HARRISBURG, Pa. July 19, 2011
The company’s website solicits personal loans and asks for personal financial information, such as Social Security numbers, which could be used to commit identity fraud and drain victim’s accounts. The company also asks for funds to be wired to process the loan.
Advance fee loan scams typically target individuals with poor credit histories using promises of guaranteed approvals and no credit checks. After being "approved," the victim is asked to pay a fee in order to receive their loans. Ultimately, the scammer pockets the fee and the victim receives nothing.
Victims of these or any other advance fee loan scam are urged to notify the Pennsylvania Department of Banking at 1-800-PA-BANKS (1-800-722-2657).
Media contact: Ed Novak
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking