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So not only did this Beth person call my work cell phone and left a voicemail about me having an open case with her, and that it's for the county of Los Angeles, the Phone number she left was an 855 number that I traced back to a Dance studio in North Carolina (Hello Beth, that's on the opposite coast). So right away I was like this lady really think I'm going to call her and give her my money? She's a scam artist! Who buys debt pennies on the dollar! She threatened to get a hold of my supervisor as well, last time I checked it's against the law for a debt collector to call the place of employment. The number she's using at the moment is **, I'll keep updating with whatever numbers she's using.
They called from a local number and asked if I was the guardian or parent to my child. She then proceeded to confirm our address, in which I declined giving to her until she told me what she was calling about. She said it was a personal business matter and that she needed to verify the address before sharing any information with me. When I continued to refuse to give her my mailing address, she hung up.
This lady is a scam artist. She calls from different numbers on a weekly basis. I have reported this company to my local state government as well as the federal trade commission. Please be aware. This is a SCAM. First Beth calls and tells you where she is from and states that she is calling to collect a debt. You have 24 hours to call her back or she will send an arrest warrant for your home or workplace. She leaves a faulty case number. The FTC warns about scammers like this out there they are using "scare tactics."
First debt collectors cannot issue arrest warrants it's against the law. Second I had a good friend that is a California attorney he said nothing came up in the state of California. Please be aware people these scammers have no soul and will not stop at anything to get as much money as they can. Know your rights. You have the right to request written validation of the debt. If they send you validation that can be used in court as evidence against them.
Received a call from a 'Beth' from Global Services who left a message to call 888-240-0182. Talked to an 'Amber' about a payday loan I didn't take out with a company who is known for scamming (ACE Cash Services is one of the names they use). I've received so many harassing calls and emails concerning this fictitious loan from different 'debt collectors' that I hired a company that specifically deals with this kind of illegal activity. I asked 'Amber' to provide the declaration of debt as proof. She said she will see if she can send this document.
This unknown number called me numerous times and eventually left a voicemail. It was some last name "Tanya" & she asked for me to call 1-888-502-9616 number in reference # **. So I called back & she tells me that it's a collection agency & I asked "What for. I have nothing on my credit report" & she stated back in February 2012 I took out a loan with TD Bank for $500 & I never paid it. She asked me if I recall that & I stated "No. I've never had TD Bank so that's not possible." She said it was done online & there's no way to prove that it wasn't mine because it was used with my social & she told me my entire social security number. She also used my address from when I was 20 years old (8 years ago). I told her I wanted to dispute it because I know for a fact it's not mine & someone used my social.
She said I could take it to court but I would be liable for all of the fees etc which would come out to be more than the loan which was $500 but with the interest fees it would be $590. It all sounded very believable so I told her we could set up something for that Friday & she was very persistent but trying to compromise. I had a gut feeling something was up so I told her I would call her back later in the week to set something up. I ended up googling the name of the company she stated she worked for & came across this site. I started reading the reviews & the stories were identical to mine. Please be aware of this company. They are definitely scammers. Don't get fooled like I almost did!
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These people claim that my husband owes them $1,000 and they called his brother and he has not spoken to him in years. They told his brother that if he didn't pay they would start garnishing my husband's pay check. We don't even have his brother number so how the hell did they get it?? These people are con artist and I wouldn't trust them whatsoever. I see now that they're huge scammers by what everyone is saying.
While on the phone today I received a call from a number I didn't recognize so I let it go to voicemail. I listened to it and it sounded suspicious so I ignored it. Minutes later they call back which is actually not allowed once they leave a message but whatever. She tells me it is about a payday loan I took out in 2012 for $500. Hmmm I have already dealt with this type of call a few months back that was a scam so I was ready. I asked why this is not on my credit report 4 years later? She said they were giving me the option to pay this debt which she says is now $1090 before they did that. I laughed. I then asked where this debt was from? She said she'd need to transfer me...I said no it actually didn't matter as I had never taken out a payday loan. Again she insisted I take care of it or I'd be taken to court and pay 5x the amount.
