I had received a call from a man who spoke with a african accent on 11/26/2010, said that there was legal action taken against my SS# and that myself or my lawyer should contact him right away and that he pray I do the right. I have ignored this call, waiting for him to call back, so that I can tell him of my intentions of filing crmiminal charges against him and his company(if there is one!!)
I paid out $895.25 to these MF....%&##!!s at 8005160626, they threatened me with a lawsuit pending and that I could be arrested if I did not settle this matter by 11:00an est.time that day!! Man spoke with a indian/pakistani accent.
Is there anyway I can get my $300.00 back? i am very upset there should be a law against people who sell information. I wont fall for that (scam) threat about "you will go to Jail if you dont pay. SO many SCAM ARTIST WITH HEAVY ACCENTS WITH ENGLISH NAMES> SHAME ON YOU ALL. How would you like someone SCAM YOUR MOM OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY?..... DONT FORGET "WHAT GOES AROUND<> COMES AROUND
I too got a call from a Jack saying the same thing I took my unemployment check and sent a payment to an authorizedperson 1JT SIMONS 8005160626 paid $300.00 Transaction ID 128484467 Date 09/23/2010 time 3:23:02 CC# ending 9622. I have NO IDEA who I owed. This is very upsetting, do you think I will ever get back my money? The person Jack has an accent (sounds like from Africa ). Thank you
Thanks for all the information, I filed complaints! Also add 740-205-6659 to the list the company name is Level 3 communications LLC. The same calls as the other bloggers, Says his name is officer Mike Stone, barely speaks english, I have saved messages from them, says they are from the federal investigation bureau, and i must immediatly react or face being arrested. I had at one time taken a loan through the internet, paid it back in full with all the fee's and swore I would never do a loan like that again. They sale all of your information, and just start taking money from your account, I had to close that account, I was getting so many bank charges, and had to keep disputing money being stolen from my account. I was suffering with major health problems (cancer) at the time, And wasnt watching my money as well as I should have. I hope these crooks get put out of business and that all pay day advance companys be put out of business!!
I have been recieving calls from this number at my work and at home, they also call from other numbers, it seems that cash advance sales them list of names, and they try and use fraud and intimidation to get people to send them money via western union. The sad thing is people must send them money for them to be in business. They have left messages and I am saving them incase any agencys go after this company and puts them out of business.
Yes I too have received a call at my job with a man named jack very heavy accent stating he is with the department of law and investigation of cyber fraud.
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 2 YEARS NOW
MORE ON FAKE DEBT COLLECTORS
http://consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/07/video_bill_collector_scam.html NEWEST CONSUMER ALERT ABOUT THIS SCAM WITH VIDEO!
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
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.
these peoples keep calling my cell phone and my work number. I am getting ready to contact the attorney general because they call back to back.
just got a threatening call from 1-011-208-0007, "Jack" from Dept. of Law & Cyber Crime. Threatening me for fraud & bad credit issues relating to another individual. Very heavy Indian / Pakistani accent. Same M.O. as Financial Crime & Enforcement Network. Pushy, abusive scam artists, trying to scare gullible individuals into sending them money. Push back, and make them miserable, this isn't a legal operation!
stated he was from the department of law and investigations of cyber crime! Caller spoke with accent. Beware!