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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 180 comments

  • On Monday, August 24, 2015, Debs wrote:

    Received a call from 678-263-3133. Didn't answer it, let it go to VM. They say they will "process me
    into the system" if I, or my lawyer, don't call back by the end of business today. EXACTLY HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?? If you're going to be served papers, or arrested, the courts and the police DO NOT call ahead of time to tip you off!! What a complete scam! DO NOT pay them anything--ask them to send the claim to your address--IN WRITING! Guess what? They won't. If they did, it would be a federal offense (to use the US mail to scam someone!). I'm going to add this number to my ever-growing list of blocked callers and go about my life. ;)

  • On Monday, August 24, 2015, Myrna Brown wrote:

    I have been scammed out of my 250 which I put on a credit card as proof that I can pay the loan back. When they had the card info they told me that I had to pay almost 600 because of my low credit score. Now they will not give me my 250 back. Their phone numbers are 214 785-4405 and 254 987 4451. Stay away from them scammers.

  • On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Yolanda Ruffin wrote:

    I received a call from a Dennis Boyd saying he was with the Sumter county jail with a warrant for my arrest for a loan in 2013

  • On Monday, August 10, 2015, Matt wrote:

    I wrote to acknowledge that this email: abbashamma@yahoo.com is a scam claiming to be a tax agent to loan company in Africa wanted I should send 2000usd through western union for clearers I wanted this email block and deactivate from yahoo. Thanks.

  • On Friday, August 07, 2015, Merena L. wrote:

    Just like Shiloh, I also received a shady email from Georgesco Finance Limited - exactly on the same lines:

    "Hello,

    Are you in a financial problem? Do you need a quick loan Capital so you can get back to business. if you need money to pay off your accounts If YES, please do contact us again for more detail for loan
    application.


    Regards,
    Loan Officer
    Georgesco Finance Limited"

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