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Financial Crime Investigation Department / Scam for Money

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I received a call from someone named Eric Foster with some company called Financial Crime Investigation Department at [protected] stating that a company called Fast Cash is filing a complaint against me regarding a pay day loan that I have had with them in the past. First of all I have never heard of Fast Cash except when I have received spam e-mails for fast cash. Anyway, this so called person stated that he had all of my information and if I did not make payment arrangements, that he would have me picked up from my home. Here's the kicker. I asked him for the name of his company again and the tax ID for this so called financial institution and he refused to give it to me. I asked him for a supervisors name and he still refused to provide me with any information. I'm just saying, if you received any calls from this person, I wouldn't panic much. Not only that, I went to the BBB and could not find any information on this company or the phone number that he called me from. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE watch out for the scammers. THEY ARE OUT THERE.

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  • Jb
      20th of Jan, 2011

    When I got to work today I had a voicemail message stating that I needed to give State Financial Crime Investigation Department a call or else they would have my SSN flagged and have me arrested for a past debt. First off the man on the message couldn't even get his name correct and started to say Jeff but changed it to Shawn. Any way I called the company to find out what their problem was and why they were leaving this type of message on my work phone instead of sending this type of notification of a debt through the mail. The first couple of times I tried to call the 716-210-8024 number the line was busy. If this is suppose to be a state/federal agency I assume they would have more then one phone line or would have a voice recording stating that all agents are busy. This was another red flag for me. I called the number back to back for several minutes until I could get someone on the line. When someone finally answered the phone it was the same voice that had left me the message, and he answered the phone by saying Hello. I had to ask him, whom I was calling and what company he was with. He went on to state the BS name of this company and that I owned a debt to a loan company named US Cash Advance. He then hung up on me and I had to call back again. He then placed me on hold saying that he was going to transfer my call to Shawn. When this Shawn person got on the phone it was the same voice I had already been talking to. What a joke, I then asked him why they were calling me. He stated that I had a past due debt from US Cash Advance. Now I've had loans before but never with this company. He stated that I needed to pay this debt, I then informed him that I had filed bancrupt and all companies had been contacted. He then stated okay and that he would not call again. I stopped him from hanging up stating that I wanted the number to this company so I could call them myself. To which he replied that he did not have the number and hung up on me. I've tried six times to call this number back and no one picks up. OMG, please people be careful of these vultures, don't give them any information.

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  • Ta
      25th of Jan, 2011

    I just got this call this am. i didnt get his name but he started off saying here is my case # and i owed money to this us cash advance and even gave me my old account # from pnc( that ironically i shut down due to fraudulent activity). but i dont think he gave me the whole account # i was so mad listening to him. At first i was scared but then as i listened, i saw the bs. he gave me the same 716 # and then a case # and said i can settle it in court with my lawyer or on the side. i hung up after he said he was transferring me. then he called back and i started asking what state is this filed in? what date was this so called loan taken out? he said 2010 and that he doesnt have the exact date. that for me was the huge red flag( not to mention the accent and professionalism of the whole call). if you are calling from an investigative unit, you have all that info. so he it getting frustrated and telling me the company is TJF corp and they own hundreds of sites in the US and i went there to fill out a loan ect. all BS. he said he will just proceed to go to court. now from what i have read, this is not how you conduct an investigation, and i am sure they would have had atleast the date of the transaction. i told him i need that so i can investigate it with my bank and he said for what? well you investigate all you want. that right there told me this is a scam. BE CAREFUL with what you put out there on the internet. i am about to go back to paying my bills by check.

    the number comes up as 0000 and he told me to call 716-210-8024

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  • Da
      18th of Feb, 2011

