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Frightening Calls From Fake Debt Collectors Threaten People With Jail for Payday Loans. It’s a Scam.

Phantom phony debt collectors with Indian accents are calling people trying to scare them into paying debts that are not theirs. Some of the company names they use are American Credit Services, TAC Evolution, Allied Financial Services, CashNetUSA, Sonic Bank, Sonic CashNet, CashLand, and Cash America. If you know of others, please add them in the comments section below.

The fake debt collectors call and say you will be arrested and thrown in jail unless you send money immediately. The amounts claimed seem to be $400 or $1,095 and a smattering in between. The calls most often arrive on a Friday when all government office are closed so you can’t check out their story. The callers use the names of real attorneys they found on the internet.

The goal of the scam is to scare the person getting the call into sending money via Western Union or MoneyGram or to give up their bank details to hit your bank account, in order to prevent the police from coming to arrest you in the next few hours.

If you want to listen to what these calls sound like, click here.

Apparently there are a number of telephone numbers tied to this scammer that I believe is calling from a call center in India via voice over IP, (VOIP). So the callers really are not even in the United States although they pretend to be.

Armed with the contact information the scammers in India call make outbound calls on a VOIP telephone line and forge any outgoing phone ID they want. It’s not hard to do. (By the way, if you want to unmask any blocked number and find out who is calling, try Trapcall.) They might even use a number from a block of VOIP numbers they’ve rented to receive return calls. After a short period of time they dump the number and start using a new number.

I found at least one of the numbers listed as being used by these scammers was issued by LES.net, a VOIP service provider.

The known numbers tied into this scam are:

  • 213-221-1002
  • 213-286-0210
  • 213-286-2016
  • 213-550-4189
  • 213-995-3046
  • 310-362-4305
  • 310-362-4319
  • 310-362-9386
  • 313-332-1091
  • 343-729-0397
  • 407-506-0424
  • 408-317-0831
  • 408-355-9951
  • 415-223-4108
  • 415-880-5599
  • 496-900-0000
  • 619-342-0094
  • 714-333-2945
  • 714-333-2951
  • 714-400-0563
  • 714-409-0208
  • 714-409-0250
  • 714-845-0766 (FAX)
  • 718-831-7157
  • 818-936-4699
  • 904-425-9141
  • 941-961-8518
  • 949-743-1049
  • 973-200-6686

Most of the people who have been called in this scam seem to have previously had a payday loan from some company. What I suspect has happened is that one of these payday loan companies used an outsourced call center in India and someone from that call center sold the names of the customers or contacts.

The BBC did an undercover report a couple of years ago and showed how easy it is to buy this type of information from call centers in India.

The names of the Payday loan providers seem to be just a smoke screen. The scammers use both the name of a real payday loan outfit and sometimes a real attorney to make the receiver of the call think it is legit if they check it our on the web. It’s all a lie.

So I had fun calling them. They certainly sound like they are trying hard to scare you with an Indian accent. Bureau of Criminal Identification. LOL I asked for Jeff Parker and they said they’d route my call to Jeff Popkins it sounded like.

And if your name is Dave Roberts, I apologize, it was the best fake name I could makeup on the spot. And if you listen carefully you’ll here the stupid fake collector say he found my file for Dave Parker. Dude, Parker is the name of the fake collector that called.

The call ends abruptly, they hung up on me. LOL. What idiots.

From A Debt Collector Keeps Calling Me From 212-500-0839 And Says I’ll Be Arrested. – Lavern

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  • Chasity

    This is happening to me right now. I didn’t believe them from very beginning but they did have a lot of my personal information, email, home address and place of employment. We have never had any payday loan so I am not sure how they got my information. We called them back and they said that they were talking to police officer and put us on hold and then when they came back on the phone there was an obvious fake siren playing and then when we ask to speak to the police officer they hung up on us. Please share this with everyone you know! Our lawyer told us to contact the credit bureau and file a fraud alert.

  • Carol

    Another name they are using is Law Firm of Larry H Parker. Although there is a legit law firm by this name, I was assured by them that this isn’t them and is a scam. No big surprise.

    Once again Indian accent, very American sounding name of Michael Davis. They are getting the info from websites that people use that blast your info to several payday loan company websites. They are buying your information legitimately.

    Phone number 818-649-9575. Supposedly they are having the state police criminally prosecute me next week if I don’t pay. Right

  • Tad Ensign

    We have them calling our house also., iv called the FBI about this Problem

  • George

    I’ve had many calls in the past from “investigators” with strong accents threatening to arrest me. Most of the time I play with them a bit, but sometimes I just tell them to come on and get me. They have a better shot at getting that American visa than scaring me with threats of jail! However todays call was different. It was a woman calling herself Kennedy, no last name given when I asked who she was, representing Johnson & Associates. This woman spoke English very well and if I had to bet Id say she was an American. I took her information and case number so I could research who I was dealing with and no sooner did I hang up she called right back. I sent her to voicemail and she left the same info I had just written down claiming possible criminal action in my state concerning this matter. The number she called from was 917-300-1008.

  • Jean

    I received a call today from 917-775-5383 and he said he is work for attorney Steve Williams and his name that I spoke with was named Michael St. Claire. He said for me to write down my case # and warrant#. He said I owe $512.39 and he said the name of the company was payday max or US Cash. He said they go under several names and it was an old bill. I have never heard of these places and also I told him that I never got a loan with these people. What was scary was he had all my info. I have received a call from these people like a year ago and then never heard from them until now. He also stated that I am being sued and that I’m going to get arrested and can spend up to 14 days in jail. Also, He said that when I go to court I would have to pay $8,000 dollars. I just told him that I did n’t get any loans and I can show proof on bank statement. He said he has a paper in front of him with my info and I told him if he does to fax it to me and he said he couldn’t. They are scammers!

  • tash

    I just received one of those calls from a 213-807-3934 numbe the man said that my name and SSN is tied to a lawsuit, and told day is the last day to address the issue.

  • Okosodo Okosodo

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  • Sgirl

    I have been getting calls for months now.. they stopped for about 3 months and now call my office and cell.. is there any way to STOP this madness?? My supervisor left me a message saying a guy with a thick indian accent called me saying his name is “Jeff Parker” and it’s a legal matter.. they leave threatening messages on my work/cell voicemail.. Please help!

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Change your cell number and tell your boss you are the victim of a scam.

  • Kristy

    I received a call today from 917-775-5383. Indian-sounding man. He has called me at my place of employment several times. He says if I don’t pay a debt I have to US Cash Advance he will have me arrested. Today I told him I am filing a complaint. He said “fine, then I will send the police to your house tomorrow to arrest you.” I just filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • lakesha

    I recieved an voicemail for me or my attorney to call 214-702-5314 they told me a lawsuit is being filed against me for over $2,000 i owe and they have my info and in within 2 days i’ll arrested if i dont pay atleast 1,000. In order for me to get out of jail i’ll have to post an 9,000 bail

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Do you even owe the debt?

  • Susanna84

    I keep getting a call from people my in laws purchased back in 2007 and are threatning to take personal items from the home to equal the value of what they purchased! Can that actually happen

  • khumiliatedatwork

    I recieved calls at work on friday from a frank collins i guess he is supposed to be representing consolidated(877-637-2057 a collections agency for multiloan source loans 800-557-9038) even though at first they denied knowing him then after further questioning them they said he was a locater but they could not give a number for him for his saftey. He was calling different depts. at my job and leaving or telling them he is coming with a police escort to have me arrested or drop off documents and charging me 200.00 dollars for his services. I guess the only thing we can do is make our places of employment aware of this scammers. 

  • Kim

    I have already been scammed once by this and was frightened into paying several hundred dollars. Now I have several threatening phone messages from another company calling from 408 905 3002 Cash Advantage.They have an Indian Accent and are threatening me with court and jail. They also refuse to tell me what bank acct the money was supposedly put in my acct and when. At first they even had the wrong last 4 digits of my ssn number. When I told them it was wrong they had the nerve to ask me what the correct one was. They eventually called me back and threatened me several times. One day I had 8 phone  calls in a row from them. Really scared me cause I started to believe they were really going to prosecute me. 

  • Brian Martin

    Same situation. I recorded all the calls. Then I called them back repeatedly. Both people who answer the phone called me a bastard. I called so much that they had to change numbers. Ha.

  • Bfitts

    I received a call today it was unknown says it from my county court asked me have i received certified letter or surmons to appear in court I said no I havent been served papers and he told me to call this number in an hour with my case and they will tell me why. number is 855-203-8963 and ask for a ROF(release of Form) is this a scam cos I was dont this way before.

  • angela39

    I received a cdall today from this “company” the # the came across my phone was 951-977-1365. Stated that in a few days I would be getting legal documents because I was being sued from David Parker- Anderson Law Firm. I was so confused. The Indian accented man named off my address, work location, and scariest of all my social security #. I stood my ground and repeatedly asked him questions. He got so angry, told me that I am a “lying F*@king Bi%ch” and that he is going to have me fired and again with the vulger language over and over. He finally got so frustrated he hung up.

  • Dijo1264

    I got a  call from 914-363-5004 saying that a law suit had bee filed against me and if i don’t call him back i will be behind bars. the guy had an indian accent. stating he was from the department of some kind of investigations.

  • Tashiebobo

    760-483-3761 heres another number. The same thing happened. I just signed up for one and they. Claimed i didnt pay the loan back but i never received on. They called like they was a lawyer and said be in court money or talk to be and you wont have to. I wasnt born yesterday, i needed a some paper work from the sheriff. I hope this help you guys out!

  • Kelli S

    OMG I just got a call from this same guy and he said his name was Gibert something and they called my work and left a message. He said the call was recorded and read some ad something and said that I owe $9000.00 or i can settle out of court for $530.00 He told me that he would submit the court paper to my employer and will have them Fired me on the spot and they will not be responible for it and then he hung up on me. I look up the number it came from 215  number but its a cell phone.

    They I got a tons of charges on my acct. WOW

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  • Britters

    Received a call today from 760-544-0212 say me or my attorney needed to contact today to avoid a law enforcement office coming to my home.  Said his name was Derrick Miller.

  • Perwinkle

    Today I am getting calls for an Indian Accented person who claimed to be a Chief from the Sherriff Office.  He has threatened me over a friend that checked online about doing a payday loan. I have been threatened with arrest and cussed at calling me a M***F*** B****… I told them I knew about them from the news and to not call me again. They still call. So I am going to work on recording the calls. the calls come from # 205-717-2609, 323-205-6736. I have been getting these calls for a week now.

  • anonymous

    I’ve been called 5 times today a twork by this number. They said a lending company by the name of OneClickCash has filed a lawsuit against me for $1,000. I don’t owe them money. The number they gave me is 206-577-9992. They threatened to close my bank account, suspend my driver’s license and prosecute me. I explained to some of my co-workers. They told me, ‘It’s a scam!’ They wanted me to fax them a moneypak for $800. I didn’t do it.

  • Nievesveronica06

    Hello steve this phone from area code number 567-248-2771 was harrasing me since last week Friday and called me Wednesday and today Thursday like non stop harrasing me I had took 2 loans they were ameriloan and one click cash. I took from them $350 each and so the total now is like $695.00 each. The number 567-248-2771 kept harrasing me that i needed to pay $800 dollars at first and that I would be fine of all charges aganist me. Then they told me 2,325.19 and said that I would not have to worry about anything else. Now they said i would have to pay like 4,500 I think and they could see if they guarntee me that i would be free of charges that i supposedly took out 3 more loans when i only took out 2 and i was really devasted so really I don’t know what to do I need help!

    • Jonathan Mullen

      Do not pay them its a scam. If they have a accent then you know it is fraud. Do not worry!!!

  • erin

    I received a call from a man claiming to be Daniel Beck or Veck (couldn’t understand him) and say that he was with Telly and Campbell Legal Services and that AmeriCash was pressing charges against me for Fraudulent ID and social security #. I have NEVER been approved for any kind of loan so this really caught me off guard. I immediately freaked! They said the AmeriCAsh had deposited money into my bank account. I DON’T EVEN HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT!! The number he called from was 309-200-1642. He also said that he wanted to talk to me or my attorney OFF RECORD. He would not answer any questions and was very quick to tell me that I would be served a warrant tomorrow and arrested Friday! I checked with the sheriffs office to see if this was true and they said no it was probably a scam!! Makes me wanna punch someone!!! UGH!!!

  • Cathy D

    My son just received a call about some payday loan he was trying to get. THey told him he will be served with papers tomorrow. They want $500 now or $4000 if they go to court. He freaked out and called me before giving them information. the numbers he was given are 206-577-9992 and 567-248-2771. Some people just have no morals….

  • Amd7681

    i got calls on my cellphone from this number 630 248 1143, i don’t know who they are or what they want, they don’t talk.  i called back with hidden caller id but whoever was there made strange sounds.  fishing, maybe they want my voicemail to match numbers with names.  on another note, my number of calls from India increased when i use Vonage.  their poor soft don’t even let one to block a number.  

  • Choclateangel00

    Turn the tables on them! Keep calling the numbers they call you from  and don’t say anything or ask for fake names. It works! (I know it’s petty but what else can you do?)

  • Denise M

    They called me last week.
    Using the name “Officer Jack Justice” (someone watches to much TV).
    He threatened me with showing up at my door with a gun in forty eight hours with officers because I wouldn’t give then any information and demanded to know who they were….then hung up on me.
    Today they called several times in twenty minutes. I finally answered telling them I knew where and who they were and that our law enforcement new they were a joke, scam, and I continues with a few more profanities and force and hung up…..5 times they called back he WAS nicer, but still threatened me with “the severe things that will happen to me” or something of the sort, followed by “i can only wish you the best of luck, good by, then stated my name like it was a threat….
    They called from:
    585-641-4422

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Glad you didn’t fall for it.

      If they call again maybe you can ask them for Western Union Payment information and we can find out what agent they would request funds at.

  • John

    So I dealt with this over a month ago and fell prey to it. I paid the money owed. I got calls from NY and MD number on both of them. Same thing Indian voice calling for my money owed to Cash Advance USA. I asked who they were and they said they are a larger company that cover over 400 payday loan companies. So I panicked since i had payday loans. So I spoke with my local FBI office and they told me it Identity Theft since they had my social and my email. They also told me to file it with FTC. So I have with the numbers. Now yesterday and today I am getting calls from 313-355-7586 and another one from the 313 area code. I also had one a few weeks back from the TX area. I never answered their message and I am not in jail. TOdays sounded more serious than other calls. However they all sound like the same voice from all those numbers. I am not calling back and my friend who is a lawyer said if I was in debt with the payday loan companies that they would send it to collections not send the police to come arrest you and charge you the maximum which is what the guys on the phone are saying. We all need to find a way for the FBi or whoever to make this go away for good. 

  • Ana

    I received four calls since yesterday from a John Ryder (or Rider) Law Firm.  They claimed to represent cashadvance.com, cashadvanceusa.com, and American Cash Advance at different times.  They have a very think Asian accent, told me I was a subject named in a  lawsuit to collect the almost $500 debt, and that I had 10 days to call them back at 978-577-1756.  They also called me from 410-834-2599 and 949-111-7689.  According to them, the calls were recorded.  The names I have so far are Curtis Jackson, ATTY., Erick Mathews, ATTY., and Mr. Williams.  Today, I was told that they would be processing a subpoena and it would be delivered to my place of employment along with a warrant to appear in court in Maryland.  I asked for a verification letter and other legal information and they refused to provide it claiming that it was emailed about a month ago.  The scary thing is that they do have a lot of my personal information.  

  • Joanneoban

    Watch out for a phone call from “inspector Stills” from Parker and Parker Law Firm, New York,  916-222-3370.  requesting $520.

  • smarter then you think

    so today i got  calls from these numbers  949-1117689 407-2185892 203-4555377
    8999-29996204 all from the same guy name david so he say hello i am from a payday debit company he could not speak english if his life depened on it so he say i owe like 3500 or some bs but little dose he know i have never had any kind of loan and my husband is the DA here where we live so when he heard that he just hung up i swear what is wrong with people today get a life and real job damnn

  • Leesa

    I received a call from 310-742-7377, but was told in the voicemail message to call back at 405-668-9181.  Thick Indian accent; couldn’t understand name of company or his name.  But the same info as everyone else has listed…..warrant being issued for my arrest out of the cyber crime department.

  • Jesamyn20

    They are now emailing. I recently changed my phone number because of these calls. I filed a report at my job because that is where they called the most. The email address I received was [email protected]. They couldn’t even spell services right, and what legitimit company is going to have a gmail account.

  • suzan

    i just received a call from these people informing me that there was a no bail warrent out for me and i needed to pay for a payday loan,   the call came from 310-872-2186 and  the company name was Advance Money Cash.   He then stated that it is the mother company of over 700 entities the money could have come from any of them. I asked from who did the money come from exactly, i want the name of the one of 700 that a contract was signed  that should not be a problem.  I kept asking him questions that he could not answer he got really frustrated with me and then he yelled out at me” How do you want to take care of this ”  i responded take me to court or have me picked up and hung up.   

  • Beegeecampbell

    I received a call today from someone claiming to represent an attorney by the name of David Parker for a Cash Express USA debt. I spoke with two people and they started threatening and I told them to mail me something. They claimed to have sent me several letters. The number they called on was 270-232-3420.

  • Stephaniepacheco74

    I have also been receiving these threatening calls; the same man always leaves me voicemail messages, stating his name is Officer Danny O’Conner or O’Carter, the legal case file will be downloaded to the local Illinois state department and they will be at my place of employment to arrest me or to my home within 1 hour if I do not call them back.  I feel no need to call them back, but they have made several attempts and continue to call and threaten me.  They even mention the name of my employer as well as call my daughter’s phone number & harrass her as well. They say if I dont want to be arrested I need to call them back at 3108722186.  He claims to be from the law enforcement of federal crime dept, that within one hour they will come to pick me up…they also say my social will be blocked and if I dont want to be arrested at my place of employment for the next 29 months I better call them back or contact a criminal attorney. It is very annoying, as my children really thought I was going to be arrested.  I will call them to find what company they claim I owe money to, as well as what they name of the company they are calling from just to provide additional details.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Sounds like they are playing you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lois-Francis/100000507801613 Lois Francis

    I had them call me at work!!! telling me i had 3 warrants for money laundry, fuard, and embezlement , and the cops where coming to my job to get me for a loan that i didnt even take out, ive never had a loan in my life and when i told him that. he told me to deal with it and hung up 

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Next time they call, have some fun with them on the phone. They were playing with you. It’s your turn to play with them.

  • Jenstar29

    I had them call me and at first I was so freaked out. Then they started calling my work. I almost got fired. I found an attorney who spoke with my work so thankfully I still have my job. They call my work like 80 times a day. It sickens me that our government cant do anything about this. Its hard enough to keep a job let alone have some greedy bastard come along and make you loose just because you wont give them money thats not theres. I work at a dentist office and its hard for everyone to work and for patients to call. This is ridiculous. I feel for the families who have actually lost jobs because of this.

  • Roblynne

    Add 213.261.5790 to that list. Idiots!!!

  • DAISY

    I IM ACTUALLY GETTING THIS TYPE OF CALL RIGHT NOW THEY SAY I OWE 698 FOR CASHNETUSA WHAT DO I DO PLEASE HELP

  • Juelz522

    I received similar calls except they have been American saying that i have a warrant for my arrest and that i need to make arrangements for my kids to live with someone and turn myself in if i can pay the 800 dollars they are requesting for the 150 dollar pay day loan i had 5 years ago the number came up check services and they only call me at work except the 1 time they called my moms house and said i was a person of interest in a criminal investigation

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Sounds like the scam.

  • Juelz522

    I received similar calls except they have been American saying that i have a warrant for my arrest and that i need to make arrangements for my kids to live with someone and turn myself in if i can pay the 800 dollars they are requesting for the 150 dollar pay day loan i had 5 years ago the number came up check services and they only call me at work except the 1 time they called my moms house and said i was a person of interest in a criminal investigation

  • Jordahnhaines

    These people call me like everyday! They tell me I owe them $550 on a loan that I was never able to get. They tell me that I will be put in jail and they have my ss# it freaks me out. They have called from many different numbers. They are trying to say that I got this loan online. I looked into getting a loan but was never able to do so. How do I make these people stop?!

  • Kiko21972

    I receive a call today about Payday loans phone number 5302875020, they told me to pay 300$ and the case were remove, for a while and they ask me to make a apologies and also include my credit card number and the security number, and they also have my 3 digit SSN…they insist me to pay they back …and they always call and telling me that I go to jail if I don’t pay 300$

  • zuzu

    I received a call at work. Very threatening about an unpaid payday loan. They had lots of information about me (last three digits of my social security number, where I bank, etc.) but could not provide any information about the loan company or the date of deposit. They said they represent over two hundred payday loan companies and it could have been: Cash Advance or American Cash Advance. He said his name was James Parker an “attorney” with a heavy Hindi accent. He transferred me to the “accountant” who was named Mark Hamilton, also with a heavy Hindi accent. I was then transferred to a Michael Brown, again with a heavy Hindi accent.  I asked for their contact number and they gave me the following number: (714) 551 – 0050.They asked me to pay $475 dollars or the sheriff would be notified. They said I could pay either using a “green dot” card or by paying “Western Union.” They encouraged me to pay via the green dot card.  I told them I preferred to pay Western Union and they said to send it to a city Bradenton, Florida, 34205.  They also asked to speak to my supervisor at work! I told them that I have every intention of paying any legitimate debt. I told them that calling me at work is illegal. It was very scary, but I was very suspicious because every person they transferred me to spoke with a Hindi accent and none of them could give me information about my supposed debt. I told them to proceed with filing court papers and that I would have my attorney take a look at it at that time. That made them angry and they hung up.

  • Kkarriann

    I got a call yesterday from a 202 area code number.it was a man with a heavy indian accent saying i had 3 accounts of fraud  and asked if i had been notified of it which i replied no,he then tried telling my husband,who took the phone from me,that i was gonna be arrested monday.My husband tried asking for details and the man yelled your wife is getting arrested on monday and hung up.my husband called back cuz he was scared because yes we looked into loans but never got one and the man told him that if we put 500 something dollars on a prepaid debit card or bank card within an hour and called him back with the card number that one of the counts of fraud would be taken off my charges.at this point i went to my bank and got my records and went to the police station to see if their was a warrent for me.There wasnt obviously and the police man told us that it was a scam and to ignore it.Well the next time he called my husband told him what we found out and the man hung up and hasnt called since.

  • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

    Just got a media advisory on an upcoming FTC announcement that will interest you.

    FTC Cracks Down on Fake Debt CollectorAgency Alleges Operator Attempted to Collect on Phantom Debts - Victim Will Describe Her Experiences WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 ET), to announce a complaint against a “debt collector” who allegedly worked with a call center in India to trick consumers into paying debts they did not owe.WHO: Steve Baker, Director, FTC’s Midwest Regional Office

  • Pissed Off

    I received a call that was initially from 914-363-5004, they wanted to confirm my address and when I asked why, they told me that I needed to be at my address Monday morning as there was an arrest warrant out for me for check fraud as I didn’t pay a payday loan. Told me I need to be at my house for an officer to pick me up. Told me that my total amount owed to avoid the arrest and have the warrant “suspended” was over $2,400 and to suspend it I’d need to pay $500 today within an hour and put it on a pre-paid card from wal-mart as if I used a bank or credit card I could call it fraud and take the payment back. I asked for them to send me the paperwork saying I had an arrest warrant out and they told me that I needed to send the payment first to “prove” that I was serious about getting the process started. Said to me “If I send you the papers, how do I know you will pay?” What kind of ridiculous statement is that? The papers PROVE I have to pay. They harassed me at both my work and cell numbers, when I didn’t answer they changed their number to one that was an area code the same as my work number. Then actually, somehow, changed their number so that it came up on my caller ID as MY cell number which was in my possession. I don’t know how they do it but they won’t stop harassing me and it’s really frustrating. Especially at work where I receive calls from clients all day from multiple states and area codes.

  • Lupita

    I gt a call from a guy with an Indian accent and he told me that I had three charges against me and I need to call him or have my attorney call. I called and they had all my information. My social security number, date of birth and my bank information. The number that they called me from was 646-328-2045. The guys name is “Norman” and he works for the Financial Crime Department. He said I owed a payday loan from Ace Cash USA and they were filing against me for nonpayment. They said money was deposited into my account and when I checked my bank statements no money was ever deposited. I told them it was a scam and i wanted them to send me the paperwork against me since it’s my right to have it. He said none of my rights were being violated and I would get them once I pay it off. Now i’m scared they might use my social security number for the wrong doings. What can I do in this case about my Social Security Card????? Please help!

    • Amanda

      Did he have your FULL social or just confirm your last four?

  • Lizz0699

    I am so happy to have found this sight. yesterday i recieved a call phone a man with a strong indian accent he called my work. He told me i needed to be represented by a lawyer that i was being charged with bank fraud., check fraud and something else i could not understand. He said his clients name was AMERICAN LOANS something along them lines. He told me i was being sued when i asked the man to hold because i had to help a customer he hung up called right back and told me i was running from the money i owed he started to threaten me and then he said my whole name and address. I hung up and immdeiatly went to a co-worker . i work in a bank . she pulled my credit report . Nothing on there indicated that someone had used my social security number to take out a loan so i then figured it was a scam and my co-worker also set me up with identity theft, i was shaking i was so scared that someone was using my identity but it was a scam a very terrible scam! Something needs to be done about that!!!!!

  • BidD

    add this one—called two times the past 2 days 707-897-3034.  Since I have never had a cash advance I knew it was a scam.  I told them that I called the State Attorney General’s Office on them and they hung up.

  • hank

    yeah samething happend to me they said i will be arrested and there fraud charges against me criminal charges blahblahblah cant even understang them i cant belive i almost fell for it i was freaked out at first called me 2 weeks ago and called 2 times 2 day thank god i looked into this i new it was a scam!!!!!!!

  • hank

    They also use 817 and 707 area codes

  • Candygirl0773

    I am recieving calls from 213-262-9143,and 818-837-3051 and yes like a idiot I panic and put money on a pay card and sent that to them but they still keep telling me they are going to send a cop to arrest me and my kids will go into a foster home I live in Ohio and so far everything I have looked up that they say are from is in CA.I did contact my local Police and reported these phone calls but in the same sense I worry about what if someone is using my name and this is legit The company thet say I owe is cash4u and us cashadvance The names they are using is Russell Miller and John Cooper.

  • Trina

    I got a call from 408-462-6579.They said I have 3 charges against my name,and if I don’t pay $3,000 in the next hour,the authorities will come arrest me and take me to jail.They said,I have something with checking fraud.I haven’t had a checking account since I was 19,and I told the guy with the thick indian accent.He said,”Tell that to the Judge”.They have been calling nonstop.

    408-462-6579 is another number to watch out for.

  • Chrisander625

    same thing happended to me guys, 310-742-3660. Never went through with the loan last week and I got 2 phone called at my work today and 2 messages on my cell phone. Dealt with a “Brain”. When i called the # back the first time I got a magic jack answering machine. Both times they called me at work I hung up on them cause I work in busy restaraunt, when I did finally talk to someone, told me I needed attorney, I had comitted fraud, money laundering ect all over an appearat 400$. Told me if I didnt pay they would have their day in court with me and I would go to jail.

  • Shinobishaw1982

    I also have been getting threatening phone calls with people with heavy indian accents saying that I have serious allegations against me and that a warrant has been issued. The last person was a woman named Sarah Williams from a company that apparenly dealt with crime investigations. The number she was calling from is 1-999-910-0103 and 1-917-775-0023.

