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Imposter Lending Club Reports & Reviews (61)

Victim Location 37216
Total money lost $2,500
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I got an email saying I was approved of a loan up too $10,000. I’ve been looking for a loan because I needed to get my car fixed.

Victim Location 80228
Total money lost $850
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I got an offer thru Credit Karma to improve my credit score and this company got in my bank account and stole $850.00 and my Bank notified me right away and closed my account. After that i keep receiving threatening phone calls and e-mails from this fake company and they said that are certified with BBB

Victim Location 94105
Total money lost $520
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I had applied for a loan online I received a call from Steven he said he was with Lending Club that I had been approved for a loan of 5000$ I told him I didn't need that much he said I could receive any amount between 1000-5000$ I selected 1000$ he said I needed to pay a 150$ processing fee 200$ wire transfer fee and 170$ that would be refunded to me when they deposited it in my account they asked me to purchase a Steam card & call them back with the pin # on the card so they could receive the money. I gave them the pin # he said the money would be deposited at midnite of course it wasn't when I called the next he said he would have someone from the documents dept. to call me a person called me he said he was Martin the mgr. from Lending Club & that the money would be in my acct. by 1pm that day again no money was ever deposited I called back I spoke to Martin he said he would check into it he didn't call back when I tried to call him back the phone number had been disconnected I called the ofc. # they didn't answer I called from another # they answered but after they found out who I was they hung up on me the following Monday they called me again this time using the company name of Freedom Plus Lending I hung up the phone I know it was the same people because of their accent

Victim Location 37187
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Recently revieved an email about a loan I had been trying to get they said they needed bank info to deposit money and then deposit part of it then Western Union it back then we would recieve the money we needed to borrow they had last didn't of social bank login and password called the actual lender and they said they did not know of the situation called the bank changed everything

Victim Location 90035
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This scammer operates under the name of Kevin Brown; however, he has a deep foreign accent (Indian). He claims to be representing Lending Club and that I had been approved for a personal loan up to $2500. He basically had all of my ID information including the name of my Bank. Once I verified my banking information he said a small deposit would be made into my account and once deposited I needed to verify the amount. Well, the amount deposited turned out to be roughly 1000.00. After verifying it, he then said that the remainder of the loan would be deposited after I took the following step. He wanted me to go to a Wall Mart or government approved store. when asked why? He was evasive and kept saying that the following step was necessary and that the1000.00 was advance too show that he was operating in good faith and that everything was legitimate. I then asked that he forward me a copy of the loan agreement--to which he once again insisted on me going to a WalMart or CVS. I then informed him that I would not do so and that I suspected that his actions were fraudulent. He became angry and said that I would now be responsible for the full $ 2500. I immediately went to my bank and notified them that my account had been compromised. Two days later, I get phone calls from the same number. I didn't answer. This guy doesn't' give up. tried to report him to the FTC., but due to government shut down the department is closed.

Victim Location 21218
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I had been applying for loans to consolidate some of my debt and wasn't tipped off when I got an email stating that my loan had been approved and that I needed to verify some details. When they asked me to return some money that they would be sending to my account to verify its authenticity, I smelled a rat and ended the call. I had already given them my username and password to my online banking and so I changed it immediately.

Victim Location 43232
Total money lost $30
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

This business promised loan of $2,000. Said they have to verify my bank acct and were going to put in $500. I stupidly gave them my online banking info. They then deposited a check into my acct through mobile banking feature. The bank returned the check and closed my acct. I had to call them from a friends phone bc they began rejecting my calls.I called Lending Club to inform them of this and see what the had to say for themselves. Logan the supervisor told me yea that's a good thing for us we didn't get caught after we commited fraud on you bad for you good for us. Told him I was reporting the business he laughed and said ok don't call back anymore.

Victim Location 77551
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I'm was looking for a loan online they called me, and said $8000. Was going to be deposited in my bank acct.. but that when I receive the money.. I must send to them, and that i need to do it by money trasfer, cash..and so on. Something is wrong Here!

Victim Location 38901
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They will ask you to purchase google play cards and ask you to send the money back

Victim Location 70560
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Called me number of scammer 4155061286, Told me I was approved for a loan of 3000, That I had to pay for get loan and that was 300 for Ins.once I paid that and with to the Dollar Store to call him and he would let me know what stocks are high at that time, I was a king all kind of question,and he said you have a low credit score that why, I know this is a scam and this just happen to me! 

Victim Location 34698
Total money lost $12
Type of a scam Phishing

I was contacted by Jennifer Rice from lending club saying I was approved for a loan of $8000, so I gave my info. She told me they would deposit a check into my account and I would return the money to them. That shows that I was an honest person she said

So I waited I got an email from my bank saying there is a check on hold and after it's reviewed it would be released. I got another email stating it was a fraudulent check. And my bank was sending it back. So I was charged a fee for them to send it back. I called her she said the bank was wrong. And she tried to send me another letter of approval.

Victim Location 23238
Type of a scam Other

Ok my husband wanted to apply for a loan so this company reached out to him and told him he could get $3,000. They him for his banking information and he gave this information to them. They called him back numerous times and said they would deposit $701 into his account, so my husband asked more questions and they informed him that once he received the funds he was to go to the Kroger supermarket that was near us between 7:30 and 8 am and he would call us with the information on how to send the money back to the company. I asked my husband why couldn't we send the money at 9:30 when the banks opened and the guy his name is (Steven Smith), was like no it had to be those times. So the next minute my husband checks his account and sure enough the $701 is in the account by mobile bank deposit. We could not read the company name or the bank information on this so called check. So something didn't feel right and my husband got on the phone and called our bank they informed us that it sounded like a scam. The man also told us about how this would help our credit by getting the $ and returning it right away. Went to the bank this morning and took care of everything, the $701 will sit in the bank until it comes back as a bad check. The bank also informed us that it looked as if the company had used Lending Club website which may be legitimate because gave them a ** rating. Just beware and don't be foolish like my husband.

