ED Magedson – Founder
American Legal Services, California United States of America
I received a call from a local # to where I am in New York but I had missed it and they left a voicemail. When I listened to the voicemail it was a man with an almost non-understandable Indian accent saying he had to talk to me asap about an important matter and to call him directly @ 559-399-0358 (first clue-#'s don't match), and if I chose not to call them he wishes me "good luck", which sounded creepy. I called first the local # that originally called me and got a mesg that said "this subscriber is unavailable".
Then I called the other # and got a generic voicemail instructing to leave a msg but not saying what the company was, etc. I called again and it rang twice and a man with a heavy indian accent picked up-same guy from the vm,- he said there was a lawsuit against me for a payday loan(which I had never done) and that in 24-48 hrs they would contact my job and I would probably be terminated (but they had info at a job I haven't been with for a few years), aand a couple of "investigative officers" will come to my "job" and arrest me.
I knew it didn't sound right cause none of the info was correct except for my email address which I 've had for 10 yrs. So my phone got disconnected and they proceded to call me back 15 time sin an hr, even blocking the # to come up as unkown. The msgs said to call back and I can speak to "Craig Miller" the head lawyer. So I eventually called back I spoke to a Steve with a slight british accent who when I asked to talk to craig miller gave me the same guy i had already spoken to-he even said when he got on the line "as I said to you before" i cut him off and said "i didnt talk to you before, I talked to a dominick" he backtracked and said "oh well dominick told u.." etc.
I told him I had looked up the company and found it to be a scam and he said "oh I dont know what you're talking about but we will be sneding this ppwk to your employer tomorrow and then just hung up on me. I called back and Steve picked up again I asked for dominick & was told he was gone, I asked for mike-he was gone, I asked for craig and he said her's been on a conference call. I said "thats funny I just hung up wiht him how is he on a conference call." he said to me "well as we explained to you your ppwk
will be sent to your employer and theres nothing we can do now craig won't let you do restitution" and hung up on me and everytime i tried to call back it only rang once and disconnected as if they did a pickup/hang up. Wow tese guys are such scammers. I called the FTC and she said this was very common and they're in a country that the USA has no jurisdiction in-and they get info on your from stuff you've done on the internet in the past 3 yrs. SO beware-and make sure you make the complaint because then they have your personal info and you have to notify the credit bureau in case of anything!
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