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Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2002.While 2345421696 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (234) 542-1696 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
User Complaints for (234) 542-1696
Caller name: Daniel Carter
this guy calls my job and says that i have a fraudulent charge against my name and SSN. he transfers me to his so called sargent Robert Marshall and the guy reads me back all of my personal information including email bank and everything else i can think. he threatens to have me arrested and fired from my job. i tell him that the call is being recorded and he has the nerve to tell me to go to the police station so i can turm myself in and ended the call. i googled the number and this site came up. should've picked on somebody that wasn't on federal probation because i'm taking the number names and recording to the US attorneys office monday morning.
This number called my place of work; the caller ID on the phone said "ALLING" as the name. The sound was very staticy with lots of background noise and echos. The man talking asked to speek with "your emoployee (full name)". The employee was in a meeting at the time and when I told the man on the line he started to act very distraught, saying he really needed to talk with her because it was "a real emergency for her". When I told him there was no way I could contact her while she's in the meeting and offered to put him through to her voice mail, he insisted I take a written message instead. He said his name was "David Coleman" (which I immediately thought was suspicious with the accent he had), then gave me the number 234-542-1696 ext 361. Then he insisted I read the info back to him, and once again said it was "a real emergency" and he needed to talk with the employee. About 1 hour later he called back fussing about how he had already called earlier but no one had called him back yet. I told him the employee was now in a second meeting and he once again acted very distraught saying things like "oh that won't do!" and "it's really very important that I talk to (full name)". He asked if I still had the message he left earlier (I did) and asked me to read it back to him again. He then stated again that it was "a real emergency" and very important that he talk with the employee as soon as possible. After he hung up I did a Google search of the number and promptly discarded the message. No one has called back since but I've told the other receptionists to be on alert.
Caller name: zack austin
a man with a very heavy indian accent just called my work claiming a warrent for my arrest was going out it i did not handle this matter right this minute. He knew my ssn & dob and said he ran a background check on me and knows i have never been in trouble before. When i tried to ask him if he worked for the the federal crime division as i was told he did he wouldnt answer. he said i would get 18 months in prison.
Caller name: Zack Austin
Called my cell and told me that he was Zack Austin of Federal Crime Department. He said that I owed 400 on a loan. He also stated that if I did not pay 5800 in 24 hours, I would be sued for 80,000 dollars, and go to jail for 18 to 29 months. This is crazy.
Caller name: Officer Jack Daniels
I HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER AND HOMR AND WORK. THIS IS VERY ANNOYING WHEN THEY CALL RANTING ABOUT THE FACT, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED.
THIS IS A SCAM, SCAM, THESE GUYS HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TO CALL TO ANNOY PEOPLE AND THEIR MANAGERS AT WORK. THEY NEED A REAL JOB.
THIS IS ONE PERSON WHO IS NOT SCARED. I AM GOING TO REPORT THIS TO ONE OF MY LOCAL TV STATIONS.
LOOKOUT JACK, IF YOU ARE REALLY JACK.
STOP!!! STOP!!!! STOP!!!! STOP!!!!! STOP!!!!!! STOP!!!!!!!!!
Caller name: John Harris
I received a call on November 16, 2011 from someone that calls himself,I believe, John Harris with a heavy accent, perhaps from India.
He claims he is from some kind of Crimes Division and that he has my SSN and I need to contact him right-a-way involving an important matter.
The contact number he gave is:234-542-1696X640
This is fraud, extortion, harassment and illegal threats. I've gotten the exact same thing from these people as everyone listed above. However, I got info from this man, and he gave me my own social security number and address, and they were correct. I did not tell him that information, or verify that what he had was correct. I have run a credit check, and so far there does not appear to be any identity theft, but I have filed a complaint with all three credit bureaus and they are to flag any new activity and immediately report it. Be careful about paying your bills online, as I suspect that this is how my information was obtained. And monitor your credit reports!!!
Caller name: Officer Daniel Carter
Recieved call at work and on personal number from Officer Daniel Carter, badge #9186 calling from law enforcement federal crimes department pending against my name and social security number. Stating he was officer and it was regarding a legal matter. In the end always saying "if you don't returm the call then the only thing I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds on you".
Extremely time sensitive for a very urgent matter. I am glad to see so many messages reinforcing that this is a scam.
