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Payday Loan Call

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How the scam works:

(with video below) Criminals claim to be the reps of companies that offers payday loans, which are paycheck advances of cash with a short-term payback.

Most of the callers identify themselves as attorneys for the loan company. They obtain credit card information, dates of birth, confidential telephone numbers and other personal information, and then proceed to victimize the residents. Even worse, they threaten the victims with blackmailing if they don't receive the amount.

Watch the video below to see in action the payday loan scam, reported in the news.

Payday Loan Scam in the News Video 

How to avoid:

Try to stay away from business pitched over the phone, especially if they are payday loans. Do not respond to their threats. Ignore them and inform the Police or the closest law enforcement agencies. Feel free to post below the names of the scammers, if you were contacted. If you want to borrow money from payday loans agencies, use only reputable companies. You can also report the scam on this page: Federal Trade Commission Report.

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  • On Monday, August 03, 2015, cristalveech895@gmail.com wrote:

    phone number 509 631 9607 tells me to call 6699001512 to help pay off my payday loans! I HAVE NEVER GOT A PAYDAY LOAN! I have called and priced one, at cashland in Enid Oklahoma and i believe they gave my information out because i never went and did it. I have called them and asked if they gave my info out and said no. I said that is funny because this is the only place i have called in my life about a loan ....

  • On Monday, August 03, 2015, Bren wrote:

    On Aug 3 2015 this women calls and leave messg on friends phone with old name that I haven't used in 10 years said I took out a payday loan in 2010 July that's a lie been married for 10 years that bank they said I got the loan thru I paid off in 2007 and the bank shut down in 2008 and never reopened God be the glory these people got all my personal info and I ask God to please shut these people down when I called back I spoke to the same 2 people if its a company they only got 2people working today I had this to happen to me one other time and I got a lawyer and this company got shut down they were fake as well as them I now have a lawyer who is investigating the claim thank you God for spirit of descernment you just got served.they claim I owe 920.00 and said if I don't pay It they will take me to civil court n I will have to pay 4 times more the devil is a liar God on my side watch God you messed with an Apostle of God.

  • On Saturday, August 01, 2015, Scared Stiff wrote:

    I had the EXACT same experience!! EXACT!! I have reported them to FTC and the Florida Attorney General's office.

  • On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Badone wrote:

    Okay today Tues July 29,2015 I received a phone call from a local area code. Thinking it might be a client I called it back. And a woman asked what number I received the call on so I gave her the number. She knew my name and said I would be taken to court if I didn't pay the loan amount I took out in 2010. I have never taken a payday loan out. I told her that and she said I had better get an attorney then. I laughed and said come get me...so after she hung up I called back and demanded the name and number of the bank that said I had a loan with them she rudely said not to worry that would all come out in court and not to call her back. I think I will call back just to irritate her and keep calling for weeks on end.

  • On Monday, July 27, 2015, Angela wrote:

    I received a phone call today from BMS about a payday loan from 2008 which never happened..they had my ss and a old address from 10 years ago the number called on was 832-460-0507 and 844-856-9919... They told me if I don't pay they will serve me in three days. When I ask for all info to be mailed she sent me a bunk email. Complete scam

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