"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers

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

Nationwide Credit Collection Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers

A Sample of a "Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam

From: Paul Anderson <attorneypaulanderson@nationwidecredittcollection.org>

Date: April 24, 2018 at 5:47:40 AM MST


Find Your Warrant Copy: FGTM-98524L2 will be going to release

This is last chance for you, you must have to make minimum $300.00 today for hold this Case File.

Total Outstanding Amount: $1200.00

Email Back For make your Payment to Us.


Hi, We've issued the WARRANT on your name as we didn't get any positive response from your side. We have a complete record of the conversation which clearly mentions your intentions about the Payment. We are now going to forward the report to the Legal Authorities and We are entitled to take Legal actions against you. You've lost all your attempts to pay the debt. After repeated follow ups, You fail to pay the outstanding.

(The Conversation ends here with no result from the 3rd Party)

Please note that we are not threatening you, we are just doing our job.

Thank You.

Paul Anderson.

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June 16, 2021 at 9:49 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Vesterbro/Kongens Enghave, Copenhagen, Capital, Denmark


I just got an email stating something simalar, from attornet Paul Anderson, about a debt.

I moved back to Denmark in december og 2017, and thats when I should have taken up a loan.

But what do I do.. Is there somewhere to repot it.. or do I just delete the email?



December 6, 2019 at 7:50 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Clintonville, Wisconsin, United States

They have moved from using email to using the phone. I was being harrassed over the phone but refused to pay. When we finally told them we were confident this was a scam, they stopped calling.


July 4, 2019 at 2:40 PM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers

attorneybrendasmith@nationwidecreditcollections.org is another email address being used by the scammers.


May 9, 2019 at 11:16 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

1) Everyone has the same Case # and Docket#

2) There is no Bureau of Defaulter Agency


These people need to be stopped. In this day and age, why is it that they cant be?


April 9, 2019 at 11:38 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Cicero, Illinois, United States

This was sent to me 4/9/2019:

"Attorney Lucy Thomson - attorneylucythomson@nationwidecreditcollections.org

Tue 4/9/2019 9:02 AM



Find Your Warrant Copy: FGTM-98524L2 will be going to release

This is last chance for you, you must have to make minimum $600.00 today for hold this Case File.

This Legal Proceeding will be issued on your Docket Number DL-20731642 with one of Cash Advance Inc. Company to let know you that after making calls to you on your phone number we were not able to get hold of you. So the account's department of Cash Advance has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press legal charges against you.


Amount Outstanding: $1200.00

We have sent you this warning notification about legal proceedings of March 8, 2016, but you failed to respond on time now it’s high time if you failed to respond in next 4 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 we garnished.

Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make payment arrangement today or else we would be proceeding legally against you and 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.

You can email back to get the payment mode.



Lucy Thomson (Accounts Dept.)

Bureau of Defaulters agency FTC Incorporation

National Debt Solution

PO Box 105028

Atlanta, GA 30348-5028"


March 26, 2019 at 2:43 PM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

They almost had me with the paul Anderson with nation wide credit until I look into it cuz I been thru this b4.

I'm glad I found this on ur web page cuz I was close 2 depending cuz this time they had more detail. That's why u do ur research first.


March 20, 2019 at 8:35 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Theodore, Alabama, United States

Told them to take there scamming a*s somewhere else and get a jobbbb!


March 19, 2019 at 6:39 AM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: Arlington, Texas, United States

Once again but has changed and we have asked for information to verify companys and debts but they have only given a link to get payment information (yeah not gonna click on that BS) contacted all companies with related names and none have owned up to this being them, so far all have said its a scam.

Hope they know as per 3 payday loan companies said you can not be arrested or prosecuted for payday loans only sued for unpaid balance like any other debt.

- - - - - - -

"The Lender you owe is Cash Advance USA which is Parent Company. The Actual Lender Cash Advance USA on file.

The lender has tried contacting you several times and when they could not get proper response from you, they decided to recover the money from you via us.

We are a debt collection agency and we are not convincing you to make a payment.

We are just informing you and giving you a final chance to settle your debt before your arrest warrant gets released.

The total amount due is $1200.00 

Once your debt is settled the lender will send you NO DUE LETTER.

If the arrest warrant is released you will end up paying more than $5000 and if not then could get arrested too.

Please note that we are not threatening you, we are just doing our job.

Thank You.

Paul Anderson

Attorney Paul Anderson <attorneypaulanderson@nationwidecreditcollections.org"


August 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers
an anonymous user from: San Bernardino, Yucaipa, California, United States

I received the same email this morning August 18th, 2021. I have congestional heart failure I am bedridden this was a major burden to me and took 4 hours of my time to figure out it's a scam...


March 18, 2019 at 1:06 PM by
"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers

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"Nationwide Credit Collection" Arrest Warrant and Lawsuit Scam Being Sent By Scammers