I have been getting calls like this just recently. I never took a payday loan, but I did recently look at companies online because my state outlawed payday loans last year and I thought I might need one. Well big mistake because someone got a hold of my social security number and has been calling with that THICK fake indian accent. He says his name is Steve Marley, and there is a lawsuit against my social security number. Said he was calling from the "Legal Department."
Phone number 518-636-7150, also a new york number.
I told him if I was being sued, then go ahead and send a process server. To that he only kept going about needing to talk with me about my legal problem.... um?
Then when I told him my husband was a cop, and that the police department had already confirmed this was a scam, he changed the subject and told me I had a beautiful voice, that I should continue speaking with him for a few more minutes. I told him to please STOP calling and serve me with papers if this wasn't a scam. I hung up and he called 5 more times right after.
Got the same call today 551-497-7497; New Jersey, same scam. Guy with waspish name, like David Jones, but with a suspiciously racist mock Indian accent. I noticed when he got upset not only did the tone and inflection of his voice change, but suddenly the accent was gone! Apparently, I'm being sued for defaulting on a payday loan, and I had until the end of the day to cough up $776.85 or have notice of a lawsuit sent to my employer (whom they knew). Had the last four of my social and bank account info. Wanted me to put this on a moneypak card and read him the account number once obtained. WTF! I asked what law firm he represented; wouldn't tell me. Who was suing me? "I've never had a payday loan with them." "They're an umbrella corporation for over 300 lenders." "Well, which one was it?" "I don't know" "You don't know your own client, who is supposedly paying you to sue me? This doesn't sound legit, call back when you can provide more detail." I was then told that I just f**ked up big time, and that I'm a blockhead and I should have a**l sex with my mother, but not in those words. Never heard a lawyer speak like that except in bad movies. Afterwards, I called every company with whom I had ever had a payday loan; four to be exact. They all confirmed my account was either closed or in good standing and that no legal action was being taken against me. Next step, call bank and ask to have fraud alert placed on account, then call FTC.
got a call with no message left.
I get these calls from time to time, matter of fact I got one not more then an hour ago, when I hear its from LLC I looked it up naturally, with the 315 area code which is NY of course, I dug a little deeper there is an LLC law firm which handles bankruptcy and other types of small claims. I normally tell these idiots that the person they are trying to reach no longer lives at the number IE myself lol...they try to give me a message to give to "my self" to have me call before tomorrow, or I'll find my self in a huge legal mess....roflmfao...
According to any laws regardless of state the courts and these supposed firms are to inform you with in a month to 2 weeks time prior to any charges or court dates.... I must add this in as well..I once posed as a lawyer and ask of the types of "criminal charges" they where pressing against my client IE me, they said check fraud and a few other things lol and said its a fellony, now anything under a certain amount (not giving the amount to anyone cause we dont know if these a***oles read these forums) is only a small misdemeanor and still you have to be notified. So I say in sort say the person no longer lives there and also ask for a copy of said reports as you are under law allowed the copies of said court dates lol best of luck to you all. :)
I was called by this same phoney law firm, LLC Law Office of New York. What surprised me was all the personal information they had and wanted me to confirm so they could inform me about a law suit against me. The law suit was supposed to be by ACE Pay Advance some 2 years ago, which I do not owe. I talked to Walter Davis and Joe Brown, but every time I call back, there is a different person. They told me I was being sueing and would be served the next day. The number I was given to call back was 315-294-9471. They all have a very thick mid eastern accent and you can hardly understand any thing they are saying. I think they are trying to get bank information because they have all personal information, but my bank information was old.
I am not going to be as stupid as this Middle eastern guy whom is trying to scam me. I have been receiving alot of phone calls from this idiot,mind you @ my job,constantly. My wife immediately got on the phone with a "REAL LAWYER" and she was very helpful. This guy calls my job place and when he was asked who is this messege from he said "James Brown",like what the hell. Well,finally with the Lawyers help we managed to get this info on-line. I can not believe how many "EVIL" people are out there in this world. My wife was so upset that she called him back to give him a piece of her mind.She began reading to him "ALL" of these stories of people getting harrassed and so forth,he on the other hand hanged up on her. Supposedly, this is an actual claim yet you hanged up on her phone call. The real issue is not that my wife placed that call,but that you actually think I'm just going to give you info of me,agree to something I have nothing to do,etc.,. I want to give a big thank you,to all of you that put up your post to help others out. So on behalf of my family and I, we thank you sincerly Eddie & family :)
I received the same exact call. You need to call the Federal Trade Commission and report this scam. I called them yesterday, so there are more than just me calling then maybe they will speed up their investigation. "James Brown" (seriously what a name) called me back and I told him that I investigated what he said that I was being sued for and that his information is bogus. I actually talked to someone at the payday company that he said was suing me, of which I had never had a payday loan. They told me it was a scam and that they had heard the name LLC Law Office of New York before and know that it is a scam. I told James that I called the Federal Trade Commission and reported him. He wasn't quite sure how to respond and just said "okay then see you in court" and hung up. I asked to speak to someone that I could understand and he refused and said that I could only talk to him. I hope they get these guys. I am not sure how they could have gotten your current bank information, especially if you did not have that account with the payday lender. I changed my account since then. He did try to confirm information and I told him that I was not answering him until I saw proof of documentation of the lawsuit. Of course, he refused. I received a similar call back in February as well.
I know exactly what you mean! These jerks were calling me relentlessly during the month of February on a strange telephone number(716-006-6000) and asking me to call back on a different number. Very thick mid eastern accents, also. I never did call them back and finally it stopped. It looks like today the same scammers are trying to contact me again. 320-076-176 came up on the caller ID. Not even a real number. I will not respond to these idiots. If I owe a debt than they have to send me the information in writing. From what I understand, that when they don't get a response, they will eventually move on.
This is just the newest number that the Indian scammers with the payday loan/lawsuit scam are using. I actually got a call from these same people back in February. I had a payday loan from PaydayOne and I had been in contact with that company and was in the process of re paying my loan. So the first call I got in February really scared me. I called my original creditor and asked about it. They informed me it was a scam and that my account was not in collection, as we had entered into a payment agreement. So when these jerks called back yesterday, I knew the score already. Thick middle east accent that I could barely understand. I was left a message from a guy named Steve something (couldn't understand it) with absolutely no specific information, just saying it was a business matter and time-sensitive and that I needed to call him back today. Strangely, I had attempted to answer the call, but was unable to answer it. The number on my caller id was odd too, not even enough digits. It was 320076196. I did call the number back (which is listed as an Auburn, NY landline) and was informed that I was being sued for defaulting on a payday loan. I asked for specific information as to who the original creditor was and was told it could be one of 300 possible online payday lenders. I asked what company he was with and he told me LLC Law Office of New York, which is one I have not seen yet in my internet research of this scam. Then he said I would be in court Monday morning. I asked which court and he refused to tell me. I told him that if I was being sued I would know it, as you have to be formally served with documents. I told him they had already tried to scam me once and not to call back (they have not yet). The thing that I really really am wary of is that they have my sister and brother's name (luckily I am pretty sure they have both since gotten new cell #'s, so these jerks cannot harrass them). They have the last 4 of my social. They have my current bak account number and my current e-mail address, neither of which I had open at the time I did have that old payday loan I talked about at the beginning of this post! I have not had an online payday loan since, so how did they get my CURRENT information?!? Does anyone know if there has been anyone lose any money that they did not willingly authorize these people to have? Oh, and I did call the Auburn NY police department and the guy there acted like I was some kind of idiot. So basically I was told to not waste his time and try contacting my local law enforcement.