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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 difficulties....my 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 ScamPulse.com. 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.

Victim Location 46205
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was offered an approved loan of $5,000. The loan officer asked for my banking information and asked me not to to disclose the loan offer to my bank affiliates. It didn't sound good to me.

Victim Location 59105
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was looking for a loan online and this person somehow notified me

Said I was approved , and demanded my banking info

I asked him for a way to confirm his business like a way to call it besides his cell phone and he proceeded to insult me and state I am wasting his time...he had not only my social security number but my full name as well... I might add he had a Indian / Pakistan accent

Victim Location 70123
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I received this message and did not respond. I looked for information about the company on line before calling the number back and learned from a lot of reviews that people were scammed by many portraying to work for this company. The scammer would ask the customer to get some sort of prepaid gift or iTunes card put so much money on it then give them the information of the card. They said this was a way they knew that they would be paid back or the scammer would ask for your personal information (bank account and touting number, social security number, etc). Some people would actually do it. Not me. I left that page to report this as a scam alert. If it was legitimate I would not be contacted through a text. I would have received an email stating sign documents if interested. So please don't fall for the many scams out in the world. This is exactly how I received the message:

please call us back on the same number.


Advance America

Jack Coope(4/5)

behind this text is just to inform you that you are qualified for getting (2/5)


Thank you.(5/5)

a personal payback loan up-to $10,000,so if you looking for this loan then (3/5)

Hi congratulations !

This is Jack from the Advance America and the reason (1/5)

Victim Location 81425
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I received a call saying I was approved for a loan but that I had to get two I tune card with $100.00 each and scratch the backs and give to a Indian sounding guy beforethe money could be deposited. I did that and they got my 200.00 & they told me they would send me my money back in 14 days of course they didn't.Advance America is a scam.I really need my money back.

Victim Location 95838
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Warn the public that this scam asks for acct. number, routing number and then for fees associated with acquiring the loan as well as your online banking user name and password for one day. After I refused the language changed to I will send you money if you send me back half.

Victim Location 37658
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They called saying it was a government loan for up to 5000 dollars and a payment of only 100 a month for 52 months

Victim Location 75228
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

The scammer will call and tell you that you got approved for a loan amount like $2,000 or more and that you have to pay$100 Insurance fee for the loan and after you pay the $100 Insurance fee your funds will be directly deposited into your account after they receive the $100 Insurance fee but you have to go like to CVS Walgreens or Walmart to purchase a stream card or gift card of $100

Victim Location 21221
Total money lost $110
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I received a phone call from Ramon Clifford, who claimed to be a Senior loan Officer for Advance America. He said I was approved for a $1000 loan and I needed to send $110 via a Google Play gift card. He said that it needed to be in that format because he could not verify my bank account information, so this would be verification of my ability to pay my first month's payment for the loan. I visited a local Walgreens and purchased the card. Ramon asked for me to send a picture of the gift card code via text message and I did.

After sending the pictures, Ramon stated that I needed to send an addition $100 for disability coverage, to ensure that if I was unable to make my monthly payments that the insurance would pick it up. At this point, I decided I did not want to move forward with the loan. I asked for my money back and Ramon said that he would not and that I should not contact him again.

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