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  • Report:  #1264

Complaint Review: VIAD Corp. dba Travelers Express - Phoenix Arizona

Reported By:
- CA,
Submitted:
Sun, February 13, 2000
Updated:
Sun, February 13, 2000

VIAD Corp. dba Travelers Express
1850 N. Centeral Ave. Phoenix, 85077 Arizona, U.S.A.
Phone:
602-207-4000
Web:
N/A
Categories:
Banks

VIAD Corp. (dba: Travelers Express ..A National Scandal that no official WILL look into fleecing Americans

It now appears most doubtful that anyone, even a high elected official could affect much the deeply entrenched and protected corruption which I have been unearthing but I think it a national con-game that should no longer continue in secret.

This scandal involves the VIAD Corp. (DBA: Travelers Express.) They are the nations largest issuer of money orders. They also contribute soft$ to both political parties and clearly expecting something it return.

They are one of those corporations that wants to be aloud to "fleece the poor of America" and with no interference from government officials at any level. Surly I am not the first to acquire some grasp of the magnitude of this problem and I'm probably not the one best equipped to expose it all but, despite all obstructions and attempts to silence me, that is my growing intent.

People purchasing money orders are viewed as preferred targets by folks like those running VIAD. These are probably people with real money problems and very limited means to fight back. Apparently they are also viewed as fare game by any number of government officials who turn there back on what is happening while holding their hand out

to VIAD and their likes. (For reasons unknown I observe that these particular corporate officials contribute considerably more money to the Republicans then they do for the Democratic Party). There contributions appear to be sufficient, however. We subsequently observe all government agencies and officials including the A.G., the F.T.C., The F.B.I., your congressman and senators, even your local police officials - all of these government officials whom we pay to represent and protect the citizen tax payers from such abuses, all appear to have found a more profitable interest to represent. They choose to secretly sell out the citizens who support them.

While I frequently find myself contemplating just how far reaching these behaviors might be, understanding something of the character of the players involved, for the present I must limit my efforts to the one corporate swindle. One Travelers express scheme which I experienced personally enables them to steal up to $500 per customer.

It occurs any time a customer calls to report a stolen or missing m/o. The company will instruct their customer to rush a formal request for Stop-Pay along with a fee for same. Unaware, the customer complies. The company immediately issues a stop-pay order on the m/o in question but their scheme begins to unfold in their next phone contact with their customer. They will then inform the customer that in his/her particular case they have decided not to issue

a stop order despite prior statements and customers fee paid and which will not be refunded.

The company's efforts to deceive escalate in the next phone contact with their customer. They will report that someone has in fact cashed their missing m/o and that Trav- Exp. has paid it. Not so. Someone probably has attempted to cash it but THE FOLKS AT T. E. HAVE DIFFERENT PLANS FOR YOUR MONEY and it doesn't involve paying anyone else.

This company will next provide you with, of all things, a photocopy of the m/o and they will then attempt to convince you that this is the manner is which this giant financial institution maintains records of money which they pay out. The copy will, of course, prove useless and untraceable (poor quality photocopy combined with the fact that nobodyhas been paid anything yet).

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