Bradley Associates Scam

Boiler Room Scams Targeting European Investors

Scammers out of Spain are targeting European investors regarding investment opportunities under the disguise of Bradley Associates. This scam has been around for just over two years and we’re surprised they are still using the same name. The urls we’ve identified are listed below.

Boiler Room Scam URLS:

  1. http://www.bradleyassociates.com/index.html
  2. futurofinancial.com and helmcapital.com
  3. http://www.alpha-consulting.net
  4. http://www.sceserv.com
  5. http://www.bmcigroup.com
  6. http://www.opescapitalinc.com
  7. http://www.nagoyacorp.com
  8. http://www.eurekaconsultancy.com
  9. http://www.greenwoodglobal.com
  10. http://www.trans-data.co.uk
  11. http://merkelfinancialinc.com
  12. http://www.dai-ichi-securities.com
  13. http://www.cartwrightandkeating.com
  14. http://www.delapcapital.com/
  15. http://hansonandalbright.com/
  16. http://dawsoncrane.com/
  17. http://oceanfinancialmgmt.com/
  18. http://swifttrustlimited.com/
  19. Focus Point Capital ~ focuspointcapital.com
  20. http://www.delapcapital.com
  21. http://www.rupertcapitalinvestorrelations.com
  22. http://www.cwei.biz
  23. http://www.globalfuelacquisitions.com
  24. http://www.icsassociatesinc.com
  25. http://www.timimicorp.com
  26. http://www.eaglesummitcorp.com
  27. http://www.paragongps.com
  28. http://www.atlanticinternationalpartnership.com
  29. http://www.fluidcapitalgroup.com
  30. http://www.cratoncapital.com
  31. http://www.tullettbrown.com
  32. http://watsonfleming.com
  33. http://www.crystalblueincorporation.com
  34. http://www.netconstruct.co.uk
  35. http://www.foxstonecarr.co.uk
  36. http://www.foxstonecarr.co.uk
  37. http://www.premier-partners.com
  38. http://www.elliot-consultants.com
  39. http://www.shengtai-group.com
  40. http://www.greenwoodglobal.com
  41. http://www.centurydirectgroup.com
  42. http://www.goldassetmanagers.com
  43. http://www.keizaigroup.com
  44. http://www.glncorp.com
  45. http://www.strausscapitalconsultants.com
  46. http://www.fishercapitalmanagement.com
  47. http://www.shaw-capital.com
  48. http://www.macintyreschaffer.com
  49. http://www.strathclydeassociates.net
  50. http://www.apr-diamonds.com
  51. http://www.strausscapitalconsultants.com
  52. http://www.abbottsinvestmentgroup.com
  53. http://www.acresoflandinvestment.com
  54. http://www.deverebrokers.com
  55. http://www.devere-group.com
  56. http://www.devereandpartners.co.uk
  57. http://www.minsheng-corp.com
  58. http://www.londoninternetagency.com
  59. http://www.diamondglobalsales.com
  60. http://www.navasotagroup.com
  61. http://www.wesland.co.uk
  62. http://www.globalinvestoralerts.com
  63. http://www.bradleyhillholdings.com
  64. http://www.navasotagroup.com
  65. http://www.glendalemgt.com
  66. http://www.blake-morgan.com
  67. http://www.deltawestfinancialmgt.com
  68. http://www.blake-morgan.com
  69. http://www.lombardgrandfinancials.com
  70. http://www.wolf-investsol.com
  71. http://www.newoutlookmg.com
  72. http://www.colonycapitalassociates.net
  73. http://www.grahamwalker.com
  74. http://www.ns8corp.com

WhoIs ~ softdrugstore.com

Drug Enforcement Agency

United States of America


The Ryan Haight Act Known as
Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008
Sec. 2. Requirement of a valid prescription for
controlled substances dispensed by means of the Internet.

SUMMARY: The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act,
which was enacted on October 15, 2008,amended the Controlled Substances Act and Controlled Substances Import and Export Act by adding several new provisions to prevent the illegal distribution and dispensing of controlled substances by means of the Internet.


