National Fraud Investigation Agency Solicits Phony Debt Collections

BBB wants to warn consumers about National Fraud Investigation Agency.  Consumers tell BBB they are getting collection calls from National Fraud Investigation Agency for loans they never took out.

National Fraud Investigation Agency representatives tell consumers that felony charges will be filed against them if they do not pay over the phone immediately. Some consumers tell us the business has their old addresses, social security numbers and other personal identifiable information.   But when one consumer asked the business to provide proof of the debt, they refused.  The business told another consumer that they had sent notices to the consumer’s old address, but the consumer never received them.

BBB has been unable to locate the business.  Mail sent to the address at 943 Sycamore St #1215,Cincinnati, OH 45202 ‎ has been returned as undeliverable.  According to Google Maps, 943 Sycamore St does not exist.  Our phone calls to the business asking for another address ‎have been ignored.

If you get suspicious calls about a debt you allegedly owe, BBB offers the following advice:

• Ask the debt collector to provide official documentation to prove that you owe  the debt.

• Do not provide or confirm any bank account, credit card or other personal information over the phone until you have verified the legitimacy of the call.

• File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and/or your state’s Attorney General’s office if the caller is abusive, uses threats or otherwise violates federal telemarketing laws.

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I started with BBB|Cincinnati in 2006 as a Marketplace Resource Consultant. Today I am the Investigations Manager.