Capital 1 Business Broker – Legit or Scam?

I came across a critical review of Capital 1 Business Broker on a Scam Reporting website –, titled ‘Capital 1 – Bandits and liars, stay away from them’.

DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Capital 1 Business Broker with a pinch of salt.

Here is what the review says –


I wanted to sell my shop and required professional assistance. For the same reasons, I contacted Capital 1 Business Broker and they ripped me off. I had my reasons and they clearly knew that I was in need. However, they tried to take advantage of that, instead of helping me out.I am married for 14 years and it was a sudden news that my wife had ovarian cancer. It was diagnosed last year and since then, I have already gone through a lot of reasoning on how to manage money for my wife’s surgery and medical expenses. I thought of putting my savings on this. But, my close ones suggested to sell my ice cream shop that I had owed for quite a while.My savings were enough to help us survive for a long time and we could have find another way to pay our bills till then. Hence, I took their advice and started searching for buyers. I had few offers, but I was not able to select from among them. When I contacted Capital 1, they asked me to sign an agreement which stated that the brokerage amount would be $12500 or 10% of the selling amount, whichever will be higher.In a weeks’ time, I started getting offers from the parties that were arranged through Capital 1. However, they all wanted huge discounts on my property. I later realized that Capital 1 had advised them of my situation and had informed them that I was in a hurry and was looking for a quick sale.It was breach of my privacy and very unethical. Greg, who was incharge of my case through Capital 1, did not seem concerned and was looking to earn quick bucks from the sale. In the meantime, I found a buyer from my contacts who was offering a great price. So, I decided to sell him my shop.I contacted Capital 1 and asked them to hand over my paper of shop which they had kept with themselves, they started abusing me. Greg, who was polite, became furious and said that it was breach of the contract that I signed with them.The contract stated that they were eligible for the commission, even if I found a buyer all by myself. I did not have time to go with the legal proceeding as my wife’s health was deteriorating by every passing day. I still tried to convince them for a lesser amount than what was in the contract, but they denied.He said that he would only return the papers if I paid them their cut. I had no choice and time to take that case to the court. I needed money as fast as possible. So, I paid them for nothing. They did nothing for getting me a buyer and I paid them for it.I have seen the worse with them and would urge not to fall for their sweet talks. They are bandit s and use unethical methods to convert their deal.


In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Capital 1 Business Broker scam‘, or ‘Capital 1 Business Broker review‘, Capital 1 Business Broker is listed under the category Business on

Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –

  • Address: West 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills MI 48331
  • Phone: +1 248-855-7737
  • Website:
  • Severity of Scam: Extremely High [not sure what it means]
  • Reported Loss: 12500 $ [unsubstantiated]
  • Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]

The entity Capital 1 Business Broker was awarded 1 / 5 Stars  based on 1 Reviews.

It is difficult to ascertain whether Capital 1 Business Broker is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Capital 1 Business Broker, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.

Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Capital 1 Business Broker as someone you need to avoid (for now).

If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Capital 1 Business Broker, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to  Capital 1 Business Broker, together we can work to recover your loss.

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