347-721-9849
NY, US
CC
CC
2011-06-06 20:46:39
Unknown
Receive a call from a Shane Marshall making threats... Spoke with my local Police they are looking into this  all scams
taylor
taylor
2011-06-06 20:46:39
Unknown
calling my job saying that it is a legal matter that i owe thejust m money for a check advance i just want
somebody to stop this person!!!!
sabrina
sabrina
2011-06-06 20:46:39
Unknown
keeps calling my family and my place of work saying it is about a legal matter about a check advance
that hasn't been paid i don't have one someone needs to go were these people are and have them arrested!!!!!
blabla
blabla
2011-06-06 20:46:39
Unknown
these are scammers!!!!
Jordan
Jordan
2011-06-06 20:46:39
Unknown
does not leave a message
Diana
Diana
2011-03-10 15:02:55
Unknown
F*** you..
LAURANCE FRANKLIN
LAURANCE FRANKLIN
2011-02-14 22:46:58
Prank Call
I HAVE LOCATED THESE PEOPLE ARE CALLING FROM INDIA AND SCAMMING ME AND HARRASSING ME AT MY WORKPLACE I DONT KNOW WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE CALLING INSPITE OF RESIDING IN INDIA
LETICIA TIRADO
LETICIA TIRADO
2011-01-26 16:50:14
Debt Collector
RECEIVED A CALL FROM ALEX MARTIN WOULD NOT GIVE ME COMPANY NAME SAID HE WAS FROM THE BUSINESS BUREAU AND THREATENED ME THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE TO CALL MY JOB UNTIL I WAS FIRED
heather
heather
2011-01-20 18:23:54
Unknown
I got call from the same people telling me that thay had a law suit under may name and socal. thats funny how they can have my name and socal, and then need me to give it to them. If they alredy have it, why do they need me to give it to them. They even try to calling my employer to get my info, & thats aganst the law. I just contacted comonweath county attorney, they think they can take these croks down.
TMM
TMM
2011-01-17 19:55:49
Unknown
I received a phone call at work, how embarrasing, from Alex Martin a couple of weeks ago about some pay day loan I had made and never paid it back.  I was unable to get the name of the company he was supposedly calling from because of the accent, but it was some law firm.  Or so he said.  I couldn't really talk and took down his number to call back, which I had no intentions of doing and never did because I knew I didn't have any loans out there.  So I get another call today at work and he was talking about some loan I had and if I didn't take care of it, they were going to have to take legal action.  He also recited my social security number, all 9 digits, which was scary.  In the past phone conversations, he had only mentioned the last 4 and that alone was a red flag, but then when I couldn't hardly understand him because of the accent, I was even more cautious.  A co-worker then answered and Alex would continuously call and use profanity and insist on speaking with me.  I finally took the call and just told him I would call back and he demanded to know a time so he could tell him manager, so I gave the idiot a time.  I decided to look the number up and just see what I found and to my suprise I wasn't alone and saw the previous postings.  So I then called back and asked to speak with Alex and it was him who answered.  I gave him my name and he asked for my phone number, which I told him he should have because he called me to begin with and so I gave him my name again and he immediately said he had to get his manager.  So another man comes on, still with an accent, and he said I had a pay day loan that I never paid and I corrected him, saying no I didn't.  I asked for him name and he said Dan, Danny Wilson.  I asked if he could mail me the information showing of this loan and "click", that's right, he hung up.  I have all 3 numbers to the credit bureaus to call and report this and I highly suggest this to anyone.  I have no clue as to how they got all the information they did; however, I will NEVER put anymore information online for anything because you just can't trust anyone it seems.  The sad thing is also, is these people are given the privlege to come to the U.S.A. and this is what they do to americans.  It is so sad and if the government knows this is going on, they should put a stop to it, because no ones information any more is private and the crooks will lie, cheat, and scheme, to get the information they want.  Please be cautious and aware of who you give your personal information to on the internet.
Terri
Terri
2011-01-12 19:34:06
Unknown
I have been getting calls from these guys for months, I never answer the phone, and the messages they leave me are never about the same thing. I REALLY want them to stop. I don?t like being threatened by someone who can?t pronounce my name.
The last time they called me he left this phone number, but the other times they call from a 1-529-285-12, and it?s obviously not a US number.
Please make them stop
web 72
web 72
2011-01-09 01:02:51
Unknown
i got same call i was luckily in my atty office when i got the call cause earlier in the day the same person threatened me after the atty talked to him for 10sec he hung up and the calls stoped
operator
operator
2011-01-05 15:57:47
Unknown
OMG!  was so glad to find this posting.  this same "Alex Martin" rude dude has been calling our business and spending hours at a time harassing us with vulgarity because we won't let him speak to our employee who works 3rd shift (and isn't even here when he calls).   one day he repeatedly called back and spoke with various employees (men and women)  who tried to tell him the same thing and he replied with obscenities and lewd remarks and  threats against us.     Same stuff as others stated...won't provide anything in writing to be given to the employee. He did give his "badge #" as 14202 and his extension as 4709.
kvguevara
kvguevara
2010-12-23 18:27:16
Debt Collector
I am so tired of getting these calls.....if anybody knows what I need to do to stop them please let me know. It's been for over 4 years they have been calling me; I tell them all send it to me in paper writing email anything. Heavy Middle Eastern accent, he got really upset and said that I was going to go to jail and there was a lawsuit pending against me. I told him to stop calling my job so ask me for my cell phone number I told him you claim to have all my information..... I told him that I will report him to the policy and I will inform my employers of his calls he just stay quiet and said well this lawsuit can't be held anymore and that I will be arrested. I told him this was not the first time I been told this you gave me the same treats back inn 2008. You call me with the same allegations he hung up.

