USA CASH ADVANCE AMERICA.....SCAM!!

Apr 02, 2013
review #397471

USA CASH ADVANCE SCAM: Foreign accented man called to confirm a loan but needed me to obtain a new government law requiring a verification voucher! When I had money and was at CVS, 11/7, Walmart or other locations.....I was to call him and then he would tell me the person to whom I would make the voucher out to for a total of 260 dollars (down from 400). The loan would then be deposited into my account as soon as the voucher business was done. He informed that I had to process the voucher verification within the next 10 minutes and then my funds would then be in my account in 15 minutes (in thousands by the way). The voucher was to prove I could make monthly payments...REALLY? The amount of the loan was ridiculous- "too good to be true" type. So I said I could not do anything until tomorrow. Again he emphasized calling once I was in the store and would give me no information except that his name was James. (BTW: a young man answered the phone, James was giving the 888 number to another in the background and then took the phone to speak with me??!!)

Googled USA CASH ADVANCE right away and did a reverse call on number. SCAM SCAM SCAM. I can add numbers to the existing LONG LIST of numbers used by them to procure USA CASH ADVANCE victims. The number I can add to the list: 347-492-2732(out of NY)and 888-601-5809.

I am sssooooooo glad I felt uneasy with the speed and abruptness of the "business" dealings with this man and looked up all this before becoming a victim to this scam!

This is a terrible scam.......calls every hour on the hour. Just so glad I didn't fall for the "verification voucher that is required by the US government now??"

Isn't there some type of law against claiming that money/vouchers are required by our government in order to process a loan?

Watch out all :upset

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I got Scammed

Aug 05

I had the same thing happen to me be I didnt get away so easy. I paid the $198 and then the scam coutiued with the guy saying someone from the bank will be calling me within 10 mins and other guy called with a accented and the guy was working together.Never put up money to get a loan.

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tommy

Aug 04

They do this cuz the say Americans are *** I had a 10 minute talk with these dopes they theres 45 of them and make 20k a day do the math guys wake up please don't send these Pakistani taliban money they been working 2 years

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nona

Aug 04

they have been calling me at least 150 tmes a day and saying very nasty things, the numbers they call me from (815) 566-3404 and (312) 912-9352

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nicole

Aug 04

I have had the same problem with these guys, and I swear that there names changes to every time you talk with them its either Gary Thompson or Michael White.... they told me I was gonna go to jail if I didn't pay them 500.00 for some loan with usa cash advance. when I ask to have some doctumentions sent to me on this matter they said I cant have the documents that I can either pay now or go to jail. so in stead of getting mad and yelling I hung up the phone. and they started calling me none stop just bout 10 times if not more. these people omg

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almost another victim

Aug 04

Received call from a Mr. King with an attorney's office (832) 803-0359 in Texas, claiming I took a loan with Advance America 'sometime in 2012 and did not repay the loan. He sounded official, had my previous employer, bank information, and a previous address. Scare the *** out of me to be honest. Said I "owed $1798.98, but they would accept $1,059. now with a Good Faith payment plan. Otherwise they would be issuing a Warrant with the State Attorney for my immediate arrest on charges of check fraud and money laundering."

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Katt1210

Aug 18 Scranton, Pennsylvania

had the same experience. got a call from someone claiming t the state police saying they were coming to arrest me if I didn't call this lawyer. called the "lawyer and they told me I had a loan with Advance America that I never paid. They wanted 1800 bucks. They wanted me to go and wire the money to them from a CVS, and they wouldn't hang up until I did. I drove the State Police barracks down the road, and they told me this is a huge scam going on, ran my license for me, clean as I expected.
The worst part is they knew my address, where I worked. It is very scary. I am seriously considering changing my cell number, these crazy calls are getting more and more frequent. I must have blocked a dozen numbers by now.

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tinajohnson200

Aug 03 Byesville, Ohio

My daughter went through this same thing. I saw red flags right away, but she had already done it and was going to send another $410. They told her that the irs put a hold on it because she had to pay the taxes on it. I said give me the number they gave you. I called it and a woman with a thick indian accent answered " internal revenue service". I immediately hung up. She called me back in less than 5 minutes. She sent me to James murphy. Who had a stronger accent than her. He started yelling at me because I told him he was full of sh*t. I told my daughter not to send anymore money. We went to the police and called the card company that they told her to buy. The card company started an investigation and also the police and the fbi will also be involved. Crazy stuff these people are doing.

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mad and pissed off

Aug 03 Dallas, Texas

My husband and I went thru the same thing 3mo ago. Sent them a $100, when we realized what was going on we tried to get a refund. Conviently enough for them we were informed the money had a hold on it and we could not get it back. We called the number on the back of green dot card the money was transferred from, and the lady informed us the money had been taken out via ATM within 10 min of the transfer. For 2 wks after all this happened we received threatening phone calls voicemails emails day and night, to be honest we were scared for our safety. These people are trash and filth I hope they rot in prison.

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tmayces

Aug 17 San Antonio, Texas

Ms. Johnson I was wondering if you could share where I might be able to send recorded phone calls of these "people" scamming me and my wife to use as evidence against them? Thank you for your help.

