Yes, I recently got a payday loan online and now receive the calls from 1-800-678-.... the same guy with a heavy accent told me I was going to prison unless I wire them $750 within 45 minutes. I asked to give me 24 hours to come up with the money and they did. They called back the next day and I asked for an address, I told them it was to mail a money order. They told me that m.o. were not allowed. They did give me an address and I told them that I had already reported them to my local police department and that they were the one getting arrested. The guy began calling me a"prostitute mother f****rs" and hung up on me. Haha, lol. I tried to call back but now it's a different voice, same accent and they answer with hello instead of federal crime investigations. As soon I try to talk they hang up on me. Haha, jokes on them.
Fraud they say it the federal crime department but not trying to collect money be aware
Received a call from 202-800-8489, stating that they are from the Federal Crimes Unit. Called them back, was threatened with dire consequences as they work for the the US Govt, specifically mentioned Mr. Obama. Wanted me to go to Walmart and buy a "Federal Card" for $1542.10C and then call him and give him the bar code number, after which Officer John Marshall from the California Police Dept would come to my house and explain everything. Had a horrible accent..
Add 754-551-3450, John Marshall from the " Federal Legal Dept". Heavy indian accent, rude as all crap. Calling from a Fl. #, but probably located in S****uckastan or somewhere. Scamming morons.
Pissed & scared
They have my husband's social, our address, and our bank account. I don't understand. Has anyone else gotten a payday loan over the computer recently?-right before the calls started happening? That's THE only thing I can come up with!
I got a call today from the same number 877-247-6756 and his name was Joseph Gardner and said they were calling about something I did in the past. and I told them I gave this number to the police department in my town and I didn't do nothing in my past and I yelled at them that this is a scam and you are trying to get money out of people and I yelled quit call me,
Well, received another call from these people and the number this tim3 is 877-247-6756 and i told them I turn their number over to the police department and they asked me what they said and I told them that they were a scam trying to get money from people and then I hung up on them.
I told them that I turned their number over to the police department here in my town and quit calling me. That an police offier will not call your and tell you that they have a warrent out for your arrest and if they did they all know where I work at in town.
Mike in MD
If they claim to be from the Missouri Police Department, look up the number for the Missouri State Police Headquarters. Call them and tell them you are getting calls from someone impersonating a MSP Officer. Give them the number of the caller, any callback numbers your were given and any details about the caller you know. They will take it from there.
Sry it was 646-564-5597
I am still getting these call from the Missouri police department stating there is a warrent for my arrest and I know damn well a police officer will not call you telling you that you have a warrent. The number is always out of area,
Angry as Hell
656 is not even a valid area code
I received another call from these people from the number 656-564-5597 and I told them that I turned their number over the local police and that the are a scam and quit calling.
I will keep you inform.
Angry as Hell
You are welcome.. remember to check out any calls before giving personnel and especially bank/credit/debit card info. Ask them for their address to pay them them. I legit agency will give you the info but a scammer will refuse to give you their physical address. they will give you a PO box and that might be listed to another name to hide the truth of who they are. They are very sneaky and they prey on human fear.
Be safe and good luck. Stay strong.
Make sure you come back and update us on any BS they may give you. This is the only way we can educate others so they do not fall for the scams.
Thank you so much I will cancel the card number I gave them. Again thenk you so very much.
I got the same call from this number and said it was from the Federal Crime Department and they had a warrent out from my arrest. Said it was fro non payment for cash advance Usa.
The only thing is I was scared and gave them my information but they want me or get a money pack to send them $230 for 4 months.
Angry as Hell
Do nothing -- they are a FAKE.. there is now lawsuit. Unless they show you proof of the debt do not pay anything till you know they are legit -- 99.9% chance they are not.. for one a police officer will not call you telling you they have a warrent for your arrest. they are trying to scare you into sending $$ .. look at the forums about FAKE payday loan collections and see all the examples of this script and that no one ever gets served.
I have been getting calls from an Edward Jones saying he is from the Federal Crime Department, Number is 546-564-5597 that they have a case from cash advance usa account getting me for fraud case number 56921RN2010 for $896 and I need to send thed $230 for the next 4 months. I had a person call me from the missouri police department claiming I had a warrant for my arrest and to go and turn my self in and if I didn't pay this then they would take me to jail. I was scared and gave them my card number but they said I had to get a money oak from walmart and send the money that way. Please let me know what I should do.
Here's another number
My mother was recently called by these people, and here's another number that can be listed:
Not again heavy Indian accent can't understand a word and get this clear as day his name lol omg cracked up officer John Marshall, only English I understood no company name with crime and prevention department - just reported this number of FBI site. 214-230-7148
You can add Darren Butler and phone number 347-637-6460. Same heavy accent, was totally rude, and told me it was a serious legal matter which could result in my going to jail.
Sad but True
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
I received a call from the Federal Crime Department from a Ms. Kelly Wilson. Very heavy accent, very persistent and thorough. I was contacted at work. I have had PD loans before, but always with the same company. And always paid off. She said the debt was from 2010, from paydayatonce.com. She gave me an affidavit # as well. The number she gave me was 512-510-3639 ext. 107. I pissed her off and she eventually hung up on me. She said she legally could not provide me with proof of what was owed. So I started pushing her buttons and she eventually hung up.
I have been receiving calls from these idiots too. They called my job and when I called them back they then called my cell phone with my job's phone number. So, I just don't answer my phone now unless they are on my phone list.
I just recieved a call saying the same information form Chief Office Robert Marshall, from Federal Crime Department from PH: 301-563-9224 saying they were located in maryland.
People, this is a PDL SCAM , nothing's going to happen to you.
As the last poster stated, you CANNOT be arrested for civil debt.They're operating out of either India or Pakistan, using VOIP or throwaway cell phones.
Funny how the guy in the last post gave a Buffalo NY address and he's using a Georgia area code.
Contact the FBI, GBI, IC3.
It's just a long running SCAM.
I received a call yesterday 7/23/2011 from 713-541-0950. I can't remember the man's name but his accent was very thick. He told me that he was from the Federal Crime Department and that I have an unpaid payday loan from USA payday loans, a company I have never dealt with. he quoted my email account to me and also my SSN. He was very rude and when I started asking questions he became increasingly loud to the point he was screaming at me. So I yelled back and told him that he was being very unprofessional and that a real federal agent would never yell that way. I asked him for his badge # he gave me a 3-digit # He gave his address as 3024 blue stone ave st2 Buffalo, NY 27506. I told him that I would investigate whether this was legitimate and I would have my lawyer call him back. He threatened me, and said that if I did not pay him immediately he would show up at my door with a warrant for my arrest. If I had any doubts up till then they were removed. I am a criminal justice Major and I know that you can not be arrested for consumer debt.
5125013639 Thats the number they called me with, i told them to finger themselves, thank God, i gave the dude some hell and told them i knew they were indians then when he was rude i cursed the s*** out of him.
probably you took a payday loan somewhere, or tried to apply online for one.