• Report: #978731

Complaint Review: CIG REALTY

  • Submitted: Thu, December 06, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, February 26, 2013

  • Reported By: marytrue — Jackson Mississippi United States of America
CIG REALTY
1900 HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE, STE 310,EAST MEADOW, NY EAST MEADOW, New York United States of America

CIG REALTY KEITH ANTHONY CIG REALTY IS A NATIONWIDE FRAUDULENT MORTGAGE FRAUD SCAMMER/RIP-OFF EAST MEADOW, New York

*Consumer Comment: REFUND LIES!

*Consumer Suggestion: STEALING FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT

*Consumer Comment: LIES LIES CIG REALITY

*Consumer Comment: WE ARE GETTING THERE!!!

*Consumer Comment: WE ARE GETTING THERE EVERYONE!!!!

*Consumer Comment: REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Statement from C.I.G. Realty

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Statement from C.I.G. Realty

*General Comment: cig realty contract

*Consumer Comment: REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY TO NASSAU COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE IN MINEOLA, NY

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: cig realty scam and fraud added note

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: cig realty scam and fraud

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i responded to an advertistment on Craigslist posted by Carlos Aponte, who was advertising several properties for sale which he stated he could get financing for. i initially thought that Carlos owner these properties.  He introduced me to a local realtor who was to assist me with finding my dream home.

After I found my dream home, I notified Carlos who advised that before the process could officially get started, I needed to wire $5000 to a bank account owned by CIG Realty. After I wired the $5000 I received a contract and other documents from CIG Realty, one of which included a letter on CIG letterhead which explained their 15 day refund policy. Shortly thereafter, I got a call from the realtor congratulating me and telling me that I had won the bid for the house of my dreams.

While the paperwork was being processed and in order to avoid having to sign a new lease, which the lessor was insisting that I sign or vacate the premises, I moved my family in with my mom for what I thought would be a short two to three week period. Two weeks later I got another call from the realtor and Carlos telling me that I did not get the house. So I struck out again searching for my dream home. I found four or five others; however, I didn't get them either.

Thinking it was due to the incompetence of the realtor, I struck out on my own. I found the perfect house, for the perfect price, and in the perfect neighborhood. I started negotiating with the seller to purchase the house and once again CIG Realty failed to come through with the required earnest money and failed to return the signed contract/offer in a timely manner. At that point I decided that CIG Realty was either a scam or had no intentions of financing a house for me. I requested the return of my $5000 downpayment, at least until I was successful in locating a house in which they were willing to expedite the paperwork and follow through with purchasing like they kept promising they would.

That was in May, 2012. I have been stressing with them since trying to get my downpayment back. I have called and called; however, to date no refund has been issued and none of the employees in the office could provide accurate updates relative to when the refund would be issued. I was given two dates of expectancy, July 18, and September 23. Both were before Superstorm Sandy; and both went without an update or a call from CIG.  I was told by the local realtor who was assisting me with locating a house that there were several other individuals in the area who wired money to CIG Realty and were unable to get a refund after they were unsuccessful with their attempts to purchase a home. According to the Realtor, one individual lost $11,000.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/06/2012 03:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CIG-REALTY/EAST-MEADOW-New-York-11554/CIG-REALTY-KEITH-ANTHONY-CIG-REALTY-IS-A-NATIONWIDE-FRAUDULENT-MORTGAGE-FRAUD-SCAMMERRIP-978731. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

REFUND LIES!

AUTHOR: mad as hell.com - (United States of America)

MORE LIES, MORE LIES. I GOT THE CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH KEITH AFTER HIS MAIN APPERANCE ON FOX 35 SHAME, SHAME. HE AND GUS STATED THAT THEY WERE SENDING BACK MY REFUND IN 2 PAYMENTS AND THAT I HAD TO SIGN ANOTHER INVISIBLE AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT HIS OFFER OF WAY OF PAYING ME BACK  THAT WAS 2 WEEKS AGO AS OF TODAY I HAVENT SEEN IT LOL. WELL THIS PAST FRIDAY I SPOKE WITH GUS  AGAIN  AND ASKED WHERE WAS THE PAPER WORK, AND OF COURSE HE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE BLAMMED KEITH HE WAS SUPPOSE TO CALL YOU AND CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS WELL WE ARE SENDING OUT CHECKS TODAY AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A CALL BACK  TO VERIFY YOUR ADDRESS. LIKE ALWAYS ANOTHER BOGUS DEAL HE NEVER CALLED, WELL YESTURDAY I CALLED AND GOT ANTHONY PODIAS AFTER BEING ON HOLD FOR 10 MINS AND TO BE TOLD THAT NO ONE IS IN THE OFFICE BUT HIMSELF AND HE SICK (GOOD) BLAH, BLAH, AND THAT KEITH AGAIN IS MISSING IN ACTION AND GUS IS IN COURT, AND HE HAS NO IDEA WHEN THEY WILL BE IN. NOW YOU WOULD THINK AFTER BEING EXSPOSED TO THE AG AND THE NEWS AND ALL OVER THE INTERNET KEITH WOULD TRY AND REDEEM HIMSELF HE GETS BOLDER AND BOLDER ALONG WITH HIS FOLLOWERS ANTHONY AND GUS (SMH) GOD BLESS THEM, THEIR REAP IS COMING! HAS ANYONE ELSE BEEN TOLD THIS NEW FAIRY TALE?
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

