• Report: #177641

Complaint Review: Ez1Rate, National Choice (Michael Thompson , 701033), Advantage America Benefits

  • Submitted: Thu, February 23, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, June 12, 2007

  • Reported By:North Highlands California
Ez1Rate, National Choice (Michael Thompson , 701033), Advantage America Benefits
2050 Russett Way Suite 151 , 1900 Howell Branch Rd. , 1900 Howell Branch Road, Suites 4-7 Carson City, Winter Park, Nevada, Florida U.S.A.

Ez1rate, national Choice, Advantage America Benefitsez1rate, Michael Thompson Advantage America Benefits Identy Theft over the phone Winter Park Florida Carson City Nevada

*Consumer Suggestion: Be careful

*UPDATE Employee: By A.S. I assume you mean Adam Shorr ?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HERE IS THE GUY WHO RUNS EZ 1 RATE - DANIEL KUSKO

*UPDATE Employee: EZ1Rate.com is not affiliated with National Choice Benefits

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I had a phone call on January 23, 2005. From a man who called himself Michael Thompson. He sounded like he is from India.

My daughter answered it. I took it cause she said he asked for me by name.I would of never answered it, because the number showed up on my phone as 00
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In talking to Michael and not being able to understand half of what he was saying.

I stupidly I gave out my full name to the thing that was recording everything,voice, address,checking account information. I even remarked that, that was like giving out my ssn. But he acted like he didn't hear me.

I tried calling the number this Michael Thompson gave me, but with no success in getting through. I tried to go to the ez1 rate web site, first I got it, It was a long distance company.I tried again and got this I got Hacked: Ez-1-Rate Scam? I printed what this person said about what happened to his wife on Christmas Eve 05. (It was the same thing that happened to me.)

So I called my banks 1 800 number, she asked if I wanted to close the account, I wasn't sure at the time, because I still had checks out. So the next morning I went to my Bank, took the print out of the scam,closed the account opened a new one.

I ended up chasing one check, paying the amount of the check plus $20. more for their return policy.Only to find out it cleared my account.

So I had to go back get the money from the retailer.Plus show him the statement the bank gave me to show him it cleared.

Also got charged $30. for INSF. Luckily my bank reversed the charges.

On the 25th of Jan. the manager of my bank called and wanted me to give her my social,but she understood if I didn't want to over the phone, So I told her I would come in since I was out and about already.

She looked at my Drivers lic to verify I was who I was, took a copy of my ssn.,Cause a red flag went up on my old account. 2 people tried to access it using my ssn.

So she gave me an information packet on how to proceed with Identy Theft. I had alot of calling to do. Credit places,etc.

It says to make a police report too.I did. took them 2 days to get back to me,telling me I had to call the Sherriff's dept. Because the Police is City, Sherriff is County.

It's the only thing I haven't done yet. I have been going non stop since this happened.

On the 15th of this month Ez1Rate mailed me a long distance packet stating I had 10 days of free long distance,with my account number 98037 for ez1rate, registered to my cell phone number. I don't need this service.

I already have long distance on my cell.So tomorrow, I have to call customer service @ 1800-923-8939 during normal business hrs. for ez1rate to cancel or I will be billed a one time set up fee for $19.95 and $49.95 plus tax monthly to my account, but if I cancel before the 10 day trial is up (3/2/06 I won't be charged.

Well today 2/22/06 I received the other portion of the deal from Advantage America Benefits. A welcome letter to National Choice Benefits It has $1000, grocery savers coupons @ grocery savers.com

Also in 3 to 4 weeks from the time I signed up, I'll receive a package. It'll include information on National Choice Health care Plan .A discount plan for health care and services for the entire family.

In addition to H.C.P. package I'll receive a Government Grant Information Guide.

After completing the questionnaire, send it backto the Law firm provided.

I then will receive a completed application for my signature. After signing and sending it back to theappointed agency, I'll receive up to $12,500 within 7 months.

Or they will refund 100% of my program fees. You do understand.

Also says feel free to go to their web page to view their showcase package@ http://www.nationalchoicegrants.com.
I tried to go to this address, all I got was can't find the above address. Check spelling.

After a 7- day review unless I decide to cancel, I'll be billed $299.95 plus $14.95 s&h to my account on file.

After which I'll receive my package, so I can immediately get started on receiving my government grants and health care benefits.

Remember to look for my package in the mail from National Choice.We want you to start getting the grants you deserve. Your package should arrive in 3-4 wks.

If I have any questions please feel free to call our customer service toll free, available Monday- Friday 9-5 P.M. ET @ 1 877 851 4375.

Sincerely,
Kathy Walters
National Choice Benefits
405 Douglas Avenue
Suite 1855-B
Altamonte Springs, Fl.32714-2542

(some of the above is from their welcome letter)
I don't know how they can charge my account if it no longer exists.I think the bank is waiting for them to try to charge my old account, to hopefully catch them.

But these people are smart they probably know about this website.

Hopefully these people get caught. trying to accesss my old account. And that I get the last laugh on them.

