THESE PEOPLE CHANGE PHONE NUMBERS SEEM LIKE DAILY, THEY EVEN CALLED MY JOB, WHEN I TOLD THEM I KNEW THEY WERE SCAMMERS, THEY CALLED BACK AGAIN, THE NUMBER IS UNLISTED AND IF IT WAS A BUSINESS YOU COULD LOCATED IT, BUT IS COMES UP AS A CELL NUMBER,,ON 07-16-10 WAS WHEN THIS HAPPENED AND THEY CALLED AGAIN JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO,,ON 07-16-10,, I FILED A POLICE REPORT AND THEY ARE PULLING COPIES OF MY PHONE RECORD TO FOLLOW UP ON ,, THE PERSON ON THE PHONE THAT DAY USED SEXUAL EXPLICT COMMENTS,,YEAH RIGHT LIGIT BUSINESS,, I DONT THINK SO.
This guy claims to be a collection agency working with an attorney.
Got a phone call from this number trying to collect personal information
Call on 7/22/10 from a Mike Stone saying that I have committed financial fraud - cannot make out where he says he is from. Started getting calls from various numbers and people after I took out payday loans. These people also call my references that I gave to the payday loan companys.
This is Officer Robert Smith; Law Investigation this is a legal action against you. Call back so I can help you, you don't know what is going to happen to you. My number is 717-685-4663.
Jaxx; I have been getting the same calls but they tell me I have 4 elegations against my name and Social Security number and one of them I think is the main guy told me he will fallow up on his promise if I don't call back or my attorney. He told me it was a criminal and fraud activity to do with my social security number. He told me if I think I am going to play with the rules and regulations. He told me to get ready for the consequences and that he would make it my worst nightmare and He will prove his promise to me. He has read my name, social security number, my address back to me. If he doesn't get me on my cell he calls my house number. I have had 29 calls from these people. The very first one he threatened to have my town police pick me up for bogus charges. I reported to the local police and they are willing to help me. I was told to ignore them too. But what do you do when they have your information and social security number, even my son's number. They got my info through an application I did online for a necklace. That is the only way they have my information. They have no feeling for anyone that is sick. My boyfriend is dying and he keeps getting woke up over these calls.
what # do you use to call in their #'s to the FBI?
addition to my message - these guys havent just called my work once today they have called my work over 20 times today harrasing everyone at my office this is horrid. I am so super upset if anyone can help with this please.
I have had this happen to me as well 3months ago and just received a call again at work today. the # they left to call them back is 360-812-2232 (looks to be a Seattle #) someone please help me report this and get these guys caught. This is horrible people like this can do this to us in America.
Just got the 7th Call from these Jokers, I have reported each and every number that calls me to the FBI as posing as law enforcement is a crime and the wire fraud they are attempting to commit is also a crime.
The FTC already KNOWS about these crooks who are calling FROM INDIA - because they want you to REPORT these CROOKS calling. THEY ARE NOT REAL DEBT COLLECTORS OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AT ALL
PROTECT YOURSELF! IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ ? HOW THE SCAM WORKS AND WHAT AGENCIES TO REPORT THEM TO
LONG RUNNING AND KNOWN SCAM ? ALL OVER INTERNET AND NEWS FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS NOW
MORE ON FAKE DEBT COLLECTORS
http://consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/07/video_bill_collector_scam.html NEWEST CONSUMER ALERT ABOUT THIS SCAM WITH VIDEO!
If you are targeted by these criminals, be sure to report them to all the following federal and state law enforcement agencies (most of which you can do online or over the phone):
1. The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for protecting the country's financial infrastructure and payment systems from international and domestic threats. Call or write your local Secret Service field office to alert them to the details of this attempted extortion. The addresses and phone numbers for the local Secret Service field offices are listed at http://www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml or in your phone book.
2. Alert the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov Be sure to tell the FBI that you are being targeted by extortionists over the phone. And if the crooks claim to be law enforcement or lawyers, officers of the court or bankers, be sure to include that information in your report.
3. File a complaint with your local police. Most police departments will take a report over the phone. Be sure to tell them that you're being targeted by an extortionist and give them all the details.
4. File a complaint your state's attorney general, the contact information for whom is at www.wvago.gov
5. File a complaint online with The Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en
If these crooks call back, promise them nothing, pay them nothing and tell them nothing other than that you know they're a scam and that you've reported them to law enforcement. (And be sure to report them to all the agencies above each time they call you.)
