Easy Corp (GB) Ltd
53 Fountain Street
Manchester, M2 2AN
To open an American Bank account for an LLC I started in 2009. The process to open a bank account was not cheap and cost me well over 4000 Euros, much more than was advertised, but I got my bank account, credit card and was a happy customer…so I thought.
Because I was a non resident Alien to the United States based bank, my account was opened by Stéphane Perrin, the founder of easycorp. That was weird,but OK, I went with it.
Month after month, small amounts were taken from my account that were not part of any of the services I asked for. Think about 300 Dollars per month for ‘compliance’ and other weird costs on top of the monthly fees I had to pay to use their services. The monthly fees were advertised, I knew about them, those compliance things were new to me. Some months, more than 500 USD/month would be taken for my account.
When I contacted support, Diane Owen or Natasha Komar, they sometimes had no explanation for a certain charge, told me something went wrong and that I would be sent a check with a refund. Those checks never arrived…duh…
The fun started in november of 2012, when my account was closed, just like that. Nobody even informed me. I had to find out the hard way when I tried to use he credit card and it was rejected. There were a couple of thousand of dollars on the account before it was closed.
Of course, I sent an E-mail to Natasha Komar and Diane Owen. I was told “this happens all the time, don’t worry, we will open a new account and a check with the balance of your account is underway”. That check, you guessed it, never arrived.
Then attempts to contact Stéphane Perrin, Natasha Komar or Diane Owen were fruitless. Nobody got back to me and I had just lost a lot of money.
I started to search the internet to find out if Stephane Perrin and EasyCorp LTD had scammed other people and stolen their money too. Of course they did…I found stories on forums and even the BBB (Better Business Bureau) showed many unresolved complaints. I couldn’t understand why I didn’t search for this before I contracted them.
Then I remembered I had found them because Bizfilings, the company I had used to incorporate my LLC had recommended them at the time. Of course, they have by now removed all links to Easycorp LTD as well.
After many attempts I finally got an E-mail back from Natasha Komar by the end of 2012, she promised me a check had been sent…and since he didn’t arrive, she would send a new one.
We’re may 2013 when I write this, and I still did not get a new check from Easycorp. Attempts to contact Stephane Perrin, the founder of Easycorp, didn’t lead to anything. When I send an E-mail to Easycorp, I even get an automated reply from their mailserver where I see my E-mail address is blocked.
Yeah…they are that bad.
So I started this blog to share my story. If you are thinking about using Easycorp, think again. Search for the stories from others you’ll find on the web and you’ll see easycorp is a scam, they scammed a lot of people out of a lot of money by taking small amounts out of their accounts every month, or by closing down bank accounts and not refunding the money that was still on it.
Stéphane Perrin is a fraud…and the people who work for him are no better.
End of my rant :-) Be warned!