Report Collection scam to Oak View Law Group
Oak View Law Group is not involved in any debt collection practices.
If someone calls you representing themselves to be from "Oak view law group" and trying to collect money from you, then they are trying to scam you. Please note down the phone number from where you have got a call and email that number at email@example.com with a note of what they told you on phone. Then we might be able to take action against them and help you protect from the scammers.
Oak View Law Group is working with the police departments in Linden, New Jersey and Palo Alto, California to bring these scammers to Justice.
Please report any attempt to collect money from you to:
1. FBI Office in San Francisco
Ask to speak to a DD agent
They already have a case open. Tell them you are reporting on the "TB Spectra Space check fraud case".
3. Detective Juan Green,
Palo Alto Police Department
Office Phone: 650-329-2413
Mention to him that you are reporting information on the incident number: 10-086-0135.
We have found that a scam company, representing themselves as being from the "Oak View Law Firm", trying to collect on some Pay Day or Payroll advance pay loans. They are actually out of the United States and they just use a "Magic Jack" phone line connection where it is impossible to trace their calls.
We received several complaints from citizens and consumers who were being harressed with scam calls. Here are few examples:
Reported on phone
N.B.:- Personal information like names, phone numbers are removed for maintaining privacy of the informer.
Date Reported: Jan 28, 2014
Number Reported: 414-386-2323
Caller Name: Robin Smith
Victim State: MO
Scam Report: They informed they had pending case against victim
Date Victim Received Call: Jan 24, 2014
Date Reported: Jan 24, 2014
Number Reported: 911-xxx-xxxx
Caller Name: Mike Torres
Victim State: WA
Scam Report: Informed that the victim has a lawsuit pending and she could be arrested.
Date Victim Received Call: Jan 22, 2014
Date Reported: Jan 22, 2014
Number Reported: NA
Caller Name: Sean Lewis
Victim State: NY
Scam Report: Demanded to transfer money using Western Union.
Date Victim Received Call: Jan 22, 2014
Date Reported: Jan 22, 2014
Number Reported: NA
Caller Name: Sean Lewis
Victim State: FL
Scam Report: 1000 pounds were asked to be transferred.
SB, a client of called Oak View Law Group on 06-05-2013 and informed that she got calls from two ovlg employees Marsh Robin and Phillip Otto. She gave them the reloaded card details from which there has been a transaction already. She mentioned few phone numbers in her bbb complaint. Oak View Law Group asked her to stop the transaction ASAP and file a complaint against the numbers.
415-237-3137 Marsh Robin (Manager)
912-642-9390 Phillip Otto CSR,
525-121-9421 Alex Cruz,
202-325-4194 Dist. of Columbia,
916-287-3815 and 202-239-6225.
Reported by email
N.B.:- Personal information like names, email ids are removed for maintaining privacy of the informer.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:20 AM
Someone by the name of I think Steve Durand....couldn't understand him called me saying there was a lawsuit against my name and social security number and I needed to contact them immediately with my information..........the number he gave me was 508-298-8798 they have already called several times
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM
To whom it may concern:
I just received the telephone call from Joe Smith at Oak View Law Firm. The telephone number is 508-296-8798. The voicemail was very nasty. I am assuming this is part of a scam.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I’ve been through this before and today it’s starting all over. In the past, these foreign idiots got hold of my debit card info somehow and ran it for over a thousand bux that I didn’t have. Big mess. I called the # associated with the transaction and after I got angry, they told me that I would not be getting my money back because they are poor people. Really? I was livid. Anyway, it’s starting again today. They called my cell phone and my work phone. 508-296-8798. Said his name was Joe Smith (really??) and that he is from Oakview Law Firm, there is a case pending against me, need to call them back, blah blah blah. Foreign accent (Indian, Arab, or something) I’m not calling these morons back, and I did have to close my bank account the last time. I hope you folks can figure out how to stop these idiots from getting $ from hard working people.
Thank and hope this info helps a bit.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:47 PM
I have been receiving harrassing phone calls from a foreign person by the name of Carlos White. The phone numbe is 718-690-9021. They have called my cell phone a few times and I've ignored them. However, they are now calling my place of employment and asking to speak with my supervisor.
