• Report: #698230

Complaint Review: fast500k.com

  • Submitted: Mon, February 21, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, June 14, 2011

  • Reported By: search and destroy — Allentown Pennsylvania United States of America
fast500k.com
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America

fast500k.com Jeff Hines, www.30dayfunding.com BEWARE OF WWW.FAST500K.COM Las Vegas, Nevada

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: 500k IS A SCAM PHIL JAMES SALESPERSON IS A FRAUD!!!

*Consumer Comment: PHIL JAMES a.k.a. BENTLEY SIVA

*Consumer Comment: YES FAST500K IS A RIP-OFF and YES - PHIL JAMES IS RUNNING A SCAM.

*Consumer Comment: ALOT OF EXCUSES

*General Comment: Fast500k is most-certainly a scam!!!

*UPDATE Employee: Alex Protinius (Owner FAST500K)

*Consumer Comment: Fast 500k Are Scammers Do Not Send Them Your Monies

*UPDATE Employee: Alex Protinius (Owner FAST500K)

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Www.fast500k.com appeared on the Craigslist on February 20, 2011.  This company  claims to obtain a corporation and have it funded with a 500k line of credit.  They use the exact same contract as Jeff Hines and 30dayfunding.com.  You are required to wire a thousand dollars to a bank account as a consultant fee.  The sales manager's name this time is Phil james.  I Posted a warning ad on Craigslist on Sunday and by Monday it was deleted.  Additionally, the website for www.fast500k.com has been taken down.  Please alert everyone about this scam of paying a thousand dollars for a funded corporation.  YOU WILL RECIEVE ALOT OF EXCUSES AND LOSS OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS!!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/21/2011 06:19 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/fast500kcom/Las-Vegas-Nevada-89169/fast500kcom-Jeff-Hines-www30dayfundingcom-BEWARE-OF-WWWFAST500KCOM-Las-Vegas-Nevada-698230. 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 REBUTTAL Individual responds

500k IS A SCAM PHIL JAMES SALESPERSON IS A FRAUD!!!

AUTHOR: STEVE - (United States of America)

I AM AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS SCAMMED BY 500K SALESPERSON PHIL JAMES ON JUNE 7TH. FOR $1000.00 "CONSULTANT FEE" AKA BENTLEY SIVA THAT HAS A FAX HE USED IN THE NEW YORK AREA BUT SAID HE IS IN THE LAS VEGAS AREA. IT IS NOW JUNE 14TH AND I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH PAY-PAL AND FILED MY CLAIM AND LUCKILY I WILL BE GETTING MY $1000.00 RETURNED BECAUSED I USED A CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAY-PAL INSTEAD OF WIRING MONEY...BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY AS WELL AS THIS SCUM-BAG SCAMMER PHIL JAMES DO-NOT SEND THESE PEOPLE ANY FUNDS THEY ARE SCAMMERS,AN TO ALEX OR SANDRA IF THOSE ARE YOUR REAL NAMES CONTACT ME WITH A DIRECT NUMBER TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU SAY YOU ARE NOT SCAMMING PEOPLE CONTACT ME I KNOW YOU WON'T BUT I PUT IT OUT THERE LIARS SCAMMING DIRT-BAGS....STEVE YOU CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE FOR REAL...DON'T EXPEXT TO HEAR FROM YOU  THOUGH...
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#2 Consumer Comment

PHIL JAMES a.k.a. BENTLEY SIVA

AUTHOR: anonymous - (USA)

One more thing:

When I originally wired the $1000, it went not to FAST500K but to the account of BENTLEY SIVA. This was a warning sign that I unfortunately opted to ignore. 
 
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#3 Consumer Comment

YES FAST500K IS A RIP-OFF and YES - PHIL JAMES IS RUNNING A SCAM.

AUTHOR: anonymous - (USA)

This is a follow-up to my previous post/complaint:

Another week has gone by and Ive still received nothing from Fast500K.  Its now been 10 weeks since I sent $1000 on the promise that Id receive a 500K LOC after 18 days.

Since I posted my complaint here and requested my refund, Phil James has stopped responding to my emails and phone calls.  Ive now reluctantly come to the conclusion that YES FAST500K IS A RIP-OFF and YES - PHIL JAMES IS RUNNING A SCAM
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#4 Consumer Comment

ALOT OF EXCUSES

AUTHOR: ananymous - (United States of America)

On March 2, I signed up and sent the $1000 even after reading the above complaints, thinking it might be worth the chance that FAST500K is legitimate.  So, unlike those above, I have a first-hand experience to report.  What I have to say is not falsified and Yes, Ive received ALOT OF EXCUSES.  

