable.  This is all part of their CON!!




Through investigations, Jason Denman and Amanda Seminoff have embezzled thousands and thousands of dollars from innocent people.  Also, Amanda Seminoff has been doing this con for a loooong time.  She was married to a Michael Horsley which together ran US Auto Management, which have been sued and is no longer in business for running the same scam. 



ABC NEWS HAS THE FOLLOW REPORT http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=7014668
CBS HAS THE FOLLOWING REPORT http://cbs5.com/video/?id=55079@kpix.dayport.com

The DMV is investigating these companies as well as the police and the necessary authorities. 


Beware of these people and companies!!  They still advertise regularly on craigslist. 


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/30/2009 05:19 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/AMANDA-SEMINOFF/DANA-POINT-California-92629/AMANDA-SEMINOFF-FRESH-START-ENTERPRISES-PREMIER-CAPITAL-US-AUTO-MANAGEMENT-JASON-DENMAN-502327. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

NOT A SCAM- LIBEL

AUTHOR: Postings are not accurate - Libelou - (United States of America)

SLANDER, UNTRUE AND NOT VALID INFORMATION PROVIDED: PLEASE READ OUR OFFICIAL RESPONSE. THANK YOU!

Ripoff Report: AMANDA SEMINOFF FRESH START ENTERPRISES, PREMIER ... Oct 1, 2009 ... AMANDA SEMINOFF FRESH START ENTERPRISES, PREMIER CAPITAL, US AUTO MANAGEMENT, JASON DENMAN, LAURENE DAVIS, BRYAN STANFILL AUTO SUBLEASING ... www.ripoffreport.com/.../AMANDA-SEMINOFF/amanda-seminoff-fresh-start-en-478e9.htm - Cached

Ripoff Report: JASON DENMAN, PREMIER CAPITAL, AMANDA SEMINOFF ... Oct 13, 2009 ... JASON DENMAN, PREMIER CAPITAL, AMANDA SEMINOFF, FRESH START ENTERPRISES CORDAY HANDY, LAURENE DAVIS AUTO SCAM USING CRAIGSLIST TO ADVERTISE ... www.ripoffreport.com/.../jason-denman-premier-capital-cc22f.htm - Cached

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Thread AMANDA SEMINOFF FRESH START ENTERPRISES, PREMIER CAPITAL ... 3 posts - 2 authors - Last post: Jan 2The Con-Artist find people who need/want to get rid of their car loan and claim they will find someone to take possession of the owner's car ...

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Libelous postings deserve a response- We do business right and have not scammed anyone

AUTHOR: Official Response to Libelous Posti - (United States of America)

This rebuttal has been written by the previous operators of Fresh Start Enterprises. Please note Fresh Start is no longer operating but we feel it necessary to post a response. We are responding to libelous claims about our organization. As you can see who ever has posted this complaint about our organization has opted to do it anonymously, and without showing any proof of an actual complaint about our company. We feel strongly that this is really one of our competitors and that this is with malicious intent. First of all we would like to extend an apology to our clients regarding these false claims, as we know that the reputation of a company you work with is valuable to you and these types of claims can raise unnecessary doubts and concerns to both our past, present and future clients. In response, we challenge this poster, if they were in fact a client, to provide us with their first and last name, along with the year, make, model, and VIN number of the vehicle or vehicles that are the subject of this complaint. We invite you to correspond with us at the dedicated email that we have set up for your benefit ripoffreport2271@yahoo.com and we will update this report with any and all correspondence and communication regarding your complaint. If the poster of this complaint or any other client or potential client is concerned about these libelous claims we encourage you to ask your agent for a verified list of references. We value our clients and our reputation. We would like to notify all of our clients about this report and we will be sending a link to the report to any and all current clients as well as any prospective clients from this point on. We believe in complete transparency and we stand behind our service 100%. We thank our current customers for your continued support and patronage and we respectfully request that you post a rebuttal with a short testimonial about your experience with our company; we also ask that if you are a dissatisfied client that you post the year make and model along with your VIN # in order to validate your complaint as Genuine or contact us directly as we are dedicated to providing exemplary service and we value your input on how we may better serve your needs. Furthermore, we will be sending this link to all of our customers, so that they are aware of this, and can independently decide to respond with their own opinions of the service Fresh Start Enterprises has provided. Again, we would like to apologize for any concerns this posting has raised and we offer our services for consultation regarding this report. It is impossible to make everyone happy. Walmart is on ripoff report too, but the majority of people still shop there. If these postings were done by an Owner, remember why you came to this service, you couldn't afford your car. You chose this service and signed contracts, no one forced your hand. You used this company as a last resort, it is not the fault of Amanda Seminoff or Jason Denman. If these postings are by Users, you probably didn't pay on time and violated the Zero Tolerance Agreement. We know its easy to be bitter and think you were wronged, but you weren't. You wouldn't be going to this service if your credit was excellent, so admit what really happened...you didn't pay on time and Fresh Start simply enforced their policies. It's business, don't take it personal. No one forced your hand either when you signed the contracts. It's very easy to point the finger at someone else, or this company, or Amanda personally, or Jason personally but go back to the beginning, remember the facts that happened prior. Why did you originally come to this company? What are you getting accomplished with these posts? Let's deal with things hands on, we are not perfect, and personal attacks on character or mudslinging is not necessary. If for whatever reason you feel wronged, we apologize, but we urge you to email us, so we can deal with this civilly. With your best interest in mind, Fresh Start Enterprises.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Official Response, Libelous Postings

