He claims to be with the company Ostend Dev. He claims to be partners with David Lessnick and Russ Petrone at this company. I have personally spoken with both David and Russ. They have no clue who Howard Linker is. They do NOT do loans. Ostend Dev is a townhouse community. David Lessnick, Russ Petrone and Ostend Dev do not appear to have anything to do with Howard Linker. I believe Howard has taken their public information and is using it. He gives the business license and info of Ostend Dev. He also had a secure Ostend Dev website at one point, but he has taken it down. He readily uses David Lessnicks information.
Howard will ask you to send money to Kay Austin in Arkansas and Johnny Valdez in Colorado. I confronted Kay Austin in Facebook, by email and by phone, she ignores all messages and blocked me on FB. I contacted Johnny Valdez by phone. He responded until he found out what I was messaging about and he stopped responding. Kay Austin has already been flagged by Western Union.