I wont denied that it's scary to gets this calls at work in the middle off the day and most off all embarrassing.
David B
David B
2010-12-21 02:39:00
Unknown
Been getting calls all afterrnoon. Noiw they or starting to use porn toward my wife.. He said that he would post my phone number on Google and say that my wife wants to have sex with anybody.
Marissa
Marissa
2010-12-20 22:55:25
Unknown
...And what if you have pain them??
what happens
Gotcha
Gotcha
2010-12-17 19:58:20
Unknown
Thank you soooo much for this post! Great information to handle these JERKS!!!
Gotcha
Gotcha
2010-12-17 19:55:50
Debt Collector
Received a call from (attorney...LOL) Alex Martin @ 347-721-9849 I used the previous tips offered in this forum.  They said I took out a loan for $500 from American Cash Advance (or something like that...couldn't understand because of the heavy Middle Eastern accent) I told the person I didn't recall taking out a loan in that amount from this company and please send me verification of debt.  He told me to provide a fax number and he will fax it to me, I said that I don't have a fax number please mail it to my home; he said the system wouldn't allow him to mail anything. I informed him that unless they were able to provide me with an official proof of debt I will not consider this a legitimate debt.  He got really upset and said that I was going to go to jail and there was a lawsuit pending against me, blah, blah, blah and hung up on me.  I called the number 15 times asking for the court case number and the State, city or county that this "pending" case was filed in. I was hung up on 15 times?.It took the 16th call for him to threaten me with bodily harm.  I said ?GOTCHA! I will now call my local police department and report that you threatened me with bodily harm?I will see YOU in court!!". I have not heard anything else from this company. I have called my bank, the police department and the credit reporting agencies.
Jill
Jill
2010-12-17 16:37:14
Debt Collector
Been receiving calls from 347-721-9849 and 347-826-4106, man with a heavy Indian accent told me I was being investigated for fraud in Ca and in NY and that he was a US attorney and he worked for the government. I told him I wanted something in writing, but he said he wasn't obligated to do that and I was going to be arrested. I called him out on the charges and said "Anytime". Then I received another call (he was angry) called me horrible names and hung up. I then googled his number and saw this posting site and called him back and told him I knew who was and I'm sure glad I wasn't him because If I'm not mistaken impersonating a US Attorney would be a Federal Crime, Wouldn't it? I told him to look it up under Google search and read all these interesting comments everyone's leaving about him and his entourage.

So if you happen to be reading this Mr Scammer Guy.... They will find you eventually. Have fun in jail dude...
(And remember, don't bend over....)
cc
cc
2010-12-16 15:07:07
Unknown
I receive another call from the same people.  I called my local police dept.   They have it on file and they also did a background check on my dl#.   All I was told is that its a scam and the police officer did make a call to this Shane Marshall and he hung up on him.  Also file a report with the FTC.  These people have to be stop and making threats.  I' m sick over this. they have my ss# my address and work number. I have blocks on everything.
The Saint
The Saint
2010-12-16 10:13:54
Unknown
Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans

Washington, D.C.
December 07, 2010  FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

? 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

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710

For at least the last four years, possibly longer, a group has been calling former payday loan applicants advising them that they have defrauded a bank and are now being sued for non-payment of a loan.  The callers will claim to be calling on behalf of an attorney's office (name varies), the Dept. of Law and Investigation, ACS, or other similar combinations below:

United Legal Processing Division
Midline Marketing
Crime Monitoring Services
Monetary Crime Division
U.S. National Bank
Attorney General?s Office (usually in California)
American Legal Services
Affidavit Consolidation Services (ACS)

You will be threatened with arrest, a costly trial and possibly worse.  In no shape, way or form can you be arrested for non-payment on a consumer debt.  Do not believe these threats, as they are without merit and cannot be carried out in the manner they allege.  

