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Victim Location 52778
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Scammer calling himself David Allen wanted me to open an account at either US Bank or Wells Fargo because they couldn't access the account I have. I DON'T THINK SO, I'd like to be able to get my hands on scummy people . Sounds like they need tought a lesson.

Victim Location 85705
Total money lost $15
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I was contacted by Advance America saying I was approved for a loan of $5000 with a monthly payment of $180. The woman I spoke with had a foreign accent. She was aware I was disabled. She said they would wire money into my account and I would have to wire it back the next day. She asked if I could do that I told her I did not have a car but I could get a ride. She asked for account and password information to verify the account. I asked why she needed the password. She said it was to verify the account. The next day the wire of $493 was in the account. She called at 5am and I told her nothing is open at this hour. She was rude and disrespectful. Later that day I spoke with "David" the manager. He had a foreign accent as well. He screamed at me and was rude and disrespectful. He made comments about people with disabilities. I tried to return the money through my bank and do an electronic transfer. He insisted that I go to a store and wire the money. I explained that the bank was ready to do the same thing and he did not want it wired that way. He told me that if I did not wire the money per his exact instructions he would cancel the loan. I told him he could keep his money and cancel the loan request.  Do NOT deal with these people.

Victim Location 17112
Total money lost $550
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

A man by the name of Eric sent me an email saying I was approved for a $3,000 loan with an attachment that included the loan agreement, and that I had to call him to finalize. And so I called, and once he asked for my username and password for my online banking access I knew this wasnt legit. I decided to see how far this guy would go to try to get me to agree to the loan terms. He told me there would be an initial transfer of $1,000 that I would send back right away and the FDIC was where the funds were coming from. And once the initial money was returned then my loan would be issued. So I did give them my banking access info and as soon as we hung up the phone, I changed my password and withdrew all the money I had in my account."Eric" called me back a few moments later asking me to verify the security questions and answers I had set up so he could change my password and access my account and that is when I let him have a piece of my mind. I may have initially went along with the scenario but once I wised up, none of his explanations or reasons why he needed this information was good enough for me. I decided to google this company, and to my surprise there were many comments/reviews 9f the exact same scenarios playing out from these scam artists. The company Advance America does exist, however, the real company doesnt operate this way, the illegal way.

Victim Location 07042
Total money lost $1,573
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

On 5/18/2018, I was seeking a business loan for my business. Advance America contacted me about giving me a loan. I thought they were a legit loan company.

On 5/18/2018 I received a text message from 646-937-9812 after calling the main Advance America line of 646-657-3669. I received the text message from 646-937-9812 stating that I was eligible for a loan from $2,000-8,000. On 5/21/2018 I responded to the text message and spoke with two people (a male and female claiming to be John and Jen, no last names provided from “Advance America”). They informed me that I was eligible for the loan and they required the following information in text message: Name, Address, Bank account routing number, bank account number, username/password of my bank online sign in, last four digits of my Social Security number. All I text message. They also wanted me to send them a copy of my drivers license through text message.

I was subsequently emailed a loan contract that I had to sign in order to get the loan. I was to text a photograph of the signed contract to 646-601-5601. Once all of this was completed on 5/21/18, I then discovered that Advance America deposited a fraudulent online deposit of $872.00 into my Wells Fargo Bank account. They said over the phone, “We are depositing this in order for us to trust you with everything before giving you the loan.” I was then asked by Jenny and John to send $861.50 via Money Gram to Money Gram to a man I do not know in Georgia on 5/22/2018 at 0855 hours (reference #9466378). This was an individual I did not personally know. Advance America then deposited fraudulent mobile deposit of $907.00 into my Wells Fargo account. Jen and John stated over the phone, “In order for you to get your loan, you need to do this because your credit score is low and we need to get it up a couple hundred points.”

Shortly after this on 5/23/2018, Wells Fargo put a hold on the deposit as it was investigating the transaction. I informed Jen and John of this and they informed me to tell them that I made the deposit, so the bank would not hold onto the money. I was extremely uncomfortable in this situation.

Jen and John wanted me to open up another bank account so I opened up Santander Bank Account. They stated that they would use that bank account instead to deposit my loan officially. For Santander Bank account they asked me in text message for my name, address, routing number, account number, last 4 digits of my SSN #, online usernames and passwords for Santander account. They also wanted a copy of my drivers license again in picture message. On 5/23/2018, that evening, Advance America deposited fraudulent mobile deposit $872.00 into the Santander Bank Account. I told Jenn and John through text that I can’t be doing money grams to money grams and begged them to give me the loan, and that I signed their contract and everything. They ignored my text.

