Report: #219648

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 08, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, November 22, 2006
  • Reported By: calgary Alberta
    Calgary, Alberta Canada
    U.S.A. got burned by the last name canadianautofinder Calgary Alberta Canada

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Hey A Great 90 Day Idea

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yes they sound smooth and like it might work but any company that needs to change name and location so mny times might not work for you it did not for me and they claim to have a good bbb record how can you have arecord when you change your name so many times here read this ftc report i hav e suspicion that some of the individuals are lurking behind the scenes at this company the best way to tell if a company is worth it just check how long they have been in the industrie with all the regulation out there companies change their name every so often but the real ones are in the same spot they started in just check the trade mark on the site

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Federal Trade Commission

FTC, Partners Put Stop to Canadian Cross-Border Frauds

Commission Works With Toronto and Alberta Strategic Partnerships to Fight Advance-Fee Schemes

September 27 , 2005 -- The Federal Trade Commission today announced federal court action taken against two groups of Canadian-based defendants, each allegedly engaged in widespread cross-border fraud schemes. In the first complaint, FTC v. Centurion Financial Benefits , the Commission alleges the defendants placed unsolicited outbound telemarketing calls to U.S. consumers, falsely offering them pre-approved MasterCard and Visa credit cards for an advance fee of $249. The second complaint, FTC v. Pacific Liberty Benefits, alleges the defendants engaged in the same type of fraud, with the company's telemarketers promising credit cards, as well as an array of ?gcomplimentary?h gifts, for $319. The FTC alleges that in neither case did consumers actually receive the credit cards or other goods that they were promised, and in each U.S. consumers lost millions of dollars.

?gThe Commission continues to work diligently to monitor, track, and prosecute cross-border fraud cases,?h said Lydia Parnes, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. ?gWe value the assistance of our local, state, and international law enforcement partners in bringing these important cases to help protect and inform consumers both in the United States and abroad.?h

In each case, the Commission contends the defendants' conduct violated Section 5 of the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), as amended. Judges in the U.S. district court in Chicago, Illinois have issued temporary restraining orders barring the alleged illegal conduct and freezing the assets of defendants. In each case, Canadian law enforcement agencies also executed criminal search warrants and made arrests.

Centurion Financial Benefits

According to the first complaint, since at least 2004, the Centurion Financial Benefits defendants have used outbound telemarketing to contact consumers in the United States, falsely offering major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, to people who agreed to have the defendants electronically debit their bank accounts for an advance fee of $249. The defendants typically claimed that the credit cards would have a $2,000 credit limit, zero percent interest, and no annual fees, and often targeted their offers at consumers with poor credit histories. Consumers who provided their bank account information to the defendants did not receive a major credit card, but instead were sent an application for either a ?gstored value card?h or ?gcash card?h that had no line of credit associated with it and could only be used if the consumer first loaded funds onto the card. The complaint also alleges that the defendants violated the law by calling consumers on the FTC's National Do Not Call Registry.

The Centurion matter, filed on September 21, 2005, involved a number of corporate and individual defendants. The complaint names the following individuals as defendants, both individually and as corporate officers: Sean Somma aka Sean Soma, individually and as an officer of corporate defendants Centurion Financial Benefits LLC and 1629936 Ontario Ltd, also dba Spectra Financial Benefits; Antonio Marchese aka Tony Marchese, individually and as an officer of corporate defendant 1644738 Ontario Ltd., also dba Sureway Beneficial, Simple Choice Benefits, and Oxford Financial Benefits; Tony Andreopoulos, individually and as an officer of corporate defendants American Getaway Vacations Inc., Credence Travel Processing Inc., and Topstar Media Inc., also dba Integra Financial Benefits; and Dennis Andreopoulos, individually and as an officer of corporate defendants American Getaway Vacations Inc., Credence Travel Processing Inc., and Topstar Media Inc., also dba Integra Financial Benefits.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hey A Great 90 Day Idea

AUTHOR: Jason - (Canada)

ATTENTION: Great Cars & Trucks Management and Canadian Auto Finder Management

Just a suggestion here, stop trying to beat each other and come and sit in a Boardroom at the Chamber of Commerce and work together to achieve the end result - assist the sellers and the buyers alike. It's not rocket science lads. We all know about the flies and the honey and vinegar thing.

LET IT BE KNOWN: Legally, our concern is that alternate companies to ours are willing to chastise and are attempting to interupt business relations of ours with false allegations and shude commentary. All to which is deemed false and incorrect. We have now opened the channel for any user of our site to contact us directly via email at with any discrepancies, comments or concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: Suggestions on how to improve our site are always welcome.

Thank you in warm regards,

The Owner, Investors and the TEAM at 90DAYCARSALE
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