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Have you received an email or postal letter from PO Box 3906, Las Vegas, NV 89127 at The Angel Fellowship offering you a debt consolidation loan, student loan, mortgage, small business loans or a great credit card rate? The rate is incredibly low, they say they need very little documentation and can get you money fast? It is probably a scam. The offer and their websites (if they have one) may even look real, except they will quickly ask you for personal financial information, social security number, bank account numbers, in addition to your name, address, phone numbers, etc.
can help me? I received a letter from the angel fellowship PO Box 3906 las vegas NV 89127 is this a legit organization and what should i expect please let me know if you know of this organization
The Angel Fellowship appears to be a scam.
A good rule is, if there is no information about a company on Google, you should be suspicious.
And even if the name checks out as belonging to a real company, that doesn't mean the letter, email or phone call you received actually come from a real representative of that company.
I could take some Disney World letterhead paper from a Disney Hotel and claim to be the CEO of Disney, and send you that letter – everything would check out, but it would still be a scam.
Another rule: if you are receiving a loan, grant, lottery winning or sweepstakes; you should NEVER send money to then for administrative fees, taxes, shipping or any other reason. It would always be taken from the winnings , grant or loan.
We advised the victim to file a police report, call the FBI and file a complaint with the state attorney general and the Better Business Bureau.
If you paid any money via credit card, contact your credit card company immediately and ask to dispute the charges (generally they must be within 60 days). If you paid by Western Union or Money Gram, it is almost impossible to recover the money.
The scammer sends you an email or letter, or you respond to an advertisement on tv, radio, newspaper, magazine or online. The ad often uses the names of large, reputable and well-recognized lenders. To respond to the advertisement, victims are directed to call a "third-party consultant" who solicits application information including social security numbers. During this telephone call, the "loan" is always approved.
The "third-party consultant" then faxes a loan package to the victim, or directs the victim to a website to enter the information. The package includes a request for bank account information.
Finally, victims must wire a required advance payment or a deposit through Western Union or Money Gram to the consultant. The victim never obtains a loan, and the scammer disappears with the application fees and down payments.
If you believe you may have fallen victim to this type of scam and wish to report it, please