|Mr. Matthew Jones harrassed me through phone calls at home and work indicating I owed $678 for a $250 payday loan, that I do not remember taking out. He said it was cyberspace fraud and he was trying to collect. His first call frightened me enough to type what he told me to giving my prepaid debit card number and promise to pay and fax it to him. I was scared and did fax it. |
I received paperwork that said United States Department of Justice authorizing Dee Martin to deduct $678 from my card in three monthly payments.
I also received an e-mail from a W. Blake indicating that I had taken a loan from Cash Advance. My response was asking for the date of deposit and financial institution where the deposit was made. The response was, "we had already sent you a document form the company side Cash Advance which state you had taken funds from that company; however, now you are asking for another details which I don't think we are going to ask the company again." The e-mail went on to indicate I could take care of this case out of court by paying my OOCR "i.e. out of court restituion amount." or if I fail to take care of it then "your law affidavit will be signed by our senior attorney and it will be downloaded to your state in the court house they they will issue a warrange on your name and it will be send to your sheriff county department of your city and they will come up with all the details (which include your complete transations details)"
Mr. Jones continued to call me several times a day at work and at home, even calling my sister.
On Friday, November 12 at 4:50 PM I received a call from Mr. Jones telling me "we are in your state and you need to stay where you are and your manager needs to stay." I told him our offices closed at 5 PM and the manager had already left for the day. Mr. Jones then hung up on me.
On Sunday, November 14 I went to the local police station to file a report, but I do not live within the city limits. However, the office looked at the documents and indicated that they looked fake. I was advised to file report with the sheriff's department.
I was out of the office on Monday, November 15 due to illness and I received a phone call at work at 10:47 AM from a James Knight, who said he was a U.S.Attorney and if I don't return the call he will "drag you to court."
At 10:55 AM I received a call from Chief Blake Williams.
I have not returned either call. I do not remember taking out this payday loan.