Sgt. Randy Nosall, a Connecticut National Guardsman, has just returned from Afghanistan. He is an American soldier. His selfless actions say, "Sleep well tonight...I'm on duty".
Sgt. Nosall returned from active duty, in need of surgery, for a broken wrist. While out of work, he fell behind on his bills. His credit suffered.
To get back on his financial feet, Sgt. Nosall needed a loan. He searched the internet. The company that he decided to use? The one that promised a substantial loan with a great rate...
City Lending Group
1919 Commerce Drive
City Lending Group guaranteed Sgt. Nosall a $30,000 loan at 6%. BUT...he needed to send $9,000 as collateral for the loan!
Everything looked legitimate... But, really...how was Sgt. Nosall to know what constitutes as legitimate? And, the reality is...Sgt. Nosall needed the loan.
He sent his money... They rejected his loan... They kept his money... They don't exist...
Sgt. Nosall will NOT sleep well tonight...
When I ran a search on this company, I found only 2 things:
* The first... A legitimate company, City Lending Group, LLC located in Williamsburg, VA.
Please, do not confuse them with their fraudulent doppelganger...they are NOT the same company! They had this very interesting disclaimer on their home page:
City Lending Group LLC has offices in Seattle, Washington and Williamsburg, VA. We ARE NOT associated in any way with a certain Company also called City Lending Group out of Hampton, VA allegedly located at 1919 Commerce Dr., Hampton, VA. This Company has a similar name and apparently is based out of Canada. They use a Northern Virginia phone number. Apparently, they specialize in "collateralized loans" and are asking for large sums up front to procure the loans. According to some of their clients, they are asking for sums from $900 to $2,000 upfront.
Our Company, City Lending Group LLC does not offer "collateralized loans". We offer typical home loans for purchase and refinance and only require the appraisal fee up front and paid directly to the appraiser.
If you feel you have been defrauded by the Company out of Hampton, VA, call the PHONE BUSTER hotline number 888-495-8501 or the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357. They are currently working on this situation. Our Company, City Lending Group LLC is cooperating with Phonebusters to help find these people.
Our phone number in Williamsburg, VA is 757-220-0065 and the Seattle office if 206-696-7028 if you have any questions.
City Lending Group L.L.C.
1769 Jamestown Rd., STE #111
Williamsburg, VA 23188
* The second item I found was a forum... You can view the thread here in which a commenter is asking advice on City Lending Group. He, too, was offered a "collateralized loan" from City Lending Group of Hampton, VA...
CT Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, is warning CT residents about this lending scam that has numerous victims spread across the country.
This warning needs to go out NATIONWIDE. Spread the word...
Lisa Rapose, Realtor®
The Partner Network, LLC
485 Hartford Pike
Dayville, CT 06241
Office: (860) 779-1939 ext. 263
Fax: (860) 779-0824