309-200-0194
IL, US
HTennessee
HTennessee
2012-05-29 18:35:44
Prank Call
I have received several calls from this number. He calls me at work and says I am being sued in a legal matter-well what company are you with? He says Skeleton and Wong (you cant understand him) I ask him to spell it out. He says 'what? you cant understand me? I am speaking English' wrong thing to say! Then he says I will call you back you need to come up with legal fees and I will call you to collect them. I called my local police dept..this is a scam and if you tell them 3 times to leave you alone and hang up..do not entertain them with anger or sassy comments or anything..just say stop calling I know you are fraudulent and I have reported this to my local police dept then hang up. The first round of calls, I did that-they stopped calling my cell phone..then they called my work phone..we told them again 3 times to leave me alone..they then call for another girl at my job too!! We tell them leave her alone..then they call my cell phone TODAY and cuss me out for telling them to leave me alone and hanging up on them. THIS IS NOT A REAL LAW FIRM! They are using a real law firm's name but it is not them. They just harrass and cuss you out.It needs to be stopped. Don't know how but it needs to be stopped
gmazzella60
gmazzella60
2012-05-28 21:34:03
Unknown
I had all of the same things happen and they called my work. I didn't buy it and time them I was calling the FBI. That was my next call. They sent me to the Federal Trade Commission. They have some instructions. Since these people have your identity including your birthdate and SS Number you should follow  their instructions. You can also go to the FBI website: www.FBI.gov and do a search on their site under pay day loan scam and it will pop up. The suggestions are there.
easron
easron
2012-05-26 18:31:07
Unknown
no one does this and it is a scam you would get a letter in the mail not a phone call
2Creative Not 2 Get Even
2Creative Not 2 Get Even
2012-05-25 17:46:32
Unknown
Just as an FYI, everyone, I have attempted something that you might find interesting:

I have been reading through these posts almost daily for over a year now.  This whole scam irritated me in a unique way for some reason, and I have been hell-bent to try anything and everything I can to help stop anyone else being a victim or give them any more funding for whatever ilicit purposes they are involved in.

I have chosen numbers from random posts on this forum from other people.  Keep in mind that none of these numbers had ever contacted me!  I called back and started asking questions, acted a little bit worried and when they asked my name, I gave them a fake one (said I was Chuck U. Farley, which the humor was completely lost on them).  I would then hang up.  LITERALLY WITHIN 30 MINUTES I started receiving calls for Chuck U. Farley about a warrant for my arrest, a huge bill for a payday loan that wasn't paid, check fraud charges, etc.  Chuck U. Farley doesn't even exist, the name was an invention of my imagination, but they sucked onto it like leaches thinking it was yet another person they could scam out of money.  As soon as they had a phone number & name, a bad debt of outrageous porportions "magically appeared".

On that note, I agree that we seem to be getting nowhere with assistance from our own government.  I have filed complaints with every branch I can think of (& some new ones I found online).  There has been no response, action or resolution.  I have resolved to just keep trying to help as many as I can from sending their hard earned money, and for myself start seeing the humorous side of it all.  Here is a previous post I listed.  It may give you some good ideas on how to deal with them, but at the very least it should add a little humor to your day:

"Here's some more ideas to add in there:

They have started in with a new number now (760-269-4169), so the game begins again!  This time when the guy identified himself as an "officer", I told him he has called a crime scene and I started interrogating him.  He hung up after some stuttering and stammering.  Anyone who did not see my last post, here it is again with some more creative ideas on how to deal with these idiots:

"OK, first off, everyone CALM DOWN and don?t freak out about these guys.  No matter what they say or what they threaten, they CAN?T do anything to you.  I know every one of us has tried filing reports with law enforcement, FTC, FBI, ic3, etc.  It doesn?t seem to work, because these guys aren?t even in the USA.  So take a deep breath, relax and don?t let them ruffle your feathers.

Now, I started getting these calls about a year ago.  I have personally used all of the tactics below, and they do stop calling me for about 6 months?so the way I figure it, a little time out of my day to give them back a taste of their own medicine is worth it for 6 months of peace and quiet.  Keep in mind, as well, every minute you spend screwing with them on the phone is a minute they are NOT able to scam someone else.  (And the only way they will ever stop is if nobody pays them any money ever again!)  And now for the fun part?how to screw with them back.  I will start with the easiest and move up the line with the more time consuming:

If you have no time to mess with them:
a.    Just don?t pick up the line.  Let it go to voicemail and delete the message.
b.    Pick up the line and immediately hang up.  Keep doing it until they stop.
c.    Pick up the line and use an air horn or police whistle blown straight into the mouthpiece of the phone.  (I personally like the canned airhorn the best.)
d.    If they call while you are driving, turn the radio up as loud as possible and answer the line on speakerphone.  Don?t say anything, just let them listen to the blasting music.  Heavy metal music works best, but I personally have a CD with Star Spangled Banner on it, so I play that as loud as I can.  Just leave the line open with the music blasting until they hang up.

