Applying Online…Is It Safe?
Watch out for advance fee loan scams!
Read the fine print!
Research their company online
There are a few things you can search online to help make your decision to apply with them. Before you give them your personal information on the website, look for signs that the site is secure. Such as “https” in the URL or a security certificate from a company like Verisign are examples of online security. You can also research the company address in Google Maps. If you see an empty lot, a residential neighborhood, a postal box type of location, or something else that doesn’t look right to you, it would be a wise choice to pass up on the “opportunity” to apply for a loan.