• Report: #416978

Complaint Review: J Oneil And Associates

  • Submitted: Tue, January 27, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, November 16, 2011

  • Reported By:Fairfield California
J Oneil And Associates
jonacustomerservice@yahoo.com Internet U.S.A.

J O'Neil & Associates This company took 4000 dollars and did nothing to repair my credit report Houston Internet

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Father & son SENTENCED!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ARRESTED!! Trial to begin in 2012

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: FIGHT BACK!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Expect LOTSA profanity in the next few posts...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Correction on previous rebuttal

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: YES!!! Jeff O'Neil is a SCAM!!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: When you help people others hate on you

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Jeff ONeil works very hard

*Consumer Comment: RE:

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My husband and I were trying to buy a second home in the summer of 2007. My husband worked with a guy who's uncle, Ted Alvarez, was an investor and a mortgage lender who could supposedly "help us". Ted Alvarez-who came to us highly recommended by my husband collegue and friend, put us intouch with Richard DeSouto of Tucson, Arizona from a company called Blue Sky Equity. Richard DeSouto said that there was a debt relief agency that could get rid of our credit card debt to help our debt to income ratio go down so we could qualify for a second home.

Richard DeSouto had us fill out a contract for J O'Neil and Associates. Then he instructed us to send a cashier's check for 4,000 dollars to a company that would process it. My husband and I were told that we should wait one month from submitting the contract and the money to receive our first credit report. We were told that once the report was received the process of disputing each credit card would have begun and that every month we would receive updated reports. We were told that JONA would be working with the FTC to revise the credit law.

To make a long story short, we never received a credit report from anyone and my attempts to get answers from Richard DeSouto and his contacts were vague and nebulous at best. Richard's only excuse for putting us with a company that was not following through was just "give it more time...Mr ONeil is working very hard to get everyone cleared by going in front of Congress." Then I was told that my case was not included with everyone elses because " a lady named Candice was very ill for a few months and couldn't get the paperwork through to congress in time for the FTC hearing..." I finally started doing some research about J ONeil and Associates and I found some very disturbing blog pages that revealed other people's similar stories about being scammed.

I also called the head of the FTC who had heard of Mr O'Neil, but was suprised that he had been implicated in his scam. He said there was no hearing scheduled with Mr O'Neil at all.

This is when I called the FBI in Sacramento, California to file my story. I do not know yet if J ONeil has been caught, but I hope he is brought to justice. I would love to know if anyone knows anything about this guy and whether or not anyone is on his tail.

In a time when a lot of investors are getting caught for scamming people out of their investment money, I am hoping J ONeil could enter into the spotlight too! I have come to terms with the fact that I will probably never see my money again. I just would like to see this guy behind bars and on the news so I can feel some closure.

Fairfield, California

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Father & son SENTENCED!!

AUTHOR: Jona agent - ()

July 12, 2013 Jefferey O'Neil was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in Federal prison and son 5 years 10 months. Lotsa $$$ in restitution for both.


See details on Report # 357898

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

ARRESTED!! Trial to begin in 2012

AUTHOR: Jona agent - (U.S.A.)

Status hearing is scheduled before Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr for JANUARY 13, 2012, 11:00AM at Courtroom 11D, United States District Court, 515 Rusk Ave Courtroom 11D, Houston, 77002.

Trial is scheduled before Judge Werlein Jr on FEBRUARY 21, 2012, 09:00AM at Courtroom 11D.

All victims should contact:

justice DOT gov/usao/txs/1Programs/Victim%20Witness DOT html

Southern District of Texas- United States Attorney's Office

Houston Man and Son Indicted For Fraud
Aug, 25, 2011

- Jeffery Wayne ONeil, 63, of Houston, has been arrested following the return of an indictment charging him and his son, Nathaniel Chilo aka Nathaniel ONeil, 21, with mail and wire fraud, United States Attorney Jos Angel Moreno announced today.
Jeffrey ONeil was arrested last night by United States Secret Service agents without incident. He made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy and was released on a $50,000 bond. A warrant remains outstanding for the arrest of Nathaniel ONeil. Anyone who has
information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the United States Secret Service at 713-868-2299.
The 10-count indictment, returned under seal on Aug. 11, 2011, was unsealed today following the arrest of Jeffrey ONeil. The father and son, both of Houston, are charged with six counts of mail fraud and four counts of wire fraud. Jeffery ONeil operated various debt relief businesses in the Houston area under different names, including but not limited to J. ONeil/Associates Inc., World Outlook, World Outlook Management and Universal Restoration, none of which were licensed by the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, according to the indictment.
The indictment alleges a scheme allegedly perpetrated by the ONeils between June 2005 and September 2010 which consisted essentially of a plan to obtain money from individuals throughout the United States by representing that in exchange for paying money for entering into various programs they offered, they could provide debt relief in the form of credit card debt, tax liens, mortgage foreclosure, judgments. The ONeils allegedly used agents in various parts of the United States to solicit, communicate with and receive payments from individuals seeking debt relief and the ONeils communicated with agents and individuals seeking debt relief by and through e-mails.

