Banking Department Warns Consumers About Apparent Internet Loan Scams

Oct 16, 2009 | Posted in Fraud Alerts

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking is warning consumers about two apparent Internet loan scams: Uni-Lending Group, online at; and Silvergate Financial Services, online at

Both companies offer loans through their Web sites and ask for money in advance to process them. They also collect personal financial information, such as Social Security and bank account numbers, which could be used to commit identity fraud.

Uni-Lending Group and Silvergate Financial Services claim to be lenders based in Philadelphia, but neither is located there or licensed by the Department of Banking.

If you are a victim to these or are aware of any other advance fee loan scams, please notify the Department of Banking at (800) PA-BANKS (within PA) or (717) 787-1854.