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I received a message on my cell and at work from a Joseph stating he was trying to contact me about a check that I wrote and needed to verify some information with me for security purposes. I am not sure how to respond to this because I have not had a checking account in over a year. He sounds american and the caller id is from somewhat local area(about 1 1/2 hours away) with a call back #866-443-6985. I thought I would investigate a little before calling back since I have been having serious issues with scammers out of india harrassing me at work and on my cell and I am having troubles getting them to stop. Any input would be greatly appreciated.




What if the agency is trying to collect on an old debt that is past the statute of limitations?

Sub: #31 posted on Sun, 06/20/2010 - 18:16

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The people called me through a number attached to my area code.They asked me the same thing about a check.I haven't, the person written a check in over 10 yrs,I called back from another business phone and I had a woman answer,I had her stuttering when I told her I don't write checks and why are they calling me.She couldn't answer.So i called the police from the area the number come from...here is the first number....270 605 0339...here is the call back number and his name is Joesph 1 866 443 6985 he left message asking me to return a call about a check and needed info for security reasons...This is a old time hacker technique........some fall for it and some don't..I'm not that dumb so if you get a call from FFG and associates tell them to stick it...

Sub: #32 posted on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 17:58

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You should make the call from a pay phone instead of a business phone. They will note the number you are calling from and start calling it back over and over again.

Sub: #33 posted on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 05:07

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I had the same call within the past 2 days. They however are calling my work. I spoke to my boss and they are aware of the calls and will put a stop to them calling me at work. I havent had a checking account since feb of 2010. i did take out a pay day loan which im sure i still owe on however due to issues with my ex-bf i have to file bankruptcy so my lawyer advised me not to pay it because we can file that into everything. i thought about calling number and telling me they need to contact my lawyer. is that i wise thing to do?

Sub: #34 posted on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 16:47

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No, do not call them at all. They record the phone calls and don't tell you and then try to use it against you later.

I never did receive a proof of debt letter from them, and have not had further calls since I filed the BBB complaint.

Sub: #35 posted on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 05:03

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I received the same stuff from FFG. They called my employer and asked questions but HR would not respond as they cannot release any info without my consent. There was a cease and desist order on this place (FFG) back in 2008 that says they are not licensed in NV as a collection agency. Their charter was revoked. The secretary of State for NV states there is no such entity registered. I don't have any records of a loan with this company. Did any actually have wages garnished by this company?

Sub: #36 posted on Mon, 07/12/2010 - 13:41

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That's a good question. This company seems to go after anyone with any kind of debt history and try to stick them with someone else's debt(s), whether the name is similar or not. Or it may be they are not thoroughly researching the debts they are trying to collect on and are just doing this to try to make money from stupid people who believe them and their tactics.

Sub: #37 posted on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 05:18

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Originally Posted by rebsoto
That's a good question. This company seems to go after anyone with any kind of debt history and try to stick them with someone else's debt(s), whether the name is similar or not. Or it may be they are not thoroughly researching the debts they are trying to collect on and are just doing this to try to make money from stupid people who believe them and their tactics.


rebsoto.while i agree with most of what you posted.i take exception to the last part.people are not stupid.they just don't know their rights.that is why we are here.to educate people on these bottomfeeders.i believe no one is stupid.except for the bottomfeeders who take advantage of people not knowing their rights.i like the rest of your post though.

Sub: #38 posted on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 06:33

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I'm not saying everyone is stupid, but too many people let themselves be conned into paying these people. I'm referring to the people who believe what these people say and don't bother to find out if these people are legitimate or not. My 80 year old mother is one of those people that was conned by a similar company and lost hundreds of dollars that she was not able to recover.

Sub: #39 posted on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 05:37

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I reside in Texas and I received a call from a Tomira with FFG Associates. I asked for verification of the debt and they provided a letter from RoVo Associates. They also verified my employment by asking the front desk receptionist if I worked here. They are threatening to take legal action. The first time they called, they said they would filing charges with the DA for failure to pay a payday loan and they wanted me to set up payment arrangements with my bank card.

I asked to to send me more information about the debt such as the amount owed, paid and interest fees. The letter I received only said they were a debt collection agency and no information about the actual debt. I asked them not to call my employer anymore

Sub: #40 posted on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 08:52

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