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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Provides Education and Oversight

Congress established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with the central mission of supervising banks, credit unions and other financial companies, and researching and analyzing consumer financial markets to ensure that consumers remain adequately informed to make sound financial decisions. A prime CFPB objective is enforcing lending laws and educating consumers and lenders on the risks, benefits, …

BBB Issues Consumer Alert on Fraudulent Debt Collectors

Be wary of imposters posing as debt collectors. Using illegal data harvesting maneuvers, fraudulent debt collectors accumulate long lists of phone numbers of people they plan to victimize. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that people with low credit scores and payday loan borrowers are frequently  targeted by scammers trying to collect on a …

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Online Lender Scams

Whenever engaging in any type of online financial transaction, consumers must be wary of the fraudulent practices that abound on the Internet. CashAdvance.com seeks to remind consumers that the best protection is keeping informed of the many perils out there as well as their flagging indicators. Learn how to keep your money and information secure …

How to Identify Predatory Lending Practices

CashAdvance.com wants you to be as informed as possible when searching for a payday loan. To that end, the CashAdvance.com network of lenders has been created. Educating to ensure consumer protection requires publicizing the dangers of working with predatory lenders. CashAdvance.com makes a reasonable effort to work only with reputable lenders, but reports have surfaced …

How to Recognize Scareware

The meteoric rise of Internet usage since its mainstream introduction has led to an equally large amount of scams, malware, and viruses online. This has started a constant arms race between Internet users and the crooks who are trying to take advantage of them. As many people have grown comfortable with using antivirus software to …

Email Scams: Don’t Get Phished In

The Internet has become one of the most important innovations of the last 25 years. It has become one of our primary means of communication and more people are joining in every day. For those who have just started using the Internet for their personal finances and even veterans who have been online for years, …

Malware: What Is It?

CashAdvance.com wants you to be ready for any kind of scam you may find. One of the most common types of scams online involves the use of malware. Malware, short for malicious software, is any type of software which is harmful to your computer or takes partial control of it. There are innumerable types of …

What to Do If a Fraudster Contacts You

As difficult economic times continue, more people need to take advantage of cash advances to keep their finances in order. Unfortunately, scam artists know that there is an increase in debt and payday loan borrowing. They can use this information to try and trick you out of your money and personal information. Legitimate collections calls …

Scams FAQ

1.  Will my personal information be protected? 2.  Will CashAdvance.com call or email me about my loan? 3.  Does CashAdvance.com lend money? 4.  Who should I contact if I have a problem with my loan? 5.  How do I know if a debt collector is legitimate? 6.  What are some warning signs of predatory lending? …

Know Your Rights to Avoid Getting Scammed

It can be difficult to keep track of the newest scams and all the insidious ways criminals may try to victimize you. Criminals have even begun calling people and demanding loan repayment, posing as legitimate debt collectors. Sometimes the victims have never even taken out any loan, but after being threatened with jail time, may …

The Ins & Outs of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Many scammers have tried to take advantage of people who are trying to rebuild their finances and pay off outstanding debts. They may call you and explain they are calling about a loan you never paid off. By using aggressive, threatening language and tactics, they attempt to coerce you into making a payment on a …

Consumer Alert: The Risks of Taking Out a Cash Advance

Many people get cash advance loans through CashAdvance.com as a means of getting themselves out of debt or to pay off emergency expenses such as medical bills and car repairs. A quick cash loan can be exactly what you need to get yourself out of financial trouble. Pay day loans, however, also come with certain …

How to Spot Debt-Collection Scams

As the recession continues, more and more consumers are finding themselves falling into debt. As they struggle to get out of dire financial situations, a growing number of criminals are attempting to kick them when they are down by intimidating or fooling them out of their hard-earned cash. In order to make sure you are …

Payday Loan Scams: The Empty Promises of Phone & Advance-Fee Loans

One unfortunate side effect of a recession is the preponderance of scammers trying to make money by conning those who are already in dire straits financially. This may come in the form of “debt consolidation negotiators” taking advantage of homeowners behind on their mortgage payments, or, in the case of the payday loan industry, phone …

Scammers Posing as CashAdvance.com

It is an unfortunate truth that any industry that gains popularity will attract criminals trying to take advantage of it and its customers. Many people have reported phone calls from fraudsters posing as a representative of CashAdvance.com demanding payments and/or threatening lawsuits for failure to comply. In order to keep valued payday loan borrowers from …

Consumer Scam Protection and Reporting Resources

As technology has vastly improved over the last decade, the criminal element within our society has evolved with it to become a very serious threat to our property and identity. If you have borne witness to or have become a victim to a scam, contact the following federal regulatory agencies to file a report. Federal …