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Refunds Now Being Sent To Victims Of Express Consolidation Debt Management Services

Four years after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a case against Randall Leshlin and his debt management services company, Express Consolidation, the FTC is mailing out refund checks to almost 3,000 consumers across the country that fell victim to worthless debt management services. The reimbursement stems from a February 2009 contempt finding against Florida attorney Randall L. Leshin, and ... Read More »

    If At First You Don’t Succeed, Commit Fraud and Fail Again : Defrauding From Behind Bars

    Three defendants have been sentenced to federal prison on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft; one man committing fraud from prison. According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: In late January 2011, Samantha Johnson stole the wallet of a 93-year-old woman while she was shopping at a retail establishment ... Read More »

      National Benefits Division – Consumer Complaint – 11-29-2011

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      Date This Problem Happened: November 28, 2011 State You Live in: Wisconsin Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: National Benefits Division Company Address: 1000 N West Street #1200 Wilmington, DE 19801 Company Telephone Number: 888-305-0595 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I was just reading all the posts regarding 501c3 debt relief. I received ... Read More »

        Embezzled, Diverted And Stolen Funds Used To Pay For Adult Entertainment

        The guilty plea of vice present and co-operater of Coral Mortgage Bankers Corporation’s University City office, Matthew Kent, was announced earlier this month by the United States Attorney’s Office. According to court documents, between May 2007 and December 31, 2010, Kent, his partner in Coral Mortgage, David Rubin and Joshua Gould, formerly of Woodbury Financial, embezzled approximately $1,500,000 from a ... Read More »

          Mother Sentenced To Almost 6 Years Jail Time In Family Fraud Affair

          Earlier this year Janice Edwina Demmitt was convicted of the federal felony offenses charged in a 27-count indictment against her and her son, Timothy Fry. At trial, Demmitt was convicted on on one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, eight counts of wire fraud and 11 counts of money laundering. Her son, Fry, whom plead guilty to one count ... Read More »

            Defendants Arrested In Conjunction With $700,000 Health Care Fraud

            Earlier this month three people, Ovsanna Agopian (aka Joanna Ovsanna / Joanna Smbatyan / Ovsanna Agopian), Boghos Babadjanian and Tolulope Labeodan, were charged in a federal indictment with various offenses related to their involvement in the operation of Euless Healthcare Corporation. The 10-count indictment charges each defendant with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and nine substantive ... Read More »

              CPA Pleads Guilty In Connection With $670 Million Fraud Scheme

              Certified public accountant (CPA) and alleged outside auditor for Provident Capital Indemnity (PCI), Jorge Luis Castillo, plead guilty last week for his role in a $670 million fraud scheme effecting victims across the country and abroad. Castillo plead guilty to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. According to a ... Read More »

                Missouri Mayor Sentenced For Fraud, Embezzlement And Witness Tampering

                Earlier this month the United States Attorney’s Office announced that Kinloch, Missouri’s Mayor Keith Conway was being sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using the city’s funds to pay personal expenses, fund personal travel, purchase a Florida vacation condo timeshare (sorry, no jail clause in those puppies!), and attempting to ... Read More »

                  Hacking, Blackmailing And Idiocy: How Not To Get A Job From Marriott

                  Did you hear the one about Hungarian who hacked Marriott’s computers and demanded employment? No? It’s a real doozy. Hungarian citizen, Attila Nemeth, has plead guilty to transmitting a malicious code to Marriott International Corporation (Marriott) computers and threatened to reveal confidential information obtained within the company’s computers unless Marriott offered him a job. I’m not sure how job interviews ... Read More »

                    FTC Continues TSR Crack Down

                    As part of its ongoing efforts to crack down on illegal pre-recorded robocalls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action against an operation that allegedly helped clients make illegal robocalls, call phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and mask Caller ID information, in violation of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule. This conduct generated tens of thousands ... Read More »

                      The Misbranding of Vioxx Results In A Nearly $1 Billion Resolution

                      Last week the Justice Department announced that Merck, Sharp, & Dohme, an American pharmaceutical company, has agreed to resolve criminal charges and civil claims in relation to their promotion and marketing of the painkiller, Vioxx (rofecoxib) by paying $950 million. Yes, you read that right; just shy of $1 billion. Under the resolution terms, Mereck will plead guilty to a ... Read More »

                        Runescape Gold Scam – Consumer Complaint – 11-26-2011

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                        Date This Problem Happened: November 23, 2011 State You Live in: South Carolina Race/Ethnicity: Asian Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $27.50 Company Name: kun zhang website Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Totally unacceptable, this company have taken advantages from every single customers they had. Consumer Action Taken: Contact them, keep ... Read More »

                 – Consumer Complaint – 11-25-2011

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                          Date This Problem Happened: February 2, 2011 State You Live in: Connecticut Race/Ethnicity: Alaska Native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: USFastCash Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 1-800-640-1295 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I needed some cash to help pay my rent because I was in a financial jam. the amount was $250.00 which they ... Read More »

                            VIP Payday iLenderAst – Consumer Complaint – 11-24-2011


                            Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: Missouri Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: iLenderAst 7 VIP Payday Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 877-546-8509 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: One 11/23/11 I noticed some unauthorized transactions from my account. There were 2 debits on 11/22/11 of .01 made by ... Read More »

                              iLender Ast – Consumer Complaint – 11-23-2011

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                              Date This Problem Happened: November 21, 2011 State You Live in: Pennsylvania Race/Ethnicity: Alaska Native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: iLender Ast or iLenderAst Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-475-9335 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I surfed the web looking for payday loans – never took one out – a lot have emailed me to ... Read More »

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