Report: #118600

Complaint Review: National Small Business Alliance

  • Submitted: Thu, November 18, 2004
  • Updated: Thu, June 09, 2005
  • Reported By: Martinsville Virginia
  • National Small Business Alliance
    1201 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, District of Columbia

National Small Business Alliance Ripoff fraudulent deceptive unreachable extremely poor business practice Work at home scam Washington District Of Columbia *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: CAN'T FIND YOU

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I received my information as the associate stated. I looked over the info, decided it was not for us within the specified time limit. Called the company to cancel. They told me to return my packet. I did. The next day, they went ahead and debited my account for the full year's fee, $239.40. I called many times and emailed. They finally returned my call but "had not received my packet".

Inside the packet there were supposed to be vouchers for $100.00 in free gas, $100.00 in free long distance, and two free airline tickets to anywhere in the US, "just for trying the business for 30 day". What I received were coupons to send in to somewhere again to receive those items. Your 30 day trial period began the day you ordered the service, according to an associate there. It took about 10 days to get the info.

When you call the numbers provided, you never get a person. That only happened after I cancelled. Do you suppose they program cancelled numbers into their system so you purposely don't get a human being?

Doesen't sound like a legitimate business to me. They can debit my account , but they can't be reached, and take their time refunding your money. What is a money back guarantee about anyway? That is, IF I get it back.
The $8,000 credit was deceiving. You only get to use it on selected travel and computer components. They also said it came with business and personal credit cards. What you received was an application for a credit card.
I'm thoroughly disgusted.

Martinsville, Virginia

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish you file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 # , and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/comptroller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company


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


I have searched our database and can't find you.

Can you provide me with your Member ID so that I can get to the bottom of this?

RipOff Reports, please publish my information below so that Susan can reach me. Thanks!

Dennis Mario
760-322-5572 X 100
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