If you have a little more time to mess with them:
a.    Ask if they are related to the deceased (insert your name here as the ?deceased?) or just a family friend, because ?the viewing of the body if for family only, but the memorial service is open to everyone.?  Ask if they would like directions to the funeral.
b.    Simply tell them that you have read all about their scam on the internet & seen it on the news on TV, so you aren?t paying anything.  Don?t listen to any response, just hang up on them after saying this.
c.    Use this one only if you are willing to be as crude as they are:  Using the name they gave you (i.e., ?Officer Mike Taylor? was the last one I got), say, ?Is the this THE Officer Mike Taylor I read about on the internet?  Is it true what the posts online say, that you have such a small d**k that even camels won?t have sex with you??  Then hang up on them.
d.    (For this one, I must first apologize to PETA and all vegans, but it highly offends the scammers because they consider cows to be divine beings.)  Tell them you don?t have time to speak with them, because you work at a slaughter house and you have over 100 cattle you need to ?kill off? before the end off the day.  Then hang up on them.
e.    Are you good with theatrics?  Then try this one?it was actually highly effective for me:  Put on your deepest, scariest, growliest voice and just whisper into the phone over and over, ?I command the demons to come for you, I command the demons to come for you, I command the demons to come for you??.  Just keep whispering it over and over until they hang up.  I think this one worked well because they are quite superstitious.
f.    If you know a foreign language, answer the phone in it and just keep talking in unintelligible phrases.  The more obscure the language, the better.  Don?t know a foreign language?  Pig Latin seems to work just as effectively.
g.    Ask if they are calling from the convenience store, and can they give you last night?s winning lottery numbers, because you are sure you have won.  For any response they give to it, just keep yelling over and over, ?I won! I won!?
h.    When you answer the phone, ask them where your pizza is and tell them because they didn?t get it to you in the ?30 minutes?, you?re not paying for it.  Hang up.
i.    Tell them you are at work right now, but to call you back on your ?home? phone, and give them this number: 202-835-0778.  (This is the scam and fraud reporting division number at the FBI.)  Hang up.

If you are REALLY p***ed off, and have plenty of time to screw with them:

a.    Go on to Craig?s List and post an ad in the wanted section or services section  saying you are looking for a payday loan company because you need a loan.  Ask they call you right away.  List the scammer?s name and phone number as the contact information.  (This sends the scum-sucking bottom feeders off to call the other scum sucking bottom feeders?LOL)
b.    Go online and look for every free daily horoscope, free insurance quote, free mortgage lending, etc., and click on the ?have an agent contact me? link.  Type in the scammer?s name and phone number.  Viola!  Now they will get flooded with telemarketers as well.
c.    If you would like to blow off steam, and have no problem with swearing, just keep calling them over and over pretending you have Tourette?s Syndrome by just screaming obscenities in the phone until they hang up.  This works pretty good in the car, because no one else can hear you and it is a good tension reliever.
d.    Log onto these payday loan sites and enter all of the scammers? information on it.  This way they might even wind up on their own list!
e.    (Do NOT attempt this one unless you have state of the art spyware & virus protection, and even then, you still are taking a risk):  Go into your spam folder on your computer.  Find every email you can about ?you won millions of dollars? or ?the Nigerian lottery? or something to that effect.  Send it back with all of the scammers? contact information.
f.    Research for the phone numbers to both local and national TV news stations ?breaking news desk?.  Again, tell the scammer on the phone to call you at your ?work number? and give the number to the news station?s phone number.  (Hopefully, if the news stations get enough of these calls, they will start airing more stories about it, reaching more people and reduce the number of victims that fall for this.)

