Over the last two weeks we have received further reports from people who have never applied with us being ‘cold called’ from the number 0161 4080177 and asked to make ‘upfront’ payments for loans which do not exist, again the scammers are claiming to be calling from Unsecured Loans For You Ltd.
To clarify, we are a loan broker, we don’t provide direct finance, additionally we do NOT make outbound calls to our clients requesting payments of any kind, we are completely based online. If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be working for us and asking for payments, please do not proceed with any payment and notify us immediately.
Some of the reports told us that in addition to being asked to pay via Ukash, MoneyGram, or Western Union, they were also told they could pay into certain UK bank accounts.
Once we received this information we immediately notified the banks in question and had those accounts frozen. Following this we passed all of the information we have regarding this on to the team at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ we believe this scam is being operated from abroad but as UK bank accounts are now being used the Police will be able to conduct an investigation into who exactly opened those accounts.