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FTC Halts Payday Loan Scams Connected to Identity Theft

by Dave on May 15, 2013

paydayloantrapThe FTC recently put a stop to a payday loan scam (http://ow.ly/kJZiR) that is alleged to have made “…more than 2.7 million calls to at least 600,000 different phone numbers nationwide, according to the FTC. In less than two years, they fraudulently collected more than $5.2 million from consumers…” More details here (http://ow.ly/kJZu3).

A similar situation was investigated by Brian Krebs and the company was found to be selling the personal information of its customers. He says,

A Web site that sells Social Security numbers, bank account information and other sensitive data on millions of Americans appears to be obtaining at least some of its records from a network of hacked or complicit payday loan sites.

More details here: http://ow.ly/kJZOJ.

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