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kotsunega Send email
 
Dec 8, 2014

Executive Acquisition Group Allegedly on Behalf of BMG (Bahama Media Group)

Received a voice mail from this company, Executive Acquisition Group, who is claiming to represent the company Bahamas Media Group, or BMG, regarding an unpaid payday loan allegedly taken out in April or May of 2013.

I argued with the guy I spoke with, who claimed to be some "Director Fanelli" at Executive Acquisition Group. I kept asking him for information, as to the best of our knowledge, prior to this call in which Mr. Fanelli claimed my husband was going to be served with a court summons if we did not make payment today, due to an unpaid payday loan we received in late April or May of 2013.

He told me his company had our banking information, had my husband's personal identifying information, and because of that, it all proves he did get a payday loan through BMG, or the Bahamas Media Group, and more specifically through a payday lender BMG works on behalf of, named Mesa Payday Loans.

I told him that to the best of our knowledge, we had never received any payday loan, either from BMG or the Mesa Payday lender he spoke of. He kept arguing that since BMG was able to provide him with our bank info, personal info, and email info, we did take out a loan, and now we are trying to get out of it.

I told him that just because BMG has our personal information in no way means we did get a payday loan from them; that it only means they have our personal information. I then said I could quickly do a keyword search for any emails we might have received at the email address he had, and then I could find the payday lender who had issued us a payday loan during the time frame he said this would have occurred. Mr. Spanelli waited for me to do that keyword search, and I told him I had emails that included those keywords (BMG, Mesa, payday, etc.) and there was no email ever received about having been approved for a payday loan from any entity during that time frame.

He acted shocked. He asked again and again if I was sure there was no email, and I repeated again and again that there was not. So he shifted his tune about my husband being immediately served with a court summons and said instead that he would send the affidavit signed by BMG regarding their claim that we owed money on some payday loan to our home address.

I told him that if I didn't have that document via USPS mail by a week from today, I would be calling him back. I also told him that if we received this alleged affidavit, I would need time to show it to our lawyer. I also told him I was having our bank pull old bank statements from that time to support the fact that no $400 amount was ever electronically deposited into our account during the time in question, and I would FAX those bank statements to him.

Then he tried to change his tune again by attempting to casually mention that instead, we could immediately send him $261.00 and that would put an end to any of us having to further deal with this issue.

I refused, saying I was not going to pay any amount to anyone for anything until I was sure we owed it. Lucky for us, I guess, that since the time of that alleged loan, we had cancelled that bank account number due to some other issue involving fraudulent attempts to take money from our bank account.

He was very harsh and unbending during my conversation with him, until I went through our emails at the email address he said they had on file and could not find anything. I told him it could very well be, since numerous people have reported scams coming from Executive Acquisitions Group on behalf of BMG, or the Bahamas Media Group (which is an out of country entity), that Bahamas Media Group was enlisting the help of Executive Acquisitions Group to file fraudulent claims regarding people owing BMG money for alleged unpaid payday loans, and had he ever thought of that possibility? I stated again that just because a company can prove it has a person's identifying information, along with their email address and their bank information, in no way proves that this company did send any money to an identified person. I reminded him that when anyone seeks an online payday loan, they are offering up all of their personal, email, and bank information to 100's of potential lenders, but that this does not mean any of these potential lenders did provide any payday loan funds to the person a payday lender claims they have given any payday loan amount to.

I don't think he was used to someone speaking with him who was not afraid of what he claimed, about some unpaid payday loan, and would not crumble under pressure and agree to settle the complaint for some amount without knowing absolutely that they owed this amount.

This is not the first time we have come up against these scammers. I will not "pay somebody off" just to get rid of an alleged unpaid amount of money someone claims we owe. Don't let anyone wear you down until they give you all the facts about the issue, in writing.
texasmoose Send email
 
Apr 30, 2012

lisaprocter.net

Sent me a check for $1000 dollars said to deposit it and send them a $50 commission. I had seen them on Nightline and tore up the check, but I am concerned because they have my social. Not sure who to report them to.
User929731 Send email
 
Apr 10, 2012

PAYDAY LOAN SCAM

They have done the same thing to call my job and harass me telling me that an officer of the court is coming to serve me at the job Im like ok then when i said I will wait for him he tells me to write this number and call and make a deal and they will save me the embarrassement! so I like a dummy give them my card info over the phone before I check them online and here I see everyone complaining about them!!! I canceled my card they just gonna have to take me to court cause I wanna see where did I commit a fraud with a check when I dont own a checking account!! this is the number they have been callin me from 888-795-2950 x315x329x329 those are all the extensions they have given me throughtout the entire harassment phone calls every single day!!!
User731374 Send email
 
Apr 10, 2012

PAYDAY LOAN SCAM

THIS PAYDAY LOAN COMPANY AND MANY OTHERS ARE SAYING I OWE THEM MONEY AND ALL THE INFO THAT IS GIVEN TO ME DOESNT MATCH MINES EXCEPT SOCIAL AND EMAIL. PLEASE HELP BMG GROUP IS HARRASING ME ABOUT A CLAIM AGAINST ME TWO OF THEM.

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