This page lists contact info for an unknown entity claiming to be the “American Finance Association” and offering advance-fee loans by phone. We have their phone number. We urgently seek their actual business name, mailing address, fax number and any other info you have about them.
The real American Finance Association is “an academic organization whose focus is the study and promotion of knowledge of financial economics.” To the best of our knowledge, they do not offer loans.
Generally speaking, if someone phones you offering you a loan but asks you to pay the fee in advance, it’s probably an Advance-Fee Loan Scam (see below).
Unknown Entity claiming to be “American Finance Association”
Additional Business Names / Possibly Related Entities:
Unknown Entity claiming to be “AmericanFinance.com”
On November 28, 2012, a kind reader sent us the following allegations: “[Someone called from] 1-315-636-4813 trying to get me to wire them $172.00 for a 1000 dollars. They said I’ll get it right back with the $1000.”
On July 17, 2013, another kind reader sent us similar allegations: “They called my fiancee using the name AmericanFinance.com, asked him how much he wanted to borrow and told him he was approved for the loan and to buy a GreenDot money pack for $210 and he would get that and the loan amount back in his bank account within an hour. When the hour came around they called and said that there was a red flag on his s.s.# with the credit bureaus and he had to pay to get the red flag off in order to get the loan and that’s the only way he could get his $210 back.”
Editor’s Note: To the best of our knowledge, it’s illegal for companies doing business in the U.S. by phone to promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. If you receive such an offer, it’s probably an advance-fee loan scam.