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Financial Crimes Investigation Department



Complaint Rating:  99 % with 214 votes
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Financial Crimes Investigation Department
United States
I have been receiving calls from a daniel fox of the financial crimes investigation department... Phone number 760-514-0143... Stating there were charges against me for an unpaid internet payday loan. I could barely understand him, and he was very pushy and rude. He stated that if I paid this debt... First he stated it was $150, then said I could settle it for $260, then said that if I wanted to take care of it "outside of court" the fee would be $3500. Do not send any money to these people, or give them any financial information!! I called my bank just to do some checking and found out these people are scammers!! I have never had a payday loan over the internet. Do not let them intimidate you. I called the company back and asked to speak with a supervisor, and was hung up on. That should tell you something! Please, if anyone has any more information on these pieces of crap, let me know. I would like to get them stopped!!
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A  30th of Sep, 2011 by    0 Votes
I have recieved the same calls except mine is officer james winston he called me on 6764349909 and leavethreatening messages as for im only 18 and agreed to pay but when they wanted me to send it trough walmart I got supecioua and did some digging but im still working on it. They are 100% fraud
N  2nd of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
yes this is true they dont give up so easily that is for sure you must be careful and dont give any money to them try to get them to give you more information
A  4th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
People dont ever agree to pay. If the debt is legit, they can start the statue of limitations over so never ever agree to do anything. Dont verify any of your personal information. Check on the FTC and the FBI website for further information. Also put a fraud alert on your credit report. If they have your banking information I suggest you close the account.
N  5th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
I agree close the account and be really carefull to pay attention to your credit
A  7th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
I was just contacted by these people. number 315-370-8755 saying they were going to file charges against me for an unpaid Pay Day Loan. When I challenged them about it they said it was from CashNet USA for $300 but they would make it all go away for $175. I informed them that Pay Day loans are illegal in Arizona, he passed me to his supervisor who just re-iterated the threats. I was told their lawyer would call me back within 2 - 3 hours. All of the people I spoke to were Indians. When I asked who the president of the company was I was told John Elliot but that I could not speak to him. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE SCAMMERS!!! Report them to your Attorney General, and state and local authorities.
N  7th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
now they are trying to reduce the amounts so that get your banking information.. then they will go in an take whatever they want...LOL...they really thing people are dumb.
N  11th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
hi i keep getting calls like this everyday and its scarying i for get what he said his name was but he has a indaian voice . and he saying i have a warrent out for my arrest . when i asked him for an adress i got hung up on and everytime id call him back he wpuld just pick up the phone and hang . he is calling from 8053346184 can someome plz help me
N  12th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
it is a scam...do not confirm anything with these people. even if you owe a debt you can not be arrested for not paying. these folks have been know to go into your bank account and pull out everything in it. dont panic. they are a fraud. check the FTC and FBI website for more information. I have too been receiving these calls for almost a year now and they never stop. They will call from many different numbers as well. As soon as you ask them to verify the debt in question they get mad and yell at you or hang up and thats because they cant verify it. It is a law that they have to prove that you owe.
N  13th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
I agree dont tell them anything actually i found just messing with them makes them mad that is how i got them to stop calling i just kept calling them and messing with them and they stopped bothering me i had them calling me everyday from three different phoen numbers
A  15th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
HI. I have been getting several calls from these people. They change the company they are calling for and use different numbers. So far the numbers area 818-698-7064, 714-733-5618, 951-489-0223, & 215-909-6058. The companies are American Payday, USA Fast Cash International, Financial Crimes Investigation Department, and Cash Advance USA. The calls started last week, approximately a month after I had looked into but didn't take a payday loan. They all have very thick Indian accents and start off very threatening. They rattled off all of my info and really had me scared until i did further research invovling my bank, my local police department, and the internet. These people are a real piece of work. I found out they don't like it when people repeatedly call them back and harrass them which is what I did. They have blocked my number on all four of the lines they call me from but I'm sure they will call me from a new number tomorrow. My husband and I have had to open a new bank account and I have had to contact the 3 major credit bureaus and put locks on my credit reports and sctivities. What a real pain! If anyone happens to get anywhere with finding these scam artists and can get them prosecuted please let me know cause I'm in! Shalon masaem3@yahoo.com
N  19th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
The number that keeps calling my phone is 917-976-5741 saying his name was Officer Don Wilson and that I have a pending criminal enfestigation pending against me also, He has called my job and cussed my boss calling them liers if Im not at work and harrassing me at home. I googled the name and number and it came back to a cell phone in Kings, Ny and the phone service is Arch Wireless Holdings Inc. I notified mt bank not to release any funds to these people without my say so... Its very much a huge pain in the ### cause I pay my bills and have never gotten a loan from any where in my life!
