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  • Author: LAURA
  • Date: 12.12.2012
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Goodman Stern and Associates

Not sure if the company is actually Goodman Stern & Associates, the person who called me only said Stern & Associates

Received a phone call on 12/11/2012 from a lady employed by Stern & Associates. She began to tell me they were seeking payment of $1792.00 for a credit card opened in 2005 and closed in 2008 in my name. I told her I have owned one credit card in my life and it is the one I have now, so there is now way her information is correct. She didn't want to hear anything I had to say, all she did was threaten me by saying a cop was being sent to my house the next day (today, which no one has shown) with a summons for me to go to court,and that I would owe $1792.00. Then,if I could not pay,the court would garnish my wages, or even put a lien on my vehicle (which she knew what kind of vehicle I drive). She also knew my social, every address I have ever lived at, and again my vehicle type. She then went on to say we could avoid going to court and settle this over the phone, and if I did that, then they would take off late charges and interest and I would only have to pay $823.00. I asked her if she could tell me any information about the purchase history, and she could not. She did say that it was a department store card, and the provider was First USA Bank. I told her I was going to contact First USA and she began to tell me they were not going to talk to me because my case was now in Stern & Associates hands.

In the end we were disconnected and I did not answer when she called back. I did not give her any of my bank info. or any other additional info. THIS IS A SCAM!!! PLEASE DO NOT BE AFARID IF SOMEONE FROM THIS COMPANY CALLS YOU! THEY ARE SCAMMERS AND PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BANK INFO! IF THEY SAY THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO COURT, THEN TELL THEM TO GO AHEAD...

I must admit I was very shocked and upset by this call. And pretty freaked out that she knew so much about me. But please be aware that anything about you can be found not go giving your info. out especially to companies you have never heard of, and have never received any mail notices from.

I contacted my bank today and told them of this, just as a preventitive and to protect myself. They will monitor my account and flag any suspicious activity and notify me. My bank also said that is how the scammers work...they work fast and tell you things like garnishing your wages, or court, or jail, to scare you and get you to give them payment to avoid any of the "consequences" they speak of.

I advise anyone who has received a phone call from this company to notify your bank. You can never be too safe about your finances!

I am also going to file a complaint with the BBB and FCC, and make a complaint anywhere else I can :)

Thank You for reading of this Complaint / Review.
Complaint author: LAURA

Country: USA
State: Florida
City: Orlando
Address: 6445 S Chickasaw Trl, Ste 273
ZIP code: 32829
Phone: 4079638282, 8883145992

Category: Miscellaneous

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