The next morning on 5/24/2018 Jen and John wanted me to call them as soon as possible that next morning. John and Jen then requested Moneygram to Moneygram another $711.60 to a man I do not know in Alabama (this occurred 5/24/2018 at 1050 hours reference #76873605). This was a person I did not personally know. I asked them is this the last time, I really need my loan that was never given to me. John had said that he’s going to log in, and give me my loan by 12am 5/25/2018 and the money of the loan would be in by then. Later that evening around 7pm, there was one last fraudulent mobile deposit of $852.00 going into my Santander Bank Account.

I never received my loan of $8,000 even though I signed what it seemed to be a loan contract from Advance America. All Advance America did with John and Jen was place in 4 Mobile deposits that were fraudulent and wanted me to do 2 MoneyGram to Money Gram translations. I realized shortly after that last Money Gram on 5/24/2018 and that last mobile deposit that I was a victim of fraud.

On 5/25/2018 I contacted both banks of Wells Fargo and Santander and they began investigations in the incident (Wells Fargo Claim #2018052500278). I also contacted the NJ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the FTC with a made report (reference 96060731). The total loss for me was $1573.00 as a result of this incident. I was informed that a report would be on file with this agency. I was informed to cease all communications with the phone numbers involved. I was provided a copy of the Montclair, NJ Police Department Identity Theft Checklist. No further patrol actions were taken at this time. I also contacted all three credit bureaus and placed a fraud alert just in case of further identity theft. I have taken action to get a new bank account number and routing number with Wells Fargo and Santander Bank since her accounts had been compromised.

Victim Location 43224
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Text message

“Hi This is Ethan McCoy from Advance America. This message is to inform you that your loan application MN387002 has been approved for $5000 from our company. We have sent you this information on your email as well. For further queries you can simply give us a call back on +1(773)609-8596”

Victim Location 63901
Total money lost $400
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

His name is *** *** Offer me a loan for 5000.00

Cuz I had bad credit he had to deposit 2 checks worth 400.00

Thru my bank mobile then i had to return the money and then they return the checks so I went to another bank who put it in my account. As available then he told me to go to walmart and buy 8 $50.00 dollars stream cards which are for gaming I didn't think

Told me to scrach off the back take pictures and send them thru text.

I still have all his texts and the cards and reciept

My bank froze my account and if the checks dont clear im stuck for the 400.00 and they will close my account

I wish I would of call my bank and talk to them.

I text hom and he keeps telling me hes working on it.

I just want them tto fix my account

Victim Location 87038
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They disguised themselves as a loan company but really are a false check scam. I was taken for 200 dollars. They sound foreign but not sure where they are from. Below is another number they use. They need to be investigated.


Victim Location 49203
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They sent me the application this some off the application. An they called me an txt me that’s included in the images. I have them my bank information and told me I was approved and that the loan of $5,000 would be in my account in about 45 mins an never was. An never return my calls or emails.

Victim Location 76522
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan


Victim Location 18030
Total money lost $350
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

My wife was vulnerable to get a loan but fell to this scam, they tell you your approved for a loan but will send it by Western Union after you buy Google Play cards to cover the insurance plus taxes then they give you a line of *** then hang up on you, also sent her a text stating you were scammed, she lost $350

Victim Location 47362
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I had been looking for loans online when I got an email from this business. I was approved, but was told I needed to give them my bank info. When I wouldn't, they said I needed to Western Union them the amount I have in my bank account to prove I could pay, which is about $600. I went to Western Union and they were closed, so they then told me to send the same amount to them via iTunes cards. When I got to Walgreens I started thinking this didn't sound right. I called BBB who confirmed it was a scam.

Victim Location 29625
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Already had most of my information. Asked me for banking log in and photo ID. Have not heard back from them.

Victim Location 43224
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was applying for loans online to get my car fixed. Advance America called me. The man had a foreign accent. He said I was approved for a loan for $1500. They asked for my checking account number. I said I don't have a checking account. They said then you have to pay a fee through Western Union. They said go to Walmart and get an iTunes gift card, put $50 on it for their fee. I filled out an application with my name, address, phone, and social security number.

Victim Location 94572
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This company sent me an email with an attachment file which I shared as evidence and I called them as i needed money but the person voice wasn't matching to the name of person as the guy on call was an Indian where as guy name on email was Ramon Clifford. Soon I said ur accent is Indian he hung up, I called again then he start cursing in Indian language and become very abusive. Reason i am notifying is these scammer are using your company logo to authenticate them.

Victim Location 32456
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I have been having some financial work was drastically cut back and I was not prepared for it. Really didn't see it coming. I lost an additional $1000.00 a month. Had just bought another car (My last Honda has almost 300,000 miles on it) . Then one of my clients passed away and another one moved away to be closer to her children. All this has made me use NOT SO GOOD..judgement. I just know I have to pay my bills. The gentlemen"Jack Smith" as he called himself sounded genuinely honest about wanting to come to my rescue. I almost gave him the information he needed until he said something about fraud insurance I could get for $100.00. He just needed my routing number and bank account number to put the money I needed in my checking account. I was hit one time before and almost lost everything. I just can't help it, I have a trusting nature ...except this time.

