Rolla, Missouri
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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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Anonymous
#1024786
I had a call from payday loan network .They made claims stating I submitted an application for a loan.which is false and that is what I told him in the phone call.I asked him how he got my number and he insisted that I filed an application for this so called loan,,I then asked him to not call me anymore and hung up.He calls me back from a different phone number and begins to sexually harrse me.
Anonymous
#1005591
Cash Advance America Inc. SCAM. Check out the email I received-all made up.
CASE NO#: SP7-04459
Dear Customer,
This is the last and final chance for you.
This Legal Proceedings issued on you Docket no#: N/143013/92 with one of Cash Advance Inc. Company in order to notify you that after making calls to you on your phone number we were not able to get hold of you. So the accounts department of Cash Advance has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press legal charges against you.
Having checked your Social Security Number through our National Checking Database System, and finding out that you have been never charged for a fraud activity, ACS has decided to give you a chance to take care of this issue outside of the Court without you having a report on your Credit History and SSN. In order to avoid a lawsuit of $4873.81 against you, we request you to kindly pay the Court Restitution Amount which is $640.87. If you settle this matter today, you may be entitled to get some percentage of deduction on the restitution amount. You will have to send us a promissory note in order to hold your case file from being sent to the court house. On a case to case basis, you may be given the solution to pay 45-55% of the pending amount in the same month & a 30 days extension to settle the rest of the settlement amount as mutually agreed. PAST DUE AMOUNT: $640.87 We have sent you this warning notification about legal proceedings on March 8, 2014 but you
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Anonymous
#952368
I got an email from one of these "Dregs of the Earth" yesterday. I was at work winding up a busy week and had to be subjected to this nonsense. I'm like everybody else trying to make it and to hear from creeps like this that prey on innocent people makes me sick. Do they think we don't have enough sense to google them? Mine even came with their fake arrest warrant that I have verified as a fake. Honestly! Believe me, their number has been blocked from my phone and I have no intention of doing anything but try to help put them out of their misery in such pathetic so called jobs! A weaker person or someone with a heart condition could buckle under this type of scare tactics. How do they sleep at night?
Diandra
#948176
These are criminals and they harass good people endlessly. DO NOT ENGAGE THEM IN CONVERSATION. They are a pre paid money scam call center in India.. They scam people out of funds using harassment techniques which they are taught. They use foul language, have no proper English skills yet they lie and claim they are official. They give you fake American names . They scream at you and use every possible way to scam money out of you. They call my phone every hour on the hour even after I blocked the number they call in again on another number. Use a whistle to blow their brains out and hang up, block the numbers and report them. They are ***. They called my elderly Aunt from the same number in the middle of the night (8008454951) and pretended to be her granddaughter crying and screaming for money to be sent asap western union. She knew better. Once she called them as a scam they harass her with up to 100 calls a day screaming in her answering machine even 6 months later. They threaten harm if you do not put money on pre pay cards . They threaten your family, they threaten to beat you up, they threaten to stalk you at your house for money. I have changed my number, blocked their numbers and now I use a whistle as they continue to call. DO NOT SPEAK TO THEM! When someone I knew also called them out for being a scam, they harassed her for months screaming about pre pay cards or going to jail. No matter what they say, just hang up after you blow your whistle !!!
ladylibra37
#863315
I was getting these calls and one day I received 40 calls in a 2 hour period! My cell phone company changed my number (which I hated because I had this number for a long time). But these people had my social security number, DOB and my address! I reported it to the FTC and the person I talked to stated that they were getting a lot of complaints and that they were overwhelmed and are looking for ways to protect consumer and so far they are trying to educate people on these types of scams. When I called the company they stated that the scammers are just using that company to spam people.
nikki
#849842
The numbers I heard from in the passed 2 days are
815-566-3404 reverses back to landline Belvidere IL
773-312-5364 landline Chicago IL
551-200-5734 Landline Jersey City NJ
217-960-6265 Landline Springfield IL
These numbers were all working as of today. I wrote down 4 Different names of people I was supposed to be talking to and when I looked up those names they all came back as living near or around these areas.
Valene
to nikki #871032
Got a call from them too 323-325-3782
Dee
to nikki #948180
I have been getting harassing calls from these numbers for months. The 217 960 6265 is particularly threatening and evil. I have blocked them all and they call through on some subset of the same number.
nikki
#849835
I did phone number reverses on the numbers that were calling me from here and they all went back to Land Lines Also. I looked up the public records for the people I supposedly talked to and found that they all lived near the phone numbers I had reversed.
Anonymous
#843747
I have reported daily many many numbers from reps that ALL have middle eastern accents...to phone co. plus FCC..they are still continuing today...here is bunch of evidence..hope helps your case...
Here are more numbers and info to add to the lists i have already sent you...
Lending Network 745-966-7869--I reported to co. and was told does not exist
Advance Lending 202-241-1709--Does not exist
855-246-7852-Invalid no. 773-312-5018--Cannot get removed fr call list
763-335-1409-Invalid no. 310-510-9156--Disconnected no. 401-648-9484-Asked for name of co./hung up/refused to answer call back fr me 949-945-9112-No co name/mailbox full on call back fr me 573-767-0437-No co name/refused answer call back fr me 630-694-1357-Disconnected no. 213-217-9953-Call cannot be completed as dialed Here are others:Dandy Mini Mart 607-594-4641 disconnected....606-687-5987 Daily Jackpot 949-945-9112 Cash Advance & Medical-told not to call back repeatedly.. I have even been threatened by some of these people because i told them i was reporting their phone #'s to you plus fcc plus anybody else i can think of to help me stop them...All other agencies have been of no help whatsoever so far..

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