• Report: #332144

Complaint Review: Bankcard Empire

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 12, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, May 24, 2010

  • Reported By:Alexandria Virginia
Bankcard Empire
5028 S. Ash Avenue, #107 Tempe, Arizona United States of America

Bankcard Empire Paid 25,000.00 for call blasts so have received no money, information or leads Tempe Arizona
*UPDATE: Rip-off Report INVESTIGATION UPDATE: US Postal Inspectors close down Bankcard Empire. Bankcard Empire Suspended From Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program Tempe, Arizona

*Consumer Comment: Bank Card Empire has gone overboard in rebutting all of the consumer complaints. "doth protest too much"

*Consumer Suggestion: I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

*Consumer Suggestion: I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

*Consumer Suggestion: I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

*Consumer Suggestion: I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

*Consumer Comment: Bankcard Empire - Who Owns Them, the execs behind this scam

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In late March of this year a salesman from this company contacted me on my home phone, repeatly pitching a business outline from a company called Bankcard Empire. He said that his company, Bankcard Empire would "perform" call blasts for 18,500.00 to companies that need Visa or Mastercard services. Now two months later, whenever I ask about leads or money, I keep getting the runaround. I was told by this time, May 2008, I would already be getting money from the business that used the Bankcard Empire services.

The salesman was extremely high pressure I had to make the decision on the phone, whereupon I gave him my credit card information. The total amount Bankcard Empire has charged me to date is: 18,500.00 not including the first time of 5000.00 in January

Currently, I have been swindled out of 18,500.00. I am an older retired man on a fixed income and have used my savings to pay off the credit card charges. When I asked the salesman for information about company officers, he said none of that is available, and their website is basically a shell with no information about investors, finances or other information that real companies have. Please help me figure out how to get my money back or sue Bankcard Empire

Daryl Alexandria, Virginia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/12/2008 10:49 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bankcard-Empire/Tempe-Arizona-85282/Bankcard-Empire-Paid-2500000-for-call-blasts-so-have-received-no-money-information-or-l-332144. 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 Consumer Comment

Bank Card Empire has gone overboard in rebutting all of the consumer complaints. "doth protest too much"

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

I was contacted by email to retract my original statement about Bankcard Empire,,
I stand by my statement, and in fact BankCard Empire still owes me 5000.00 in cash which was never refunded. The only reason I got refunded was, because friend was over here, and I told him about the BankCard Empire and he FOUND BankCard Empire on RIP OFF Reports, within the 60 day grace period,, so I could file formal complaints with my credit card companies, which is the grace period for disputing a charge.
I was had ALL the paperwork to dispute Bankcard empire who sent me a total of 50dollars worth of blank post cards, and NO LEADS and their so called counselors, who were aggressive salesmen called me night and day under the guise of "saying" it takes time to see results, like three months, for leads to be generated and get companies to use the Bankcard empire services.. which are NON existent.
Talk about "pyramid schemes,," ,,
I saw all those reports from Bankcard empire,, disputing all the consumer reports
BankCard empire would not have to have file umpteen disputes to dispute the consumer reports had they been honest and refunded the money they STOLE from
people who were mostly disabled trying to find a work from home business
Shame on them! I stand by my originial report! DON'T do business with these charlatons
Daryl Joline
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

AUTHOR: Baltimore Blunder - (U.S.A.)

I too had the misfortune to have been duped by one of their fast-talking, hard-sell sales agents. To say they are dishonest and totally void of all morals or decency is a gross understatement. I have been monitoring the reports about this company since my experience in June and am saddened to learn they are still preying on hard-working folks just trying to make enough money so they don't end up eating catfood in their declining years.



When I was ripped off they were calling themselves Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions. I see their scam has not changed, just their so-called company name. You can read my initial report/complaint by entering Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions in the search field.



I was lucky. I have a small business account with the best credit card company out there; and I have an incredible relationship with them. When I realized after reading the report of their "unsatisfactory rating" on the AZ Better Business Bureau's Website as well as the numerous reports on this site, I called them and told them I thought I made a mistake and invested in a fraudulent company.



First they credited all the money I foolishly allowed Bankcard Empire to charge to my credit card. Then they cancelled that card and issued me a new one with a new number. Then, after filing my report with them and their investigators did their research, I received a letter informing me that they agreed that this was not a ligitimate business investment and that they would not hold me responsible for any of the charges made by them. The letter stated the matter was closed and I could put it behind me.



