I would like to know if it is illegal for a company to call and threathen jail and that the case is a felony. Which I know neither one of those are correct, however, I have a tape recording of a conversation I had with a company that said I did not pay an online payday loan back and wanted the money right then and said that I would be charged with a felony and be detained. I ask the man to mail me all paperwork regarding this matter and he told me that unless I paid a fee he could not do that. My question is “if” this a real company and since I have all threats on recording, what are my legal options towards that company?”
This sure sounds like the frightening calls others have been getting from what appear to be fake debt collectors trying to scare money out of people.
See this article for more information, Frightening Calls From Fake Debt Collectors Threaten People With Jail for Payday Loans. It’s a Scam.
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