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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 Tuesday, May 26, 2015, pissed off wrote:

    Got a call from Titan Alliance Group at 1 866 369 7991 in Buffalo New York Same thing I owe for a payday loan for 866 dollars and if they dont get it they will take me to court and charge me thousands more. I keep calling them back saying send me to court come on lets go Im waiting to go to jail. This is for a loan that I took out 8 years ago. First this would be on my credit report which it is not. Second those payday loan people would never wait 8 years to get there money. So this is a scam and I never took out any loan. They knew my number by heart because I call them back so much and threaten them. They never answer the phone with a company name they say how can I help you or just hello. Dont pay them anything just tell them to eat it and die and to quit stealing peoples money.

  • On Monday, May 25, 2015, C wrote:

    A company claiming to be Global Solutions is doing the same thing. They say that the client will not allow them to provide their (Global Solutions) address. Sure!!!

  • On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Anon051915 wrote:

    I received a call today from a very hostile person stating I had committed a felony by opening a Pay Day Loan and not repaying it, and/or using false bank account information to apply for the loan. The representative recited my old address (I haven't lived there in 6+ years), she quoted the last 4 digits of my SS number, and gave me the email address they had on file. I asked if she could send me legal documents showing the complaint and charges -- she stated correspondence had already been sent to my physical and email address. I told her the physical address on file was incorrect and that I hadn't received anything via email pertaining to this charge. She said it doesn't matter anymore, the only two things she wanted to hear from me was that I would claim responsibility for this or I would be obtaining a lawyer and defending myself in court. I told her I didn't want to make any decision until I saw the charges and information in its entirety. She hung up on me.

    I called back immediately to get more information. After a quick shouting match (she was very rude and hostile, lol), I asked who was making this claim; she said, "United First Federal Bank". She told me they have a cease and desist order against me so I am not allowed to contact them (I searched online and couldn't find that "bank"). She mentioned again that I should contact a criminal lawyer right away because I would be arrested soon. She was "putting in an order to revoke my driver's license" and the arresting officer would be at my doorstep or my place of employment within in 24hrs. She ended the call with some kind of tag line "lawyer up and good luck" or something. Sure...

  • On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Jessica wrote:

    Receiving calls from a "Stark Law Firm", whose address is a grocery store with a spoofed number. Also calls from a "Michael Walker". He will tell you he is a legal paper server for whatever county you live in. Any 844 numbers are usually scams!

  • On Friday, May 15, 2015, Jeff wrote:

    I recieved a call today saying that I had defaulted on a paday loan in 2010. I informed them that I had not taken a payday loan and this was a mistake. They had an old email adress that i have not used since 2008 and a bank name that I have used for the last 10 years. I asked the name of thecompany that was suing me they gave me WJT LLC. Never heard of it. They this company owns alot of payday loan places. Again I told them I have not taken out a payday loan and wanted some specifics on month and day this supposedly happened and the last four digits of the bank account this was suppose to have gone into. They said they cannot inform me of this but I can dispute this and go to court. I would be getting a supena within 48 hours. I asked for specifics again and said that if I am being sued I should at least be able to know who and when this happened so I can pull my bank records for proof of never recieving money. I also told them that this payday company dosnt come up on the internet when I punch it in. They said well google dosnt tell you everything. I answered wouldnt they come up on a serach for pay day loans if they were real. Then the lady got mad. So thats your defence. Since they dont excist on the internet they arent real. Please sir. Then I told her that her company dosnt come up either nor is the phone number you are using registered anywhere. She just said well you will see when your supena comes. Surrreee I will. And she hun up. Phone number was 12176669833

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