I got a call from a Gary Jackson stating I have 24 hours to return their call. Something about debt being owed. This is such BS. If there is a debt I should get a mailing for it.
I didn't get this call but my friend next door received a call about me and so did my daughter.. I never answer 877 or 800 calls especially with such a message as they left.. I don't know who this Michelle is, but I hope Karma kicks her in the butt.... I don't even own property..
It IS a scam - never pay anyone if they do not mail you a debt validation letter per the FDCPA, proving you owe this debt to them and that they are licensed to collect this debt in your state. Report the calls to the FTC, the FBI and your state's Attorney General. Every time they call you, tell them you are recording all calls they make to you (and do so if you can) to give to your attorney for a lawsuit against them for multiple violations of the FDCPA.
I received a call today from Joshua and he said that I would be served papers today between 1&4 and he put me on hold and said he spoke with the atty and if I gave him a Debit card number they would settle this account and I would get a letter stating paid in full I smelled a rat and just hung up. He kept calling back and Idecided just to report them to FTC and States Atty office. Will see if they call back again tomorrow.
I have received 6 calls/messages (4 a couple of months ago and 2 more last week) from this number. The number goes to a switchboard where the calls are then transferred to a person in "the building" but only if you provide the case# (or the person's name), which was provided in each message. The messages I received also came from Larry Barnes (aka Gary Jackson) of "Century & Associates." I kept calling back trying to get more info about good ole Larry and his company because I do not appreciate being harassed by his phone calls - his attempts at getting personal info out of me. When I started asking questions about how he acquired my phone number and who the entity was that contracted with him to collect the alleged debt he became agitated, behaved like an adolescent by name calling and hanging up on me. I called back and asked the operator where they are located and the man said "Southern California", I asked if it was San Diego (as one of the messages indicated San Diego as the address for the person they were trying to reach), and the man said "No" and then hung up. When I tried to reach him again to advise him that all calls were being recorded and forwarded to the State's Attorney and FTC for investigation of FDCPA violations, before I could say a word he said "this is your fourth phone call to me which is considered harassment so if it happens again we will bring charges against you" and then he hung up the phone again. So I called back and asked the woman who answered to please take down my message and deliver it to him. For every phone call I receive from this guy in the future, he will get one right back!
Now, I think this guy got my phone # from a people search that I did a couple of months ago when I was trying to find an old friend - Because the person he keeps trying to reach is this old friend. Can anyone else make a similar connection?
Thank u I needed to hear that cause whoever these people are they keep blowing up my phone so I finally called them back and after reading others post these people were telling me the same thing
I reported them to the FTC. I keep getting a call from a "Michelle" about setting up a debit card number . I told her I wanted a letter stating that they are authorized to collect on the debt and for proof of the original debt. She said she did not know if she was authorized and had me speak to a "manager, " a Mr. Adams. He said he would email something over, never got an email. She called me again yesterday and said I have 24 hours to give them my debit card number or they would send me papers. Also considering reporting them to the State Attorneys office, this is a complete scam.
I keep getting calls from this number threatening to serve papers and talking about my property. The messages they leave are more and more threatening about court and deadlines to call them back and demands for credit card information. How do I report this harassment? It is very upsetting to receive these nasty rambling messages. Can these calls be blocked?
I got this same call today for these idiots, here is the kicker it was for my ex-husband we have been divorced since 2007. How they got my home number is unknown since my ex has never had that number and it is listed under my fiance name anyway. the number is a non listed number and I use my cell for everything I never give the house number out. So why they are calling me for him is unknown and after my divorce I filed chapt 7 bankruptcy since I was stuck with 250,000 in debt. I owe nothing it is all on him now. good luck finding him through me. sucka fish
Just an update, they called and said if I didn't not give them my debit card info they would have to serve me papers. I called an spoke to a woman named Michelle and told her I wanted to see proof that they have the right to collect on this credit card and she said she wasn't sure if she had all the correct information, so she transferred me to a "supervisor" who said he would send me an email stating their companies name and website, and my debt info. Never received anything, so I am willing to bet this is a complete scam. Beware of these guys
They call me every day asking for my debit card number. I have reported them to FTC and the state's attorney's office. They also go under the name Hamner Investment Services. I saw their name on my credit report, they did an inquiry the day before I got my first call. Said the debt was for $880.00, not $4000.00 like they said. They also left me a message saying they would not mail out paperwork until I gave them my debit info. Do NOT give these people any info or banking information!
This number called my job threating to take serve me some papers at my job. And even had a case number. This must stop!
