Beware of "Financial Crime and Investigation Department Debt Legal Notice" Scam

Beware of "Financial Crime and Investigation Department Debt Legal Notice" Scam

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Online users who have received "Financial Crime and Investigation Department Debt Legal Notice" email messages like the one below, which claim that they have been given a chance to settle a debt outside of court, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake email messages are fraudulent, and are being sent by online scammers to trick the recipients into sending them money believing that they will be sued for money owed and their credit history tarnished.

The "Financial Crime and Investigation Department Debt Legal Notice" Scam

From: collection department <collectiondepartment155@gmail.com>

Date: 3/28/18 5:03 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: starrynite1952@gmail.com

Subject: Re : Legal Notice For Your Past Due account

Name: Patricia Williams,

Bank Name: BMO Harris

Bank Account Number: 4802336306

CASE FILE#: AA-861479/NY-009

This is to notify you that Patricia Williams currently in default under its obligations to Amortization Federal Obligation. In the amount of $1,460.00

Despite our previous notice (s), we still have not received any payment or answer from you. Therefore, we regret to inform you that if we do not obtain the payment of (1,460.00) on or before 03/30/2018, we will have no other alternatives but to undertake court actions against you in order to retrieve the debt amount for our client, please find the full debt amount and additional costs below.

Principal Amount: (500.00)

Late payment Penalty & interest: (960.00)

Total: (1,460.00)

Should your payment not be received within the next two days starting from 03/28/2018, to 03/30/2018, immediate court actions will take place.

We would advise to treat this matter with urgency and we believe you will not ignore this notice. To save yourself the inconvenience of court actions, we kindly suggest settling the total amount of debt and additional costs immediately.

We still trust court actions will not be necessary and look forward to receiving payment by return.

I just want your intention on this case file that do you want to put a hold on this case file or should I process it inside the court house?

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. If you have any other questions, we will be glad to assist you.

Yours faithfully,

Amortization Federal Obligation.

Collection Agency/Legal Counsel.


The information contained in this communication is privileged, confidential and is proprietary. This email is solely intended for the use of the addressee. Information in this mail is for FCI (Financial Crime and Investigation Department) Usage only. Any use to other than the addressee is misuse and infringement to Proprietorship of FCI (Financial Crime and Investigation Department). If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email or any action or omission taken by you in reliance on it, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this email in error, please notify us immediately.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:15 PM by info

    "From: Lauren Lee <collectiondepartmentt@gmail.com>

    Sent: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm

    Subject: Final Notice

    This is the last and final Notice for you.

    This Legal Proceedings issued on your Docket Number EVR-38924 with one of Cash Advance Inc. Company (Parental Company) in order to notify you that is making after calls to you on your phone number we were not able to get hold of you. So, the accounts', department of Cash Advance has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press legal charges against you.

    CASE NO: CF-MA-381098

    We have sent you this warning notification about legal proceedings of March 8, 2018, but you failed to respond on time now it’s high time if you failed to respond in next 48 HOURS we will register this case in court. Consider this as a final warning. And we will be Emailing/ Fax this issue to your current employer to make sure they take strict against you. Your salary wages will be garnished.

    Do call us back at (412) 446-8076 if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement today or else we would be proceeding legally against you. And we apologies that this notification will also send to your current employer. The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end. We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action.

    We will be forced to proceed legally against you and once it is processed the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and the lawsuit will be the next step that will be amounting to $6300.00 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges. If, you take care of this out of court then we will release the clearance certificate from the court, and we will make sure that no one will contact you in the future.

    Please let us know what your intention is by today itself, so we can hold the case or else we will submit the paperwork to your local county sheriff department and you will be served by court summons at your door step.

    Officer Alex Miller

    Contact Number : (412) 446-8076

    Financial Crime Investigation Unit

    Email: collectiondepartmentt@gmail.com"

    Here is another scam.


  • January 23, 2019 at 2:46 PM by an anonymous user from La Grange, Kentucky, United States

    I received a similar email using the same verbiage, but from Credit Organization email was creditnavigatorsorg743@gmail.com on behalf of Revenue Discovery Systems. Clearly a scam.


  • July 16, 2018 at 1:11 PM by an anonymous user from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    I received an email from the financial crime legal department stating I owed money to cash advance in the amount of $1450. They wanted me to repay the money through iTunes cards. If I don't pay they will issue a warrant for my arrest on Friday at 8 am.


    • July 16, 2018 at 1:23 PM by info

      It is a scam. Legitimate companies or government agencies will never ask you to pay via iTunes cards.


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