• Report: #715800

Complaint Review: SKS Associates

  • Submitted: Sat, April 09, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, April 09, 2011

  • Reported By: Ron — Monrovia Indiana United States of America
SKS Associates
P.O. Box 7861 New York, New York United States of America

SKS Associates STOLE $87.44 from my bank account ... unauthorized ACH debit! New York, New York *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account when someone wrongfully takes it from you!

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On March 31, 2011 I was shocked to see a debit from SKS Associates for $87.44. I received no letter or correspondance of any type and thus had no idea who this was or why they debited money directly from my checking account. I called my bank for more information on this charge and received the phone number for SKS Associates. I called several times and got no answer but finally got through and talked to a rep (that barely spoke broken English) who told me I  had back taxes and other fees still owed on a previous credit card terminal lease through Northern Leasing Systems, Inc. I had chosen the buyout option from Northern Leasing and paid the buyout IN FULL (all $401.76 of it check #2515) on 10/12/2004. <--- Yes, 6-1/2 YEARS ago!

Any monies owed would have been included and paid under the buyout option ... plain & simple. THOUGHT I was done. Gee ... guess I was wrong. After arguing with the rep she told me I would be reported to the various credit agencies if I refused to pay. I'm now working with my bank on having the charges reversed and getting the money back that SKS Associates STOLE from my checking account. After looking at my lease agreement I even found that Northern Leasing, Inc. charged me $83.70/mo x 48 months when my lease agreement specifically said $75.00/mo. although I wouldn't have known this since the sales rep never bothered to send me a copy of my lease. It wasn't until September 2004 they sent me a copy!

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!

ED Magedson Founder RipoffReport.com Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/09/2011 11:45 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/SKS-Associates/New-York-New-York-10116/SKS-Associates-STOLE-8744-from-my-bank-account-unauthorized-ACH-debit-New-York-New-715800. 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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