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Universal Payments Dispute

A. S. vs. Universal Payments
903 Liberty Ave 3rd floor, P.O Box 2759, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222, United States
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    • Claim #: 5079146
    • Amount Involved: 12,947.80
    • Filed On: Jul 03, 2021
    • Posted On: Jul 14, 2021
    • Complaint(s):
      • Customer service runarounds
      • "I just feel ripped off."
      • "This feels like a scam to me."
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Statement of Claim
Claimant says:
"I went to InventHelp for marketing and patent purposes in July 20th 2015. I gave them a down payment of $4500 cash and the total cost of their services was 12,350.00. Which in total I’ve paid $7500. The agreement was for me to make monthly payments for their services. However, InventHelp put me into a loan agreement with a company called Universal Payments. It does say loan agreement on any of my paper work. After paying so much money for what was supposed to be for a patent and advertising I began to get suspicious because they hadn’t done any work on my behalf for marketing or prototype. Sheri Gent is the person who I signed the contract with. Everytime I would call the office she stopped taking my calls. A receptionist would always state that Sheri Gent was business. I talked with Universal payments Supervisor so I could stop making payments because I was led fraudulently into a loan that I had no knowledge of. I was told that Universal payments was a company that I send in payments for my marketing services and NOT a loan. Therefore, it damaged my credit and I was unable to purchase a home due to the hard inquiry on my credit report. This company scammed me out of thousands of dollars. I’m a mother of 5 beautiful children and my purpose of creating this clothing line was to build a foundation for my children. Now I have a custom T-shirt business still under the name of True Xpressions. This scam has set me back financially and mental stress plus harassment."
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What Claimant Wants Hide
1. Refund: Marketing & Patent Jul 30, 2021 $7,500.00
2. Negative report on Credit Jul 30, 2021 $5,447.80
Cash total : $12,947.80
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  • Contributed Solution: by Brian Edderly On 08-23-2021
    I agree with the suggestion below about calling the attorney who has a case against Invent Help. You can also file a case yourself in small claims court. The limit in Pennsylvania is $12,000 so you should be good. Just prepare your case carefully.
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  • Contributed Solution: by George Maxwell On 07-15-2021
    Your real beef is with InventHelp. Look at Miclaus et al. v. Invention Submission Corporation et al and call the attorney Julie Pechersky Plitt More...
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