My wife and I needed some help to start up our business and reached out to The Business Finance Store for help. Based off their ads, and speaking to them we decided to move forward because they sounded pretty legitimate. First step was qualifying with out credit. We were told to do it through some website they provided so that our credit score would not be impacted. That was the first lie we were told. We did as they asked of us and still our credit got pulled with a hard inquiry and instantly dropped.
We got a call from them after 6 weeks to let us know that we were approved. We were very excited to get started. We got the funding we needed and just as we were getting started we were hit with an astronomical bill from them. They claim this was for their services. We were never told this would be charged from the beginning. It was obviously too late to back out now, so we put off paying the bill in hopes that we would be able to pay it off once our business took off.
We signed a lease, got everything ready and started buying the products we needed. Halfway through this process our cards got declined. The original funding they told us we had, did not exist. We were not able to buy what we needed and had no more money for anything! With a signed lease, and bills to pay now, we had no idea what to do. We contacted The Business Finance Store once again in hopes to get all of this sorted out. They offered to get us more funding after we paid “what we owed them”. We were hostages of these people! They knew we had no more options and would agree to anything since we were desperate. We made a deal with them that we would pay off the first half at the time and the other half later since it was a large amount. They said this would work and our funding would be available. So we paid them off with my dads credit card and guess what??? We never got any funding back or heard from them again!
We get mysteriously “disconnected” every time we call them and get no response to any emails. We ended up suffocated in debt before we could even start up our business and had no other option but to declare bankruptcy. All thanks to the greedy, nasty and unprofessional owner of The Business Finance store!