Victim Location 44224
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They offered me a loan for 5000$. They told me I could get a unsecured loan with payments of 120$ for 45mths. I could send 6mths of my backing statements or get a loan verification card to show i could pay the 120$. They told me I would get the 120$ back. They call me everyday to see if I have the money to send them.These people out here know people are hurting for money. I feel its so hurting to see how people take advantage of people who are trying to take care of there family's. M.Harrison

Victim Location 21075
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Dear customer, your online loan application has been approved up to $5000. Your loan approval number is KK1620. Kindly call back on this number (415)-506-1299 to get more information and to receive this loan. Thank you and have a nice day. - Lending Club

Victim Location 99501
Total money lost $900
Type of a scam Phishing

There is a company posing as lending club asking for customers online banking details and ask them to do walmart transactions before 9 am in the morning. There is money laundering going on.

Victim Location 90068
Total money lost $2,000
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was offered a loan, they deposited a partial amount into my account, which turned out to be bad. They scammed me into purchasing Google Play gift cards. They took everything I had. When I questioned them, they threatened me saying I was stealing their money, that I'd never get another loan.

Victim Location 80229
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I applied on a low score credit website and was contacted within a couple of hours by this "lender". They even emailed me a Loan Approval letter. In that letter, I was congratulated on a loan for 10,000 (Which I was hoping for that), the payments were 183.00 and the loan term was 60 months. I was thrilled. I could get caught up financially, it was a dream come true. Spoke with Eric (who did not speak very good English) and was explaining to him the predicament I was in. Shortly after my phone was temporarily shut off so I used my neighbor's phone once and the apartment complex office phone 4 times. "No Problem" was all I heard. I got transferred to Kiara (again, not a great speaker of English) she said to receive my funds I needed to go get 4 -25.00 ITunes gift cards. Alarms went off in my head and before I could say anything she hung up. Was emailing John Anderson (who I believe is Eric) or whatever his name is and he said the same. When I brought up the Lending Club Website and what they do on it, he got very angry with me and that's when I knew it was false. Please people be aware. Also, I have an application in the real Lending Club which they won't look at because of these people.

Total money lost $7,992
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Hey I have recently bein victim to a horrible scam I ended up spending all of my more on the Vice President of the company that supposedly are in control of numerous lenders any way he phoned me a week after I went through a scam from 8x financial telling me that 8x was a fake and would not realeased money and that I would be able to get paid from them with one insurance payment of *** after I paid that they said they need *** more and then to follow th those payment and commitment letter stating that I do not have to pay anymore money they come up with another one to pay that they can not pay I paid them well over *** dollars in steam cards and would not take any other form of payment. Don’t be a loser like me a fall for this crap .

• Oct 09, 2021

This is the so called contract I was sent by lending club i to fell for this scam. Im trying to wait till Monday when I can go to my bank. This man is also Indian accented goes by Sam Thomas and also another man named Chris myles

Victim Location 06478
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Contacted me via text message promising Loan Approval up to 10,000 dollars. Should have realized it was a scam from the start when they asked for access to my banks web site Login and Password. Fortunately my bank, Webster bank's Fraud team had detected a red flag attached to this Loan "Company" and shut off all access to my accounts. It was a nuisance and an annoyance requiring me a trip to the bank to change my account numbers and re-open them. I will applaud the Webster Bank's Fraud team for a job well done and will be more mindful of this sort of thing in the future. I have not yet filed a police report they deposited 991.00 dollars into my account but the bank assured me that the

"Mobile" check given was bogus and untraceable and will be eventually rejected. Webster Bank's Fraud team caught this before I was scammed out of any money.

Victim Location 33601
Total money lost $1,100
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was offered with a loan of $4000 by a loan agent Anthony J. Hernandez claimed himself to work for lending club loan in Tampa, Florida and he has asked me for my personal banking account information with Wells Fargo with the intension to make a direct deposit with the amount of $814.26 with a forgery check from the US Treasury Tax Refund into my personal account. The purpose of the $814.26 to be made into my direct deposit is to withdraw from my personal account to spend on purchasing for prepaid gift card with $800 worth of I-tune apples of $500 and plus $300 on Google Play cards to help raise for my bad scores in order to obtain for the approval in return to their lender on the 2nd day. Then on the 3rd day he kept on giving me many different excuses of delay and that the loan didn't get through and he has convinced me on the 4th day to spend more on $300 worth of gift card of Google play to help pay for the service fees for the Money gram at Walmart to send the funding into my account. Then later on he kept on changing his story the guy seemed confused and struggling as he was clueless what he was doing. Although I had asked him prior on a several attempts that I am considering to withdraw my application for the loan due to the hassles that I was experiencing but he insisted that he could not due to the loan transaction was in the middle of processing.

He told me that if I have been waited longer for him to spoken to the Money gram I would obtain for a loan transferring into my own bank account but the Money gram were asking for more money from me. I told him no I had refused to. I had demanded from this guy that I wanted my money back and he has promised that he would send me my money back with a certified check and on the 5th day when I called him back with the 813-314-7453 it was disconnected.

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