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Caller name: Mandatory Arbitration

866-258-2480 ( Mandatory Arbitration Company ) Had the last 4 numbers of my Soc# and said that there will be a freeze of my Bank account funds because of fraud if I did not call back in 48 hours. Very rude people looking for information using threats.
I saw on a google search that there were other people getting these phone calls. I would like to see these scum of the earth so called attorneys with false business fronts scaring people with their low life tactics be stopped and punished. They give a bad name to all attorneys and should be disbarred.

- Leo B
Massachusetts

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[Reply] August 26, 2013

Caller name: Manatory Arbitration

Received call from a local number 314-666-7221 and toll free numbers 866-258-2480 and 2482. Company called Manatory Arbitration which I could find no listing for them. Returned call and spoke to a so called Investigator J. Mills. Said I had a PDL with fastestpaydayloan.com from 2006 which was in default. Had bits and pieces of my information but not complete and could not give me any specifics except I had 48 hours to comply. I never had a loan with any PDL. Then as I asked more questions the timeframe went to 24 hours before a warrant would be filed for me with my local police department and place a lien on my vehicle.
This is obviously a scam and I had had my checking account and debit card compromised recently so this may be tied to it. I will report to all the necessary authorities asap.

- Anonymous
Texas

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[Reply] September 30, 2013

Caller name: John Spencer

First called my South Carolina cell number stating they were calling about a background check and arbitration on a case #. I called back from my office phone in Florida and not long after that someone calling from a cell number in Miami called stating they were with Broward Sheriff using the same case number as stated from South Carolina. What is this, a scam of some sort?

- Anonymous
Florida

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[Reply] September 9, 2013

Caller name: Didn't say

Recorded message to my desk phone at the State of Alaska (which is a number I NEVER give out on personal information). Stated that (whoever they were calling - they didn't use anyone's name) had 48 hours to resolve issues with my bank. Idiots. Because the State of Alaska doesn't pay its bills? Really dude?

- Anonymous
Alaska

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[Reply] December 11, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

WALTER BRICE LEFT MESSAGE THAT HE WAS FROM AN ARBUTRATATION PLACE ABOUT A BANK CHECK RETURN. MY CASE NUMBER 635***. I HAD 48 HOURS TO COMPLY OR MY COUNTY WILL BE NOTIFIED.

- Anonymous
Illinois

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[Reply] September 28, 2013

Caller name: Man

866-258-2480 Called and stated that they had done a criminal background check on me and that I had gotten loan and "made Fraud" because I did not pay the "payday loan" back and that they are going to put me in jail if I do not come to court, they have last four of my social security, address and gave me a confirmation number, and they are make a recording of what they are telling me. Stated I could pay a reduce amount today because "she will not let them take more money that it is worth from me" all while she is chewing gum and or eating in my ear. I am so tired of these calls. WHY are they allowed to do this to people.

- Anonymous
Virginia

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[Reply] September 6, 2013
In response to: Mike

I am ,continually, receiving calls from this number,purporting to be from TalkTalk but I know it is not, from them.
These people phone me all times of the day ,telling me that my pc is sending error messages to TalkTalk and that they can help me by running some programme that they want me to run.
Some people may be fooled by this scam and this is worrying!
These people should be stopped.

i got a call today saying they would serve me if i didnt pay right away. the local police dep says its a scam. not to pay

- Anonymous
Delaware

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[Reply] September 10, 2013

Caller name: Investigator Mills

Threatened to file criminal charges against me for several returned checks. I told him I don't have any outstanding bounced checks! Asked if he was from some kind of collection agenct he said no and we will put this payday loan collection on hold for 48 hours so you can pay it.

s***w them!!! They don't have the authority to do so!

- TE231
Florida

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[Reply] October 8, 2013

Caller name: Walter brice

Its a 100% scam. Pay them nothing and report them to the FCC, FBI and by all means, your local police. I had this happen a few months ago from a verizon "Pay month to month" cell phone. I filed a report with Verizon, called the police in California where the area code was listed and low and behold, he went away. Hopefully to jail.

