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When you’re in desperate need of cash and unsure how to identify legitimate lenders, it can be easy to fall for a personal loan scam.
Consumers reported 99,667 cases of identity theft in 2020 for business and personal loans, according to the Federal Trade Commission. This represents a 127% increase from the previous year. If you don’t see the warning sign of a personal loan scam and you fall into a scammer’s trap, your identity can be stolen. You could end up with fraudulent information on your credit report, and a scammer could steal some of your hard-earned money.
To avoid being ripped off by fraudsters, learn how to identify some common warning signs of a personal loan scam.
If you’re looking for a reputable lender, visit an online marketplace like Credible to explore personal loan options.
A personal loan scam happens when someone pretends to be a legitimate personal loan lender. Although their deceptive tactics vary, they may promise to issue you a personal loan in exchange for an…