  • Shinobishaw

    I also have been getting threatening phone calls with people with heavy indian accents saying that I have serious allegations against me and that a warrant has been issued. The last person was a woman named Sarah Williams from a company that apparenly dealt with crime investigations. The number she was calling from is 1-999-910-0103 and 1-917-775-0023.

  • Anonymous

    I received a call today from someone claiming to Nick Anderson at The State Attorney office in New York. He stated that I owed American Cash a total of $522.88 and that If I didn’t pay this that I would be put in Jail and that they would notify my employer and have me fired.  The number that he was called from was 636-898-6699 and then the same person called back the next morning with another number which was 647-478-6561.  I went to my local law enforcement to notify them of this information and also let them hear the message that was left by the last number.  These people are only out to get your information he also stated that he needed a copy of my Photo ID and Debit Card information.  I went on-line to check the numbers that he was calling from there wasn’t a name for any of them.

  • Betteraskwho

     i got one of these calls at work on friday… they said they were with the Financial Crimes Dept… and called from phone number 215-531-5065.
    they also used the name Fast Cash International

  • EXTREMlS

    646-368-7779
    856-295-9553
    Two more numbers these bastards are using.

  • Strewcherry

    I got a call from global collections and a process server saying they were going to serve me because I fraudgently got a loan from sonic cash I never applied for a loan in my life they had my name social security number but not the right address they said I was going to jail I told them to tell my lawyer then an hour latter the so called process server called back to ask if it was alright to stop by this just doesn’t seem right to me

  • Strewcherry

    I got a call from global collections and a process server saying they were going to serve me because I fraudgently got a loan from sonic cash I never applied for a loan in my life they had my name social security number but not the right address they said I was going to jail I told them to tell my lawyer then an hour latter the so called process server called back to ask if it was alright to stop by this just doesn’t seem right to me

  • Adamtugro

    Just got a call from this place today. They said they were an Attorneys firm in California representing CashNetUSA. They proceeded to tell me that I had defaulted on a loan and that  I was being sued in the State of California. He then proceeded to tell me that I could settle the case right now if payed them $1000.00 dollars for fee’s and damages. He aggressively tried to get my Banking information from me in order to take care of the lawsuit.  Number they called me from was 213-550-1953

  • http://www.personalinjurydefenders.com/ Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

    What would be the best thing to do to stop this kind of threat? Good thing I didn’t encounter this one for now. But soon, I guess. I hope there would be a bliss action to this, It was so bothering.

  • Riccardojussomme

    wow the same thing happened today. I was fooled once into paying a bill of 511 dollars they claimed that they were a company that i owe to money because fortunately for the scammers i was looking for loans so i figured oh i forgot about it and i dont remember recieved it. which is why i paid the 511 dollars the first time.They called me again today and I told me about this situation they got upset and said if dont them 632.00 I will be spending christmas “behind bars in jail” lmao. That was when my when my light bulb flashed these guys are joking. I have a hunch these guys are computer hackers who watching activity of whoever they are trying to scam. Because guess what?they have my social sec@17ec2198ffc113cba3ff5a451261ef94:disqus irity# which i’m about to change. These guys are cunning and clever dont let their legal terms they use to fool you in in payin them. the interesting thing is that when check my credit transaction to who i paid the 511 to online it said : pay my bill ,thats all not company as they were claiming to be cash net usa. the best thing to do go an attorney because and file a complaint .These scammers use lawsuit matters and prison as scare tactics. One thing i always knew a that company cannot say u owe them with out mailing you , you have right to know you owe any money through documents. these scammers got clever send me a email a fake document with the company cashnet usa and use a YAHOO EMAIL EMAIL ADDRESS. lmao smh. the internet and computers just pave a new avenues for criminials, be careful there always new scams coming out.

  • Riccardojussomme

    wow the same thing happened today. I was fooled once into paying a bill of 511 dollars they claimed that they were a company that i owe to money because fortunately for the scammers i was looking for loans so i figured oh i forgot about it and i dont remember recieved it. which is why i paid the 511 dollars the first time.They called me again today and I told me about this situation they got upset and said if dont them 632.00 I will be spending christmas “behind bars in jail” lmao. That was when my when my light bulb flashed these guys are joking. I have a hunch these guys are computer hackers who watching activity of whoever they are trying to scam. Because guess what?they have my social sec@17ec2198ffc113cba3ff5a451261ef94:disqus irity# which i’m about to change. These guys are cunning and clever dont let their legal terms they use to fool you in in payin them. the interesting thing is that when check my credit transaction to who i paid the 511 to online it said : pay my bill ,thats all not company as they were claiming to be cash net usa. the best thing to do go an attorney because and file a complaint .These scammers use lawsuit matters and prison as scare tactics. One thing i always knew a that company cannot say u owe them with out mailing you , you have right to know you owe any money through documents. these scammers got clever send me a email a fake document with the company cashnet usa and use a YAHOO EMAIL EMAIL ADDRESS. lmao smh. the internet and computers just pave a new avenues for criminials, be careful there always new scams coming out.

  • Crystal10mp

    I fell for this I owed a loan to cash net USA in 2007 i got a call this July 2011 from Tesoro llc in Florida telling me if I didn’t pay 1,000 through western union in 2 hours I will be processed through my state and would have to get out on bond I paid it and now I’m getting another call for $555 I called the police cause I was scared the police officer told me don’t pay it it’s a scam I feel like an idiot my family is out that money now cause I didn’t know any better

  • Crystal10mp

    I fell for this I owed a loan to cash net USA in 2007 i got a call this July 2011 from Tesoro llc in Florida telling me if I didn’t pay 1,000 through western union in 2 hours I will be processed through my state and would have to get out on bond I paid it and now I’m getting another call for $555 I called the police cause I was scared the police officer told me don’t pay it it’s a scam I feel like an idiot my family is out that money now cause I didn’t know any better

  • Bee

    Was call From this  number 7162041855, the frist voice mail left stated that I have Frund  in my name with my ss# but I had not idea what they ware talking about so I did not call back. The next the message said someone was on the way to put but me in jail still did not know what he was talking, I call them back a woman answer the asking me if I know what they was calling me for  the man comes on the phone a say that I had an unpaid internet payday and that I owe them $2300 I told him i had no job at this time and was unable to pay he told me to grow up beacuse at this point I am very upset so im crying and he say well don’t go home and hung up on me. So I called back and I believed I talked to someone else who was trying to be nice but not really and still me I need to send them the money , So call are and find someone to give $450 because at this time did not know what to do. I sent it by perpaid visa. The name of the company is Sterling and Seymour.

  • Bee

    Was call From this  number 7162041855, the frist voice mail left stated that I have Frund  in my name with my ss# but I had not idea what they ware talking about so I did not call back. The next the message said someone was on the way to put but me in jail still did not know what he was talking, I call them back a woman answer the asking me if I know what they was calling me for  the man comes on the phone a say that I had an unpaid internet payday and that I owe them $2300 I told him i had no job at this time and was unable to pay he told me to grow up beacuse at this point I am very upset so im crying and he say well don’t go home and hung up on me. So I called back and I believed I talked to someone else who was trying to be nice but not really and still me I need to send them the money , So call are and find someone to give $450 because at this time did not know what to do. I sent it by perpaid visa. The name of the company is Sterling and Seymour.

  • Jar4274

    Got a call for 8554014559 called my mother threatening to throw me in jail if I didn’t call them within and hour, and when I did they told me I had till 2pm to pay 237 dollars or a warnt for my arrest would be issued, so I payed…… is this a scam?

  • Will Alvarado

    *************CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST THESE BASTARDS*********************
    I am putting together a group of people for a class action law suit with my attorny in the next few weeks, I have about 15 people now but from online searches I can see there is way more. I would like to have everyone interested in participating in the class action law suit please contact me with your information and experience with the company. My name is William Alvarado 631-579-2927, my email is Will(@)jeacorporations.com look forward to hearing from all of you!

  • Rawat Desouza

    Email your MP – he or she is voting on the civil legal aid cuts tomorrow
    (Monday 31st October) – to abolish nearly all legal advice and civil
    law cases and divorce cases supported by legal aid. If this goes through
    only the rich and powerful will be able to use the courts for civil and
    family law except for a very few cases.
    http://www.claimjustice.co.uk/

  • Stacie

    …one more thing.  They used a 1-877-848-4135 number and also hung up when I informed them that I work for the government. Well almost true, local municipality.  He als hung up after I called back to get their address so I can send a Certified Affidavit from my bank stating I never received this deposit.

  • Stacie

    Yesterday someone called with an Indian accent and said I owe $350 for a payday loan I did not pay back from USA Cash or something.  He was talking so fast and would not allow me to ask questions.  I asked the date of this deposit and he said he could not give me a date but it was October 2010.  The scary part is that he had my social security number and knew the name of my bank.  I had a payday loan in the past but only use one company and it is not USA Cash nor was it ever for an amoutn of $350.00.  I even double checked my bank statements.  They threatened and said they were filfing a lawsuit in court today.  BE CAREFUL.

  • Dixie_chick1981

    Also they are useing Cash Advance too and useing a number 310-227-8546 becuse my hubby just got a call from him early this morning

  • Dixie_chick1981

    Also they are useing Cash Advance too and useing a number 310-227-8546 becuse my hubby just got a call from him early this morning

  • Desmond

    I have recieved three calls from 775 410 1816 ….

  • Joyjoyner

    Someone call claiming I took a loan but I didn’t take a loan out, I change my mind so that’s how that have my information.  I was requiring about a loan.  707-238-8518 keep call me same person but different name.

  • Da1babygrl24

    a number of 330-777-4252 with the name of larry Turner with an accent is threating to come and throw me in jail if i dont pay 878.95, hes claiming to be from the fraud department. this has been going on for months. and i called the local sheriffs department and they said DONT NOT fall for it because its a scam and there was no warrant out for my arrest.

  • John

    Yes, we are recieving these type of calls.  They don’t know are laws and procedures, since they are out of the country they think they could get away with this.  Putting fear into hard working americans.  I’m very upset.  The fact they have my personal information.  This  I know triggert us because we applied for a loan recently on the internet.
    Watch out because recently they some how used my daughters number?????? and called.
    Caller ID SAID MY DAUGHTER THEY ANSWERED.  DENIED USING  THIS NUMBER.  CROSS NUMBER ???  BEWARE   
    JOHN

  • John

    Yes, we are recieving these type of calls.  They don’t know are laws and procedures, since they are out of the country they think they could get away with this.  Putting fear into hard working americans.  I’m very upset.  The fact they have my personal information.  This  I know triggert us because we applied for a loan recently on the internet.
    Watch out because recently they some how used my daughters number?????? and called.
    Caller ID SAID MY DAUGHTER THEY ANSWERED.  DENIED USING  THIS NUMBER.  CROSS NUMBER ???  BEWARE   
    JOHN

  • Mechta1

    Got an email today listing a call back number 872-213-9369 and a person was using as a cover real law firm in Chicago, telling me something about the payday loan from Cash Advance. I never borrowed from payday loan places. It was obviously a scam, but they knew my SSN, which concerns me. I called them back and told them that I would be calling a police and reporting their phone number and hung up. 

  • Laura Helms

    Thank you so much for posting this. I kept telling my friends that I was getting these calls and they were finding it hard to believe. The last call I received they cursed at me and hung up after I told them I had turned them over to the FTC after telling me me that they could not be touched by the FTC in their country and then said curse words and hung up. They called once when I was on vacation and called my supervisor a liar when she told them I was not at work. The guys that mostly called me were William Blake and Michael Knight (like in the show Knight Rider!)

  • Annamelia765

    I got a call from a man with a heavy Indian accent saying that I have criminal charges and he needed to collect my information.  He was claiming to be an officer.  I told him that he couldn’t be a US officer and that this seemed like a scam.  He told me to call this guy that has my case and he gave me a number.  The number was the same as the number he was calling from.   626 384 3258

  • Jaygreen9211

    i am from india and i know that this scam is going on from many days i got to know about this scam when i joined a call center when need of a job but after joining the company i got to know of this scam first i thought that it is a legal collection but as days past i got to know that it is a scam and the leads which we get to dial contains every single critical information like ssn work number home number full name and address etc when i got to know about this scam i left the company long back and now i want this scam to be completely shut so if any one needs any information to track them contact me on [email protected]

  • Jovelyn Chaves

    i received a call from this man who had a deep indian accent stating that he works for the financial crime investigation telling me that i have a legal investigation against me that i dont know about & didnt get a summon from & he told me if i dont call him to resolve this matter he will send an investigation team to come and arrest me at work or at home.  he told me to call this # 206-236-1001 . he even read out my last 4 digit of my social security number.  its scary how these people have my work, cell, soclal # on hand.   

  • Donna

    Received calls froms 209-243-0110 in May 2011 and talked to Christina, Pamela, and Jennifer, all with Indian accents.  Having never had gotten a loan from CashAdvance of USA, I knew it was a scam.  Told them I was filing compalints with the FBI and Attorney General.  They quit calling for a while, but today (8/31/11) someone with an Indina accent called my work 2 times and left a number of 209-790-3761.  I couldn’t understand his name but he did say “if you do not call me back, the only thing I can do for you is wish you good luck and may god help you”.   Anything I can do to stop them from harrassing me and the receptionists at my work?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Frankly since they operate outside of the U.S. there is little you can do to stop the calls. I’d just educate the receptionists that you are the victim of a scam and hang up on the calls.

      • Geminigirl83

        How do you trully know if this is a scam or not.  Just wait and see if the summons shows up?  I just got a call from a RPS (reliable Process Server) saying she has a summons for me formthis attorney Alan Smith and I need to call 1-888-265-4093.  I called got some kid it almost sounded like who had a spanish accent.  He said he had to call the server and see when I was gonna be served and he was like your gonna be served at your job at 4:30 today or in the morning.  I can only help you before your served.  He said he handled large amount debts, but since I only owed 2,921.00 he wanted to help me before I got served.  I could pay 20% down and make arrangements to pay.  When I told him I would just wait to get served, he got pissed and wanted to talk to my boss and tell them what is going on. WTH is that about.  I told him again That he could call me back at 4:30 when I am off.  Does anyone have what I can say to him, so I can make sure this is a scam? 

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Sounds like a scam. The process server twist is a new wrinkle. See this other article on the process server scam approach.

  • Acmayes77

    I have received 2 calls @ my job from these people, stating that they are David White and Bryan Johnson, when I can clearly tell by the “severe” accents that they are of some type of Indian descent. The last straw was today when they called my job and told me to take down a case number. I said, “for what?” He said that he could not tell me but, he was a Paralegal for an Attorney named David Cooper. I questioned him about the suit and he could not tell me anything other than the case number and the number to call. I have misplaced the number but, was given a 636 area code to call, which might I add, did not work. I am receiving so many calls on my cellular now it has gotten to the point that they are calling me at my job. When I told him that I wanted to speak to the Attorney, he transferred me to someone with a horrible accent that would not anser my questions. He became so rude and obnoxious to me that he finally cussed me out(remember, I am at work). His words to me were, ” it is not my fault you are being sued so quit wasting my f*cking time and take down the G.D. case number and call it. I blew a gasket and told him to stop or I will file harrassment on them. Everything that this blog shows about what they do is everything that they have said to me. It is sad that people will go to extreme measures to prey on others due to their lack of intelligence and motivation to make money the legit way. Everyone who has fallen victim to this need to report this to Consumer Affairs and keep up with the numbers that they give you.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Be sure to post the numbers here in the comments so people can find them.

      Unfortunately the quickest way to end the calls on the cell is to change your number.

      • jdavis

        this happened to me on 1/1/12 scam call the number  was 646-328-2038 he said his name was Ron

      • jdavis

        this happened to me on 1/1/12 scam call the number  was 646-328-2038 he said his name was Ron

  • Jay

    Have you received a scam Instacash phone call or similar scam
    call? What can you do? Here is something that I’ve been doing . I’ve listed the
    phone #s on the social network site that all my friends are on. We all call the
    numbers as many times as we can each day. We say we know they are scamming and
    we are calling to keep them busy so they cant call others. One day I called
    over 30 times. The guy got so upset he started to stutter. If every American
    would call just one number every day they wouldn’t be able to make any calls at
    all. I’m always nice when I call. I ask why they want to hurt people and tell
    them how intelligent they are even though they are doing a bad thing. I say
    they should try to do good in the world instead of taking advantage of people.
    Spread the word and the numbers. The numbers that have called me are
    818-666-1697 and 760-437-6212. Oh yeah, you may want to use your caller ID
    blocking code and call your phone provider to make sure you aren’t making and
    being charged for a long distance or international calls.

    • Kziegler01

      I have to admit that I have had problems financially for the past few years. I just want to say, I wish I had found this information out sooner….I was scammed for $1300 dollars about 6 months ago…I didn’t question it. This time the guys got $800 before I woke up. I was lucky this time because apparantly my credit union had insurance for fraud and I got all of my $800 back. The guy called me a few days after I realized what happened and told me he didn’t understand, but my money didn’t come out of my account. I told him to hold a second, clicked the recorder (which I’m sure he heard) and started telling him I had contacted the police, the FTC and all 3 of my credit companys and my bank was pressing charges…he was very silent and said I don’t understand and I just told him “shame on me for not catching on earlier, but you are busted. Shame on you for scamming people that are barely making it.  Again, silence, then he said he was going to send the sheriff out to serve my warrant and pick me up….I told him great, I’ll be waiting” No call backs in over 3 weeks.  They were called every day!  I agree with you Jay…we have to take a stand!

  • mad in oklahoma

    phone # 717-612-4596 called my mom & threated her that he was going to take her to jail unless she told him how to get in contact with me—he then callled my work & left a voicemail threating me with jail & taking my family from me. When i called them back the cursed at me & threated to come & take me away i told them i was going to fbi & they said good go ahead they cant stop us. their names were mark johnson & stephen jones from pittsburg pa they claimed to work for cash loan net & i was in a big lawsuit & going to lose all my stuff.

  • Nightangelsluv

    i was getting the calls for a few months  at home and at work  my boss told them i didnt work thier anymore and my boyfriend would act as if he was the police and they would hang up on him and wait a few weeks to call back.. so it went from 40 times a day to 4 times a month. always telling me that they were going to have me charged with a fellony and there would  be police at my door if i didnt pay well i told them to go ahead and show up with the papers, i havent heard anything in a few weeks but last night i had a message on my door saying that i had court documents and i was being served with leagel papers and i needed to call him, my boyfriend called him today and he said he would show up later to have me sign for them?  could this be from them??? 

  • Kziegler01

    This is the second time I’ve been contacted.  The first time, shame on me, I paid the idiots $1349.00. I thought I forgot about a loan I had.  This time, 3-4 months later, they got me again.  This company was called Allstate Client Services. The phone number on my bank account is 703-361-8184, which I called and it was some personal phone number in Virginia.  There have been 3 numbers these people gave me…508-306-1424 and 508-556-3727 and 508-556-3270 and fax number 508-438-9824. They took 2 payments when I tried to call and let them know I didn’t have enough money for the third payment, I could never get through, the numbers were not active. I contacted my bank and they must have been insured for this type of thing, cause they gave me back the money from all 3 debits.  The first name they used was Luke Mandigi. I next time I got phone calls confirming they money was there, it was a different man. I couldn’t even understand his name because of his accent.  I feel like such an idiot and very embarrassed that I let it happen twice.

  • Rosemarieagouin

    Someone from American Law Associates left a message for my son stating that he owes them $300 and that he needs to call them back asap because they are sending a police for him to put him in jail if he does not pay up. I freaked out and asked this guy name Jessie Morgan Gabriel. So he ask me who am I and I said I am the mother of the person you are calling about. I said to this guy to give me the address where I send a check so I can pay it. He said, he cannot give me that address and that I have to go online and pay it with debit card and I said I do not pt that information online. So I insisted to give me their company name and he got mad and screamed at me and so I told him that if he is a real lawyer and try to collect a debt, he should be civil in talking to his customer. He said my son is not his customer and it is CASHADVANCE. He got so depensive and would not let me talked and I said I heard Alot of bad publicity about Cash Advance and that they scam people. When I said the word “scam” he got so mad and hang up on me. I called him back and I said to him again that I need their office address so I can send the payment and that he got so mad and called me “name”. I figured this is a scam. The number is 424-354-3304. I will be calling them again just to play with them and get them fissed off.

  • gd409

    HOW DO YOU GET THESE CALLS TO STOP???…I GET THEM ALL THE TIME FROM VARIOUS #s BUT THE SAME ACCENT & SCRIPT…THEY EVEN CALLED MY FRIENDS/FAM WHO I USED AS REFERENCES ON LOAN APPS (WHO ARE NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE CONTACTED).  THIS IS ANNOYING & EMBARRASSING.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      You will either have to block the number that is calling or change your phone number. These scammers are calling from outside the country.

  • Zoomby_woof

    I just got this call earlier today and it freaked me out, I told the other girl I worked with about it, and she told me about this scam, and the more I started thinking about it I realized it had to be fake. He said he was from Cash America, at first he told me I owed him 5000 dollars and that he had no additional information about who I owed it to, and told me the loan was from “a long time”. He knew my email and last  4 of my social andmy work number. then he changed the amount I owed to 400 dollars, and that investigation team was coming to my place of buisness at 11 am to arrest me, luckily even though I was freaked out I didn’t give him an account number and told him I was calling the police. the number was1-(646)-873-6450

  • Arbuckle1

    Two of the numbers that I recieved calls from was 626-802-5001 and the other was 347-468-9537

  • Arbuckle1

    Two of the numbers that I recieved calls from was 626-802-5001 and the other was 347-468-9537

  • Arbuckle1

    Another name tht the collectors utilize is Cash America Services.

  • Arbuckle1

    Another name tht the collectors utilize is Cash America Services.

  • Geegee428

    Here is another number 9712406454

  • Geegee428

    Here is another number 9712406454

  • Redtoesgnj

    They have been calling my cell phone and work number as well as my parents.  These are all the numbers they have called me from.  The two companies are American Legal Services and American Law Associates.  Today I got a Call from a Debt Relief Company and I couldn’t understand a word he said. The list of numbers I have some are good and some aren’t  .

    American Legal Services or American Law Associates
    800-564-6110
    800-468-5865
    800-945-2288
    831-607-9219
    975-164-2863
    678-248-0625
    951-543-9771 (This is a good working number)
    888-403-6747

    They call me at all hours of the day.  Starting at 6am.  When I did call back I asked them who was suing me and why he said that if I stoped talking over him he would tell me.  Then he screamed at me.  I told him I would listen and then when I told him I couldn’t understand him he got mad and hung up. 

  • Redtoesgnj

    They have been calling my cell phone and work number as well as my parents.  These are all the numbers they have called me from.  The two companies are American Legal Services and American Law Associates.  Today I got a Call from a Debt Relief Company and I couldn’t understand a word he said. The list of numbers I have some are good and some aren’t  .

    American Legal Services or American Law Associates
    800-564-6110
    800-468-5865
    800-945-2288
    831-607-9219
    975-164-2863
    678-248-0625
    951-543-9771 (This is a good working number)
    888-403-6747

    They call me at all hours of the day.  Starting at 6am.  When I did call back I asked them who was suing me and why he said that if I stoped talking over him he would tell me.  Then he screamed at me.  I told him I would listen and then when I told him I couldn’t understand him he got mad and hung up. 

    • Kziegler01

      When I finally got a third call, I asked if he was scamming me and he starting yelling at me saying how much pride he took in his company and that he would gladly give me back my money….LIAR was he!!!!!  may God have mercy on the souls of people that do this kind of stuff to other people! We are all supposed to be in this world together, not stealing from each other!

  • Marie4817

    I Recieved a call from man with heavy accent threatening if I didnt work with him He was from law firm he would take me to court and charge me with 3 different charges.It needed to be done right away. I asked him what this was for he said a payday loan I didnt pay.I talked to him and asked the amount I owed he said 357.57. Hr said from cash advance  cash net .usa. I said I didnt owe he did not care continued to ask what I wanted to do about this. I asked the date he said oct 2010. I said I would call back after I talked with my bank he said his name was william black.I talked to my bank because he had my ss number and my work address the bank confirmed I didnt even have an account in oct 2010.I filed repot with the FTC also talked with state general attorneys office got some good advice. I think theses people should be caught and punished this guy really had me upset I spent all morning on the phone dealing with this.

  • Marie4817

    I Recieved a call from man with heavy accent threatening if I didnt work with him He was from law firm he would take me to court and charge me with 3 different charges.It needed to be done right away. I asked him what this was for he said a payday loan I didnt pay.I talked to him and asked the amount I owed he said 357.57. Hr said from cash advance  cash net .usa. I said I didnt owe he did not care continued to ask what I wanted to do about this. I asked the date he said oct 2010. I said I would call back after I talked with my bank he said his name was william black.I talked to my bank because he had my ss number and my work address the bank confirmed I didnt even have an account in oct 2010.I filed repot with the FTC also talked with state general attorneys office got some good advice. I think theses people should be caught and punished this guy really had me upset I spent all morning on the phone dealing with this.

  • Allen

    I have the same problem, too. But, they use the company PCS, INC. They use the names of Kevin Price, and Steve McNaulty. They would ask for credit card information (including the 3-digit security number on the back of card), and photo ID. They have called from an “unavailable” number, and now just “5″, and left a callback number (631) 315-0202. My guess is that they are trying to get phony IDs, and use our ID and their pictures on them, and try to get here in the US, so they can get away with anything they want. How stupid can they be?

  • Allen

    I have the same problem, too. But, they use the company PCS, INC. They use the names of Kevin Price, and Steve McNaulty. They would ask for credit card information (including the 3-digit security number on the back of card), and photo ID. They have called from an “unavailable” number, and now just “5″, and left a callback number (631) 315-0202. My guess is that they are trying to get phony IDs, and use our ID and their pictures on them, and try to get here in the US, so they can get away with anything they want. How stupid can they be?

  • Jaggy

    I received a call from a debt collector with an indian accent leaving a message on my voicemail saying that I have been declared a criminal that the police in my area have been notified and will be at my door to arrest me.  I was upset, confused, I called my bank right away, they advised me that it was a loan scammers, I filed a complaint with the California State Attorney General, they advised me they could not do anything (why have them in office when they cannot do anything).  These loan scammers are saying they represent cashnet123 or Cash Advance.  Also, these scammers are calling my wifes cell phone, they keep calling every 10 minutes on a nonstop basis, I told my wife just to turn off her cell phone.  What is there to do, these scammers are getting away from what they are doing.

  • Jaggy

    I received a call from a debt collector with an indian accent leaving a message on my voicemail saying that I have been declared a criminal that the police in my area have been notified and will be at my door to arrest me.  I was upset, confused, I called my bank right away, they advised me that it was a loan scammers, I filed a complaint with the California State Attorney General, they advised me they could not do anything (why have them in office when they cannot do anything).  These loan scammers are saying they represent cashnet123 or Cash Advance.  Also, these scammers are calling my wifes cell phone, they keep calling every 10 minutes on a nonstop basis, I told my wife just to turn off her cell phone.  What is there to do, these scammers are getting away from what they are doing.

  • Juliasamhammer

    I got a call from “David Miller” today. Incoming call # was 000-0.  He gave his call-back number as 661-450-8274.  Same thing – heavy east Indian accent, broken English, grammatical errors.  He said “This message is intended for (my name).  This is extremely time sensitive.  There have been legal charges filed against you from American Pay Day Loan Company.  If you or your attorney don’t call me back all I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds.”   He said that the sheriff was going to come to my house and take me to jail if I didn’t pay.  However, if I agreed to make a payment arrangement with him today, he could stop all actions from happening.  I told him he would be hearing from my lawyer and that I wasn’t going to give him a dime.  He called back again twice today leaving the same scripted message – word for word- It’s been enlightening reading all of the postings of similar situations.  At first I was a little worried, but now I know that it’s all bulls**t.  Can’t wait for him to call again tomorrow so that I can mess with him….

