ACS Collection Scam
Author: averyrbmACS Collection Scam
I was recently contacted by a company called ACS by a gentlemen named Shane Watson ( not his real name heavy accent) He advised I had a debt with a payday loan company and need to pay him 600 dollars or this case is being downloaded against me. He said I can go to jail for check fraud if I loose. After hearing this like most I set up a payment arrangment with him which he emailed to me to have faxed back to him with my signature. Well to start off for a big collection company your email exchange is not going to be @gmail.com. PLease. I opened the form and it said payment is going to be authorized to a company called PCS. This didn't sit well with me. I went to the bank and had them close my card and issue a new one. THe day the payment was to be due I recieve 4 voice mails in a row at work asking to call back so he (Shane Watson at American Direct Sweepstakes)can verify my three digit code or my exp date. I called him back and advised the bank was investigating and will not release funds until they know who this PCS is. I asked for the phone number and address. I was told He cannot give me the address but can give me the phone number. Well this was a differnt area code but still a NY number which according to my bank this credit He also told me his corporate office is in Washington and ACS is just the NY department. So I called the Number right away and asked for the name of the company I was calling and they just kept asking who they were talking to. THen he asked if he was speaking to my name which he referenced. I asked how he knew this since I was calling from a blocked number. After realizing his mistake he kept saying I can't hear you then I said I am contacting the attoney General and this is a scam and hung up. Hoping he is not going to call anymore. PLease don't fall for this. ACS Collection Scam
KatieS commented on 10 Jan 2012, 01:43:08
ACS goes by various names including NCS, CCS, Loan Point, Bernstein and Associates, Brown and Associates, etc. They are 100% scam artists. Do not give them any information or any money at all, no matter what they tell you. They may go by another name other than those listed. Basically if they mention: bad check, defrauding a financial institution, payday loan, threaten to come to your home/employer, advise you that you will be served a summons or tell you that you will be arrested - these are all of their tactics.
File a complaint with the FBI, FTC and Attorney General (for what state you live in). These scumbags will call from different numbers that are not traceable (877 numbers usually). Somehow they are able to tap into valid numbers in your local area and use those lines to place the call. They will use generic names such as Johnson, Thompson, Smith, Parker, etc. Ask them for their information (address, website, fax number etc.). They will refuse to send you any information proving your debt (other than a fake email). Please don't give them any info and file the reports mentioned above. They need to be stopped!
thorpee commented on 03 May 2012, 12:17:29
I received an email from a company named ACS inc Telling me that I owe $845.28 and if it is not paid, I will sent to court for $ 4226.24. I do not owe this copy anything.
lawson commented on 24 May 2012, 11:52:41
LOAN COMPANY- ACS INC.
You are going to be legally prosecuted in the Court House within couple of days. Your SSN is put on hold by US Government, so before something goes wrong we would like to notify you about this matter.
It seems apparent that you have chosen to ignore all our efforts to contact you in order to resolve your debt with Payday Services. At this point you have made your intentions clear and leave us no choice but to protect our interest in this matter.
UNITED LEGAL INVESTIGATION BUREAU HAS STATED 4 SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST YOU AND THEY ARE:
(1) VIOLATION OF FEDERAL BANKING REGULATION
(2) COLLATERAL CHECK FRAUD
(3) THEFT BY DECEPTION
(4) AND THE BIGGEST ONE IS E.F.T. THAT IS ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER
Now, this means few things for you. If you are under any state probation or payroll we need you to inform your superior or manager what you have done in the past and what would be the consequences once the case has been downloaded and executed in your name.
If we do not hear from you within 48 hours of the date on this letter, we will be compelled to seek legal representation from our in-house attorney. We reserve the right to commence litigation for intent to commit wire fraud under the pretense of refusing to repay a debt committed to, by use of the internet. In addition we reserve the right to seek recovery for the balance due, as well as legal fees and any court cost incurred.
WE HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS RESERVED TO INFORM TO FBI, FTC, YOUR EMPLOYER AND BANK ABOUT FRAUD.
And once you found guilty into the court house than you have to bear the entire cost for this law suit $4816.16 which is excluding loan amount, attorney's fees, and the interest charges. You have the right to hire an attorney. If you don't have one or if you can't afford then one will be appointed to you.
We believe that this was not your intent and that these steps are unnecessary. We merely require you to contact our recovery asset location department at +1-716-941-7540 between 9.30 to 6.30 (EST).
IF YOU WANT TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER THAN IMMEDIATELY CONTACT US THRU EMAIL OR CALL US BETWEEN WORKING HOURS ON +1-716.941.7540
UNITED STATES OF ATTORNEY
This is not true. What cn we really do? I received this twice in one day.
firstname.lastname@example.org commented on 19 Dec 2012, 06:55:16
Thank you for this page. I was contacted and threatened with legal action. They said that I did not pay back a $350 loan. Now the cost would be about $4000 with legal fees. Thanks for the heads-up.
michellesauls commented on 04 Apr 2013, 07:11:22
I was contacted by this same company telling me that legal actions are going to be taken against me. The caller said he wasn't calling to collect a debt but to inform me that I was going to be taken to court and will have to pay $5000.
xavenger commented on 14 Jan 2015, 12:59:20
DO NOT REPLY TO THESE PEOPLE.
They are a scam. The legal threats they make are not legally valid. I am an attorney and followed up on their claims. The are not valid. Note, there is also no Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts notice, and every valid debt collector must give the FDCPA notice when corresponding about a debt.
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