- Anonymous
New York

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[Reply] September 16, 2013

Caller name: Chuck Schuler and Don Chapman

A debt collection agency by the name of Northeastern Legal Services or also as Northeastern Group scammed me into paying them $550.00 over five separate payments. Call me stupid, but I have now enlightened myself that these guys are in fact a scam and they got the best of me!! I did remember taking out a payday loan in the past and I swear today that I will never make that same stupid mistake again! At most, the payday loan that I took out would have been around $100 -$200. They said with the amount of interest that has occurred since I took out the loan the current balance has sky rocketed. To avoid court I needed to pay off amount as soon as possible to avoid further collection. After giving them the $550 which was suppose to be the whole balance, they then said that I owed an additional amount of $125. That's when the light bulb went on for me. I contacted the state attorney's office and they said they have no record of them and this was in fact a scam. I called my card company to see if I could get my funds reimbursed.. I knew that was a long stretch! Money is probably good as gone. The number that this company contacted me with is 1 855 305 5108. IT'S A SCAM!!!

- Northeastern Legal Services
Minnesota

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[Reply] December 5, 2013

Caller name: Mandatory Arbitration

Last week, we received a telephone call from a company, documented on here, insisting we stay home for two hours to be served with litigation papers. Upon tracing the company back and speaking with them, it was discovered a woman named Mary Shelton, in 1994, used my first initial and the same last name as a reference to obtain credit with a credit card company, therefore, they felt it may be me and felt justified in threatening me, fully knowing my name was not Mary Shelton. They were advised it was not me...they were rude. The company, on that date, identified themselves as WSA, out of Chicago. I was able to track them to a local office. After hours of pursuing it, I received an apology and assurances of account correction and my name and number would be removed from their database.

Today, we received a telephone call from telephone number 702-357-9775 (which we traced back to a Sprint/Nextel telephone number, from a company called "Mandatory Arbitration," threatening to sue us within 24 hours for a debt. If we pressed "9" we could speak to a loud person. The person asked if we were "Mary Shannon." We advised we were not. She refused to give any further information, to escalate the call to a supervisor and hung up on us. We called the original number back (which was captured on caller ID) and it rang twice, then gave "reorders," a fast busy sound. We consider these to be terroristic telephone calls, as they are threatening an action against the person answering the telephone. We encourage any person who receives such calls to call their local law enforcement agency and report terroristic and harassing telephone calls. Innocent people who some person chose to use a name similar to theirs as a reference twenty years ago should not be subjected to ongoing and continuing threats. This is harassment and stalking...we will be reporting it to local, state and federal authorities.

If you are being harassed by bill collectors, you can sue them directly. There are legal organizations which will file suit for ongoing harassment (calling after hours, threatening to arrest, etc.)

If the individuals are private investigators, you can file complaints through their State licensing board, as private investigators cannot threaten arrest, in most states. They can serve legal papers ordinarily for small claims court. And, finally, they cannot threaten private individuals who are "references" or stated as "references" for credit applications, including family members.

Bottom line is harassment is harassment. Threatening and terroristic telephone calls are illegal in most states. Also be sure and call your State Department of Consumer Affairs...if they have a unit which deals with telemarketing, bill collecting, etc. And, be sure and file a complaint with the Office of the State Attorney General.

Finally, take your concerns to your legislators, so state legislation can be developed for severe penalties for these individuals, who are violating state and federal laws.

http://www.bbb.org/blog/2013/11/fake-debt-col ... wsuits-arrests/

Despite promising not to call again, Mandatory Arbitration has called on several occasions since, continuing to threaten and harass.

