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Wow, I haven't seen the ''James Brown'' alias in quite a while. Some of the celebrity names these South Asian scammers adopt as ''American-ish'' are hysterically funny. Anyway, this heinous form of extortion dressed up as debt collection is hardly a ''brand new bag''.

On 800Notes in the ''Debt Collection Calls'' forum is a thread titled ''Fake payday loan collection scams - Please list new numbers here [2]''. My notes and advice on the payday loan collection thugs, updated Oct 2011, can be seen on the lead page.

Here are the widely publicized FTC actions against two such scam outfits from Feb and Apr 2012: (Yes, the headlines are almost identical, but then it's hard to tell these criminal operations apart anyway.)

Court Halts Alleged Fake Debt Collector Calls from India, Grants FTC Request to Stop Defendants Who Posed as Law Enforcers
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/04/broadway.shtm

Court Halts Alleged Fake Debt Collector Calls from India, Grants FTC Request to Stop Defendants Who Often Posed as Law Enforcement
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/02/acc.shtm
Resident47
 Aug 15th, 2012
A man with a heavy accent named "James Brown" called me to notifiy me that his "client" is pressing charges against me for check fraud and non-payment of a payday loan. I do not have any outstanding payday loans with any company. When I told this guy that I don't owe anyone money and I don't have any oustanding payday loans he started to yell and curse me out. He said that he was going to call my work all day and make "my life a living hell." This is a scam. They try to scare people into paying money they don't really owe.
Adrian
 Aug 14th, 2012
this number is a brank caller from washington d.c and thier carrier is alliancetelecom of d.c inc. this person is able to get personel info on people including last 4 digits of s.s.no. help if you find out who this is. alliance of washington also came up for kindle in amazon
upset
 Jul 14th, 2012

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