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

“Dear Steve,

What should I do if a collection company won’t give me their address? The guy that called was Jeff Parker (212) 500-0839.

The message he left was that there were papers filed under my SS# at the New York City court and I needed to contact them right away. He first told me that he was from a Law Firm (Logan Harris). The second message was that he was a Sr. Officer at the NY City court.

When I called the Court, they told me they never heard of that person. Also, there was no Attorney licensed to pratice by that name. The court placed me on hold and called them. They told the Court that they didn’t tell me anything like that, but I have it on my voice mail.

I’m not sure what kind of debt they are trying to collect. What really made me angry is that they misrepresented themselves.

Lavern”

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The Answer

Dear Lavern,

It’s a scam.

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

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.

Lavern my dear, just block them from your phone and go live your life in peace and joy.

Update March 26, 2010

Here is a video someone taped that got one of these phony debt collector calls. The audio is a little rough in the beginning. And the person calling really doesn’t represent a group called Cooper Law Firm. It’s a scam.

Big Hug!

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  • Enough

    Steve,
    I have been fighting this ongoing battle with these individuals they call from verious numbers, the last two numbers was 877-744-2031 and after I hung up on the caller; the lady called me back from Voip 470-202-9021 in Smyrna, GA.The 1st call I got was in 2009. Same story, different people, from different agencies, different amounts, different dates, and different locations that I supposely took out a ACE Cash Advance loan and wrote a fraud check. “Im going to jail now!” 4years later, 3 different phone numbers, change of address, and a name change still getting the harassing calls. No criminal history on my background check even to a traffic violation, not showed up on my credit report (which they state they dont do), Never notified of an outstanding loan or a worthless check. Matter of fact I have just recently in open an checking account in the past 3 years and had not had an active account since 2004. With all this being said if you ever get a call and thing dont seem right they most of the time they are NOT RIGHT!! The thing that gets me is there is a point and time to put it to an end, your life does not need to be blessed with annoying harassing calls with unprofessional people on the other end. when you have children, jobs, and real bills to try to manage without someone trying to bend you over!!!!! And to the lady that recieved the sexual harassing gestures. . . Nail them to the wall!!

    • Amanda Ann

      This is a number out of Chicago I was able to gain access to over 52 Voice mails and I called all Some had paid them $$ and all had the same story from an acct closed where checks were written or an old credit card. I wrote down every name and number and called them directly. I explained these people had called my mother BUT Guess what there was one voice mail from a Green Cash Advance. It seems these people took the SS# that they had gotten along with the debit or checks for payments and were applying for NEW loans under these peoples name on line. I even changed the VOICE MAIL to say this is a scam hang up now. IT WAS FUNNY HOW Stupid these people were for me a regular person to gain access to their voice mails and get everyones name and number off the system. I even contacted the Chicago company they have leased phone service through and told them. They pulled up the calls they made and agreed I was correct but said the LINE was most likely spoofed. TURN the tables people when you call and get the voice mail hit * and try to get in to their VOICE MAIL. I DID AND I KNOW MY CALLS TO PEOPLE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

      • Amanda Ann

        470-202-9021 470-202-9020 I love the voice mail they want you to leave a CASE NUMBER because they are in COURT.. No Their sorry buts are scammers. Report ID Theft as soon as they call make a police report and then contact EQUFAX. They do have your SS# but like fortunetelling they depend on you to admit you had an old bank acct you closed or CC# even if it was a pay day loan YOU WILL NOT BE ARRESTED. No cop calls before they arrest you. COMMON SENSE FOLKS..

  • SZanfino

    They have been calling me and now they said that they are Officer Robbie Williams from the Attoney General Office and then after a couple weeks today which is a Fri no less said again they have a case againist my soc# and they are calling from the Wayne County Police Department. and that if I don’t call them to resolve this they will have an Team of officers arrest me. I am glad there is a website like this. These people need to be STOPPED!! I listened to the call that was recorded same extact voice pretty interesting. My question is how do we get these calls to STOP?
    Sandra

    • Amanda Ann

      This is a number out of Chicago I was able to gain access to over 52 Voice mails and I called all Some had paid them $$ and all had the same story from an acct closed where checks were written or an old credit card. I wrote down every name and number and called them directly. I explained these people had called my mother BUT Guess what there was one voice mail from a Green Cash Advance. It seems these people took the SS# that they had gotten along with the debit or checks for payments and were applying for NEW loans under these peoples name on line. I even changed the VOICE MAIL to say this is a scam hang up now. IT WAS FUNNY HOW Stupid these people were for me a regular person to gain access to their voice mails and get everyones name and number off the system. I even contacted the Chicago company they have leased phone service through and told them. They pulled up the calls they made and agreed I was correct but said the LINE was most likely spoofed. TURN the tables people when you call and get the voice mail hit * and try to get in to their VOICE MAIL. I DID AND I KNOW MY CALLS TO PEOPLE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

    • Amanda Ann

      Look up FCC and FTC both have a place you can enter to have the calls removed. OR Call them back over and over like I do … Heck turn the tables. Try to gain access to the voice mail. I did and I changed the voice mail that told callers to HANG UP ITS A SCAM… HAHAHA Imagine them dumb scammers hearing that and I changed the log in to their system. They want to to play on the phone you can to. Its amusing to call over and over and over FILL THE VOICE MAIL UP !!!! So others are not scammed. Theyll get tired after awhile..

  • Sacrificialpanther

    They did the same thing to me, but with a little different twist.  I do owe a debt to a company they said was there clients.  they had some personal information of mine, my employer, and email.  They called me first to get my lawyers number.  I started asking questions about what this concerned and they immediatly gave me a “case” number, and told me to call a number that happened to be the same exaact one they called me from.  When I called back they said they were from a law firm and that thye needed my lawyers number because they were filing a lawsuit against me for fraudelent acctivitity on my ss# and that i would be arrested shortly.  I said before threating me with jail you need to tell me the charrges first.  He then went into a rampage on how they would be submitting a dismissal notice to my work to have me fired, and have me arrested and hung up on me.  I called back and they handeled a little different.  Told them i wanted to handle this politely and i they told me that maybe they could work out something to get it paid off.  I then hung up.  This is very scary but as far as I know, at least in Arizona, you can’t be arrested for not paying a bill.  All they can do is file a lawsuit, and have you served with papers.

  • la

    14845895524
    18972187212
    16093189574
    19361321354
    17605121382
    14253205012
    15164536940
    13604613770
    15164536940
    19705894341
    18018555492
    15084554473

    These are a few of the numbers that have been calling me no stop. This scam is super annoying. It was scary in the being when I first got the call. I got a call from 17605121382 and 15084554473  which had the same concept of press a criminal charge against because of an unpayed payday loan and will be arresting me if I didn’t give them money by tommorow. Before I did anything, even though I was freaked out, I checked online to see if it was a scam. And it is. So don’t send them anything. The rest of the numbers, I’m sure is part of this scam, so I didn’t pickup. If you get any indian voicemail with a case against you using one of those numbers then it a scam.

  • Vok Erin

    i was a victim of the same scam, i wish they would arrest those folks.

