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The "CashNet USA Office Department Law and Enforcement Summons or Arrest Warrants" Phishing Scam
From: "Collection & Legal Department" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Feb 27, 2018 10:34 AM
Subject: Re : WARNING FOR GARNISHMENT
To: "CASHNET USA" <email@example.com>
CASE FILE #: BN15711E
Settlement Amount: $734.27.
Urgent: Please rectify this matter immediately.
This letter is to notify you that we have received a Summons of Garnishment on your wages. This means that someone you owe money to has been awarded a judgment by the court for payment of the debt. The court has ordered us your employer to deduct 25-30% percent of your disposable earnings and make payment to the court on your behalf.
This is an important letter and requires your immediate attention. Despite sending you several reminders, we have received no response from you about your seriously past due account of $734.27. We feel we have given you ample time and have been more than patient with you. Therefore, we feel there is no other recourse but to write this debt off of our books by reporting it as a “bad-debt loss” to the I.R.S. Through a 1099-C filing. You can avoid this by remitting payment today for the full amount due. If we do not receive your payment within the next five days, we are going to have to take action.
Why am I receiving this notice?
The United States, or a State Debt support enforcement agency, certifying its right to garnish your Federal benefits shall attach or include with a garnishment order the following Notice; Garnish wages owed to a Debtor after the Small Claims Court has made an order that you owe money. On January 23rd, 2018 we received a garnishment order from a court to [freeze/remove] funds in your account. The amount of the garnishment order was for $1423.13. We are sending you this notice to let you know what we have done in response to the garnishment order. You can contact your creditor for the settlement amount.
If you have any questions about the garnishment, you should contact the persons named on the included Summons of Garnishment by email.
Please reach out to us immediately if you would like to set up a repayment plan.