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Dominion Lending / Fictitious company that scams money

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We applied for a personal loan for $5,000 & had to wire $850 to make the loan happen. The loan never happened & we requested a refund which also never happened. Dominion Lending Inc. must be a fictitious company that scams money & I would love to take them down!

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  • Dd
      7th of Jan, 2007
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    Some people desperate for money for Christmas gifts have turned to a loan company, but instead say they were ripped off. And a legitimate upstate company says it's good name was ripped off, too.

    Dominion Financial Services is a legitimate credit counseling and investment company in Greer. But President Curtis Miller has been getting strange phone calls.

    Said Miller, "She was a female in the military and she said her children were not going to have Christmas now because of the money that she sent, that she was expecting to get the loan before Christmas."

    Dominion Financial Services is not a loan company. Miller discovered an operation in Canada, Dominion Lending, Inc, was using his address, 211Trade Street in Greer. The Better Business Bureau says the Canadian operation copied parts of the website for another legitimate company, Dominion Lending in Canada, onto it's website, too.

    The BBB says it's received complaints from customers across the country who say they paid nearly $1000, but never received a loan, like Valerie Mitchell in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Said Mitchell, "I have a handicapped son at home and my daughter and I took every penny both of them had to get this paid.... So they were hurt, I was hurt."

    We called the lending operation, Dominion Lending, Inc., but had to leave a message.

    The Better Business Bureau says advance fee loans are illegal and showed us how to recognize doctored websites.

    Kathy Barrett, President of the BBB, showed us a company logo on a website, "This information is very fuzzy, which means it's been cut and pasted."

    Dominion Financial Services in Greer says while his company's identity was stolen, his clients are safe.

    Said Miller, "None of my clients information has been released, none of my clients are in danger. It's just disheartening that there are people using our name to do that."

    News Channel 7 has not received a call back from the lending operation. The Greer Police Department had the operation's website shut down.

    Remember you should not have to pay an advance fee for a loan. You can check out a loan company with the Better Business Bureau or the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs before you do business.

    Sorry to say, you were scammed.

  • Je
      17th of Mar, 2007
    0 Votes

    My wife just had the same thing happen to her. She was contacted by a United Companies Lending Corporation (obviously just a front name). They told her she qualified for a $5,000 loan and faxed her paperwork. She was told she had to send a payment of $750 for some type of "security" of the loan. She never discussed this with me and did it all on her own. The money was supposed to be in the bank this morning instead they took out $750 from her account and western unioned it to someone and we're out of luck. Unbelievable.

  • An
      30th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    I am grateful for these complaints. I received a call from Dominion Financial advising me I had been approved for a loan. The person advised me on my monthly payment, my term and then my rate. (Red Flag) I know better. Anyway, I had them fax the paperwork which my six year old could have cut and paste together. I was advised I need to send $500 for collateral. I then went on line and found these complaints. I'm so sorry for what these people went through. And there are probably many others that have been scammed by these people. But I have to thank you for posting your experience, because it really did save me. I called the Attorney General, BBB and FTC. They all took reports. I pray that these scammers do not hurt anymore people. Thank you again.

  • Sa
      17th of Feb, 2015
    +2 Votes

    Dominion Lending centres is a legitimate mortgage broker in Canada. It does not give out said unsecured "loans". It does however do leasing, credit cards (through desjardins), mortgages (commercial and residential). I can guarantee whoever the above individuals spoke to were impersonating someone from "Dominion lending inc." You should know better than trust people over the phone with your money. Go into a local office, only way of ensuring your'e not dealing with a fraudster.

  • Gb
      16th of Jul, 2015
    0 Votes

    Beware Everyone these culprits are still on the lose they robbed me and my family just this Monday July 13/2015 of $1022.00 on a E-Transfer they are still using the same ammo security deposit on a 10.000 dollars they are using alias names such as Tyler Stevens, Jan Davis, Eric Fraser.God only knows what else these band of illegal cyber thieves should be brought to justice enough is enough.

  • Da
      28th of Jul, 2015
    0 Votes

    the number i have for eric fraser is 1 888631-8999 ext 209 says he wants 890 to give me 10 000 within an hour is a security deposit

  • Ch
      3rd of Aug, 2015
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    I was scammed by these guys from Dominion Lending Group of $2020.00 on Friday 1st August 2015 and they have been giving me the run around, their names are Eric Fraiser and Peter Mills they sound like the same individual trying to change their voices. Their numbers are 1-647-627-4071 and that is Peter Mills and the other one is Eric Fraiser 1-647-271-7140 or 1-800-721-1954 Ext 209. I hope they get court and rot behind bars for the rest of their entire lives. I still have to call them back tomorrow so that they can tell me more lies.

  • Ka
      12th of Aug, 2015
    0 Votes

    I received an email stating I was approved for $10, 000.00 and to call Brian Mills at 16476274071. i did. I was told I needed to pay $1020 a secure it and then I will receive it in minutes.. I paid.. nothing came.. I called back - was told I need to pay another 1000.00. I was dumb enough to pay again. Still no money in my account. I called back and was told its been canceled however there is an elderly couple in Ontario willing to give me $25000.00 but I need to transfer over another 2 grand. When I mentioned on the phone its a scam they tell me " its impossible we are not an insurance company we do not have your money" not only did they trick myself into giving them money but they tricked my mother. I was given the contact info for the " supervisor" Jeffrey 18886529660 ext 232. Jeffrey told me he did not like my attitude. and I cannot take them to court as no courts would do that for such a small amount with such a big corp. I then spoke to Cory Adams who is apparently the " regional VP" he was drunk. These people need to be caught and locked away for good. This is not right.

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