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Diana/Mary Perez – Consumer Complaint – 1-3-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: May 6, 2008 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $115 Company Name: Diana/Mary Perez Company Address: 11050 Fancher Rd #19 Westerville, Ohio 43082 Company Telephone Number: 614-775-0285 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: The seller who goes by the name Diana/Mary Perez has been giving me the run ... Read More »

    Attorney Sentenced In $50 Million Bank Fraud

    Kevin Harold Lewis was sentenced to 121 months incarceration to be followed by three years of supervised release for bank fraud. Lewis was also ordered to pay $33,826,326 in restitution. An additional amount of restitution will be considered after briefs are filed regarding the loss to Centennial Bank of Cabot, Arkansas. Lewis was ordered to report to the Bureau of ... Read More »

      Thomas Stefanszky with Principal Financial Partners – Consumer Complaint – 12-30-2011

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      Date This Problem Happened: November 11, 2010 State You Live in: Arizona Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,495 Company Name: Thomas Stefanszky with Principal Financial Partners Company Address: P.O. Box 543 7150 East Camelback Rd Castle Rock, CO 80104 Company Telephone Number: 303-621-8059 Website of Company: addventfunding.com Consumer Statement: I gave $3495.00 to get a ... Read More »

        University of Georgia Ph.D. Student Sentenced For Fraud And Identity Theft

        In early December, Carlton Lewis, a former Ph.D. student was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in an identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy. Throughout the conspiracy, Lewis, who was enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, provided credit and debit card skimming devices to waitresses working in restaurants across the southeastern United ... Read More »

          AmBanc, Commercial Capital Banc and U.S. Underwriting Fraud Scheme

          Last month the United States Attorney’s Office announced that James France was indicted for wire wire fraud in connection with an advance fee scheme. Apparently, France held himself out as being in the business of commercial lending, and operated his business under various names such as AmBanc, Commercial Capital Banc and U.S. Underwriting. The indictment alleges that from around 2005 ... Read More »

            Houston Physician Gets 11 Years In Prison – AGAIN

            Dr. Ira Klein, a physician in Houston, Texas, was sentenced in 2007 to federal prison for defrauding insurance companies of more than $10 million. He, like so many criminals before him, has appeared in federal court again for a re-sentencing hearing. A federal jury convicted Klein in November 2006 of 18 counts of mail fraud and 26 counts of health ... Read More »

              Woman Sentenced For Stealing Identities Of Student Loan Borrowers

              Janika Fernae Bates, a resident of Alabama, was sentenced today in the Middle District of Alabama to 94 months in federal prison for stealing identities of student loan borrowers and providing them to a co-conspirator, who used them to file false tax returns, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. On Sept. 23, 2011, a jury in Montgomery, ... Read More »

                Six Required To Pay Millions From “U.S. Homeowners Relief” Scheme

                The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced they are requiring “U.S. Homeowners Relief” defendants to pay millions in their settlement along with banning them from the debt and mortgage relief business. The FTC had charged six defendants (that have agreed to settle) in the participation of a fraudulent mortgage modifications and foreclosure relief scheme. The settlement orders require five defendants to ... Read More »

                  Lebanese Financial Institutions Linked to Hizballah Allegedly Wired Over $300 Million Into The United States In Money Laundering Scheme

                  Announced earlier last week was the filing of a civil money-laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint alleging a massive, international scheme in which Lebanese financial institutions, including a bank and two exchange houses linked to Hizballah, used the U.S. financial system to launder narcotics trafficking and other criminal proceeds through West Africa and back into Lebanon. As part of the ... Read More »

                    Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 12-28-2011

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                    Date This Problem Happened: December 8, 2011 State You Live in: South Carolina Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $750 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: 4952 Warner Ave Ste 100 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Company Telephone Number: 877-717-0940 Website of Company: nationwidefinancialconsultingllc.com Consumer Statement: Nationwide Financial Consulting took $750 for assist to help restructure ... Read More »

                      Marketers Banned Of So-Called “Hydro-Assist Fuel Cell” From Selling Fuel Economy Products

                      The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement putting a stop to the phony claims of marketers who told consumers their fuel economy device could boost automobile gas mileage by at least 50 percent and “turn any vehicle into a hybrid.” The settlement bans marketers of the so-called “Hydro-Assist Fuel Cell” from selling fuel economy products. According to the FTC’s complaint ... Read More »

                        Absolute Poker Payment Processor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

                        Brent Beckley, the director of payment processing for Absolute Poker, pled guilty this month in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to engage in unlawful internet gambling and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, in connection with a scheme to deceive U.S. banks and financial institutions, using them to process tens of millions of dollars in payments for Absolute ... Read More »

                          East Coast Credit Card Fraud Ringleader Gets 12 Years In Prison

                          An identity thief was sentenced earlier this month to 12 years in prison for managing and east coast credit card fraud ring. Jonathan Oliveras, used counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information up and down the East Coast of the United States and has been sentenced for this crime. In addition to his 12 year prison term, Oliveras must ... Read More »

                            Precision Law Center – Consumer Complaint – 12-28-2011

                            Precision Law Center, California Law Firm, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation (20111228)

                            Date This Problem Happened: November 14, 2011 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,000 Company Name: Precision Law Center Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: precisionlawcenter.com Consumer Statement: We were told that after completing all the info they needed a packet would be sent to our lender .Well after ... Read More »

                              MMOfine.com INT’L NETWORK SALES CO LTD – Consumer Complaint – 12-28-2011

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                              Date This Problem Happened: November 30, 2011 State You Live in: Australia Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $22 Company Name: MMOfine.com INT’L NETWORK SALES CO LTD Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: rs2t.com Consumer Statement: I paid the company $22.00(U.S) for runescape gold, they said they have it. So i paid with paypal ... Read More »

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