• Report: #165322

Complaint Review: Teliflex - Florida Passport

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  • Submitted: Sun, November 20, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, November 24, 2005

  • Reported By:Marshfield Missouri
Teliflex - Florida Passport
3303 Seffner Drive Holiday, Florida U.S.A.

Teliflex, Florida Passport ripoff,stole $149 out of my account, had my personal info Holiday Florida *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account that was wrongfully taken from you!

*Author of original report: Teliflex,Florida Passport,Florida Travel

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I recieved a call November 4, from a gentleman informing me that I had won a free vacation thru my bank. That I now don't even know I had entered for. He had my bank acct number routing number address and everything.
Which my bank says is impossible that no one can get your bank acct number in anyway. But anyway he had it. He said I would recieve a phone card in the mail and more information and that I wouldn't be billed as long as I called and canceled it.

On November 9 recieved a phone card and a letter. I immediately called and recieved a computer to cancel over the phone. I canceled like that then called back and listened to menu and spoke to a person whose name was Gregory he never gave his last name. He said he cancelled it and I would not be billed now my bank which is US Bank now has a overdraft on my account of 149.00 plus 20 dollars a day overdraft charge. When I got this account I was told I had overdraft coverage which would be 20 dollars now they tell us it's twenty dollars a day and that they have nothing to do with Teliflex and that we are liable for any illegal actions taken upon our account.

We called them about this before and told them someone had gotten the information and we would have to close our account and let all outstanding checks bounce was their only resolution. So I decided it would just be easier to just call and cancel as soon as I got the letter, which I did. Now here I am stuck with this debt the bank says can't be stopped except by me paying them. It's up to 176 dollars as of today and will rise 20 dollars a day until I pay it.

David
Marshfield, Missouri
U.S.A.

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

HERE IS WHAT RIP-OFF REPORT SUGGESTS YOU DO:

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!

DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

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.

CHARGES TO YOUR CREDIT CARD

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, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com
EDitor@ripoffreport.com
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/20/2005 06:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Teliflex-Florida-Passport/Holiday-Florida-34691/Teliflex-Florida-Passport-ripoffstole-149-out-of-my-account-had-my-personal-info-Holid-165322. 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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Teliflex,Florida Passport,Florida Travel

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

Went to the bank on 11-21-05 banks branch manager would not look at your website did confuse him by wanting to fill out the federal reg.E form. Said he had never had anyone need to fill one out before.They finally found one. We filled it out while we were filling it out I made sure everyone heard me tell him I would be contacting the media. He told me may be the best thing to do.So I came home and called a local station.They came out and interviewed me.I was on the 6 oclock and 10 news lastnight.Meanwhile when Iwas waiting for the news crew I called another branch of the bank told them the story five minutes later I recieved a call from the district manager of the bank I told her the story and about the info I found on your website e-mailed it to her still no word yet out of them.I called the 866 number on the letter teliflex.Finally talked to a lady she said yes my account had been closed on 11-10-05.Iasked her why was my bank account billed 149.00 dollars. she said it wasnt them and to call this 888 number I have tried to call it several times including 1:00 clock in the morning always get a busy signal.
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