Fraud! These folks call my ex husband and friends...told them some story on me. Said they were going to call the DA and file charges but would be willing to accept "half" of my "bill"....I took the info down and stated I would have my attorney look into it and give them a call back. Never heard from them again.
You must work for them.
Got the exact same text message about my music instrument on dba , except mine was from someone called Andy Bailey with the mail address email@example.com
Unvelievable how many scammers are out there!
This company from numbers 716-210-6206 (New York number) and they also called from a 719-873-7621 (a Colorado number). They tell you their company is called ?PR Associates? or ?Pine Recovery Services?. Before I go any further..please know this is a big ring of scam artists. They have even operated out of California with California numbers (area code 951 and 714).
You will have very professional sounding male and females calling you..telling you they are a law firm or they will tell you they represent a law firm..or that they are a collection agency?all lies. A guy named ?Wayne? is one of the ones who call from New York. They will harass you over and over, they will intimidate you, they will use brutal verbal abuse, they will threaten you by saying they are going to send a deputy, a process sever to your door if you do not respond to them. These crooks know their ?legal jargon? to get your attention. They may say you owe them for an old credit card bill that the credit card company has sold to them..they have even told people they are collecting for ?pay day loans?.
How do I know all this you may ask????.hmmmm I fell victim to their scam..did what they asked and paid them and found out almost 6 to 7 months later it was FRAUD. I had to work with my bank and my banks legal department investigated them and after 3 long months my bank finally sent me a letter telling me the result of their investigation and that is was fraud and scam. My bank reimbursed me for only 3 months of what I paid this company and the rest of the money I will never get back.
This company will ask you for your personal information to include banking information and they want to do a automatic check each month or do a debit from your bank account. They never want to give you their address..although the California scammers gave an address to an ?EMPTY BUILDING?. They do not have a web site and when asked why they do not have a web site?they tell you their web site is being redone!
They get your info from your credit reports or from public records. Lets face it..half the time our credit reports contain errors and the same with public records. I would encourage everyone to work with your credit bureaus and Public records to ensure they are correct and use safety measures so you do not have issues with crooks like this.
FYI: The phone number Ellis Merritt used was 714-922-9484.
This jerk named Merritt called me at work which isnt legal and started harassing me about an old debt from years ago. A month ago someone else had tried to pull a scam on me about that same debt. Anyways, I told him that I didnt incur this debt with him and that he's not allowed to call me and harass me at work. He started arguing with me saying he had the right to call me at work and began yelling at me so I hung up on him. He tried to call back seconds later but I didnt answer. I know my rights and if you dont incur debt with someone you dont have to talk to them about it. Its their stupid fault for buying the debt...STUPID SCAMMERS!!
This company called PR Associates called) and said they were in pre litigation and we owed them 1600 plus dollars...told the guy I was going to research the company and he said fine. He said his name was WAYNE! The number he called from 719-873-7621 from Del Norte, Colorado and I asked him why did he called me from a Colorado number when he said he was in New York..he said they had offices there. And he gave me this number to call him back 716-210-6206. Well I researched and researched no such web site or name for a attorney or collections.. The I reached your web site and read the reviews that PR Associates is a scam. So I called "wayne" back and got a message for a guy named "Michael Stone" and I hung up..I called back and this time "Wayne" answered....I told him that I had researched his company and it could not be found ..so I asked him what his companies web site was..he said they did not have one as it was being re-done. I then told him he was a scam and I was reporting him..he said "ok fine"....Come on folks if this was a ligitimate collections agency or attorney they would have a web site etc etc. By the way when I asked the guy what PR Associates stands for he said "Pine Recovery Services"..also researched that and no attorney and no collections. There was someone claiming to be an attorney and it was listed in the country of India. Obviously this is a SCAM! madams
The caller is now presenting himself as "Jonathan Young" - a private courier who has some documents that he needs to meet with you and a witness for you and the witness to sign, or he will have to report it as a refusal to sign which could "result in a misappearance." He is professional sounding, and he uses that legal tone of voice to try to scare you.
The number he provides is for P&R Associates: 855-264-9132
The number he called from was: 214-483-1616 in Carrollton, TX.
I am just checking on this company and I see their not good. They told me that my ss and driver license were I n jepordy and there was a court order for fraud for bad check. What can 8I do
Got the same message from this "Dan" and his email firstname.lastname@example.org, strange strange
I got a instrument on sale at DBA too
thanks for the tip, got the sms today...
Same Dan , same filiondani.
Me too!! Same story.
Have a guitar for sale on a danish website. Text message last night from +61 433 808 007 asking me to reply to the
same e-mail adress, email@example.com.
After some correspondance and me asking a few questions, he tells me he is a Canadian living in America - his address points to a large office building in Washinton DC.
