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  • by   Apr 14, 2010
  • Review #: 178312
Product / Service Fake Collection Scam
Location Rolla, Missouri
Category Collection Agencies
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Our store began receiving calls from some middle eastern sounding man speaking relatively poor English on Monday asking for Staci. We have a cashier named Staci and they asked us to relay a message to her that the "legal dept" was calling for her and would call back. They would not leave a number. They called back 4 more times in a row.

On Tuesday it started happening again and I finally got involved when my assistant manager notified me about the calls and asked me to get them to stop calling. I answered the phone. There was a lot of noise in the background including a busy signal and I could hear other people talking and could hear my own voice being re-broad-casted in the "room" they were in. I asked who I was speaking with and was told the "legal dept" so I said "the legal dept from where?" and he said something in his gibberish and I said I needed a call back number (that is a law that they give it) so I could give the message to Staci. He refused and kept saying that she took out a payday loan and if I didn't cooperate they would "come after me".... Right!. So he hung up then called right back and started all over again, I got him to tell me it was "US Cash Advance". This happened about 20 times in the next 5 minutes with it finally culminating with him using the F word on me to which I told him he had no idea how way out of his league he was. I finally got a coaches whistle out and blew his brains out and he stopped calling. The touch tone #1 also works very effectively if held for about 10 seconds.

I googled US CASH ADVANCE and found many complaints and articles about this situation. I then proceeded to call the FCC and finally was directed to the FTC (1-877-382-4357) and filed a complaint. The young lady I spoke with informed me that they knew about this and that "everybody is looking for them". I told her about the harassing calls, how they were preventing us from conducting business and about his use of the F word on the phone (that adds to the charges) and told her if/when they ever caught them would she please let me know. They think they are using prepaid cell phones ( I disagree, it had to be a land line because they were hitting the redial button and literally were ringing the phone the same few seconds they hung up, you can't do that on a cell phone.) She stated that they have been very successful at getting "little old ladies who don't even know what a payday loan is" to pay them money. They call them and tell them that one of their kids is in big trouble and they need to pay this bill or else they are going to come and take away the house of the little old lady and they actually do it - they actually wire these bottom feeders money without even checking it out. Their drug of choice is wire transfer. These may be terrorist based in some way and then are using the money they steal to finance their operations.

The best advice from the FTC - "ignore it and it will go away" DON'T ENGAGE THEM. Just hang up. (or blow a coaches whistle into the receiver with all your might"

Anyone who gets contacted by this or anything similar please contact the FTC at 1-877-382-4357.


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2 days ago  from Oak Harbor, Washington
I recieved calls today from a 504 number doing the same things
Reply to Garrto

Mar 24  from Chapman, Kansas
I received a call again today with another middle eastern gentleman saying I had fraud charges against me that I had an outstanding payday loan with us cash advance and have received 4 or 5 calls in the past using cash net and others that I don't recall because I was driving and unable to write down the info. I was contacted by Charles Anderson from a 855 number and there was also lots of background noise. :(
Reply to Mike

Mar 10  from Del Valle, Texas
I received a call to day from a 616 number and stated that I owe 8,700 dollars and I ask with what company do I supposetly owe money to and he said us cash advance that I should be in jail n I told em first off I never got a loan and he says how did I get ur information n I told him u got it because I tried to get a loan yes but cant get one because I have bad credit and that's how u got my info n he said you should be in jail n I replied no people like you who r scammers should be in jail and im going to call the better business beaRU.n I hung up. :(
Reply to ruby

Feb 06 
I received a call yesterday at my job from a middle eastern man claiming I owed 467.00 for a 300.00 payday loan I never paid back. I told him I never received a pay day loan but I did apply for one. I asked him what day did I supposedly receive the money and he said he could not tell me that information. He told me he was calling from USA Cash Advance legal department in one phone call and in the other call he said he was calling from CASHNET. I called the number back and asked for a supervisor, I was put on hold and the same guy came on the line acting like a supervisor. His "name" is James Campbell and Mark Cooper and he can barely speak English. I asked for the business address and he gave me a address to the legal dept in NY but it was the wrong address. He called from 646-396-1626.
Reply to AshSmall

Jan 31  from Seattle, Washington
I got numerous calls about this a few months ago and filed a police report. now today I received an e-mail with the same information I am going to update my police report and file another fraud alert on my ss#. this is so crazy
Reply to bean

Jan 23 
this is so crazy i as well received a call tonight from this so called legal department stating i owed them over 7000. These men were middle eastern decent speaking in poor english. The one man left me a voicemail stating how I or my attorney needed to return the call or I was going to be charged with over three felonys. He also stated that if i didn't take care of this matter god help me as to the trouble I was going to be in. I feel bad for elderly people who get sucked into this scam and actually pay these people.
Reply to anonymous

Jan 23  from Modesto, California
I got a call and they stated that I will be pick up today and do 21 days in jail until the hearing and also pay $8400 and change for the payday loan and legal fees. These guys are rude.
Reply to concerned

Jan 13  from Orlando, Florida
rewrotehey got me. Once I get back into the army I'm screwing them big time. No more messing with us Dangit
Reply to preacher166

Jan 10  from Houston, Texas
I just got a call regarding this as well
Reply to PISSED