Again I laughed and said "okay see you there". She disconnected the call. I got online after to see about this company and was inspired to call back. This time I spoke with a man. He told me the loan was from somewhere which could mean that I got it these places (quickly names things). He rattled off a bunch of my family's name that supposedly I had added as references to this loan however one small glitch one of the names listed was my sister and somehow back in 2012, before she even met her husband I knew what her married name would be. I brought this to the guy's attention and he said "that's not what I said, we did a search and these are potentially related people that could locate you as we could not". Again stating the obvious, I said "you're talking to me now".
I told him I knew it was a scam and how disgusting to take advantage of people like this, told him the internet was full of reviews about this company and he said "only people who owe money have something to complain about". He asked how we could clear this up today. I told him I wouldn't be and he then threatened me with this legal action. That I better get a good attorney, once more I said "bring it on". He then hung up. Any real debt I've ever had, they gave me all the details. They didn't have to prove it was me by the address, family, last 4...they weren't sneaky, they didn't talk in circles and they never got rude. That right there should cause alarm...do not pay these people.
This company has called multiple times, and they leave a recorded message, giving you a phone number and a case number. So, I call them back. They have the last four of my social and my address. Then they proceed to tell me that I owe a payday loan of $400. They said "well you either had it in your bank account, or a prepaid card." Nope, no way. I was online trying to get a payday loan, but I've never gotten one. So I asked for paperwork, they said they sent it, and no, I got nothing. They couldn't tell me who it was from, when it was gotten, or anything. Besides, if I had gotten a payday loan, wouldn't it be on my credit report? I've got nothing like that on it. I think these people try to scare you, telling you that you'll be sued or worse if you don't pay them. I do believe this is a scam!
Received several messages from these people stating I owed money on an old payday loan. The woman told me her name was Vivian. She stated that there were going to be papers filed against me and once the time ran out that I would be prosecuted for this. I asked her if she knew the amount. She stated it was 590.00. I told her that I was pretty sure that she was wrong. She asked me to verify my social security number I told her, "No. Not over the phone." She asked me for my address and I told her no, that I wanted to know the name of the company that was suing me first. She hung up. I called right back and she didn't even say hello. She just stated, "Are you ready to resolve this now?" I said no and she hung up again. I called back again and this time a gentleman answered. I asked him why she kept hanging up on me. He said their phone service was poor (liar) then he told me the amount I owed was 300 (different from what she said).
I asked him if he could send me the paperwork proving this allegation. He said he did and I didn't respond. I asked if he could send them to me now. He spouted off an address that I lived at 8 years ago. I said, "Well I haven't lived there for a while." Then he said he sent the "originals" to the old address and that he had nothing he could send me. He offered to e-mail them I said "No. I wanted certified mail." (He just offered to e-mail something to me that he said he didn't have. I said I would talk to my attorney. He said tell me his name and I will send him the paperwork. If he didn't have anything to send to me how could he send it to the attorney?) So I ended up saying, "No thanks. I will just wait for court." This is a total scam. Do not give them anything personal about you. DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY.
Global Collection contact me in March on some default payday loans which I know I paid off. I ask them today for validation and document that I owe these loans. They tell me they are third party from CPN Investor or CMG. Well stupid me. I gave my credit card # for payments... I did some investigating. There's lot of complaints of them calling people. What I like to know is are they a real company. I don't even have an address for them. I did sign a contract stating all the payments I will be making. Please let me know if they are real company.
Continued to Robo call my home, never left a message, once I answered and heard a prerecorded message stating that their client stated I was avoiding contact, threatening to sue and place liens on home and bank accounts if I did not settle my account now. The recording did not state a name of who they were trying to contact nor the name of company calling or the client they represented. Hoping to at least stop the excessive calls I pressed one as instructed, after waiting on hold for over 20 mins I hung up and called the number back and received a message stating that they were Element Global Services a debt collector, sat on hold again for another 20 mins and hung up. I don't owe anyone anything. I frequently receive debt collection calls for my ex brother in law and his wife, I assume because we have the same last name. This is ridiculous, how can I get them to stop calling?!
