A couple more reports from near-victims came in today by email. I love hearing from these people because they managed to avoid losing money to the scam and are helping us to save more people!
any loan less than $5,000. They told me to send out $636 bucks for
covering me for 4 months as collateral payments. This girl named Stacey Fullman is my "agent" who sounded like a sweetheart trying to be as
"professional" as possible. I almost did send my money through the moneygram but she told me to tell the moneygram agent that I was sending money to a private
lender in Canada for "personal reason".
busy signal; used to be a weird automated machine with no actual operators.Yet their disclosures sounded legit.
Way to spot the red flags! Here are more details about this lender:
Fake lender website: http://www.pinetreelending.net/ – the cheezy music on each page must be for extra "authenticity"
Fake lender contact: Stacey Fullman
Fake lender phone number: (888) 681-7964
Fake loan details: Requested a $636 collateral payment on a $5,000 loan.
We also received some loan scam reports today about companies called New Heritage Financial
Solutions, Berkley Lending Group and Westbrook Lending.
Emily Peters – Credit.com's personal finance expert and former TransUnion credit bureau insider. Emily writes about credit reports, credit cards, loans and personal finance as the CreditBloggers.com editor.