    I'm currently wrapping up a similar situation with Financial Crime Investigation Department. I received the same call (about an online loan). Unfortunately, "Andrew Parker" caught me off guard, while I was driving out of town and unable to access my computer to verify the loan information against my bank statement. Well, being the "nice guy" that I am, and anxious to right any wrongs that i may have unknowingly done, I slipped and gave him more info than I should have...like my SS# & debit card#- which I have since cancelled! But, as the call continued, it sounded less legit, because, not only did Mr. Parker's strong East Indian accent butcher the English language, but he couldn't give me any specifics about the Plaintiff, yet he knew everything about me ("""GONG!!""""). He wanted me to fax a handwritten, signed letter/contract, committing to dates when I'd be making payments ASAP (Mind you, this is my 1st contact with these people, and already, we're at the "Last-Chance-Demand-For-Payment" stage?!?!). Once my $1052. debt is paid in full, THEN "The Court" will release them to send me all of the paperwork from the lending company. I spoke with a lawyer who advised me to fax, instead, a letter requesting a copy of all documentation supporting the case against me. After much haggling & hem-hawing around, Andrew got approval from his "heirarchy" (I think he meant his 'higher-ups') and emailed me a totally ridiculous document called an "unpaid receipt'' . Not only did it give NONE of the requested info, but the grammar was less than elementary level. When He calls again tomorrow, to see if I received the (laffable) document that he sent, I will ask him not to contact me again. I feel really stupid for letting my SS# slip out so quickly, but otherwise, I won't be losing any sleep over this "case".
    Like in previous posts I've read here, the number shows up as "0000", but my callback number to "Andrew Parker" is 954-639-9252.

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  • Da
      18th of Feb, 2011

    I'm currently wrapping up a similar situation with Financial Crime Investigation Department regarding an online loan. Unfortunately, "Andrew Parker" caught me off guard while I was driving out of town, and unable to check what he was saying against my bank statement. Well, being the 'nice guy' that I am, and anxious to right any wrongs that I may have unknowingly done, I slipped and gave out more info than I should have, including my SS# and debit card# (which I have since cancelled). As the phone call continued, it sounded less legit, because not only did Mr. Parker's strong East Indian accent butcher the English language and my name (even after I corrected him several times), but he couldn't give me any specifics about the plaintiff company... though he knew EVERYthing about me. (GONG!!) He wanted me to fax a handwritten letter/contract, committing to exact dates when I would be making payments just as soon as I could get to a fax (mind you, this is my 1st contact with these people and we're already at the LAST-CHANCE-DEMAND-FOR-PAYMENT-OR-ELSE stage?!?!). Once the $1052 debt is paid in full, THEN "the COURT" will release them to send me all documents revealing the identity of the lending company... like some sick, expensive version of a mystery dating game... . I spoke with an attorney who advised me to fax, instead, a letter requesting a copy of all documentation supporting the case against me. After much haggling and hem-hawing, Andrew got approval from his "heirarchy" (I think he meant to say his 'higher-ups') and emailed me a totally ridiculous document called an "unpaid receipt". Not only did it give NONE of the requested vital information, but the grammar was less than elementary. When he calls tomorrow to see if I received the (laffable) document, I'm gonna ask him to not contact me again regarding "this matter." I do feel really, REALLY stupid for letting my SS# slip out so easily, but, otherwise, I won't be losing any sleep over this "case"

    As in previous posts that I've read here, the phone number comes up as '0000', but Andrew's callback number is 954-639-9252.

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  • Dd
      18th of Feb, 2011

    When I arrived this morning (2/18/11) I had just a strange call in my voice mail. So I returned the called to address the issue. I talk to the same person using the names of James Green and Norman Gilber whom states he was with the Financial Crime Investigation Department in New York. I could here echos while speaking with this person. Anyway once I started to ask questions about this complaint, this person could not verify the information. So I kindly told him I would be filing a complaint with the Attorney General for the state of Maryland. He told me to get the best lawyer and hung up. These people are annoying and need to be stopped. In the economy today, people do not need this kind of mess which brings more stress. Please be careful and do not give these people your information. They are not bill collectors.

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  • Jb
      25th of Feb, 2011

