|12-9-2010 received a phone call at work,an Indian man had said he was from Fast Cash International, he had a strong foreign accent and who spoke extremly fast told me that I had taken out a loan via internet and stated that if I did not pay $655 over the phone, that he would have to take me to court and I would ultimately have to pay over $2000. He then proceeded to tell me all of my "personal" information, first and last name, home address, where i worked, my cell phone number, my wifes cell phone number and of course my social security number!|
I told him that I did not have just $655 to pay over the phone with. He asked me if I wanted to take care of this in court or outside of court, I obviously said outside of court, and he then told me to call him back at 8am.
After coming home and speaking to my wife about this, she told me to call "him" back. So I did, and he was very hard to understand and he spoke soo fast. After asking "him" nicely to slow down or if there was anyone there that spoke english (no answer). He continued to tell me that I owed them money, and if I didnt pay it that I would be taken to court. After telling "him" that I didn't take out a loan with a company called Fast Cash, he got extremely upset and said "fine, the cops will be to your house in 48 hrs!" I just hung up.
After about 20 minutes, I called back and talked to "him" again, still not knowing his name", I asked him what company did I take this loan out from, and he told me that he didn't know, he was from a federal crimes investigation company (couldn't tell me that "real" name) aka: Fast Cash International. He couldn't give me contact information for this company that I had taken this loan out through, and said that Fast Cash International is an online source that has 50-55 loan websites, so he didn't know. I finally became frustrated and hung up again, after he told me that if I didnt want to take care of this in court, the cops will be to my house in 48 hrs and I will be taken in.
I then turned to the internet. And looked up "Fast Cash International". And I found nothing but "scam" websites saying they are nothing but scammers.
After thinking and thinking, I called "him" again. And asked for his name, after about a 15 second delay he finally said his name was "Jack". I asked him where he was calling me from, he said New York (which I knew was correct because on my cell phone it shows me where the number is from). When I asked him if he had an email address or mailing address, he became very nervous sounding and asked me "why?". I told him that if I wanted to get ahold of him at a later date, and couldn't via phone, I'd like to have his email or mailing address, he became very upset and said he couldnt give that kind of information out to criminals. After getting upset from being called a criminal, I told him I thought that was funny and I have found out that they are nothing but scammers who try to steal your money over the phone, and do nothing but lie. He slammed the phone down. End of call.
After trying to call him several more times, the call takes about 30 seconds to connect and then I get a busy tone, and then the call disconnects. I now know I was trying to be scammed, thank goodness I wasnt one of the ones that fell into the scam and lost money. I will be contacting the police and possibly the FBI about this.