This Business Is Not BBB Accredited

First Cash Advance

First Cash Advance

(315) 755-5134

First Cash Advance

Unknown
Columbus, OH 43215
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (518) 618-4566
  • (212) 466-3750
  • (614) 973-8128
  • (312) 473-5115
  • (321) 250-6234
BBB File Opened: 09/25/2013
Business Management
  • Mr. Sam Benson, Contact
Business Category
  • Advance Fee Loan Brokers
Additional Information
  • This company first came to the attention of BBB in September of 2013.  At that time a Pennsylvania consumer reported paying $184.00 with a Vanilla Reload card in anticipation of a $1,000 loan.  The company then asked for an additional $150....
  • This company first came to the attention of BBB in September of 2013.  At that time a Pennsylvania consumer reported paying $184.00 with a Vanilla Reload card in anticipation of a $1,000 loan.  The company then asked for an additional $150.00 and the consumer obtained a second Vanilla Reload card.  When he did not receive the promised loan, he contacted Vanilla Reload and was advised not to purchase a third card. 

    The phone number the company is using traces back to Syracuse, NY.  

    BBB advises consumers to:
    • Confirm the lender is registered in your state to do business and license with your state financial or banking regulators.
    • Be wary of applying for online loans and especially cautious of any lender that requires you to send money before receiving a loan. 
    • Avoid doing business with anyone who cannot give you an address that you can confirm is legitimate.
    • Remember that official-looking loan documents and sophisticated looking websites are easy to copy or fake. Just because a business appears legitimate, doesn't mean it is.

    Consumers should also be aware of the potential for being a victim of Identity Theft.  For that reason BBB advises consumers to monitor their credit reports for new, unauthorized accounts that might be established in their name.  A free report may be obtained from each of the three major reporting agencies online at www.annualcreditreport.com.   

    This review will be updated when more information is available.

F

Alert

Do not confuse this advance fee loan scam with First Cash Advance-IL also dba Community Choice Financial. BBB maintains a Business Review on Community Choice Financial at this link: http://www.bbb.org/centralohio/business-reviews/check-cashing-service/community-choice-financial-inc-in-dublin-oh-13000256

BBB Reason for Ratings

BBB rating is based on 13 factors: Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for First Cash Advance include:

  • 18 complaint(s) filed against business
  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates

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First Cash Advance

This Business Is Not BBB Accredited

First Cash Advance

Customer Review Rating:

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