• Report: #679291

Complaint Review: American Legal Services

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  • Submitted: Wed, January 05, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, March 07, 2014

  • Reported By: Texas United States of America
American Legal Services
internet Internet United States of America

American Legal Services US Cash Advance Threatened to arrest me the next day if I did not pay. Internet

*Consumer Comment: US legal services

*Consumer Comment: Do this

*Consumer Comment: American legal Services got me too

*Consumer Comment: scam

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An attempt was made to contact me at my place of employment by a man identifying himself as officerSam Jones. I was unavailable to take the call, so he then told my co-worker that I was in some serious trouble unless I contacted him immediately. My co-worker also informed me that he spoke with a heavy Indian accent and was very hard to understand.

When I got home that evening and replayed my voicemail, a message was also on my machine from a man with a heavy Indian accent claiming to be a police officer. When I called him back to find out what all of this was about,he identified himself with a totally different name (still claiming to be a police officer). He informed me that I was defaulted on a cash advance loan from US Cash advance for $300.00 and that I had fraudulantly obtained this loan.

Before he would go any further, he asked me if I was represented by a lawyer. I said no and asked for more information. He told me that I was in serious trouble and would be arrested in the morning unless I paid full restitution of $1013.00 that moment. I told him that I did not have that kind of money.

He then said that he would make arrangements with me for repayment and that I should fax a letter stating that I am sorry and that I wish to pay full restitution in the amount of $506.50 in two payments. He said I should address my letter to American Legal Services and include my credit or debit account number as well as my social security number.

I have a few check loans open, but none of them are in collections. I asked him which specific company this defaulted loan was from, but he would not answer me. He just kept saying that US Cash Advance represents ove 50 different lenders. When I asked him for an account number for the loan, he said that is not important and rather than worry about account numbers, I should worry about criminal prosecution.

The next day I recieved the same voicemai message and call at work. Only this time he was very angry that I did not fax him anything. I contacted my lenders to confirm that they are not behind this and all of them informed me that this is a scam. I then called him back and asked for a badge number and for the name of the police department he works for. He then said that he is not a police officer, but he is a legal notification officer.

He became really irritated when I asked him why he uses a different name every time I call or he leaves a message. I told him to never call again and that I was reporting him to the FBI,FTC,Homeland Security, and my state district attorney. I told him that this is a scam and he really got irrate. He told me you will find out soon enough what I will do to you and hung up on me.


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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Joy - ()

A david cooper called from Us legal service and left a message  that he had my name and ss number and if I did not call him within 90 days an officer would come to my house and arrest me. He had an indian accent. It totally freaked me out but decided to do some online investigation before calling the number he left which was 786-323-9624 .  He also left a message using the name Michael foster and threatened me. So thankful I found this site. Thank You

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AUTHOR: Steph - (USA)

The next time he calls tell this asshole you contracted a voodoo high priestess to preform a death hex on him.

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#3 Consumer Comment

American legal Services got me too

AUTHOR: Memphis - (United States of America)

I have been a victim of the same exact scam. For the past week the same guy with a thich Indian accent has been calling me saying I got a loan online and I know I did not. The bad part about it is he has all of my information and my identity was used starting in May to take money out of my account and make purchases. Now I am wondering did this company do that. I called all the crediting agencies, FTC, my bank, credit cards and the police to report this theft and this claim and I have also looked into legal aid for this issue. I feeel so much beeter now knowing that it is a scam because I know I got no money however I am now concerned because they have my personal information. I am glad I reported everything and I hope these people are caught!

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scam

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

That is all this is - when they call back tell them you have purchased voodoo dolls in their image and have pins ready if they ever call again.

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