Dec 05, 2013  from Lombard, Illinois
I just received a call stating i was going to be arrested and charged with fraud and dashing i owe them 8,000 dollars..i have never take out a loan with US Cash or anyone else. The "Legal Dept" hung up on me after i started asking questions about where i took out this loan. I called back and he proceeded to yell at me dashing game or up in the court room. I looked them up online and find I am not the only one who is getting harasse by these people. They called me from a 918 area code..
Reply to Lisa

Jan 02  from Pomona, California
They just called me saying the same thing
Reply to Take

Nov 27, 2013  from Columbia, South Carolina
A guy called me at work and told me his name was Michael Jones. He had a thick middle eastern accent. I told him to not call me at work anymore. He then called my cell phone 3 times and said I owed $200.00 to US Cash Payday Loans. I said I had no record of this, I didn't approve any loan. He said he would send for an arrest tomorrow morning (Thanksgiving) and that I would not have a good Thanksgiving this year.
Reply to mknight2059

Jan 23 
Same here you would think tat hackers would at least be smart enough to use a different name. The man also said his name was Michael Jones
Reply to anonymous

Nov 22, 2013  from Albany, New York
I have been getting these calls for sometime now and how *** of me to even start paying them. But when they threaten you and your family you just give in a pay. Now that I have found this site and the number to call and report these Hindi *** wipes I plan on doing that today. And yes again today the calls started. They are calling from a computer because of the rapid redial. My phone company can not locate them but they tell me that law enforcement should be able to help. My local pd is very unwilling to help and I do not know where to turn. :(
Reply to Anonymous

Nov 08, 2013 

it's so Amazing to hear them attempt to impersonate a "US GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL" in poor grammar while using incorrect protocols.

I just go along with it as if to believe them (Sounding so scared and feeling threatened), then ask them to wait while I get my wallet to make a payment.

When I return, I talk as if using the Jedi Mind Trick, telling him,

"You don't need the money"

"You didn't mean to make the call"

"Forget about all the charges and he'll be rewarded."

"Now, run along! "


If I could only have a PIC of his facial expressions :grin

Unsurprisingly, they never called back :roll
Reply to Anonymous

Nov 08, 2013 
The best way to get even with these *** people :zzz is to call them back and ask for a person under a bogus name 8) , with whom you will only issue the numbers on the back-side of a Green Dot money card worth $500 :p to get started the loan process!

It's like dangling carrots in front of hungry rabbits! ,)

Offering them payment with a Greed Dot money card is like handing them Cash with no strings attached! :roll

They'll be climbing over each other scramble around pulling their hair out trying to figure out a way to get at that free money, while you seem to willing and eager to GIVE IT AWAY to them. :grin

As they go into ***-JOB mode :roll , to get you to release the "Card Numbers", you can insist on only giving it to the Bogus named person. :grin

Reply to Anonymous

Nov 08, 2013 
I received the same call yesterday at work, scared the s;'; out of me and I didnt know what to do. I called back middle eastern guy answered phone, says i owe some type of loan......threatens to have someone come to my job, pick me up and arrest me, accused me of breaking federal laws, then asked for payment. I called him back didnt get him, called 3-4 times.. he told me not to call back and "just get with the legal"..huh..lol who talks like that, call were from 12108124682 ext 102, i asked for information and was told US cash, i was like who....so anyway its a relief that this is a scam. :roll
Reply to babycakes

Nov 06, 2013 
Hi, I found us cash advance online and filled out their application. I then received a call from someone named david marshall and he said that I qualified for a 2500 loan. All I had to do was give him my account number and routing number and they would deposit the money into my account. I was desperate at the time and then they asked that I go to walgreens and buy a vanilla reload network debit card and load $200 on it to show that I would be able to make the $200 a month payment back for the loan. They also asked me if I had direct deposit and I said yes and they said that the first payment would come out on December 4th. Then I got a call from David marshall or whoever he is and he said that the money would be deposited in 5 minutes. Well I checked back and they took the $200 and I did not get a deposit. I do feel dumb. But I have the phone number that they called me from and it is still working and they are still answering that number and I called back twice and they are still answering that phone. The number is 832-663-6867. They have not contacted me again but I have filed a complaint with Rip off report, the better business bureau and the attourney general in texas. I traced that phone number to Houston Texas. I am now in the process of filing a small claims case against them to get my $200. I told them that I assure you I will get my money back by any means necessary and I have not heard from them since. I am going to call the FTC and let them know what I... Show more
Reply to gail

Dec 18, 2013 
The same thing happen to me. My guys Jason is out of Washington DC. I called the number many times to finally have it say the Magic jack customer mail box is full. They got me for $250.00 dollars. It was on a Vanilla One prepaid card from Rite-aid. I called Vanilla One an there wasn't anything they could do. I called my bank and cancel my account with them. I was so upset because I am on disabilty and thought I would be helping out the family. Hope they caught them.
Reply to Anonymous

Nov 05, 2013  from Henderson, Nevada
this number called me for 7 days in a row, i finally filed a complaint on FTC website, the calls stopped then i got a call today from (what sounded like the same people) saying they are PRESSING CHARGES! they "have" a law suit against saying i competed FRAUD! i filled another complaint with the FTC. when i received the first calls i tried to be nice and refuse the calls and told them "take me off your calling list" which is illegal if they dont! they called back right when i hung up on them! he said "look you f****** white b****" thats when i said "are you f****** serious you middle eastern mother f*****!" then i said some very mean things about my boyfriends dad and the irag war... he stopped call me for that day.
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