Department of Legal Investigation (?) Unknown
San Francisco, California United States of America
Department of Legal Investigation (?) Unknown names of supposed cash advance companies Complete Ripoff, Intimidation Tactics, Potential Identity Theft San Francisco, California
0Author 0Consumer 0Employee/Owner
On Jan 30, 2012, at approximately 4 pm est, I received a call from a man who referred to himself as "Mark Williams" (strong Indian accent). He first introduced himself as an attorney representing my case and asked if I had a personal attorney to handle said case. When I inquired what he was referring to, he exploded and told me I could not ask any questions and, that if I did not pay his company the money I received from a "cash advance", then I would be arrested within the hour and would have to appear in CA the next morning for a court hearing (I live in FL) and would be demanded to pay his company over $5000. I again asked for specifics regarding this allegation and he told me yet again, that I could not ask any questions, and how did I want to make restitution on this advance. I asked him the call back number (of course, he exploded yet again because I interrupted him and asked a question), so I asked him if he could please read me the "supposed allegations" and court documents which stipulated my apparent charges. He rambled so fast, that the conversation was unable to be deciphered and, when he was finished reading off some bogus form letter, he stated that I was now "allowed" to ask questions. I inquired to the name, address and phone number of his exact company, who was the supposed lender of said funds, what was the date of said transaction and what was the total amount of said transaction. Again, he became extremely irate and told me he was NOT a collection company, he was an attorney and, when the police came to arrest me, I would then be given a copy of all charges. I know from personal lawsuits, a legal court document must be filed and properly served (with proof of service) in order for any type of legal action to even be recognized in any state. This "attorney" stated they sent me emails demanding money. Told him, that was a new one on me and, since it didn't meet the criteria for actually "serving" an individual, it couldn't possibly be taken seriously. I kept him on the line long enough to record our conversation and intentionally interrupted him to get a response. After approximately 25 minutes of being told numerous times I would be arrested and, without obtaining any information that would substantiate this allegation, I hung up on him. Well, he called back and left me a very nasty and threatening voice mail message, which stated I would be arrested within the hour. I called my bank, froze my account (he gave me my social security number and exact checking account number....and I've NEVER applied for any type of cash advance or payday loan) and then called my local police department and fraud dept and filed a report. Of course, the phone number "Mr. Williams" called from isn't able to be called back, nor can a voice mail message be left. I also contacted my State Attorney's office and they put me in touch with the fraud dept of the FBI, which is investigating this company due to the enormous calls, threats and attempts to extract monies from people's accounts. Of course, the police never showed up to arrest me. In fact, they laughed at the fact someone would be so bold to tell a person they were going to be arrested. I have received 16 phone calls this morning from this same person, screaming and demanding money. Now, I ask you....if I was supposed to be arrested last night, then why is this "attorney" calling me today?
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