A group of criminals have cloned the website of a reputable online brokerage firm called Personal Loans Now.
Real Company Name: Personal Loans Now, a trading name of Rigstone Capital UG
Clone Company Name: Personal Loan Now
Personal Loans Now, a trading name of Rigstone Capital UG, works with Quint Group Limited to offer brokerage services. UK citizens can apply via the online website for a loan of £500 up to £25,000, with various options such as applying with bad credit or using a guarantor. Their website is personalloansnow.co.uk – note the ‘s’ in ‘loans’.
There is another website, almost identical to this one, called personalloannow.co.uk. This one is a scam! The people behind it have already successfully extorted thousands of pounds out of unsuspecting consumers!
They have been known to be using this telephone number: 03302200132.
The bank details they are asking people to deposit money into is as follows:
Sort Code: 09-01-28
They claim they are FCA registered with the FCA authorisation number: z1498441. We checked for this number on the FCA register and it was not found - clearly confirming that it is all a scam.
Look at the images below. Can you spot the difference between the real website and the clone? (Click the image to enlarge).
A member on our team has spoken to the scammers, posing as an interested customer. The first time, they impersonated
Credit Extra Cash and the second time, they impersonated Bad Credit Site. Listen to these call recordings to see
Call - Part 1
Scammer ask for 190 pounds for "insurance"
Call - Part 2
Talking to the 'Tony Berga' the "supervisor"
As you can hear, the correspondent becomes quite aggressive when there is a suggestion of a delayed payment.
This case was successfully reported to the FCA, GoDaddy and Google by Cashfloat.co.uk.