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SCAM ALERT: Phony Debt Collectors

Phony debt collectors have been trying to scam people across the country by scaring them out of their money.

The Better Business Bureau says the caller claims to be a lawyer with the Financial Accountability Association or the Federal Legislation of Unsecured Loans. They tell you that you have defaulted on a pay day loan, and you will be arrested if you don't pay up immediately.

The BBB says the scammers already have lot of personal information about the people they call, so much so, there may be a data security breach somewhere. Scammers may have access to thousands of people's identities, especially those who have used payday loan services.

The BBB says the caller demands you wire a thousand dollars or provide bank account or credit card information. However, officials say this is a scam.


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