Mediation Services Caller says Civil Case No. and pay them today or by tomorrow morning - or else
These people are definitely a con - who knows how much money they have stolen from people.....I did not see anything online about them until the past day, which means they have just started it up.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, this outfit (Mediation Services) called my mother, 2,800 miles across the country (Atlanta area in Georgia). She is 86 and in failing health.
A woman calling herself Amy told her to have me call them at 855-318-5325 about Civil Procedure Case No 2017-XXXXX, they needed to be paid today by 5:30 pm or 10:30 am tomorrow. My mother called me, and I immediately suspected fraud / con.
I called them. Sure enough, it turned out to be. The lady sounded like she had a bit of an accent, sounded like she might be black by the pronunciation of certain words, with a lilt that indicated high-brow England English might be involved, called herself Laurie, and I said, You all called my 86-year old mother across the country and asked me to call.
She stumbled a bit, as I was hearing a lot of voices of other women in the background - and I mean a lot of them, quite noisy - a boiler room. I then said, It sounds like this is a boiler room. She said, We don't take kindly to slander. ijn that accent/lilt to her voice, and hung up.
I called back. Message came on to leave my name and phone number. I hung up. I called back, left no name and phone number, and said, I have contacted the FBI. I really have.
Here's why: They are doing this across state lines, and are probably out of the country.
What is worse, is there is no link between my mother and myself other than one bank transaction several years ago, nothing in her records, nothing in mine, nothing online linking us. My mother never kept my Dad's name....at least not since the late 70's, long before computers and online stuff came to be. She is not even linked to me on the listing of family members on any people search engines.
Which can mean only one thing: they have hacked my mother's national bank accounts to get this kind of information, or my bank, a differing one, also national Just great.
I suspect it is another Nigerian scam, from the sound of this woman's voice. I am contacting three of my siblings who live in the US, and letting them know to check my mother's bank accounts. I keep nothing in mine, but she does in hers.
It appears from other reports this scam just got set up and started yesterday. Be careful and do not give them any money!