There are a few steps you can take to make sure a company is legitimate. Researching the business with the Better Business Bureau online can quickly tell a lot about the company and it’s practices. Even if, they are not officially registered, complaints and scam reports will be available to the public. There is no charge to look up information with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Not all cash loan companies are registered, and that doesn’t mean they are scams, but any company legitimately looking to loan the public money would have no problem registering to gain your trust as most do.