The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the fraudulent activities of Trust Online Credit bvba, a company that is offering credit illegally to consumers.
Trust Online Credit bvba is not authorized or registered in Belgium as a lender or credit intermediary. Therefore, Trust Online Credit bvba may not offer credit in Belgium.
According to the information available to the FSMA, it seems that the credit being offered by Trust Online Credit bvba 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 25 March 2020.
Moreover, this company uses the contact information from Swift Money Limited, which uses the website www.swiftmoney.com. There is therefore no connection whatsoever between this 'lender' and the British company Swift Money Limited.
The FSMA therefore very strongly advises against responding to any offers of credit made by Trust Online Credit bvba and against making any payment to the company.
Trust Online Credit bvba uses the website www.trustonlinecreditbvba.com, and the following contact details:
Addresses: 27 Colmore Row Birmingham England B3 2EW / 40-41, High St, Aberdare, CF44 9SW, United Kingdom
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Tel.: +44 7480726469 / +44 7723723485
Would you like to enquire more generally as to whether a transaction being proposed complies with the financial legislation? Please use the search function on the FSMA website. You can also contact the FSMA directly via the consumer contact form.