Again, before sending money to ANYONE, stop. Think.  Do you have any paperwork showing you owe money?  If not, ask for paperwork.  If they refuse to send it, they are scammers.  A real collection agency will always: 1. provide paperwork; 2. never yell or cuss at you; 3. never require you to pay first before receiving paperwork; 4. never identify themselves as an officer of law enforcement; 5. never threaten you with jail, arrest or physical harm.
Semaj Walker
Semaj Walker
2012-05-25 16:33:35
Prank Call
I would like to know who is calling me talking bout I owe some money which i dont I am tired of being harresed by these people.
majman09
majman09
2012-05-25 16:31:18
Unknown
I was called yesterday too talking about I owe money
big dools
big dools
2012-05-24 18:51:41
Debt Collector
i have received this call many times......and they have left messages numerous times threatening me and telling me that i owe them money and i will have the police involved if i do not respond....they also asked for money....i have recently checked with local pd and Illinois pd and it is def a scam.....give them nothing but a hard time and a few good words..they are crooks, and they said that the police would be at my house or my place of employment if i did not respond or pay....its all a lie
Rachelle
Rachelle
2012-05-24 16:32:33
Debt Collector
I also got this call and I did not know the number and I also let it go to voice mail. In the voice mail the caller was very difficult to understand as they did not speak understandable English as well. The caller never identified who they were or what company they were with. They only stated that I or my legal representation must call them back "now, due to a time sensitive issue, and if you don't reply immediantly, all I can do is wish you luck in the proceedings that will be coming down on you.
Central Co
Central Co
2012-05-24 07:22:43
Debt Collector
I have received several calls from this phone number, with the same kind of threat.  I have never answered the phone he just left voice mail on my home phone and cell phone.  The so called lawyer identified himself as Mike Thompson and said the same thing word for word when the message was left, so you can tell they are reading it.  Just recently I received  phone calls from the same bunch of jerks, this time he called from a number coming in from Los Angeles, and identified himself as Steven Collins the message was exactly the same word for word. but his phone number was 323 331 9189. I advised my Lawyer and she got ahold of the jerk, he was asked several questions about law, and could not answer them.  If you have caller ID don't answer the phone if you don't recognize the number.  This is a big scam and these jerks will get caught sooner or later
jo
jo
2012-05-24 02:52:42
Unknown
same thing happend to me today they are threting to put me in jail and sue me too i think that it is funny as hell becouse i work for the federal goverment and if this were true i would have found out about it . lol just playalong with these people and see if you can get them to give you an address to mail them the money then give that address to the police ...
lizzy
lizzy
2012-05-23 18:00:21
Unknown
I have like 10 voice mails from them I was told there is nothing they can do because there is to many of them so if any thing let you boss and know call the bank and change your number good luck
phylicia
phylicia
2012-05-23 17:35:00
Unknown
this is the second time these people have harassed me all of today till i snapped on them 20 minutes ago and last summer i almost lost my job because they kept calling my job and my manager snapped on them as well who are these people and why do they keep claiming "you are going to jail" "you need to call me back right away" "if you don't call back good luck with what happens to you" are they scam artists
Rainbow fisher
Rainbow fisher
2012-05-23 00:57:58
Unknown
My wife got a call asking to confirm her dept card. She hung up.  Today I got a voice mail telling the same as above. At the end of the voicemail from "rickey" - good luck with what was going to come down on me.  so i called back and he answered. But says, I will call u right back. Calls back from a blocked number. Starts to tell me about a case against me. I asked who are u with. He mumbled some law firm. I asked again and he started to get short so I got mad. I told him don't call and five me this xxxx if u won't tell me when this is about other then a case. He then stated i will call ur boss at work.  He then hung up and called my work and told them about how i was in trouble and going to jail. I googled the number and this site popes up. From above I call Bloomington IL police and they said call my local PD. I tried then and they said to call bloomington PD back. They again said no call ur PD. I called the local PD and in the end they said no crime had been committed! So they called my work and told them I am a criminal and some how stole my wife and my info. And that's not a crime? Any one know who I can contact for help? I have a voice mail from him.
Ross Singleton
Ross Singleton
2012-05-22 22:43:39
Unknown
Who are they? They got into my account.They call my work.
S King
S King
2012-05-22 22:29:55
Unknown
I received a call today and was told that I have a law suit against me for 8,432.00. He said they could take care of it by paying with a green dot card $200.00. The person did have an accent. His name he said was Mr. Anderson. Really. I told him I have to check my account and he called back and was upset because I didnt agree to give him the money.
Tara
Tara
2012-05-22 19:59:32
Unknown
These people are scam and they will try to scare you what ever you do change your number and dont talk to them I chaged my number stoped for 3-5ms and now they have my new number so I will deal with it and give it right back to them good luck
Danette
Danette
2012-05-22 18:56:31
Unknown
Now I'm getting the same threatening calls from (760)269-4176 and this time it was a female with the SAME threatening message
AL CAPONE
AL CAPONE
2012-05-22 17:58:30
Debt Collector
THE LAW FIRM OF SKELTON AND WANG IS AWARE OF THIS SCAM.  THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE LOW LIFES.  THE ILLINOIS ATTY GENERAL IS ON THIS W LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.  THE ONLY THING THAT WILL BE UNFOLDING IS A CERTIFIED BUTT KICKING WHEN THESE JOKERS ARE CAUGHT.  IN THE MEANWHILE THEY MAY FEEL FREE TO PAY A VISIT IN A BIG CITY TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO PULL THE BULL ON UNSUSPECTING INNOCENT PEOPLE.
AP
AP
2012-05-21 19:54:42
Unknown
THESE PPL HAVE CALLED ME 10 TIMES IN THE PAST 10 MINS. I CALLED THE POLICE DEPT IN BLOOMINGDALE AND HE TOLD ME TO CONTACT MY LOCAL FBI DEPARTMENT.
KK
KK
2012-05-21 18:07:46
Debt Collector
I just received a call from this number stating he was officer John Snyder from the United States Crime Prevention Unit, badge # 047802365, sounds like a social to me. He stated that I took a payday loan from US Cashnet prior to April 2012 and have refused to pay it back so they have filed criminal charges against me and if I decide to fight it may cost me $15000.00. Also he said he was working with the Skelton & Wong legal associates. He also had a very heavy indian accent. Just found out he called my room mate also. There has to be some way to stop these people...
Newton
Newton
2012-05-21 17:28:30
Unknown
They just called my husband too threatening jail and $5,000 worth of fees
tina
tina
2012-05-21 17:10:27
Debt Collector
they called me saying if i didn't pay them they are going to lock me up. I called the bloomingdale police dapartment and gave them his address. I doubt it's real I also called th eoffice back and i let them know i know there a scam he said we'll see when you in jail. whatever they claimed they deposited money in an accoutn in decemeber i just open the account in febuary of this year they are full of it.
Izzy
Izzy
2012-05-19 16:27:22
Unknown
I received calls from 309 200 0194 and threats about a situation enfolding upon me.
Danette
Danette
2012-05-18 21:19:19
Unknown
This idiot apparantly works/worked for an online loan company.  I applied for a loan online, but never finalized it.   With his heavy indian accent he threatened that if i didnt pay him for his "legal services" that I would go to jail.  He knew the company I work for, the last 4 of my SSN, and my email address (all of which I provided on the online application).  I ended up hanging up on this creep, he called me right back and asked why I had hung up on him.  I told him that he wasnt legit, he got very angry and said "good luck getting out of jail".  Oh and by the way during the initial call I asked him for his name.  He said it was Mark Slayton.
Daniel
Daniel
2012-05-18 20:27:45
Debt Collector
I got a call from this number on 5/18/2012 saying that I agreed to have money deposited from an online loan company for the sum of $1,500. He said these people were trying to call and get a hold of me so I can send payments for the money I borrowed. O.K., I did ask for a loan from an online company but I did not tell anyone to deposit money into my account. While talking to this guy I looked at my account and $1,500 has not been deposited in my account and I even called the bank about this and they said no money of this amount has been attempted to be deposited in your account.

