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Individuals in the state of Washington, who are actively looking for loans online, are reporting receiving phone calls from scammers who are claiming that they will provide the target with a loan for an advance fee.

Scam: Delta Finance

Who Is It Targeting: Washington State Residents

What Is It: Individuals in the state of Washington, who are actively looking for loans online, are reporting receiving phone calls from scammers who are claiming that they will provide the target with a loan for an advance fee.  The scammers are most likely gathering contact information for the targets from other short term lenders who have sold their information. The scammers are using the name Delta Finance and claim that the can provide loans no matter the credit history of the individual and are claiming to loan amounts in the tens of thousands for individuals and business. However, once the “advance fee” has been paid, the scammers disappear and do not fulfill the loan to the victim.

What Are They After: Direct Payment

How Can You Avoid It: If you need a financial loan, use an established entity that is registered with the state of Washington to provide financial loans. You can check to see if a company is licensed (in the state of Washington) by visiting www.dfi.wa.gov. If you are called by a company offering a loan with an advance fee, hang up. If you have interacted with “Delta Finance” stop doing so and contact the Identity Theft Resource Center to see how you can protect yourself, should you have given out any personal information.

 

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