Melisha called and wanted to loan my husband $5000 for 16 months. I called them back because he was working and could not talk to them. They had all his information and said that he was pre-approved and they just had to verify who we were.
They wanted us to send them $200 via Western Union. She was on the phone with me the whole time telling me what to fill into the blanks. She told me to send it to a Dale Johnon in New Castle PA. She told me to fill my name in the personal information. Once I was done, I had to give her the MTCN# and she told me that within 30 minutes $5200 would be in my account for the loan amount plus the money I had to send to them.
Thirty minutes went by and a Mark Bishop called me and said that I did the test question wrong. I had to call Western Union and add a test question. The question was "What is the color of sky?" the answer was "Blue".
Another 30 minutes went by and Melisha called me back and said that she made a mistake. She should have told me to put my husband's name on the Western Union because the loan was in his name. I had to send another $200 via Western Union this time in his name. She again stayed on the phone while I did it again, making sure she told me everything to write down. Sending the money to the same person with the same address. I was very upset at this point and really did not want to send another $200.Before we hung up, she again told me that the loan money would be in my bank account in the amount of $5000 plus another $400 for the money I had to send to verify my identity.
After 30 minutes, I checked my bank account and there had not been a deposit. I then called the number back. I was told that Melisha was in a meeting and that I was talking to Kevin. He told me that they were having troubles depositing the money into the account and that they had sent it to Western Union. He informed me that $5800 was waiting for me at Western Union. In order to collect our money we had to send $495 to activate a number and then within 5 minutes, I would have $5800 in my hand. I informed them that I did not have another $495 to send to them.
If I had all this money, I would not be borrowing money. I informed him that I felt that they had taken advantage of me and that I had fallen for a scam. He told me that I am an intelligent person and that it is not a scam. He told me that we would do a conference call with Western Union to assure me that my money is there. Who ever he called said that there was money there but when I called Western Union myself, they could not find any transaction waiting for my husband or I.
I am now calling and trying to cancel this whole deal and they keep on hanging up on me. My husband tried to cancel this on a Saturday and they informed him that they could not cancel it on a weekend and to call back on a regular business day. They also informed him that the $400 that we sent them would go to a charity instead of returning it to us.