Scam Type

Phishing Scam

Date Reported

2023-05-16 00:00:00

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

On Apr 11, 2023 i got a call on our home landline phone. She stated she was a pre trial attorney and that a credior hired her to collect $2784.12 and that if i didnt pay it or set up a 3 payment plan they were gonna move forward on taking the matter to criminal court. She stated this was from 15 years ago, she gave me names of 2 people i could have possibly used on a loan application but since it was 15 years ago i couldn’t be sure. She stated the matter would be brought to criminal court in Day county, Webster SD. This is where I reside. And since i didnt want to go to jail. Which was another claim she made. Well long story short out of fear i set up a payment plan. I paid them through a company called Sterling Associates $928.04. Well the next scheduled payment i didnt have enough for so i called her back asking for more time. She literally became very rude and treatening. After the call i tried to make a loan to cover it. When i explained to the loan officer why i wanted this loan. He immediately told me get in touch with a criminal attorney because this has been going on in the Area. I called an attorney, he sat down with me and we called all 4 #s she used. When he got through he was hollered at and they hung up on him. He; the attorney said “ok if this isnt a scam let them pick up and put you in jail and i will defend you”. That was 2 weeks ago. Harrassing calls have stopped. Which leads me to believe they were 100% scammers.
Numbers and Names they used:
Jennifer Wright -Assumed Attorney &
Janice- processing clerk and her # is:

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