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    Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in FL.

    Its a company that got ahold of me 2 weeks ago. And now every finger points to scam.
    AFTER 2 WEEKS OF PLAYING THIS NOW PAINFUL GAME WITH CRESCENT FINANCIAL SERVICES AND NOT SEEING ANTHING GOOD HAPPEN TO ANYONE. IS THERE STILL HOPE FOR ME.? I AM A RECENTLY DISCHARGED(HONORABLY), COMBAT VET. FROM THE MARINE CORPS. I HAVE A DECENT JOB NOW 4 A GOVM'T CONTRACTOR. HOWEVER, DUE TO BEING UNEMPLOYED FOR 4 MO. I'VE BEEN PLAYING ALOT OF CATCH UP. IN THAT TIME, MY FAMILY AND I HAD BOTH OUR VEHICLES REPOSSESSED AND I'M NOW TRYING TO GET US OUT OF A FAMILY MEMBERS HOME AND BACK INTO OUR OWN PLACE (RENTAL). TO HELP OUT MY WIFE, 2 GIRLS AND I. I SENT & FELL VICTIM TO CRESCENT BY SENDING THEM ALL WE HAD ($5900), FOR A $16000 LOAN. BEFORE CRESCENT, I WAS LOOKING AROUND AT A LOT OF OTHER LOAN POSSIBILITIES BUT KEPT GETTING DENIED BECAUSE OF CREDIT ISSUES. NOW I'M TRYING HARD TO FIND A WAY BACK INTO OUR OWN HOME, A VEHICLE, PAYING AN OLD SPEED'N TICKET SO I CAN PURSUE A CAREER IN POLICE WORK AND ANSWERS TO OTHER NEW DEBTS. IS THERE SOMWHERE ELSE I CAN TURN 2 GET OUT OF THIS BIGGER HOLE? IS THERE ANY CHACE OF GETTING MY MONEY BACK??

    I AM PASTING THE MESSAGE I SENT TO BOTH THE TEXAS AND FLORIDA STATE ATTNY'S OFFICE:

    STARTING APRIL 27TH, THIS YEAR. I SENT THE FIRST OF FOUR PAYMENTS OF
    $1450.00 TO THIS COMPANY, TO SECURE A PERSONAL LOAN OF $8000.00 @6%
    INTREST ($243.11/MO). AFTER VIEWING A FAXED CONTRACT AND SIGNING IT. I
    SENT AN AMOUT OF $1450.00 VIA MONEY GRAM ($29.00) TO A SUPPOSED LENDER IN
    CANADA. I RECEIVED A CALL THE NEXT DAY, SINCE THEY DIDN'T MEET THEIR 24
    HOUR TRANSFER AGREEMET AND WAS TOLD THAT I NEEDED TO SEND AN ADDITIONAL
    $1450 TO SECURE THE FIRST YEAR OF THE LOAN, NOT JUST THE FIRST 6 MONTHS.
    AFTER THAT 2ND SENDING. THEY SAID THE LENDER HAD BACKED OUT OF THE DEAL,
    DISREGUARDING THE CONTRACT. MY OPTIONS NOW WHERE EITHER REQUEST A FULL
    REFUND THAT I WOULD NOT GET TILL APRIL 28TH, DUE TO A BILLING CYCLE. OR
    ACCEPT A NEW LENDERS OFFER, ALSO IN CANADA, FOR DOUBLE THE LOAN AMMOUNT
    AND DOUBLE THE SECURE PAYMENT OF $2900.00 (SECURING THE 1ST 2YEARS OF THE
    LOAN). I AGREED AFTER THEY ENSURED THIS NEW DEAL. FINALLY AFTER SENDING
    THEM 2 MORE PAYMENTS OF $1450.00 AND WAITING FOR THE 24 HOUR PERIOD FOR
    THEM TO DEPOSIT THE LOAN INTO MY ACCOUNT. I CONTACTED THEM THIS MORNING,
    APRIL 3, 2008 @ 10:00 AM. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE FUNDS STILL NOT BEING
    DEPOSITED. THEY SAID THAT NOW I HAD TO PAY AN 8% "CROOS BORDER TAX", OF
    $1280.00 TO COMPLETE THE SENDING OF THE LOAN. I TOLD THEM I WOULD CONTACT
    THEM BACK. I CALLED BOTH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AND "PHONEBUSTERS"
    IN CANADA, REPORTING THE ISSUE. THEY GAVE ME CASE NUMBERS AND TOLD ME IT
    WAS ALL A SCAM. LAST, I CALLED CRESCENT FINACIAL BACK AND TOLD THEM THAT I
    COULD NOT SEND THEM THE $1280.00 AND THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD NOW
    INITIATE THE REFUND FOR $5,916.00. I WOULD NOT GET IT TILL APRIL 28TH,
    2008 NLT 1700. THE POINTS OF CONTACT THERE AT CRESCENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
    ARE: DAVID PATTERSON EXT: 194
    JOHN BARRET EXT: 734
    HENRY GLADSTONE EXT: 205
    THIS IS THE ORDER OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT I DELT WITH THERE. EACH ONE CAME
    IN TO THE PICTURE WITH A NEW ISSUE AFTER EACH TIME SENDING THE MONEY. I DO
    HAVE ALL 4 OF THE MONEY GRAM RECEIPTS WITH THE SENING INFO FOR EACH
    OCCASION. ALL OF WHICH WENT TO CANADA. I AM A COMBAT VETEREN, JUST
    RECENTLY, HONORABLY, DICHARGED FROM THE MARINE CORPS. I WAS TRYING TO FIND
    A HONEST WAY TO GET MYSELF AND FAMILY OF 3 INTO A HOME RENTAL AND A
    VEHICAL (NONE NOW). OVER ALL OUT OF THE HOLE. I AM WORKING NOW FOR A
    GOVERMENT CONTRACTOR, ONLY NOW MORE IN THE WHOLE THANKS TO CRESCENT
    FINANCIAL SERVICES. WOULD YOU PLEASE LOOK OVER THIS COMPLAINT AND TAKE
    YOUR APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO HELP ME ON IT. THANK YOU.
    WWW.CRESCENTFINANCIAL.ORG

