I am so glad I found this site. When I did I called the State Attorney General's office here in Missouri and found out that they know these people are scammers. What they do is buy old files where the statue of limititations are up and use them as a scare tactic. They called our family because they had no number for us and said my hubby would be arrested. So I called back and the man that first answered said papers were filed and they had already sent us paperwork 7 days prior. When I asked to speak to someone about making a payment arrangement, they sent me to this woman who claimed that if we did not pay in the next 7 days they would charge us the $2900 in interest. I told her I would call her back. I used freeannualcreditreport.com to check our credit reports, and called the AG's office. There is nothing on our histories, adnt they are known scammers. I am so glad I did not call them back.
*IMPORTANT READ* These people are scammers plain and simple, and have been around for many years.
the Department of Legal Services guys buy or steal old collections and other sorts of data and concoct new debt to harass you about. In my case I get a call from them every 6-12 months with yet another round of threats of imminent legal action if I don't act NOW! It almost always involves the main perp, a serious sounding burly sort of guy and some woman or young guy as the 3rd person in the average call. This stems from an old bit of card debt from the early 90s, they recycle the bank name and claim that the debt is from 2005. This most recent time they said I would probably have criminal "theft of services" charges filed if I didn't pay. The woman this time claimed that Department of Legal Services was "a contractor for the government" who was tasked with looking into matters up for filing in the court, which is of course utter rubbish. Just in one phone call she committed no less than 10 felony acts as she "informed me" of my last chance to escape 18,000.00 or more in legal bills. No, give them no info, they are criminals at worst and debt collectors at best, if they call you tell them to sue you and hang up.
A trooper james brown called my husbands work place twice. He then called me to tell me that my husband did an online payday loan and 500.00 was deposited into OUR joint. I proceeded to tell him there was nothing of that nature put in my account and I know this because I am the one who does the banking!! He then became very rude and would not let me finish a sentence. This James Brown would not even tell me an address to send a money order or where I needed to send money too!! For that matter he wouldn't even give me or my husband(who is supposed to own the debt) any info. I received another call on Friday june 7th,2013. This was a female and she told me it was with wesbanco and I needed to settle this now. So not thinking I called my husband and told him what was going on and then proceeded to set up to pay this off....I now know that she called from the same number as Trooper James Brown. Little does she know I will not be putting 565.00 on any kind of card for her to get!!
Thank you all for posting! I just received the same call. Wouldn't verify anything. Guy told me same thing he told everyone else on here. I told him serve whatever he wants. I have already contacted the attorney general for my state! The first call was from a Tracy Mitchell, have me telephone number and case #. Fraud all the way!
Just received a phone call today from a female who said she was a "process server". Asked me me and asked me if I would be home tomorrow. I asked her home where? And she gave my street address but said it was in Mississippi but I live in Louisiana. So I said sorry, that's not my address. So she told me to call the 866-751-5465 number. I called and got a "Bryan Dunn". He asked for my "case #" (which by the way, does NOT mean court case, simply a reference for them). Upon giving him the number, he put me on hold and came back and said he was transferring me. Another lady answered and asked who she was speaking with. I asked her what company she was with and all she would say was "Department of Legal Services". I said "for what state? what company?" She got mad and said "Im not going to go back and forth with you. Have a good day." I called back and got "Bryan Dunn" again and asked him what this was in reference to and what company and he said "I cant release that information. Only the attorney working that case can disclose that information." So it seems to be this is a SCAM! No process server calls you before delivery! That's the point! To catch you at home. They don't give a heads up and let you know what day and time they're coming. Otherwise, the person wouldn't be home. DO NOT give these people any money!!
The exact same thing happen to me I getting a call from
An unknown number saying I had an outstanding balance from 2007 and that I will be getting served I said that I don't owe anything and I would want something in writing saying that I did ask for a loan he said that he would have it in court. I pulled my credit report and there's nothing there to support that. What a scam did they really think I was going to pay just cause they said that they were going to serve me I won't ever pay over the phone to a stranger on something I didn't do.
they call trying to collect money from check advanced places they give you this 866 number but you call and they cant give you any information.
They are still at it
I received a call yesterday from a Mr. Riley and tried to call the "Department of Legal Services" as he stated with the case # he gave me on my voicemail and I got some kind of answering machine saying that the person at some extension was not available and to leave a message. I did not give them anything and found this thread. I live in Iowa so it seems like they are moving state to state. Please don't give them any of your information.
