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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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There are 92 comments

  • On Tuesday, March 03, 2015, Michelle wrote:

    I received a call from someone claiming they were from a law firm and representing Alliance pay day loans. This person said that I took out a payday loan in 2011 and that I now owed 2800.00. This was a complete scam as I never took out a payday loan for 350.00 in 2011 over the Internet. The person claimed that the "lead attorney" was going to take me to court. The scary thing was they had all of my banking information and my social security number.

  • On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Pam wrote:

    Got a call from Martin Riley saying the same as everyone else...investigator for Capital Providence blah, blah the number was from Carmel IN. 317-660-4630

  • On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, North wrote:

    Received a voicemail from martin Riley leaving a threatening message that theirs is a civil matter and my sOCIAL Security number is attached. I called number and no one answer, my girlfriend is FBI agent who has advised this is sscam. Please do not call them or send any money. FBI is investigating,

  • On Friday, February 13, 2015, K Nelson wrote:

    I received a ph call from Martin Riley from Capital providence advising me there is a civil matter with the review board with my social security number I need to call with my attorney to give a statement num called me was 636-333-9073 SCAM!

  • On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, TeeTee wrote:

    I received a call from Kevin from 3476271160. He stated that he was contacted by my lender to collect all money owed from my outstanding loan. He wanted all payments from the agreement set up with me made via Money pack. I paid $350 so far. There's no paper trail. I'm so upset. I basically handed him my money. I was informed tonight about this scam. I will be contacting him in the morning to make him aware that I am on to him. Please beware of the money pack cards and the money grams to false accounts.Lesson learned

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