Sept '07, I contacted GCR Capital about loan for a truck and trailer I was wanting to purchase for my business. I talked to Cory Lockert in the beginning, provided the information for a credit check. It came back clean and per Lockert, I was approved for the funds needed to purchase both items.
Cory Lockerts next call to me was informing me that I needed to pay $2000.00 to "secure the funds" which was a guarantee to the investors that I was going to accept the loan and go forward. I questioned that for 2 weeks, then unfortunately I believed Lockert and allowed them to draft the money. The next call I receive was informing me that my "LEASE DOCUMENTS" would arrive in the next week or so.
I called Cory Lockert only to learn that I could no longer talk to him b/c my file had been moved on to the next SCAM ARTIST Leonard (Lenny) Freeman. I informed Freeman that I do not want to lease anything, I wanted a LOAN. He didnt really do anything, he only passed my file to Lissette Arias. She gave me the run around for many weeks. I picked out 2 different trucks only to lose both of them b/c the dealership sold them out from under me while waiting on GCR Capital to fund the money.
Finally, I requested to talk to someone in upper Mgmt. and thats when Mr. Personallity himself John Grant got involved. I expressed my concern to him that I was convienced that they had no intention of funding any vehicle for me and that they were nothing more than a scam. He talked to me as though I was a complete idiot (which looking back I must have been) and offered to "educate" me on how this "lease/loan" process works.
I contemplated for awhile on whether or not to proceed forward since John Grant had made it clear that I would NOT get my money back. I decided to move forward. I questioned him about the lease and what can I do to break the lease if the trucking business doesn't work out. He advised me to file bankruptcy.
A few days go by and I was informed by the SCAM ARTIST to pick out another truck. I did, then I received the contract for this "LEASE" and it only had enough money to cover the truck not the trailer too. I called John Grant back, to learn that they couldn't provide the money for both ( had they told me that in the beginning, they would have never drafted any money from my account) which in the long run I had to get a "REAL LOAN" for the trailer which meant more money out of pocket for a "REAL DOWN PAYMENT".
After 2 1/2 months of dealing with GCR Capital, I got the truck and trailer and soon learned that I was locked into a lease with another company called PAWNEE LEASING which is a scam also. Look that company up on Ripoff Report. Stay away from them as well b/c now I'm attempting to get out of the lease and I'll update the report on them as time goes by.