I made a payment plan as we'll with these crooks. I just so happened to google their # and I get these links. Ugh I'm so upset. They don't have a website, not part of the better business bureau. What will happen if I stop payment? I'm so mad.
I just receive a called from 2126602001 number stating they calling on behalf of my sis....bench warrant and make a deal or else.
Actually you can sue and debt regardless of how old it is. It is up to the debtor to know their rights in the situation. so be careful some of the agencies will actually go to court and if you don't take it seriously then you might just end up with a judgment.
The first number called from was 3133130000 and said that I needed to contact because I was being served papers. The number I was give was 888 896 6726 and was put with Eric from the claims department. With everything I have had going on lately I just figured it was legit. I was at work and they caught me slipping. I actually gave them my card number and authorized a payment for 3 days later when I was due to get paid.
Then after thinking about it I called the sheriff myself and was told there were no such papers. Then found this thread and realized I was stupid and get scammed. I had to cancel my card which is a pain in the butt. I called them and was able to speak to Eric but only because I acted like I was just calling for the first time. I let him know he was making a living off a single dad with 3 kids and 60.00 dollars in his bank account and I hoped he felt good about it. They are crooks period.
On the Lookout
Same thing. They called me to say I had a lawsuit against me and want me to pay a debt that is 13 years old, which has exceeded the statue of limitations. Whether I owe the debt or not is questionable because they were so vague I have no clue who the creditor was. I told them I thought it sounded like a scam. They called the next day and asked if I would be home for the sheriff to serve me and i said yes please serve me so I can take it straight to my lawyer. They kinda snickered and hung up. I have not been served. Through my research there is a statue of limitations on how long you can be sued over an unpaid debt. In most states is not more than 5 years and any collector who threatens to sue you or actually sues you on a time barred debt is in violation of the law. They can try to collect, but cannot sue you or threaten to sue you.
I received a voice mail from a blocked caller in "reference to a complaint forwarded to their office" about my ex-husband. The person calling identified himself as Steve Taylor asking me to call to discuss " possible pending legal action filed on this complaint" and that I would need to get in contact with the legal department and left the 888-871-6129 number and a case file number. The person did not include a company name or anything to identify themselves. I believe this to be a scam. I did not call back. I immediately started a free reverse phone search and could only find that it was a private number and a red dot referencing a location (no address) and a satellite picture of a lake in the middle of a farm field northwest of Coffeyville, Kansas. I have seen on your site that people have had similar experiences and thought I would report this for others to compare. I was upset for a few seconds when I received this voice mail but then I calmed down and started searching and found your site. Thank you for your help.
I got a call today from 516-740-6362 asking if I am available to receive legal documents for my stepmother. I asked why and they said there was a legal claim against her and they can't get shops of her for court summons. Gave me phone number 888-896-6726 and a case number. They asked me to get the message to her. She had 2 hours to call them back.
They have called our home numerous times asking for my daughter who has a good job and a listed phone number for 8 year, if there was a debt problem, which there wasn't. They talk about the Sheriff coming out to serve papers.
They have changed their number to 18773388117 but the rest is the same sooo i am going to send a letter ..return receipt.. demanding original bill from ORIGINAL creditor. Which is a right in Ca. :) and report to ftc as well
There's been a lot of these scams/extortion going on! Glad you didn't do anything! Do file reports with the FBI,FTC,FCC and your states attorney general though!
It would be a good thing for you to read the laws:
official FTC guidance and staff opinions on the FDCPA, PDF copy of the Act
CFPB Q&A on debt collection practices
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act [PDF]
Today they called and spoke to my teenage son, and that he quickly needed to call me since a sheriff would be out. It was something from 1999. When I asked "Kevin" to send me information he said the legal department won't let him. He said I need to make a payment or they will garnish my wages or put lien on home. I did nothing since I have little income.
Mike Swanson can jump off a cliff
Michael Swanson called me from his cell phone threatening me.. instead of caling from his company phone because he knew it would be recorded.. however, I recorded his conversation and threats. His cell phone # is 909-576-7020
Feel free to harass him like their company does to other people
BY THE WAY, THERE WILL BE NO WARRANT SERVED FOR A DEBT OWED
This same number 855-885-4893 has called my mother looking for me. The same routine, wanting to know if someone would be there to accept legal documents. They never showed up. Called back today telling her they only had to make 2 attempts to deliver. She asked them to give her more information and was told it was a sealed document they could not open. Wanted to know if she could get in touch with me. They told her they could put a hold on it for 3 hours so She called me right away and I tried to call right then, I never could get anyone to answer the call.
