Advance America Review

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This is an archive of a consumer complaint published against Advance America at on 29-Oct-14.


Business Details –

  • Name: Advance America
  • Address: P.O. Box 3058
  • City: Spartanburg
  • State: South Carolina
  • Country: United States
  • Phone: 1-805-308-0293
  • Website:


Original Complaint against Advance America published at on 29-Oct-14 says, verbatim –

I was contacted by ADVANCE AMERICAvia email telling me I was approved for a loan up to $5000. There was a phone number provided so I called and was told I could get $2000 in less than an hour all I had to do was show that I had $120 to prove I could afford monthly payments. He told me to go to the Kangaroo Express and get a Vanilla Reload card and to give him the pin number. After doing so he then told me they needed an insurance fee of $157 and to once again get the Vanilla Reload card and give him the pin. So I did that and then he told me they had to do it via Western Union and that required a $200 fee. I told them I didn’t have that and he insisted I borrow it since I would be able to pay it right back. Like an idiot I done it and was assured within 10 minutes I’d be able to retrieve my money. Well after waiting nearly an hour I called back and he said I needed to pay a fee of $357 because the FDIC needed a tax payment or something. That struck me as odd and I immediately realized what was happening. I demanded the loan be cancelled and I wanted a refund. I was transferred over to MARK SMITH and he tried to convince me to pay the $357 fee. I told him I refused to do so and I was suspicious about this being a scam. He became upset and started telling me he could sue me for calling his ‘legitimate business’ a scam. When I asked for the address of the place he questioned why I needed it and when I asked what county his business was in HE COULDN’T EVEN TELL ME! He was lying his butt off! He knew he was busted and refused to help me in any way. I was told I would be refunded in 45 days and I insisted I be refunded immediately and he refused. I fell for this scam because I am a single mother desperate to catch up on bills and by my 4 year old daughter Christmas presents. How disgusting can a person be? Needless to say I don’t know how I will pay my bills now because they took all I had. |

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