On a warm summer day in 2010, in Costa Mesa, California, Eric Shashas bad luck began. The Scumbag, best friend of mine, and father of the Factor Exchange Cash advance scam as we know it today.Eventually, Eric would make it work but as his best friend i had to endure the ups and downs of his plotting and scheming, although he couldnt keep up with all the customers calling and complaing how they had been over charged or never got there Cash Advance after paying 2500-3500.00 in advance. By August 2012, complications prevented us from working together at all possibly forever. Eric describes his mental state after yet another stint in rehab: Im moping, pretty much, and right around the end of Summer time I decided, you know, Id better get my butt in gear and find a new job something I can do from home. So, I tried to find work but every time i used Eric as a refrence he told people i stole from his company, but that was right when Eric's scam started to fall apart the economy started to go to hell, and a lot clients were requesting information from various websites about what we were doing and who Eric was the clients were becoming alarmed. Eric had stolen over 500,000.00 from investors and pissed right through the money on his lavish life style. Now Eric is courting a large SEo Company in Irvine to help him generate new business be warned guys Eric will only screw you as he did me and i was his BEST friend or so he called me. This is just to give people a warning i have worked with Eric for years he will be nice and tell you he can help you become rich and only to find out he will not pay you at all.Eric lies and strings people along using them and there resources until he done and then you out like yesterdays trash. Watch him he is so sketchy and will lie to your face like he did me for 5 years.