This person emailed me about a loan. I gave them some information to apply for a loan. Loan documents were sent to my email and I reviewed it. There was a phone number to call, so I called and some guy called back claiming to be Barbara's assistant. I more than once asked to speak with Barbara D. Wilkins and the guy kept saying she was not in the office to talk. Yet, the person kept emailing that I send money to receive the loan. They first wanted $100 and I emailed that too much for loan fees of a loan not given. They lowered it to $50, and to me it is a scam. Loans do not require upfront fees. If the loan was real they would have gave it to the account I provided.
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Jan 8, 2016
Monetary Loss: $200
Was ext and said i was able to get a loan for 5000 dollars ask me to verify all the information they had on their file .then they did a mobile transfer into mine and my husbands account. Called and and said they need a moneygram payment of 115 which we did . the next day called check on the loan and they said they need 250 dollars more from us so i went online to see if i was being scammed. they called me back and said it was scam to call my bank . which i did. i also called them and had them verify the loan on my email which they did.
Well I applied for a loan for $10.000 a week ago and was turned down.
So on January 8th 2016 I received a phone call stating I was approved for a 10.000 loan I told them I was not interested and they said well you applied and we have gotten you approved so going against my better judgment I listened and they asked how much of a loan was I looking for I told him I was only looking for a $6000 loan he told me that he could do that. He asked what I could afford I told him a $200 a month he said he could do that at 35 month with a loan of $6000 I would pay back $7000 that I need to make a payment of $200 to verify a payment and I would get 6210.00 back today in a loan they asked where I banked I told him Wells Fargo and he told me that he couldn't do a direct payment to my bank but asked if I could receive money through MoneyGram that he could wire the loan. So Frank asked me if there was a Dollar General near by that I could verify may payment of $200 to call him from the parking lot and he would walk me through what I need to do so I did buy a MoneyGram card for $200 and gave them the numbers off it he told me to go to the Western Union cause I told him I preferred Western Union so he said he could so as I was waiting outside he said he was waiting for the ticket number he told me there was a activation fee of a $100 I thought them this is a scam but I was told that it was the only way to get the funds released so I went and bought another gift card and went back to Western Union and waited Frank told me that it would take about 20 to 30 minutes to get confirmation and I could get my loan that this was the last step to get done after waiting 30 minutes he came back and said he needed $200 more dollars that's when I said no more this is a scam Frank told me that this was going to be the last thing to get approval I was not buying it. I was done at this point and told them that I wanted my $300 back they told me that it would take 5 month I told them I wasn't buying it and I was going to report them to the BBB they didn't care so I cut my losses
If you could contact me at 801-686-**** my name Deb *****. They are doing it to countless amounts of people I overheard while on hold. They need to be stopped. Lucas White has an extension 551 for the phone number above. He claimed to be apart of management. He started asking me personal questions about a boyfriend and I was mad and said um no dumb ass I'm gay and he started making rude comments while laughing.
I was looking for a loan online. They said they could lend me 3000.00 all I needed to send them 211.00 for a processing fee. I paid them via western union. Later they asked me for 235 .00 for tax. I sent that to Moneygram. The next morning they ask me for another $400 taxes and still no money was put in my bank account.
I applied for a loan online with advanced America, I received a call on 1-8-16 saying I had been approved but needed to wire them $250.00 through money gram and without thinking I sent them that then I was told I needed to wire them another $450.00 so that threw up a flag, I googled the number and realized after reading many comments about the same number that this was a scam, I called the advanced America here in Dothan Alabama and they confirmed that and told me to call money gram which I did but since the transaction had already been processed they told me that they can not refund me. I called the guy back and I believe his name was devon he had a real thick accent so it was hard to understand, told him I wanted my money back or I was reporting him for fraud he then started screaming at me so I hung the phone up.