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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 102 comments

  • On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Buzz wrote:

    wondering if you folks would know if the phone# 321-396-5497 is connected to a pay day loan scam

  • On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Elias Olivve wrote:

    On 3/24/15 A relative of mine, who shares my first name, notified me of phone call received regarding a case linked with my Social. I called back the following day, March 24, 2015, and spoke with Diego Rios who works for FMR (Forward Movement Recovery) - which according to them they are not a collection agency but rather a credit guarantor that specifically handles breaches in contracts. Diego informed me of a payday loan i supposedly took out in 2011 from a company that goes by " Access Holdings,' though runs off many sister brands with different names, and therefore could not specifically tell me which sister company i had supposedly borrowed the amount of $500 from. He began confirming the email address used, the last four of my ss, the last for digits of a supposed bank account and my name. All of which seemed to be pretty accurate, however was non existent at the time (2011). I was then transferred to Angela ext. 303 and she basically reiterated what Diego had said but with more words. I told her i had no recollection of such happenings. She said she was going to take it up with her superiors.

    I then researched the name and was brought to this website where i read the message posted on March 21 with a similar experience, I called the number provided on the post and asked for the same person "Jeff o brain" the fellow who answered, john sullaven (the "psyc" who can pick up on voice intonation to figure one out), said he was out of the office and claimed to be his supervisor which could help me with my issue. I played dumb and acted as if this was my first call and tried to have him explain to me the facts of the matter, he too reiterated the same info as the angela and diego, though he sounded a bit hesitant. as there was probably some notes taken down of my previous call. The discussion followed into an argument of childishness and soon after he finally hanged up.

    I called Angela right back, though was transferred to her voice mail (877) 482-0779 ext. 303

    I left her a msg regarding the incident with john sulluvin, the chaman.

    I hope this matter is just an intent of a scam and ends here without it escalating into a more serious matter.

  • On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Sarah Graves wrote:

    Just got a call from 614-407-0900 and 614-385-7091 from a private investigator from Advanced LLC saying that I was going to be arrested within 24 hours in the county I live in for defrauding a finanacial company. They claimed they were the firm this financial company hired to offer representation and that if I would pay them they would take my name off the list so I wouldn't be arrested. I could get no information from them as to a phone number to call this supposed company directly and received nothing in the mail. I am 85 with a heart condition and certainly didn't need this scam. Don't ever give out a credit card or debit card # to these slimeballs.

  • On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Shannon Lashley wrote:

    Been getting a call from 'Atlantic Consumer support', says they are from Tempe Arizona but will not give me an actual address. I asked for them to send me a hard copy of the original loan. Gave excuse that they were completely paperless. They gave me a site to go to; openconsumer.info; Info on that site just said I took out a loan in 2011 with Seven Group llc. I don't recall any of this. I do know that my ID has been compromised since 2012. Anyone have any info on these 2 groups?

  • On Saturday, March 21, 2015, Evelyn D wrote:

    On 3/19/15 I received a call from a Charles Douglas saying he needed my address in order to deliver my 'claim'. He provided me with a name and number to contact to see what this was about. The number I called was 877-407-2592 which is FMR (Forward Movement Recovery) and I spoke with a Jeff O'Brien. They claimed they were hired to collect a payday loan that I took in 2011 which was never repaid. I never took a payday loan and why would someone wait 4 years before collecting on a loan? When I looked up this company I could find out nothing about them. They claimed to be in West Seneca, NY. I contacted the police in West Seneca as well to report his. They told me if I didn't clear this up, I would get into further trouble and end up owning more money (accumulated interest). I asked for specifics, but only got a standard (looks like fake) email from them with only a general claim number and a name of the place where the original loan was taken (which also cannot be found on the internet). Definitely know I've been scammed.

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