Called by 888-690-2848 claiming to be US Bank. Called US Bank Customer Service at 800-872-2657 & reported phishing call.
Had several calls from this number and let them go to VM.
They finally left a message to call ASAP.
Today I received a letter from them claiming that I owe 230.80.
I am turning this over to the Attorney Generals office and the Postal Service.
I am confident they will turn the heat up for fraud.
They called me 3 times today. I searched and found this site. So after their third vm, I called back. Sure enough, they claimed to be U.S. Bank customer service and immediately asked for my card number. I rattled off about 25 random numbers. She asked me to repeat it, and I made up another completely random set and just kept going until she interrupted and said that wasn't a valid number. So I asked HER to tell me my card number. She said she couldn't without verifying who I was. I said I wasn't giving it out until I verified who SHE was. She asked for my name, and I made up a male name (I'm female!) She started getting mad, and I told her I knew she wasn't with U.S. Bank because I'd already checked with them, and there are multiple websites warning of their scam. She kept saying she needed to verify my identity! I told her I know who I am and gave her a few choice words. She threatened to "disconnect the call." Told her I'd beat her to the punch and would be reporting their scam and hung up. Called again just for fun and got a different "customer service agent." This one asked for my phone number. Told her she should know it since they had called me and asked why she didn't immediately ask for my card number like the last one I'd talked to. She said "have a good night" and hung up. Checked U.S. Bank website, and of course there were NO 888 numbers listed. Sorry for the long post, but it was really pretty fun to call them out on it! Blocked the number, so I guess that's that!
Thanks for your message. I have been hounded by this No. 4 to 5 times a day have the No. blocked so all I get is a beep to let me know they called. Thanks again and God Bless.
Elon Financial. Who the hell is this? Calling me at work?
no message left
Called my work number at 7pm. Evil.
Received a call from the 8886902848, let it go to voice mail. Recording stated it was card member services from USBank. I called the 1800USBANKS number, to check with them, It is their number. No fraud here. They need some of your info to pull up the account. When I used the 1800USBANKS number, I verify through the phone, no info needed to give them. Call the other number, they need to know who is calling them.
this number calls me 10 times a day and then hangs up. Very annoying
This number has called me several times in the last week. most of the time it rings 1 or 2 times then hangs up. Finally call and let it ring several times but when I answered then hung up. I called them back they told me they were with Elon medical and wanted my account number when I told him I didn't know who they were they wanted my social security number. so I told them when they are ready to properly identify themselves call me. after reading these articles I am blocking the number. it is my suggestion everyone else does the same
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This guys keep doing fraud and no one take action of this robberies. I don understand, posting here for more that 3 years and keep calling to honest people "what is your card number" I said what card number... then they said the card you have a past due...
A recorded voice called my cellphone and said that if I was (my name) to press 1, if not to press 2. I hung up.
I got a voice message saying they were from Elon Financial, asking me to return the call. I had a feeling it is a scam as I have never heard of this company before. Thanks to the posts here, I am not calling them back. I wished these scammers would put their time to better use that is not harmful to people!!
This number called my work, said I had an urgent message. I called the number back and the women said she was with Card Member services and immediately began asking for personal information. When I wouldn't answer her questions and asked who she was and what this matter what regarding she got really defensive and hung up on me.
Got message at home. Called back, she wanted to verify my identity before telling me which card it was for, i wouldn't verify id without her telling me which card. Told her I guess that we are screwed then. She said they could tell me when they call again.
Julio C Perez
This number keeps calling me that they need to speak to me urgently about a personal matter. The request my SSN and personal information, which I do not by any means give it to them. They state that they can't give me any further information unless they can verify who I am.
They wanted personal information. Said they represented credit card companies. Said they were not telemarketers. The lady would not give me the name of the company she worked for. When asked she said "we represent many companies and I need the rest of your info to answer that" When I said "what company do you work for, who is the 'we' in your statement", she just repeated she needed my info to tell me which company it was. Would not tell me what the call was about or who it was from or anything without my personal info.
This number appears on my caller ID once a day. Finally caught me at home. It was US Bank. They asked for someone that used to have my phone number. No way to speak to anyone. It was automated and wanted my info.
A recorded message said they were some financial group and asked me to input the last 4 of my social security number. 3rd time they've called.
to clarify, they started by saying they were with US Bank
Called my workplace and left a message saying they were with US Bank and it was about my credit card. I called back the next day before breakfast and without even thinking gave them my name and Social. The only thing surprising was they wanted to settle my credit card balance - which should have been zero - and that's what raised the flag. But it also put me into a panic; I want to be a responsible person who pays their cards on time. So my first reaction was to pay my credit card - not realize it was a fraudster. :(
I experienced the same thing this morning.
