• Report: #168842
Complaint Review:

American Advantage Grant Department

  • Submitted: Wed, December 21, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, December 21, 2005

  • Reported By:Saint Charles Missouri
American Advantage Grant Department
1900 Howell Branch Rd. WINTER PARK, Florida U.S.A.

American Advantage Grant Department ripoff, lied, stole & cheated WINTER PARK Florida

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My story is much the same as many of the others reported against this particular company, and I did voluntarily give them my checking account information, which I know was very naive. I did NOT, however, authorize them to take anything out of my checking account. I had given the whole thing serious thought while I was on the phone with the "customer service representative" & it just sounded too fishy to me, especially since I had repeatedly asked the woman for contact information of ANY kind (phone, address, etc) & she refused to give it to me till after I authorized the "program." So then I told her, I had changed my mind, I said on the RECORDED response portion, "No, I am not comfortable with this, I am not authorizing any money taken from my account without having some way to contact this company if something goes wrong." Then when she continued to try & pressure me into authorizing the payments, I hung up. She called back several times but I never answered the phone. Then, about a week later, I recieved the welcome package in the mail with the $500 worth of grocery coupons & !FINALLY! a phone number to reach them at. So, I wrote down the phone number, resealed the package, and wrote "RETURN TO SENDER" on the box, & shoved it in the mail. I called them the very next day (they were closed when I got the letter) & asked to have my membership cancelled, that I never authorized it and I did NOT want money taken from my account & I didn't want any more mail or phone calls. The woman I was speaking to put me on hold several times during this call, but finally agreed to cancel my membership & said that no money would be taken out of my account. Several days later, they withdrew $299.95 from my account. I called them & told them simply they either give the money back, or I will sue them. They refuse to give the money back, so I am going to sue them. I would advise anyone else this has happened to to take legal action as well.

UPDATE: I called my bank and filed a dispute following the instructions placed on another Rip-Off Report for this same company & my bank will be replacing the money within 2-3 days. EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS SCAM, SEE EDITORS NOTES ON HOW TO GET MONEY REPLACED TO YOUR ACCOUNT!! THE BANK WILL DO IT!!

Saint Charles, Missouri

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/21/2005 12:27 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/american-advantage-grant-department/winter-park-florida-32792/american-advantage-grant-department-ripoff-lied-stole-cheated-winter-park-florida-168842. 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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