- Report: #391242
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Complaint Review: Royal American Financial
Royal American Financialwww.royalamericanfs.com Mefinee, California U.S.A.
Royal American Financial Possible Identity Theft, Bank and Loan Fraud - Total scam - be very careful Mefinee California
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The catch was if I could not get a co-applicant, I would need to make an insurance investment of $900.00.
I went to the website and verified the bbb and address listing was correct. I had no inkling that the person had ripped off the real Royal American Financial Advisors website, BBB rating, address and broker licenses.
I later found out that all these licenses were expired and really applied to the Financial Advisors.
I did not send the money - what really tipped me off was that Desilva wanted me to go to a specific western union and then changed his mind to make it a moneygram. And then he wanted me to go to a specific Moneygram location and send it to Curtis Robinson in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Please watch this - I know I am not the only one because I have been in contact with Royal American Financial Advisors and they alerted me that there have been at least 4 others.
Desilva appears to change his name and toll free number each time he attempts to scam. I do have that information if anyone needs it.
The shame is I thought this was legitimate. The BBB rating is what swayed me and I gave him my SS# and DL# because of the credit check.
Now this guy has that information and my bank information. I DID close my account and opened a new one.
I am now going through the steps for Identity Theft.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/14/2008 10:47 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Royal-American-Financial/Mefinee-California/Royal-American-Financial-Possible-Identity-Theft-Bank-and-Loan-Fraud-Total-scam-be-ve-391242. 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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