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Victim Location 37083
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Called me said I was approved for 3000$ loan but I had buy 100$ iTunes card n call give them the number to activate money control number. I did this and they called said western union only allows 1500$ limit that I'd have get another one. I did this n they call telling me I have buy another one because first one expired in 24 hrs n it hadn't even be 24hrs.

Victim Location 27514
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I was contacted on my cell phone. A guy with a thick accent said I was approved for a $5000 loan at an interest rate of 5%, then monthly installments of $145.83 per month. With an insurance deposit of $164.30. Then he said the only way to deposit the loan would be through mobile banking, with my user name and password, while going through money gram to deposit it into my checking account. Since I didn't want to do that, he said I would have to pay $250 through money gram for insurance purposes. Paying $164.30 was for a $3000 loan, not $5000. He asked me to verify the last 4 digits of my social security number and said I was approved. The next day I went to my bank to inquire about this expected loan. While standing at the tellers' front counter, this guy happened to call me again stating not to tell the bank associates about this, but that was between him and myself. I mentioned that to the tellers and they were alarmed. So I withdrew all my money, closed that checking account and opened a new one.

Victim Location 03849
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I applied for a loan online and got a phone call saying I was approved. I gave all my information, then found out it was approved scam. He said his name was Alex Johnson and employee numver 1008. He said he was from advance America loan company. And I had just applied for approved for a loan so I thought this was real. I stupidly fell for it. Please stop this person. I don't even know how I applied for the loan.I was also contacted twice via instagram by 2 people different user names calming to be someone they wernt I instantly reported them and thankfully gave no information to them knowing they were scams. This may be the same person.

Victim Location 76148
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They offer a loan up to $5,000 and they want you to get a iTunes card prepaid card for $200 for verifying.

Victim Location 90222
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They told me to boworrow a loan for 5000 I will pay 151 monthly for 36months ,and go to the store purchase ITunes card for 100 and it will be refunded with loan amount.

Victim Location 07112
Total money lost $545
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They called me on the phone after sending me the documents to e-sign. They told me I had to take the money that they gave me for the loan has to be sent back on an iTunes gift card. They also say had 5 different checks sent into my bank yesterday and they were all personal checks all with different names and places on them The manager has very mean temper To the point where he Threatened me and my job

Victim Location 34235
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Sent me a text telling me I was approved for a loan up to $5000.Then sent me an e-mail. When I clicked on the link in the e-mail, there was a 5-page loan document showing terms of repayment. When I looked online, there were dozens of complaints from people about this being a ripoff. Additionally, I have a payday loan out with Advance America in Sarasota, and they told me they only do loans up to $500. This scam is using their logo. When you call the number, the voicemail is in a very heavy Indian accent, but the guy identifies himself as Andy Hunt. Right!

Victim Location 29301
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Went on Smart Phone and applied for a loan. Advance America contacted me and stated they accepted my loan. Payments were be $`50.00 for a 2,000.00 loan.

Victim Location 90044
Total money lost $400
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This company is operating illegally under the name of a legitimate loan company. They contacted me initial via email, saying I was approved for 8000$. They then called me to verify information, said I was approved and the funds would be transferred into my account. Then I was told in order to get the funding due to my low credit score, I needed to show I had at least 400$ to cover the first bill. They asked me to go an purchase a iTunes card and send the confirmation of payment and card information. They then said the funds were being wired. The person stayed on the phone with me then came back saying there was an issue with the transfer. They said my funds were being held by the federal government and I would have to wait for them to release the fund. They also said they could get me the funds if I signed up for insurance for 600$ I then ask them for the money back from the iTunes card they said it would be mailed to me.

Victim Location 32607
Total money lost $1,906
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I am laid off and in the process of filing for disability. I was shopping for loans and applied every where. I received phone calls and then an email from America Cash Advance USA saying I could get a peer to peer loan of $15,000 at 10% interest. I would have monthly payments of $300.00 for a 55 month term.

