Report: #213188

Complaint Review: canadianautofinder

  • Submitted: Thu, September 28, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, November 21, 2006
  • Reported By: calgary Alberta
  • canadianautofinder

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors... aka they call with a new name almost every 3-6 months so they dont have to pay money backs their ;ast company well lets let you decide if you want to use your cwn judgement
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 UPDATE Employee is NOT affiliated with

AUTHOR: Jason - (Canada) is NOT affiliated with (formerly know as
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#2 Author of original report same company

AUTHOR: Gordon - (Canada)

ok enough look this company is just a scam look at it this way they said he said at least the other guys that canadianautofinder is slandering has not moved or change their name in 5 yrs remember that these guys where and that still goes to canadianautofinder further look at all the reports on this company their past are not that great i found th eform online at 90daycarsale

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MONEY BACK GUARANTEE will run your ad until your vehicle sells. At the end of the first 90 days, if you have not sold your vehicle, you are eligible to claim a full refund.

PLEASE REVIEW THE TERMS OF THE GUARANTEE BELOW.'s policy allows you to claim a full refund if your vehicle has not sold after 90 days by mailing a notarized copy of this refund form along with a notarized photocopy of your vehicle's registration form to: Ltd.
Suite 119, 919 Centre Street NW, Calgary, Ab, T2E 2P6

This form must be postmarked within twenty-one (21) days after the 90 day guarantee date from the date your vehicle was posted to the aforementioned website. When your refund is processed, your ad will be removed from this site.

I _____________________, state that the advertised vehicle has not sold within the 90 day period and therefore I claim a FULL REFUND of the advertising fee paid.

Vehicle ad # ________
Fee paid: ___________________

Name: _______________________
Address: ___________________

Day Phone # __________________ Evening Phone # ________________

Dated: ________________________

Signed: _______________________ and this link sent me to the canadianautofinder oh how time flys how many names do you need is it just practice or is another name no money backs you have to stay in to get complaints auto trader does not change their name every time a policy cost money well again the end result is i would not use this company
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