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I had nothing but great experiences...

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I am here to combat the scurrilous lies made against the First Premier Funding that I know. Here is my own personal experience, as I related via google 7 months ago: "I've worked with Mike's team now for over 1 year. I feel great about my experiences. His staff is very efficient at explaining their services and financing terms. When I compared them with other companies, they seemed to have the best rates . 5 star recommendation to First Premier Funding....if you need to borrow money to expand your business, give them a try. Think you will be happy". Unlike the person who opened this forum to submit some serious lies, this review is for real. I vouch for these guys 100%. So 5 stars, and there ya go!
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Good customer service
Analynn Yfe
map-marker Amityville, New York


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This company is a COMPLETE SCAM!! I needed business financing to complete a huge deal I had where i was going to make $50,000!!

I have perfect credit, my business income is tremendous and documented, everything was perfect on my end - These CLOWNS jerked me around for MONTHS!! LIE AFTER LIE, CON AFTER CON, finally in the very end I wound up with NOTHING AND LOST MY DEAL!! When I then had a personal disagreement with the "CEO" michael pellechia on the phone, he became totally crazed and threatened to have me killed by his "mafia friends"!! These people are a complete fraud and this guy pellechia is a lying, violent thug!

I'm getting a lawyer and I am involving the police as well! These people cost me 50k and this is the worst experience I have ever had with a company in my LIFE!!

On top of it now I have to keep looking out the window to see if the "mafia" is coming for me and my family!! Do yourself a favor and AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!

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  • Losing a 50k deal and having my self and family threatened
Reason of review:
This company cost me $50k and then threatened to have me killed!

Preferred solution: I want fair compensation for losing 50,000 because of them and I want to know my family is safe from the mafia!


You should move out of your mother’s basement and into a Hollywood studio … with stories like that you’d win an award. A little tip for ya, Monopoly money doesn’t count in the real world pal.


Haha paperboys don’t make that kinda money! Best of luck to ya in Hollywood!


Yeah I had a similar experience with this place. These people do nothing but lie and lie, nothing gets done and then they try to blame YOU!

It's crazy. That owner guy Mike P. or whatever his name is definitely fits the bill of what you said here.

He didn't actually threaten my family but he came across as a real lowlife, and one of these 'wanna be" mafia thug types...Real character..He was the worst liar of them all, and we definitely had it out over the phone too and things got heated. I would never deal with these people again and I agree everyone should avoid

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Zeynep Phx
map-marker Amityville, New York

First Premier Funding SCAM RUN BY FELONS!!

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I made the mistake of dealing with this company recently, and especially the two owners of this “operation” Michael J Pellechia and his cousin John DiCanio. Something about these two just rubbed me the wrong way, and sure enough, after catching them in multiple lies and realizing they were trying to scam me? I wound up getting my business financing through another company.. But something really got to me about these two, and I just had the feeling I was dealing with a couple of real crooks. If youve ever gotten that feeling in your gut where you just know something is very wrong? Well that's what happened to me. So my brother in law happens to be a private investigator, and I talked to him about these guys and he did a little digging. What he found I would like to disclose here as a public safety warning to anyone thinking about dealing with “First Premiere Funding”, Michael J Pellechia (the CEO) or John Dicanio (the co - owner).. Let's start with John DiCanio. Mr. Dicanio is a career criminal to say the least. On top of a slew of other convictions in his life, he was most recently convicted of: the following FELONIES in Nassau County in 2012: SCHEME TO DEFRAUD 1ST CONSPIRACY 4TH FALSIFY BUSINESS RECORDS 1ST ATT GRAND LARCENY - NOT AUTO 2ND For these crimes he served 2 full years in prison, and just recently came off parole. Here is the New York State Department of Corrections record of this: Its publicly available information. Not exactly a guy you want dealing with your business finances. I could go on and on about John Dicanio, but I think that's enough to give you the idea of who youre dealing with. Now Mr. Michael J Pellechia the "CEO"...He had to dig a little deeper on this other character, but sure enough the story is just as sad; 1) Mr. Pellechia was convicted less than 10 years ago of multiple counts of Felony FRAUD as well, including Frauds involving defrauding the public and Insurance companies. 2) Mr. Pellechia has been under investigation multiple times by the police in Suffolk county relating to dealing and trafficking {{Redacted}}; specifically {{Redacted}}. 3) Mr. Pellechia claims on the internet he used to be "Employed at a Prestigious Hedge Fund" of some kind. In Truth Mr. Pellechia is a failed mortgage broker, who was notorious for writing fraudulent mortgage loans. When the mortgage industry started licensing agents, he was forced out because of his felony convictions. He was forced to find another Non Regulated industry to hide in, which is where we find him now. Keep in mind the "business loan" industry right now id "unregulated by any authority. Which is why convicted criminals can freely operate, usually at the expense and detriment of the public. Again there is much more that was uncovered on these two, however I only have limited space here. For your own good and your own protection as a business owner? Do yourself a favor and find a company that is not owned and operated by two very notorious convicted criminals. Especially criminals who have been convicted of all kind of financial frauds, etc. I hope this helps someone else not have a problem and not get ripped off by these two.... Good Luck
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Reason of review:
I think it's a disgrace that these convicted felons are allowed to operate at all

Preferred solution: Them to go out of business

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Please be advised that First Premier Funding LLC has initiated an action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, in connection with this post, in order to learn the author's identity. The caption of the case is First Premier Funding LLC v.

John Does 1-10, Index No. 655309/2017 (Sup. Ct.

2017). The address of the courthouse is: 111 Centre St., New York, NY 10013.

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