Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

Department Issues Another Warning on Internet Loan Scams

Department Issues Another Warning on Internet Loan Scams

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is issuing a warning of yet another scam targeting consumers who use Internet-based companies to borrow money. This time, a company calling itself Penbrook Financial Group, which lists its address as 6910 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE, offers personal loans to consumers and requires up-front "collateral payments" in advance of funding a loan. In this case, the company required a borrower to make four monthly payments totaling $2,460 prior to securing the loan. The Department has verified that the company does not have an office at the address listed.

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