They say they're looking into it, but the longer they wait, the more people are going to be scammed. Suffolk county police on Long Island are investigating the matter.
Deer Park, NY (Vocus) May 3, 2010
NBC TV News spotlighted Hugh Daly of JHD Productions, a producer of marketing and industrial videos, JHD Productions, for helping consumers by speaking out against what NBC called a “fifty cents credit scam.”
Investigative reporter Tom Llamas, of WNBC-TV News Channel 4 in New York, said Daly was the victim of identity theft and his company, JHD, was being used to steal small amounts that might go unnoticed and then later process a larger charge.
Daly, founder of JHD Productions, maker of marketing and promotional videos and independent motion pictures, said JHD was the target of identity fraud that used JHD’s name to bill small amounts on people’s credit and debit cards.
“The would charge 30, 40 or 50 cents to an account, reaping money from money people, and possibly setting them up for future charges that would wipe them out,” said the award winning Director of Photography.
The NBC reporter said, “The scam is so widespread we found two victims right here at NBC,” noting that two NBC Pages noticed strange charges on their online bank statements and contacted their banks and get new credit and debit cards.
The NBC news account of WNBC News Channel 4 reporter Tom Llamas can be seen at the NBC website at http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Fifty-Cents-Credit-Scam-90805459.html.
NBC said JHD contacted local, state, and federal authorities. Daly said, “They say they're looking into it, but the longer they wait, the more people are going to be scammed. Suffolk county police on Long Island are investigating the matter.”
Dobson Communications, a public relations firm in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is associated with JHD in production of videos for companies and helped JHD tell its story to the media. Dobson is online at http://www.DobsonPR.com.
Brian Dobson of Dobson PR.com, said, “We’ve worked with JHD for two decades and consider JHD the best in the business for effective, powerful and results-oriented marketing, training and other films to help companies grow their businesses.”
ABC TV News in New York City also reported about the news about JHD Productions in a televised TV report that is also online at http://www.tinyurl.com/y2cjghc.
Daly said, “They even opened a credit line of $25,000 in the name of JHD Productions but I promptly closed it. The credit card company would not tell me who opened the account or where the funds would be sent in the scam. It seems criminals get more protection than victims in this situation.”
Daly said people have 60 days to notify a bank about questionable charges on credit or debit cards to get them removed.
JHD Productions posted a consumer alert about the scam on its website, JHDProductionsLtd.com.
JHD Productions, based in Deer Park, NY, is a full service video and film company with a state-of-the-art studio equipped with the latest technology, cameras, editing suite and green screen capability for high-tech production of product, training and other videos as well as the production of independent feature films.
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