Today, on December 9, 2013, I received a call from "Mandatory Arbitration," once again, from the same telephone number, 702-357-5775. Again, it was a threatening telephone call. I pressed 9 in order to speak to a "customer service representative." No one answered within ten minutes and I was transferred to a voice mail. I called the number left upon the recorded voice mail message. A woman answered and I asked to speak to a supervisor. She wanted to know the "case number." She demanded to know if I was "Mary Shannon." I stated I was not and wanted the harassing telephone calls stopped. She hung up on me. I called back and again asked to speak to a supervisor and was placed on hold for over thirteen minutes after providing the case number 2013-149020, which was furnished in the telephone recording.

The collector wished to know the last four of my social security number, which I refused to give. He wanted to know if I lived on Havasu Drive. We established Havasu court was located in Lake Havasu, Arizona. He was advised I did not live on Havasu Drive nor did I reside in Arizona.

The calls were particular aggressive as they stated they would be coming to my home to "take action" with me. It is disconcerting, as the individuals spoken with over the telephone were hostile, argumentative and rude.

I called 888-743-9314, the number left for me to call. I asked to speak to a supervisor. The individual was hostile, yelled at me and stated they were going to go ahead with the "action against me." I called back and spoke to "Investigator Jones," who advised he was with the "Legal Department." (I had asked to speak with the legal department." He advised he would take my number out of their system.

During the phone calls I was advised their office was located at 800 5th Avenue, #4100 Seattle, Washington. That address belongs to Premier Law Group. I have called them at the telephone number reflected upon the attached link. http://linktown.king5.com/biz/premier-law-gro ... /98104/40267920 The secretary was kind and at this time, is attempting to find a partner with whom I may speak.

Jason Epstein of Premier Law Group was interviewed and advised the address is simply a virtual office to establish a presence in Washington. The same suite number is shared by approximately one hundred companies and is operated by an organization called Regus, which charges $60 a month for such a presence.In turn, they receive a live receptionist who answers the phone, and mail forwarding service.

They can be contacted at regus.com and perhaps through them, we can find the name of the individuals who are participating in these unfair debt practices. In the meantime, there are attorneys who are willing to take action against these individuals, once identified.

I called Regus at 1-972 865 4600. Mandatory Arbitration is one of the customers who possesses a virtual address at that location. Regus was reluctant to provide any information about their "leasees." They did agree to pass on a message to the owners of Mandatory Arbitration to contact me directly.

This is the third threatening call in two weeks. All calls came from 702 numbers. The first address was tracked back to these numbers is a "virtual office." (Storefront) A police reported is being filed in the morning and a complaint has been filed with the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. We will be filing another with the Nevada State Attorney General.

A call was once again made to Mandatory Arbitration, at 213-550-4678, asking where I could send the money. The woman who answered had the same voice as the above telephone calls. She asked if I was Mary Shannon and I advised I was not. Clearly, she had my telephone number logged in her database. She asked why I was going to pay for her...and I stated to keep them from calling me, harassing me and my family and that they were frightening my family. I asked where I could send the money. She said they could only take it electronically with a credit card. Visa, Mastercharge, American Express. I explained I didn't have a credit card. Where could I send a money order or cashiers check, since she stated people "sent in bad checks." She stated, you can send it to "1420 5th Avenue" (Suite 2200?)....then suddenly stopped and hung up the phone. It was the voice as answered the phone numbers above.

This new address provided is yet another one of Regus' properties in Seattle, located in the U.S. Bank Centre. Will check more on that...I suspect they are fairly close by, if not located at this address. Again, this site has virtual offices, as well and will not release the information as it is proprietary.

The true name of the company is Mandatory Security Arbitration Services. It lists the above virtual office at 800 5th Avenue, as their address (again, note it is simply a forwarded mail and telephone service.) They have had many complaints at the Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org/western-washington/busines ... 0969/complaints

Additional Notes
Complaint Category: Improper collection practices

Complaint: This company contacted me Saturday morning saying they would issue a warrant if I did not contact them in the next 48 hours about a returned check item. I get calls like this from different companies at least twice a week. They are always trying to collect on an old paid off payday loan so I know the drill by now. When I called them back they hung up on me 3 times and I left them two messages. It amazes me that companies like this continue to exist that obviously violate so many Fair Collection practices. I always turn these companies into the FTC and my state attorney general but they continue to harass me.