  • Faycin A Croud

    I ended up having to take out several payday loans as I was really strapped for cash while doing a month’s paid internship for the LPN nursing program that I was in. Yesterday an individual identifying himself as “Josh Milan” called not only my cell phone but my work leaving threatening messages stating that I better not ignore his call and if I were to ignore his call he could only wish me good luck for what would happen to me. I was furious that he called my work and attempted to call him at the number he gave: 7075342308
    Nobody picked up. I was thinking about retaining a lawyer but armed with the knowledge in this article I do not think I will spend money I don’t have to do so. Thank you. I am also passing this link along.

  • Faycin A Croud

    I ended up having to take out several payday loans as I was really strapped for cash while doing a month’s paid internship for the LPN nursing program that I was in. Yesterday an individual identifying himself as “Josh Milan” called not only my cell phone but my work leaving threatening messages stating that I better not ignore his call and if I were to ignore his call he could only wish me good luck for what would happen to me. I was furious that he called my work and attempted to call him at the number he gave: 7075342308
    Nobody picked up. I was thinking about retaining a lawyer but armed with the knowledge in this article I do not think I will spend money I don’t have to do so. Thank you. I am also passing this link along.

  • MH

    Go to the FBI’s website, file a complain there.  The link is http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressr… 

    Call your local police office and involve your HR.  There are things they can do.

  • MH

    Another number is 1-786-275-5073.  Please check out  http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressr…  Or, if you don’t trust links like me, just go to the FBI’s website and search for payday loan scam.  Contact your local FBI office, or follow the link on the FBI’s website to file a complaint.  Best to contact the FCC as well.  If they are calling at work, print off the FBI’s information so your employer knows this is a scam and you are a victim.

  • MH

    Another number is 1-786-275-5073.  Please check out  http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710.  Or, if you don’t trust links like me, just go to the FBI’s website and search for payday loan scam.  Contact your local FBI office, or follow the link on the FBI’s website to file a complaint.  Best to contact the FCC as well.  If they are calling at work, print off the FBI’s information so your employer knows this is a scam and you are a victim.

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN, ADDRESS, BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees… Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india.

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN, ADDRESS, BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees… Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india.

  • laura

    also calls from 214-446-5373 “officer” adam smith is the name they used for this number and they claimed to be from the financial crimes division of dallas economic crime bureau. same voice as “office mac machintosh” from the 619 number. they have also called with the following showing on caller id. 00000000 police 911

  • laura

    also calls from 214-446-5373 “officer” adam smith is the name they used for this number and they claimed to be from the financial crimes division of dallas economic crime bureau. same voice as “office mac machintosh” from the 619 number. they have also called with the following showing on caller id. 00000000 police 911

    • ankit

      These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…
      This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…
      They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN, ADDRESS, BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees… Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india. 

  • Gkm25

    They also use the number 631-274-1347.

  • Gkm25

    They also use the number 631-274-1347.

  • Steve Rhode

    The nexus of these calls appears to be from overseas across VOIP connections that then appear as U.S. based lines.

    The quickest way to deal with stopping the calls is going to be to screen your calls or change you number. It’s unfair you have to go through that to stop these calls.

  • Sherlock

    Watch out for the Get Out of Debt Guys too. That is just another legal scam!!!

  • Sherlock

    Watch out for the Get Out of Debt Guys too. That is just another legal scam!!!

  • Sherlock

    These calls continue daily for me. As soon as I tell them that I have spoken to FCC, FTC and the Attorney General Office and know it’s a scam, they hang up. Also, got an air horn and have blasted them a few times. Make sure to wear some ear plugs when you use it due to being so lound, they also don’t like that either. If you swear at them it really pisses them off. Do it just
    to get their attention. Untill you change your phone number they will keep calling you. I researched through ATT and they told me that they use New York Inc. for phone service. When I looked it up it is a software company and figured all the call are generated through a computer program which is on some kind of loop that is why you get endless calls from them. They also leach into land lines so you are calling back a number in the US but it filters back to India. I have been putting up with these idiots for over a year now. I need to change my number at some point and will soon. Just want to share the info I have found out about them.

  • Sherlock

    These calls continue daily for me. As soon as I tell them that I have spoken to FCC, FTC and the Attorney General Office and know it’s a scam, they hang up. Also, got an air horn and have blasted them a few times. Make sure to wear some ear plugs when you use it due to being so lound, they also don’t like that either. If you swear at them it really pisses them off. Do it just
    to get their attention. Untill you change your phone number they will keep calling you. I researched through ATT and they told me that they use New York Inc. for phone service. When I looked it up it is a software company and figured all the call are generated through a computer program which is on some kind of loop that is why you get endless calls from them. They also leach into land lines so you are calling back a number in the US but it filters back to India. I have been putting up with these idiots for over a year now. I need to change my number at some point and will soon. Just want to share the info I have found out about them.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      The nexus of these calls appears to be from overseas across VOIP connections that then appear as U.S. based lines.

      The quickest way to deal with stopping the calls is going to be to screen your calls or change you number. It’s unfair you have to go through that to stop these calls.

      • ankit

        These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…
        This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…
        They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN, ADDRESS, BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees… Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india. 

      • Kziegler01

        I’ve had my phone for over 25 years, don’t want to change the number, but I understand what you are saying….I just have to be smarter next time. Thank you for you advise.

  • dominic

    2094163888 is anotha number

  • Sarah Kammer

    Here is another number 253-397-1262

  • Sarah Kammer

    Here is another number 253-397-1262

    • dominic

      2094163888 is anotha number

  • Steve Rhode

    India or wherever, they are out of the country and it will take some form of international effort to address it. Best solution, if they call, hangup.

  • Lilmzsassie_1

    I don’t know if this board is still active or not, but i found this googling indian debt collections and fake debt collectors. This guy keeps calling my husband’s cell phone at work with a deep indian accent, actually it’s a lady now that I remember. She said she was from a law firm, and we had to obtain an attorney for record. They are fake I know that, I’m waiting to see if she calls again and tries to fake a summons to court or jailtime. Any information, on these guys yet? Thanks.

  • Lilmzsassie_1

    I don’t know if this board is still active or not, but i found this googling indian debt collections and fake debt collectors. This guy keeps calling my husband’s cell phone at work with a deep indian accent, actually it’s a lady now that I remember. She said she was from a law firm, and we had to obtain an attorney for record. They are fake I know that, I’m waiting to see if she calls again and tries to fake a summons to court or jailtime. Any information, on these guys yet? Thanks.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      India or wherever, they are out of the country and it will take some form of international effort to address it. Best solution, if they call, hangup.

  • Lilmzsassie_1

    I can’t prove this but i believe one of them is third party for check n go and for vision credit solutions. These fake collection freaks need to get a better job and stop harassing other people.

  • Lilmzsassie_1

    I can’t prove this but i believe one of them is third party for check n go and for vision credit solutions. These fake collection freaks need to get a better job and stop harassing other people.

  • Angie

    I received another call, on voice mail, from “Ann Johnson” who was an Indian guy stating he was working for a company who was getting ready to press charges and basically ruin my name, but he wanted to give me a chance to work this matter out. Phone # 518-533-5201. When will these people learn!!

  • Ritesh

    I was in USA last year NJ when I received a Voicemail that was for Rodney Freeman. I gave that person a call after the threat I got but was happy not to be Rodney Freeman.Now let me tell you about the conversation
    I: ‘Hello’
    Scam: Hello this is David Williams how can I help you?
    I: Ya sir I got a voice mail.
    Scam interrupted and said ”let me check your details”
    As I found he was Indian/Pakistani.
    I started talking in hindi and thought maybe my friend might be kidding with me.
    Now he told me that he isn’t Indian.
    But he told me that in that case maybe you own a number that was of a criminal.
    I said maybe man.
    Now I am in India Ahmedabad
    I found these stuff is really going near my places.
    I hear my friend working in a call center here says me that he got collection of $5000/month
    And the center is 25 seat.
    Eagerly I wanted all details of this kind of scams.
    I started a small research I found our American friends are also related selling DATA of people of USA just in $00.20/ Data.
    Then these people call us and get funds $500 – $1100.
    We can do some things we have to report it in local Media, Police, and people have to get proper information before they call these Idiots.
    I came across a person selling and also taking payments via western union/moneygram :Name is Craig Wilber Huntington Beach , Peter F Saparito Florida.
    This is just a good source of earning they have built.

    Ritesh Patel

  • Ritesh

    I was in USA last year NJ when I received a Voicemail that was for Rodney Freeman. I gave that person a call after the threat I got but was happy not to be Rodney Freeman.Now let me tell you about the conversation
    I: ‘Hello’
    Scam: Hello this is David Williams how can I help you?
    I: Ya sir I got a voice mail.
    Scam interrupted and said ”let me check your details”
    As I found he was Indian/Pakistani.
    I started talking in hindi and thought maybe my friend might be kidding with me.
    Now he told me that he isn’t Indian.
    But he told me that in that case maybe you own a number that was of a criminal.
    I said maybe man.
    Now I am in India Ahmedabad
    I found these stuff is really going near my places.
    I hear my friend working in a call center here says me that he got collection of $5000/month
    And the center is 25 seat.
    Eagerly I wanted all details of this kind of scams.
    I started a small research I found our American friends are also related selling DATA of people of USA just in $00.20/ Data.
    Then these people call us and get funds $500 – $1100.
    We can do some things we have to report it in local Media, Police, and people have to get proper information before they call these Idiots.
    I came across a person selling and also taking payments via western union/moneygram :Name is Craig Wilber Huntington Beach , Peter F Saparito Florida.
    This is just a good source of earning they have built.

    Ritesh Patel

  • Rhoid5457

    they called me at work the other day and I let them go on and then asked them when this happened, he told me I defaulted on the 14 of December 2010. I haven’t taken out a payday loan in 4 years. I told them he was full of shi*, told them not to call me any more and hung up. They called me on my cell phone today, I answered the first one, let them call back several times each one came up a different number. I tried to answer the fourth one but they had already hung up.

  • Rhoid5457

    they called me at work the other day and I let them go on and then asked them when this happened, he told me I defaulted on the 14 of December 2010. I haven’t taken out a payday loan in 4 years. I told them he was full of shi*, told them not to call me any more and hung up. They called me on my cell phone today, I answered the first one, let them call back several times each one came up a different number. I tried to answer the fourth one but they had already hung up.

  • Simply99fabulous

    I got calls just like this. They said they were calling from USA Extras and used the # 646-574-3546 stating I was being criminally charged with fraud and they need payment and my attorneys info. When the # was called back, a women just said “hello?” there was no greeting stating the law firm name, as there would be for an actual law firm. The guy who called had a thick indian accent and actually started yelling at me saying if I dont pay I will go to jail today. He had all my info. I told him send me all the info so I can send proof that I paid off my payday loan from last year. They said ok and hung up. This was severlla months ago. Now they are calling again and calling my mom’s home and leaving messages saying they are from another company, but I know it is the same guy.

  • Simply99fabulous

    I got calls just like this. They said they were calling from USA Extras and used the # 646-574-3546 stating I was being criminally charged with fraud and they need payment and my attorneys info. When the # was called back, a women just said “hello?” there was no greeting stating the law firm name, as there would be for an actual law firm. The guy who called had a thick indian accent and actually started yelling at me saying if I dont pay I will go to jail today. He had all my info. I told him send me all the info so I can send proof that I paid off my payday loan from last year. They said ok and hung up. This was severlla months ago. Now they are calling again and calling my mom’s home and leaving messages saying they are from another company, but I know it is the same guy.

  • Hi_itzme1982

    we got calls around. . . feb-2011 from a “Jason Conner” with a thick chinese accent. He called my husband’s work. (He is active duty military). He called me in a panic because they had his social security number,

  • Hi_itzme1982

    we got calls around. . . feb-2011 from a “Jason Conner” with a thick chinese accent. He called my husband’s work. (He is active duty military). He called me in a panic because they had his social security number,

  • Hi_itzme1982

    ya many chinese people do this

  • Pbear37

    New Number 1-518-250-7539 Federal Bureau- HEAVY indian accent. Threats of jail and “have a good day”. SCAMMMMM!

  • Pbear37

    New Number 1-518-250-7539 Federal Bureau- HEAVY indian accent. Threats of jail and “have a good day”. SCAMMMMM!

  • Bonnie

    I have been rec’g calls from these guys also, but today was the icing on the cake. After refusing to listen to them and hanging up. A Bret Heart calls me saying he is an attorney. Calls me a bitch, tells me to stick the money up my ass and have a good blow job………….

  • Bonnie

    I have been rec’g calls from these guys also, but today was the icing on the cake. After refusing to listen to them and hanging up. A Bret Heart calls me saying he is an attorney. Calls me a bitch, tells me to stick the money up my ass and have a good blow job………….

  • Trpeters

    I also received a phone call from this number. This company left me a message and I gave them a call back a few days later.The person I spoke with informed me that I had taken out a payday loan and I had failed to pay it back. He said the company I took the payday loan out with had decided that instead of collecting the money they would be pressing criminal charges against me. I also initially assumed that it was legit since I had too previously taken out a payday loan and they had the last four digits of my social security number (SCARY!). However after the person told me that I had taken out the loan sometime before October 26, 2010. because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Officer Bennie Jones and I can reach him at 760-935-3843 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $545.87 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $545.87 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 10/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 11/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my driver license number, email address and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt receive any emails from anyone and i have paid all of my payday loans… his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card, or a Wal-Mart Cash card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the 545.87 and deposit it into some acct. Then he said I would be charged with three counts charge 1 – Violation of federal banking regulation
    Charge 2- collateral check fraud and last but not least
    Charge 3-theft by deception/Money Laundering and was also asked if I have ever been arrested for anything like this
    I said no. I want to pay I don’t want any criminal charges filed against me. then he transferred me to a Restitution Specialist. he gave me a number to fax my information to the court the number he gave me was 260-426-2727 he wanted me to write a letter with my name and the last four of my social and say that I had misfiled my payment and i want to take care of the payment out of court and give my debit card, credit card number or wal-mart card number. he kept saying he was representing instacashusa so checked my account and i found that i don’t have any outstanding payday loans that have not been paid!! I told him i would have to get the money together and call him back. so i googled instacashusa and found this information. so yes… i guess all in all its a scam. they called me back and they asked if there was another number to call so they don’t have to keep calling me at work. I said I don’t have any other number. they asked for my cell i told them i don’t have one. so we will see

  • Trpeters

    I also received a phone call from this number. This company left me a message and I gave them a call back a few days later.The person I spoke with informed me that I had taken out a payday loan and I had failed to pay it back. He said the company I took the payday loan out with had decided that instead of collecting the money they would be pressing criminal charges against me. I also initially assumed that it was legit since I had too previously taken out a payday loan and they had the last four digits of my social security number (SCARY!). However after the person told me that I had taken out the loan sometime before October 26, 2010. because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Officer Bennie Jones and I can reach him at 760-935-3843 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $545.87 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $545.87 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 10/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 11/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my driver license number, email address and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt receive any emails from anyone and i have paid all of my payday loans… his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card, or a Wal-Mart Cash card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the 545.87 and deposit it into some acct. Then he said I would be charged with three counts charge 1 – Violation of federal banking regulation
    Charge 2- collateral check fraud and last but not least
    Charge 3-theft by deception/Money Laundering and was also asked if I have ever been arrested for anything like this
    I said no. I want to pay I don’t want any criminal charges filed against me. then he transferred me to a Restitution Specialist. he gave me a number to fax my information to the court the number he gave me was 260-426-2727 he wanted me to write a letter with my name and the last four of my social and say that I had misfiled my payment and i want to take care of the payment out of court and give my debit card, credit card number or wal-mart card number. he kept saying he was representing instacashusa so checked my account and i found that i don’t have any outstanding payday loans that have not been paid!! I told him i would have to get the money together and call him back. so i googled instacashusa and found this information. so yes… i guess all in all its a scam. they called me back and they asked if there was another number to call so they don’t have to keep calling me at work. I said I don’t have any other number. they asked for my cell i told them i don’t have one. so we will see

  • Halfpint423

    @ Keisha Please read……..I been looking for this number with the 760 area code too……..

    On 2/1/11 I received a phone call from what appeared to be my place of employment because the number and name showed on my caller ID as I saved it. When I answer my cell phone I realized It wasnt no one that I worked with because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Nick McStevenson and I can reach him at 760-269-3828 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $450.00 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $450.00 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 4/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 1/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my Brothers Name and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt get approved for the Loan because I didnt have a bank account and I was turned down 4 times because I didnt have a bank acct his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the $450.00 and deposit it into some acct. I thought something was suspicious and when I called him on it asking him why is he calling from my place of Employment the guy babbled a bit and was like he wasnt calling me from my job and said that the FBI was gonna come to my Job and my home and arrest me So I told him to do what he has and Ill do what I have to do and I hung up. I called my Job to see if in fact I had gotten a call and my co-worker confirmed I did but she said when she told the guy that she can take a message he said no I will call her direct I have her number. So I called Federal Trade Commission and notified them of the situation which they said that it seems to be someone stole my INFO and was trying to get money out of me. They called my Job to confirm I worked there and piggy back the number to block or so their number couldnt be traced and so far this is what had happened.

  • Halfpint423

    On 2/1/11 I received a phone call from what appeared to be my place of employment because the number and name showed on my caller ID as I saved it. When I answer my cell phone I realized It wasnt no one that I worked with because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Nick McStevenson and I can reach him at 760-269-3828 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $450.00 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $450.00 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 4/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 1/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my Brothers Name and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt get approved for the Loan because I didnt have a bank account and I was turned down 4 times because I didnt have a bank acct his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the $450.00 and deposit it into some acct. I thought something was suspicious and when I called him on it asking him why is he calling from my place of Employment the guy babbled a bit and was like he wasnt calling me from my job and said that the FBI was gonna come to my Job and my home and arrest me So I told him to do what he has and Ill do what I have to do and I hung up. I called my Job to see if in fact I had gotten a call and my co-worker confirmed I did but she said when she told the guy that she can take a message he said no I will call her direct I have her number. So I called Federal Trade Commission and notified them of the situation which they said that it seems to be someone stole my INFO and was trying to get money out of me. They called my Job to confirm I worked there and piggy back the number to block or so their number couldnt be traced and so far this is what had happened.

  • Halfpint423

    On 2/1/11 I received a phone call from what appeared to be my place of employment because the number and name showed on my caller ID as I saved it. When I answer my cell phone I realized It wasnt no one that I worked with because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Nick McStevenson and I can reach him at 760-269-3828 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $450.00 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $450.00 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 4/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 1/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my Brothers Name and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt get approved for the Loan because I didnt have a bank account and I was turned down 4 times because I didnt have a bank acct his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the $450.00 and deposit it into some acct. I thought something was suspicious and when I called him on it asking him why is he calling from my place of Employment the guy babbled a bit and was like he wasnt calling me from my job and said that the FBI was gonna come to my Job and my home and arrest me So I told him to do what he has and Ill do what I have to do and I hung up. I called my Job to see if in fact I had gotten a call and my co-worker confirmed I did but she said when she told the guy that she can take a message he said no I will call her direct I have her number. So I called Federal Trade Commission and notified them of the situation which they said that it seems to be someone stole my INFO and was trying to get money out of me. They called my Job to confirm I worked there and piggy back the number to block or so their number couldnt be traced and so far this is what had happened.

  • Colemary7

    I got a call from one today from phone number 832-484-3143 said his name Office Mike and he is with Department of Fraud and Investigation. He was going to take me to court he stated over some loan that I have not heard of. He did have all my info which is scary!

  • Colemary7

    I got a call from one today from phone number 832-484-3143 said his name Office Mike and he is with Department of Fraud and Investigation. He was going to take me to court he stated over some loan that I have not heard of. He did have all my info which is scary!

  • Reachtall

    I simply remained calm, requesting the individual to repeat the information he was stating I owed. As I would ask for specific information, he would give me general information and continued evading my questions such as specific dates, stating that ‘that information was not included in the paperwork in front of him’. I finally got him to tell me the month of the supposed loan and viewed my bank information while on the phone with him, causing him to wait. He was obviously uncomfortable. I then stated, that no, there was no deposit to my account for that amount during that month. He put his mouth close to the phone and stated in a hushed tone, “just take care of your debts” and quickly hung up. I think because I wasn’t getting frazzled by his allegations, and rather further inquiring for information that he obviously did not have – due to it being a scam – he was at a dead end. I think they probably feed on people’s reaction to the claims of the allegations and hope for arguement pushing for payment. I am still shaken by the amount of personal information he had on me.

  • Reachtall

    I did call my phone server and they were quite helpful. She actually googled the number and told me there were about 10 hits for ‘fake debt collectors’ matching the number I gave her. +052312293. She also gave me the numbers for all the major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on my account. Thank you, T-Mobile

  • Reachtall

    1/27/2011 – Individuals called stating the fake debt was due to Advance Credit Plus.

  • Reachtall

    1/27/2011 – Individuals called stating the fake debt was due to Advance Credit Plus.

  • E.F.

    I recently went through the exact same thing, guys calling me with thick Indian Accents. At first I ignored the calls as I felt it was a scam. Then they left messages stating I would be picked up at work by the FBI and taken to jail. The numbers they called from are:

    Ray Parker (stating from the state attorneys office)
    707-739-6902

    Douglas Brown and Jeffrey Stewart
    213-799-2296

  • E.F.

    I recently went through the exact same thing, guys calling me with thick Indian Accents. At first I ignored the calls as I felt it was a scam. Then they left messages stating I would be picked up at work by the FBI and taken to jail. The numbers they called from are:

    Ray Parker (stating from the state attorneys office)
    707-739-6902

    Douglas Brown and Jeffrey Stewart
    213-799-2296

  • angie

    My employer was called today and this person said his name was Will Turner, with an Indian accent. Phone number 702-789-0885. I called this number and he said that if I did not pay the loan I had for $600, but I could settle for $100, he would turn it over to his lawyer and I would be arrested. I told him I just went to court this past week and filed bankruptcy and gave him my lawyer’s name and number. I told my employer about this scam and she assumed it was a scam. I told her that these people have been calling and harassing employers and making people’s employers upset. Thank goodness I have an understanding employer!!

  • angie

    My employer was called today and this person said his name was Will Turner, with an Indian accent. Phone number 702-789-0885. I called this number and he said that if I did not pay the loan I had for $600, but I could settle for $100, he would turn it over to his lawyer and I would be arrested. I told him I just went to court this past week and filed bankruptcy and gave him my lawyer’s name and number. I told my employer about this scam and she assumed it was a scam. I told her that these people have been calling and harassing employers and making people’s employers upset. Thank goodness I have an understanding employer!!

    • Angie

      I received another call, on voice mail, from “Ann Johnson” who was an Indian guy stating he was working for a company who was getting ready to press charges and basically ruin my name, but he wanted to give me a chance to work this matter out. Phone # 518-533-5201. When will these people learn!!

  • Melba T.

    I am receiving calls from a “company called Affidavit Consolidation Services. The return number I received is 813 454 0110, and this number from what my research shows me is out of Tampa, FL I have been threatened with jail for a payday loan. I have also received a call from a company called Cyber Crime for the same payday loan. My question is, what can I do as an internet user to stop the harrasment?

  • Melba T.

    I am receiving calls from a “company called Affidavit Consolidation Services. The return number I received is 813 454 0110, and this number from what my research shows me is out of Tampa, FL I have been threatened with jail for a payday loan. I have also received a call from a company called Cyber Crime for the same payday loan. My question is, what can I do as an internet user to stop the harrasment?

  • chevyt

    I had the same call in January 2011, these people call with a deep indian accent and could hardly understand what they were saying. Mr. Smith called and stated that I had a loan with Cash Advance USA and had defaulted. I never had a loan with these poeple. They called my work under a cell phone number of 928-388-6227 and gave a name of Mike Wilson, sounded like the first guy I talked to, and said I need to call Anderson & Assoc. Law firm at 760-933-8612. When I called they didn’t even answer the phone like a law firm would and stated that they are filing a lawsuit and would serve me with papers. I stated go ahead and they hung up. Then they called back and I was talking to the supposed Atty. David Cooper with the same accent, sounded like the first person I talked to, he said can you call me back. When I did the phone just rang and it state “call back later” and just hangs up.

  • chevyt

    I had the same call in January 2011, these people call with a deep indian accent and could hardly understand what they were saying. Mr. Smith called and stated that I had a loan with Cash Advance USA and had defaulted. I never had a loan with these poeple. They called my work under a cell phone number of 928-388-6227 and gave a name of Mike Wilson, sounded like the first guy I talked to, and said I need to call Anderson & Assoc. Law firm at 760-933-8612. When I called they didn’t even answer the phone like a law firm would and stated that they are filing a lawsuit and would serve me with papers. I stated go ahead and they hung up. Then they called back and I was talking to the supposed Atty. David Cooper with the same accent, sounded like the first person I talked to, he said can you call me back. When I did the phone just rang and it state “call back later” and just hangs up.

  • Lilgrldaisy76

    I have been dealing with these foreign jerks since August 2010. I am frustrated that after 3 months they have decided to call me back again using this number 052-928-512. It isn’t even a real number. I am going to try to scam the scammers. The FBI and Interpol need to find these S.O.B.’s and do it fast before anyone else ends up being a victim. Unfortunatley, I was a victim and ended up paying some of the “money” they said I owed. They had very personal information including my ss#, my ex’s ss#, my workplace, my address, my drivers liscense #. I was worried that what they were telling me and yelling at me was that I owed them and with that much personal info I believed them. The only thing they never had was my email address. So I talked to my parents and they remembered seeing a local news story on these exact people. I watched it and what the other person was going through was exactly what I was going through. I finally got up the gusto and told them off. It is a true scam. They fake being attorneys, cops, state police and judges…yes a judge. Their names were Andy, Amun Watson, “Officer” Lee Johnson. Please don’t give these F***ers any of your info just report it to the FBI or your local state FBI with any numbers, the FCC and your states attorneys. This is the only way it will stop. I guess I am going to have to write another report out. Good Luck.

  • Lilgrldaisy76

    I have been dealing with these foreign jerks since August 2010. I am frustrated that after 3 months they have decided to call me back again using this number 052-928-512. It isn’t even a real number. I am going to try to scam the scammers. The FBI and Interpol need to find these S.O.B.’s and do it fast before anyone else ends up being a victim. Unfortunatley, I was a victim and ended up paying some of the “money” they said I owed. They had very personal information including my ss#, my ex’s ss#, my workplace, my address, my drivers liscense #. I was worried that what they were telling me and yelling at me was that I owed them and with that much personal info I believed them. The only thing they never had was my email address. So I talked to my parents and they remembered seeing a local news story on these exact people. I watched it and what the other person was going through was exactly what I was going through. I finally got up the gusto and told them off. It is a true scam. They fake being attorneys, cops, state police and judges…yes a judge. Their names were Andy, Amun Watson, “Officer” Lee Johnson. Please don’t give these F***ers any of your info just report it to the FBI or your local state FBI with any numbers, the FCC and your states attorneys. This is the only way it will stop. I guess I am going to have to write another report out. Good Luck.

