Report: #800314

Complaint Review: MIG Funding / Global Equity Alliance

  • Submitted: Mon, November 21, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, June 15, 2012
  • Reported By: John — South Brunswick New Jersey United States of America
  • MIG Funding / Global Equity Alliance
    P.O. Box 1542, West Chester, Ohio 45071, USA
    United States of America

MIG Funding / Global Equity Alliance Scammed me into a $1000 refundable "commitment fee" and refuses to refund my money Internet

*Consumer Comment: Class Action Lawsuit

*Consumer Comment: Update to Mckay is a Liar

*Consumer Comment: Michael McKay is a Liar

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Real Name Borrower

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MIG Funding / Global Equity Alliance claims they require a $995 commitment fee before they will begin processing your hard money loans and that it is refundable if the loan is not closed.

I honored my side of the agreement and put up front a $995 commitment fee, upon our loan not closing, they refused to honor their side of the agreement. Their statements are misleading and practices are outright fraudulent.

Unfortunately I fell for their scam.

See below their posting by their SEVC Michael Mackay. His comments can be easily found posting all over the internet.

"Hello All,

I thought to take a moment to clear the air for all questions and comments listed above. My name is Michael Mackay, SEVC for MIG Funding.

$ the 995.00 Fee questions... This is simple

when you apply for a loan with us, click on the apply online tab of our site! All fees are disclosed right on that page.

So a rehab loan is $39.00, once approved it breaks don like this! First time borrower $995, paid when you select the loan you actually qualify for "this is key", second time or more $495.0 collected on the HUD.

Not every borrower, or property is approved for funding, in your mind it may be a good deal, however we train our processors to look out for things for you, that maybe you do not see.

So if you pay the fee and that property does not close, you can look for another property or get a refund, we will keep any costs incurred on your behalf" title, appraisal" if you didn't make it that far, then you are good."

If you are deceived by MIG Funding, and would like to sign a petition or work together towards a class action lawsuit with a group of other people who were also misled by MIG Funding's Fraud and Scam, please e-mail me, we can work together on this to get our money back or take this company down. MIG Funding is holding our money their SEVC Michael Mackay said would be refunded.
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#1 Consumer Comment

Class Action Lawsuit

AUTHOR: auklander - (United States of America)

Stay away from this company.  A quick search of the internet will find many instances of former clients reporting that GEA failed to perform and then refused to return deposits.  If you fee you have been scammed by this company, email as we are preparing a class action lawsuit and you are welcome to join.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Update to Mckay is a Liar

AUTHOR: History - (United States of America)

I spoke with Mr. Mckay who informed me that  they were indeed having system issues and were working diligently to resolve them; he also informed me that I lived in an area where they receive fraudulent loan requests all the time so they are weary of any request from my area.  In my opinion, at least they take the time to thoroughly vet applicants, with that type of diligence the company will be around a long time.  DO NOT think that this process is like a traditional loan; ITS NOT.  Overall, I think they could have a good product if the level of communication was better between the company and the customer just make sure you have a good contingency period on any real estate contract so you don't lose earnest money while the loan is in processing.  At this point I am completely satisfied with Mr. Mckay and his handing of my situation, he should hire reliable people like himself to work within the company.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Michael McKay is a Liar

AUTHOR: History - (United States of America)

Do Not believe what he says; they give everyone the same run around.  They are slow, they blame the customer for things that they fail to do or follow up on.  I filled out every document requested and it took them a month to order a BPO.  DONT LISTEN TO HIM...RUN THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Real Name Borrower

AUTHOR: GEA Headquarters - (United States of America)

Dear John,

We do not have a John borrower in New Jersey at all....

Please use your real Full Name, then we will be glad to respond / refund (as long as you complied to your signed processing contract). Please email the support desk or processor, this you should have in your records... If you are a real borrower.
Please make sure you have read in detail, our zero tolerance loan fraud policy posted on our website. Just to be kind, an make it easy for you or anyone else to find... we will re-post it for you today.

If you would have actually closed your file, we do refund your processing fee on the hud settlement statement / roll it into the loan. This can be refunded in the form of a title company issued check, or applied to your other closing costs (title, recording, taxes, insurance, etc.).

Do you pay an escrow deposit to buy a house? (and make cash offers at that) then run to us asking for funding? Please stop doing this everyone... can you get a house under contract with out proof of funds? without an escrow deposit?

My guess is you did not get that far due to your lack of completing the requested documentation check list as requested.. and You did sign that form, and a copy was given to every borrower 3 separate times on each file. Our guess is you did not read it, could not produce the information requested, or if you did... it did not match the information on your application.

We are glad to help... just email the support desk...

To all readers, we do have a mortgage broker (not approved to do business with our firm) running around the usa collecting fees from borrowers, using our company letterhead, logo, address, even showing them our site claiming to be an associate... please make sure that the associate with whom you are working with is an approved & active in our system associate.. If not we will assign you one close to your area.

If you are working with us, we will not work with brokers alone, we must speak and underwrite the client in house only & always.

Caution: we will be posting live online a copy of every complaint here. We will show all readers a sanitized version of the loan file start to finish... and we are talking every document, email, underwriting decision, loan committee decision, appraisal, bpo, title report, credit report late payments, bankruptcy, purchase contract.... everything. This will be posted shortly on our site.

We encourage every person to think before you cry wolf... you signed a contract to buy a house...not us!You paid escrow money? You also signed a contract for us to lend money at certain terms...Why? because you could not raise the funds yourself? you must answer any and all questions we have, we must feel comfortable, and then you fund. You must also pay off the loan.

We did not get the idea to buy that house, you did... so be a real estate investor, and do what it takes properly to fund your deal... If you do not like how we fund deals, you are always welcome to raise your own funds... it is much cheaper for you, and then you can set the rules, rates, terms, and payment scheduled.
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