• Report: #70058
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  • Submitted: Sat, October 25, 2003
  • Updated: Sun, October 26, 2003

  • Reported By:Radcliff Kentucky
www.AmeriPOSonline.com Hallandale, Florida U.S.A.


*Author of original report: More Proof about AMERIPOS's Management... Mishkin, Cohen, Ferrera, Nye, Tashman, Mishkin, Lockamy, Dundee - Partners in Crime

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Several months ago, I was contacted by Ameripos after having responded to a very nice commercial showing an individual going to his mail box to collect a check for a terminal that sells pre-paid wireless, phone cards and other services.

The salesman seemed helpful, but after a very short period of time on the phone, I realized that he began to get pushy and told me "the company only works with investors can put up a minimum of $12,900.00 ... By the way, do you have that kind of money to invest with our firm within a week or so after receiving our color package in the mail?".

Immediately, I was taken back by how forward this young man was in his approach. I told him that: "yes, I have the money, but I will need to make sure that everything on your company and its owners check out first." The salesman responded: "Do your homework on your own time and see for yourself how credible my company is".

Being prior law enforcement for over 20 years, I researched this company like I said I would, and what I found was just horrendous. It turns out that the people running Ameripos are former convicted drug dealers and felons, some of whom are actually barred by the Federal Trade Commission www.FTC.gov from ever participating in business opportunities again.

Also, this company is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for on-going tax fraud. It seems that they are paying their "behind the scenes owners" with money that they steal from unsuspecting investors all across the country.



Please read this very closely: Ameripos is as close to a criminal organization that I've seen in very many years. They make promises that they can't keep; they steal money from hard-working people; their owners are convicted felons with rap sheets that would make you shiver in your bed; they are pushing, manipulative, and will say or do anything just to get your money!

One individual "behind the scenes owner" that I investigated (his first name is ALBERTO) is a complete CROOK and LIAR, who owes several hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes to the IRS. This individual is stealing money from the company and from its investors to finance his lavish existence (massive home, expensive cars, etc) in a new beautiful development community in south Florida.

Call the IRS and see for yourself.


Radcliff, Kentucky

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#1 Author of original report

More Proof about AMERIPOS's Management... Mishkin, Cohen, Ferrera, Nye, Tashman, Mishkin, Lockamy, Dundee - Partners in Crime

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

Here we go again. A few weeks ago I posted the names of individuals acting behind the curtains at Ameripos.

Here is what I found about two of them, Steven Mishkin and Harris Cohen. I'm still trying to find out more about Alberto Ferrera, the third one. As for Richard Nye, I have not found anything yet but I'll keep on looking.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20580 - FOR RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2000 - Two Defendants in Pre-Paid Telephone Cards Scam Settle FTC Charges - Both Must Obtain Performance Bonds - Steven Mishkin and Harris Cohen, two of the five individual defendants named in the Federal Trade Commission's 1998 lawsuit against Telecard Dispensing Corporation of Hollywood, Florida, have agreed to settle charges arising from their role in the allegedly deceptive practices in the sale of business opportunities involving prepaid telephone card vending machines.

The FTC alleged, among other things, that the defendants, collectively referred to as the "Tashman Group," misrepresented how much purchasers could earn from the business opportunity, the exclusivity of territorial rights, the availability of prime locations for the machines within the prescribed territory, and the reliability of the prepaid telephone cards to be sold. Under the terms of the settlement, Steven Mishkin is banned from engaging in the sale of business opportunities and is required to obtain a $50,000 performance bond before engaging in other telemarketing, except when he is engaged in selling prepaid telephone cards for his current company, Transworld Telecom, Inc.

Harris Cohen is required to obtain a $75,000 performance bond before engaging in the sale of any business opportunities. In October 1998, the FTC filed a complaint in federal district court against Telecard Dispensing Corp., Stephen I. Tashman, Stephen M. Mishkin, Ernest F. Lockamy, Michael S. Dundee and Harris M. Cohen.

The complaint alleged that the defendants made numerous false representations in the promotion and sale of their vending machine business opportunities. In addition, the FTC alleged that the defendants violated the FTC's Franchise Rule by failing to provide complete and accurate disclosure documents. The Franchise Rule is a pre-purchase disclosure rule intended to give potential investors key information about a business opportunity, including the legal and financial history of the seller and its principal officers.

In addition to the ban and bond requirements, the settlement also prohibits both defendants from making the types of misrepresentations alleged in the complaint and from violating provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.

The settlement further prohibits them from selling or transferring customer lists. In addition, the settlement includes a provision requiring the defendants' cooperation in the ongoing litigation of the remaining three defendants, and contains a "right to reopen" provision, if the Court finds that the defendants knowingly made a material misrepresentation or omission concerning their financial information provided to the FTC.

Finally, the settlement contains routine record-keeping, monitoring and compliance provisions. (FTC FILE NO. 982 3197; CIVIL ACTION NO. 98-7058-CIV) (TELECARD-2). The entire release can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/06/telecard2.htm
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