Don't Fall for the Scam; Be CAUTIOUS!
I wanted to write a quick post to reiterate the need to be VERY careful when dealing with people. It is essential that you do your due diligence with potential partners, lenders, etc.
Over the course of the past several weeks, we've gotten several complaints about a member who was offering private money loans. After the first, we began to monitor the member; after the second, we shut down their account and banned them from the site. Despite being removed from the site, I got several other complaints about this person over the past few days.
This person was operating here and on other websites using several names. They were offering to provide private money loans, but in exchange, wanted money up front to do so. While purporting to be here in the states, they were actually operating from out of the country. He demands that you wire the money via Western Union. Two of the people who complained to me informed me that he was unable to answer all of their questions appropriately, which raised red flags.
While we can't say that this person is up to no good for certain, In the 5+ years that I've been running this community, I've never had a situation where multiple people have contacted us to complain that someone was a scammer like I have on this guy.
PLEASE . . . be EXTREMELY cautious when dealing with anyone you meet online. Always do your research, and be sure to get several references.
There are a lot of scammers out there, and you can never be too careful.
If you ever run into a member here that sets those red flags off, please let us know, and be sure to alert the authorities of what they are doing. We delete spammers from the site every day, but they aren't half as dangerous as potential scammers.
The last thing we want is to have such people around.