I am in the united states military and recieved a phone call from a co-worker stating that an agent was trying to contact me about an investigation that was going on involving myself. I had recieved that call and didnt answer due to the fact that unless my caller I.D. comes up as anything other than a name, then I dont know you so i check the message later. Anyways, I called the number back and the man that answered said he was an officer working for the United States of Investigation Bureau. Once he verified that i was "Joe Smoe" he told me to hold and clicked of and back on as if to initiate the recording device as other companies do. This gentleman or jerk, had all my personal information from ssn, bank account#, street address where i live, contact number, email address, and even two people that i would normally use as contacts or references where named. Like I said earlier, a co-worker told me he recieved this phone call so right away I thought, "man, i better call them back, sounds serious." Once i verified some of my information( I know, stupid, but I thought since he had my information and asked if it was correct it wasnt a scam since I always hear about people asking for you to verify your information by submiting it first or through some sort of automated system.) the man, Officer Roy Wilson, asked me not to inturrupt him while he tell me my case and that i could rebuttle once he finish. So he threatened that he was on officer over and over along with saying things that referred to me being arrested if i didnt settle out of court. Oh yeah, the call came from Pennsylvania.
I will tell you, about a month ago, I did apply for some online loans that required personal information, so if you did the same and wind up out of the blue getting these calls, I would scream SCAMMMMM! The man told me that I had violated banking regulations and committed internet fraud. When I asked the loan amount, the man wouldn't tell me right away but had no issue telling me the settlement amount for $490.
I spoke with this man for about 20-30 minutes and toward the end of the conversation I started to see things weren't adding up, I told him I needed to go to my bank and have them look up the last 3 months of all transatcions. Once I said that the man tried to tell me basically that if I hung up with him now that my chance to settle out of court would no longer be valid and that the report or case # would be pushed to court. When i finally got the man to agree to let me call him back, he told me to call him on the number I had called him on and didnt tell me his specific contact number. Which makes me think that he has a bunch of #'s redirected to a specific spot kinda like online phone companies that use IP addresses that are very hard to trace and can be deleted at the click of a button. Also, that the company that sent my case to him was a financial institution and may not show up on my transactions as a specific one but may be "this" institution or "that LLC institution."
When i initially called, he picked up directly. If he was an officer for the united states in any way, then I would assume he would have an extension and not a direct line. If I could offer any other assistance, or advice it would be other things to ask such as, "If you are an officer with the united states,"in whatever way," ask for a badge # and the name of his supervisor and his information or to talk directly to him" (from other things I have read, they did pass around to supposed "supervisors" but they all had middle eastern-thick indian accents) The phone # I have on my phone that he called from was 724-512-2120. Deffinetly cancel your bank accounts immediatly or atleast make them aware of your situation so they will track your transactions. I hope that this information got to you before any of this BS effected your life or financial standings.