  • Tigerstowinitall

    here is another name and number to watch for. 1-979-705-5787  greg henry

  • ricangurl

    i receive a few calls from mipd saying im goint to jail for nonpayment her name was karen

  • Posie Stokes

    add 510-363-3757 scott mccolson very irritating and disrespectful….

  • Brb1947

    I got a call today and the voice was hard to understand maybe Indian. He said you better call me back or something might happen and I wish you luck if it does. I called back and he had my SS# my home address and my DOB and tried to get me to pay 500.00 and said I better listen and not interupt him until he was done reading my lawsuit to me. He said I had defaulted on a payday loan. I got so scared but then decided to tell him I was hanging up because this call was a scam. I am still worried because they have my SS#, What should I do??? They ph # was 646-328-2038. 

    • Mrsjdjchef

      I got several calls today from 818-337-3040.  One guy was Ronny Cooper, another was John Anderson and yet another was Jack Thompson.  They say they are calling from Cash America and that they have opened a legal file on my SS# for wire fraud and electronic check fraud and that I will be arrested tomorrow morning.  I have even had my attorney try to call them.  The last call they asked me if there was a temple or a church nearby and told me to take my husband there with a big knife and to cut his leg off and maybe people would feel sorry for us and give us the money to pay them back.  I have filed a complaint with the FTC…not that it will do any good.

  • Brb1947

    I got a call today and the voice was hard to understand maybe Indian. He said you better call me back or something might happen and I wish you luck if it does. I called back and he had my SS# my home address and my DOB and tried to get me to pay 500.00 and said I better listen and not interupt him until he was done reading my lawsuit to me. He said I had defaulted on a payday loan. I got so scared but then decided to tell him I was hanging up because this call was a scam. I am still worried because they have my SS#, What should I do??? They ph # was 646-328-2038. 

  • Amandakinney29

    I just recieved a call from the number323-572-8712 claiming they were going to take my husband to jail for the debt that he owed for an online loan. We do have an online loan out through a group called Vandelier. However when I asked about who was attempting to collect this debt he told me it was not information he was authorized to give. They are calling themselves the Corporate Lazaro Law offices. He told me that i must make a payment tonight with a wal-mart money pack for 410 dollars. First off since when do law offices make payment collections? Secondly the man that he transfered me to sounded the same as the one that answered, they had an indian accent as well. lol i have half a mind to call back and screw with them.

  • Amandakinney29

    I just recieved a call from the number323-572-8712 claiming they were going to take my husband to jail for the debt that he owed for an online loan. We do have an online loan out through a group called Vandelier. However when I asked about who was attempting to collect this debt he told me it was not information he was authorized to give. They are calling themselves the Corporate Lazaro Law offices. He told me that i must make a payment tonight with a wal-mart money pack for 410 dollars. First off since when do law offices make payment collections? Secondly the man that he transfered me to sounded the same as the one that answered, they had an indian accent as well. lol i have half a mind to call back and screw with them.

  • Jennyreding1

    One more comment.  One man told me he would call my job and have me terminated.  I said, “Good!  I hate my job!”  He hung up.

    • http://twitter.com/fraudsniffer CMS

      This post made my day. 

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      That is hilarious!

  • Jennyreding1

    I am having the same problem.  I told one man, “Mike Jones”, that I was giving his number to my attorney general, and he stopped calling.  Today, I kept calling a new number back and asked how they liked it!  They kept hanging up on me!  Imagine that.  Then  I called them back again after about 5 times and said, ” I am giving this number to my attorney general and I will SUE YOU. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?”  The woman said, “Yes” and she hung up.  I am having fun now!

  • Nicholle_gannon

    They have been calling me from this number (631)315-0202..I have been getting these messeges that I owe them money and they will send to me to jail, blah, blah, blah. I decided today to get them at their own game. I went to http://www.prankdial.com . Basically it’s a prank website that lets you put someones number in and then a number that you want to appear on their caller ID. you pick the prank you want to send, my favs are “why are you calling my gf in the middle of the night” and “why did you kick my dog” prank. It’s basically a recording that they argue with thinking its a real person. The best part is you can record it and listen to the idiots argue with a recording. I have called then 6 times in a row (like they do with me)with this and you can hear the frustration in their voice. At least you can get a little fun out of these scum bags calling you non stop.

  • Christina

    I got a call like this today 951-489-0227, indian guy calling from American Credit Services

  • Tra73_08

    They keep calling my phone with different numbers also. However, I refuse to answer the phone. I just ignore them. They leave messages and I don’t even bother to listen to them. They are claiming that they are calling from American Law Associates with this phone number 707-681-9169. The have thick Indian accents but will give you non-Indian names. It’s seriously funny to me. They should’ve done more research because if they did, then they would’ve known that the police don’t come to arrest you for owing on a bill. If that was true, then many people would be in jail right now for not paying on a bill. Also, the excessive phone calls back to back shows me desperation on their part. Finally, they should’ve also learned that in America debt collectors not only call you on the phone but they provide you with a copy of the bill that you owe. Anyone can call you saying that you owe on a bill without paperwork. If they threaten you with filing a suit, then tell them go right ahead.

  • Felicia Jones61

    people keep calling me saying that i owe them money.first they asked for 600.00 and then 245 .42 they threatened to send papers to my job.they said a law suit had bee filed against me.thier#is714-784-0495 they told me to send a fax telling them i would pay them.they tried to tell me what to say in the fax.

  • PISSEDOFF

    DO NOT EXCEPT ANY CALLS FROM 806-281-8166 JEFF HALL THIS IS A SCAM

  • PISSEDOFF

    DO NOT EXCEPT ANY CALLS FROM 806-281-8166 JEFF HALL THIS IS A SCAM

  • Ninafaith14

    So for the last 3 weeks I’ve been getting the same call from diff. numbers and saying there from american law firm and  they say i owe them money through Advance American Cash Advance and i said um no I’ve ever been through that company and hung up on him at work and then he’s been calling non-stop on my cell so today I answered and said who are u and where you from and what did you want and if he didn’t answer my questions I could stay on the phone with them all day till he answered my questions. We went back and fourth for about 20 min. and told him to give me the number to the company who wants to sue me and he gave me a bogus number so I went on online and got the corp. # to a.a.c.a and they  said yes there are scam artists out there using there name. I already contacted the FTC and the attorney general. We’ll see what happens tomorrow and for now on im not answering. I also put fraud protection om my credit reports. I might even change my number and bank account. Im tired of it. I have children and don’t need someone messing w/ me.

  • Ninafaith14

    So for the last 3 weeks I’ve been getting the same call from diff. numbers and saying there from american law firm and  they say i owe them money through Advance American Cash Advance and i said um no I’ve ever been through that company and hung up on him at work and then he’s been calling non-stop on my cell so today I answered and said who are u and where you from and what did you want and if he didn’t answer my questions I could stay on the phone with them all day till he answered my questions. We went back and fourth for about 20 min. and told him to give me the number to the company who wants to sue me and he gave me a bogus number so I went on online and got the corp. # to a.a.c.a and they  said yes there are scam artists out there using there name. I already contacted the FTC and the attorney general. We’ll see what happens tomorrow and for now on im not answering. I also put fraud protection om my credit reports. I might even change my number and bank account. Im tired of it. I have children and don’t need someone messing w/ me.

