I will be the first to admit that tracking internet scammers takes a good deal of perseverance. You hit road blocks at every turn. A high tech scam operation needs to try the best they can to hide their tracks. This is a good idea, as jail time kicks in when you get busted!

A good scam needs many moving parts, it provides a way that the scam can keep generating income.

For some background information click article one and two.

It became clear that dialing 775-200-1525, which is the number listed on the web sites. I have not really explored, I am sure that I have just scratched the surface.

Lets look at two sites, this is the homepage for Fastloan4me.

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This is Loan4utoday.

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Now call me old fashioned, but these are the same sites!

The scam apparently being run involves Payday loans. But as they explain in the terms and conditions, they are not lenders, they are the man in the middle and charge a $30 fee for, well I am not sure…

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Sure it is hard to find and even harder to read, here is the salient part.

When you sign up at the Loan4utoday.com website, you will have the option of enrolling into the Loan4utoday.com Assistance Program. If you enroll into the optional program, Loan4utoday.com will produce an electronic check that will be withdrawn from your bank account for the one-time, non-recurring charge of $30.00 (Thirty-Dollars and Zero Cents).

If you do not get a loan offer for at least $100 within 60 days of enrollment, you may receive a full refund by calling us toll free at 775-200-1525 or by e-mailing us at support@Loan4utoday.com. Your refund will be paid within 14 business days.

Both Loan4utoday and Fastloan4me use the same contact number 775-200-1525. Calling the number is futile, regardless of the options pressed, you end up with a message telling you that all lines are way too busy and to call back later.

Based on some research it appears that there is a minor glitch with their software, it is not a one time fee. The just keep taking and taking. A google search will show you the issues.

Back to the plot! I went hunting. It wasn’t hard to discover that they are operating out of Nevada, a bit more digging revealed that at least one of the companies was registered by Aaron Shoaf. I called the number but alas Aaron was not available. As I have no interest in having the FBI breathing down my neck, I made a point of explaining who I am and that we were live on radio.

While the gentleman from Silver Shield Services was most helpful, he actually did not say anything. Apparently all that Silver Shield does is form corporations. He had no clue how a scam artist could have Silver Shield involved. All they do is file the paperwork. Obviously forming corporations pays well, as no one picked up the phone today! Maybe they take Fridays off?

Not getting any joy from Silver Shield, I moved on the web hosting company (kinda sorta). The young lady assumed that I wanted to buy the domain names. I let her just keep on talking. Guess what? She has the same phone number 775-200-1525, as I have.

Here is the Whois data:

Registrant:
Domains By Proxy, LLC
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration  FASTLOAN4ME.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains By Proxy, LLC
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599      Fax — (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration  FASTLOAN4ME.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains By Proxy, LLC
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
775 200 1525
Registrant:
Loan 4U
PO Box 3540
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
United States

Administrative Contact:
4U, Loan  support@loan4utoday.com
PO Box 3540
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
United States
+1.7752001525

Technical Contact:
4U, Loan  support@loan4utoday.com
PO Box 3540
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
United States
+1.7752001525

I will save you the toll calls, none of these numbers get you anywhere. The banks seem unwilling to help. If these scammers drag $30 out of your account, so be it.

Simon Barrett

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