ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning to residents about an online loan company.
Many residents turn to online loans for quick cash over the holidays, especially if they have poor credit.
Choice Loan Consulting has an “F” grade with the BBB, and reportedly scammed a St. Charles woman out of almost $2,700.
The victim followed the company’s instructions to wire the money through a pre-paid card.
The BBB says the requirement to wire money should have been a red flag.
“They want so desperately to believe it,” said Chris Thetford with the BBB. “The reality is nobody is going to make you a loan and then require you to wire the money to pay for these things. If you’re asked to wire money to get a loan, you should back away, not proceed.”
Choice Loan’s website has been taken down as of Thursday. More than a dozen
complaints have been filed with the utah-based company in the past year.