Got a call from this same number from a guy named "Adam" who sounded Indian. He told me that my husband would be fired from his job and arrested if we did not pay $250.00 dollars that he said we borrowed from USA Cash. We never did this, yet what is scary is he had all our pertinent information!!
I also got a call from "Jack Austin". I used to work for a payday loan company and know the laws of my state. I told him I wouldn't pay anything until I had received written documentation certified mail. He informed me that I could only be sent the "affidavit" via email. I told him fine, send it via email. He had my name, address, SSN and email when he called me. He told me that he would get me fired and that I'm committing fraud and would go to jail if I didn't pay it. I told him he could threaten me all he wanted but I wouldn't pay anything until I knew who the money was owed to and had it in writing and hung up on him. He called back 30 minutes later to tell me the email had arrived. It was from a gmail account. None of the fonts in the email matched what is on the http://www.fincen.gov/ website. Seriously? None of the "documentation" even looks legit. I've filed a police report as well as a IC3 report. I also called the FinCEN General Information Line at (703) 905-3591. The recorded message said they are closed due to the government shut down. Don't give your information out to anyone.
I just got a call from this saying he is officers something I hung up call back again saying he talk to my supervise I know he is lying saying that this number is on file so what ! I wish they stop calling
Mad as Hell
This person is harrassing my daughter and really pissing me off! He's calling her job and cell number claiming she got a internet payday loan and the money was put into an account at Meta Bank, which is located in South Dakota or Iowa. My child was in highschool when this was supposely done. It's a bunch of bull to call someones job and talk with supervisors.
on May 17, 2013 received a call from acent caller stating he is Todd Wilson form the Federal Crime Enforcement Network that he have something against me very rude and nasty. threating me.
I received a call on May 17 from a man with a accent that he is Agent Todd Wilson from the Federal Crime Enforcement Network
and he have allegations against me and I ask what company he could not comply he stated for me to listen and do in interrupt gave me a number he called me twice
he called and left a message on my dads answering machine. He said to call him or it could be my worst nightmare. I called and he said he was officer Williams and he was with a crime unit. He said he there was a criminal investigation concerning charges and he knew my personnel information.
They called me too wanting to settle over the phone. They had my SS# already. My boss told him to F*** off when he refused to give his address and location. Said he was with the crime detection agency.
Same man Mr Williams it has to be for a payday loan its bs they cant be real same number called my job and me
Some foolby the name of Agent Williams called my job on yesterday saying that it was urgent that I call them immediately. Well, I wasn't there but a co-worker took the message and said that when she asked him for a number he gave her the number 205-304-7059 rudely! She automatically knew it was a scam and so did I when I called the nunber this morning. The message on the phone said, "I'm not available just call back." Wtf!!!!!
sick and tired
I received from a John Broham claiming to be with the crime prevention unit. He called me non stop on cell phone and my work phone.I really thought it was serious so I took his information thinking this will solve the problem until he gave me information to send money western union. This is when I knew is a fake and a fraud call.
lame caller claims to be debt collector never answers return phone call
What business has this number?
Some guy called threatening to send the police to my work to drag me to the court house to take care of a debt I do not owe. He is not American, he has a distinct Indian accent. He was abusive and refused to tell me how much I owe. Said he was calling regarding a company called Cash Advance.
Called looking for a specific employee. Identified himself as John Abraham of the Crime Prevention & Detection Unit. I took his number, and voile, my suspicions were confirmed. He is misrepresenting himself as a police authority of the State of Alabama located in Birmingham.
John Abraham from the Crime Detection Unit.
This individual has been harassing me for the past 6 months. He called my job and even insulted my supervisor calling her a w***e. He threaten me he would make me lose my job and to obtain to the consequences. I WAS A NERVOUS RECK because he also told me that the police was going to arrest me either at my job or residence. They should not be allowed to put people through this torment.