It is now May 5 and, after nine weeks, I still have not received the 500K LOC.  In fairness, Phil James has been responsive by email and phone and I do not fault him.  Over and over, his message has essentially been, Please be patient, it will arrive very soon.  I do however fault the Team Sandra Daley, Angela Walsh and Alex Protinius.  According to the website, this is the Team that supposedly guides all the processors to safety, makes sure that there are no problems and makes sure the entire operation goes as smooth as possible.  Unlike in the case with Phil James, Im unable to be in contact with any of them.

If the Team is indeed working on my file but theres a hitch of some kind, the Team is treating me with disrespect by not getting in touch with me directly to explain the cause of the delay.  Im hopeful that by posting this complaint it will provoke Alex Protinius to again respond as he has above and, better yet, produce the long-awaited 500K LOC.
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#5 General Comment

Fast500k is most-certainly a scam!!!

AUTHOR: IrishTrekker - (United States of America)

Alex, clearly the "company" you have created is a simple and elementary scam.  With no disrespect to the person who posted about losing $1,000, you must be out of your mind to fall for a scam like this. 

I work for a bank, a real lender.  A customer approached me and requested that I wire $1,000 to Fast500k.  When asked, he said it was for building his corporate credit and he was only planning on using about $100,000 of the available line of credit.  Being a real lender, I run into simple scams like yours all of the time.  The funny part about you is that you have actually decided to defend yourself instead of just moving on to the next fictitious company you will create.  Creating a fake company takes all of 4 minutes and half-a-cup of coffee. 

Once I explained how your scam works to my customer, he agreed to not send you any money.  I'm very sorry for anyone who has lost money, but let’s get real people!!!  Anyone who has applied for a car loan knows it can take an entire day to find financing, even for a $5,000 loan.  To be offered a half million dollar line of credit from a "lender" who does the due diligence required to decide what lunch meat to eat that day, should be a little skeptical at the very least.  Additionally, why does it take 18 days?  Does the 18 days begin once you receive your $1,000?  So, what you’re trying to say is, once you get the $1,000 18 days is long enough for you to disappear before the customer begins looking for you?  When a simple Google search of Fast500k brings up pages upon pages of ripoffreport entries, instead of your actual website, this should send up enough red flags to not wire you any money. 

Your website reads like a Special Needs version of a Highlights Magazine Search for these red flags.  For anyone who has not seen the site, or has visited it and actually believes anything they've read, consider this:

- the grammar used is rivaled by my 10 year old niece with dyslexia
- nowhere on your site does it explain exactly how your company works
- the picture of money you display is backwards (excellent touch, by the way)
- your guarantee makes no mention of what exactly will be refunded
- claiming to offer funding to people with no assets or collateral shows you target only those who have not actually gone through the lending process before, so they do not actually understand that no one will give out $500,000 in credit without collateral.
- your "team" is made up of 2 pictures found through a google search of "professional woman" and 1 picture through a google search of "professional man"
- Angela Walsh's position sounds pretty tricky.  Let me get this straight, she is the office manager of a company that claims to give out $500,000 lines of credit to anyone with a pulse and her only job description is that she "must make sure there are no problems???"  Also, see grammar issue.
- You, Alex, being the Majority Share Owner can't even correctly spell "owner" in the first line of your 2-line job description.  Congratulations on your rise from sales manager to majority share owned.  I await the publishing of your autobibliography (misspelling purposeful).
- Really?  I get to choose between a 15 and 30 year term?  Wow, you guys really do tailor to my needs as an unsuspecting, desperate customer.  Thank you for allowing ME to choose.  Oh, and since when do lines of credit term-out after 15 or 30 years?  Typically they have an expiration date of 120 months out, unless the line is still being used.  That's some rate too!  I should just use your line of credit to pay off my mortgage.  Tell me, is the rate fixed on the revolving line of credit that ends upon the date I chose?  Very nice to offer no prepayment penalty!  But, what about that pesky "success fee" of only 5% ($25,000) you charge?  I'm going to assume that by signing your contract, I'm legally bound (somehow) to repay someone (unknown) once you receive your success fee.  Shame I'll never hear from you again.
-Tell Roscoe from your Testimonial section that if it weren't for his good advice and personal recommendation, I would have looked elsewhere based upon all of the lingering factors mentioned above.
- Your contact section is hilarious!  I thought you were located in Las Vegas?  So, why does your little pin on the map put you just outside of Hoboken, NJ......in a river?  Do I need to rent a boat to come burn down your office?

All-in-all, I must say you have put more work into your scam than any others that I have encountered.  However, if you want to sound convincing, at least do a little proof-reading and educate yourself a little more.  Unfortunately, only the dim-witted, uneducated virgins-to-technology will fall for your little scam and actually send you money.  More unfortunately, you only need 100 of these people to actually wire you money to make $100,000 before you disappear next week. 

