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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 exposed:

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 198 comments

  • On Thursday, October 08, 2015, akchic34 wrote:

    I have gotten two calls from a gal named Emma Gustavson from The Riley Capital Group. The phone number is 855-850-1517. They must be on the East Coast, because where I am at it was 6am my time when the second call in this morning. Yesterday she called, and when I called back, no one answered and it was a generic voicemail, however, the the gal received my message, but wouldn't leave any details on my voicemail this morning in regards to what this is about. I say, let them take me to court if this is real, but I doubt it is. I received similar calls about 4 or 5 months ago, and they had my old bank information, and said I took out a loan in 2010. Well, I called my old bank and gave them all the information provided to me, and they had no record of me taking out a loan from this company. I was threatened and told I was going to be served court papers, well, guess what? No one showed up :-) These people have some nerve, I tell ya.

  • On Tuesday, October 06, 2015, Jevon andre evans wrote:

    THis a scam ,be careful, THEY wont give ant information.

  • On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Britney K. wrote:

    My mother and grandmother received a call today from a lady with a southern accent named Mrs. Hemmingsworth. Stated it was a message for my ex. My mother called back and the lady said she was actually looking for me and couldn't provide what my name was. She stated I was in a lot of trouble and could be arrested at work. She left a voicemail saying she was from fair (or free) trial services. Had a docket number.

  • On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, harry sean wrote:

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