Bulletin Board Complaint---Aventura Funding Corp. Dania, Florida







Here perhaps is an example involving the statute regarding Advance



“Florida: Brokers of a “loan of money, a credit card, line of credit or related guarantee, enhancement or collateral of any nature” may not assess or collect an advance fee. Florida Statues, Chapter 687.14 (1992):”


Does this apply to “earnest money?”


 “ Name = ronald bucci

               Address = 3009 smith rd

                  City = akron

                 State = oh

               Zipcode = 4433

                 Phone = 3309035224

                   Fax = 3306705334

                   Email  = rvb183@aol.com

                Comments or Questions= hello,


“I have a P.E.T medical imaging company in Akron, OH.  I was working with Aventura funding out of Dania, FL.  They were going to lease my PET scanner for me at a cost of $990,000.  I gave them $10,000in Earnest money to be applied to the first lease payment.  The money was to be refunded if they could not complete the deal.


“They were unable to complete the deal and they won’t send my deposit back.  They won't answer the phone or return my messages. \


“How do I get my money back??”


Mr. Bucci faxed us a front and backside of the check dated 6/25/2003 to “Aventure Funding Corp.” for $10,000..


The commitment letter covered both a “capital lease” and “finance lease, and calls it “Earnest Money:


“Upon acceptance of this proposal, Lessee will return the signed proposal along with $10,000 (Earnest Money) to be applied to the first payment.)  In the event Lessor declines the request under the terms and conditions here in the Earnest Money will be refunded in full. Should Lessor approve the request under the terms and conditions herein, and the Lessee fails to complete the transaction, Lessor will consider the Earnest Money earned.  Otherwise, the Earnest Money will be applied to the first monthly payment.”


After several telephone calls and faxes, Leasing News reached a “Steve Charles,”

who acknowledged receiving the faxes, and basically said, “This is none of

your business.”  As we explained that Leasing News had received the complaint,

often acted as an ombudsman, “Steve Charles” said he would refer the call

to the owner.


Not hearing back, we called and reached Peter Gustafson. He acknowledged

receiving the fax and information, stating he was the “owner.”  When asked

for the correct spelling of his name, he stated he had “no comment.” After asking

for the correct spelling of his name a second time, he refused again,  saying, ”You can print whatever you like, as I am not saying anything else  than ‘no comment’.”


In a search of the Florida Department of Corporations, it appears Aventura

Funding Corp. is “inactive” due to not filing their financial statement.

They did so in 2001 and 2002, but not in 2003.  The company was incorporated

November 7,2000.


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