  • Brandi Duncan

    I got calls today from Norman Reed from an unknown number but he left me 661-727-3076. I called back and was told that i owed Pmerican payday loan company 1496.65 and that if i dont fax them a letter today with my debit card number, expiration date, cvc number, a copy of my drivers license, social security number and billing address for my card that i will be picked up by authorities tomorrow morning. i asked him for a case number and he gave me one. 10-46170-AL. then he said that he’ll be looking for that information to be faxed immediately to ATTNY JOHN DAVENPORT saying that “I _______{my name} have intentions of resolving this matter out of court by paying the outstanding amount of 1467.65 today on the 3rd of Jan 2011, so that there are no further actions to be taken. ” I will be making this payment by _______(visa or mastercard) listed below…then card information. ” the fax number was 626-593-6339. if the fax is received within an hour then all legal process will be frozen. I then asked him if he will send me a copy of this “agreement” to my email so that I could have it in writing that this “legal process” will be taken care of. he said that he would lose his job if he sent me that information. He said if i didnt sent the information that the legal process will go fourth and that i’ll be paying 8480.87 in court fees. I ended the call…. a couple of hours later, he called me back and said that the letter hadn’t been received. i told him that i knew that he was trying to scam me and that i’ve submitted the information to the proper authorities. he started yelling at me and saying that i was trying to play games with him and that i’ll be sorry when i get arrested in the morning.

  • Brandi Duncan

    I got calls today from Norman Reed from an unknown number but he left me 661-727-3076. I called back and was told that i owed Pmerican payday loan company 1496.65 and that if i dont fax them a letter today with my debit card number, expiration date, cvc number, a copy of my drivers license, social security number and billing address for my card that i will be picked up by authorities tomorrow morning. i asked him for a case number and he gave me one. 10-46170-AL. then he said that he’ll be looking for that information to be faxed immediately to ATTNY JOHN DAVENPORT saying that “I _______{my name} have intentions of resolving this matter out of court by paying the outstanding amount of 1467.65 today on the 3rd of Jan 2011, so that there are no further actions to be taken. ” I will be making this payment by _______(visa or mastercard) listed below…then card information. ” the fax number was 626-593-6339. if the fax is received within an hour then all legal process will be frozen. I then asked him if he will send me a copy of this “agreement” to my email so that I could have it in writing that this “legal process” will be taken care of. he said that he would lose his job if he sent me that information. He said if i didnt sent the information that the legal process will go fourth and that i’ll be paying 8480.87 in court fees. I ended the call…. a couple of hours later, he called me back and said that the letter hadn’t been received. i told him that i knew that he was trying to scam me and that i’ve submitted the information to the proper authorities. he started yelling at me and saying that i was trying to play games with him and that i’ll be sorry when i get arrested in the morning.

  • Caninemommy2

    I got a call similar to that. they had the strong indian accent i couldnt make out the name. They left a threatening voicemail which freaked me out to the point i called back and they gave me the name of a payday loan company that i have never heard of at the end of the message he told me this is time sensitive and if you dont return this call alls i can say is good luck to you and your attorney. they read an affidavid on the phone. now i do have loans out but none with that company and when i said i wanted to settle out of court i told them i could pay some on monday and i told them the amount and then they asked me if i could come up with 647 dollars by january 24th. when i told them an amount they stated he would have to talk to othe attorney and see what he said. i had to start work so he was gonna call me back after he talked to the attorney but he never returned my call. this ll happened on a friday chrsitmas eve of all days. i have lost sleep over this the past few nights. after reading these it does sound like ascam

  • Nikki

    They are now calling me claiming to be from Affidavit Processing Company (APS) – which by the way, is not even a correct acronym. Further proof that these guys are scammers from a foreign country.

    I finally answered the phone today after months of letting their calls go to voicemail. I spoke with one person, whose name I’m not even sure of because his accent was so thick (but i believe he claimed his name was Adam Sweet or Street). He started giving me his usual speech about 3 cases being filed against me. He then started giving me names of my supposed “parents” (one name was not the name of my mother, but of one of my best friends, though he got my dad’s name correct and has been calling him as well) and stating that they would be called too if necessary to settle the matter. I didn’t confirm any of the information but I asked him what it was about and he told me to hold while he got his supervisor. The “supervisor” had a much clearer accent and told me his name was James Carter, gave me some random employee number (1182) and repeated the company name APS. I asked again what it was about and he started rambling about information he had on me and then asked me to verify the last 4 digits of my social security number, which I declined to do. I cut him off and asked him again what this was about. He claimed that I owed money on a payday loan and that he was calling me to collect the debt. I told him that I didn’t owe any money because I never took out any payday loan. He then got defensive and started telling me that legal action would be taken against me if I didn’t pay and then began using the information he had about my “parents” to apparently try to scare me into giving up information. I informed him that I didn’t know these people, which seemed to anger him further. He then stated that if I didn’t cooperate, I would be arrested. He further claimed that someone would be at my address to arrest me tomorrow, that I would be spending Christmas in jail, and that he could not help me. Then he hung up.

    I have already filed a police report about these calls with the local and state police and have registered a complaint with the FTC, as well as filed a fraud alert with all 3 credit bureaus.

    I suggest that anyone else who receives these calls do the same. Also, hopefully if you tell them that you have their information and have reported them to the FBI and Homeland Security, they will stop calling.

    I also suggest that, if they have correct names and numbers of relatives/friends, you call them and let them know about the scam and tell them not to call them back or if they answer the phone to not verify any information. Tell them to let these people know they have been reported to the FBI and Homeland Security and then hang up.

    What boggles my mind is that there have apparently been numerous complaints filed all over the US and yet this is still occurring. Why hasn’t the government been able to do anything about this blatant harassment? I would hate for anyone to fall victim to these criminals, especially around the holidays.

  • Nikki

    They are now calling me claiming to be from Affidavit Processing Company (APS) – which by the way, is not even a correct acronym. Further proof that these guys are scammers from a foreign country.

    I finally answered the phone today after months of letting their calls go to voicemail. I spoke with one person, whose name I’m not even sure of because his accent was so thick (but i believe he claimed his name was Adam Sweet or Street). He started giving me his usual speech about 3 cases being filed against me. He then started giving me names of my supposed “parents” (one name was not the name of my mother, but of one of my best friends, though he got my dad’s name correct and has been calling him as well) and stating that they would be called too if necessary to settle the matter. I didn’t confirm any of the information but I asked him what it was about and he told me to hold while he got his supervisor. The “supervisor” had a much clearer accent and told me his name was James Carter, gave me some random employee number (1182) and repeated the company name APS. I asked again what it was about and he started rambling about information he had on me and then asked me to verify the last 4 digits of my social security number, which I declined to do. I cut him off and asked him again what this was about. He claimed that I owed money on a payday loan and that he was calling me to collect the debt. I told him that I didn’t owe any money because I never took out any payday loan. He then got defensive and started telling me that legal action would be taken against me if I didn’t pay and then began using the information he had about my “parents” to apparently try to scare me into giving up information. I informed him that I didn’t know these people, which seemed to anger him further. He then stated that if I didn’t cooperate, I would be arrested. He further claimed that someone would be at my address to arrest me tomorrow, that I would be spending Christmas in jail, and that he could not help me. Then he hung up.

    I have already filed a police report about these calls with the local and state police and have registered a complaint with the FTC, as well as filed a fraud alert with all 3 credit bureaus.

    I suggest that anyone else who receives these calls do the same. Also, hopefully if you tell them that you have their information and have reported them to the FBI and Homeland Security, they will stop calling.

    I also suggest that, if they have correct names and numbers of relatives/friends, you call them and let them know about the scam and tell them not to call them back or if they answer the phone to not verify any information. Tell them to let these people know they have been reported to the FBI and Homeland Security and then hang up.

    What boggles my mind is that there have apparently been numerous complaints filed all over the US and yet this is still occurring. Why hasn’t the government been able to do anything about this blatant harassment? I would hate for anyone to fall victim to these criminals, especially around the holidays.

  • Tegan0315

    I’m getting the calls now! Their calling me at work and this is pissing me off! I could lose my job if they continue to do this! Here is another number they called from: 052-585-342
    That’s the whole number! IDK what to do to stop this! I can change my cell number, but not my job!

  • Tegan0315

    I’m getting the calls now! Their calling me at work and this is pissing me off! I could lose my job if they continue to do this! Here is another number they called from: 052-585-342
    That’s the whole number! IDK what to do to stop this! I can change my cell number, but not my job!

  • gina12345

    I also got a call 2 days ago and they said they were from the US Attorney @ Law office regarding Instacash. They stated I owed $8,000 and said I would be arrested either at home or from my job and that I would lose my job. I kept them on phone by asking questions (which they couldn’t answer) and writing everything down so I had information to give to the Federal Trade Commission. The fake names were Susan Jones and Dexter Brown. The phone number was 510-722-6092 and they gave a fax because they thought I actually fell for their scam and wanted me to fax info. The fax they gave was 206-339-3745.

  • gina12345

    I also got a call 2 days ago and they said they were from the US Attorney @ Law office regarding Instacash. They stated I owed $8,000 and said I would be arrested either at home or from my job and that I would lose my job. I kept them on phone by asking questions (which they couldn’t answer) and writing everything down so I had information to give to the Federal Trade Commission. The fake names were Susan Jones and Dexter Brown. The phone number was 510-722-6092 and they gave a fax because they thought I actually fell for their scam and wanted me to fax info. The fax they gave was 206-339-3745.

  • Morgan

    Another payday loan company they are saying is INSTANTCASH.com

  • Morgan

    Another payday loan company they are saying is INSTANTCASH.com

  • Steve Rhode

    Excellent strategy.

  • Gina

    I have also received these calls from a variety of different numbers from a man with a heavy Indian accent. Sometimes they show up only as 00000 and now they are showing up as a number that starts with a “+”. My belief is that they have somehow received my personal information from an online cash advance loan I applied for 3 years ago! What a mistake that was and I never received the loan and don’t owe anyone anything. But they are very intimidating threatening to arrest me at my work. When I see these numbers come up on my phone I answer it as “District Attorney Office”. I then tell them that I am glad they called and that I am recording their call for evidence in an investigation. They then immediately hang up. Or if I just answer their call when it comes up as “blocked” I will give them the telephone number of my attorney – and then just give them the number for my district attorney’s office. This has been the best way I have found to stop their calls. They tend to call me every couple of months.

  • Gina

    I have also received these calls from a variety of different numbers from a man with a heavy Indian accent. Sometimes they show up only as 00000 and now they are showing up as a number that starts with a “+”. My belief is that they have somehow received my personal information from an online cash advance loan I applied for 3 years ago! What a mistake that was and I never received the loan and don’t owe anyone anything. But they are very intimidating threatening to arrest me at my work. When I see these numbers come up on my phone I answer it as “District Attorney Office”. I then tell them that I am glad they called and that I am recording their call for evidence in an investigation. They then immediately hang up. Or if I just answer their call when it comes up as “blocked” I will give them the telephone number of my attorney – and then just give them the number for my district attorney’s office. This has been the best way I have found to stop their calls. They tend to call me every couple of months.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Excellent strategy.

  • taterchip

    Yeas I had one call today and said the police would be at my door in two days they stated I owed $360.00 for a minute I was concerned and then I thought wait a minute my credit it is awful noone would loan me money even if some used my name and SS# so I traced the number and found the carrier was 360networks.Inc and I tried to call the number back and all I got was leave a message after a little more digging I found this site thanks for confirming my suspicions by the way the number was 206-451-5422 I hope this will help others. Thanks again Dave ;

  • taterchip

    Yeas I had one call today and said the police would be at my door in two days they stated I owed $360.00 for a minute I was concerned and then I thought wait a minute my credit it is awful noone would loan me money even if some used my name and SS# so I traced the number and found the carrier was 360networks.Inc and I tried to call the number back and all I got was leave a message after a little more digging I found this site thanks for confirming my suspicions by the way the number was 206-451-5422 I hope this will help others. Thanks again Dave ;

  • steve

    just got a call from 813-527-3623 from jason smith with an indian accent saying i owe money to a pay day loan i never heard of. i just hung up on them and will ignore them…fuck em.

  • Steve Rhode

    Thanks.

  • Aprilmjl

    Wow Steve — Great story and great work that you do~

  • Aprilmjl

    Wow Steve — Great story and great work that you do~

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Thanks.

  • Michele G.

    I have received 3 phone calls from these people saying that I took out a payday loan online. Each time I try to dispute what they are saying they become very combative with me. They will not provide me with any information to show that this is a valid debt. I was told me that I would be arresseted or that I needed my attorney to contact them. Each phone call was from a different company ACS, America Legal Services and Hartways Legal. The number is always blocked and the last phone call I asked if the phone call was being recorded. The phone of course went dead on their end. The last two phone calls left the same scripted message wishing me good luck as this unfolds against me. I am really glade I found this site. Now I feel better knowing that this is all a part of a scam. These are the phone numbers: 561-948-3837, 661-532-8208 and 559-399-0358.

    Michelle

  • Michele G.

    I have received 3 phone calls from these people saying that I took out a payday loan online. Each time I try to dispute what they are saying they become very combative with me. They will not provide me with any information to show that this is a valid debt. I was told me that I would be arresseted or that I needed my attorney to contact them. Each phone call was from a different company ACS, America Legal Services and Hartways Legal. The number is always blocked and the last phone call I asked if the phone call was being recorded. The phone of course went dead on their end. The last two phone calls left the same scripted message wishing me good luck as this unfolds against me. I am really glade I found this site. Now I feel better knowing that this is all a part of a scam. These are the phone numbers: 561-948-3837, 661-532-8208 and 559-399-0358.

    Michelle

  • Mryan

    they are now using quick cash and cashnet and the return number they gave me was 760-920-6792

  • Mryan

    they are now using quick cash and cashnet and the return number they gave me was 760-920-6792

  • escapewithronik

    They call me at work and they do like to argue. And they REFUSE to send you any information to prove their claim. I even asked for a fax number so that I can send them a letter from my attorney and they refuse to give that. That’s when I know that it was a scam

  • Ur2sensitive

    I actually got a call just recently with the numbers 0000 on my cell phone. I guess they are getting smart enough to use ID block now. I also traced a number that i received last year to a Philadelphia cell phone. They almost had me until then! I just ignore them until they go away.
    0000 called me yesterday and I just hung up on him. That is how I shall treat this one as well.

  • Ur2sensitive

    I actually got a call just recently with the numbers 0000 on my cell phone. I guess they are getting smart enough to use ID block now. I also traced a number that i received last year to a Philadelphia cell phone. They almost had me until then! I just ignore them until they go away.
    0000 called me yesterday and I just hung up on him. That is how I shall treat this one as well.

  • anne

    i have received calls from 347 289 3121 stating am coming to be arrested if i dont payup A.S.A.P. They have my personal infor like ssn and address but thank GOD i had just watched news about them. I do hope something will be done in future to stop them

  • anne

    i have received calls from 347 289 3121 stating am coming to be arrested if i dont payup A.S.A.P. They have my personal infor like ssn and address but thank GOD i had just watched news about them. I do hope something will be done in future to stop them

  • Sweetcoleenmnh21

    Did they have a thick foreign accent? You cannot be charged with a felony. You never wrote a check

  • steven

    New number being used is 209-433-9140 posing as Ricky Shaffer; Very hard to understand, thick Indian accent. I did not call back, I just let my voicemail pick up. The number showed as 0000 on my caller ID.

  • steven

    New number being used is 209-433-9140 posing as Ricky Shaffer; Very hard to understand, thick Indian accent. I did not call back, I just let my voicemail pick up. The number showed as 0000 on my caller ID.

  • Nicholas

    I owe many people , but lost records of who I owe( payday loans retc.)

    I get calls from foreign people saying that I owe money, but they won’t t give me information via the mail. They threaten me instead. i don’t know whether i owe or if it is scam. many calls i work with debtors. Others, they won’t giove me the info i want.

  • Nicholas

    I owe many people , but lost records of who I owe( payday loans retc.)

    I get calls from foreign people saying that I owe money, but they won’t t give me information via the mail. They threaten me instead. i don’t know whether i owe or if it is scam. many calls i work with debtors. Others, they won’t giove me the info i want.

  • Mrsvanblarcom0104

    I toni your story sounds like what I went thru about a week and a half ago.. I remembered the company name he told me that was “sueing me” and there was no record of me in there system.. Do you know the company?? Also this is scam dont send them any money also you can pull up your credit report and have proof from your bank statment showing nothing was ever desposited.. To have an ease of mind change your number or block them also you cam file a report with your local ploice dept.. Best wishes and your not going to jail..

  • Stephanie

    Hi, I keep getting these calls as well. I’ve been blocking these numbers on my cell phone one at a time as they come in. I’ve e-mailed the FBI and the Attorney General’s office. Interestingly, I got a call today from 206-219-0631. When you look up the number, it’s actually a legitimate company called BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, located in Seattle (they even have a LinkedIn page). It was that same guyd with an Indian accent who claimed his name was Officer Mark Benson from the United Financial Crime Department. It’s ridiculous. The fact that they have my address and social security number is pretty scary, though, so I signed up for Lifelock. At this point, I’m seriously considering changing my phone number, since there obviously doesn’t seem to be any way to stop these people from continually changing numbers. Even though I don’t answer or return these calls, and haven’t since I figured out the scam several months ago, they just don’t seem to give up.

  • Stephanie

    Hi, I keep getting these calls as well. I’ve been blocking these numbers on my cell phone one at a time as they come in. I’ve e-mailed the FBI and the Attorney General’s office. Interestingly, I got a call today from 206-219-0631. When you look up the number, it’s actually a legitimate company called BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, located in Seattle (they even have a LinkedIn page). It was that same guyd with an Indian accent who claimed his name was Officer Mark Benson from the United Financial Crime Department. It’s ridiculous. The fact that they have my address and social security number is pretty scary, though, so I signed up for Lifelock. At this point, I’m seriously considering changing my phone number, since there obviously doesn’t seem to be any way to stop these people from continually changing numbers. Even though I don’t answer or return these calls, and haven’t since I figured out the scam several months ago, they just don’t seem to give up.

  • Toni

    I received a call from a Dennis Worley @ 661.451.2903 leaving me a voicemail saying he needed to speak with me and my attorney and if he did not hear back from me, he cannot control the situation that will unfold on me. Then I received a call from 916.395.0000 from a Derrick somebody (could not understand the last name) saying the exact same thing. He was shocked to find out that i did not have an attorney representing me an investigators are going to show up at my work on Monday, Nov. 22nd with papers to take me to court in California… I’m in Texas. I kept asking what this was in regards to and he just kept reading my affidavidt. He then said if I don’t pay back the loan i will be put behind bars… i told him i did not know what he was talking about and i did not receive a payday loan from “instacash” nor did they try and take money from my account…

    I’m a bit scared and do not want anyone showing up at my work on Monday and taking me to CA… I am hoping this is a scam and if so, how do i make them go away????

  • Toni

    I received a call from a Dennis Worley @ 661.451.2903 leaving me a voicemail saying he needed to speak with me and my attorney and if he did not hear back from me, he cannot control the situation that will unfold on me. Then I received a call from 916.395.0000 from a Derrick somebody (could not understand the last name) saying the exact same thing. He was shocked to find out that i did not have an attorney representing me an investigators are going to show up at my work on Monday, Nov. 22nd with papers to take me to court in California… I’m in Texas. I kept asking what this was in regards to and he just kept reading my affidavidt. He then said if I don’t pay back the loan i will be put behind bars… i told him i did not know what he was talking about and i did not receive a payday loan from “instacash” nor did they try and take money from my account…

    I’m a bit scared and do not want anyone showing up at my work on Monday and taking me to CA… I am hoping this is a scam and if so, how do i make them go away????

    • Mrsvanblarcom0104

      I toni your story sounds like what I went thru about a week and a half ago.. I remembered the company name he told me that was “sueing me” and there was no record of me in there system.. Do you know the company?? Also this is scam dont send them any money also you can pull up your credit report and have proof from your bank statment showing nothing was ever desposited.. To have an ease of mind change your number or block them also you cam file a report with your local ploice dept.. Best wishes and your not going to jail..

  • Mrsvanblarcom0104

    I wasnt in there system… Mis type

  • Mrsvanblarcom0104

    This is so scary I had this same thing happen to me about a week ago on a friday… First they left me a voicemail saying that I needed to call them back and not to dis card the call. So I did call them and he only told me that is name was Lance he had a strong Indian accent and that he was calling on behalf of his lawyer. He told that I took out a loan with Cash America online and did that pay the money back. So now I’m being sued and that I was going to jail as well.. he also stated that if I paid 309.00 now he could settle this out of court… I’m was shocked cause he had my SSN and my bank information but could not provide my date of birth, or address… And when I asked for more information he started to yell at me and hung up. he also called my husband but my husband just knew it was fake and put him in his place.. But he kept calling me every day until I changed by number.. He called me from 1-909-512-6262.. When you call the number if he does not pick up it goes straight to voice mail… He did say it was his direct line!!! it’s just scary how much info people really do have on you. I have closed my account and dont use the computer as much… I wish there was something we could do but after reading the other comments and your post I learned that these callers are not even in US.. I also contacted Cash America and I was even in there system but the lady did say that this as been being happening alot.. and that it was scam. I feel a little at ease that I changed my number and closed my account but they have my SSN which makes me very un ease.. Just wanted to share my story and I’m happy I didnt give them any money….

  • Mrsvanblarcom0104

    This is so scary I had this same thing happen to me about a week ago on a friday… First they left me a voicemail saying that I needed to call them back and not to dis card the call. So I did call them and he only told me that is name was Lance he had a strong Indian accent and that he was calling on behalf of his lawyer. He told that I took out a loan with Cash America online and did that pay the money back. So now I’m being sued and that I was going to jail as well.. he also stated that if I paid 309.00 now he could settle this out of court… I’m was shocked cause he had my SSN and my bank information but could not provide my date of birth, or address… And when I asked for more information he started to yell at me and hung up. he also called my husband but my husband just knew it was fake and put him in his place.. But he kept calling me every day until I changed by number.. He called me from 1-909-512-6262.. When you call the number if he does not pick up it goes straight to voice mail… He did say it was his direct line!!! it’s just scary how much info people really do have on you. I have closed my account and dont use the computer as much… I wish there was something we could do but after reading the other comments and your post I learned that these callers are not even in US.. I also contacted Cash America and I was even in there system but the lady did say that this as been being happening alot.. and that it was scam. I feel a little at ease that I changed my number and closed my account but they have my SSN which makes me very un ease.. Just wanted to share my story and I’m happy I didnt give them any money….

    • Mrsvanblarcom0104

      I wasnt in there system… Mis type

  • Ruthfaye60

    Ok, today a “Steve Lee” called me from a 0000 number, lol. He now knows that I am onto this scam. My brother took the call and played as my “lawyer” and the guy got all confused and started stuttering. We then started tracing the numbers he has called me from and one of them is from a payphone in the middle of no where, lol. How ignorant can this guy be? My boyfriend works for the government, so I am going to get them involved in trying to trace this down and see what can legally be done. PLEASE…..anyone that receives a call from these people, do not give them any information, it is a fraud. Inform them that you know they are scams and not to call you again. We informed this guy that my phone has a trace on all incoming calls and that all I had to do was keep him on the phone for a certain amount of time to be able to track him down, lol. The guy was speechless then got all defensive, he has changed his story 4 times in one phone call.

  • Ruthfaye60

    Ok, today a “Steve Lee” called me from a 0000 number, lol. He now knows that I am onto this scam. My brother took the call and played as my “lawyer” and the guy got all confused and started stuttering. We then started tracing the numbers he has called me from and one of them is from a payphone in the middle of no where, lol. How ignorant can this guy be? My boyfriend works for the government, so I am going to get them involved in trying to trace this down and see what can legally be done. PLEASE…..anyone that receives a call from these people, do not give them any information, it is a fraud. Inform them that you know they are scams and not to call you again. We informed this guy that my phone has a trace on all incoming calls and that all I had to do was keep him on the phone for a certain amount of time to be able to track him down, lol. The guy was speechless then got all defensive, he has changed his story 4 times in one phone call.

  • Andrea Kizzie

    The same thing happened to me 2 days ago. I was in a panic so I told him I was gonna call my bank and he said go ahead and then call me back. I called my bank and confirmed that never happened and then called my friend who happened to work for an attorney. They make several mistakes in there calls. 1) He claims someone will come suppena you in a couple days then escort you to court- a suppena has to be issued 30 days prior to the court date. 2)He lists 3 felony charges that your going to be charged with-if it were real he would not have access to that info. 3) He will tell you that you will be taken to jail following the court date- another thing he would not have access too and that would be for the judge to decide. 4)He will claim that they have tried several times to contact you via email-not only is it not true, but contact via email is not a legit way and cannot be used as debt collection notice. I was freaking out at first but as soon as I realized it was a scam I called him back and told him I knew he was a scam and to try to come to my house Thursday morning because my husband and the cops would be waiting and then continued to tell him America doesnt want **** like him and to go back to his stupid contry. Then hung up. No calls back yet but im tempted to call them back since its thursday morning just to call there bluff. I wouldnt suggest everyone do that because from what I’ve heard they can get very hostile to the point of threatening someones life or there family and children and jobs. The number they called me from was 661-458-8195 and it does call them back. Don’t put any extra thought into it. They are all talk. Oh and I never got a payday loan but I applied to several never accepting any offers. These called from instacash usa. Hope this is helpful guys!

  • Andrea Kizzie

    The same thing happened to me 2 days ago. I was in a panic so I told him I was gonna call my bank and he said go ahead and then call me back. I called my bank and confirmed that never happened and then called my friend who happened to work for an attorney. They make several mistakes in there calls. 1) He claims someone will come suppena you in a couple days then escort you to court- a suppena has to be issued 30 days prior to the court date. 2)He lists 3 felony charges that your going to be charged with-if it were real he would not have access to that info. 3) He will tell you that you will be taken to jail following the court date- another thing he would not have access too and that would be for the judge to decide. 4)He will claim that they have tried several times to contact you via email-not only is it not true, but contact via email is not a legit way and cannot be used as debt collection notice. I was freaking out at first but as soon as I realized it was a scam I called him back and told him I knew he was a scam and to try to come to my house Thursday morning because my husband and the cops would be waiting and then continued to tell him America doesnt want **** like him and to go back to his stupid contry. Then hung up. No calls back yet but im tempted to call them back since its thursday morning just to call there bluff. I wouldnt suggest everyone do that because from what I’ve heard they can get very hostile to the point of threatening someones life or there family and children and jobs. The number they called me from was 661-458-8195 and it does call them back. Don’t put any extra thought into it. They are all talk. Oh and I never got a payday loan but I applied to several never accepting any offers. These called from instacash usa. Hope this is helpful guys!

  • Terrie

    Background Information *
    I have been working really hard to fix our credit. I don’t have a problem paying what is due but very ignorant to collection laws.

    Got a call from an “investigator wright” saying that I had an old 2006 Payday Loan that wasnt paid and needed to pay it. By today I was called by “investigator atkins” saying if payment was not recieved I would be arrested. This person said it was from an old bank account. Call coming from 678-871-2116 and 678-928-9059. What should I do?

  • Terrie

    Background Information *
    I have been working really hard to fix our credit. I don’t have a problem paying what is due but very ignorant to collection laws.

    Got a call from an “investigator wright” saying that I had an old 2006 Payday Loan that wasnt paid and needed to pay it. By today I was called by “investigator atkins” saying if payment was not recieved I would be arrested. This person said it was from an old bank account. Call coming from 678-871-2116 and 678-928-9059. What should I do?

  • Lindsaywilliams66

    Same exact message I keep getting. Only they’re Bob Watson and Jack Daniels.

  • Lindsaywilliams66

    This is the same law firm that they said they were from Mcgougan law firm! Thank god I am not the only one! This is ridiculous. And they did hang up on me when I pressured them for information. I cannot reach them when they call they call from unavailable numbers and the numbers they’re leavign I cannot understand with the exception of one and when I call it, they never answer and their voice mail box is full. Should I close out my bank account?

