"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers

Online users who have received fake "Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" email messages like the one below, which claim that they have been given a chance to settle an Advance Cash Corp(ACE) debt outside of court, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are fraudulent, and are being sent by scammers to trick the recipients into sending them money believing that they will be sued for money owed and their credit history tarnished.

Ace Cash Express Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers

A Sample of an "Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam

From: "Attorney General" <swalldebtcollector.finance@gmail.com>

Date: Mar 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Subject: Notice Of Further Legal Action .

As we didn't receive your payment so, we are going to file this case tomorrow at your district courthouse, to know the courthouse kindly visit http://www.uscourts.gov/court-locator with your zip code. You will be served with a notice to appear at your district courthouse in next 3 business days.

We are very sorry to say that you are going to be legally prosecuted in the Court House within seven days. Your SSN is put on hold by the US Government, so before the legal charges get really serious against you, we are notifying you about these legal charges. But as we were not able to reach you so we are sending you a final notification Email. Your case file#: SJ22031; and since it’s a legal matter you will need our help, so call us right now to make a payment and freeze down this case.

Total Outstanding Balance: - $1256.61


Case File Transferred: December 2017





Now, this means a few things for you. If you are under any state probation or payroll we need you to inform your reporting officer or manager about what you have done in the past and that would be the consequences once the case has been downloaded and executed in your name. If we do not hear from you within 48 hours of the date on this letter, we will be compelled to seek legal representation from our in-house attorney. We reserve the right to begin litigation for intent to commit wire fraud under the pretense of refusing to repay a debt committed to, by use of the internet. In addition we reserve the right to seek recovery for the balance due, as well as legal fees and any court cost incurred.

The Factual Basis for the complaints is as follows:

You accepted to return the funds from this aforementioned advancement as per contract.

And as per the agreement the funds have yet to be returned and the collateral has proven to be null that is to say of no value.


If you want to resolve this matter then reply back to this email immediately during working hours (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 7 pm EST).



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March 9, 2024 at 2:00 PM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Copperopolis, California, United States

I got the same email two months ago I thought it was legit they took my money as well what can I do


August 17, 2023 at 11:06 PM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico

Be advised, don't even sweat it. These emails usually end up in the spam box, which should tell you something.

Don't reply, don't call them, do not email the "attorney" back, and don't waste your emotional strength over this nonsense.

They scared me once but a quick Google search and I went from shivers to laughing in a matter of seconds.

Good luck loyal citizens of the greatest nation in the world.


May 10, 2023 at 6:14 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

I received email from federal collection Team. Saying United States Attorney Mark Smith Sr investigate officer. I've applied or recieved a loan online from Ace Cash. This is what I received which looks real. They never say my name or even my dob or social.

We are talking about the loan that you took with A Parental Pay Day Advance Company, they do have a signed copy of the contract which is signed under your E-mail address and SSN, was also traced when you were signing the contract with the company.

ACE – Ace loan online, it is a parent company which owns and operates more than 350 websites, you applied from one of our websites and you never bothered to pay this debt, so the creditor wants to know your intention about this matter that what would you like to do whether you are willing to resolve this case or you want to dispute.

The LAW FIRM has more than 14 types of technical evidence in order to prove the money was successfully deposited into your bank account which was a checking account.

Note: This notice is provided to you on behalf of ACE – Ace Cash Express. And its parent company, and their respective family of companies including Cash Advance, its parent company, Cash America International, Inc., and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates,

(Hereafter collectively referred to as the “Cash Advance Related Companies,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). The Cash Advance Related Companies include, but are not limited to: Cash Advance, Cash America International, Inc., and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, including those that operate under the trade names Cash Advance, 100 Day Loan, Net loan USA, Fax free Cash, Payday one, Sonic Cash, Money Tree, Egg Loans, Check Cash Loan, Quick Payday, Personal Cash Advance, Rapid Cash, Sonic Payday, Speedy Cash, My Cash Now, National Payday, Paycheck Today, Payday OK, Cash Central Loans, Cash Net 500,Cash Net USA, Allied Cash, Super Pawn, Check into Cash, Check Smart, Ez Money Cash America Net, Cash America, Cash America Pawn, Cash Land, Super Pawn, Cash America Payday Advance, or any company-owned Mr. Payroll locations. “You” or “your” means you as a participant in or as a user of the products and/or services offered by a Cash Advance Related Company.

