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Complaint Review: CENTURION FINACIAL BENEFITS - Champlain New York

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  • CENTURION FINACIAL BENEFITS 33 Elm Champlain, New York U.S.A.


*Consumer Suggestion: Stopping Payment May NOT be enough!

*Consumer Comment: Centurion Financial Benefits Services SCAM!

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On 09/24/04 at approximately 11:00 AM CST I received a call from a fellow calling himself 'Fred' and representing a company called Centurion Financial Benefits Services.

Fred immediately told me that I had been approved for a MasterCard with a $2,000 limit with NO ANNUAL PERCENTAGE INTEREST charged. I have a few credit cards so NO APR immediately struck me as a bit odd. Fred went on to say that there would be a one-time fee of $249.00 chraged to my checking account and begin to get a bit pushy about my bank information. I said I had a checking account and that it all sounded well and good and asked for a call-back number and website for verification purposes before I would consider offering banking info.

Fred calmly provided me with 866-784-0260 as the call back number, gave his operator number as #EV212 and gave me a website of as a verification website. Fred assured me he would call me back in a few moments after I had a chance to verify his company. Upon my calling 866-784-0260 there was initially a request to hold while I was connected, some on-hold music and within 2 minutes a transfer to a voice box. It struck me as a bit slippery and so I looked online for the site. The site is simply an over-arching MasterCard site which offers innumerable MasterCard services... no specific mention of Centurion OR even a link to them.

Fred did call me back, I explained my suspicions about a company that in essence could not be contacted by the public, Fred mumbled something about it being a technical support issue and was unable to answer me effectively when I inquired why he wasn't prepared to answer what should have been a basic sales and support question 'how do I find you online?' I hung up. I called the New York State Police in Champlain, New York. They assured me that Centurion Financial Benefits Services at the Elm Street address had received complaints, was being investigated and asked if I had lost money to the company.

I had to say no. I have now looked for and found this wonderful consumer watchdog service and am making the report. Thanks for reading.

Pulaski, Tennessee

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Stopping Payment May NOT be enough!

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

POSTED: Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Jennifer, I have to warn you that the Attorney General of New York warned me to close my bank account and open another, because these companies sell your account information and that people have had unexplained withdrawels at later times. Please Protect Yourself. Also Please report to all three credit agencies that you may be a victim of identity theft.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Centurion Financial Benefits Services SCAM!

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

POSTED: Monday, October 18, 2004

On October 18, 2004 at around 11:30 AM I received an unsolicited call from a company named Centurion Financial Benefit Services. They said that I was approved for a mastercard with a credit line of $2000.00 and no annual APR but before they send me the card i will have to pay a one-time payment of $249.00 for processing fee and that covers the annual fees and the processing. Stupidly I pre-authorized them to take the $249.00 to my bank account.
I also gave them my Social Security Number , drivers license and my bank account number. I became suspicious so I researched the company and to my surprised I read all this scam report about this company. I immediately contacted my bank to make a stop payment on the $249.00 that I pre-authorized which will be taken on October 28, 2004.
I also put a fraud alert on all the credit bureaus and the Social security adminsitration. That's all I can do for now, if anyone have any suggestions,inside information regarding this Scam please help us. We gladly appreciate your help to prevent this people from stealing your money.

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