I just got a call from an Officer Alfonso Thomas from the Crime Investigation Department. Apparently there are 3 Federal charges in my name. A legal affidavit has been issued, I owe $1496 + $25,000. Am I willing to pay or go to jail? I ask for more information. I'm transferred to Officer Mike Johnson of the National Bureau of Crime Investigation (not the Crime Investigation Dept..). Threat is repeated. I ask for details of the 3 charges. 1. Violating bank processes 2. Breach of contract with Canada Revenue Agency and 3. <slurred> by deception. I ask for #3 twice more. It remains slurred. I ask for a number to call back. "Why do you want my number?", he says. I tell him I have no way to tell who called me and verify the authenticity of the caller. Especially, since all my taxes are paid and filed.
He repeats - "if I put a red mark on this file, the cops will be at your door in 25 minutes. They will take away your passport, cancel it and throw you out of Canada back to your country."
I ask again for a file#. He repeats "the file has been sealed by federal authorities. We are not here to take your money. If you settle out of court, you must pay the $1496. The $25,000 will then be waived."
I ask again for the accounts / reasons for the figures. He tells me my taxes have not been filed for 2011/12.
I give up and tell him that I cannot make a payment to an unidentifiable caller for unsubstantiated claims. He says " well the cops will be at your door within 15-20 minutes" and hangs up.
The call came in after 5:30pm. I tried calling CRA to report the claim / scam. They're already closed for the day.
Got the same call except from officer Jake Tyler at 646-757-1809
(512) 487-6118 this number called me saying if I don't contact him my family members will be connected abd I will lose my job... his name or what he said he was ( Charles green)
I received a call from a guy with the same accent saying the same things but he called from a 512 number
These people have been calling me for two years. I have been told they will take my son out of my home, been called an idiot, and when I havng up on them they call back and say horrible things about me and my family. Stating there is an investigation of fraud against my name. They are now calling my place of employment using common American names like Agent Thomas Jones, Agent Jeff Anderson, Agent Michael Black, Etc. They state they are from the National Claim Investigation Bureau. I dont know what else to do. I have been harrassed by them for years along with family members and my place of employment. I tell them Im reporting them to the FBI, they stop form one day then call back with another number.
I believe they are using pre paid phones. THeir numbers change all the time. The last call I receved from them was 813-444-9348.
Received call from 5126476302 x 2061 and then he, "Officer Craig Black" that has a very thick Indian accent, called my boss and left the same message about me. I did call the number back and they answered the phone with Dept of Financial Services. Proceeded to tell me that I took a loan out and that a warrant for my arrest was being issued, that my SSN would be impacted for 3 yrs and that I would not be entitled to government benefits in the future. He said that it was Cash Advance USA that filed a complaint on behalf of one of their smaller loan companies. When I asked for specifics he could not provide them. I told him that I did not have a loan with this company and any loans I have are either paid off or have arrangements. Started to argue with me that this was my last chance to pay them or the case would be downloaded. Interesting that he had to ask me for my name 3 times when I called in.
Has anyone found a way to get them to stop??
Do not do online loans. I had 3 of them because I was in a tight spot and some how when I went and closed my account, I had 8 loans. I had to do a loan consolidation. They are harrassing me like crazy now. Just don't do online loans, they sell your information. Go to an in-store facility to do it. It's safer.
i called tht number just to see but some indian answered and he said i had the wrong number when i asked for micheal black lol
i got the same call i didnt answer it but when i called back some overseas dude was saying i owe money for something i aked who he was and what the name of the site he was from so i could look it up then he hung up he called my girls phone and when she told me i called him back i think i cussed him out called him every name in the book and well since i have no job now all i do is sit an call this number which is 512 547-5082
lol every time he answers i tell him who i am then i talk bad to him now they dont call me any more but i still call them when i get mad an want to cuss someone lol i guess ill call till he changes the number
I received the same type of call. The man left a voice mail indicating that I would be arrested the next day and to be sure to be home. He said if I wanted to know why I was being arrested to call back. They were calling from two numbers one was from overseas the other one was from California. The calls started the day after I tried to get a payday loan online. I blocked them from calling me. I did not give them a chance to tell me why I was going to be arrested according to him.
This officer Michael Black has left messages on both my landline and cell. It can be a bit worrying, but obviously this is a scam. The message on my landline was marked urgent and the call back number was 512 646 0069 needless to say I have not returned their call.
An Indian with a name of Michael Black!!!!!!
