• Report: #59993

Complaint Review: Alyon Technologies

  • Submitted: Sun, June 08, 2003
  • Updated: Mon, June 09, 2003

  • Reported By:Jacksonville Beach Florida
Alyon Technologies
Alyontech.com Nationwide U.S.A.

Alyon Technologies Aka Alyon Tech ripoff Reported to a collection agency for services never ordered or received. Collection agency has been harrassing my mother. abused & mistreated business from hell Internet
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*Consumer Suggestion: Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

*Consumer Suggestion: Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

*Consumer Suggestion: Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

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This company has reported my 72 year old mother to a collection agency and she never used their services. That collection agency is named A. C. A. Recovery, Inc. at 76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450. This collection agency has been harrassing my mother but will not answer their toll free number listed on their correspondence. I have notified them in writing of the invalidity of the debt and am awaiting their response.

Michael
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

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

MICHAEL, Jacksonville Beach, Florida: "aca" IS AN ACRONYM FOR



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. NJ cORP. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:

http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm

76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272



You should contact the Tallahassee Economic Crimes Unit ! !



Florida Attorney General's ALYON Case Number: L03-3-1086



Subject of investigation: Alyon Technologies, USCI, Inc., TelCollect, Inc.

Subject's address: 1 Harmon Plaza 2nd Fl, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Subject's business: Telemarketing

Allegation or issue being investigated: False, Unsolicited Billings, (censored), RICO

Status of case: Investigation opened



Subject's position: No response at this time

AG unit handling case: Economic Crimes Division in Tallahassee, Florida

Economic Crimes - Tallahassee Office

Telephone

Voice: 850-414-3600

Fax: 850-488-4483



Mailing address

Economic Crimes Division

Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050



Location

Collins Building

Fifth Floor

107 West Gaines Street



Maps to Attorney General's offices listed below at this link:



http://myfloridalegal.com/direct.nsf/Maps?OpenView



Daytona Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Myers

Jacksonville

Miami

West Palm Beach

Orlando

Tallahassee

Tampa







13 STATES SUE PORN SITE FOR POP UP SCAM



On May 15th, 2003, Wisconsin and twelve other states sued an Internet firm that

allegedly billed people who tried to close pop-up windows for pornographic web sites.

The suits, filed in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission,

allege Alyon Technologies Inc. violated advertising and telecommunications

laws by connecting Internet users to the company's toll phone number when

they tried to close Alyon's pop-up windows advertising porn sites.

The toll number charges $5 a minute, according to the complaint,

resulting in bills ranging from $14 to more than $1,000.

Other states that have sued are California, Connecticut,



FLORIDA,



Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio,

North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas and West Virginia.

Further information may be found at

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=2752669



Pennsylvania Attorney General already has reached an agreement:





HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher today announced

that a New Jersey-based company that provides access and billing services for

pay-per-use "adult" web sites will provide full refunds to Pennsylvania

consumers who file complaints and document that they were erroneously or

unknowingly billed to access these sites during 2002 and 2003.



Fisher's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed an "Assurance of Voluntary

Compliance" agreement with Alyon Technologies Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, to

resolve accusations of deceptive practices that resulted in nearly 70 complaints

from consumers throughout 28 Pennsylvania counties. The 70 consumers are

expected to receive a total of $14,000 in restitution.



According to investigators, Alyon Technologies in January 2002 contracted with

Electronic Group Interactive (EGI) to set up 900 number lines and 201 area code

numbers to enable Internet users to gain access to "adult" web sites. EGI has

agreements with numerous web site hosts that generate what is referred to as

"adult entertainment" Videotext material. The sites have been promoted to

Internet users through "spam" e-mails or "Pop-up" ads that appear on the

consumers' computer screens. Alyon tracked calls to these lines to perform the

billing for the Videotext services. Alyon also arranged to handle the collection

of unpaid bills.



Under the terms of the Assurance Alyon is required to include as a condition

of its contract with Videotext service providers, a prohibition against

advertising or distributing dialer programs through "spam" e-mails and "Pop-up"

ads on game web sites predominantly visited by minors.









MICHAEL:



You reported "That collection agency is named A. C. A. Recovery, Inc. at 76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

This collection agency has been harrassing my mother but will not answer their toll free number listed on their correspondence. "



The real name of this collection agency is, and this be about the Fifth Collection Agency, Alyon has used so far:

Accredited Collection Agency, Inc.



Listed with Corporations Div. in New Jersey:



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:



http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm





76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272





They claim they are:



"Fully bonded and insured



Full compliance with all federal and state regulations (F.D.C.P.A.) (Right ! !)



Members of Commercial Law League of America



Expertise in collections worldwide



Fully Automated system



Skip tracing and asset searches, judgment executions



Collection attorneys on retainer provide full litigation procedures



No up front fees



Major Credit Bureau reporting



Prompt remittances



Incentive based professionally trained collection staff
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#2 Consumer Suggestion

Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

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

MICHAEL, Jacksonville Beach, Florida: "aca" IS AN ACRONYM FOR



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. NJ cORP. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:

http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm

76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272



You should contact the Tallahassee Economic Crimes Unit ! !



