I keep getting calls from an "Officer" Dominique Spencer also, but here is the number he is using now:
I received a call today on my cell phone from 661-776-5062. They claimed that I owed "Quick Cash" $500 and I will be served on Friday for fraud and a bad check. I told them to never call me again. Then, when I got home, they called. I asked to have the name of the "company" who is suing me. They hung up!! What a joke! I told them they could come get me because I would not pay a dime of the supposed $500 that I supposedly owe them.
I'm going through the same thing now they refuse to give me any information they even been calling my family and job threaten
Precious! The scammer responds to his own post .. with the same "command" of the English language haha!
r u shure wht you are talking about ....i also got call from marcus and when i cross checked i also got correct info bt i am writing a mail to my cash advance com then let u knw..thanks john for sharing ur opinion/..it help us to make a difference between a genuine nd a fake debtor
i was also getting call frm 2105266724 bt when i cross checked with my pay day lender company these guys help me a lot ..thanks to marcus .i was having my agreement and i contacted thgem and it was rt.
Report it immeadiatley to the FBI, your local police, call your state offices of Homeland Security and Secret Service. This attempted extortion, plain and simple. The FBI and FTC are cracking down on these idiots. SOON, they will get their due.
I just received a call - AT WORK - from this number 210-526-6724. It was a woman with an Indian accent telling me I was having legal action taken against me. She wanted my attorney's name and was very rude and abusive. I refused to give her any information and I demanded to know what the case was about, what the name of the firm was and what her number was. She refused to give me any details about any case, but said it was Accelerated Law Services at the above number - refused to give me an address. I informed her I would be reporting this number and the name of the company to law enforcement and then hung up.
This is getting wayyy out of hand to the point where I will need to eventually change my phone#. I get 2-3 calls a day on my ceel and work #'s. I have told them I have or will be calling the police then they don't call back for a few days then it all starts up again. Is there anyone I can report all of this mess to???
Here's who I have gotten calls from-
Amounts they say I oew range from 210.00 - 626.00
916 395 0000
760 851 0932
315 551 5643
408 520 2483
646 597 9030
210 526 6724 - Marcus
805 308 4374
206 426 1627
names of reps who have called or I have spoken to....
Debts are supposedly owed to cashnet,urgent cash advance or cash advance USA
Law offices they used were American Legal Services or Central Affidavit services
Folks, if you absolutely need a loan just don't do it online at all..find a local office in your are instead.
i have another number 915-239-2350
Yup, I have gotten 000-000-0000 more than a few times...
These are the numbers they called me from. They call my cell phone with all 000's as well and incomplete numbers.
This post is HUGE...thank you for the heads-up. I have new info I can add to the long loist of #'.s
916 395 0000
760 851 0932
315 551 5643
408 520 2483
646 597 9030
914 481 3193
206 333 1858
I got calls from all these numbers in the past day 1/2
They will give you a case# and want you to fax them a letter w/all your personal info..bank card info ect. I also have been told that the police/sheriff dept will be contacted and my court fees will be twice as much if I don't pay the debt. The made up names I have talked with or had voice mails from are:
I will be contacting the number you provided to report these people. it's funny how they also use a reference with "God" in it when leaving a voice mail...
Just received a call from this number from an very Indian accented man identifying himself as Mr. Brown. The hilarious part is after giving me his name and number he told me not to google it. So, of course I did. Glad I did and thanks Mr. Brown for giving yourself away.
I am an attorney. My client received many harrassing phone calls from various numbers from CA and FL. This was one of those numbers. An individual with an Indian accent called from this number to ask her if she was notified for court in her state. She told them no and that she was represented by an attorney. He left his contact information and I have been unable to contact him for the past few days. He said his name was Steven. The prior callers could give no specific information on the debt my client allegedly owed. They couldn't give the name of the company she owed the debt to; the original amount of the debt varied depending on the agent I spoke with; the amount they said my client owed varied from $700 to over $4,000, depending on who I talked to. I looked up the agency name they used, "Money Cash Advance," and "U.S. Cash Advance." The phone numbers they called from were listed on the Better Business Bureau as numbers linked to a scam. The Attorney General's Office in MS has issued a bulletin warning about this scam. Do NOT give out any personal information over the phone, especially if the agency who contacts you cannot give you any specific information.