AUTHOR: LIBELOUS POSTINGS, what''s really go - (United States of America)

This rebuttal has been written by the previous operators of Fresh Start Enterprises.

Please note Fresh Start is no longer operating but we feel it necessary to post a response. We are responding to libelous claims about our organization. As you can see who ever has posted this complaint about our organization has opted to do it anonymously, and without showing any proof of an actual complaint about our company. We feel strongly that this is really one of our competitors and that this is with malicious intent.

First of all we would like to extend an apology to our clients regarding these false claims, as we know that the reputation of a company you work with is valuable to you and these types of claims can raise unnecessary doubts and concerns to both our past, present and future clients. In response, we challenge this poster, if they were in fact a client, to provide us with their first and last name, along with the year, make, model, and VIN number of the vehicle or vehicles that are the subject of this complaint. We invite you to correspond with us at the dedicated email that we have set up for your benefit ripoffreport2271@yahoo.com and we will update this report with any and all correspondence and communication regarding your complaint. If the poster of this complaint or any other client or potential client is concerned about these libelous claims we encourage you to ask your agent for a verified list of references. We value our clients and our reputation. We would like to notify all of our clients about this report and we will be sending a link to the report to any and all current clients as well as any prospective clients from this point on. We believe in complete transparency and we stand behind our service 100%.

We thank our current customers for your continued support and patronage and we respectfully request that you post a rebuttal with a short testimonial about your experience with our company; we also ask that if you are a dissatisfied client that you post the year make and model along with your VIN # in order to validate your complaint as Genuine or contact us directly as we are dedicated to providing exemplary service and we value your input on how we may better serve your needs. Furthermore, we will be sending this link to all of our customers, so that they are aware of this, and can independently decide to respond with their own opinions of the service Fresh Start Enterprises has provided. Again, we would like to apologize for any concerns this posting has raised and we offer our services for consultation regarding this report.

It is impossible to make everyone happy. Walmart is on ripoff report too, but the majority of people still shop there. If these postings were done by an Owner, remember why you came to this service, you couldn't afford your car. You chose this service and signed contracts, no one forced your hand. You used this company as a last resort, it is not the fault of Amanda Seminoff or Jason Denman. If these postings are by Users, you probably didn't pay on time and violated the Zero Tolerance Agreement. We know its easy to be bitter and think you were wronged, but you weren't. You wouldn't be going to this service if your credit was excellent, so admit what really happened...you didn't pay on time and Fresh Start simply enforced their policies. It's business, don't take it personal. No one forced your hand either when you signed the contracts. It's very easy to point the finger at someone else, or this company, or Amanda personally, or Jason personally but go back to the beginning, remember the facts that happened prior. Why did you originally come to this company? What are you getting accomplished with these posts? Let's deal with things hands on, we are not perfect, and personal attacks on character or mudslinging is not necessary. If for whatever reason you feel wronged, we apologize, but we urge you to email us, so we can deal with this civilly. With your best interest in mind, Fresh Start Enterprises.

