ED Magedson – Founder
CR AssociatesBirmingham, Alabama United States of America
After coming home from a grocery shopping trip my sister said that a Mr. Babcock called from a number in Hollywood California and left a message claiming that he had extremely important information regarding some legal documents that needed my signature . He left a phone number where he could be reached that was in Birmingham Alabama . He gave her a reference number and said this was his direct line to call as soon as possible due to its grave importance . I returned home and she said it was an odd call . I had no idea what it could be so I sat down and called and a message played saying I was caller number 7 and I first thought it was one of those lottery scams so I humored myself and waited and a woman answered and asked for the reference number which i gave to her and she said well Mrs. so & so , I have in my possession a 1099 C Filing Form due to be filed in 2010 with the IRS . I said what are you talking about , I haven't subcontracted any work . I thought she might be referring to the 1099's my ex husband filed as she used my married name before my divorce . She said no , I am saying that we will file this form to take action against you due to a credit card that you required in 1999 . I told her she must be mistaken and without allowing me to explain she proceeded to tell me she had ran a credit report on me and she had my name and my social security number as well as an old address that had never been shared with my ex husband . I asked how she got the telephone number because I have only had this number for a very brief time and she got an attitude and said it was found by skip tracing . She said her name was Casey Masters when asked and I said well I have never seen anything by mail or never heard of this debt . I have just cleared some old debt after requesting a copy of my credit report and I have no knowledge of this debt . I am certain this isn't my debt . At that time in 1999 I was under the age of 18 . I had never been employed and lived with my parents . I didn't get a chance to tell her these things because a man took the phone from her a started to get beligerent and as this took place my brother-in-law which is an attorney took the phone and started asking for more proof . They revealed my name and social to him as well as a credit card number and an initial balance of $500 and that they were suing for a fee of $630 for services for a total of $1130 or it would be something that would be between me and the IRS . My brother-in-law was attempting to tell them the laws of such and the man started yelling at him and saying I demand your name and your business name and he said you can refer to me as Sir until you can proove your case and the man said you either give me your name you jerkoff or I will hang up and my brother-in-law said do what you will and the man hung up . I am certain this is a fraud although in other posts I have read this may be legal but I am certan that this is bogus debt collection and just felt in important to share this with fellow posters. Thankyou .
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/14/2009 08:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CR-Associates/Birmingham-Alabama-/CR-Associates-claims-to-be-collecting-an-old-debt-Birmingham-Alabama-539435. 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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