vadim_grigoriev asked this question on 2/28/2000:
Please help me to locate and possibly track down the company so-called Imperial Holidays or Imperial Majesty located in Florida, USA. Here's the addresses:
Imperial Holidays 100 2nd Ave S Suite 302N St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Imperial Majesty Ramada's Preffered Cruise Line 9641 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island Florida 33706
The mentioned organizations were involved in a number of criminal activities over the Internet such as illegal transactions from the private bank accounts. I'm not sure if these agents are really exist in Florida or it is just a way of getting money from the people.
I was informed that I am a winner of some kind of lottery in Internet. Later on I found out that there is a giveaway vacation is offered to me at very low discounted price. Based on few available documents it is mentioned that the promotional package is being offered as an affordable way of introducing the vacationer to the Hotels and Host Resorts in Florida. Unfortunately, the employees of the company managed to get my credit card number without informing me about the actual purpose of such an action. Finally, i found out the the amount of $ 700 US was secretly taken away from my bank.
Please help me to find the organization that deals with that kind of criminal activities in FloridA (e-mail, web site, fax No). Unfortunately, I am not a citizen of USA and it is a bit difficult to keep on calling to different numbers in your state.
Detective gave this response on 2/28/2000:
Liu: Sorry to hear about that. The Attorney General's Office for the State of Florida will be glad to help you. In fact, I just heard on the news the other day of this exact problem! I can't remember what vacation package company it was but it very well could be connected to your issue. Anyway, here is a direct link to the office Florida government web site. Send them a complaint by email or call, and they should assist you.
Florida Attorney General http://legal.firn.edu/
Also, here are other issues regarding Internet fraud from a previous question I answered:
We just started a very large investigation into this type of issue but it has to do with "Beanie Babies". Regardless of what you ordered the methods are the same. One: Was this through an Independent Dealer that is officially licensed by someone? If so, consider calling them and sending a written complaint regarding this person's operation. Two: Find out exactly "where" the person is located (what State) that may make a difference as to how you could pursue legal recourse. Three: Continue to file complaints (everyday if necessary) with anything associated with their service like if they use an auction to sell their goods, and if there is a "rating" system for this person's operation(like a message board on how their service quality is, etc.) start to lodge complaints and give them bad ratings. Four: Consider filing a complaint through the Federal Trade Commission. They are really starting to get interested in fraudulent Internet businesses and may be able to help you out. Five: Make sure to keep the cancelled check or money order because the account information may prove useful later! Six: Consider filing a complaint with the State Attorney General's Office, again in the state where they are operating. Seven: You would best be served by filing a possible lawsuit through an attorney near this person's business operation. In most jurisdictions, Small Claims court can help you recover up to $5,000 and this shouldn't be too hard for a judge to rule on if you have evidence of the order confirmation. Eight: I would send them "snail mail" letters, certified and return receipt requested, outlining that you may be forced to take other legal measures to either recover the money paid or to obtain the item(s). Also, find out who actually "owns" this operation and if it is not the person you have been dealing with, go directly to them. Call, write, email, etc. "Bug the heck out of them!" -------
Well hope this helps and remember, be persistent and "demand" what is yours! If you don't have resolution within a reasonable amount of time, pursue legal action and explore the possibilities of a criminal complaint through your local police department as well. Internet fraud is starting to be very popular in the law enforcement community!
Michael Director of Investigation TACTICS Private Investigators http://www.tacticsone.com
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thank yuo for help!