On Friday, 5/29/09 Andy Hunt called from "ACS Services" at my place of employment in Los Angeles. He said that they were trying to reach me due to a lawsuit. They said I was due at the Los Angeles Superiour Court House tomorrow for 2 counts of check fraud. I put him on hold and my boss got on the phone and immediately "Andy" demanded to put me on the phone since I was going to be charged with 2 counts of check fraud and they had already served me and I was going to court and then to jail... and they wanted to speak with me in regards to this. My boss then asked for the name of his supervisor and he said "Joe Brown," and my boss then asked for his number and he said 818-296-4015, and he even gave my boss a case id number for the lawsuit and said I had to be at the courthouse tomorrow.
The even more shocking thing is, the random phone calls from "Patricia Johnson, David Walters and Mark Wallace," all fictituous names they made up, and continuously calling my cell number and work number from different phone numbers each time, including: (213) 785-3879, (310) 838-3871, (310) 838-3871, (818) 285-7369, (585) 919-0331.
The constant phone calls got so bad, I had to change my cell phone number, each time they were demanding $5,000.00 for me to settle "out of court." I even went to the Los Angeles Police Department and filed a report. I had to close my bank account and go to a whole new bank and open a new account, since there was an unauthorized $140 transaction (via online) on my debit card. I called the Attorney General's Office, the FTC and Better Business Bureau....and filed claims with each of them.
The scariest part of all this, as these "ACS" and "Fast Cash Legal Dept." people who keep calling me, every time they get me on the phone, they verbally tell me my full social security number, my cell phone number, my work number, my bank account number, my routing number, my home address, and even my Driver's License Number. Every single different "legal rep" who calls and harasses me, threatens me with this information and as an "alternative to being sued and drugged out on my feet by sheriffs," I have an option of paying them $5,000 via western union, and if I don't they are going to take it out of my bank account that they have access to."
I have never been so scared in my life, and the LAPD said that all the phone numbers I gave them were not traceable to a physical address, since they are using a Vonage phone system, where the phone numbers can constantly change over the computer.
If this happens to you, go to the police, file a report and close your bank accounts and debit cards, credit cards, and you need to log all the phone numbers and names you are given. I even consulted a lawyer about this and he is invesigating it for me, as this fraud ring will be taken down, and I will do everything I can to see them brought to justice!
los angeles, California