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I was recently scammed out of $800. They told me to wire them the money to a persons name through a red personal transfer form at moneygram TO CANADA ...BIG RED FLAG . I was an idiot to do so because they called me the next day to tell me to send them more money and what I sent wasn't enough.

I learned my lesson and now my daughters don't have any food for a couple of days because I was convinced by a bunch of low life scumbags that once I make this payment I would get $5000 in return.

No matter what rebuttal they tell u.. even if they tell you to send to a family or friends name. DON'T FALL FOR IT.. DON'T BE A FOOL LIKE I WAS BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE IN THE HOLE LIKE I AM IN NOW..


I WENT TO MY LOCAL POLICE STATION.. I CONTACT THE FBI ... I EVEN CONTACTED THE POLICE IN CANADA WHERE THEY HAD ME SEND THE MONEY AND THEY TOLD ME ITS PRETTY MUCH MY FAULT FOR SENDING IT TO A PERSONS NAME BECAUSE I VOLUNTARILY DID IT....AND TOLD ME TO TAKE IT AS A LOSS AND A LESSON LEARNED

DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY.. MAKE AS MANY REPORTS AS POSSIBLE AT WWW. BBB. ORG ...WWW. RIPOFFREPORT. COM AND MY3CENTS. COM TO RAISE AWARENESS TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO MAY FALL VICTIM TO THIS COMPANY

I EVEN CONTACTED THE PROPERTY MANAGER OF THE BUILDING THEY CLAIMED TO BE LOCATED IN AND THE GUY CURSED AT ME TELLING ME THAT I WAS THE 35TH PERSON TODAY TO CALL ABOUT THAT COMPANY WHICH DOESN'T AND NEVER HAS EXISTED AT THAT ADDRESS.

THEY CLAIM I HAD FILLED OUT MY APPLICATION ON THEIR WEBSITE WWW. EASTWOOD-FINANCIAL. COM AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT I HAD NEVER VISITED THAT WEBSITE. UNFORTUNATELY I DELETED MY INTERNET BROWSER HISTORY SO I CAN'T EVEN TRACK DOWN WHERE I SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION.. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE READING THIS .. JUST PRESS THE "CTRL" KEY AND PRESS "H" FOR YOUR BROWSER HISTORY TO FIND AND GO THROUGH THE LIST OF SITES YOU VISITED IN THE LAST WEEK AND LOOK FOR THE SITE WHICH YOU ACTUALLY PUT IN YOUR APPLICATION. BECAUSE THEY USE A DIFFERENT WEBSITE TO PHISH FOR YOUR INFORMATION SO THAT WAY YOU CANNOT TRACK THEM DOWN....

1-800-963-4823 ...OR WWW. EASTWOOD-FINANCIAL. COM IS THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION...DON'T BOTHER E-MAILING THAT WEBSITE OR FILLING THE CONTACT INFO BECAUSE NO ONE ACTUALLY USES IT. ITS JUST A FRONT SO YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE TO SEND THEM MONEY... I GOT TO THE BOTTOM OF IT..

AFTER YOU SEND YOUR MONEY AND THEY COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT YOU WILL NOT BE SENDING ANYMORE MONEY.. .THEY WILL TELL U THAT U WILL GET A CHECK WHICH WILL NEVER ARRIVE. AND THEY WILL NOT ANSWER UR CALLS ANYMORE..


DON'T BE A FOOL LIKE ME... LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY THIS COMPANY..PLEASE ADD TO MY REPORT..ALSO REPORT ON RIPOFFREPORT. COM


DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU..

THESE PPL ARE VERY SLICK AND SOUND MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN MY BANK...

     
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bargod on 2009-08-03:
The police were right. Chalk it up to a loss and lesson learned. Sending money to someone you don't know = Bad Idea.
goduke on 2009-08-03:
In addition to putting this on the web, you might want to also contact your Attorney General's office. They won't be able to get your money back (I doubt anyone can), but they can at least open a file to see if there's a way to shut it down.

