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Report: #158595

Complaint Review: Advantage America - Winter Park Florida

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  • Reported By: Thousand Oaks California
  • Advantage America 1900 Howell Branch Rd. Suit#4-7 Winter Park, Florida U.S.A.

Advantage America Aka US Government Grant lied and threatened day and night Winter Park Florida Germany

*Author of original report: Advantage America Winter Park Florida

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On Monday, Sept. 26, I recieved a call from an Unavailable number. I rarely get these, and typically ignore them, but I answered and heard a pre-recorded message that a representative would be speaking with me and to hold the line. A man with a foreign accent then asked for me, so I immediately suspected it was something strange and told him that there was no one here by that name.

He said it does not matter, that he is with the US Gov't and that my phone # was selected to receive a grant of $6,000 and that only 400 of them were being offered nationwide. I laughed and told him that the US Gov't doesn't hire people from India to hand out money for them, and he said that he was calling from Germany. In his horrible accent he babbled about how the money was free and that I would receive it within a week. I said that since you had the wrong # (even though he didn't but I was trying to trip him up) then you don't know who to send the money to. He stammered, and so I then told him to go ahead and mail the money (without giving my address) and I'll wait for it.

He said that it doesn't work that way. His next line was that Bank of America is distributing the funds and that he needs my bank account number to deposit the money. I laughed again and told him that it's a scam, and asked to know what his name was. He told me "Alex Smith" and gave me some bogus ID #. I laughed again and told him that nobody who speaks English as badly as you do is named Alex Smith and asked him to give me his real name.

He responded by asking for my account # again, at which point I told him how hilarious and childish this scam was. THEN his "supervisor" who spoke a little clearer English came on the line as if he had been listening the whole time. He said that they know who I am and where I live, that they have recorded the conversation and that I would be "DEALT WITH." Finding this even funnier, I couldn't help laughing even louder and the "supervisor" mocked laughing and said they would "get me."

So, even though they did not get any money, I had to endure these idol threats and they have been calling me non-stop... even at night.

Tony
Thousand Oaks, California
U.S.A.

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

POSTED: Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I tried posting my experiene earlier, but it's not showing up... here it is again:

On Monday, Sept. 26, I recieved a call from an Unavailable number. I rarely get these, and typically ignore them, but I answered and heard a pre-recorded message that a representative would be speaking with me and to hold the line. A man with a foreign accent then asked for me, so I immediately suspected it was something strange and told him that there was no one here by that name.

He said it does not matter, that he is with the US Gov't and that my phone # was selected to receive a grant of $6,000 and that only 400 of them were being offered nationwide. I laughed and told him that the US Gov't doesn't hire people from India to hand out money for them, and he said that he was calling from Germany. In his horrible accent he babbled about how the money was free and that I would receive it within a week. I said that since you had the wrong # (even though he didn't but I was trying to trip him up) then you don't know who to send the money to. He stammered, and so I then told him to go ahead and mail the money (without giving my address) and I'll wait for it.

He said that it doesn't work that way. His next line was that Bank of America is distributing the funds and that he needs my bank account number to deposit the money. I laughed again and told him that it's a scam, and asked to know what his name was. He told me "Alex Smith" and gave me some bogus ID #. I laughed again and told him that nobody who speaks English as badly as you do is named Alex Smith and asked him to give me his real name.

He responded by asking for my account # again, at which point I told him how hilarious and childish this scam was. THEN his "supervisor" who spoke a little clearer English came on the line as if he had been listening the whole time. He said that they know who I am and where I live, that they have recorded the conversation and that I would be "DEALT WITH." Finding this even funnier, I couldn't help laughing even louder and the "supervisor" mocked laughing and said they would "get me."

So, even though they did not get any money, I had to endure these idol threats and they have been calling me non-stop... even at night.
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