This type of scam particularly annoys me. It preys on people that are usually unable to acquire a conventional loan for whatever reason; bad credit rating, low income etc. These bottom feeders will usually ask for fees in advance to cover the costs of processing the said loan. These fees can be quit substantial and if paid don’t expect to ever receive the loan or hear from the low life again.
In some cases, the said lenders will ask for personal banking information and use this information to steal ones identity. The follow is an actual example of this type of activity Phoenix fake loan well worth reading if you are thinking about apply for such a loan.
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From: MARK THOMAS LOAN FIRM
Received-On: 07/30/08 4:42 PM
Subject: FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERED (loan offer)
I AM MR. MARK THOMAS A REGISTERED MONEY LENDER. I OFFER OUT LOANS TO
BOTH COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS AT LOW INTEREST RATE EVEN WITH BAD CREDIT BE IT
SHORT OR LONG TERM LOAN. IF INTERESTED IN THIS OFFER, CONTACT ME ON
email@example.com WITH THE FOLLOWING DETAILS BELOW.
PURPOSE OF LOAN:
I AWAIT YOUR SWIFT RESPONSE.