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This guy is renting his $250,000 house for $600 bills included.
I told him, I'll take all his e mails to a police station just to make sure it's real.
He asked me to buy a gift Card of $1200 and scratch the back and send him the PIN number after that he could send me the house key by FedEx.
His name and wife's name
Polf Glenn & Michele
I had been receiving harassing phone calls from 707-506-6790. It is a man who speaks with a very heavy accent asking for a person by the name of Randy. I told him that he had the wrong number. He then started cursing and calling me names. He accused me of lying because he though I was who he wanted to speak to. He told me that I have 3 days to wire him money on a default loan in my name or he would be sued. I researched the number and it came back as a scam. This went on for months until it completely stopped for the past two months. Today I received a voicemail message from the number above 321-338-6234. It was the same guy with the heavy accent, John King. He said "Randy" had been approved for a loan of $55k and to please call him back at the same number ending in 6234. Its a complete scam that has been going on for awhile ... He just changed his number. Beware!
I have been recieving these calls over the weekend and called back to talk to "alex watson" he told me the same thing that on monday an officer would show up at my door and arrest me i would go to jail for six months and then my disabilty check would be garnished for 10 months after i was out he threatened that i would lose my kids the whole 9 yrds scary thing is had all my personal information so i called the nys troopers and they investigated this scam and advised the attorney general
This is crazy...the same number keeps calling me and saying that I need a lawyer or I will be arrested. Or pay back some money I never got. I'm a give him a piece of my mind tomorrow.
SOME WHERE IN RIO DELL, CA. I GOTTEN THIS CALL ABOUT AND ATTORNEY HANDLING MY CASE FOR MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ANS ASKED ME TO CALL HIM BACK AND ASK FOR ALEX
I got a call from this number 707-506-6790 twice with the same message. when I called him back, this indian wouldn't let me get a word in or even hear what I was asking. He wouldn't explain who he was or why I was being arrested. Soooooooooo I called him back but asked to speak to a manager, he claimed to be the boss. again, he wouldn't let me get a word in, just said I was being arrested so I figured I could play his game. I said "oh really, that's how it's gonna be" and his reply was "really" in the most sarcastic voice . He told me not to call him again. I may call him again tomorrow, lol.
I have been getting harassing phone calls from this number, some guy with an indian accent with threats to send officers to arrest me and speaking to me with in a very vulgar way. I wish this would stop, this people from India are extremely rude and nasty.
I have not done a pay day loan with this company and they keep calling and harrassing me stating that they will contact my job and get me fired and I will be arrested. The man Michael Clark told me to call the same number for Alex Watson
i have recieved three phone calls from this number telling me to call them back or they will contact my lawyer which i dont have one and they wished me good luck. i just want the calls to stop how can i get hem to leave me alon
I have been getting these same calls all day today at my office and on my cell. This is such BS. I even called the police to report this scam. This is some sick scam from such low life ediots.
Here's one for our illustrious congressmen to ponder. If these calls are coming from these countries like India, guess what?? No more foriegn aid for you.
S.O.B. got me! Same deal as everyone else. I called the police and they informed me of the Scam
this guy called me but his name was alex watson. Foreign speaking male sounded idian or pakistani and said i was being sued and arrested tomorrow for a payday loan. Same as everone above i never had a payday loan and the trouble was he knew my social and my phone number and name. Very sacry and not sure how to proceed from here but everyone beware these guys are out there and good at what they do.
I received a phone call from this phone number and did not answer. A 1 minute voice message was left threatening me saying that me or my attorney needed to call back, do not disregard the message and if I do, "all I can do is wish you luck" I called the number back and a man named Mark something, said he was an attorney, that a law suit has been filed against me and that a the police were coming to my job to arrest me tomorrow. They knew where I worked at, asked me if it was correct and (fearfully) I said no. The man then yelled at me, said I was lying, and hung up the phone. My work phone then starts to ring and it is the same number. I answer the phone and the foreign man demands to talk to my supervisor. I say no, ask what this is about, and he yells at me saying, "do you really want to do this, if you refuse to let me speak to your manager I will call this number all day." He then hangs up on me and repeatedly calls my work phone back to back. My work phone rang from 8:43am to 10:06am a total of 46 times! I had to cut the ringer off on my cell phone. I started freaking out and called my attorney, left a message, and sent him an email. I then googled the phone number to see what company or attorney was calling me and I found this page.