I definitely think this is some kind of scam trying to use scare tactics. Unfortunately my mother is being harassed, she will no longer be speaking to these people, hopefully they will stop calling.
Yes beware they are using a new phone number 855 885 4893 said sheriff was going to serve me unless I called them back in 1 hour. They said they would serve me with a bench warrant and then fines would double. I said I had no bills and would wait for sheriff to serve me. Guess what they never did come and serve me. We live next to sheriff station so reported them. Just so sick of them calling. Now that I know it is a scam I will also go off on them and hang up.
they are using a different # it is 855-885-4893 they also told me the same stuff everyone has said but he also said he had all my info in front of him and wanted my last 4 didgets of my social # that when i called his bluff, and said if you have them, you tell me what they are, he said he could not give that out. I then went off on him and told him he was fing try to pull a scam and we argued for a bit and i then told him where to go and he hung up on me. I new it was a scam because my sheriffs dept handles all their own processing, they dont use process servers, beware of them, if i lived closer to calif. id just go pay them a visit with a few friends.
I got a call from JP Associates and they left a message on my cell phone. The message was from a Ted Parker who stated that they had filed a court order against me and needed to talk to me. This was immediately alarming to me and I called the number left on the message (877-944-7337). This Mr. Parker left a case number to reference which I mentioned to the lady who answered the phone and she then transfers the call. A man gets on the phone demanding my social security number and date of birth. I refused to give him this personal information and I was quick to explain that I was not giving him that information with all the scams going on now in days. He became combative and started yelling "do you think this is a game? This isn't Chuck E Cheese! Do you want to play games or are you going to give me your information?" I told him to mail me the so called information and he quickly stated that I would be in default of judgement and hung up on me. I went to the court and they couldn't find the case number referenced on the message. I checked my credit and I have ZERO debt! I am reporting this activity to the FTC as indicated in the previous posts. These people are bottom feeders and unprofessional! They are scam artists! Report them, sue them, flood the FTC with your experiences and by all means circulate this information on the web and help others protect themselves from these vultures.
sick and tired
got a call from (706) 419-0455 she said her name was Lily Parker from United Processing she does document process for legal documents. she wanted my husbands information and I told her to stop calling my personal cell phone and i was not going to give her any info. She said that my husband had 3 hours to call (888) 667-0080and if he did not call in 3 hours the sheriff will be coming to my house. I told her bring it. I am protect it by the 2nd amendment & I will be calling my local sheriff station and letting them know the situation. I also told them that I will be calling the better business bureau agency, federal, trade commission, and my state attorney. She also said that she did not know if the case was criminal or civil. I said "Get it right, criminal means there is an arrest warrant for him" civil is different. She gave me a case number MK3232. They have been calling my husband for days now and they are asking him for his social security number and asking him to pay money. they have been calling from a 323 and 818 area code as well and they have been men one named Michael. I am sick and tired of them harassing us and claim that it was something from 2002. next time they call any of you make sure you ask them for their address, number, business license to make sure they are legit and you can check for yourself.
They keep calling a leaving recorded messages that they are a debt collection agency. Since I don't have any debts I was curious if it might be identity theft. I called the number and all I got was a recorded message. It asked for my phone number if I was going to pay the debt that day and asked for my SSN. I of course wasn't going to pay anything and certainly not give them my SSN. There has never been a real person on the line. Nor have I received any mail regarding any debt collection. Clearly they are scamming hoping they will find someone who won't have kept track of their bills or has some major debts. They are preying on the uninformed. Tell everyon you know about this scam.
I also received a call from someone telling me to call 888-667-0080. He did not tell me who he was, or what company he was calling from. He asked if someone from the sheriff's office had served me with papers & then told me to call the 888 number & gave me a case number. I looked online before I did anything & saw all the complaints. I have too filed with the FTC and I did not call the number once I saw the complaints. I would never give them any information without checking them out first. I was called from a 516-740-6362.