  • JSTARR

    May 23, 2001.  They are at it again.  I just received the call from the Fake Officer Gene or Jean Parker.  SCAM SCAM. The number they a re usine 347-607-3614.  National Bureau Crime Investigative Dept.  Heavy accent).  Told me if I didn’t pay he would have me arrested. I told him I report them to FBI, FTc, and my local police dept.  I reversed look-up the number they say it is coming from the Bronx, but who knows.  SCAM

  • JSTARR

    May 23, 2001.  They are at it again.  I just received the call from the Fake Officer Gene or Jean Parker.  SCAM SCAM. The number they a re usine 347-607-3614.  National Bureau Crime Investigative Dept.  Heavy accent).  Told me if I didn’t pay he would have me arrested. I told him I report them to FBI, FTc, and my local police dept.  I reversed look-up the number they say it is coming from the Bronx, but who knows.  SCAM

  • Greko

    Yes this just happened to me except mine was worse. They called also claiming to be a criminal investigations officer and claimed there were 3 lawyers listening on the line for legal purposes. They accused me of 3 federal crimes including fradulent check writing and more. The had ALL my personal information already-Drivers license number, full social security number, home and work address, bank routing numbers. At first it was very convincing because I was caught off guard and am currently already dealing with legal problems. Then I realized “Offficer Steve Watson” lol only wanted $489.00..I hung up and notified my local authorities. I then called em back to play there game, I began to say I wanted to pay the “fake” debt kept playin along then busted out calling em all sorts of names and demeanors..This guy got so pissed as I was just laughing. He said he will come to my house and fuck my family. It was so much fun, yet now it sucks they have all my information..But I can tell ya it was the same guy in call that is posted on this site..Thank you for creating this site and getting the word out

  • Greko

    Yes this just happened to me except mine was worse. They called also claiming to be a criminal investigations officer and claimed there were 3 lawyers listening on the line for legal purposes. They accused me of 3 federal crimes including fradulent check writing and more. The had ALL my personal information already-Drivers license number, full social security number, home and work address, bank routing numbers. At first it was very convincing because I was caught off guard and am currently already dealing with legal problems. Then I realized “Offficer Steve Watson” lol only wanted $489.00..I hung up and notified my local authorities. I then called em back to play there game, I began to say I wanted to pay the “fake” debt kept playin along then busted out calling em all sorts of names and demeanors..This guy got so pissed as I was just laughing. He said he will come to my house and fuck my family. It was so much fun, yet now it sucks they have all my information..But I can tell ya it was the same guy in call that is posted on this site..Thank you for creating this site and getting the word out

  • TTTT

    TTTT

    add this number 646-470-5087. Same group he claim himself as officer Brian Thompson!

  • TTTT

    TTTT

    add this number 646-470-5087. Same group he claim himself as officer Brian Thompson!

  • Mary

    I’m so tired of getting phone call’s from these law firm indicating that there is a payday loan company and it varies in names depending on the day. That a legal lawsuit is being downloaded and what I want to do to reslove. I finally gave in and changed my phone number as I’ve been getting these calls for over 2 years. Urgh I know it’s a scam as they have indian accents and are very rude but it does ruffel my feathers a bit.. Hopefully this will stop the calls…

  • Mary

    I’m so tired of getting phone call’s from these law firm indicating that there is a payday loan company and it varies in names depending on the day. That a legal lawsuit is being downloaded and what I want to do to reslove. I finally gave in and changed my phone number as I’ve been getting these calls for over 2 years. Urgh I know it’s a scam as they have indian accents and are very rude but it does ruffel my feathers a bit.. Hopefully this will stop the calls…

  • Cupiddoll55912

    Hi Steph, I was also called by these guys threating to have me throwing in jail if I didn’t pay by Monday. I was called Friday nite around 5:30 on March 18, 2011, and he said he was from the Bureau Crime of Investigation, And I took out a payday loan and didn’t pay it back. I kept telling him I did not receive no 300.00 from any payday loan and that I wanted to talk to my bank before I would give any answer. Than he threating that if I didn’t pay that nite that he was going to put it in the computer and start legal action on me and that a police officer will come and arrest me and take me to court and if I lose than I would have to pay 6000.00, but he would help me if I would sent 700.00 that nite but kept arguing that I never received any 300.00 and I wasn’t worried because I had my bank to back me up with proof. So, he said his name was Austin Jones, but funny because Austin is the town that I live in and he would give me until 9:00 Am to give him a call back and give my decission and a number which is (516) 784-5900 so when we hung up and I sat and thought about this so called investigator and called him back and told him he was fake and I was going to get him for scam, but he kept saying call back on Monday during business hours and discuss it than with this Austin. He even gave me my case number which was my initals and four numbers. Than he said to call this number on monday which is(347)927-1512 I started to look up these numbers and found out that they were calling from New York, I think the city was Floral or something and that those numbers were scam, so I was relieved because I didn’t want to spend anytime in Jail and I would not be able to give them that kind of money. But I also realized no investigator from new york would be calling from a cell phone

  • Lea

    Heres another number to add to the collection 661-240-9230 I was threatend that he was going to drag me to the court house and throw me in jail and told him to do so. My bank account was changed a long time ago so they can Kiss it were the sun dont shine.

    MsLea.

  • Lea

    Heres another number to add to the collection 661-240-9230 I was threatend that he was going to drag me to the court house and throw me in jail and told him to do so. My bank account was changed a long time ago so they can Kiss it were the sun dont shine.

    MsLea.

  • Sportsguy785

    got a call today from a man named james franklin number was 347-457-3030, very thick indian voice also said i owed $1236 and that if i didnt pay he would forward my case the police, and that i was gonna be arrested, was little scared but when i nvestigated bout this (was my first call like this ever) found out it was a scam, i called him back and told him i contacted my lawyer and he needed to forward his information on the case, he then told me no he already forwarded my case to the police and he said “i hope u have fun in court and being arrested, we will come vist u and laugh at u saying i told u so” i just laughed and told him i reported him to the police and i do the same for him and he asked me if i did contact the police (scared) and i told him yes they were actually on the line with me and he hung up! lol just funny now that i know its not real

  • Sportsguy785

    here is another number
    347-457-3030 i got a call today from these people kind of scary till u find out its a scam

  • MsBrenda003

    Add this number to the seemingly ever-growing list…972-996-3164.

  • MsBrenda003

    Add this number to the seemingly ever-growing list…972-996-3164.

