I too am a victim of possible fraud. I too sent in $175.00 to AVI Data Processing Center as others have on the Rip-off Report. I have attached a copy of my response to them.
A.V.I. Data Processing Center
Division of Nationwide Collection Services
PMB 7231, 7231 Boulder Avenue
Highland, CA 92346
PH: (909) 370-5628
(I found them on Alta Vista)
Attn: Sue Davis & Linda Williams
I am truly disappointed in receiving your software and information.
I am physically challenged and unable to get around. I thought that this was going to be a somewhat easier challenge than this. You never mentioned that I would need to have access to the Internet. Access is needed.
When I asked you about needing a business license, you did not answer. One is needed.
If you had been more up-front about what this 'opportunity' was like, more people would not have signed up. I know that I would not have.
Since I do not get a refund, unless I do 50 of these ssignments, I am turning this information over to my District Attorney for him to review and do something about. In my opinion, this is just shy of fraud. I am also contacting my local newspapers, including the LA Times, Orange County Register and our local newspaper the Pennysaver about your business and asking them not to run your ads.
Nowhere in your Web Site does it say that I have to contact the
government agencies to perform this work - - you state "Simply put, enter the court provided names, addresses, award amounts and case number of the Petitioners and Respondents into the data base form, merge that into seven form notices and print out. Place the completed printouts of the forms in the postal service. You will receive $20.00 pay for each secured client assignment." You also never stated that I would need to list my home address, phone, fax, etc. to send to each of these people
or that I needed to collect this money and then forward it onto the client. I did not sign up to be a collection agency! You never stated where this information would come from for me to enter into a 'data base'.
I didn't know that I was going to have to contact government agencies, it was my understanding from what I read from your Web Site that you would provide this information to me. I didn't know that I would have to leave my home to go to government agencies and I surely wouldn't have submitted $175 of hard earned money to do this. Nor that I would need to go to my local government branch and file any petitions. This was never mentioned in your Web Site.
You never mentioned in your ad that you wanted me to be a "bounty hunter" or a "credit collection agency". Had I known this, I would never have sent you my $175.00.
Anne M. Casey
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