All right. We have tried everything to stop these yahoos from calling into our business and tying up our lines. Last night I decided to go on the offense and I need everyones help. Go and get a VOIP phone number one that can block incoming calls and call this number as often as possible to tie up their line and make them listen to all the bogus voice mail. I figure at some point we will outnumber them 1000's to one. As we get new nubers we can post them and call those. Most of the time I just ramble about having to pay them money. I talk about having my credit card out and wanting to send money, but I can not get ahold of them. I ask them to call me back asap so I can pay them. I bumble around for as long as possible and them tell them obviously they have my number since they have called me a 1000 times. Sometimes during the day someone will answer and I talk with them as long as possible. I figure if they are talking with me they are not scammeing or harassing someone else...
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