ALL ABOUT MICHAEL GOLD (f/k/a MICHAEL TOBIN) and “UNDERWRITER’S BUREAU, INC.”
The company was initially founded by Annette F. Gold of Fenton, Michigan on February 24, 1997 as “Merchants Choice Card Services, Inc.” “Merchants Choice Card Services, Inc.” was registered at 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd , Building 200, Suite 250, Jacksonville, Florida in 1997.
“Merchants Choice Card Services, Inc.” reported its main place of business was 166 SR N AIA Highway in Ponte Vedra in 1998.
“Merchants Choice Card Services, Inc.” changed its name to “Accise Corporation” in March 2003, reporting its address was 1199 South Third Street, PO Box 49192, Jacksonville, Beach, Florida 32240-9192.
In 2004, MICHAEL GOLD f/k/a MICHAEL TOBIN was campaign manager and raised some $250,000 for St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR f/k/a DAVID HOAR. 2004, “Accise Corporation” of 24 Cathedral Place (no suite number given) was paid by SHOAR’s campaign “professional fees” in excess of $7000 from DAVID SHOAR’s Sheriff campaign as follows:
$ 2408.56 11/2/2004
$ 3011.04 10/29/04
$ 500.00 9/28/04
$ 1100.00 10/5/04
Then, two years later, the little-known company formerly known as “Merchants Choice Card Services, Inc.” and later known as “Accise Corporation” on July 1, 2006 changed its name yet again, this time to Underwriters Bureau Inc.,” now with Michael Gold as sole director, initially listing 152 St. George Street as its address. That’s the site of H.W. Davis, Inc., a department store owned by GOLD’s in-laws.
GOLD’s “Underwriters’ Bureau, Inc.” is currently operating at 2775 U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine, Florida.
“Underwriter’s Bureau, Inc.” solicits business on the web from lawyers, insurance companies and other deep pockets. http://underwritersbureau.com
GOLD is involved in publishing two secretive local hate websites in St. Augustine, www.plazabum.com and www.shamefulpeople.com, where GOLD posts under numerous NICs racist, sexist, misognynist, homophobic, anti-environmental, anti-reform and anti-progressive hate postings, in possible violation of cyberstalking and libel laws.
Several local public officials, including St. Augustine City Commissioner NANCY SIKES-KLINE, are known to post under NICS on these websites, which give significant encouragement and support to the people who deposited 40,000 cubic yards of solid waste in our Old City Reservoir (and other possible environmental crimes being ignored by Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and other local law enforcement officials)
GOLD’s “Underwriter’s Bureau, Inc.” has a website that makes possibly false and misleading claims in interstate commerce, including the assertion that it “Over the past 10 years, the field agents and investigators at Underwriters Bureau have been accumulating the analytical experience and education that are essential to support the requirements of our clients.” The website states “In February, 1997 the company was first organized by a group of Jacksonville field agents who performed on-site credit card inspections for Horizon Capital Bank.” http://underwritersbureau.com/about.html
The website asserts that “For nearly 10 years, Underwriters Bureau has been committed to helping Florida's top financial, legal, and insurance firms to operate more securely based on better informed decisions derived from independently documented facts.” http://underwritersbureau.com/
The website, http://underwritersbureau.com states that it is hosted by “Historic City Media,” with a link to “http://historiccity.com”
So who are MICHAEL GOLD's clients? To be continued.....