This person and an accomplice named Melina Lozada stole info from my checking acct as well, and paid a Sprint cell ph bill connected to this number, and also a cablevision bill. Luckily we saw the transaction on my account almost immediately and stopped the account before they could make any other payments. This seems to be a "family affair" and they are targeting mail in Elizabeth NJ. If they are stealing from a secure mailbox, this is mail fraud, a federal offense, and if they are not taking it from mailboxes, there may be a mail carrier who is involved in the action. My bank also declines to take action against this person, and Sprint doesn't want to get involved either. It might be that someone needs to contact the postal inspector in Elizabeth NJ.
It was a message left on my recorder. The guy called himself, "Brian Smith," but spoke with an accent...had trouble pronouncing Ls and Rs...said, "from the "interno Revenue Service," and "'aw suit is fied against you." and that he was from "faud" department. The number shows on caller ID as 571-526-0034 (versus 24). And he said to call 1-800-829-1040.
It's a scam collection agency.... Do NOT give those people any information.... Do NOT confirm any information..... and report them so that others don't fall prey to such scams....!!!
Consumers across the country report that they're getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but for amounts they do not owe. Others are receiving calls from people seeking to recover on loans consumers received but where the creditors never authorized the callers to collect for them. So what's the story?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, is warning consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors. It may be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake one. Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your personal information, like a bank account number. A caller may be a fake debt collector if he:
is seeking payment on a