  • Lindsaywilliams66

    The ones that are calling me are Bob Watson and Jack Daniel

  • Lindsaywilliams66

    This is the exact same thing that is currently happening to me! They’re calling from unavailable numbers and leaving a number lile 7605140129 or something like that. They’re saying I wish you good luck if you dont call back and they’re saying god bless you and the matter at hands is time sensitive. I was so worried. All I ever did was inquire! I never went through with it! They have my work info, my banking institution. I don’t know what to do. They have my cell and home phone number. I reported them to the FBI website.

  • James

    I recieved the same call on wensday 27 2010 and i am in the military when i talked to them the had my ssn, address, email address,
    and the name of my bank they said that they are call because the a cases on me and they ask me if i was aware of this. Then they tried to get me to tell them where i was at so they can send the cop and give me a sapenia. I just wondering is this foreal or a scam. ALso the only name i now is Adam Woods.

  • James

    I recieved the same call on wensday 27 2010 and i am in the military when i talked to them the had my ssn, address, email address,
    and the name of my bank they said that they are call because the a cases on me and they ask me if i was aware of this. Then they tried to get me to tell them where i was at so they can send the cop and give me a sapenia. I just wondering is this foreal or a scam. ALso the only name i now is Adam Woods.

  • Angel

    WHat is the FBI reporting # I called the FTC and they said I didnt talk to them so they wouldnt have my info? Also he called from +042312293

  • Stuart

    They have been calling me all year from many different #’s, same MO, so now I tell them I am a police officer, and the call is being traced. Whayever works, get creative.

  • Stuart

    They have been calling me all year from many different #’s, same MO, so now I tell them I am a police officer, and the call is being traced. Whayever works, get creative.

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees……………………………………………………………. Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india.

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county court for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees……………………………………………………………. Indian is great and one of the best country but there are some people who are doing this to earn a lots of money and the US payday loan sites should stop giving “LEADS” (they are giving personal informations of the people in india who are applying for the loan in united states so in india it is easy to earn money sitting and dialing and collecting money from U.S. people) to india.

  • Jjharding3207

    My son keeps getting those calls. Here’s a new one: Using Jason Martin Legal, phone number 760-284-1427

  • Jjharding3207

    My son keeps getting those calls. Here’s a new one: Using Jason Martin Legal, phone number 760-284-1427

  • ReneeH33

    The numbers they called me from on friday through today is
    760-284-1423 and 760-284-1424

  • Reneeh33

    I first reveiced calls in April and then the same calls started this past Friday. I believe this is really tied to CashNet USA, whom I did take a payday loan with and payed in full. I closed my checking account that they called me in april with and wouldn’t you know it I took out another new loan at the beginning of October with my new account and paid it off and then bam I start getting these calls again. Diffrent number but def the same people using the same script of I will be arrested I must call them or have my attorney call them back on this time sensitive matter or all they could do was wish me luck as my situation unfolds. I already knew this was a scam since I went through the same thing in April so my favorite thing to do is mess with them. The more time they are on the phone with me the less time they have to scam someone else. So I did try to call back Friday(2 messages left) Monday(1 message) Tuesday (1 message) each day I tried to call back and kep getting all circuts are busy. Finally Tueseday night I get someone and I told them I would like them to quit calling my number as I know they are scammers and I have already reported them James/Charley(changed names halfway through the call) told me You do what you want and I will do what I want. I was like NO stop calling me he then goes on to tell me how pathetic I am for taking out a payday loan and not paying it back and that he will personally push my f-ing ass behind bars. I then informed him that if he was going to scam people in America he should know the fact which is defaulting on a loan does not get you arrested and it is a civil matter not a criminal one. He then proceeds to tell me I will be arrested I fire back with send em on over I am home now. HE then tells me not to call his number again and hangs up on me. So I figure okay that’s the last of that. NOPE I get another call today at about 9:30am so I answer and tell them I already told them not to call me and he says this is the first time I am calling you, I respond with really I have 4 saved voicemails all from this number telling me to call this number. SO I am harrassing them today so much so they have now blocked my number hahaha. I also contacted CashNet to let them know but they didn’t seem too helpful.

  • Reneeh33

    I first reveiced calls in April and then the same calls started this past Friday. I believe this is really tied to CashNet USA, whom I did take a payday loan with and payed in full. I closed my checking account that they called me in april with and wouldn’t you know it I took out another new loan at the beginning of October with my new account and paid it off and then bam I start getting these calls again. Diffrent number but def the same people using the same script of I will be arrested I must call them or have my attorney call them back on this time sensitive matter or all they could do was wish me luck as my situation unfolds. I already knew this was a scam since I went through the same thing in April so my favorite thing to do is mess with them. The more time they are on the phone with me the less time they have to scam someone else. So I did try to call back Friday(2 messages left) Monday(1 message) Tuesday (1 message) each day I tried to call back and kep getting all circuts are busy. Finally Tueseday night I get someone and I told them I would like them to quit calling my number as I know they are scammers and I have already reported them James/Charley(changed names halfway through the call) told me You do what you want and I will do what I want. I was like NO stop calling me he then goes on to tell me how pathetic I am for taking out a payday loan and not paying it back and that he will personally push my f-ing ass behind bars. I then informed him that if he was going to scam people in America he should know the fact which is defaulting on a loan does not get you arrested and it is a civil matter not a criminal one. He then proceeds to tell me I will be arrested I fire back with send em on over I am home now. HE then tells me not to call his number again and hangs up on me. So I figure okay that’s the last of that. NOPE I get another call today at about 9:30am so I answer and tell them I already told them not to call me and he says this is the first time I am calling you, I respond with really I have 4 saved voicemails all from this number telling me to call this number. SO I am harrassing them today so much so they have now blocked my number hahaha. I also contacted CashNet to let them know but they didn’t seem too helpful.

    • ReneeH33

      The numbers they called me from on friday through today is
      760-284-1423 and 760-284-1424

  • E Penrose1

    Here is another number I have doen a reverse phone location on it and found the following informationL:
    (901) 620-0276
    Metro Area: Greater Memphis (Shelby County)
    Type of phone: Landline
    Most likely location(s):
    1. Memphis, TN
    2. Cordova, TN

  • E Penrose1

    Here is another number I have doen a reverse phone location on it and found the following informationL:
    (901) 620-0276
    Metro Area: Greater Memphis (Shelby County)
    Type of phone: Landline
    Most likely location(s):
    1. Memphis, TN
    2. Cordova, TN

  • E Penrose1

    By the way they have information: social security number and his work location. fair warning people do not pay a cent report this to the FBI internet crimes unit asap.

  • E Penrose1

    Sounds like terrorist funding is down and they are looking for ways to make some quick cash. My boyfriend just got a call and he was in a dead panic they said there will be a team of investigators here tomorrow at 11:00am to pick him up and take him to jail.

  • Butlernichet

    Hi,My fiance lives with me and we just got a call from people with Indian accents telling him that he took out a 400.00 loan in December 2009 when he does not even have a checking account.The company named they used is American Visa.The phone number is424 785-1075.Can this be stopped?They are telling him that this compant is going to take him to court.Will the FCC intervene?

  • Butlernichet

    Hi,My fiance lives with me and we just got a call from people with Indian accents telling him that he took out a 400.00 loan in December 2009 when he does not even have a checking account.The company named they used is American Visa.The phone number is424 785-1075.Can this be stopped?They are telling him that this compant is going to take him to court.Will the FCC intervene?

  • Trynsomethingnew

    Got a call from these folks today 424-781-1205, 213-286-0298, 913-395-0000…….

  • Trynsomethingnew

    Got a call from these folks today 424-781-1205, 213-286-0298, 913-395-0000…….

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county courst for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees…………………………………………………………….

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county courst for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees…………………………………………………………….

  • ankit

    These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
    This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county courst for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
    They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees…………………………………………………………….

  • karin

    we received a call last night, with this same MO. Arrest, thrown in jail, etc…. The number they used was 213.286.0298. The perp said his name was Davis Jones, but he could have said Dexter…Davis-Dexter (whatever) said he worked for the law form of First State at 1392 Chula Vista Ave, Irvine, CA and was calling to “address charges against Mrs Smith”. Mrs Joan Smith is the fake name I used. Sorry to any Joan Smith’s out there. The address he gave is not an known address in Irvine or Los Angeles. Davis-Dexter told me I needed to pay $8,800 and I only had today to resolve this matter — like some of the other callers we’ve never taken out a payday loan so how they got our land-line number I don’t know. Have fun with these guys but don’t give them any informaton!

  • karin

    we received a call last night, with this same MO. Arrest, thrown in jail, etc…. The number they used was 213.286.0298. The perp said his name was Davis Jones, but he could have said Dexter…Davis-Dexter (whatever) said he worked for the law form of First State at 1392 Chula Vista Ave, Irvine, CA and was calling to “address charges against Mrs Smith”. Mrs Joan Smith is the fake name I used. Sorry to any Joan Smith’s out there. The address he gave is not an known address in Irvine or Los Angeles. Davis-Dexter told me I needed to pay $8,800 and I only had today to resolve this matter — like some of the other callers we’ve never taken out a payday loan so how they got our land-line number I don’t know. Have fun with these guys but don’t give them any informaton!

  • carla

    Josh,
    I had one of them constantly calling me at work and I kept calling back to tell them to stop, but it was like telling them to stop only fueled the fire and made them keep calling. It is obviously a scam and if you stop calling them back they will stop calling you.

  • Josh

    I am being harrast by a number 6467702922. Its a man thats calling, refering himself as Ron Bronson. He has called my work several times telling me to contact him or have my attorney contact him concerning a payday loan. I called and told him to quit calling me at work. He said he will continue to call until the debt is paid. I contacted the FTC and filed a complaint. I explained to this man that you are breaking the law. He said ” I like breaking the Law” I will continue to harras you until the debt is paid. He offered me a settlement I told him I agree as long as its in writing. He said he could not do that. I told him that if he continues to contact me at work I would continue to call and tell him to stop. He said he would send a police officer to my house for harrasment.

    How can I get him to stop calling my work? I have been talked to by my supervisor. I contact the FTC and does not sound like there is much they can do. Any advice?

  • Josh

    I am being harrast by a number 6467702922. Its a man thats calling, refering himself as Ron Bronson. He has called my work several times telling me to contact him or have my attorney contact him concerning a payday loan. I called and told him to quit calling me at work. He said he will continue to call until the debt is paid. I contacted the FTC and filed a complaint. I explained to this man that you are breaking the law. He said ” I like breaking the Law” I will continue to harras you until the debt is paid. He offered me a settlement I told him I agree as long as its in writing. He said he could not do that. I told him that if he continues to contact me at work I would continue to call and tell him to stop. He said he would send a police officer to my house for harrasment.

    How can I get him to stop calling my work? I have been talked to by my supervisor. I contact the FTC and does not sound like there is much they can do. Any advice?

    • carla

      Josh,
      I had one of them constantly calling me at work and I kept calling back to tell them to stop, but it was like telling them to stop only fueled the fire and made them keep calling. It is obviously a scam and if you stop calling them back they will stop calling you.

  • Mustangrider013

    my spouse got 6 calls today from a thick accented india man. I got one. Said that he had used me as a reference and had commited fraud and that i best not ignore the call – that i should call him back, or have my spouse call him directly. He said he was from American legal. I see from looking in several places online what a scam these butts are. The 3rd called he said his name was Mike Johnson. He only answered 3 of them – the man said he was gonna transfer him to the supervisor he told him they could both line up and suck his d*** and hung up. They called back. When he picked up the phone he said Mike Johnson can suck my d*** and hung up, then they called again and he said the same thing, he hung up and they not called back yet. This is so stupid! PUT its the companies that sell our information that we should begin to go after first.

  • Mustangrider013

    my spouse got 6 calls today from a thick accented india man. I got one. Said that he had used me as a reference and had commited fraud and that i best not ignore the call – that i should call him back, or have my spouse call him directly. He said he was from American legal. I see from looking in several places online what a scam these butts are. The 3rd called he said his name was Mike Johnson. He only answered 3 of them – the man said he was gonna transfer him to the supervisor he told him they could both line up and suck his d*** and hung up. They called back. When he picked up the phone he said Mike Johnson can suck my d*** and hung up, then they called again and he said the same thing, he hung up and they not called back yet. This is so stupid! PUT its the companies that sell our information that we should begin to go after first.

  • Heather

    I have been getting the same debt collector calls from the heavily accented people from India. It has been going on for months. I dont know what to do! I have read many of the same things on your website, which makes me feel better that I am not alone! Thank-you!

    Is there any new tactics people are using to make these calls stop? The most recent # I have is 530-466-7603. Thanks!

  • Sebastian

    You guys should do what I do. When they call…take their number say you’ll call them back because you’re on the other line. Turn your television to Channel 3 or where there is only loud static. Call them back, turn the volume on high and when they pick up, put the receiver by the speaker.

    If we can’t stop them legally, we might as well make them deaf…lol.

    I find if you do this once a day, it serves as a stress reliever.

  • Sebastian

    You guys should do what I do. When they call…take their number say you’ll call them back because you’re on the other line. Turn your television to Channel 3 or where there is only loud static. Call them back, turn the volume on high and when they pick up, put the receiver by the speaker.

    If we can’t stop them legally, we might as well make them deaf…lol.

    I find if you do this once a day, it serves as a stress reliever.

  • Scammer Slammer

    You want to know how to really screw with these goofs and help relieve some anxiety on your part? BLOCK YOUR NUMBER, call them back at the number they leave on your voice mail after a little while, and have fun. Keep calling them back over and over. Tonight I got one guy so mad he last answered his phone with just “hello” and now won’t answer at all and his voice mail box mysteriously will not accept any more messages…..Gee, I wonder why?? :)

    Since these creeps darn near cost me my job, I decided nothing was off-limits. I told him his ancestors were mud eating pigs, that I did his sister and she loved every minute of it, that I’d do him if he didn’t like it, that his mother had been in more laps than a napkin, that his girl had been around more times than a carousel, and on and on. I asked him about his female plumbing…..oh man I laughed so hard by the time I was done I had tears in my eyes…and these smileballs deserve every bit of it.

    It seems they can dish the crap out but can’t take it very well.

    Don’t put up with them……..get yours back!!

    • Carla

      I blocked my number and called back so many times. They got really mad. I could hear them in the background talking about it. They stopped answering after a while and it would just go to voicemail. I waited a half hour and started calling again. I didn’t even say anything, just kept hitting redial on my phone. It is hilarioius. They get so mad but they can’t do anything! Thanks for the tip!!

  • Carla

    I have been getting calls from 916-226-4115. It is the same thing – thick Indian accent saying I will be arrested for check fraud. They refuse to give me any info about who they claim to be representing. I have not defaulted on a payday loan so I knew right away it was a scam, but it is scary how they have my social security number. I told him I knew it was a scam and demanded he stop calling me at work. I came back from lunch and had a message on my work phone calling me a f***ing b**** and saying he is going to come and kill me. It was very frightening. I am not sure what to do. This is the worst harrassment ever. He said if he did not kill me he would harrass me until I kill myself! Please everyone call this number and mess with them. I think it is only 2 guys there and after hours it goes to voicemail so leave lots of messages!

  • J.

    Steve — I got a similar call from 707-706-2896. The callers also had my social security number. Yes they’re scam artists and they need to be prosecuted — but an equally important issue is how they got hold of people’s private personal information in the first place. Someone else is on the hook for these calls!

  • nikki

    A man called me a couple of days ago and said that i would be charged with check fraud and they have checked my assets and my place of employment. He said he could settle with me for 662.26 and that if i didn’t i would be prosecuted. At first I was a little shooken up. Then I called him back and asked him for a fax number so I could fax cease to desist letter (didn’t tell him that) I called and he gave me a rental place number. Then I called him back and told him he gave me the wrong number he changed one number and guess what it was still wrong. He said his name was Gary Rosenthal and that he was with Levine, Allen, & Weinberg LLC and an address in St.Louis MO. That I should write it the money order to him and send it. His number is 314-445-1146. I called his number during the day time and he didn’t answer I know its a cell phone by the way it sounded. Who calls from a cell phone. He hasn’t called back but if he does I am going to ask him if he has a license in the state of NC to collect a debt. If so I need to number to call the Dept of Insurance of NC to make sure he is legit. Steve, what do you think?

  • Victoria

    I received one of these calls while my husband was in the hospital on life support (they asked for him). I recognized it as a scam pretty quickly. I figure they got the info from when my husband filled out payday loan applications online (but never received a payday loan).

    They have been calling frequently now and my husband keeps asking me if I’m SURE that we never received any money. They are threatening legal action, face-to-face collection, jail-time, lawyers, prison time, etc. They have even threatened to break my husband’s legs.

    They emailed him a “.doc” file with a poorly written declaration about the debt and their “affiliation” with the FDIC, etc. It was hysterical… misspelled words and all.

    American Credit Services
    No caller ID, but they’ve given us 707-895-4745

  • Courtney

    They have called making threats to me as well from number #209-729-3813, saying I would be arrested if I did not send money. Saying my references could be arrested as well. I have had 3-4 calls from this scam. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TALK TO. They are rude and discusting con-artist.

  • Tucee

    I had this happen too. Worse yet, they kept calling my work, where it is my boss and myself and another office who rents space from us. Not only were they disturbing my work which was extremely heavy at the time. And they kept calling. And kept calling. Non stop. I contacted the Ohio State Attorney General’s office, the first time. I contacted them again when the calls resumed a couple of months later. I finally called my local police and have not heard from them since. This is not just a scam, these are extortionists who are engaging in telephone harassment. I don’t care if they are coming from India, somebody in the US is getting the money for them.

    BTW: I never had any payday loan from the company they claimed I did. I contacted them to verify. I might have actually applied for one, but never took it. I even ordered all my old bank statements just to be safe. I never gave them money and I won’t now.

    • In Illinois

      I just got another call – this time on my cell – I let it go into voicemail – same Indian Accent – same threat – have your lawyer call me, etc. this time the number that came up on caller ID was 24852548592 – too many digits to be a US number. I think they really do not give up.

      • http://USCASH In Pa

        I just received a call today, from a Jennifer Gray, then spoke to a Sylvester Brown from Law Office of CA -they had INdian accents so can only assume they were probably indian told me i was due to appear in court and have affidavit against me for “FRAUD” go figure looks like they are doing the FRAUD for a cash loan I supposedly never paid back… 1st off I never used the payday loan site he mentioned which was US CASH, 2nd he couldnt even tell me how much or when i supposedly did this. number he called from was 209-729-3813 which belongs to a Land Line
        Angels Camp, CA – Do these IDIOTS think us Americans are STUPID?? i knew he was a scam the moment i got the voice mail and i called the number to see where it went to and i was right. i hope these ASSHOLES DIE!!!!! or get very bad Karma if they actually got any money from this and that would go for anyone that would scam people out of their HARD EARNED MONEY.

      • Joanna Davis

        I have been receiving harassing phone calls from this number as well. They are now calling me at work. I do not know what to do at this point.

  • CIA

    I just got a call from them and I knew right a way they were a scam they told me my SSI number was blocked and my drivers lic is on hold by the govenment who ever heard of such bull crap I called ask him if the money is going to muslims terrorists and he got very upset next time they call just insult islam and put down muslims call them terrorists he said remember 911 and bin laden will attack america on july 16 2010

  • Juan

    I just received calls from these same people today, at my job, claiming to be Anderson Law Firm, this time. A few weeks ago, they called claiming to be Legal Accounts Association, the number is 562-684-4999. Same Indian accent, same threatening jail, legal actions, etc…Told another lady in my office that “I was a criminal” and wanted to speak to my supervisor. When I told them that I had filed with the FTC (which I did 2 weeks ago) and also the state’s attorney in Illinois, they hung up. I did reverse phone look up and this number is somewhere in Long Beach, CA…. They DO operate on fear…Remember no reputable lawyer or even collection agency is going to threaten you with bodily harm, or lock you up. You have rights and they can’t call you on your job, if you’ve asked them not too. The only problem is, since you can’t get an address, you can’t send a “cease & desist” letter. Continue to “push back” with these people, and file complaints until we can get them stopped. This is just ridiculous and most aggravating.

  • In Illinois

    I filed this complaint with the FTC, the Illinois, California and Florida Attorney General offices.

    On Saturday morning, July 3, 2010, I received call from a man with a heavy Indian accent, claiming to be named Ben Thompson from American Legal Services. He said he was a lawyer retained by Cashnet USA and that I had committed bank fraud by applying for a payday loan and giving them false banking information and they were now suing me. He told me that I was sent an email with the “affidavit” and asked what my lawyer is doing about this. I told him I had no knowledge of this and then he proceeded to read me the “affidavit” – saying I signed a contract and defaulted on this loan and was being sued for bank fraud and credit fraud. I told him this was impossible. That I in fact had taken a loan with Cashnet USA – but I am looking at bank statements and all the payments had come out of my account with no issue. He then told me that he was transferring me to a “senior lawyer”.

    When I spoke to this man – also a heavy accent – he was rude and threatening – told me I’d go to jail, etc. I told him I had proof of these payments to Cashnet USA and then he told me it wasn’t Cashnet USA it was QuickCash.net. Then he said I had to go to court on Tuesday his client isn’t interested in getting a settlement they want to sue me and I would be responsible for all fees and that the email they sent to me – outlined everything. I said I never received an email and he then said – check your spam and I said – just resend it to me – I want all the details. He then said I’m not sending you anything – I’m too busy – call me back in a half hour or you’re really going to be in trouble.

    So – I hung up and I googled Quickcash.net there is no company or website for this – but there were a number of people where the same thing has happened to them. I also contacted Cashnet USA and right on their website is a consumer warning about this exact thing. Apparently – somehow – if you’ve ever taken a payday loan – these people some how have access to your records – they tell people they are lawyers and you’re being sued – if you don’t comply you will be arrested and your employer notified. They tell you – the costs will be in excess of 5,000.00 but if you pay – anywhere from 200.00 to 1,000.00 you can avoid this.

    I called the number back I was given and told them I searched this online – found out it was a scam. Filed a complaint with the FTC and would be filing a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General and hung up on them.

    They called back and left a voicemail message that they were transferring my files to Lisa Madigan – the Illinois Attorney General and to call them back with questions.

    I let it go – but I am really angry – so this morning I decided I’d mess with them. I called and a woman – again with a heavy Indian accent answered the phone. I asked the name of the firm again and told them I want to go to court and asked her for my court dates and time, etc. She told me she didn’t have the information that the main office is closed and that they are a back office. Then asked where their main office is and she said it was in Citrus Heights, CA. I asked for the number and address there and she said she couldn’t give it to me – but to call back tomorrow.

    I told her they really called the wrong person – my son is a lawyer and worked at the Department of Justice in DC Three years ago – this is all true and that I searched them online and saw this was a huge scam. She said something which I could not understand. So I hung up on her. Then I called about an hour later and a man answered and I told him my name and that I wanted to information for my court date and he told me I had to call back. I said the attorney I spoke to was Ben Thompson and he said he would be back tomorrow. I asked him what states Ben Thompson could practice law in and he had no idea of what I meant. Then he said that the affidavit was downloaded somewhere and that’s the state the case was in – again issues understanding him. I asked them why if they had no information was this back office still open – he had no answer to that – my feeling is rather than buckling they just put you off to avoid answering any real questions and most people want to avoid going to court – so I called him on it and said I was willing to go.

    I told him I knew this was all a scam – the phone numbers had been searched and there are a numbers of sites online with complaints of the same thing happening. I told him that I have notified all the authorities and I was taking further action and he was so arrogant – he said – you can do anything you want. I said of course you say that cause you are operating from outside the US and you know it’s that much harder to find you.

    Here are the new numbers they called from – on my caller ID came up as 052586773. The number I was told to call back was 850/254-8883 which is a Tallahassee number – it came up as a landline and the service is XO Communication – a company that links global numbers to one US number. When I questioned what their address was – I was told their main office was in Citrus Heights, CA – but they would not give me an address. When I questioned farther about the different numbers – they only said that each time they called a different number would come up and the Tallahassee number was a back office. I further questioned and asked what state’s can Ben Thompson practice law and they had no idea what I was talking about. When I searched for a Ben Thompson attorney – I found only one in Nebraska and one in Colorado.

    The 850 number is still in service – I encourage everyone to call and just inundate with phone calls! They operate on fear and none of us have anything to be afraid of!

  • Susan Smith

    I rec’vd calls threatening to put me in jail, and stating they were “special investigators” etc.

    They were from a different company—-Purdie and Associates out of Atlanta,GA.

    They told me if I didn’t pay them they were going to have me arrested and put in jail.

    I agreed to make a ONE TIME payment to them with my debit card over the phone.

    4 months later, June 30, 2010 they withdrew $400.00 from my checking account using my debit card #. They did not ask me if I wanted to make another payment—just sent me a receipt by email!!

    They have overdrawn my checking account and when I called them, the manager (Invesigator Milton) said that I entered into a repayment agreement with them and that they could take money out of my account anytime. I told him that when I made the previous payment that it was a ONE TIME payment and that “Investigator Anderson” agreed to that and stated that she documented that it was a one time payment and that I would call back to make any future payments.

    “Investigator Milton” stated that what I was saying wasn’t true, and that they had a recorded conversation with me agreeing to these payments.

    I asked him, Would he please listen to the conversation? that I did not agree to this and never let anyone automatically withdraw money from my account, he said he didn’t need to.

    I have disputed the withdraw with my bank.

    I hope this turns out OK—that was my mortgage payment they stole from me!

    Any advice?

  • Dawn

    Just started recieving these phone calls as well. The number is (563) 248-2086, and claimed to be with the company, Edward Jones. We were infomred NOT to contact PayDay One directly and when we did so, found out that we were not the only ones to have gotten this SCAM Call!

    Without thinking and checking, we had given out our bank information, and were able to get to the bank and stop the withdraw from happening, so now the calls are stating that we are still owing the money since the card number we provided has been reported stolen.

    I returned their phone call today and told them that if they wanted to send the authorities to go ahead and that we are armed with the information we need to prove that the loan in question is in good standing and that a number of complaints about this SCAM with PayDay One customers have been reported!

    Good luck to anyone else who has gotten these calls, and it would have been nice if the loan companies would have notified their customers when the complaints stated to roll in so that the customers could be more aware on how to handle the situation!

  • Amber

    I received a call at work on Friday from a 562-684-4999 number stating to call back as soon as possible about a serious situation. I called the number back and “Alex” with a strong indian accent that I could barely understand told me to give me the phone number and fax number to my attorney. I asked what this was about and he told me I was having criminal charges brought aganist me I needed an attorney. He says he was calling from Anderson law Associates in California. I stated I live in VA and started asking questions and he hung up. So a little while later I called back and he kept haning up. I called later and a random voicemail message came on stating the mailbox was full. Ok, first of all a real attorney’s office would have told me the charges and sent me a letter. And their phone would have their name and number and stating what I need to do. I am guessing this is from a payday loan I am not sure since he did not give me any info, just kept stating I was going to be served on Monday with papers and to find an attorney. What a Joke!!

  • Missy B

    I received 8 calls from them these people claiming to be lawyers from Insta Cash. The phone number came up as 0000. I didn’t pick up and let them go to voice mail and listened to their message (which you could barely understand). I answered the last time they called and ‘Peter, Peter Wilson’ went into his whole speech about how I was being served and they wanted to verify my information. He got upset when i kept telling him i could not understand him and i do not give or verify information with companies when i do not know who they are. he ‘transferred’ my call to his supervisor ‘Alex’, who when I asked him for information about who was suing me, said, if you aren’t going to give me the information i want, i am not going to tell you what you want. I am just waiting for them to call back. You messed with the wrong girl scammers!

