The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has received complaints from Washington consumers of what appear to be loan collection scams. Numerous consumers reported they were contacted by entities claiming to collect debts owed to companies with “Cash Advance” in their names. The collection attempts often involve threats of lawsuits, asset seizure, and arrest. The consumers targeted did not actually owe the debt being collected. At least some of the consumers were targeted after they applied for loans from unlicensed online lenders.

I received a phone call at work completely scared me- said I was charged with 3 charges- from cash advance-  its was a law firm called john morrison they said i was charged with trying to electroncally writing checks and they tried to debit from my account unsuccessfully-  i know this is a completely fraudulant scam-  but they too have my social security number and banking info  what do i do other than contact my bank??  this is internet frau-  I did try and apply for a loan but didnt go through with it- nothing was ever deposited to my account  i need someone advise of what I should do to protect myself-  do I jest ignore completely or do i try and contact  the company is called cash advance the law firm was john morrison and the phone number is 619-320-0434  they said they were going to take me to court  and i did nothing
Another consumer reported receiving an email explaining a “Final Legal Notice” on behalf of a parent company of Cash Advance, Inc. The email was from a man calling himself Robert Jones and disclosed a fictitious case number and payment amount. He allegedly threatened legal proceedings and told the consumer that attorney fees would accompany the amount owed if he did not hear back from the consumer.
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Another consumer reported receiving an email explaining a “Final Legal Notice” on behalf of a parent company of Cash Advance, Inc. The email was from a man calling himself Robert Jones and disclosed a fictitious case number and payment amount. He allegedly threatened legal proceedings and told the consumer that attorney fees would accompany the amount owed if he did not hear back from the consumer.
Residents of the State of Washington are informed that Washington State law provides in RCW 31.45.105(1)(d) and (3) that a “small loan” (sometimes referred to as a “payday loan”) made by an unlicensed entity to a person physically located in Washington State is uncollectible and unenforceable in Washington State. A “small loan” is defined in RCW 31.45.073 and is a loan that does not exceed $700. Collection activities involving loans of $700 or less are subject to RCW 31.45.082, which limits the time, place, and manner in which a payday loan may be collected. Payday lenders must also provide borrowers with an installment plan if the borrower is not able to pay the small loan back when it is due.

I received a phone call at work completely scared me- said I was charged with 3 charges- from cash advance-  its was a law firm called john morrison they said i was charged with trying to electroncally writing checks and they tried to debit from my account unsuccessfully-  i know this is a completely fraudulant scam-  but they too have my social security number and banking info  what do i do other than contact my bank??  this is internet frau-  I did try and apply for a loan but didnt go through with it- nothing was ever deposited to my account  i need someone advise of what I should do to protect myself-  do I jest ignore completely or do i try and contact  the company is called cash advance the law firm was john morrison and the phone number is 619-320-0434  they said they were going to take me to court  and i did nothing
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They contacted me today. Said his name was Michael Ray @ 717-612+4596(which is not a working #) the number they called from 717-724-0000 has been disconnected. He stated I was being sued for no payment on the loan that was deposited in my acct in Sept for $400. While on the phone I got online to check my acct. no funds ever. I had checked into some, but never followed thru. When I told him that he said in his accent that he would have to call me back. I said I would stay on the line. He said he was going to lunch and that he would call me later. I then said I wanted to speak to his manager. He stated he did not have one, I said so you answer to know one?? he got rude and said he would call me back. I asked for the phone number and proof in writing for this supposed loan. He said since it was done online, it was not needed. I then asked for Cash Advances phone # he said I would have to go on their website and get it.
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