Unicorn Financial Services Informative - Beware of "Interest Free" Loans
CAROL STREAM, ILLINOIS -- I had a large dental bill and my dentist offered Unicorn Financial Services as a means to pay it off. Unicorn's statement is that it is no interest financing as long as you make the payments on time...if not, the high interest rate of 24.75% will be charged from the beginning of the contract. I made 9 monthly payments on time with no problem and only had 3 more payments to make. I mailed my next payment well in advance, but Unicorn claims they never received it. It has now been more than a month and the envelope with my payment has not been returned to me by the U.S.P.S., so where is it? I have talked with a manager at Unicorn and his view is that I entered into the contract and did not follow through and now I must pay big time. My view is that I made my scheduled payment and I am being ripped off by Unicorn Financial Services!!!!!!!! I was charged a late fee of $39.00 and informed I would now be charged the high interest rate from the beginning of the contract.
I think Unicorn plans on problems like this to make their money. They do not offer any way to make your payments on-line or have it taken directly from your checking account or credit card. Now I see why!!!!!!!
In my 60 years of life I have never dealt with a company like this. The saying "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is" certainly applies to Unicorn Financial Services.
I have issued complaints with my state Attorney General and the Chicago BBB.
I will also be contacting my dentist and advise him to quit offering the services of Unicorn Financial Services. And, I will contact my union and let them know of this scam so that they may inform other unsuspecting members.
I urge everyone to take caution with companies like this.