It has been brought to our attention that scammers have recently been using Craigslist to target individuals seeking financial services, including personal loans. These scammers have been known to use the names and other details of legitimate businesses, such as Wise Finance, llc, when contacting individuals they are attempting to scam. These fraudulent schemes typically involve the scammers requesting individuals to send them funds for "setup fees", "loan insurance plans", "acquisition charges", or the like in exchange for processing a loan or for the delivery of a guaranteed loan amount.
Please be advised that Wise Finance, llc (or any of its affiliated offices):
Any loan provided by Wise Finance is done so by one of the local branch offices located throughout the state of Illinois. Approved applicants are required to appear in person at a local branch for loan closings.
If you have been contacted by anyone purporting to be the agent of a financial services company and requesting funds for processing or providing a loan, you should consider contacting your State Attorney General's office.