“Sebastian Taylor” went on saying that all I had to do was put $415 on an iTunes gift card or send it Moneygram to “Scott Bell”. This money “Sebastian” said was for “FDIC insurance and was refundable”.

I spend almost hours on the phone throughout this whole process. Even speaking with “Sebastian’s ‘supervisor Edward’”. I was then told that I gave the wrong routing number with my checking number. They went onto tell me they will make a deposit $1,176 into my account via US government & for me to send it back to them for the loan to go through. No problem, right? Except the check from the US governement is a fake per Wells Fargo (my bank).

I call back and they tell me to wait until Friday and it will be resolved. Friday has come and gone. I am out: $426.50 (Moneygram - Loan “insurance”; $1,176 for the fake US Treasury check & OVER $300 in fees I incurred because of the aforementioned.

At this point I'm livid. I feel like a [censored] and now my debt is even bigger. I just want my $1,906 back ASAP and for these people to be SHUT DOWN so they can't hurt anyone else.

Victim Location 15236
Type of a scam Debt Collections

From: Mark Filip <[email protected]>

Date: September 19, 2016 at 12:21:06 PM EDT

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


Any attempts to collect the delinquent amount have been failed due to your ignorant intentions.

You are under obligation to continuously getting failure of payment notification and also we have no control or knowledge of the consequences that is going to occurred due to the Lender’s Loan Terms.

We cannot predict the amount of the fee or charges that you will incur as a result of Non-Payment, late payment, or partial payment however probably it could be around $7000.00 if the court is involved.

We are making every effort to work with you only in a reputable and reasonable manner so don’t misunderstand this effort is in order to convince you as it’s our responsibility to let you know about the legal consequences.

If you do not repay your loan on time, advance cash may report this delinquency to one or more credit bureaus, with could have a negative impact on your credit score and you will be denied for getting any loans ahead.

According to the provisions of the fair debt collection practices act by the federal trade commission, advance cash has the full rights to send a written notice about your fraud to your employer as well as the given references.

Any property or assets under your name will be ceasing for a while if the government sends you a notice and then only government could release the hold.

We are trying to get a hold of you and requesting you to not to disregard this legal notice until or unless you have made payments and already have the full & final receipt received at your mailing address by Advance America.

Kindly get back with us right away to avoid any further legal actions and do not try to run away from your moral.   


If you want to resolve this legal case outside of the court house, kindly get back with us so that we can discuss about the Settlement Offers or Payment Arrangements.

Victim Location 75901
Total money lost $25
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I had applied for a loan on the internet and then I was sent a message saying someone would contact me to discuss my options. they did contact me and offered me a $2000.00 loan and said that I needed to go get this card ( a iTunes gift card for $25) they said it was to show that I was trustworthy. And I asked about it being a scam and they said NO they were legit and that I would be able to use the card for purchases. So I got the card with the last of my money and then they asked to verify the info from the card and then they put me on hold and then came back and said that my loan was being placed on hold and that I needed to add $75 by getting another card for that amount, and then my loan would go through within 10 minutes into my account. when I told them I had no more money they said I need to get the other $75 and call them back. I did call them back but not with any more money but I told them I realized they were a scam and I was going to call the BBB, then they said thank you for calling and hung up. I have since closed my checking account so they cannot get excess to it. But now I am out of my $25.

Victim Location 46410
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I received an email from Advance America for a loan up to $5000. I immediately received a call for the loan. The man, David Allen who clearly was a foreigner with a ery strong accent had an American name! He obviously had access to my personal information as he knew my address, telephone number, where I worked, my bank including the the routing & account number! However, he asked me for my pass code & pin number When I called back the telephone number on the email, he answered by simply saying "hello" & not identifying himself as a business & now I'm afraid he will have access to my personal information, what should I do??

