Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anna Brooks Scam/

Recently I received an anonymous comment from a person who asked the following question:

Should I be worried if I sent in the application without doing the credit score, having given my address and name?

I would say if you didn't give a credit score to this company I'd believe you to be safe. I think this company is trying to get people to sign up for credit protection service and also either spam you via email or send snail mail marketing offers to your mailing address.

However, I don't have any proof of exactly what happens with applications submitted back to this fake Anna Brooks person.

Does anyone else have any experience or information they could share with this question above from one of the site visitors?

Any information I know would be welcomed by me and appreciated by this poster.

Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Just remember, be careful who for sure has your social security number.


Nito said...

Name and addresses are public domain, easily attainable. They probably don't even bother looking at the emails, but simply have a template and automated system to reply to emails at set times.

I don't believe the person claiming to be Anna Brook is acting with the actual site users are redirected to "". Their website is simply set to forward all visitors to their affiliate ID, allowing them to gain commission on each person they scam into getting a report.

This looks to me to be a prtty straight-forward pay-per-signup type scam.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I've been scammed!
I've been looking for a small, inexpensive apartment for a few months in Tyler, Tx. Got this 'downtown apartment' ad off Craigslist.
I did complete the application, except the 'signature' which had a statement about being committed to a fee if I entered my name into the line item.

I can't believe I fell for this!