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Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 1-25-26-2012 #2

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Date This Problem Happened: July 12, 2011 State You Live in: Indiana Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $750 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: 4952 Warner Ave., Suite100 Huntington Beach, California 92649 Company Telephone Number: 877-717-0940 Website of Company: nationwidenationalconsulting.com Consumer Statement: I gave $750 to Nationwide to help me with my mortgage and ... Read More »

Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 1-26-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: December 1, 2012 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $750 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: 4952 Warner Ave. Suite 100 Huntington Beach, California 92649 Company Telephone Number: 877-717-0940 Website of Company: nationwidefinancialconsultingllc.com Consumer Statement: I received an initial phone call from Michael Tran at ... Read More »

Fake Debt Collector – Consumer Complaint – 1-26-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: January 26, 2012 State You Live in: Oregon Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Peter Jones Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 315=604-3650 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: They told me to pay them the money I was loaned or they would take me to court. I never received a loan. ... Read More »

Consumer Warning: Bureau Of Prescription Health Charging For Free Assistance

If you’ve been doing business or contemplating doing business with the Missouri-based Bureau of Prescription Health the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to avoid this company. The Bureau of Prescription Health sounds like a trustworthy and reputable company (mainly because of the use of the word “Bureau”) but are in fact charging consumers for services they could find ... Read More »

Tax Refund Check Cashing Scheme Hits Southern Florida

As tax season rolls around it’s no surprise to see tax refund check cashing schemes arising in the news. Announced Monday was the filing of a criminal Information charging defendants Wilson Lau, and his wife, Kate Yuee Lau, for their participation in a check cashing scheme involving more than $5 million in fraudulently obtained tax refund checks and tax refund ... Read More »

FTC Halts Fake News Sites About Deceitful Acai Berry Weight-Loss Products

We’ve covered the deceitful acai berry weight-loss products over the past year on our site (see here, here and here). It was announced on Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stopped six operators from using fake news site that allegedly deceived consumers about this product. Six online marketers agreed to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that will ... Read More »

Raleigh Native Indicted In Connection With Fraud And Extortion

The former President of Encap Golf Holdings LLC (“Encap”), William Gauger III, was indicted this week for his participation in a scheme to extort approximately $100,000 from a financial consultant and a fraudulent invoicing scheme relating to his work for a New Jersey-based management firm. Gauger allegedly hired his brother-inlaw Craig Groce, who was originally charged along with Gauger by ... Read More »

How to Stop Collection by Universal Fidelity for Hollywood Video Movie Gallery

Dear Steve, I received this debt collection notice. I don’t owe them anything. This is a fictitious debt. I posted on your website and you asked a previous poster for a copy of the letter. I found this [stipulation order]. It has an address for Hollywood video in Tigard, Oregon. The attorney general from my state of WA is on ... Read More »

Pacific Debt – Consumer Complaint – 1-25-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: April 9, 2010 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,250 Company Name: Pacific Debt Company Address: 715 J ST. #202 San Diego, CA 92101 Company Telephone Number: 877-722-3328 Website of Company: pacific debt.com Consumer Statement: I went to Pacific Debt for a debt settlement for initially 5 ... Read More »

Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 1-25-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: January 3, 2012 State You Live in: Iowa Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $250 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: 4952 Warner Ave Suite 100 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Company Telephone Number: 877-717-0940 Website of Company: nationwidefinancialconsultingllc.com Consumer Statement: These companies pray on the people they are supposed to be ... Read More »

Whole Bakers’ Bread And Butter Is Fraud

Whole Bakers owner, Patricia “Patty” Stewart, was sentenced yesterday to the statutory maximum of 60 months in federal prison for running an investment fraud scheme. The scheme defrauded investors, including elderly Texas citizens, of more than $2 million. According to documents filed in the case, from December 2005 through May 2010, Stewart, who owned and managed Whole Bakers, LLC and ... Read More »

A 25 Count Indictment For Investment Scheme Fraudster Announced

A federal grand jury in Pheonix returned a 25 count indictment against Gerald Lee Kelly on four counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, 10 counts of money laundering and five counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal bank reporting requirements. The indictment alleges that in 2006 and 2007, Kelly operated a business called Cornerstone Financial Holdings, ... Read More »

Final MTA Debt Collection Fraudster Pleads Guilty

The last defendant in the MTA debt collection scheme has pleaded guilty. Paul Anthony Vasquez pleaded guilty on January 17, 2012 to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering. Vasquez also agreed to pay full restitution and forfeit assets seized by federal agents, including over $950,000 in cash and a 1.5 carat diamond ring. If Vasquez’s name ... Read More »

Brookstone Law – Consumer Complaint – 1-24-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: January 23, 2012 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: 0 Company Name: Brookstone Law Company Address: 4000 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 110 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Company Telephone Number: 800-946-8655 Website of Company: brookstonelaw.com Consumer Statement: I’ve read 2 posts that make mention of Brookstone Law, ... Read More »

Universal Fidelity, LP – Consumer Complaint – 1-24-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: January 23, 2012 State You Live in: Colorado Race/Ethnicity: Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Universal Fidelity, LP Company Address: P.O. Box 941911 Houstn, TX 77094-8911 Company Telephone Number: 281-647-4152 Website of Company: payuflp.com Consumer Statement: Received a “Confidential Message” from a company called Universal Fidelity LP claiming that I owe their ... Read More »

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