Victim Location 43130
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I got a phone call from Advance America. He said I could get a $5000 loan if I made monthly payments. All that was required was to let them put money on my credit card which I could use to buy Apple iTune gift cards. I paid $1000 in Apple iTune gift cards. They said they would apply the money to my credit card so I could use it to buy Apple iTune gift cards. I talked to a Jennifer and a Frank. I bought the cards on 3.28.18 from Krogers because the Walmart clerk said she couldn't sell them to me as the transaction sounded suspicious. So I left and went to Krogers. Frank sounded middle Eastern. I called them and read the security number off the back of the card to them. I had not applied for a loan online. My credit card told me the payments that had been applied to my account were not valid. My credit card company froze my account. I filed a police report. The whole thing seemed legitimate to me. It didn't seem like a scam and still doesn't. My credit card company wants me to pay the $500 I used to buy the cards as well as the $500. The credit card company has asked me to close the account, pay the money back and apply for a new credit card. They say I am no longer trustworthy.

Victim Location 44314
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was called on my cell phone that I was approved for $3000.00 to $10000.00 loan with easy payments, They told me that They would send me $200 on my online Bank account, which they did. I was told with strict instructions to go to Wal-Mart and buy 2 $100 Google play cards which I did. Then after purchasing the cards, I was to take pictures of the back of the cards. I was to scratch off the foil backing and send them to a number specified in my scam report. Anyways I did send them the ID number on the back of the cards. I was then told to wait 45mins, and someone would call me back. I called the number after 45mins. They answered and told me it would take longer, but assured me someone will call you back. About 3 hours later, another gentlemen called me, and said I was approved for $3000.00, but first I must go to Wal-mart and purchase an Amazon gift card in the amount of $350 with my own money, This is when I became suspicious. The gentlemen told me that my credit score had to be 650 to get the loan and buy purchasing this card and sending the, id# on the back of the card that he could fix my credit score. to receive this loan. I told him I didn't have $350 to purchase a gift card and that was why I was getting loan, so I could consolidate all my bills. He told me that he would talk to his supervisor and give me a call back. BY this time He had all my banking information,(routing number & account number, my social security number, access to my email. I called the BBB, I then called my bank and they gave me instructions that I needed to come into a branch, close my account re-open another account change my passwords and user id's on all my accounts. When at the bank they showed me the check that was wired to my account in the amount of $200 from a stolen check from some lady in California and they forged my first and last name on the back of the check.

Victim Location 55448
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They accepted me for a larger loan of 5,000 dollars they deposited 496 of it than told me the rest was failed to be deposited into my account and tried to tell me I had to open up another bank account with US Bank, than another number from California called me and said he was general manager of cash advance which is complete different name and said he was with the 917 number i called to find out what happened and I asked to be removed from their list they call and I hung up and they sent me a text saying '[censored] you... do not do anything with these people.

Victim Location 78230
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was contacted by a man with an Indian accent named "David White" from Advance America. He knew I was looking for a loan and told me I was approved for a 5,000 loan amount. He asked for my bank info and also my password and user id for my bank login online. I was uncomfortable giving that to him over the phone so he sent me a "confidential" text that he said was going straight to the verification database. The company then sent me two "verification amounts" to my back account. One was for 987.00 and the other was 1100.00. He told me that because my credit score was low the amounts would boost my credit score. I did check my credit score and it did raise it by 150 points. He then told me that in order to give back the money to the company I had to buy gift cards from Wal-Mart, iTunes and Google play. He stated the company had contracts w the companies and they got a percentage of the money when the cards were purchased. After doing this twice I was texted by a senor loan officer named Jason Miller who also had an Indian accent. I called him and he told me he would put through my loan if I sent him 280.00 dollars. I refused and told him not to contact me again and that I was reporting him to the police. I then called David White and he told me I would not have to send them any money and that Jason Miller was not affiliated with them and he was a scammer. My loan money was not deposited and I was given excuses as to why. They put through another amount for 1255.00 and I asked what happened. He then let me speak with his manager "James Cooper" who also had a very thick accent and told me it was a mistake and apologized and could I please send the money back one last time. But my bank flagged the check and said they could not verify the funds. thankfully my bank caught the scam. I'm still being contacted by text but I'm not responding. Please do not talk to these people!

Victim Location 44052
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I have been receiving calls on my cell phone from Advance America. It is a robocall. The phone number in my caller ID 424-242-7870. The recording stated they helped with credit. They work with the If interested call them back. I called the number back and a man answered hello. I would think it it was a business they would not answer hello. They would give a company name. He told me I was approved for $8000 loan. Asked how much I wanted. He asked for my personal information. Where I bank. My routing number. I did not give any personal information. I made him stop. I started to ask more questions. He put me on hold. He asked if I could call back and I said yes. I told him he was a scam and not to call anymore.

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