- Report: #172369
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Complaint Review: Advantage America Benefit
Advantage America Benefit1900 Howell Branch Road Ste. 4-7 Winter Park, Florida U.S.A.
Advantage America Advantage America Benefit ripoff, scam, hoax, thieves Winter Park Florida
*Author of original report: BBB
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I have received two phone calls from company. This first time I almost got sucked in but I thought it was extremely fishy that rep (named Denvil) wouldn't mail me any of the information for me to look over before agreeing to this program, all the while he kept badgering me for my account information so I could get this garaunteed grant.
After I told him to mail me everything and I will have my attorny look at it and make sure it's legit, he hung up on me.
That was in December and today he called me again, the same exact guy (with an indian accent) Before he could get a word in edge wise I asked for his name the name of the company and their location (which this phone call was New Hampshhire). After I got those answers I all of a sudden got disconnected.
I want to say I feel for those who got tricked into thinking this was a legitiment company and had their money stolen from them.
Now because I did not have any money taken from me I cant report anything to the better busines bureau, but I can hopefully give anyone some insight on how to do it. Please go to www.bbb.org or http://complaint.bbb.org
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The complaint relates to a marketplace issue (see below for a list of complaints we cannot handle);
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Or if you really want to make this public someone should call Help Me Howard on Fox News New York.
I hope that the victims of this scam can seek their retributions.
Butler, New Jersey
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2006 12:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Advantage-America-Benefit/Winter-Park-Florida-32792/Advantage-America-Advantage-America-Benefit-ripoff-scam-hoax-thieves-Winter-Park-Florid-172369. 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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