    • Sportsguy785

      got a call today from a man named james franklin number was 347-457-3030, very thick indian voice also said i owed $1236 and that if i didnt pay he would forward my case the police, and that i was gonna be arrested, was little scared but when i nvestigated bout this (was my first call like this ever) found out it was a scam, i called him back and told him i contacted my lawyer and he needed to forward his information on the case, he then told me no he already forwarded my case to the police and he said “i hope u have fun in court and being arrested, we will come vist u and laugh at u saying i told u so” i just laughed and told him i reported him to the police and i do the same for him and he asked me if i did contact the police (scared) and i told him yes they were actually on the line with me and he hung up! lol just funny now that i know its not real

  • Candy

    Happening to me too. Getting threats and intimidation from a “Bureau of Investigations officer”, Kevin McCoy. These sure are a lot of American sounding names for such a thick Indian accent. My calls came from 916-395-0000

  • Candy

    Happening to me too. Getting threats and intimidation from a “Bureau of Investigations officer”, Kevin McCoy. These sure are a lot of American sounding names for such a thick Indian accent. My calls came from 916-395-0000

  • Kris

    This also happened to me. They called my dad, my sister, and my work. The man said he was from David M Harrison Law Firm in Sacramento. The guy I talked to said his name was Jerry McClain, his number is 714 794 8397. He told me I owed a dept to a payday loan company for not paying them back. He said they last contacted me in June, but i pulled my first loan out in September, so that didnt make sense. Plus I knew I paid back the loans. He said I owed 1095, and that I had court the next morning at 11 am. I asked which court house should I show up to for court, he said we will be coming by your work, our attourneys, and sherriff to give you papers, and take you to appear before a judge before being arrested, and they would make sure that I was going to be terminated from my job (im a teacher). Before I ever talked to this guy, becaseu I only called becasue they harassed my family and dared to call my work. The guy who originally called was named Daniel his number was 512 647 2327. None of which are Sacramento numbers. also a female left a message saying it was urgent and there was a lawsuit filed against me, and if I do not contact her she wishes me good luck for what is about to happen to me.

  • Kris

    This also happened to me. They called my dad, my sister, and my work. The man said he was from David M Harrison Law Firm in Sacramento. The guy I talked to said his name was Jerry McClain, his number is 714 794 8397. He told me I owed a dept to a payday loan company for not paying them back. He said they last contacted me in June, but i pulled my first loan out in September, so that didnt make sense. Plus I knew I paid back the loans. He said I owed 1095, and that I had court the next morning at 11 am. I asked which court house should I show up to for court, he said we will be coming by your work, our attourneys, and sherriff to give you papers, and take you to appear before a judge before being arrested, and they would make sure that I was going to be terminated from my job (im a teacher). Before I ever talked to this guy, becaseu I only called becasue they harassed my family and dared to call my work. The guy who originally called was named Daniel his number was 512 647 2327. None of which are Sacramento numbers. also a female left a message saying it was urgent and there was a lawsuit filed against me, and if I do not contact her she wishes me good luck for what is about to happen to me.

  • Bette Hopple

    I have been recieving calls from an Indian male telling me or my retained lawyer to call him back due to an outstanding debt that I do not owe. He always ends with “Now if you do not call back then all I can say to you is, I wish you best of luck with whatever happens to you for ignoring this”. This guy is a real jerk. He is not only calling my cell phone and leaving me nasty messages, but he is also calling my job and harrasing my phone operator and other employees. I had the same problem with him 6 months ago, which finally stopped after I continued to ignore all calls from him. He claims to be Steve Lee this time and is calling from 843-414-6534, which I traced to North Carolina. I have yet to call this number back because I have not had a day off work to do so, but today is the day I am calling and asking for this gentleman.

  • Bette Hopple

    I have been recieving calls from an Indian male telling me or my retained lawyer to call him back due to an outstanding debt that I do not owe. He always ends with “Now if you do not call back then all I can say to you is, I wish you best of luck with whatever happens to you for ignoring this”. This guy is a real jerk. He is not only calling my cell phone and leaving me nasty messages, but he is also calling my job and harrasing my phone operator and other employees. I had the same problem with him 6 months ago, which finally stopped after I continued to ignore all calls from him. He claims to be Steve Lee this time and is calling from 843-414-6534, which I traced to North Carolina. I have yet to call this number back because I have not had a day off work to do so, but today is the day I am calling and asking for this gentleman.

  • laura

    My name is Laura and I live in Austin, Texas…this happened to me THIS MORNING…i got a call at work that said i had taken out a payday loan and that I defaulted on it and i had to resolve this matter TODAY or they were going to send my paperwork to the sheriff! So i called my bank and they verified that I didn’t have any deposits other then my employment. So i called the company back and Eric Johnson (atty) said i could just take it up in court and he hung up on me. Now that call back number doesn’t work!

  • laura

    My name is Laura and I live in Austin, Texas…this happened to me THIS MORNING…i got a call at work that said i had taken out a payday loan and that I defaulted on it and i had to resolve this matter TODAY or they were going to send my paperwork to the sheriff! So i called my bank and they verified that I didn’t have any deposits other then my employment. So i called the company back and Eric Johnson (atty) said i could just take it up in court and he hung up on me. Now that call back number doesn’t work!

  • Steve Rhode

    “I told that man to kiss my black ass and to kiss all of my dead family members asses as well resting at the grave yard.” – LOL

  • Sunshine53

    Kelly this is the other number I received San Francisco, Calif and New York Base 347.625.3715 and a Palm Beach Florida no# 561.948.3837. The man said his name is Ben Martin Legal Dept of ACS which is american cash advance services or Cash Advance USA. They are bull shitters. I called tonight and left a voice mail at the 347 area code and told them I was going to find their asses if they do not stop calling my house. Last week someone called me for a survey from India asking for man of the house, they got all sort of scams. The other scam someone from India called me last month for Quest Diagnostic bill I owe for a medical procedure. The lady said she is from collection agency and calling to collect a debt from quest diagnostics. I thought the call was strange because I get a call from Quest all the time and it is a black female she and I made payment arrangements already. However, what they are doing now since they have your SS# and ID & email addresses from the payday loans is they look upon your credit report and call you pretending to be your creditor you owe the debt. How I figured this one out is when I gave the routing number they did not say th ename of the bank. Ask me for the bank name. I said I will mail it in and hung up the phone.

  • Sunshine_4542

    If you paid through your bank account, they can make them repay it to you. I was scammed $195 when took out a payday loan and the loan never was deposited. The next day this amount was deducted by Home Shopping Club affiliate of Cash Advance saying I ordered a credit card to order online shopping. I never did. The bank retrieved my funds back and then recommended me to close the bank account. I did. I am now paying for an ID theft protection plan. India is suffering real bad and so they are doing a lot of cyber crime scams to survive. What this world has coming to, it s a pity.

  • Sunshine53

    I got a call from some one from Cooper Law Firm of California. Sounds just as the same man speaking with the lady in the video. He threatened I will be sued and my SS# will be in hardship to find work, I will not be able to get benefits anymore from student loans, and IRS will garnish my income tax 2011, he was obsurd. I was unsure how he knew my personal information until he said you received a payday loan and did not pay it back and you will have to appear in Calif court for the verdict. I said verdict? What damn verdict. I started to curse his ass out. Then he said if you dont let me talk I will not be able to help you. He was arrogant and would not hear me out. I explained I never received a payday loan at my bank account but did apply for one online and was not approved because I was unemployed, however, I was told by someone else that later called me the same evening saying I was preapproved for $1500 but I waited an hour like told, and the money never was wired. But the next day when I check my bank account online, I noticed the bastards Cash Advance withdrew $195 claiming I accepted a Home Shopping Club credit card for a promotional offer. My bank made them pay it back when I disputed it. Now this funny sounding Indian with poor English grammar, calls me on Saturday scare the hell out of me, I almost had a damn nervous breakdown, my hands was shaking, I cried calling family about it. So I just found this online about this scam and now I can sleep tonight. Thank you guys for posting this. I also called my bank and enrolled into the ID theft protection plan. It will cost me $16 monthly, but it is well worth it. These people at Cash Advance sold my information, SS#, checking acct#, address, DOB, personal references name and phone #s and everything to this Cooper Law. I told that man to kiss my black ass and to kiss all of my dead family members asses as well resting at the grave yard.

