This is not just based in CA - these ppl are scamming nationwide - I live in IL - if you have ever gotten a payday loan or applied and were denied for one or any type of loan for that matter - they are pulling your information from the internet and trying to scam you for $200 - here is what happened to me today & wasted my entire day dealing with these idiots!
just letting everyone know that I have a new msg on my voicemail now that is not very friendly - I've been getting calls all morning from this number: 810-676-161 & they are leaving mesgs that I am being sued by federal courts for $8,000 bcuz of a payday loan I defaulted on (I have never had a paday loan in my life!) - the number they leave for a return call is 951-543-4949 which I had to call several times to get thru - they gave me a huge runaround never telling me who it was that was supposed suing me....i called my attorney and he investigated finding that the name of the company is FAST CASH INTERNATIONAL - now be aware this guy had my name, my ss #, and the name of my bank he even knew I had kids - THAT scared the hell out of me.
So, long story short my atty filed reports against them with the better business bureau, the attorney general, and suggested I change my bank acct, contact the ss office for information as to how they obtained my # to begin and how to keep them from getting it again, AND chng my voicemail mesg informing them that we have filed and if they continue to call we will proceed with harrassment charges - BEWARE every1 these ppl are major league big time scam artists and they can get your information! Pass this information to everyone you know - it is all over google when you put the original number they call for into a search and it is nationwide! THEY ARE IN INDIA USING AN INTERNATIONAL PHONE LINE TO CONNECT TO A LAND LINE IN RIVERSIDE, CA SO IT CANNOT BE TRACED EASILY - it was difficult for my attorney to trace them, but he did and we HAVE FILED FOR HARRASSEMENT AGAINST THEM!
Some poor souls have been scammed and have lost a ton of money because of this - thank God I have a smart attorney!!!! The really funny thing is that they keep calling - the last time I answered and told him that we had filed the reports against them with the BBB & the AG & if they continued to call I would sue for harrassment - this time he said he was my friend - you believe that s**t??? And wanted to know how we found out where they are and who they are to sue them - told him to call my attorney w/those questions and gave him the number - told them the cops are on the way and then hung up - THEY ARE STILL CALLING!!!!!!! I just keep letting it go to VM now and saving any msgs they leave for my attorney - hope it doesn't happen to anyone else but gonna guess they aren't gonna give up that easy. It is a scam to try to get $200 from you - they say they can stop the court proceedings if you pay them $200 by 5pm today - what a bunch of morons!
It's been an hour now with no more calls apparently they got the message! Wish I could see their faces when they receive the legal paperwork for the lawsuit!