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FLAMINGO FINANCING COMPANY

WE BOUGHT A CAR AND MADE EVERY PAYMENTON THE CAR WE WENT TO PAY IT OFF AND FOUND OUT THE COMPANY CLOSED OUR NEXT STEP TOOK OVER 3 YEARS TO TRY AND FIND THEM WE COULD NOT FIND THEM THE PHONE NUMBERS WERE CHANGED SO WE GAVE UP AND THEN WE GET A CALL FROM A LAWEYERS OFFICE SAYING WE OWE 5700 WE WERE FLOORED NOW ON OUR CREDIT IT SAYS WE OWE THDEM 5700 THIS IUS INPOSSIBLE WHEN WE PAYED 2 YEARS OF PAYMENTS AT 300 A MONTH I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO HERE BUT ITS ON OUR CREDIT HOW CAN I GO BACK AGANIST THEM FOR HOLDING MY GOOD CREDIT UP
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#1045911 Review #1045911 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Sunrise, Florida
Service
Flamingo Financing Company Auto Loan
Cons
  • Wil mess your credit up
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Excessive money owed????!!!

So I go to check my credit report and lo and behold, there is flamingo financial there. I had a balance of $5578 owed in 2012....Now all of a sudden I owe over $12,000....This is ridiculous.....not to mention it is in collections now and the *** car has been sold. I saw it on a car lot years back and I went by there everyday until the car was sold. I am not paying the collections company or the *** finance company. I will never deal with these people again. They are ripping people off and I put down a considerable amount of money on the car too.
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#588364 Review #588364 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reason of review
the foolishness
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
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Pissed off

i recieved a loan with ff on march 2007. i paid my payments on time. i paid 3 months to 4 months in advance at the begin of every year. I had 5 months left on my loan. I had 2,190 dollars left to pay on it. I was stircken sick for a month in the hospital in may. which was the 1st month of this year i had a payment due. i called them and wrote them a email staying my case and of course they don't care. i was trying to catch it up and i was going to pay the full amonunt today actually of 386 and there was a note on the computer the gentleman in the recovery area told me. but no they come and took my car out of my driveway wed morning at 4:30am. with my childrens car seats and my wallet in the car. i had to pay the company that repo it 40 dollars to retrive my OWN property! they had the nerve FF to ask if i was going to finish paying for the car, i said what do i have to pay they said 3,000 i said you can keep it their is no WAY in *** i am paying you another *** dime. i would rather have a repo on my record then deal with you people any more. i mean what kind of people come and take a car when for the 1st time in 4 YEARS! you are late. and they guy was like you are almost done paying for it! I said yes i know isn;t that what u do, repo it paint it up resale it and make your money and get some other sucker to resign, THEY suck, rude, i don't wish this nightmare on to anyone!
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#910272

i stood one day out in front of at that time flamingo finance in tampa; inwhich they closed down,and there were 7 customers that had collected outside and had similar if not worst situations with them. they set people up to fail

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#186364 Review #186364 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Canton, Georgia
Loss
$10
New Reviewer

Flamingo Finance All Locations

This is by far the WORST service I have ever encountered.Nothing but a bunch of minimum wage disgruntled employees. Flamingo Finance the epitome of the definition Fraud. Whether you are a new credit customer or a customer with financial hardship you are treated like a criminal. Flamingo Finance is a company that will go out of business due to Fraud or a very irate individual. What ever it costs to DO NOT attempt to select them as your financing company no matter what your situation may be. Have a plan B when it comes to this company. The amount of headaches that comes along with dealing with uneducated probably government assisted people is not worth it. Theses people have more complaints then they do customers. If that's not an I opener that I don't know what is.
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#411734

I ve been dealing with this conpany for 3 years im supose to be done paying for my car in a year.they didnt have a way of being contacted they usualy call me and i would make my payments.they have never sent me any notice yesterday morning i woke up my car was gone.this cant be right.

#904543
@PissedConsumer411734

So Flamingo Financing I still open? I paid of my car I 2008 and have never received a title.

Now the DMV told me there is a lean on this title.

I told them it had closed and she said I had to find who had bought them out. So I have no title looking everywhere on internet to find Flamingo Financing in FLorida

#365336

They have changed their phone number again, and I always pay my payments by phone. The new number as of 10/2011 is 954-484-****.

This company is the worst. Truly awful people and no ethics.

#141893

you are right!! flamingo has gone bankrupt and i have about $3000 left on my car and all of their numbers are disconnected.

i have no idea who will take over the loans-i am in waiting for them to call or a letter. i'm not taking any chances w/ these idiots-i'm saving my monthly payments in the bank so i can pay them off!

#71567

when I think about flamingo finance it give me headaches.

My question is why flamingo fiance still open? that is the stinky company I ever see in my all life,people workink in flamingo fiance have no respect for customer,flamingo fiance should be news, flamingo fiance should under investigation for all the fraud.Maybe there is no government,no justice.

