Did You Get a Call from “Financial Freedom”? It’s a Scam

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If you get a call from Mary with Financial Freedom (or anybody else with Financial Freedom), telling you to call her at 888-489-2305 because you’ve been approved to consolidate your credit card debt at the amazing low rate of just 1%, and if you’re thinking that it’s too good to be true, well, you’re right. It’s a scam. “Mary” calls from a telephone number in the San Francisco Bay area: (415) 363-5608, but the call could come from anywhere.

Like the Southeast Trust scam, these people are preying on people who are in financial trouble, and so willing to ignore the alarms and bells that ought to go off in their head whenever someone contacts you out of the blue offering to help you with your debt.


In fact, the only difference between this scam and the other is that the names and numbers have changed.

Here is the message that you are likely to get from “Mary”:

Hi, this is Mary with Financial Freedom. You may recall receiving a letter saying, you’ve been approved to consolidate your credit card down to it’s lowest 1% interest rate while reducing your minimum payment by as much 55%. This is not a new loan, you’ve already been approved by a certified none profit agency. So, if you can please type your statements ready when you come. My number is 1-888-489-2305. Again, my name is Mary and you can reach me at 1-888-489-2305 until 9 tonight.

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6 thoughts on “Did You Get a Call from “Financial Freedom”? It’s a Scam

  1. I have been getting calls from a real jerk that keeps calling saying he represents Financial Freedom. Financial Freedom is a legitimate company that does business in many state throughout the US. BUT, these people who call are not representing the legitimate company, they are scamming innocent folks like you and me. I have done the same thing that the other gentleman did; I led him along to see what he was up to. He kept on and on, and wanted $399 up front to give me $54,000 in award money from Walmart as a sponsor. He sounded Pakistani, just like the other one I was scammed by three years ago. PLEASE everyone…do your homework, call this company. They have never heard of the person on the other end of the line and do not call and solicit they’re business!

  2. I have received several calls from a Jake Allan about winning a lottery of several dollars. He said he represents a company called(financial freedom). do you know of any such company who supposedly handles such amounts?

  3. i am pretty sure these are the people who called me today. before i could let him get his whole spiel out, i told him to take me off of his list. he got angry and told me to just listen to him. he wanted to speak. i asked repeatedly for him to take my # off of his list and he absolutely refused every time saying “i will not do it”. then proceeded to tell me he would just keep calling me, and calling me and calling me. some good customer service right there.

  4. Financial Freedom and Southeast Trust are both scams, and I fell victim. Heres how it works:
    The salesman, Michael Lewis, says he is from a Non-profit company and they negotiate with your creditors to lower interest rates as low as 3%. They say that they are paid $59 a month and a 1 time payment of $300. You’ll have all your credit cards paid off in 58 months. I only had two cards but his numbers still made sense. They ask you to agree to the $300 payment prior to them sending out the paperwork. Heres the kicker, the paperwork doesnt match what they tell you on the phone, they wanted me to initial that they can take a % of my gross income in addition to the $59a month, which wasnt mentioned anywhere, and ohh by the way, the paperwork was from a company called Cornerstone Financial. I called michael and told him I wasnt doing it becuase the paperwork doesnt match the sales pitch, and two days later, they took $300 out of my bank account. I needed to change my bank account….These guys are top notch scum! They prey on people who need help saying they are non profit and then scam you out of as much as they can. They need to be shut down!!!!!

  5. I just got a message on my cell phone, exactly like that. The fact that they’re running down all possible cell phone numbers (mine isn’t publicly listed) shows that they have no concern for legality.

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