STEALING FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT

AUTHOR: mad as hell.com - (United States of America)

WELL FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE WITH CIG REALITY, THEY ARE NOT THE VICTIM, ALTHOUGH THEY WOULD LOVE TO BE IT'S SAD THAT THIS COMPANY WOULD LIE AND TRY AND PUT OFF THEIR PROBLEMS THAT THEY CREATED ON THEIR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES, WHEN CIG KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING IN THE FIRST PLACE " RIPPING PPL OFF " WITH MAKING THEM THINK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY IN PURCHASING THEIR FIRST HOME OR BUSINESS WITH THEIR HELP BUY SENDING  THEM X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS FOR A DWN PAYMENT ON A HOME THAT THEY WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT IN AS BEING THEIRS. THIS IS SO SAD THAT THESE PPL WOULD KILL A PERSONS DREAM AND TAKE THEIR MONEY AT THE SAME TIME.  THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED ABOUT CIG REALITY IS TRUE, THESE REPORTS ARE COMING FOR VICTIMS LIKE MYSELF AND EX EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH LIES, STRESS, ANGER BEHIND ANTHONY PODIAS (RIGHT HAND MAN) KEITH ANTHONY AND HIS WIFE (MASTER MIND)  GUS (THE FAKE ATTORNEY FOR CIG REALITY) AND THE REST OF THE STAFF (WHO ARE REAL GOOD FRIENDS OF KEITH) TRUST ME YOU DONT WONNA DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY, THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER THINGS I COULD BE DOING  EACH DAY THAN TO BE TRYING TO MAKE CIG REALITY LOOK BAD, THEY DOING A GREAT JOB ON THEIR OWN BUT UNTIL I GET MY MONEY BACK , I AM GONNA BE ON THE PHONE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, FBI, FEDS, AND WHOEVER ELSE TO DO SOME JUSTICE TO THE CIG REALITY EMPIRE. SO STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT LIKE YOU (CIG) ARE SO INNOCENT AND THE INTERNET IS OUT TO RUIN YOUR BUSINESS, NO THE INTERNET IS WARNING AND REPORTING YOUR BUSINESS
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#3 Consumer Comment

LIES LIES CIG REALITY

AUTHOR: mad as hell.com - (United States of America)

JUST SPOKE WITH ANTHONY PODIAS TO SEE WHAT WAS THE LIE FOR THIS WEEK AND OF COURSE HE PASSED THE BUCK OVER TO OLD GUS, CIG REALITY FAKE LAWYER LOL BUT ANYWAYS HE GAVE ME THIS WONDERFUL STORY FOR V-DAY STATING THAT THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO GIVE PPL BACK HALF OF THEIR ONEY THROUGH PAYMENTS. I'M LIKE WHY DO WE HAVE TO RECIEVE OUR MONEY IN PAYMENTS YA'LL DIDNT GET IT IN PAYMENTS? "WELL WE ARE TRYING TO PAY EVERYONE BACK THEIR MONEY IF THEY ACCEPT THE PAYMENTS" NO, SO WHATS HAPPENING IS THAT THE NY STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS UP ON THEIR GAME, THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE NOT STEALING FROM PEOPLE BY OFFERING PAYMENTS LOL.. CIG NEVER GIVES UP!!! AND ME EITHER ;-)
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#4 Consumer Comment

WE ARE GETTING THERE!!!

AUTHOR: taje - (United States of America)

CHECK OUT THE LINK FOR FOX 5 NEWS

http://www.myfoxny.com/category/233240/shame-shame-shame
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#5 Consumer Comment

WE ARE GETTING THERE EVERYONE!!!!

AUTHOR: tajellison - (United States of America)

THE STORY MADE IT ON FOX 5 NEWS IN NY, CHECK IT OUT!!! CLICK LINK BELOW



http://www.myfoxny.com/category/233240/shame-shame-shame

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#6 Consumer Comment

REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY

AUTHOR: tajellison - (United States of America)

I was advised to direct anyone with the same issue to contact 516-248-3300, that is the NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL. You will need to advise them that you need to report on a Consumer Fraud that already has existing complaints pending by other consumers. They will direct you on what you need to complete and submit to them. It was originally being handled by the DA office but they transferred the case to the NYS Attorney General Consumer Fraud Bureau....I warned both Keith Anthony who has ignored me since I wired them my money and Anthony Podias that they scammed the wrong one, if i dont get my money back (ALL OF IT) Im taking this all the way!!! No one is buying their stories and their responses....GOOD LUCK!! THEIR LUCK IS ABOUT TO RUN OUT!!
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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Statement from C.I.G. Realty