I also called the MD Attorney General's Office to file a report with them. May I suggest that Daryl try getting his investment back by filing a report with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and reporting his experience to his credit card company. They may be as understanding as my credit card company was and do what they can to help recover his life savings.



Finally, if everyone that filed a report on this Website were to report their experience to the AZ Attorney General's Office, maybe something would finally be done to put these unconcscionable people out of business and close down Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions/Ultimate Business Solutions/whatever new name they come up with to allow them to continue to prey on people that can least afford to invest in a company that gives nothing back. Good luck to anyone who tries to take these people down!



April

Baltimore, MD
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

AUTHOR: Baltimore Blunder - (U.S.A.)

I too had the misfortune to have been duped by one of their fast-talking, hard-sell sales agents. To say they are dishonest and totally void of all morals or decency is a gross understatement. I have been monitoring the reports about this company since my experience in June and am saddened to learn they are still preying on hard-working folks just trying to make enough money so they don't end up eating catfood in their declining years.



When I was ripped off they were calling themselves Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions. I see their scam has not changed, just their so-called company name. You can read my initial report/complaint by entering Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions in the search field.



I was lucky. I have a small business account with the best credit card company out there; and I have an incredible relationship with them. When I realized after reading the report of their "unsatisfactory rating" on the AZ Better Business Bureau's Website as well as the numerous reports on this site, I called them and told them I thought I made a mistake and invested in a fraudulent company.



First they credited all the money I foolishly allowed Bankcard Empire to charge to my credit card. Then they cancelled that card and issued me a new one with a new number. Then, after filing my report with them and their investigators did their research, I received a letter informing me that they agreed that this was not a ligitimate business investment and that they would not hold me responsible for any of the charges made by them. The letter stated the matter was closed and I could put it behind me.



I also called the MD Attorney General's Office to file a report with them. May I suggest that Daryl try getting his investment back by filing a report with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and reporting his experience to his credit card company. They may be as understanding as my credit card company was and do what they can to help recover his life savings.



Finally, if everyone that filed a report on this Website were to report their experience to the AZ Attorney General's Office, maybe something would finally be done to put these unconcscionable people out of business and close down Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions/Ultimate Business Solutions/whatever new name they come up with to allow them to continue to prey on people that can least afford to invest in a company that gives nothing back. Good luck to anyone who tries to take these people down!



April

Baltimore, MD
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

AUTHOR: Baltimore Blunder - (U.S.A.)

I too had the misfortune to have been duped by one of their fast-talking, hard-sell sales agents. To say they are dishonest and totally void of all morals or decency is a gross understatement. I have been monitoring the reports about this company since my experience in June and am saddened to learn they are still preying on hard-working folks just trying to make enough money so they don't end up eating catfood in their declining years.



When I was ripped off they were calling themselves Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions. I see their scam has not changed, just their so-called company name. You can read my initial report/complaint by entering Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions in the search field.



I was lucky. I have a small business account with the best credit card company out there; and I have an incredible relationship with them. When I realized after reading the report of their "unsatisfactory rating" on the AZ Better Business Bureau's Website as well as the numerous reports on this site, I called them and told them I thought I made a mistake and invested in a fraudulent company.



First they credited all the money I foolishly allowed Bankcard Empire to charge to my credit card. Then they cancelled that card and issued me a new one with a new number. Then, after filing my report with them and their investigators did their research, I received a letter informing me that they agreed that this was not a ligitimate business investment and that they would not hold me responsible for any of the charges made by them. The letter stated the matter was closed and I could put it behind me.



I also called the MD Attorney General's Office to file a report with them. May I suggest that Daryl try getting his investment back by filing a report with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and reporting his experience to his credit card company. They may be as understanding as my credit card company was and do what they can to help recover his life savings.



Finally, if everyone that filed a report on this Website were to report their experience to the AZ Attorney General's Office, maybe something would finally be done to put these unconcscionable people out of business and close down Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions/Ultimate Business Solutions/whatever new name they come up with to allow them to continue to prey on people that can least afford to invest in a company that gives nothing back. Good luck to anyone who tries to take these people down!



