They called me today a Julie and Lisa Watson saying the exact same thing. I was worried about going to jail also. So I'm researching them prior to giving them money for something I don't remember having from 2003.
Please do file reports with the FBI, your state attorney general and Department Of Justice,CFB,FTC & FCC..
I received a phone from 678-909-4965 on dec 27, 2013 from a supposed company called Legal Mediation Services LLC. The person addressed herself as Jessica Clark, and said I owed $510 for a bounced check from 2007. She kept mentioning a warrant for my arrest and 3 felony charges! I was freaking out! I just had a baby on Nov 4th and this B**** was threatening me! She called my ex-brother in law, ex-stepmom And my dad. She shared all the information of the supposed debt with my dad. He called me freaking out to! I was so scared I was crying!! Like a fool I fell for it! I ended up paying $700! Please be aware!! I didn't find this website until my sister did investigating for me after I paid the b*****ds!!
Just got the same voicemail to day, I freaked out cause my husband is in the air force and this can affect him. We have a little girl whats going to happen if i get felony charges and go to jail. The lady that called me sd her name was jessica clark, and i had to talk to some lady named angie. They wanted $544 and I almost pd but they had all the wrong information, last name is wrong didn't have current address and my email was so off. They kept saying warrent issue. Like any normal person you freak out thinking what did i do. I told her i didn't have that kind of money it's christmas and am lucky to pay my ele bill. Shes like oh am so sorry but this will be filed by the end of the day and the sheiff will be out to serve you with papers on the warrant. I ended up coming on here and looking up the number which i should have done to began with, so now I can breath so much better. Thank you everyone for telling what happen to you cause if your didn't I would be still freaking out. and being scammed.
I received the same call yesterday and got worried as well.my settlement amount was $744.92 also.thank goodness I looked here before paying!
Same thing happen to me dont give any moneygo to attornity office and they can help you dont answer any phone call if they leave a voice mail dont delete save it
I just recived the same type of phone call from Catherine. They called my mother, my work place and my ex husbands family! LOL He had a field day with that! Anyway, it is a big scam. Do not worry. Do not give out information. I just filed a formal complaint with the FTC. They person I spoke to was very helpful and confirmed that all the things I told her they threatened me with is illegal. They will be contacting the "Law offices of Legal Mediation". I recommend each one of you do the same. You can fill out the complaint online at :
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, is warning consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors. It may be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake one. Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your personal information, like a bank account number. A caller may be a fake debt collector if he:
?is seeking payment on a debt for a loan you do not recognize;
?refuses to give you a mailing address or phone number;
?asks you for personal financial or sensitive information; or
?exerts high pressure to try to scare you into paying, such as threatening to have you arrested or to report you to a law enforcement agency.
If you think that a caller may be a fake debt collector:
?Ask the caller for his name, company, street address, and telephone number. Tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written "validation notice." The notice must include the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor you owe, and your rights under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
If a caller refuses to give you all of this information, do not pay! Paying a fake debt collector will not always make them go away. They may make up another debt to try to get more money from you.?Stop speaking with the caller. If you have the caller's address, send a letter demanding that the caller stop contacting you, and keep a copy for your files. By law, real debt collectors must stop calling you if you ask them to in writing.
?Do not give the caller personal financial or other sensitive information. Never give out or confirm personal financial or other sensitive information like your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number unless you know whom you're dealing with. Scam artists, like fake debt collectors, can use your information to commit identity theft ? charging your existing credit cards, opening new credit card, checking, or savings accounts, writing fraudulent checks, or taking out loans in your name.
?Contact your creditor. If the debt is legitimate ? but you think the collector may not be ? contact your creditor about the calls. Share the information you have about the suspicious calls and find out who, if anyone, the creditor has authorized to collect the debt.
?Report the call. Contact the FTC and your state Attorney General's office with information about suspicious callers. Many states have their own debt collection laws in addition to the federal FDCPA. Your Attorney General's office can help you determine your rights under your state's law.
Received a call on my cell phone during the work day from these folks.....I did not answer. They left a voicemail asking for Ralph Phillips to call them at the same phone number that came in on the caller id. I called them back and told Jessica Clark that I do not KNOW a Ralph Phillips. Then she asked me about a Joyce-something, and I said no, that I did not know her either (never heard of these people). She asked for my phone number and said she would remove it from the database. We will see.
they just called me told me they were going to issue a warrant for my arrest for a pay day loan back in 2010 because payment bounced...said it was going to cost me 5000 when i said i could make payments they put me on hold to talk to 1's pressing charges and came back to say I could pay 744.92 today and it would be all good and they would send me paper work clearing me...I'm really nervous no knowing if this is true or not
I was scammed once & it won't happen again. Don't give any info. I was called at work..my supervisor & chief director were called at our job also. These people are from collection agencies & I already got scammed out of $1800 once. It won't happen again. They told my x husband about a possible warrant if I didn't call them by 10:00 am the following day. It's not legal to discuss personal info with others so that was a lie too. Don't give any info- NONE or they will have access to all your money.
My suggestion is that you contact your District Attorney's office to inquire if this is even real. Something seems very fishy to me.
I received a phone call from this number saying that this was the DA office and that their client is seeking prosecution of a check that was written in 2010. I was told that they will settled out of court if I paid $1729. I told him I didn't have this kind of money but I was willing to set up a payment plan to avoid have a warrant taken out on me for fraud. He said that the company are not willing to set a payment plan and that he will give me thirty minutes to decide either i want to resolve this issue or seek an attorney. I told them I will seek an attorney.I'm thinking that this is the DA"s office of my county in Georgia but its not it the law offfice of mediation and the guy was speaking with was name Mr. Montgomery. I have contacted the bank I have dealt with in 2010 and there is an account that was closed for $729.15. I called back and then he says I can pay 50% of what I owe and that he can give me a 30 days extention on this amount but he need it sent in today by a credit/debit card. I told him I didn't have it until I got paid on Friday that wasn't good enough and then he had a woman call and he was like are you going to do it. I told him there was nothing I could do until Friday he said that it takes 24/48 hours for the state of Georgia to process warrant and then he like you didn't try to offer me anything to prevent this. you could have said I can give you $200 or $300 because I need to give these people something. that is when the bell went off in my head. I was so upset about the possibility of being thrown in jail. I had people calling and two were rude to her and called her out of her name. Have anyone had similar issues. I want this matter resolved but I am not going to scammed and then I found this site when I placed the number in browser bar.
Did anything happen after or is it a big scam
I got a call a nything to worry about
Did anything happen after they called u
Said she was a lawyer from Debt Mediation....sounds like a scam
Her name was Catherine MacKenzie and she said she was with the Law offices of Legal Mediation. Didn't know my name and was totally wrong..can you say ID theft? This is a scam be careful. Do not give out any personal information.