This is extremely embarrising. Anything you can reply to me and help me stop these scammers would be very much appreciated.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Good evening. My name is ________. I was contacted at 916-842-6822 and a voicemail from Mark Smith from oakview law group threatening me about a lawsuit and if I did not respond he will take actions and it would be my worst nightmare. ( I don't understand what attorney would actually leave a voice message like that.I attempted to call the # 7186909021 while recording it all it gave me was a beeping line once I disable the record a call the # rang) he introduced himself and started explaining his reason for the call. He states his client is advance america and there was a submission to file a lawsuit against me for an outstanding loan. He then gave me an ultimatum, he states that we can settle this outside of court or take it to trial and if its taken to trial he will send off the paper works tomorrow. He told me I had an outstanding balance of $1027 and for the settlement if paid today he is willing to accept $736.39 but if taken to trial I will be sued in the amount of $12000. It started to get suspicious because as an attorney he did not follow the correct protocal. I was not notify by whomever this company was of an outstanding balance, a letter of collections or nor was I served. By ca law I do have 30 days after the date I'm served to file a response to the court. To make sure that the call was authenticated, I started questioning the man that claims to be an investagtion officer. I had inquire when the loan was requested and for how much and why it took the long period of time to get in touch with me. He stated it occured from 2009 to present and the reason it took so long to contact me was due to he just finished the paperwork. I then asked him the present address of the time , the man cannot verify. I would atleast think as his profession he should have all his documents available. I asked him to verify the ssn on the document. He put me on hold for 15min to locate a ssn he then mentioned to me it was ____________, which isn't at all mines. I then asked him to repeat it 4 more times. I told him that'll I do my research due to the fact that what I was being held accountable for doesn't make sense and nor did his story. I had inquire to speak to upper management, he insisted he was the only one available. I told ill call back, he inform me that he may not be available. Call was disconnected and not returned. This man had a thick accent of arab or mid eastern. I then did a few more research and found that other people were also being harrassed by scammers using the same law firm name. I hope this will help with the investigation.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM
We have been getting phone calls for the last three days, 40 plus times a day asking to speak to one of our employees for some debt collection.
We are a small engineering firm with 5 phone lines - they are calling us literally every second - tying up the lines and taking our receptionist time.
Our employee who owes the debt speaks to them and even after that one minute later we get a call again and this goes on and on all day long!
We asked for their company name and phone number - they say:
Oakview Law Firm, phone # 347-756-5008
Please let us know what we can do to stop this.
Thu, May 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM
I got a call two days in a row. First day was from a 951 number then second was a 000 number but he left a voicemail saying his names David Watson and call back at 3477565008. He's from Oak View Law Firm doing an investigation on me. That I supposedly got a loan from a cash loan place which I never did. I don't even have a bank account for that to happen.
Wed, Apr 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM
I saw online that there is a scam with your company and to email (this email address) if I was contacted. I received a call earlier this afternoon from; 508-202-7204 who said he was Kelvin (Smith - is what I want to say the last name was). They said they had a lawsuit against me and my SSN which ends in ____ and that I needed to call him back to solve this issue. Time was sensitive.
I gave the ma call back to see what this was about and when a very questionable person answered the phone, Google searched the phone number and saw several notes about debt scams. Long story short, I am emailing you to help stop this.
Hope this is helpful.
Wed, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM
For the last three months I have been embarrassed, harassed by these men from Oak view law group. These men are either Indian or Arab decent. They call my workplace four or five times a day. They use generic names such as Jim Carter, Stan Lee, and Christopher Watkins. What I don't understand is why when you ask them to verify the debt, or ask who the creditor is they start to curse and say rude things, but you can't hang up on them as they will just keep calling. My co workers are sick of them. Stan Lee is the head guy in the accounting department. So I was on the phone with him and got the royal cuss treatment. Then he tells me he can send the document to my email. So he sends me the most generic statement letter. It has misspellings and no capital letters. So I am the fool because they told me if I don't pay, they hate to say what is going to happen to me. I have sent letters to my State Attorney General and my next step is the FBI. Someone has to know how to stop these people from these malicious acts. It seems as soon as you pay one, they keep calling back. The number that the call from is 1-760-457-2203. Please help me!!!
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I am writing u in regards to a company who used your name trying to collect a debt i have with a payday loan co. He stated his name was Stanley Dunn and if I didnt pay I was going to jail, and that I would owe 7000 dollars, he called from two numbers the first was 1-201-806-1709 the second came up with a name of Charles Tate phone number 1-757-474-9535. Hope this helps
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Dear Mr. Kalani
I have received still another collection call, which I deem to be fraudulent. It seems like the few times I applied for and received a payday loan from US Fast Cash, I get these calls. The two are either connected or someone is scamming from my application to make up a collection story. The callers always sound like they are of Indian descent, and they normally give me a court date just a few days away from the call. They also refuse to send documentation to me via US Mail - saying, "We don't have to do that!"
From the reviews, your firm appears to be reputable and well respected. It's unfortunate that some one is giving it a bad name. There must be something we can do. I am sure others are falling for their scam, and they need to be stopped. Should your firm want to pursue legal action against them, I would be willing to serve as a witness to the scam.
