Recently, I had an investor [scammer] offer to loan my company money. It was to be posted directly into my accounts — equal amounts in my checking and savings accounts.
There were no conditions that I was to send any money back to them but they wanted to have the debit cards for the accounts for 24 hours to do all this.
What was the true reason they wanted to use my accounts for? I was told we could meet to do all of this, so I have the person's personal telephone number, e-mail and physical home address. I checked the address out with Google Maps and it was in Brooklyn, NY.
I am very eager to know what a person was up to who would give to me so much information about themselves. I know some of you will jump on the chance to yell "it was not their true address", but it is where they wanted me to send the cards to. And I was to give proof of my identification, i.e., a copy of my driver's license, my articles of incorporation and the real estate development project prospectus.
Also, they were only willing to work with certain banks, e.g., Citibank, Bank of America, etc. I can not understand what they were doing wanting such access to accounts that had no money in them save the amount I used to open them with. If they were going to just run up the credit or debit cards why not ask for my established bank accounts that have money in them? I did not bank with the ones they preferred so would have had to open up new accounts.
If they did actually loan us the money in order to launder it through my actual business venture, then I can understand what they were doing. But otherwise I have not the imagination or criminal mind to understand why anyone would bother to do all this, because all of my life I have had to rely on simple BST [blood, sweat and tears] to achieve my goals.
I would truly appreciate all comments. Thank you!