Oakland, CA March 15, 2012-- A fake debt collector who allegedly bullied people into paying debts they didn’t owe has been stopped at the FTC’s request. According to the FTC, American Credit Crunchers, LLC, Ebeeze, LLC, and owner Varang K. Thaker misused the personal information of people looking online for payday loans. The defendants used callers from India who pretended to be law enforcement or federal investigators to falsely threaten lawsuits, arrest, or dismissal from their job if they didn’t make a payment on a delinquent payday loan. The people didn’t owe the defendants a thing, the FTC says. For more on handling callers claiming to be debt collectors, read Who’s Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be a Fake
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