osomeone called me from that company(nationwide) the number 844-245-7180. talking bout a loan i had bac in 2011, i dont remeber anything bout what they talking bout, so i just made payment arrangements with them so that they can leave me alone
For at least the last year, an illegal group of debt collectors have been terrorizing consumers, their family, friends, and employees threatening to arrest the individual of an unpaid loan or other debt (their generally don't even owe). Be aware debt is a civil matter, not a criminal matter, and you can't be arrested. They threaten a warrant if the victim does not pay a sum of money by the credit card over the phone.
Even if you do owe a debt, do not be deceived by the actions of this group. Many of the accounts they are attempting to collect they do not own. In other words, if you pay these people, that is not going to clear your debt with its rightful owner.
Although when pressed the callers give the victim an address in Columbia South Carolina (usually a vacant lot) or Atlanta GA (often a parking lot near the bus station). They are actually out of the Charlotte North Carolina area. The scammers are using the following business names
Reynolds, Hill, and Associates
Berkley and Associates
Kaufmann and Associates
Sanderson Blaine & Associates
McKenzie Reid Associates
Kennedy, Kline, & Associates
Nationwide Asset and Recovery
Piedmont Investigations and Procurement
Here is a set of links to a variety of threads on this forum that document this group and its behavior. They include the experiences of victims as well as a former employee or two that quit within a week of finding out exactly what was going on. They also include responses from consumer advocates and people who are really criminal justice professionals advising victims of what to do
Both aforementioned Companies, the one, "Located at," 1232 Forsyth St Atlanta Georgia, and Nationwide Asset & Recovery, are both trying to collect the same debt, within the same month. With many phone calls, and some investigative work, I've found they are both fraudulent. Irate doesn't begin to sum up how disgusted I am. Please do not give these frauds your hard earned money. I'm now reporting these, "Agencies," to BBB, Attorney General, and the FBI. Ms. Brown should probably drop off the grid; the FBI is everywhere.
I was actually sent a payment agreement to pay off the debt. They wanted it signed and faxed back to them. The documents looked pretty real. I started picking it apart. The address 1232 Forsyth St, atlanta GA 28213 First off I map quested the address...there is not a 1232 Forsyth in Atlanta. Also the zipcode on the documents belong to Charlotte, NC. Yep!
Then the email address came across as Nationwide Asset and Recovery( but I could see a juno acct that belongs to a Lisa Davis. To make it even better: the address is connected to her facebook account.( I have Hotmail so it showed her profile picture and everything).
PLEASE do not give these people any of your information or money. This is a horrible scam and they are smart with paperwork etc.
Antonio Underwood Sr
Need to stop with the harassing phone calls, and impersonating as police officer. They call under several company names. Don't give these idiots any info! Scammers, reported them!
Antonio Underwood Sr
Need to stop with the harassing phone calls, and impersonating as police officer.
I RECEIVED A MESSAGE FORM THIS COMPANY TODAY STATING i OWED 1500 DOLLARS TO A CASH ADVANCE PLACE, IT JUST SEEMS SUSPICIOUS TO ME. THEY TOLD ME I HAVE UNTIL 5 PM TODAY TO PAY IN FULL OR ELSE I WILL BE IN JAIL ON 3500 DOLLAR BOND. NOW HOW WOULD THEY KNOW THIS?
I got the same call. She scared me into sending her 100$. I gave her a prepaid card with no money on it. I was scared so I sent $ because she threatened that I was going to get arrested. Help, what can I do to get them to stop calling. I had a debt from the company she mentioned and I paid it off 2 years ago. And they called my husband's ex-wifes mothers house looking for me. Not sure how they got that number. Frustrated.. I receive calls from scanners on a weekly basis. Looking out my front door every time I hear a car door close. Any input would be appreciate... Thanks!!!
