On June 11, 2014, I found a message on my home answering machine. "Brian Lincoln of IRS" with thick Indian accents said that I have not paid tax for the last 5 years even though the IRS sent me many notices by UPS. He said all the conversation will be recorded, and that he will guide me step by step. He said that if I don't resolve this issue today, IRS will sue me. I thought this might be a scam, typed IRS 202-241-4929 on Google Search window, and found many reports on this scam.
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A guy stated his name was john smith..he told me he was from advance pc protect ion.net he wanted me to do what he asked to my computr to fix it. He claimed that he got my info from Window s.
so i got a call (unknown of course) yesterday about a loan that i took but it was a recording couldn't get the name of the person and the telephone numbers which he was saying was also hard to understand he said something about calling back in two day otherwise he was going to call payroll and send me to court something like that again i really couldn't understand what he was saying any suggestion as to what to do? should i worry about it or just wait until they call again.
they are a scam, if you recently applied for a loan and gave your info over the internet, this is why they are calling. what they do is they pay these loan company's for the last 4 of your social and you last digits of your bank. (which is useless unless they have the beginning numbers) so dont give it to them. as far as them keeping on contacting you.. either just ignore it or change your number because they WILL NOT STOP!! haha
good luck all
and we are all grown ups.. we should know not to give info over the internet unless its a trusted company
I've also gotten calls from this Anderson guy w/ the heavy Indian accent. First he said his name was Paul Martin, then Kevin Anderson. First he tells me I owe "eight and a half thousand dollars to the courts" and then he says after he puts me on hold, "great news, my top attorney will settle for 612 today, can you get a prepaid debit card?" Yeah! Sure! Right on top of that Paul Kevin Martin Anderson, Affidavit processor! Threatening my job and crap.
Looks like they are targeting New York City now. Got my second call from Mark Harrison, a male with a heavy Indian accent, advising me of a lawsuit filed against me from an unpaid internet loan of $300. "Mr. Harrison" said he was calling for the Alex Anderson Law Firm and then mentioned another company, Public Consolidated Services. The number he called from is 347-474-7041. The first time someone called me for the same reason I asked him to send to me via email or regular mail (he had ALL of my personal information) a copy of the lawsuit and I would respond accordingly. He went on to tell me that in the case of internet loans there is "no paperwork." I then asked him what was the purpose of his call and he told me that it would be to my advantage to settle this now before I was arrested and brought to court. I told him at that point that since there was "no paperwork" I was verbally denying the charges and I would wait until I got written confirmation of said charges. On this call he went through the same threats even going as far as saying it would cost me $67,000 (I kid you not) if I didn't take care of this lawsuit now. I asked him very nicely when the $300 was deposited to my account, as I was on my computer at the moment and I could very easily prove that I did not receive this $300 he was talking about. Obviously, he could not give me the date and he couldn't explain why. After finding this website I called them back and told them that I was reporting them to the FBI, New York State Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission. The person I got on the phone then said to make sure I gave the FBI his name and laughed! So let's hope this ends now.
Guy with India accent, saying I am going to be sued due to a payday loan over the internt, anyways this is a scam!! DO NOT CONFIRM ANY INFORMATION WITH THEM, MOST OF THE TIME THEY KNOW YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND PERSONAL INFO ON YOU ALREADY BUT DO NOT CONFIRM IT IF IT IS RIGHT, AND DONT GIVE THEM ANY OTHER INFO, BANK INFORMATION WHATEVER IT IS A SCAM!!
Received a call from someone with an Indian accent. He insisted on information from me. He knew all my info ssn, address, personal references, etc. He said that I had commited fraud by not paying back a payday loan of 300. I asked the date when this loan supposedely occurred and he couldn't tell me detailed information like my account number etc. He did have an account number but it wasn't the correct one. I asked for him to send me a detail copy of the allegation through mail and he only would send it through email or fax only. I know this is a scam. What is the best way to get rid of these people calling and harrassing me? They said their company name was Affidavit Consolidation Service.
Sounds like the same guy. He has a different number this time. His number used to be 904-395-5144. He left a message something about I am being sued by court people. His English was so broken that's it's hard to understand. I tried to call back and he answered to phone every time. I just keep calling him and slam the phone so he gets the same taste of medicine since I don't really know what else to do with this people. I suggest we all do it!!!!
I am receiving calls from this number too from an indian man whose name is "Mike Wilson" from ACS. This sounds like the same people that were calling me from the "Federal Bureau of Crime Investigation" and threatened that I was going to jail!!! Big scam
This guy with an Indian accent by name George Lawson called and said it was an urgent matter. I didn't tell him it was me he was speaking to. It's all a scam even my lawyer said it was. So don't give any personal information out. The company he said he was calling was Affidavit Consolidation Service.
