• Report: #256074

Complaint Review: Startup Essentials, A-1 Leasing, John D. Brutsche'

  • Submitted: Thu, June 21, 2007
  • Updated: Fri, May 02, 2008

  • Reported By:Mansfield Louisiana
Startup Essentials, A-1 Leasing, John D. Brutsche'
1601 Elm St, Suite 3838 Dallas, Texas U.S.A.

Startup Essentials, James One Inc., A-1 Leasing, John D. Brutsche', Julie Meeks, Rebecca Carr, Lori McCall False representation of products and services offered, Fraudulent practices Ripoff Dallas Texas

*Consumer Comment: Concerning the "non-cancellable lease".

*Consumer Comment: call action suit

*Consumer Comment: Like to kow more

*Author of original report: YOU MUST READ THIS!! What they don't know will take them down!

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I do not wish to go too much into detail, for many others have already made all of the same statements about these companies that I could make. All except a few. :-)

These people seem to think that they are invincible. That is at least until Startup Essentials was stripped of their BBB membership. I am not sure why these people DO NOT cover their bases any better than they do.

In response to my complaint to the BBB about Startup Essentials, John D. Brutsche' stated that I was approved for the program on October 5, 2006. Being the pack-rat that I am, I saved the UPS QuantumView delivery confirmation email that states the product was sent out via UPS Next Day Air from James One Inc. (Not Startup Essentials or A-1 Leasing), and recieved on October 4, 2007, one day before I was approved for the program. Which means they sent the package 2 days before I was approved for the program.

I have numerous saved e-mails to and from John D. Brutsche' and Julie Meeks of Startup Essentials, as well as a couple of recorded phone conversations between myself and Lori McCall of A-1 Leasing.

On the ever-clouded topic of Leasebreaker.org:
When this scam first hit me, we were using my wifes e-mail addess. It is the only time ever in the 5 years my wife has had that e-mail address that I have chosen to list her address as a way to contact me. Never before Startup Essentials has anyone ever sent ME e-mail to that address. It was only just after my canceling the debits from my checking account, and sending several e-mails from MY e-mail address, that I received an e-mail sent to MY name at my wifes address from Leasebreaker.org. You can make your own assumptions, I have made mine.

I could go on and on forever about the things I have gone through in the past nine months, but as I have said, many others have already posted most of the same statements I could make. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to respond.

These people are preying on people like us. They think that we are stupid, and that we will just roll over and let hack away at our soft underbellies, that our starvation from lower to mid-level incomes will allow them to pluck our last pennies from our hands. Sure we have a vision of how we want our lives to be, and that makes it hard to say no to an opportunity that these criminals make seem so inviting. It is now time to fight back, HARD!!!!

These people will never get another penny from me, and I will be doing my best to see that they never get a penny from anyone else starting bright and early Monday morning, at which time I will be dedicating most of my free time to bringing these people down for good!!!

Corey
Mansfield, Louisiana
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Concerning the "non-cancellable lease".

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

Today is May 1, 2008. Their "Legal Dept." called me at work and wanted the name and contact information of my Attorney. I lied. About three weeks ago, somebody from their "Collections Dept." called me, (again, at work) and offered me a settlement payment of $1400.00. Hmmm, the last letter I got from them was for more than $14,000.00 in payments and late fees. Then he called me two days later and said that I could make two $700.00 payments. One in April, and one in May. My lease states that all disputes would be handled in Michigan. Why are they operating out of La. I have that persons' name and phone number, and I have the phone number of their "Legal Dept.".
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#2 Consumer Comment

call action suit

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

Hey everyone there is a yahoo group, join, stup_A-1_Fraud. I have and there is a lawyer by the name of David Grossman who is trying to getthis suit going, everyone shoule contact him, there is several messages with the number and email to read the class action suit, they have included everyon, startup esstials, a-1 leasing, optigroove, usa card services, James one everyone you need to read.
I have jined this group and you can find my personal email address there, I would love to hear from everyone. We all need to pull together for this to work. Hope to hear from you soon.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Like to kow more

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

Corey,

You are wonderful, can you give me more info on how to get with you and your fight, I DO NOT PLAN ON PAYING THESE PEOPLE ANYMORE MONEY. I only remember signing in 3 places and that it was through JPmorgan/chase bank in which I would be financed through not A-1 leasing. I have recently been contacted by National Recovery Systems, Carrollton, Texas and Jim Douglas of Greenspan and Douglas, also by Ted Denning who says he is an investigator for Greenspan and Douglas. I have no money, no land, or anything that these people would want, except my credit. I want to get with some of the people who are sending these reports we need to fight together. I have already sent letters to FTC, Attorney Generals of Virginia, Michican, and Texas, I have also sent letters to the BBB and also to all three credit agencies. I have a friend also that has been trapped by these companies. I have closed all checking accounts with my name attached and have everything in my husbands name, all my vehicles have liens on them and I know they can not touch any IRA's because they are FDIC protected, so what else is there. PLEASE RERSOND TO THIS I WANT TO FIGHT WITH AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS WILLING. I have an attorney name that was on one of these reports that I plan on sending an e-mail too. David Grossman of Hubbard and Biederman LLp, Have you heard of him, Lets get on yahoo or something where we can talk and exchange info.

Thanks
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#4 Author of original report

YOU MUST READ THIS!! What they don't know will take them down!

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

I have not paid these people a single penny since just over a year ago. They have had their lawyers, private eyes, and collections agencies call and harrass me. It seems that there are two major things wrong with this scam. For one, if you read closely in the lease, and if in fact you have the same lease agreement that I supposedly signed, on the second page there is a part that states that you chose to lease that specific equipment based on your own judgement (I know you did'nt choose it specifically).

Given that and the fact that they supposedly recorded all of these conversations proving that you agreed to everything within the lease, they must therefore be holding the evidence that you in fact did not choose that equipment and that the lease actually was a fraudulent document(which if they have all of these recordings of your voice, must by law provide them to you upon your request). And the last thing, for now that is, A-1 Leasing has no idea what equipment that you have all they know is that you have a laptop computer, with no idea of what brand or performance level it is, and the learning materials, which they can tell you everything about.

Strange huh? Try recording a conversation with A-1 and playing it for the lawyers and colections people next time they call. And bring up the issue about your supposed choosing specific equipment in the lease and how you would like to hear the recordings of your voice choosing that specific equipment. I bet they wont be harrassing you for long.
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