I have got 10+ calls today from different landline numbers....Adam Smith, Jason, Gary etc, they all called me today to offer some loan (that I don't go for at all).
Anyways, these are small business process outsourcing unit running in South East Asian countries.
Some desperate people make contact with people sitting in US and get these small business from them wherein they have to call 300-500 people everyday and offer such things.
Guys no matter what do not call them back and/ or give your bank & financial details....
Till the time you are not disclosing any personal information, these people cannot do anything. They are calling you (to complete their calling target for the day)....These contractual so called employees do not even know the criticality of they are doing. Poor people...but their line managers are very well aware of that the fact and figures behind each call.....
So be alert & report these numbers to your network/ service providers (they will add these numbers to DND list)
Just received a telephone call from this number - He is calling me at work - I am not supposed to take these calls at work I could get fired. Please, someone needs to put an end to this.
This person called to say that they wanted $50,000 from me. They also called me a b***h.
They said that they have my SSN and bank information.
I got my first call at 6:45am on 10/14 and 10/15 Leaving me a message saying I need to call them back by 5pm that day cause he stated that they have a big case on file on me and some loan company put money into my bank account for me and they never did he also stated that they have my bill very high and that I owe them lots of money!Then another call today to my cell phone but when I didnt answer they called my work a woman started talking with a CSI #157081 and if I dont pay they will send a investigator to my front door then stuttered cause he forgot i was at work dumb a** so he was like to your front place of work to put you behind the bars I laughed. I started to ask questions about this online payday loan I was suppose to have recived and from whom he just stated a bunch of online loan name so I asked him was it thinkcash he stuttered agian and was maybe think so, I was like so your taking my word now or you dont know he was like there are many so I was like how much do I owe he was like over $500 and then he gave me all kinds of money figures and so forth I told hime to mail me somthing to prove this to me he was like once you pay we will send you all the legal documents I was like NO! . I told him I will call back after work which I didnt do cause I know its a big scam my father is a Federal agent and even called them back they would not give him no info and he said he was me but told them he was a federal anget no dice. These people need to be stopped the FBI NEEDS TO SEPT UP ALREADY. Oh also they have a heavy India accent with the name of ROBIN WILSON a TRUE AMERICAN NAME COME ON NOW WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just got a call from these people saying that I owe money. Said that I received a loan from online (which I didn't) and that I had to pay them back. I asked the name if the loan place and he said he couldn't tell me I asked if he could send me documentation and again he said he couldn't.
I just recevied a call from this number. The person spoke with a nigerian accent and said he was Officer Mark Williams and claims they have a federal case against me. That I need to get in touch with him immediately. They call everyday.
They just called me stating his name was Mark Williams. He also had a VERY heavy Indian accent. They call prob once a month and call my work! This needs to stop. When I do call back they argue with me and they won't give me any info! They also get mad at me and then I hang up!
I am having the same experiences from this same #. They called me a few months ago telling me the same story....that I had taken out a payday loan and they were going to take me to jail. I told them that in America, we go to court first not get arrested and the $ amount was under $1000. They called my cell 14 times one day and have also called my work 3-4x per day. Today they called again and asked to speak to my boss and told my receptionist that this was about my employment. I called thed # back and confronted them and they hung up on me twice. I then called the REAL FBI in Colorado and they found all of this info that everyone is reporting. They sais there is not much that can be done, but that they would investigate this. Not sure if they will but the scary part is these people have all of my info, SSN #, Address, DL #, etc.
These people are clearly using scare tactics to get peoples info and when I told them I was going to contact the payday load place myself, they got scared, I did contact the loan place and they said that I was not the first person to report this and that they dont outsource their collections. Everyone needsw to be aware of this and it needs to be stopped.
this guy called my cell phone. tells me he is watching my house and knows who my family is and where they live. threating to come after me. he even left a detailed threating message on my cell phone. he wouldn't give name or name of company. also is calling my work cell phone and i obviously don't have this on my credit as i did just buy a home. i agree he has east indian type of accient
I too received a harrassing phone call from this number, claiming that was being accused of a felony for not repaying a lone...I turned the table and began the harassment. He had a "department name" and no company name HOW STUPID IS THAT! I will be reporting this information I would love to know where he bought my SSN from?