Thank you so much for your post. I have been sick with worry. Received the same kind of call. I had done a payday loan (1st time) to help w/my son's wedding. They then took it out of my account as agreed. He claims I still owe it, that it was denied and that he would be sending law enforcement to my work and that I had committed some kind of fraud, etc. I asked for the number to contact to clear it up, as I knew it had already been paid, and he said it was too late. That they had written it off, but filed suit against me. He did offer me the opportunity to make the payment w/him. He kept going in circles and wasn't able to provide who I contact to clear it up. I couldn't hardly understand anything he was saying, and what I could understand was all the same stuff. I hung up and then googled the phone number and found this blog. THANK YOU! (I hope your real)
661-776-5062 From Shafter, California
Some one called with an accent and told me that i have to pay $510 to a cash net or else I will be arrested and go to court and pay the court fee of $5000.i told i don't have the money to pay them then, he said how about right a letter say that i authorized to access my card with my card number and the last four of my social. I asked him the day that loan was taken but he said he did not have the information with than he gave me this fax number 714-598-3357 today or else. i called back both number the 714-598-3357 number came from Anaheim, California and the 661-776-5062 number ca Shafte, and no answer number California the thing that i got suspicious was when he told me go get the money from friend and Family Member. Then I Checked these numbers all these scams started to pop up about it.
The Better Business Bureau has released many alerts on this scam, google "bbb.org alert phony debt collector" Variations of this scam exist so read all the alerts to get a flavor of what they are.
I got this call earlier today and it's from daniel smith from central affidavit services and got another one from randy cooper after 3 hours with the same messages . These people need to stop . It caused me too much stress .... Thank you guys for all the messages here.
This is crazy scary!! I just rec'd a call today by the sam John Smith at 661-776-5062 saying all the things that everyone else has listed as well. And that they would be coming to arrest me at 11:00 on Friday. I asked who the law suit was from and they told me Quick Cash. Well sadly enough this scam did get me a year ago for $530 for a loan because I couldnt remember if I actually had paid it off or not it had been so long ago. So they attempted to contact me about 6 months ago with the same threat well I thankfully had saved all my emails and confirmation that I had paid this to them. So when when I brought this fact up today after all his threats he hung up on me. Please beware, these are vulunerable times due to the ecomony so stay away from these on line payday loans is all that I can say!! Happy Thanksgiving to all
Received a call yesterday from an Indian woman named Nicole Smith (661-776-5062)........got a call from Alex last week. According to them, I should be in jail by now. They were supposed to come get me, my boss and my sister last week! Initially, the calls were alarming. Now, they are quite funny since I know what they're up to. Alex and I had a very hilarious conversation last week when he caught amnesia on me in the middle of the conversation. However, I know that once the comedy in it all goes away, I'm going to get quite annoyed by the phone calls
I also got a phone call from a similar Indian sounding man. He left a voice mail on my cell phone and also my office number at work. The called ID showed only as "0000". He said that I needed to call this 661-776-5062 number or have my attourney call as a matter of urgency for a time sensitive issue. He said that a legal case had been opened using my social. I assume he meant my SSN. He said the issue was being handled by the Cyber Crimes Division. The strange thing is how the message ended. He said that if I did not call or get my attourney to call, then he wished me luck in the future, but stressed that I should call or the worst possible things could happen in the court house! I was tempted to call anyway just to string them along to see how stupid they really were, but I'm glad that someone else has posted on this.
For at least the last four years, possibly longer, a group has been calling former payday loan applicants advising them that they have defrauded a bank and are now being sued for non-payment of a loan. The callers will claim to be calling on behalf of an attorney's office (name varies), the Dept. of Law and Investigation, ACS, or other similar combinations below:
United Legal Processing Division
Crime Monitoring Services
Monetary Crime Division
U.S. National Bank
Attorney General?s Office (usually in California)
American Legal Services
Affidavit Consolidation Services (ACS)
You will be threatened with arrest, a costly trial and possibly worse. In no shape, way or form can you be arrested for non-payment on a consumer debt. Do not believe these threats, as they are without merit and cannot be carried out in the manner they allege.
Who are they?
In the past when pressed by law enforcement for an address, the callers have provided the following information:
David Morgan and Associates
Morgan & Associates
1155 Northwest 85th Street
Wintergarden, Florida 33150
(Address is likely invalid)
The collector's MO matches a once legit collections agency called Ellis Crosby & Associates. Here are some links on them:
They have been previously fined over $1.3 million for various violations. They have been known to use phone banks in India to make their calls, which more or less coincides with the difficult to understand accent many of us detect when we are contacted.
The last time this group went by any "official" name was back in 2008:
Ellis Crosby & Associates / Douglas & Morgan Associates
4494 Southside Boulevard Suite #200
Jacksonville Florida 32216
Phone: 800-928-3536 / (904) 928-3536
(Address is likely invalid)
There are NUMEROUS consumer alerts out against this group of individuals:
On July 15th, 2010 a Public Awareness Bulletin was sent out by Missouri Information Analysis Center.
