these people keep calling all the time! Are you even doing anything about it?You can shut down their web site for starters!
Received the same message as everyone eles did today. You can just tell its a scam. If there really was a legal matter you would receive a certified letter or an officer of the court at your door, not a phone call. So do not give that call another thought. You can contact the Florida Attorney General and file a complaint.
I receive a call today from this number saying that i have a lawsuit against me and also a restringing order and I have to contact my lawyer and respond within 24 -48 hrs. I thought its scam right away but I Google the number just to make sure and it is scam. So if you received the call as well don't worry.
I received a call from the above number saying that there was a legal judgment against me and that I should contact an attorney with a case that was left on the voicemail message.
I got the recorded message and called back, scared out of my wits. They told me an old credit card of mine was suing me for FRAUD and I would have to appear in court. They told me the credit card, told me the date it was opened and what the balance ostensibly was. I told her I hadn't committed any fraud, I had paid on it faithfully until I was laid off and couldn't find work for nearly 2 years and now, years later, I was unemployed again. She said she could go talk to the attorney to see if they could work a deal. She came back with a deal for about half of what she said was owed, half of that had to be paid today. So I started scrambling trying to put together the money for the first payment. I can't have a lawsuit for fraud on my record. I can't hire attorneys. Geez!
So in the meantime, I check my records ... I paid that credit card off in full not long ago when I was working. I have the documentation from the REAL company saying so. I called the lady back and asked for my account number for the card they were suing me over. She said they didn't have that for privacy reasons! I asked how I was supposed to know who I was paying or what I was paying for if she wouldn't give me the account number. She said I would have to go to court to get that! I was totally nice and calm the whole time but when I said again that I thought I should have a right to be able to check the account number she is going to take my money for, she started to fly into a rage, she gets all nasty and says, "Excuse me?! What did you say?!" I calmed her down and told her I'd call her back when I got the prepaid card to pay her with.
So I called the real company I had paid off this account through and she told me that from what I told her, they were a SCAM. She went through my whole account history with me, including having the actual account number. She told me that this company can't sue me, they don't 'own' this account and that I had already settled it with the credit card company. She very rapidly sent me ANOTHER letter verifying that it was paid in full. She offered to talk to them on the phone or do a conference call, too. But at this point, I'm happy to just not pay them and ignore them.
Who does this for a living? Scaring people that are already struggling to steal money from them? Who goes to work for them? How do they advertise for those jobs?? A Craigslist ad for high pressure telephone extortionists?? THEY NEED TO BE SUED!!! Not me! I didn't commit any fraud. I just lost my job because of this stupid economy!!!
Good luck, all. If there is one of these places, there are 100.
Thank you so much to those of you took the time to identify what this really is!! I, too, thought if it was legitimate that legal documents must be sent to me. It's still a disturbing message. I hope they are caught for this SCAM!!!
Received a call from a recording saying they have an civil case against me gave me a case # of 9VLQ-4979 they called from 561-402-7437 said they were Premier Process Service told me I had 24-48 hrs to contact them when I finally got through they called me by married name and not my maiden name they were rude when I asked them for information in reference to what I was being sued for they couldn't give me anything and then said hope you enjoy being sued.....the 1st B**ch is lucky she was on the phone the 2nd call I made he was asking for my information well he didn't get it....
This is a SCAM SCAM scam to get your identification or debit card number or whatever.
This company is 100% a scam. I've been called so many times by two different Florida numbers. They did this thing on the radio by it where the dj's called in and gave them a hard time. They were trying to scam thousands of dollars out of them to "make the charges go away" um really? Come on. Adding this to the blocked list.
these clowns called and left a message on two of my numbers saying that they were with an investigative unit - I called back and the immediately asked to record this which I never provided approval - they then asked for a birthday- which I provided a bogus one and were convinced that they had the wrong person - after reading all of the on line complaints about these people proceeded to scream at them for five minutes and let them know that I would notify authorities about there little scam and that they were breaking the law-
I received a call and of course my first thought is that this is impossible because if it was a legal matter a document that was official would have been sent to me. Also, the automated message stated that I had a restraining order and was being sued and had 24-48 hour to resolve the matter and to forward the given claim number to my attorney. Don't believe it if you receive the call, I called back and was on hold for about 5-10 min and no one anwsered!
Another One Called
I too received a call from the number but it only rang once and hung up. I would not have answered since I don't pick up my phone if I don't recognize the number. That's what voice mail is for.
Also, great information was provided to those who did concerning the identity of this fraud as well as helpful links to information for these types of calls.
Quit calling my home
Stop calling this number. I have registered with NPA.
