- Report: #172607
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: America Advantage - Ez1rate
America Advantage - Ez1rateNew York, New York U.S.A.
America Advantage - Ez1rate us govt grant ripoff phone scam First Call Came From New York New York
*UPDATE Employee: EZ1Rate is not affiliated with Advantage America
She verified my first and last name, then my home address.
She didn't ask for my social security number, or anything like that. Then she asked what bank I use. I don't have one, so I told her I don't have a bank. Then she asked "well, how am I suppose to send you the grant money?". I said "I don't know, send me a check or something." Then she asked "do your family members have a bank account that we can send the money to?". I said "I don't know, I guess I could ask my Dad." She said she'd call me back in ten minutes. When she called back the number was "unavailable", but I didn't think anything of it.
I feel so stupid that I didn't see all the signs. They had automated verification and gave me account #05717670. I ended up convincing my cousin into letting my "grant money" be transferred into her account. Luckily, I became suspicious and did some online research. She called her bank and flagged her account, and is closing the account tomorrow.
I feel horrible for being so stupid and naive, and dragging my cousin into my blunder. I hope other people read these ripoff reports before they get the "scam" phonecall.
san jose, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/20/2006 09:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/America-Advantage-Ez1rate/New-York-New-York/America-Advantage-Ez1rate-us-govt-grant-ripoff-phone-scam-First-Call-Came-From-New-York-172607. 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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