I also received a call from this number that included an additional number 8885090338, stating I was going to be arrested, that the sheriff was on his way to an address I haven't lived at in over 10 years. As a grad student who will be working with helping others I didn't want a felony on my record. They contacted my daughter and scared her, my ex husband and who knows who else. I almost paid the 750 they asked for. They had all my info, social security number, and so on. They didn't want to verify it was me, they refused to verify who they were except that they were National Recovery Service. They didn't want to take down updated information. I asked them to send me something stating I owe this, as I know I have all debt paid, and all they said was the sheriff was on their way. They didn't want to update information as that would cause problems and she wanted to protect me. She claimed to be a police officer. Her name was officer Vicki Sullivan. She said I was being charged with check fraud. My son in law is a police officer, I also have a police report filed and if they find them charges will be filed. Don't pay these people, don't fall victim to a fake police officer. It can be scary when you receive the call, however ask more information as this will allow you to realize something isn't quite legit. If it doesn't feel right it isn't. I have contacted my bank, social security, credit bureau, etc. They continue to call my phone, I am planning on switching my number as well. I am glad I did some research prior to sending them a release to withdraw money from my account. The email paperwork they sent me wasn't on a legal letter head, one of many warning signs. These people are horrible and need to be caught, reality is they never probably will be. But the more information that is out there can protect others and that is why I am posting this correspondent.
This Company is a SCAM they called and stated that i owed money on a pay day loan I almost paid them 750.00 after doing further research I found my receipt from where I paid the loan off . I was given hell when I called them back and stated I had paid it off. My "case manage" Judy Rugsby was no longer in the office. They even went as far as stating that they were working with a local law office. I called the law office and they had no record of me. I also called my local Fraud and Investigation Unit which has no Judy Rugsby that works there. They are RUDE and IDIOTS. PLEASE DONT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.
These fraudsters are just that fraudsters! They called a friend of mine trying to reach me saying they are Nationwide Asset Recovery. Called them and got voicemail first saying this call is being recorded and hang up if you do not want be recorded . Call back then girl answers saying investigative services and when I ask who she is and why she called hangs up. Real debt agency would want to talk to you! what are these people after!
There addy and fax number
Toll Free: 888.609.3074
Address: 1232 Forsyth Street, Suite 254, Atlanta, GA 30303
§ 807. False or misleading representations [15 USC 1692e]
A debt collector may not use any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt. Without limiting the general application of the foregoing, the following conduct is a violation of this section:
(1) The false representation or implication that the debt collector is vouched for, bonded by, or affiliated with the United States or any State, including the use of any badge, uniform, or facsimile thereof.
(2) The false representation of --
(A) the character, amount, or legal status of any debt; or
(B) any services rendered or compensation which may be lawfully received by any debt collector for the collection of a debt.
(3) The false representation or implication that any individual is an attorney or that any communication is from an attorney.
(4) The representation or implication that nonpayment of any debt will result in the arrest or imprisonment of any person or the seizure, garnishment, attachment, or sale of any property or wages of any person unless such action is lawful and the debt collector or creditor intends to take such action.
(5) The threat to take any action that cannot legally be taken or that is not intended to be taken.
(6) The false representation or implication that a sale, referral, or other transfer of any interest in a debt shall cause the consumer to --
(A) lose any claim or defense to payment of the debt; or
(B) become subject to any practice prohibited by this title.
(7) The false representation or implication that the consumer committed any crime or other conduct in order to disgrace the consumer.
(8) Communicating or threatening to communicate to any person credit information which is known or which should be known to be false, including the failure to communicate that a disputed debt is disputed.
(9) The use or distribution of any written communication which simulates or is falsely represented to be a document authorized, issued, or approved by any court, official, or agency of the United States or any State, or which creates a false impression as to its source, authorization, or approval.
(10) The use of any false representation or deceptive means to collect or attempt to collect any debt or to obtain information concerning a consumer.
(11) The failure to disclose in the initial written communication with the consumer and, in addition, if the initial communication with the consumer is oral, in that initial oral communication, that the debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and that any information obtained will be used for that purpose, and the failure to disclose in subsequent communications that the communication is from a debt collector, except that this paragraph shall not apply to a formal pleading made in connection with a legal action.
(12) The false representation or implication that accounts have been turned over to innocent purchasers for value.
(13) The false representation or implication that documents are legal process.
(14) The use of any business, company, or organization name other than the true name of the debt collector's business, company, or organization.
(15) The false representation or implication that documents are not legal process forms or do not require action by the consumer.
(16) The false representation or implication that a debt collector operates or is employed by a consumer reporting agency as defined by section 603(f) of this Act.
§ 808. Unfair practices [15 USC 1692f]
A debt collector may not use unfair or unconscionable means to collect or attempt to collect any debt. Without limiting the general application of the foregoing, the following conduct is a violation of this section:
(1) The collection of any amount (including any interest, fee, charge, or expense incidental to the principal obligation) unless such amount is expressly authorized by the agreement creating the debt or permitted by law.