  • Sunshine53

    I got a call from some one from Cooper Law Firm of California. Sounds just as the same man speaking with the lady in the video. He threatened I will be sued and my SS# will be in hardship to find work, I will not be able to get benefits anymore from student loans, and IRS will garnish my income tax 2011, he was obsurd. I was unsure how he knew my personal information until he said you received a payday loan and did not pay it back and you will have to appear in Calif court for the verdict. I said verdict? What damn verdict. I started to curse his ass out. Then he said if you dont let me talk I will not be able to help you. He was arrogant and would not hear me out. I explained I never received a payday loan at my bank account but did apply for one online and was not approved because I was unemployed, however, I was told by someone else that later called me the same evening saying I was preapproved for $1500 but I waited an hour like told, and the money never was wired. But the next day when I check my bank account online, I noticed the bastards Cash Advance withdrew $195 claiming I accepted a Home Shopping Club credit card for a promotional offer. My bank made them pay it back when I disputed it. Now this funny sounding Indian with poor English grammar, calls me on Saturday scare the hell out of me, I almost had a damn nervous breakdown, my hands was shaking, I cried calling family about it. So I just found this online about this scam and now I can sleep tonight. Thank you guys for posting this. I also called my bank and enrolled into the ID theft protection plan. It will cost me $16 monthly, but it is well worth it. These people at Cash Advance sold my information, SS#, checking acct#, address, DOB, personal references name and phone #s and everything to this Cooper Law. I told that man to kiss my black ass and to kiss all of my dead family members asses as well resting at the grave yard.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      “I told that man to kiss my black ass and to kiss all of my dead family members asses as well resting at the grave yard.” – LOL

  • Jamesgrosvenor

    I have been continually getting phone calls from the same guy but he uses a different name each time. The most recent name he has used is Officer Mike Wilson. He calls from the phone number 605-595-1741. In the message he claims that this will be the last message he will be leaving me. If he does not hear from me then he will have no other choice but to send his officers to my door step and arrest me. He calls like clock work every 4 weeks. I have told him that everyone is on to them. They are not getting any money out of me or any of the other people they are bothering. This scam is all over the country and if they continue doing this sooner of later they will pick on the wrong person and they will end up with the actual police on thier door step. This officer Mike Wilson stated that he represented the State Department of the Federal Credit Union. I actually laughed and that made him mad and he ended up hanging up on me.

  • Jamesgrosvenor

    I have been continually getting phone calls from the same guy but he uses a different name each time. The most recent name he has used is Officer Mike Wilson. He calls from the phone number 605-595-1741. In the message he claims that this will be the last message he will be leaving me. If he does not hear from me then he will have no other choice but to send his officers to my door step and arrest me. He calls like clock work every 4 weeks. I have told him that everyone is on to them. They are not getting any money out of me or any of the other people they are bothering. This scam is all over the country and if they continue doing this sooner of later they will pick on the wrong person and they will end up with the actual police on thier door step. This officer Mike Wilson stated that he represented the State Department of the Federal Credit Union. I actually laughed and that made him mad and he ended up hanging up on me.

  • hunee

    heres another number 213 286 0299

  • hunee

    heres another number 213 286 0299

  • Cgiroux83

    I received the EXACT same phone call from the same person just last Friday. The guy used the name Victor Marshall and was saying the exact same things. I spoke with the company that I took a loan with and the law firm that they said they were associated with and I was told it was a big Indian Scam. Threaten them with the Homeland Security and they will not call you again. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY!

  • Cgiroux83

    I received the EXACT same phone call from the same person just last Friday. The guy used the name Victor Marshall and was saying the exact same things. I spoke with the company that I took a loan with and the law firm that they said they were associated with and I was told it was a big Indian Scam. Threaten them with the Homeland Security and they will not call you again. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY!

  • MJ

    Man by the name of something “Martin Brow” with company “S” something and the phone number 347-697-1422 called. I really couldnt understand what he was saying, He had a very very strong Indian accent. He was threating to file a lawsuit againt me unless I paid $345 that I had borrowed from a Cash Advance place. I told him I did apply for a loan from a company that I didnt even remember the name of, but I never got the money cause they only wanted give me half of what I needed. I told him I had proof that money was never deposited on my checkin account. He got really upset and said: WELL IF YOU DONT PAY RIGHT NOW!! YOU CAN BRING YOUR PROOF TO THE COURTHOUSE. I’m so scared cause they have all of my information: social, license, and work number. They have already called my work place and the references I had put on the so called “loan application”. How to put a stop to this? I dont kno what to do:(..And what to do with this company that are obviously selling our information??? HELP PLEASE

  • Elaine

    Experienced the same thing everyone else has. Very heavy accent, unknown caller on the ID but, he left a threatening message and said do not ignore the call and I better call back ASAP. Officer David McCoy 213-816-1950.

  • Kim

    I received a call from 805-727-4608 on my work and cell phone. This guy had all my information. How scary is that. What can be done. Yes, he threaten to take me and my references to jail Monday. They never asked for money, but threaten that bad things would happen. Sounded like a guy with a mideastern accent. It was a payday loan, but would not give me the company name of the pay day loan company. Hate people like this.

  • cathy

    On Wednesday August 11, 2010 I received a threatening phone call from American Finance Resource. The lady’s name was Janet Brown, phone number (863)3004-5015. Stating that I needed to pay $647.50 by Friday or else I will be going to jail. The next day I get a call from Richard Hamilton saying that I need to pay $995.00 by Friday or pay $497.50 in two installments or go to jail. It was for the same thing, USCash Advance. Richard’s phone number is (248)289-3837. I informed Richard that I already received a phone call about this and he told me to disregard it. I was only to deal with him in this matter. At first I was in a panick and did what he asked and wrote what they wanted and sent it to them. By Friday after being up most of the night Thursday I decided to write them a letter stating that they can not do anything to my credit/debit card because they no longer have permission to. I faxed it to them that morning. By the end of the day I had 12 missed phone calls from them. Monday I am going to my attorney to see what can be done.
    There is another name, National Crime Investigation. I wish I’d seen this a while back. Thanks for having this here it relieves some stress.
    By the way I did file a complaint with the FTC.

  • Jordan

    How about this number. 845-823-9940. Indian accent, claiming to be collectors and threatening to call my HR at work and having my wage garnished. When I call that number, they just answer hello…hey baby…etc…

  • Kita

    My call today was from officer Daniel Foster stating that I owed $6000 or there would be an arrest warrant issued tomorrow. His number is 2108935644, he said it was for a payday loan from 2009, but I opened my account just a few months ago. It was scary how he knew all of my information.

