888-853-6892
Bob McGill
Bob McGill
2012-12-17 18:51:25
Unknown
Received a call from "Detective Laurel" stating I had apparently been a victim of identity theft in Miami. Said she worked for the credit reporting firm. Asked if I wanted her to mail the false applications to me. Seemed odd, so I asked how I could verify she was legit. She gave me 866 787 2185 x0548 to call. Like the others, went to a message for the "General Investigations Unit" and when I punched in 0 instead of her extension, lo and behold it went to *her* voice mail - "Elizabeth Laurel". I will not be calling back. Original call was from a blocked number btw
Just Me
Just Me
2012-07-24 16:55:57
Unknown
You had better contact ALL three credit reporting agencies and place a fraud alert on your account.  If this person has your SSN, you are in danger, especially if you verified the information for her.  You should also contact your local police department and they can advise you what else to do.  NEVER verify any personal information over the phone with someone YOU did not call. Start acting now to protect yourself.
I had my identity stolen and it took YEARS to straighten it out.
Joe Smith
Joe Smith
2012-07-24 16:38:35
Unknown
I received several calls from her recently. She told me a similar story that someone had applied for four credit cards within the last week. She went on to say that they had used a PO Box in Dallas Texas. What was most concerning was that she recited my SS#, and address. She didn't solicit this information from me, she already knew it.
I ordered my credit report and there were not any credit inquiries in the recent past.
This is not adding up, has anyone been able to ascertain what her angle is?
apileoftile
apileoftile
2012-05-02 22:14:31
Unknown
Elizabeth Laurel. I have filed a complaint with the FTC. This could also be a collections call trying to get information for a collection agency. Press her for information, Ask her the case # is, or ask for her badge number, if she is really a detective...she will hang up on you. Unfortantley she will just call back in a month or so.
The other thing is the phone numbers just roll over to the next, then to the next. Give fake info, tell them your in a correctional facility & your phone time is limited, if they would like to visit with you please come to the jail.
Andrea
Andrea
2012-02-03 01:00:45
Unknown
Just received the same call from Detective Laurel.  I have suffered through some identity theft previously and wasn't sure if this was an extension or another round of the same, so I asked the local police department to look into the call on my behalf.  He said there were several notable warning signs, which I am posting here for everyone's reference.
1) The voicemail indicated the phone belongs to the Investigation Agency.  The fact the agency has no proper name is a red flag.
2) The woman claimed to be working for the credit agencies.  When pressed, she told the officer she was working for "all of them."  The officer says no one works for all three agencies - it's one or the other.  (This makes sense in hindsight!)
3) She kept trying to get the officer to have me call rather than work with the officer.  She claimed it was because she had several open applications on her desk.  The officer had to repeatedly tell her I would not be contacting her and that she needed to deny the applications.

The officer also advised me that in the future, I should suggest to the caller that she (or he) call the local police department and work directly with the officers there to address any possible fradulent activity on my account.  If any personal information is required to continue the investigation, they will act as liasons to obtain the information from me.
Andrea
Andrea
2012-02-03 00:58:18
Unknown
Just received the same call from Detective Laurel.  I have had suffered through some identity theft previously and wasn't sure if this was an extension or another round of the same, so I asked the local police department to look into the call on my behalf.  He said there were several notable warning signs, which I am posting here for everyone's reference.
1) The voicemail indicated the phone belongs to the Investigation Agency.  The fact the agency has no proper name is a red flag.
2) The woman claimed to be working for the credit agencies.  When pressed, she told the officer she was working for "all of them."  The officer says no one works for all three agencies - it's one or the other.  (This makes sense in hindsight!)
3) She kept trying to get the officer to have me call rather than work with the officer.  She claimed it was because she had several open applications on her desk.  The officer had to repeatedly tell her I would not be contacting her and that she needed to deny the applications.

The officer also advised me that in the future, I should suggest to the caller that she (or he) call the local police department and work directly with the officers there to address any possible fradulent activity on my account.  If any personal information is required to continue the investigation, they will act as liasons to obtain the information from me.
Me
Me
2012-01-10 02:56:01
Unknown
I was also contacted via email and phone from Inv. Wells. now that she has called you, it is gonna go on and on. She has been emailing me for about 4 months now and I never responded. Like I really am gonna respond to an investigator espeically if its for real lol. Anyways she somehow got my number and now harrasing me over the phone. It is annoying.... Like I said this has been going on for about 4 months now....Good Luck....
Me
Me
2012-01-10 02:51:30
Unknown
I also received emails after emails and have been receiving emails demanding I get in touch with her "Investigator Wells" as soon as possible. Some how she got my number and on Christmas day she sent " Hey "_____" I hope you had a merry christmas. Hey whats ______ number?" as if she was a friend of mine and without asking any questions I would just send her so and so number. Yea right. I sent back and said who is this and I never received an answer. Today I received another message stating this is investigator Wells and I need for you to call me back at 888-853-6892 Ext. 6207. Out of curiousity I called from another phone and just as everyone said a recording picks up and asked to record your name at the beep. I never could get anyone on the phone but I am calling after 5pm. Im gonna call again tomorrow a.m. and see what I get..... I agree with everyone else its a scam. They need to quit being loosers its not like the economy isnt hard enough and people are stuggling as it is...
nikki
nikki
2011-11-07 22:24:10
Unknown
i recieved a call also from her but it was a different ext. number but i didnt call it back to find out what she wanted
Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
2011-10-11 03:41:24
Unknown
I received a call today from this number 888-853-6892 and the message I received was simply, "Hello, (Insert my first name and my wife's), this is Investigator Wells.  Please call me back as soon as possible at ext. 6052.  

