tried to say they were an allegations officer and that there were serious charges pending against me from their client, that my local (actually said the county i was in, sherrifs dept was involved (FALSE!). Tried to pass themselves off as a police officer.They even used a phony beep in the background to act like they were in a police car. This person is a scam artist, DO NOT PAY THEM MONEY and DO NOT call them back at all. You will get nowhere.
Most likely those are beep codes. It would help to know the model of the ansirewng machine. I spent the late 70s through the 80s. Learning how those types of things work. If I remember correctly some were recorded on the tape. For example if you entered the remote control code wrong when try to access the messages from another location.
It was a message left on my recorder. The guy called himself, "Brian Smith," but spoke with an accent...had trouble pronouncing Ls and Rs...said, "from the "interno Revenue Service," and "'aw suit is fied against you." and that he was from "faud" department. The number shows on caller ID as 571-526-0034 (versus 24). And he said to call 1-800-829-1040.
It's a scam collection agency.... Do NOT give those people any information.... Do NOT confirm any information..... and report them so that others don't fall prey to such scams....!!!
Consumers across the country report that they're getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but for amounts they do not owe. Others are receiving calls from people seeking to recover on loans consumers received but where the creditors never authorized the callers to collect for them. So what's the story?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, is warning consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors. It may be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake one. Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your personal information, like a bank account number. A caller may be a fake debt collector if he:
is seeking payment on a