I was contacted in December of 2003 by an individual with Gotech Financial. This individual offered me two credit cards in the amount of $5000.00 each. I asked several times throughout the course of the conversation just what the catch was to this offer and was told repeatedly that there was no catch and that if I completed everything that day including the one time processing fee of $219.00 and an additional one time fee of $29.00 I would receive my credit cards within ten days.
I was also assured that the package witht he necessary paperwork to be signed would arrive within four days time in order to ensure that I would have my credit cards prior to the holidays. I waited for several days and then became worried when no package ha arrived with papers and so called the company back to find out just what was going on. I was informed by a rather rude woman that I would have to wait for two days while they had a third party pull and review the recorded telephone conversation.
I called back two days later only to be told that I was incorrect in that I had not listened to the gentleman who had originally called me and would not be receiving any credit cards at this time and that I would need to wait for my package that had been delayed in delivery due to an incorrect mailing address. I asked repeatedly to speak with someone in management and was told that I again was not listenening.
At this point I had received another debit to my checking account in the amount of $59.99 for a bogus telephone service related to Gotech Financial. So, I placed another call to Gotech Financial and was ever so politely hung up on when I let the person on their end know that I was fully aware that this was a fraudulant company and would be taking action against them.
I immediately went to my bank and explained the situation to the manager, who in turn had me sign the necessary fraud paperwork and returned my money to my account. Now several weeks after my money was returned, I received a call from a gentleman claiming to be from my bank. I was confused when he started describing the package that I was supposed to be receiving and wanted to know when I would be making the payment for this package. I immediately called the manager at my bank and was informed as I had already expected this person was not calling from my bank.
My bank now has an alert on my account that will not allow these individuals to scam any more money from me, however, I am still uneasy knowing that they are persisting through fraudulant calls representing my bank.