Last Monday Oct 1st I revived a voicemail on my cell phone saying there was a formal complaint filed in their office they gave me a different number to call back and I'll file number and they said that if I don't call back I would be non-compliant.. The number they called me from was different. I called back the number they called me from and it said b421 test successful. Then hangs up. I found a working pay phone and called the other number and they knew about an old debt that is pass statue of limitations. They said I could speak to one of their lawyers for a good discount. I didn't confirm this debt. When I look up the agency they claimed to be. I can't find anything . I don't handle stress very well I but a fraud alert on my social since I confirm that. Is this a scam? I think it is but. Not sure. Thanks!
This does have many of the hallmarks of a rogue, or unlicensed, collector, and it likely is a scam. I suggest that you file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: www.cfpb.gov/complaint
I would also suggest to never return calls like this. Even from a pay phone. Don't even take a live call. This could be an attempt to avoid the statute of limitation defense.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline