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I just received a call from that same number and he left a message to call James Wiiliams at 234-201-8436.
Telling me to call them immediately that where's gonna be a warrant out for my arrest
I just rec'd a call from them at work too. They told me they had federal charges ready to press against me for fraud. Totally freaked me out. Had me in tears. I ran down to my local police dept and they said it is a scam and not to worry about it, that if there was federal charges to be pressed against me, they would know about it.
This same person has called and threatened me as well. he has also found a way to call my job and make threats!! Someone needs to catch this person IMMEDIATELY!! I do not know how he has gotten my work number either. He told me his name was Mark Lawson and when you call them they answer as law firm.
Today a message was left on my voice mail that said something like: "this message is intended for XXX...XXX (first and last name), I need you. Do not disregard this message, if you don't return this call or have your attorney call, you fill face the consequences. I wish you good luck." Indian accent, identified himself as Attorney Shawn Williams. How they got my number? I don't know. It seems like unauthorized company data sharing or a large company breach. Either way is fraudulent.
I got the call today from this number at my job and at my residence saying I have 8000.00 in fraud from 2 months ago. I couldn't understand much of what he was saying because of his thick accent (seeming to be from India) therefore I asked to speak with someone who spoke better English. He pushed buttons in my here as if he was placing me on hold and got back on the phone with the same broken English but slower. I asked why when I returned his phone call that his business line was busy for 2 hrs straight and there was no answer at this law firm in the middle of the day. By this time I knew something was fishy, so I informed him that I've already contacted my local police Dept. and my attorney to investigate his law firm (Gardner and Douglas) as well as him; Shun Williams. A Mid Eastern person with the name "Shun Williams" ? He told me that everything I was saying was being recorded and since I wouldn't cooperate he would see me in court this week. I said fine, see you then and the clown had the audacity to tell me "Have a blessed Day". This is terrible and I am FURIOUS !!! I believe the United States has become too "FREE".
Said they were going to have me arrested for check fraud. On a payday loan I never took out. India sounding accent. he ask me to pay a $100.00 dollar to make go way.
i received a message from the Gardner & Douglas Law Firm Washington D.C 202-552-5197 and like every one of the blogs i have read mine is the same story...Alex Wright very strong middle east accent told me the story i had 3 counts of fraud and would be arrest on friday. i asked him what for and he told me because of the account with American Cash, i have never heard of these people in my life. i told him lets settle in court he became very angry and told me i would be in jail for 30 days, etc. i have never heard of American Cash this is crazy because he knew details about me that scared me....SCAM!!!!!! i also told him that i have filed complaints with the FBI, CIA, FCC FTC home land security and their state attorney as well as Texas State Attorney....These jerks have lots of nerve i am still trying to GPS the numbers i have written down ....
Received voicemail from this number, Indian personna, stating that "if I did not return his call or have my attorney call, all he could do is wish me goddluck as the situtaion unfolds on me". My wife received the message and returned the call and before they could get started she stated that they just made a terristic threat against our family, and that this voicemail would go to homeland security. Then I called him myself and and ask who they were and mentioned they made a threat to us and we would be sending that oneward. They hung up on us and didn't want to talk anymore!!! We have kept the voicemail for back up but don't expect to hear back from them.
I received a threatning call from this number 202-62-12407 A man who called spoke to me by name then said I was going to be arrested for bank fraud . I asked for more information and the person asked me if I had ever been arrested for bank fraud . Sensing this was a fraudulent call I cussed the man out and hung up on him . If I knew who the man was that called me I'd be guilty of assault and battery very soon . I think the man is from India or Pakistan he spoke with a heavy accent . This is no doubt a fraudulent call .
I get phone all everyday from these people same number talking about an arrest I made a police report and say its a scam!! These b*****ds need to stop and work for their money instead of scaring people.