ALMOST FELL FOR THE SCAM
The same thing happened to me on the that same day, I received a phone message about 10:30am stating that i needed to have ID on me at all times, due to a processor serving me a papers for court from 2008! That i clearly new nothing about. I called the 866 number and a Ms. Barnes basically told me the same thing Good Luck!!!! The onle difference is i called back the following morning, talked a man named Mr. Woods who transfered me to Ms. Long who gave me payment arrangments, i did give ALL my info: but later i call the police who said the case number and the 866 number didn't exsist i then cancelled all my credit card info: and thanks to a friend who the same thing and the same people had tried the same thing with her a month or so ago they won't be getting anything from me as well.
1 got a call from same number but a venessa johnson. pursing them through complaints to better bisness bureo. gather tother and file complaints and shut um down business wise for there scam
this guy calls from 866 751 5465 i call back the guy answers then put his wife on were serving you papers i said good see you soon and get a f****ng job they call back and told me to go f*** nyself and what not
i justrecieved brian dunn's call. This is illegal to misrepresent yourself and they can be sued. Thanks for the information i am now going to go online and see what legal actions to do next since he gave me his information to call him back.
I got the same call today they wouldn't give me there name or anything trying to say I owe loan place what a scam plus try to scare you there will be some papers delivered to me and my job I am not working at this time poor collections and after I told the guy how long I was in the collection business his voice got soft thew broke so many laws and yes they need to be stop.
I'm so thankful for finding this page:) The "Department of Legal Services" at 866-751-5465 has been calling my cell# not leaving any messages and someone has now called my relatives home#. I have been really upset about all this and so glad for all these postings. I don't owe anyone and almost called this number back... I decided to google it instead. The person calling left the above phone# along with a case# and my family was told I need to call right away or action would be taken against me!! These people need to be stopped. I'm calling the Attorney General in my state and in Nebraska.
I just got that call and I talked to a Shawn Woods and he said that a I am being served Legal Papers for a payday loan that was taken out in 2007 and they have sent papers out for years and I have never responded. They said that I owe several thousand dollars and gave me a case number and said a judgement will be issued and I will have to go to court. I have never received any paperwork from them and I asked them to mail me the paperwork. They said all they can do is fax it to me, so I don't have a fax number, but I did let them fax it to my job so I can look at this paperwork. I have had several calls from different places and at first they were from some person claiming to be an officer and had a thick accent like Indian and now they have people who sound american. This is scary because they are threatening and as a woman I am not sure what to do, but after reading all of these posts I will not being giving them any money and I am looking forward to seeing the email. How can you check and see if a summons is really against you?
It's a scam. I just received the same exact call.
I just got a call from Dept of Legal Services, Michael Roberts about legal doc being served. What bothered me was they called my home phone then my cell phone. Somehow they got my information. I do not answer calls from Unkown Name and Number and did not call them back.
Got a voicemail today from "UNAVAILABLE" saying this was the Department of Legal Services and she was a Court Processor that they needed to get in touch with me at my workplace or home gave me the toll free number as well as a case number, I called this so called number and they told me that they we're attempting to collect on a payday loan from 2005 and made several attempts by mail to contact me in every way shape or form to collect on this debt and that I will be sued in my local county court?!, I don't know who these people are, They would not give me there lawfirm name? Anyone know or have any updated information on these scammers? Thanks!
I have been getting calls for quite some time same thing have yet to have any one show up at my home. I would just like for them to stop. I work with in the courts and what they are doing is wrong and I have no debt with the company they are talking about. I am glad for these post to help those who they might try to scare into paying them. I am too in Missouri have contacted Attorney General here they say have to contact the state where the call is coming from. I just hang up on them or don't answer. Karma will get them eventually.
Just received a call from someone named Michael Williams with the same script that everyone else on this board has received. I received similar calls from someone else (different name and number) about 3 years ago and nothing happened. It's a deceptive way for a debt collection agency to try and collect on debts that have passed your state's statute of limitations or have been written off - it's a scare tactic, nothing will happen, no one will show up at your door, no papers will be served.
In my local jurisdiction, there is a way in which you can look up all civil and criminal cases online. When you are sued, the suit is listed on the website and will say whether the papers will be served by the sheriff or a process server.
Call showed up as unavailable so I let it go to voicemail. This was at 11:06 am CST. Lady said her name was Jessica White calling on behalf of the Liaison Office. She claimed they had tried to serve me papers last week but could not catch me at home (I was home every day last week...) so they would be dispatching someone to my residence today between 2 and 4pm. "This is an important matter through our legal department". gave a case number and the number 8667515465 for any questions. They want to make it seem like the cops will be at your door unless you call them to sort it out quick.If you answer these calls, ask for them to mail all of the documentation and information (not in email) to you so you can arrange the case through your attorney. I did this years ago when a similar debt collection scammer called my workplace. After my friend (who was in law school at the time) called them repeatedly demanding the info to open a case against them, magically a week later the number was no longer in service. We just need enough people debunking these things with making it into a real potential (maybe not all too true) legal threat to these scammers to discourage as many as we can from attempting these absurd tactics.