Yeah, got a call from them just now.
Seems they have added to the scam. Since I screen calls, I let them go to voicemail and called them back. "Officer Jones" informed me that the call was being monitored and recorded by lawyers to ensure my rights were being protected.
I demanded on several occasions he reveal who he worked for, he refused. They did say my SSN, but I refused to acknowledge one way or the other if he was right, and upon that refusal, he stated that "if you will not co-operate with me I will be sending the police, I tried resolving this without them." At which point I simply said "you will have to do so."
The same called me as well what scared me is he said my ssn# to me and address and also he called me at 930pm eastern time so i know it all FAKE I told him to get a better scam!! Now he says you will see on Friday whaT WILL HAPPEN he sending his police hahaha.
Now the question is what do they want and why they doing this if any one has more info pls let me know what they are trying to do.
I recieved this same call on monday. I wouldn't listen to what they had to say cause well for one thing I couldn't hardly understand the lady. This lady told me her name was Jessica Smith, yeah right. I talked to my cell company today and they advised me to let these people know, if they eve call me again, that I was going to report them. I say if they need money then they need to get a REAL JOB. The lady even left a message on my phone saying if I don't call them back right away then I was in big trouble. She said she was with the department of law and investigation. I even talked to a man and he told me to take down some information but I was driving and he tod me to pull over and park my car so I could take down the information. I then just hung up on him. They also called my mom and my aunt saying that I needed to call them back right away. These people need to be put behind bars!!
I have been getting calls from these people. Claims to be an officer with the Office of Law and Investigations. The caller identified himself as Gary Thompson with a heavy Indian accent. When I asked for his federal i.d. number or badge number he refused to give it to me. I also asked for his physical address he stated I did not need to know this information. I informed him that this call was being recorded and I will ask him again for his badge number and physical address. He stated all that information will be in the summons that will be delived to me on Friday. When I asked where he intended to send the summons he could not answer. This is a scam. Do not fall for these types of calls. There is no Office of Law and Investigations. There is no Officer Gray Thompson.
I've been getting the same calls. i tell them not to call my job, they call anyway. i knew this was a scam. i didn't have any payday loans. i'll let alot of the calls go to my voicemail on my cell and i'm keeping them. they are really harrassing me. i'm mad they keep calling my job.
This person called to say that they wanted $50,000 from me. They also called me a bi***.
They said that they have my SSN and bank information.
hey thats my case number too
I hope this information is helpful to those going through the same thing I am at this point I am pissed off right now at these people I am taking them to the BBB of FORT COLLINS. The information for the people receiving calls from Austin Jones Of The So Called Department of law and investigations in Keensburg CO. all the reports for them go to the BBB of Fort Collins Colorado the number for them are 970-484-1348. I hope this is a big help for you if so please pass this information on to those in your family so they can report it and I think with the help from everyone we can put an end to this stuff happening to us. Robert!
THIS IS A BIG SCAM I THINK!!! I AM REPORTING THIS TO THE BBB OFFICE HERE IN BOSTON MA. I GOT 2 CALLS FROM THESE PEOPLE AND 1 Says hes the senior supervisor and the other 1 says he is an officer for the law and investigations department in keenseburg CO. The first one that called me said he was officer PAUL HARRIS and he would like me to call him back the other reported to me that he was the senior officer for the law and investigations department in keenseburg CO and his name is AUSTIN JONES and he told me to stay quiet until he is done and dont speak at all until hes done I kept saying to him no, no, and no no, and I hung up. Mr.Austin could not tell me anything about the bank only that the money was put in there and he started to read me all of my information i kept telling him no he had an attitude with me. so I am going to report this to the bbb anyway I dont care I think they are a scam to everyone and that they should be reported to all the local offices and counties, and states. I am even looking at reporting it to HELP me hank on channel 5 News. Here in Boston Ma. She will investigate to. What the heck is wrong with these people.
