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BBB warns consumers of loan scam

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BBB has received several complaints from consumers who received e-mails from a company named ACS Legal Group demanding payments for loans. The e-mails come from accounts@acslegalgroup.com.

Below are several excerpts from an e-mail provided to us by a consumer:

"ACS Legal Group LOAN INFORMATION Due Amount- $984.28Loan Company- Advance Cash America You are going to be legally prosecuted within a couple of days. Your Social Security Number has been marked as Red Flag by US Government, so before something goes wrong we would like to notify you about this matter."

"WE HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS RESERVED TO INFORM TO FBI, FTC, YOUR EMPLOYER AND BANK ABOUT FRAUD.And once you are found guilty into the court house then you have to bear the entire cost for this law suit $4271.15 which is excluding loan amount, attorney's fees, and the interest charges." 

" THE MODE OF THE PAYMENT WOULD BE ONLY THROUGH MONEY PAK AS WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY VISA/MASTER DUE TO INSECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY.IF YOU WANT TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER THAN IMMEDIATELY CONTACT US THROUGH EMAIL OR CALL US BETWEEN WORKING HOURS ON (229) 518-4222. ACS LEGAL GROUP LEGAL GROUP OF ATTORNEYS(229) 518-4222"

The telephone number provided in the e-mail is located in Albany, GA. No physical address or a name is provided. BBB has been unable to locate this business in Albany, GA. The telephone number seems to be disconnected at this point. Further research revealed that previously these e-mails used phone numbers located in New Hampshire and Florida.

If you receive an e-mail such as this, BBB advises you to:

  • Do not reply to the e-mail
  • Do not contact them by phone
  • Do not send any payments
  • Oftentimes a simple internet search for company name or a sentence out of the e-mail will bring a wealth of information
  • Contact your local BBB for assistance
  • If you have already made a payment, contact your local police department.

To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit bbb.org.

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