AUTHOR: C.I.G. Realty - (United States of America)

CIG Realty is working diligently to correct some issues that arose from the implementation of our initial business model and miscommunication between former employees and our customers.
Our objective is to satisfy any and all concerns of our customers and continue to move forward with our business.  
Unfortunately CIG Realty was the victim of a malicious internet campaign that spread misinformation about the companys business dealings and intentions. This campaign was implemented by disgruntled former employees.  It is the policy of CIG not to discuss specific personnel issues.
CIG is in the process of contacting all its customers to address any concerns and answer any and all questions they may have.  In addition CIG has hired a full time employee to handle inquiries. 
CIG is dedicated to addressing our clients concerns including refunding monies and scheduling new closing dates.  CIG is cooperating with the State Attorneys office to assure customers complaints are being handled in a timely fashion. 
Any customers who wish to ask questions or have concerns should immediately contact us at (516) 453-2602 or write us at CIG Realty, 1900 Hempstead Turnpike Suite 310, East Meadow, New York 11554.
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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Statement from C.I.G. Realty

AUTHOR: C.I.G. Realty - (United States of America)

CIG Realty is working diligently to correct some issues that arose from the implementation of our initial business model and miscommunication between former employees and our customers. 

Our objective is to satisfy any and all concerns of our customers and continue to move forward with our business. 

Unfortunately CIG Realty was the victim of a malicious internet campaign that spread misinformation about the companys business dealings and intentions. This campaign was implemented by disgruntled former employees.  It is the policy of CIG not to discuss specific personnel issues.

CIG is in the process of contacting all its customers to address any concerns and answer any and all questions they may have.  In addition CIG has hired a full time employee to handle inquiries.

CIG is dedicated to addressing our clients concerns including refunding monies and scheduling new closing dates. 

CIG is cooperating with the State Attorneys office to assure customers complaints are being handled in a timely fashion. 
Any customers who wish to ask questions or have concerns should immediately contact us at (516) 453-2602 or write us at CIG Realty, 1900 Hempstead Turnpike Suite 310, East Meadow, New York 11554.

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#9 General Comment

cig realty contract

AUTHOR: big d - (United States of America)

does anyone out their still have a full contract .if so please reply
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#10 Consumer Comment

REPORT THEM IMMEDIATELY TO NASSAU COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY OFFICE IN MINEOLA, NY

AUTHOR: tajellison - (United States of America)

Hi Everyone, I just got my response from the State Attorney office in Mineola, NY today which is the office that is handling this case in Nassau County Court House. The letter ask me to contact the person assigned to the case as soon as possible to further discuss the issue.  I will be calling on Monday so I will keep everyone posted on the status.  You all need to send in your report asap because I just sent this is last week and already got a response. Again your report needs to go to District Attorney Office, Nassau County Courthouse at 262 Old Country Rd, Mineola, NY 11501....do it ASAP!!!! The more they have the more they have to work with!! 
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

cig realty scam and fraud added note

AUTHOR: johndoe - (United States of America)

Note that all current employees are well aware of the scam but choose to still work there supporting keith and anthony ripping people off. The people supporting this sick scam are julianna, ana, emmanuel, kevin, massie, albert, bill, diane and their so called lawyer gus. There is no legal department, if you're told there is, its a lie.anthony s wife is also in this, anthony is also the owner of two other companies, construction and real estate, he is also running a scam in the dominican republic. Keith owns two cafes in the bronx not queens. We suggest you contact kathleen rice to report, she is the attorney general for ny.
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#12 UPDATE EX-employee responds

cig realty scam and fraud

AUTHOR: johndoe - (United States of America)

worked for cig realty until I found out they have not closed one house. This is how it works... a sales person will call you and make it sound like a golden opportunity, next you are sent to the locating dept so they could find you your fake house, after they waste your time as well as a realtors they send you to the finance dept, anthony podias will tell you he can't put in an offer until you wire money, after you wire money good luck with trying to contact him. They will put in a bogus bid because they know it won't go thru. Then you are sent to locating 5,6,7 times until you finally realize its a scam and want your money back but you won't get it back because keith anthony put it in an unknown account to make interest or investments, he also owns 2 resturants in queens ny that he bought with your money. If you do get money back it will be months and months later but it will only be a very small amount of what you sent. Cig is NOT licensed for any business. They prey on people with bad credit and uneducated, in anthonys own words "these people wouldn't know how to use a crayon if given one". Have you gotten someone that couldn't speak english on the phone?? That would be one of the unlicensed illegal immigrants working there. Has keith told you your house was put off because of a bad employee that he fired? No its because he is under staffed employees quit after they find out its a scam and people also quit because he has bounced employee checks and has not paid them. Ever ask for recommendations? Don't bother that would be friends of anthony and keith. The approvals you are getting not real ask to see the finance
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