888-278-8565 - Did this number call you? If yes, leave your comment/complaint below.
Phone number: 888-278-8565 The number is a Toll Free number
Around 39% of people reported it as "Scammer/Fraudster".
You are the 61th person to search for it here.The number has a total of 133 complaints filed against it.
Latest people reported the number as that of "John Spencer, John Spencer"
I got the same call as everyone else is describing. They want me to pay them within 48 hours or they would file a claim against Me. First, I really want to know how they are obtaininformation our personal information.. it's nerve wrecking that anyone can obtain your personal information and use it to try to scam you...
We got a call from 765-650-4433 that left a message on our answering machine stating we had a pending case against us. They said to call them back at 888-278-8565 referencing a specific case number. The caller ID showed a 765 area code telephone number. We called the 888 number back but just got a voice mail. We then did a google search for the 888 number and the 765 number that on the caller ID... that is how we found this page about the scam.
Do not talk to these people nor call them back. If they have legal action you will receive something in writing from your local Courts. Remember EVERYTHING in writing. You will have time to dispute it in writing and ALWAYS request the original debt information should they produce some bogus debt (doubtful they will do this) they are targeting people that they can scare. I like the idea that 'Anonymous' has, lets all call and hang up all day long, anytime we have a free moment, just call..LOL If they call you to tell you to stop calling do not answer it because all you will do is argue. You cannot reason with uneducated idiots and a liar...
John Spencer left a message about legal action being filed in my County if issue not resolved within 40 hours. You can tell it is a recording. They said to call back at 888 278-8565. They have called several times on different dates. I never answer numbers I do not recognize and I know I have no unpaid debts so I haven't spoken with them. I also do a yearly credit report and nothing shows up that someone has used my information and ran up past debt. So they are wasting their time with my call.
I also have received four calls leavening a message I needed to call them because in 48 hrs there would be charges filed against me, I just laffed at it n blocked the number. This was on my cell phone to say the least. They have called my mother saying the same thing. They even called the home I'm livening in. THE FCC N GOVERNMENT SHOULD CRACK DOWN ON THESE PEOPLE AND ANY ONE THAT DOES THIS !!!!!!! The people doing this are targeting the unaware and the elderly. For each time they call me there are at least 10 others that will fall prey to this scam !!!! They monitor our phones so it should be extremely easy to find these people , they tract the cell towers to see where calls are coming from so they know a radius of where they are. Oh we'll only time will tell if anything is done about all these thieves. Thank you for reading this
These people call a few weeks twice. Once it showed a local #, second time it was an Arizona #. I called and they claimed I owe Back loan to Cash Call and I was in default status. I told them the payments had been going to a law firm since March 2009 and I have a balance of $100 which will be paid off this month. I'll gave them the law firm information. I called the law firm and was told to ignore those people. I called AR back and was told I had nothing to worry about since I had kept my payment agreement. Did I mentioned that Cash Call and their associates were sued last December for illegal loan transactions and trying to sue past customers for loans that were paid off? Today, I got another call from this so called John Spencer telling me to call within 48 hrs and good luck with a different act #. Do they think people are stupid?
he has called me 3 times and left message that I have possible litigation from arbritration resolution and I have 48hrs to resolve issue or my county will take care of it. The longest 48 hrs I have ever heard of, he has called once a week for last 3 weeks, lol. The number he called from was 423-558-0308 and the number I am to reply to is 1-888-278-8565. What a crock I am not behind on anything. Well he won't be calling anymore I have block his number. So people pls beware he is a scammer.
Everything I've read about this is so true...it's a total SCAM!
Long story short - no one answered at the 888 # so I called the local number back, the guy was a total d**k. He did have some correct information about me but it was super strange. I asked him for a day to look into it and he got pissed, he told me I was making him late because he was getting on a flight that day and I told him that I thought he was lying...then he HUNG UP ON ME!!
Once I started doing some research I'm sooo glad that I didn't pay him. It does sound convincing, especially when he threatening you with court and lawyers.
Called 888-278-8565 back in regards to voicemail on MY cell phone. Said they were calling for my Husband on an account that he opened up 14 years ago waaay before we met. So I proceeded to ask him how he got my number, and his response was: We received it from the company that has asked us to obtain this LONG TIME debt....SO let me get this straight, My husband opened up an account in NY, (We now live in IL) with my phone number that is an IL cell phone back in 2000 when we hadn't even met yet? We started dating in 2005 when he moved here from NY..... Yeah ok. They basically get info about past due collections and then phish for the rest hoping to get paid money that is not legally theirs. This account was paid off in 2003. He claims that he has removed my number from their records.....
Be careful. They are liars.
They have called me three times asking for someone who doesn't live here. I called them back and stated I was not that person and not to call again. They called again. I returned their call to get an address to send a letter to stating that they would be sued for harassment if this continued, but "all agents are currently busy."