Complaint Resolution: Company failed to respond to BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.

10/29/2013Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes
Complaint Category: Failure to substantiate charges

Complaint: A REPRESENATIVE FROM MANDATORY ARBITRATION CONTACTED ME FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER AN ALLEGED DEBT FROM 2007. THE REPRESENATIVE WAS RUDE, POORLY INFORMED, AND SPOKE OF MATTERS THAT ARE CLEAR VIOLATION OF LAW AND IT MANY POINTS TRIED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE AS A CRIMINAL AND NOT CIVIL MATTER. "2 COUNTS PENDING AGAINST ME". I INFORMED THE REPRESENTATIVE THAT I HAD NOT NOR HAD I EVER OBTAINED A ONLINE CASH LOAN. THEY WOULD NOT GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WAS SENT OR PROVIDE ME VALIDITY OF THE DEBT. I HAVE PULLED ALL MY BANK RECORDS FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS AND I, AS I KNEW, HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY SUCH LOAN. THE REPRESENATIVE WAS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WAS CAUGHT IN LIES SEVERAL TIMES. THEY WOULD GIVE ME NO INFORMATION AS TO HOW TO DISPUTE THE CLAIM, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, NOR WOULD THEY TELL ME ANYTHING ALTHOUGH I CLEARLY TOLD THEM THAT THIS WAS EITHER A CASE OF FRAUD OR THEY WERE INTERNET CROOKS TRYING TO OBTAIN MY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. THE COLLECTION AGENT HAD MY ENTIRE SS# BUT NO OTHER CORRECT/RECENT INFORMATION.

Complaint Resolution: Company failed to respond to BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.

10/03/2013Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes
Complaint Category: Improper collection practices

Complaint: Mandatory Security Arbitration Services contacted a family friend (emergency contact person) advising I must to contact their company at x*x-x*x-XXXX regarding an arbitration claim, an alleged debt collection attempt. They disclosed my name, address, and social security number to my family friend. What ever happened to protecting privacy in alleged consumers in debt collection cases? I am concerned with Mandatory Security Arbitration Services breach of privacy. Upon receipt of the message, I contacted Mandatory Security Arbitration Services in July 2013 and was informed to submit a payment of $200.00 or I would be subject to an arrest warrant due to lack of payment. I am stunned how this company can submit a warrant for my arrest when the company is located in Seattle, WA and I reside in Nevada. I am disappointed with their scare tactic; however I am aware that an arrest warrant has to be signed by a judge! In fear of my freedom, I submitted a payment of $100.00 in July 2013. I have documented several conversations with customer service representatives with Mandatory Security Arbitration Services. During our initial conversation, I was informed payments are submitted electronically ONLY. I inquired on a payment address to complete further research on the company who just seized $100.00 from my household. ** ****** stated, Ive told you before; we dont take paper payments, and disconnected the line. Please bear in mind, management refused to speak to me. I spoke with *** ****** ** ******* and ** ****** on 8/20/13 to request evidence of payment, my request again was declined. I was informed the receipt would be emailed when the payment was submitted. I have waited over 20 days for a receipt that has not been delivered electronically as stated. Each representative refused to provide their operator number, first name, business license number or corporate office contact information. I am confident this company is a scam! They deliver unfair business practices in arbitration, and to make defendants pay court costs and undetermined civil penalties. Not to mention, arbitration deprives individuals of their right to a trial before a jury, and channels disputes into a system that's friendly to business.I have expressed I will contact a lawyer regarding the declined request of my evidence of payment. I have ran out of options. Can you please point me in the direction for help? Thank you.