Who are they?

In the past when pressed by law enforcement for an address, the callers have provided the following information:

David Morgan and Associates
Morgan & Associates
Morgan Associates
954-727-8481
1155 Northwest 85th Street
Wintergarden, Florida  33150
(Address is likely invalid)

The collector's MO matches a once legit collections agency called Ellis Crosby & Associates.  Here are some links on them:

http://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/ellis_crosby_and_associates.htm
http://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/EllisCrosbyJudgment.pdf

They have been previously fined over $1.3 million for various violations.  They have been known to use phone banks in India to make their calls, which more or less coincides with the difficult to understand accent many of us detect when we are contacted.  

The last time this group went by any "official" name was back in 2008:

Ellis Crosby & Associates / Douglas & Morgan Associates
4494 Southside Boulevard Suite #200
Jacksonville Florida 32216
Phone:  800-928-3536 / (904) 928-3536
(Address is likely invalid)

There are NUMEROUS consumer alerts out against this group of individuals:

Florida:
http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/061107/met_176207561.shtml

Kansas:  
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/01/ks_debt_collection.html

Colorado:  
http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/ ... lls_likely_orig

Rhode Island:  
http://www.collectionscreditrisk.com/news/rho ... -3002135-1.html

West Virginia:
http://www.wvago.gov/internetloanscam.cfm

Missouri:
On July 15th, 2010 a Public Awareness Bulletin was sent out by Missouri Information Analysis Center.  

"..received reports from individuals in Ohio and Illinois reference suspicious telephone calls they received. In both instances, the callers are reporting that a voicemail is received from a man, with a Middle Eastern accent, identifying himself as an officer working with the Financial Crimes Unit.  The message indicates that the reason for the call concerns a loan made by the receiver or someone in the receiver's family. The voicemail requests that a return call be made and a telephone number is provided. When a return call is made, the caller is asked to provide personal identifying information such as their date of birth and social security number.

Reports indicate that the calls are frequent and persistent and that they even threaten arrest or legal action if information or money is not provided. It appears that the individuals making these calls may have access to some records connecting individuals and their relatives.  Missouri does not have a Financial Crimes Unit and all indications are that this is a fictitious agency. If you receive a similar phone call, please be advised that it is a scam and please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Missouri Information Analysis Center at 866-362-6422."

Bottom line:

Do not supply the callers with any additional information.  Inform them you have reported them to law enforcement and hang up.  If you haven't already, go ahead and report the calls to local law enforcement, your state's Attorney General and beyond.  Look up the local Secret Service branch's information in your area and get in contact with an agent there.  

If you ever applied for a cash advance online, your information is out there.  
Possible sources for the breach of your privacy are:

* The scammers obtained your information from Teletrack - a reporting agency used by many cash advance lenders to determine their risk lending to you.  The service is able to tell cash advance lenders if you have existing loans with other companies, for example.  Many state laws prohibit borrowers from having more than two cash advances out at the same time.

* The scammers created their own fake payday loan application site.  People looking for a cash advance went to the site and applied, thus freely providing the scammers with their information for malicious use at a later time.  

* The scammers were able to get into the database(s) of cash advance lenders - probable targets being Sonic Payday and Cashnet USA.  


How to protect yourself:

* Inform your employer.  You are likely getting calls at home and/or at work, so make sure your employer is aware the calls are part of a scam and to not take them seriously.  Advise the callers that they are no longer allowed to call you at work.  If they continue to call, document the date and time of the calls you received.  Save voice mails left if at all possible.  

* Change your number(s).  For some this may not be an option, for others a one-time number change can be done free of charge.

Be advised - any references you listed on your payday loan application will be contacted.  Let those people know that this is a scam, and they can disregard.

* Use Google Voice.  Google Voice is a great replacement voice mail system for just about any phone number you use.  Messages can be transcribed and voice mail recordings can be saved as mp3 files.  

Pro Tip - call the scammers with a Google Voice number before turning off your old phone numbers.  Make sure when you call you identify yourself so they can start up their script.  At any point after they have your information pulled up just hang up.  They will then start religiously calling your Google Voice number.  At this point, you are free to change your regular phone number(s) and enjoy not having these people ever call you again.  (And laugh at the fact these people are basically talking to a brick wall several times a day)

The scammers change their numbers frequently.  Law enforcement used to think it was because the callers ran out of minutes on their prepaid wireless accounts or they were shuttered due to fraud, but now they understand it's simply to evade detection by savvy consumers online.  With the proliferation of VoIP, it's even easier for the crooks to stay a couple of steps ahead of law enforcement.  Below is just a sampling of the 30+ numbers that have been used in recent memory.

