WV Gets Bogus Credit Union Web Site Shut Down

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw says a bogus web site that claimed to be operated by a Charleston credit union has been shut down.

McGraw said Wednesday his office worked with Godaddy Group Inc., a domain registration company, to shut down the site, statecreditunion.net.

Consumers applying for loans through the web site received e-mails falsely identifying the company as West Virginia State Credit Union.

To qualify for loans, consumers were told they had to pay $1,250 for insurance.

Consumers were directed to wire the money to a location in Canada. After that, McGraw says they "never heard from the crooks again."

McGraw says he will refer complaints about the scam to Canadian authorities.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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