  • Kristen

    I got a call from 562-592-2301 I knew right away it was a scam.. For revenge I called them back and pretended as if i was going to pay these fake debt of 793.50. Claimes to be a company called fastcash advance. when asked for the address he gave me101 east kanthiki bronx city, ny 10454 ( i googled it as i was on the phone) When i told him that was not the address he hung up on me. Its sad that this day in time people are scamming people. They asked for a debit card. Do not confirm any information with them. They will continue to call you from different numbers.

  • Robin

    334-876-7560 — New number from Alabama. I receieved this call yesterday from “Cynthia.” I received my first call from these scum bags months ago stating they were named Mark Vincent. I was livid that they called me again with this bull…so I had fun with it. I called them about 10 times and when the voicemail came on I played some Lady Gaga for them…about 5 minutes worth ech time I called. I think i may harass them every day.

  • LeLe

    I wish I would have read this article months ago! I took out a few payday loan in 2008 to pay for school. I have repaid these a**holes over $7000 thinking that i was doing the right thing, oh and they threatened to have me arrested at my new job. Everytime I pay one off a new one pops up and wants more money. I have had two different companies, Department of Law and Justice, and Center of Finance and Investigation, call me today demanding money or they would drag me to court or have me arrested at work. When I told “Officer Jones” (yeah right) thst he could kiss my a** cause I called a lawyer and I know my rights, he promised me that he would make sure I was fired from my job. I feel like an idiot for paying these rats, but I am a single mother who was terrified that they would press charges!!! If these guys call you call your state Attorney General and file a report at the Federal Trade Commisions website! It feels good to finally be able to tell these people to F*&^ OFF!!!!!!

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      LeLe,

      I’m so sorry to hear that you paid. How did they have you pay, via Western Union? Do you still have the payment instructions they gave you? I’m curious where they are.

      So glad to hear you’ve now been enlightened.

      Steve

  • Martha

    You can add United Attorney Services at 909-436-4472 to this list. I got a call today stating that criminal charges had been filed against me because I hadn’t paid back a payday loan from Insta Cash. I got a feeling that this was scam because of the threatening manner in which I was treated when I didn’t answer their questions or provide them with any personal information.

    I’m not sure what legal recourse I have – they refused to provide me with any documentation to the legitmacy of the loan. All I was told that I had no right to deny the loan and that I could take care of it with them over the phone or they’d send an enforcer to my house to take me to the court house to answer the questions and that they would make sure that I lost both my house that I they would get me fired from my job by tomorrow.

    This is a scam. Don’t provide them with any information. Demand that you provide you with the paperwork. And make sure you file a claim with the Federal Trade Commission, the State Attorney General and the Department of Financial Institutions. If they keep harrassing you – call the cops.

    • Martha

      Like one of the commenters above I was told I was being charged with the following:

      charge 1 – Violation of federal banking regulation
      Charge 2- collateral check fraud and last but not least
      Charge 3-theft by deception and was also asked if I have ever been arrested for anything like this before and I replied no – which is when I started asking questions and not providing any information to them.
      I don’t know what information they have on me – we never made it that far in the conversation.

  • Alison

    I am so glad I listened to my insticts and followed up. Thanks for posting this information and letting me know I am not alone. I have another number from these guys it is 717-862-4080 and they are stating that the company is Cash Express USA. Again, we didn’t even apply for a loan. I find it appauling and scary that these guys have so much information!!!

    • DENISE

      I AGREE, THEY KNOW ALOT OF INFORMATION AND I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE GET IT FROM. I ALSO HAVE HAD DIFFERENT NUMBERS, BUT THE SAME VOICE, RUD AND APPAULING. I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING TO THESE PEOPLE ANY IDEAS I AM OPEN.

  • DENISE

    I HAVE BEEN GETTING THESE PHONE CALLS FROM VARIOUS NUMBER, THEY ARE VERY RUDE AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND, THEY HAVE EVEN CALL MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT. THEY SAY THEY NEED MY LAWYER TO CALL AND ALSO THEY HAVE SAID THEY WERE AN OFFICER. I REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO THESE PEOPLE, THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THIS.

  • Lori

    1(914)371-6826 they call from ACS and leave the messages everyday and say that I need to call them back before the payday loan company takes action against me. I applied on the internet but NEVER got a payday loan! I have the statements to prove it. I have a recording of every voice mail the leave. I plan on calling them and recording that too. I put a fraud alert on my credit report, contacted the Attorney General in my state, canceled my checking account, and contacted the FTC. I tried to contact the police but since there hasn’t been a crime yet…they haven’t gotten any money from me, there is nothing they can do.

  • Lyds

    Hello,
    I was recently the victim of this organization. And indeed it was a pay day loan that I had not paid. After intense threats and repeated harrassment I paid the loan via money gram to a company called “by the river group llc”. Many of you here have said there was an accent however the call I recieved came from 2148845476 and none of the people I spoke with had an accent. At this point I have already paid them however I want to take legal action. I am filing a complaint with the FTC. Any other reccommendations?

    Thank you

    • Rachell

      My caller also stated at first, that they were Anderson Law Firm. I got ahold of the real Anderson Law Frirm to let them know that their name was being falsley used. I also contacted the FBI were the call was comming from. (You can google the number and locate it) I also got ahold of the States Attorneys Office. They jumped on it right away and sent me a form to fill out, then sent me a postcard saying that they had received my information.
      Good luck! They have started calling me from all sorts of numbers and area codes now. Everytime I get a phone call and dont know the number, I google it to make sure that it is legit.
      Once again, good luck.

  • AW

    Today I received a phone call from this number (646-224-9884).I did not answer the phone because I did not know the number. It was hard to understand what he was saying because of his extra thick indian/middle eastern accent. They left a message informing me that I was being taken to court and needed to contact them imediately. They left the following number (347-844-6831). When I called that number back in order to get details as to why there someone was taking legal action against me. They told me I had took a payday loan out in the amount of $300.00 and never payed it back. I told them I had not and would be reporting this to me police dept because I had some previous fraudulant activity on my banking account. They then told me they would take me to court and hung up. I decide to go to the police dept and on the way called them back. He gave me a different name and asked if I was calling back to resolve the issue. I said I was trying to get it resolved it by contacting the police and have them look in to it. They then told me they would proceed forth with legal action and hung up.

  • William

    Beware!!!! I have got a call from 914-371-6826 from Dennis with a very thick Indian accent telling me I had a loan with CASH ADVANCE MUTUAL. He has all my info and a reference name. The second call I got was from Liza Walker. They told me they have 3 counts or charges against me charge 1 – Violation of federal banking regulation Charge 2- collateral check fraud and Charge 3-theft by deception. They want to take me to court and they said the State of New York does not tolerate criminals like me and they hung up. We need to do something about this!!!

    • RD

      I got the same call about 2 hours ago from the same number from someone named Richard Williams with a thick accent. “Richard Williams” come on. First they left a message on my cell phone using the phone number +052480189, of course I didn’t answer it and who the heck would call back someone when they can’t understand what they are saying. Then about 3 mins later they called my job,and left a message with the Receptionist to have me call. I deceided to hit the “Google Trail” and find out what is crazy stuff is.

  • Tracy

    I too have received calls from these people. One number was in Binghamton, NY and the other in Canoga Park, CA. It is the same story…but when the CA people called me, I was a bit more assertive. I quoted the Fair Debt Collection Act to them and they instantly got hostile….”Who the HE** are you to take that tone with me? I will destroy your life in 2 days when you are arrested.” I told them that they are violating U.S. law with their actions. He demanded to know if I was an attorney. I think that the next time I call back, I will be an attorney! It will be interesting to see what happens then!

    My call from NY was similar. Both started the conversation with “who is your attorney of record?” I told them I don’t have an attorney, and that is when the hard scare comes in.

    Like many above, I called them back multiple times just to mess with them. I called the carrier of the NY number and reported the fraud to them. They, at least, appeared interested.

    Be strong!

    You can add 818-746-3566 to the list of numbers. I tried calling the service provider, but the information I got from them was all recorded (couldn’t track down a live person) and unless I was with law enforcement or trying to serve a subpoena, the recording said there was nothing they could do. I got the impression that they know or don’t care that their numbers are being used for fraud.

    • Tracy

      I probably should have mentioned that the CA call was supposedly from the Law Offices of Anderson & Associates on behalf of InstaCash.USA.

      The calls from NY (which came in with both a local number and the international number of +052312293 out of Mexico) were on behalf of Advanced Payday Plus. I made them give me the number of the actual loan company by asking over and over and over again for it. I then called the payday loan company directly and the same dude answered using the different company name. He wouldn’t give me any info so I hung up. I then called back a while later to the payday loan number and the guy answered with the legal company name. I said, “dude, you are so busted. You already answered the phone using the wrong company name you moron. He got very angry and flustered…stammering that they get so many calls from the legal company that he simply made a mistake.” I had until 6pm to settle the debt. I never did. The “lawyer” called me back several days later telling me that the deadline was 6pm that same day. I told him that he was wrong because he had told me that the deadline was already 5 days prior when they first called me.

      I did report this to the FTC, but I doubt there is much that they can do.

  • Tara

    There has to be a common denominator here. Just like in the video, people buying Norton were targeted. I would look for who is your cell phone carrier, what applications have you filled out, who do you bank with? India may be “untouchable” but if we can trace the breach to a company here that uses Indian call centers, maybe we can get them to do something and if not, boycott em.

  • Jeannie

    Make room in the boat for me! These people have called me 6 times today from local numbers and from 646-224-9884. I got a woman with an Indian accent claiming that my husbands brother listed him as a reference and she needed to talk to my husband. The name she gave wasn’t my husbands brother and I told her as much. I didn’t let on that I acutally do know the person she’s referring to, though, lol. He’s MY brother! She called back to back calls when I refused to hand the phone off. I had every intention on getting an air horn after we finished dinner but I decided to google me up some info first. This is where I landed. I hope they call back. I’ll call them out for extortion and fraud after I inform them that I’m tracing and recording the call to turn over to authorities. Maybe they’ll realize I’m on to the scam and move on? :/

  • Chellie

    There baaaacccckkk…and they are scarier than ever. Now its a “Senior” detective and she wants to know why I didn’t take care of the debt Davenport called me about and when I informed her that I knew they where a scam and had reported it to the fbi and ftc she was adamant that they are not and that I could call who ever I needed to. Also claime I told Davenport “catch me if you can”…never happened…but only because I didn’t think of it :o) must have got my file mixed up with one of you guys lol…seriously though I recommended that she take a moment to google their phone numbers and she would get a clue that the scam is over….oh well

    • Chellie

      oh yeah the new number is 214-884-5476 and Senior Investigator Tyler

      • Dee X

        And 602-926-7340 (Mike)… When I called back, they told me to ask for Scott Reynolds. Yeah Right. I plan on harrassing them big time today. It’s Friday!

  • Jenn

    How do you get them to stop calling you at work. My boss has been informed and is plotting to scam them back. It’s ridiculous, scary and kind of embarrassing since I don’t owe anyone money. The problem now is that they call while he’s not in the office and we tell them to call back after 5. They proceed to use profanity at us even though we tell them they are being recorded. This needs to be stopped, although I don’t know how.

  • Amanda

    I just got a call from them today and they added to mine that they could get me to lose my job since I’m a government employee. hahahaha I just called them back to tell them there is a reason why they run scams like this…because their loser asses cant make money the honest way. I also had to add if it was up to me we would wipe them off the planet. The number thats calling me is 6198634542… have fun calling them. I think I will call them every 3 hours and do my best fake accent and harrass them. :)

    • Michelle

      This is funny cause I got the same phone call about the same time from the same number, the messege I had was at 11:24 a.m. We called back today telling them we had our lawyers phone number, (gave them the number to the Romeoville Police department whom we’ve filed a complaint with) they proceded to tell us that we would have to have our attorney call them (unlike yesterday when they ASKED for our attorney’s phone number) and then hung up the phone. Turns out they called hubby’s work as well. This is all very annoying, and scary, they have our account number, hubby’s social security number, our address, it’s scary. I’m so glad I googled this phone number, and instacash.com, otherwise I’d be spending a whole lot of my time worrying. It will be interesting to see if we get “served” papers on monday. Interesting side note, yesterday’s voice mail and today’s voicemail IDENTICAL. And at the end telling us “may God save you” another reoccuring phrase it seems among all these complaints…never heard an attorney say anything about God, nor a collection agency. We need to be contacting our news stations so that they can do a story on this to warn people…not everyone thinks to google before moving forward.

      • Amanda

        I agree this needs to be released into the media so others will not fall for it.

      • Chris

        Well I fell for it I got a call at 10:00 am and told me I owed 300 dollors and I was to be in court at 11:00 am.. I freaked cuz they told me I all my information.. After bout and hour wasted phone call I hung up they called back 3 times.. The second time the guy said I’m sorry but will you be my g/f I was like huh.. He got very very annoying and perverted each time he called..
        I went to the police station and had them call this guy on the phone.. The detective told him don’t call her phone anymore.. Well I thought that was the end .. Soon as I left the guy called back and told me he knew my address my ssn and my husbands name and he will come rape me if I didn’t pay..I knew the first time he was a scammer cuz collection people dont talk like that.. This guy named Richard thick Indian accent.. Kept calling.. Finaly I got my phone number changed and haven’t heard anymore since…Just wasted minutes and tme worrying!!

  • JESUS

    I just received a phone call from these scum bags and was told the first time around that the company that was calling me was Legal Legislation Bureau and they were calling on behalf of insta cash. I was told I owe 5484.87 for a payday loan I never took out so I asked alot of questions and with every response the idiot on the phone would get more and more frustrated because I kept telling him I didn’t understand what he was saying and asked him to spell everything lol I asked for the phone # where I could contact them back and he gave me 520-208-2027 I proceeded to ask more questions until the guy got tired of spelling the answers and told me I was wasting his time and hung up on me. I called back and got another guy who’s english accent wasn’t quite as thick as the first guy’s but it was still Indian so I still had a hard time understanding but this guy was more consistant about answering my questions except for the fact that when I asked what the name of the company was he said it was Legal Legislation Of Insta Cash so I called him on that and he proceeded to tell me there were a few different departments within the company I said okay…he told me I had three charges pending on me and I had to be in court by 5:15 PM today in California and I Live in Chicago or else the police here would be coming to my job to arrest me for charge 1 – Violation of federal banking regulation Charge 2- collateral check fraud and last but not least Charge 3-theft by deception and was also asked if I have ever been arrested for anything like this before and I replied no. I just kept the questions coming by now I am fully aware of their game and asked them to tell me where to send the money and he responded that I would have to pay it over the phone so I said well how about you give me the phone # to your client so I may call them and see if this can be settled out of court and he said no I said why not and began asking the same questions all over again finally he got fed up and said “you dramatic a**hole” and he hung up. I gotta give him credit he hung on longer than I expected lol. Oh and I will admitt I called back and played the message you had on here and the moop that answered the phone screamed you arrogant american a**hole and hung up. I am actually thinking of calling the on a daily basis to bother them like they bother so many other people who’s with me?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      That is hilarious!

    • Gil

      I call these guys at 559-399-0355 everyday and mess with them. They change the name of the so called law firm they say they work for. I just make up a name and they put me on hold then come back and say I owe money. After they read their script they tell me to go and get cash cards and fax them the numbers from the cards along with a letter saying I will not dispute the payment. I then go off on them and let them know I am onto their scam. I all ways tell them I am David Johnston made up name and ask them for the guys name they gave me John Anderson or John Davenport. It has gotten to the point now that I bother so much they turn their phones off. I am having a ball messing with these guys. Everyone should call these guys and bother them so much that they have to turn their phones off.

      • RavenZero

        i’ve been called a couple times. jumped on the internet while talking to him, saw these, and told Mr. Alex Williams (the name he was going by and had a very thick accent) of the Federal Legislative Department of Justice (the place he was claiming to be) that i didn’t have a credit card. he wanted me to pay in Wallmart Gift Cards so i asked him who he said he worked for and he told me the legal department of instacash. i then told him that he had claimed to be from the FLDoJ and he told me he was and was representing instacash. i called him a lying scam artist and told him genish was a rat. he got pissed and hang up!

    • Dee X

      I’m withy ou. They called me with this same BS yesterday. And told me exactly what you just wrote. I asked a million questions. The first gut got so irritated with me because I couldn’t understand him, he gave his friend with a less thick accent, to speka with me. As I asked him more & more questions, he got irritated and hung up on me. I plan on harrassing them daily. My husband has a deep professional voice. Today we are going to be the FBI and call these jerks and scare the hell out of them. I also googled the phone number that he called from and there is no such business listing. There has to be something that can be done about this. Making a police report won’t help any of us victims.

    • Tatyana

      I”ll do the same lol

  • Tam

    I wrote back in March about these scum calling me representing InstaCash USA. I actually was on the phone with them when I went to file a police report and told them they could talk to the police officer. That is when they hung up. I have not heard back from them in over a month and now, starting yesteday, I got calls again from people with indian accents calling from 404-397-1970 and 646-224-9884 telling me to call 646-727-4437. The man who left the message has a thick indian accent and said his name was Andy Rogers with Affidavit Consolidation Services (ACS) and it was in my best interest to give him a call back before an affidavit against me is downloaded. I have not called him back. But I am saving each and every voicemail. Do I need to file yet another police report? I have done searches for ACS and the 646 numbers and from what I can find this is the same scam different name and number. Is this true?

    • Gav

      Do you really think it’s worth the time? These guys are calling from India! No body in the US can touch them, and nobody in India cares!

    • MissM

      Yeah I remember getting phone calls from these people claiming to be from ACS a couple years ago. Now I’m getting the same harassing calls but they claim to be from Morgan and Associates. I’m so sick of these people!

      • Wright31

        yes MissM..I received a call today from someone with a very thick Indian accent stating they were from Morgan and Assoc..I was told they were filing criminal charges against me because I failed to pay back a payday loan..When i tried getting more info the caller hung up..Needless to say i didn’t know if this was real or a scam..But at least now I feel better seeing this site

  • Margaret

    I got a call today threatening me to pay 743.52 or i will be taken to jail monday morning. He wouldnt give me any information and had the same accent as the voice clip above. Im glad its a scam. I applied for loans and check every bank and i told them i had proper documentation showing i never got a loan. This is crazy. he called form a 480-422-0193 number saying his name was adam parker

    • Rachel

      First of all, if you did owe that money, no one would take you to jail for such a small amount. Goolg ethe full telephone number then google the name of the company he gave you. You will be shocked at how many scam reports pop up. Get ahold of your local authorities as well as the police and FBI in the area the caller is from. They tend to mix real company names within their bull crap so call thoses real companies and let them know that someone is falsely using their name.
      Good luck.

      • Rachel

        Googling the number should be the fist step. Be carefull wehn googling the company names brcause some of them may be real companues. The call I recieved spoke of “Anderson Law Firm” in Californa.
        I then googled that law firm, got their nuber and called them to let them know that someone is falsley using their name. I gave the attorney the phone number that I had recieved. I slso called my area police department, the SanDiego Police Department, the California FBI andI have posted my story on every page Ai could post it on, including FACEBOOK.

  • Larry

    The new one now is American Law firm collecting for American Cash Advance,Well its called Cash Advance America and they have a link on thier site warning of these fake collectors.

  • Rachel

    I recived 7 phone calls in 7 minutes from (619) 865-4542. I did not recognize the number so I didnt answer until the 7th time they called. I couldn’t understand them and assumed they were selling something so I said” You have called this number 7 times. Do not call it again” then I hung up. They called right back and said “Do you know who you just hung up on?”. They said they were from the Attorney Generals Office. After a few minutes of not understanding them, they said that were ANDERSON LAW FIRM representing INSTACASH. They said I owed over eleven hunderd dollars to Instacash and I had to fax my cerdit card information along with a notorized letter stating that I authorize the payment and that I will not dispute it. They went as far as telling me word for word what I needed to put in the letter. They said that if they did not receie my payment before tomorrow morning, I would be served papers tomorrow or Monday for three criminal charges including check fraud and my employer would be served with a termination noyice. Later that evening, my fiance called the number and they said they were INSTACASH, which is not who they told me they were. They gave him the information which is illegal for a real company to do, and said “We will see you in court”. I googled the company name and the phone number. The phone number is not only a cell phone, but it is also a California area code. I live in Illinois.

    • Rachel

      By the way, the phone number is not on your list.
      Thank you.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Rachel,

        Thanks for the new number.

        Steve

  • Tonya

    I received a call from a man named Allen with Financial Crime Enforements. He also had an accent but with clearer English. However, he told me that I was getting sued for not paying back a Payday Loan in 2007. He said that they have been trying to fight for the past two years for their money. Come on now, two years and no letter, no arbritrations, no nothing. LOL! He had a fake case number and even wanted my lawyer’s information. By the way, I filed a Chapter 7 in 2008, with all payday loans included. Since then, I have not had any legitimate bill collectors calling me, sending me letters or no record of judgements, pending lawsuits, court orders; etc. My record is clean. I am so used to these calls (from different Indian speaking people over the past two years) that I just played the game with him. I told him not to call my phone again or I would call the police. He tried to keep talking but I just hung up. I did not receive anymore phone calls from this strange man or his so called officers, after I told him not to call my number again. However, please note that it’s not that these crooks are afraid of the law, because they know that they can not be caught. You have to be able to beat them at this filthy game of theirs. These people do not want to waste their precious time fooling around with wise people. They will just move on to the next victim if you catch on to their tactics too soon. On the flip side, if you show them the least amount of vulnerability, then they believe that they have you and will try to interrogate and harrass you until they can get you to empty out your bank account. It’s a very dirty game to win your money, rather if you really owe anything or not. I believe that their operations are too illegal for them to even think about takng you to court anyway. I also believe that if the original source of who I actually owed money to (if I did at all) that can’t come clean and out in the open, was an illegal operation (PayDay Loan) in the first place. Either that, or it’s pure identity theft; hackers stealing or buying information from an internal source. For one example: A good example is an online PayDay loan application;etc. But that’s not it. I think our name and information is in some kind of hackers database, where not just one, but many illegal or foreign hackers have access to this information by purchasing it from a third party (the original hacker) and they make good money by contacting their leads (victims) trying to accuse them for a debt they do not or no longer owe, in hoping to make some big profits. And where does the money go? In their pockets, not to the so called debtors. I have basically cracked down these hackers systems. The wiser you get over tme, the more they will leave you alone.

  • JD

    New company name ECS (Executive Courthouse Services).

    Danny Jackson & Mark Thomas.
    919-692-6017

  • http://Website Jai

    I am so glad and relieved that I happened upon this website. I received a call at work today, different names but SAME EXACT phone script shown repeatedly above. This female supposedly named Jennifer Thomas, with very heavy Indian or Paki accent, says that I owe money for an uncollected loan and that they are getting ready to send out an affidavit or something. I had an extremely hard time understanding her and she said she was going to transfer me to their attorney.

    A man answers, saying “Yes what do you want?”, also with very heavy accent. He stated that his name is Eric Scott and that he is an attorney. I believe they changed the company’s name within the course of our conversation, but perhaps I just couldn’t understand. He said he was calling from Cyber Crimes Division, and acted annoyed when I asked what company this division is part of. After I kept asking the company name he said it was in reference to “Quick Payday Loans”, then told me they have “hundreds” of companies they own after I said I have never done any business with any such name.

    This guy said he couldn’t tell me any specifics such as loan date and amount, or anything but that I should get an affidavit delivered to me listing my charges, and that it would be delivered to me tomorrow morning by their men, who would escort me to the courthouse to see the judge. I said “Wow, you’ll give me a ride to court?” and also asked if nothing has been filed yet, then how would they file AND get a hearing date by tomorrow morning? He started sounding really angry and was shouting at me, saying I had better not have this bad attitude with the judge or he will throw the book at me and I’ll be sorry. Also he was furious when I interrupted him reading me the details of my supposed three charges, which I never really could understand, other than something about bank or check fraud. I asked again if he was really an attorney and said I was surprised because he was yelling and being really unprofessional, as well as sounding very uninformed about the legal process. Again he shouted and said if I don’t take care of this problem TODAY then I will have big regrets and be embarassed at work. I asked what time these men were coming so I could clear my schedule, and what company were they from and he just answered “You’ll see”.

    I checked my cell phone and minutes before the work call the same girl called my cellphone, slightly different script, and that I should have my “retained attorney” call. I called back and a man answers, possibly the guy I already spoke to, but I couldn’t tell for sure, and doesn’t state their company or anything. When asked, he said their company is “Investigations”, but wouldn’t elaborate for what or for whom, besides “Quick Payday”. I said I was calling to get specific case information for my attorney so I could take care of this TODAY as they requested. I also said I forgot to mention my father-in-law is the district attorney and he will be assisting me. Before I could say anything else the guy hung up! I called back and guy just answers with “Yes, your name or telephone number please?” And when I asked for specifics, like “Now WHO am I calling?” or “What company is this again?” he just kept repeating, louder, “Your NAME or NUMBER please?” before just once again hanging up on me. Then the fifth or so time I called it seems that I may be blocked and I just get a recording saying this number is unavailable and the box is full.

    Obviously this is a scam and these folks have a careful script, hoping that their fast talking and vagueness (and angry tone and threats) will scare the bejeezus out of people. They are definitely talking out their you-know-whats and really don’t seem to know enough about actual legal procedures, etc to be legit. Guy hung up after I asked the case number and what court this paperwork was being filed in… first stated “California court” then hung up after I kept asking for specifics of WHICH court, what county, what city, federal court or district court, etc. I also asked for the “attorney”‘s bar number and said I was on my state bar’s website to look him up.

    I’m not worried about owing a fabricated debt, and highly doubt I actually will receive any sort of documentation from them. What I AM worried about is that they had my home address and phone number, my work name and number, knew the last 4 of my SSN, and what bank I use. I’m really freaking out about who has this info and what they could/would/will do with it! Yes, like a total idiot some time ago I had applied for an online loan, which turned out to not even be lender app, but a “clearinghouse” to refer you to “possible lenders for whom you qualify”. Crap! I KNEW then how stupid that sounded but I was in dire straights and apparently had my guard down enough to take a chance. Kicking myself now because who knows what they will do with my info! I am going to close my bank account and put a fraud flag on my credit report with all three agencies.

    Not sure what else can be done? Anything?

    • http://Website Jai

      I forgot to say, the number they left for me to call back was not on your list above: 310-974-8956. I did a websearch, but it only came back as “unlisted or unknown” and location as Torrance, CA.

  • http://Website TANYA

    I GOT THE CALL ON FRIDAY ABOUT 4:15 THEY TOLD ME I HAD A PAYDAY LOAN THAT MAY BANK SENT BACK AS NFS AND THAT I WAS GOING HAVE A LAWSUIT AGAINST ME AND WOULD BE ARRSET AND SENT TO CAL TO FACE CHARGES FOR CHECK FRUAD AND 3 OTHER CHARGES I ASKED WHAT I NEED TO DO AND THEY SAID IF I PAID 745.27 THEY WOULD MAKE SURE NONE OF THE ABOVE WHAT HAPPEN. I TOLD THEM I WOULD CALL BACK IN 10 WENT TO MY ATTORNEY AND HAD THEM CALL BACK THEY SAID THEY WOULD NOT SEND HIM THE PAPERS BUT WOULD SENT THEM TO MY WORK AND I WOULD BE SEVERED ON MONDAYWHICH IS TODAY STILL WAITING THEY CALLED ME FROM ONE NUMBER THAT WAS 1-714-006-600 AND THE NAME WAS DAVID COOPER AND SAID TO CALL BACK AT THIS NUMBER1-424-294-5962 I WAIT TILL LATER THAT NIGHT AND BLOCKED MY NUMBER AND CALLED IT BACK AND WHEN THEY PICKUP THE Y JUST SAID HELLO AND THIS IS MR ROSE I SAID I GOT THE WRONG NUMBER AND HE TOLD THAT WAS OK I COULD TALK TO HIM I ASKED HIM WHY I DONT KNOW HE SAID THAT IS OK WE CAN STILL TALK ABOUT ANYTHING AND I HUNGUP. I WAS TOLD TO GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND CHECK IT OUT I AM GLAD I DID NOW I CAN SLEEP

    • http://Website Tracey

      Tanya,

      If they call back just turn it around on them and give them a hard time. They haven’t called me back since I did that to them.