A message was left on my office general number stating that I was to call 1-888-690-2848 and that it is was related to Card Services on one of my accounts. They were asking for me to verify personal information. I asked for more information as to the details of this call and she stated she would only give me more information once I have verified my information. I refused to give any details and she hung up. SCAM Be aware. A honest company would never withold information and then hang-up on it;s customer.
This number called me and asked for my personal info to verify but the refused to disclose the name or nature of the company. I thought it was fishy and asked for a supervisor he said the same thing so I politely told them I wouldn't and then hung up unfortunately I had given more info than I intended to before I figured something was wrong. Hopefully I stopped soon enough.
18886902848 appears to be a PHISHING number as I called my bank and they said they did not call me and the number may be a scam as there is a lot of scamming going on.
Got a recorded message at my work. Called the number back, she wanted my card number. I asked what card and she just said credit card. I asked for which bank and she said she could not tell me, that I would have to give her a card number. I told her if she ever called my place of work again, I would own that company. She hung up.
You can report them to the State Attorney General's office, and to the FTC & FCC. However, you all can send them cease and desist letters via the US mail certified.
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Section 809 of the FDCPA http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf requires 3rd-party debt collectors to give debtors written notice of debt (the key word is *shall*) :
"§ 809. Validation of debts
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall, unless the following information is contained in the initial communication or the consumer has paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice containing?
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within the thirty-day period that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer?s written request within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will provide the consumer with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor."
A Collection Agent May Not?
Here are the top 11 actions prohibited by the The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:
Misrepresent Him or Herself
A debt collector may not misrepresent himself as an attorney or law enforcement officer.
Use the Telephone to Annoy or Harass
A collection agent may not cause a telephone to ring or engage any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously with an intent to annoy, abuse, or harass anyone at the called number.
Threaten Arrest or Lawsuit
A collection agent may not threaten a consumer with arrest. It may not threaten legal action that is either not permitted or not actually contemplated. In other words, a the threat of a lawsuit may be an empty one.
Use Abusive or Threatening Language
A debt collector may no use abusive or profane language in the course of communication related to the debt.
Publish a Bad Debt List
Publishing the consumer?s name or address on a "bad debt" list is prohibited.
Contact By Embarrassing Media
A debt collector may not communicate with a consumer by post card. It may not use any language or symbol, other than the debt collector?s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram. A debt collector may use its business name if such name does not indicate it is in the debt collection business.
Contact a Consumer at Work
A collection agent may not communicate with consumers at their place of employment after being told this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer.
Seek Unjustifiable Amounts
A debt collector may not demand any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under law.
Contact a Consumer Represented by an Attorney
A collection agent may not contact a consumer after it learns the consumer is represented by a lawyer.
Communicate With a Consumer After Receiving a Validation Request
If a consumer sends a written §1692g response within 30 days, the collection agent may not communicate with the consumer until it mails the consumer the requested verification of original creditor's name and address.
Communicate With Third Parties
A debt collector may not reveal or discuss the nature of a consumer?s debts with third parties other than the consumer?s spouse or attorney. A collection agent may contact neighbors or co-workers only to obtain location information. It may contact a third party again if it has reason to believe the information the party provided previously is false.
Bills.com FDCPA FAQ
Below are questions Bills.com readers ask frequently:
Can a Collection Agent Call My Cell Phone?
Yes. However, if you tell the debt collector it may not use that number because it is a cell phone, it may not contact you again at that number.
I Keep Receiving Dozens of Calls From Collection Agents. Is That Legal?
No. Unscrupulous collection agents will use "block parties" or "office parties" where they contact a consumer, multiple neighbors, or co-workers telling them they need to reach the consumer on an urgent matter. This is not permitted under the FDCPA.
A Collector Says I Will Be Arrested if I Do Not Pay
This was a true statement before the US Civil War, but has not been true since. People may be arrested if an aggressive judge files a bench warrant for a person who does not appear at a hearing relating to a lawsuit regarding a debt. However, in that case, the offense is the failure to respond to a court order, and not the existence of the debt. As stated above, it is illegal under the FDCPA to threaten a consumer with arrest if the consumer does not pay the debt.
Elon Financial called my house looking for my daughter. Got another phone call today now looking for my husband. They wanted my credit card number. Asked why they are asking for my daughter. They hung up. Called again, again wanted my 16 digit care number. Said we owe $30. Told them we have no account with them. They hung up.
Also just got a voice mail at work for Elon Financial. No clue who it is and I never give my work number out to anyone.
I also received a message on my work voicemail. When I returned the call they answered asking for my card number. I immediately asked what company it was and they just hung up. Have all of you received calls at work? I wonder if by chance we all work for the same company??