A constituent was approached by
a credit card company identifying itself as Consumer Capital
Services. The constituent was promised a secured credit card in 20
days, upon payment of $299, but has yet to receive the credit card.
Attempts to contact the vendor have been unsuccessful.
Although the company claimed to
be located in Princeton, N.J., further exploration revealed that the
company is actually located in Canada and is also known as Consumer
Capital Network. Additionally, the consumer does not receive an
actual credit card but is instead sent a credit repair kit.
Sen. Bomke is advising area
residents to be cautious when purchasing items from an unfamiliar
merchant. He is also encouraging anyone who is contacted by either
Consumer Capital Services or Consumer Capital Network to contact the
attorney general's office immediately. A consumer complaint form is
http://www.ag.state.il.us/consumers/index.html, and reports of
fraud can be made by calling (800) 243-0618.
Senate Republican Caucus