Victim Location 85139
Type of a scam Debt Collections
I received a call from an unknown blocked number and this caller left me voicemail. The called stated her name was Justine Water she was a process sever in my county and that I am going to be served papers regarding a court case that has been filed against me and they she going to come to my residence tomorrow between 3-5 to serve me and if she doesn’t reach me at home that she will come to my place of employment and serve me there and request my supervisor to be present. she left a phone number 866-230-1521 with a case number that I can call if I had any questions. I called this number and it went right to voicemail, on the voice mail it stated that I reached the desk of Jeff Larson and to leave a voicemail with my reference number. I did not leave a voicemail. I called this this morning and Michael Woods answered the phone I asked him what company this is and he said it was Alternative dispute resolutions based out of Houston Texas. I proceeded to ask him what suite was being filed against me he stated my name since I gave him the case number, he said he had to verify my account and said the last 4 of my ss# I said I will not verify any personal info since this could be a scam. He placed me on hold to pull up my case and it could take up to 1 minute. He came back and said I have your file in front of me I can not tell you anything until I can verify you again I told him I would not release any personal info and he hung up on me. I called back and this time a Jeff Larson answered the line and I told him that I was just hung up on he then proceeded to tell me that he will go get my file across the room but I will have to verify my info I said I would not provide personal info to him and he said he already had my info he proceeded to tell me my ss#, DOB and Address. I did not verify my dob and or ss# but they have the correct info on me. He went and got the file and stated that Wells Fargo is suing me for an unpaid debt. I asked what kind of debt since I do not have any accounts with this bank and I only had a prior car loan with them. He said it was a checking account that I had over drawn in the of $853.32 and if I go to court the debt will be $2563.96 due to court fee and judgment the court would grant them. I continued to advise him I do not owe Wells Fargo any money and he said that they sent me letters of collections and he had the letters in front of him. I told that was interesting since I have never received any notices from wells fargo or any collection notices ever. He said that I had and that they have sent me 16 letters. I again said I never received any such letters and have no collection account with wells fargo. I said that this account is fraud and that I need to see proof of this account and what and how much was charged to this account. I said I want to see the letters too. He said that this debt has been proven and that he doesn’t have to send me nothing. I then said that I am going to contact wells fargo and inquire about this, he said that I can try but they will not give me any info since there is an pending law suite against me. I told him that was interesting that they wouldn’t provide me info an account. I said that I was concerned that this is a fraud account and that I want to dispute this claim. He said that he can help me file a fraud claim but I would have to pay $500 to them to stop the case. I said that I was not going to pay him anything until you can provide proof of this debt. Again he said he didn’t have to. I told him that this sounds like scam and them he became defensive and stated that since I wouldn’t comply that he is going to sign the paperwork to file the judgement and told merry Christmas and hung up one me. I called back and got Michael again and stated that I was just hung up on. He didn’t even ask me my name he just stated talking about the debt I owe Wells Fargo and that they are proceeding with the case against me if I do not pay $500 I told I am not going to pay him. I asked for his supervisor and he said that his supervisor was promoted and that he is the head honcho in charge. He then saying very rude things to me and hung up on me again.
After this call I googled the company name and I came across a bunch of warning about this company scaming others. I am reporting this so others do not fall for this scam