Wire money always = very bad idea. Unless it's to your kid in college to buy pizza.
Eloise on 2009-08-03:
Knock it off with the all caps. Your being rude to the people attempting to read it!
BokiBean on 2009-08-03:
I'm sorry you had to learn this lesson the hard way, but your post may be helpful to other people. Maybe they can avoid it. Thanks for taking the time to explain it.
Soaring Consumer on 2009-08-03:
Isn't it possible for Moneygram or a wire transfer company to trace money or determine who the recipient is?
madconsumer on 2009-08-03:
"Isn't it possible for Moneygram or a wire transfer company to trace money or determine who the recipient is?"

yes this is why if one is sending illegally gotten money, never use any type of wire services.
PepperElf on 2009-08-03:
honestly I don't know if there's much you can do.

you filed the police report I see... but legally the banks don't have to refund you anything since it was a "purchase" you willingly gave out.

the best you can do is hope to get it back if they ever catch the guy.

I just feel bad that your children had to pay and go without food because of your actions.

yes I know that sounds harsh but no one forced you to give the money over. you even mentioned it seemed like a "big red flag"?
you were scammed by the possibility of having more money. but you were not the only one who paid for it. that is why you never fall for scams like that.

NayNay1 on 2009-08-03:
I received a call from this company today (4 Aug 09) and you are right, they sound very professional. I didn't answer the call cause the number was blocked but the woman left a very professional detailed message with the same number and name you listed. I was scammed last year by patriot financial services and they too asked for 500 up front for a 5000 loan and I fell for it. Never again... I know for a fact that I have not applied for any loans online since last year!
D. SHERK on 2009-08-04:
DEFINITELY A SCAM COMPANY THEY'RE LIARS THE DON'T EVEN EXIST AT THERE ADDRESS I CALLED THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT, THEY ARE COLD BLOODED THIEVES DON'T SEND ANY MONEY TO THEM. THEY ARE SCAM ARTISTS THAT ARE SCUM. JUST WASTE THERE TIME, THEY PAY $0.10/MINUTE WHEN YOU CALL THERE PHONE NUMBER SO LETS WASTE THERE MONEY, LETS KEEP WASTING THERE MINUTES AND MONEY LIKE THEY TOOK OURS. KEEP CALLING THERE PHONES NON STOP LETS SPAM THERE PHONE LINES SO THEY CANNOT ANSWER THERE CALLS OR RIP ANYONE OFF. I ALREADY VERIFIED EVERYTHING IS FAKE ON THERE PHONE ACCOUNT ITS A PAY AS YOU GO ACCOUNT ITS A PREPAID COMPANNY THAT THEY HAVE THERE SERVICE WITH CALLED EASYTELCANADA.COM IN TORONTO CANADA. LETS HARASS THE CRAP OUT OF THEM THE MORE OF US THAT DO IT THE MORE SOONER WE'LL SHUT THEM DOWN, THEY ONLY SHUT DOWN ONCE THEY GET TOO MANY CALLS THAT ARE BOGUS SO LETS HARASS THERE PHONE LINES, THEY'RE A SCAM THEYLL TELL YOU THAT THEY'RE CALLING THE POLICE BUT A SCAMMER WOULD NEVER CALL THE POLICE UNLESS THEY'RE STUPID
BokiBean on 2009-08-04:
Sherk, that is just annoying.
DebtorBasher on 2009-08-04:
Sherk...Do you think maybe they are scammers? It wasn't much clear in your response.
PepperElf on 2009-08-04:
We do NOT need all caps in your replies to us.

None of us here are the company you wish to yell at.

And to be quite honest, it's easier to read the complaint if you use proper capitalization and paragraphs. I am assuming you want us reading it after all.

Lastly for phone calls... the company you're mad at is NOT profiting from your long phone calls. Your *phone company* is. If you want something cheaper try a Voice-over-IP service. They usually charge like 2-3 cents a minute.