They have called me also but under different names but also with the U.S. Bureau of crime investigation! I just listened to their messages first and they stated if I didn't call them backed that things would get bad for me and either myself or my lawyer needed to contact them! So I called them back and told them that my lawyer was listening to the call and he got highly furious with me and said he wanted to talk to my lawyer and I told him that I wanted to hear what charges were being filed on me then my lawyer would get involved and I asked him to send me info by mail or email! All he did was tell me to shut up and call my a liar! He refusedto give me any info of what I had supposedly done and out of the blue just hung up the phone! He or they I guess called backed and asked why I had hung up and then told me that he was transferring me to his supervisor, Harry Peterson, which totally cracked me up! Anyway he said that he wanted my lawyer to call and unsaid he wasn't going to to call them until they presented me with information via email or letter! He proceded to call me a liar and telling me to shut up! Which started pissing me off! I said my husband nor my father has or will ever talk to me like that and that they sure wasn't so he kept saying he was an officer of the united states government and said he was going to do all this stuff to me so I said: I am telling you guys right now that I am recording this conversation and a copy of that recording would be sent to the FBI and that they were committing fraud for impersonating an officer of the United States government !!!!! Haven't heard from them since! But it is a shame that someone that is older or gullible is being taken advantage of by people like this and nothing is being done to stop them! There is no telling how many people unknowingly give money to them to stay out of trouble! I also had another person call me yesterday and she treated me horrible but I turned around and called her back she couldn't answer any of my questions and was like you know what I called you about and I was like if you know my name , number and last four of my social then you know why you called me and she had too many lies on her plate to figure it out and she said she couldn't talk to me anymore and haven't heard from her again either! So please people out there do not believe these people they are terrible people doing terrible things!
I got the same phone call from the same person day before yesterday but only from a different number. I did not call him back because I don't know if it is a real call or not. They are using a lot of different numbers. The number they called me from is in Roanoke, Virginia. This has got to be some kind of scan. My daughter got one the other day that she was going to be taken to court and it was from the same number as what I got that one from. They have my cell number, my home number, and also the last four digits of my social security number. The number is 540-322-5175, so if anyone gets that number well it is apparently the same people. He sure must have a lot of phone numbers.
People like youse me sick in fact I NASA
Got a call today from frank Hudson looking for my employee I put him on hold do many times when I do call my friend they will trace you mr frank Hudson (federal bureau of invetiingations ) sure thing ! mr Hudson the closest to federal bureau you will get is a cell . I encourage every one to report this scam .he has a West Indian accent and sounds like he is calling from a cell phone . Also please call the police and file a report . He is out of controll . But next time he call just pass the word to him that god has plans for him . Guys lets help catch this fool '
i got a call /concerning my social security number being used /
Full of S***
You are one of them trying to persuade people from not following through!! Don't listen to this jack***.
I rec'd the exact same phone call from a Officer Micheal Black with a heavy indian decent and at first I was like send me info and of course they tried to over talk me and make threat thou the number I have is 9043002556, I agree with you all that it's a scam, fraud and they need to be stopped and put in jail.
there new number there using is a(904)507-5019 say there name is Samuall Bakston, and Austin Reed that there located in Jacksonvill Florida they want give me no info but claim they have all of mines and they keep hanging up own me but consantly calling me # I dont know what to do
Received a call from officer gene parker from the new york state police investigations stating my husband owed money for a payday loan.
I have been receiving this same type of call. however mine is from 904 450 4332 and a officer Kevin Cooper, also with heavy Indian accent. what can I do?
I have also received calls from this Bureau of Crime Investigation from frank hudson at 888-708-8674. Left me the same message as you all have received. Called them back and was threatened with being arrested and with criminal civil action against me if I don't have an attorney contact them in 10 minutes. I suspect that they somehow stole our information from somewhere and are now using the information to harass and threaten all of us. Please file a report with the FBI here. http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx I believe they have somehow stolen this information from using the Internet. It is unfortunate though that these people probably utilize fake information to pay for their phone lines that they use to scam people so catching them is going to be tough. I just found an FBI press release as well found here. http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710 It seems these guys have been in operation for almost 2 years and still have not been stopped. I wonder how much damage they have done?
r. holmes INDIAN ORCHARD
I have received the same phone calls for about 6 months here is the current no877-8484138. But i now call them back and give them the same treatment.
I received a call today from someone claiming to be Officer Michael Jo with the Federal Crime Bureau. The number came up as 951-572-0992 and he too was of foreign origin with broken English and he stated that he was calling to give me details of a legal action against me. While he was talking I googled the phone number and ran across this page, as well as others, reporting the same type of phone calls. I immediately hung up the phone. Within a couple minutes he called me back and before he ever had a chance to speak I told him that I knew the call was a scam and that I was reporting him and to never call me again. I have contacted the California Attorney General, the National Do Not Call Registry and the Federal Trade Commission to register a complaint. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION TO THESE PEOPLE!!!!!
