First Cash Advance

Luke –

Victim Location 43207

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I saw searching for a loan online. I got a call from First Cash Advance, a man, Allen and a woman called me. They had foreign accents. They sounded like they were in a call center. They said they were going to loan me a $1,000. To provide I was an honest customer, they wanted to deposit $2000 into my credit union account. Which I let them do. But my credit union contacted me to warn me of the deposit. They took a picture of the check to deposit. They knew my date of birth from the loan application. They left me a message that i was approved for a loan up to $15000. I feel like I was targeted because of my age, because they were walking me through it step by step at Walmart.

Holly –

Victim Location 60452

Type of a scam Other

I receive recorded calls from first cash advance stating that I have won 15000. and that I should call them back. The calls are from different phone numbers and different states but it is the same recording of a female voice. I have blocked the calls from my phone but they still call with different number. I get the calls at least weekly somwtimes more than 1 a day, they are at different time during the day.

Alex –

Victim Location 37167

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I keep on receiving calls from a fake company called First Cash Advance ". These criminals call me constantly. They speak in an Indian accent and pitch the same nonsense. When I ask them nicely to leave me alone, they hangup on me. When I have actually listened to their none, they talk about them sending money to me and my buy gift cards. I just don’t understand why any of these criminals actually think that if they harass me every single day for years, that I will finally break down and buy something from them. Are they that stupid?! Just use an app for Android or iPhone and block these criminals!

Shane –

Victim Location 46808

Type of a scam Phishing

Constant calls. Every day, sometimes multiple times a day. Differnt numbers, but a recorded voice claims that it is First Cash Advance. Asks me to call back for more info. If I call back they wont say anything till I start talking. Then they hang up if I ask too many questions. Once I told them to stop calling me and I hung up, they called me right back ten times in a row just because they were mad. These are most likely foreign phone phishing scams out of India, or Pakistan.

Allison –

Victim Location 19138

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

This company has called numerous times. I’ve asked them to put my number on their do not call list and they don’t do it. I reported them numerous times but they still call. When I asked that they put my number on their do not call list, they get abusive and hang up on me.

Elizabeth –

Victim Location 63136

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

i received a call out of the blue this morning and a foreigner told me that I’d qualified for a $2000 loan. I was told the money would be available in my Bank of America account within 1 hour but after a couple hours with no deposit I called back. I called back and asked to speak with a manager and got a hold of a Michael who told me to wait another 15 minutes and I would have my funds. It never happened. I called back and asked for the business address twice. each time the person I asked gave me a different address. I was told on the first attempt that the address was 807 W Buren Chicago, IL 60607. Google shows this to be a payday loan business by a similar name but not First Cash Advance. The second call the person I spoke to told me 200 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60606 but this address is a cafe.

Deborah –

Victim Location 20191

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Company calls dozens times a day using different phone numbers from different area codes in the US, they ask you to call back in order to get a $15000 loan and try to get information from you.

It does not matter if you say you are not interested, they will keep calling your phone.

Colleen –

Victim Location 36352

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

this company called me. i dont know or do business with this business, i dont know why they are calling me.

Andre –

Victim Location 63801

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I received a phone call a couple of days ago and the man said he was from First Cash Advance and I was approved for a $15,000 loan. The man was foreign and said his name was Richard Anderson. He said they would deposit the money in and then someone would come to my house to go over the paperwork. I looked up this company online and they are located in TX, when this guy was in Chicago, IL. 312-868-0553 is the number that called me. He said his extension was 112.

Misty –

Victim Location 26330

Type of a scam Other

Leave automated voice mail telling me I am approved for loan. Calling me 3 or 4 times per day. When I return the call to be removed from the list, they cut the call off immediately. I am on the "no call list" but continually calling me!

Christine –

Victim Location 53218

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

they said if I give them 250 dollars they would deposit 5000 in my bank account

Katelyn –

Victim Location 10468

Total money lost $995

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

My mother was ripped off by an individual with an Indian accent who said that he was with First Cash Advance.

They called her "out of the blue" offering a $15,000 loan. It was so uncanny and bizarre to us because my sister needed a loan desperately – and a loan in that amount. She had been unable to get one from her bank; so, she was willing to see if she could get one with this organization. My mother gave her the number to call them – the number was 347-349-7454.

The gentleman my sister spoke with asked her for quite a lot of information, including her online banking information – username and password. He said that they needed this information because her credit score was low. There was, what I believe is called, a “mobile block” on her account, so the man – who said his name was Ricky – asked her if she had another family member’s account she could use.

So she asked my mother and she had to give her online banking account access information also – username and password.

Ricky then changed to Harry, at some point in the back and forth conversations. Harry told my sister that they needed to validate my mother’s bank account so they needed to deposit an amount into the account and they needed her to send it back to them.

This sounded really weird to me but I figured that once my mother or sister was not using any of their own money to purchase anything – as I read from others who were scammed – I thought that it would be fine.

Sure enough $995 was deposited into my mother’s bank account on Friday, August 19th and my sister was told that 8:00 the next morning she was to go to CVS and Harry would call her with further instructions. I told my sister that the funds were not showing in our mother’s available balance so she was not to do anything until it was available.

