- Report: #865117
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Account Services
Account Services3230 CORNELL RD AGOURA, California United States of America
Account Services SBN PERIPHERALS Robo calls daily, Refuses to stop calling AGOURA, California
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This thing just won't go away...:)
*Consumer Comment: Come-on Hans! What about Roy M Cox and GenuTec?
*Author of original report: Fined for no-call violations at last!
*Author of original report: Account Services a pain in the Neck!
*Consumer Comment: huh?
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: How wrong could posts on this site be?
Here s what I found out with a little research:
Hans J Smit Duyzentkunst:
This idiot is behind a boatload of spamming and bogus phone calls utilizing many different phone numbers that have been spoofed. Google this phone number to see all the negative comments: 303-249-9700
Here is the newspaper article from the Los Angeles Times on June 11, 2010:
Agoura Hills firm accused of making illegal telemarketing calls is shut down, FTC says
June 11, 2010|By Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times
An Agoura Hills company accused of making tens of millions of illegal telemarketing calls selling worthless auto warranties and credit card interest rate reduction programs has been shut down, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.
The owner of the company is Hans J Smit Duyzentkunst. His phone number is 818-879-9994.
A federal judge in Chicago issued a temporary restraining order against SBN Peripherals Inc. following a complaint made by the FTC. It accused the company of violating a number of its telemarketing rules, such as making unsolicited recorded telemarketing calls also known as robocalls to consumers who have not given their written consent to do so and to those listed on the national Do Not Call Registry.
Here is the company information from the California Secretary of State:
Entity Name: SBN PERIPHERALS, INC.
Entity Number: C1807672
Date Filed: 04/16/1992
Entity Address: 3230 CORNELL RD
Entity City, State, Zip: AGOURA CA 91301
Agent for Service of Process: J H SMIT DUYZENTKUNST
Agent Address: 3230 CORNELL RD
Agent City, State, Zip: AGOURA CA 91301
HERE IS THE FTC ORDER, DATED March 28, 2012 :
FTC Action Puts Robocallers Out of the Telemarketing Business
Defendants Allegedly Responsible for Billions of Calls; Will Give Up Assets Totaling Roughly $3 Million
The Federal Trade Commission put a robocall operation out of the telemarketing business under a settlement resolving FTC charges that it bombarded consumers with more than two billion calls pitching a variety of products and services, including worthless extended auto warranties and credit card interest rate-reduction programs.
The final settlement order against SBN Peripherals, based near Los Angeles, which did business as Asia Pacific Telecom Inc., is part of the FTC's ongoing crackdown on deceptive robocallers. The order bans the defendants from telemarketing and requires them to give up roughly $3 million in assets.
The FTC's complaint alleged that the defendants delivered illegal prerecorded phone calls falsely claiming the caller had urgent information about the consumer's auto warranty or credit card interest rate. Consumers who pressed "1" for more information were transferred to telemarketers who used fraudulent practices to sell inferior extended auto service contracts or worthless debt-reduction services. According to court papers filed by the court-appointed receiver, from January 2008 through August 2009, the defendants completed approximately 2.6 billion outbound robocalls that were answered by approximately 1.6 billion consumers, approximately 12.8 million of whom were connected to a sales agent.
As alleged in the complaint, the defendants violated the law by using robocalls to contact consumers without their written permission and called telephones listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. To make it difficult for consumers to identify the seller, the FTC also alleged that the defendants' robocalls often transmitted caller ID information vaguely identifying the caller as "SALES DEPT" and displaying telephone numbers registered to an offshore company it controlled called Asia Pacific Telecom.
Under the proposed settlement order, Repo B.V.; SBN Peripherals Inc., doing business as SBN Dials; Johan Hendrik Smit Duyzentkunst; and Janneke Bakker-Smit Duyzentkunst are banned from telemarketing. The order also prohibits them from misrepresenting any good or service, and from selling or otherwise benefitting from customers' personal information, and requires them to properly dispose of customers' personal information within 30 days. The order imposes a $5.3 million judgment that will be suspended, based on their inability to pay, when they have surrendered assets valued at approximately $3 million, including more than $1 million obtained from a bank account in Hong Kong, a $375,000 lien on a home, a 50 percent interest in an office building in Saipan, the defendants' interest in seven parcels of undeveloped land, as well as three cars and a recreational vehicle. The full judgment will become due immediately if the defendants are found to have misrepresented their financial condition.
The Commission vote approving the proposed consent order was 4-0. It is subject to court approval. The FTC filed the proposed consent order in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
To hear telemarketing sales pitches used in this case, click Auto Warranty audio 1, Auto Warranty audio 2, Credit Card audio 1, and Credit Card audio 2.
To learn more about telemarketing scams, read Who's Calling? Recognize and Report Phone Fraud, You Make the Call: The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the FTC's new consumer alert, Robocalls are Illegal: Scammers Use False Caller IDs to Hide. The FTC also offers How to Steer Clear of Auto Warranty Scams and Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scams. To inform business owners, the FTC offers Reining in Robocalls and Complying with the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
NOTE: This consent order is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the defendants that the law has been violated. Consent orders have the force of law when approved and signed by the District Court judge.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC's website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Office of Public Affairs
Steven M. Wernikoff
FTC's Midwest Region
(FTC File No. X100035)
Caller: Johan Hendrik Smit Duyzentkunst
Call Type: Telemarketer
Caller: Hans J Smit Duyzentkunst
Call Type: Telemarketer
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