April

Baltimore, MD
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

I seem to be the only person to have been ripped off by this company but was not held responsible by my credit card company.

AUTHOR: Baltimore Blunder - (U.S.A.)

I too had the misfortune to have been duped by one of their fast-talking, hard-sell sales agents. To say they are dishonest and totally void of all morals or decency is a gross understatement. I have been monitoring the reports about this company since my experience in June and am saddened to learn they are still preying on hard-working folks just trying to make enough money so they don't end up eating catfood in their declining years.



When I was ripped off they were calling themselves Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions. I see their scam has not changed, just their so-called company name. You can read my initial report/complaint by entering Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions in the search field.



I was lucky. I have a small business account with the best credit card company out there; and I have an incredible relationship with them. When I realized after reading the report of their "unsatisfactory rating" on the AZ Better Business Bureau's Website as well as the numerous reports on this site, I called them and told them I thought I made a mistake and invested in a fraudulent company.



First they credited all the money I foolishly allowed Bankcard Empire to charge to my credit card. Then they cancelled that card and issued me a new one with a new number. Then, after filing my report with them and their investigators did their research, I received a letter informing me that they agreed that this was not a ligitimate business investment and that they would not hold me responsible for any of the charges made by them. The letter stated the matter was closed and I could put it behind me.



I also called the MD Attorney General's Office to file a report with them. May I suggest that Daryl try getting his investment back by filing a report with the Arizona Attorney General's Office and reporting his experience to his credit card company. They may be as understanding as my credit card company was and do what they can to help recover his life savings.



Finally, if everyone that filed a report on this Website were to report their experience to the AZ Attorney General's Office, maybe something would finally be done to put these unconcscionable people out of business and close down Bankcard Empire/AIG Promotions/Ultimate Business Solutions/whatever new name they come up with to allow them to continue to prey on people that can least afford to invest in a company that gives nothing back. Good luck to anyone who tries to take these people down!



April

Baltimore, MD
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#6 Consumer Comment

Bankcard Empire - Who Owns Them, the execs behind this scam

AUTHOR: Randrews45 - (U.S.A.)

Here is a BBB report on the parent company that owns Bankcard Empire:
http://central-northern-western-arizona.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=30&bbb=1126&firm=97017441

Company Name:
Davidian Corporation

Bankcard Empire
Empire Credit Card Service

Company Address:
5028 S. Ash Avenue #107
Tempe, AZ 85262

Original Business Start Date: 4/1/2007
Type of Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: 2006 in Delaware
Principal:
Michael Malkin , Administrator
Phone Number:
(480) 839-1800
(877) 523-9997

Fax Number:
(480) 839-7430

BBB Accreditation Status:
This company is not a BBB Accredited Business

Type of Business:
BUSINESS SERVICES (GENERAL)
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY COS.
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING SERVICE
WORK-AT-HOME COS.

Web Site Address:
http://www.bankcardempire.com

Products and Services

This company offers Merchant Services, Credit Card and Check Processing, Merchant Financing

BBB Rating

Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to 4 unresolved complaints.

BBB processed a total of 37 complaints about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. Of the total 37 complaints closed in the last 36 months, 37 were closed in the last 12 months.

These complaints concerned:
1 regarding Advertising Issues
1 regarding Advertising Issues
1 regarding Billing or Collection Issues
1 regarding Billing or Collection Issues
4 regarding Contract Disputes
4 regarding Contract Disputes
7 regarding Customer Services Issues
7 regarding Customer Services Issues
1 regarding Delivery Issues
1 regarding Delivery Issues
2 regarding Guarantee Or Warranty Issues
2 regarding Guarantee Or Warranty Issues
6 regarding Refund Or Exchange Issues
6 regarding Refund Or Exchange Issues
14 regarding Selling Practices
14 regarding Selling Practices
1 regarding Service Issues
1 regarding Service Issues

These complaints were closed as:
33

Resolved
13

Resolved

5

BBB determined that despite the company's effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied.

6

Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.

8

Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.

1

Resolved
4

Unresolved
2

Unresolved
1

200-01

1

Company failed to resolve the complaint issues through the BBB voluntary and self-regulatory process.

Company Management

Mr. Michael Malkin , Administrator
Danielle Ashrafi , Director of Agent Relations

Additional File Information

This company is affilated with Automated Business Group which has a separate report in BBB files.
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