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We Need Your Help Against Scammers

Author: Harry Jones And Facted Checked by : Shanie Capper
Last updated on : 20 January 2024

At My Quick Loan and our sister company 1st Class Loans, we’ve recently experienced an alarming influx of fraudsters impersonating our brands.

These scammers are cunningly attempting to deceive people who are in need of money and illicitly extract money from unsuspecting individuals.

How do they do it? They send emails to vulnerable customers impersonating legitimate loan companies and asking for money upfront or admin fees. l

It’s important we spread the word to help others not fall victim.

List of Scammer Emails:

Be vigilant of emails from dubious sources. The main giveaway is the fact they are using Gmail or Hotmail accounts. Here are some examples of scammer emails, including those we’ve identified:

Other reported scammer emails include (but are not limited to):

Example of Scammer Emails:

Below is a real email from the scammers.

Scam emails of payday loan scammers

If you reply, expect an email response like this asking for money:

payday loan scammer response

How to Check If It Is a Scam:

To protect yourself against these fraudulent schemes, here are key points to consider:

  • Check the Email Address: A significant red flag is the use of generic email domains like Gmail or Outlook. Legitimate loan companies typically have their own domain in email addresses.
  • No Admin Fees or Money Upfront: We do not charge any fees for our services. If you’re asked to pay an admin fee or money upfront, it’s a scam.
  • FCA Authorisation: Verify if the loan company is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You can check the FCA register for this.
  • Professional Website: Legitimate companies have professional websites with clear information and contact details.
  • Secure Connection: Look for ‘https://’ in the web address, signifying a secure connection.
  • Physical Address and Contact Number: Genuine companies have physical office addresses and reachable contact numbers.
  • Unsolicited Offers: Be wary of unsolicited loan offers, especially if they seem too good to be true.
  • Spelling and Grammar: Poor spelling and grammar in communications can be a sign of a scam.
  • Ranking in Google Search: Find websites ranking in Google search, it is not easy to rank in Google Search and scammers wouldn’t do it.

For more detailed information, visit our guide on identifying legitimate loan companies.

Scammers will buy or steal data and will contact you via phone or email.

Help Us Share the Word to Stop These Scammers:

We have issued Cease and Desist to the scammers but your awareness and action can make a significant difference. If you encounter any suspicious emails or offers, please report them immediately to the FCA, or contact us at info@my-quickloan.co.uk.

Sharing this information within your community can also help prevent others from falling victim to these scams.

By spreading awareness and understanding how to identify these scams, we can collectively safeguard ourselves and others from becoming victims of these unscrupulous practices.

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Warning: Late repayment of payday loans can cause you serious money problems. For help, go to moneyhelper.org.uk.

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