Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2004.While 3522002205 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (352) 200-2205 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller name: Mark Twig
Caller type: Debt Collector
I was emailed from this "Nicole Wilson", although I never actually spoke to a woman, instead I spoke with a man named "Mark Twig", who had the worst accent any person could have. The email was just like the one that is shown as an example on this this, same case number and everything. I have read several other comments about this scam, other names have been mentioned, although I suspect it's the same man everyone talks to, because they have said something about a horrible accent as well.
Caller name: Nicole Willson
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
Scam Alert: Payday Loan Collection by “Government Lawyers”
August 26, 2011
Get a frightening call from a “criminal investigator” threatening to “download your case file” with the courthouse if you don’t immediately pay off a loan you don’t remember getting? Or an e-mail from an “attorney” saying you’ll be prevented from getting work anywhere in the United States if you don’t call her immediately to settle charges made against you by a payday lender you’ve never heard of? It’s scary because they have personal details about you, perhaps even your Social Security number. But it’s just a scam. Don’t fall for it.
The latest incarnation sweeping the Interweb is an e-mail from “Attorney Nicole Willson” of “United States of Attorney, District Florida.” The e-mail makes various threats about EFT (electronic funds transfer) fraud regarding a payday loan from”BMG Payday Loan” and pending criminal charges. The first tip-off that it’s a scam is the atrocious writing (scroll down for an excerpt). Poor grammar, ALL CAPS, and no punctuation. Also, we don’t live in the “United States of Attorney.” Finally, a government attorney or investigator isn’t going to threaten you with legal action via e-mail.
A quick Google search of the Sunrise, FL address noted in the e-mail shows a listing with the Better Business Bureau for “U.S. Department of Justice.” They give it an F rating but don’t bother pointing out that there is no such private business in existence, it’s just someone masquerading as a federal agency. I also found this webpage where consumers have shared notes on their experience with these scammers.
If you receive a similar e-mail, DO NOT RESPOND. It will only encourage them to continue harassing you. If you get phone calls, demand written proof of the account. Just because they have your name, address and Social Security number, doesn’t mean you owe them money. It’s easy to buy or steal such information these days.
If anyone threatens you with legal action related to a debt, demand written proof of the account. If they refuse to provide it, hang up. A debt collector is required to send you written notice of the account within five days of their first phone call. And a real government attorney/investigator/other official will not refuse to provide you with information about charges against you. Don’t give in to high-pressure tactics by shady characters. If you have fallen victim to these scammers and given them your bank account information, contact your bank immediately to close your account and open a new one.
To learn more about scams and how to report one, visit the FBI’s website.
TEXT FROM LATEST SCAM E-MAIL:
CASE FILE. #:. M4169M
CHARGE OF DATE-6/11/2009
LOAN COMPANY-BMG PAYDAY LOAN
I HAVE A LEGAL CASE FILE ON YOUR NAME IN REGARDS THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN THE INTERNET PAYDAY LOAN YOU WERE CLEARLY MONITERED USING YOUR MAIL ADDRESS TO SOLICIT FUNDS FROM A WEBSITE WHICH WAS RUN AND OPERATED BY (CREDITOR NAME) ON THE DATE THE FUND WAS SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFER IN TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT (BANK NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER) UTILIZING AN INTERSTATE EFT WHICH STATES FOR ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER WHEN THEY ATTEMPT TO EXTRACT THE FUNDS, THE EFT WAS RETURNED CONSTITUTING A WORTHLESS ELECTRONIC CHECK
UNITED LEGAL INVESTIGATION BUREAU HAS STATED 4 SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST YOU AND THEY ARE
(1) VIOLATION OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATION
(2) COLLATERAL CHECK FRAUD
(3) THEFT BY DECEPTION
(4) AND THE BIGGEST ONE IS E.F.T. THAT IS ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER
SO MANY PEOPLES HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED IN COURT HOUSE AND THEY HAVE BEEN IN TO JAIL BECAUSE OF THIS ALLEGATIONS
SO THIS IS LAST AND FINAL COURTSEY REMINDER GIVEN TO YOU TO SETTLE THIS DEBT BEFORE I FORWARD YOUR CASE FILE IN TO COURT HOUSE
THE CHOICE IS TOTALLY YOURS YOU TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO WITH YOUR CASE FILE YOU WANT TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER OR SHOULD I DOWNLOAD YOUR CASE FILE IN TO THE COURT HOUSE IF ONCE I WILL DOWNLOAD YOUR CASE FILE IN TO THE COURT HOUSE THAN YOUR SSN NUMBER WILL BE BLOCKED AND YOU WILL NOT GET WORK ANY WHERE IN USA AND YOU WILL BE FACING LIFE TIME SERIOUS PROBLEMS AND IN COURT HOUSE YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY $10,000 INSTEAD OF $1000
IF YOU WANT TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER THAN IMMEDIATELY CONTACT ME ON MY DIRECT PHONE LINE NUMBER THAT IS 3522002205.