received call from \'County Check Services\'

I received a call from County Check Services stating that they were going to charge me with criminal charges. I took a payday loan out in \'05 w/ Cashnet and that\'s what they told me it was in reference to. She told me that the payment that was electronic was sent back insufficent. She told me that if i didn\'t make a payment arrangement today they would pursue charges of attempting to defraud a financial institution. I was caught completely off guard. it\'s been so long ago I don\'t recall the situation and i moved to another city. Are they ligitimate? Can they put you in jail or is this a scare tactic? They told me to call another number and leave the \"restitution number and my name\". That would supposedly stop the \'process server\' from coming to my home to serve papers. ???

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I just received a call from this same company and was informed I took out a payday loan using false information and they were going to file criminal charges today.  I informed her it was untrue and she hung on me.  I called back to ask for more identifiable information and she was rude and hung up on me.  I called her back a third time and she said she gets paid to answer the phone and treat people like me any way she wanted.  I was not provided any information and I too have not taken out any payday loans.  This sounds like a scam and they are using intimidation to scare individuals into paying.  I have now blocked their calls and will use the record of these calls as proof I attempted to contact them personally to resolve any alleged financial dispute.


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I also receieved a call in the same nature from the same company.  After I git the call I did some online research and checked with my county.  The statute of limitations on an unpaid payday loan in 4 years.  At least in Harris County, Houston, TX. I just got anouther call from a local number and they left an automated message which I hung up on.  I called the number back to see what it was and they answered the phone "County Check Services."  I asked her what county she was in and she said she didn't know that they had several counties and they would have to look it up by my telephone number.  I asked her if she was a collection agency and she said it was a check fraud company.  This is TOTALLY SCAM!!!   They can not do anything to you but possibly file a civil suit for payment of the debt and if the Statute of Limitations has passed they can't even do that.


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I also receieved a call in the same nature from the same company.  After I git the call I did some online research and checked with my county.  The statute of limitations on an unpaid payday loan in 4 years.  At least in Harris County, Houston, TX. I just got anouther call from a local number and they left an automated message which I hung up on.  I called the number back to see what it was and they answered the phone "County Check Services."  I asked her what county she was in and she said she didn't know that they had several counties and they would have to look it up by my telephone number.  I asked her if she was a collection agency and she said it was a check fraud company.  This is TOTALLY SCAM!!!   They can not do anything to you but possibly file a civil suit for payment of the debt and if the Statute of Limitations has passed they can't even do that.


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I also receieved a call in the same nature from the same company.  After I git the call I did some online research and checked with my county.  The statute of limitations on an unpaid payday loan in 4 years.  At least in Harris County, Houston, TX. I just got anouther call from a local number and they left an automated message which I hung up on.  I called the number back to see what it was and they answered the phone "County Check Services."  I asked her what county she was in and she said she didn't know that they had several counties and they would have to look it up by my telephone number.  I asked her if she was a collection agency and she said it was a check fraud company.  This is TOTALLY SCAM!!!   They can not do anything to you but possibly file a civil suit for payment of the debt and if the Statute of Limitations has passed they can't even do that.


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Received a call from a Detective Montgomery from a restricted number, which i don't answer.  On the message, he inidcated I was being brought up on criminal charges due to a bad check.  Had my attorney follow up, as I don't owe anyone but my student loans, nor have I EVER passed a bad check in my life, and my loan is paid on time since I left college.  Found via my attorney, that this is from a pay-day loan taken out in louisiana.  I've never BEEN to louisiana, nor have I ever done a pay-day loan.  As my attorney pressed for identification, Federal and State Taxpayer ID's for the company he suposidly worked for, he hung up.  My attorney called him back to again, be hung upon, and my attorney contacted the local police to notify them of the fraudulant charges and threats this man was threatening me with.  The police directed them to the FBI for futher discussion.  He was advised, that this is a scam.  They are going to look into it.  Un beleiveable.


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I just received a phone call from check services. I thought is was a prank beacuse they sounded so inexperienced. I yelled at them and hung up. A few seconds later a woman called back and left a vm on my phone saying \"i dont kniw what side of the hills im from but i better watch my mouth before she have the county jail come and pick me up\". At this point i was outraged so i played along witg them and called back and asked where were they located so i can send a payment. They hung up on me. I called back again and asked the same question and they wanted me to give them my debit or cc number. I told them i didnt have one so they gave me an account number and told me to go to bank of america and put in an account they have with them. I instantly laughed and told them i called check and go and that they have no recognition of them. She then hung up on me again! Dont fall for them its a scam!


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I just received a call from these people just a couple of days ago they told me that I had a.payday loan with check n to cash I told them that I dont even have a checking account so that\'s impossible, I start asking alot of questions about what is the address on the ck and what was the address ob it. She never answered my questions she just gave me my recent address and were I moved from then stated that some guy knew more about the loan. I talked to the guy and he gave me nothing either just kept talking iiabout a court date that was coming up on 11/27/12. I haven\'t heard anything back yet but I\'m waiting to see what they will say next. I\'m glad that I decided to call the number during closed business hrs just to get the name of the company. I also informed the girl that I worked for a loan company so I know how it works. She did not want to talk to much longer after that. These people need to be reported and if they call again um calling the better business bureau and the news room. They have no morals......i


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I just received a call from these people just a couple of days ago they told me that I had a.payday loan with check n to cash I told them that I dont even have a checking account so that\'s impossible, I start asking alot of questions about what is the address on the ck and what was the address ob it. She never answered my questions she just gave me my recent address and were I moved from then stated that some guy knew more about the loan. I talked to the guy and he gave me nothing either just kept talking about a court date that was coming up on 11/27/12. I haven\'t heard anything back yet but I\'m waiting to see what they will say next. I\'m glad that I decided to call the number during closed business hrs just to get the name of the company. I also informed the girl that I worked for a loan company so I know how it works. She did not want to talk to much longer after that. These people need to be reported and if they call again um calling the better business bureau and the news room. They have no morals......i


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I got a letter two days ago from this company and then today they called my moms and my sisters house stating her name was Amanda and she was from check services that I needed to call her ASAP ...later I googled the number she gave which turned out to be a landline in my hometown of painesville Ohio. I also googled the company and this scambook website came up with people claiming the same thing of owing a debt to a payday loan company ...yes I did owe money but I included it in my bankruptcy in 2011...I\'m not falling for it again I got called before by someone claiming to b a investigator who said there was a warrant going to b put out by 130 that day if I didn\'t pay 865 dollars and I immediately panicked and found the money cause I wasn\'t and couldn\'t go to jail.. I was soooo stupid now I know not to make that mistake again...these people have no morals its about to b Christmas so please please be careful with these scare tactics


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I got a letter two days ago from this company and then today they called my moms and my sisters house stating her name was Amanda and she was from check services that I needed to call her ASAP ...later I googled the number she gave which turned out to be a landline in my hometown of painesville Ohio. I also googled the company and this scambook website came up with people claiming the same thing of owing a debt to a payday loan company ...yes I did owe money but I included it in my bankruptcy in 2011...I\'m not falling for it again I got called before by someone claiming to b a investigator who said there was a warrant going to b put out by 130 that day if I didn\'t pay 865 dollars and I immediately panicked and found the money cause I wasn\'t and couldn\'t go to jail.. I was soooo stupid now I know not to make that mistake again...these people have no morals its about to b Christmas so please please be careful with these scare tactics


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