In 2003 I took out a payday advance loan at E-Z Payday, Inc. at their Palm Bay, Florida location for a little over $500. When it was time to pay them, I still was short funds, so I kept re-doing the loan. I had an old car, it was summertime in Florida, the electric windows completely died with the windows UP, and I had to get the window motor fixed. The manager suggested a two-week extension. I asked for it in writing. He said not to worry; it's verbal, but he did write down my new due date on a little green card. I had already paid down about $250 of it at that point.
One week later a woman called from that office and told me my payment was due. I told her who had suggested the extension, and asked if I needed to come in and show her the card. She said that would not be necessary. Then she deposited the check, resulting in NSF. The NSF resulted in more NSFs, plus penalties from the people who got the checks, costing me about $160. My position was, deduct the $160 from my balance, and that is what I will pay you. We never quite came to an agreement.
I actually have a letter from them AGREEING their employee was at fault, and then stating they aren't going to do anything about it!
Over the years, they have requested an amicable settlement (my solution WAS the amicable settlement!). They have threatened me with garnishing my wages, blacklisting me so that I can't write checks at WalMart and other stores (big deal--I've been writing checks and using my debit card, and everybody seems happy to accept both).
But their LATEST tactic was to sic United Processing, Inc. on me! (Feel free to look up this outfit; there are LOTS of posts against them, including mine!) United Processing pretended to be calling on behalf of the Brevard County Court System, threatened me with arrest, etc.
At this point, I would rather walk into a den of lions wearing a suit of porkchops than ever deal with a payday advance loan place again.
Satellite Beach, Florida