Lease Financial Group — Fradulent Billing
I signed a 60 month lease for a credit card terminal with this company in July of 2003. In August of 2008, I contacted Lease Financial Group and spoke to a customer service representative regarding the process for terminating our lease and returning the credit card terminal back to them. We followed the directions given to us and shipped the leased equipment to an address in NY, NY. The customer service representative stated that one final payment would be deducted from the business checking account within 30 days of receipt of the terminal which occurred in September 2008.
So far this month, October 2008, Lease Financial Group has sent one billing invoice and has made three attempt to deduct fees from the business checking account (all for different amounts). After receiving the invoice, I finally had a phone number that I could call to rectify the situation and was told that the equipment received was incomplete; no mention of this was made in August when the equipment was returned. Now I am receiving five to six automated phone calls per day. A search on the internet has many other business owners reporting the "eternal lease strategy" of Lease Financial Group and the various ways that this company extorts further monies out of their own clients. Most interesting of all is the the address show above, which is from the invoice from Lease Financial Group, is for a different branch of the same company that leases health care equipment. Also I have been uable to find a valid web address for this company. In short, this is an unscrupulous company.