A federal judge in Chicago moved to shut businesses that allegedly used illegally obtained personal financial data to make threatening debt collection calls from India to thousands of consumers who didn’t owe them money.
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(CHICAGO) (WLS) — The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers about what they call fraudulent debt collectors.
The agency says the companies included in a new lawsuit prey on people who have used online payday loan services. The lawsuit was filed against two companies and one individual. Officials say they used threats and scare tactics to get people to make payments they do not really owe.
A phone scam in which callers in India posed as debt collectors bilked millions of dollars out of more than 10,000 U.S. residents by using threats of arrest or the loss of their jobs, U.S. authorities said Tuesday in what they described as a first-of-its-kind investigation.