Sonic Cashnet / Payday Loan Fraud
Received a number of phone calls from a gentleman with a very heavy accent that goes by the name of Max Cotter. Claimed he was a representative from the California State Attorney's Office to file a suit under the company name of Sonic Cashnet. He said that I had taken out a payday loan and never paid it back and I owed about $800.00 plus fees. When I pressed him for information regarding this, he would just give me my home address, some of my banking information and he had my employer's name. I asked him again for a bank referencing number, the Loan origniation Company name, etc and he would not give me that information until I agreed I owed the money, told him why it hadn't been back and had paid him in full. I asked him to send me whatever information he could in writing so that I could verify this and again he refused to do so until I paid him in full. He threatened to prosecute me to the fullest extent of the law, take my house, have my children removed from my household and to contact my employer immediately if I did not agree to pay him. At that point I hung up. When I called the number back, it was some answering voice mailbox for a gilr named "Sarah" and that the mailbox was full and could not leave a message. I had received a call from this same person about 2 weeks ago, but from an oversees extension and spoke with a gentleman who was visiting the United States and had lent someone his cell phone to make an emergency call. This guy is dangerous-please, whatever you do, don't give him any information of a personal nature and report the phone call immediately to your bank and local police department.