I’m writing to report what appears to be a fraudulent business, USA Direct Lender Inc. I contacted James Brown, a representative of this business, while networking on the app Shapr. He offered me a loan for a real estate deal at an attractive rate, so I followed up to qualify. However, his behavior became suspicious.
He offered me a rate of 4% interest which is below the current market average. When I asked for next steps to qualify he asked me to create a new email account in my name, create a profile on a blockchain website, and then give him all the login information. When I refused to do this he instead asked me to apply through an online website that asked me for personal information including my SSN. Before giving this information I asked James where the company was registered and he said California, so I searched for the company name in the online state database but found no results.
I’m concerned that this fictitious company, USA Direct Lender Inc. is using the promise of fake loans to perpetrate identity fraud by getting users to share their social security numbers, legal names, addresses, and other personal information. I think it should be looked into, and therefore am bringing it to your attention.