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Marlin Recovery Scam Messages and Lawsuit

Marlin Recovery Scam Messages and Lawsuit

I got several messages from Marlin Recovery from different state area codes. First was vague callback demand. The second was a text and message from Tammy, also vague about a debt associated with my phone number, now the third message from Michael Harris claiming to be a skip tracer.

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I went to their website www.marlinrecovery.com, which wants your info but gives you nothing actionable about themselves. So I did a full nationwide business license search and all I came up with is a business called Marlin Recovery Resources out of a house in Alabama that operated for one year from 2016-2017 then closed. Reported the site to Google fraud as questionable.

A Marlin Recovery Scam Message

From: 216) 438-8053

Hey, this is Tammy calling for Marlin Recovery Solutions and account associated with this phone number was just placed with our office and before we begin working this account I wanted to call and let you know that this account can be resolved online for Less Marlin recovery.com that is MARlinrecovery.com of course don't hesitate to call with any questions just wanted to give you a heads-up before we fully start working this account

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  • March 6, 2021 at 2:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Carbon, Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I have received four or five very ignorant messages from a man name Chris from Marlin Recovery. No information besides they are going to be contacting a skip tracer. How do we get involved in the lawsuit for these scumbags?

  • March 4, 2021 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from: United States

    Hello, I got a call from Marlin Recovery and I do not know what this is about. I need them to please stop calling my phone...

  • March 4, 2021 at 9:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    Also received same message this morning

  • March 4, 2021 at 8:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Also received same messages.

  • March 3, 2021 at 6:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    They get your name from the caller ID and then claim to have a collection account in your name. These scammers need to get a life!

  • March 3, 2021 at 6:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    I got a call from these people so I went on the website and chatted with Marie. I asked her who this debt was from, when it was made, and how much the original debt was. I told her the name on the screen was never a company I had an account with. She told me that I would have to file a report with the sheriff's department claiming identity theft. I told her I couldn't file a report if I didn't know who the company was and when the debt was from. She never gave me an answer. I have not had any accounts in almost 5 years.

  • March 2, 2021 at 7:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    I receive a call from them today, I went to there website and they have no information on who I owe and a bank account that is close over 15 years now,

  • March 2, 2021 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion, Salem, Illinois, United States

    'Chris' left me this VM: "Yeah this is Chris Marlow Recovery again, we had left a message and still not heard back. We do need to ascertain whether or not this is a good number at this point or not or if we're going to have to send it to 'skip tracing' department... followed by instructions to go to their website or call them.

    • March 5, 2021 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

      I also got the same EXACT message yesterday

    • March 3, 2021 at 10:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

      Yeah this is the one I got

  • March 2, 2021 at 10:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Chris obviously has a lot of time on his hands or every employee they hire is named Chris. LOL. Crazy we all from different parts of the US and got the same call from the same person with the same message. At least they can use different names to make it halfway seem legit. SMH. Get a job like the rest of us and stop trying to steal our hard-earned money.

  • March 1, 2021 at 2:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Richardson, Texas, United States

    "This is compliance manager, Chris..." I got this voice mail today with the option to call back or go to their website to handle this issue. My name was never used. My "issue" was not specified. The phone number wasn't left (called from 210-796-0064). There wasn't an account number left to identify my case. Nothing. Obviously a scam.

    • March 2, 2021 at 10:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

      Same thing happened to me

  • March 1, 2021 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Last year a "process server" called my job site threatening to serve me on site. I said "go ahead". They never did. Year before "IRS" called about $15000 tax debt. As a disabled adult who has no taxable income this was a good laugh. Now Chris and his skiptrace team are a calling. Never used a loan or credit card as I live within means. From what I see here, SCAM written all over this too. And sorry little Colorado troll yes this is all illegal what they are doing to people.Now, can anyone tell us how to stop? I block number and they come back different number

  • March 1, 2021 at 8:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    I have had two calls from Chris, both different phone numbers. Both saying the same messages. Who can we report this too, it is obviously a scam.

    • March 5, 2021 at 11:11 AM by an anonymous user from: West End, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

      your State Attorney General

  • February 27, 2021 at 10:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

    Got the same call from a guy named Chris. Said that I needed to go to their website and may a payment. Said that if this was not the right number that they would do a skip trace.

    SCAM!

    • March 1, 2021 at 9:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

      I, just like you, received a call this morning from a Chris from Marlon recovery saying if I didn't take care of this matter today that they were going to do a skip Trace. I am so sick of these people coming up with all these scams!

