Pine Valley Financial
Complaint 283070 Details

  • Date Occurred: 10/24/2013
  • Reported Damages: $856.00
  • Location: 310 West Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

I have less than perfect credit and searched online for a loan to get my bills current. I was contacted via email by Joel Cohen of Pine Valley Financial saying that I was approved for a loan of $5,000. I called the contact number 888-990-9437 and told him that I didnt want that full amount but he said that was their minimum. I said ok and he in turn said I needed to make a collateral deposit. I became skeptical when he gave me a private name Edward Warren to wire transfer $790.00 to New York. I should have followed my instinct and not send it. He told me i would have the 5k in my account the next day and that did not happen. Instead i got a call from Gary Howard
saying I did not get the insurance approved. I shouted at him that this is a scam and not sending any more money! I asked for my money back and he said I will have to wait till 30 days and how its in the contract. i checked it and it said their billing cycle for refunds. I just want to get my money back and stop these people from defrauding others!!!

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  • Courtney
  • Courtney SBID #455be18d14
  • Posted 10/28/2013
  • Gary Howell continues to tell me they are trying to get my money back from the "private lender" if not the insurance will cover my loss and a refund will be issued November 18. I am working very closely with my local police department, they have a financial unit, I hope something comes of it. Good luck, please update me if you make any progress.
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  • Courtney
  • Courtney SBID #455be18d14
  • Posted 10/28/2013
  • Sorry Allison, I thought I was posting on Chelsea's compliant. As I recommended and asked of her, would you please file a report with the IC3 (FBI's internet crime unit), the attorney general (I did both Wisconsin and my state) I am about to file it with New York also, it seems pretty obvious that is where they are really located since we are all sending our money there, and also file a report with your local police department. I also filed a complaint with the BBB. I am sure I will never see my money again but I am determined they face charges for their fraud!
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Company Statistics

  • Complaint Against Pine Valley Financial
  • Complaints Filed: 12
  • Reported Damages: $22,420.00
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