I received a call from a number with a different area code that told me to call the 888-278-8565 number. I did call and they told me about court summons for fraud and breach of contract with a payday loan that I had included in banktruptcy and it was discharged. Without checking to make sure that it was discharged I allowed them to scare me into paying $100 towards a supposed $900 settlement. After this I received many calls from other numbers for the same thing all threatening me with court summons, etc. So when the other company was to receive a payment again and they found out the payment was declined because I cancelled my card, they called me and said that if I didn't make a payment that they didn't know when, but John Spencer would be handing me court summons for court. I told her that I contacted CashCall personally, which I did, and they advised me that in fact my account was closed and I did not owe them anything and that it was charged off with bankruptcy. I explained about what was happening and they said they have had other complaints as well. When I told her this she got smart with me and told me that they were retained by CashCall to collect, which I have found is against the law to collect on a debt that was discharged on bankruptcy. This Allison got smart with me and told me "Well, then have the person from CashCall represent you in court!!". These people really need to be stopped. I guess that they figured out that I found out that they are scammers. She had the nerve to tell me that this was not a scam. But the same number is popping up everywhere on the internet with the same threats. This time though they called from 888-794-2763.
Called last week, left a message, same message as above. "Press 9 to talk to and 'agent', gave a case number and the 888-278-8565 number to call. I called and actually got through on first time. I said the message was left for someone who didn't live here...she said she would take my number off the list. They called again today, left same message. I have called multiple times to just hear what they have to say. No answer. started looking into the phone number and I am very glad to see all of this information about these dirt bags! Thank you so much to all of you who shared this. I wait their return call with anticipation! How do they get all of this info on us? If they have social security numbers...how does that happen?
I received a message from JOHN SPENCER claiming he was from Arbitration Resolution and warning me about possible litigation pending against me. He advised me that I had 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond would result in a formalize complaint with my residing county.
I found this to be very upsetting at the time because I had just be released from the hospital and this added to my already stressful situation. I contacted a personal friend who is a lawyer in another state and asked him to look into it for me. The first thing he said was that it could be a scam.
I finally got the courage to confront the situation.
I have received multiple calls from John Spencer ( canned message also) claiming I owe over 2000.00 on a visa. I did not have a visa in the year in question. I initially told them to go ahead and file the cout papers since I knew it was a scam. They tried to intimidate me but weren't successful. Apparently their idea of 48 hours is different than mine since they've called me twice a week for 3 weeks. I finally called them back yesterday and repeatedly asked for their physical address. They refused to give it to me. I told them I was calling the attorney general and they hung up. SCAM.
Called today saying they had been to my home several times and that I had 48 hrs to take care of the situation. Was told it was from Bank of America trying to collect 1500. and it was gonna cost me 4000. to take care of it. I told them that we had filed Bankruptcy a couple years ago, her response was I'll tell them. It's a scam or something wrong with this. Oh and the card was from 2007
Got a call on Wednesday from this John Spencer telling me everything that previous posters have said. word for word. Being the victim of a collection scam in the past I thought I would be smarter this time and check things out before I even think about calling this idiot back. Good thing I did, I found this website. now I think I know for sure that is another scam artist so I am not returning their call. All I do know is that people like this need to be stopped and people need to be warned so that these scammers fail at their intentions.
John Spencer Calls an let a message about having 40 hours to resovle this issue etc . . i tried calling back but i got a message . Just from the message on there voicemail got me wondering about a scam . So glad i looked up the companys name he left .
They have never said who they were calling for only threats to take them to court. Always leave the same ole number and same message. I thought about calling them and inviting the to a little dance at the farm you know where they dance to bullets around their feet but decided not to. If they keep harrassing me though I might
Received 5 messages from 916-374-5039:
"Hello my name is John Spencer. I'm calling from arbitration resolution in regards to possible litigation pending against you. When contacting our office please have your case number available 2014-xxxxxx
We have 48 hours to resolve this issue press 9 to speak to a claims processor or call us back at 888-278-8565
Failure to comply will result in a complaint to be formalized with your residing county thank you and good luck"
I received several calls with messages prompting me to call within 48 hours to avoid litigation against me. I did respond several times, but did not speak to any representative. I answered my cell once only to have a female operator put me on hold, before threatening me by saying, "See you in court" after I refused to give her any information and said, "You called me! Tell me what this is in regards to." Finally after approximately a week of harassing phone calls, I answered again, gave the 'file number', only to have the oblivious female operator respond, "That's not a case file ..." Click. I redialed. She asked if I knew a specific female's name (Lisa Kennedy or Lisa Candy or Lisa Canny). I responded "Who?" a few times repeating the name. She finally said, "This is a wrong number. Have a nice day." Click. I have since reported the numbers and incidents to the Illinois Better Business Bureau.