If you get a letter/ email like this, it is a scam.  Do not pay.  Do not provide information.  Do forward it to the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and your state Attorney General:

 

This is to inform you, that you are going to be legally prosecuted in the Court House within a couple of days. Your S.S.N is put on hold by the US Federal Government, so before the case if filed we would like to notify you about this matter.

It seems apparent that you have chosen to ignore all our efforts to contact you in order to resolve your case with the Bureau of Defaulters. At this point you have made your intentions clear and have left us no choice but to protect our interest in this matter. Now this means a few things for you, if you are under any state probation or payroll we need you to inform your manager/Concerned HR department about what you have done in the past and what would be the consequences once the case has been downloaded and executed in your name.

Now, FTC is pressing charges against you regarding 3 serious allegations:

  1. Violation of federal banking regulation act 1983 (C)
  2. Collateral check fraud
  3. Theft by deception (ACT 21 A)

If we do not hear from you within 24 hours of the date on this letter, we will be compelled to seek legal representation from our company Attorney. We re-serve the right to commence litigation for intent to commit wire fraud under the pretence of refusing to repay a total outstanding amount committed to, by use of the internet. In addition we re-serve the right to seek recovery for the balance due, as well as legal fees and any court cost incurred.

WE CARRY ALL THE RIGHTS RE-SERVED TO INFORM TO FBI, FTC YOUR EMPLOYER AND BANK ABOUT FRAUD.

And once you are found guilty in the court house, then you have to bear the entire cost of this lawsuit which totals to $[             ], excluding amount you borrow, attorney’s fee & the interest charges. You have the right to hire an attorney. If you don’t have or can’t afford one then the court will appoint one for you.