AVOIDING LOAN SCAMS
There are many different types of loan scams out there with the most popular being advance fee loan scams. Below are a few tips that will help you spot a scam and avoid becoming a victim and/or identity theft.
Tip 1: Never pay any money upfront for a loan. It is very rare for any legitimate lender to require any sort of advance fee when financing a loan. It is possible that you will have to pay a processing and/or application fee. But that amount is minimal and is not close to the hundreds possibly even thousands of dollars thieves will request.
Tip 2: Never believe any loan advertisement that approval is guaranteed no matter what type of credit you have. If you have very bad credit, or have no credit, getting approved for a personal loan can be difficult. There are lenders out there, like us, that do specialize in helping people with bad credit achieve financing. However, it is important that you do your research first. Click here to learn more about the bad credit loans we offer.
Tip 3: Be careful with emails that offer help getting a bad credit loan. A large amount of the unsolicited emails being received by consumers are fraudulent.
Tip 4: Make sure any company you are considering for your loan is licensed. A good idea would be to check-in with your state finance department to find out what the requirements for being a loan broker and lender are so that you can make sure the company you are communicating with is in compliance.
Tip 5: If you are unable to get approved for a loan yourself with your local bank, try and get someone to co-sign for you.
Tip 7: Whoever you decide to work with, make sure you get everything that has been promised to you in writing prior to putting your signature on anything.
Tip 8: If you have credit issues and are looking to get out debt, consider credit counseling. We offer a program that will help you reduce your debt by as much as 50% and also help teach you how to manage your finances so that you can prevent future incidences of debt from occurring. Get a free debt relief quote now.