Eliz Finance Pty Ltd T/A Pennywise Cash Loans
Australian Credit License 392487
PO Box 126, Booval Qld 4304
ABN 11 135 482 861
In recent months, the Eliz Finance name has been the subject of a scam
A person by the name of ‘Sara Williams from Eliz Finance’ will email the victim telling them they have been approved for a loan. All she asks is for you to let her know how much you would like to borrow, to send your last three months bank statements, and 100 points ID.
This comes from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you send in your details, you are then asked to pay insurance, then you are asked to pay tax.
We have been made aware of some victims then realising that this loan is not legitimate, telling the scammer they no longer want the loan and would like a refund.
Unfortunately, at this point it is too late, the money paid is gone.
In Australia, you must hold a Credit Licence before you can issue finance loans. This Credit Licence number must be on all correspondence and documentation you receive from the provider. The licence holder must also issue a Credit Guide before offering credit.
Red flags that this is a scam:
- loan has been offered without application
- no Credit Licence number is given
- no Credit Guide has been issued
The real Eliz Finance operates out of Pennywise Hervey Bay, and previously out if all Pennywise stores, and is a small family owned and operated business.
We have only ever accepted applications face to face, and do not have an online presence.
Our database of customers have not been compromised and remain confidential. The victims that we have been made aware of have been from interstate, and not previous clients.
If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, we encourage you to please report this by contacting your local police station. You can also report to various government websites.
Below are some useful websites:
If you would like to contact Eliz Finance, please email email@example.com
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