THIS IS AN EXTORTION SCAM. There is no such thing as "American Law Department." Scammers pretend to be law enforcement (police, sheriff, Feds, AG's Office, fake cop agencies with made-up names) and may be using bought/hacked/phished loan application data to extort money or personal info for fictitious crimes.
The real DEA warns about fake-DEA extortion scams here http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/2010/denver111010.html
The real FBI warns about payday loan extortion scams here http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710
The real FBI warns again http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releas ... nt-payday-loans
The real FDA warns about fake-FDA extortion scams here http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2009/ucm195814.htm
The real FDIC warns about fake-FDIC extortion scams here http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/specialalert/2010/sa10131.html
Report to the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx , the Federal Communications Commission http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm , the Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ and your state AG http://www.naag.org/current-attorneys-general.php as appropriate.
RIGHT AFTER I WROTE THE FORST BLOG I CLLED THE # BACK. "
JASMIR: " I JUST GOT ON THE BETTER BUISNESS BUREAU AND YOU GUYS ARE F****N SCAMS".
SCAMMER: " KN JASMR I WANT TO F*** YOU DO YOU WANT MY DICK. AHHHH UMMM".!! I HU
jASMIR: "WTF DNT EVER CALL MY PHNE AGAIN".
TRUE STORY THEY ARE F****NG SCAMM BAGS AND HORN B*****DS
man this f****ng number has been blowing me and my job up 24/7 scammers are ignorant
I received a call at my place of emplyoment (attorney's office) today. I informed them that I knew it was a scam and I had already reported the name of their fake company to the FBI and FTC. He immediately hung up. I recommend that anyone who receives a call from this number subsequently calls the FBI and fills out a complaint on the FTC's website.
It is a scam. i got the same from American Law. I called him on it and he threatened to continue to harrass me and that the authorities can't do anything to him.
I received the same call telling me there is a lawsuit against me and had the last 4 of SS#. This guy said his name was Steve and Adam and he is Indian. i called him on his scam and told him I could hear other people in the background using the same read crap he used on me. I told him I would report him to the authorities and he said there isn't anything they can do to him. I asked him numerous times to stop harrassing me on my job and my personal cell. He said now he will continue to harrass me because nothing can be done. i tried calling him back on the number he left and it went straight to voicemail.
have you filled out anything on line for a loan or anything? that is how they get the info. I got the same call.
this person is trying to take money... this is totaly scam i have complain in FBI....
He is fool person...
This Scam company called my place of employement stating that they were calling from American Law ....
I received a call from this number and they knew the last 4 digits of my ss number. They knew my home phone number. They said that I owed an amount, but won't tell me from what company. I feel like I'm being scammed.
My employer received this call from a Steve Clark and told they were filing a lawsuit. She proceeded to tell them that this was harrassment and they were not to call again. I am contacting my attorney.
I keep getting calls, the same as above from a fake payday loan. They make threats against me. I think something needs to be done to put a stop to these foreign people (which they are either from India, Pakistan, etc) from making such calls. Tell them to get a real job and quit harassing innocent people. I am a senior citizen and am outraged that they can get away with such. Some innocents get sucked into this and end up paying money they do not have. I had such a friend, another elderly woman, who was taken advantage of. Quit harrassing the innocent!!! They did not give name of company just Steve from an attorneys office.
Have gotten numerous calls from these people. Guys accent is so thick its recognizable each and every time he calls, and yet, his name is always different. This weeks name is Theo Clark. I believe another post had it as Steve Clark. Number goes right to voice mail during off hours, so it's a direct line.
thank you so much for this very helpful information. i tried to call and ask for more info, he hung up on me. i called back got voicemail. called back again and instead of giving me the number he said i'll get something in the mail 7-10 days. he refused to giveme anything and continued to repeat the same thing over and over.
i tried to get more info, they hung up on me, i called back, went to voicemail, called back again, then he said uh uh you will get something in the mail 7-10 business days, and when i asked for the number again he just kept repeating i'll get something in mail. we'll see.
Sad but True
They got your number through Teletrack.
Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans
December 07, 2010 FBI National Press Office
? filed under: Press Release
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received many complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. Callers claim the victim is delinquent in a payday loan and must repay the loan to avoid legal consequences. The callers purport to be representatives of the FBI, Federal Legislative Department, various law firms, or other legitimate-sounding agencies. They claim to be collecting debts for companies such as United Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Net, and other Internet check-cashing services.
