Report: #516890

Complaint Review: Nationwide advertising

  • Submitted: Thu, October 29, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, October 29, 2009
  • Reported By: SMBandmom — South Haven Michigan USA
  • Nationwide advertising
    P.O. Box 2791
    springfield, Illinois
    United States of America

Nationwide advertising Un authorized charges for a placemat that were sold to A & S Collection Associates, Inc. springfield, Illinois

*Consumer Comment: Sounds like a scam

*Consumer Comment: Sounds like a scam

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I received a  collection letter from A&S Collection Associates, Inc. for $104.95 in June of 2009.  Upon calling  them, they told me that it was for placemat advertising  for a local restaurant provided by Nationwide Advertising.  It took 2 months for A&S to get back to me with a faxed copy of the Nationwide invoice.  The name, and address were not even correct and there were no signatures on it.  Per my request neither A&S nor Nationwide will send me a placemat so I can see what I am being charged for.


I've been to the restaurant 3 times the last one today (10-29-09) and they have not had any advertisement placemats delivered.  The manager told me that there have been other businesses inquiring as well.  I think A&S and Nationwide are in this together.  A&S told me I need to have Nationwide withdraw the collection order and Nationwide told me that A&S Collections purchased the receivables for .50 on the dollar and I have to get A&S to drop it.   A&S told me that I could pay $200.00 to an attorney to pursue them or I could just pay the $104.95 so they would get off my case.  Seems like extortion to me.  Also, on the latest collection letter received today  threatening to report our business to Equifax they list a North Carolina permit number AND That that the collection agency is licensed by the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce.  I requested the Minnesota license number from A&S today and they wouldn't give it to me.  When I put their info into the Minnesota DofC website they don't come up.


 


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#1 Consumer Comment

Sounds like a scam

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

Hi, There are 11 other complaints about this company. Have you read them? They all sound similar to yours. I would not pay them. It sounds like a scam to me.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Sounds like a scam

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

Hi, There are 11 other complaints about this company. Have you read them? They all sound similar to yours. I would not pay them. It sounds like a scam to me.

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