904-379-9833
FL, US
old wife.
old wife.
2012-10-24 03:10:37
Unknown
I got a call from them today as well, leaving a message asking me to call them back regarding my now EX husband and offered a case number and everything. Case number 91022. She called twice because I didn't answer the first time. I don't answer unknown numbers for this very reason. She sounded like she was about to blow her own brains out. She needs a real job. I forget her name. The number she called from the first time was 1-904-738-7865, and the second time was 1-904-738-7321. She asked me to call her back on 1-800-957-1987 ext 229. Obviously, I haven't called her back. I find it incredibly creepy that they are able to find ex wives phone numbers and know everyone's name and everything. She apparently even called my ex's mother as well threatening to throw him in jail if she didn't pay said "debts". Creepy creepy.
New wife
New wife
2012-10-23 13:56:34
Unknown
Got a call from Lynn Stevens at 1-800-457-1987 ext 229 for my husband's ex-wife for over 18 years ago. This is our new house and our new number. They call everyday looking for her even when we have asked them to stop calling she doesn't live here. The black lady Lynn Stevens then gets an attitude and raises her voice of course not surprised with these ghetto people. We have to stop them and start reporting them they go too far! Being totally harassed for somebody else!
G.L.
G.L.
2012-05-04 20:28:51
Debt Collector
216-282-0140 called.  Tiffany Atkins from "The Law Group" from Ohio.  Refused to provide any information about the company or the issue.  Also spoke with Chase and with Jessica.  All very evasive.  Once you start asking real questions and let them know that you are on to their scam they back off very quickly.
Walt
Walt
2012-02-01 22:05:09
Debt Collector
SCAM SCAM SCAM need to be reported and maybe someone can find these poor people a responsible job that they can take pride in and not have to lie to their parents so they won't be embarrassed. It must suck not being able to look at yourself just to make a buck!
freda
freda
2011-11-04 20:11:25
Debt Collector
I recieved a phone call from a collection agency stating check fraud for a payday loan from july 2008 and they stated that there would be a warrant issued for my arrest within 2 hrs if i did not pay 520.00 dollars to them today and once i realized that there was something wrong i called and cancelled my debit card once i put in the 1-800-957-1987 phone # on line to get the company name and this article appeared about the scam. mind you that the money was not taken at the time of the call as stated. the gentleman gave me a name of Mr. Hodkins and demanded my information to take care of this balance today or be arrested. When he stated that he was waiting for the information to go through he never put me on hold or gave me a confirmation number which made me think that something was wrong. So when i hung up the phone with him i cancelled all my accounts that i had given him access too. SO PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY. I am so glad that i checked the phone number online. There not a fraud investigative unit for any payday loan. they are just trying to scam people and once he had my information everything all of a sudden was Ok and No Arrest warrant. Also when i called the number back and did not recieve an answer. A voice mail recording picked up like a house phone number......
sam
sam
2011-11-04 14:14:38
Debt Collector
Got a call from 904-374-1798 from "Trudy Smith", she said that she was calling from Mercer, Wood and Associates. She said that she was going to file my papers with the county if I didn't pay them. I gotton a call a couple of days ago from Lauren Atwell with the same company. IT IS A SCAM, wish I would have known sooner she got me for $621.00, I am a single parent and was so scared that I was going to jail over a past due payday loan. Please anyone reading this take my advice, to make sure its not a scam, ask them all kinds of questions: name of company, their name and tell them to send you paperwork first. Do your research, also if your bill has gotton that far where they want to press charges, then they will not be calling you trying to settle, you will just get a notice in the mail to appear in court. I hope this helps anyone that has gotton this call!!!
chels
chels
2011-10-08 21:43:03
Unknown
same happend to me they said my bf wrote a bad check and he had a week to pay 730 dollars or go to jail i was so worried but im glad i found the truth he went by the name christopher kane and thomas gibbson state of flordia on my callar id and im from texas anyone could be there next victum please post this on facebook to all your friends
Scambuster
Scambuster
2011-09-19 21:00:12
Debt Collector
See this ad they posted looking for more CROOKED COLLECTION AGENTS!!!  Note the fax number - report this to authorities.  Let's bust these people!

