Flamingo Financing / Poor service!
Flamingo Financing - http://www.flamingofinancing.net/ Is the company I am complaining about. I am not a customer but the friend of one. He has poor credit score due to fraudulent activity in his name, including accounts opened in his name before he was old enough to have a credit card. He is also severely disabled and lives on Social Security benefits at age 29. After finally saving enough, he wanted to get a new car that would not require constant work. He was turned down over and over until a "Credit Repair" car sales company told him Flamingo Financing had agreed to finance a car for him. He was basically conned into accepting an outrageous interest rate and other incredibly high charges in order to get into a 2002 Elantra. He is paying over $6,000.00 more than he should for the vehicle because of the company. Still he pays his bills on time every month. This month the company called him claiming he owed an additional $60.00 for a fifth week in the month. He told them he would take care of it soon. That was not good enough for them. The people who have called have been rude, screaming at him on the phone, threatening him, insulting his intelligence and being generally disrespectful. Recently they even called his Mother who has nothing to do with the contract and lives on the opposite side of Florida and harassed her about the $60.00. In fact they called her before they told him! Today I woke up to see 8 missed calls from the company. I apparently am listed as an Emergency contact on the documents. I don't know about you but I don't see a $60 discrepancy as a reason to call an Emergency contact. If I had gotten the calls, I would have cussed the people out and threatened them! He paid the $60 today to keep them off his back. Taking advantage of disabled people is bad enough, threatening them and harassing others not connected to the contract over $60 is unethical, illegal, immoral and will result further action. I am advising my friend to re-finance the vehicle, and I am pursuing other punitive measures toward Flamingo Financing. Be Advised: This company is guilty of robbery, harassment, and immoral activity!