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First Union Financial GroupDo not give in!

I was contacted by First Union Financial Group, in regards to a loan approval in the amount of $30,000.00. I have been dealing with a Ms. Andi Hernandez as my loan officer.

The pitch is the same as of other's who have been contacted by this company. Ms. Hernandez, had e-mailed me my loan documents to sign and fax back to include my SS card, ID and pay stub. I then will have to make a security payment or collaterial payment which will be credited to my loan for the first 3 months. Should I default in payments I will not receive my deposit.

I have been scamed before, and this time have taken extra measures to ensure that it does not happen again. I had First Union Financial Group, on the phone many of times, questioning them, waiting for someone to slip up with information, or words that I pick up that just does not sound right.

Well, the first week talking with them, they sounded true, and honest. I started to believe them until yesterday, when I was going to send my payment of $1,250.00. I called them before I did anything, I ask to speak to a Peter Sills, I know the guy that I was taling to is him, and so he asked me who? Then replyed kinda stutering this is he. I ask for the information for money gram and he provided me with a persons name of Sharon Smith, Manhatten NY and to use the red form. I said okay and hung up.

I called back 30 minutes later, and said that I am at Wal-Mart, and lost the information could you provide it again so I could send the money, this time he gave me a Sharon Simpson, Manhatten, NY. I then decided to try the blue form on Money Gram, and will require a receive code form First Union Financial Group. Mr. Peter Sills, said that they prefer the payment method using the red form, because it cuts down on taxes and GRT.

I have sent money using Money Gram, in the past to actual business and always was given a receive code and account number to fill out the form for payment. I am very sceptical about sending money to a person whom I was told is a Bonded Carrier. I caught on to there scam, and went grocery shopping instead. At least I know, where the money went.

If you have been contacted by this company! Do not give in! If it sounds to good to be true it probably is a scam. I have bad credit and no one else would approve me on a loan consolidation, and then out of the blue I get approved for $ 30,000.00 at 9% APR for 20years at $ 271.00 a month, yea right!

Best Regards,
Ft. Sill, Oklahoma

Company details:

First Union Financial Group
77 9TH Ave
New York Internet 10017

Phone Number: [protected]


  • Li
    LIA Jun 03, 2008
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    Verified customer

    Yes, this company is a fraud. But I was one of the lucky ones though. I did western union 695, but by night time, the money they promised me was not in the bank. The next morning, early morning, I called Western union and asked them if somebody has picked up the money I sent, and they said no, so i told them the whole story and they told me to come down to the office and refund my $. Later on the in afternoon, that idiotic fool Mr. Peter Sills (so he says) called back (finally, after trying to contact him the day before) and asked they're waiting for me to sent the money through so they could release the $5000. I told them I took my money back...your kinda' late there buddy...he asked why, and I said, cause somebody called and told me that all the papers I faxed was sent over to her apartment...I told them that this person warned me because she was scammed too...I told him that he's a fraud and he should go to jail...stupid jA$$.. (sorry) he just hung up...BUSTED...PEOPLE LIKE THIS SHOULD JUST DROP D...

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  • Cy
    Cyndi Sep 10, 2006
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I am sooo glad that I was not the only one that fell into this scam (not saying that I'm glad you did, just I feel like I am nieve and stupid)...unfortunatly I DID western union them Over$2000.00. What did I know... I had never been approved for a loan before. I wasn't sure how it was all supposed to work. To me, they did sound legit....until the money was not in my account. Not ONLY is the loan money not in my account, they now have access to my bank account along with my drivers license, social security number!!!

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  • Ca
    Cassandra Sep 06, 2006
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I am so thankful for your information regarding this company!! I was actually trying to submit to them an email--In this email I explained the current financial status that my husband & I are dealing with. I explained that we only wanted a second chance--Once again, I'm hit with a hard blow--You mentioned that you were also applying for a loan & due to your credit status at that time, found it just as hard to be approved. I now have three Payday Loans to which I am drowing in! If only I could find a lender willing to approve an amount to free me from this horrible nightmare that unfourtnantly is not a dream but Reality--Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks in Advance for any advice you may have!


    Meridian, MS

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