- Report: #1145046
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Complaint Review: CashAdvanceUSA
CashAdvanceUSA Stole $400 through Green Dot PrePaid cards from me, to get a $2500 loan. New York Nationwide
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I went online to find a lender to help me. I filled out an application and then became bombarded with emails and phone calls. The first one was CashAdvance USA, in New York #315-755-5128. The man had a Indian accent, but an American name, Rick Jones. Also I talked with Michael Joy (badge #E5879) @ same phone number. I ended up getting a GreenDot card for $110 and gave him the scratch-off numbers on the back. He said it was to be saved in a payment account for the $1000 loan they would give me.
They told me I had a 'Red Flag' on my Social Security number and credit. They wanted $200 to remove it. I called Social Security and they said there is no such thing as a red flag. Then I contacted the three Credit Report Companies and they also said I have no red flag and if I did it could be removed for free!! Then I decided to borrow $2500 (with their persausion) and they wanted $140 more using the GreenDot method.
OK, then they said my money was in the local Western Union office and all I needed was the transfer fee of $136. I did that through GreenDot and they told me I needed another $120 for an activation fee. I started getting mad and yelled and they guaranteed me they money was in there and gave me the Western Union Transfer number. So, I did the $120 and then they said the GreenDot people told them there was NO money on the card I just put $120 on, but that GreenDot would send me a $120 refund.
I could wait for the refund and re-apply it to another GreenDot, or put on another $120 right away. Now I'm waiting for the refund in the mail, which has yet to arrive after a week. I am now out $406. I went to my bank and changed my account as they asked for that information and then said it would be delivered not to my bank account but to Wester Union.
I have been scammed!! I'm a senior citizen and live on a fixed income and needed extra money to catch up my bills. Now I'm even more behind and feel like a complete idiot. Please let me know what I should do next to get 'all' my money refunded. I have another phone number and name for CashAdvanceUSA... Rick Boyd @ (((phone number redacted))) Houston, TX.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/08/2014 10:11 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CashAdvanceUSA/nationwide/CashAdvanceUSA-Stole-400-through-Green-Dot-PrePaid-cards-from-me-to-get-a-2500-loan-N-1145046. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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