- Report: #144621
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Complaint Review: Integra Financial Services
Integra Financial Services100-A Walnut St., Ste. 197 Champlain, New York U.S.A.
Integra Financial Services ripoff, lied to & scammed, MegaPlus Promotional Lotteries International related? BEWARE!!! Champlain New York
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Matter of fact, I got ripped off 3 times. Because shortly after I had authorized Integra to draft my account, another company by the name of ICC Media Investment Services had contacted my for a similar deal, but for $3000 master card. What was scarry was that they already had my pertinent personal info (name, address, DOB, SSN, cell phone number, and bank info).
And here's another really strange part, my phone number was changed 2 weeks prior to receiving a call from Integra, and no one outside my immediate circle of family, friends, and employment knew my number. Yet, the had it. I had asked them, how they had already obtained these info. The person by the name of Ali informed me that they had gotten it from there affailiate in the USA.
A week later, my checking account got drafted $89. I got a letter from ICC. But the weird thing was that there was no return address and the 800 number was non-operational. I think these clowns from "Integra Financial Services" are giving and/or selling personal information to other would be scammers, or they are similar entity, with a revolving name.
Then, another strange thing happened 2 weeks after ICC drafted $89. I now believe that all these things are linked somehow. I had gotten scammed royal with an international lottery scam. I supposedly had won a second prize for $85,000 on a European Union lottery out of Brussels, Belgium (MegaPlus Promotional Lotteries International). The package was Fed Ex to me from a Suzanne Marks out of New York, NY. Inside the package was a supposed European Union Vat Tax Form and a check for $4784.23.
The letter stated that I had to pay a nominal 4.5% tax on the winnings, which came out to $3825. It also instructed me to contact (via email) a law firm and a lawyer in Brussels, Belgium by the name of Patrick & Krawitziy Layer Services, Holger Kaufhold. Kaufold, then, emailed me and instructed me to cash the check, and wire transfer (via Western Union) the tax amount. Of course, there's a transaction fee for doing such thing.
I did wired the money to Vilnius, Lithuania. Of course, I never got my winnings and my bank called me 8 days later that the check was fraudulent. I had already know this matter on the night before I was promised that my final winnings would arrive, when I some researched on the names and phone numbers. These scammers are using aliases including famous people's names in Europe.
Needless to say and as you can imagine, my aacount got severely drafted in thousands of dollars. Right away, I went to work and report this scam to local, state, and Federal authorities. But more likely my bank is going to send to collection and court to recover this money from me.
All of these events occured in very short successive time frame of one month. So, now after reading comments from other people, who got scammed by Integra, I now am convinced that there's a link here somehow with this group. I feared that this might be terror related, because the representative, who I spoke to, from Integra and ICC were ALI and Ahmet, respectively. I'm sorry to say that this website was too late for me.
I did conduct an Internet research on Integra Financial Services and ICC. There were no hits until just recently, when all these scams are discovered, and I'm sorry to say but this (these) group(s) may not even be here in the US. I think they might also be operating from Canada. Here's why, when I contacted the constantly called (2-3 times per week) the call center number given to me for Integra Financial Services at 1-866-848-6234, and complained about not getting my credit card, I was given a contact name of a David Mather, 100-A Walnut St., Ste 197, Champlain, NY 12919.
I ran the name to a locator and I got several hits, which informed me that this David Mather clown was/is in Ontario, Canada. today, I presented this evidence and argued this matter with the customer service representative. She informed me that Integra is a bonafide company and that my information about David Mather was incorrect.
Well, I just hope this information is or will be helpful to all of you. And I hope that it won't be too late for anyone, who might be contacted.
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