"..received reports from individuals in Ohio and Illinois reference suspicious telephone calls they received. In both instances, the callers are reporting that a voicemail is received from a man, with a Middle Eastern accent, identifying himself as an officer working with the Financial Crimes Unit. The message indicates that the reason for the call concerns a loan made by the receiver or someone in the receiver's family. The voicemail requests that a return call be made and a telephone number is provided. When a return call is made, the caller is asked to provide personal identifying information such as their date of birth and social security number.
Reports indicate that the calls are frequent and persistent and that they even threaten arrest or legal action if information or money is not provided. It appears that the individuals making these calls may have access to some records connecting individuals and their relatives. Missouri does not have a Financial Crimes Unit and all indications are that this is a fictitious agency. If you receive a similar phone call, please be advised that it is a scam and please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Missouri Information Analysis Center at 866-362-6422."
Do not supply the callers with any additional information. Inform them you have reported them to law enforcement and hang up. If you haven't already, go ahead and report the calls to local law enforcement, your state's Attorney General and beyond. Look up the local Secret Service branch's information in your area and get in contact with an agent there.
If you ever applied for a cash advance online, your information is out there.
Possible sources for the breach of your privacy are:
* The scammers obtained your information from Teletrack - a reporting agency used by many cash advance lenders to determine their risk lending to you. The service is able to tell cash advance lenders if you have existing loans with other companies, for example. Many state laws prohibit borrowers from having more than two cash advances out at the same time.
* The scammers created their own fake payday loan application site. People looking for a cash advance went to the site and applied, thus freely providing the scammers with their information for malicious use at a later time.
* The scammers were able to get into the database(s) of cash advance lenders - probable targets being Sonic Payday and Cashnet USA.
How to protect yourself:
* Inform your employer. You are likely getting calls at home and/or at work, so make sure your employer is aware the calls are part of a scam and to not take them seriously. Advise the callers that they are no longer allowed to call you at work. If they continue to call, document the date and time of the calls you received. Save voice mails left if at all possible.
* Change your number(s). For some this may not be an option, for others a one-time number change can be done free of charge.
Be advised - any references you listed on your payday loan application will be contacted. Let those people know that this is a scam, and they can disregard.
* Use Google Voice. Google Voice is a great replacement voice mail system for just about any phone number you use. Messages can be transcribed and voice mail recordings can be saved as mp3 files.
Pro Tip - call the scammers with a Google Voice number before turning off your old phone numbers. Make sure when you call you identify yourself so they can start up their script. At any point after they have your information pulled up just hang up. They will then start religiously calling your Google Voice number. At this point, you are free to change your regular phone number(s) and enjoy not having these people ever call you again. (And laugh at the fact these people are basically talking to a brick wall several times a day)
The scammers change their numbers frequently. Law enforcement used to think it was because the callers ran out of minutes on their prepaid wireless accounts or they were shuttered due to fraud, but now they understand it's simply to evade detection by savvy consumers online. With the proliferation of VoIP, it's even easier for the crooks to stay a couple of steps ahead of law enforcement. Below is just a sampling of the 30+ numbers that have been used in recent memory.
It's not a simple yes or no answer. Logic dictates that, if they really wanted to take you for a ride and drain your bank accounts, they already would have.
So, why haven't they?
Why do you think you are being called so much? Perhaps it is because they like the sound of your voice? No, they have to have your authorization to take any form of payment from you, period. The callers know their audience, and that audience is typically a bunch of people that have applied for payday loans in the past. Most of those people they call couldn't afford an attorney if they wanted one, and are so used to receiving collections calls that so long as they sound like a real collector, they will likely be perceived as one.
Furthermore, they don't even really want to talk to your attorney - that just sounds official and scary enough. A real attorney would take the callers to task and write them off as two-bit con artists. The callers need you, in writing, to authorize payment against the fictitious debt they claim you owe. Go ahead, ask them for proof you owe the debt - more commonly known as verification of debt. See what they say. A phone authorization carries very little weight, so if they have something signed by you on file, you are done for - and the callers know that. That authorization is the only thing these callers are doing by the book, and for good reason. If they just went all willy nilly and made an ACH debit from your checking account, without your written approval, you could in turn report the transaction as fraudulent to your financial institution. In about 7-10 business days, you would get the funds returned to your account. Then the scammers would be up against a bank and their team of lawyers and investigators.
If you haven't paid the callers a dime, don't. If you planned on paying them to shut them up, just don't. Remember - you are not being contacted by a legally licensed, ethically owned and operated collector. Read up on the FDCPA - http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf - and know your rights.
I received a call from a Indian accented individual. Did not identify who he was and stated that I should be forewarned that I would be arrested and put in jail as well as lose my job if I did not call back. I have received many calls this year from these people. Its all a scam to collect money from Americans. They must think we are stupid. I have reported it to the local authorities including county and state as well as the the Attorney General.
I got a call and a guy with indian accent warrned me with police lawyers and jude. I aked abut
address and name of Laws Firme. I was refused.