Consumer Alerts

Phone Scam Targeting Loan Customers

Recently, scammers have been calling and claiming to be representatives of, seeking money and financial account information. They are asking customers to mail or transfer funds to them in order to release or approve loans. will not call you and will never ask you for funds in advance. We are not a lending institution – we provide you secure access to lenders so you can get the funds you need.

If you receive a call or correspondence from one of these, DO NOT provide them with any personal information. Hang-up the phone and report them immediately to:

Fraudulent activity has been reported from the following:

Jake or John (reported 1/24/17)647-846-7991
James Quin or Domenic Assario (reported 1/24/17)Unknown
Shawn Hunt (reported 11/24/15)Unknown
Alex Baker (reported 11/23/15)323-524-0755
Roger Smith (reported 11/23/15)845-260-9308
James ReadUnknown
Peter William May (reported 10/29/15)845-618-6199
Anthony Sams (reported 8/31/15)845-618-6199
Keith Adam or Sam Dawson909-258-4028
Unknown male with heavy accent312-724-5812
Shane Stevens909-258-4048
Shane Stevens (w/Indian accent)813-474-7771
Alan (no last name)850-853-2004

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you provide information to or associate with the individuals above. has always established itself as an entity focusing on operating with the highest integrity. As such, we have secured a number of important certifications. For example, we were awarded the TRUSTe seal, which shows its compliance with best practices and rigorous online privacy standards. The seal is awarded by TRUSTe(r), an independent organization that monitors website privacy and email policies.

In addition, has been issued a VeriSign SSL certificate, attesting to its use of the highest level of encryption and online security. The site also has the stamp of approval of the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA), which is an international content labeling system that strives to provide consumers with a safer online environment. is a leading source of information, insight and advice for consumers seeking assistance with obtaining financial and credit services. Established in 1998, the site offers a wide range of articles in a variety of financial topics. It also offers valuable one-stop access to credit and loan applications, reputable service providers and various tools to help consumers meet their credit and personal finance needs.

Watching Out For Fraud: Important Information To Know

If you are not careful, you can become a victim of fraud. The following information can help you spot a scam and not be a victim. will never ask you for funds in advance. We are not a lending institution – we provide you secure access to lenders so you can get the funds you need.

Red flags to look for:

  • Phone calls from people claiming to be representatives of or some other financial institution. (Remember, we will never call you and ask for your personal information.)
  • Funds requested in advance in order to claim a prize, inheritance, loan, or unusually high investment return.
  • Legitimate looking ads (including images and logos from trusted organizations) asking for your personal information such as:
    • Account numbers
    • Credit card numbers
    • Social security numbers
    • Online banking log-in id’s or passwords
    • Mother’s maiden name
    • Date of birth
    • Or other personal information
  • An urgent tone that says if you fail to act quickly the loan offer will be suspended.
  • Poor grammar and misspellings.
  • Forwarded "loan" documents that appear legitimate.

Remember: Ads and documents often include a legitimate company's name, web address and forged signatures. These ads will disguise or forge the thefts rings real address so they appear to be from a legitimate company. Incorrect grammar is common on their "loan documents" and are a good indication of fraud.

What You Can Do

Always type the web addresses into your browser when online or when you receive a suspicious email (scammers often include a legitimate company's name or Web address, and even forge legitimate loan officers or employees signatures). Once you’re at the real company, look for any "ID theft alerts" on the website and follow all the suggestions they advise to capture the thieves -- quickly.

Here are some more ways to fight ID theft.

Reporting these types of crimes are essential. Victims of this type of fraud should contact their local authorities, and:

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