BBB of WESTERN MICHIGAN, INC
News Release #080110
Contact: Ken Vander Meeden
616-774-8236 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance Fee Loan “Scam”
Uses Fake Grand Haven Address
SCAM Company: Whitestone Credit Union
“Fake” Address: 15258 Millhouse Court
Grand Haven MI 49417
Scam Phone: 1-877-762-1458
Scam Website: www.whitestonecreditunion.com
Come on people; “advance fee loans” are a long term problem. “NEVER” send money to have to “secure” a loan. How many times do we have to report this before cash strapped consumers will check out all offers at www.bbb.org.
Ken Vander Meeden, BBB of Western Michigan President stated:
“Just last June, a Consumer Alert was issued on another advance fee loan scam using a fake Grand Rapids address. We have issued hundreds of news releases throughout the BBB on this never-ending problem. Consumers, no matter how desperate for money, must do their part by at least researching the company, the offer, and in this case, the scam. Wiring money anywhere is a red flag, wiring it to Canada, Nigeria and other far-flung places is just nuts in this day and age.”
For the one millionth and sixth time, “When in doubt, check it out”.