I got an email at my work place from someone who works for the us gov. Said to call law office of John b best James Lucas at 916-251-9315. The lady I talked to barely spoke English so it was hard to comprehend anything but she said there was a warrant out for my arrest regarding a payday loan. I have no time to even apply for one and have no need for one. Scammmm
This is definitely a scam, but unfortunately there is not a whole lot that attorneys can do about it for you. But, you should definitely report it. There is a multi-agency task force tracking these things and having some success shutting down overseas scammers, which most of these are. Read more on my blog post here, with links to the reporting agencies: http://www.armstrongattorneys.com/new-payday-loan-scam/
I am licensed only in Texas. Offering information of a general nature in response to a question is not intended to be legal advice in your state.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I have had 3 calls in the past day about this happening. You do not have a warrant; these people are trying to scam you but apparently you were smart enough not to fall for it. Never give out any financial information to anyone over the phone. If anyone may have a real claim, tell them to mail you the information or otherwise to leave you alone.
Social Security Lawyers
You and your first three responders are correct that this is a scam. Unfortunarely none have yet provided what you need to know. The FBI is actively involved with these payday loan extortion scams. Here is a link to a recent FBI press release with complaint instructions: http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/new-twists-to-telephone-collection-scam-related-to-delinquent-payday-loans
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