Florida Attorney General's ALYON Case Number: L03-3-1086



Subject of investigation: Alyon Technologies, USCI, Inc., TelCollect, Inc.

Subject's address: 1 Harmon Plaza 2nd Fl, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Subject's business: Telemarketing

Allegation or issue being investigated: False, Unsolicited Billings, (censored), RICO

Status of case: Investigation opened



Subject's position: No response at this time

AG unit handling case: Economic Crimes Division in Tallahassee, Florida

Economic Crimes - Tallahassee Office

Telephone

Voice: 850-414-3600

Fax: 850-488-4483



Mailing address

Economic Crimes Division

Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050



Location

Collins Building

Fifth Floor

107 West Gaines Street



Maps to Attorney General's offices listed below at this link:



http://myfloridalegal.com/direct.nsf/Maps?OpenView



Daytona Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Myers

Jacksonville

Miami

West Palm Beach

Orlando

Tallahassee

Tampa







13 STATES SUE PORN SITE FOR POP UP SCAM



On May 15th, 2003, Wisconsin and twelve other states sued an Internet firm that

allegedly billed people who tried to close pop-up windows for pornographic web sites.

The suits, filed in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission,

allege Alyon Technologies Inc. violated advertising and telecommunications

laws by connecting Internet users to the company's toll phone number when

they tried to close Alyon's pop-up windows advertising porn sites.

The toll number charges $5 a minute, according to the complaint,

resulting in bills ranging from $14 to more than $1,000.

Other states that have sued are California, Connecticut,



FLORIDA,



Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio,

North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas and West Virginia.

Further information may be found at

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=2752669



Pennsylvania Attorney General already has reached an agreement:





HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher today announced

that a New Jersey-based company that provides access and billing services for

pay-per-use "adult" web sites will provide full refunds to Pennsylvania

consumers who file complaints and document that they were erroneously or

unknowingly billed to access these sites during 2002 and 2003.



Fisher's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed an "Assurance of Voluntary

Compliance" agreement with Alyon Technologies Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, to

resolve accusations of deceptive practices that resulted in nearly 70 complaints

from consumers throughout 28 Pennsylvania counties. The 70 consumers are

expected to receive a total of $14,000 in restitution.



According to investigators, Alyon Technologies in January 2002 contracted with

Electronic Group Interactive (EGI) to set up 900 number lines and 201 area code

numbers to enable Internet users to gain access to "adult" web sites. EGI has

agreements with numerous web site hosts that generate what is referred to as

"adult entertainment" Videotext material. The sites have been promoted to

Internet users through "spam" e-mails or "Pop-up" ads that appear on the

consumers' computer screens. Alyon tracked calls to these lines to perform the

billing for the Videotext services. Alyon also arranged to handle the collection

of unpaid bills.



Under the terms of the Assurance Alyon is required to include as a condition

of its contract with Videotext service providers, a prohibition against

advertising or distributing dialer programs through "spam" e-mails and "Pop-up"

ads on game web sites predominantly visited by minors.









MICHAEL:



You reported "That collection agency is named A. C. A. Recovery, Inc. at 76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

This collection agency has been harrassing my mother but will not answer their toll free number listed on their correspondence. "



The real name of this collection agency is, and this be about the Fifth Collection Agency, Alyon has used so far:

Accredited Collection Agency, Inc.



Listed with Corporations Div. in New Jersey:



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:



http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm





76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272





They claim they are:



"Fully bonded and insured



Full compliance with all federal and state regulations (F.D.C.P.A.) (Right ! !)



Members of Commercial Law League of America



Expertise in collections worldwide



Fully Automated system



Skip tracing and asset searches, judgment executions



Collection attorneys on retainer provide full litigation procedures



No up front fees



Major Credit Bureau reporting



Prompt remittances



Incentive based professionally trained collection staff
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#3 Consumer Suggestion

Michael, file a complaint with Florida Economic crimes unit and the FTC

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

MICHAEL, Jacksonville Beach, Florida: "aca" IS AN ACRONYM FOR



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. NJ cORP. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:

http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm

76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272



You should contact the Tallahassee Economic Crimes Unit ! !



Florida Attorney General's ALYON Case Number: L03-3-1086



Subject of investigation: Alyon Technologies, USCI, Inc., TelCollect, Inc.

Subject's address: 1 Harmon Plaza 2nd Fl, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Subject's business: Telemarketing

Allegation or issue being investigated: False, Unsolicited Billings, (censored), RICO

Status of case: Investigation opened



Subject's position: No response at this time

AG unit handling case: Economic Crimes Division in Tallahassee, Florida

Economic Crimes - Tallahassee Office

Telephone

Voice: 850-414-3600

Fax: 850-488-4483



Mailing address

Economic Crimes Division

Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050



Location

Collins Building

Fifth Floor

107 West Gaines Street



Maps to Attorney General's offices listed below at this link:



http://myfloridalegal.com/direct.nsf/Maps?OpenView



Daytona Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Myers

Jacksonville

Miami

West Palm Beach

Orlando

Tallahassee

Tampa







13 STATES SUE PORN SITE FOR POP UP SCAM



On May 15th, 2003, Wisconsin and twelve other states sued an Internet firm that

allegedly billed people who tried to close pop-up windows for pornographic web sites.