Caller name: Robert Marshall
Some guy with an accent (indian) that I could barely understand call my home and work phone asking for me in ref. with a document number saying he was an officer from the Federal Crime Division stating he was an "officer" and giving me a common name ( ex. officer Robert Marshall ) and said I would be arrested in 5 to 6 hours if i did not address the problem of this document that stated I received a $300 loan from Money Cash Advance. He said that I needed to pay $1,900 for the loan, court and lawyer fees and that if i did not arrange to make payments on this money then he would send the sheriff to my home and arrest me and have a jail sentence of 8 to 9 months After some research found out that this is a fraud scam. The one that called me was based out of Washington ) and they call and harass the people by threatening them with jail time if they do not get some type of payment on the so called account they stole of a data base and they have ALL YOUR INFORMATION DOB ,SSN , ADDRESSES , PEOPLE RELATED TO YOU ,EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION ,ECT..... and they can ruin your credit by selling this info to others and just keep scamming you ................... so yeah this is what i woke up too and know going through some steps to see if i can protect my credit and report this scam because impersonating an officer of the law is also illegal ...... not a happy camper right now
Caller name: jack daniels
I receive several calls a day from this name claiming to be Officer JAck Daniels, Daniel Carter and other erroneous names. They call my cell number and my work ext. and main #. They make threats of going to prision if a law suit filed against me is not settled.
Caller name: Robert Marshall
I had call from this person claiming I a loan taking out in 2010. When I told him that was not true he responed 2010 or 2011. I questioned the amount he said 100.00 to 300.00. I ask the name of the loan company no such name. This is a prank.
Caller name: officer shawn martin
jsut got a call at work and on my cell from this number stating that his name was officer shawn martin from federal crime department left me a voice mail tell me to call him back today. i have had lots of these calls DO NOT GIVE ANY INFO OUT
Caller name: daniel
I got a call on my cell and work number and i was told i have a legal matter, so i returned the call to daniel carter and he told me to hold on i need to talk to senior sargrent robert marshall as i held on robert got on the phone and explained to me about the legal matter on his desk and the name of the business i never heard of says i took a loan out, and after he finished telling me i asked him when was i suppose to have taken the loan and he said between 2010-2011 i told him i don't need between dates i need month,date and year so i can look back at the information ,robert told me it was against the law to give me the month and date i said really, i said that's because you don't have a month and date and i told him that they were a scam and then he advised me i will be arrrested in 24-48 hours i said ok.
Caller name: idk
calling my fiance's work, they had her info. said she owed like 2k. then asked her for 1400 and then 700 today. i told her to get the info how to pay and see what they say. they told me she would be in jail in the morning when i first called, then told me to not call back after i called again. i keep calling and hanging up on them. LOL... it has happened to her before. total BS.
Caller name: ??????
Yes this number has been calling me AT WORK! They called at least 50 times in less that an hour. Even hanging up on them does no good. They are after any banking info they can get. Pretending to be a collection agency and threating you with being arrested! Had to call our local police to give a report. They all have such a heavy Indian accent you can hardly understand them.
Caller name: officer robert marshall
Some guy with an accent (indian) that I could barely understand call my fiance's cell phone asking for me in ref. with a document number saying he was an officer from the Federal Crime Division stating he was an "officer" and giving me a common name ...this guy used 3 different ones as i recorded each one of the phone calls ( ex. officer Jack Danielle ) < I said really ???? and said I would be arrested in 5 to 6 hours if i did not address the problem of this document that stated I stole 15,000 dollar and that if i did not arrange to make payments on this money then he would send the sheriff to my home and arrest me and have a jail sentence of 8 to 9 months ..... I thing is I know something was fishy and also researched it and spoke to my lawyer and everything and after some research found out that this is a fraud scam ...that a credit agency was hacked into and thousands upon thousands of files with all the personal information of each person and then this India based place ( unknown ) buys and routes numbers of USA origin ( the one the called me was based out of OHIO ) and they call and harass the people by threatening them with jail time if they do not get some type of payment on the so called account they stole of a data base and they have ALL YOUR INFORMATION DOB ,SSN , ADDRESSES , PEOPLE RELATED TO YOU ,EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION ,ECT..... and they can ruin your credit by selling this info to others and just keep scamming you ................... so yeah this is what i woke up too and know going through some steps to see if i can protect my credit and report this scam because impersonating an officer of the law is also illegal ...... not a happy camper right now
HAS MANY ALIASES : all start with either officer or agent from the Federal Crime Division ;
Caller name: Mike
Thanks everyone for loading your experience on this site. I received the call three times today and he stated that call was being recorded right to the court house. I was immediately scared. He then went on to say that last year i took out a chas advance of $300 and neve4r paid it back. So now i have to show up in court with my lawyer and not to mentiomy area policde and then the police from the city i recdeived the call froomn that in two to three hours i will be arrested. I got scared and called two lawyers to question if its a scam and then i called two lawyers and my area police, and then contacted the police department in the city that the call was placed in.Reluctant to find out that its a scam. Thanks for the releif everyone............
Caller name: John Harris
Guy called me claiming to be " Captain John Harris". sounded like he was from Lahore or Bangladesh - could barely understand him. Asked for my employee who was not in the office at the time. He said it was an emergency concerning something in CASS County Louisiana, With the Sherrif's Dept. I said really ? then I put him on hold. Louisiana does not HAVE counties - they have Parishes - so I re-answered with my best Indian accent and kept him on the phone as long as I could, asking him his vest size, could he drive a large truck ? Did he ever experience suicidal tendencies ? He finally cursed me in hindi or whatever and hung up.
