Cash Advance America (Scam) John Anderson Payday Loans San Fransico, California
Back on 1/2/2013. I recieved a call from an individual by the name of John Anderson. He said that we was an attorney and that legal action was being taken against me which could result in my arrest and also a charge for bank fraud. It was regarding payday loans. Now I have taken out several payday loans over the last several months and have paid some of them back by settling directly with the company. Back in November I had stopped payment on a few loan transactions with the intent of filing chapter 128 debt consolidation which is law here in the State of Wisconsin. Since my divorce I have struggled and continue to take on alot of liabilities financially. Apparently I don't know how these people got my information; but they said that they represented the legal department for Cash Advance America and that Cash Advance America was the parent company of all the other loan companies that I did take out advances with. They named off all of the companies so I am thinking this is legitmate and since he identified himself as a attorney working for the legal department I decided to talk to him and come up with some sort of settlement agreement. I settled with Mr. Anderson for $500.00 to be broken up in three payments. I paid $100.00 on 1/2/2013 $250.00 on 1/11/2013 and made what was supposed to be final payment on 1/25/2013 which was yesterday of $150.00. I was then suppose to get a letter of settlement from them. I faxed over letters confirming the payments. One thing I noticed that was unusual was that they told that I needed to get a pre paid visa paypal card and load up the money on the cards in order to make the payments. I had to use a different card each time. I argued with him about this as I do have bank accounts and also that the pre paid cards are reloadable and reusable. To get back to what occurred; I recieved a phone call three hours after making the final payment to them yesterday from Mr Anderson and he told me that his manager wanted to talk to me. The manager got on the phone and said that he realized that I owed more money than what I had settled on paying with Mr.Anderson and that the FBI and the County Sheriff would be coming to my job to arrest me. I knew then something was defintely wrong as I had this debate with Mr. Johnson from the initial phone call back on 1/2/2013 that the procedure for filing a judgement against someone for money would be to file it through the court jurisdiction that person resides in and then have them served to appear in court. The manager said they were going to send my $500.00 back and also that they wanted $1800.00 right then and there. I was livid!! I told them I was not giving them anymore money and he hung up on me. How professional right?? I called back and got Mr. Anderson and then I told him to send me my settlement confirmation letter and he said sure sir and then we hung up on the call. I then contacted the local field office where I am located of the FBI and they ran the phone number and the name of John Anderson and Cash Advance America and then said it was a scam. They gave me the number to the FTC and I filed a report with them against these goons! I also contacted the field office of the FBI in San Fransico to see if they could trace the number as the complaint was filed with the FTC. They said that once they recieved a certain number of complaints due to the FTC case being opened then they would get involved with more evidence. I made sure to agressively call Mr Anderson and told them that eventually they would be headed to prison and they boasted about how they have ripped others off and cursed at me. I told them to get ready to go to federal prison that they would eventually get caught. They physically threatened me as well and told me they would cut me up in pieces and I laughed at that. I made sure though to let the FBI know that as well as the local police that is my area. These people are the worse. I thought I was smarter than this and that I would never fall for this. I have a MBA and am a working professional in the television broadcast and production industry. I am ashamed somewhat of myself but have learned my lesson not to be so desperate due if things are not looking the best!
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