It's just too bad you didn't verify them as being fake before giving them the money.
Dee40 on 2009-08-06:
I am sorry for what you had to endure, but it really helped me. Although I did some investigating before I read about your misfortune, I found things didn't seem to add up with this company. Your testimony be it good or bad confirmed everything I was finding out about this company. Thanks so much for posting it.
BokiBean on 2009-08-06:
Another satisfied customer. Go Dee!
Denise31 on 2009-08-14:
Here's the kicker: Turns out that Eastwood Financial didn't pick up the money until August 7th. According to Western Union, a woman called in to move all monies received from different locations to one in Ontario Canada. Irregardles of when the money was sent, if before the 7th, all transactions could have been cancelled by the consumer (me). Now that I feel even dummer at least I can educate the public for future scams.
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Don't Be Scammed By These People...
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BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- I received a phone call from an UNAVAILABLE number on 08/03/2009. I didn't answer the call as I didn't know who it was, they left a message, the name was [snip] calling from Eastwood Financial Services and he was calling to congratulate me as my loan application was approved, and I needed to contact him at 1-800-963-4823 Ext. 516 (fax number is 716-462-5810). I remembered that I had filled out a loan application on line sometime ago but couldn't remember with whom. I called him back, he went through all the terms and conditions, constantly putting me on hold, advised me that I would need to send 6 months of payments in advance in order to secure my loan, and as soon as he had received My "security" deposit I would then have my loan released. The loan was for a period of 48 months with a 6% fixed interest rate... WOW sounds great right??? Well a few days later [snip] had his "assistant" fax me the loan documents, with all of the information, the document looked very legitimate. I reviewed all of the information but I still had some questions. I contacted [snip] to ask him where I would be sending my money too, he said there were many different options, one of which was doing a wire transfer, and he would get into all of that with me as soon as he had received the signed loan documents back from me, with a copy of two paystubs and a copy of a legal form of identification.

I explained to him that all of this sounds great, but something didn't seem right. He advised me that the documents were legally binding, this company had been in business for 10 years, and that I could certainly show the documentation to a lawyer. After speaking with him, I then tried to find the company on line by using the address provided on the fax. The address is 50 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202. And not so surprisingly, nothing comes up for Eastwood Financial Services. There are many other businesses in that building though, so I picked a number and called to see if they knew of any business by that name, and OF COURSE they didn't, I was even given the name and number of the building manager, I contacted the building manager and he too, had never heard of this company!..I then contacted [snip] and advised him that something definitely didn't seem right told him about my phone conversations with the building manager. He danced around a bit, advised me that there must be some mistake, that he doesn't deal with the building rent, wanted the managers name and number, which I gladly gave to him. I also, advised him that there is NO, listing of this company with the Better Business Bureau either. I was then told that he was going to find out what was going on with the building as that is where they were located... I never heard back from him, Surprise, surprise....

If you go out to their Website its Eastwood-Financial.com, notice, no phone numbers or addresses..

So, long story, short, please beware, thank god, I was smart enough to look into this further.
     
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tnchuck100 on 2009-08-06:
The key fact in all of this is the "security deposit". No legitimate financial institution requires you to pay upfront money for a loan. These are ALWAYS a scam.

Good for you in avoiding these criminals.
saj80 on 2009-08-06:
Since you have an address and telephone number, submit this information to your state's Attorney General.
tnchuck100 on 2009-08-06:
saj80, that will probably not lead to anything. The address has already been determined to be false. The phone number will, in all likelihood, end up in Canada. These scam artists know they are outside U.S. jurisdiction.
Eloise on 2009-08-06:
If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.
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A Huge Scam!
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My husband and I are recent victims of the Eastwood Financial scam!

