Officer Kevin Matthews with 310-388-6342 claims I owe 5000 and it must be paid today or they will have me lose my job and my credit cards, bank cards and driver license will be frozen. They have called me 35 times on my cell and won't too. They also won tell me what for keeps giving me a go around. I am scared so what do I do?
Police do not call about debts. This sounds like a debt collector. If you know who it is, there is a strong possibility for a lawsuit. What was the debt for? Is it yours? Is it on your credit report? Do you have anything in writing from them?
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This is a debt collector who is trying to scare you into paying a debt that you may or may not owe.
Tell the "officer" that if he can fax or mail you any documents that you will make arrangements to pay, but in the absence of ANY documentation, that you do not believe this is your debt, and that either he is mistaken or just flat out wrong.
Police and other law enforcement do not call to tell you that you have to pay or they will arrest you. They either arrest you or they don't care.
In this case, they are lying, in entirety. Even law enforcement cannot freeze your credit cards, bank cards, or drivers license. The only way you can lose your drivers license is failing to have car insurance when you have a collision, and even then, it is not guaranteed.
Also- you describe an Indian accent, but a name of Kevin Matthews. This is not his real name. Real police are not afraid to use their real names. Ask this "officer" what law enforcement agency he works for. Then back track, and see if a- that agency exists and b- that there is anyone there with that name. I am betting that NEITHER one exists.
You should report this abuse and harassment to local police, the Attorney General of Virginia, the Attorney General of the US, The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, and whatever agency this clown claims to work for. ALL will want to investigate. at least some.
I wrote a blog on this a while ago, but the information is still true.
Feel free to call me if I can help. My contact information is at the bottom of the blog and on the website. As I (and others) have mentioned, the hard part is tracking down who they are. I am betting this is a collector calling from a Magic Jack or Skype phone from an internet cafe in Mumbai, India.
Mr. Krumbein is admitted to the courts of Virginia. His advice is often based on Virginia and Federal law, however, you should consult a lawyer in your geographic area for more detailed advice.
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