According to complaints received from the public, the callers have accurate data about victims, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, employer information, bank account numbers, and the names and telephone numbers of relatives and friends. How the fraudsters obtained the personal information varies, but in some cases victims have reported they completed online applications for other loans or credit cards before the calls started.
The fraudsters relentlessly call the victim?s home, cell phone, and place of employment. They refuse to provide any details about the alleged payday loans and become abusive when questioned. The callers have threatened victims with legal actions, arrests, and, in some cases, physical violence if they do not pay. In many cases, the callers harass victims? relatives, friends, and employers.
Some fraudsters have instructed victims to fax a statement agreeing to pay a certain amount, on a specific date, via a pre-paid Visa card. The statement further declares the victim will never dispute the debt.
If you receive these calls, do not follow the caller?s instructions. Rather, you should:
?Notify your banking institutions.
?Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file.
?Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger.
?File a complaint at www.IC3.gov.
Tips to avoid becoming a victim of this scam:
?Never give your Social Security number?or personal information of any kind?over the telephone or online unless you initiate the contact.
?Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for personal financial information. The e-mail may include upsetting or exciting but false statements to get you to react immediately.
?Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages that request personal information.
?Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and security patches have been applied.
?Check your bank, credit, and debit card statements regularly to make sure that there are no unauthorized transactions. If anything looks suspicious, contact your bank and all card issuers.
?When you contact companies, use numbers provided on the back of cards or statements
i got the same call. i do not owe anything. how did they get my work numbr?
Said he name was Steve Mason...Indian accent - my place of work...and my cell..
Saying it would be very bad to disregard, then to have a nice day - called back - and when i "interupted" they hung up.
i cant beleive it
looolll thatss is funny i also received the same phone call they even said my last 4 digits of my SS nmbr. they called me 8 times and left numerouss messages saying that they have a law suit againts me.
they have been calling me numerous time leaving messages saying that there is a law suit against me they also knw the last 4 diggit of my SN nmbr. i dont understand this anymore forreall.
I JUST REC'D A CALL TO, HAVE BEEN GETTING THEM FROM SEVERAL NUMBERS IN THE LAST WEEK. "STEVE CLARK" FROM AMERIAN LAW DEPARTMENT BECOME VERY RUDE WHEN I TOLD HIM TO SEND ME PAPERWORK FOR PROOF, HE TOLD ME THAT I DONT NEED IT SINCE I DIDNT HAVE TO PROVIDE IT TO GET THE MONEY, WHICH I NEVER GOT BECAUSE I NEVER APPLIED FOR IT. TOTAL SCAM. THEY DID CALL MY WORK AND ACTUALLY GOT MAD AT MY BOSS, CLAIMING THEY DIDNT BELEIVE HE WAS REALLY A BOSS, OUR LEGAL TEAM IS NOW ON IT. THIS GUY YELLED AT ME AFTER I TOLD HIM I HAD JUST GOOGLED HIS PHOE NUMBER AND READ HIM COMMENTS POSTED THEN HE HUNG UP.
This Scam company called my place of employement stating that they were calling from American Law someone name Steve called an told my co- worker that it was a legal matter and that they need to speak to me when told that I was not available he became rude and huge up on her. I called back and he also became rude.
harresening me at work saying i own for something that can't be explain fulling will not give name of copmany or amt. suppose owed
wish they would get a life
these guys dont give up do they he said that he is sending me all the information and misspronouce my name its jennifer what the hell good luk to me on my lawsuit and all this crap
Stop Harrasing Us
I too just rec'd a very unwelcomed vm at my work (govt agency) I might add. who indicated that I was under some federal investigation regarding my misspronounced name and my Social Security #. He had an eastern accent (Indian I believe) and name was Don (Don) Smith. Yeah right. Call immediately and good luck to me, my credit and my name. My employer is the DOE and after I told the HR Company Rep they are going to call the # and tell them to cease and desist immediately.
i have been gettn phone calls from this number tellin me the exact same thing. that i have something pending against my social for a payday loan that i recieved.. which by the way i never did. they are harrassing me and leaving voicemails on my phone all day.. scam
I received a call from this number from a man named Steve at first who said he was a paralegal and that I have a lawsuit pending against my social security number for a payday loan. He then transferred me to an Aaron Estrada who then said he was an attorney with American Law Department, he was very rude and very threatening, claiming that if I did not pay the money back I would go to jail. When I asked for proof of the debt he said that it was a paperless loan so there is no documentation. I told him to "F" off and hung up.