Fake debt collector calls reported
Posted June 14, 2011
Attorney General Roy Cooper warned Monday that some residents of North Carolina have reported getting calls threatening jail time if they don't pay a debt.
The callers identify themselves as representatives of the "Federal State Bureau of NC," an agency which does not exist.
Cooper says legitimate debt collection agencies will provide a written request for payment and are not allowed to use threats. Anyone who receives a suspicious call is asked to report it by calling 1-877-566-7226.