I was contacted by a woman named Patricia Thompson that stated that I have borrowed money from one of the FAST CASH INTL companies and that after trying to contact me they were advised by police to file a lawsuit against me. And that i was to appear in court the next day at 11 am or I would be arrested. They proceeded telling me that I was accused of internet fraud, providing fradulent bank account information. They have caught me while i was in the hospital so they told me to have one of my nurses fax an apology letter stating that i will pay back the loan within a 2 week period. I foolishly gave it to them. I was so scared cause I know I took a loan. I asked them why i never got a statement or anything. They said that they have send 18 emails cause I picked email as my primary contact method. I told them I was in the hospital. They said you better sign out and tell your doctor you will go to jail if you don't make a payment. I was so upset and freaked out. They talked me into making a payment for $350. They wanted me to notarize the signature. And i said I will not. After I did what they said my heart felt really uneasy. I asked them also for the date that I took the loan out. And they said August of 2008. I checked my statement and there was no deposits back then. And i checked later the loan i took out i paid back. So they called me and i told them that i was so freaked out. The man said he will talk to the manager and see if they can waive the remaining balance due to medical circumstances. He came back on the line and said that his boss did authorize it and that the case will be closed. He said God Bless. And said not to worry. I calmed down a bit. But the phone calls did not stop. The man that told me that the case was closed called back the following weekend. I told him that i was told my case was closed. He called back and said yes he found the notes regarding that. But guess what, 2 days later he called again. That was yesterday. He said that he is the boss and he never authorized the fees being waived. I told him to give me his license # so I can write a complaint to the state bar association and he said that he did me a favor and that he will now take the worst legal action against me for threatening him. I called back the number he gave me. And kept asking for their physical address. I also needed the name of the person, cause he had such a heavy accent that I could not understand on his cel phone message. He kept hanging up on me and threatening me with a lawsuit. That is when I found this website. I really need a plan of action from people who have went through this. I filed a fraud claim with my bank. There is a division that researches the merchants that charged the account using threat tactics. I was advised to call the state bar association and the attorney general. What else should I do. The man had all of the information. My social, my name, address, work #, cell #, account #. I can only put that many blocks on. And i feel so violated and taken advantage of. They prayed on the fact that I was sick and in the hospital and scared to death. I can't believe I fell for it. But it looks like I am not the only one. I want some help. Please give me advise. Thanks.
Santa clara, California