West Phoenix man busted for conducting fraudulent money recovering operation

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 19:07:52-04

If you have been contacted by representatives of Omni Web or Ellison Web and thought they may be a little shady, it turns out you were right.

Court records show that since February 2014, Tesla Media Developments and Paradigm Unlimited Enterprises were soliciting people in Arizona, Canada and the rest of the United States under the names Ellison and Omni Web.

Police say company representatives would target people who have tried various telemarketing businesses in the past. They would promise to recover or assist in recovering funds people may have given these businesses, charging a fee for their services. 

One of the employees even allegedly presented himself as an employee from the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Police have found four victims so far who were scammed for over $2,000. However, the companies bank accounts indicate bank deposits and wire transfers from many more potential victims.

The company's owner, 34-year-old Courtney Jermaine Hamilton, was arrested on July 6 at his home near 67th Avenue and Thomas road. 

At his home, police allegedly found 'lead lists and scripts.'

Hamilton has been charged with fraudulent schemes, theft and illegally conducting an enterprise.