Hi,I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Are you online at this time?
Do you have a website for this company? did they make unsolicited contact with you and offer you a lucrative investment opportunity?
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Before I answer this question, for what reason are they asking you to pay anything, if they are offering you a loan?
You're absolutely correct. Anything on the web that is too good to be true is a fraud.
In your country, just like mine, it is unlawful to condition the payment on a loan upon the payment of an up front fee, no matter what they say the reason is for.
The up front fee is the #1 sign of a loan scam.
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Any legitimate lender would take any transfer expenses from the amount of money they have set aside to lend you and would give you the balance, with no further strings attached.
The other big red flag is the Western Union payment. Western Union is instantaneous, irreversible and untraceable. For that reason, since if affords you absolutely no buyer protection, Western Union should never be used to send money to anyone unless that person is a bona fide relative or a business you have successfully dealt with many times before when paying by other means.
One reason you haven't been able to find scam reports about this company is that scammers change their names all of the time. So that there just is no up to date record of such people.
You are the victim of a crime, and if you have sent them money, report them to Actionfraud.police.uk for them to investigate.