US National Bank Scammers Still Extorting Hapless Consumers

US National Bank Scammers Still Extorting Hapless Consumers

“US National Bank” is still at it, calling up people and threatening them with jail time unless they pay up for debts they never took out and USNB doesn’t own. Here’s K’s story of how “Harry Wilson” called him up screaming and yelling. But after speaking to a consumer lawyer, K learned what he needed to say to get the extortionist to stop phone-harassing him. You’ll learn too after you read the story inside…

Interview: I Fought Off The US National Bank Scammers

Interview: I Fought Off The US National Bank Scammers

Almost immediately after Laurie Lucas picked up the phone, the many from “Legal Affidavit Office” began reading off a litany of charges he said “US National Bank” had filed against her. Theft of property. Fraud. Money laundering. “Eric Matthews” said that he, “felt sorry for the tragedy that was getting ready to befall” her for her failure to pay back a $5,000 payday loan. They would be coming to arrest her tomorrow morning at 11am, he said in an identifiably Indian accent. When Laurie protested that she had never taken out such a loan, or even a payday loan in her life, and had never heard of US National Bank, Eric said she should have kept better records…

Harassed By US National Bank "Debt Collectors?" Let's Talk

Harassed By US National Bank "Debt Collectors?" Let's Talk

Has a “debt collector” from “US National Bank” called you up and tried to railroad you into repaying an online payday loan you payed off years ago? Have they harassed you at work, threatened you will jail time, said they’re sending the sheriff after you, or used other illegal and intimidating tactics? I’m working on a story for Reader’s Digest about scams, and this is one of them I want to blow out the water. Email your story to ben@consumerist.com with “USNB Scam” in the subject line. My deadline is very short, this Friday, October 17th, 2008. Digging deeper into this particularly nasty form of illegal debt collecting, it seems what they’re doing is…

Fake Debt Collectors Are Trying To Intimidate You Out Of Your Money

Fake Debt Collectors Are Trying To Intimidate You Out Of Your Money

ABCNews says that the West Virginia Attorney General is warning people about fake debt collectors who will call you repeatedly at home and at work, threatening you with arrest for not paying a debt… that doesn’t even exist.