Crimes Division of Cashnet.com/ law firm / Fraud
My job got a phone call several times in the last couple months for me, i have never returned these phone calls because i thought it was a solicitor or something, anyway, i got a phone call at work (wasn't there), they called me at home said i got a very important call saying it was important to call right away called this number [protected], was told to contact Adam Reed, the gentelman sounded Indian or middle eastern, not sure, very hard to understand, couldn't understand what company they were from, so they asked me my name, i gave it, they pulled up my information and asked me for my attorneys information, i said what attorney, they said u dont have an attorney you have court on monday, i was very confused, i asked what this was all about, they said they would need to read the affidavit and that i need not speak till they were done then they answered my questions, they read it, told me all my personal information, including bank info. and SS # . I was freaked out they claimed to be The Law Firm of cashnet.com, crime division, told me i had one hour before sherrifs would show up at my house to arrest me for fraud, still confused, i was like that doesnt seem right i never got served, they said i was contacted via e- mail. Even more suspicious, what serious company sends you e- mails to collect a debt when they have your phone number. hmmmm. Basically everything that happened to everyone else happened to me, they said I owed $300.00 plus fees which would be $752.80 .I could settle it now before any action was taken. I told them no, they asked me where i was at, I told them I wasn't given them that information to get arrested, i was very nervous, seein as i pay all my bills on time but still questioned myself because i have applied for loans online but got denied cause at the time i hadnt been on my job long enough. But i wentthru all my bank statements from 2008 ( since they would only tell me it happened last year, htey wouldn't even give me the time for my fake apperence in court, lol) anyway had no deposits from cashnet or no bounced electronic withdrawls. Also called the sheriff's dept. to see if I had a warrent out for my arrest, of course I didn't, called cashnet.com they said they have investigation goin on that is has been happening with there company as well as others, so be aware of any personal information on the internet, cause it is easily stolen. I reported this to the FTC and my Bank and put a fraud alert on my credit, better safe than sorry, so i suggest anyone who has this happen think before you react, cause they try to scare you into paying them before you have time to logically think about it, i had to have someone calmed me down and tell me to shut up and think about what i was saying and how ridiculous it sounded, i had to check for myself and see. Be careful, dont be fooled.