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Advance Fee Loan Scam May 25, 2022

Scam Type

Advance Fee Loan Scam

Business Name Used

Imposter Lendingclub Usa

Date Reported

May 25, 2022

Victim Postal Code

43221

Total Dollars Lost

$1,100.00

Scam Description

Was called and emailed about a personal loan. They asked for all my bank information including my sign in information. I was then told I would be transferred money so I could take the money deposited to me from them, and use it on prepaid Walmart cards to send back to ‘verify’ I was a loyal customer, if I could prove I sent the money back they would be able to give me a loan. I did so, and was asked for the prepaid Walmart card numbers, as well as my receipt information. I was then told that it had to process with their accountant and that because of my low credit score I would have to do more verification tomorrow and repeat the same transactions to prove my ‘loyalty’ as a customer. I immediately called my bank and was told they had gone into my online banking app, disputed charges I had from months ago totaling $1100. Pnc deposited funds that were under review (already processed months prior) and credited them to my account, which, unbeknownst to me, was how I had gotten the money to purchase these Walmart cards. So they took the money from false disputes, and now I owe my bank $1100.