After reading the following, you won’t be able to tell yourself that something isn’t amiss, and this might not be a good business opportunity for you.
The sum of the parts defines the whole.
UPDATE! NEWS FLASH! UPDATE
Texas State Records tell us that THE ADVANCEMENT GROUP LLC FORFEITED its EXISTENCE in March of 2017. Ruben is still sending emails representing himself as this entity. Beware.
We have reason to believe that Ruben has milked The Advancement Group out of all he can scam, and will soon be working as
Alternative Financing Solutions
You may already know this as alternativefinancingsolutionsllc.com brought you here. Welcome. Prepare to be very disappointed in someone you were hoping to do business with.
Previously doing business as: “ADVANCED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CONCEPTS”
If you’re counting… Yes. that’s three different company names, all offering the same services. Sounds shady huh?
A word of warning.
There is a VERY good chance that every word Ruben has told along the lines of business is a lie.
Grifter /ˈɡrɪf.tɚ/ Noun. Someone who gets money dishonestly by tricking people.
The difference between a Grifter and a Thief is that a grifter tricks you out of your money, a thief simply steals it
An early indicator that Ruben isn’t being “clear” with you is his use of titles such as “managing member”. Ask for names of his board members. Ruben is a ‘board of one’. Let that be clear. This is how he’s able to run the schemes he does. Having no one else on his board means that there are no challenges to his ill-thought-out plans.
What’s with all of the title changes?
Keep in mind, this is a ONE MAN operation:
MANAGING MEMBER (Mar 2017 – Mar 2017)
DIRECTOR (Mar 2017 – Mar 2017)
DIRECTOR (Mar 2011 – Mar 2017)
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Apr 2013- Sep 2015) PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Dec 2013- Sep 2014) DIRECTOR (Apr 2006 – Feb 2014)
PRESIDENT (Jan 2010 – May 2010)
MANAGING MEMBER (Apr 2009 – Jun 2009)
CONTACT (Apr 2009 – Apr 2009)
CONTACT (Apr 2009 – Apr 2009) DIRECTOR (Apr 2009 – Apr 2009) MEMBER (Apr 2009 – Apr 2009)
Ruben loves a new phone number. How many times have you changed your number? Especially, your mobile number?
(281) 493-9815 (CDT) Dates Seen: 10/2008 - 03/2009 (281) 712-1530 (CDT) Dates Seen: 01/2010 - 05/2017 (361) 758-1872 (CDT) Dates Seen: 11/2000 - 04/2007 (361) 775-1134 (CDT) Dates Seen: 08/2000 - 02/2001 (361) 775-1849 (CDT) Dates Seen: 08/2000 - 12/2000 (361) 790-9085 (CDT) (214) 474-6432 (CDT) (214) 476-6432 (CDT) - Mobile (281) 248-7185 (CDT) - Mobile (281) 995-9455 (CDT) - Mobile (361) 225-1253 (CDT) (832) 884-9242 (CDT) - Mobile (832) 398-1877 (CDT) - Mobile - Current 4/30/2019 (210) 906-3297 (CDT) - Mobile - Might still be using this number also.
Understanding that one can’t trust everything that one reads on the internet. It still doesn’t hurt to know what’s ON the internet.
Note: When asked about the people below,
Ruben claims that they are ALL LYING. All of them.
Ruben is currently blaming this website for his inability to close any deals, thus preventing him from paying anyone back. Riiight!
We don’t believe for a single second that EVERY PERSON that does business with Ruben has seen this site. As a matter of fact, several, if not all of the victims below were ripped off PRIOR to the existence of this page.
- Brian in Houston makes the following claim: “Ruben Ledesma jr Stole $3000.00 from me $10,000.00 from another person and $14,000 from another Addison, Texas Texas” LINK
- Ben invested in one of Ruben’s “Hard Lending” ventures, and as a result, is owed $16,000.00.
- Sam gave Ruben $22,000.00 and got nothing in return but very, very empty promises.
- Multiple people have hired on as Administrative assistants and were never paid. One is referred to by Ruben as “That Cow”.
- Kathy in Texas writes: “RUBEN HAS A LONG RECORD OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY(SKYFLY.COM) IN REAL ESTATE, FINANCIAL SERVICES, CHILD SUPPORT, AND THEFT. FILE A JUDGEMENT/LAWSUIT.” LINK
Liens / Judgments
We’ve all had trouble… but, have we had this much trouble?
We’ve all borrowed money from family. But, have any of us been so heartless in repaying our families generosity that our own families had to sue us in court? It would be unfortunate if any of these were debts to family. The following are found in the public record.
- Amount: $7,000 Origin Filing Date: 03/20/2017
- Amount: $8,000 Origin Filing Date: 09/16/2013
- Amount: $1,500 Origin Filing Date: 02/10/2010
- Amount: $106,503 Origin Filing Date: 10/25/2006
- Amount: $2,603 Origin Filing Date: 10/12/2006
- Amount: $700 Origin Filing Date: 06/16/2003
- Amount: $4,550 Origin Filing Date: 08/14/2001
- Amount: $635 Origin Filing Date: 05/17/2001
- Amount: $750 Origin Filing Date: 01/10/2001
- Amount: $4,775 Origin Filing Date: 03/23/1999
- Amount: $948 Origin Filing Date: 01/08/1996
- Amount: $648 Origin Filing Date: 11/07/1995
- Amount: $5,000 Origin Filing Date: 02/16/1994
- Amount: $1,000 Origin Filing Date: 01/24/1994
- Amount: $1,184 Origin Filing Date: 11/04/1991
There may be more. This list just goes to show that there is no amount so small that Ruben won’t pay it. If you’re owed an amount in this range, Good Luck. Oh… But, they are for the past 28 years. Yeah. But, how many judgments have YOU had against you in the past 28 years? I bet your number is much closer to ZERO. Most certainly less than two.
- Pictures of Ruben Ledesma Jr. LINK1 LINK2 LINK3 LINK4 LINK5
- Prior Arrest (at least one felony) LINK1
- Since Birds of a Feather Flock Together, it might be worth noting the people that Ruben calls his “Associates”. The following are most probably super great honest people and businesses. I have no doubt that these people have no idea that Ruben uses them as credibility name-drops.
Copper River Funding
David and Melina Montelongo
- Another Arrest 5/24/2016 . It’s almost like Ruben has friends in there that he needs to keep visiting.
- Is this a Duplicate?
- There are more. For Certain. Those will also be added to this list.
Ruben likes to name drop.
for the sake of disclosure, We will be listing the names of individuals that may not know that their names are being used to add credibility to Ruben’s alleged claims.