I was contacted by phone informing me that I was approved for a $5000 loan, with the understanding that an up-front fee of $200 had to be paid as security, and would be paid directly back to me along with the original amount of the loan. I immediately received an e-mail apparently from the individual’s Supervisor, explaining all the details involved, sounding so official! There was one specific way in which to pay the fee, which was to purchase an e-bay card for $200 and then calling in the information on back of the card, to completing the transaction. I was told that the entire processing of the funds would take no more than 45 minutes to one hour. When I had not received the deposit within a reasonable amount of time, I called back the first individual, when I was transferred to another person who stated that he was the previous individual’s Manager, and he would make sure the process was completed successfully. Later on that afternoon, I receive a call from that same person, informing me that I was suppose to be told about an additional $600 that was for bank fees that I had to purchase with e-bay cards once again; I never was informed about that at the beginning. By this time, I am really upset, not having the extra funds and already have invested into this hopeful business transaction, but I mistakenly found a way to get the funds anyway, calling in the redemption codes before the close of their business day. The rest is history; I never received the funds, reimbursements or even another phone call or e-mail saying anything. After trying to reach these people by calling all the numbers above, hoping to speak to anyone of the individuals I had spoken to, all I got was busy signals. I feel these people had gotten what they wanted and there was no other purpose to speak to me. One last thing I need to say; I asked every possible question I could think of before following through with this hurtful process, and after receiving this business-like e-mail from the suppose to be "Head" of operations, I felt a little more at-ease. Another hard lesson learned!