The suits, filed in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission,

allege Alyon Technologies Inc. violated advertising and telecommunications

laws by connecting Internet users to the company's toll phone number when

they tried to close Alyon's pop-up windows advertising porn sites.

The toll number charges $5 a minute, according to the complaint,

resulting in bills ranging from $14 to more than $1,000.

Other states that have sued are California, Connecticut,



FLORIDA,



Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio,

North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas and West Virginia.

Further information may be found at

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=2752669



Pennsylvania Attorney General already has reached an agreement:





HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher today announced

that a New Jersey-based company that provides access and billing services for

pay-per-use "adult" web sites will provide full refunds to Pennsylvania

consumers who file complaints and document that they were erroneously or

unknowingly billed to access these sites during 2002 and 2003.



Fisher's Bureau of Consumer Protection filed an "Assurance of Voluntary

Compliance" agreement with Alyon Technologies Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, to

resolve accusations of deceptive practices that resulted in nearly 70 complaints

from consumers throughout 28 Pennsylvania counties. The 70 consumers are

expected to receive a total of $14,000 in restitution.



According to investigators, Alyon Technologies in January 2002 contracted with

Electronic Group Interactive (EGI) to set up 900 number lines and 201 area code

numbers to enable Internet users to gain access to "adult" web sites. EGI has

agreements with numerous web site hosts that generate what is referred to as

"adult entertainment" Videotext material. The sites have been promoted to

Internet users through "spam" e-mails or "Pop-up" ads that appear on the

consumers' computer screens. Alyon tracked calls to these lines to perform the

billing for the Videotext services. Alyon also arranged to handle the collection

of unpaid bills.



Under the terms of the Assurance Alyon is required to include as a condition

of its contract with Videotext service providers, a prohibition against

advertising or distributing dialer programs through "spam" e-mails and "Pop-up"

ads on game web sites predominantly visited by minors.









MICHAEL:



You reported "That collection agency is named A. C. A. Recovery, Inc. at 76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

This collection agency has been harrassing my mother but will not answer their toll free number listed on their correspondence. "



The real name of this collection agency is, and this be about the Fifth Collection Agency, Alyon has used so far:

Accredited Collection Agency, Inc.



Listed with Corporations Div. in New Jersey:



ACCREDITED COLLECTION AGENCY INC. Filing number 0100731789 Type: Domestic Profit



Their website:



http://mail.acarecovery.com/whyus.htm





76 N. Maple Ave. Suite 141 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 1.800.356.3713 Fax 1.201.670.8272





They claim they are:



"Fully bonded and insured



Full compliance with all federal and state regulations (F.D.C.P.A.) (Right ! !)



Members of Commercial Law League of America



Expertise in collections worldwide



Fully Automated system



Skip tracing and asset searches, judgment executions



Collection attorneys on retainer provide full litigation procedures



No up front fees



Major Credit Bureau reporting



Prompt remittances



Incentive based professionally trained collection staff
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#4 Consumer Suggestion

Suspicious Name

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

The name A.C.A. Recovery sure sounds like Alyon is using their own in-house collection group. Look very closely at the corespondence to see if Alyon is mentioned as the real company.

What you need to do is send a certified letter to this group demanding validation of the debt. I'm certain they won't be able to provide it. How would they legally document an Internet scam? Until they do they are not allowed to make ANY collection attempts.



Make no deals or payments with Alyon. The Feds are just warming up for these folks.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Suspicious Name

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

The name A.C.A. Recovery sure sounds like Alyon is using their own in-house collection group. Look very closely at the corespondence to see if Alyon is mentioned as the real company.

What you need to do is send a certified letter to this group demanding validation of the debt. I'm certain they won't be able to provide it. How would they legally document an Internet scam? Until they do they are not allowed to make ANY collection attempts.



Make no deals or payments with Alyon. The Feds are just warming up for these folks.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Suspicious Name

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

The name A.C.A. Recovery sure sounds like Alyon is using their own in-house collection group. Look very closely at the corespondence to see if Alyon is mentioned as the real company.

What you need to do is send a certified letter to this group demanding validation of the debt. I'm certain they won't be able to provide it. How would they legally document an Internet scam? Until they do they are not allowed to make ANY collection attempts.



Make no deals or payments with Alyon. The Feds are just warming up for these folks.
Respond to this report!
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

Suspicious Name

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

The name A.C.A. Recovery sure sounds like Alyon is using their own in-house collection group. Look very closely at the corespondence to see if Alyon is mentioned as the real company.

What you need to do is send a certified letter to this group demanding validation of the debt. I'm certain they won't be able to provide it. How would they legally document an Internet scam? Until they do they are not allowed to make ANY collection attempts.



Make no deals or payments with Alyon. The Feds are just warming up for these folks.
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