• Report: #148434

Complaint Review: Cardservice International, First Data Leasing

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 04, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, February 20, 2009

  • Reported By:Knoxville Tennessee
Cardservice International, First Data Leasing
4000 Coral Ridge Drive, Mail Stop #184,Coral Springs, Fl 33065 Coral Springs, Florida U.S.A.

Cardservice International, First Data Leasing ripoff, forgery my signature on contracts Coral Springs Florida

*Consumer Suggestion: They forged my signatures on contracts too. I didn't even own the store. How could this have happened?

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I got rip off by First Leasing Data

*Consumer Comment: First Data is Corrupt

*Consumer Comment: First Data is Corrupt

*Consumer Comment: First Data - Credit Card Processing Hell

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I have been harrased by Cardservice International, and First Data Leasing, since Feb, 2005. They are saying that i signed a contract to use their debit card machines in my place of business, which i have never seen a contract or ever used their business.

I had a telephone with a representative of Cardservice International, one Scott Kabel in Jan 2005 and gave him some information over the phone. After that my bank account has been debited monthly, forcing me to close my account and open a new one. I have been trying to get a copy of the contract that i supposed to have signed since Mar 2005. Finally i spoke with some lady employee of the business and she mailed me a copy of two contracts with my signature. None the less to say, the signatures have been forged. I have 37 letters from the company demanding immediate payment, or my account will be turned of to a collection agency.

I have contacted the District Attorneys office in Knox County Tennessee, and turned the matter over to him.
I wonder how many other people have been riped off by this company and how they are allowed to stay in business.

Sam
Knoxville, Tennessee
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

They forged my signatures on contracts too. I didn't even own the store. How could this have happened?

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

With names mispelled and the wrong addresses and everything, this merchant account and lease was approved for a store I did NOT own. These criminal acts and gross negliegence later destroyed my credit.... The worst part about it, is that this companies negligence and total disregard to the crimes that they still employ the sales rep whos name is own the fake contract. Talk about an injustice to merchants... Look out First Data, I've got an attorney now, and he is as eager as I am to see you in court.
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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I got rip off by First Leasing Data

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

Hi,
I recently got ripped off by first leasing data company also. I sold my business and paid the $500 early termination fee (even though, at the time, the sale person told me it is $250). I decided to move on so I paid the $500 fee and the representative told me to contact First Leasing Data to send the equipment back. I contacted them and they told me to pay extra $700-$1200 for the equipment which I have never heard of (not by sale person NOR on the contract).

I called them several times after I got their voice msgs on my machine and each time,no one picked up the phone. Toward the end, I received a letter from the collection agency telling me I have to pay roughly $1200 for the machine.

I am very very pissed off since I DON'T have a contract with them and I already paid $500 early termination fee. This is RIDICULOUS and definitely not the way a business should run. Please contact me if you can help me.

Thanks.
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#3 Consumer Comment

First Data is Corrupt

AUTHOR: Doug - (Canada)

I am outraged that a company can be so good at looking legitimate as it scams small retailers! I have quite litterally never heard of this company, and was confused when I sold my retail shop and tried to cancel my service. Some DUDE uttered "Nah, you gotta pay a $500 cancellation fee as per yah contract". I asked them how I could have missed this part of the contract (attended law school). But I knew something was up when the DUDE wouldn't send me a signed contract, proving that I was aware of any of these oppressive terms.
Now they are sending me letters of invoices with penalties for "NSF" checks and "monthly rental fees". I urge you all to CLOSE YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS and open new ones. Do not submit to them until they show you a contract signed by YOU. Note*** They have been accused of forgery. So if you don't have the original contract for your merchant services provider, don't panic. Call the FTC.
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#4 Consumer Comment

First Data is Corrupt

AUTHOR: Doug - (Canada)

I am outraged that a company can be so good at looking legitimate as it scams small retailers! I have quite litterally never heard of this company, and was confused when I sold my retail shop and tried to cancel my service. Some DUDE uttered "Nah, you gotta pay a $500 cancellation fee as per yah contract". I asked them how I could have missed this part of the contract (attended law school). But I knew something was up when the DUDE wouldn't send me a signed contract, proving that I was aware of any of these oppressive terms.
Now they are sending me letters of invoices with penalties for "NSF" checks and "monthly rental fees". I urge you all to CLOSE YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS and open new ones. Do not submit to them until they show you a contract signed by YOU. Note*** They have been accused of forgery. So if you don't have the original contract for your merchant services provider, don't panic. Call the FTC.
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#5 Consumer Comment

First Data - Credit Card Processing Hell

AUTHOR: Doug - (Canada)

I sold my pizza franchise and the only company I had an impossible time with was this company "First Data". I tried to cancel my credit card processing service, but a customer service rep told me I had to pay $500 and that he wasn't interested in accomodating my cancellation request. To be honest, I had never heard of this company until I started getting "past due" notices, and apparent attempts on their side to withdraw funds from my closed business account! Now they are sending me invoices with NSF fees, monthly "rental" fees. But all the while, they have not, and will not show me a damn contract!!! DO NOT PAY THESE PEOPLE. Contact the FTC and the Florida Attorney General's office. If you want to share an attorney, post a rebuttal with contact info.
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