So, this guy goes on saying that Cash Loan Net is taking legal action agianst me and sueing me for the sum of $8,000 dollars and he said if I don't start paying like $380 right away they will take this to court and no one would ever give me any kind of loan ever agian and my credit will suffer greatly. So, he asked "do you want to fight this?" and I said yes. Then he asked for my lawyer and I told him I don't have one. So, to make this a little shorty we argued about this for ten minutes so he got very fustraded with me and said police are going to pic you up soon and through you in jail and then he hung up.

Please, don't trust phone calls like this. Ths is not how ýou sue someone.
Bama
Bama
2012-05-18 20:01:45
Debt Collector
Got a call from man with heavy indian accent.  Very rude.  Stated I was about to be arrested for a debt with some company I had never heard of.  Had my driver's license number, bank account information and other info.
dwskidz13
dwskidz13
2012-05-18 02:48:17
Unknown
EXCELLENT ADVICE!  THANK YOU FOR HELPING OTHERS -- I CALLED THE NUMBER FROM A LOADED PHONE AND IT SEEMS IT MAY BE DISCONNECTED.  I CAN SEE HOW SOME PEOPLE MAY BE INTIMATED BY THESE PIECES OF GARBAGE, THANKS AGAIN!
DWSKIDZ13
DWSKIDZ13
2012-05-18 02:45:53
Debt Collector
Please review the comments on your site.  The calls from this number are bogus and extorting people.
dwskidz13
dwskidz13
2012-05-18 02:41:20
Debt Collector
I am calling the law firm and the police as well as the FBI.  My banking entity is also on this.  I fear they have calls fwdd'd to an overseas locale.  These people are garbage and should not be taken lightly - however do not listen to them or send money.  EXTORTIONISTS!!  Debt collector?>?  Fishers? Scam artists?
terri
terri
2012-05-18 00:48:19
Unknown
They are ruthless scam artists and need to be stopped!!!!
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