A Mary Cruise with Sample Awards and wanted me to give them a credit card # for free samples and $100.00 gift card. She gave me a phone # of 855-3973 when the caller ID said 678-606-5585. I refused to give them card # and they cut me off. Believe this is a scam.
The caller asked for one of my relatives, he said he tried calling them and couldn't reach them, so now he was going to their place of employment if this matter was not taken care of. He said he was representing some lawyers office. He claims that he had papers to serve him. He left a number and a case number, I called the number he left and it goes to voice message. This guy didn't have an accent like the others. BEWARE OF THIS CALLER.
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