    I'd really appreciate any advice on this matter.
    :2gunsfiring_v1etwhore:

    :argue:
    flag:R.S. GUNSMOKE.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    This is a SCAM. I went through the same thing you did. I put up 6 months of payments in the amount of $1275.00 and then received a call saying they need $1275.00 more because their "insurance department" needed a year's worth of payments. They told me to call the next day for a refund if I could not get the additional funds. I took PATRICK WOOD'S advice (ext. 559) and secured some PAYDAY LOANS to get the collateral, which I could turn around and pay with my loan.
    Now calling them back at 1-888-811-1048, their phone number is NO LONGER IN SERVICE. THEIR WEBSITE DOES NOT EVEN EXIST. And in one week, I'll have to pay back these payday loans that I have no resources for.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    DAMN. SO THAT MEANS THAT I WON'T BE GETTING MY $ BACK EITHER. EVERY PART OF ME WANTS TO GO TRACK THEM DOWN.:madgo:
    flag:R.S. GUNSMOKE.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    Great! The phone number picks up but then just says goodbye. I contacted the BBB and I am next I think going to contact the Tampa Police. I was just on their site on Monday so who knows what happened. I am out money as well. My reps name was Sara Wright.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    I contacted Tampa police deparment and they gave us this website that is part of the FBI. www.IC3.gov. You go on there and you file your complainte we dont' know what other measures to takeThis is pretty much all we can do. The police said they never heard of this company before!!.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    I too am a victim of these god awful people. My loan rep was Sarah Wright and the "Manager" that called me to request additional money was Matthew Winter. I initially sent them $1700, but thank God, the people at the moneygram counter overheard me talking to Mr Winter when I mentioned I had just sent $1700 the day before. They immediately advised me that it was probably a scam and I should investigate before sending more money. Thank God I listened. I filed a complaint with IC3 as well after talking with the TPD.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    Why can't the TPD go and investigate these people. Why can't they go to their address? I just don't get it.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    I never personally applied for a loan from Crescent Financial Services. But somehow received a phone call from them. I did however apply for a loan at Lending Tree. I found it to be weird that shortly after I got a call back from Crescent Financial Services.

