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Continental Ventures

Continental Ventures

(913) 327-1991

Continental Ventures

10975 Benson Ste 210
Overland Park, KS 66210
Fax Numbers
  • (913) 327-0090
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (504) 831-4030
  • (816) 356-1991
  • (800) 732-0606
BBB File Opened: 09/13/1995
Business Started: 01/01/1988
Business Started Locally: 01/01/1988
Business Management
  • Ken Kruta, Vice President
  • SANDY SMITH
Business Category
  • Product Development and Marketing
Additional Information
  • Press Release from Missouri Attorney General's Office ***************************************************** January 6, 2000 An invention promotion business that grossly misrepresented its selection process to clients are forever barred from ...
  • Press Release from Missouri Attorney General's Office ***************************************************** January 6, 2000 An invention promotion business that grossly misrepresented its selection process to clients are forever barred from doing business in Missouri as the result of a suit filed by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. Under the court order signed by Jackson County Circuit Judge David Shinn, the company also will refund more than $240,000 to consumers and pay $39,138 to the state. Universal Consulting Service, which also did business as Continental Ventures Inc., and two of its high-ranking officers, Ken Kruta and Alton Hauswirth, have agreed to stop doing business in the state and with Missouri residents. The company agreed to refund $240,700 to already indentified consumers and will refund all fees to any customer who files a written request for a refund with the company, the Attorney General's Office, the Better Business Bureau or the Patent and Trademark Office by February 4, 2000. The company also agreed to not collect on more than $70,000 still owed by Missouri consumers. In his suit, Nixon said the company took fees ranging from $3,000 to more than $18,000 after greatly misrepresenting to Missouri customers the marketability, uniqueness and patentability of the customers' inventions. Customers were asked to make progressively greater payments to UCS after being told the invention appeared to be patentable and marketable. Unfavorable information about the invention was rarely passed on to the customer, Nixon said.

Alternate Business Names
  • UNIVERSAL CONSULTING SERVICE

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Continental Ventures

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Continental Ventures

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