Unfortunately we applied for the loan and had to send $1200.00, which was supposed to be the first 6 months payment on our 10,000 loan. Then the next day they called and said we needed to send another 1200.00 because our credit wsn't sufficient enough for the loan without it. We told them we didn't have the 1200 to send that we would just like our money back. They told us we had to wait until the 28th of August to get it back because that's when they did all there accounting. Well, today is the 3rd of September and we still haven't seen our money and according to all the other complaints, WE WON'T SEE OUR MONEY!! We cannot afford to lose this money because we have 2 kids who need to eat.

Please don't fall for it like we did, you will be way more in debt than you started. We are doing everything possible to take care of this matter, so if we find anything out, I will post it.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
Loan's don't work that way... they're supposed to be sending money to you, not the other way around. You don't give them money until later, when the loan is due for repayment.
You're probably never going to see your money again.
Next time, do a little research before getting involved with an unknown company.
Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
Money's gone. If they don't take credit card and insist on you wiring the money to them, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
Doctor Charlie on 2009-09-03:
It's a scam.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/Eastwood-financial/Loans/Eastwood-financial-LOAN-SCAM-BDE3B.htm
Anonymous on 2009-09-03:
Canaca-com Inc. is the ISP host of their web site. Maybe they can help you track these crooks down.

"NEVER PAY UPFRONT MONEY FOR A LOAN"

dns eastwood-financial.com
Canonical name: eastwood-financial.com
Addresses: 66.49.214.28

09/03/09 19:23:05 IP block 66.49.214.28
Trying 66.49.214.28 at ARIN
Trying 66.49.214 at ARIN

OrgName: Canaca-com Inc.
OrgID: CANAC
Address: 1650 Dundas St East Unit 203
City: Mississauga
StateProv: ON
PostalCode: L4X-2Z3
Country: CA

ReferralServer: rwhois://ns.canaca.net:4321

NetRange: 66.49.128.0 - 66.49.255.255
CIDR: 66.49.128.0/17
NetName: CANACA-COM
NetHandle: NET-66-49-128-0-1
Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS.CANACA.NET
NameServer: NS2.CANACA.NET
Comment: Please use abuse@canaca.com for all abuse reports such
Comment: as SPAM, DDoS Attacks etc. NOTE: This is the only abuse contact and reports
Comment: sent to any other addresses within Canaca will not be answered !
RegDate: 2004-02-10
Updated: 2004-09-02

RNOCHandle: PLO5-ARIN
RNOCName: Louro, Paul
RNOCPhone: +1-905-275-0723
RNOCEmail: paul@canaca.com

OrgTechHandle: SHE13-ARIN
OrgTechName: Heriques, Sandro
OrgTechPhone: +1-905-275-0723
OrgTechEmail: sandro@canaca.com
anonymous84 on 2009-10-03:
please contact me if you were a victim of this scam, I was victim of this scam and I have been busting my ass to catch these crooks.
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RIPOFF
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DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY! WE LOST $3400 TO THEM AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. WE HAVE TRIED CALLING THEIR NUMBER OF 1-800-963-4823 AND IT'S CONTINUALLY BUSY NOW. THEY WANTED US TO SEND THEM ADDITIONAL MONEY AND WE WOULDN'T DO IT BUT WERE TOLD THEY WOULD REFUND OUR ORIGINAL MONEY. FROM WHAT I AM NOW READING, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. THEY DO SOUND VERY PROFESSIONAL AND YET IT IS A SCAM! I CAN ONLY TRUST THAT THEY WILL GET THEIR JUST DUES WHEN THEY STAND BEFORE GOD AND ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-08-26:
Anyone who wires money to anywhere (including Canada) for a loan or consolidation prior is just begging to be ripped off. Next time use a little common sense.
madconsumer on 2009-08-26:
a few more details are needed.

if this was to secure a loan, then yes you were ripped off. sending money for an approval is a sign.
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Scammed too
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I applied for a 10,000 loan to consolidate all my credit cards and some other bills so I could be debt free. They asked me to send them $770 as collateral since they couldn't give me a signature loan. I did that never thinking that it didn't make sense to be paying for a loan. The next day they said I needed to send another 1000.00 which I had to borrow putting me in even more debt. To make a long story short the loan never went through and they wanted me to send them another 1300.00 so they would increase the loan to 20,000 instead and I could send back any of the money I didn't need. I didn't send them the 1300.00 because it all started sounding fishy to me. I should have checked online before dealing with this company and now I'm so sorry. I'm out almost 1800.00 and after reading all the complaints I'm sure I'll never see that money. I was so stupid but I've never sent a moneygram before last week and didn't realize that something just wasn't right. I will never allow myself to get mixed up with anything like this ever again.
     
