i just recieved a VM froma women looking for a John D. and it sounded very scarey she said "you failed to repsond to the claim and didnt show up and i will be out to your place of employment with 4 hrs so look forward to seeing me today , please have ID with you if you need to contact me call me at 866-320-7803 with case # MP367" WTH man if i was john i would be terrified and embarrsed at work on the look out ! that was a crazy VM. She called from an UNKNOWN # ##weirdos
A caller from this same # by the name of Marcia lvm on my exhusband's new wife's phone stating i have a case # and she will be at my job in 4 hours with legal documents and that i need to have my ID ready for her to see
A caller from this same # by the name of Marcia lvm on my exhusband's new wife's phone stating i have a case # and she will be at my job in 4 hours with legal documents and that i need to have my ID ready for her to see.
Total scam. Ignore 'em.
This is definitely a scam!!!! THE LADY HANGS UP AND BEYOND NASTY.
they called out of the blue. with a threatening message that they have been to my house and my place of employment. Well i have never seen them hmm. or heard anything prior to this.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, is warning consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors. It may be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake one. Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your personal information, like a bank account number. A caller may be a fake debt collector if he:
?is seeking payment on a debt for a loan you do not recognize;
?refuses to give you a mailing address or phone number;
?asks you for personal financial or sensitive information; or
?exerts high pressure to try to scare you into paying, such as threatening to have you arrested or to report you to a law enforcement agency.
If you think that a caller may be a fake debt collector:
?Ask the caller for his name, company, street address, and telephone number. Tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written "validation notice." The notice must include the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor you owe, and your rights under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
If a caller refuses to give you all of this information, do not pay! Paying a fake debt collector will not always make them go away. They may make up another debt to try to get more money from you.?Stop speaking with the caller. If you have the caller's address, send a letter demanding that the caller stop contacting you, and keep a copy for your files. By law, real debt collectors must stop calling you if you ask them to in writing.
?Do not give the caller personal financial or other sensitive information. Never give out or confirm personal financial or other sensitive information like your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number unless you know whom you're dealing with. Scam artists, like fake debt collectors, can use your information to commit identity theft ? charging your existing credit cards, opening new credit card, checking, or savings accounts, writing fraudulent checks, or taking out loans in your name.
?Contact your creditor. If the debt is legitimate ? but you think the collector may not be ? contact your creditor about the calls. Share the information you have about the suspicious calls and find out who, if anyone, the creditor has authorized to collect the debt.
?Report the call. Contact the FTC and your state Attorney General's office with information about suspicious callers. Many states have their own debt collection laws in addition to the federal FDCPA. Your Attorney General's office can help you determine your rights under your state's law.
Have received 2 calls this week from Charles Graham who will first go to my place of employment then my home to deliver sealed papers providing I have the necessary identification. Here's a surprise he did not appear yesterday like he promised and I am quite sure he won't be here by EOB today. Calls are obviously from a boiler room and "Mr. Graham" is reading from a script. It is quite humorous since I am not currently employed. What is not funny, is the fact that these calls could really frighten some people.
Yes they say I need to sign papers the won't help me when I CALL
Funny, I received a call stating the dude had papers for me to sign. I found this thread and realized what it is. I looked up LMA group with the phone number and city/state and this is the only thing that comes up. I have gotten these calls randomly, and know what they are, a scam! If they threaten court, I can say with the utmost honesty that the dept has been paid, and they can try as it is past the statute of limitations in my state.
the company is LMA Group... They are out in Lancaster NY, they do networking nationwide for various companies, including law firms, they process Civil Claims and also Investments.