hello I got the same case number as you I think that this is a big scam how can we have the same case numbers on file with the same company. I really and truelly think this company which is not a company is a BIG SCAM!! I am going to have our FBI offive investigate in this I am going to criminal justice school and from what I am learning there about this stuff is they are a big scam and thats the bottom line I think we should all report this to allof our local FBI offices and see what they say what do you think?
hello I strongly agree with you I got the same phone call from the same people and I got the same claim number as someone else my claim number was (CFI15781) so i dont understand how two people can have the same claim number on file this tells me to that it is a fraud place of there own. I am going to check into this and I will let you know what i findout ok. I am going to go as far as our office for the FBI and our athorney generals office here in mass. I think that they should be fully investigated and braught into court themselfs for all the scams they are pulling on inocent people like us.
I had just received a phone call from Austin Jones who claims he is a senior officer of the department down in keenseburg Co. I think that this is a big scam he stated that they have a big case on file on me and some loan company put money into my bank account for me and they never did he also stated that they have my bill very high and that I owe them lots of money! I strongly think that this is a BIG SCAM and the FBI should be going after these people and investigating them and stopping them from trying to get our money and causing a big fraud case against people that dont have there money they claim we have. They should strongly be investigated to the highest levels of the law. I am taking up criminal justice and I am learning about all this and this to me is a VERY BIG SCAM!! Someone please take care of this before something big happens and we all are in big trouble! Thank You very much from Robert McNeil......
PROTECT YOURSELF! IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ ? HOW THE SCAM WORKS AND WHAT AGENCIES TO REPORT THEM TO
LONG RUNNING AND KNOWN SCAM ? ALL OVER INTERNET AND NEWS FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW
MORE ON FAKE DEBT COLLECTORS
http://consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/07/video_bill_collector_scam.html WITH VIDEO!
http://consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/09/fdic_debt_collector_scam.html 9/7/2010 -NEWEST CONSUMER ALERT ?SCAMMERS NOW CLAIMING TO BE WITH FDIC
If you are targeted by these criminals, be sure to report them to all the following federal and state law enforcement agencies (most of which you can do online or over the phone):
1. The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for protecting the country's financial infrastructure and payment systems from international and domestic threats. Call or write your local Secret Service field office to alert them to the details of this attempted extortion. The addresses and phone numbers for the local Secret Service field offices are listed at http://www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml or in your phone book.
2. Alert the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov Be sure to tell the FBI that you are being targeted by extortionists over the phone. And if the crooks claim to be law enforcement or lawyers, officers of the court or bankers, be sure to include that information in your report.
3. File a complaint with your local police. Most police departments will take a report over the phone. Be sure to tell them that you're being targeted by an extortionist and give them all the details.
4. File a complaint your state's attorney general, the contact information for whom is at www.wvago.gov
5. File a complaint online with The Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en
If these crooks call back, promise them nothing, pay them nothing and tell them nothing other than that you know they're a scam and that you've reported them to law enforcement. (And be sure to report them to all the agencies above each time they call you.)
By the way, here's just a small sample of numbers used by this particular group of scammers. Read the reports and you'll see the same pattern time and again -- phony organization names, thick foreign accents, and oddly worded threats that are so melodramatic and ridiculous that it's laughable:
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-771-9249 Scammer posting here as GARY and GARRY JONES
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-866-860-4509 Scammer posting here as Mike Henderson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-212-500-0839 Scammer posting here as Ricky
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-201-244-7722 Scammer posting as Carole, David Brown and Amanda
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-626-200-4646 Scammer false postings at this new number as silshan kanniue and Tina ? preparing a new number to use.