Address lookup
canonical name softdrugstore.com

aliases
addresses 109.236.84.213
Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom softdrugstore.com

Domain Name: SOFTDRUGSTORE.COM
Registrar: MONIKER ONLINE SERVICES, INC.
Whois Server: whois.moniker.com
Referral URL: http://www.moniker.com
Name Server: NS.LOCAL-PROVIDER.COM
Name Server: NS.LOCAL-PROVIDER2.COM
Name Server: NS1.FREEDNS.WS
Name Server: NS2.FREEDNS.WS
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 04-sep-2012
Creation Date: 28-sep-2010
Expiration Date: 28-sep-2013

Last update of whois database: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:39:12 UTC
Queried whois.moniker.com with “softdrugstore.com

Domain Name: SOFTDRUGSTORE.COM
Registrar: MONIKER

Registrant [1541393]:
Jeffrey Thomas Archacki navaikus@gmail.com
72 Spring Street
11th Floor
New York
NY
10012
US

Administrative Contact [1541393]:
Jeffrey Thomas Archacki navaikus@gmail.com
72 Spring Street
11th Floor
New York
NY
10012
US
Phone: +1.12124398688

Billing Contact [1541393]:
Jeffrey Thomas Archacki navaikus@gmail.com
72 Spring Street
11th Floor
New York
NY
10012
US
Phone: +1.12124398688

Technical Contact [1541393]:
Jeffrey Thomas Archacki navaikus@gmail.com
72 Spring Street
11th Floor
New York
NY
10012
US
Phone: +1.12124398688

Domain servers in listed order:

NS.LOCAL-PROVIDER.COM
NS.LOCAL-PROVIDER2.COM
NS1.FREEDNS.WS
NS2.FREEDNS.WS

Record created on: 2010-09-28 13:01:19.0
Database last updated on: 2012-09-04 10:30:24.19
Domain Expires on: 2013-09-28 13:01:19.0

Network Whois record

Queried whois.ripe.net with “-B 109.236.84.213
Information related to ‘109.236.84.0 – 109.236.84.255’

inetnum: 109.236.84.0 – 109.236.84.255
netname: WORLDSTREAM
descr: WorldStream IPv4.27
country: NL
admin-c: WS1670-RIPE
tech-c: WS1670-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
remarks: INFRA-AW
mnt-by: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
changed: info@worldstream.nl 20100511
source: RIPE

role: WORLDSTREAM DBM
address: Honderdland 111F
address: 2676LT Maasdijk
phone: +31174712117
fax-no: +31174512310
e-mail: info@worldstream.nl
abuse-mailbox: abuse@worldstream.nl
admin-c: DV1495-RIPE
tech-c: DV1495-RIPE
nic-hdl: WS1670-RIPE
mnt-by: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
changed: info@worldstream.nl 20080515
source: RIPE

% Information related to ‘109.236.80.0/20AS49981’

route: 109.236.80.0/20
descr: WORLDSTREAM-BLK-109.236.80.0
origin: AS49981
remarks: ————————————————
remarks: Abuse notifications to: abuse@worldstream.nl
remarks: ————————————————
mnt-by: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
changed: info@worldstream.nl 20091209
source: RIPE

% This query was served by the RIPE Database Query Service version 1.19.9 (WHOIS4)

DNS records
name class type data time to live
softdrugstore.com IN SOA
server: ns.local-provider.com
email: ns@local-provider2.com
serial: 2012082702
refresh: 3600
retry: 900
expire: 3600000
minimum ttl: 3600
10800s (03:00:00)
softdrugstore.com IN A 109.236.84.213 10800s (03:00:00)
softdrugstore.com IN NS ns.local-provider2.com 10800s (03:00:00)
softdrugstore.com IN NS ns.local-provider.com 10800s (03:00:00)
213.84.236.109.in-addr.arpa IN PTR customer.worldstream.nl 1000s (00:16:40)
84.236.109.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
server: ns1.worldstream.nl
email: hostmaster@worldstream.nl
serial: 2012091700
refresh: 10800
retry: 3600
expire: 604800
minimum ttl: 3600
3600s (01:00:00)
84.236.109.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns1.worldstream.nl 3600s (01:00:00)
84.236.109.in-addr.arpa IN NS ns2.worldstream.nl 3600s (01:00:00)

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Sites on IP 178.250.244.122
Displaying items 1 to 100, out of a total of 269

