consumer scams

CA ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES NEPTUNE SOCIETY, ALLEGES “SWINDLING” OF CUSTOMERS WHO PREPAID FOR CREMATION SERVICES

East County News Service
 
December 7, 2019 (San Francisco) --  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the District Attorneys for the City and County of San Francisco, Alameda County, and Marin County, filed a lawsuit yesterday in Alameda County Superior Court against Texas-based Service Corporation International and its subsidiaries doing business as Neptune Society.
 
The lawsuit alleges that Neptune — a company offering pre-need cremation service plans for purchase prior to a customer’s death — engaged in unlawful business practices. The lawsuit includes allegations that the company broke California law by failing to hold in trust for the benefit of its customers a substantial portion of the money they paid for these plans and that it misled customers concerning this illegal practice.  

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ITEX RESOLVES ISSUES WITH EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE, HELPS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS

By Miriam Raftery

November 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – I am pleased to report that ITEX has taken steps to resolve the conflicts that we previously reported regarding our account.

In an email received today, the company has agreed to refund  payments, cease billing for time after our cancellation notice, and provide a generous one-year extension for us to use our remaining credits.  ECM has agreed to donate a portion of those credits to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.  We look forward to working with ITEX to find good uses for our remaining credits that will support our own nonprofit media efforts on behalf of our readers.

We applaud ITEX for stepping forward to do the right thing--and we are thankful for their efforts on this Thanksgiving Day.


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AVOID SCAMS, BE A SMART CONSUMER: BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OFFERS SPEAKERS

 

April 6, 2011 (San Diego)--The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) has announced it has a Speakers Bureau with volunteers who are available to speak for free to breakfast and luncheon meetings of community groups, service organizations, churches and senior groups. The speech that BBB volunteers will deliver is titled “The Top 10 Consumer Scams.”


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