DFI has received a complaint against Cash Advance USA. It appears that this entity is operating an advance fee scam. Cash Advance USA is not licensed with the Department. The Department cautions consumers not to provide any personal or financial information to unlicensed businesses as such entities may be conducting a scam or otherwise violating Washington State law. Often times, an unlicensed business will require that the consumer pay a fee in advance of receiving a loan but will not provide the loan after receiving the consumer’s funds.


I literally just received a call from Cash Advance USA. A man stated that I had taken out a payday advance loan in the amount of $350.00. I informed the man that this must in fact be fraud because I had never taken a payday advance loan from their company. The man the stated that he was going to transfer me to his supervisor who then informed me that charges were about to be pressed against me for fraud. I asked him the specific date the money was supposidly deposited in my account. The only information the man could provide was October 2010. He told me the name of my bank and the last four of both my bank acct number and my ssn. What the man didn't know was that I while he was on the phone giving me his speech I actually went online to my online banking page. I had no deposits ever from their company. I then informerd the man that I had never received such a loan and that he needed to provide me with the number to cash advance usa so that i could call them and fax over a copy of my transactions for the month of October so that they'd see they must have the wrong person. The man then became rude with me and told me that he couldn't give me the number because now I had to deal with him, that law enforcement was going to show up at my from door to arrest me for skipping out of a loan. I told him that there was no need to get rude; that I'm sure plenty of people gets loans they don't pay back but I'm not that person and that all I was attempting to do is get the specifics so that I can get to the bottom of this. He then started getting louder with me and ended the call screaming have fun in jail and hu. I immediately began searching for cash advance usa's actual telephone number when I came across this article. I then knew that omg they were attempting scam me. It's scary because of the little information they do know but it would've been even scarier had I actually believed them. Honestly if anyone actually finds cash advance usa's phone number I would love to call them to give them a piece of my mind. The number they called me from is: 760-383-1867----SCAM ARTISTS
I just got an email claiming that I had to get in touch with this company because of a $300 cash advance, and now owe $885.59. They claim to be taking legal action. I never heard of them and I have no idea who these people are. There is also no phone number on the email. I'm positive this is a scam and I think they are probably another out of the country scamming outfit.
Consumers should never make payments over the phone or via email to a third party debt collector that refuses to provide a written validation notice. Even if the party seems to have some of your personal or financial information, you should not make payments or provide bank account or credit card information without receiving a written validation notice. If the scammers already have your bank account information, social security number, or other nonpublic information, you may be a victim of identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has information for victims of identity theft available online at www.ftc.gov.
I called my bank and the particular Month he said this transaction took place my account had not even been opened. I have yet to return his call but Iam to give him the information. It just doesnt add up. The scarey thing is he had all my bank account information, IP address, Referances that I have used in the past, Social Security Number. Dont know how but he did.

When used wisely, the loan will save you from a financial crisis when cash is scarce. Be it paying for utility bills or a sudden car repair, it can save your credit score from getting worse. And if you act responsibly, you’ll save some money by paying on time and taking a loan only when you sincerely need it. If possible, pay the amount as soon as possible and you’ll be a happy intelligent borrower.
Customer Notice: Payday Loans are typically for two-to four-week terms (up to six months in IL). Some borrowers, however, use Payday Loans for several months, which can be expensive. Payday Loans (also referred to as Payday Advances, Cash Advances, Deferred Deposit Transactions/Loans) and high-interest loans should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any loan transaction. See State Center for specific information and requirements.

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