The defendants allegedly falsely represented and caused others to falsely represent that debt relief would be obtained through the Federal Trade Commission, the Senate Banking Committee, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), through injunctive action, and through a program called the Debt Reconciliation Program or Debt Relief Program, referred to as DRP. According to the indictment, Jeffery ONeil falsely represented and caused others to falsely represent that he worked with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
Additionally, the indictment alleges the scheme further involved the sending of emails to include an altered speech by Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, which falsely include statements about a debt reconciliation proposal sponsored by World Outlook Management as well as a fraudulent calendar for the Judiciary Committee of U.S. House of Representatives. Also, the ONeils allegedly created Fair Credit Investigation Company, an entity bearing the initials FCIC, the same as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission which was falsely represented as a debt relief program.

The ONeils allegedly caused individuals throughout the United States to send checks payable to the FCIC to an address in Houston, to obtain credit card debt relief. When, in actuality, according to the indictment, the majority of the funds were used for the ONeils personal benefit.
The indictment also contains a notice of forfeiture seeking forfeiture of $617,000, the alleged proceeds from the illegal activity alleged in indictment.  
Each count of mail fraud and wire fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000.
  The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Braddock.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Jona agent - (U.S.A.)

Become a member and post your story on the board. I will then send you a private message. Don't post your phone number or email anywhere because you will be harrassed and threatened by World Outlook Management staff such as I have. (I have proof just as recent as January 2010).




Confirm here when you've done this so I'll know it's you.


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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Expect LOTSA profanity in the next few posts...

AUTHOR: Jona agent - (U.S.A.)

Read latest post on this thread:


Keep in mind that this report is not about me. Expect to read some very angry and incoherent personal attacks that are meant to silence and censor anyone who tries to expose this thief. 

I will not be silenced and neither should any of the of victims out there.

Truth & Justice will prevail. It's just a matter of time. TICK TOCK..TICK TOCK..

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Jona agent - (U.S.A.)

I am NOT owner of the company. Jeff O'Neil is.
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

YES!!! Jeff O'Neil is a SCAM!!!

AUTHOR: Jona agent - (U.S.A.)

Sorry this had to happen to you. Read all comments on the report below filed last year. Candace U. was ill but she had nothing to do with the paperwork for Congress. She was in charge of the real estate program of the JONA scam.

Everything about the lobbying, SBC & Congress was a fabricated story. The FTC & OCC know O'Neil is a dishonest liar.
Many clients are on to him already for many years now. You'll need to spend some time online and you'll find all the information you need to join the movement to finally put him behind bars where he belongs.

Good luck.

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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

When you help people others hate on you

AUTHOR: Former client of JONA - (United States of America)

This person is an absolute liar. This person is failing to disclose that there were more than enough telphone numbers to contact the company. This person also failed to admit that they were chareged a fee by an agent not direct contact with the company.

The agents all took clients money and simply dissappeared. The man himself did not dissapear. I signed up for the exact same program and not only did I get my home, but I now have a 720 credit score.

I would like to say to anyone reading this story about O'Neil to realize one important truth. There is always two sides to every story and then the truth. The truth is this company has helped thousands of consumers realize their financial goals. The company that post these comments have also agreed to allow re-buttals. This person should be after the person that they actually paid their money too.I want everyone to read this as I stand behind the man, the company and the program.

This family praises the efforts.


George Zepeda

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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Jeff ONeil works very hard

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

I am a former employee of J Oneil Associates JONA World Outlook, I have personally received thank you cards memo's about the amazing work this man(Jeff O"Neil has performed.

I would like to add that Agents were paid handsome commissions for bringing in clients to JONA. Agents also charged enormous fees to the consumer without the prior consent of Jeff O'Neil. And to read the reports that this man ripped off the public is absurd. Since I did business with the company direct i can say from all honesty that my family would be in financial ruins had it not been for this man.

I would suggest that this report divert from Jeff O'Neil and recognize the source of their information comes from agents who were caught gauging the unsuspecting consumers. If a report of this nature is to be continued, both sides should be told.

My family and I thank god for Mr. O'Neil and his staff And to the stafford agent who is now operating as a ministry, I say be aware we are reporting this data to the authorities out of gratitude for all of JONA'S hard and productive efforts

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

I know what happened is horrible...but didn't it occur to you to put the $4K in paying down your credit card debt rather than giving the money to someone who was a stranger to you?
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