They called me today and left a message saying the same things u guys are saying. So I called my attorney and showed him all of these post about these people and he called them back himself.he told them to FAX him paperwork with these allegations which they said they would and they never did
He then told them that myphone calls are being forwarded to his office so if they contact me an anyway he will put a harrasment lawsuit on them.the Indian guy which went by the name of Paul Lewis was very nervous and hung up on him.so I'm hoping these calls stop.this is a scam and don't let these people scare any of you.they can't do anything to u.so just stop answering the phone and let them go to your voicemail.if it doesn't work take legal action on there a** and I promise they will stop
I just got a call fro this same idiot and they are threatening to throw me in jail for getting a pay day loan that i have no idea about! This is bullcrap! This a** even had my social security number! Something really needs to be done about this!
this man has called THREATENING ME... he has another number as well and that number has manyyyyyyyy complaints.. read my msg on this site... i just called my phone company but i live in a hick town and they wont do anything..its ridiculous..its a LAND LINE..someone should be able to stop this idiot.
This guy has called THREATENING me... telling me if I do not call him back my fate is on me... he has called 4 times in the last ten minutes.. then tried to say i was being sued.. do i have an attorney..when i say no he says OH MY GOD.. i let him go on and on then i said..well, if they wanna sue me they can serve me papers... he said real loud...GO TO HELL GO TO HELL GO TO HELL AND HUNG UP... something needs to happen to this guy.. he is a foreigner.. maybe of the india accent idk but this is ridiculous.
Said they were going to have me arrested for check fraud and a couple other charges. On a payday loan I never took out. India sounding accent, wouldn't let me talk to the person who had called my business. All a scam!
Same thing, recieved a call saying I had borrowed 676.00 and was being arrested for check fraud and 2 other charges. They were going to arrest me on Friday (today is Tuesday) at my business. Called my lawyer and he said he said to just wait and see. The number of complaints for this means they must be making money from someone on these fake charges. They need to catch these jerks and send them to jail!
Hi Rose, I just received the same phone call and I did take out a loan, however, I was quite aware of the scam because of my local news reported it about 2 months ago. So what I did, because I was not in default and it was paid off, to them was flipped the script on them and called them back and challenged them by calling them out ( saying they were a fraud, scam) and if they call me again with that BS that I was going to have the police at their place of work (wherever that is) and have them arrested for harassment. So if they sound like they are from India, do not let them intimidate you because it is a SCAM!!! Just hang up!
I recd same call at my place of work. This needs to stop now
dont call my number again or i will fly to washington dc and personally stop you
This same guy has called my cell phone every day looking for a Warren Miller . He also leaves the same message today i asked him if he was stupid hung up on me. Maybe he wont call back we"ll seFe
By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , CINDY GALLI and MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk)
June 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans have been targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of overseas call centers suspected of links to organized crime in India, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
The calls are part of a massive scam, one that appears to target struggling Americans -- especially those who have gone online to apply for payday loans. Armed with personal information from those pilfered applications, the threatening callers, who claim to be debt collectors poised to initiate legal action, have managed to pry loose millions of dollars from their victims -- even when the victims never owed money in the first place.
"This is what we call a phantom debt collection scam," said Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. "It's a very pernicious and innovative new fraud."
Working through call centers in India, the commission estimates that the criminals have dialed at least 2.5 million calls, persuading already cash-strapped victims to send them more than $5 million. Some have reported receiving dozens of calls per hour. They are victims like Cindy Gervais, of New Orleans, who went online for a quick loan when her husband's car was hit by a driver who didn't have insurance.
Even though she paid the loan off, the so-called "phantom" debt collectors with Indian accents began calling to say she still owed money.
He more or less told me that if I didn't pay, they were going to have someone on my doorstep to arrest me," she told ABC News. "And that they were going to contact my place of business, and tell them what kind of person I am."
At first, she said she resisted. Then the calls became more frequent, and started to ring on her cell phone, and at the grocery distribution company where she had worked for 27 years.