    I just received another phone call from a different set of people. This time it was 1st State Attorney Office, out of CA. It was a female by the name of Jenni Smith but still had the strong accent. Phone number this time was 760-284-4637 but still with the same BS. Stated that I took a $300 loan out with Easy Cash an online company. The woman stated that this company deposited the money but then tried to take it back and it bounced. Stated that I was up for check fraud and some other nonsence. I informed her that I never heard of this company and that no one had deposited any money into my account only too try and take it back. I asked her for the phone number to Easy Cash and she could not give it to me, I then asked her what company she worked for and she gave me this information. She kept trying to talk about the money that I was suppose to pay. I again informed her that I did not owe anyone any money that I know what loan companies I have. The girl then changed the story and stated that Easy Cash was a parent company for numerous other agencies and that it was another company that made this transaction with me. I informed her to give me the name of the company that loaned me this money and she became upset. I then asked her that if I do owe money why was this notice not mailed to be at home. She stated that this was all a paperless system and that this did not have to be mailed. I informed there that this was not correct and that it violated the law, that I did not want them calling me on my job anymore. I asked her how was I to know that this was not a scam company trying to get money out of me especially since she could not give me the name or number to the company that I owe money to. The girl then hung up the phone on me. When I tried to call it back she kept hanging up the phone. I then called from my cell phone number and she answered with a hello, instead of the name of the business. I then informed her that I didn't like being hung up on that it was very unprofessional and again showed me that they were a fraudulent company, i then asked to speak to her supervisor and she hung up again. I continued to call from different numbers until a man with a Pakestain accent answered. He stated that he was her supervisor. I informed him that it was very unprofessional for his worker to continue to hang the phone up on me and that I didn't believe that this was a real company but was in fact a call center. He tried to transfer me back to her and i told him that I had nothing to say to her that i was talking to him at this moment. I again asked for the name of his company and asked who his supervisor was. He stated that he worked for and attorney by the name of James Baker, i told thim that I wanted the number and address to attorney. He stated that Mr. Baker didn't take phone calls but only had appointment, I then stated fine I want to make an appointment with him. Again I was put off. I then informed this man that I didn't want them calling my job or my cell ever again and then hung up. Please, Please people beware. I'm convinced that these people got by inforamtion when I filled out a online loan application. Be carful what you do and who you give your personal information to.

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  • Di
      12th of Apr, 2011

    has anyone experience them taking money from your account?

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  • Le
      5th of May, 2011

    I am geting calls from The Department Of Financial Investigation . I have forwarded this to the FBI . They constantly call me at work ask for the manager and owner who thankfully are friends . They can never mail or fax or email anything are unble to give company name of the Pay day loan . The problem is that they say this loan I took was during a time when I was unemployed and had no Bank account . They say a prepaid card was mailed to me and then cash was gotten at an ATM. I ask if they have location of ATM they say US BANK in my town . I have been to the bank and gotten copy of this tape for the full week of when this supposedly took place and guess what I am not on tape . When I offer to send they back off and quit calling for a month or so and then it starts up again . I am certain is a fraud but they are still a royal pain and I have found noway to make it stop . The number they are calling from is 347-427-8321 and the english is so bad you can not understand . It seems there should be a way to stop this . Any ideas or tips would be appreciated ..

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  • Fe
      8th of Jun, 2011

    I received several phone calls today from a man who can hardly speak English. He states his name is Officer John Marsh and that he is with the Financial Crime Investigation Department, and alwo that I need to return his call within seconds after receiving his message. He threatens that if myself or my lawyer does not return his call immediately, he is not responsible for what will happen to me (or something like that - I can hardly understand him). Then he closes with "have a blessed day". I do have a payday loan, but it is current and all payments have been on time. The number that shows up on my phone is 646-480-9999. The call back number that he leaves on the message is 646-480-7487. I have researched these numbers and both are from cell phones. I have not given him any of my personal information. I am sick of these calls.

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  • Ar
      20th of Jun, 2011

