ED Magedson – Founder
American Legal Servicesinternet Internet United States of America
An attempt was made to contact me at my place of employment by a man identifying himself as officerSam Jones. I was unavailable to take the call, so he then told my co-worker that I was in some serious trouble unless I contacted him immediately. My co-worker also informed me that he spoke with a heavy Indian accent and was very hard to understand.
When I got home that evening and replayed my voicemail, a message was also on my machine from a man with a heavy Indian accent claiming to be a police officer. When I called him back to find out what all of this was about,he identified himself with a totally different name (still claiming to be a police officer). He informed me that I was defaulted on a cash advance loan from US Cash advance for $300.00 and that I had fraudulantly obtained this loan.
Before he would go any further, he asked me if I was represented by a lawyer. I said no and asked for more information. He told me that I was in serious trouble and would be arrested in the morning unless I paid full restitution of $1013.00 that moment. I told him that I did not have that kind of money.
He then said that he would make arrangements with me for repayment and that I should fax a letter stating that I am sorry and that I wish to pay full restitution in the amount of $506.50 in two payments. He said I should address my letter to American Legal Services and include my credit or debit account number as well as my social security number.
I have a few check loans open, but none of them are in collections. I asked him which specific company this defaulted loan was from, but he would not answer me. He just kept saying that US Cash Advance represents ove 50 different lenders. When I asked him for an account number for the loan, he said that is not important and rather than worry about account numbers, I should worry about criminal prosecution.
The next day I recieved the same voicemai message and call at work. Only this time he was very angry that I did not fax him anything. I contacted my lenders to confirm that they are not behind this and all of them informed me that this is a scam. I then called him back and asked for a badge number and for the name of the police department he works for. He then said that he is not a police officer, but he is a legal notification officer.
He became really irritated when I asked him why he uses a different name every time I call or he leaves a message. I told him to never call again and that I was reporting him to the FBI,FTC,Homeland Security, and my state district attorney. I told him that this is a scam and he really got irrate. He told me you will find out soon enough what I will do to you and hung up on me.
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