Somehow Global litigations (I'm sure is a collection agency) called my ex step father's dad. I don't have my ex step father's number or his dad's number. Have not spoken to them in years. How'd they get a number I don't even have? This man is 98yrs old and house bound due to a stroke he had.... I called the number that my mom got from the ex in laws.... A man (Cameron) told me I owe $2865 for a payday loan that was $300 from over 5yrs ago. I asked him if he had any detail on this loan company that I did not know anything about. He didn't have any details or documents or my signature or my authorization. Not even a phone# of whoever he said I owe.
I told him to stop calling any other number than mine. I told him don't bother calling mine unless he had the proof and valid documentation of what he was saying I owe. He began talking over me but trying to assure me he wanted to help me. He threatened a court date due to fraud if I didn't pay. I told him I'll go to court then. He said he had other calls and will call me back and hung up. What the heck?
Received another call threatening to start taking money from my bank account. Returned the call and spoke with Jamie **, who was very helpful. She looked and saw my social security number was attached to someone with a similar name, but different address and birthdate. Contacted the Security company, I have sent them a copy of driver's license so they can verify. Hopefully settled soon.
Received a call claiming I owed for a security system from July 12, 2012. I never signed up for a security system. It's my sister's house and I have nothing to do with the security system. They were supposed to send me the information and I have till 5 pm tomorrow before they take legal action. Still waiting for information. They claim I owe over $2,000. She told me she would send it, "when she had time".
Just received a call on my cell phone from these people stating they were looking for my brother. I said, "I haven't seen him in a couple of months," that they would have same contact information for him that I do. Guy was extremely rude, told me they have no contact information for him that they are contacting the references he used. I said, "That makes no sense that you would be able to contact me but he didn't give you his information." I hung up, googled the company and then called back. Spoke to a very ignorant women. When I said to her, "This makes no sense to me that you would be calling as a debt collector," she very quickly said they are not debt collectors. I asked what they were. She said, "Mediators," that he has a pending case with them. I said, "It doesn't make sense to me that you would have my number but no way to contact my brother." Asked her to remove my name and number. She hung up on me.
Received a call on my cell phone, land line (that is never given out). My father received a phone call.. Said that they have 3 counts of fraud against me. Kept asking where they were located because they sound like they are overseas and they said they were located in Florida. Could not get a name of the company, what it is for and Lakisha said it was with Prime loans - a pay day loan company from 2010 and the bank that they said I had I have not used since 2005. Got very threatening and very rude. Was going to serve me papers to be summoned to court. Keep asking where and could not give me the information. This is a scam and I will be contacting my local police department on this matter. Would not even tell how much I owe and said it was all in a letter. I kept asking for the amount and all information and where they are located and they kept saying they have locations everywhere.
This person who identifies himself as Jonah ** calls me at least once a day (I'm at work, can't answer the phone). The message is call back immediately or reports will be made to all credit reporting agencies. Yesterday's call he said I have a returned back check (oh no I don't!) and he told my daughter moments ago that I have a delinquent bank loan. I don't have any loans, no overdue accounts, nothing. The callback number, 877-704-9748 when dialed, changes to what appears to be an overseas number, 01118663960388. The local number 619, 375-1843 goes to a voicemail that is not identified, that says you are caller number two, then caller number one and then says you have reached the general mailbox. To what, I have no idea.
This company called my parents stating that I owed on a payday loan $450.00 that I never received in 2008. I actually had to close my Chase acct due to this payday loan (OPD Solutions) debiting money from my acct that I did not authorize. I spoke w/ 2 reps from Global Solutions that informed me that I would need to pay them $1040.00 to satisfy this debt. This was 7 years ago and I explained to them that I never received this money, this is not my debt. This company is a scam/fraud. Told them to cease & desist from calling me & my family.
Took refund check from me when I have no student school loan with them. In process of filing a 1,000,000.00 dollar law suit against GCA for taking 6 years of tax refund monies when filed jointly with husband. Will be talking with an attorney on May 6 2015. Name and ss# and signature not on loan. This is a fraudulent collection agency that needs to be shut down, and ran by Sallie Mae - a federal government agency.
** left a voicemail for me stating I needed to call Global at 888-568-8205 regarding an "order" they received with my social security number this morning. I called and asked if they are a debt collector. Ms. ** said they are NOT a debt collector and simply want a statement from me on what I intend to do about this matter and resolve it. I again asked if she is a debt collector, she started talking over me. I then requested a validation of debt. ** refused, started speaking nastily and hung up. I have since spoken to **. Each one refuses to answer whether or not they are a debt collector. I am filing complaints with BBB and local police.