Check this add out, says it all'
Contact Representative(Chino Hills)
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:37:00 GMT
Reply to: MyHaList205120226
We are looking for new self motivated individuals who have the desire to make a lot of money and have the work ethic to do so. No experience necessary. ******* CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOU INTERVIEW 888-667-0080 EXT 2305 ******* Your job duties include: * Making calls to clients
* Maintaining a positive workplace environment
* Managing and working specific accounts assigned to you
* Having a great attitude - (2) positions Minimum Wage
- (3) positions Base + Commission + Bonus
- (3) positions Commission + Residual There is also an opportunity to advance in the company and make even more money. Scripts, files and training are provided. Hours of operation are from 8am to 5pm. Lunch is from 12 noon to 1pm Bilingual is especially needed for a range of accounts that only speak culture based languages If interested, please call 888-667-0080 EXT 2305
I think that says it all!!
A. Nonie Mouse
DON'T CALL BACK A SCAMMER'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER! Even if you block your caller ID, the fact that it is a toll-free number means that they will capture your correct number every time you call! You are just giving them more information than you think, and confirming that they have found a live victim they can prey upon.
I got a phone call from a Tomas Williams from J.P. Associates at a 941 number, he claimed he was a process server and that he wanted to know if someone would be home to receive papers from the sheriff's office. He gave me a case number and claimed that the sheriff would serve me with papers for a civil complaint. In order to stop this I needed to call 888-667-0080 number, immediately. I called that number and was transferred to the Claims and Litigation Department. I spoke to a person and he had my S/S number and said that I have a civil law suit in reference to a line of credit that I never paid. I told him I never had a line of credit and that I will wait for the Sheriff to serve me with the papers and then I will deal with the problem and hang up the phone.
At the beginning a got so agitated, but after calling the 1-888 number I immediately new this was a scam.
Is there a way to stop these people from doing this? And the funny thing is that they are targeting older people (like me) which are more susceptible to these matters.
DO NOT SEND THIS COMPANY ANY MONEY IT IS A SCAM. JUST RECEIVED A COMPLAINT REGARDING THIS COMPANY. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION OR SEND THEM ANY MONEY PLEASE!!!!
I just had the exact same experience. I'm so glad to know it was a scam. Take care!
I got a phone call from 781-626-6511. The man claimed he was a process server and that he wanted to know if someone would be home to receive papers from the sheriff's office. He gave me a case number and claimed that the sheriff would try to contact me 2 times and if they could not find me, they would follow up with the law suit. He said he would put a hold on the case for 1 hour and gave me the 888-667-0080 number and urged me to call immediately . I called that number and same as above, I was transfered to the Claims and Litigation Department. I also talked to a man and after several minutes found out this person had my name and birth date, my mailing address and requested my SSN. He said I have 2 civil law suits about the unpaid credit cards. I told him I never use that card. For 2 major cards I used often, I always pay ahead of time. He said that I sounded would like to go through the hearings. I told him I would like to hire a layer to go over this tomorrow. Because while i am talking on the phone, my family member checked online and found this site.
I got a call from Eric Quill ext 2303 saying there was a civil lawsuit against me from JP Morgan Chase and the sheriff was coming to serve me and I would be paying thousands of dollars in fees. I asked if if they were a debt collection agency. He said there were a financial firm and I was going to be served because I was getting sued. He said that they could garnish my wages and take my vehicles for up to 10 years this could go on. I asked him if they were licensed iin my state to collect a debt, he did not know what I was talking about. I told him to give me his extension and I would call him back.
I reported the call to the FTC and they said the more people that call in and file a complaint against this company they could file for a class action lawsuit.
Had a call from Amanda Taylor of United Processing in California. They were looking for my daughters ex-husband and our number was down in his references. They said they were attempting to serve papers on him at our address and if they couldn't serve, they would turn it over to the sheriff's office. They gave me the number 1-888-667-0080 to call for more information and gave me a case number PX2**4. I called that number and spoke to Jason at extension 2304. He wouldn't tell me anything other than it was a new case and to have my former son-in-law call them.
I spoke to my daughter's ex and he has been getting harassing calls from these same people. Tomorrow he will be taking it to the State Attorney's Office.
Have you heard anything from these guys again? I received a similar call and told him he needed to provide better documentation for me to pay anything
I received a call from JP and Associates in reference to a judgment they are putting against my father. They claim he owes 1,300 to a credit card since 2002. My father is 91 years old and is clear and free of any debt. This is a SCAM!
Contact your state Attorneys office and report this! Also call 60 minutes or another investigative news office! This will get their crap shut down! Also, call them back and get the information about them, address, full and legal name of company and let them know it is a federal crime to threaten and demand money when they can not provide you information! They want your money.