  • Johnathan

    I was called today by someone by the name Ron Addems from the phone number 347-504-0902 telling me I was going to be arrested in the morning at 11:00AM and taken to court and then jail for a pay day loan and thay said I will have a arrest warrent for alot of charges…wtf…is this true am I really going to jail? thay never asked for any money but that had the last 4 of my ss, my e-mail, my dob, my street add, and my friends name,….

    • Mzsweet_sassy86

      The same thing happened to me today they good me the exact same thing and had my info also I was in class and when they told me I was going to be arrested my heart started beating really fast the number they called from was a california number 1-530-884-2918

  • Laura

    Go to http://www.ftc.gov and file a complaint with the consumer protection dept. We need to flood the FTC with this problem, so they take action.

  • Rick

    I just got a call. I told them that I have proof that the debt is resolved. He just screamed at me saying that I am refusing to pay. The number is 626-400-6224

  • MissM

    I am so tired of getting these scam calls. I do owe a payday loan and have worked it out with the collection agency that has my file but they’re American and legit.

    I decided to fight back using my consumer rights. Maybe you can use the following script to tell them off next time you get these calls:

    “First of all, I owe no debt to you and I am not confirming any information as you have violated the Fair Debt Collections Act, Section 806, which states that a debt collector may not harass in repeated personal contacts or imply threats to a consumer. You have repeatedly called me on my cell phone and then harassed me at work which you have been forbidden by my Employer with the intent to throw me in jail for a debt I do not owe!

    Therefore, since you have violated my consumer rights using illegal debt collection practices, I have the right to pursue litigation against you and I can take you to court!

    Furthermore, I have notified the Federal Trade Commission for consumer protection, the Better Business Bureau for consumer complaints, the Police Department for your criminal intents and my debt lawyer against your debt practices.

    In addition, if you continue to call, I will report you further to the Attorney General’s Office where they will surely prosecute you for violating the Fair Debt Collections Act on my behalf!

  • http://scams jay

    Hi I have here two numbers that have been threaten me to suit me about some loans one number is 315-532-6039 and the other one is 818-746-3566. i wanted to know what can i do to protect myself so that these crazy people stop calling me.

  • Tamera Wise

    I got the same calls, several times. They even called my work claiming to be Officer Tom Jackson, but barely speak english! They also threatened me with arrest and filing something in the local court house. I could barely understand them. I even asked to someone who spoke english. I finally got so fet up with the calls as they called me 7 times in one day I called my police dept. A officer tried to call the number I had and it would not even ring, he also has his partner call. The officer told me this is a scam.
    The scarey part is they have my bank name & my acct # and asked me to verify it. I told them I would verify nothing as I did not know who they were. I got out of it that I took out a payday loan with Links payday loan and I said I have NEVER took a payday loan with you, He then said, oh we are the parent company of where you took the loan from. When I asked who the sister company was he got mad and told me I have an officer right here who wants to speak to you. He got on the phone as JIm Anderson and started threatening to arrest me and watch and see you stupid woman.
    I got another call at 7:30 that night from same people. I finally got mad and told him to go scam someone fromhis own company and he told me to F off.
    the number one call came from was~ 904-562-2860. Then one showed up from Missouri with no number and then several from no caller id.
    Do NOT GIVE THEM OR VERIFY ANY INFO WITH THEM!!!!!

  • Laura

    I have had numerous calls from these scammers over the past 3 months. I agree that we need to catch these guys and stop them from harrassing everyone. I’ve contacted the local news station and local police. But, the police won’t file a report unless they actually take the money (commit the crime). Has anyone contacted an attorney or have any advice on how to stop this? Bad thing, is if they’re in India, what can we really do?

  • vic

    What i don’t understand why so hard to get this people. Please call homeland security. Call Ftc. call police call attorney general. This need to stop. They call me all time . At work and my cell. All scams. No one coming to arrested u .We all need to get together and make public either local news or cnn.
    This need stop but we all need to do it soon.
    Please lets make calls to media before this scamers get away with this.

  • Christina

    THESE PEOPLE ARE SCAM ARTISTS!!! DO NOT SEND THEM ANY MONEY OR VERIFY ANY PERSONAL DATA. More recently they use # 626-768-2899.

  • Robin

    I was interested in taking out a payday loan, but I NEVER even took one out and these people claim that I have written out fraudulent checks. This was Friday, April 23, 2010, and the number they called me from was 209-790-6012. The guy I was supposed to talk to is named Mark Vincent. When I called back, they put me on hold about 10 times and transferred me to about 4 different people.

    It was so convincing because they knew the last 4 digits of my social, they knew the name of my bank, and they told me the first and last names of two very close friends. I was in tears because I am only 23, just got out on my own, and have a 14 month old. I almost gave them all I had just not to be arrested, but when I asked them to fax and mail me documents and they refused (and got angry) I knew something was fishy. So, they threatened to have me arrested, and I said, “alright, we will see!”

    Everyone, please beware of these people!

  • Another Victim

    I have been getting calls from these guys for 18+ months. They always call from a different phone number each time. I will hear from them, then it will stop for a few months then start up again. I had the worst of the worst of it yesterday, Saturday morning. They called my home at 9am, I called them back and told them I knew it was a scam and to please stop calling me. They claimed to be from the Federal Bureau of investigation, told me they would put me in jail, for 7 months, THEY PROMISE ME THAT, and that they will come visit me in jail when I was there. They then started to sexually harass me. They said “why don’t you come to my house for a few nights and I”ll give you good time?”. I hung up. I called my ex-father in-law who is an attorney in tears. I know this is a scam, but it is not stopping and now I am a little scared. It doesn’t stop. A few hours after this phonecall ended, I called my work voicemail and had 6 voicemails from them. I do not save the voicemails at work since it is my work line, but I do have 3 voicemails on my home phone saved. On my work line, in one day, they stated they represented the legal department of WA, in another one it was Kansas, and in the last one it was Minnesota (where I live). I really need some help on how to stop them. This is getting scary for me. I feel my only option is to change my phone numbers, which is a big hassle(per my local police dept.) but I can not change my work phone number. I am afraid they are going to call my main line at work and leave a voicemail there for the whole office to hear. Please give me some advice. I plan on calling the FTC tomorrow (I already called the MN Attorney General’s office a few months ago). I just want this to stop. By the way, I am an honest person, have used payday loans in the past (big mistake) but all have been paid in full and are in good standing. I am very well aware this is a scam, but feel helpless against these criminals.