This company was calling me daily with a robo-call. Got sick of it. So last time I punched #2 for an operator. Then I yelled obscenities my husband did not know I knew. Told them to remove my number. I have not had a call from them since. Why aren't the scam operations shut down by law enforcement??
Received a Robo-call that said federal court action would be taken in 24 hrs if I didn't contact them in 24 hours. I called, was greeted his "Hello", asked for company name, it was only after 3 times he told me "GPS fraud investigations". Asked for address, he replied "can I help you!" Asked for address again, then he hung up! I called back, only to have him be more rude and this time threatening! Only asking 3 times he told me his name was Mark ** with the Fraud investigation unit, and this was about a bad check written to a credit card company in 1995 (no bad check was ever written). He threatened me with being sued, wage garnishment, property seizure and imprisonment! I told him this was all dismissed in Federal Bankruptcy Court in 2009, offered him attorney's name and number, and Federal Court Case number, his reply was "I'm not here to help you!"
Told me the amount was $15,000 plus dollars, but he was authorized to settle for 30% of that, my reply was "I have never written a check for $15,000 dollars". He fast talked that it was interest of the original credit card debt. I asked "so this isn't about a check written?", to where he got even more threatening. I asked him for their licensing number, he said he didn't need one since he wasn't a collection agency (which isn't true unless they are located in Alabama). Informed him that it is illegal to try to collect on this debt, he got even more rude! The number they called from is 844-340-6581. I recommend that anyone dealing with these people file a complaint with your state.
Alert - beware. This company is a fraud!!! A friend of mine paid this company regarding a old DOT traffic ticket. Fact 1: ticket had been paid and ticket is now over 20 years ago. Fact 2: friend received a phone call & gave this company his bank account information. Fact 3: this company withdrew money from that bank account. Fact 4: friend returned to Oklahoma to visit family members. Fact 4: friend is in his 60s, a veteran and has many health problems. Fact 5: friend was locked up, without his RX meds (for heart ), without food, water, put into a room, no heat, no blanket. Fact 6: this company failed to contact the Murray County Courts & Sheriffs Dept. Failed to know verify that this ticket had been paid. Do Not Pay. Do Not Have Anything To Do With This Company!!!! Bank & the Feds are investigate matters.
I received a vm from this company from a lisa ** on 12/30/14 about a so-called check (pay day loan) from 2008. They had my ss and part of my dl and an old address email address--granted in 2008 I was by no way living at this address they stated to me and a bank that I have NEVER had an account with IN MY LIFE. I called them back to get information on the account and the only thing they would tell me is that it was a company called "money and more"--one I have never heard of before. I talked to a lady who when I explained my situation of not taking out this loan or even ever having a bank account with this particular bank, she transferred me to what they called the "fraud" dept and talked to a very smug fast talking ** who would not give me any information (i.e. date of loan, amount of loan, etc.) only gave a very nasty disposition. He hung up on me twice when I asked for information pertaining to this so called pay day loan--so this was very disturbing to me. I did some research on this company "money and more", and it turns out that there is indeed information about this company stealing consumers' information that were online looking at payday loans--that was another red flag for me also--I just need to know how to handle these "people" legally.
I have been getting a call about 3x a day for the past month from a ** about a debt I owe. I told her I would sent a check on the 19th of Dec, this yr. She continue. I told her this is harm. She said it wasn't. I reminded her that I already said I would send the $29.00 on the 19th, that I would call her... then I get a call from a very nice oriental woman explaining it. I gave her the number that was given to me. She conf. it was the number and removed my phone number so I wouldn't be called. So far no calls. Now Ms. **, I misspelled her name, it's **, claims they mail me out a letter. I never got till this day... Ok so my question is where's the letter? What's my acct. number and where do I send it? I do owe the company they claim but she also wanted me to postdate a check for Dec 18th because she couldn't say if they would have the acct. It might get sent to another agency!
I just got call from this company saying that if I don't pay the debt, they were going to take some serious action in court and I did have a debt on the same amount they were charging me. So I decide to pay. I paid $600.00 for my "debt" and they got all my information. What should I do???
