Victim Location 27617
Type of a scam Debt Collections
To Whom It May Concern:
It appears someone tried to run a scam on me. I, my sister, and my ex-boyfriend’s mother all received phones calls this past Saturday (01 Dec 2018) stating that Wake County was serving me with a civil suit. The number to call was given as 866-718-8230, and the alleged law firm was Ellis & Assoc. When I called back, I was told that I owed money on an account that I had paid off years ago.
Clue #1 that it may have been a scam was the fact that the person gave me the name of a bank that never issued me a credit card. Clue #2 was the fact that one of my former addresses was incorrect. Clue #3 was the fact that the person said that the bank had been sending me notices, which I knew was untrue. I told the person that I needed to speak with my lawyer, so the person didn’t push it any further, except to say that I would be receiving papers for the civil suit.
I first called the company that I worked with to pay off my credit cards, and the customer service representative advised me that it probably was a scam. She told me that the sames type of scams are prevalent at this time of year. I asked for the number to the bank. When I called, I got a recording saying all credit card accounts were sold, and client information had been sold.
I called a lawyer who also advised me that it was probably a scam. Upon further research by the lawyer, and me, we discovered that the phone number above has been listed on several websites (e.g. 800notes.com) as possible spam. Many respondents noted that they also were told that a civil suit had been filed against them.