I am so glad I found this page because I am at work having a panic attack and I was thinking about calling in tomorrow. Reading all of your posts has brought my anxiety back down.
i got several calls from this number and on the first message, he said his name was hollis jackson and that he needed me or my attorney to call back to settle a debt. he didn't leave the company name i supposedly owed money to or how much i supposedly owed. every time i called back, the phone would ring a few times then i'd get a beep. i finally got a hold of him and that s.o.b. got mad at me when i asked who was i suppose to owe money to, how much and why? that idiot then yelled at me and told me, "i already told you! are you insane or something? you must be," then hung up on me. i tried calling back a few more times til i could get a hold of him again. when i did, he told me he was an attorney and that if i didn't settle the debt, he would send the officers to my place of employment tomorrow and have me arrested. again, i asked, "who do i supposedly owe money to, why and how much?" AGAIN, he hung up on me! i then called my sister and told her what happened and she told me that it happened to her and she didn't even have any online loans. she also told me it happened to a few people she knew and informed me that it was a scam. she also said, if i wanted to, i could look up the phone number on the internet and i can see for myself. she told me that the guy who was harassing her told her he was sending the police to her house to arrest her. she said that was 4 months ago! finally, i tried to call HOLLIS JACKSON, (if that's even his name!), and i assumed the beep was an answering machine so i left a message telling him that i will find out where this so called company is and have the officers sent to him to arrest him for harassment! i have not heard from him since! there must be something that can be done about this crap!
Send him nothing because he is a liar. People don't go to jail because they can't pay their bills. They may get a bad credit mark, but people don't get arrested for non payment. What he is doing is just trying to "terrorize" you to make you do what he wants! It is a lie! Once you tell them that, they usually get nasty because they know the con is up.
You should read all these post and send him NOTHING because he is a LIAR and a SCAMMER!
Phantom Debt Collectors From India Harass Americans, Demand Money
By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , CINDY GALLI and MATTHEW MOSK (@mattmosk)
June 7, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans have been targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of overseas call centers suspected of links to organized crime in India, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
The calls are part of a massive scam, one that appears to target struggling Americans -- especially those who have gone online to apply for payday loans. Armed with personal information from those pilfered applications, the threatening callers, who claim to be debt collectors poised to initiate legal action, have managed to pry loose millions of dollars from their victims -- even when the victims never owed money in the first place.
"This is what we call a phantom debt collection scam," said Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. "It's a very pernicious and innovative new fraud."
Working through call centers in India, the commission estimates that the criminals have dialed at least 2.5 million calls, persuading already cash-strapped victims to send them more than $5 million. Some have reported receiving dozens of calls per hour. They are victims like Cindy Gervais, of New Orleans, who went online for a quick loan when her husband's car was hit by a driver who didn't have insurance.
Even though she paid the loan off, the so-called "phantom" debt collectors with Indian accents began calling to say she still owed money.
He more or less told me that if I didn't pay, they were going to have someone on my doorstep to arrest me," she told ABC News. "And that they were going to contact my place of business, and tell them what kind of person I am."
At first, she said she resisted. Then the calls became more frequent, and started to ring on her cell phone, and at the grocery distribution company where she had worked for 27 years.
"I was more or less was in panic mode because he told me there would be someone before noon at my place of business to arrest me and take me to jail," she said tearfully. "So I agreed to pay him."
After receiving scores of complaints, investigators with the FTC said they began tracking the calls, and following the payments. They alleged the payments led them to a California company run by an Indian-American named Kirit Patel, and that such scams would not be possible without American front men.
"I would say that all roads of this scam, or many of the roads of this scam, lead back to Mr. Patel," said the FTC's Leibowitz.
ABC News tracked Patel for weeks, from the suburbs of San Francisco to Austin, Texas.
Patel refused to talk. But his lawyer, Mark Ellis, said he believes it is far too early to pass judgment on his client. Ellis, a Sacramento-based attorney, told ABC News that Patel was hired for a nominal fee to set up an American shell company, and had no idea what the call centers in India were doing.
"I can tell you, he was as snookered by the people in India as anybody," Ellis said. "He's a 69-year-old man who is nearing his retirement who thought all he had to do was set up some corporations and everything was on the up and up. He's completely dismayed that he has become the lightning rod of this entire problem."
A close friend of Patel's also defended him in a brief interview at his home, saying Patel was not trying to defraud anyone -- he was just an unwitting, bit player in a larger scheme.
"If Mr. Patel was just a cog in the wheel he seems to have been a pretty big cog," Leibowitz said. "It is clear that Patel was integrally involved with this scam."
Leibowitz points to thousands of pages of financial and phone records gathered by the FTC and filed as part of a civil case brought against him in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento last month. When FTC lawyers sought to freeze his assets and prevent his business from continuing to operate, Patel responded by invoking his rights against self-incrimination. His lawyer told ABC News he has had to be careful in how he responds to the allegations in civil court "because there is a potential criminal action," but that Patel maintains the allegations against him are false.
