Metro Lending Group / Fraud and cheating
I received a call from someone by the name of Gordon Shields on December 10, 2008. I did not answer my cell so he left and voicemail stating that I had been approved for a loan in the amount of $5, 000. I returned his call and he provided me with information regarding the loan. He stated that the loan would be for a period of 48 months at an interest rate of 6%. I asked if the loan amount could be increased to $7, 000 and he quickly responded with a yes.
Mr. Shields then informed me that I would have to send funds in the amount of $984.16 in order to secure the loan. He stated that this amount would be for six monthly payments and that I would not have to pay until July 1, 2009. Loan documents were faxed to me and I signed and returned them.
He provided me with Money Gram instructions. I was to send the money to someone by the name of Marissa Speith. It was to go to Brooks, AB Canada. I sent the funds, but when I got back home I started thinking to myself that this was too good to be true. The company website looked legitimated but I was still having some doubts. I call Money Gram and asked that they refund the money transfer to me. They said that it would not be a problem and that they had people that actually lost money this same way.
Beware of Metro Lending Group. I am just lucky that I was able to get the funds before they were picked up by Marissa Speith. Money Gram does not refund once funds have been paid to the receiver.
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