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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 153 comments

  • On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, april wrote:

    A company has called my parents to get my contact info. When I called them back tgey said that I had received a payday loan back in 2010 and when the payment was requested back the account had been closed. I looked back at all my bank statements just to be sure but I never got any money. When I told the rep that she asked me to fax my bank statements to her otherwise I would be served today. I told her I knew it was a scam and she assured me it wasn't she said they would see me in court and hung up. I don't know how to make this mess stop. Scary because they have all my personal info.

  • On Friday, June 19, 2015, J wrote:

    I got the same type of message left today and they called a relative today! I see everyone received the calls, we do not owe the money, what do we do about it? Who can we call? I can't have these idiots calling relatives and my place of business!

  • On Friday, June 19, 2015, Ron wrote:

    I had a voicemail and no missed call. It was the third payday loan call in three days, all numbers previous numbers blocked by me. Does the block from an android phone still allow a message to be left in the voicemail box?

  • On Thursday, June 18, 2015, sam wrote:

    769-206-0018 Received a scam phone call that they were sending out a locator to find me from a pay day loan company, but would not give me any information on who the "lender" was or anything. I had blocked the initial number but now they are calling from a No Caller ID....

  • On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Clayton wrote:

    It's always good to send your story to Robin24 - they can handle any fake lender you mention

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