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5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Online Lender Scams

Whenever engaging in any type of online financial transaction, consumers must be wary of the fraudulent practices that abound on the Internet. CashAdvance.com seeks to remind consumers that the best protection is keeping informed of the many perils out there as well as their flagging indicators. Learn how to keep your money and information secure even in such precarious times by taking the following precautionary measures:

1)     Beware of unsolicited emails from posing lenders. These people will attempt to give you great offers for some quick fix cash. In return, they will need some personal information. This poses a great deal of danger. Being a victim of identity theft is highly probable in such a situation. When you need a payday loan, actively seek them out yourself.

2)    When visiting a lender’s website look for security seals displayed somewhere on the page. Make sure the security seals link DIRECTLY to an active certification of validation for that domain and that the domain address matches the one on the ACTUAL certification. Some common security seals are VeriSign, TRUSTe or McAfee Secure.

3)    Never pay any amount upfront. No reputable lender would ask you to pay any upfront fees. These people know that you are the one in need, therefore, requesting an upfront fee is incomprehensible. Scammers of this type will take your money and flee, leaving you in an even worse predicament.

4)    Be cautious in dealings with Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). EFT accesses your checking account directly. Lenders that gain EFT access can not only send you money, but they can also request money through EFT. Do not consent to EFT. You can opt to use trustworthy and safe online payment methods such as PayPal or Western Union

5)    Verify the lending company’s legitimacy with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB collects and accounts for information on business reliability, makes the public aware to frauds against consumers and businesses, releases information on ethical business practices, and acts as mutually trusted mediator between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes. If you find yourself interacting with any suspicious online lender, you can do your share and report it to them immediately.

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