Be ware of phone calls from National Fraud Center, and Client Services Management. The name says it all, National "Fraud" Center. They claim they are based out of Washington D.C., and now California, but after further digging, they refer you to Client Services Management which is based out of Phoenix AZ, with a corporation that has not been properly incorporated with the corporate commissions office.
They also charge an upfront fee for their services to "recover" investments from online or wok at home programs that do not work. According to the FTC rules and Regulations passed on October 27, 2010, it states that any private organization the offers debt reduction services, i.e. settlement, negotiation, interest rate reduction, or a recovery of any funds, cannot accept any money upfront without acting out the said services first. FTC File No. R411001
If you signed documents authorizing the online work at home programs to charge your account, the likelihood of any organization recovering the funds are very slim. In fact, when the bank is furnished those documents by the companies you invested with, you will be left with the bill. I fought many times with the credit card companies with no recourse.
Avoid paying anything upfront, and also those who say they can recover your investments for a percentage of what they recover on your behalf. They are only temporary credits issued by the banks that within 60-90 days are reapplied to your balance once those signed documents are furnished.
Hope this helps inform those who are receiving solicitations from those who I believe are the same individuals that put me into debt, and now trying to get me out of debt. If you have any additional information that can help future victims, post your experiences.
- E. Crawford