  • Anothervictiim

    I have been getting calls from these guys for 18+ months. They always call from a different phone number each time. I will hear from them, then it will stop for a few months then start up again. I had the worst of the worst of it yesterday, Saturday morning. They called my home at 9am, I called them back and told them I knew it was a scam and to please stop calling me. They claimed to be from the Federal Bureau of investigation, told me they would put me in jail, for 7 months, THEY PROMISE ME THAT, and that they will come visit me in jail when I was there. They then started to sexually harass me. They said “why don’t you come to my house for a few nights and I”ll give you good time?”. I hung up. I called my ex-father in-law who is an attorney in tears. I know this is a scam, but it is not stopping and now I am a little scared. It doesn’t stop. A few hours after this phonecall ended, I called my work voicemail and had 6 voicemails from them. I do not save the voicemails at work since it is my work line, but I do have 3 voicemails on my home phone saved. On my work line, in one day, they stated they represented the legal department of WA, in another one it was Kansas, and in the last one it was Minnesota (where I live). I really need some help on how to stop them. This is getting scary for me. I feel my only option is to change my phone numbers, which is a big hassle(per my local police dept.) but I can not change my work phone number. I am afraid they are going to call my main line at work and leave a voicemail there for the whole office to hear. Please give me some advice. I plan on calling the FTC tomorrow (I already called the MN Attorney General’s office a few months ago). I just want this to stop. By the way, I am an honest person, have used payday loans in the past (big mistake) but all have been paid in full and are in good standing. I am very well aware this is a scam, but feel helpless against these criminals.

    • Anothervictim

      Also, the phone number these used was in Washington, 360-718-3430. They said his name was Peter, Nash and then Peter Nash all in one day.

    • Kelly

      i have been getting these calls now going on 2 years.first started with saying federal bureau also .i would get anywhere from 10 calls a day telling me i was either being sued or whatever.had a police report filed and the officer spoke to them. told the officer i was being sued via email.good one.changed my number but called me at work stating they were gonna be sued too.eventually stopped for awhile but back calling me at work again indian accent with the most american names you can imagine.also claimed they were from lending tree.com which i verified with them and was told no such person exists and they knew it was a scam using their company to try and get information.there has got to ,be a way to punish these scumbags and put them in jail.last call i yelled at them as well as my attorney who informed them he was going to sue and they just hang up.after all these call they still never told me who was suing me or even mentioned an amount they wanted! so whats the point

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        The point is to find victims that will react out of fear and pay money.

  • Gav

    I’d suggest that you have fun with this. Someone in the US tried to pull this on my wife about a year ago, so I was familiar with the scam. When these guys called me today on my work cell phone, I went into a conference room, and started calling him names–rag-head, dirt-eater, anything else I could think of. I said the most vile things about his parents, wife, and kids. I kept saying these things in a very calm voice, while he kept getting madder and madder! By the time I got tired of the sport, hung up, and walked out of the conference room, I felt like a million bucks!

    • Becky

      lol, I love it!

  • Steph

    I received 8 phone calls in one day from these idiots. The numbers were (416)364-1115; (206)445-6979 twice; (702)520-1105; (707)927-1469 twice; (402)982-0691; (402)982-0435. I finally changed my voicemail message to say that I knew who they were and to stop calling because I had already reported them to the Federal Trade Commission (which I have) and if they continued to call I would report them to further authorities. I actually spoke to one of them (always with the Indian accent) and he said “don’t you see where we are calling from? It isn’t India!” I just laughed and told him I knew exactly where he was calling from and it certainly wasn’t the good old USA and hung up. He then called again – the exact same guy from another number but I didn’t answer the phone – he just left another “threatening” voicemail. This is getting to be a habit and they have also been calling my work phone. I’m checking into blocking numbers, but they seem to keep changing on a regular basis.

    • Cupiddoll55912

      Hi Steph, I was also called by these guys threating to have me throwing in jail if I didn’t pay by Monday. I was called Friday nite around 5:30 on March 18, 2011, and he said he was from the Bureau Crime of Investigation, And I took out a payday loan and didn’t pay it back. I kept telling him I did not receive no 300.00 from any payday loan and that I wanted to talk to my bank before I would give any answer. Than he threating that if I didn’t pay that nite that he was going to put it in the computer and start legal action on me and that a police officer will come and arrest me and take me to court and if I lose than I would have to pay 6000.00, but he would help me if I would sent 700.00 that nite but kept arguing that I never received any 300.00 and I wasn’t worried because I had my bank to back me up with proof. So, he said his name was Austin Jones, but funny because Austin is the town that I live in and he would give me until 9:00 Am to give him a call back and give my decission and a number which is (516) 784-5900 so when we hung up and I sat and thought about this so called investigator and called him back and told him he was fake and I was going to get him for scam, but he kept saying call back on Monday during business hours and discuss it than with this Austin. He even gave me my case number which was my initals and four numbers. Than he said to call this number on monday which is(347)927-1512 I started to look up these numbers and found out that they were calling from New York, I think the city was Floral or something and that those numbers were scam, so I was relieved because I didn’t want to spend anytime in Jail and I would not be able to give them that kind of money. But I also realized no investigator from new york would be calling from a cell phone

    • Becky

      I have been getting these same phone calls since Friday January 13th, 2012.  They call my work phone as well.  I am the supervisor of a recovery room and I have tried to explain to them that they can’t call there.  That people are trying to wake up from anesthesia and I have a very important job there.  They don’t care.  They call and call and call.  I have filed 2 police reports and had to get human resources involved.  It’s ridiculous!  I feel you pain man.

  • http://Website Am

    Please, is there any way to make them stop? They call my cell phone, they call me work, they threaten me and harass me to no end. I do not owe anything. The worst is the calls at work. I can get in big trouble for “personal” calls at work, but I can not make them stop. What can I do???

  • http://Website Tracey

    I received a message 4/10/10 from them that said, I better call back 310-974-8957 or have my attorney call within 2 hours or else “God be with you”. So I called back his name was Steven from the Federal Court in CA and I was being charged with Internet fraud, bank fraud, and check fraud for First National Bank. I couldn’t understand him the Indian acent was so strong. He told me to stop the arrest I need to send $580.00 within 30 mins. or I’m going to jail. I told him since I’ve been such a bad girl they need to come pick me up. He hung up the phone. So I posted the number and what happen on my Facebook page so my 400 friends call and harass them…LOL

  • http://Website jaden

    I have had a similiar expereince with these jokers, on the first call they asked me if I had an attorney, I told them yes and that I had even one better. An attorney generals office that is more than happy to chase down and prosecute criminals. They hung up on me. I called back two more times, hung up on me both times.

    I have their numbers and will call them daily during my smoke break, so for a few minutes they will be leaving someone alone.

    they do need turned over to the authorities, I am giving the Pa attorney generals office their phone numbers.

    but I am calling them everyday until I get tired of it, I have so many minutes that I don’t use on my cell, may as well use them on these guys.

    • Kay

      Here is another to add to your list. 614*586*9393

  • http://www.swindledforjesus.com Dean

    overall the courts are jammed right now with so many people owing money. I was sued for a real debt from Discover and it took ten months to get the papers to my door and then it was for mediation in another five months so I had plenty of time to settle. Had I not gone to mediation or settled then it would have been placed on the real docket.
    so bottom line is there is one long line and there is not any money for extra court time to speed things up.
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  • http://Website sm

    i got call from some people like that to the number was 909-580-8997 they claimed to be steve clase and if i did not send money or get a lawyer i would lose my job and go to jail this is a big scam do not fall for it. I called my local police said it was a scam

  • Alice H. Johnson

    I received a call on March 17, 2010 at 10:30. Shawn told me I was going to be arrested if I did not pay $970.63 today in two hours. They wanted my debit card number, social security number and a copy of my driver’s license. He also told me someone from the court was on the telephone with him listening to our conversation. I told him I pay my debts and no one had contacted me or sent me a letter about a debt for $970.63. He then told me they did not have to notify me. The number he called from was: 760 544 1591 and fax the information to 760 283 2301. He stated to put on the letter that I was a customer of the Federal Credit Department and or the back office of the legal department of InstaCash USA. I was uncomfortable so I did not send any information.

