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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.

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There are 82 comments

  • On Monday, January 26, 2015, menilasweet wrote:

    I didn't recognize that was scam!

    I did inform the cops.

    Payday Loans

  • On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Louise Brinkman wrote:

    I keep getting calls from Global Recovery saying I owe them money. The have a 406-559-3219 number then they call from 1-800-824-0585. They call my work and I never answer the phone. I owe no money I checked with my bank etc. Louise Brinkman

  • On Monday, January 19, 2015, JP wrote:

    I received a call from 352-277-5636, this time it was a Martin Riley, says he is an investigator with Capital Provident or Providence with a message, saying that there is a "civil matter" pending against me tied to my drivers license and social security number, and if I or my attorney wist to make a statement to the plaintiff, to call their legal department immediately, or press any key to be connected. I called back and a message said that if I my call is regarding a pending court appearance to contact my jurisdiction or if I was called and knew the extension number to dial it now. The original message left did not leave an ext. # to dial.

  • On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Theresa wrote:

    On January 15th I received a call from a person identifying himself as Corey Butler.He stated that he had a summons for me to appear in court and unless I contacted him to clear the matter up I would be prosecuted to the fullest. When I called back it went to a personal voice mail.Since I had been scammed
    before I didn't fall for it.

  • On Friday, January 16, 2015, kathy fugatt wrote:

    On January 14 2015 I received a voicemail on my cell phone from an unknown number. This person said he was Antiowan Davis a process server with a summons for me to go to court on bad check fraud. I was directed to immediately call 1 617 208 900, and 1 800 955 7070 in Massachusetts to clear it up. He was very threatening and accused me of writing bad checks over state lines with a loan online. He duped me into paying 600 out of my bank account. I reported this to the police department.

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