Victim Location 78121
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I contacted them about a loan and they gave me this line about sending money to my account and then I was to take the money out and go get a cash advance card or I tune card and put that money on it and send it back to them and then they would wire the money into my account. I looked them up on the BBB site and told them to cancel it, I was told that they had already sent the money and that I need to send it back to them in the morning or they would sue me for fraud and close my bank account. I called my bank and was told that there were 2 pending transactions for 500$ each. I was told that this was done via a mobile phone at an ATM. My account information has been changed. They threatened me with jail,fraud and closure of my bank account. BEWARE!!!!!!!!

Victim Location 44094
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They offered me a $5000 loan must of knew I was looking for one. Gets your bank info but wants your user id and password. If you won't give it they say you have to get insurance and it will only cost $150. When you call back they don't even answer using company name.

Victim Location 28227
Type of a scam Phishing

Someone called me named called me claiming to be loan or cash advance company. They tried to sound legitimate by putting a man named John Turner on the phone from their accounting department. Somehow they got my name and phone number. They said they had to make a deposit into my bank account in order to lend the money and that I would have to purchase a debit card to send the money back to them. This sounded very suspicious so I asked them to email their information and I would get back to them. I went online and google searched Advance America. Turns out there is a real Pay Day lender named Advance America but they do not call customers over the telephone or contact them by mail. I sent them a message to let them know what happened. By the time I had done all this they'd already accessed my account and made a deposit. My bank froze and then closed my account before I could alert them about the scammers. All of my bills went unpaid and I have no access to my money as a result of what they did. Somehow they managed to make a mobile deposit of a check with my signature.

Victim Location 65051
Total money lost $199
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I entered an online contest and received a phone call that I was approved for a loan up to $15,000. I only asked for $2,000. The man I spoke to said I had to pay $199 for a revocation voucher. I said I would have the money the first of the month. I received a call July 1st and was told I had been approved and needed to pay for the voucher. He asked me to purchased an iTunes card and load the money, which I did at a Dollar General store in Owensville, MO. He was on the phone while I made the purchase and asked for the card account number to process my loan. Twenty minutes later he called back saying they received the voucher but could not process the loan. I needed to pay an additional $245 for insurance. Then, I realized this was a scam and told him I wanted my money back. The phone call ended.

Victim Location 33884
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Phishing

I applied for an on-line loan and was receiving numerous calls from a LA # (which has since been disconnected), a number out of Tx (940.294.7158) and now a number out of Plant City offering 5 times the amount I requested (by a representative named "Joseph" to cover medical statements for a surgery. This company has requested my bank acct info, user ID, passwords, CC numbers and that I even open a new account into which they will deposit funds to make sure the account is valid, then you have to w/draw the money and wire back to them before you can get your "approved amount". $ days later, I have had 1 bank account closed due to fraudulent activity (which has been reopened with new info), and a 2nd acct opened per this companies request. Still to this day they are requesting me to send funds in order for me to receive mine. Be very aware of these frauds. The Company they go by is Advance America, which is not an online loan company, per say, its more of a pay day loan. Regardless, the amount requested exceeds the maximum available in the sate of Florida. Contrary to the amount I was offered. They tend to change #'s via burner phones and pretend to be account execs, and they have an underwriting team, and multiple managers, who seem to work out of a closet. Please be aware of these scams as they will have access to your personal info, acct info and and anything else they can get thier hands on.

It was my wrong doing putting trust in what I thought was a valid company, when all the, wanted was access to my account., which once they got it, were requesting refunds for bills paid over a months ago, and unbeknowest to me, the to companies abliged , causing my water and cell phone to nearly be shut off. Please be careful people. There are some scammers out there looking to rip people off and and couldn't care less. Cash 76 and AmericanAdvance need to be shut down

Victim Location 07747
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

they are using an active telephone line. 214-501-6819..offering money. then they want you to return most of it back in a moneygram....this number is active. please call the number

Victim Location 78410
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Applied for a loan with Citi Finance, Advance America called and wanted to give me a loan for $8,000.00. Have to go to WalMart and get a voucher and then call Advance American back and give them the voucher number.

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