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Attack of the Shawns

Aug 01

Same thing happened to me just about an hour ago. Just think about all of the money this group is making in one days time. How many people can this be happening to in one day. My first phone call was answered by a man that could hardly speak English, alot of background noise, and static on the line and telling me his name is John Smith. I should have grabbed what cash I had and ran then. I really needed some quick extra cash though so I thought what the heck, can't be all bad. The name of the company seemed familiar and my Norton security confirmed that it was a secure site. When John Smith told me that I would need to put up a good faith first payment on the loan, that didn't seem too unreasonable. I was told to go to CVS and call them back and they would explain which card I would need to buy. I explained that I had just had leg surgery and was not allowed to drive so it would be several hours before I could do that. Another red flag that I pretended not to see was when he told me that I only had 30 minutes to process the loan and that it had to be done asap. I got my son to go for me. When he called "John" for instructions he was told not to tell the cashier at the store what he wanted the card for. He told him that they would charge $50 or more for the card if they knew what it was for. Red flag number 3. After having invested the first $257 when I was told that I would need another card for $202. I can't even remember what this amount was needed for but I was already... Show more

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Pissed off

Aug 01

Some boat as everyone on this page. Just happened today Aug 1 2014. I got an email saying, I got approved for a cash loan up to $1000. Ok.. So I went to the cvs to get a green dot money pack. Remind you know, I had to show prove that, I can pay the $120 a mouth right. So, I go to cvs and get the $120 then they tell me to stay by the phone they was going to call me back. So they call me back. Had me on the phone for almost 1hr. Then come back to the phone telling me, I need to get other money pack for $195.00. So, I did that. Gave them the number and then they called me back again. Had me on hold and come back to the phone asking me for $187.00. So I am asking them why do I have to give you more money. They told me it was for insurance . I told them no. Told them that they needed to give me back my money. Then he going to tell me no. Then he told me that he didn't care if I sell my organs that I need to send him the $187.00. No i didn't. I called the police told them what happened. I filled out an report. They call from so many dam numbers. They don't speak English for one thing and I am so pissed off right now.

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Gladness

Aug 01

They have been calling me all day today (08/1/14) trying to get me to load a vanilla card for a voucher verification. I kept asking for the loan verification forms and the terms requiring a signature. they kept saying they would send it after. I said if I tell you the verification code then you can take my money off the card. I just felt it was a scam and did not purchase the card. They were Indian Accent also. I even asked them why did they have american names when they were not from america. The numbers called from were 202-241-0778 ( Washington, DC), 512-800-8411 (Texas), 817-400-0794 (Texas), 646-358-6245 (New York).

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Office admin

Aug 01

Our office just received a call from this person as well. He sounded Indian and claimed to be a police officer in CA but had a NY number (516)986-6450. We called him out about the phone number and he quickly changed his story. The first man's name was David Cooper and the second person we spoke to was Sean Marsh. Both sounded like the same man. When we hung up he called back repeatedly (10 times). He finally stopped calling back when we informed him that the line was recorded. It was weird, he kept asking if we wanted to F#@* with our coworkers. ???? Beware!

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Anonymous

Jul 31

Good grief you guys are just begging to be scammed! To the OP, really, it was the amount that tipped you off? Not an unverifiable business, not a pre-payment for a loan?
And there is a law against this, it's called "fraud". The law won't protect you from being *** though.

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Anonymous

Jul 31

They just called me from 909-999-7794 he said they i was going to jail. i told them go a head to send the sheriff or better yet they can come get it cash and they get their face smashed this people need to be stooped. how do they even get cell phone numbers. They have been calling me for 3 weeks straight.

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loggins

Jul 30 Sylvania, Ohio

I was checking into online payday loans and received a few calls from different companies on july 22 and i called them back tonight july 30 to see what they were about, the first place is american loan saying they will put $2,000 n my acct but i needed to provide $175 to show i can make the monthly payments first the the money would be deposited within 10 min, their # is 213-438-9794 and the mans name is sam wilson. The 2nd place told me i was approved $1,000-$5,000 whichever i wanted so i told them $3,000, he said i had to gey a verification voucher from a neighborhood store for $203 to show i could come up with the monthly payments and to call when i had the voucher and $3,000 would be deposited within 10 minutes, his name is henry scott but didnt sound American one bit and his # is 812-200-9807 ext 203 and i believe the company is cashland usa, so they say, needless to say im not sure if its a scam but im not giving it a chance so ne on the lookout for these two places.

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Anonymous

Jul 31

What part are you "not sure if it's a scam" about?
**No reputable loan company** will ask you to prepay for your loan to "prove" you can pay. That's why they do due diligence and verify employment/income history.
Some banks will ask you to deposit money in an account under your name as collateral for a secured loan, but that's a completely different thing. *AND*, you will still go through the due diligence process of income and work history verification.
This is why there are so many scammers out there, because there are so many people willing to quickly be the victims.

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Barbie35

Jul 30 Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

I want to add a new number to the list that is based out of Illinois the number is (312)428-5478....He did the same thing as the people talked about and got upset because I did not but his scam!!@! Lol...Please do not fall for his bogus game.....

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