Federal investigators said the phantom debt collection operation that allegedly benefitted from Patel's assistance was one of several that all trace back to the same small town in Western India called Ahmedabad. Callers use technology to make it appear that the calls originate inside the U.S. Victims provided ABC News with recordings of dozens of the calls, and many of the thickly accented callers appear to be reading off a script.
"Subpoenas have been readied, and Monday morning you're going to be picked up from your home," one caller says on a victim's voicemail. "And you have children. Don't worry about your children. We have a childcare department to take care of the children."
"You will be behind bars for six months," said another caller. "And once you go behind bars, you will lose your job. Once you are behind the bars, you won't get a single drop of water."
William Peerce Howard, a Tampa attorney who represents victims of harassment from debt collectors, said it takes an especially twisted criminal to use threats and coercion to pry money from someone who is already struggling financially
"These guys really are the most visible villains in America today," he said. "They make a living scaring people."
Mark Merola, of Florida, said he just panicked when the caller told him he might be arrested at the deli where he works in a Florida retirement community.
"I was nervous. I didn't want to embarrass myself, my family," he said. He used his debit card to pay the collector $576.
Afterwards, he says he realized "how stupid I was."
"It just happened so fast," he said. "I got scared."
Leibowitz said he hopes with more attention, future potential targets of the scam will recognize red flags before they turn over any money.
If callers say they are from the police, consumers should know that law enforcement officers do not collect debt for private parties. If the caller is speaking with a thick Indian accent, but calls themselves by a names such as Officer Mike Johnson, that should be a tip off. And if they're calling 40 times in two hours, that's another red flag. "Legitimate debt collectors, legitimate pay day lenders don't do those sorts of things," he said.
Merola said he would like to see anyone involved in the scam prosecuted aggressively.
"There's no place in society for these people," he said.
Indian Accent man called my work telling me that i was going to be arrested tomorrow at work because i owe a pay day loan. I have never taken out any payday loan. When i explained that to him on the phone he told me to tell the cops that when they come get me at work, and then hung up on me.
What should i do???
recieved robo call from this number
I got the call today...a few times, even called my work. I did do a payday loan but it wasn't supposed to go through and it did..but they took the money out the next day...it was through "cashnow".
Each time the guy called me he gave a different name and once he even gave me my attorneys name....funny since I don't have one.
So it must be someone who works for that company taking peoples information....but I'm going to do all I can to get something done about it....other than blocking the number. They won't answer when I call back now.
They just did that to me today , it sounded like an Indian man. very rude said i was going to be arrested at work, when i told him i knew my rights he hung up on me.
they keep harassing secretaries at my work. He said i was going to jail tomorrow if i didnt pay , when i told him i knew my rights he said we will find out tomorrow when i get arrested at work. He hung up on me. when i tried to call back because he never told me who or what he was calling from, he told me to stop calling him or he would report me to the police.
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Tammy- The person who called you is very likely a criminal from India. They are targeting American citizens with fake payday loan debts. Ask for validation of the debt. If they say they won't, you can be 100% sure this is a scam. Rule #1, don't panic! They try to scare you so you act quickly, without thinking. Afterwords, tell all your friends about this scam & to watch out for it.
This number has continually called harrassing me. Leaving messages telling me to have my lawyer contact him, and saying if I don't have a lawyer all he can tell me is good luck. I have never had a payday loan. I have no idea how he got my number.
This person called and stated that i got a heyday loan,and .never paid it bAck.he has somehow obtained my personnel information to deposited funds into my account .now he has threaded me with action involving the police ..his name is.Jason campbell
Just rec'd several calls from 707-506-6790 by a beligerant East Indian Dude. Claimed he was an attorney, and I had rec'd a payday loan and hadn't paid it back. He said the police would come to arrest me on Monday. Totally rediculous. Scary part is...he knew my SS#, Bank name, email address and name! Police Dept said it was a scam, dahhhh, but did suggest I check my credit report for unauthorized purchases. If you find any on your credit, then file a fraud charge.
I, received a call from a Alex Watson at 707-506-6790 requesting that i go to CVS and he will instruct me on what to do once i am there Alex Watson stated that the amount due is 598.00. If this amount isn"t paid today my Mother & sister will be arrested along with me today, he even contacted my job and stated the same thing.
Just happened to me....
they have called me twice today the message left is from micheal clark and to call him back or have my attorney call him back. i called back and get hung up on.