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I got left a message from a man with a thick foreign accent telling me that "me or my attorney needs to call him back immediately" and "good luck" if I don't

I called back the number and the man literally starts screaming at me that he is Inspector Johnson and that I am in a lot of trouble, and I am going to jail for internet fraud, and I should have known to meet my responsibilities. I try to ask him what this is about, and he keeps telling me that he is the one doing the talking. He tells me he MAY be able to stop this if I am willing to immediately wire him $975.

None of this makes any sense to me, and I keep trying to get him to tell me what this is all about. Finally he just tells the Sheriff will be coming to take me to jail in 1 hour, and if I want to have a chance at stopping this, I need to call him back immediately and be willing to wire this money. He hangs up.

Well, I wait for the sheriff to come and nobody shows up.

The man called back and left a message again today. Should I do anything about this?




Do you have any old payday loans? There is a lot of this kind of calls on the payday loan forum. National bank or something like that. Go check out the payday loan forum. Seems to be the same M.O.

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:39

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i wouldn't talk to the thick accented doofus again.have your co-workers tell the idiot you quit and no longer work there.then don't answer at home.this is a scam pure and simple.this place buys old pdl's and info from teletrak.chances are this pdl is paid and at least 2-3yrs old.don't even talk to the mope.

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:44

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I took out a payday loan for $200 5 years ago and paid it back ($240 two weeks later). That is the only time I have ever used a pay day loan.

The guy would not give me any information as to what this was about

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:49

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Start recording the calls. What state are you in? 1 party states do not require permission to record.

Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:51

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right,as i said before do not even talk to this loser.he is calling from INDIA.they have a way of calling from there and making it look like it came from here.they are a scam.

Sub: #5 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 19:52

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I am glad you called his bluff about the sheriff instead of paying him. Some people get scared and just hand over there personal account info to these idiots. Best thing to do is just never take a call from them again. If you want to mess with him though then sometimes it is fun to take their calls. Just realize that it is bogus and they aren't going to do squat.

Sub: #6 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 20:03

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What is the name of this company?

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 20:07

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My guess is it was U.S. National Bank or Cash Today.

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 20:10

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yep US NATIONAL BANK,UNITED LEGAL is another one,but sometimes they will do like with the OP just start yelling or say
they are some big detective or federal agent.all are illegal no matter how you cut it.

Sub: #9 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 20:16

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If it's an 800 number, we could all call him back and yell at him. Wonder how much their phone bill would be if 118,000 people called for 1 minute each?

Sub: #10 posted on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 20:22

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