Careful Phishing emails

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Careful Phishing emails

Postby jpitsy088 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:44 pm

Started getting emails from payday loan companies saying I was approved for my payday loan. Have fraud Alerts on all my cc and Bank Accts. No alerts on mu SS# Called the payday company said no loans in my name ok. Then how did my name and email get used then I received a threatening email about a late payday loan payment it came with attachment, I copied the so called loan # logged out then Googled the loan company sent them a nasty email saying they had the wrong person, sending them the Loan# never giving them any info on myself. They responded quickly asking me to send him the email, I did so, he replied they never threaten in an email, and the one I received was fake. Just want to warn everyone never give any information to anyone even if you are trying to prove your innocence. I have no idea how they got my hotmail address. I deleted all the emails. Just be safe and careful. Check your Credit Report Often.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:31 am

It was fake. They were just trying to get your personal information so they could do an identity theft on you. Good thing you caught it before they got you. You really do have to be careful out there.

Hopefully you don't do payday loans I contracted for one of those places, and I saw APRs of 1867%. They expect their customers to roll their "temp" loans into longer term loans that they will never be able to get out of. They actually did not mind (and seemed to prefer) that people who did title loans did not pay the loan back so they could seize the vehicle. Having dealings with these companies is economic suicide for their customers. Unlike your local loan shark, they won't send Vinny to break your knees if you don't pay them, but after they get done with you in court, you might wish they had sent Vinny instead. That's about the only difference.

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