• Report: #967165
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  • Submitted: Fri, November 09, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, February 11, 2013

  • Reported By: Patrick W. — Chicago Illinois United States of America
2006 N Webster Ave, Chicago IL 60622 Chicago, Illinois United States of America


*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Complete LIES about our company | *UPDATE .. Ripoff Report response to this rebuttal.. whoever called this guy was NOT from Ripoff Report .. every day SEO companies are making calls like they are from Ripoff Report Ripoff Report does not make calls about our Arbitration Program.

*Consumer Comment: Bogus claims - Great Company

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He was suppose to help save me from losing my home, and I was supid to give him money thinking he was on my side. He has never contacted me on anything. The sheriff came and threw me out along with all my belongings. It was like disaster for me. He said I was going to keep my home,but it was a lie. Later on I have done some resources on him and I found out that  he spent three years in jail and now he professes to be an expert on short sales. He quotes the Bible and is a smooth talker. He does his work seeking people who face foreclosure and promising them help. His idealism and his financial and short sale theories will land you in jail. 

He is ripping off poor people left and right and the US Attorney Office and the FBI have been tipped many times
about his activity, but nothing has been done so far. It looks that, maybe they are just waiting to build a bigger case 
against him and one day to grab all of the people involved but.... who knows.... 

To his potential customers, he illustrates a few success stories of those who use his methods. He doesn't, however,
tell you of the dozens who have failed and been jailed for using his fake paper work and ideology. I have friends and 
several acquaintances who are devoted followers of his short sale theories. All of them spent time in jail later on and some now are facing sentences of more than seven years in prison. One is facing a 19 year sentence for being a "paper terrorist." 

His short sale way to success involves with fake appraisals and fake hardship letters, buying properties for 
illegally lowered prices and reselling them with illegally inflated prices.

Selling properties to other members of the conspiracy for drastically reduced prices through short sales can result of
convictions for conspiracy which carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. Making a false short sale statement regarding condition of the properties, and making false hardship letters to the lender to have influence on the action of a bank, can also result a conviction for wire fraud affecting a financial institution and false statements to a lending institution, and each of them carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both. In determining an actual sentence judge consults the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide appropriate sentencing ranges. The judge, however, is not bound by those guidelines in determining a sentence.

When his followers ended in jail for contempt of court, Mr. Diaz blamed the defendants for not following his tactics perfectly So my advice is..just stay away. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/09/2012 07:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ivan-diaz-ikon-capital-group-llc/chicago-illinois-60622/ivan-diaz-ikon-capital-group-llc-ivan-diaz-warning-short-sale-fraud-stay-away-chicago-967165. 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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My name is Ivan Diaz, President and co-founder of IKON Capital Group, LLC. I have read through this report with complete astonishment. How could a perturbed and twisted mind use its spear time to hurt a successful business? 

Recently, one of my partners pointed out that there were some complaints about our company online. I read the reports posted and was blown away.

I then decided that it was time to STOP all of the lies. I did some research and hired an internet investigator to track down the person or group responsible for all these fallacies.

All of the reports against our company have all been filed by one single individual. This persons intent is only to harm companies that are performing well.

I personally contacted the Illinois Attorney General office and the FBI Fraud Consumers Line. I asked them if there were any complaints or related matter against our company and the FBIs answer was to disregard and that the people posting the lies were most likely is scam-artists.

Furthermore, a few days after the report was filed, I received a phone call from a TEAM VIP Arbitration. They said they can remove all the complaints about the business for a small fee of about $8,000.00.

Below is the website information:

Here's how it works. We have contracted with private arbitrators who have extensive experience, including experienced judges. You submit a written arbitration statement identifying the false statements in the report, or explaining that the report was posted by a competitor pretending to be a customer. You are also given the opportunity to support your position with documentary evidence and/or sworn affidavits. There is a filing fee of $2,000 to pay for the arbitrators time and for administration of the program. The author of the report is then given the opportunity respond and you are given the opportunity to reply.

Our company was under attack with 4 different negative reports. That means we need to pay up to $8,000; to clear something that are COMPLETE LIES.


My name is Ivan Diaz and all these reports are complete lies. If you are the person or company behinds these lies DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME (312) 235-6600.


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Bogus claims - Great Company

AUTHOR: paco - (United States of America)

It looks like someone has taken the time to trash this company big time.

I'm a current customer and they do not ask for upfront money at all, quite the contrary it is against their practices. They are very honest hard working people.

I did a little digging and it seems like whoever started creating these complains doesn't even have the decency of creating their own content.

I found the following under this website: http://mortgagefraudblog.com/perp-walk/item/11970-chicago_straw_borrower_arrested

"Saturday, 13 November 2010 17:47      posted by      

 bt     Please beaware of Julio Vargas of E1 Financal.  He was suppose to help save me from losing my home, but turned his back on me. I was supid to give him money thinking he was on my side, but instead, he has never contacted me on anything.  The sheriff came and threw me out along with all my posessions.  This was very emotional for me.  He said I was going to keep my home, but it was all a BIG LIE.  Dont trust him"

Notice how it is the same text word for word, only posted 2 years ago on another site. Even notice how "stupid" is mispelled as "supid" on both the ripoff report and the other report. Obviously the only thing that changed was the name of the person and company.

Why ripoff report allows this type of behavior is beyond me.

I wish the person behind these posts goes to jail.

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