I received an email today stating that I owed $926.45 for an outstanding balance. I do not owe anyone money like this. I searched the internet for the company listed, ACS Legal Department, and found many fraud or rip off alerts. I want to inform all that I possibly can about this scam to help prevent someone else from being taken by these criminals. Below is a copy of the email I received.
This is in reference to your Account number 4371-06 with ACS in order to notify you that after making several calls to you on your phone number, we were not able to get hold of you. So the legal department of ACS has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press charges against you. Your account with ACS is in Final Collections. According to our records, your outstanding balance is $926.45 Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement within the next 48 hours or else the case will be downloaded against you.
As we have shared with you in previous letters, read your loan agreement; the next step is clearly defined. It could cost us both a great deal of time and money; you can avoid this by taking care of this now.
The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action.
It is quick and easy:
Grab your debit card and call us or e-mail us right now in order to make a payment and freeze down this case.
Contact us on 1-954-603-7700.
If you do not take immediate action:
We will be forced to download this case against you and once it is downloaded the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the law suit will be the next step which will be amounting to $4728.35 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges and the due amount pending on your name $945.67
Thanks for being our customer,
ACS Legal Department
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I did not call this number and I also changed by password for my email account. I did not want to take any chances.