203-516-7978 (Scammers)

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Dee
20, Sep. 2018
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Recorded message stating if I didn't call back today I would be forcing them to take me court out of my county, but didn't say what it was referring to......I live in FLORIDA and this

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20, Sep. 2018
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Got a call from this same number with a recorded message...in TEXAS. Ignore this. This is phishing.

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20, Sep. 2018
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They have been calling me and my daughter for 3 days, same recording every time.

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20, Sep. 2018
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Called 3 times in 4 minute increments threatening action. Will follow up if more calls come.

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10, Jan. 2019
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Spam caller. Will not leave message. I blocked the number

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20, Sep. 2018
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Got a phone call saying that a complaint has been filed against me. Ignoring it.

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25, Oct. 2018
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A complaint was filed against me. No reference to what it was about.

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20, Sep. 2018
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Waiting for them to call back so I can report them to the FTC they are trying to extort people.

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Scott
20, Sep. 2018
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Sounded like a recorded message saying that something has been filed against me. The number is from Connecticut......I live in DE. Ignoring it for now. FTC is the next step if I get another call.

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20, Sep. 2018
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According to the idiot, I was too rude for her to tell me what debt she was collecting on, she also stated that she has already sent my case to the wage garnishment department. Cool Gretchen I believe the wage garnishment department is the ones that do not give in to for your bullshit. Real collection companies just file the paperwork and don't f**k around with crazy a*s calls.

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23, Oct. 2018
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Same named person called me

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21, Sep. 2018
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Called and said they received a faxed complaint against me and they were trying to serve me documents to my home or work. I call BS. No reason I would have any complaints and didn't leave company name or introduce themselves. Did try to give me a "convincing" case number to call back and use. BLOCKING

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2, Oct. 2018
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Same here. But also called my work# and my mom's # with the same recording. BS!

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21, Sep. 2018
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called our home today, I tried to get information said it was about my husband and only he could talk to them. they are trying to service us papers on a complaint. I asked over and over he said go ask him he knows. Hmm pretty sure this is BS.. people don't call if there is a problem you get a certified letter in the mail

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21, Sep. 2018
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Called my cell twice in two days now. Same VM as others mentioned about having received a fax to serve me a complaint to my home or work with an official sounding "reference this number when calling back" at the end. I blocked their number. It's got to be fake. Wish FTC would find folks like this and fine them into Bankruptcy.

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21, Sep. 2018
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My husband called them after hearing the recording on our answering machine. They said they were from QC Holding and they are trying to reach me about a complaint they received about me.in California, I live in AR. They told him I have an amount outstanding of $4,314 and they would except $1,001. If I did not pay they would file court paper against me. This is totally untrue about me. Its a SCAM I called but the mailbox was full and then it said there was an error and hung up. We had gotten the same message on our answering machine as to what y'all got too.. Funny thing is the amount of $1001 is the same extension I got when I called them myself. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!

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21, Sep. 2018
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Just literally got the same call saying they were serving me with papers. They also called my family member's cell phone and left the same message about serving me with papers leaving a ref number and lastly said consider this my formal notice. smh

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21, Sep. 2018
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They called my phone twice looking for my husband, Said they had papers to serve and they will serve at my workplace or home. Didn't get to speak to anyone but they said that with this message I have been served. LOL such BS!!

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Pita
22, Sep. 2018
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Same as many above ... robo re serving a complaint yada yada d**n scammers

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24, Sep. 2018
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Keeps calling me about a person I do not know.. Icalled them and told them they have aa wrong number but they keep callingme. This is harassment. and probably a scam.

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24, Sep. 2018
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They called Friday 9/21, then again Monday. They leave a voicemail with deliberately vague info to try and sucker you into calling back. Block the number and ignore this scam.

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Wily
24, Sep. 2018
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Had this exact scam occur earlier this year. They get new phone numbers and robo call. It's a debt collection scam. DON"T respond to them. They'll call a bunch of times with more dire sounding messages (this it the second attempt, the third attempt, etc.). They'll stop after about a month if you don't respond. But they'll get back to harassing you in about six months. Blocking the phone # doesn't prevent them from leaving messages. The only way to completely rid yourself of them is to change your phone #.

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24, Sep. 2018
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I called I spoke with Steven or Steve, when I asked for the company name he hanged on me.

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24, Sep. 2018
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Called back the number they left in a message for my husband. He wanted to know if I was related to him. I said well you are calling my phone do you want to talk to him or me? He said he was done discussing it and my husband would be served in three days and good luck.

