Category Archives: Consumer

Gay Real Estate

Hmmm very disappointed with a response I received from the Operations Manager of Gay Real Estate, http://www.gayrealestate.com after I made a query about relocating assistance to another state and asking about potential renting a house first before making a decision to buy a home in an unfamiliar area and seeking and wanting to do business with an LGBT organization for this process.

Jodi Gerber
Operations Manager
Gay Real Estate
http://www.gayrealestate.com

Dear Jodi:

Regarding your response to my query on your website seeking your organization’s assistance in relocating to another state and to pursue housing options with the ultimate goal to purchase a home in a new area and your reply that “…our agents do not typically handle rental transactions..” I reflect on the definition of a a real estate agent as a person who sells or rents houses, land, offices, or buildings. Seems contrary to your statement and in my professional experience as an insurance agent that has always seized an opportunity to network, assist, engage and help others even if it was outside of my direct occupation of “selling” insurance; helping outside of your product sell eventually brings business two-fold into your product pipeline. It is also my understanding that it is not at all uncommon for real estate agents/realtors to assist a potential client in renting accommodations before purchasing a home especially for an out of area person wishing to locate to a new area. As in the Insurance Industry this is establishing a relationship pipeline that potentially would lead to business for the real estate agents/realtors. I sought out your organization for this process. The fact that you state that your agents typically do not handle rental transactions, information on potential locations, favored areas to purchase and relocation information (which initially your organization offered to send me) I personally find insulting and especially since I sought out to do business with an LGBT organization. I will not consider going forward with doing business with your organization and would strongly suggest you re-evaluate your position on this especially your statement of not typically handling rental transactions which I’m sure from what I know of real estate agents is not the case as there are always situations where a seller may want to rent a home for awhile and a buyer may want to evaluate a new area before making a commitment to buy.

This is all in the realm of professional networking and I assure you coming from an insurance agent’s perspective these are all excellent opportunities for professional networking and professional referral networking all of which any agent in any industry would lick their lips for.

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Debt Relief Advocates (DRA), LLC (Media)

  1. BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas
  2. 1601 Elm Street, Suite 3838
  3. Dallas, TX 75201-3093
  4. (214)220-2000
  5. complaints@dallas.bbb.org
  6. Thank you for using the Better Business Bureau’s Online Complaint System.

Your complaint has been assigned case # 91288205.
Correspondence regarding this complaint will be emailed to : @yahoo.com
Please print a copy of this for your records.

Filed on : April 18 2014

Filed by :
Stanley Thornburgh

Filed against :
Debt Relief Advocates, LLC
5068 W Plano Pkwy STE 300
Plano TX 75093-4409

Complaint Description:
Presents letter as if I have been in negotiations with them to settle a debt and that it has been renegotiated. I have always been on a do not mail. Presents letter as if I have been in negotiations with them to settle a debt and that it has been renegotiated. I have always been on a do not mail list. I do not appreciate receiving unsolicited invitations to settle my debt when I am not looking to do so. I have good credit and pay my bills. Additionally I am tired of being told that “mediation program has not been activated. Please call.” When you call the company to be removed from mailing list they state that they must have reference number on letter. Since I do not trust the company I do not want to provide that as it will imply authorization to pull my credit report further. When they call they are not friendly and are not accommodating in anyway when you express concern about not receiving future mailings. Some of these letters have a name on them and when you ask for that person they state the person does not take messages. I am on a do not mail list and state that upfront. My biggest concern is that these companies somehow are pulling consumers credit reports to make these solicitations. I believe this is fraudulent activity and is an attempt to prey on otherwise unknowledgeable consumers in this matter. I do not feel that a no rating company with the BBB should be allowed to buy or access your consumer credit report for any reason. These companies operate under different names throughout the company. I want this company and all companies that do business in this matter to not mail or call me for any of their supposed claims of settling consumer debt. I want this company to issue me a formal apology either thru the BBB or on one of my social media blogs. Settlement Seeking: I want this company and all companies that do business in this matter to not mail or call me for any of their supposed claims of settling consumer debt. I want this company to issue me a formal apology either thru the BBB or on one of my social media blogs.

Your Desired Resolution:
I want companies such as these to not have access to consumers credit reports. I want this company and all companies that do business in this matter to not mail or call me for any of their supposed claims of settling consumer debt. I want this company to issue me a formal apology either thru the BBB or on one of my social media blogs.

This case will be reviewed by a complaint specialist at the Better Business Bureau, and then forwarded to the business for their response. It is our policy to allow the business 30 working days to respond to your complaint. You will be notified when the business has responded.