Complaint Resolution: Company failed to respond to BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.

- See more at: http://www.bbb.org/western-washington/busines ... h.XuTaL9pC.dpuf

They are not listed as a corporation, nor do they have a Washington State business license.

Documentation on Investigator Harris, t the telephone number listed by the Washington Better Business Bureau indicates the telephone number to 410-417-5279, in Ellicott City, Maryland, with service through Weblink Wireless. The phone is still in operation and a message was left for Investigator Harris to call back.

Do file a complaint with the State of Washington Attorney General's Office. They are taking complaints about this organiza tion seriously and respond back quickly. It is offensive that a collection organization can take a derivative of a name from a credit application, twenty years ago, and harass everyone who may now live in the area, with that same last name, on a daily basis, with threats and demands of payment. It is a form of stalking.

In the meantime, there is a great new organization within the federal government. We are pleased to announce Mandatory Aritration has been added to their database. Fill out your complaint at this address...and they will start working on it! https://help.consumerfinance.gov/app/debtcollection/ask#currentPage=0

- Tired of Harassment
Nevada

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[Reply] December 10, 2013

Caller name: Walter Bryce

Had Walter Bryce call me today, I did call them back and they stated that I did not pay on a pay day loan in 2009, they were very rude when I told them it was not me, they then said they have me on video going into the place with my husband and they had his name. They stated that they will take me to court, I told them fine, just be sure you bring the video. Little do they know my husband passed in 2005. Very hard for him to be with me in 2009.

- Irritated
Illinois

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[Reply] December 10, 2013

Caller name: Tracy Watkins/Walter Bryce

Please Help! I received a phone call from 866-258-2480 stating that I took a loan out April 8, 2007. I have no knowledge of this and that if I didn't pay it back in 48 hours I would be arrested. The problem is I can't remember last year much less 6 years ago. They scared me into giving my credit card number to pay this loan in two installments. I immediately didn't feel right about this, and cancelled my credit card without letting them know. They are going to try and charge my card in 24 hours and the money will not be there. They even told me they had the sherrifs office go out to my apt that I no longer live in. Should I take them seriously, or is this REALLY a scam. I am scared to death about this.

- Confused
Louisiana

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[Reply] November 5, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

I've looked up a lot of numbers before, checking on "odd' calls I've received, etc. We've all done it. But I have NEVER seen so much activity as I am seeing here. Whew! I'm glad I looked this c**p up.

As all of the others before me have stated, I got a call from a local Kentucky number with the 866# to call back. It went to my voice mail as I was actually at work, ya know, making my OWN money.

I will not be calling the number back because, due to the fine folks who have provided so much previous information here, I realize I have zero to fear.

- Anonymous
Virginia

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[Reply] December 20, 2013

Caller name: walter brice

On Dec18, 2013, I got a phone call from 713-561-5797 telling me that my bank returned an item and told me call 866-258-2480. Stating that this is a mandatory arbitration filing case number 667416 and that my county would be held liable paying for it--if I didn't call back. I have not called.

- Anonymous
North Carolina

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[Reply] December 20, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

Recorded message give me 48 hours to return the call with a claim number. I called the numbers left, a local number 804-767-6407 and 866-258-2480, only got another recorded message stating no one was available to assist me. They asked for the claim number and a message on when the claim will be settled. No indication of what this is about, not company or dollar amount left. I'm giving this information to the local police and BBB.

- Martha
Virginia

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[Reply] December 31, 2013

Caller name: larry fuller

I received a message from walter brice or brace, mandatory arbitration. He said i took a loan in 2006. Didnt pay it was on the court. What can we do to stop it. Unfortunately I fell for the scam and gave him my information. I did have payday loans in 2006. Not under the name they gave. Something needs to be done. They scary you and if you dont know, what do you do.

