Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Arrests for phony debt collectors chasing consumers for debts they don't owe
Criminal charges are being filed against Williams Scott and Associates LLC in Georgia, for posing as debt collectors or law enforcement, bilking up to 6000 consumers for debts they did not owe.
ABC News has two major reports by Rebecca Jarvis and Dan Good. The basic link is here. The calls were reportedly going to all 50 states.
USA Today has a similar story here.
It is illegal according to the FDCPA to make false threats, for example of arrest, or even sometimes lawsuits.