• Report: #116085

Complaint Review: Guardian Benefits Service

  • Submitted: Thu, November 04, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, November 15, 2004

  • Reported By:San Angelo Texas
Guardian Benefits Service
100A Walnut St Suite 192 Champlain, NY Nationwide U.S.A.

Guardian Benefits Service rip-off! Champlain New York, Toronto Canada *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account!

*Author of original report: I WAS SCAMMED, PLZ read this ASAP if u were!

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1055 Westlakes Dr, 3rd Floor
Berwyn, PA 19312

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Domain guardianbenefitsservice.com
Created 7 Jan 04
Expires 7 Jan 05
Last updated 7 Jan 04

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These people have been running a scam for a while, I'm in the process of doing everything I can to shut htem down. They stole $250 from me, I call and call, sometimes I get to talk to someone, mostly not, only there on occassion. When I do they tell me I have to write main office and that the bank info was wrong so they had to rerun thats why there is a delay, also that they dont have to give me my money back, they say they are all supervisors and there are none. The name that was given to me to write to was Christian Bernard at the Champlain NY address. Good luck, I will pursue this to the end.

San Angelo, Texas

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/04/2004 10:40 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Guardian-Benefits-Service/nationwide/Guardian-Benefits-Service-rip-off-Champlain-New-York-Toronto-Canada-EDitors-Suggestion-116085. 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 Author of original report

I WAS SCAMMED, PLZ read this ASAP if u were!

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

I have recent new info regarding Guardian Financial Benefits Services craphole of a company, it is VERY IMPORTANT that everyone that has been scammed go to this website. www.banking.state.ny.us go to the alerts section and look for Oct 18 date.

You need to call the banking depart of NY and file a complaint. I have managed to get their website shut down within the next 2 weeks. These people are stealing and need to be shut down quick.

I called the BBB, (who can do absolutely nothing) and they reported in the state of TX alone 250 complaints, and thats the people who filed one, 250X$249 is $62,250 in this state alone theyve scammed VERIFIED, probably another $50,000 in this state unreported. You take $100,000 X 50 states and your talking 5 million dollars!

Please help me shut these people down. File a report with your States Att Gen as well as NY, also file with BBB and FTC and with the State of NY banking depart. Eventually someone will have to do something.
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