Tom Spaniel of Willow Bend Mortgage. Years ago when Tom worked for Signature Lending Group, I had just gotten into real estate as an agent and was closing on one of my first transactions. Tom Spaniel was doing the loan for my buyer.
About a day or two before closing, Tom calls me up and says that the buyer is $300 short of cash and if I don??t contribute the $300 from my commissions, they will not be able to close and the deal will fall through.
I was new and nave and really needed the sales commission. I had worked hard on this deal, showing these clients many houses before they finally chose one. I told Tom I would go ahead and contribute the $300 from my commissions to make sure they closed.
The clients closed and as time went by and as I learned more about the business, I found had I had been scammed by Tom Spaniel of Willow Bend Mortgage (formerly with Signature Lending Group). One day I was talking to a loan officer from another company and told her what had happened on that first closing. Come to find out, this lady used to work for Tom Spaniel. She said he pulled this same $300 scam on all Realtors he thought would fall for it.
She said Tom would always wait right till the last day or two before closing, call the Realtor and say that if they did not contribute $300, the deal would fall through. Exact same thing he pulled on me. This $300 went straight into Tom Spaniel??s pocket.
She said he was very dishonest and when she found out the things he was doing, she left. This guy really is a crook. I would advise anyone looking to obtain a mortgage loan to stay away from this loan officer as he will rip you off. Any Realtors looking for a loan officer to work with, you do not want to do business with Tom Spaniel of Willow Bend Mortgage.
On the Ripoff Report website, there are numerous other complaints on Tom while he was with Signature Lending Group. Tom apparently changed companies to try to assume a ??new identity? because of all the complaints against him. According to the Ripoff Report website, he was fined by the Texas Savings and Loan Commission for false advertising and misleading consumers.
I had Hawk Moving Services move my furniture and they broke a leg on an antique table and did not tell me about it, thinking I would not notice. When I called one of the owners, Casey, he actually laughed about it and said his company would not pay for it. He was a real jerk.
Hawk Moving Services has two locations; one on Maple Avenue in Dallas and another location on Main Street in Fort Worth. Avoid these guys at all cost if you don??t want your furniture damaged. I have read other complaints where the movers from Hawk Moving Services have stolen items.
Channel 5 actually did an investigative report on bad moving companies and there is a website that lists them; however I am not allowed to post the link but you can search it. Hawk Moving Services is listed as having an unsatisfactory rating due to the high number of complaints.
I would advise everyone to stay away from Hawk Moving Services if you don??t want your furniture broken and then one of the owners to laugh at you when you complain.
Good place to hang out, watch sports, and shoot pool. Is never crowded and the food is very good. Have been there numerous times with friends and will go back.
I would not recommend attorney Lia Rardin of Dallas Texas as she scammed me out of more than $1,400. She had done very little legal work in a case I was involved with. She told me I owed her the funds in cash and would not let me pay with a credit card. When I asked Ms. Rardin to present the hours she had worked on the case, she refused to do this and demanded the cash.
I felt that if I did not pay up to Lia Rardin??s shakedown, she would take me to court and I would end up having to hire an attorney and this would end up costing me even more. I eventually paid the money and per her demands. I would advise anyone needing an attorney to stay away from attorney Lia Rardin of Dallas, Texas as she is the worst kind of shyster lawyer and you would want to avoid her or possibly be subject to one of her well orchestrated shakedowns.
If anyone else has been subject to lawyer Lia Rardin??s shakedown, I would advise them to file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas. If they get enough complaints on her, I believe they will eventually take some action and hopefully she will be disbarred. I do not believe she will stop her shyster ways until she is disbarred from the Texas State Bar.
I took my car to Midway Auto Center in Carrollton, TX to just get my oil changed and found out that is place runs a scam to try to get you to do unnecessary repairs while you are waiting for your car. They offer a free car was with your oil change to lure you into their trap. They refuse to pay for personal property that their employees damage while vacuuming out your car.
I was waiting to get my oil changed and the service rep walked over to a girl sitting next to me who was also waiting and showed her a list of things that ??needed to be done on her car?. One of the things I heard him say was that she needed new shocks at $181 per shock and that her car was ??bouncing up and down?. Normally cars today don??t need to have shocks replaced until maybe your car gets 150k miles on it. I later saw she was driving an almost new Honda Accord and I am sure it did not need new shocks.
Later, the service rep pulled the same thing on me. He sat next to me in a very friendly manner and showed me a list of things that needed to be done on my car with the comment that ??if you do it all today, I can knock off 10%?. One thing that was on the list was that my tires needed to be rotated and that would cost $20. I had just had my tires rotated about a week ago.
When my car came out of the free car wash, I saw that my Panama hat that was in the backseat had been crushed. All the items that were on the floorboard in the back had been thrown up into the seat and I guess they threw it on the hat.
I took the hat into the office of the car wash and there was a Middle Eastern looking man lying on a couch. He got up and told me he worked there. I told him my hat had been crushed. He got the manager, a Middle Eastern man named Sam.
I told Sam I would like to be reimbursed for my hat. He refused to reimburse me and said if he did, then he would have to reimburse everyone else that claimed their property was damaged. It sounded like this happened quite a bit. He then blamed it on me and said ??I should have told them to be careful with the hat?.
I would advise everyone to avoide Midway Auto Center.