  • http://Website Witchie Poo

    These people called my home twice. Once telling my boyfriend how they were going to serve a summons to the both of us. Got a call today from these people again, looking for me. I NEVER took any loans out from ‘InstaCash’. Seriously? Wth?!

    These people sounded Indian (not Native American) with non Indian names.

    1st caller ID 111-111-1111 ~ definitely phony
    2nd caller ID 530-239-4213

  • http://Website Chellie

    I got the calls from Davenport and Lynchburg (anyone else notice they are all cities?) anyway they were calling on behalf of M1YDirect…guess instacash is getting too familiar so they moved on to the next one on the list…I asked for a debt validation letter (per my attorney) and they said they didn’t have to give me one because it isn’t a debt its a federal charge against me…ya right… I did annoy them by continuing to call them back after they hung up on me 3 times…that was fun :o)
    ANYONE READING THIS DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THESE SCAMMERS, THERE IS NO DEBTORS PRISON IN THE UNITED STATES AND NO ONE HAS GONE TO JAIL FOR A DEBT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR..ALL OF THE TACTICS THEY ARE USING ARE EXPLICITLY ILLEGAL AND NOT EVEN THE WORST COLLECTION AGENCT WOULD USE THEM FOR FEAR OF BEING SUED (yes that can and has happened)…DO NOT SEND MONEY, IF THEY HAD THE ABILITY TO ARREST YOU THEY CERTAINLY WOULDN’T BE CALLING YOU…

  • http://Website Nancy

    i have gotten letters and calls from Frontier Financial group saying i owe 420 and i checked my accounts never was i deposited that amount. They are threatening to download info to my work on Friday and i know this has to be a scam but im terrified. the better business bureau says they are a real company. i called the ftc and my court house but no luck. i need some advice and reassurance im 20 and im trying my best to handle this. they gave me this webiste and i looked into it. it looked fake one night and the next night it looked real. i did get the call months ago from the men(chris martin) with heavy accents wanting 900 dollars and letter of apology but i never thought this would happen again these ppl are located in nevada.

    • http://Website Chellie

      DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MORE INFO ABOUT YOU!! They are not bill collectors they are scam artists who somehow got a hold of information from various payday loan companies and are now using that to try and get money…they are not even in the united states. If they call again tell them where to go…they cannot have you arrested all they can do is harass you but if they know you are on to them they will hopefully leave you alone…tell them your attorney is requiring a “debt validation letter” if they cannot or will not supply it then tell them to have a nice day and hang up…do not worry!!!

      • http://Website nancy

        thank you sooo much im terrified i can t eat or sleep anymore
        they have gotten the best of me. the company that is calling me
        is actually claiming they are in nevada. the state of nevada says they
        are a real company. so now i filed a complaint and i gotta
        play the waiting game :(

      • http://Website Chellie

        They use the names of real companies but the companies do not even know who they are…if it will ease your mind call the company directly; also if they had any personal info about you you should file with the FTC and FBI as a victim of identity theft. That way you are covered on all avenues from these losers.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Nancy,

        Chellie is absolutely right. I would bet a dozen donuts that the real company in Nevada is a victim of identity theft here as the scammers pose as them. I have an attorney friend that this happened to as well. He knew nothing about it but the crooks were using his name.

        If you come back to this post I’ll insert a fake call for you to hear that I made to the same collectors and you can hear how silly they are.

        Steve

      • http://Website nancy

        Thank you both so much. im slowly feeling better about this. they
        did an amazing job with their scare tactics. i filed identity
        theft with the FTC 3 days ago so im keeping my fingers crossed.
        today is the day that they claimed they would take “legal matters”
        and contact my employer to download something about this. I took
        a copy of the letter they sent me and sent it to the Nevada Business
        Institute with a complaint form 3 days ago as well. im going into work today terrified that they will call and harass me.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Nancy,

        No need to worry. If they call you again, just tell them you have given the FBI permission to record your calls. It’s a little white lie but that should do it.

        Steve

      • http://Website Chellie

        Hey Nancy;

        Hope your feeling better now. Last Thursday I had 2 hours to wire money or I would be served here at work; surprisingly here it is Monday and I’m still here …hmmmm

      • nancy

        Im feeling so much better. they have not called back since
        Thursday although i feel as if im about to jinx myself.
        I hope the state of Nevada contacts me soon on the complaint i file.
        I will let everyone know how it goes. now i can finally go back to
        doing well and school and eating oh and sleeping was nice :)
        thank you all for the advice. this website brought me comfort when i
        needed it the most :)

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Nancy,

        Glad we all could help. Go have fun. This mess is over for you now that you know the truth.

        Steve

  • http://Website Jesse

    Guess Instacash is the flavor of the month. Recieved calls on both my work and cell phone from an Indian named Eric Smith. Phone numbers are 516-515-7746 and 619-502-7758. Same stuff, let me read your affadavit without interruption, Instacash owns over 400 companies so I can’t tell you what website you used, read the last 4 of my ssn to me, threatened to pick me up and take me to debtor’s prison, who is my attorney?

    Their attorney is John Davenport. Thank God I Googled these guys! Will try all of the counter techniques listed above if they call back again. Thanks everyone for the good info.

  • http://Website Amy

    I received a call today at my place of employment from a ‘Investigator Davenport’ in regards to Fraud charges being filed against me for a bad check/payday loan from CashNetUSA. I filed bankruptcy March 2009 and know for a fact that that loan was included. The number he gave me to call back is 510-355-8385, he said he was a ‘Field Investigator’ for my county but it’s an Oakland, CA number. He also stated that since I wasn’t willing to work with them he will contact the local police department, have an officer come to my work to ‘detain’ me and that I can ‘tell it to the judge’! WOW

    • http://Website Amy

      Just got another call from these people stating they are from some acquisition company about a payday loan I did not pay back. Whatever, I told them not to call me at work anymore and to send me a debt validation letter and hung up, they called back 2x telling my coworker that I am being ridiculous. Really? They are the ridiculous ones trying to scam everybody. I just want them to stop calling.

  • http://Website Terri

    I have been getting phone calls from Rick Brown 646-328-5021 on behalf of Advance PayDay Plus ( I think that is what he said). I couldn’t underdstand him. He is saying that I have a payday loan that I took out and never paid back. He said I had till 6pm to pay it or I was going to have federal charges against me. It’s funny how they call you at noon to tell you that you need to pay or else. He said he was going to inform my employer on what I have done in the past. So I told him to hang on while I make my mind up on what I will do. Instead I hung up the phone. He keeps calling my work. I had to change my phone number before. I have already called the FTC to file a complaint. While I was on the phone with him, I could here others in the background with the same accents yelling.
    This is getting on my nerves!!

  • http://Website Deana

    I received multiple calls today from 916-756-2362 telling me that they were a law firm by the name of instacash.usa and that I owed cash advance usa $738 and that if I did not pay that, then I would be taken to court and have to pay over $7000. When I explained to him that I have never dealt with a company by that name he insisted that my intentions were not good I would be losing my job because of this lawsuit. I spoke with two gentleman (Joe Martin and Mark Miller) These guys were a real piece of work and told me that only God can save me now. Be careful…

  • http://Website Lauren

    I’ve received multiple harassing phone calls from this number. The individual who called me has identified himself by several names, Office Steven Smith and Office Lee Walker. He has called my home and work phone numbers from disguised numbers like +0000 and +0459 but has left the above-mentioned number as the one to call back. This morning he called my office and told my office manager that he was from the “Financial Crimes Unit” and that I must call him back immediately. He also asked if I was married and became hostile when my office manager refused to provide him with an answer.
    I contacted this Officer Lee Walker this afternoon and was confronted by an individual with a very thick accent who demanded that I spell my name and that I listen to him carefully as I had federal allegations pending against me for a financial matter. When I asked him who he worked for, he told me that he was an officer at the financial crimes division. I asked if he worked for the US government, he said yes. When I told him that I didn’t believe that his call was legitimate because the federal government doesn’t file court cases against individuals for civil debt he got very angry. I continued by telling him that per the Fair Debt Collection Act, if this was a legitimate debt, he needed to send me confirmation of the debt and request for payment by US Mail. He said that he was not able to do that. I asked that he not call my office anymore and that any other communication be done by mail. He told me to “get ready to lose my job” and hung up on me. I called him back and asked that he provide me with his badge number so I could contact the agency that he claims to work for to confirm the authenticity of his call. He then told me that I better “get the best attorney that you can find to represent you in court” said “good luck!” and then hung up on me. I called him again and told him that impersonating a federal agent was a felony in the United States and that I was contacting the FBI. I asked him if he wanted to hang up on me again and he did.

    Based on several posts on other websites, I believe that the person who is calling me is not collecting a legitimate debt. It seems that they are targeting people who at one time had a payday loan through a company that used a call center in another country (India, maybe?) that sold the client list. These companies are calling people from a variety of numbers probably using VOIP software. It doesn’t sound like there is any recourse for the people being targeted by these scammers. I’m planning on contacting the FBI because I don’t know what else to do. It looks like this number is owned by Verizon so I intend on contacting them to report that I am being harassed by an individual at one of their phone numbers and that I intend to hold them responsible if the calls don’t stop.

  • http://Website Payday Scam

    They call and have the last four digits of ss number, phone number, my name, and also call my references ( sister). They want me to make payment for payday loan or going to send to court. After they call I try to call numbers back and do not go thru (404-494-7938,404-494-7100,404-7084,282-454-22 not sure what that one is). They refuse to mail me anything. I am worried that they have bank information too. All my bills are paid out of it. How do I protect myself? I have their messages on phone asking me to call 606-727-5437,606-727- 4427,606-727-4437. These number do not work either. I really wish someone would stop these people from what they are doing. Things are hard for everyone right now the last thing need to worry about is people like this preying on you. They starting calling me last week, sometimes twice a day.

  • http://Website NameSasha

    I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THESE SAME PEOPLE ALSO, I LIVE IN MINNESOTA AND THEY CALLED ME AT 7:30 AT NIGHT DISTURBING ME. FIRST I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE 714-006-6000 # AND IT WAS A VOICEMAIL FROM AN ASIAN GUY SAYING THAT HIS NAME WAS JAMES MILLER, TELLING ME THAT I NEEDED TO CONTACT HIM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IT WAS A LEGAL MATTER AND THAT I NEEDED TO HAVE MY ATTORNEY EOTHER CONTACT HIM, SO I CALL THE NUMBER BACK AND IT SAID THE NUMBER WAS RESTRICTED BUT HE LEFT A PHONE # FOR ME TO CALL BACK WHICH WAS 805-926-5422 WHEN I CALLED IT A GUY ANSWERED WITH AN INDIAN ACCENT AND I ASKED TO SPEAK TO THE GUY WHO HAD JUST CALLED ME, THE GUY ASKED ME TO HOLD ON AND THEN CAME BACK ON THE PHONE AND SAID THAT HE WAS AN ATTORNEY AND HIS NAME WAS DAVID COOPER AND ASKED FOR MY CELL NUMBER THAT WAS JUST CALLED. THEN WHEN HE PULLED ME UP HE THEN STATED THAT A LAWSUIT HAD BEEN FILED AGAINST ME AND I WAS ASKING HIM WHAT WAS HE TALKING ABOUT AND HE THEN SAID THEIR CALLS ARE ALL RECORDED AND HE THEN ASKED ME COULD HE READ ME AN AFFIDAVIT AND FOR ME TO NOT INTERRUPT HIM WHILE READING IT, SO HE’S GOING ON AND ON ABOUT HOW IM BEING CHARGED WITH CHECK FRAUD AND WHILE READING THIS SO CALL AFFIDAVIT HE TOLD ME TO HOLD ON LIKE 4 TIMES AND THEN WHILE HE WAS READING IT HE WAS TALKING AND LAUGHING WITH SOMEONE IN THE BACKGROUND. SO THEN AFTER HE WAS DONE I ASKED HIM WHAT SO CALL COMPANY IS SUING ME HE WOULD NOT TELL ME ANYTHING AND CONTINUED TO REPEATEDLY TALK OVER ME WHILE I WAS ASKING HIM QUESTIONS HE KEPT SAYING THEY SENT ME SEVERAL EMAILS AND I TOLD HIM I CHECK MY EMAILS EVERYDAY. HE SAID THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO CONTACT MY EMPLOYERS AND TELL THEM WHAT I HAVE DONE… THEN THATS WHEN I STARTED GETTING PISSED, AND I TOLD THEM I HAVENT DONE ANYTHING AND THEY KEPT TALKING ABOUT ITS FOR A PAYDAY LOAN FROM BEFORE SEPT 2009, I NEVER HAD A PAYDAY LOAN IN SEPT OR BEFORE SEPT 2009, AND THE FIRST ONLINE ONE I RECEIVED WAS TOWARDS NOV OF 2009. BUT HE HAD MY 2 REFERENCES AND MY BANK NAME AND MY EMAIL ADDRESS. SO THEN HE TELLS ME THAT I WILL BE SERVED TOMORROW (TODAY) WITH THE INFO TO GO TO MY COURT HEARING IN CALIFORNIA, SO THEN I HAD MY GUY FRIEND CALL BACK (AS AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING ME) HE THEN ASKS TO SPEAK TO MR MILLER AND THIS DAVID COOPER GUY TELLS HIM THAT MR MILLER IS HIS ASSISTANT AND THEN MY GUY FRIEND ASKS TO SPEAK TO THE MAN WHO JUST CALLED MY PHONE WHICH WAS MR MILLER THEN DAVID COOPER TELLS MY FRIEND TO HOLD AND THEN GETS BACK ON AND SAYS THAT HE IS MR MILLER AND THEN MY GUY FRIEND TELLS HIM TO STOP LYING BECAUSE IT WAS THE SAME VOICE AND THEN THE INDIAN (MR COOPER GUY) SAYS OKAY NO ITS STILL ME AND THEN THEY START ARGUING AND HE HANGS UP ON MY GUY FRIEND. SO MY FRIEND CALLS BACK AGAIN AND THEN A WOMAN ANSWERS AND THEN MY GUY FRIEND ASKS FOR DAVID COOPER AND SHE SAYS THAT MR COOPER LEFT THE OFFICE FOR THE DAY (GRANTED HE LITERALLY JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH HIM 2 SECONDS AGO) MY FRIEND ASKED WHEN DID HE LEAVE AND SHE SAYS ABOUT 5 MINUTES AGO, SO MY FRIEND TOLD HER THAT THEY ARE PLAYING GAMES THERE AND THAT HE WILL BE GOING TO HIS LOCAL COUNTY AND FILING A SUIT AGAINST THEM HE ASKED THE COMPANY NAME AND SHE WOULDNT SAY AND THEN HUNG UP ON HIM ALSO. I AM SO FRIGHTENED THAT THEY HAD ALL OF MY INFORMATION LIKE THAT, WHAT CAN SOMEONE DO ABOUT THAT?

  • http://Website Larry

    They also use American cash Advance,American Law firm and Insta cash Usa.Another number they use is 347-416-5166

  • http://Website Cecilia

    I got a call today from a man w/ an Indian accent saying I owed InstaCash USA money. (I have never taken out a pay day loan or cash loan). He said I was facing criminal charges (which from my understanding is false, if anything it would be civil charges) if I did not pay $864 up front. I told him I was going to report him and he hung up on me LOL. I filed a complaint with the FTC. I just wanted to add the number to the list: 408- 608-0924

    • http://Website david

      i got a call from the same number

  • http://Website Amy Larranaga

    I’ve gotten two calls from “Robert Anderson”, phone number 415-366-9681. He claimed to be from Oak View Law Group in San Francisco. He threated to send an officer to my work to arrest me. He knew the last four digits of my social security number and my bank account numbers!

  • Millie

    I received the same calls here at work. I wrote the number down from caller Id and when I asked them for their number they gave me a different number. The guy that I spoke with wouldn’t give me any information, and I told him that I wanted something faxed to me, and he then hung up. I called back from the number that was on the caller ID and got the same guy. He told me his name was mark miller. I told him who I was and he hung up, so I decided to play their game. I called back about 15 times. They started telling me that it was Domino’s Pizza. Same guy same voice. Then I called some more and were calling me names that were pretty Vulgar so I just laughed and kept calling them again and again. This is now day 3 and I just keep calling them. I get the same guy everytime I call. I figure if there is nothing I can do to get them to stop calling then I will show them how it feels. So far since I started calling them back they have not called me again. Which is a good thing, because they are calling me at work and it could cause problems for me to receive that many calls per day. They number that I call them at is 510-417-4500, and the number they gave me is 661-458-3594.

  • Patrecia

    I received 6 calls this morning on my cell and 2 call at my place of employment and the phone number showed up at 714-006-6000. The messages were left by an Anna Jones and she advised me to call her back at 530-884-2914. I called a filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and removed any phone #s of mine to the Do Not Call List. The FTC suggested that I also file a complaint with the attorney general for my state, NY and they provided me with the phone number, that will be my next move.

  • Tam

    I received multiple calls last night from individuals with thick Indian/Middle Eastern accents stating they represented a legal firm named Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation of InstaCash.usa and were going to file an affidavit to have me arrested at my place of work for an unpaid Payday loan. I was told that they would also be arresting my references as well. I told them I had never heard of this company and I did not have any unpaid payday loans. They had my social security number, address, phone number, bank account information of an account I no longer have, as well as the names and phone numbers of two of my friends. I had applied and received a payday loan back in august from Payday Online but that loan has been paid in full for a very long time. I am wondering if these people have obtained my information off of an internet database? I have called the FBI and reported this, I am also going to file a local police report. I also filed a complaint with the Attorney General. But I wanted to report this to you as well. These individuals called me from 714-006-6000 which doesn’t even seem like a valid phone number. I did obtain a call back number of 760-544-1591 which I was specifically told not to call. I was told that only God could help me as I was “headed down a path of darkness” and would spend my life behind bars. I know my rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and it seems to me that this company violated every law under this act. I am worried that they will continue to call and harass me as well as my friends, one of which is in the US Air Force. Are there attorneys that specify in this kind of law? Enforcing the FDCPA?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Tam,

      The issue is they are from out of the country and U.S. courts won’t have any jurisdiction over them. File a complaint with the FTC.gov and maybe at some point in the future they will be chased.

      Steve

      • Tam

        Thank you Steve for your prompt reply. They called me again this morning and I told them I notified my Attorney General as well as filed a fraud report with the FBI (which I did). The man hung up on me and I thought it was done but I was wrong. They called me repeatedly this afternoon and I kept ignoring the phone call. Finally, I got sick of it and answered. I didn’t let the guy talk. I told him again what I did, along with telling him I filed a complaint with the FTC. He didn’t know what that was. He kept telling me to shut up and listen to him. He told me that charges would be brought on me in California court and how did I feel about that, that I would be in jail and not there for my children. I asked him what California court and he kept repeating “THE California court”. I was driving at the time and drove to the police station. I told him I was at the police station and I would let him talk to a police officer and he continued talking about how the police would arrest me. When I told him I was filing a police report for identity theft since he had my social security number and I told him to hold on so I can get an officer on the phone, I heard him talking to other people and then he hung up on me. I am hoping this time they will not call me back.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Tam,

        Good one, LOL.

        Bright people would get the message and not call back. These folks are not very bright.

        Steve

      • Tracey

        I haven’t heard back from them after I cursed them out for calling my cell and calling my work number about 5-6 times in a row. That was about 6 weeks ago.

  • Joe

    I jut keep telling them…”why do you calling me at the courthouse? Or “FBI state your nature”

  • Patty

    BTW, they wanted me to pay $751 right now to take care of the matter, but when I said I couldn’t but I could set up a payment arrangement, they said they were not debt collectors, and then hung up. How could I have paid them if they were not debt collectors. This is ridiculous.

  • Patty

    I received 2 calls this morning one from 719-466-4285 and one from 0117724096018. Both had thick Indian Accents and threatened to have me arrested. I have set up payment arrangements with my defaulted payday loans and I am not going to have them intimidate me into paying them money. I went online to court records and there are no cases pending against me like they said. I am glad I found this site. Also when I googled these numbers there were no calls reported so they must be new scammer numbers. I only hope my employer doesn’t fire me if they called fro me at work. Not like firing me could stop them from calling. I will never borrow money off the internet again!

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Patty,

      They are trying to frighten money out of people. It’s all bullshit. Don’t pay. If you don’t believe me call the payday loan company they say they are collecting for. The loan company will confirm it’s bogus.

      Steve

  • Lisa

    I got a phone call today from 714-006-6000. I was given another phone to call to let me know that there was charges pending against me. I was told to call 760-495-4466 to speak to Gavin Peterson. I couldn’t understand them. Every few mintues they where telling to hold. I asked them what company was this for and they said it was from InstaCash. I called my old bank to get some information and I did. There was nothing on my old bankstatements. They keep calling my work and call phone. I was given a number for HomeLand Security. He told me to not to talk to them because they will stop calling.
    I was shaking this morning and almost passed out. What else can I do?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Lisa,

      You really can’t do more than you have already. I know it’s scary as hell but it’s a scam designed to scare money out of people. Thank goodness you didn’t fall for it.

      Steve

    • Caninemommy2

      I got a call similar to that. they had the strong indian accent i couldnt make out the name. They left a threatening voicemail which freaked me out to the point i called back and they gave me the name of a payday loan company that i have never heard of at the end of the message he told me this is time sensitive and if you dont return this call alls i can say is good luck to you and your attorney. they read an affidavid on the phone. now i do have loans out but none with that company and when i said i wanted to settle out of court i told them i could pay some on monday and i told them the amount and then they asked me if i could come up with 647 dollars by january 24th. when i told them an amount they stated he would have to talk to othe attorney and see what he said. i had to start work so he was gonna call me back after he talked to the attorney but he never returned my call. this ll happened on a friday chrsitmas eve of all days. i have lost sleep over this the past few nights. after reading these it does sound like ascam

  • Marie Acevedo

    I also received a phone call from this number. This company left me a message and I gave them a call back a few days later.The person I spoke with informed me that I had taken out a payday loan and I had failed to pay it back. He said the company I took the payday loan out with had decided that instead of collecting the money they would be pressing chriminle charger against me. I also initially assumed that it was legit since I had too previously taken out a payday loan and they had the last four digits of my social security number (SCARY!). However after the person I spoke with informed me that the loan had been taken out last year (before I turned 17) and to a bank account that had been closed for some time I become suspicious and asked to speak with the manager/supervisor. The supervisor intraduced himself as ” Johnathan Davenport”. The conversation with him was brief the minute I expressed doubt and he HUNG UP ON ME! The minute he hung up it hit me. This had to be a scam. The supervisors name did not fit his accent, the supervisor came to the phone very quickly and that is just not common, the rude manor the man spoke to me in and then he hung up. NOT LEGIT! So googled the number and not to my surprise there where several accounts of this number harrasing peoples and giving them a similar story as what he gave me. When I called back and asked for the supervisor he told me a not to use my head to much because he is sure I have no brains! and then hung up I WAS FURIOUS! I called the number back several times and eventually they blocked my number. I called back from a friends cell phone and got the man on the line again and told him that I was the lawyer of the woman he just spoke to. Sure enough he blocked that number too. I was so mad that I was not going to stop there. I did some more research on the number and found out that the service provider is a company that sells numbers to outside companies, so they could not give me any information. After telling them my account they told me to call my local police department. My local police department assured me that it was most likely a scam and not to believe anything until I get legal documentation through the mail.However, they told me there was nothing they could legally do. They told me to call me local DA’s office. At first I figured that was going to be to much trouble however I am still angry and I feel very disrespected. I plan on doing everything that I can to make sure that these people are cought and punished for what the are doing. Scamming innocent, honest and hard working people is disgusting and they will get what is coming to them.

    • DENISE

      I AGREE WITH YOU, I REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO THESE PEOPLE, I AM REALLY FURIOUS, BUT WHAT????

  • http://paydayfreedom.com/how-it-works/ David

    I have been have the same issues with alot of clients and I have them get ahold of the FTC as well their Attorney General for their respective states. Unfortunately thats all we can do and also hope that if they get enough of these complaints something can and will be done.
    .-= David´s last blog ..Payday Loan Debts – Get the Freedom You Deserve =-.

  • marcus oracion

    i received a call this morning from that number 714-006-6000
    and he said he will send me a subpoena tomorrow at my job and have me arrested if i don’t pay. he said he works at federal bureau of the united states. to whom i should send my complaint to have them stop.

  • KrisHill

    I got the call from 714-060-6000 today, same thing as everyone else has posted here (Instacash, affidavit, court, etc). He was so hard to understand and could not verify the loan amount or date. He had my references, social, and bank acct #. He was very rude, told me I would lose my job. I hung up, he called back and left a message saying I was not a genuine person, whatever that means, and that I owed $5400. I hung up and will not take calls from that # again.

    Do I need to report this to the police? I am worried because he had my social security # and bank account.

    I went online and filed a complaint with the FTC.

  • DENISE

    i received a phone call today cyber crime, 951-344-2146, telling me i owed from a payday loan, they call my cell and my employer. They were nasty and i hung up on them.

    • DENISE

      WHAT CAN WE DO TO THESE PEOPLE, WHAT RIGHT DO THEY HAVE TO PLACE THESES CALLS AND HARASS PEOPLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT, HOW DO THEY CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Denise,

        They continue because they are located outside the United States and that makes it hard for it be be an event which gets investigated. The more complaints to the Federal Trade Commission over this, the better, in hopes that the FTC will launch an international investigation and work cooperatively to close this down.

        Steve

      • DENISE

        THANKS FOR GETTING BACK TO ME. I TRULY HOPE SOMETHING HAPPENS, THEY NEED TO STOP. IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I DO NOT LIKE OR STAND FOR BEING TREATED LIKE THAT!!!!!

  • Shauna Marie

    I JUST RECEIVED A CALL FROM A GENTLEMAN ASKING ME WHAT THE NAME OF MY ATTORNEY IS, THAT I WAS FACING 3 CRIMINAL CHARGES AND THAT THE 2 PEOPLE I USED AS MY REFERENCES ARE GOING TO BE FACING THESE CHARGES AS WELL. THE NUMBER THAT THEY CALLED ME FROM WAS 714-006-6000 AND THE NUMBER THAT THEY HAD ME CALL WAS 619-781-1249. I TOO WAS VERY SCARED, I CALLED THE PAYDAY ADVANCE COMPANY THAT I BORROWED FROM AND THEY MADE ME AWARE THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE A SCAM AND NOT TO FREAK OUT!!!!! THIS GUY EVEN CLAIMED THAT HE WAS GOING TO GET MY WORK NUMBER AND CALL MY EMPLOYER, THATS WHERE I DREW THE LINE. I CALLED HIM BACK AND HE THEN SAID THAT IF I CONTINUED TO CALL HE WAS GOING TO PRESS HARASSMENT CHARGES ON ME. I HAD TO BLOCK MY NUMBER SO HE WOUL DANSWER THE PHONE. I STARTED TO BUY IT AT FIRST, BUT NOW I AM JUST PLANE ANGRY!!!!! HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH THIS!!!!!

  • Brenda

    I just got a call from this number. They called back to back 4 times. The woman was very hard to understand and you could tell she was reading from a script. She said “This message is for I need you or your attorney to return this call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensative. My name is Jennifer Davis and my call back number is 951-344-2146, I reapeat again 951-344-2146. Please return this call. Now Brenda if you dont return this call or I do not hear from you attorney either, then, the only thing I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds.”

