Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:06:52 AM
I have been reviewing the reviews from others dealing with Advance America, suspect this is same group who took me for $1100, using my Bank of America info, CVS, and iTunes. Unlike the other people, I was not asked for any fees upfront... Fact is all I had in my checking account was $11.23. I was told by the scammer "not to worry," that they would deposit $1100 into my bank account for verification purposes. All I had to do was go to CVS, and purchase $1100 of iTunes, scrape the silver off the back and give them the numbers and then $5000 would appear in my account. That $5000 never appeared, neither did the $1100. Oh, I stupidly went to CVS, and by some miracle was NOT rejected for my purchase of $1100. Remember I only had $11.23 in my account, so why would CVS approve an $1100 purchase.Here comes the kicker, the scammers pretending to be me (or so I am led to believe by BofA Fraud employees), called the bank and disputed two transactions where I transferred money from my BofA account to my Fidelity Investment account back in July for exactly $1100. Even though I don't have money to steal, they managed. Now, my balance was negative $1082.27. All this happened on Aug 3rd, I called the bank and told them what had happened, and asked to close my account. They refused... Guess what, my SS benefit comes Aug 10th, and my bank absorbs all $1082.27, leaving me with $920, which certainly is not going to be enough to pay my rent on Sept 1st.I have reported all this to SSA, APS, OCC, FBI, FTC, APPLE, the local Police Dept, and the TX Attorney General, and of course to CVS. Not only was I robbed by Cash Advance America, but by my own Bank of America, who I have been banking with since 1997 when they were NationsBank. I bet if I was a customer of BofA with a million bucks of assets, they would have called me pretty quick to report that someone was calling them to dispute transactions that I had made. I guess now that I am 72 yrs old - I needed to be taught a lesson. Lesson learned.