The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the fraudulent activities of Laporte Holding, a company that is offering credit illegally to consumers and is using the name of an existing company, Laporte Holding SAS, to appear credible. This is a case of identity theft.
Laporte Holding is not authorized or registered in Belgium as a lender or credit intermediary. Therefore, Laporte Holding may not offer credit in Belgium.
According to the information available to the FSMA, it seems that the credit being offered by Laporte Holding is entirely fraudulent. The company operates as follows: if a consumer tries to take up the offer, he or she is asked to make certain payments supposedly to cover various costs relating to the credit (for example, so-called dossier fees or administrative costs). Once these costs have been paid, the consumer does not receive the credit, and it is almost impossible to recover the sums that were paid. More information about this type of consumer credit fraud is available in the general warning published by the FSMA on 4 October 2019.
This company seems to have links with Mutuals Kredit/Krediet Religieus, for which the FSMA has also issued a warning.
Moreover, this company uses the contact information from Laporte Holding SAS, which uses the website www.laporte.biz. There is therefore no connection whatsoever between this "lender" and the French company Laporte Holding SAS.
The FSMA therefore very strongly advises against responding to any offers of credit made by Laporte Holding and against making any payment to the company.
Laporte Holding uses the website www.laporte-holding.com, and the following contact details:
Tel.: +33 7 56 84 21 51
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