"I felt like he was a legit guy, so I'd take a chance. My mistake."
Kenneth Lafrate paid nearly $7,000 to learn real estate secrets marketed under the name of celebrity business mogul Donald Trump.
The Leesburg pool tech said the "Trump Institute" talked up "The Donald" in persuading him to pay $1,700 for a seminar at an Orlando-area hotel, plus $5,000 for follow-up mentoring.
Lafrate complained to the state when he couldn't get a refund five years ago. But it's a recent New York state lawsuit against Trump that has gotten Florida authorities' interested in his real estate seminars.
Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.