Internet fraud getting creative
Here's something for everyone to laugh at. As a side note, I owe no money to anyone, and have been contacted by no one, so at first thought someone had the wrong person, then I read the bit about paying even if you disagree and the insulting, childish manner of it and realized it's a simple fraud. I'll try to copy it straight from the email but it has HTML formatting I don't want to try and repeat...so here's the text:
ACS INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION SERVICES
This notice is a formal demand for payment._ You owe the amount shown below and have failed to pay after repeated attempts to negotiate a settlement._ In addition, your vicious attitude and irrationally abusive behavior toward the employees of this company is proof enough that you have no intentions of paying._ Therefore, you must pay the sums shown below within 24 hour of receipt or we will start immediate action against you._ We will report you to all credit agencies and take any legal action necessary to assert the rights of collection we have.
BE FOREWARNED:_ THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER._ FAILURE TO PAY WILL RESULT IN UNFORTUNATE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOU.
If you respond by 3 PM Pacific Time, you may pay the settlement amount of $837.__ HOWEVER, if you fail to make payment, the full amount of $2,790 will be immediately due and actions against you will commence.
TO MAKE PAYMENT, IMMEDIATELY FAX A SIGNED CHECK FOR THE PROPER AMOUNT TO 909-694-4300._ BE SURE TO INCLUDE A COVER SHEET WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, HOME ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER.
IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, FAX A PAGE WITH THE HOLDER'S NAME, CREDIT CARD NUMBER, CARD TYPE, EXPIRATION DATE, SECURITY CODE, and BILLING ADDRESS TO 909-694-4300._ BE SURE TO INCLUDE A COVER SHEET WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, HOME ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER.
This is your last and final warning._ Make payment or proceedings will begin!
If you disagree with this notice, then make payment anyway to stop all proceedings against you._ Then provide us with the proof you do not owe this money._ Frankly, after all the time spent in discussions with you and the numerous settlement offers we have made, you are quite fortunate to have even this chance._ So, we highly recommend you take it.
Collection Services Provided by:
41743 Enterprise Circle North
Temecula, CA 92590-5625
COPYRIGHT © 2003 ACS INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS, INC.