I received this call the last week or so, the first time they did not leave a name the 2nd time they gave a name ihavent used in 10 years. Trjed calling them but i was on hold so i hung up. I decided to put the number in googlr and see what poped up. Big surprise scam
Caller I.D. did not show a company name -- just "West Palm Beach, FL" and the phone number. They left a pre-recorded voicemail with my name plugged in by a computerized voice. It's like a company that sends out a standard form letter they send to everyone, but the addressee's name has been manually typed in. They are calling me to inform me that I have been named in a complaint and that the complaint and affidavit number is GOLA-#### (I don't remember the numbers). I am to report this to my lawyer and call this phone number back within 24-48 hours. Also that there is a restraining order against me and the "Show Cause Order" informs me that I must appear in court.
I fell for this once before about a year ago. Supposedly, the complaint was filed by a former creditor of mine whom I had paid off. According to this caller that same creditor wanted more money stating that I still had an outstanding balance. They were going to attach a lien to my house and all kinds of threats. I fell for it hook, line & sinker. Then I called the creditor and asked them why they were sending a collection agency after me when I had paid the account off. They told me that my account with them was clear and that they had not hired anyone to collect from me. I called that phone number back and kept getting a fax machine. No one would answer. I finally got someone to answer after many tries and I read him the riot act.
This is a scam to get your identification or debit card number or whatever. This company called me about 4 days ago. I knew by the message it was like my former scam. I didn't return the call. They called again today. I want to call and have it out with them to let them know I'm onto to them; but I don't want to get my blood pressure up again. Instead, I'm turning this over to my State's Attorney General's Office and also to the FCC. I advise you all to do the same.
We are a process serving company in MI, Premier Process Serving LLC and we get calls about this number constantly saying that someone called asking for payment by phone. One lady called, they told her she had a capital One debt she called capital one who she never had a card through and they had no record of her. This place is a SCAM- Please never give personal information over the phone. SSN, Payment- nothing. If they are a Process Serving company they do not collect payment of any personal information anyways. They should not even be reading your paper work.
My dad has been receiving calls from this number for a couple of months now and it is getting old. What can be done to stop these damn scams? It's just ridiculous.
When we got ahold of them, they said that they had called a wrong number which could be true since we just got this number when we moved last week and we have no old, outstanding/unpaid debts.I'm still willing to report them though if they are a debt collector misrepresenting themselves and telling people they have a civil action and restraint order pending against them.
I figured this was a scam...mine said the thing about the restraining order. Im on great terms with everyone in my life. Im call-blocking these mofos.
so I get a call from my mom while I am at work. She said that she just got off the phone with someone who said that there is a restraining order against you for fraud cuz of a credit card you had in 2007 that was opened for with no intentions of paying the bill. I was so confused about this whole thing. She pretended to be me so she could get more information from this guy who did not give her his name. He gave a restraining order # and the last 4 digits for of the card but did not give an account # or really any other information that made sense just that I would be servered a restraining order for this and my work wages would be garished. He didnt even give her a number to call. She gave me the number that was on her caller ID and I called. Premier Process Server was what the automatic message stated. Got some lady on the phone who did not give me her name, asked for my affidavit number, I told her I didnt have one that I got a restraining order # I told her that I need to find out what this is about cuz it s completely shady stuff here. She got rude with me and told me that I needed to hire myself an attorney to fight this. I then proceeded to tell her that :
first off - at no time in ANY unpaying credit card world would they send you to court for fraud just for not paying on your card card
2. it will be reported on your credit report (which I get a copy of mine EVERY MONTH and it is not nor has not shown this defaulted amount or credit card company on it)
3. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RESTRAINING ORDER FOR FRAUD in the criminal or civil court process.
4. FRAUD - that is a criminal manner and at no will they use a process server in fraud cases .. EVER .. PERIOD !!
5. if you are going to throw around LEGAL words to get personal information off of people make sure you know the correct terms and definations of each word used. Cuz when you come across someone who has knowledge or who has been through the justice system a few times in their life they know how the court system works and what kind of proceedings goes with what legal term and all the steps that involve a criminal case.
That is when I was hung up on. I called The Police Department , Sheriffs Office , and Courthouse for the county of Palm Beach. Trying to find out who I needed to call to file a report to and see what needs to be done about it. No one really knew ?! I called my credit montoring / identity protection service that I have through my bank to add more securities to my account cuz of this. Anyone that gets these kinds of calls just remember the points I stated above ... or look up the terms / proceedings / definations for any legal word said by the caller.
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Have been receiving these calls everyday for the past week. It's the same message that they leave, which is being left by a machine, not a real person! They are saying that I need to contact them within 24-48 hrs because I'm involved in a civil lawsuit and need to contact them right away.
They called and left a message that they were the civil unit and I have a restraining order against me. They are trying to collect an old debt and they are acting as court processors.
Don't respond to the number it's a scam. They are making random calls alerting callers that there is pending legal action against you and that you need to show up for a court appearance. If any legal entity needed you to appear in court you would get correspondence in the mail as official documents, not by some automated machine.