  1. http://0drugs.com/
  2. http://1-drugstore.org/
  3. http://1canadian-store.com/
  4. http://247drugsonline.com/
  5. http://2drugstore.com/
  6. http://333drugs.com/
  7. http://33drug.com/
  8. http://ac-pharmacy.com/
  9. http://acp-pharmacy.net/
  10. http://america-rx.com/
  11. http://american-pharmacy-online.com/
  12. http://american-pharmacy.biz/
  13. http://approved-cp.net/
  14. http://besthealthcare247.com/
  15. http://besthealthcarerx.com/
  16. http://bestmedicareonline.com/
  17. http://bestoffers-pharmacy.com/
  18. http://bluesky-drugs.com/
  19. http://brand-pharma.com/
  20. http://cad-health.in/
  21. http://canadian-drug-store.com/
  22. http://canadian-ed-pills.com/
  23. http://canadian-farms.org/
  24. http://canadian-healthcareshop.com/
  25. http://canadian-medicines.net/
  26. http://canadian-medsshop.com/
  27. http://canadian-pharmacy-market.com/
  28. http://canadianmedmarket.com/
  29. http://canadianoffers.org/
  30. http://central-rx-refill.com/
  31. http://cheap-shop24h.com/
  32. http://cheap-shop24hr.com/
  33. http://cheapest-shop24h.com/
  34. http://cheapest-shop24hr.com/
  35. http://ciameds.net/
  36. http://clean-med.net/
  37. http://cvs-online.net/
  38. http://discount-canadian-medshop.com/
  39. http://discount-generic-pills.com/
  40. http://drugstore-generic.com/
  41. http://drugstore-ok.com/
  42. http://drugstorebuy.com/
  43. http://ed-med.in/
  44. http://ed-pills-online.com/
  45. http://edm-pharmacy.com/
  46. http://edmonton-pharmacy.net/
  47. http://erection-pills-24.com/
  48. http://erection-pills-online.com/
  49. http://foreverhealthy.cc/
  50. http://fresh-health.net/
  51. http://fresh-secure.net/
  52. http://gazagallery.com/
  53. http://generic-drug-store.net/
  54. http://goedpills.com/
  55. http://gosecuretabs.com/
  56. http://greatdrugstore.biz/
  57. http://health-area.com/
  58. http://health-profile.org/
  59. http://healthcare-247.com/
  60. http://hqcanadianpills.com/
  61. http://hqsalerx.com/
  62. http://internationaldrugmarket.com/
  63. http://live-medics.net/
  64. http://looongsex.com/
  65. http://medbrokerworldwide.com/
  66. http://meddrive.net/
  67. http://medicaments365.com/
  68. http://medicinecom.net/
  69. http://montreal-pharmacy.com/
  70. http://my-health-365.com/
  71. http://my-online-health.com/
  72. http://mybuymeds.com/
  73. http://myonlinehealthclub.com/
  74. http://myonlinehelthclub.com/
  75. http://nature-p-store.net/
  76. http://no-recepies-canada-drugs.in/
  77. http://noprescriptioneed.com/
  78. http://ns1.rxdiscountstore.com/
  79. http://ns2.rxdiscountstore.com/
  80. http://occ-pharmacy.net/
  81. http://officialpharm.net/
  82. http://online-apothecary.com/
  83. http://online-canadian-healthcare-store.com/
  84. http://online-canadian.net/
  85. http://online-healthcare-store.com/
  86. http://online-m-store.com/
  87. http://online-pharmstore.com/
  88. http://online-us-dragshop.com/
  89. http://online-viagra-pharmacy.com/
  90. http://onlinedrug-store.net/
  91. http://ottawa-pharmacy.net/
  92. http://paytablets.com/
  93. http://pharmacy-master.com/
  94. http://pharmacy-master.net/
  95. http://pharmacy-rx-world.com/
  96. http://pharmacycanadaonline.com/
  97. http://pharmacycr.com/
  98. http://pharmacymarket.net/
  99. http://pharmacyst.net/
  100. http://pharmacyworldrx.com/
  101. http://pharmamaster.net/
  102. http://pharmaplus.org/
  103. http://pharmhelper.com/
  104. http://pharms-canadian.com/
  105. http://pill-mall.com/
  106. http://pills-now.com/
  107. http://prioritymedicines.net/
  108. http://qc-healthcare.com/
  109. http://qc-pharmacy.com/
  110. http://qualitymenshealth.com/
  111. http://quebec-pharmacy.com/
  112. http://rx-sale-hq.net/
  113. http://rxbestpharmacy.com/
  114. http://rxbestpriceonline.com/
  115. http://rxcanadaonline.com/
  116. http://rxdiscountstore.com/
  117. http://rxhealthdrug.com/
  118. http://rxmedicine247.com/
  119. http://rxpure.com/
  120. http://safetymedsonline.com/
  121. http://searchpills.com/
  122. http://secure-tablets.com/
  123. http://softdrugstore.com/
  124. http://thebluedrugs.com/
  125. http://topmedstore.com/
  126. http://total-pharmacy.net/
  127. http://track-my-order.info/
  128. http://udvx.com/
  129. http://universal-drugstore.com/
  130. http://universaldrugsstore.com/
  131. http://usa-ed-pills.com/
  132. http://uspharmacist.biz/
  133. http://van-pharmacy.com/
  134. http://vancouver-healthcare.com/
  135. http://vancouver-pharmacy.net/
  136. http://viagraonlinenorx.net/
  137. http://viagrarxpharma.com/
  138. http://vzcr.com/
  139. http://web-apothecary.com/
  140. http://worldbankmed.com/
  141. http://www.0drugs.com/
  142. http://www.1-drugstore.org/
  143. http://www.1canadian-store.com/
  144. http://www.24drugstoreonline.com/
