Funding Circle’s US platform has warned of fraudulent emails falsely claiming to come from an employee.
The lender said the emails were sent to customers asking for copies of their tax returns and driver’s license.
Users are encouraged to check with Funding Circle directly before replying to an email regarding loans.
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“Funding Circle is releasing this message to alert you to a recent email scam that we were recently made aware of that involves fraudulent emails apparently from a Funding Circle employee being sent to some of our customers were sent with a request to provide copies of the client’s tax returns, driver’s license and canceled checks, ”said a notice on Funding Circle’s US website.
“The emails we identified have subject lines that might say ‘Complete: Funding Circle Loans’ or something similar, and the emails sometimes contain a link that you need to click to review a document and sign.
“If you recently received a credit-related email from us or received such an email from an email address on financecircle.us.com, we urge you not to click any links or reply to the email until you have contacted Funding Circle directly to check that the communication is legitimate. “
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