I was recently scammed out of $800. They told me to wire them the money to a person's 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 you... 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 it's pretty much my fault for sending it to a person's 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. It's 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 any more money... They will tell you that you will get a check which will never arrive. And they will not answer your 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 people are very slick and sound more professional than my bank.
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 ** 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 some time 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 ** 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 ** 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 online 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 ** 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 it's 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.
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 wasn'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.
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.
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.
BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- I wanted to just pay off some credit cards and decided to go online 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...
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!
BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- I have been scammed out of 1,600. Sent the money to Canada to a ** and the account Rep ** whom might also be ** and ** 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 probably phishing because I never applied to this website but two different ones.