  145. http://www.2drugstore.com/
  146. http://www.333drugs.com/
  147. http://www.33drug.com/
  148. http://www.ac-pharmacy.com/
  149. http://www.acp-pharmacy.net/
  150. http://www.american-pharmacy.biz/
  151. http://www.approved-cp.net/
  152. http://www.besthealthcare247.com/
  153. http://www.besthealthcarerx.com/
  154. http://www.bestmedicareonline.com/
  155. http://www.bestoffers-pharmacy.com/
  156. http://www.bluesky-drugs.com/
  157. http://www.canadian-drug-store.com/
  158. http://www.canadian-ed-pills.com/
  159. http://www.canadian-healthcareshop.com/
  160. http://www.canadian-medsshop.com/
  161. http://www.canadian-online-healthcare.com/
  162. http://www.canadian-pharmacy-market.com/
  163. http://www.canadianmedmarket.com/
  164. http://www.canadianoffers.org/
  165. http://www.cheap-shop24h.com/
  166. http://www.cheap-shop24hrs.com/
  167. http://www.cheapest-shop24hrs.com/
  168. http://www.ciameds.net/
  169. http://www.cippcy.net/
  170. http://www.clean-med.net/
  171. http://www.cvs-online.net/
  172. http://www.discount-canadian-medshop.com/
  173. http://www.discount-generic-pills.com/
  174. http://www.drugmartinternational.com/
  175. http://www.drugstore-generic.com/
  176. http://www.drugstore-ok.com/
  177. http://www.drugstorebuy.com/
  178. http://www.ed-med.in/
  179. http://www.ed-pills-online.com/
  180. http://www.edm-pharmacy.com/
  181. http://www.erection-pills-online.com/
  182. http://www.express-canadian-pharmacy.com/
  183. http://www.fda-canadian-pharmacy.com/
  184. http://www.fresh-secure.net/
  185. http://www.gazagallery.com/
  186. http://www.generic-drug-store.net/
  187. http://www.goedpills.com/
  188. http://www.gosecuretabs.com/
  189. http://www.greatdrugstore.biz/
  190. http://www.health-area.com/
  191. http://www.health-profile.org/
  192. http://www.healthcare-247.com/
  193. http://www.hqcanadianpills.com/
  194. http://www.hqsalerx.com/
  195. http://www.intermeds.org/
  196. http://www.international-drug-mart.com/
  197. http://www.internationaldrugmarket.com/
  198. http://www.internationaldrugsmarket.com/
  199. http://www.live-medics.net/
  200. http://www.looongsex.com/
  201. http://www.medbrokerworldwide.com/
  202. http://www.meddrive.net/
  203. http://www.medicaments365.com/
  204. http://www.montreal-pharmacy.com/
  205. http://www.my-health-365.com/
  206. http://www.my-online-health.com/
  207. http://www.mybuymeds.com/
  208. http://www.myonlinehealthclub.com/
  209. http://www.myonlinehelthclub.com/
  210. http://www.nature-p-love.com/
  211. http://www.nature-p-store.net/
  212. http://www.occ-pharmacy.net/
  213. http://www.officialdrugstore.net/
  214. http://www.online-apothecary.com/
  215. http://www.online-canadian-healthcare-store.com/
  216. http://www.online-canadian.net/
  217. http://www.online-d-store.com/
  218. http://www.online-healthcare-store.com/
  219. http://www.online-medicine.co.cc/
  220. http://www.online-pharmstore.com/
  221. http://www.online-us-dragshop.com/
  222. http://www.onlinedrug-store.net/
  223. http://www.onlinepharmacy-cr.com/
  224. http://www.ottawa-pharmacy.net/
  225. http://www.pharmacy-master.com/
  226. http://www.pharmacy-master.net/
  227. http://www.pharmacy-vancouver.com/
  228. http://www.pharmacycr.com/
  229. http://www.pharmacymarket.net/
  230. http://www.pharmacyst.net/
  231. http://www.pharmacyworldrx.com/
  232. http://www.pharmamaster.net/
  233. http://www.pharmaplus.org/
  234. http://www.pharmhelper.com/
  235. http://www.pharms-canadian.com/
  236. http://www.pill-mall.com/
  237. http://www.pills-now.com/
  238. http://www.prioritymedicines.net/
  239. http://www.qc-healthcare.com/
  240. http://www.qc-pharmacy.com/
  241. http://www.qualitymenshealth.com/
  242. http://www.quebec-pharmacy.com/
  243. http://www.rx-sale-hq.net/
  244. http://www.rxbestpharmacy.com/
  245. http://www.rxbestpriceonline.com/
  246. http://www.rxcanada247.com/
  247. http://www.rxcanadaonline.com/
  248. http://www.rxdiscountstore.com/
  249. http://www.rxhealthdrug.com/
  250. http://www.rxmedicine247.com/
  251. http://www.safetymedsonline.com/
  252. http://www.searchpills.com/
  253. http://www.secure-tablets.com/
  254. http://www.thebluedrugs.com/
  255. http://www.totaldrugsmart.com/
  256. http://www.track-my-order.info/
  257. http://www.udvx.com/
  258. http://www.us-ds.com/
  259. http://www.usa-ed-pills.com/
  260. http://www.uspharmacist.biz/
  261. http://www.van-pharmacy.com/
  262. http://www.vancouver-healthcare.com/
  263. http://www.viagraonlinenorx.net/
  264. http://www.viagrarxpharma.com/
  265. http://www.vzcr.com/
  266. http://www.web-apothecary.com/
  267. http://www.worldbankmed.com/
  268. http://www.your-rx-discounts.com/
  269. http://xl-pharmacy.com/