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Scam, Bryan stanfil is a lier along with Amanda

AUTHOR: Icedearthian - (United States of America)

I got sucked into this company's lies. Bryan Stanfil was convicted for fraud (counterfeiting checks and drug abuse) Funny how he ends up working for this fraudulent company. The person who was occupying my vehicle got a parking ticket, was promised that the ticket was takened care of. Nope, bryan tells me to basically F^%& off and that I should sue him. I also ended up making a payment out of my own pocket! Haven't been reimbursed yet. Am taking Amanda to small claims court. There is more to my story and I would be happy to share it privately. Also would like to get a class action lawsuit going. Anyone that has been ripped off by Premier or freshstart, please contact me!!
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#5 Author of original report

Amanda Seminoff, Jason Denman, Fresh Start Enterprises, Premier Capital, US Auto Management..ect

AUTHOR: Looking for Justice - (USA)

There is a massive auto scam being run throughout California with owners Jason Denman and Amanda Seminoff using the company names Fresh Start Enterprises, Premier Capital, US Auto Management, and we are sure others.  Other known people involved are Laurene Davis, Bryan Stanfill, Corday Handy, and Mike Johnson.  This is how their scam works: The Con-Artist find people who need/want to get rid of their car loan and claim they will find someone to take possession of the owner's car and assume the monthly payments.  Once the Con-Artist have possession of a car, they fail to live up to their guarantees!! They intercept the payment by having the "Permissive User" send the money to a Bank of America account, where Jason and Amanda keep the money and no payment is made to the auto loan.  Eventually, the desperate owner wants their car returned, but they refuse, and ultimately the car is reported stolen, only to have the owners of the car now with ruined credit and the unsuspecting "Permissive User" now driving a stolen car.  These people have contracts and know the scam very well.  They act very charming and make you feel comfortable.  This is all part of their CON!! Through investigations, Jason Denman and Amanda Seminoff have embezzled thousands and thousands of dollars from innocent people.  Also, Amanda Seminoff has been doing this con for a loooong time.  She was married to a Michael Horsley which together ran US Auto Management, which have been sued and is no longer in business for running the same scam.  ABC NEWS HAS THE FOLLOW REPORT http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=7014668 CBS HAS THE FOLLOWING REPORT http://cbs5.com/video/?id=55079@kpix.dayport.com The DMV is investigating these companies as well as the police and the necessary authorities.  Beware of these people and companies!!  They still advertise regularly on craigslist.

**UPDATE AND REBUTTAL FOR HAPPY WITH THEIR SERVICES**

So they claim they are awesome...right.
ANSWER THIS:

WHY DO YOU CHANGE COMPANY NAMES??  IF FRESH START WAS AS YOU CLAIM SUCH A GREAT SERVICE, WHY NOT JUST STAY WITH THAT NAME??

WHY DO YOU CHANGE OFFICE LOCATIONS SO FREQUENTLY??

WHY ARE YOUR "OFFICE" LOCATIONS ABANDONED??

WHY DO YOU ASK PEOPLE TO PLACE $500 TO A BANK OF AMERICA ACCOUNT TO SECURE A CAR IN YOUR INVENTORY AND NEVER GIVE THEM A CAR???

WHY DOES YOUR CONTRACT SAY YOU VERIFY ALL VEHICLES BEFORE A "PERMISSIVE USER" TAKES OVER A CAR, WOULDN'T YOU HAVE FOUND OUT THAT A CAR WAS IN REPO STATUS?

WHY DO YOU TELL THE OWNERS THAT A GPS TRACKING DEVICE WILL BE INSTALLED IN YOUR VEHICLE, STILL WAITING TO FIND MY CAR??

WHY DO YOU SAY YOU DON'T INTERCEPT CAR PAYMENTS, WHEN THE PAYMENT IS MADE TO A FRESH START ENTERPRISES BANK OF AMERICA ACCOUNT AND NOT TO THE AUTO LOAN??

WHY HAVE YOU MADE YOUR WEBSITES PASSWORD PROTECTED OR JUST GOT RID OF THEM ALL TOGETHER ONCE YOU ARE EXPOSED??

WHY ARE YOU STEALING BACK YOUR OWN INVENTORY CAR WHEN YOU FEEL PRESSURED??

WHY DO YOU GIVE EXCUSE AFTER EXCUSE TO THE OWNER AS TO WHY YOU HAVEN'T MADE A PAYMENT TO THEIR CAR??

WHY ARE YOU STEALING PEOPLE'S MONEY WHEN YOU HAVE PROVIDED THEM WITH NO SERVICES??

WHY DO YOU SAY YOU ARE CUSTOMER ORIENTED WHEN WE CAN SHOW CALL LOGS AND EMAILS SHOWING DAYS AND WEEKS BEFORE A PHONE CALL OR EMAIL IS RETURNED??

WHY DO YOU CUSS AT CLIENTS?? SEND THREATENING EMAILS?? SEND THREATENING TEXT MESSAGES??

WHY ARE YOU FORGING DOCUMENTS??

HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT??