    Anyway, I listened to what Sara Wright had to say. I signed the contract after going over it with my husband and then faxed it back. Before sending the nearly $2000 they asked for I decided to do some research. Only problem is nothing came up. I did however find it to be fishy that their website was registered only days before they called me when they claimed to have been in business for several years. Needless to say I never sent them a dime. But if I had listened to my husband we would have been out $2000.

    My question is... how did these people find me? What information of mine do they have?

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    I also fell victim to these guys. :cwm2: I felt pretty stupid about it, too. I did research on them before I paid them, and couldn't find anything at all. Now of course, it's EVERYWHERE that it's a scam. He even told me that it was my fault I needed to send more money, because my credit was bad! I also dealt with Sarah Wright at first.

    I ended up calling my local FBI, local police, Tampa Police, Canadian authorities, and even tracked down the building that they said they were in. I called someone in the building who said they had been getting calls about Crescent, but didn't know where they were. They gave me a name of the building manager and I called them, also. Turns out, Crescent was only using their building address, and they aren't really there, so the Tampa Police cannot go there and get them. They have a local fax that forwards to them in Canada.

    From what the FBI guy said, it's really easy for these guys to do this kind of thing. They get all kinds of people to sign up, and a month or two later, gone. And there isn't anything we can do about it, either. The FBI guy gave me some good advice though. He said that if you can't physically go into a building and meet with people, don't do it. I even had to close out bank accounts and contact the credit bureaus because I had given them information.

    Not only am I out all that money and had to tell my kids that they really don't get new bikes this summer, but I have to go through the hassle of changing everything out. It really sucks.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    I am sorry for all of us that this happened. I have to admit I am kinda glad to see I am not the only good person that got scammed into this. I too sent them money that I needed to have for something else. I sent them $1500 for the first 5 month payment on a $10000 loan...... And the next morning I was called by Ext. 0... telling me I had been declined unless I was to send them another $1500. I just couldn't convince myself to send more money to Halifax,Nova Scotia.... thank god I did not.... If anyone receives any news about this..... please post it for all of us to read.

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    good newsThe local FBI guy that I had called about all of this called us this morning. He told us that the Canadian authorities had staked out about 200 MoneyGram stations, and caught one of the women. She had about $160,000 cash on her at the time, going from station to station. They have her in custody, but she won't say anything. They threatened her with 20 years in prison, but in reality, he said she'll probably get about 8 years, and she'll be rich when she gets out. He figured that this company scammed about $50 million from ALOT of hardworking people in bad situations in about 90 days time. Some people were even taken for upwards of $20,000. He said that these guys are good, saying all the right things, and having all the believable answers to all the questions. The woman also showed no remorse for doing this to any of us. Sad, huh? :rotz:

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    Well if they caught the one girl why can't they give us some of our money back!!!!

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    The caught Scammer!!

    :z-mad:

    Can we file a suit with her and her connections??? We must be able to unite and get them. I'm pissed and in debt really bad and I will work with anyone to get a Class Action suit or something to get their asses!!:mad:
    If we have one person dammit we got em all! Just follow this long papertrail.

    We all lost money, time and other stuff and we can get her and anyone else that she is connected with. the feds should be able to get her phone call records and her personal computers etc.

    I just know that we have to do something!! Or at least I do......

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    Re: The caught Scammer!!

    i'm with you we should do some thing i'm so angry i got scam:cwm14:
    Quote Originally Posted by soccermom08 View Post
    :z-mad:

    Can we file a suit with her and her connections??? We must be able to unite and get them. I'm pissed and in debt really bad and I will work with anyone to get a Class Action suit or something to get their asses!!:mad:
    If we have one person dammit we got em all! Just follow this long papertrail.

    We all lost money, time and other stuff and we can get her and anyone else that she is connected with. the feds should be able to get her phone call records and her personal computers etc.

    I just know that we have to do something!! Or at least I do......
    Last edited by m411mady; 04-22-2008 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: The caught Scammer!!

    i agree let's unite and take them down,, they got me too? any ideas?

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    Re: Anyone heard of Crescent Financial Services in

    Yes please let me know if somebody is doing something!! they took our money to. So if anybody ha any ideas let us know!!!.

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