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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.

Victim Location 60644
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I have been receiving emails about me supposedly had taking out a loan and they looking to collect a debt. They had a phone number in one email. Tried calling it and you can tell it was a number from like a google number. Then a few months later another email came through saying I fail to pay so they was going to garnish my check and give me an arrest warrant. This been happening for a while. Now the emails are showing back up saying that the arrest warrant will be issued out and I will have to pay the 783.67 or they will sue me for 4,300. I been looking up the names they gave and trying to figure out what is going on. My friend told me to go to the website and put in a claim for fraud and that they will help. This is ridiculous how people try to scare you into paying money because they don’t know how to get a job like any regular person. Sad thing is they might do have a job but being greedy. I hope that this helps and I can get the word out to others.

Victim Location 46809
Type of a scam Debt Collections

They have been contacting me via phone daily over past week and email over 1 year. Karen Macy at Ace legal firm is representing advance America. They claim I have unpaid loan from them in September 2015. Say they are taking me to court going to contact my employer. I actually spoke someone who said they were in Florida but would not give me company name. They want repayment in form of iTunes cards. Really?

Victim Location 66212
Total money lost $100
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I had received an offer what I thought was a legitimate payday loan offer. I Called the person listed on the offer letter. He told me that there was a processing fee of $100.00 which I could purchase an iPhone gift card and load that money on it, which i ended up doing. Then, the next day came. He said that I needed to purchase insurance for the loan. That's when I realized there was something wrong and that I needed to do some research. My research led me here.

Victim Location 70001
Total money lost $280
Type of a scam Debt Collections

To whom it may concern: Do not talk to anyone claiming they are from Advance America (SC), they will advise you to go to any CVS, or Walgreens, they are liars and this guy saying his name is Jason Brown number is from 803-220-1435. Do not give any information and send money. Who ever is reading this, BE AWARE!! They claim you are approve for $2000, its BS. It is under investigation with this matter.

Victim Location 12072
Total money lost $650
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Had to buy iTunes cards to activate..then when I did had to buy more itune cards for insurance on loan....then for some reason said direct deposit wouldn't go through so had to do Western Union and to activate that had to buy more itune cards for Western Union fee

Victim Location 44509
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

i was looking for a loan and got what I think is a suspicious phone with loan offer said she was from advance america

Victim Location 85335
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Advised that they can off loan amount for $5000 wanted to send money first in order to get funds. Through 3rd party lender.

Victim Location 32935
Total money lost $125
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was looking for a loan and this company called me to offer me a loan. Once offered they told me that my bank did not accept deposits from them and I would have to pay $50. I had to buy an iTunes card and send them a picture of it. Then the next day they said there was a 75.00 fee but assured me there wouldn't be another. So I did it and now they will not even take my calls. They are using the Advance America symbol from the well known payday loan company

Victim Location 87110
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was given a text about a approved for 7000 when I called they anseerd with Indian accent answer saying his name is Steve Jones on the text but different name saying John Williams and that i was approved for 5000 and that monthly payment would be 242 a month starting at the first of the month in the text they said no processing fee or upfront fee which was sent by a different number than the one he text me back on then I was talking to the financial guy then then they started saying that they need to deposit 400 into the account for insurance purposes when they asked me if there was a 7 11 or walmart near thats when i got suspicious why would i need to pay back the amount your going to deposit by a different source then the one you are sending it in that's when I asked for the name of the company and put down on google and these other information came on about them with same script that I was told being told by other people that have posted on here just like I have so after they asked for the security question for the account which is another red flag going in my head they also asked me if the account was negative or positive and offcourse i said negative they said if I can open another bank account I said yes but not anytime soon they also asked if I had a friend or family member that I could use right there was another red flag how do they they won't get pay then if it is a different bank I didn't say anything and hung so if you get a text or call and they sound India just hang up and get it from a real bank or a legit organization atleast I dodge something that could of been worst

Victim Location 27285
Type of a scam Debt Collections

Someone called me from a private number and said that they was going to serve me a summons and that I have to call 877-349-6089 about a matter . I called that number and they told me that they had to get a hard copy , they loan was taken out in 2012 and now going on 6 years later the loan company Advance America was going to take me to take me to court, they told me they would give me two options to take care of the matter and I told them that I would have to contact my attorney they asked who my attorney was I told them they spokes person said that they attorney was Bogus and hung up on me..

