The letter sent to me stating that I had two outstanding bounced checks in the amount of $172 and &171.50(very odd). There was no address to this restaurant where the checks had been written, no bank where the checks came from, and no verification seal or any proof that they were an official bureau.
I immediately called the person who was assigned to my case. He brought up an address from 7 years ago when I lived in Seattle. He then went on about the city a little bit, saying that he had been there and it was a great city. It sounded like he was reading facts about it from a website. He was probably trying to familiarize himself with me to get my trust. I said that I did not remember being at such a place, but if he could provide evidence then I would own up to my responsibility. He told me a couple of dates and check numbers. He then basically said I would have to do the research myself!
After that he went on about how he thought I was a good person and he would cut me a deal and settle for $200. He gave me a number to a Western Union so that I could wire money to his bureau. I got off the phone and felt like I had just spoken to a used car salesman. When I googled the company name red flags came up, stating that it was a fraud. I called him back and got a voicemail. Then I called and asked to speak to the company suppervisor, I was directed to another voicemail.
Finally I spoke to a very rude receptionist, he gave me the run around. My case rep. aka the used car salesman, called me back and was extremely rude and deffensive when I had reported to him what I had discovered. He was completely unprofessional! The conversation ended with him telling me to make any complaints I wanted. Then he said, and I quote, "you tell them that I was trying to be a nice guy and give you a brake!" Then he hung up on me. The statute of limitations is the question here. Is that why everyone is contacted after or just before seven years? Is this just some petty company buying or simply researching our old spendings and manipulating us?
middletown, New York