• Report: #245608

Complaint Review: Discount Global Travel, Mid American Connections, Fair Finance

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 25, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, March 11, 2008

  • Reported By:Claremont California
Discount Global Travel, Mid American Connections, Fair Finance
1753 State Road Cuyajoga Falls, Ohio U.S.A.

Discount Global Travel Mid American Connections, Fair Finance Deceiptive billing, unfair business practices Royal Oak, Cuyajoga Falls Ohio

*Consumer Comment: Fair Finance is buddy-buddy with Direct Buy

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IF EFFECTED FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

The complaint involves possible fraudulent, deceiptive, and unfair business practices. While my loss is approximately $2300, there are numerous other victims of this business's practices (see the end of the compaint for details).

On May 3, 2005, my wife and I signed a purchase agreement with a business called Discount Global Travel (DGT) in California. DGT was owned by Peder Seglund, who now sells water in Michigan. The purchased was finaned by Fair Finance, a Ohio Corporation, with six offices and a main office in Akron, Ohio. In late August, early September 2006, DGT went out of business (based on my conversations with employees of a company called Mid American-see next paragraph for connection).

However, Fair Financial (FF) continued to bill for services for the contact we had with DGT.. FF without permission or authorization continued to deduct funds from our Washington Mutual Mastercard account and "set up" a company called Mid American Connections (AMC), 866-646-1521, and continued to bill. FF never notified an consumer of the changes and did not obtain any contractional agreement for the substitution. FF placed at least one employee from DGT, named Gayla McDonald in MAC (this information was obtained from Pamela Long, Collection Manager, Fair Financial). MAC is located in Berkley, MI.

In August 2006, someone using the name of the defunct DGT sent out a yearly membership notice. This membership fee was payable throught FF and my wrote a check for $99.00. It was sent to FF and processed through a company called Global Explorer (Bank of America account 005048399480). According to Pamela Long, FF does not know anything about Global Explorer. We have not agreement with MAC and the company has not provided discount services as claimed by DGT.

As previously mentioned, there are a large number of victims of FF. I refer you to a number of complaints listed on www.badbusinessbureau.com and complaints.com. While these complaints are directed at DGT, however, FF is collecting the money for a non-existent service agreement and they are aware of situation. I have documentation available upon request and my wife and I are available to testify if needed.

IF EFFECTED FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. They have an on line complaint form.

Thomas
Claremont, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Fair Finance is buddy-buddy with Direct Buy

AUTHOR: Mike44njdevils - (U.S.A.)

It should be noted that Fair Finance is the sole financing entity of the notorious Direct Buy. I have only recently been perusing this site, and something touched a nerve with me. In another "thread" for Fair Finance, a person with the handle of "Sharon" said the following:

"If the deBT is indeed owed, then morally and legally you are obligated to pay it regardless"

I had initially thought this was just a do-gooder for the general public, but her quote is EXACTLY the same thing another Fair Finance representative tossed at me after I explained to her how corrupt Direct Buy is. (yes, I caved to the high pressure tactics of Direct Buy, and boy am I learning my lesson). While a true statement, the fact of the matter is, the original contract is voidable under certain State Statutes (in my case Arizona). Since that thread is indeed rather old (2004) I doubt we can get another reply from "Sharon", but if she does still look around this site, I would be curious to know if she is/was ever employed by Fair Finance as that quote was too close to what I kept hearing to be mere coincidence.
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