Please, for the love of all things sacred, don't pay these people a dime.
"Chief" Chris Baker was supposed to have undergone FDCPA training in October for this very conduct, along with the rest of the staff at Zenith a/k/a Century a/k/a whatever else they're calling themselves these days.
It's a racket of undocumented "Junk Debt"
The stuff gets purchased for pennies on the dollar. Seriously, they invest about 5k into a portfolio to try to collect anywhere between 100-500k depending on how bad the documentation is with the accounts.
There's an entire industry around it, just go look at InsideArm.com about portfolio buying.
You won't go to jail for not paying a debt, and being threatened with it is a civil claim under the FDCPA.
That this company won't change its ways shows me that more drastic actions need to be taken to ensure compliance or have the FTC shut 'em down.
I called the number and spoke to some thug bully named Chris Baker. I told him to quit calling women and threatening them with arrest. I work with the local law enforcement. Something to do with returned checks. Just another collection bully. He was trying to tell me that he was going to have a judge sign an arrest warrant...I told the dumb a** that Any warrants are generated by me and sent to the judge.
My parents got the call for me and they said if I did not call back and if my mom knows anything about it then we both go to jail I called back and he answered and I believe it to be a scam . Don't know what to do if I can get help with this it would be greatly appreciated .
Chief baker with century claims. Wouldn't give me address. Told me I had warrants. I reported them to FTC and attorney general. Do the same!
chief chris baker with century claim services threatened to have me arrested on check fraud for unpaid internet pay day loan....he got the company correct that i had loan with, but i went thru this in feb this year.same mo,different collection company.i ended up paying 500 and have no record of it.now these ppl are trying to collect 1455..credit or debit..full payment demanded..2 hour window
This is a scam don't give them any info they try to scare you
This is a scam. They threaten arrest by 2pm the same day unless you pay 1219 to 2400. They falsely state you did not pay a debt had bounced checks, took a pay day advance and did not pay it back. They say they are going to arrest you the same day and they know your where about's as they are watching you. they know some of your friends and relatives names.they could easily take advantage of someone as they are very intimidating. Do not give them any information. Report them to the federal trade commission the attorney general and the do not call list.
This is a SCAM. Do Not give them any information. They falsely accuse you or a relative or friend of bouncing checks or taking a pay day advance and not paying it back. They say they are going to arrest you by 2pm unless you pay 1219 to 2400 dollars or you will be locked up in jail. "Venus" or TRS collection agency is the scam company name. They mention friends names and say they have been tracking your wear abuts and know where you are all day.
Report them to your federal trade commission, your attorney general and your do not call list.
They called me at work and insisted they were going to talk to my HR department as they were going to have me arrested at work and wanted to give them a heads up! I never heard of these people.
A family member received a call from this number. They have a returned item from the bank. Wanted them to return the call.
GOT A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER SAYING A "ITEM WAS RETURNED TO MY BANK" ,I KNOW THIS IS A SCAM BECAUSE I ONLY BANK WITH ONE BANK AND ITS A FREDERAL CREDIT UNION AND
THEY LET ME KNOW THREW LETTER AND MESSAGE STATING ITS THEM AND WHAT IS GOING ON
WITH FULL CLEAR STATEMENT THIS NUMBER NEEDS TO STOP MAKING CALLS AND STRESSING
PEOPLE OUT FOR NO REASON ITS VIOLATING PEOPLES PRIVACY.
I got a call today, voicemail, stating that they were Zenith Check Recovery, my ID telephone appeared as Omnicargo Corp. I have nothing to do with them and I know that this is a fraud, how would they get my telephone number and what can I do to stop this? The same thing happened to me two weeks ago by a TRS Recovery Service and they actually used Walmart's name and automatically took money out of my account, the bank investigated them and refunded my money to me and said it was a scam, I no longer have that account, what can be done regarding these phony companies? Who do I contact to stop this and how would they get my telephone number? I'm on the do not call list.
I got the same call from a Crystal at Zenith Financial Services. This is a scam. Do not verify any information or give any information.
D1ckheads called AGAIN! They KNOW they've been busted and they keep calling. Phucking @$$h0les.
Only your bank will cally you and it has to be serious (BIIIIIIG BUCKS) No 3rd party would call. Go on youtube also. I LOVE how some of the people treat these scammers... it's halarious and entertaining! OH and REPORT THEM TO THE FTC!!!!
Got phone call from this number stating i had return item from bank called bank said no such item. They threaten to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law in my state. It a scam
THIS IS A SCAM - they say something about returned check and if not called back they will report to authorities - TOTALLY A SCAM
I've been receiving calls from these idiots for the last 2 months from various numbers. How gullible do they think I am?! A robotic voice leaves me a VM saying its regarding an important banking matter about a returned item from my bank. First of all, I have overdraft protection. Second, I have not had any items returned so I know this is a scam. They have been calling my cell phone and I have already blocked many of their numbers but it doesn't seem to stop them. I'm getting quite annoyed with them!
Another @$$H0LE with a robo scam phone call. Do the usual. 1) Block the call 2)Report to the FTC.
just got another call, same msg and this time from 702-577-2836. i am tired of it! each time i block a number, they find a new one to use to call from!
I got the same call. It's upsetting. I thought someone was using my info.
OMG! They called 6 times as an Unknown # then one vmail left a number to call in North Carolina. When i called that number i always had to leave a vmail to a Trinna (sp) someones vmail box. never did is say what company I was calling, just that every time I called to tell them they were scammers I never could talk to a person. Today I get the same recorded vmail as before but I number showed up 303-835-6940 so I called and it said Zenith Check Recovery. Ok I DonT Write Checks Idiots!!!!!!!
Got a call from this number let it go to voicemail. Automated system saying they tried to run my debit card and it didn't work and I need to call them back before legal action is taken.
not getting scammed
they left voice mail about a "returned item" - this is a SCAM - they want payment with a prepaid visa card - anytime someone tells you that the ONLY method of payment is with a Western Unoin moneygram/quick collect or a PREPAID visa / master card - it is a SCAM. I reported phone number 702-577-2836 to www.ic3.gov and my states attorney general website. DONT GET SCAMMED!
IT's ALL a HUGE SCAM
Ignore, hang up, report to FTC. They know about it! The more reported the more priority! It's just a matter of time before these street tr1ck turning h0mos are caught! Then they be in a jai1 ce11 taking it up the @$$ the way they like it!
Got same call camed to be from a payday loan outfit
They got got
Got the called this morning and gave phone to hubby whose an attorney!!!!!! So the trick was on them.
rcvd recorded message from these clowns saying legal action would be taken regarding a returned item from my bank, called them back, spoke with a real person who could not "find" my phone number in their files, wanted my name to cross reference the file....told her, you tell me since you are saying I have a returned item from my bank, you should have my name....she then said my number would be removed from the system...wtf?
I have got this call as well about a returned check. I am the one who handles the checking account and know for a fact that there has not been a returned check. I had been getting calls about a loan in 2011 as well from Cash Direct. I was getting called from a "collection company" as well as a warrant division until I told them I had printed copies of my bank statements that prove no deposit was ever made to my account. The calls stopped then. I will be reporting this call as well. I am far from stupid, have a business degree, and know my legal rights.
My caller ID gave the caller as Omnicargo Corporation. I see the mail when it's brought in the house, and neither my parents, my sister, or myself have had stuff returned by the bank. Seems like an obvious scam that should be halted ASAP.