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Complaint Review: Fast Cash International - BMG

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  • Submitted: Wed, July 08, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, July 08, 2009

  • Reported By:Springfield Illinois
Fast Cash International - BMG
New York, New York U.S.A.

Fast Cash International - BMG Its a Scam New York New York

*Author of original report: Fast Cash International

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On thursday 7-2-2009 2 of my relatives had threatening calls from James Williams, State Investigation Dpt, NY. He stated I owed money and used them as references. I had in the past gotten a payday loan online and paid it off. He told my contacts that they were going to jail because of my debt. He became very abusive to them, said he knew where they were and was coming after them. He then called me, I asked if this was related to Fast Cash International and he said yes. I told him this was a scam and to leave us alone. He called me back Monday 7-6-2009 demanding I pay 820.29. Itold him I was not paying anything to him that I do not owe on any payday loans and to not call again.

I called the U.S. Attorney in Washington D.C.. I filed a report, told them James Williams work place, I was told there is no such place that this is a scam, not to pay them anything and to hang up if they call back. I was also told to call the Credit Bureau and put a fraud alert on my credit reports. I did, then viewed my reports online and noticed someone (not me) had tried to purchase an automobile here in Springfield last January 2009. I had bought a vehicle from this lot in June 2008. Not only am I being scammed I am also the victim of identify theft and have no idea who it could be.

Back to Fast Cash International and BMG @ Bahama Marketing Group: They are working hand in hand, this told to me by the U.S. Attorney General. They are very aware of this scam....do not pay them anything. A legitimate creditor will send a notice by mail on any money you owe them. They will also tell you over the phone their mailing address, date of debt, company owed. These scammers cannot tell you anything other that they want money right now, over the phone.

PLEASE IGNORE THESE PEOPLE.

As everyone can see on this website, these 2 scammers have been very busy. There are thousands of people getting these calls that have not found this site yet.

Sherry
Springfield, Illinois
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/08/2009 12:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Fast-Cash-International-BMG/New-York-New-York/Fast-Cash-International-BMG-Its-a-Scam-New-York-New-York-467482. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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

Hi again, the BBB has issued an alert with the company, here it is to view:







HomeNews CenterWidespread Harassment from Phony Debt Collectors Raises Concerns of Mass Data Breach
8/4/2009

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Scammers have Social Security and bank account numbers, home addresses and employer information

Arlington, VA August 3, 2009 Better Business Bureau is issuing a national alert today about phony debt collectors that are calling consumers nationwide and claiming that they have defaulted on a payday loan and will be arrested if they don't pay immediately. Claiming to be lawyers, the scammers say they are with the Financial Accountability Association or the Federal Legislation of Unsecured Loans and are equipped with a disconcerting amount of personal information about their potential victims.

Because the scammers have so much information about potential victims, BBB is concerned that this may be the result of a data breach, said Steve Cox, BBB spokesperson. Thousands of people may have had their personal information compromised, and given the scammers' tactics, it appears that those who have previously used payday loan services could be particularly at risk.

According to reports received by BBB and posted online, the scammers accuse the victim of defaulting on a payday loan and claim they are being sued. The phony debt collector threatens that, if the victim doesn't pay as much as $1,000 immediately via wire or by providing bank account or credit card numbers, he or she will be arrested and extradited to California within the hour to stand trial. The scammers often have the victim's Social Security, old bank account numbers or driver's license numbers as well as home addresses, employer information and even the names of personal friends and professional references.

BBB offers the following advice to consumers if they receive a suspicious telephone call about an outstanding debt:

Ask the debt collector to provide official documentation which substantiates the debt.

Do not provide or confirm any bank account, credit card or other personal information over the phone until you have confirmed the legitimacy of the call.

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission online if the caller is abusive, uses threats or otherwise violates federal telemarketing laws.

File a complaint with BBB online if you believe a debt collector is trying to scam you.

According to complaints online, phone numbers that the scammers are calling from include: 949-468-5107, 415-200-0274, 415-200-0274, 213-784-5745, 408-715-1614 and many others.

For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, contact Alison Southwick at 703-247-9376
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