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Payday Loans of America
Phone: (484) 485-9939 1236 Pacific Ave , Pittsburgh , PA 15213 ! There is an alert on Payday Loans of America !
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Payday Loans of America include:
- BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
- BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating
- 8 complaints filed against business
- 8 serious complaints filed against business
- BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||5|
|Total Closed Complaints||8|
Additional Complaint Information
As of January 29, 2013, the BBB has received complaints that the company is offering loans for an advance fee. Consumers allege that they have responded to solicitations for loans. After paying several hundred dollars, consumers allege that they never received the loan promised by the company. Consumers also allege that company requires yet another fee each time the consumer asks why they have not received their loan.
These scams target individuals who are having trouble obtaining cash or credit. Customers are lured by advertisements promising "guaranteed" loans - regardless of credit history - for advance fees running between $50 and several hundred dollars. However, you must pay an advance fee before obtaining the "loan".
These so-called loan brokers don't lend money directly; they may claim to act as money finders and ask for an advance fee in order to prepare a loan application and present it to prospective lenders. But these firms cannot guarantee loans, despite their promises of unlimited funding sources. In many cases, brokers fraudulently pocket advance fees, make no effort to find the funds promised, and the customer loses money.
We suggest that if you have a problem, please file a complaint online at www.bbb.org and www.ic3.gov .
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding
or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain
any requirements are currently being met.
These agencies may include:
Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
17 N Second Street, Suite 1300, Harrisburg PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-722-2657
Fax Number: 717-787-8773
ADVANCE FEE BROKERS
On January 29, 2013, the BBB received complaints from consumers that the company is offering loans for an advance fee. Consumers allege that they have lost money to this company. As of January 30, 2013 the company is not registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State nor registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking to do business in Pennsylvania. The Pacific Avenue address the company uses is not a valid registered address with the United States Postal Service (USPS) nor with the Allegheny County Assessment Office and the BBB believes it is a fictitious address.