Caller name: Chief Officer Robert Marshall
I received a call from 234-542-1696 this afternoon stating first that this was Junior Officer John Matthew and gave me a case number then he needed to have me talk to Chief Office Robert Marshall then whom he proceeded to transfer me to he said this Robert person got on the phone and said I would be arrested today at 4:30 pm for a loan I did not pay back from sometime in 2010 - 2011 but when I asked for specific dates he said he couldn't tell me that would be defimation of character! I said so you want me to pay for something to a company I don't even know whom they are? then he said do you know so and so and so and so? I said no and he said well I have them as references on your loan and I know that was a lie and then he started asking me to varify my bank, SS# and work information and then said since I will not take care of this I will be arressted fined $7000.00 or more and do 9 months or more in jail. I aam in the process of call anything tied to my credit, anyone I have written a check to and my bank as well as filing reports with any local, state and federal resource I have even if they cannot do anything. I have been told that all of this information was obtained from me buying things on the internet and paying bills on the internet and there is no way to have anything done about it all I can do is try to protect my information from here on out.
Caller name: Officer Daniel Carter
I received a massive amount of calls from this number at my work place. He said that his name was officer daniel carter from the law enforcement of federal crimes department. He told me that I needed to call him back immediately as there is a time sensitive law suit being filed against my name and ssn. I thought that this was funny as they claim that I took out a loan but would not give me dates or the company that supposedly gave me the loan. This of course scared me so I did my research and so glad that I found this site with so many messages with the exact same situation from the exact same number letting me know this is a scam! Be aware of these guys!
Caller name: Mike Jones or Zack Austin
They had called my number several times but never left a message until today. They had told me they are from Federal Crime Division (FCD) and that hey were going to have me arrested if I did not pay them money for a online cash advance loan site from a year ago. He passed me on to his supervisor. His supervisor name is Zack Austin. And that if I do not pay it today that I will be locked up and spend 29 months in jail. They were very rude and threatening. They said that if I paid the loan off today that they will clear my ss and my name from any charges. I asked how much the loan was for and he said he needed to look it up. He came back saying that it would have been like $18,000.00 but they were willing to settle for $4892.00... I said I would settle and he passed off to another guy. This new guy said I would have to go to Walmart and get a green.moneypak and give them the authorization number. I had to look up what a green.moneypak was!! It is a visa card that you add money to. They said I would need to get 10 of them, with 9 being of $500.00 and the 10th one being $300.00... If my math is correct this only adds up to $4800.00... where does the $92 dollars go??? Since I did not know what a green.moneypak was to begin with this guy sent me back to Zack. He proceeded to tell me where to go to get them. This sounded funny since collections agencies will send certified letters to your home. They will not send it over an e-mail or tell you to buy green.moneypaks. He told me how long it would take to get the cards and I told him about an 1 1/2 hours. He said he would start on the paper work. In this time I had called the police and they said is sounded like they were phishing to get the money from me. Also in this time I continued to look up on other sites that also have this same number trying to phish from people. While I was looking to file a complaint as well as write this. [They (Sgt.Zack Austin) had called me again saying he was in the legal department from the police department, He said that he has my retention and now see what I am going to do. He said I will be retained within the next 24 hours from either my job or from my home.]
They had called my many times after I blocked this number (234-542-1696). This number shows it came out of Akron OH. Since this number was blocked they used a dummy number of 911 and left me the message above in [ ]... Then they called from number 205-985-6963 which showed up as a Birmingham AL. number. So far since I have wrote this they have called 6 times from 911 number without saying anything. Then they just left another message from Mike Jones. He told me that I should have taken care of this and now they will have legal charges. I had a hard time understanding this individual because of his heavy Indian accent. Since they are calling with a 911 emergency number I might have to change my phone number as well as my account from my bank. It also seems funny that they have American names but have heavy Indian accents!!??
Caller name: robert marshall
juss today gotta phone call from this dude said his name is robert marshall said he is a investigator and im being sued by bank for stealing 629.79 never heard of this mutha fucka said i gott 1 hour to pay this money or a warrant will be issued for my arrest hung the phone up and gotta emergency call unavailable number seriously some lady said u need to call robert marshall she supposely was suppose to at the sheriff office weird huh so if anyone knows who this dude is cuz he has my ss address everything let me know cuz im going to the authorities and to all of those that gott the same phone call from the so called people something needs to be done
I just had a call from an officer called himself )( he said to call back otherwise i was going to get arrested i did not call because its a scam they call me from different numbers regarding the same thing these people are scam !!!!!!!!!