By the way I called the number where the call originated from in regards to the bogus claim number that was left on my phone and in order to get any further they wanted my personal information in order to verify my identity.
Ignore any future calls and tell those D-Bags to go pound sand!
Just received the same message from this number.
got the same message on my home phone as well as my daughter and grand daughters cell which is in my name on a family plan the part that sent up a red flag was a reference to a restraining order and to contact my lawyer like I have one on speed dial went on line and found the answer I was looking four its some kind of scam thanks four the info.
This is a debt collection company operating as a court processors. There are no pending court case or "Affidavit Filing" or "Restraining Orders" as them claim on the messages to your home phone. They are trying to put fear in you to believe that you have legal court papers. I called the Florida Courts along with the Florida Corporate Division. There is not bases of fact to their claim and I have requested an investigation by the Florida Attorney General Office. They are acting as "Officers of the Court" which is against the law if in fact you are not "officers of the court".
Just call them and when you get them on the phone give them their reference number they gave you on their message. Ask who it is and they will tell you the name of a very old creditor they are trying to collect on. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY OF YOUR PERSON INFORMATION. Once you get the information hang up the phone go on line to the State of Florida Attorneys Generals site and there you can file a complaint on line or print the form to mail in. I have also contact the FBI in Miami Florida to check into this scam
Also received a message today about a civil suit.
What does being on the Do Not Call list have to do with a debt collector (scammer or not) getting your number? For one thing, debt collectors are not required to check numbers against the Do Not Call list. For another, being on the list does not in anyway hide your number from being discovered since that is not at all the purpose of the DNC list.
If I knew your full name and the city and state you lived in I could probably find your phone number. Try it for yourself. Put your name and city and state in a search engine and see what turns up.
Any number of way's sadly now it seems.
Please do file reports with the FBI, your state attorney general and Department Of Justice,FTC & FCC..
Section 809 of the FDCPA http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf requires 3rd-party debt collectors to give debtors written notice of debt (the key word is *shall*) :
"§ 809. Validation of debts
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall, unless the following information is contained in the initial communication or the consumer has paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice containing?
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within the thirty-day period that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer?s written request within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will provide the consumer with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor."
A Collection Agent May Not?
Here are the top 11 actions prohibited by the The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:
Misrepresent Him or Herself
A debt collector may not misrepresent himself as an attorney or law enforcement officer.
Use the Telephone to Annoy or Harass
A collection agent may not cause a telephone to ring or engage any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously with an intent to annoy, abuse, or harass anyone at the called number.
Threaten Arrest or Lawsuit
A collection agent may not threaten a consumer with arrest. It may not threaten legal action that is either not permitted or not actually contemplated. In other words, a the threat of a lawsuit may be an empty one.
Use Abusive or Threatening Language
A debt collector may no use abusive or profane language in the course of communication related to the debt.
Publish a Bad Debt List
Publishing the consumer?s name or address on a "bad debt" list is prohibited.
Contact By Embarrassing Media
A debt collector may not communicate with a consumer by post card. It may not use any language or symbol, other than the debt collector?s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram. A debt collector may use its business name if such name does not indicate it is in the debt collection business.
Contact a Consumer at Work
A collection agent may not communicate with consumers at their place of employment after being told this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer.
Seek Unjustifiable Amounts
A debt collector may not demand any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under law.
Contact a Consumer Represented by an Attorney
A collection agent may not contact a consumer after it learns the consumer is represented by a lawyer.
Communicate With a Consumer After Receiving a Validation Request
If a consumer sends a written §1692g response within 30 days, the collection agent may not communicate with the consumer until it mails the consumer the requested verification of original creditor's name and address.
Communicate With Third Parties
A debt collector may not reveal or discuss the nature of a consumer?s debts with third parties other than the consumer?s spouse or attorney. A collection agent may contact neighbors or co-workers only to obtain location information. It may contact a third party again if it has reason to believe the information the party provided previously is false.
Bills.com FDCPA FAQ
Below are questions Bills.com readers ask frequently:
Can a Collection Agent Call My Cell Phone?
Yes. However, if you tell the debt collector it may not use that number because it is a cell phone, it may not contact you again at that number.
I Keep Receiving Dozens of Calls From Collection Agents. Is That Legal?
No. Unscrupulous collection agents will use "block parties" or "office parties" where they contact a consumer, multiple neighbors, or co-workers telling them they need to reach the consumer on an urgent matter. This is not permitted under the FDCPA.
A Collector Says I Will Be Arrested if I Do Not Pay
This was a true statement before the US Civil War, but has not been true since. People may be arrested if an aggressive judge files a bench warrant for a person who does not appear at a hearing relating to a lawsuit regarding a debt. However, in that case, the offense is the failure to respond to a court order, and not the existence of the debt. As stated above, it is illegal under the FDCPA to threaten a consumer with arrest if the consumer does not pay the debt.