Warning bells were already going off but I realize now how desperation can cloud your judgment. I was not comfortable with that much money being deposited in my mother’s account. If it were only for validation purposes, why not deposit some insignificant sum? Also, why couldn’t “Harry” give the details of what my sister needed to do once she got to CVS before she got there? He wanted to guide her step by step.

“Harry” called my sister bright and early Saturday, August 20th to tell her to go to CVS. She called me to ask if the funds cleared. I checked our mother’s account and the funds were showing in her available balance. So my sister was instructed to purchase two iTunes cards. “Harry” told her to put $500 on one card and $495 on another card. During this time my sister was on the phone with “Harry” and I was online trying to see if others had had similar experiences and whether or not this was a scam.

I told my sister that I saw some things about people with Indian accents and that it was a rip off. I got nervous and changed my mother’s online access information.

“Harry” went BERSERK when he realized that the online information was changed. He accused us – I was on the phone with him and my sister – of trying to steal their money. We told him that wasn’t the case that we didn’t want their money, that my sister was right there in CVS trying to purchase the iTunes cards. He accused us that they trusted us by depositing the money and now we were trying to cheat them.

He told us that they submitted our names to the local sheriff because we are trying to run off with the money. This was all to incite fear in us and it worked. But he said something that sounded off another warning bell – he said “I am the local sheriff”. Now, how in the world could he be the sheriff!!

I knew for sure that this man was a liar and that this was a scam but I just didn’t know how exactly they would benefit if we were simply sending them back the same money that they deposited in the account.

In any event, my sister bought the cards and gave “Harry” the card information. And now that he got all the information he needed he was all nice and calm again. We gave him the new online access information and he said we should see the money deposited in the account within the next 45 minutes to an hour.

Of course, no such money was deposited in the account. We figured that they wanted to steal the money that was in our mother’s account but we had already withdrawn whatever money she had, so we figured that they didn’t get anything from us.

But, we were so wrong. On Tuesday, August 23rd, the bank called my mother to tell her that her account was overdrawn because the $995 deposit item was no good.

The deposit item was a picture of a check, drawn on a Bank of America account. The name and address on the account was Miryam Canales 13725 32nd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125.

So now the bank wants that money back and of course “Harry” stopped answering the phone.

So PLEASE if anyone says that they want to loan you money but they need very sensitive information from you DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM. NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR ONLINE ACCESS INFORMATION TO ANYONE.


Joy –

Victim Location 23803

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They said I was pre-approved for a loan and could put 3,000 in my bank account all they needed was the routing number and other information.

Ricardo –

Victim Location 46222

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Called offered 5000 for 38 months 156 a month credit score was low so he wanted to deposit 1000 in my account and i give him my user id and passcode so he coukd get into my account and make sure the mobey was there, and then i pull 1000 out go to western union and send it back then they would deposit 5000 for 300$ a month pYment fir 38 months. I refused to give the i fo he asked for he continued to adk as i looked up the business on i then expkained to him thst i disvovered they were attempting to get i to my account and steal from me scam me snd that i was going to teport him, he said he wasnt worried and hung up. His name given was Elderwood.

Frank –

Victim Location 68512

Total money lost $510

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I applied for a online loan, I was told I was approved but I had send a money gram for 210 for insurance fee and the money would be in my account in a half hour it never happened. Then they told me if I sent them 300 dollars they could would happen and I was dumb and did it again and it never happened

Alex –

Victim Location 37219

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They left a voicemail for me saying I was pre-approved for a loan of $15,000. I called them back and when they started telling me about how much I would be paying, I hung up the phone.

Autumn –

Victim Location 84041

Total money lost $660

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Hi I became I a victim of loan fraud and this happened Thursday and Friday. Scam started with a phone call that came from Texas and it was supposed to be from a business called first Cash advance in Houston texas but know I am not sure but anyway the loan was supposed to be for 3000 dollars and I had to pay three fees up front before I could get the loan which I never did anyway the first few was for 210 and then another for 200 and a third for 150 and know t which the two fees had to go and get loans for to pay for something that i can’t remember what they were for. Each time I would pay they would put me on hold and the next day they said they were going to have someone show up by the name John Mathew to give me the loan plus the money I had sent them they were going to give back plus the 3000 that I wanted to borrow but he said he was here but never found him and then I kept calling to find out where he was then they turned around after four hour saying I had to pay a solicitor fee of 150 but that’s when I backed out of everything the guy that I kept talking to his name is Harry Canson I think but I have two numbers for this place so I can include in the here and in where ever else you want it. Anyway all these fees were western union to someone by the name crystal olvera each time. Any way the first number I have is for a Harry Canson and it is 8324609405 and to warn you there phones cut in and out and there English is not that great either if talk to them and the other number is 8304643431. So if there is anything you can do to help me in anyway would be appreciated thank you.

Alexis –

Victim Location 01970

Total money lost $300

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They contacted me regarding loan $25000.00 So they needed $300 to secure the loan so I had to send green pack. which I did.

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