#71565

this is the nasty company I ever see, no customer service,I don't even know how to discrable this company, flamingo fiance surpose to be close long time ago,If is really justice in united stated of America,the goverment have to close flamingo fiance, because flamingo fiance do to much fraud.People working in flamingo fiance have no shame, have no dignity, no self respect for them self and for they family, ther is nothing Good about flamingo fiance, flamingo fiance have to be close.

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#155037 Review #155037 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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I Just Want a Pay Off Faxed

First let me say this is not the first problem I have encountered with Flamingo Financing... http://flamingo-financing-company.pissedconsumer.com/flamingo-financing-don-t-care-why-even-when-their-at-fault-200806****5349.html Now I have a different problem, I want to Re-Finance my loan. I need a 10 Day Pay Off faxed with the company's info & contact information. Doesn't seam to difficult! After all, all Flamingo Financing wants it their money, right! Well, I guess not... I personally have called 10+ times & as soon as I tell them what I need, I'm hung up on! I even resorted to crying from start to finish & I finally got an answer, "We just don't do that." What?? If that's what another company needs to send you your money, why wouldn't you do it?? The lady at the company I want to Re-Fi my loan through, has also called Flamingo Financing & was hung up on for insisting that she needed Flamingo's Company Contact Information faxed with the 10 Day Pay Off. Now they did fax a pay off on Friday, but it was on a blank piece of paper & was hand written with the date, the amount & "10 Day", then today before we could finalize the new loan, she tried again to get what she needs. Which is where we are now. I just don't get it, really! I would warn others to not use Flamingo Financing, but that won't help cause they are no longer doing new loans. Flamingo Financing was under written by Bank of America & in June of 2008, BoA pulled out!! Flamingo Financing is in Collection Mode!! That's why all the offices were shut down & everything was transferred to Sunrise, FL!! There are 3 other locations still listed on their website, but they are all in South Florida & I believe in close proximity to Sunrise! As I'm writing this I received the call, the new company can not Re-Fi this loan!! They have advised my Husband & myself to trade-in this car for another & they will Finance that loan! Man, I wish I was never financed by Flamingo Financing!!
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#145876 Review #145876 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Daytona Beach, Florida
New Reviewer

Flaming piece of Sh**t

To all people please before u make any attempt to finance a car make sure u find out which financing company first because flamingo piece of sh**t is ripping everybody off. in 2004 i financed a 2000 Toyota Camry through one of the " BOOT LEG " dealer if u know what i mean due to poor credit history the dealer people told the car was $7.300 after finance it'll be $10.000 or something its been over 4yrs I'm still paying on this car $ 95 a week and i get pay every two weeks its been so hard for flamingo piece of sh**t they have the worse customer service ever they rude, nasty, ignorant people after 3 weeks past due the got some F** nerves to repo the car on top of that at my job they don't call or mail any notice flamingo can go to *** for all i care. For those who has been victim of what flamingo put us through " we need to do something"
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#37249

We really do but what? They repoed my care for a mechanical laon, because they paid for my transmission and they say i defaulted on my mechanical loan, they were suppose to freeze my car note payments and apply the payments i was making to the mechanical loan,but no. There are alot of people that complain against them but we cant keep complaining something needs to be done.

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#134964 Review #134964 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
New Reviewer

Made me very unhappy

flamingo finance is a very bad company to do bussiness with ther employees are very unprofessinal on the telephone your nver able to get anyone on the phone lines they keep giving you the wrong number they also harras you if your one day late with your payment they call everyone they have a number for and be very rude with them they even called my pastor and was nasty with her this company need to be closed down for good someone need to investorgate them i know they are doing something isnt correct donot finance a car with these people.
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#130937 Review #130937 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tampa, Florida
Loss
$4000
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Flamingo Financing