I've said it one time already and it's working. Everyone call them.
Getting calls from this number threating to put us in jail and garnish our wages. They have an account number, ss# and other info. They are claiming we owe money to a company that has been paid. We spoke to the co to confirm this is a scam and we are paid in full.
They can't arrest you don't let them bully you
I received a phone call about two months ago from a investigator who stated that I had a debt and I needed to pay it off. She an old address, bank account number and name and last four of my SSN. I asked her if this could be settled she said no and if I dont make arrangements I can be arrested for bank fraud. I was scared so I gave them my information. After I gave them my information I stated looking for information on them and e-mail contracts I may have signed because they said I took it out online. So after I researched and found out they were scammers, and I didn't have any information of my own then I cancelled my credit card. Now I have received a call about an hour ago from 877-460-1576 stating they are looking for a defendant which is my name. Gave me a case number 2014-XXXXX. I haven't called backed but I am kind of afraid not trying to be arrested. How can I find out if this is true or not? I have not received anything in the mail or e-mail regarding the debt and the amount owed. Tired of the phone calls myself.
You are so full of s$#%! I really hope you keep posting! I've narrowed you down on at least 5 sites now. You are part of these scams. You worthless people are so stupid. You should never call someone who's spouse works for the F.B.I. I cannot wait for you guys to call me again! I will be laughing all the way to bank after your criminal trial and then I make a killing off the civil suits!
Shall we find this woman and her "operations"??? Is he desperate to live the high life because she doesn't have a "job"?
SCAMMERS scammers tell them to f*** off ant stop calling me!!!!!
I also just receive a phone call from this number 877-460-1576 the "gentleman" kindly inform me that they will close out the paperwork if i don't fork over $575 to them. But when I ask for paperwork regarding this "debt" they say no paper work will be send out, but a court order to summon me. I've read the thread here, and thanks guy for all the useful information. But is there a way to track their information and get some more info on this debt that they are mention to see if it is real?. I mean, by all mean I know they are scammer, but if the debt is real i'd like to pay to right person. Which sound silly but when it is 5 years ago, I don't have recollection of it. Thanks!
You cannot reason with these people. I asked them to provide proof of debt. I paid creditrepair.com to clean my credit. The so-called loan was paid (agreement) with another creditor. The other creditor wiped it from my credit report once I paid 50% of the original balance. I have no other loans. My credit report is clean and I worked hard to get out of debt. I've reported these a***oles. It makes no sense to call my phone if you are not going to provide me with documentation. I told them I would fax them proof that this loan was paid in 2012 but they lady yelled and said I need to learn how to pay my damn bills. I said, "Miss, my credit score is now 712, and I took care of a past phone bill, HSBC, and this particular loan so my bills are paid." and She hung up. How rude!
I just got a call savannah grant. It's total bs. FRAUD
OH MY GOD ITS REAL
YES SAVANNAH GRANT IS FULL OF SH8T, SHE GOT ME FIRED AND ARRESTED! THEIR SCAMMERS BUT CHARGERS ARE REAL....I JUST HAD TO BAIL OUT OF JAIL...
Ms brown told me I had to pay by either money order or Routing number and bank account number.
This number has called several time threatening to send a sheriff to my home immediately if I don't pay x amount of dollars for a payday loan. Ms Brown even threatened my wife. Funny thing is that I contacted the local Police Department and they don't have any complaints or warrants for my arrest. Beware of this scam. Don't give then any bank account info.
Just filed a complaint with the local Sheriff and F.B.I. offices. Also called the BBB, FTC and AT&T. And proceeded to contact an attorney. I am DONE with harassing phone calls. I work too hard for these a-holes to try and get my money and threaten me at the same time. I'll keep this board updated when they get them! I'm done playing! I'm seeing this one through!
Got a call, went to voice mail. Message said they are trying to locate me, the defendant. I am laughing. These calls are to scam you out of money period. Debt collectors cannot by law use threats of arrest to collect. The FTC will tell you do not pay these people, answer or return the call.
Just got a harassing message from them. Says they will call back.
My mom received a message on her machine from these folks looking for my ex husband. How they associated her with him I have no idea. They didn't identify themselves on the machine. Got no answer when i called back and no name on their machine so I left a message letting them know we haven't heard from him in 8 years. Glad I looked here before actually talking to a person.