    I started receiving calls from someone stating they were from UN Financial Dept about 2 weeks ago stating that he was contacting me because someone I knew (and he gave me my friend or 12 years name) owed Cash USA money and since I was a reference, I needed to pay them since she refuses. He stated that if I didn't pay, he was going to contact my job, family, friends etc and harass them. Well, I said a few choice words and hung up. He tried back and after rejecting the calls a few times, I answered under my husband's advice to gather information. Now he is stating his name is Dustin White, and from the FBI, stating that there is a fraud investigation against my friend and if I do not pay 4 payments of $25k he was going to send the police to my door. I asked him for his badge ID# and supervisors number. Here is the kicker, not only is the number he gave me not a badge number (my husband called FBI HQ and checked-They said the whole thing was a scam), but the supervisors number he gave me was my friends phone number! I told him to go away, that we called the FBI and verified it was a load and he said it was impossible for us to do that. Well, I tossed the number (516-502-7147) in my phone, labeled it, and set up my 'divert calls' option so it wouldn't ring anymore. After a few days of him trying and not getting anything but a VM, he finally left one telling me he thought I was afraid, and nothing since. Well, this AM I get a call from an unknown number. Normally I don't answer, but with the husband in the military, I just suck it up and answer. Now it is someone from the State Investigation Dept stating their name is Hay (or High) something or another talking about the same thing, so I hung up. The second call (about 30 seconds after I hung up) had a number ( 760-392-5048, which is now on my divert calls list too), and I ignored it, but he left me a VM telling me that I still need to pay this 'debt' and if I don't contact him I am going to be in 'really big trouble' (yes, that is what he said). I contacted my friend when this all started and she stated they have been harassing her-and she has never used a payday loan place or anything, and even if she did, and used me as a reference, they can't touch me because I did not sign any legal documents. Yes, this is a scam, but it is annoying. My cell co does not offer a call block option, so I am stuck using the divert calls, which is fine, but I'm tired of the Vm's.

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  • Bk
      28th of Jun, 2011

    I received the same phone call today! The guy said his name was Alex Matthews. He had a heavy Indian accent. I asked about details and he said in November of 2010 I applied for a 300 dollar loan and never paid it back. I asked how I received the money and he said they sent me cash...yeaaaaah sure they did. He said that I needed to get an attorney ASAP! He also said he would be sending me paperwork in 10 days with all the details. I was pissed and yelling at them and thy hung up on me several times and I just kept calling then back! I told him that I wanted to speak to someone I could actually understand! You could tell the whole thing was bull. He said he would see me in spurt and I would pay! Lol oooh but here is the catch...he said if I didn't want any legal action to be taken that I could pay the 300 today, all he needed was my bank account number! Bahahaha. When I kept calling back, he called me a "rude girl" and a "smart as American" and if I kept calling that he would put another allegation against me for harassment. Any suggestions?

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  • Bk
      28th of Jun, 2011

    I just got ANOTHER 2 calls from the same people! One lady told me I had won a 5000 dollar reward for having good credit. When I asked how I could receive this "award" she said that I could go to any store and first make a 230 dollar fee to receive my award! What??!

    The other call was the same guy I had been talking to and he said that I supposedly went to a "branch" and received the money through a western union transaction. I asked where this branch was located and he couldn't tell me.

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  • Bk
      28th of Jun, 2011

    The number was 8174044061

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  • As
      5th of Aug, 2011

    yea so im 19 years old and i went threw a stage were i tryed applying for a bunch of credit cards and loans online and got denied for evry single one of them! i never recieved one single loan or credit card! i once got a phone call from some lady stating her name was officer something i deleted the voicemail! i called bak and she as well couldnt give me any information and hung up on me also. she said in the voicamail that if i didnt pay this money from this loan i got by that day i would have a warrant out for my arrest. today some guy by the name of officer shawn something says hes with finiancial crime investigation department that i needed to contact hime immediatly and if i didnt then good luck to me he said! im really scared somebody please help me!!!

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  • As
      5th of Aug, 2011

    they couldnt speak english either!!!

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  • Le
      1st of Dec, 2011

    8184952401 financial crime investigation bureau is another one funny thing is i work fror the government that's the funny part said he would send the state police and that i had 3 warrants for my arrest ahahahaha

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  • No
      15th of Dec, 2011

    8666966374 & 8184952401 are also harassing me they know my social and work everything they don't speak vital English and can't tell me who i owe money to. Im so sick of their calls! Also say their i am goin to be arrested. Hmmm

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  • Lo
      5th of Apr, 2012

    i am also getting these calls.they even call my job.the guy has a really thick accent and says his name is officer john marsh with financial crime investigation and that he represents a company called american payday loans.he then says if i dont give them my ssn and speak to their attorney that his investigators will come to my house tomorrow with a warrent for my arrest.when i refused to give him my ssn, he said then prepare to go to jail. the funny thing is i got a call today from someone who claimed to work at a law firm in burbank called cagney and wells and the same message only from a different loan company.different phone number, the first had an atlanta area code.the crazy part, in both cases, iswear its th e same guy.this has to stop

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