I received a phone call from 1st United Consultants on 06/13/12. They offered to get me a mortgage with an interest rate between 2.2% and 3.75%. I spoke to Lee Arthur, Senior Consultant, and Christian ?, Junior Consultant, plus their telephone solicitor. They said that there was no fee for their services and that they combine thousands of mortgage modifications for Chase and other banks which gives them leverage to obtain these lower rates. After an hour or more on the phone asking me the same questions over and over, they told me that they would e-mail me all of the documents. The only thing that they needed from me was the routing and transit number of my bank and my bank account number. I refused to provide this information since I could see no reason for it prior to them sending me their proposal in writing. When I asked Lee for the address of 1st United Consultants, he told me that they did not have a physical address of their company. I hung up on him.
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These scams must be profitable to people like this but they didn’t get a penny from me. Don’t give out your banking or credit card information until the caller puts their company information in writing and you’ve had a chance to check them out with the Better Business Bureau or with the Secretary of State in the state where their headquarters is.
Date This Problem Happened: June 13, 2012
State You Live in: Florida
Age Range: 65+
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Company Name: 1st United Consultants
Company Telephone Number: 855-486-4831
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