Im really thankful for all the posts on here. I got a call yesterday from a lady who said she couldnt give me any info. However I do have an outstanding loan from 2007 but these people have tried scamming me. they gave me the 866-751-5465 number and the guy named "Bryan Dunn" told me that I needed to give him my debit card information to avoid legal action and 3 charges being filed against me. I called my local courthouse and prosecutors office and they have nothing on file. I googled this number and this is what I come up with. Thanks for all your help!
They have the same calls coming to Missouri and I have a clean record not even a speeding ticket!!!
I got a call about 2 weeks ago from a guy whose last name starts with an M (cannot remember it, he pronounced it funny), he asked for my husband. It is my cell so i told him my husband was not available. Then he asked me to take a message that said that there is a case opened in my husband's name on his social security number, this guy gave me the case # and 866-751-5465 phone number for my husband to call. He said something like he couldn't open the file to get any more info, so my hubby needed to call. Well, that phone call was at almost 8 or even 9 pm, and I got really suspicious about it, though I told my husband to call back. He did, and it went to voice mail, which made my husband suspicious. He did the search on this 866 number and saw a bunch of scam complaint messages, so we disregarded the whole deal.
Today (February 18, 2013) we got another call around 4 pm. Same dude, same store, though this time he said he cannot open the file because it is illegal for him to do so (whatever...), my husband needed to call. Well, he called this 866 number again and got some lady. Asked her a few questions and she hung up on him. I asked him to keep calling just to see if we can get anywhere further without giving his personal info. He called back, and got some guy this time. To the question "what is this all about?" the answer was "actually there are a couple of cases opened up against you" (wow, there are a COUPLE cases already! there was just one an hour ago!), when my husband asked the guy if they were some sort of governmental company, the guy stumbled and said they are "a couple of lawyers"... And of course he asked my husband to verify the last 4 of his social. To that my hubby said he is not verifying anything, and they are more that welcome to send the papers. The guy then asked "Do you live in C***?" No, we don't. Hubby gave the guy our address, but we highly doubt there will be any papers coming our way. I wouldn't even tell them the address, but if these calls don't stop, I have no idea what to do - they are unknown number, so no way to block them. But it's already starting to make me mad...
i got a phone call from these people this morning at 11 am on 02/13/2013. I was told that i had a payday loan from a company in florida and i issued a bad check so i was being charged with malicious intent to defraud, and i will be served with a court summons tomorrow. I asked when it was from and they told me it was from 2004. We for 1 I never had a payday loan. 2 my father is a miami cop and has been for 17 years and if it was in 2004 then the statute of limitations has run out along time ago. in florida for a crime like this is 5 years for the statute of limitations. so the jokes on them. PLEASE guys be very careful when answering the phone and please dont pay these people anything. its a scam.
Got a voice mail today from a Justin Patton. Says they have attempted to go to my home and I was not available, that I need to call 866-751-5465 with a case number before 3pm today to let them know if I will be home to sign for the legal papers. I have no idea what this is in reference to, and if I was being sued, they don't call you to tell you, they just deliver certified mail.
I have a couple of 5 year old debts on my account from an ex, it could be one of those, but currently I do not owe anyone else money, except for medical bills. I think this is fraud and from my understanding debt collection agencies are breaking the law by using lying techniques like this to scare us into paying a debt.
These people need to be stopped
Got a second call from a Justin Patton. Says second attempt to contact me regarding legal papers he will serve on me. Calls office first then my cell number. I've been served papers before (not by this guy) and they DON'T call you and warn you, they just show up. What a crock of *%)&!
866-751-5465 (must be stopped). We must not send money to people we do not know. Sandra Barnes/Burns.
If true name is using FEAR to force them into paying for something they do not owe.
I just got a call also, Sandra Burns, objective is FEAR false evidence appearing real, if they can scare you to pay them through tricks, then we do not dance with them, soon they will get caught
The same thing just happened to me. I got a call from an unkown number and she said that they are going to send out legal papers to me but she couldnt give me details. She gave me the 866 751 5465 number to call to get details. I called and the lady that answered transfered me to another person and they say I owe for a payday loan from 2006 and that i am being sued because i closed my bank account when they tried to get the money out. I have never taken a loan out and the guy could not give me anymore information. He kept saying so you are telling me on a recoreded line that you dont know about this and they sent paperwork to my address requesting payment.I told him I have never gotten the papers he is talking about. He then tells me that if i can pay him now that i can avoid being summoned to court. He named a county court that i dont even live in. Has anyone gotten a court summons.