    • February 27, 2021 at 10:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Hamilton, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

      We got the exact same call at 10 am also same exact message

  • February 26, 2021 at 10:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

    yes, they just call me and wanted me to go to their site, he says name Chris...I left a message for them to quite calling Ill sued them

  • February 26, 2021 at 8:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    Received 2 calls yesterday, the phone said scam. Received a call today from Tammy, Alvin, Texas (832) 400-5196.

  • February 25, 2021 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from: New Hanover, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

    Just got a call from them based in Los Angles. He doesn’t say what it’s for and says he’s called before. They have but long ago. I ignore it.

    • February 26, 2021 at 8:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

      Mines based in Alvin, Texas

  • February 24, 2021 at 6:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Nassau, Hicksville, New York, United States

    Just started receiving calls, went to website they want social security number and personal information and never say who they are collecting for and it will be turned over to a skip tracer

  • February 24, 2021 at 6:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Hillsborough, Brandon, Florida, United States

    Just started receiving calls from this company as well. Went to the website to see what I was told about - the account they are trying to recover. I have no idea what the charge is for. Information listed is an email account I have not used in 20 years, a bank account closed 3 years ago, and a job I worked at 10 years ago. So, yeah. Complete and total scam. My credit is clean and I don't owe anything.

  • February 23, 2021 at 10:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Houston, Texas, United States

    I live just north of Houston, TX. This happened during the artic disaster last week, loss of power, loss of water and loss of cell most of the week,loss of food, all week. 2:22 am Sunday I receive a voicemail from Marvin of Merlin Recovery? Our credit has been clean for over 7 years. Harassment or not? Wanted a return call about a personal matter?

  • February 22, 2021 at 8:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Arapahoe, Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

    Received a call from Tammy same as everyone else claiming I could resolve a financial issue by paying.

  • February 19, 2021 at 6:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Hamilton, Westfield, Indiana, United States

    Received a call from Michael at Marlin Recovery Solutions with the same message about receiving an account against my phone number. It looks like they might be associated with Portfolio who has already had a class action lawsuit against them for harassment over unauthorized calls to cell phones.

  • February 16, 2021 at 9:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I received a call from Tammy looking for my ex husband who has an account in collections. I gave her his phone number to contact about that and she thanked me. I guess it's her job to locate people. That's why we get calls from her.

  • February 15, 2021 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I also just got a call from Tammy with the exact same voice mail as above. Number was unknown. When I went to the site it said they did find an account attached to my number. The next message is what stopped me in my tracks. It asked for the last 4 digits of my SSN! That is when I decided to research this site!

    • February 16, 2021 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Grand, Winter Park, Colorado, United States

      They use the last four of your social to verify your identity and show you the account, as is required by law for collections.

      • February 17, 2021 at 3:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

        So you work for them?

  • February 15, 2021 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset County, Chesapeake, New Jersey, United States

    I also received this message..multiple calls and no messages..Then amessage was left and another day the message was left exactly the same recording.. I have no reason for collection. And also when to web site and no information to be found..just name somehow.. scam

  • February 14, 2021 at 6:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Carter, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States

    Just got this same call from tammy, the number was 1 888 745 3481.

    • February 15, 2021 at 9:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Brevard, Merritt Island, Florida, United States

      Just got this call from tammy. The # was 1 216 438 8053. I hope this helps someone.

  • February 14, 2021 at 2:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    That's the message I got also, but my phone never rang, nor did a number show up. I was left a voicemail only. Usually a sign of a scam.

    • February 28, 2021 at 11:21 AM by an anonymous user from: Richland, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

      I only get a voicemail from christ telling me to go to the site. I did last week and let them know they had the wrong number but still receiving messages. I believe it is a scam

  • February 14, 2021 at 9:12 AM by info

    They mention that they have received a Fax document or some sort of complaint and that there is a pending legal matter or action about to filed against you to create the sense of urgency. They tell you that they are a “process server” and cannot give you the particulars of the case since the file is sealed. This is simply ruse to get you to call another number (often with a made-up case number) where they will ask for money to “make it go away” (this is actually the same place, they work in teams, one pretending to be the server, and the other usually pretends to be a lawyer).

    They threaten to serve you at home or at work. They tell you that if they serve you at work then they will need a supervisor, security, or HR person there as a witness, hoping that will cause you to panic over the alleged embarrassment of being served at work. They also tell you that you will need two forms of ID. None of which is true.

    Process servers do not ever call ahead so that you can dodge them. Process servers get paid to serve papers, nothing else. They certainly are not going to pass up a paycheck by telling you that you can avoid being served, they are not going to give you an extra day or even a few hours to get a “stop order”.

    Court documents are time sensitive and must be served within a certain amount of time. Remember that you can always call the local courthouse to see if there really is a lawsuit that has been filed against you.

    • February 16, 2021 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Grand, Winter Park, Colorado, United States

      None of this is true.

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