This Financing company has given me and so many other people ***, I financed a 2000 Lexus back in November 2006 from European Auto Brokers on Hillsborough Avenue, since I’ve had the car I’ve put roughly over $3000 dollars into the car, the transmission went out January 2008,Flamingo has a repair program that I went through, they paid Jesto's Transmissions $1,800 to rebuild the transmission(that was a blessing)I would start making payments on the mechanical loan my next pay period, My car notes were suppose to be frozen and I would start making payments on the repair, that never happened, Mind you, I am still making payments, where the payments were going I don’t know, Flamingo repossed my car in Feb. stating that I defaulted on my mechanical loan and put a repossession on my credit, I spoke with the president of the company(Marty Chapman) that same day he stated that I would have to pay $1,300 to redeem the car the same day, which I did, and an extra $20.00 a week on my mechanical loan, so the first 3 weeks I busted my behind and paid them every week $100.00, afraid that they would pick my car up if I didn't pay them every week, When I went to get the car back, I had my mom drive me to Brooksville to pick the car up from a gas station, and pay the towing company $100(Asset Recovery Specialists),they stated that was their fee for processing and bagging up the items in my car, when I got in the car, nothing inside nor the trunk was bagged up. I have talked to so many reps @ their corporate office and advised them I do not get paid every week I get paid every 2 weeks and that’s when they will receive their full payment. They wont except that, their not understanding people at all, the CSR's are very rude, I have pulled up complaints off the complaint board and on rip-off-report.com on this company, My last payment of the repair was in the month of April because I had some things come up I wasn't able to include the extra $40.00 every 2 weeks, I called the corporate number (954)512-**** and explained that, I advised them I would start making those payments the first of May and get myself caught up. May 20,2008 I traded in the 2000 Lexus for a 2006 Chrysler 300 at the blowout sale at the Raymond James Stadium, I had that car approximately 3 weeks, then they told me they couldn't finance me for it, So I was behind on the Lexus June 11th I took them a payment of $328.00, then they told me I had a late fee charge of $12.50, so I cancelled that check on the June 12th and wrote them a check for $340.00 they received that check Monday morning on June 16th. I pay them every two weeks on Fridays, I would pay over the phone with a credit card but the fee has went up to $5.00, and my money is very tight, I was going to pay them this week, until June 26th they reposed my car, stating that they applied the check for $340.00 to my repair loan and applied $12.50 late fee charge to my car loan, now my past due is $530.00,the repo fees are $350.00, and for me to redeem the car it is $969.00 not including I have a photo of the towing company(Asset Recovery Specialists) driving the car around, while they made another pickup, then I’m pretty sure they drove it all the way to Brooksville, this company since I’ve had the car has given me ***, they harass you, their CSR’s are rude, I’m so wore out over the crap they take me through, when I signed the contract on 14835 N. Florida Avenue I told them that it was most likely that I would have to pay them every 2 weeks, my job didn't pay every week, Belinda who has been there forever, stated that was fine, I’m pretty sure many other people who are financed through this company are going through the same thing, but I want to be the one to make it public, that they can't treat people this way, we have rights.
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#30475

Yes i agree something needs to be done about this company, but what?

#30393

i have been paying this company bi-weekly for a year now, almost two years. They closed a office I once was taking my payments, where I received receipts, but now, that office has been closed for some months now, I never been late.

I was one day late and this company called my job, with hostility, threatening me. I asked for a copy or statments of payments, but received NOTHING, someone need to do something about this company.

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#125934 Review #125934 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dade City, Florida
New Reviewer

Flamingo Financing Don't Care Why Even When Their at Fault

I said it, 'They Are At Fault!' First you should know I make my payment through my personal bank's online bill pay (as I live 60 miles from the nearest 'Flamingo Office' & my bank's main branch is across town from it) which is set up to pay my payment by my due date every month. 4 months & everything went perfect until... Flamingo for whatever reason (they refuse to tell me) changed the address for mailed payments to their parent company Car Plaza Inc in Sunrise, FL but didn't mail me notice until 8 days before my due date! (they are not linked to my bank for EFT so my bank mails a check & I don't pay postage or have to make a trip to the PO) My due date is 20th, this month my bank mailed the check on the 17th to ensure it arrives in time. My statement was mailed to me the 4th (I believe I got it the 9th) & this notice of the address change effective the 9th was printed the 11th & mailed the 12th! I didn't get it until the 20th as I hadn't checked my mail for 4 days (the last time was the 16th) but as you can tell it wouldn't have made a difference if it had come the 17th... My payment was already mailed by my bank! Needless to say, my payment is now 5 days late! Stuck in transit with the USPS & Flamingo is to blame! No one even admitted to the foward until today & Yes, I asked about it 3 times on the 21st when I spoke to them! They call my husband's phone as he his primary on the loan, 5-10 times a day including Sunday when they are closed! We even had our bank call them to explain that our payment is in transit due to their mail forward. They did not believe that person was truely from our bank! Since 6pm on the 20th my husband has been threatened with repossesstion! We offered to stop payment (the banks idea) & then make a phone payment. 5 different 'Supervisers' told us we better not stop payment cause when they receive it they will charge us returned check fee & repossess the vehicle! I know they can't repossess it for a bad check, but I've heard of them doing lots of things they shouldn't be able to do. And it wouldn't be a bad check if they would make a note on the account that such'n such check number is not vaild, payment has been made via phone. They refused to do so! So we have not made a payment via phone & will wait until the check finally arrives! I can't wait for them to repo my car ILLEGALLY, so I can sue them & hopefully put a stop to the harrassment of many other customers! Please tell others not to use this company & if my story isn't enough, just search Flamingo Financing & you'll see many complaints like mine & worse! I wish someone had told me 5 months ago when I bought my car!
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#25773

UPDATE: I sent my July payment via the same method, my bank's online bill pay & Flamingo received it just fine in 3 days! The Orlando office is no longer recieving mail & I did send my payment to the corporate office in Sunrise, FL even though my July statement still had the Orlando address :? Oh well...

#22301

If we don't pay what 'they' want and when 'they' want it, they say 'well we can not accept that payment and we will come get the car'. and not stop call and call several times and using automatic calls

#19236

UPDATE: They Finally got my payment today! Don't know the details of late fees or interest added right now, my husband just said it was there! I'll let you know when I find out more info...

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#125349 Review #125349 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Daytona Beach, Florida

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