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I have posted this elseware and this it could be handy to all of you... here you go.

I am located in Arizona and received a call from these scumbags. After researching the number and these posts, I decided to do some more research and came up with this:

Interstate Check Systems is an entity of Northtown Capital & Associates. Northtown's web site is:

http://www.northtowncap.com.

Northtown's address and location is (same as Interstate Check Systems):
15 Hazelwood Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14228 - Phone: 888.358.1120 - Fax: 716.691.2122

Here are the corporate filings found at: http://appsext8.dos.state.ny.us/corp_public/corpsearch.entity_search_entry

Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: INTERSTATE CHECK SYSTEMS INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: NOVEMBER 16, 2009
County: NIAGARA
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
INTERSTATE CHECK SYSTEMS INC.
3047 MAPLE ROAD
NEWFANE, NEW YORK, 14108
Registered Agent
SPIEGEL & UTRERA PA PC
1 MAIDEN LANE 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10038


Current Entity Name: NORTHTOWN CAPITAL & ASSOCIATES INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: OCTOBER 23, 2009
County: ERIE
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
NORTHTOWN CAPITAL & ASSOCIATES INC.
1 MAIDEN LANE 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10038
Registered Agent
SPIEGEL & UTRERA P.A. P.C.
1 MAIDEN LANE 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10038

Don't let the DOS mailing address in NYC fool you as corporations can have correspondence go through their attorney.

Here is where it gets real interesting though. I decided to research the owner's name given above, Jason Jackubec. He appears to have been a player in various buffalo collection agencies, all of which seem to break every law out there for consumer protection.

I decided to search "jason jackubec ny" on Google. It corrected me, apparently the proper spelling is "Jason Jakubec". One reference comes back to another buffalo collection agency, there is also one from classmates.com and FaceBook. Classmates says jason is a 2000 graduate from Wilson High School in Wilson, NY. Being sure to have the right person, I looked up where Wilson is located. North of Buffalo about 30 miles. Just a small town it looks like... but get this, guess what town is right next door? Newfane, NY... sound familiar? See the corporate filing above for Interstate.

Ok so now we have the right guy... but what is this maple road address? I did a google maps/street view search of the address. Comes back to a ritzy looking house, that's right a house... a private residence. So off we go, who's house is this? Started to dig a little more. Second link on google at www.ypsort.com/main/ny/newfane/ shows a name and phone number for that address:

Elia Richard A
3047 Maple Rd
Maple newfane 14108
716-751-9252

Wait a minute... who is Richard Elia? Second page on google says he is the Executive VP of Sevenson Environmental Services in Niagara Falls. Well the location of his company makes sense, the location of his house definitely makes sense. But how and why is he tied to a collection agency. Time to dig deeper yet again!

Remember that facebook search that came back on google? Well for being such a big shot, he isn't big on privacy! Clear as day, right out there is all his info! His profile is wide open! Oh, and his profile does confirm all that information, plus it gives his cell phone number, personal email, and his birthday in case you want to wish him a happy one! Back to Elia though...

I decided to check out his friends. He has 249, so start scrolling through the list! Page 3, first hit, jessica elia. Page 5 rachel elia. No richard elia though. Well I have facebook, let's search for elia's in wilson high school... nothing. But we definitely have Jason linked to the Elia family. So back to google we go.

I'll start with some common sense. Jason is class of 2000 so let's focus on his class. Going back to google searching for wilson high school alumni, I come across a new site, mylife.com. Enter the name Richard Elia and Newfane and let it ride. Well, it happens to bring up other people related to the same address as Richard Elia along with his age (56). It shows a Karin and a Joseph H Elia. Time to start making assumptions. Richard Elia must be a father! Remember, Jason is in his mid 20's as facebook shared. So let's find out who this Joseph Elia is... maybe he is our guy. Same site, just change the first name to Joseph. Guess what, comes back to a 26 year old matched up with Richard. I can't get any more info without registering but I have a name.

Joseph H Elia - let's google it. Not finding much on him, all i see is a Joseph Elia from Newfane winning some money at the Niagara Falls casino in a poker tournament. That would make sense, degenerates to tend to fall into collections. Well I'm at a loss nothing. Back to square one.

So as a final result, I decided to search "northtown capital joe elia". You're not going to believe this one. 1st result on google, guess what I find: Elia, Joe, Northtown Capital & Associates. Jakubec, Jason, Northtown Capital @ Associates - DBA Conference attendees. There it is clear as day! DBA - Debt Buyers Association. It is apparently a conference where these agencies go to buy and sell debt. A meet and greet of the scum of the earth!

So here are your owners! Jason Jakubec and Joe Elia... do some searches... actually, if you want to have fun, get Jason's cell phone number from his facebook page and start harassing him like he has been harassing us! Oh, and don't forget... file complaints with the Attorney General in both your state and in New York. New York's attorney general is not messing around anymore when it comes to collection agencies who break all the rules! I'll keep digging into this and update if I find out anymore information.
billy
 Jun 23rd, 2010
I received the same phone call ignore it totally, one big scam to try and get money out of your bank account or personal information to credit cards. The guys name is always Michael but he constantly changes his last name.
Peggy
 Apr 26th, 2010
Got an initial call from a woman from an unknown number on my cell phone. She said that she received a fax stating there was pending court charges against me and that I needed to call the number above, ext. 330 and speak to Michael Mason. Called the number, got a man on the phone stating his name was Michael Mason, but didn't state the company name. But, when you dial the 888 #, it says "thank you for calling ICS". Of course, I was in a huff and demanded to know what this was about and wanted to know what court charges they were talking about. They said my SS# was attached to some old payday loan from '07 and had a lot of info about what bank I used to have an account with and my old email address. He said that I was yelling at him, and I was, so he put me on hold and got another man on the phone, who ALSO stated his name was Michael Mason, though you could clearly hear that it was a completely different person. I called him out on it, and he said that it was obviously a miscommunication from the other man and that his name was Michael Freeburg or something. Yeah right...Anyway, after sitting on the phone trying to figure out what was going on, he said that they had legal retainers waiting to take my case to court and if I didn't pay the outstanding amount, that I could be sent a summons and taken to court for up to 10 times as much. They had my address and my debit card # and wanted to take out money from my account for a "payment plan". I hung up and then went to my bank first thing the next morning to cancel the debit card. Absolutely ridiculous! BEWARE THIS PHONE NUMBER! They will tell you they are lawyers or a law office, but they are called Interstate Check Services or ICS and they are collectors trying to scam ppl off old debt. I reported them to my state attorney general and made sure I was still on the do not call list. Here is the address/phone:

15 Hazelwood
Ste. 102
Amherst, NY
Phone: 888-358-1120
T
 Feb 18th, 2010

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