  • Lana

    I got a call Friday @ 354pm from 310-974-8960 telling me that I will be arrested in less than 6 hours if I dont pay 863.26 for a debt I dont have. I asked several questions and was treated like trash when I wanted confirmation of this so called debt. These folks then tried to get me to verify my SSN and DOB ( YEAH RIGHT) after about 10 min on the phone with them I told them that I needed the supervisor or manager in the office and I was hung up on. They called me back on Monday morning with the same spill. I did not answer the phone this time as I wanted to have them leave a message. They continued to call so I finally answered and told them I would be calling the FTC, BBB and the police. He began to throw around foul language then I hung up. Finally I called my local police department and an officer came to take a police report while the officer was at my home they called again!!! The officer took the phone and asked what was thier problem but of course they hung up. Needless to say I have not heard anything from them since. I have been to several websites that Identify these foul people and I am telling everyone I know to beAWARE!! Dont verify anything with these people they want you to be afraid and do something off of fear! Contact an attorney. IF people could go to jail for debt the whole U.S. would be locked up :)

  • Carissa Morris

    Here is another number for you. 914-595-7348. Had to speak with at Mr. Jeff Taylor. Seems they like the name Jeff. They called several different members of my family and wanted to fax me something to sign and fax right back to them.

    • joseph justice

      another number 914-595-7333. They wanted me to talk to richerd willems

  • Kelly

    HI i just got a call from these people and let me say it was all too weird!!!! also after reading all these comments im so glad i gave him a piece of my mind. So luckly i wrote down the # he called me from (847) 631-0297 and they use a reverse phone system??? Mapquest located it to my work location SCAMMERS dont they think people look up phone numbers now-a-days??? Anyways he tried to say that if i dont pay $1400 right then and there they are taking me to court or if i pay 700 today and another 700 in 10 days i should be fine! He gave me the other number (212)500-0839…He said hewas with Michael Hopkins does he not know that he is a famous architect?! haha anyways thank again for this website truly helpful!

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Kelly,

      Did they give you the information on the scam Western Union or MoneyGram to send the payment through? I’m still looking for that.

      Steve

    • Sunshine53

      Kelly this is the other number I received San Francisco, Calif and New York Base 347.625.3715 and a Palm Beach Florida no# 561.948.3837. The man said his name is Ben Martin Legal Dept of ACS which is american cash advance services or Cash Advance USA. They are bull shitters. I called tonight and left a voice mail at the 347 area code and told them I was going to find their asses if they do not stop calling my house. Last week someone called me for a survey from India asking for man of the house, they got all sort of scams. The other scam someone from India called me last month for Quest Diagnostic bill I owe for a medical procedure. The lady said she is from collection agency and calling to collect a debt from quest diagnostics. I thought the call was strange because I get a call from Quest all the time and it is a black female she and I made payment arrangements already. However, what they are doing now since they have your SS# and ID & email addresses from the payday loans is they look upon your credit report and call you pretending to be your creditor you owe the debt. How I figured this one out is when I gave the routing number they did not say th ename of the bank. Ask me for the bank name. I said I will mail it in and hung up the phone.

  • sandy

    I recieved the same call however I was scammed out of money. I did not realize it was a scam until they called again with the same spill. They caught me off guard with the you will be arressted phrase. Is there anyway I can get my money back ?

    • joe

      I was scammed out of money also. They caught me off guard also with the threats.
      I filed a dispute with my card company and if the merchant ACS and American
      Credit that took the money do not contact them in 45 days, I will get all my money back. I sent them a fax with all the phone numbers and the steps that
      followed. I contacted the places they said I owed money to and guess what, I did not owe them. I feel so stupid. Why can’t these people be arrested?

    • Sunshine_4542

      If you paid through your bank account, they can make them repay it to you. I was scammed $195 when took out a payday loan and the loan never was deposited. The next day this amount was deducted by Home Shopping Club affiliate of Cash Advance saying I ordered a credit card to order online shopping. I never did. The bank retrieved my funds back and then recommended me to close the bank account. I did. I am now paying for an ID theft protection plan. India is suffering real bad and so they are doing a lot of cyber crime scams to survive. What this world has coming to, it s a pity.

  • In the same boat

    I’ve gotten several calls from the same group of scam artists. Phone numbers 212-500-0839, 752-839-1604, 646-822-1262, 646-386-5700 are ones theyve used so far, claiming to be from the NY Civil Court and the Financial Crime & Enforcement Network. Threatening me with all sorts of criminal actions relating to my being listed as a reference for a Payday loan someone else took out.

    What a bunch of hooey. My advice is this, if they’re threatening you with a lawsuit ask for the docket number, the court it’s filed in, the plaintiff and the defendant. Then, look it up online and follow through with those parties if it’s a legitimate case. The filing lawyer’s contact information will be listed on the documents filed with the courts. It’s my guess just asking for any of this will be enough to let these nimrods know you’re not falling for their scam.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Yep, it’s a scam but certainly can be scary if you don’t know it’s a scam.

      Thanks for the additional phone numbers.

      Steve

      • http://sandiegobillproblems.com Carl Starrett

        I have a couple of more numbers for your list:

        (201) 221-3060
        (970) 534-3664

        These numbers appear to be used by the same group that is still pretending to be someone from my office.
        .-= Carl Starrett´s last blog ..Should Christians File for Bankruptcy? =-.

      • Sportsguy785

        here is another number
        347-457-3030 i got a call today from these people kind of scary till u find out its a scam

  • Lavern

    Hi Steve,

    I read the Article that was posted and I listed to the track. OMG! It was hillarious. I couldn’t stop laughing. I really appreciate everything that you have done. I know you had a good time with that one. LOL!!

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Lavern,

      I did have fun with that. Glad I could help.

      Steve

  • http://DamonDay.com/blog Damon Day

    Steve,

    This one had me rolling. It is so funny but at the same time so serious for people that might not understand the scam. Are you going to turn this information over to Cuomo in NY? These guys need to be arrested and pronto. Unit Chief over at the bureau of criminal identification? Did they make that up on the spot, or do you think they actually thought long and hard about that one? a regular bunch of criminal Geniuses we got here.

    I hope to see you doing one of your interviews with these guys soon, when they are behind bars where they belong.

    This is a great service you provide for people, and it certainly gave me my laugh for the day. I litterally had a tear I was laughing so hard.

    I could hear in your voice, you were like seriously, am I really hearing this. Priceless.
    .-= Damon Day´s last blog ..TASC – Just Another Marketing Gimmick =-.

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