By the way, here's just a small sample of numbers used by this particular group of scammers. Read the reports and you'll see the same pattern time and again -- phony organization names, thick foreign accents, and oddly worded threats that are so melodramatic and ridiculous that it's laughable:
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-771-9249 Scammer posting here as GARY and GARRY JONES
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-866-860-4509 Scammer posting here as Mike Henderson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-212-500-0839 Scammer posting here as Ricky
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-201-244-7722 Scammer posting as Carole, David Brown and Amanda
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-626-200-4646 Scammer false postings at this new number as silshan kanniue and Tina ? preparing a new number to use.
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-424-354-4270 Scammer false postings as Rose
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-785-4479 Scammer posting as Robert
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-909-327-4870 Scammer false postings as Marry
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-274-1143 Scammer false postings as Karen Miller, Chichi and Tom Little
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-561-300-8018 Scammer false postings as Marco Polo (real original)
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-877-226-7488 Scammer false postings as SAM, David S
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-706-7463 Scammer false postings as George
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-349-7382 Scammer false postings as Towanda Robinson, Shannon Walsh, Jack Dawson and Cynthia
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-514-0132 scammer false postings as Suzy01, Johanna Hall, Cindie McMellon, Michael Dublin, Mark Williams, Carol and Rio (800notes removed some of the scammers posts because the all came from the SAME IP ADDRESS)
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-797-2212 scammer false posting as Jaison Connar
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-707-401-4056 Scammer false posting as John Carner, KSR
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-650-241-4604 Scammer false postings as jhon and Kevin
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-708-401-0535 Scammer false posting here as JHON
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-518-212-0219 Scammer false posting as Prince Christian, Arpit
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-718-705-8669 Scammer false postings as Alicia
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-707-633-2789 Scammer false postings as Rojer, Minni, Rhone, Smith, Lisa Jack, Julie, Sean, and Carol. ? preparing a new number to use to steal money
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-205-294-6271 Scammer false posting as Thomas Jhonson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-661-263-4011 Scammer false posting ?ILLEGALLY claiming to be an attorney Charles F Robinson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-321-684-4117 Scammer false posing as Harry Patt
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-518-565-0306 Scammer false posting as Wellvishers
Scam alert: Bogus debt collectors
By Leslie McFadden ? Bankrate.com
Monday, Aug. 3
Posted 2 p.m.
Bankrate reporter Leslie McFadden contributed this entry.
This scam isn't technically about credit cards, but it is scary enough to post a warning. The Better Business Bureau issued an alert today saying consumers across the country are getting phone calls from bogus debt collectors claiming default on a payday loan. Of course, the consumer needs to pay a large fee to avoid arrest -- as much as $1,000.
The caller poses as a lawyer, and may threaten extradition to face trial if the consumer doesn't pay up immediately.
What makes these calls alarming -- and perhaps convincing -- is that the perpetrators reference the consumer's personal information, such as the person's Social Security number, driver's license number, previous bank account numbers, home address -- even personal references.
"The amount of information they have is really troubling," says BBB spokeswoman Alison Southwick. She adds that the amount of data points to a possible security breach.
Spread the word to your friends and family: Don't give out personal or financial information to an unknown caller. Scammers can spoof Caller ID to display different numbers, so trust your instincts over technology.
The BBB offers these tips:
? Ask the debt collector to provide official documentation which substantiates the debt.
? Do not provide or confirm any bank account, credit card or other personal information over the phone until you have confirmed the legitimacy of the call.
? File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission online if the caller is abusive, uses threats or otherwise violates federal telemarketing laws or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
? File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau online if you believe a debt collector is trying to scam you.
Just got another call. This is their fifth time calling in the past year from 5 different numbers, and yes, different names but same company and same story. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION - THIS IS A SCAM!! I try to keep them on the phone to use up as many of their prepaid minutes. Also try to get an address from them so you can report them to the police and sue them for violating the FTC's regulations for collecting debt!
All the same s*** as above!
I am getting calls from this phone number and others like it making threats to me at my job. My boss has come to me about this matter and I want it to stop. I have filed a police report and they need to investigate.
I continue to get the same messages from a Roger Johnson stating I owe a Payday Loan that was paid off a long time ago...he and his croonies call from many different numbers stating they are from the Criminal Investigations; Federal Investigations, Law Enforcement and Criminal Investigations...they use many different legal sounding names and even refer to themselves as Officer "so&so". They also all have heavy accents. I also have reported them and was told they were a fraudulent business and to ignore them; that they are under investigation. Nevertheless, even though I have confronted them; told them they are under investigation; told them to stop calling me at work (also very ugly to my co-workers) and to stop calling me at home; they continue to call.
I have gotten probably dozen of calls from 717 area code. keeps saying that i owed some money.. i never took any loans out so they can kiss my a$$.. I got a call yesterday again and this time they said that if i don't call them back i will be in a lot of trouble.. those freaking people from Nigeria got a big accent. i have cursed them out left and right and called them a dumb a** Nigerians he didn't like that one.. How you stop these idiots from calling you??
