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hi everyone. I am a total wreck right now. i got a call from someone saying that they are with llc law firm in ny. the address they gave me was 3 court street, auburn ny 13021. this is the 2ns call since friday that i have received from them. someone called john myers told me that advance america cash advance was filing criminal charges against me for a bad electronic check. i told them that not only have i filed and recieved my bk discharge, advance america cashed my check and therefore was paid off. he went on to tell me that advance america owns several online payday loans companies an it was a federal charge and that i need to have my attorney call them back because they are filing criminal charges today and will be arrested tommorow. i called advance america, and was directed to their legal department, and of course the attorney that handles such things is out of the office until later this week. Has anyone else had experience with this? my first thought was scam but they knew all my informatioin and when i tried to ask if i could pay them to settle the case(i had no intention of this, but i wanted to see if they would jump at the chance to get some money) they said no, that i was going to jail and would lose my job and so on and so forth. i called the attorney generals office (both in ny and in my home state)and they said that they had no complaints against this company and had no way of telling if it was legitimate or not. everyone i call is giving me mixed messages and i just want someone who knows something about these people to guide me into the steps i need to take! help! im too much of a wimp to got to jail!




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Originally Posted by amyw2003
hi everyone. I am a total wreck right now. i got a call from someone saying that they are with llc law firm in ny. the address they gave me was 3 court street, auburn ny 13021. this is the 2ns call since friday that i have received from them. someone called john myers told me that advance america cash advance was filing criminal charges against me for a bad electronic check. i told them that not only have i filed and recieved my bk discharge, advance america cashed my check and therefore was paid off. he went on to tell me that advance america owns several online payday loans companies an it was a federal charge and that i need to have my attorney call them back because they are filing criminal charges today and will be arrested tommorow. i called advance america, and was directed to their legal department, and of course the attorney that handles such things is out of the office until later this week. Has anyone else had experience with this? my first thought was scam but they knew all my informatioin and when i tried to ask if i could pay them to settle the case(i had no intention of this, but i wanted to see if they would jump at the chance to get some money) they said no, that i was going to jail and would lose my job and so on and so forth. i called the attorney generals office (both in ny and in my home state)and they said that they had no complaints against this company and had no way of telling if it was legitimate or not. everyone i call is giving me mixed messages and i just want someone who knows something about these people to guide me into the steps i need to take! help! im too much of a wimp to got to jail!


well then since there are no complaints file one.debts are civil matters,and that line about federal charges is a scare tactic.use the address they gave to get a DV letter out.send it certified mail return receipt.then do not talk to them again.a waste of time.they got your info from advance america.i would look into legal action against them.selling a debt that was part of a BK petition is a major no-no.just file the complaints knowing this is another bottomfeeder that tries to extort money from people who had pdl's in their past.they will do nothing they threaten.

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 09:08

paulmergel paulmergel
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when i asked them for a dv letter to be sent to my home, they said that i would get all of that when i am served and arrested, is this legitimate or do they have to mail me one if i ask?

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 09:11

amyw2003 amyw2003

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thanks. i feel better now.

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 09:15

amyw2003 amyw2003

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I just got a call from Legal and General Group today concerning Advance America Cash Advance, who I never took a loan with, threating me with the same thing. He said Legal and General was the legal office for Advance America and gave me the exact same address. I interrogated him and he said the debt was purchased from Advance and could not give me the exact company that I had a loan with or an original loan amount. He had the last four of my SSN and closed bank acct#. The man on the phone was clearly foreign and barely spoke English but said his name was Richard Smith... not impossible but unlikely. I immediately called my states Commissioner of Finance office and she said she has been getting more and more calls about this happening. She said not to worry about it. They are just trying to scare money out of people.

Sub: #4 posted on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 12:49

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I just rcv'd a call from these guys also. It's a complete scam! Both Edward Johnson who is the supervisor & Adam Smith, called me about proceedings that will be filed against me tomorrow 5/6/11 @ 11am. They wanted to confirm my social and bank info. I requested an address, he gave me thurgood avenue, Auburn City, NY 13021, then when I told him I work in a law firm & asked for more info from the company they claimed they represented and he hung up on me.

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:22

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My fiance is on the phone with them now. They can't seem to answer any questions and sound like they are reading from a script. They are telling him to write a letter & what to write. They wan't him to fax it to them with his SS# & debit card # saying it was a human error and oversite. I had this done to me a few months ago at work. When I called them out on it and kept questioning them, they started tripping over their words. I told them to send me forms in the mail because I wasn't giving them anything over the phone. P.S... I never heard from them again!:rolleyes:

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:50

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