JOB VACNCY IN GNPCGH PETROLEUM COMPAN

The Purpose of this post is to ALERT you that the job you are about to apply for or may have applied For or is CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR is FRAUDULENT. These job postings are an attempt to lure you into cashing counterfeit checks and have you wire funds via Western Union or MoneyGram. Essentially You Become A Money or RePackage Mule.

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Company Name: GNPCGH PETROLEUM COMPANY
Job Location: Ghana
Minimum Education: Any Qualification
Professional Experience: 15 Years 5 months
Posted: 19 days ago

Designation JOB VACNCY IN GNPCGH PETROLEUM COMPANY
Job Description JOB REF: GNPCGH 00/14567
CLIENT/EMPLOYER: GNPCGH (GNPCGH PETROLEUM COMPANY)

Attn: Expatriate

We would like to take this time to welcome you to our hiring process
and give you a brief synopsis of the position’s benefits and requirements.

If you are taking a career break, are on a maternity leave,
recently retired or simply looking for some Contract job, this position is for you.

Occupation: Flexible schedule 2 to 8 hours per day. We can guarantee a minimum 20 hrs/week occupation Salary: Starting salary is $9,129 per month plus commission, paid every month. Business hours: 9: 00 AM to 5:00 PM, MON-FRI, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM SAT or part time (Ghana time).

Country: ACCRA,GHANA.

