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Complaint Review: Advantage America Benefits

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  • Submitted: Tue, January 31, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, August 03, 2006

  • Reported By:Berea Ohio
Advantage America Benefits
1900 Howell Branch Suite 4-7 Winter Park, Florida U.S.A.

Advantage America Benefits ripoff Winter Park Florida

*Author of original report: advantage america

*Author of original report: Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

*Author of original report: Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

*Author of original report: Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

*Author of original report: Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

*Author of original report: Advantage America

*Author of original report: Advantage America

*Author of original report: Advantage America Benefits

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Received a call from Ivy Jones (a male) from Advantage America Benefits, hard time understanding what he was saying. He said I would get $12,500,plus, in my checking account the next day.

I asked why and he said because it was a grant from the US Government because I paid my taxes and had no crimnal record.

I said OK and the next day no money. He told me they would take $49.50 out of my account for maintenance fees in two days.

Two days later the $49.50 was gone and no $12,500.00, I called the number they gave me, talked to Samatha. Told them my story and they replied they did not know "Ivy Jones".

January 7, 2006, they took $299.95 out of my account. Called again and talked to "January" and she said I should have papers soon to sign up for a grant. I told her I wanted my money back. She said no, it was non-refundable.

January 24, 2006, they took another $19.50 out of my account.

I went to the bank on January 9th and signed a fraud omplaintfor $12,500 and again on January 26 closed my account and signed a fraud complaint for the $19.50.

The bank manager even called them up while I was sitting there and he could not understand them.

I cannot believe people like that can get away with this. The bank is working on getting my money refunded, but it has been three weeks and I have heard nothing.

Marie
Brook Park, Ohio
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/31/2006 03:56 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Advantage-America-Benefits/Winter-Park-Florida-32792/Advantage-America-Benefits-ripoff-Winter-Park-Florida-174119. 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 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

On August 2, 2006, again I was contacted at 10:00 p.m. The guy said that I would be getting a check for either $1500.00 or 15,000.00, could not understand his ascent. He said it was to make up for what had happened to me when I had been scammed. I told him to mail me the check since they "already had my home address". He said he could not send mail from "overseas", I laughed and said "REALLY". He said he had my bank account number and I told him he didn't and he laughed. I then hung up on him.
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Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

I told them I had not. Then they had me listen to a recording that I was suppose to have made. The voice was a male with an ascent, the same voice that had called me in April. He said on the recording that he was me, verified my address,phone number, bank and account (which I had already closed). I asked the woman if she heard the recording and she said yes, then I told her "you know that was not me and I did not authorize this" and that she better cancel whatever the program was. She said for me to go to the police. On that recording they had that 69.00, 294.00, 29.00 and 19.00 would be taken out of my bank account in the next month. I went to the police and they could do nothing until the money was taken. I went to my bank and they put a "hard" cose on my old account. Are these people ever going to be stopped?
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#3 Author of original report

Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

I told them I had not. Then they had me listen to a recording that I was suppose to have made. The voice was a male with an ascent, the same voice that had called me in April. He said on the recording that he was me, verified my address,phone number, bank and account (which I had already closed). I asked the woman if she heard the recording and she said yes, then I told her "you know that was not me and I did not authorize this" and that she better cancel whatever the program was. She said for me to go to the police. On that recording they had that 69.00, 294.00, 29.00 and 19.00 would be taken out of my bank account in the next month. I went to the police and they could do nothing until the money was taken. I went to my bank and they put a "hard" cose on my old account. Are these people ever going to be stopped?
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Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

I told them I had not. Then they had me listen to a recording that I was suppose to have made. The voice was a male with an ascent, the same voice that had called me in April. He said on the recording that he was me, verified my address,phone number, bank and account (which I had already closed). I asked the woman if she heard the recording and she said yes, then I told her "you know that was not me and I did not authorize this" and that she better cancel whatever the program was. She said for me to go to the police. On that recording they had that 69.00, 294.00, 29.00 and 19.00 would be taken out of my bank account in the next month. I went to the police and they could do nothing until the money was taken. I went to my bank and they put a "hard" cose on my old account. Are these people ever going to be stopped?
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Advantage America May 14, received a postcard from Professional Teleservices stating that I had pre-authorized a draft in the amount of $69.90

AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

I told them I had not. Then they had me listen to a recording that I was suppose to have made. The voice was a male with an ascent, the same voice that had called me in April. He said on the recording that he was me, verified my address,phone number, bank and account (which I had already closed). I asked the woman if she heard the recording and she said yes, then I told her "you know that was not me and I did not authorize this" and that she better cancel whatever the program was. She said for me to go to the police. On that recording they had that 69.00, 294.00, 29.00 and 19.00 would be taken out of my bank account in the next month. I went to the police and they could do nothing until the money was taken. I went to my bank and they put a "hard" cose on my old account. Are these people ever going to be stopped?
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AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

Yesterday, April 6, 2006, I received another phone call. This time it was the same voice only he said he was from National City Bank (my bank)and told me that after I verified some information that on 7th of April I would receive $7,000.00 in my bank account. I asked him what happen to the $12,500.00 I was to receive back in December 2005. He said it was given to the wrong person and to please verify my info. I told him I would be sitting on my steps waiting for the postman to deliver the check. He said it doesn't work that way, I called him a lair and he hung up on me.
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AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

April 5, 2006, I was not home and my husband received a phone call from a foreign speak gentleman telling my husband that they were going to put $7,500.00 in our checking account. They then told him some numbers and asked him to verify that was our checking account number. My husband told them to call back the next day and talk to me. They kept at my husband (who is recovering from heart surgery) telling him "don't you want $7,500" my husband finally got fed up and told hime goodbye. Is there no way to stop these people? I notified my attorney general of Ohio never received a response. I e-mailed the newspaper they responded with an answer I already new, never address it in the paper. I had to change my bank account and I guess that is why they tried to verify the checking account.
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AUTHOR: Audrey - (U.S.A.)

I notified the World Trade Commission. They said they would look into it, and if enough people have complained they would do something. I hope everyone who was scammed by Advantage America Benefts will go on the internet and complain to the World Trade Commission. The Post Office in Florida forwards any mail you may have sent to the Advantage America Benefits to the West Indies.
I found this out when I went on the internet to bbb.com.
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