Details about Job ID# 23893  

Employer:  Company Confidential
Position:  Collectors  
Job category: Customer Service  
Description:  checkprocessing1@yahoo.com

Looking for hungry self motivated people that want to be successful and make big paychecks and drive big cars and do big things.

Hours are from Mon-Thur 8-5 and Fri 8-4 beat everyone to the bank with the biggest weekly check you have ever made.

We are 1099 employees so you get 100% of your money up front and we do not hold a week. Great atmosphere family oriented business growing fast.

Have open positions for COLLECTORS (EXPERIENCE A MAJOR PLUS) and have expanded to a much larger office. We just got a 5 MILLION Dollar Portfolio of new business from Store Fronts & Internet payday loans and we need hungry, hungry, hungry collectors.

YOU decide what your paycheck is, there is no cap.

Daily, Weekly and Monthly Bonuses


If you are interested please fax resume to 904-900-1177 or email your resume to the above posted email. You can also contact us at 904-551-5364 ask for Mrs. Hall.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!



This job offer posted on JaxJobs 7/28/2011.
Alicia
Alicia
2011-09-15 00:51:10
Debt Collector
I got a call from my sister and my boyfriend, both freaking out about some lady named Kate Jones with a company called STA  that had called and told them that she was with the fraud division and had three pending felony warrants for some bad checks I had written.  I also got a VM from this Kate Jones on my phone, and when I called back to find out what was going on, some other lady told me she was out at court and that I needed to call back in the morning because Kate is with the felony division.  Anyways, I did some research on the whole payday loan thing and found out that unless otherwise stated, payday loan companies do not prosecute on defaulted loans.  I am meeting with my attorney tomorrow afternoon.  He is going to call this place for me and give some more advice on the matter. I will post again with more information.  The numbers that showed up on our caller id was 904-726-1682, 904-726-1681, and the ext. left was 214.
Tinyelf
Tinyelf
2011-09-13 21:27:19
Unknown
And just to add, her latest thing is to call me at work, and when I refused to talk to her once and hung up, she called right back, screaming at me wanting to talk to my boss and I flat told her no! She's harassing me at home and at work. What can I do? This last call she made I informed her she was calling an actual attorney's office, and that I was turning this phone call over to the attorney! See what she does with that!
Tinyelf
Tinyelf
2011-09-13 21:24:55
Unknown
I keep getting calls from a black woman who says her name is Rene Brown from this number, and leaves extension number 211. She has claimed at times that she's with some legal company and threatening me with being arrested, as well. She's a fake and a fraud. If you demand that she send you something in writing to prove what she's saying, she gets all mad and ends up hanging up.
Stacy Ashton
Stacy Ashton
2011-09-02 20:10:38
Debt Collector
My parents received a call from this number saying they were looking me, about a check that had been passed by me, I havent even had a checking acct for over 6 years now, and they didnt even have my current last name. Also the number they called has only been in my parents name for less then 2 years now.  The caller said his name was Travis Taylor and he was working for Check Fraud Investigation.  The call came in from another number, and it was under Florida call. He also stated that I had received notification from my financial intstitution, this info was left on an answering machine with a computerized voice and no information as to whos phone number it is.
Ray
Ray
2011-09-01 13:07:04
Unknown
did a reverse look up and looked up jones and associates and came up with this company JonesMyersandAssociates they have a facebook page that is looking for full time part time help for collecting and payday loan experience required.  Just some info incase anyone else gets hit.
Ray
Ray
2011-09-01 12:46:34
Debt Collector
