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Fort Worth BBB Warns Of Costly Phone Scam

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FORT WORTH (KRLD) – The Fort Worth Better Business Bureau is warning residents about a new phone scam which has cost many unsuspecting victims hundreds of dollars.

The BBB says they’ve received more than a hundred complaints since 2013 about a caller claiming to be from CASHNetUSA.

The caller asks for money to process a loan application, then requests that the money be put on a prepaid card or sent through a wire transfer.

Raquel Robinson with the BBB of Fort Worth says the real CASHNetUSa would never ask for payments in advance.

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The BBB has provided the following tips to educate and warn consumers about fake lenders.

– Beware of lenders who ask for money up front

– Beware of lenders whose only form of payment is a prepaid card or wire transfer

– Never send money or give your prepaid card number to someone you don’t know

– Never give your personal information to someone who contacts you without your permission

– Report potential scams to your local BBB

CashNetUSA has also compiled information about this scam on their website.

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