N  25th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
I have received 3 calls today from 818-806-3361 the name, brian o'conner. if I dont go to walmart and get a prepaid card to the tune of 1200 dollars. I will be arrested at my work the next day. when I asked where do I show up to court, he said dont worry about it I will just be arrested. when I called back he told me to f*#^k off and leave him alone. brian o'conner calling from 818-806-3361
N  3rd of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
I also got a call from these people telling me they had all of this information and the company brining charges is personal payday advance which runs over 300 websites but he could not tell me which website i used to secure a loan. I then explained i had to close my bank account due to random sites taking application fees which totaled to more then any loan I have recieved so i needed help and tried to get a loan and now I am further behind then when I started. The number he called from was 718-989-9381
N  10th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
I just started getting calls from The Department of Finance Investigations, at least so they claim to be..The man that called me has a Indian accent and says his name is Michael Johns, as if that's even believable. He's been calling from a Queens, NY number 347-827-3814. The first time he called I could barely hear him, there was so much noise in the background and his accent didn't help either. When I asked to call him back because I couldn't hear him he got very pushy with me and asked if I don't care about my ssn. Right there that's when a red flag went up, why would some call me like that, I thought Homeland Security deals with SSN. I told the man I would call him back, he insisted on knowing when I gave him a time but never called back. Instead I got on the Internet and did some research and found a similar situation to mines. I'm definitely reporting this guy.
A  15th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
Thank you all for these posts. Iam beside myself !! I tried to return a call to a Charles Mcdaniel. Phone# 818 806 3361 whom left me a hard to understand voicemail. He said to call him back immediately or have my attorney do it and if I don't call back and take the message seriously then "good luck". He never told me what company or what this matter was regarding. I call back and a "Brian O'Connor" answers and says Charles is unavailable. This Brian O'Connor had a thick accent and tried to get me to answer some questions.. Says I have 3 strikes against me and that his "client" gave put money into my bank account and I haven't paid them back. If I wish to fight in court against his clients I face paying over 800$ in fees and will loose my job. He was also kind enough to threaten me with the cops. Said he's sending the cops to arrest me in the morning to show up in court blah blah.. I'm located in Nevada. Brian is supposedly in Linden California 90028. His PO BOX is 32453 Oh and he is the supervisor - Charles is his junior assistant. Company = Financial Crime Investigation Bureau.
I hope this information is helpful. If there's further questions in my experience with these monsters feel free to email me. Paulaesined@gmail.com
A  16th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
Hey they call my cell phone and my work phone from this number 8186387271 they also had my ssn and my account information also they stated themselves as finical crime investigation bureau they also took money out of my account in the amounts of 1 cents 2 cents 3 cents and $30 the number that showed up on my bank statement was 18662357681 and when I call them they said that they needed my name to find out what company I owe money too and when I ask them the name of there company they said loan and I said this is the name of your company and they said no??? really so I closed my account and them I call the ftc and they explain to me that they are scammer and do not receive and more call from them and do not make any calls to them and they also told me that I had to but a tracking on my credit with the credit bureaus and that if I had anymore problems to call them again. look these people are scammer they sell your information for identiy theft crimes why they want to prey on us I dont know but they do everybody who is a victim of this people need to enroll in some type of credit protection program asap!!! these people who are calling us might not even live in the usa from what im told these people maybe possible live in there native country so just be on the watch for these people who are trying there best to ruin our lives our name and minds
N  17th of Nov, 2011 by    +1 Votes
i harrassed them back and they left me alone
N  18th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
I was contacted by an Xavier Martinez. Stating he was from the Financial Crime Investigation bureau. He told me I had a payday loan and was going to be arrested. Said that officers would come to my work and arrest me. Said I had multiple criminal charges brought against me. I called back and just got a voicemail. No name or anything. Just a general voicemail box. 818-634-7271. I have called multiple times and get this general mailbox. Can you say fraud.
A  18th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
For the past several days my fiance and I have been getting calls from a "John Smith" with a thick eastern accent who stated he was from the Financial Crime Investigation Bureau. If we don't answer the phone he leaves an over 3 minute long voicemail threatening that if we do not get back to him or have our attorney contact him he "feels sorry for what will happen to us" and that it is an "urgent financial and criminal matter."
When I answered the phone and he would ask for my fiance I would try to get his name/company/other information, which he told me he could not give because it was a private matter with the person he was trying to reach.
Finally we go along with it, and are told to call back the same number, 818-806-3661 and talk to his attorney Will Hernandez, who also has a thick eastern accent and sounded suspiciously like the person we were just on the phone with. They have my fiance's social security number, and told him that if he does no-t give him our attorney's information that Monday (the following business day) our case would be sent to court. So far the only phone number that comes up for them is this 818-806-3661 with a private name. If this continues or we get any additional information I will add it to this comment.
N  29th of Nov, 2011 by    0 Votes
I got a call from 210-324-0401 from a bruce jones of the financial crimes investigations department. this call came through on my voice message machine on a friday morning stating that there was a lawsuit filed in my name over a payment of $435.00 that was due over a bogus payday loan scam over the internet. he spoke very fast with a very thick indian/middle eastern accent. he told me that if this payment was not taken as of today there will be a criminal charge against me regarding this. I have filed several complaints about this company's practices through the better business bureau, the and federal bureau of investigation (the fbi), and the federal trade commission over the payday loan over the internet that I never received nor never gotten. the same person also goes by several alias names including sean mars, david cooper, john fernandez, bob golden, (under different phone numbers like 347-826-4106 and 330-989-2846)
Andy fletcher. I was told by the ftc that if these persons call you again, do not answer back to them! do not contact them over the phone! these people are international scammers who are wanted by the fbi and other federal agencies. do not call them! fyi: if you get a call from either a andy fletcher or a david jones, or even a bruce jones... don't call them! they're scammers!

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