Essex Lending Group / Fraud
I had followed the directions of Adam Cohen of Essex Lending Group after speaking to him on the phone and receiving the "Loan Agreement". ( I was looking for a loan to buy a foreclosed house).
He told me that I would need to send $1870.00 as collateral to get the loan of $30, 000 that I had been approved for. I sent the money gram for $1915.40 ( $1870.00 plus $45.00 to send it), to Douglas M. Ranney, in Farnia Canada, who I was told was the lender who was giving me the loan. In the agreement I was to pay back $257.50/month for 120 months. The $30, 000 was to be directly deposited into my account within 24 hours.
Several days went by and I could not contact anyone, finally the supervisor, I was told, named Mark had called requesting an additional $1000.00 because the lender needed it to reaffirm my decision to pay back the loan because of my "less than perfect" credit. He reassured me I would have the loan within 2 hours. I did not receive anything. I called and spoke to Mark on about 4occasions demanding my money back because everything he had told me was a lie. He said that I would receive all of my money including the cost of transfer by certified check 7 to 10 business days. I have not received anything and now the number that I used to contact them is not a working number. Is there anyone who can help me get my money back and make sure that this does not happen to anyone else?
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