Have your received a phone call from someone claiming to be a lawyer claiming you owe money and will be named in a lawsuit or go to jail? It is a scam! Don't send them money nor give them any credit card, bank account or other personal information!
Scammers are not just busy on the internet, they are burning up the phone lines in attempts to scam people. See below for a consumer report of calls from someone claiming to be a lawyer, an analysis and links to other information about someone claiming to be a lawyer:
Report received, January 21, 2011:
I receive 2 voice mails on my cell and one at my parents house from a Jason Kenedy saying he was from a law office and that I needed to return his phone call and if I didn't call him right back that good luck on what was going to happen to me. It made me feel like I had unresolved financial issue that I didn't know about. He made it sound very serious. Like something would happen to me if I didn't call him back! He was very rude and knew my home adress and said they knew my social security number. That scared me! I googled the numbers they called from and found out it was a scam! They said they were from a law office and an ivestigater. The phone numbers are the following: (610)717-0267 and, (646)481-0293! Please find these people so no one else has to go threw the stress I went threw thinking I was going to jail or getting all my money taken away! Thankyou!
Information about someone claiming to be a lawyer from (610)717-0267 or (646)481-0293
There are several websites that focus on reports of scam phone calls.
A search on this number turns up reports that say this is
The links below go to pages on these other websites were you can read reports about the scams associated with this phone number (someone claiming to be a lawyer):
There are a number of common telephone scams, such as:
and some new and as yet, uncommon scams.
What to do about it
See these pages for guidance as applicable to your specific situation:
- If you are certain you don't owe a debt: What to do about harassing phone calls
- If you may owe a debt: Debt collection phone calls - what they may do, what the may not do and how to stop them
- If you are being harassed by the collector: file a compliant against a debt collector with the FTC - Use this form to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization..
- How to stop telemarketers