- c. williams
Maryland

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[Reply] September 27, 2013

Caller name: walter brice

said I had 48 hours to take care of a returned check from my bank. I spoke to a very rude woman who tried to get me to verify info over phone. I refused and told her to send validation letter. she started yelling at me to pay my bills. I told her I have not had checking account since 2009. told her to get a real job and stop scamming people. told her I was going to report her and walter brice to the FTC.

- jeffery
United States

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[Reply] November 15, 2013

Caller name: JOhn Spencer

This person called one of my active bankruptcy clients and indicated that he had to pay them a bill and when we called one our clients behalf and told them they could not contact the client because he was active bankrupt they said "since you seem to think you know everything why are you calling here? I have something for you to listen to and then hung up the phone". I called back to try to get a mailing address and they said "we don't have a mailing address but you need to have your client call us we will not speak to someone who says they represent the client." We have advised our client to file a complaint with the attorney generals office.

- An attorneys office
Colorado

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[Reply] October 3, 2013

Caller name: david king

told me if i did not pay today or go make a deposit at bank of america they would serve me and summon me to court on pay day loan taken out in 2006, 8 years ago. that i did not take out and its not even on my credit file. i filed a police, ftcc and att gen report and was told it was a scam by all 3 not to listen to them bc they cannot do anything like serve me with out something in writing mailed to me saying i first owe it

- Anonymous
Delaware

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[Reply] September 10, 2013

Caller name: Mandatoy Arbitration Services

Called with personal information, stating they were going to bring criminal charges against me for fraud/theft for some alleged internet loan I did not make 10 years ago...but they would stop if I paid the reduced amount today.

- PK
New York

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[Reply] August 7, 2013

Caller name: mandatory arbitration

I got a call yesterday from this number stated I had 48 hours to call back or they will fil e with my local county.... When I called back they hung up the first time because I refused to give my home telephone number, so I call right back.... They did have personal information about me such as my address, I was told it was from a collection company filed back in 2005. Thats when I knew 100 percent this was a scam. First of all there is a statue of limitations of 3 years, second a collection agency is federally required to state they are calling about collecetion of debt and any info received will be used. They also told me if I did not pay they would file charges and I would be arrested on fraud within 24 hours.... I don't understatand how these people get by with threats and harrasment, that is against the law..... can the fbi or someone not stop these people?

- Anonymous
North Carolina

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[Reply] October 9, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

I received a call from 712-202-2191 on my cell phone. I did not answer as I didn't recognize the number. The voice mail that was left stated, "This is Walter Brice with Mandatory Arbitration. I'm calling about an outstanding check returned by your bank. Please call 1-888-743-9314 within 48 hours." John Spencer from Mandatory Arbitration called my parents house 2 months ago for me. When I finally reached someone at the same 888 #, they told me I had an outstanding payday loan as well. And mine was also from 2006, but mine was from Check 'N' Go. The best part was, the loan was taken out in Illinois, I haven't lived in Illinois since 2005. After I told the guy that I didn't take out a loan and refused to make payment arrangements, he told me they would see me in court. I said I would be happy to see him in court. He told me that I was going to be served with papers. Well, I still haven't been served, my accounts haven't been frozen and I'm not writing this from jail. It is a major scam, and they are trying to take advantage of people. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY!

- FRUSTR8ED
Iowa

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[Reply] October 9, 2013

Caller name: gina

Called my parents house and asked for me by my maiden name. Left vm that I needed to call them asap or legal action would be taken for a returned check on a payday loan from 2005. This is the 4th set of scammers to do this. First, the loan was paid and I have the receipts. Second, these companies keep selling your info to others and all have the same gimic. I finally got an attorney invloved because I was afraid the first time and paid them. When he told me it was fraud and unfortunatly nothing can really be done. Over it.

