Received voicemail message from a ERICA ROMO, looking for contact info for a relative, who was identified with info about ten years old. Caller left the 800 number 800-866-5317 ext.3660 for return call. Called back and talked to this person and gave them relative's email address. She said that they didn't have email at her work (???); wanted relative to call her and gave another number: 209-858-3660. Would not say what this was about, claimed that it was time sensitive. Smelled a rat -- dropped it.
 Mar 26th, 2009
tanya starr, she was fishing for information. had some facts correct but most facts wrong. scam for sure.
 Jun 19th, 2007
Received a call yesterday from Tanya. I was at work at the time my friend answered the phone. She asked for my cell phone number and said I had given it to her a while back but she misplaced it. Friend told her I don't have a cell phone. She gave a number she could be reached at, 209-858-3660.

I had never spoken to this person before. I called her at the number she gave after first dialing *67. She denied having used any unethical practices to get in touch with me. I told her I didn't appreciate being lead to believe that the call came from a friend and not a collection agency. She said that I had had every opportunity to repay my debt. I said I wanted to pay it but because I only make enough to pay my rent, car payment, and food for the week I can't come up with the money to pay her right now. She then asked if me paying the government back was not a priority. I then told her that I have my priorities straight and that I will pay the debt when I am financially able to. Then she said that the call was in order to collect a debt...yadda yadda...blah blah blah.

Why can't people be straight forth and honest about what a call is about and not try and deceive a person. DCS should be shut down for the unethical practices.
 Jun 08th, 2007