WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Debra Turner says she was taken advantage of, after searching for a loan online.
She says a man from an alleged company called Aero Advance Loan told her she was approved for a thousand dollar loan.
All she had to do was go to a store and put a hundred dollars on a gift card known as a Green Dot Card.
She did that and then gave the man the 14-digit code on the back so he could access the money for the application fee.
He then asked Turner to put more money on another card and that's when she saw red flags.
"I was real upset, real upset. I called them back and told them I'm going to call the Better Business Bureau and the Police and they started laughing. That's what made me know it was a scam," comments Turner.
And that's just what she did.
John North with the Better Business Bureau says it's important to do your research so you don't end up like Turner.
"There are a number of legitimate resources on the internet., that people can turn to. It's always good to deal with a brick and mortar establishment, to be able to see someone or at least an organization that you have a relationship with," explains North,
You can contact the BBB here.
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