A India guy name alexandra call me on 7-8-10 stating that I owe $300.00 to Cash Advance USA in New York and that he had a case aganist my SSN to file a Civil lawsuit aganist me . He call me on my cell phone and gave me my routing number. He also gave me a number of Steven Ronald the person whoe suppose to have turned these allegations over to him and he stated that I got a lona in Sept 2009 & then one in June 2009. The next day on 7-9-10 a guy call on my cell phone name Nathan Hall(Affidavit Officer) stating that he had allegation agaist my SSN and he work for Affadiv Processing Co, stating that I have also commited a fraud by not paying back $300.00, they will not give any infformation, matter fact he hung up in my face. I want to also know how do you get rid of these people, I have taken my money out of my account and let my bank know about these issues. Someone please let me know what to do. Nathan left this number on my cell phone 052497347.
We are also going through the same thing. It is a complete scam but how do we stop them from calling, esp. at work? Who should we report them too?
My mother received a call from a man by the name of Samuel Carter today 7/15. He left a voie message on her phone. She said that he asked for me and told her that I tried to use her information for loan. He said he had an affadavit filed against me for fraud. Something about a loan that I took out and never paid back. I could barely understand him because of his thick accent. I knew it was a scam and I did not return his call.
THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MY SON AND RICK THOMAS HAD AN ACCENT THAT I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND. HOW DO I GET OFF THEIR CALLING LIST??
I received call from an Indian man very hard to understand named Mark ? from ACS. He said I had an urgent matter to settle and to call 813-434-4611. These people need to be stopped!
Same guy called me looking for my husband. Said it was a legal matter concerning his social security number. Good thing I Googled the number!
These guys have been harassing me for well over a year now. I think I may have stopped them from calling finally. Here is what I did- I spoke in my "friendly voice " and when they said they were calling from ACS, I calmly asked him why do they keep calling me? I told him they would never get any money out of me and that I knew this was a scam. I said as a matter of fact let me record this call for the investigaters- I then just pressed a random button on my phone. The guy says "hang on and I will switch you to my superviser" I said alrighty then and he put someone else on the line even though the voice sounded the same. The guy asked what my problem was, I gave him the whole story again and told him I was recording the call to add to the records that the law enforcement people had. He then says to " Have I asked you for any money?" I said "yes- as a matter of fact , you have and I have plenty of proof" The line got pretty quiet and then he asked the same question again and I answered the same. Then I said "Look , quit calling me - this is a total scam , all the feds know about it, it's all over the internet and it's just a matter of time before you are caught! Quit calling me!" Then I hung up - I haven't been bothered again since and that was over a month ago. I'm thinking the secret is just remaining calm and speaking to them rationally. I used to get pissed off and tell them where they could stick some of their body parts and where they could rot! That never stopped him- as annoying and rude as they are, just do your best to remain calm and hopefully they will leave you alone! I hope this helps!
I have received several phone calls from heavy accented men. (813-305-1390) and (716-828-8268) They have used the name (Brian Lincoln) . Brian stated that I have a legal issue against my name and social security number. I asked Brian to have his manager call me back as I couldn't understand what he was trying to say to me. After listening to his voice mails several times, I made out that he works for the (Department of Justice) and (Affadavit Processing Company). He said that a man would show up on my door within 24 hours and to prepare for the worst day in my life. At this point I knew it was a scam, as professional people don't talk like that. Anyway it's been two weeks and no calls from Brian Lincoln and no visitor at my doorstep. LOL.
Hope this helps anybody.
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They have been calling me as well, I didn't reconized the number but googled it and found the scam listed. I listened to the message and it was exactly like people have stated. When they called back I could barely understand the guy. I told them to put someone on the phone that spoke better English. When his supervisor got on the phone, I said, do you speak better English?. He said yes so I said, listen very carefully GO F$%^ YOURSELF! LOL He started sceaming in indian...lol. Made my night. I have put *67 before there number (it blocks the caller id) and now I'm harrassing them....they stopped answering the phone!
A message was left on my phone today from a man with a heavy indian accent who said his name was Mark Ecrisson and that I had to call him immediately due to a legal action being filed. The call back number was 813-305-1390. I called back and asked him what this was about and he said it was about a $300 payday loan that I owed. I told him that he had the wrong person as I had never taken out a payday loan in my life. He said that they knew it was me, and that they had my ss#. I asked him what number he had and he said that he could not tell me over the phone. I then asked him for the name of the payday loan company as I wanted to inform them that they had the wrong person. He became very angry and started shouting that if I did not pay they would file a legal affidavit and sue me. I asked to speak to a supervisor and he hung up. I called him back asked to speak to a supervisor and he screamed if your not calling to pay we will have to sue. I told him to go ahead and sue me. I have been in the legal field for over 25 years and I have nothing else to do but to sue you back for fraud. He hung up. I called back and told him make sure you file the papers today so I can sue your company, I can use the money for Christmas. He told me not to call him anymore. Imagine that!!!
I have received calls from this number as well. The gentleman's name was William Scott from PCS corp and said that I owed $875 and that it was a serious legal matter that must be settled immediately. He had a great deal of my personal information including my bank account and social security numbers. I offered to send him a check but he said that the payment must be made by credit card immediately.