I got the same call last week, a woman named Jordan said I owe over $4000.00 for a credit card from 2006. Said they can garnish my wages up to 25% and she had personal information about me (I'm assuming from a credit report they pulled up, isn't this illegal??) She said to call her back in 3 hours and she would see if the credit card co would accept payments. I called back and she said that they would take a lump sum of $500.00 or $50.00 for 3 months and they re-evaluate my situation and see if we can pay more. I did not give any bank or debit card info, they called again yesterday asking for my debit card info. I will be reporting them tomorrow.
I got a call from 877-274-5102. A Gary Jackson left a voicemail saying that I had 24 hours to return the call.He said he had documents concerning the property that I live at. I returned the call,asked for Gary Jackson.The man that I talked with told me that all of this was about a credit card debt from 2005,and that if I did not agree to pay the 2,177.00 from this credit card, that I never had,there would be documents delivered to my home.I gather that this would be a summons.He gave me 3 hours to contact him with my decision of how to deal with this.When I asked him to repeat his name and extension, I found out that his name was Larry Barnes,not Gary Jackson. He claims to be a legal representitive for Century & Associates.I was suspicious so I called the number again and the phones are answered through an answering service.
I've decided NOT to call back and let them bring the papers. Considering filing complaints with the FTC,FBI,BBB and other agencies.
Never pay anything unless you are MAILED a debt validation letter proving you owe a debt and that the company calling has the legal right to claim and collect that debt in your state. If they refuse to send you this documentation, per FDCPA regulations, you know they're trying to scam you. No proof that you owe the debt to them = no debt owed. Report the calls to the FTC and your state's Attorney General. If they call back, let them know you've reported them and that all calls they make to you are being recorded (even if you're not recording them) and forwarded to your attorney for violations of the FDCPA.
They also called and left a message on my son's phone, saying that I would receive important documents in the mail. i called them back and they said I had a $1000.00 credit card debt from 2006 and it has now reached $4000.00 and they would garish my wages if I didn't respond. They said they could settle for a lump sum of $500 and asked for my bank account info. I called the credit card company that they mentioned and was put on hold for 30 minutes, I finally hung up
they called my job today i called back they saidthey were an answering service they dont know that i know they are bogus enough of this crap calling the fbi and the ftc under federal law they are prohibited from calling your job!! i will sue them if i have to!!!
This number called my company, luckily I was out of the office but told my staff I was the closet relative to a person named Norman Wooden, a person I had never met before, and that I needed to get in contact with them regarding a Nationwide document. When I called them back gave them the reference number and they hung up on me...Scam is all I can say.
Very rude and very threatening.. Don't agree with them and give them no information about yourself.. dot give any strangers any money or info.. I don't care who they are.. Sounds to fishy to me.. They said that they came to my house to serve me papers to go to court but we can settle this right now.. I told him I'll see you in court.. Yeah right.. And that I'm going to be liable with lawyer fees and a bunch of bs..
received a message on my home answering machine stating that they are a document delivery service for century associates and that they just received documents regarding a court summons and that i had better call within 24 hours or they will proceed with judgment against me. did not bother to call back - they can get in line
received threatening phone calls from this company said they are sending us summons to appear in court! never heard of them. tried to tell them wrong person didn't care....
Same thing...left nasty messages...called my work. I returned call said don't bother me at work. Called me at work again and said the paper work will be in hr on mon. They try to scare people by saying they are taking you to court...funny thing is only the original company can sue you not these debt people...
They call me stating that they have a summons for me and have tried to deliver it to my home but that no one is ever there to sign for it. I told them that was a lie and not to call my work again.
I WILL CALL TO DAY TO THE FBI ABOUR THIS COMPANY I GET CALL FROM 877-274-5102 ALL THE TIME FIVE DAYA A WEEK 2-3 TIME IN A DAY I AM CALL THE FBI TODAY THIS MUST STOP!
This is a collections agency calling harassing people.
Jay Bruce stating I have a summons and also stating they will bring people to court...They keep harassing me at my home #. THIS IS A SCAM
Report to FBI
I keep getting these calls from 877-274-5102 // Jay Bruce stating I have a summons...They keep harrassing me at my job / I called they will not give the companies name and stated they are from a law firm.
Reporting to the FBI. What a bunch of losers.
After aggressive hostile calls to my parents I called this number. Said they are a switchboard for a lawfirm and that I was getting a summons from a past HBSC Orchard bank card from years ago.... Told me I was getting sued for double what I owed them... Can they tell you that stuff over the phone? Said I didn't live in the state and good luck. Once I said that line went quiet.