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.
*In Texas, Speedy Cash operates as a Registered Credit Access Business (CAB). The actual Lender is an unaffiliated third party. Speedy Cash engages in the money transmission and/or currency exchange business as an authorized delegate of MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. and Western Union Financial Services under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. In Ohio, SCIL, Inc. dba Speedy Cash, is a registered Ohio Credit Services Organization (CS.900174.000) operating pursuant to the Ohio Credit Services Organization Act. The actual lender is an unaffiliated third party.
A: Cash advance loans are a safe and convenient way to allow you to cover unplanned expenses or cover everyday bills when you're tight on cash. Typically, these are short term loans - such as payday loans - that provide quick cash. Whether your budget comes up short, or you need help with unexpected bills, a cash advance might provide the cash you need.
 I had the same thing happen to me today. The man continued to call me 7 times after i told him i would contact the police for harassment. They then attacked my boyfriend when he answered the phone. These people have been calling over and over all day long almost every other day. Sometimes will even leave a message. He then tried to get me to give out my social security number when i told him that if he could prove i took out the loan he should have my social and then he kept trying to get me to fall for it. I know for a fact that i do not and never have had a loan with this company. Do not fall for anything they say its all lies and they just want your money!!! Someone needs to stop this!

advance cash usa several calls from a foreign man named Jack Harper, lol. said I was being sued and when I told him to put it in writing and send it to me, he yelled at me and said the police will come right now! and i said okay and hung up. he called back and said you hung up on me and I said yes I did, he then wanted to talk to my supervisor, and I asked him why and he just kept yelling for my supervisor and then he hung up. So here I am waiting for the police to come and collect me to bring me to court, lol. Idiots. i have never even heard of the company Advance Cash USA. Internet
All of a sudden I started getting threatening emails from someone stating that if I do not pay an unverified debt that charges would be filed on my name and social security number. I replied back to the individual who emailed me and a demanded that they no longer contact me and that I was submitting a complaint to the CFPB and my Attorney General. They then replied back to me with the name, partial social security number, mailing address, phone number and amount owed of the person they believed to be me. I then sent the email to my Attorney General with my complaint.
A Lady named Karen Williams will keep e-mailing and e-mailing saying my Husband will be served with papers to go to Court and that his social is on hold.  She saids we got a Payday Loan from:  US Cash Advance with the number:877-817-8791.  Her number which stays busy all the time is:  916-458-5665.  She is from Utica, NY, Yankee LAND.  She has an old address and an old number.  Watch for her.  She is trouble, bug trouble.  Now, I have to get me another Yahoo e-mail address.
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I checked with greendot and verified the information. I called back and talked with thomas'  supervisor Adam and explained what happened. Adam would not give me the number to Cash Advance Usa, he told me to go online to www.cashadvanceusa.com. I came up with a blank page. I did a google search and found under the search.........this scam. I called Adam back and told him that I knew it was a scam he was involved in and that if I received further calls about this matter I would be forced to contact the authorities.
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There are people of Middle East accent posing as Cash Advance USA PayDay Loan stating you've been approved for $5000 to $8000 loan! They recite all of your info you input online for the loan, ask for the amount you want to borrow and then let you know what your payment will be for 24 or 36 most! Then tell you that there's a fee for sending the loan to you which is between $75.00 and $95.00 and you have to purchase a home sort of card and call them with a no. By then I felt it wasn't right so I didn't allow it to get that far, I've even forgotten what type of card they wanted me to purchase! They use multiple phone numbers which are probably spoofed, because they don't register to a name or business! This is the email address they use. Cash.Advance.America7usa.com... PLEASE BEWARE. THIS IS A SCAM!!! I didn't lose any money fortunately!
In Store Loans: Approval depends on meeting legal, regulatory and underwriting requirements. Cash advances are typically for two-to-four week terms. Some borrowers, however, use cash advances for several months. Cash advances should not be used as a long-term financial solution, and extended use may be expensive. Borrowers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling. All product and service options subject to change without notice. Cash advances subject to applicable lender's terms and conditions. Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight pursuant to the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law. California loans other than deferred deposit loans are issued pursuant to the California Finance Lenders Law. Principal address 7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45236.
But just being on the safe side I did all my research to indeed prove I had never made this transaction, by getting my bank statements to have so that if for whatever reason Iam takin to court I have proof that there was never any deposit of this $300.00. No need to panick on my end other than the fact that some stranger has alot of my personal information. So now Iam going to take all the correct steps into protecting this and letting the proper people know whats happened.
In Ohio, SCIL, Inc. dba Speedy Cash, is a registered Ohio Credit Services Organization (CS.900174.000) operating pursuant to the Ohio Credit Services Organization Act. The actual lender is an unaffiliated third party. The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all credit worthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio civil rights commission administers compliance with this law.
I first got an UKNOWN call which I usually don't answer. The guy, with a Middle Eastern accent, said he was Deputy Mike Anderson and called from 313-420-6843. He said they had received a complaint against me and if I didn't call this other number to find out what it was about that they would be issuing a warrant. So I'm already laughing like "What BS is this about?" Because I don't bother anyone and am most certainly not a criminal. So I call the number which is a Maryland number 410-390-9007. The guy whose name I was given was Mark Taylor and he put me on hold to pull up my file.
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.
NOTICE: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The Federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington DC 20006 and the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington DC 20580.
I received a call from these people also stating they with the firm of Robbies & associates with the phone number 206-734-4604. Tey also sid I would be  arrested and taken to jail for 10 days and then have to pay $8000. t was for a $300 loan from advance cash. So while they held I checked them out and there is not Robbies $ Associates anywhere in the state of washington and I seen this web site and seen this post so when I went back and called them I told them they were nothing but a scam. The lady got very confrontational. and made all kinds of threats and when I laughed she hung up. Now they won't even answer my calls. So if you receive a call from these people just tell them you have checked them out and they are nothing but a scam and wait for them to blow up. These people are over in the middle east and try to scam anybody they can so beware.
LendUp doesn't limit how your cash advance is used. Once you are approved for a cash advance loan amount and you receive those funds, the money is yours. LendUp does encourage responsible use of financial resources, which is why we offer financial education and the LendUp Ladder in eligible states. We want you to succeed financially, so our goal is to help eligible individuals build credit over time. Because of that commitment, we hope that individuals who take cash advances from LendUp use them responsibly.

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