Claim they have a summons for me and I needed to contact them within 48 hrs or I would be served papers at my home or work. BUt next day I get a call from a guy from North Dakota saying a claim has been turned into his office and I needed to call back to verify my home address and place of employment for papers and to consider myself served.
Caller said his name was Derrick with AMPM Trucking. Caller asked to speak to someone regarding trucks. Caller said that they provide bellydump trucks, water trucks, etc. They seemed to be cold calling to see if we would purchase trucks from them.
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