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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.


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.

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  • I’ve been getting calls from a robotic voice telling me there’s an arrest warrant for tax fraud and to call some federal court in D.C. I just laughed/grrrr’d and ignored it. Why would anyone think your first notice of tax fraud would be from an automated call and when your arrest was imminent? I got a couple of variations on these calls, too. I filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and then called them, and they said these are mostly coming from India, so the do-not-call lists are useless in these cases. I haven’t had another call since ignoring the 3 that I got.

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