    I have no clue what this is for but it has to be a scam per what everyone else is saying.

    • Lindsaywilliams66

      Same exact message I keep getting. Only they’re Bob Watson and Jack Daniels.

    • Juliasamhammer

      I got a call from “David Miller” today. Incoming call # was 000-0.  He gave his call-back number as 661-450-8274.  Same thing – heavy east Indian accent, broken English, grammatical errors.  He said “This message is intended for (my name).  This is extremely time sensitive.  There have been legal charges filed against you from American Pay Day Loan Company.  If you or your attorney don’t call me back all I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds.”   He said that the sheriff was going to come to my house and take me to jail if I didn’t pay.  However, if I agreed to make a payment arrangement with him today, he could stop all actions from happening.  I told him he would be hearing from my lawyer and that I wasn’t going to give him a dime.  He called back again twice today leaving the same scripted message – word for word- It’s been enlightening reading all of the postings of similar situations.  At first I was a little worried, but now I know that it’s all bulls**t.  Can’t wait for him to call again tomorrow so that I can mess with him….

  • Teri

    I got a call today from 310-803-5849. Hard to understand but they said something about that either myself or my attorney must contact them TODAY!

  • charles

    I just got a call from these same people at back order today and had a feeling it was a scam also have received calls from a 610 713 8130 number also claiming they’re from cash net usa I was going to pay them but now knowing these are scammers I’m not giving them a damn thing.

  • Deborah

    I just got one and it was exactly as described..same persons name too. Indian voice, threats, vicious, “you’ll be sorry” and worse. 1-714-006-6000 is the number (new one from the list you have. Yes I’ve had several payday loans..so that makes sense. I’ll have to contact the ones I’ve used and report this.

  • leeanne

    I’ve received several voicemail messages today, each asking me to call back 415-373-5242. First, it would really do this scam service some justice if they hired people who spoke clear English (that is, when calling English speaking individuals) – especially when leaving voicemail messages…and especially when said voicemail messages seem to be of life-or-death matters. Second, it would also help boost their credibility if they refrained from using ridiculous statements such as “if you do not call me back, the only thing I can do for you is wish you good luck and may god help you”. Granted, I appreciate “Jimmy Loo/Choo’s” concern, but I’m not a god-fearing person and his/her religious overtone rubbed me the wrong way. Now if only I had unlimited cell phone minutes, I’d be more than happy to answer and return all their calls – unfortunately that is not the case. I’ve worked with law enforcement for the past 6 years, but nonetheless, these calls are a little unnerving – who knows what information they have.

  • larry

    310-803-5849 using paul ekster name

    • steve

      just got a call from 813-527-3623 from jason smith with an indian accent saying i owe money to a pay day loan i never heard of. i just hung up on them and will ignore them…fuck em.

  • Larry

    they are calling me with 310-803-5849 THEY STARTED by using the name Attourney Paul Ekster.He got that from a legal firm online in NC called the Mcgougan Law firm.I spoke to the real Paul Ekster and he told me it was a scam.Now all of a sudden his name is Paul Rosen and they answer Insta cash legal Dept.everytime they are caught they change thier name,if you pressure them for info they hang up on you

    • Lindsaywilliams66

      This is the same law firm that they said they were from Mcgougan law firm! Thank god I am not the only one! This is ridiculous. And they did hang up on me when I pressured them for information. I cannot reach them when they call they call from unavailable numbers and the numbers they’re leavign I cannot understand with the exception of one and when I call it, they never answer and their voice mail box is full. Should I close out my bank account?

  • Jennifer

    I got a call like these today at work, they have never tried to contact me on my cell phone, which was my first clue. A woman told me I was being charged with federal bank fraud, check fraud and theft by deception. I interrupted her(which seems to be a sin in their eyes) and told her that if I were being charged with a crime why wasn’t I being arrested…..she told me I wasn’t being reasonable. I then told her to transfer me to someone I could understand. A man got on the phone, I did not understand the name he gave me. Said he was a lawyer and explained that I had money deposited into my account and then I closed the account so they couldn’t collect. He also asked me not to interrupt, so this time I didn’t. At the end I asked him how I owed instacash USA money when I never got a loan from them, he then got rude and yelled that he “would tell my work what I did and I’d be sorry” I told him to go ahead and tell my work. He then rattled off the name of my bank(in which I have the same account I have had for 5 years and it has never been closed) the last 4 numbers of my social. I then said well, what was the account number on my bank account, he said he couldn’t tell me.

    I was extremely upset thinking I was going to be served papers at work until I looked it up on google. I knew it was a scam, but still scary none the less. I have since called my bank and notified them and they noted the name instacash USA and will stop any money they may try to take from my account. I will also be contacting the FBI, I am sure these people are going to call back tomorrow or another day and then I will pay closer attention to names so that I have them to give to other agencies.

    • Tracey

      Curse them out real good when they try to call you back later (which I’m sure they will).

  • Erik

    got a call from these scammers didnt give them any info…
    all these are their numbers that they have called me from or i have tried to call them to get some solid information which is none exsistent.

    315-359-4301
    714-006-6000
    530-287-5099

    • Margaret Boni

      How can we stop them? It is so embarressing them calling you at work

  • Carla H.

    I received a call today from an indian gentlemen asking if he could have my lawyers name and phone number. I asked why, and I was told there was a judgement against me. When I told him I knew of no such thing, he told me to call their lawyer and get all of the information. He gave me the name of Gary Petterson at 213-992-0689. I called the number, was told it was being recorded, then this Gary guy with an indian accent proceeded to tell me I had a judgement against me from InstaCash for $1245.oo. He said they had written off the debt and I was being charged with Federal Banking violations, Check Fraud, and Theft by Deception. I said to the man “if this was the case, why have I not been notified?” He told me they had tried seeral times to contact me via e-mail. Scariest part was, they had my banking information, acct #, bank name, and last 4 of social. I asked them for my whole social, he said he did not have to provide that to me. After arguing back and forth with him for almost 10min., he said “we will see you in court monday morning, gave me a california address, then hung up. This is the 2nd time in 5 mths I have recv’d one of these calls. They keep telling me they are coming to arrest me, i said ok, but no one ever shows up.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      It’s a scam.

      Steve

    • Tracey

      The next time those idiots call I’ll speak Spanish and pretend I don’t speak English and we’ll see how quickly they get frustrated an hang up.

    • Lynn L

      This same this happened to me… I received a call from 542-222-4311 on 2/26 from Jason O Conners, stating I had defaulted on a loan with InstaCash and I was going to be arrested for several charges including wire fraud and money laundering etc. That I called them back in time to make arrangements for my balance. I was absolutely terrified and since I had taken out payday loan before I assumed this was legit. Well to make a long story short it wasnt. I researched this and found that this has happened to many people over the last week. I did buy a prepaid visa and give them the number but I never activated the card. When i confronted them this morning tell them that I never borrowed money from them, I was going to call the FBI, FTC and a family friend was a Federal Court Judge, and I wasnt paying them. He said have a nice day and hung up. I am a good person and these as*hol*s prey on people is wrong. This person jason o conners had a heavy indian accent. I even call my local police department to find out if there really were pending charges against me.

      • Lindsaywilliams66

        The ones that are calling me are Bob Watson and Jack Daniel

    • Kim Snodgrass

       the exact same thing happened to me. i called the police and reported it. its kinda comforting in a weird way that im not the only one receiving these calls. it is definately a scam.

  • Tracey

    Received mulitple calls from 714-006-6000. I received three calls on my cell and about 5 calls on my work number. Some guy named “Julian Ross” with a heavy Indian accent left messages saying it was urgent and to have my attorney reading and if I didn’t call back he feel sorry for me. Then he said “God bless you.” When they called me at work it appeared they were using two lines to call because two calls from the same number were coming in at the same time, tying up my lines. The caller with a thick Indian accent asked why am I not returning his call. I hung up.

    Then I called him back on my cell and he said I owed money for a payday loan. I knew it was not true. I inquired about one back in October but never went through with it. He said he was going to either have me arrested or served in court. He them transferred me to another guy who claimed to be an attorney. He told me he was going to read an affidavit and asked me not to interrupt him while he was reading it. After he was finished. I told him I wasn’t sending him a dime. Nothing! Nada! He hung up.

    • Lindsaywilliams66

      This is the exact same thing that is currently happening to me! They’re calling from unavailable numbers and leaving a number lile 7605140129 or something like that. They’re saying I wish you good luck if you dont call back and they’re saying god bless you and the matter at hands is time sensitive. I was so worried. All I ever did was inquire! I never went through with it! They have my work info, my banking institution. I don’t know what to do. They have my cell and home phone number. I reported them to the FBI website.

    • Kim Snodgrass

       i got a call very similar to yours. the indian guy on the phone said they were going to file charges of theft by deception for not going through with the loan. and gave me a lawyer to call. i called the police and the automatically acknowledged it was a scam.

  • Tyler

    I received a call last week from phone number 716-631-9785 from a Jason Clemens claiming to be from North Eastern Acquisitions Group. He told me that I owed Cash Net USA something like 350 and that the interest had brought it very close to 1000 dollars which i could be charged with a felony. He was not rude, and seemed concerned with my well being. I did have a payday loan that I defaulted on because I got laid off, but after setting up arrangements I have now gotten phone calls from them again prompting me to look them up and I believe that they may be part of this scam. Is there any input you can give me?

    • Sweetcoleenmnh21

      Did they have a thick foreign accent? You cannot be charged with a felony. You never wrote a check

  • LKub

    I received 10 calls one right after the other from 714-006-6000 and they left a message on my company cell phone telling me that I need to contact them immediately and that they were representing Instacash USA. The call back number was 310-401-6743 so I called it and they told me I was being sued and that I needed to go to my local court house to pick up my summons to appear in court, in California next Tuesday. I told them that I did not have to go pick up a summons from my local court house that if I were being sued they would have to have me served, then they told me I would be sent to jail so I told them that I was recording their conversation and they said I couldn’t do that without telling them. I told them that in the state of Texas only one party has to know that the conversation was being recorded and I was fully aware of it since I was the one doing the recording and hung up on them.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      LOL!!!!

      Good for you.

      Steve

    • Margaret Boni

      They also called me at my job. They had an indian accent and i told them not to call me at work. They called back 27 times. Today, 2/8 they called back today and told me that I should not ignore this message and either myself or my attorney on record needed to contact them. he said his name was Chris Martin. I have taken payday loans in the past and I think that they sell your information to these terrorist scammers. How do we stop them? The FTc and local phone company were not much help.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Since they are out of the country many of the usual approaches won’t work.

        Ignore them, change your number, or hire a local attorney to speak with them to get them to stop calling.

        Steve

      • http://my.aisle19.com/ronikay12 escapewithronik

        They call me at work and they do like to argue. And they REFUSE to send you any information to prove their claim. I even asked for a fax number so that I can send them a letter from my attorney and they refuse to give that. That’s when I know that it was a scam

      • Reachtall

        I simply remained calm, requesting the individual to repeat the information he was stating I owed. As I would ask for specific information, he would give me general information and continued evading my questions such as specific dates, stating that ‘that information was not included in the paperwork in front of him’. I finally got him to tell me the month of the supposed loan and viewed my bank information while on the phone with him, causing him to wait. He was obviously uncomfortable. I then stated, that no, there was no deposit to my account for that amount during that month. He put his mouth close to the phone and stated in a hushed tone, “just take care of your debts” and quickly hung up. I think because I wasn’t getting frazzled by his allegations, and rather further inquiring for information that he obviously did not have – due to it being a scam – he was at a dead end. I think they probably feed on people’s reaction to the claims of the allegations and hope for arguement pushing for payment. I am still shaken by the amount of personal information he had on me.

      • betsy

        I received a call at work from 415-373-5242. He said his name was George Miller from Back Office Law Legal Dept. He told me that I had taken out a loan from InstaCash USA in July of 2009. He said they were going to come and arrest me on Friday. The guy had a thick Indian accent and I told him I couldn’t understand him. He said that I failed to repay a debt to InstaCash USA and that i was being brought up on check fraud, money launderig and something else. I told him he was wrong and he said he had documents to prove it. I said O.K. and hung up. I then called the number back and was put on hold by three different people and then talked to a David Cooper who was supposedly a lawyer. He went through everything again. Finally I told him that he had the wrong person and that I at no time had ever taken out a loan with InstaCashUSA. He said he had document to prove it and I said fine come arrest me and in the mean time I am reporting you to my local sherrifs dept and the FBI. He got mad and hung up and I have not gotten another call since then.

      • Tammy

        This same company has called me at work and they have told me the same thing that I would be served a summons at the place I work and I would have to appesr in the California courts. They had my drivers license number my social security number and even my references names the same number was used also the 415-373-5242. They wanted me to put money on a card call them back with the card number they were very persistant then I called them back asking for information on their company and they kept asking me for my name and would not give me any information on their company and hung up on me.

      • Reachtall

        I did call my phone server and they were quite helpful. She actually googled the number and told me there were about 10 hits for ‘fake debt collectors’ matching the number I gave her. +052312293. She also gave me the numbers for all the major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on my account. Thank you, T-Mobile

      • MH

         Go to the FBI’s website, file a complain there.  The link is http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710 

        Call your local police office and involve your HR.  There are things they can do. 

    • Lloyd

      I have just starting getting these calls…the same number is calling me 20-30 times a day. What happened in the end of this. Have they stopped calling.

      • LKub

        yes, I haven’t heard from them since I told them I was recording their conversation.

    • chad r

      Me and my girlfriend have been having the same issues they have been calling us everyday for the last week. well i should say they have been calling her. they tried the scam on me but after i told them that i was contacting the Treasury dept. they stopped calling me. we have done reverse directory look ups on there numbers and have gotten four different locations in the united states which was the first tip off for me.
      it more annoying that they call all the time but thankfully someone is posting this on-line so others can see this scam and not fall for it !!!!!!

    • Kziegler01

      I wish I was clever enough to think of something quick like that. Good job!

  • Keisha

    oh he also use a 760 area code and said I owed Insta Cash USA

    • Carla H.

      I have someone calling me saying they are representing this same company. About 3 mths ago they called and harrasses me and said I would be served and arrested the following day at 11:00. It never happenned, but now they are calling me again telling me to wire money to pay this judgement. SCARY how much info they have. Don’t fall for anything.

    • Marianne

      I received a phone call at my work from an Indian guy named Paul Anderson and I was to call back at (760)514-0147. He said I owed money to Instacash.usa also..Its funny because he called my cell from (415) 236-1916. This happened to me over a year ago and now its happening again. Something should be done about this harrassement.

    • http://Website Teri

      Same thing happened to me yesterday. I called them back and argued three times.
      I had 3 charges on the first call and the second call they changed the three charges to three new and different ones. Indian accents with non Indian names and they claimed they were lawyers with only an affidavit with my case information and no case number, and they spoke clearly (with a lighter Indian accent) until they started reading my report. Then I couldn’t understand them at all (my reason for calling them back three times) I argued with the man to slow down and on the third call he offered me a “way out”. Another Indian man from the “restitution” department got on the phone and wanted me to pay 984.74 to Insta Cash for a loan I took out back before September 2009. He wouldn’t give me a date for the loan, he also argued that I couldn’t use my bank statements as any proof of never getting a deposit or using any checks. My first charges were check fraud, money laundering and extortion, my next set of charges on the second call were collateral check fraud, some kind of violation of federal banking laws and “something” by deception. I begged the man to repeat the last charge but he refused. I have never written a check in my 40 years of life so amongst other little details (some mentioned some not) I realized something wasn’t quite right. I called the police because they stated they were sending an investigation team to my house in a few days to pick me up and take me to court. When I told him the police said to call them back should someone try to pick me up the man got very angry and started calling me a lowlife who doesn’t pay my bills. Here are the names used: Michael Anderson and Andy answered the phone. They left a threatening voice mail from the number 213-426-8996 in Los Angeles, California telling me to call back at this number: 209-729-3856 in Angels Camp, California.

      Scammers but sadly they are one of many out there.

      Stay safe!!

      I never had any loans from anyone though I did try to get one in November after my other half lost his job to get us through the month. I was denied after three weeks so I left it alone. By then things were ok in the house anyway.

    • Halfpint423

      @ Keisha Please read……..I been looking for this number with the 760 area code too……..

      On 2/1/11 I received a phone call from what appeared to be my place of employment because the number and name showed on my caller ID as I saved it. When I answer my cell phone I realized It wasnt no one that I worked with because the guy had an accent kinda foreign like India heritage so he begans to say something but at first because his accent was so heavy I wasnt sure what he was saying to me so I went to the next room when I heard him say something about paying a bill I owed and then something about a loan so to sum it all up he said his name was Nick McStevenson and I can reach him at 760-269-3828 He asked me if I had applied for a payday loan which I had but he proceeds to tell me that I had to pay back $450.00 that I honestly didnt get then he goes on to ask me if I was going to get a lawer and I didnt even know why he would say such a thing but then he said well if you get a lawyer its gonna cost you $5000.00 so you might as well pay the $450.00 and be done with it because your account is past due. So I asked him when was this loan suppose to be taking out then he said It was taken out and sent to me 4/2010 which I didnt inquire about a payday loan until 1/2010 last month so then the guy proceeds to tell me my Full Name, Address, Phone Number, My Mothers Maiden Name and my Brothers Name and also my SSN I comfirmed the information was me but when I said I didnt get approved for the Loan because I didnt have a bank account and I was turned down 4 times because I didnt have a bank acct his attitude changed so he proceeded to ask me if I have a debit or credit card which I told him I dont then he asked me if I wanted to go to jail and if I didnt I needed to pay the $450.00 and deposit it into some acct. I thought something was suspicious and when I called him on it asking him why is he calling from my place of Employment the guy babbled a bit and was like he wasnt calling me from my job and said that the FBI was gonna come to my Job and my home and arrest me So I told him to do what he has and Ill do what I have to do and I hung up. I called my Job to see if in fact I had gotten a call and my co-worker confirmed I did but she said when she told the guy that she can take a message he said no I will call her direct I have her number. So I called Federal Trade Commission and notified them of the situation which they said that it seems to be someone stole my INFO and was trying to get money out of me. They called my Job to confirm I worked there and piggy back the number to block or so their number couldnt be traced and so far this is what had happened.

  • Keisha

    I recieve a phone call today from a gay with a indian voice stating that I was being charged with check fraud, and money laudry. He first called my job and left a message on a Saturday threating me. I spoke to him today and first he said he was a lawyer then he said that he wasnt. He also told me that I would be summons to court if I didnt pay..

    • Hi_itzme1982

      ya many chinese people do this

  • http://paydayfreedom.com/ Payday Loan Consolidation

    What I have found is most people don’t see the negative effects of getting payday loans untill they started making payments to repay the loan. I think there should be some form of legislation regulating internet payday lenders. Payday loans work well if people use them for the short term only.

    As well I have several clients threatened with jail time from unscrupulous payday collectors. Very sad
    .-= Payday Loan Consolidation´s last blog ..Payday Loan Debts – Get the Freedom You Deserve =-.

  • Andrea

    I received a call today from this company. Told me I owed $850 to cashpay.net. He said that there was a balance of $4,000 + dollars that included the bail amount. At the same time, I went online and looked it up to confirm that there was no warrant. I asked him how a bail amount had been set since I had not been in front of a magistrate. He said that he had not filed the suit yet, but would do it today. I said okay – then go ahead and do it. He hung up on me after I told him that I was a CJ major getting my bachelors.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Andrea,

      What number did they give you to call them back at?

      Steve

      • jennifer bunce

        i have gotten called from Logan Harris with the same issues i almost feel for it i am suppose to call him back in the morning, i told him i wouldn’t agree to pay something that was not mine and asked for the companys name that was taking me to court it was personal cash advance, he threatened to send me to jail, and the people that he had as a reference, the number is 206-607-0716 ext. 1055 when i asked to talk to someone else about this because i couldn’t understand him he got mad and put me on hold i thought i was being transfered to someone else about 15 minutes later he got back on and asked if i was ready to talk, i got mad told him what i thought and hung up.
        2 weeks went by and i haven’t heard from him untill now.

      • http://Website Mario Guzman

        I received message on my home phone.My wife is one who initially listened to message.I saved message & here it is:”This message is intended for Mario (last name).Mario, I need you or your retained attorney to return this call.The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive.Hot line to my region is 408-608-0924. Don’t disregard this message.Return the call. Now Mario,if you don’t call or your attorney of record the only thing I can do is wish you good luck & the whole situation befalls on you.” Not knowing anything about this message that was left for me, I received a call on my cell phone.Guy said his name was Jason Brown,then proceeded to tell me that things like I was a “suspect” in some case & that I was going to jail & did I need an attorney? I asked him if had talked to my wife concerning whatever it is he’s talking about & he said “why,does she need an attorney” Finally I just hung up on him and called my wife, remebering that she had called me earlier & told me someone had left message for me on home phone that was truly bizarre. I told her what guy told me, then she proceeded to do some follow-up.She called number “Jason” left several times but kept getting “all circuits are busy”. Next day she ccalled again while sitting in front of her pc. To her suprise,someone answered!This guy answered (did’nt get first name in title)/”…. Legal Services, Lloyd Conner,what are you calling about” My wife asked what this was all about.He proceeded to say that we had borrowed money frm “someone & did not bother to pay it back”. My wife said “Oh really! & what would be the name of this company.If we’re being taken to court then legally you must divulge who is suing us” Said he had to check,came back to phone & said “InstaCash””. As soon as he said that, she typed Instacash into computer and up came your website.Now knowing this was a scam, which was evident to her from the beginning,she thought to herself,LET the GAAMES BEGIN!Thru-out conversation he kept asking her if we needed a lawyer,he asked her once again if we needed a lawyer to which she replied “no, thank you, but you will when we get done exposing you to U.S. Authorities.” She continued by telling him that she was “as we speak,reading a webpage all about his scam & warning people about them AND that there is no longer a debtor’s prison in our country & should at least take the time to read up on U.S. law before attempting to extort money from our citizens. Also would you prefer to remove our names & phone numbers from your database NOW or AFTER we send all of this forward to the F.B.I.because either way, we will contact them your extortion scheme!”

    • Tinkrbell02

      we got calls around. . . January from a “Jason Conner” with a thick indian accent. He called my husband’s work. (He is active duty military). He called me in a panic because they had his social security number, He did not confirm anything with them, instead his supervisor heard him struggling on the phone & she grabbed the phone from my husband & proceeded to interrigate this guy. lol ….needless to say it was OBVIOUS it was a scam. though to cover his butt he did report this up through his chain of command. Jason Conner alleged we took out a payday loan back in August of 2009 that we had never paid back. & that it was direct deposited into our acct. My husband & I have NEVER applied for such a loan, we can’t, congress passed a law that military cannot get pay day advances through civilian companies only through our military installations finance/payroll department. my husband’s Chief called back the number & chewed “Jason Conner” a new one, well….things were calm until now. Just about a week ago I get a call on my cell phone a man by the name of “Dexter Jones” who claims to be from some attorney’s office or legal department stating that my husband or a retained attorney needs to call him back that my husband is in knee deep of legal trouble. I let the man talk & it took all I had not to laugh in his face & call him out on his scam. but instead I played along …& I told him that my husband is military & is currently deployed to the middle east. of course he kept prying me for more information, he wanted location, phone number, address, I simply told him I had no idea where he was at exactly nor when he was coming back. & kept it at that. now the man attempts to call once a week. I let my husband know over email. we are just ignoring it for now. but based on what I have read it can get ugly. I have read where they have called up to 80 times in one day. We did some digging around online & found MANY websites with forums about this very scam. one of them even had “Jason Conner” name on the list. We found out that they also get your info from any of those quick cash loan websites too. as well as they take someone else debt & if they cannot get that person to get or find them they will find a name that is similar to the real person’s debt & stick it to you if your name is close to it. They use VOiP service to call. They are actually calling from India & they use VOiP hence how they are able to get american phone numbers to make it look legit especially over caller ID. & because it is VOiP they can also provide a call back number. If you do a reverse number check on just about any of the numbers they provide it will take you to a VOiP company. They also change the companies they are with as to dodge getting caught. simply blocking their number is not an option …they will simply call from another VOiP phone number. It doesn’t take much for them to keep hunting you down not when all they have to do is invest in a skip tracer on you & some companies have “skip tracing departments” especially call centers. there is really not much you can do ….except ….YES the obvious check your credit report put a fraud alert on it, call your bank make them aware of everything, change your acct number, add a password to your bank acct. that you have to have in order to do ANY & ALL business with them. you can try changing your number it may or may not work. Local law enforcement can’t do anything because the criminal act is being done from overseas from their home country. however you can make reports to the Federal Trade Commision I think is what its called ….& file a complaint with them. I think someone like Oprah, Dateline or 20/20 should get on this & investigate it & exploit them. by doing that bringing it more to Washington DC’s attention. I have heard humorous stories where if YOU herass them & they are aware that YOU are aware its a scam they will stop calling. basically if you play back. lol. We are not really sweating it over here. there is nothing they can do legally & we have done all of the above mentioned with the exception of changing our phone numbers & bank acct # but I think our next move will be a change in bank acct #. I have been pleasant on the phone with this “Dexter Jones” & he has not been rude to me at all. he will not discuss my husband’s alleged case with me, & he has gotten to where he calls once a week. so far he is being nice…but also lets me know how so serious my husband is in legally…& I don’t get defensive I just sweetly say “oh…..okay….well….I’ll let him know when he contacts me . ..but like I said I can’t get in touch with him & its up to him & on him when he has your information.” he gets quiet when I say that…..LMAO ….its fun….playing. I have thought about having my neighbor call this guy back & “play” some more. lol. havn’t decided yet. but we are not scared or “worried” …..Thank GOD …my husband smelled a rat & went online. It was easy for us to spot to begin with because for one we keep updated on economic/consumer reports & we stay on top of our debt, credit reports & etc … just for precautions. in this day in age with all the technology out there it is common sense to educate yourself & be prepared & always have a plan. when it comes to your finances. plus my hubby is an IT guy & he’s always on the up & up on scams & always trying to take preventative measures from our home computers to even ….our finances. especially since we do bank & pay bills online. you just have to be aware, never get complacent. They are not educated on our laws here in the USA, they have no concept of the word “deployment” If you listen closely you can hear the ignorance. we have a plan to get out of debt & NEVER borrow ever again except for real-estate & cars. THAT’S IT! ! !! ;)

      The numbers he has called from is:
      530-239-4213
      559-471-4078
      The call back number he left is the 559 #.

    • ankit

      These business is going in india in many states. They are collecting funds from the U.S. people and force them to make a payment. They do hve a script as below…………….
      This is ============ and i have you listed as the primary suspect on a case file which is going to be downloaded in your county courst for further legal actions. The nature of my call is to ascertain your attorney’s information so tht i can be able to fax the affidavits to your attorney before file ing the case against you…….
      They give three false allegations . They do hve to information of the people of US with SSN,ADDRESS,BANK name and ACC, PHN NO, WORK NO, AND REFERENCE NUMBER. I kindly request you all to stop paying the payments cause u hve no loans pending and they are earning in rupees…………………………………………………………….

      • E Penrose1

        Sounds like terrorist funding is down and they are looking for ways to make some quick cash. My boyfriend just got a call and he was in a dead panic they said there will be a team of investigators here tomorrow at 11:00am to pick him up and take him to jail.

      • E Penrose1

        By the way they have information: social security number and his work location. fair warning people do not pay a cent report this to the FBI internet crimes unit asap.

      • Angel

        WHat is the FBI reporting # I called the FTC and they said I didnt talk to them so they wouldnt have my info? Also he called from +042312293

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