• Report: #979862

Complaint Review: Sutherland Brokers & Associates

  • Submitted: Sun, December 09, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, December 10, 2012

  • Reported By: Christopher — Fort Benning Georgia United States of America
Sutherland Brokers & Associates
600 DeMers Ave. Grand Forks, Nevada United States of America

Sutherland Brokers & Associates Internet Fraud Grand Forks, Nevada

*Consumer Comment: How to spot a loan scam.

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

I'm an Active Duty Staff Sergeant with the US Army. Sutherland Brokers & Associates,600 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58201 http://sutherlandbrokersassociates.com/ is a scam. They sent me a contract
stating that I qualified for a $9000 loan. My rep, Sharon Dunn, asked for a copy of my IDs and bank information. After review, she stated that I had to make the first four monthly payments ($870) up front via western union to the private investor in Canada. After I made the transfer via Western Union, she told me I should receive my deposit in 4 to 6 hours. The next morning she called me back stating that I had to send an additional $700 because my funds were on hold with the Canadian Government. At this point, I knew it was all a scam and requested a refund. I haven't heard anything back from this company. These people are taking advantage of the military and it needs to stop. Something needs to happen to these crooks. Dont trust anyone if they ask you to pay up front to secure a loan.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/09/2012 01:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Sutherland-Brokers-Associates/Grand-Forks-Nevada-58201/Sutherland-Brokers-Associates-Internet-Fraud-Grand-Forks-Nevada-979862. 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.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on Sutherland Brokers & Associates

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 1Consumer 0Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 Consumer Comment

How to spot a loan scam.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

"  After review, she stated that I had to make the first four monthly payments ($870) up front via western union to the private investor in Canada. "

  The top three red flags are in that sentence.  Advance payments on a loan would be illegal, which tells you that this is not a legitimate lender.   Requiring payment through an untraceable cash transfer is only done by scammers.  Legitmate businesses do not use W.U. personal transfer.  It is meant for sending money to people that you know personally.     The last red flag is that you're sending this untraceable cash out of the country.   This is done so that if you decide to involve law enforcement, they will  not have jurisdiction in the country where the money was received (meaning the scammers have nothing to worry about).

"  At this point, I knew it was all a scam and requested a refund. "

  Unfortunately, when someone steals your money, it is unlikely that they'll give it back because you request it.

"  I haven't heard anything back from this company. "

  This is not a company.   It's a group of scammers who conned you into sending them cash using a made up (or stolen) company name.   Now that they have it, you will not hear back from them (unless they think they can con you into sending more cash). 

 These people are taking advantage of the military and it needs to stop.  "

   Not exactly.   These people will take advantage of anyone who is gullible enough to send untraceable cash for the promise of a loan.   They do not discriminate.

   This particular scam shows up on this site (under different names) probably 2 or 3 times a day.  It's so common that the FTC has devoted a web page to it :

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel16.shtm

Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
X