American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

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American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby applespice » Fri May 22, 2009 6:38 pm

American Universal Capital
1324 State St., #177
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
#1-800-845-5314

A customer ask me if this was real. When he said they wanted 500 up front for insurance, i told him it sounds like a scam. Well after this he tried to find the company on the web with no luck. I tried to find the place myself, even call a couple of stores located at the address and they told me they never heard of it.

I really don't want my customer to go down this road. So any help on whether someone is trying to scam him would be great.

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Re: American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby Demosthenes » Fri May 22, 2009 7:12 pm

The address is a drop box at Postal Connections of America so the neighbors wouldn't know the company located there.

http://www.postalconnections.com/
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Re: American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby Demosthenes » Fri May 22, 2009 7:17 pm

Well after this he tried to find the company on the web with no luck.


From http://www.manta.com

Company Name: American Universal Capital Corp
Address: 1324j State St Ste 177, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2614 (Map)
Contact Phone: (805) 961-2696
URL (web address):
Business Category: Business Services in Santa Barbara, CA
Location Type: Single Location
Est. Annual Sales: $68,000
Est. # of Employees: 1
Est. Empl. at Loc.: 1
Year Started: 1997
State of Incorp:
SIC #Code: 7389
Contact's Name: Jeff Mckinzie
Contact's Title: President
NAICS: All Other Business Support Services
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Re: American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby Demosthenes » Fri May 22, 2009 7:30 pm

There's no California insurance license, no license with the California Department of Corporations, and no business license through the CA Secretary of State.
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Re: American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby Demosthenes » Fri May 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Neither the company nor "Jeff Mckinzie" are registered with FINRA, the financial indistruatry regulatory authority.
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Re: American Universal Capital - Real company or scam

Postby applespice » Fri May 22, 2009 7:48 pm

Thank you! Your google-fu is strong.

I updated my customer on this information and told him not to give any further information. I told if they call you, ask them to provide you with there licensing information or the bank they are working for.


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