I work in Accounts Payable and received a letter from Baker Govern and Baker at my workplace for a UPS Freight invoice we had previously paid about 4 months ago and I know the check cleared our bank, so I called UPS Freight directly to confirm our balance was zero and yes, everything is paid.
So does this scammer really even represent these companies they claim to represent, like UPS, UPS Freight and DHL, or is that a lie, too? Imagine if I had fallen for it and sent them a copy of the canceled check to prove the bill was paid? They would've gotten our checking account routing number, account number and the endorsement information from the back of the check! They must go online and pull up invoices or something, then concoct this scheme that they represent real companies. Low-life scum.
I mentioned to the customer rep at UPS Freight that we had received a fake letter from a "collection agency" but she didn't seem to care so I didn't pursue it although I would love to pursue it if I had time (alert UPS Freight that this company is using their name and invoices to scam people). Believe me, if they contact my company again I will, and I bet our lawyers are better than theirs. All this over less than $600 that has been PAID.
The letter we received was threatening, stating they've tried to contact us several times (no, they didn't), that we would owe the bill plus interest and legal fees if it went to court (which they sounded like they wanted), etc.
This scammer has caused me to miss out on getting REAL work done today but the yak story had me laughing at my desk so at least I got something out of it.