"I was more or less was in panic mode because he told me there would be someone before noon at my place of business to arrest me and take me to jail," she said tearfully. "So I agreed to pay him."
After receiving scores of complaints, investigators with the FTC said they began tracking the calls, and following the payments. They alleged the payments led them to a California company run by an Indian-American named Kirit Patel, and that such scams would not be possible without American front men.
"I would say that all roads of this scam, or many of the roads of this scam, lead back to Mr. Patel," said the FTC's Leibowitz.
ABC News tracked Patel for weeks, from the suburbs of San Francisco to Austin, Texas.
Patel refused to talk. But his lawyer, Mark Ellis, said he believes it is far too early to pass judgment on his client. Ellis, a Sacramento-based attorney, told ABC News that Patel was hired for a nominal fee to set up an American shell company, and had no idea what the call centers in India were doing.
"I can tell you, he was as snookered by the people in India as anybody," Ellis said. "He's a 69-year-old man who is nearing his retirement who thought all he had to do was set up some corporations and everything was on the up and up. He's completely dismayed that he has become the lightning rod of this entire problem."
A close friend of Patel's also defended him in a brief interview at his home, saying Patel was not trying to defraud anyone -- he was just an unwitting, bit player in a larger scheme.
"If Mr. Patel was just a cog in the wheel he seems to have been a pretty big cog," Leibowitz said. "It is clear that Patel was integrally involved with this scam."
Leibowitz points to thousands of pages of financial and phone records gathered by the FTC and filed as part of a civil case brought against him in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento last month. When FTC lawyers sought to freeze his assets and prevent his business from continuing to operate, Patel responded by invoking his rights against self-incrimination. His lawyer told ABC News he has had to be careful in how he responds to the allegations in civil court "because there is a potential criminal action," but that Patel maintains the allegations against him are false.
Federal investigators said the phantom debt collection operation that allegedly benefitted from Patel's assistance was one of several that all trace back to the same small town in Western India called Ahmedabad. Callers use technology to make it appear that the calls originate inside the U.S. Victims provided ABC News with recordings of dozens of the calls, and many of the thickly accented callers appear to be reading off a script.
"Subpoenas have been readied, and Monday morning you're going to be picked up from your home," one caller says on a victim's voicemail. "And you have children. Don't worry about your children. We have a childcare department to take care of the children."
"You will be behind bars for six months," said another caller. "And once you go behind bars, you will lose your job. Once you are behind the bars, you won't get a single drop of water."
William Peerce Howard, a Tampa attorney who represents victims of harassment from debt collectors, said it takes an especially twisted criminal to use threats and coercion to pry money from someone who is already struggling financially
"These guys really are the most visible villains in America today," he said. "They make a living scaring people."
Mark Merola, of Florida, said he just panicked when the caller told him he might be arrested at the deli where he works in a Florida retirement community.
"I was nervous. I didn't want to embarrass myself, my family," he said. He used his debit card to pay the collector $576.
Afterwards, he says he realized "how stupid I was."
"It just happened so fast," he said. "I got scared."
Leibowitz said he hopes with more attention, future potential targets of the scam will recognize red flags before they turn over any money.
If callers say they are from the police, consumers should know that law enforcement officers do not collect debt for private parties. If the caller is speaking with a thick Indian accent, but calls themselves by a names such as Officer Mike Johnson, that should be a tip off. And if they're calling 40 times in two hours, that's another red flag. "Legitimate debt collectors, legitimate pay day lenders don't do those sorts of things," he said.
Merola said he would like to see anyone involved in the scam prosecuted aggressively.
"There's no place in society for these people," he said.
It seems like I get a call from this guy every 4 to 6 months. I've even been told that he knows where I live and will come to my house and kill me and my family. I respond back with "go right ahead. I know your in India and won't be able to bring the amount of fire power I have behind my front door." They even call from an offshore number - +011 91 202-621-2407 (for those of you not familiar with offshore numbers, all the numbers above are an offshore number, they just don't show up with country codes). Thanks to MagicJack and Vonage, they are calling from those types of lines, which of course are untraceable.