All you have to do is send us your CV, to our below e-mail : department@gnpcghcom.com position Available as below

1,Petroleum Engineering
2,Drilling Services
3,Civil engineer
4,Accounting
5,Computer Engineering
6,Architect Engineering
7,Marine Engineering
8, Mechanical Engineering
9,Electrical Engineering
10,Electronics- Telecommunication
11,Engineering
12,NDT Technician
13, Executive
14,Hotel Management
15,Nurse
16,Housekeeping
17,cleaners/
ETC

CONTACT: Mr.Phillip Addo
Address: Fourth Floor, SSNIT Office Complex (Annex)
Employment Status Contract / Freelance
Type of Remuneration Salary plus incentives
Job Location Ghana
Job Requirements:
Minimum Educational Qualification Any Qualification
Professional Experience 15 Years 5 months
Languages known English (No Knowledge)
The Company:
Company Name GNPCGH PETROLEUM COMPANY
Description of
the Company Mission
To lead the sustainable exploration, development, production and disposal of the petroleum resources of Ghana, by leveraging the right mix of domestic and foreign investments in partnership with the people of Ghana.

Values
Core values which we hold dear are professionalism, respect for talent, reward of merit and encouragement of teamwork. The Corporation also encourages and rewards creativity and innovation. GNPCGH is committed to self-discipline and to the protection of Ghana’s interest at all times.

Vision
To be a leading global oil and gas company whose operations have a profound impact on the quality of life of the people of Ghana.

Number of Employees:11 – 100
Your Contact Partner: Mr Phillip Addo

Portfolio Recovery Associates

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Threaten and harassing calls
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Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

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    Norfolk, VA 23502
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    Norfolk, VA 23502
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    Norfolk, VA 23541

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Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC aka Aid Associates, Inc.

JAF Station, P.O. Box 2769
New York, NY 10116

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Portfolio Recovery Associates

Portfolio Recovery Associates

320 Park Ave PO Box 367
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Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

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  • Dept 754 P.O. Box 4115
    Concord, CA 94524
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    Concord, CA 94524

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1170 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 562 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 3
Billing / Collection Issues 1075
Delivery Issues 1
Problems with Product / Service 91
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 0
Total Closed Complaints 1170

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Debt Collectors ~ Telemarketers ~ Collection Agencies

Consumers across the country report that they’re getting telephone calls from people trying to collect on loans the consumers never received or on loans they did receive but for amounts they do not owe. Others are receiving calls from people seeking to recover on loans consumers received but where the creditors never authorized the callers to collect for them. So what’s the story?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, is warning consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors. It may be hard to tell the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake one. Sometimes a fake collector may even have some of your personal information, like a bank account number. A caller may be a fake debt collector if he:

  1. is seeking payment on a debt for a loan you do not recognize;
  2. refuses to give you a mailing address or phone number;
  3. asks you for personal financial or sensitive information; or
  4. exerts high pressure to try to scare you into paying, such as threatening to have you arrested or to report you to a law enforcement agency.

If you think that a caller may be a fake debt collector:

  1. Ask the caller for his name, company, street address, and telephone number.
  2. Tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written “validation notice.”
  3. The notice must include the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor you owe, and your rights under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

If a caller refuses to give you all of this information, do not pay! Paying a fake debt collector will not always make them go away. They may make up another debt to try to get more money from you.

Stop speaking with the caller. If you have the caller’s address, send a letter demanding that the caller stop contacting you, and keep a copy for your files. By law, real debt collectors must stop calling you if you ask them to in writing.

Do not give the caller personal financial or other sensitive information. Never give out or confirm personal financial or other sensitive information like your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number unless you know whom you’re dealing with. Scam artists, like fake debt collectors, can use your information to commit identity theft – charging your existing credit cards, opening new credit card, checking, or savings accounts, writing fraudulent checks, or taking out loans in your name.

Contact your creditor. If the debt is legitimate – but you think the collector may not be – contact your creditor about the calls. Share the information you have about the suspicious calls and find out who, if anyone, the creditor has authorized to collect the debt.

Report the call. Contact the FTC and your state Attorney General’s office with information about suspicious callers. Many states have their own debt collection laws in addition to the federal FDCPA. Your Attorney General’s office can help you determine your rights under your state’s law.>

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt076.shtm

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LONG LEGAL ,INC. doing business as
CENTRAL LEGAL SERVICES
PO BOX 130
BEND, OREGON 97709

REG ON DEPT OF CORPORATIONS
CORP# 658655-87 FIRST FILED 03-31-1993 & ACTIVE

THE AGENT FOR SERVICE( SUMMONS & COMPLAINT) &
PRESIDENT OF CORP IS MICHAEL J LONG
VICE PRESIDENT IS ALICE L. LONG
PHYSICAL ADDRESS LISTED IS
1045 NW BOND ST # 201
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