Fraudulently attempting to collect a fraudulent debt. Numerous harassing and threatening phone calls. Claimed to be collecting a debt from Double Day Book Club, with whom I've never had a membership, for alleged charges from 2009. Current credit reports (All 3) are clear of any past alleged collection attempts. Nothing appears on my credit report except for an inquiry made by Takhar Group in November of 2012. Instructed them to send a written validation of debt and informed them I was going to be disputing the alleged charges. Have contacted Double Day Book Club and am currently waiting a response. They are attempting to collect a false debt via fraudulent means. Have already contacted the FTC and FBI and will be contacting the North Carolina Attorney General's office on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013.
Takhar Group is also known as Takhar Investments, Inc. as registered with the BBB but they are not an accredited business. They have multiple addresses listed with the BBB. Two of which are located in Cambridge, ON and the other located in Niagara Falls, NY.
DO NOT give them any money. Stand firm on your requests for validation of debts from any merchants they claim to be collecting the debt from. Contact the merchants directly and dispute the charges if in fact you do not owe them. There are dozens of complaints against both the Takhar Group as well as Double Day Book Club, which was involved in a class action lawsuit in 2011. BE VERY CAREFUL when dealing with either of these companies. Keep a close eye on your credit reports. Contact ALL 3 bureaus and request that NO ONE be allowed to access your credit report WITHOUT your prior approval. It will prevent companies like these from getting your name and address.