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National Debt Group – BBB (Media)

Stanley Thornburgh
Columbus. OH 43204
Daytime Phone: 614-xxx-xxxx
Email: xx@yahoo.com

Name: National Debt Group (NDG)
Address: 538 W 21st St. #56676
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip/Postal Code: 77008

Complaint Type: Advertising Issues
Description of Complaint:

I do not appreciate receiving unsolicited invitations to settle my debt when I am not looking to do so. I have good credit and pay my bills. Additionally I am tired of being told that “our previous attempts to contact you have been unsuccessful.” When you call the company to be removed from mailing list they state that they must have reference number on letter. Since I do not trust the company I do not want to provide that as it will imply authorization to pull my credit report further. I am on a do not mail list and state that upfront. My biggest concern is that these companies (apparently they frequently change their name) somehow are pulling consumers credit reports to make these solicitations. I am listed by each of the three credit reporting bureaus to not have such activity pulled from my account. I believe this is fraudulent activity and is an attempt to prey on otherwise unknowledgeable consumers in this matter. These companies operate under different names throughout the. I want this company and all companies that do business in this matter to not mail or call me for any of their supposed claims of settling consumer debt. I want this company to issue me a formal apology either thru the BBB or on one of my social media blogs.

Desired Settlement:
Desired Outcome Description:

I want this company and all companies that do business in this matter to not mail or call me for any of their supposed claims of settling consumer debt. I want this company to issue me a formal apology either thru the BBB or on one of my social media blogs.

Product/Service Purchased:
Solicitation for a service from a non-reputable co[many]

Your complaint has been submitted

Thank you for submitting your complaint to us.

The BBB that will process your complaint is:

BBB of Greater Houston and South Texas
1333 West Loop South, Suite1200
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713)868-9500
Fax: (713)867-4947
Email Address: info@bbbhou.org
Website: www.bbbhou.org

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Free Education Grant Scam

The following spoofed numbers are from a company that calls to state that you are entitled to free education grants that you do not have to pay back. They state that you must take advantage of this offer immediately. They attempt to get your personal information including your credit card number. If you confront them they will curse you out and hang up on you. They generally do not speak English well and appears to be from Asia or India. When you attempt to call back you will find out it is a spoofed number and the call will not go thru stating disconnected or call cannot be completed. I wanted to publish these numbers to make others aware of this scam. I’m really concerned about people that fall for this. I wish something can be done about this.

(954) 228-5690
(614) 503-4425
(404) 439-0013

Typically call from numbers that appear foreign or have only zeros or two digits in the number

Alarm System Package

The following spoofed numbers are from a company that calls to offer you Alarm Systems. They state that you must take advantage of this offer immediately. They attempt to get your personal information including your credit card number. If you confront them they will curse you out and hang up on you. When you attempt to call back you will find out it is a spoofed number and the call will not go thru stating disconnected or call cannot be completed. I wanted to publish these numbers to make others aware of this scam. I’m really concerned about people that fall for this. I wish something can be done about this.

(414) 465-2980
(702) 520-5273

Caribbean Cruise or Vacation package deal cheap

The following spoofed numbers are from a company that calls to offer you a Caribbean Cruise or Florida Vacation package for only $59 They state that you must take advantage of this offer immediately. They attempt to get your personal information including your credit card number. If you confront them they will curse you out and hang up on you. When you attempt to call back you will find out it is a spoofed number and the call will not go thru stating disconnected or call cannot be completed. I wanted to publish these numbers to make others aware of this scam. I’m really concerned about people that fall for this. I wish something can be done about this.

(407) 737-8432
(708) 613-2054
(321) 710-2126

Credit Card Scam

The following spoofed numbers are from a company that calls to offer you a lower interest rate on your credit cards. The interest rates vary daily. They attempt to get your personal information including your credit card number. If you confront them they will curse you out and hang up on you. When you attempt to call back you will find out it is a spoofed number and the call will not go thru stating disconnected or call cannot be completed. I wanted to publish these numbers to make others aware of this scam. I’m really concerned about people that fall for this. I wish something can be done about this.

(253) 246-8534
(417) 800-2363
(904) 425-5642
(479) 274-1769
(770) 733-7690
(403) 905-8000
(708) 417-2636
(701) 671-9447
(263) 989-7373
(701) 671-9224
(773) 340-4844
(251) 725-1770
(702) 514-3335
(575) 513-7814
(402) 982-0422
(313) 347-8168
(310) 599-5774
(818) 539-6135
(757) 852-9899
(252) 669-8800
(318) 474-5828
(225) 523-0870
(701) 283-0872
(931) 414-0907
(601) 532-8022
(573) 942-8047
(719) 263-8570
(208) 679-6017
(540) 625-8740
(202) 206-8474
(207) 846-8047
(928) 467-4719
(860) 822-7440
(765) 998-4712
(641) 726-8406
(801) 647-0293
(702) 514-3335
(424) 273-2029
(704) 206-0013
(216) 400-8002
(802) 230-6357
(503) 468-5531
(920) 602-0879
(512) 501-3637
(713) 705-6926
(305) 202-1132
(312) 800-9037
(203) 998-7000
(865) 259-6702
(606) 950-7080
(608) 534-1401
(662) 720-4709
(208) 313-8014
(214) 682-2723
(575) 487-0952
(643) 985-4734
(662) 291-8540
(530) 429-4755
(938) 223-4720
(256) 332-8741
(228) 295-0760