The guy was reading from a script regarding debt consolidation but did not identify a company name. I asked twice to be removed from his call list, he just continued. When I stated maybe he did not hear me, he loudly said "no, you did not hear me, do you still have unresolved credit card debt?" Then I asked him again to identify his company at which point he hung up on me.
Received call from this number at 8:36 am today 2/8/12. Comes up Out of Area on Caller ID. No message left. Annoying and harassing. One more call and going to authorities to FTC. Am on Do Not Call registry.
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