I received a VM from a lady named Nina stating that I need to call her back if not i was waving conscel and she was going too file with the County. Now she DID NOT say what county. The number she was calling from was 904 726 1682 ext 214. I believe this is a fraud. I have a payday out yes but I have been through defaulting on a Payday loan and It took them at least a year to reach me then I paid them off. This company named STA Processing also called my Boyfriend whom freaked out on me because they said i was under investigation for check fraud. I havent written a check in four years and they have never defaulted. This company after i did a reverse phone look up is in FL, where Ii have never lived.  STA processing is also not listed in the BBB and when they left the voice mail on my phone NINA worked for a Attorneys office but when she left the VM on my Boyfriends phone she worked for STA Processing..  THIS IS A FRAUD INFORMATION FROM A FORMER PAYDAY LOAN HAS BEEN LEAKED BE CAREFUL OF THIS COMPANY AND STAY FAR AWAY FROM THEM!!!!
Bonnie
Bonnie
2011-08-31 15:59:44
Debt Collector
I got a call from Olivia gates 18009571987 stating a fraud case was pending against me and I had ..two hours to come up with 685 dollars or be arrested
Mrs.....
Mrs.....
2011-08-24 20:55:56
Unknown
I just received a call from Travis Taylor he stated that he was calling about a bad check thru citibank some loan or such.....first of all I never banked with citi bank.  When I asked them to send me everything in writing he stated he could not send me the copy of the check cause it was evidence. No I told him you can't send me a copy of the check cause there is NONE!!  He hung up on me!! I don't play that don't call me for nothing if it's legit and  important send it to me writing!
Danielle
Danielle
2011-08-22 21:59:24
Debt Collector
My friend called me telling me that she got a call from this number stating her name was Olivia Gates.  Ive seen a special on abc about debt collecting and how scandalous it is, but when people call you from places like this, and claim they are charging you, or arresting, they are LYING....you can't get arrested for a civil matter. i also tried calling and no ones picking up!!!
Susan
Susan
2011-08-22 19:59:46
Unknown
I got a call from a Jasmine Jones, who said she was with CIS, from the 904-900-1187 number, but said her number was 904-379-9833 extension 224. She left a case number and said they were trying to reach me to serve me with papers, something to do with a check. I suspect this is the same person who contacted my EX-MOTHER-IN-LAW and scared the hell out of her telling her they were trying to serve me with court papers, but wouldn't say for what or in what court! I haven't been in that family in 4 years! These people are getting on my last nerve! Threatening people with jail is a crime in itself, and debt collectors CANNOT do that! My daughter works for a collection agency locally & she tells me what they can and cannot do, and that's one thing they can't do, but these people do it all the time, it seems! I hope somebody shuts them down permanently!
Amy
Amy
2011-08-17 22:58:31
Unknown
Travis Taylor contacted me today.  Interesting that when I called back to 904-379-9833 no one answer...and not even a voice machine.  The phone rings and rings.  This is about the tenth time someone has called me like this.  I wish they would stop selling my information!
Danette
Danette
2011-08-17 17:57:43
Debt Collector
I got a call from Travis Taylor today.  He left me a vm message and I called him back.  He gave me the same song and dance that everyone on here has gotten.  I let him go thru all of it and when he asked for my attorneys name I told him that I didn't need one because when it went to court I would be representing myself.  Then he said he needed my HR department.  I told him that I was not giving that info to him because he did not have permission to do a wage assignment, and if he wanted to garnish my check he was going to have to take me to court. To make a long story short, I ended up hanging up on him after he couldn't intimidate me with the whole serving me with papers.  I told him to bring it on.  I have gotten this call from people here, people over seas...I need them to do better...

