United Legal Investigations Bureau / Unauthorized billing

1 United States

I was first contacted on April 3, 2009 by a man with a thick Indian accent, going by the name of Graham Smith, saying he was with United Legal Investigations Headquarters. He gave me the last four numbers of my social security number, told me that a lawsuit was being filed against my social security number, and that to stop it, I had to pay the sum of $850.00 dollars, and had to FAX him a letter of consent to deduct the amount from my credit/debit card, and had to include the type of card, card number, name on card, expiration date and CVC code on the back of the card within two hours or an affidavit would be 'downloaded' to the court and the lawsuit would proceed. Sensing that this was a scam, I stalled him by telling him it would be the next day before I could Fax anything. He gave me a fax number to fax the information to and said he would call me the next day to verify that I had sent the fax. This in itself was another red flag, since you would think he would know that a fax was coming over his fax machine! After I got him off the phone, I did some investigation online which confirmed my suspicions that it was a scam. The next day, instead of calling me, he called my job and began harassing the telephone operator as well as other co-workers, threatening them if they did not make me pay the $850.00 dollars. My boss got on the phone and told him not to call back. Yesterday, 'Graham Smith' called me and said that I had spoken to his supervisor and that his supervisor had given me the fax number and such, which amused me since he couldn't get his story straight, since it was HE who has spoken to me and gave me the number and told me what information I needed to fax. At this point, I informed him that I had done some investigating and knew this was a scam, and not to call me anymore. He then told me to have a good day and hung up. Now, instead of calling me at home, he has called my job twice today even though he was told not to. After talking to my boss about the matter, he instructed everyone who answers the phones not to allow any calls from that person to go through to me, and to hang up on him. Interestingly, the phone number that showed up on caller ID when he called me at home was [protected], and he wanted me to call him back at [protected]. When I called [protected], the call went nowhere and there was dead silence, which indicates to me that the number may not exist and caller ID was spoofed.

Don't let this nutcase intimidate you into sending him any money, nor give him any information.

I filed a report with my state's Attorney General as well as with the Federal Trade Commission, and called the local FBI office and they told me they were aware of the scam, and told me under no circumstances send them any money or give them my complete social security number. It seems that all they have are the last four, which they really can't do anything with. I want this scammer put behind bars and the key to the cell thrown away!


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