I just recently have been receiving similar calls but with a different name. Yesterday was the first time. He gave me the name of Jim Carter. He had a very thick accent and I could barely understand him and had to hang up. A few hours later, I got a call and he left a message. I didn't hear the message until late last night. His message states that I am being investigated and that I will be arrested if I don't clear this matter up. He continued to say that they know where I work and will come to my place of employment. I have this message saved as evidence. I called the number he left which is 877-848-4138. It's a different number compared to the others that I have read in this website. I was connected to a Joseph this time around and he told me that they have all my information and I will be arrested if I don't settle the matter for $500. I am really concerned that they have all my information and I feel helpless that I cannot do anything about it. I asked him where his office is, he claims it is in Fort Myers, Florida which I am pretty sure it is not the truth.
I received a call also stating he was with the crime investigation unit and they had my social security number also. I to applied for a payday loan on line. I would suggest you sign up with Life Lock to protect yourself since they have your social security number, also who do we contact to report this the phone number that came up on my phone was 718-616-9191 also this guy said his name was officer
Paul Anders but when you call the number back the voice mail said Marcus senior head of unit
I HAVE BEEN GETTING SEVERAL CALLS FROM THESE PEOPLE BUT NEVER ANSWERED TIL NOW... RECEIVED A VOICEMAIL FROM THESE PEOPLE SAYING IAM IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AND I NEED TO CALL THEM A.S.A.P. TO SOLVE THIS MATTER!!! THEY CALLED FROM A 888-439-9401 NUMBER AND IT'S AN INDIAN WHO I CANNOT UNDERSTAND SAYS HIS NAME IS FANK HUDSON, CANNOT UNDERSTAND HIM....MESSAGE SAYS I NEED TO CALL OR HAVE MY ATTORNEY CALL HIM BAK, AND THAT I SHOULD NOT DISREGARD THIS MESSAGE BECAUSE I'LL RECEIVE FURTHER CONSEQUENCES AND HE WISHES ME GOOD LUK...WTF!!!! SO I CALL HIM BAK & they don't talk to me when i ask questions, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE'S A PARTY GOING ON IN THE BAKGROUND & then he hangs up on me!!!! I then call same # bak & get a diffrent person also INDIAN WHO YA CANNOT UNDERSTAND & he gives me s*** so my husband then talks to him & he tells my husband they r a collection agency for UNITED CASH LOANS AND IF I DON'T PAY BAK THE MONEY I OWE FROM LAST YEAR TO THEM I'LL OWE MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT AMT. OR FACE CHARGES & OWE A COUPLE GRAND 0R BE ARRESTed...heeelllooooo, I NEVER TOOK OUT A LOAN & I NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THIS LOAN PLACE!!!!!!!! HE THEN PUTS ANOTHER INDIAN ON WTH MY HUSBAND WHO SAYS HE'S RAMOND SCOTT FROM THE BUREAU OF CRIME INVESTIGATION & HE'S IN CHARGE OF MY FRAUD CASE & i will b arrested if i don't PAY THEM NOW!!!!!! He asks my husband for our debit card number...NOTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!! MY HUSBAND TOLD him wer reporting him to the police rite now & he hangs up on my husband, our local police call them & they hang up on him & his second call they swear @ the POLICE officer & HANG UP ON HIM TOOOO!!!! FRAUD!!!! SCAM!!!!!! FRAUD!!!!!!! SCAM!!!!!!! PEOPLE....BE AWARE!!!!!!! DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFO OR MONEY!!!!!!!!!
my husband has been getting this same call from SEVERAL obviously fake names for well over a year now. they call my parents,his mom,&our cell phone. i did manage to get a 4month break when i informed him i was looking at my copy of our credit reports and that i had all of HIS information and if he didnt cease this endeavor i would promptly be making a call to a REAL BUREAU of INVESTIGATION! unfortunately the calls have started again with a new bureau name and new fake officers(sigh)...how do we stop this when local law enforcement wont even let us file a complaint?
I have also received numerous calls from an indian jerk calling himself officer Shawn Black from Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Same M.O. as all previous posts. Financial Crimes Division, I have commited a serious offense, will spend time in Jail or as Black says: "behind the bars" if I don't call him right back. His first call he identified himself as Robert Williams, now Shawn Black. Other callers have been Chris Morrison, and Johnny Vienda.
These people are relentless and intimidating, they are now calling my place of employment. Also, I too have taken out several payday loans, so they have someone on the inside feeding them customer information.
The alleged Officer Shawn Black is actually commiting several crimes himself. 1) Imitating a State Police Officer, 2) Commiting extortion across state lines, and 3) Threatening the security and well being of others. With every call I hear numerous other callers in the background, engaged in the same activity, so this is very serious organized crime ring.
I am grateful for this posting, and hope i can be of some help to others.
They are calling from 518-303-6180 and I have saved the voicemail where he is telling me I we serve the maximum jail time
I got a call from someone named Dick Thomas with badge number 189 with a fake case number as well. He also said that I would be arrested. I explained that I was a single mother and he said he didn't care. I did call him back and they are all of Indian descent. I told him that I called the sheriff's dept. about this as well.