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Debt collectors threatening to have me arrested for a 7 year old closed account check Fraud, Embezzlement, Bad Checks

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Neszoe, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Neszoe

    Neszoe Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I got a call from a debt collector who gave me 1 hour to pay 4* the amount of $200.00 check. The account was closed which I was not aware of. Never received any notification and forgot about the payday loan. The woman who claimed to be an attorney Mrs Simmons, got angry as I questioned her and said if I don't pay within the hour I would regret it and call her back begging to pay. She told me that she would transfer me to a State department within her law firm. She did and I could hear her in the background saying the same thing to someone else. The new guy on the phone have me instructions to make a Money Gram payment telling me specifically what to do including who h form to use and what to write on each line.
    I looked up their name and say it was a scam. Then on que a "policeman" called and said a warrant had been issued for my arrest bit I could call this company and stop it but paying. I got his badge and name, looked up the police stations phone number and it was the same as the caller's. I called the station and asked for the officer and was told no one by that name and badge worked there.
    What should I do?
  2. KyleW

    KyleW Member

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    I would say nothing. Number one hint of a scam is they threaten with a warrant for your arrest or even hint at getting the police involved.

    I would report this to the FTC, local law enforcement, and possibly FBI. It is illegal to claim you are a lawyer if you are not and to claim that you are a law enforcement officer.

    But if you do wish to go the real legal route, they are required by law to send you proof of the debt that you owe with the original balance that is owed with the original creditor. They have 30 days to give this information to you upon request.

    If they don't, then you know for sure its a scam. Chances are this is a huge scam.

    Also, I doubt they can get a warrant that quickly for your arrest haha. It takes a judge to sign and what judge is going to say "Wait, what??? You have a person that didn't pay a credit card bill? Let me drop everything I'm doing to sign that for you."?

    Also, in the state of CA the statute of limitations ran up on you after 7 years.
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    What you should do is keep all your discussion on this issue in this thread. I've deleted your other thread as a duplicate.
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    No one in this country gets arrested for merely owing a debt.
    That idle threat alone is enough to scream SCAM!
    As your research has discovered, others report the operation as a scam, too.

    I used to get these scam callers, too.
    I installed call blockers on my mobile devices.

    I set the devices to BLOCK all callers NOT in my contacts.
    The call blocker works as advertised.
    If a caller is not in my contacts, they're blocked.
    In fact, my phone no longer rings when these uninvited, unauthorized (by HIS MOST EXALTED HIGHNESS, me) try to reach me.

    Ahhh, it's wonderful.
    On one device, these intruders get a rather obnoxious, but LEGAL; message.

    Relax, mate, you won't be arrested.

    You didn't get scammed, either, by sending that MoneyGram. Good on you, mate.

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