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Consumer Alert:

04/12/2013

Consumer Alert: Florida Office of Financial Regulation Issues Emergency Order to Cease and Desist and Suspend the License for Two Money Transmitters

 

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 12, 2013) – The Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), Drew J. Breakspear, served an Emergency Order to Cease and Desist and Suspend the License for two money transmitter businesses in South Florida, InterTransfers, Inc. and Global Money Remittance, Inc.  The OFR is currently investigating allegations that these companies have, in several instances, failed to provide money to an intended recipient within 10 business days after receipt.
 
“It is our responsibility to protect Floridians using the financial services industry.  At this time, the OFR feels it is in the best interest of Floridians to be aware of OFR’s concerns regarding the ability of InterTransfers, Inc. and Global Money Remittance, Inc. to timely transmit money,” said OFR Commissioner Breakspear. 
 
It is unknown at this time how many Florida consumers have been impacted.  The Emergency Order is effective immediately and requires 23 locations, across the state, to stop accepting funds for transfer.  The complete list of locations is below.
 
Consumers who need to transmit money should ensure they are working with a licensed business.  Before providing funds, use the “Verify a License” function of the OFR website, www.flofr.com, to ensure the money transmitter is licensed with the OFR.  In addition, check with your local Better Business Bureau to ensure the company has not received any complaints.
 
If you feel that funds you wired through a money transmitter have not been received by the intended party within 10 business days, the OFR encourages you to file a complaint. Consumers can file a complaint online or call the OFR at (850) Its-Your Money (850-487-9687).

For more information, contact the OFR Office of Communications:
                                 
Tiffany Vause 
(850) 410-9709

 
Katie Norris
(850) 410-9826
Katie.Norris@flofr.com

The following is list of locations at which InterTransfers, Inc. and Global Money Remittance, Inc. have a license to operate money transmission services.  The Emergency Order to Cease and Desist and Suspend the License is applicable to all locations.

ADAP JANITORIAL & MANAGEMENT, INC 
905 NE PRIMA VISTA BLVD #2E  
PORT ST LUCIE
 
BRASIL MANIA INC 
7800 NW 25ST, SUITE 13   
DORAL
 
BRASIL MANIA INC 
2107 SW 27TH AVE   
MIAMI
 
BRAZIL CENTER LLC 
6295 LAKE WORTH RD SUITES 19  
BOCA RATON
 
BRAZILIAN JAX CAFE LLC 
9825 SAN JOSE BLVD, SUITE 20   
JACKSONVILLE

BRAZILIAN RESTAURANT, INC. 
1678 E OAKLAND PK BLVD 
OAKLAND PARK
 
DDA SALES & MARKETING, CORP 
2721 S US HGWY 1, ST 5,   
FORT PIERCE

FBR FOOD MARKET CORP 
1742 SE PORT SAINT LUCIE BLVD.   
PORT SAINT LUCIE

FLOR & FLOR, INC 
3777 FOWLER ST STE #1  
FT MYERS
 
GLOBAL MONEY REMITTANCE, INC. 
25 SE 2ND AVENUE, SUITE 516 
SARASOTA

INTERTRANSFERS INC 
569 EAST SAMPLE RD   
POMPANO BEACH
INTERTRANSFERS INC 
25 SE 2ND AVENUE, SUITE 504   
MIAMI

J.N. MARKET, INC. 
8709 S. OLD KING RD.   
JACKSONVILLE
 
JP'S FURNITURE INC 
4595 HYPOLUXO ROAD   
LAKE WORTH
 
MARIANA TOURS CORP 
105 SE 2ND ST   
MIAMI
 
MI BODEGON LATINO Y MAS 
3940 METRO PKWY STREET 117   
FORT MYERS
 
NOSSO BRASIL BRAZILIAN CENTER, INC 
71 SE 10 TH ST   
DEERFIELD BEACH
 
PACK & SHIP OF DELRAY BEACH, INC. 
5026 W. ATLANTIC AVENUE   
DELRAY BEACH
 
PEOPLE TAX, LLC 
206 S MILITARY TRL   
DEERFIELD BEACH
 
SOUL TRAVEL 
17184-C W DIXIE HWY   
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
 
UNICCO FINANCIAL GROUP, INC 
750 E SAMPLE RD, BUILDING 1, SUITE #1  
POMPANO BEACH
 
UNICCO FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 
3935 N FEDERAL HWY   
POMPANO BEACH
 
XCELLS, LLC 
935 N. BENEVA RD. STE. 617   
SARASOTA