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-424-354-4270 Scammer false postings as Rose
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-785-4479 Scammer posting as Robert
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-909-327-4870 Scammer false postings as Marry
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-274-1143 Scammer false postings as Karen Miller, Chichi and Tom Little
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-561-300-8018 Scammer false postings as Marco Polo and Covenant
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-877-226-7488 Scammer false postings as SAM, David S
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-706-7463 Scammer false postings as George
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-349-7382 Scammer false postings as Towanda Robinson, Shannon Walsh, Jack Dawson and Cynthia
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-514-0132 scammer false postings as Suzy01, Johanna Hall, Cindie McMellon, Michael Dublin, Mark Williams, Carol and Rio (800notes removed some of the scammers posts because the all came from the SAME IP ADDRESS)
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-797-2212 scammer false posting as Jaison Connar
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-707-401-4056 Scammer false posting as John Carner, KSR
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-650-241-4604 Scammer false postings as jhon and Kevin
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-708-401-0535 Scammer false posting here as JHON
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-518-212-0219 Scammer false posting as Prince Christian, Arpit
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-718-705-8669 Scammer false postings as Alicia
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-707-633-2789 Scammer false postings as Rojer, Minni, Rhone, Smith, Lisa Jack, Julie, Sean, and Carol. ? preparing a new number to use to steal money
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-205-294-6271 Scammer false posting as Thomas Jhonson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-661-263-4011 Scammer false posting ?ILLEGALLY claiming to be an attorney Charles F Robinson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-321-684-4117 Scammer false posing as Harry Patt
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-518-565-0306 Scammer false posting as Wellvishers
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-678-791-4673 Scammer false posting as Sherrie Ann and Elvine Buris
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-305-390-0607 Scammer false posting as James and Mark
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-349-3112 Scammer false posting as Roger Brown. David Macrow and Andrew
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-360-1702 Scammer false posting as STATE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-850-254-8883 Scammer false posting as Stella
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-347-875-8165 Scammer false posting as Lisa L Johnson, Mark Taylor
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-310-872-2861 Scammer false posting as Jim, Keith
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-582-0311 Scammer false posting as Alex Morrison
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-817-393-0246 Scammer false posting as Mark Smith
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-678-619-1686 Scammer false posting as Beckham, Beckh, BECK and MOCK and MINDY
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-352-653-1302 Scammer false posting as Christy and ANNA 2 times, KAT V DON, SANDRA JR, PAUL WRIGHT ALEX SCOTT DR Kim preparing a new number to use in their unsuccessful scam ?
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-770-2937 Scammer false posting as officer
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-623-465-9849 Scammer false posting as Bob Keeshan
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-325-260-0090 Scammer false postings under Jhon, Mishele and Tyrone Johnson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-213-784-5745 Scammer false posting as United Man and Don't be so sure & immediately judge, ac
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-718-841-9420 Scammer false posting as Marcus, Barbara, Kevin and Dina
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-772-675-9488 Scammer false posting as Michael
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-284-4600 Scammer false posting as doreen legas, corey, brown
Scam alert: Bogus debt collectors
By Leslie McFadden ? Bankrate.com
Monday, Aug. 3
Posted 2 p.m.
Bankrate reporter Leslie McFadden contributed this entry.
This scam isn't technically about credit cards, but it is scary enough to post a warning. The Better Business Bureau issued an alert today saying consumers across the country are getting phone calls from bogus debt collectors claiming default on a payday loan. Of course, the consumer needs to pay a large fee to avoid arrest -- as much as $1,000.
The caller poses as a lawyer, and may threaten extradition to face trial if the consumer doesn't pay up immediately.
What makes these calls alarming -- and perhaps convincing -- is that the perpetrators reference the consumer's personal information, such as the person's Social Security number, driver's license number, previous bank account numbers, home address -- even personal references.
