Olivia – Aug 06, 2020
Have received 2 phone calls within the last 12 hours the calls went to voice mail. The caller called a relative number and left the voice message. The caller said he was Mr Harris, could not understand the company name but left 833-680-1023 ext 109. He said that he received a complaint that morning that needed my immediate attention but no information given. The message he left this morning threatened legal action if I didn’t call immediate. I looked up the number and saw the other scam reports. Do I did not return his call
Victim Location 28311
Total money lost $990
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan
I was called, via FL number, and convinced to listen to a pitch for 0% balance transfer of credit card balances so I could pay them off faster. As it happens I was transferred two more times and was assured I would receive 0% for the entirety of my payoff. All they did was open two new lines of credit with established banks that only offer limited time for balance transfers; and they charged me $990US to do this! I could’ve done this myself and saved the $990!
Don’t do business with these people. Call your bank instead! Or, open a new line by yourself. FIND a different way!!
Victim Location 47025
Total money lost $125
Type of a scam Other
I’m a real estate broker and companies sometimes contact us to do a local BPO (broker property opinion). A BPO is a less expensive option to a appraisal for a repossesed property. A guy named Philip called me, needed a BPO on a property nearby, we agreed on a fee of $125.00 on May 8, 2019. There is a sentence in the contract that says he has 30 days to 75 days to send me the money for my effort. I told him there was no way I’d wait that long and he told me thta this BPO wouldn;t take anything close to 75 days, so I said OK, I’d do the BPO. I completed the BPO the next day (May 9th), sent the data via e-mail to him, along with the invoice, which included my corporate ID number, which he said he needed, I supposed for the 1099 at the end of the year. 30 days no check, I sent an e-mail inquiring about my money., Someone named Christopher replied with an e-mail that said he would get it over to the ‘payments department. Still no check, called and re-sent the invoice after 66 days, still no check, then again after 76 days. Its beeen over 90 days , no check.
Could you please check and see if they still exist or have done the same thing to other Brokers across the country. They were working on behalf of U.S. Bank, and I’m now inquiring there to see if they know about this scam.
Victim Location 28262
Total money lost $1,350
Type of a scam Credit Cards
The company called from this number 347-345-1853, they said they received my number from Experian for having never been late on a credit card payment and always paying more than the minimum payment every month. They said I may qualify for 1 of two options. A balance transfer where i can qualify for one or two major credit cards to transfer my balance to that will have 0% APR for life after 15 months of payments on time. They said they see my discover card just finished the 0% for the first year now apr is 19%. My merrick bank card has 11.49% so by now i believed they were legit because they told me my BBC balances and my credit score 729 at that time. They discussed a hardship program as my other option as well. Turns out they applied for chase and citibank and the two cards did come n the mail. But before this i spoke to 3 separate men. Each separately got more and more info from me. Like I said they ordered these cards n my name. I was instructed to call them back after the cards came. I did, but i told them i was at work and i didn’t have the card on me. I wanted to know what he wanted me to do. He asked for the card number to do the transfer. He asked 2 times but i said i did not have the card. He told me to call back with the number. I started to research the company that’s where i am now.
Victim Location 56283
Total money lost $150
Type of a scam Employment
Hired to do a Broker Peice Opinion. I did the work and they are gone with no payment for work completed. No response.
Victim Location 79110
Type of a scam Debt Collections
They are calling various family members of a person known to me as my daughters mother-in-law and threatening law enforcement tactics