1-201-244-7722
1-209-349-7382
1-209-797-2212
1-212-500-0839
1-213-256-0408
1-213-995-3039
1-281-763-0433
1-347-289-3902
1-347-844-6817
1-347-844-6831
1-424-354-4270
1-516-232-8905
1-516-232-8935
1-518-212-0219
1-561-300-8018
1-561-210-4185
1-626-200-4646
1-631-456-4041
1-646-274-1143
1-646-810-8635
1-650-241-4604
1-707-401-4056
1-707-633-2789
1-708-401-0535
1-716-442-2824
1-717-862-4080
1-718-705-8669
1-760-514-0132
1-760-563-5384
1-772-318-4938
1-850-201-1111
1-858-777-1977
1-859-908-2281
1-866-860-4509
1-877-226-7488
1-888-706-7463
1-888-771-9249
1-888-785-4479
1-909-327-4870

So can they really do anything to you?

It's not a simple yes or no answer.  Logic dictates that, if they really wanted to take you for a ride and drain your bank accounts, they already would have.  

So, why haven't they?  

Authorization.  

Why do you think you are being called so much?  Perhaps it is because they like the sound of your voice?  No, they have to have your authorization to take any form of payment from you, period.  The callers know their audience, and that audience is typically a bunch of people that have applied for payday loans in the past.  Most of those people they call couldn't afford an attorney if they wanted one, and are so used to receiving collections calls that so long as they sound like a real collector, they will likely be perceived as one.

Furthermore, they don't even really want to talk to your attorney - that just sounds official and scary enough.  A real attorney would take the callers to task and write them off as two-bit con artists.  The callers need you, in writing, to authorize payment against the fictitious debt they claim you owe.  Go ahead, ask them for proof you owe the debt - more commonly known as verification of debt.  See what they say.  A phone authorization carries very little weight, so if they have something signed by you on file, you are done for - and the callers know that.  That authorization is the only thing these callers are doing by the book, and for good reason.  If they just went all willy nilly and made an ACH debit from your checking account, without your written approval, you could in turn report the transaction as fraudulent to your financial institution.  In about 7-10 business days, you would get the funds returned to your account.  Then the scammers would be up against a bank and their team of lawyers and investigators.  

Bottom line:

If you haven't paid the callers a dime, don't.  If you planned on paying them to shut them up, just don't.  Remember - you are not being contacted by a legally licensed, ethically owned and operated collector.  Read up on the FDCPA - http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf - and know your rights.

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Yolanda Acosta
Yolanda Acosta
2010-12-16 05:24:24
Debt Collector
They keep calling me from different numbers saying they are some sort of law firm.  Saying I took out some payday loan and I owe them money? NO I DON"T!!! There's got to be some way that the authorities can do something!!! They have who I bank with, they know the last four of my social, what can be done, SOMEBODY HELP?!
island girl
island girl
2010-12-15 20:40:25
Debt Collector
I got a call from these people on Dec. 14, 2010 and they claim that they are calling from Affidavit Consolidated Services.  I first spoke with a guy with a heavy accent (indian or punjabi) and he said his name is Keith Russell.  He said that I applied for a loan from Cash Adv. USA back in June 2010 and $300 was deposited into my bank account. I then asked if I could get this information emailed to me and he ignored me and told me that I owe a grand total of $860, but if I am willing to settle the matter within 48 hours than I would need to pay just the $300.  I asked him to send this to me by email and instead he transferred my call to another guy with a heavy accent and he said his name is Matthew Walker.  Funny how they have an english name but when they speak to you, they have the heaviest accent.  Anyways, I called them back on 12/15 to try and find out more information, because I checked my bank account and no money was deposited into my account in June 2010.  My account was not opened until Sept. 2010. When I called them and asked for Keith or Matthew, the guy that answered the phone asked me for my information and I told him they should already have my info. they are the ones that contacted me yesterday. When I tried to give him my first name only, he hung up the phone. Sounds like a scam and fishy business to me.
CC
CC
2010-12-14 18:38:26
Unknown
I receive a call from a Shane Marshall from ACDF making threats that I owe money and that I need to pay.  They send I'll be sent to CA if I don't call them back.  The  area code is from NY.  I spoke with local Police and they will follow up on this scam...
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