Received call on my cellphone to call Global Collection. They claimed I took a pay-day loan and made monthly payment arrangement on debt that I didn't owe. They threatened that I would be take to court and that I would be better off paying them. I explained this wasn't my debt and they threatened to come to my work and garnish my paycheck and portrayed themselves as lawyers. What was scary is when they told me the last 4 digits of my social and checking account and employer from 4 years ago. They threatened to take me to court in Tarrant county, Texas. As I continued to explain this was not my debt they said I should pay it anyway to avoid paying court costs. I suspect this is a scam. Please help!!
I received calls from Global for several months stating that I owed money from a Cash Loan. First I spoke to a man who was basically laughing as he told me that I was in serious trouble and going to go to jail for fraud. I became scared and tried to reason with them but they told me, because my case was so old, that I would have to pay 1,478.00 immediately or they would serve me papers. I then called my debt consolidation company who I am having help me take the paid items off my credit report to gain a better credit score because I have paid off all my bad debt. So to get a call like this was very upsetting. November 3. 2014 they called my mother who is older now and scared her half to death saying they were coming over to serve me papers. I called the number and I talked to a Barbara ** who was harassing, threatening and very upsetting saying that if I didn't pay her by Friday the sheriff would be at my home.
So, I got a voicemail from these folks yesterday but the call had the day before and I just didn't listen to the message until yesterday. But it gave me the whole "we need you to contact us regarding an allegation of check or bank fraud yadda yadda yadda end of business today etc." So, I called them and all I would verify was my phone number at first, but they asked if ** were the last 4 of my social security number (they were) and if I lived at. She went on to say that they had been retained by Sprint regarding a delinquent account from the 2006-2008 time frame. They also said that they had had to have an investigator try and find me since I was "hiding" from them. They told me the amount in question was over a grand (USD).
So, here are the bits that were confusing: I did have sprint service in that time frame. However, the account was in my wife's name. We had spending limits on our accounts (not possible to run up a grands worth of charges, even between both accounts). Like I said, I have had the same phone number from sprint, since 2006 and I had not had a cell phone from anyone for over 2 years prior to that. That is only relevant when you consider that since sprint was my provider and my phones have all had GPS in them since then, Sprint has known where I was every single day to within about 100 feet since May of 06. Why would they need to hire an investigator to find me when they could just ping my phone any time?
So, I told her that I was not going to do anything until I had talked to sprint. This is when she developed a sense of urgency about our call. She said (threatened) that "at the end of this call I'm either going to be giving you the number of your receipt for the total amount or I'm going to be sending this back upstairs for litigation." I told her that was ok, but that it was not my bill and that I didn't feel the need to pay it. She replied that "someone has to pay this" and I responded by saying it was not ever going to be me.
As soon as I got off the phone with her, I called sprint to see if there was some kind of mix-up. They searched back to not just when I got my account but all the way back to when my wife and I got our joint plan AND they searched to see if someone else had opened an account in my name. The short version is is that there was no claim, if there had been that they'd have never allowed me to transfer my number over and make a new account of my own. They would have called me directly, and that yes, with the gps in my phone finding me wouldn't have been a challenge.
So I figured that this would be the last I heard of them. Well, I've been wrong before. In the span of 20 minutes, my parents and my ex wife called me to tell me they'd gotten voicemail messages looking for me due to an allegation of check or bank fraud. My ex in particular was confused as the account had been in her name, and that we had NEVER paid by check. We always pay through sprints website. (I don't even order check blanks for my account)
So, since they'd chosen to call after I'd told them not to call me, and had left those voicemails, I decided to call back. The first person I talked to I asked a couple times what the name of their business was (I didn't figure they'd tell me once they heard what I had to say) and then I asked if I could speak with a manager or supervisor since they get paid to deal with unhappy customers. When I got the manager, I explained how I had spoken to them yesterday and that since then I had contacted sprint. She asked "did you contact them or your attorney?" "I did." "OH no, you see you have to have your attorney contact sprints corporate offices," "no, I don't. If there was a past due balance for me it would show up in their system and I'd never get to open an account in my name."