Oh, a phone number recorded on my cell is 347-390-0587.
With my best wishes,
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM
I have been receiving rude and unprofessional phone Calla from a Javi Young @ 347-390-0587 in regards to a payday loan, he won't tell me with what company and refuses to answer any of my questions, please tell u can help before something goes terribly wrong...he wanted me to FAX him my card info to 508-438-9824! Is this fraud, I already took care of my loans!
Contact me if needed
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:29 AM
To Whom It May Concern
Hello I am sending you this email in regards to harrassing phone calls I have been receiving from the following phone numbers:
201-806-1209/415-236-1921. I found your info about scammers using your name trying to collect a debt. I will continue to notify you if I receive phone calls fro different numbers.
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 2:44 AM
I have been receiving phone calls from 925-331-6002 saying that they represent Oakview Law Attorney and US Legal Law and Investigation. They go by the names Chris and William Smith. They are saying that I borrowed $300 from USCashAdvance or CashAdvanceUSA, they say your law firm is suing me for $7000 and there is a warrant out for my arrest in the state of Ohio. I am writing you to let your law firm know that these people are using your law firms name.
I have also filed reports with the FTC.gov and the Ohio Attorney Generals Office.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM
My name is _____________ and I am reporting that I was a victim of fraud from a company claiming to be collecting a debt. The individual that contacted me stated that his name was Benjamin Franklin and he said that he worked with the Oak View Law Group. He said that I need to repay a payday loan debt in order to avoid legal action being taken on me. They forced me into a repayment plan. The individuals number is 508-521-9942.
This is a TB Spectra Space Case (Linden Police Department)
This is an incident that should be under incident number 10-086-0135 (Palo Alto Police Department)
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:07 PM
My name is _____________ and on 9/20/11 & 9/21/11, I received 3 different calls
The numbers are as followed:
They called me on my place of employment saying that I owed money for an online cash advance I received deposited into my bank account. They couldn’t tell me when this happened and what bank account info they had. He also mentioned that I would go to jail for 9 months and pay fines for up to 12k.
I informed him that this was my job and do not call me here. He informed me that a sheriff would be at my job the next day to arrest me.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM
Over the last few days I have been contacted by someone named Michael Lawson claiming he represented your office and was contacting me as a party in a law suit.
He further threatened that should I not return his call I would be seized at my place of business or home by law enforcement agents.
This it very suspect as I recently filed bankruptcy and know the names of all my creditors and this company is not one of them.
I found your email address online at this site: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-508-521-9942, where it was suggested I inform you that these scammer continue to call people with information they have obtained from the internet.
Please let me know if I was misinformed.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:54 PM
I live in Erving, MA. I have been receiving phone calls from numbers 484-361-4801, 951-489-0223 and 508-521-9942 stating that I am being sued by your law firm for a debt owed to US Cash Advance and cash Advance of America. I have no debt with either of those groups. I reported to the Erving Police what was going on. The chief called them and told them they were a debt collector with your firm. When I ask for an Attorney's name they hang up on me. I have put a fraud alert on my credit reports, contacted my bank & the District Attorney's Office in my area. I am not sure where to go from here.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 4:29 AM
Got calls today from :
I know that two of those numbers have too many numbers but that is what came up on my caller ID
Said that he was from Oak View Law Firm and that I have several law suits against me.
Names that he used are:
Got the same call several weeks ago
Told me that I had 3 law suits pending against me and if I wanted to go away I would have to pay him $500.00, told him that I did not have $500.00 and he said that he would take $300.00. Told him that I would call him back and needless to say I did not.
Names that he used were:
If you google the 909-565-4286 number you will have several people that have had the same experiences.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM
My name is ____________ and I have been contacted by the scammers using Oak View Law Group's name under the guise of collecting money from me that I "supposedly" renigged on a pay day loan that I took out in 2008.
They can give me no further details of this supposed defaulted loan, as all the paperwork has already "gone to the attorneys office". They cannot email me or mail me any proof that I took out such a loan. They call me 10 times a day asking for my payment out of my debit account and threaten me with legal fees of up to $11,000.00 and jail time if I don’t pay up now.
The number I am contacted from is 508-521-9942.
I can be reached at this email for further follow up. I would appreciate you letting me know that you received this email.
Fake names used in the process:
Mark Robinson, David Jones, Jay Harris, Sena Stifler, Michelle Williams, Mary Smith, Richard Clark. Jim Anderson, Cliff Anderson, Roni Cooper, Reilly, Kelvin Smith, Jim Carter, Stan Lee, Christopher Watkins, Marsh Robin, Phillip Otto, Alex Cruz
List of reported numbers using which scammers are calling you:-