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Transcontinental Warranty Fake Auto-Service Warranties Lands Execs In Prison

After pitching $40 million in fake auto-service warranties two former telemarketing executives are sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $15,000 each. Christopher Cowart and Cris Sagnelli of Florida pleaded guilty last December to federal fraud charges arising out of the telemarketing sales practices of Transcontinental Warranty, a Florida company selling so called “auto warranties” through robo ... Read More »

    Nationwide Card Monitor – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2011

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    The following report was submitted by Consumer Mediation Services on behalf of an account they are assisting the consumer to obtain a refund. I think you’ll find the part about the Consumer Mediation Services Agent being cornered in the parking lot to be interesting. This is a copy of communications that was forwarded to the Arizona Attorney General. RE: Complaint ... Read More »

      June Reyno – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2011

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      Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: June Reyno Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 858-361-2399 Website of Company: www.junereyno.info/home.html Consumer Statement: June Reyno is at it again. This woman is now going around telling home owners in default she can save ... Read More »

        Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2011 (2)

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        Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: Texas Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $30 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: DirectFundingService.com Consumer Statement: Direct Funding Services said that I applied for a loan over the internet and they went into ... Read More »

          New Defendant Named In $105 Million Ponzi Scheme

          A pending federal case investigating a $105 million “ponzi” scheme has charged a new defendant in the case. Newly added defendant, Alfred Gerebizza, is alleged that he and co-defendant Daniel Spitzer engaged in a ponzi scheme that resulted in losses of around $34 million after fraudulently obtaining over $105 million from over 400 victims. On October 26, Gerebizza pleaded not ... Read More »

            135 Month Sentence For $45 Million Medicare Fraud

            Houston, Texas doctor, Christina Joy Clardy, was sentenced to just over 11 years (135 months) in federal prison for a monumental health care fraud conspiracy the resulted in Medicare and Texas Medicaid programs to be billed $45,039,230 over a 30 month period. Clardy is the third defendant to be sentenced in this matter. Last week Umawa Oke Imo, the owner ... Read More »

              Did You Win $2.5 Million And A Mercedes Benz From The BBB? I Didn’t Think So…

              If you receive a phone call claiming that you’ve won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz from a “representative” of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) be wary and hang up! The BBB put out a warning today “cautioning businesses and consumers about a website and phone calls that are purporting to be from BBB about sweepstakes’ winnings. This is a ... Read More »

                Funds Direct / Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2011

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                Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: Colorado Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: 1111 Desert Lane ste 2241 Las Vegas, NV 89102 Company Telephone Number: 877-786-4120 Website of Company: DirectFundingService.com Consumer Statement: The company Funds Direct deposited .03 cents then took .01 cents out ... Read More »

                  Glenn Beck-Endorsed Goldline Charged With Fraud

                  If you’re familiar with those old television ads with the likes of Glenn Beck and other conservative political figures endorsing the company Goldline you’re more than likely aware of the deals they offered for consumers to buy gold in order to protect families in these rough economic times. Over a year ago ABC Good Morning America’s Brian Ross started an ... Read More »

                    Direct Funding Services – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2001

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                    Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $30 Company Name: Direct Funding Services Company Address: 50 Hyde Court Daly City, CA 94015-2973 Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Today, November 2, 2011, a company named “Direct Funding Services” debited $30 from my ... Read More »

                      Chimney Sweep Scams Sweeping The Country

                      You know, I moved to the South in an attempt to prolong warm weather enjoyment and avoid winter and cold weather, however, this year like many others I’ve found an early winter and cold autumn nights. In an attempt to boycott the cold weather I refused to turn the heat on in my house until absolutely necessary. I was determined ... Read More »

                        Former Chief Accountant Of Beazer Homes Convicted Of Fraud

                        Last Friday former chief accounting officer, Michael Rand, for Beazer Homes was convicted for seven crimes relating to an accounting fraud conspiracy at Beazer over a seven year time span along with document destruction and obstruction of justice. The government has been investigating Beazer for just over 3 and a half year (since March 2007) and in July of 2009 ... Read More »

                          27 Year Old Charged With Wire Fraud

                          Locust Offshore Management and Locus Offshore Fund operator Andrey Hicks was charged last week in a complaint with wire fraud at the ripe, young age of 27. The complaint alleges that since March 2011, Hicks has obtained more than $1.6 million from at least nine individuals and two entities for investment purposes using the two Locust entities, which operated from ... Read More »

                            North Carolina Man Is Seventh Convicted Of $40 Million Black Diamond Ponzi Scheme

                            It was announced last week that Bryan Keith Coats of Clayton, North Carolina plead guilty to his role in connection with the Black Diamoind Ponzi Scheme Investigation that resulted in a $40 million investment fraud conspiracy. Coats admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit commodities, securities, and wire fraud and one count of promotional money laundering conspiracy. According to ... Read More »

                              Is It Prescription Harvesting Season Again? Sixteen Arrested In Conjunction With Operation “Psyched Out”

                              I love the names investigators attach to investigations. For example, last week 16 arrests in conduction with Operation “Psyched Out” were made. Operation “Psyched Out”! Love the name, not the act. Apparently sixteen people affiliated with the Manor Medical Imaging Clinic and pharmacies in and around the San Gabriel Valley in California participated in “prescription harvesting” related to an $18 ... Read More »

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