Victim Location 10996
Total money lost $3,000
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan
We found Legacy Financial Investments, LLC (the guy who contacted us goes by "Jimmy") through a blog on Connected Investor website. We were looking for funding for a real estate deal. We were promised funding but were asked to wire transfer $3,000 to pay for the attorney fees, etc which is common in these types of deals. We wired the money and he promised the funding would come through the next morning. That morning (Good Friday), he claimed the bank was closed. Then he said the funding would come thru Monday. However, on Monday, he notified us that his bank was requiring us to pay a different LLC (2 Easy Insurance, LLC) $6,000 to get insurance because of the size of the loan. He said they would not take a credit card, only a wire transfer. We asked for contact info for his "officer" at the bank, which he claimed was based in GA. We got a call from NJ from a guy claiming to be from BoA who could not provide his bank location or phone number and hung up on us when we pushed him. We asked "Jimmy" to send our $3,000 because he had not informed us for the need for insurance before we signed his "contract" but weeks later, we have nothing.