Even if you defend yourself, threaten them, etc the calls will never stop. I have friends, family and myself that all suffer from this b***s*** and frankly I'm getting tired of it. The government isn't going to stop this from happening so we need to figure this out on our own. If anyone has any suggestions please share. Like I said, spout off, shout back, whatever. The calls will stop momentarilly. They'll start calling you all over again in a few months once they think you have forgotten.
What scares me the most is they have your bank account info, social, DOB, address, etc. This is a HUGE breach of privacy and I don't really blame these guys, I BLAME THE GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWING PAY DAY LOAN COMPANIES FOR BEING ABLE TO SHARE OUR INFORMATION. Why are they not being punished or having to pay innocent people back that end up sending money to these a***oles?
Yes It is a shame I just got the same calls and I know the law so when they start talking about someone come to the job to lock me up I knew something was going on. Then I start questions them and asking for an address and that's when they hung up on me. Please pass the word about these dirty dogs!!
Rose - have you had any further contact with this firm? How did it turn out?
The person from this number is making numerous calls daily to my daughter he says his name is Sean Williams. He has threatened to have her arrested at work and even throw her in jail. I told her to ignore any and all calls from this number and if not to start telling him that we would be filing charges against there company for harrassment. MAybe anyone recieving calls from them should turn the tables on them and start asking them the same questions they are asking of them and them tell them they will have charges filed on them for harrassment.
202 area code faud scams !!!!!
PLEASE NOTE !!! THESE SCAMMERS ARE ALSO IMPERSONATING THE US GOV'T / SEVERAL GOV'T OFFICES AND PERSONS....BEWARE !!!
- new twist is they are also impersonating DEA officials with threats to arrest you unless you immediately send money via wire transfer / western union to some offshore country !!!!! obvious scam !!!
some are landlines...many are cell phones...some are spoofed and linked to offshore foreign countries !!!!
we've traced back most of these numbers to offshore foreign call centers in INDIA / THAILAND / AFRICA / JAMAICA ETC....
here's a few other numbers posted from the same area code offering a wide variety of scams / fake emails and scams after posting something on craigslist ( old scam ) ...... collecting for non existant " payday loans "....free money / scam giveaways / calling on behalf of a humane society..... $1,000's in free gov't money......... etc etc.....stories change out all the time......and the usual nonsense!!!
** mysteriously call to claim they have several thousand of dollars to send you....just provide you bank account and credit card right away etc etc.........scam scam
several of these are the usual long ongoing scams such as : you have won a free walmart / bestbuy gift card....or you have won a free ipad etc......all long ongoing scams
202-621-0436 ( offshore foreign call center ? ) poor english and violent on the phone! claim to be giving away $1,000's in free cash....just give them all your personal info etc........
( I never write on forums, I'm too shy but here goes nothing!!)
This person calling is male and claims his name to be Steven a paralegal for Gardner & Douglass law firm. His caller id shows (202)621-2407 He has a strong middle eastern/Indian accent. Collecting debt for American cash, the address he provided me is 1500 K st. Washington dc 20005. I have tried goggling all information on this individual and cannot find anything. This person cannot provide any information on the debt owed. He calls several times a day to threaten legal action and arrest if i do not settle this debt. Hangs up on me several times when confronting him with questions like why haven't i seen a single letter or email on The debt or his company. While calling back a female answered the phone and directed me back to "Steven" . this guy is obliviously successfully scamming people because he will not stop. i am in process in filing a telephone harassment report with my local police dept. and urge you all to do the same.this person must be stopped.Please ask as many questions as you can and if he hangs up on you, call him back. If anyone has more info or advice please post. He has threatened me and my wife.So this has became personal.