- over the scammers
Georgia

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[Reply] October 14, 2013

Caller name: Jessica Santiago

I had two messages at my parents house, one from 866-258-2480 and one from 410-609-4750 asking for me by by maiden name. They left a VM stating I had a returned check and I needed to call asap. I havent had a returned check in 8 yrs but I had fallen victim to a scam similar to this last year. Person called and said they had a warrent out for my arrest due to an unpaid payday day. I was scared and paid them over $1000. Unfortunately, this happened again three more times from different "Lawyers" for this same payday company Advanced America. I contacted an attorney friend and he stated my name was in a "pool" and I need to advise them that they are in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Act and if they do not cease to desist collecting, I would take action. This is crazy and seems like it is illegal for these scam artist to do this!

- Violated
Georgia

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[Reply] October 14, 2013

I had called back right after this Walter Brice called me and left a message. I called back and asked for him directly and they told me he just left. told them they were full of c**p since he just left me a voicemail, no one moves that fast! They hung up on me.

- JBan
New Hampshire

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[Reply] May 20, 2015

Caller name: Walter Brice

Got the same call today as all of the other folks on this thread. This is obviously a scam.. I have no outstanding loans of any sort. They also threatened court, etc.

- Anonymous
Rhode Island

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[Reply] December 4, 2013

Caller name: Walter Bright

I received the same call from a Walter Bright a few days ago. I don't answer they just keep calling and calling. I have now turn my house phone off.

- mimi
New Jersey

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[Reply] October 19, 2013

Caller name: WALTER BRICE

recorded message...like all the others posted! i have 48 hours to call back about a returned check or they'll take me to court...

- Anonymous
Colorado

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[Reply] December 13, 2013

Caller name: J Mills

I have been threatening calls from 866 number for months, saying I was going to be served with papers, arrested, etc for unpaid debt. I have ignored the calls because I figure it's a scam, but yesterday "J. Mills" called my place of employment and left a message. The call-back number given was 314-666-7221. It's local. Internet research says it is not a valid number. Obviously calling me at work is frowned upon by the HR Dept, and is a strong incentive to call them back. I would like to get this resolved; I'm disturbed about the call to my employer.

I did have some internet loans a couple years ago, but I have not received any mail notification from them. I know better than to give my bank info or social security number. Thanks for any input.

- Anonymous
Missouri

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[Reply] October 30, 2013
In response to: sk mujeeb

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Caller name: Mandatory Arbitration

If they are calling you at work, I would use call back and use a different name and say that you are a supervisor and calls are not allowed and further calls will result in a serious lawsuit being filed as our phones have caller ID that capture all calls.

The company Mandatory Arbitration is a SCAM.

- Phoneman
New Jersey

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[Reply] October 31, 2013

Caller name: Mandatory Arbitration

"Walter Bright" called from what appeared to be a local number with a recorded message about a debt. There were no specifics about the debt. He mentioned a 6-digit case # that started with a 5 and ended with a 66.

- Anonymous
United States

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[Reply] August 26, 2013

Caller name: David Bowers

I have been receiving calls from this same company since at least October 2013. They are claiming that I have committed bank or check fraud and they have linked this to my social security number and/or license number. I have never answered their calls, because I know it's a scam. I would never commit fraud. They have stated first that they were having papers served to my house around Thanksgiving. No one ever showed with those papers. Then they have threatened to contact my boss and serve the papers there. That never happened. They have continued for months saying that I only have 48 hours or 72 hours to respond. They have threatened me several times with court and the latest is they plan to take my income tax return. All I can say is learn your rights people!!! They can't do this! I'm saving all voice mails for my records.

- Anonymous
Texas

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[Reply] January 30, 2014

Caller name: Walter Price

Left a message stating I needed to call within 48 hours or criminal charges would be filed against me.

SCAMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Anonymous
Colorado

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[Reply] December 18, 2013

Caller name: Walter Scam Brice

I received a message from him stating that i need to call him or my county will be notified? when i called back some black lady hung up on so i called back and i get Stacy The investigator of Fraud department, she threatened me that i will be arrested within 48 hours if i dont pay some load i took? i am not aware of anything like.. someone needs to do something about this, this low life scum bag, good for nothing pieces of s**t harrasing people who actually have real jobs and trying ti catch up and pay our bills.... this is 2013, i hope someone like ftc, or bbb shuts em down.

- A
Texas

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[Reply] November 5, 2013

They called today and told me I owe money to ADVANCE AMERICA
and wanted to know if I wanted to settle out of court and go to court and I said 'Don't know what you are talking about, but have a very Merry Christmas and hung up. They have not tried calling me back so maybe I startled them!!! lol such scammers!!

- Jordan
Indiana

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[Reply] December 20, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

Once again Walter Brice is on the prowl with his returned item from your bank, you have 48 hours to resolve this matter or we will begin court proceedings.........really?????? Reading comments from others, law enforcement along with the BBB and eyewitness 3 eye on your side along with nbc 10 investigators may be interested....In my case, I filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and discharged was granted $0.00 across the board....Walter should retire,turn in his calling card and stay away from the phone.

- Teresa from PA
Pennsylvania

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[Reply] November 15, 2013

Caller name: john spencer

Just got this call. Sounded the same as many of you with John Spencer calling now. Same company. Was going to call back and remind them it is illegal to robo call a cell phone.

- Anonymous
North Carolina

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[Reply] October 3, 2013

Caller name: Angalena

866-258-2480 Received a call today from these people who had the last 4 digits of my husbands SS# and told me that he had a payday loan and if we didn't pay $3684 on a load we supposedly took out for $500 in 48 hours he would have to go to court pay large fines and lawyer fees. I asked them the name of the payday loan place and they said Cash Advance Payday Loan and of course they told me they could not give me the phone number so I could call them direct to find out what this was about because we didn't have any payday loan through this place. Then she said we could do a settlement today of $300 today only by debit/credit card or I could make monthly payment in the amount of $105.95 for 5 months for a total of $560 but if you add 5 payments of 105.95 that actually equals $529.75. I told them I would call them back and then I Googled the phone number and found all these post. I am so glad I didn't give them any bank information. Please do not fall for this! It's very scary the way the talk to you and I wish people would find real jobs and stop trying to take money from people who have real jobs for a living!

- Anonymous
Texas

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[Reply] September 11, 2013

Caller name: WALTER BRICW

WALTER BRICE LEFT MESSAGE THAT HE WAS FROM AN ARBUTRATATION PLACE ABOUT A BANK CHECK RETURN.
MY CASE NUMBER WAS 629114.
I HAD 48 HOURS TO COMPY OR MY COUNTY WILL BE NOTIFIED.

- Anonymous
California

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[Reply] September 12, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

recorded message stating I owed my bank for bad checks. Threatened criminal action if I didn't call back within 48 hours. I called them back and they were closed. This was their second call. First call was a month ago, the call back number was bogus and no longer in service.
I left a nasty message with them today about fraudulent claims. I see that this is some sort of scam.

- Annie (
California

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[Reply] October 15, 2013

Caller name: Walter Brice

Got a call from 866-258-2480 but it showed as a local number.
Please DO NOT give these people ANY money OR ANY INFORMATION.

THIS IS A SCAM
http://www.nclnet.org/personal-finance/64-fraud/550-fake-payday-loans-plaguing-consumers
or google "payday loan scam"

They are breaking NUMEROUS rules set in place for "bill collectors"
- No robo calls allowed
- a bill collector can not threaten you with arrest
- they can not threaten you with fake legal action
- they MUST give their real name and company
- they MUST mail you written verification of the debt if you ask for them to do so.

Please file a complaint with the FCC and who ever else you can. These are scams. Period. Nothing that they do is ANYWHERE CLOSE to legal or enforceable.

- Allie
United States

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[Reply] October 14, 2013

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