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As usual these scammers are too stupid to tell the difference between civil and criminal legal process in America, or perhaps hope you are just as ignorant. These I presume are fraudulent debt collectors from South Asia. Their empty threats of arrest, imprisonment, lawsuit filing, and/or asset seizure violate federal and state laws. If your tormentor is instead domestic, it will be your turn to say ''see me in court'', and it won't be a sick joke like their threat.

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.

Whether you are called a debtor or some collector thinks you can flush one out, you have rights and options. Most are simple to exercise if you only learn how. The FTC and the CFPB can start you on your homework. See also if your state laws grant additional or stronger rights.

official FTC guidance and staff opinions on the FDCPA, PDF copy of the Act
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm

CFPB reiteration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/guidance/supervision/manual/fdcpa-narrative/
Resident47
 Aug 07th, 2012
Leaves a message that tells you it's a civil suit action against you with a restraining order - odd
G
 Aug 07th, 2012
Geez, I meant 570-983-0544. It's definitely a Monday, lol!
S. C
 Aug 06th, 2012
These people will call and state that there is a lawsuit and restraining order out and that you have 24 hours to respond. Totally bogus! They are linked with a phone number in Pennsylvania 507-983-0544). The local sheriff's department reassured me it was bogus and told me to call the local FBI at 570-344-2404 to report it.
S. C
 Aug 06th, 2012
Voice mail says he is Investigator William Green. He is calling about an "action that is being filed against you". There is a restraining order onvoled. Please call them and tell them who your attorney is.

He doesn't mention who he is calling,what cpmpany he represents and what the debt is or how much it is.
J
 Apr 23rd, 2012

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