As per your contract in the event of a default, you would be contacted via the same email had you used to solicit the funds. If you did not get the email then,

1) Either you no longer have the email address,

2) You deleted the email thinking it's just another email advertisement to get a fresh loan or

3) You might be caught of Identification Theft.

Best Wishes,


May 10, 2023 at 4:05 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

I have another similair to this.


May 10, 2023 at 4:03 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

I've received 2 emails like this and the person never can verify sho I am. I know this is not a debt of mine.

Due Amount- $1849.32

Settlement Amount - $850.00 for Today or two payments of $425.00 from Today

Hereby we inform you that you are obliged to come as a defendant to the District Court of Appeals on May 9th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. for the hearing of your case of defaulting on a LOAN, CASE #SGM/055/19.

Last Date to File Lawsuit- May 9th, 2023

Cost of the Lawsuit-$3590.00

Legal Charges-Section 19(A), Clause 21(US).

Case Format- Fair Debt Collection(FC/SC)

If you fail to respond us the Charges will be pressed against the name are:

1. Violation of federal banking regulation act 1983 (C)

2. Collateral check fraud

3. Theft by deception (ACC ACT 21A)

Which carries a maximum sentence of 3 years of prison and a fine up to $5825.35.


If you fail to respond within 24 hours this Legal Action will be activated.

By requesting an offer in compromise, but if you fail to do that then we shall start the process of pressing those charges against you.

To resolve this issue ASAP,

If necessary you have a right to obtain a lawyer for your protection. You are kindly asked to have an identity document with you. Personal appearance is compulsory. Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

Case information and courthouse address will be sent to your mailing address in the next 24 hours.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.


Best Wishes,

Mark Smith

Sr. Investigation Officer


February 14, 2023 at 10:38 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Same email was reecieved


February 9, 2023 at 12:10 PM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Pataskala, Ohio, United States

I got the same email today as well,crazy these people stoop to these tactics to scare people out of their money. Here is my email:




Thu, Feb 9 at 9:49 AM

For your security we disabled links in this email. If you believe it is safe to use, mark this message as not spam.


Attention, Debtor



LOAN SETTLEMENT AMOUNT- $558.07 (Today’s Settlement Amount, 25% waived off)


Contact AT: - mailto:attorney.lisa.billack@gmail.com

After multiple attempts to reach you, we haven't received any positive feedback from your side. As you are not paying your seriousness on this account suggesting that you are ignoring the situation and repeating the same activity which you did before with the loan company. We are trying to best help you on this matter but you are taking this matter lightly.

You will be represented @ 700 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA - 98101


"Docket Number: #MFD-6316494 has been declared as a "GUILTY" by Authorized Law Enforcement Department, Seizure Warrant has been activated."

Unless delayed notice is authorized below, you must give a copy of the warrant and a receipt for the property taken to the person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken, or leave the copy and receipt at the place where the property was taken.

The officer executing this warrant, or an officer present during the execution of the warrant, must prepare as required by law and promptly return this warrant. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3103a (b), I find that immediate notification may have an adverse result listed in 18 U.S.C. 2705 (except for delay of trial), and authorize the officer executing this warrant to delay notice to the person who, or whose property, will be searched or seized.

Note: You will be contacted by your local county authorities. National Debt Recovery Department is closing this account and declaring as a GUILTY. If we will not receive any feedback from your side within next few hours, then you will be the only person who will be responsible for any consequences.

We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the lawsuit will be the next step which will be amounting to $2469.42 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name.

We have settlement amount for you with easy weekly and a one-time settlement amount option below, kindly reply soon with your final intention regarding this case.

You will have to submit $558.07 today and close this case outside of court with the onetime case settlement plans.

You will have to submit an amount which is acceptable of $186.09 today to put this case on hold outside of the courthouse and the rest payment with $186.00 bi-weekly instalments till the loan amount $744.09 paid in full.

Get back to us ASAP before the charges have been pressed against you into the court of law.



Attorney Lisa Billack

Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, re transmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your co-operation.


April 27, 2023 at 7:10 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

I got this and they scam me out my money . What can I do?


March 13, 2023 at 10:10 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

I got the same email today!


February 14, 2023 at 11:37 AM by
"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Got the same email today.


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"Ace Cash Express Lawsuit" Scam Being Sent By Scammers