Lawsuit Scam - "US Federal Law and FDCPA Legal Proceedings"

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The fake "US Federal Law and FDCPA Legal Proceedings" email message below, which appears to have been sent from a so-called Loan Collection Department, claiming that a wire fraud allegation charges have been filed against the recipients, is a scam. The fraudulent email is being sent by cyber-criminals/scammers to trick the recipients into paying them hundreds of dollars, by frightening them with legal action, bad credit history, and by claiming that their income, child support disability, unemployment or retirement benefits will be placed on hold.

Lawsuit Scam - US Federal Law and FDCPA Legal Proceedings
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Recipients of the fake ACS Express email message should delete it and should never follow the instructions in it.

The "US Federal Law and FDCPA Legal Proceedings" Lawsuit Scam

From: "Legal-Attorney Case" <loan.collectiondept.acs@gmail.com>

Date: Feb 15, 2018 6:42 AM

Subject: FINAL NOTICE BEFORE LEGAL ACTION@DISTRICT COURTHOUSE

To: "ACS EXPRESS" <loan.collectiondept.acs@gmail.com>

Final Notice Before Legal Proceedings

Social Security Administration & Major Credit Bureaus

(US Federal Law & FDCPA- 811)

Reference File Details,

Case File# HPD-15235-253

Lawsuit Cost- $8056.36

Last Date- 02/15/2018

Overdue Balance- $496.36

We are going to file a lawsuit of $8056.36 against your Name & Social in the District Courthouse shortly. We have turned your file over to our Attorney and instructed them to commence suit without further delay. It is a legal requirement to send a notice of intended litigation before legal proceeding in the District Courthouse is issued. You have the last day to tender payment in full on the Account or arrange for exact settlement of the balance.

=> If you ignore the notice, charges will be pressed against your Name are,

a) Theft by Deception (ACC ACT 21A)

b) Collateral Check Fraud

c) Violation of US Federal Law & FDCP Act-811

Note- This carries a maximum sentence of 2 years of prison and a fine up to $8056.36.

This will be your last opportunity to resolve matters without the expense of court proceeding. We trust that you will now give this matter appropriate attention and attend to payment on time so that no further action will be necessary on our part to recover payment.

Note- Failure to respond to this notice may result in a negative report to the Credit Bureau Payment in full is required to stop collection activity.

We know that our action will damage your credit rating and your ability to do business with other companies. To avoid this, we really urge you to email us right now to find the best collection process or make immediate payment.

Thanks For Your Co-operation

Thanks & Regards,

Legal Department

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  • March 13, 2018 at 6:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

    I have been receiving emails from a company called ACS. Today I received the legal notice that you described above. I have forwarded you the email I received. The funniest thing is the first email I received from them they have the last 4 of my SS number wrong. These companies need to be shut down, I can't imagine the number of people that actually send them money!

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