Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Data From Payday Loan Applicants Sold in Online Auctions

In the business known as payday lending, one of the biggest players lends no money at all. promises loans of as much as $1,000 to people in need of quick cash, advertising widely on TV and online with former talk show host Montel Williams as its public face. In small type at the bottom of the screen, the company disclaims that it is “not a lender.”