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Fake Debt Collector – Consumer Complaint – 1-27-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: January 27, 2012 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Michael Carter Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 818-337-3042 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I got a phone call around 6pm tonight saying that I was going to be arrested tomorrow at work if I wasnt ... Read More »

    Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 1-27-2012

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    Date This Problem Happened: October 18, 2011 State You Live in: Pennsylvania Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $750 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA Company Telephone Number: 714-377-9777 Website of Company: nationwidefinancial.com Consumer Statement: I paid 750.00 to get my mortgage restructured and Nationwide Financial Consulting in Huntington Beach ... Read More »

      BBB Warns Of Phony Puppy Purchases

      As an avid animal lover I believe there’s a special place in hell for pet scammers. No, not people that scam your pets, people that are scammer prospective pet buyers. I will refrain from getting on my soap box about the benefits of adopting animals and the advantages of being a rescue parent (like myself!) but instead will bring to ... Read More »

        Super Bowl Scams On The Rise

        ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL…. scams? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) publicly announced a warning to consumers this week to be on high alert for super bowl scams; specifically knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia and phony game tickets. Katherine Hutt, spokesperson for the Council of Better Business Bureaus states, “there are three good reasons not to buy counterfeit goods: ... Read More »

          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 »

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