Then I pointed out that by calling my family after I'd spoken to them the day before, and that leaving voicemails alleging bank fraud investigations, false ones in particular, it also sounded like harassment and defamation of character because even if it was a real debt, which it is not, it's none of their damn business she assured me that the claim was real and that sprint probably made a mistake and that if I didn't pay them I should get an attorney fast. She also said that she didn't feel the need to deal with me since I insulted their firm AND swore at her. I reminded her I only said damn and that I figured she was old enough to get over that. This is where it got amusing for me
I informed her that if I heard from them again that I would in fact be getting an attorney because in addition to fraud, extortion, defamation of character, invasion of privacy (where did they get my information?), mental anguish due to the stress of it all, and that since they were doing all of this over the phone that sounded a whole lot like wire fraud to me as well. This is the point where very little of what came out of her mouth was intelligible....kind of like Charlie brown's parents. She couldn't even form a coherent sentence at this point.
Finally she asked what I expected her or would like her to do. I told her I'd like her to do nothing. As in forget I exist, because if they called me or anyone I knew again, that I would be seeking an attorney for a civil suit and the local sheriff for the criminal charges. I told her that if I never heard from her company again then this would be the last time we had any reason to speak to one another. She seemed to agree (again, CB's parents) and the last thing she heard was me giggling as I hung up.
Now I kind of want them to call me again lol. But, and this is JUST my opinion here. I think what they're doing is once they have our information (no idea how they are getting it) they contact us with a made up case involving an arbitrary amount of money. The amount they give is one that is too small for us to try and fight in court, but not so large that most people would hire an attorney to fight. They wanted around 1100 from me. They assumed that I might just pay them to go away. Had they wanted 11,000 then they could be sure Id fight them in court.
Please keep this in mind before you ever pay them a dime for anything, even if it's a debt you know you owe. Make them provide you with copies of the check, information from whoever the debt is liable to, anything at all. Just do NOT pay them over the phone and do NOT send them any money until have spoken to whoever the debt is to and ask them to verify what collection agency they sent your case to. If they threaten to sue, tell them to bring it on. If they threaten to have you arrested, laugh and tell them to bring it on. Because, unless they have already filed the case in court and been awarded a judgment and you refused to pay that judgment, they have no power to arbitrarily have you detained. We do not have debtors prisons. And if a judgment has been awarded, even then you can't be jailed for owing money. The most they can do is to go to the judge who awarded the judgment and show you haven't paid them and get the judge to put you in jail on contempt of court and even that is a rare thing to the best of my knowledge.
But, if you know the debt has already been paid and they are dumb enough to file a lawsuit against you for that debt, I can't imagine that a judge would find it amusing when it's brought to light that their whole case is BS.
I really do hope they call again now lol.
I received multiple calls from this company to both my personal and work phones. I did not answer since I will not answer a call noted as "unknown caller". Finally, the number left a voicemail. They stated that "Samuel **" (not me) needed to respond to an accusation of check fraud. I called back, spoke to one woman, who asked for my numbers, put me on hold, then hung up. I called immediately back, got another operator, who yelled "Just ignore the calls". When I stated that I wanted to know who was using my numbers, he hung up. I called back again, asking for a supervisor, and was hung up on. I called back multiple times. As soon as they heard my voice, the same person hung up. I called back again, and they let it ring for over 5 minutes. They never answered, obviously recognizing my number. The reverse lookup showed the number registered in Texas.
This is obviously a scam - someone working phones from some basement in Texas, trying to get info to use for identity fraud, etc. I will wait, and attempt to call back another day to speak to someone else. If anyone gets a call from this company/number, do not give any info - it's probably a bunch of crooks!! Absolutely furious!
My wife called me at work to tell me that some woman had called our house stating that charges were being filed against me and I had to call some 800 number to handle it. While I called the number, I got an answering machine for a company called Global. The machine said I was 2 calls back, but after an hour I gave up. Next day I called again, after a shorter wait I spoke with a gentleman who said I owed Check and Go $429.00 from 3 years ago. They claimed they were going to put it on my credit report so I finally worked out a deal even though I had took off this years ago. I paid the 1st payment but when I called for a receipt they said they don't send them so I stopped all future payments. I got few phone calls from a screaming woman about being sued, but it went away after 2 weeks.
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