COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced on Friday that he has filed lawsuits against three men who allegedly participated in a work-from-home scheme that left Ohio consumers without promised jobs and money.
The lawsuit alleges that NSA Technologies LLC and its principals -- Mark W. Jenney, Victor J. Bierman III and Vincent E. Fisher -- violated numerous provisions of Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act, including failure to deliver or provide refunds, orchestrating unfair or deceptive sales practices and participating in unconscionable acts.
"As unemployed Ohioans searched for jobs, these individuals sought to profit from the desperation of others," Cordray said.
"My office has received more than 100 complaints from consumers who felt that they were ripped off by the deceptive practices of NSA Technologies. With this lawsuit, I intend to collect full restitution and stop the abhorrent business practices of these three individuals."
Under the name NSA Technologies, Fisher, Jenney and Bierman advertised "work at home" programs, self-employment guides and job placement services over the Internet. The three collected money from consumers and allegedly never provided the services promised.
The three men also allegedly issued flyers to patrons who paid for services, threatening to "blacklist" consumers through www.badcustomer.com if the bank charges were disputed.
Cordray's lawsuit is seeking restitution, civil penalties and a permanent injunction.