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MSCANTBEWRONG on 2009-08-17:
If anyone wants me to send them money to secure a loan with them, then my scam radar goes off the charts. I'm sorry it took yours a while to sound off.
Anonymous on 2009-08-17:
Wow, just wow! Any reputable company who charges a fee for their services builds the amount into the loan, or takes the money at the time the loan is funded. People, if a supposed loan company asks for money up front, it is a scam and your BullShyte meter should be sending up so many red flags that you would walk away.. no.. RUN away from that "offer"!
Anonymous on 2009-08-17:
I agree, especially if they don't take credit cards as payment. If you use moneygram or Western Union, say bye bye to your money, oops I mean their money.
tnchuck100 on 2009-08-17:
Money was sent to Canada. Right?
cycolbur on 2009-08-18:
I would contact your state attorney general and also the local police. I would contact a lawyer as well. There are scam artist everywhere. good luck
tnchuck100 on 2009-08-18:
cycolbur, your approach will net nothing. These scam artists operate outside of the US and therefor outside of any legal jurisdiction here. The authorities here are well aware of this scam. It has been around for years. There is nothing they can do.
BokiBean on 2009-08-18:
I'm so sorry you had to learn this the hard way. Thanks for bucking up and putting your experience online so that someone else may avoid these scammers.
PepperElf on 2009-08-18:
o yeah I've heard about them before here
never fall for those get rich quick scams
Slimjim on 2009-08-18:
Exactly what I was thinking Chuck so I looked at one of the other reviews on them. Bingo, Canada. There is no doubt this was a pure scam run from the great white north to avoid US laws and prosecution. NEVER, EVER deal with any financial outfit operating in Canada. The real ones up there deal with Canadian currency for Canadians, just as our institutions deal in dollars. Any place offering US residents financial services in dollars headquartered in Canada has got to be a huge red flag.
Mac on 2011-05-23:
I went through the same thing I was scammed by www.Lonsdaleconsolidationltd.com.....Beware!!!I asked the Broward County Florida Sheriffs office to visit and there is no business there,They took my money then no loan They are crooks don't send them any money
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Taken For A Loop
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BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- I wanted to just pay off some credit cards and decided to go on-line for a personal loan. I too was scammed with this company. I should have known wiring money to Canada didn't sound right. Even my credit union questioned it when I came in to wire the money. I am usually smarter when it comes to things like this and check into things but this time I didn't. Trust me I am very upset over the money I have lost but I have learned my lesson. Never again....
     
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Thank you!
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I am so sorry for the losses other have experienced through this "company." I DO have to thank each and every one of you, though, for your reviews. I was hours away from sending them $800 (which takes me an entire month to earn) and you saved me from making a HUGE mistake. You are right, they come across as very professional, but something inside me said to look them up. Thank God. I'm still in financial straits, but it could be much, MUCH worse!
     
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Anonymous on 2009-08-12:
I'm glad for you. They seem like a straight up scam operation. Let everyone know.
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Loan Scams
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BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- I have been scammed out of 1,600. Sent the money to Canada to a Candice Moore and the account Rep Craig Rogers whom might also be David and John handling customer service say they don't have our money. 1-800-963-4823 ext 267. Please beware because chances of him getting caught getting caught are very slim which means you will never get your money back. He is probalby phishing because I never applied to this website but two different ones.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-08-08:
This is the third complaint for the same thing. If you have to wire money anywhere its probably a scam!!!!
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