Interesting that they knew my first name and my wife's first name.
Not born yesturday
Not born yesturday
2011-09-30 21:02:50
Unknown
Rcv'd a call from Det. Laurel requesting an immideate phone call regarding possible theft of my identity and it was imperative I returend her phone call at 866.865.0910 ext 317. Thanks to all the postings here,  I call her  back and l/m on her "vm" to advise that if she called my number again I was going to report her to the authorities for fraud scam since I'd saved the messages and printed out internet information that proved the whole thing is a scam. Never heard from her agian. People BEWARE!!!
Anonymous
Anonymous
2011-06-06 21:06:04
Unknown
My ex-mother-in-law received numerous calls from this Detective Laurel, who said she was from Investigation dept (1-888-853-6892) ext 401 was the number. She said that my identity had been stolen ...she stated that there were credit card apps in 2 weeks filed from Texas. This person never would say exactly where they were from...what state, where their department was from seemed odd to me. Laurel also stated that she could only leave so many messages and I should call back seemed strange.
Roz Nero
Roz Nero
2011-06-06 21:06:04
Unknown
I received a phone call from these people posing as a "detective" and that credit applications had been filed in my name in Texas and that I needed to give them personal information over the phone.
John
John
2011-06-06 21:06:04
Unknown
I received a call from Det Laurel about Credit card fraud.  It sounded fishy so I didnt call her back
Robyn
Robyn
2011-06-06 21:06:04
Unknown
I received a call from this number too. Thanks for posting. The lady left a message i called back and i get a message of if this is an emergency call 911 ... something like that then it says that I reached a investigators office.
skeptical
skeptical
2011-04-20 20:35:45
Unknown
Received call from Investigator Taylor looking for information on my neighbor, she gave me his name ,which I didn't know, reason for looking for him and also gave me the name of the main homeowner after I asked if she knew , she provided the correct name.  I didn't give info, will notify person someone is looking for him
not stupid
not stupid
2011-03-13 18:07:22
Unknown
thanks for all the posting> I thought they were going to bust me for my old lady ripping off the tag on are mattres. LOL. we got the same phone call for Detective harris..... same number differnet x 6372 left two messgaes then googled the number and found this glad we did, this is an old scam in a new way never give personal info over the phone. your pin mumber and personal info is not even needed to look into these issues , the credit card company will contact you themselfs. NICE TRY
kimmy
kimmy
2010-03-17 03:31:05
Unknown
You are probably part of her team.
No Sucker
No Sucker
2010-01-29 16:36:50
Unknown
Just got a call on Jan 25th from a woman saying "This is Detective Harris I would appriciate a phone call back at 888-853-6892 ext. 6255".... So they are still at it. Watch out!!!!
littleone
littleone
2009-08-22 19:34:10
Unknown
I got a message to call back- although from telephone number 866-344-7882 ext 2216.  This call was from Mary Laurel regarding 4 credit apps within the past week. Stated she was investigator for the major reporting companies. Stated the apps were "red flagged" because my address and Texas PO box given didn't match.  Told me I should file complaint with FTC.  I tried to call back (initial greeting very vague) when I realized she had been very vague and I did not have enough info to complete report.  The number was blocked.  I called from another phone and when asked to state name, went directly to voice mail (vague message).  I hung up without leaving a message and immediately tried to redial.  New number blocked.  See a pattern?  We'll see if she calls back.  My money is on no.
A
A
2009-03-02 23:06:04
Unknown
This is total fraud...she's looking for info. BEWARE!!
Amanda
Amanda
2008-05-26 17:37:52
Unknown
Detective Laurel called me as well, and actually was really helpful.  My identity had been stolen, and I'm glad she helped me out
stolen privacy
stolen privacy
2008-04-08 20:31:57
Unknown
I have been receiving messages for my son.  The woman left a message identifying herself as Detective Laurel and that this was an urgent matter and she needed to speak to him immediately.  The contact info was (888)853-6892 ext. 807.  When call was returned answering machine was stating that the general investigations unit was reached and that could enter the extension to be immediately connected to the detectives cell phone  or if it was an emergency to hang up and call 911.  The next day when the same caller was leaving a message I picked up the phone and asked where she was calling from and she stated Accurate Investigations.  I asked what this was about and she stated that his identity had been stolen  and that she couldn't discuss with me. I told her that he would check this out and would probably not be calling her back. She responded with it was very important that she speak with him because she had 3 online credit applications in Texas with his SSN in front of her.  Son and I are skeptical about this call and expecially after seeing the other comments.
Roz
Roz
2008-03-06 21:28:38
Unknown
I got a call from these people and they posed as Detectives trying to help me investigate credit apps that have supposedly been taken in my name.  They wanted personal information from me and I refused.  When I called them back to verify their identity they hung up on me and told me I better cooperate with them.
Bee
Bee
2008-02-12 23:39:26
Unknown
I recieved numerous calls from this Detective laurel, who said they were from Investigation dept (1-888-853-6892) ext 303 was the number. She said that my identity had been stolen ...she stated that there were 3 credit card apps in 2 weeks filed from Texas. This person never would say exactly where they were from...what state, where their department was from seemed odd to me. Laurel also stated that she could only leave so many messages and I should call back seemed strange. I thought this might be a fake so I googled the number and found this page with other similar stories.
bob
bob
2008-02-02 01:11:02
Unknown
See my post, beware.
naira
naira
2008-01-26 05:38:50
Unknown
On January 24th I have received a left message from this number with the following content: "This is detective Loral from General Investigation agency. We have received an application for a credit card by your name and ssn. So far the address looks strange, I am sure that you are a victim of an identity theft, that is why I want to investigate this case. So please call me back to the number 1-888-853-6892 ext.303 to provide more detail about yourself".

I called twice but no one answered, just the automate responding machine asked to leave a message.
mary
mary
2008-01-24 17:52:44
Unknown
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