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.
To avoid overspending on recurring bills, conscious consumers know to regularly review rates on everything from loan interest to insurance policies. Keeping an eye on these expenses and making a change when lower rates are available ensures that you keep more of your hard-earned money to use toward savings goals or to pay down debts. What's more, it's important to evaluate whether services, policies and other expenses are actually needed and not being paid simply out of habit. Since most bills are automated, it's easy to set and forget your expenses to the detriment of your budget and overall savings goals.
WARNING ABOUT FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT: Providing false information, including but not limited to the use of false or altered documents and the use of another person's identity other than your own (Identity Theft), is fraudulent and, in some cases, punishable by law. Allied Cash Advance Online reserves the right to report any and all information obtained in connection with a verified fraud attempt to local, state, or federal authorities including the Internet Crime Complaint Center, an FBI-NW3C partnership, for possible investigation and prosecution. For more information about the NW3C and the FBI, please visit www.ic3.gov.
 I had applied for a loan a month or two ago. Past couple days I was geting call after call with no voicemail. I called back today and the "legal office of jay harpor" voicemail came on. I didnt leave one and he called right back saying that he is the legal attourney at cash advance and he was calling to get info from  me because he was filing a legal case against me and when I heard that I couldn't help my self I snapped. I said who are you? who do you think you are ? How do you know me?? He says I put certain info on cash advance and they wanted to collect the money that I owed them, WHICH I DONT OWE ANYTHING because I NEVER THROUGH WITH THEM!!! When I started questioning he goes don't you yell at me I dont care what you have to say and hung up. I called back it went to voicemail then he called back and said Are you going to let me talk ? I said IM LISTENING. He goes you go first I said I dont know who you are why you are calling or what you want but I NEVER ended up doing anything through you at all or any company. He goes if you did then why do I have this info.. says my email .. I said whether I sent info in or not you dont talk to anyone like this if they are your customer I KNOW this is a scam. He gets angry and says oh yeah> Then I will have the police contact you. GOOD BYE! I get a call on an unknown number the guy says his name is OFFICER FISHER from the police dept, I said I dont know what this is about. He said he is going to pick me up at my address tomorrow and take me away!!!!!!!!!! I started balling crying I was so scared. I called the jay harpor back and i was crying and he goes mam dont cry dont cry he goes ok youll get a little upset and curse when i say this but it was a scam the people that called dont worry about it. He goes I am sorry but that was a scam and I am authorized to do this to make money mam please dont cry. He goes are you ok I said I gotta go please. He goes Ok mam... I love you its okay. I LITERALLY WAS FREAKING OUT. I STILL AM . HERE IS THE NUMBER , DONT EVER USED THIS CASH ADVANCE IT WAS SO NERVE WRECKING AND OVERWHELMING FOR ME!512 487 1561 austin tx thats what it was on my iphone on voicemail.

Got a call today, 312-248-2234, and answered to hear that I was preapproved for a thousand dollars loan, and just call them back at same phone number. I called back, they answered Cash Advance. I asked "Do you have a web site?" I like to see how professional or cheesy a site is, as a place to start, in looking at a company. If their site is not professional, then neither are they! I even look for typos. Well, the guy just hung up on me. So I started researching (yes, I can use a grand or two this month), and found all of these reviews.

In another case, the consumer reported that the caller threatened to seize the consumer’s bank account and serve the consumer with legal papers at his workplace unless he paid the debt. Another consumer reported being threatened with arrest. In one case, a consumer reported the debt collector threatened that he could have an arrest warrant issued if the consumer did not immediately pay him with a credit card. In other cases, consumers report the debt collector demanded payment using a pre-paid card.
Do not neglect to remember that this is not a permanent solution. Think of it as the bubble gum you put on the leaky pipe while you go get the tools to fix it properly. If you let it leak without the bubble gum while you go get your tools, the water could cause all kinds of damage. If you take too long to get your tools, or if you simply let the bubble gum be your only fix, it will not hold and the same damage could occur. All the gum did was delay the fallout. Alternatively, if you go get your tools and get things taken care of while the bubble gum does its job, you can have the whole problem fixed and avoid virtually any damage in the process. Used wisely, a cash advance can help you avoid further financial damage.
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WARNING ABOUT FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT: Providing false information, including but not limited to the use of false or altered documents and the use of another person's identity other than your own (Identity Theft), is fraudulent and, in some cases, punishable by law. Allied Cash Advance Online reserves the right to report any and all information obtained in connection with a verified fraud attempt to local, state, or federal authorities including the Internet Crime Complaint Center, an FBI-NW3C partnership, for possible investigation and prosecution. For more information about the NW3C and the FBI, please visit www.ic3.gov.

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