My advice to you, "Alex," is to get a real job.  Stop wasting so much time trying to scam people and focus on bettering society instead of being an a*****e.
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Alex Protinius (Owner FAST500K)

AUTHOR: FAST500K Representative - (United States of America)

Well if Sandra Phillips is YOUR real name we've NEVER once did business with YOU I checked our systems. How can you honestly come on here and state such a comment that people of my staff don't exist. While also talking bad about one of my sales associates Phil James that's been nothing but, a hard working employee for FAST500K for over 3 years. Regarding us and our affiliation to the company "30 Day Funding" please reffer to the rebuttal above for a clear answer. Do you know what a virtual office is? OUR company office is setup like any other office you've ever been into NOT a virtual office.

With response about the proof not being able to be shown to clients that's correct. We do the entire process of our program inhouse and we don't release internal information. Also our clients when funded opt to be in our privacy policy program. This is their decision and through their decision we have to respect their choice and wishes. We have 2 full time attorneys on our staff so we do everything by the book. Pertaining your comment you made about my sales associate Phil James answering all the calls and emails. You have to know our system and how it works. Our office telephone gets forwarded to someone in the office for a period of time then goes to someone else then someone else and etc. Once you establish contact with one associate then your phone number gets saved to that associate so anytime you call in after that it'll automatically go to them. So my sales associate Phil James just happened to be the first person you came into contact with for our company.

About your statement about some scammer at one time being located in the same building that we've resided our place of business at for the past 4 years. I have no control on who can or can't do business in our building. Our building is 9 floors and has many offices within those 9 floors. You can't expect our company to be liable for a different companies actions that would just be unfair and unrealistic.

I can sit here and rebuttal these falsified reports ALL DAY!! We are a legitimate source for funding and we have NOTHING to hide.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Fast 500k Are Scammers Do Not Send Them Your Monies

AUTHOR: Sandra Phillips - (United States of America)

Sandra Daley
Angela Walsh
Alex Protinius

Does not exits they are made of characters of the mastermind scam artist behind the whole operation which is Phil James 702-556-3403. Which of course is not even his real name this company is one in the same as www.30dayfunding.com no matter what lies he tells you.. Phil fake James has taken our money with no intensions of delivering anything and he must be stopped ... he has a virtual office in Las Vegas Nevada located at 3960 Howard Huges Parkway Suites500 89169.. when you ask this lying fraudster creep to show proof his company is in fact performing has has more excuses than a man going to prison which is exactly where he needs to be headed to.

You can show proof if you are performing without conflict no one is asking to show past clients information but, at least this company can provide other proof that's the least he can do considering he's taking your hard earned monies and your personal information...Phil James is the only one to answer phones and emails there is no team.. he is a LIAR do not trust him lets put his SCAMS to rest forever..

Also, this address that fast500k is the same address used by Larry Pruitt a.k.a. Travis Barrett Offshore Maverick Inc. They are on Rip off report with wire fraud, internet fraud and fake shelf corporations. they also claim to have been in business 3-4 years not true at all and their bank bank account is new Please, Everyone Protect yourselves and pass this info. to all across the nation..

Fast500k.com are scammers they do not deliver product offered , has scammed plenty and make up all excuses when they don't deliver and change the company name and fake agents.
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Alex Protinius (Owner FAST500K)

AUTHOR: FAST500K Representative - (United States of America)

The report I'm rebuttaling has not stated anything that we as a company "FAST500k" has done wrong. We have been in business for 4 years, have had ALOT of success funding clients, and have NEVER once had a complaint on our company until this falsified report was written. I did some research to find out that it is correct that a company by the name of "30 Day Funding" did use our contract for their company and seemed to have copied our idea of making it available for clients to have easy access to. They did this without our permission I assure you that and I want to go on record publicly through this rebuttal stating that we have NOTHING to do with them as an organization or any other matter.

Regarding us accepting the $1,000 for the consultation fee via wire or deposit that's correct but, also let it be known that we accept a check for $25,000 once the client receives the LOC in their hands. Also our website www.fast500k.com has NEVER been tooken down as you claimed in your report.

I think it's important that the next time someone decides to publicly announce that a company is a "scam" they should do the proper research to see if their hunch is correct or not. Because, Ripoffreport.com should only be used in case of a REAL scam to warn people. When someone puts up a falsified report it does several things first it leaves a PERMANENT COMPLAINT about a company "without any verification that it holds any validity", then it misguides possible clients that are looking to do business with the company, and it wastes space on ripoffreport.com for people that have a valid scam that they want to make everyone aware of.
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