YOU SAY YOU WILL BE AROUND FOR YEARS TO COME RIGHT??.......WHY DID YOU GO ON ABC NEWS AND SAY YOUR COMPANY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, WHEN CLEARLY YOU STILL ARE???

WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MANY COMPLAINTS AGAINST YOU, IF YOU ARE SO GREAT??

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#6 Consumer Comment

THERE R ALWAYS 2 SIDES TO THE STORY

AUTHOR: HAPPY WITH THEIR SERVICES - (USA)

THOSE NEWS CASTS, SO YOU CAN GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT HAD TO DO WITH TWO THINGS: ONE PERSON IN SAN FRANCISCO DIDN'T PAY THEIR REGISTRATION AND GOT THEIR CAR REPOD, THEY HAVE BAD CREDIT AND NEEDED A WAY TO VENT. AND THE SECOND REPORT WAS REGARDING A COUPLE THAT CAME TO FRESH START LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THEIR PMTS BUT FAILED TO TELL FRESH START THAT THEY WERE 3 1/2 PMTS BEHIND, SO BECAUSE THEY (THE COUPLE) DIDN'T PAY THEIR BILL, THEIR CAR GOT REPOD, THEIR LIES SHOULDN'T AFFECT FRESH START'S NAME BUT IT DID. THE OWNER OF THE CAR WAS IN DEFAULT NOT FRESH START.


Don't believe everything you hear or read. These posts are probably some angry customer that didn't get their way so are venting but most likely it's someone who got their car repossessed because they didn't make their payments on time. Well duh, if you screw up of course you are going to get your car repod! Don't be a hater and blame these companies! Blame yourself. THERE IS ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY! Could this be someone who brought their car to Fresh Start or affiliates looking for help but in actuality the car they tried to pass off was in repo status prior to ever transacting with Fresh Start or affiliates? OR maybe this person is angry because they lost their money due to their own default? I know these companies that are being accused of a scam are NOT and they do have strict policies, such as one contract they have that states All monies are NON Refundable! I also know that there is a lawsuit being filed in favor of Fresh Start, etc, they are suing for defamation of character, slander, libel, etc. There are consequences for things that are put in print, especially when stories are slanderous and false. The legal term "defamation" is pretty clear cut and Fresh Start definitely has a case. From what I know, Fresh Start, and Premier Capital are NOT subleasing. The subleasing law is listed in Penal Code 571 and they do not violate this law. You must violate all six clauses to be subleasing. It is great that DMV is investigating! They should. But let them be the ones who determine if something is going on that is illegal, but don't let this uneducated dummy try and convince you this business is a scam. IT'S AN AWESOME BUSINESS, THAT CAN HELP THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE! IT SHOULD BE SOMETHING BIG AND SUCCESSFUL. WHO DOESN'T NEED A SERVICE THAT CAN GET YOU OUT OF YOUR CAR PAYMENTS, OR A SERVICE THAT HELPS PEOPLE WHO WENT THROUGH A DIVORCE TO FINALLY GET A CAR? PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. THIS SERVICE GIVES YOU AN AMAZING SECOND CHANCE THAT ONE DAY YOU MIGHT NEED, SO BEFORE YOU JUDGE IT, KNOW IT MAY HELP YOU ONE DAY! -Signed, just ANOTHER ONE of the MANY SATISFIED CLIENTS of this service!!! YOU ROCK FRESH START. THE OWNER'S JASON DENMAN AND AMANDA ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES AND COMPANY! I KNOW THEY HELP HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, MAY BE THOUSANDS. THEY WILL BE AROUND A LONG TIME! I PERSONALLY HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO AGREE WITH ME. THE BUSINESS IS CUSTOMER SERVICE BASED SO OF COURSE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PLEASE EVERYONE, BUT THE HAPPY PEOPLE OVERCOME THE PEOPLE WITH A PROBLEM. THEY RUN A TOUGH BUSINESS. BUT THEY DO IT WELL. WITH THE ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS, THERE ARE A LOT OF SHADY PEOPLE, BUT THIS COMPANY IS NOT SHADY. A++++ SERVICE, ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, STABILITY- THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP YOU, THAT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU FIND THESE DAYS! IF YOU HAVE EVER COME ACROSS ANYTHING SLANDEROUS ON THIS COMPANY AND AFFILIATES, REMEMBER THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO THE STORY. THE PERSON POSTING THE SLANDER PROBABLY GOT THEIR CAR REPOSSESSED AND ARE HATERS. BUT DON'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY, BECAUSE THIS COMPANY IS THE WAY TO GO. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS AND SHOULD BE GIVEN PROPS FOR HELPING PEOPLE.

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