There is at least 4 different address for this National Choice.

Hopefully some body from you website can help bring this company down. Media, Lawyers etc.

Donna
North Highlands, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Be careful

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

Hey listen man! i had a friend work for that company before . Scam artist all the way. Never give any personal info over the phone, not even DL number or Address. nothing. if they claim they have your account info let them verify it with you. Tell them to give you your own info and if they cant, its a scam
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#2 UPDATE Employee

By A.S. I assume you mean Adam Shorr ?

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

Adam Shorr
Globex Marketing Services, LLC
1426 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Ste B
Clearwater, FL 33755
813-504-6183 Mobile
727-210-0656 Fax
727-210-0467 Office
866-241-6187 x206 Direct

www.universityloanservices.com

Registrant:
josco consulting, LLC
adam shorr
1426 gulf to bay blvd ste b
clearwater, fl 22755
US
Email: jason.argall@gmail.com

Registrar Name....: REGISTER.COM, INC.
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: www.register.com

Domain Name: universityloanservices.com

Created on..............: Tue, Sep 19, 2006
Expires on..............: Wed, Sep 19, 2007
Record last updated on..: Fri, Oct 06, 2006

Administrative Contact:
josco consulting, LLC
adam shorr
1426 gulf to bay blvd ste b
clearwater, fl 22755
US
Phone: +1.8135046183
Email: adam_shorr@yahoo.com
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

HERE IS THE GUY WHO RUNS EZ 1 RATE - DANIEL KUSKO

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

THE MANAGER AND SUPERVISOR OF THIS COMPANY NAME IS DANIEL KUSKO WHO IS A REGISTERED SEX OFEENDER IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. HE IS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND ALL YOUR WOES. HERE IS A LINK TO HIS PHOTO AND LISTING ON THE DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS WEBSITE AND THE FDLE. HE IS EMPLOYED THERE UNBEKNOWNST TO THE OTHER BUSINESS PARTNERS OF THE MAN HE WORKS FOR WHO I WILL LIST AS MR. A. S. IF THEY EVER FOUND OUT HE WOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS.

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/InmateReleases/detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&SessionID=796123522

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/offenderSearchNav.do

JUST TYPE IN HIS NAME AND IT WILL PULL HIM UP. HOW THIS GUY EVER GOT THE JOB IS CRAZY! CALL 800-923-8939 AND ASK FOR HIM BY NAME. HE IS THE BOSSES RIGHT HAND MAN. I WONDER WHAT HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS WOULD DO IN AZ AND NV IF THEY FOUND OUT HE WORKED THERE? MAYBE WE SHOULD LET THEM KNOW? THIS COMPANY IS ALSO AFFILIATED WITH OTHER COMPANIES CALLED NEVER PAY RETAIL, PICK YOUR GIFTS.ORG, DISCOUNT HEALTH, FIRST USA FINANCIAL, FIRST INET AND MYIFSERVICES. THESE ARE ALL OWNED OR PART OWNED BY MR. A. S.

THEY ARE ALL RAN BY MR. A. S. AND DANIEL KUSKO AND THEY ALL DUPE PEOPLE INTO SIGNING UP FOR THESE PHONY COMPANIES SO THEY CAN TAKE YOUR MONEY. THEY HAVE ALTERED THEY RECORDINGS WHERE THE CUSTOMERS AGREE TO THE SERVICES. THEN WHEN YOU CALL OR YOU CALL WITH YOUR BANK ON THE PHONE THEY PLAY THESE TAPES TO KEEP YOU FROM GETTING YOUR MONEY BACK. THEY USE MARKETING ROOMS TO SELL THIS NON-SENSE TO PEOPLE. THE SALES REPS GIVE PHONY NAMES. THE CUSTOMER SERVICES REPS ARE RUDE BECAUSE THEY ARE TOLD TO NEVER EVER GIVE A REFUND. THEY KNOW MOST PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO PAY 4 OR 5 HUNDRED $ JUST TO HIRE A LAWYER.

BUT THIS DANIEL KUSKO GUY IS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND IT ALL. IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE PHONE NUMBERS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COMPANIES JUST CALL THEM AND ASK FOR HIM. THEY WILL TRY AND TELL YOU HE DOESNT WORK THERE BUT THEY ALL WORK IN THE SAME OFFICE ON GULF TO BAY BLVD IN CLEARWATER, FL AND DANIEL KUSKO LIVES IN THE ORANGE MOTEL ON GULF TO BAY BLVD IN CLEARWATER TOO.
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#4 UPDATE Employee

EZ1Rate.com is not affiliated with National Choice Benefits

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

EZ1Rate is in no way affiliated with National Choice Benefits. EZ1Rate offers unlimited long distance phone service to consumers and individuals. EZ1Rate uses the same third party sales company to offer its services but is in no way affiliated/partner or beneficiary of National Choice Benefits.

Please call 1-800-923-8939 to contact customer service for EZ1Rate Our well trained staff of customer service representatives will be able to assist you.

Thank you,

Customer Service
EZ1Rate
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