So when I called the number back, just now, to get the name...I was told..that they were a private ten story building and that she answered the phone for many companies..so she wouldn't give me the name of the company, nor would she give me the address...Seriously???  Yeah...FAIL!!!!
patrickjames
patrickjames
2011-08-16 14:49:21
Unknown
Yeah the caller ID said it was from State of Florida.... I have gotten calles before, the man threatening me to issue a warrant for my arrest if I don't pay the 500 dollars.  I have been getting calls from them for over a year.
Sue
Sue
2011-08-12 13:48:58
Unknown
Got the same message, said she was working with the local county fraud division.  Looking for my child - who has moved away.  Called me at work and told the receptionist the story also.  I am embarrassed and wondered why the information had to be passed through someone else before given to me.  Is this a scam?  904-379-9833 Olivia Gates.  Said she represents Mercer Wood & Associates.
DCfan
DCfan
2011-08-11 18:56:55
Unknown
I got a call from this same outfit....poke with "Olivia Gates" said I would have a warrant out at 4 today if I did not come up with $902 for a payday loan from last year....Funny thing I had no payday loans last year, and when I did it was 2 years ago. Glad I found this site to check this out before going bonkers trying to get them money. The phone number comes back as one of 2 names (#

Laniya Reed 1646 W 45th St, Jacksonville, FL 32208 or #

Reggie Anderson 10275 Old Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257)

Please do not fall for this scam
Scared but relieved
Scared but relieved
2011-08-10 14:13:01
Unknown
Got a call today from a Travis Taylor said he was from Check investigative Svcs. 904-379-9833. Told me I needed to repay a payday loan that I took out from BMG payday loan read me all of my personal information and told me that I had 3 felonies against me and he would be going to issue a warrant for my arrest.  I got worried and decided to google the number! Glad I did.
Tf
Tf
2011-08-10 08:54:42
Unknown
I just got a called from the 904-379-9833 yesterday and her name is Tiffany Atkins and she said that I have 3 fraud misdemeanor and if I will not pay they will issue a warrant of arrest. I sent 100 dollars my last money to money gram. What should I do?
Follow these Steps
Follow these Steps
2011-08-05 17:19:42
Unknown
If you have received these calls please follow the following steps:
1. DO NOT give personal information
2. Contact Jacksonville Sheriff's Office or law enforcement in your jurisdiction
3. Place a fraud alert on your credit by contacting equifax: 800 525 6285 or going to their website www.equifax.com,  experian: 888 397 3742 www.experian.com, and transunion: 800 680 7289 www.transunion.com
4. Contact the Divison of Consumer Services in Tallahassee 800 435 7352, they need to let people know this is happening.
5. Also I would contact the places where anyone has taken an advance out. I believe that their databases may have been compromised and they have not informed the public.
6. If you continue to get calls let the party know that you have taken these steps and to stop calling.
santana
santana
2011-08-05 16:13:10
Unknown
Did they tell u what company they were with?, I am wanting to file a police report and trying to find all I can.   904-379-9833 is actually registered to Lavina Reed at 1646 W 44th St  Jacksonville FL, 32208.  They almost got me for 200.00 dollars.  Said they were from a company called CIS (check investigation services).   Please let me know anything u find out, and I will do the same
Jennifer Garcia
Jennifer Garcia
2011-08-05 15:50:06
Debt Collector
I do not want Olivia Gates calling me. She is rude and threatened and harrassed me. I plan to file a phone harrassment charge against this crazy lady.
santana
santana
2011-08-04 20:53:02
Unknown
Did they tell you a company they were from?   I had someone call me from several numbers and 904-379-9833 was a number they left on my VM to call back,   for a payday load from 2008 as well.  They said they would take it down, and it would be a felony.  I almost bought the whole thing until my co-worker who had a payday loan problem too, told me that they couldn't do that.   They also called from 904-900-1187, 904-900-1187, 904-900-1224.   This number 904-379-9833, shows up registered to a Levina Reed at 1646 W44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208.  This is only like 10 miles away from my job.  I called the Attorney General's Office, and filed a police report on it.
Austin resident
Austin resident
2011-08-03 19:14:41
Debt Collector
I received a call today from James Hawkins. He was being an a** saying if I didnt make payment then a warrant would be issued today by 5. I told him to kiss my grits. I dont remember the loan from 08 for 200.00 but I now owe 560.00 I was like are you kidding do what u got to do. Everybody know for those payday loans they cant do nothing but put it on your credit report.
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