He wants me to send 400 USD via Wester Union to someone in Australia. Got 'e-mails' from PayPal with info that cannot be found anywhere on the real paypal website. Clearly a scam! Beware!
i have received calls at work from these people too, ellis merrit was one of them, trying to get info and money from some account 7 years ago that i dont even know about and wanting my bank info , such scammers and scare tactics, they go by p r and associates, premium receivables and world wide recovery
714-922-9484 and other various numbers
I also got a message from "Dan" with the following text:
Hi, is your music instrument on dba still up for sale? Kindly reply me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I've replied but afterwards i found this forum. Seems pretty strange.
I just replied to that same email, I too am selling a instrument at dba.dk
I was just happy that someone was interested, now I feel like a fool. I hope it doesnt turn out for the worse.
filiondani, you naughty boy!
Me too. Got an sms about a musical instrument on dba.dk from email@example.com.
I replied, but then I found this blog. Waiting for the answer to their purpose.
Me too. Obviously SPAM/fraud.
Same name, same request.. I were actually pretty close to replying as i kind of need the money.
Should you contact the police or something in these cases?
Also, have any of you guys started using Hola Unblocker lately, because it's the only thing that's changed on my computer for a while? Not to point fingers - Just a shot in the fog :)
Yep, me too. Not going to react on it though. I'm also selling a music instrument on a Danish website. (dba.dk)
For me the number doesn't show up, instead I see the name "caribbeanca" as the sender.
Wow, I received the exact same message yesterday, telling me to reply to exact same mail address.
Got an sms from this number today about an instrument i had for sale on a danish website, telling me to reply to an email named : Filiondani@gmail.com
Number is : +1 951-719-0816
This company has called my work phone all this week. They have called and asked for Human Resources information and would not tell me that it was a attempt to collect a debt. They faxed over release for information to my employer. They called and left a voicemail stating that the received a release for infromation. Shawn Green disconnected when I asked him details on the call. I am so tired of this comany already. I called and spoke with Glen Strickland direct telephone number 714-922-9474 he stated that US Bank wrote off my debit but, I have to pay Uncle Sam his money. He stated that wait before you put your foot in your mouth and I disconnected the call.
Thank you!!!! I am going to do this!!' Thank you for the information!! This is redicilous!! Scared us when they called and said my husband has a warrant for his arrest and yesterday they called and said they were going to take away our vehicle! And to call them back before we walk outside and have to take the bus or ride a skate board to work!!! Insane!!!' We are going to call them and send them a letter!! Thanks!!!!
Yes!! We have been Recieving the same exat phone calls!!!!!! Same number and same lady!!!!
tired of their BS
Today is the 3rd threatenting voicemail they have left for me in 6 days. "This will be our last attempt to contact you before you are served with felony check forgery" WHAT? on my VM? First, ya never stated whom you were leaving such a threatening message for, secondly, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU GUYS ARE??? I don't owe anyone. I have a near perfect FICA score (I bought a home 3 months ago, so I am sure of this), and last but not least, I DOUBT there are men in India named "Carlisle Windslow." Really, that's the best Amercian name you could think of? Go eat beef.
I have an unlisted number. I have NEVER taken out any type of cash loan. That being said, WHY AM I BEING HARRASSED FOR A CASH NET LOAN??? Calling me at ALL hours, starting at 6:15 AM! They are going to "have me arrested at my job unless I give them my bank information." Really, "Brian?" (The guy had an East Indian accent). Doesn't everyone freely give out their banking information to everyone who calls them?? Bring on the paddy wagon, "Brian". Maybe we can share a cell? :)
I recieved a message today and it scared me . it was from number 716-210-6248 I could not make out her name as she said it very fast but she was from pr and a**. of new york and they were giving me a chance to call back and they were going to send papers to my county for me to go to court and that they were revoking my drivers license and i was going to have a felony because I had a pay day loan I never paid I called it back and I got the same lady she said I needed to pay 1500 or I was going to jail etc. I asked who she was working for she said palm desert national bank when I asked for their number so I could call them she then said well it was from them but we work directly with 5th 3rd bank I asked for that number and she said well we only email but said she would google it she did and gave me 888-797-5353 I talked to someone there and they did not have my name in the system at all and do not do payday loans I am worried because I do not want a felony if this is true she said she is getting me for check forgery I do not even have checks anyone else get this type of message ? how do I stop it?
pushy rude. will serve me with?
How funny it is that these lying scumbag f**gots call with their little spoof lines and fake threats and such. LIke to see them come face to face with me once. Platinum Recovery or whatever these scam artists call themselves. I have no debt at all. i dont even have a credit card. Did find out some of these f**gots are from INDIA! If i was president i'd bomb the hell out of that country until they were given up! Actually had the same f**gots at one time threaten to come kidnap me and my family. LMAO! Hope my screen name says it all cause thats what they would meet: LEAD!