My story starts in Sept. 2003 where I signed up with an Independent Rep. who failed to tell me they'd be signing me up with a lease from Northern Leasing Systems. In other words, he was and still is working for them.
He informed me that there would be a two year lease, paying $49 a month. I had nothing to show for it, but since he was so kind, I took his word he'd get me all set up. 25 months later, and Northern Leasing is still taking money from me, I spent HOURS trying to get in touch with my Independent Sales Rep. and someone at Northern Leasing. No luck. I told them I wanted to see this contract I supposedly signed. They sent me a copy.
All of the information was filled out by someone else. I do not EVER remember seeing this lease. If I DID sign this, then it came to me NOT filled out and then filled in stating a "48 month" lease after the fact. But I do know that had I rec'd this filled out lease, I would have taken a xerox copy of it for my records. I do not have one here, NOR have I ever rec'd a copy of it from anyone. Now I know why.
This machine they sent me in 2003 was old even then, not being even worth $100. I already have paid over $1400 for this machine and if they think they're going to get another $1400 they're sadly mistaken. I will fight them on this tooth and nail. I do not want any money back, even though I was unfortunately ripped off already paying for the machine 10 times over. But I will not pay another dime for this machine. I was told a 2 year lease, not 4. And I do believe I was suckered into this, perhaps not even actually signing this lease. It does not look a bit familiar to me, therefore that is called forgery. I know myself and I know I would've taken a copy of it for my records had I rec'd it like I rec'd it via fax yesterday from Northern Leasing.
This company.... crooks.... how they can make an unsuspecting victim pay over $2000 for something that isn't even worth $100 is beyond me. This company needs to be stopped before anyone else gets hurt. I wish I would've seen this website PRIOR to signing a Merchant Credit Card Processing Agreement... which is the ONLY agreement I ever signed with these people.
Unfortunately, a FRIEND is the one who get me listed with these people. Nice friend, huh? I will be contacting her next. As well as the FTC, already contacted the BBB and will be contacting our local news reporter who busts companies for scams.