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"Debt Collection Agency Legal Notice" Phishing Scam

The email messages below, which appear to have been sent by a so-called "Debt Collection Division" claiming legal actions will be taken against the recipients to recover balances due, legal fees and court cost that has incurred, are scams. The fake email messages are being sent by online scammers and not the legitimate Ace Law Office, to frighten and trick the recipients into sending them money by threatening lawsuits against them. Therefore, recipients of the fake email messages should delete and should not follow the instructions in them.

Debt Collection Agency Legal Notice Phishing Scam

It is important that the public takes precautions when asked to send money via money transfer services like Western Union and MoneyGram, or Prepaid Debit Card to pay legal services or the government. This is because scammers use those untraceable money transfer services to collect money from their victims. Money sent via those services are not refundable, once the scammers have collected or used it.

The "Debt Collection Agency Legal Notice" Phishing Scam

From: Debt collection agency <>

Date: Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 3:31 PM

Subject: Re: Notice to legally prosecute


We appreciate your response in order to settle the matter out of court. As you were looking for payment plan we can provide with payment arrangements,

1. You can pay one time of Settlement Amount $950.27 upcoming Friday (as paid in full with a zero balance) or,

2. If you are able to pay settlement amount we can provide you biweekly or monthly installment of $550.00 or,

3. If you are not able to work with the given settlement amount then the best we can do for you is we can provide five monthly payments each of $262.00. Kindly confirm us the five dates on which you can make your payment of $262.00.

4. If you are not comfortable with above mention installments, we can provide the list amount of $154 to pay every month. There will be 10 installments of $154.

5. Still, if you cannot afford any payments from above mentioned arrangements, then you can let us know how you can pay monthly.

Kindly let us know one the option that is affordable for you so that we can update our accounts department in order to put your account on hold.

Do Revert ASAP!!

If you have any queries, you can call us at +1 (509) -560-4352.

Thanks & Regards

Logan Brown

(Senior investigation, attorney)

Debt Collection Division

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  • March 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Walnut Creek, California, United States

    I received this email:

    "This is regarding the debt/loan which is still outstanding on your name and social and nothing has been paid off yet. We have all your personal information regarding this loan. We are talking about this case file and the loan that you took with the company, they do have a signed copy of the contract which is signed under your Name and SSN also would like to mention your computer's IP address was also traced when you were signing the contract with the company.

    The principal amount which you borrowed from the company, but due to late charges, the rate of interest and affidavit charges which has gone up to $550.00.

    Talking about the Creditor Advance Cash Group Company (ACE) is the parent Company, which owns & operates more than 350 payday loan websites like Speedy cash, Fast cash, 300 cash, 500 cash, Cash Net USA, Cash advance, Cash America, Payday Max, 2-minute payday loans, Payday cash, Payday perfect etc. We cannot specify the name of all 350 Payday Companies here. The creditor wants to know your intention about this matter that, what would you like to do, whether you are willing to resolve this case or you want to dispute.

    The Company is having more than 14 types of technical evidence in order to prove the money was successfully deposited into your bank account. Well, it has been mentioned in the Clause 5 (A) of Collections that the company won’t provide any paperwork also while applying for this loan, the company hasn’t requested any paperwork from your side.

    If you are willing to resolve this case, then we can provide you a one-time settlement offer of $734.27 has to be paid by this Friday as paid in full with zero balance.


    As per your contract in the event of a default, you would be contacted via the same email had you used to solicit the funds. If you did not get the email then,

    1) Either you no longer have the email address,

    2) You deleted the email thinking it's just another email advertisement to get a fresh loan or

    3) You might be caught of Identification Theft.

    Note- If you don't take this Case seriously, then we will have no options rather than filling case against you for the lawsuit cost of $4231.13 in the courthouse against you.

    Kindly update us ASAP so that we can resolve this case file outside the court otherwise we would have no options rather than filing a lawsuit against you. Kindly don’t take this notice lightly otherwise once the Case File is downloaded thereafter we won’t be able to help you out.

    Thanks & Regards

    (Senior investigation, attorney)

    Debt Collection Division"

  • September 14, 2018 at 3:00 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded message -

    From: LOAN DIVISION <>

    Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Subject: Re: Owing Bills

    We may issue a warrant authorizing your imprisonment if you receive an enforcement order and you fail to act within the time specified. We may also add an additional enforcement fee to each debt.

    The arrest and imprisonment warrant will be sent to the Local County Court, and a record will be created on the IC3 computer systems showing that there is a warrant for your arrest and imprisonment.

    Any police officer can execute the warrant—without giving you time to pay—and take you into custody. You can then pay the debt in full at the watch house; but if you don’t, your period of imprisonment will begin before you transfer to a prison.

    You will serve 1 day in prison for every $390.00 of the infringement notice, or at a rate as specified in the court order.

    Arrest and imprisonment warrants cannot be issued for:

    · Offender debt recovery notices

    · Offender levies

    · Any debt with less than the minimum default rate of 1 day outstanding

    · Any debt that has not yet passed its due date

    · Any debt where the default imprisonment was ordered by a court to be served concurrently.

    Before you are arrested

    If you pay in full, or make a part-payment before you are arrested, the warrant will be recalled and amended. However, it will be immediately re-issued if the debt is not paid in full.

    When you know a warrant has been issued, you should call us on - to discuss your options.

    After you are arrested

    Once the warrant has been served, your only options are to serve the time in prison or pay the debt (plus costs) in full at the Court house.


    Thanks & Regards

    (Senior investigation, attorney)

    Debt Collection Division"

  • September 7, 2018 at 9:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Brecksville, Ohio, United States

    I received the same email with the name logan Brown senior investigating attorney debt coLlection division offering me payment arrangements to stop me from being arrested and going to jail and that he represents several companies, and the arrangements were the same as above but would not provide me with a phone number to call. so I'm guessing it's the phone number listed above.

  • August 22, 2018 at 6:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    How do I stop this email. I got the same email but replied back because they did scare me, wat do I do now?

    • August 23, 2018 at 1:52 AM by info

      Just flag the email as spam or junk so it is automatically sent to your Spam/Junk folder.

      • August 27, 2018 at 4:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Waycross, Georgia, United States

        So basically I would just keep ignoring the emails; now they’re saying why’re going to file the law suit against me?

        • August 27, 2018 at 4:40 PM by info

          Keep ignoring them.

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