I received a phone call from 717 685 4663 strong accent saying his name was James Taylor for the American Legal Processing Division saying that I'm in trouble for fraud. Don't know how he got my number. He kept calling a few months ago. He called my work saying his name was Dan didn't give last name gave a different number. The same person called again same accent, same voice yesterday july 22,2010 says his name is Jack Marshall 510-722-6050 and that I am going to get arrested if I don't call him back. Received the same call from the same number same accent, same voice saying his name was John Green. This person is one in the same with different names and phone numbers. He is definitely a scammer.
This Just In...
Consumer Alert: Attorney General warns Kansans of debt collection scam
January 29, 2010 -- Attorney General Steve Six is cautioning Kansas consumers about telephone calls from apparent fake debt collectors who are impersonating law enforcement officers in an effort to extort money from consumers. Consumers are warned to not submit payments to these fraudulent debt collectors.
When calling, the scammers most often state they are attempting to collect a debt related to an internet payday loan obtained by the consumer, but which the consumer never repaid. Consumers state they have never obtained such a loan or paid off the loan years ago. The scam artists have most recently identified themselves as ACS, National Affidavit Processing Department and United Financial Crime Division, but may use additional phony names. It appears the phone numbers used by the scammers are ?spoofed? numbers, so that the number appearing on a consumer?s caller ID is not the actual number of where the call originated. It appears the calls in question may be originating from outside the United States.
When questioned, the individual calling refuses to disclose the full name or address of the collection agency they claim to represent. These scammers have been able to provide consumers with identifying information, such as the consumer?s social security number, home address, e-mail address, names of family members and the consumer?s computer IP address. Since the callers are able to provide valid personal information, consumers may become confused and believe they are being contacted in regard to a legitimate debt.
If the initial debt collection scam is unsuccessful, consumers have been re-contacted months later with the scammers posing as law enforcement officers or officers of the court. Typically, the consumer is threatened with arrest for fraud or some other fictitious crime unless the consumer agrees to immediately wire money via Western Union. The fictitious officers strive to frighten and confuse consumers into compliance by using legal sounding terms such as ?We?re filing an affidavit against you? or by stating a lawsuit has been or is in the process of being filed against the consumer.
A hallmark of each scam has been calling consumers repeatedly at their place of employment. This scam hit home when an employee of the Kansas Attorney General?s Office was repeatedly called both on her cell phone and at work. Despite the employee?s repeated verbal disputes, the caller refused to provide any identifying information to allow her to send a written dispute. The scammer also continued to call her numerous times a day regarding a payday loan she denied obtaining. Two months later, she was again contacted by telephone by an individual identifying himself as an ?officer?.
?I denied owing the debt and refused to pay without being provided validation of the debt. I was then told, ?If that?s the case, I will have local law enforcement come to your place of business and drag you out kicking and screaming?,? stated the employee.
?It is important for consumers to know their rights under the law,? Attorney General Six said. ?If a consumer is receiving calls from a debt collection company and believe it is a scam, I encourage them to contact our office immediately.?
Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), collectors are required to send consumers a written notice within five days of the initial contact. The notification should contain information such as the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed and a statement informing the consumer they have thirty days to contact the debtor in writing to dispute the debt or request validation of the debt. In addition, legitimate debt collectors are prohibited by the FDCPA from making false or misleading representations, such as the consumer has committed a crime, implying nonpayment will result in the consumer?s arrest, or using the threat of violence.
More information is available on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf.
To register a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General?s Consumer Protection Division, call 1(800) 432-2310 or visit www.ksag.org.
wow i got thye same message from jack states that if i dont pay my debt them i will be sued. We kind of got into a agrument when i asked for tyhe company name so that i can google them. he tried reading my personal info omg scam!!! they will be reported
I've gotten a call from a senior legal advisor Jack Fernandez from First IRS regarding criminal activity. The voicemail indicated that my SSN was being blocked by the federal govt and that I would be sued if I did not respond. Sounds like a typical offshore scam, as I've never heard a Jack Fernandez with such a deep Indian accent. Do not listen to this company, they are scam artists.
This company is crazy. First of all, they leave a message with personal information which they do not even really know if this is my phone number still or not. Americal Legal Processing Division; what a crock of crap! He says his name is James; again LOL! He speaks broken english and makes threats. Again breaking the law, I do not have a payday loan and have NEVER heard of this company at all!
He keeps saying for a cash loan I never took from there
A man keeps calling me from this number as well as 7177665556.He makes numerous threats.He is even threatening my coworkers,curses at my supervisor.I have filed reports with the FBI,FTC,and BBB.According to the BBB, this number is not an actual buisness.