- Report: #163960
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Complaint Review: Advantage America - Advantage American Benefits
Advantage America - Advantage American BenefitsWinter Park, Florida U.S.A.
Advantage America - Advantage American Benefits grant ripoff, checking account scam, fraud, fraudulent representation of IRS and US Government Winter Park Florida
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This "grant" was supposed to be for $12,500.00. He needed my checking acct number (ha!) so this money could be direct deposited into my account - "direct deposit is fastest and safest" he said. I expressed my concern about the possibility of a scam. He was very polite, gave me a phone number to verify his claim, & said he'd call back in 1 hour.
When "Jason" actually had the nerve to call back, he was told I was gone until late afternoon. He said he doesn't work that late, but will call back in the morning. I called SBC Ameritech's customer service. Scott at SBC was very helpful - he got me a company name to go with the number, called that number and verified that he also spoke with a man with the same heavy accent. Scott gave me the phone # for the FCC.
The FCC said they don't handle scam complaints, but the National Fraud Center does and they gave me the number: (phone number deleted - see below). I had to hit redial several times, but I did get through in under 45 minutes. The lady there was very nice, took my report with as much detail as I could give, and sounded delighted that I not only had a business name but a phone number as well.
If you have been called by these thieves at Advantage American, Please call the National Fraud Center & give them as much info as possible.
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/09/2005 04:11 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Advantage-America-Advantage-American-Benefits/Winter-Park-Florida/Advantage-America-Advantage-American-Benefits-grant-ripoff-checking-account-scam-fraud-163960. 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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