Report: #185517

Complaint Review: Benefits First

  • Submitted: Fri, April 07, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, April 07, 2006
  • Reported By: White Pennsylvania
  • Benefits First
    1320 State Route 9
    Champlain, New York

Benefits First ripoff fraudulent charges on two accounts gave account number to other company Champlain New York

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I received a call in January claiming to be offering me to be put on a "National Do Not Call List". I figured it was a good idea so I decided to percede. Towards the end of the conversation they said that I was being recorded and that they would need my account number. Unfortunately, I gave them my account information without asking why. They told me I would be receiving a package in the mail for a "Discount Pharmacueticals Program". I told them I was not interested in the package. Before I got off the phone I got the information of the individual calling and a phone she told me, "Mary Evans, phone number 1-866-, hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am t0 5:00 pm, and my File number was 2466911, if I got any telemarketing calls I was to write the company name down and call her".

The next week they deducted $399.00 from my checking account, and twelve days later another check to "Benefits First" in the amount of $399.00 was taken. Both my savings and checking were wiped out, checks had been returned, and I was responsible for over-draft charges. I attempted to call the numbers on the checks. The one number I spoke to a gentlemen and he told me I had to wait to receive the package for a refund and they could not refund me for my second check I would have to call the customer service number on that check. This was a joke, I called the other number and got an answering service. I called that number several times and spoke to a person twice. They only called me back twice. No effort at all was made by the companies to refund me.

It has now been three months later. I am to receive a refund for one check on April 28th, 2006. The other check the number is not is service and they have since given my account number to another company, which has taken $399.00 out of my account on 3/15/2006. Since January 2006, they had successfully scammed me out of an estimate $1,100.00. I have yet to see any back. I have closed my account, filed an affadavit with my bank, and contacted the attornery general. If anyone has any advice please tell me. Thanks.

White, Pennsylvania
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