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24, Sep. 2018
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They called our place of business - left a threatening message to file a claim on this person-It was their FINAL ATTEMPT! I returned the call to inform them they had called a business and to seek other contact methods for this individual. Woman on the other end of line told me to mind my own business and let her run hers!!! Trust me there will be NO Best of the Best Customer Service for them!.

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25, Sep. 2018
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She left a voicemail saying that I had defaulted on a debt from years ago, and they were going to send it to wage garnishment agency if I didn't call back. I called back, and it was a debt that I had settled over two years ago. She basically hung up on me in the middle of explaining it to her. I tried calling back ,and I just keep getting put on hold, and hung up on. They KNOW they're scamming. Tried googling, the company, and a manufacturing company came up. Don't buy into this BS! They're full blown scammers.

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Hammer2Scammers
25, Sep. 2018
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Voicemail message: "This message is intended for [name said by mechanical voice:] Hammer2Scammers. I received a fax order regarding a complaint that was filed against you. I have been retained to serve you with documents to appear at either your residence or your place of employment. If you have any questions or concerns about this complaint or wish to rectify the matter, you can hit any key on your phone to connect to our office directly, or call us at the following number: [phone number said by mechanical voice:] (203) 516-7978. When calling, please reference file number (some BS file number that doesn't sound like a civil complaint number, also said by a mechanical voice).. You have officially been notified." Ooooh, I've "officially" been notified!! That makes it all legit and scary, oooohh!!! Appears to be a scam. Legitimate debt collectors send letters detailing the alleged debt, and you have 30 days from the date of receipt to respond to the letter and request more information. REMEMBER THAT: Do NOT just send money to someone threatening you over the phone. By law, they have to send you a letter. Besides, genuine process servers don't warn you before serving complaints, as that defeats the purpose. They'll come to your door unannounced and barely identify themselves. Source: I work in the legal field. .

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Hammer2Scammers
28, Sep. 2018
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Second message from this number: "This message is intended for [name said by mechanical voice:] Hammer2Scammers. Contacting you from the process division, I received an order for you. It looks like two pending matters. Now unfortunately, because I am unable to reach you by phone, I will be actively pursuing you at your place of employment and your residence. Your chase ([sic], it sounded like she said "chase," not "case") number is (same BS file number as was given in the first message that doesn't sound like a civil complaint number, also said by a mechanical voice). Press 1 if you would like to speak to a live representative, or you can contact us at [phone number said by mechanical voice:] (203) 516-7978." When the mechanical voice was speaking, it sounded like there was some howling or a similar sound in the background. Perhaps these worthless wastes of space also run dog fighting rings?

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Hammer2Scammers
2, Oct. 2018
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Latest (third) message received from this number: "This message is intended for [name said by mechanical voice:] Hammer2Scammers. I need to verify a current address as well as a place of business address to move forward with the next procedure. At this time, you are forcing ([sic], perhaps whoever wrote this script meant "forfeiting?"] your right to take care of this matter outside of your county. We may be contacting your human resources department in order to follow proper protocol to deliver your paperwork on the property. Again, the client is willing to rectify this matter if they hear from you today. Their number is [phone number said by mechanical voice:] (203) 516-7978. Reference your case number (some BS file number that doesn't sound like a civil complaint number, also said by a mechanical voice). Noncompliance will result in an order for your appearance. This is our third attempt." Appears to STILL be a scam, just like the other two messages. A few things here: 1) "Forcing," not "forfeiting?" Word usage makes no sense. 2) There is no particular benefit to taking care of the matter "outside of your county." If there was indeed a lawsuit, the defendant would file a response requesting more information and proof of the alleged debt. 3) An actual process server would not bother contacting a human resources department. 4) The use of the word "rectify" is incorrect. Since the allegation is that the person receiving the phone call has supposedly committed a wrongdoing, from the caller's position, the person receiving the phone call would need to be the one to rectify the situation. The alleged "client" wouldn't need to rectify anything. **It is their job to prove you owe the alleged debt, it is not your job to prove that you don't owe it.** Source: I work in the legal field.

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25, Sep. 2018
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If you call back the number now he says it is a law firm and his name is Mike Bell.

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25, Sep. 2018
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Have received several calls from this number with the same message that is listed above. Also my mother and my brother have also received messages pertaining to me. Im pretty sure that is illegal I have reported this number as a robo call on the national do not call list. Hopefully that helps stop this harassment.

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Sara
26, Sep. 2018
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I have been ignoring this # for a week or two. Today I answered. It was the same messege I've seen on here, but they asked for a guy that owned my home like 10 years ago!! This is a cell # they called. He has never had anything to do with this phone #, I've never even met the man! The only reason I knew the name is because we still occasionally get his mail...super strange.

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