"The amount of information they have is really troubling," says BBB spokeswoman Alison Southwick. She adds that the amount of data points to a possible security breach.
Spread the word to your friends and family: Don't give out personal or financial information to an unknown caller. Scammers can spoof Caller ID to display different numbers, so trust your instincts over technology.
The BBB offers these tips:
? Ask the debt collector to provide official documentation which substantiates the debt.
? Do not provide or confirm any bank account, credit card or other personal information over the phone until you have confirmed the legitimacy of the call.
? File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission online if the caller is abusive, uses threats or otherwise violates federal telemarketing laws or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
? File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau online if you believe a debt collector is trying to scam you.
just got the call this morning from this guy. how annoying. everyone who gets this call needs to talk to the attorney general. file a complaint. that is the only way this is going to get taken care of in someway. he had me fired up lol and it scares me that they have all my personal information
I also got the sam phone call from the same number but the guy said his name was Denzil Anderson, but had a inian accent..he said his badge number was 84CF and that my supposed case number is CFI150781, and was very rude and told me that I was NOT to ask questions until he was done asking me questions. When I refused to verify my social and home address he got very angry and threatened me, I asked what company was making complaints of me not paying, because I have NOT received ANY loans, and they say it was deposited into my account, he refused to tell me. Then I get a call from my mom, in another state, saying that they are calling her and telling her that I am in serious trouble with the law for fraud. What the HELL!! Who are these people, and how the Hell do they have my social security number? What should I do????
Little Guy in Hawaii
Just a thought
Let's start doing something about idiots like this. I did a reverse phone directory on their phone number. I traced it to the city and state of origination.
I called the nearest Police department to I could find and gave them that information told them how and what happened, how I did the reverse trace, that it was unlisted, my conversation, and what I found on the Internet about this number mentioning this site and others.
I told them I did not think they wanted to be known for this type of operation in their backyard so to speak. They were really nice and grateful about it and I think genuinely grateful for the information, totally unaware what was happening in their area.
So we still need to post these messages, but at the same time let's let the police in the area know about it and clean up their neighbor hood of these idiots.
Little guy in Hawaii
Called for my ex.
Asked what it was about and who he was.
Represented himself as a law firm
He would not answer my questions told him she was not here and hung up. He called back. This was all before 7AM. Bill collectors cannot call before 8 AM. Anyways this went on three times. I did a reverse phone look up number is unlisted.
I called the number and someone finally answered. Represented themselves as Lawyers for the Federal Government. I told them the Federal Government does not use unlisted numbers and inquired what branch did they represent. They avoided the answer. Bottom line they hung up and would not answer the phone again.
Heavy accent I would guess from India or that area. Why isn't the FBI or someone investigating these idiots seeing as they are misrepresenting themselves as the Federal Government
I keep recieving the call from Mark Williams. department of law and investigation! Mmm Ya right! he cussed me and threatened me. and laughed when i asked when i asked if he was a terrioust! Seriously??? This man has several numbers he calls from and if you ask he says he works for himself . my husband said to him" so you work for yourself harrasing people?" he said"Yes" This needs to stop. this is a land line number that hes calling from supposedly in Weld, Co. . . .What is there to do?
I think they're attempting to defraud us of something. The phone had a long echo as if the person was calling from overseas. The caller I.D. says the call is coming from Keenesburg, Colorado. His initial message said he was calling me because of a major crime I had committed and that I had better call him because I was in a lot of trouble. He also stated that he was from the "Office of Law and Review." Which is a complete laugh. I am a very honest person so I immediately knew that he was out to try to get money or otherwise defraud me. When I called him back I said "Law of what state and county"? "Reviewing What?" He demanded to know who I was. I told him I was the person recording his telephone call and the person who was reporting him to the police. He raised his voice asking who I was. I hung up. He hasn't called back. I am going to report this to our local sheriff's department and I am keeping the message in order to play it for them.