TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading provider of big data, advanced-analytics, and business-rules technology, announced today that company founder and child protector David Howe traveled to Tampa, Florida, to the Office of the Attorney General for a meeting with Victoria Butler, Director of Consumer Protection Division.
“Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Director of Consumer Protection Division, Victoria Butler,” said David Howe, National Car Rental crime victim and Florida property owner. “I also had the pleasure of meeting several key division employees who joined the conference including William E. Featheringill, Chief of Investigations Central Florida, and Louis Ceragioli, Jr., Financial Investigator North Florida Bureau. Mr. Ceragioli participated remotely by teleconference.”
View the PowerPoint as presented to the Florida Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday, March 2, 2017: National Car Rental Scam_Findings of Fact Presented to FL AG Office by Crime Victim David Howe.pptx
“On October 29, 2016, I was the victim of a predatory rental rip-off scam at the Fort Myers International Airport,” explained Howe. “It was one of the most obvious and deliberate scams I’ve ever personally encountered – including compared to many of the complex financial, child, and synthetic identity crimes that I’ve exposed during my two-decade professional career in telecommunications: https://www.google.com/#q=subscriberwise+david+howe+fraud+expert&* .
“Although Enterprise Holdings has not publicly responded to the crime evidence provided to Lee County Port Authority Police, the company has responded to Wink News with its standard mantra of ‘Human Error’ ( http://www.winknews.com/2017/02/22/fort-myers-mans-complaint-among-many-against-rental-car-firm/ ).
“The company also stated ‘miscommunication’ as an excuse for their negligence.
“As the victim of a sophisticated rental rip off scam – which included remarkable photographic evidence of criminal fraud – the opportunity to meet with consumer protection investigators from the Florida Attorney General’s office was profoundly meaningful for me,” emphasized Howe. “The meeting provided an opportunity for me to explain to these professionals that I had come as both a victim and as an advocate for others.
“And having the opportunity to discuss my personal case was not only satisfying, but also empowering after months of boiling anger and frustration from this profoundly predatory encounter.
“In addition to discussing the Attorney General’s important role with my particular situation, I was able to share a number of critical recommendations that I know will help protect consumers who may be obtaining or planning a car rental reservation: Rental Car Checklist.pdf .
“Along with other suggestions that I believe will minimize these predatory encounters, I intend to take these recommendations and share my experience with lawmakers across the nation.
“I want to thank Attorney General Bondi, Director Butler, and the team of professional investigators at the Office of the Florida Attorney General for their relentless work protecting consumers,” concluded Howe. “I also want each to know how much their time, effort, and concern means to me as a victim, a Florida home owner, and as a fellow citizen.”
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