An advertisement in my local paper that looked legitimate for loans caught my attention. I called a toll free number and was told that I was speaking to Kassie White of Express Financial and that with some information I could be approved for a minimum of $5, 000.00 loan.
After taking my information, Kassie White informed me that I would be contacted within 24-48 hours with a confimation or denial for the loan. Kassie White called the next day and informed me that I was approved for $5, 000.00 and that because of my less than perfect credit history, in order to secure my loan, I would have to pay $740.00. The $5, 000.00 would be deposited into my bank account within 24 hours after Express Financial received my secure deposit. I was to send the money through Western Union.
Before sending the money through Wesern Union, I called Kassie White back to confirm my loan status and to inform her that all the money that I had to send was the money to secure the deposit ($740.00), I could not afford to pay the Western Union wire transfer money, but she(Kassie White) insisted that they (Express Financial) could take it from the $740.00 tah was being wired to them.
After the faxing of contracts, and obtaining signatures and bank information, the money ($685.00) was sent to Express Financial. I called Kassie White back to confirm that the money and information was received and to ask final questions about the loan that I was expecting. Kassie White transfered me to the account manager, Aaron Lamond who also assured me that all was well with my loan process.
The next day, 24 hours later, I called my bank and realized that no money was transferred into my account. I called Kassie White back and she confirmed that the check was sent to my bank. I called back and forth between the two institutions (Express Financial, and my bank); no money was received. Kassie White informed me that there was a computer error and that I was actually denied the loan that I was seeking; I needed to send $500.00 more to get the loan that I originally applied and got approved for.
I got highly upset and demanded a refund of the money that I had already sent ($740.00). I asked to speak to the Supervisors, Managers, anyone that could get me back my money. I got hung up on, and ignored. Express Financial, LLC is/are a team of scam artists and I will pursue justice.