Yesterday around 3:00pm I got a phone at work from a lady named Jennifer. She asked me if I was aware that I had 3 criminal charges against my SSN. I told her no and she transferred me to some guy named Leo. When Leo got on the phone he read me this "document" saying that I have 3 criminal charges for a bad check and payday loans. He also told me that on Monday there will be police with a warrant to search my work and also arrest me. After he was done reading this "document" he said that if I paid $1,245.22 in the next hour that all the charges will be dropped. He gave me directions for what I need to do to get him the money. I could only use my debt or pre-paid debit card and the fax him with all this info.
I was chatting with my friend online telling her this whole story and she said this sounds like a SCAM and not to send them any money until they prove it with documentation. When I asked Leo to fax me these documents, he said that if I want the documents then that means I want to go through with going to jail. Oh... He said that he was calling from the state. When I asked him for his state i.d number it seemed like it did not know what I was talking about. I said that every state employee has a state I.D and then he said that I would have to send a litter to get his I.D.
These people-- who ever they really are do this to people everyday and its SICK!
I googled the number that they gave to call them back with the card number and I found out that they have done this to so many people. Using the same story and same number.
What was so scary about this whole thing is... they had all my personal info. Home and work addresses, phone numbers, my birthday, my SSN, and they even told my my brothers name.
I feel so violated!!!!!