SCAM ALERT: Scam Artists Posing As Debt Collectors

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says people should be more vigilant than ever in screening calls from phony debt collectors.

Cooper says dozens have called his office to report calls from scammers posing as debt collectors. The calls are described as harassing and intimidating.

The scammers have already obtained some personal information prior to calling, and they use that to trick people into paying off a non-existent debt.

The state advises people to never share personal information with someone they do not know, no matter how convincing the person sounds.


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  • by Ed Location: Wilson on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    As a matter of general procedure, anytime someone calls me, I always ask them what they are wearing and tell them i'm nekkid and touching myself. Usually that solves the problem.
  • by lucy Location: southern pitt county on Jun 28, 2011 at 09:42 AM
    My husband was also targeted from these thieves! had a lot of personal information....have a good friend who looked up the phone numbers on some website and we found out it was a scam....but the thieves kept calling and making threatening calls to my husband....one day they called like 40 times!! went to local police and filed a report and had our bank info changed and blocked the numbers from the phone and haven't heard anything since!! the callers had a deep accent from india but said their names were all irish names.....phoney from the get go but scared the crap out of us non the less!!
  • by Richard Location: Edenton on Jun 28, 2011 at 05:29 AM
    I had them call me. Guess what. I harrassed them back and have not had any more calls. Idiot shysters
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