Victim Location 33931
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Jenny called with a thick accent that reminded me of possibly India but I am not 100% sure. She said she was with Advance America in regards to my loan application. Which I have applied to many loans recently and I do not remember every single loan results that I applied for. Assuming it was legit enough as the name sounded close enough. She first asked me how much I wanted to borrow. It was approved almost to quickly and without hesitation. Then requested to have personal information texted to the number she was calling from. The background noise was not that of a typical loan agency. Information was texted to two different phone numbers. In which after the info was given, Jenny changes the plan and requests to know if there is some bad credit or open account under my name. There is I informed her of my directtv account. She informs that she will have the lender put $200 into the account, in which I was to send back the money before I would receieve my loan amount. "To build credit".

Jenny: Do you have any stores near you?

Me: Walmat

Jenny: Can you go to walmart now?

Me: What Am I getting at walmart?

Jenny: Payment.

This payment was not explained fully. I was unsure if it was to be a MoneyGram or a gift card. She was pushy and raised her voice multiple times getting bossy like. I informed her that she did not need to talk to me in that manner.

I was already suspicious of the situation as she logged into my bank account. But, I was done when she requested the deposit verification code given via text message to my phone from my bank. I asked her how come you need the code? She said to verify it is you to deposit. I question why my direct deposit did not need this code. Then I was done. I knew it smelled off from the beginning. I tried to get as much information out of her as possible once I realized that is loan was not a good idea to continue with.

Victim Location 18655
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was scammed for $300 in I Tune gift cards by these jerks....It supposedly was a "good faith" gesture...that they were going to lend me $1000....and was done on a money gram phone. ! filed a complaint with the ...FTC against these scammers.... They are supposedly Advance America.. in Orlando Florida...they are.imposters...scammers...with a phone number of 321 300 9720 beware!

Victim Location 98338
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Sent me this email and I’m afraid that I’m going to be responsible now after they wir money to someone

Victim Location 35622
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

They claimed to be a loan company. They approved me for a $3000 loan. They used a counterfeit check ad deposited money into my bank.

Victim Location 95660
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I’m concerned that these scammers are pretending to be from Cash America located at 7622 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL. 32792 (321-392-0841) . The have obtained my bank routing and bank account numbers. However, I became extremely suspicious because they asked for my banks password and user id.

They have called me more than 4 time within the past hour demanding my password and user name. emailed me 3 times. texted me twice.

description: very thick aerobic accents. two guys trading the phone pretending to me the Loan Officer, Mike Stone per the emails that they sent to me.

I have asked them to verify the business license number, owners name and contact telephone number, and the business federal tax identification number. Nothing has materialized with regards to these demands from me.

I'm very concerned that these scammers will take advantage of an unsuspecting American.

Victim Location 76691
Total money lost $150
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

they wanted me to pay 300 dollars to receive a 5000 dollar loan

Victim Location 19013
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was working with this company for 3 days trying to receive a payday loan and I was told by Don Watson that because my credit score was so low that I had to make a payment of $200. I purchased a $200 gift card from CVS to verify the payment and when i called Don back he stated I purchased the wrong gift card and that card couldnt be used, he told me to return the card. I asked the store manager if i could return the card and he stated because the card was activated already that it could not be returned!!

Victim Location 48235
Total money lost $989
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was scammed out of $989.00 by a man name Stanley Marshall he said he was from Advance America

Victim Location 48235
Total money lost $989
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was scammed out of $989.00 by a man name Stanley Marshall he said he was from Advance America

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