The idiots called back the next day with the same story. That is when I began to believe that I had been scammed. I also received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org which I Googled and found that many others had experienced the same problems that I did with these people. Look at this. http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
They called again today. FIve times from a suspicious looking number. I answered on the 6th time and said that I knew they were a scam and not to call back. We'll see what happens.
I started receiving calls from a Mr Officer Alex Anderson from ACS in tghe first week of Nov stating that there are sopme serious allegations against my name and social security number and they could be some shocking events and even some surprizes.
The dude had a thick Indian accent, plus there was a lot of commotion going on in the background. But he woulkd not give me any info about this debt that was supposed to be mine.You
can barely understand what he was saying. Then he started harassing me at work. I was kind of freaking out not being on my p's and q's so I talked to one of my coworkers about it, come to find out she had been through the same thing and gave me some pointers about the whole thing.
So dude called me at work again and she told me what to say and actions to take. So after that I have not heard from him but I'm still sending letters to the BBB, the Office Of Attorney and to the FTC. My advice tell them to send you a vertification letter stating the specifics if this is really your debt, and just mention to them I will be talking to my lawyer and he/she will be contacting you about this issue. That will scare them away. I have not received a call latelym
813 434 0902 is tel number to call back
I to have been getting calls from this Brian Lincoln he is calling me using the same number 052-497-347,he called the security department of my job and is getting me in trouble at work, I work in a hospital and when he is told that I cant come to the phone because I am in with a patient he says he will wait and refuses to hang up and then i have to go and talk to him I usually just hang up the phone on him now this other guy mack thomas who he says is his senior supervisor and says that he sent me papers saying i will pay him and he wants me to sign them saying I will pay him and i refuse to sign them that would obligate me, they have even gone as far as calling the security department of my job and they are the ones who told me they were lying they asked brian kincoln to fax proof of who he was and he refused to do so saying he didnot have time he one day called my cell phone 13 times and my job 3 times and I got into trouble they are threatening me and mt coworkers i dont know what to do......
I actually looked as some pay day loans on line about a month ago but did not agree to any of them
but ever since that I was receiving call from men with very heavy indian accents threatening me even on the 1st message left that they have a matter to discuss with me before they send this debt to lawyers to file suit against me..... they call about 30 times a day from 845 823 9940 .... I tried to call them back but could not get through... so the next time I saw the phone # on my caller ID i answered it only to be yelled at about some pay day loan that I never paid back ... it took 3 conversations 1 with the guy who always left messages for me and 2 with his mgr ???? for them to give me the name of the co. I was supposed to have received this loan from ... they gave me something like cash usa loan .. told him never received money from them ... I went through my entire bank statement and not once did this company ever deposit any money into my acct (go figure) when I gave him that information and asked when exactly was this he said it was 1 1/2 years ago for 350.00 he then read to me the bank name and other info
I told him did not have a bank account 1 1/2 years ago with that bank told him just changed banks recently when my job changed locations I changed to a bank they go through ..... which is the info that he had on file ... when I told him no acct with that bank at that time he became really flustered and told me they are not given the specifics of the acct they are just a collection co for them... told him no collection agency can send info out without know who they were working for the amt owed and what the money is pertaining to. he hung up .......
the next day I started to receive calls directly from the so called manager ... about 7 times a day for about a week every time telling me that this was the final call and attempt if I did not pay they would
send me/my acct to a lawfirm in california ......
2 days later .... now...... I am starting to receive calls from 813 434 4611 the party on the other end does not sound much different than anyone I ever heard or spoke to from the collection part
again very strong indian accent very fishy ... or What A Coinsidence that the law firm in california representative would be someone with a strong indian accent hmmmmmmmmmm this time being threatened they have a suit filed with my name and ss# driver lic. and bank acct also funny when ever I have called a law firm in my life which was probably 2 times in my life I spoke to one person very quite background as if they had their own office but when this .... watson guy calls it sound like there is about 50 other people on phone in the background ....
I received a call from 813-434-4611. The man with the heavy Indian? accent said his name was Alex Anderson & he is an attorney from the law firm ACS in Tampa Florida. He is looking for my friend, "Sue". He told me because she used me as a reference on a loan (I didn't co-sign, she just used me as a credit reference) that it was my duty to give her the message & make her call him. Do I look like my friend's mother? I told him to not contact me & it was against the law for him to contact me again. He said to prove it to him I told him that under the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) that he could not contact me again & if he did I would file harrassment charges and that I once worked for an attorney and I know the laws in regards to collections. He had the nerve to ask me what the FDCPA was!!!!! I told him what it stood for (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) and he told me he didn't know what that was. HELLO!!!!! Anyone who is a true debt collector & especially a collection attorney knows what the FDCPA is. I called them back & told them they are scam artists. They told me they would remove my number. They were very nice to me when they knew I had them by their private parts, haha.