He is still calling me and told me I had to send $900.00 dollars through Western Union. He became extremly rude when I started questioning him. He would not give me any information so I told him if he thought I stupid to send him money. At the end of the call, he would say May God Bless You.
John Abraham from the Crime Detection Unit B***s***.
I've been scammed by these companies and the worst comes out of india. They make up fake names and keep pulling up old payday loans and they call all the time. Anybody with an accent tell them you know they are a scam and hang up. They won't call back. If they do what are they going to say?
FBI MY A**!!!
OFFICER AUSTIN, JACK AUSTIN (WHO IS CLEARLY NOT AMERICAN, WITH AN AMERICAN NAME) JUST CALLED MY PHONE TWICE. HE HAS LOTS OF MY INFO, HOWEVER IVE ALREADY BEEN SCAMMED FROM PEOPLE LIKE THIS, SO I WILL NOT FALL FOR IT AGAIN. I TOLD HIM THAT IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT, TAKE ME TO COURT IF YOU HAVE TO, IM NOT DUMB..AND HE STARTED YELLING AT ME..REALLY?? DUMBASS GAVE IT AWAY BY YELLING AM ME, ALSO ALL DEBT COLLECTORS WILL TELL YOU THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT.. I DID NOT HEAR THAT, SO IF I HAPPEN TO OWE THEN MAIL ME A LETTER AND I WILL TAKE CARE OF IT THROUGH THE ACTUAL PLACE, NOT SOMEONE WHO IS NOT EVEN IN THE US USING GOOGLE PHONE SERVICE IN THE COMFORT OF HIS HOME TRYING TO SCAM HOWEVER MUCH MONEY FROM ME.
DO NOT GIVE ANY MORE INFO OR EVEN LISTEN TO THIS B***S***!!!!!
ludwig its a scam!! they are saying you owe money to loan companies and im sure you dont!! just let them know you know they are scammers and you refuse to pay and you cannot go to court -its a civil matter and they do not take you to court on that. tell them to eat dirt or go back under the rock they crawled out from under!
Sad but True
Tell him the next time he calls you are aware this is an extortion scam, have notified the FBI, your local law enforcement and attorney and hang up.
Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans
December 07, 2010 FBI National Press Office
? filed under: Press Release
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received many complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. Callers claim the victim is delinquent in a payday loan and must repay the loan to avoid legal consequences. The callers purport to be representatives of the FBI, Federal Legislative Department, various law firms, or other legitimate-sounding agencies. They claim to be collecting debts for companies such as United Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Net, and other Internet check-cashing services.
According to complaints received from the public, the callers have accurate data about victims, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, employer information, bank account numbers, and the names and telephone numbers of relatives and friends. How the fraudsters obtained the personal information varies, but in some cases victims have reported they completed online applications for other loans or credit cards before the calls started.
The fraudsters relentlessly call the victim?s home, cell phone, and place of employment. They refuse to provide any details about the alleged payday loans and become abusive when questioned. The callers have threatened victims with legal actions, arrests, and, in some cases, physical violence if they do not pay. In many cases, the callers harass victims? relatives, friends, and employers.
Some fraudsters have instructed victims to fax a statement agreeing to pay a certain amount, on a specific date, via a pre-paid Visa card. The statement further declares the victim will never dispute the debt.
If you receive these calls, do not follow the caller?s instructions. Rather, you should:
Notify your banking institutions.
Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file.
Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger.
File a complaint at www.IC3.gov.
Tips to avoid becoming a victim of this scam:
Never give your Social Security number?or personal information of any kind?over the telephone or online unless you initiate the contact.
Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for personal financial information. The e-mail may include upsetting or exciting but false statements to get you to react immediately.
Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages that request personal information.
Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and security patches have been applied.
Check your bank, credit, and debit card statements regularly to make sure that there are no unauthorized transactions. If anything looks suspicious, contact your bank and all card issuers.
When you contact companies, use numbers provided on the back of cards or statements