What is iac recovery systems ltd. ?

Today, I got an email from a company located at IAC Recovery Systems Ltd.
17165 Platte St., Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: (303) 756-3400
Email: iacrecoverysystems(at)mail(dot)com

but I can not find anything out about it. They are saying I am passed due and now in debt by $293.11. I am assuming it's one of billions of scams, but I would like to make sure and what not. I've googled every aspect and can not find anything about this company.

And the above fax number is to a mexican diner.

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ANSWER #1 of 17

I just got it too and I have copied and pasted below...thank God for this blog, because I almost fail for it...I guess someone is trying to collect money for the holidays...

IAC Recovery Systems Ltd.
17165 Platte St., Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: (303) 756-3400
Email: iacrecoverysystems@mail.com
December 27, 2009
RE:
Balance Due: $293.11
Reference Number: 21547182-085-583-185
File Number: 2997224145728232
Dear Account Holder:
Your account is past due and has been referred by your creditor to our
agency for collection. The balance shown above is the amount due as of
the date of this letter in addition to any late fees. This amount may
change due to interest or other charges that may be added to the account
after the date of this letter.
This is a serious matter!
We want to give you the opportunity to resolve this debt now.
Your account is payable by all types of credit cards. Please follow the
secure link below to make your payment:
https://p11.secure.hostingprod.com/@www.paymentformssl133288.com/ssl/
We are a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information
obtained will be used for that purpose.
NOTICE
Unless you notify this office within 30 days after receiving this notice
that you dispute the validity of this debt or any portion thereof, this
office will assume this debt is valid. If
you notify this office in writing within 30 days from receiving this
notice that you dispute the validity of this debt or any portion thereof,
this office will obtain verification of the
debt or obtain a copy of a judgment and mail you a copy of such judgment
or verification. If you request of this office in writing within 30 days
after receiving this notice this
office will provide you with the name and address of the original
creditor, if different from the current creditor.


ANSWER #2 of 17

So awesome that you all have received this email too! What a load of crap huh? Can wake up in the morning anymore and not think that someone is going to try and scam me! Whoever started this is a life saver and should be on a TV show.



ANSWER #3 of 17

Thanks guys! I got the same email...I really do hope these bastards die, they almost ruined my day


ANSWER #4 of 17

I got the email too, I knew it was fake, then google it JUST IN CASE! haha, what idiots...

scams are getting so convincing now..yo9u should have seen one from "BANK OF AMERICA" I have about verifying my bank acocunt to make sure it doesnt get suspended...it said to go to some website and verify my account numbers and everything..I DONT EVEN HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH BANK OF AMERICA!

it had all the right logos and everything, the only zinger was that the email was from something like "ealerts@BOFA.com" wtf is bofa.com?!

THANKS GUYS!



ANSWER #5 of 17

Sorry, this is not a scam. We send out these emails by the thousands to search for account holders. It is very controversial, but it helps us find these deadbeats. We have a list of emails we suspect are the account holders and we send them out. The name is not listed to protect the identity of the account holder. Remember, there are many people who are out there in internetland, who take out loans and don't pay them back.

IAC Recovery Systems Ltd.


ANSWER #6 of 17

I am yet another who received this message. Thank you so much for all you responses. I could not have determined that this email was for certain a scam with out all your posts.

Cheers,

JWH



ANSWER #7 of 17

Ditto replies above. Beware. This notice arrives every day and for whatever reason eludes Gmail spam. IAC appears to be harvesting e-mail addresses from CraigsList, Kijiji and other classified services. These are the only services where my email addresses may have been exposed, even though the anonymous option is selected.


ANSWER #8 of 17

just checked it today, how can people get away with this?
as soon as I noticed that there is no phone no. and 'This is a serious matter!' quote, I thught I'd better check who the heck IAC is.

WATCH OUT!!!



ANSWER #9 of 17

I too received this email today..thought I would look it up on the internet..found all your posts..thanks.
Its amazing how brazen the scams are getting these days..wonder how they get away with it?


ANSWER #10 of 17

same as all the other replies above. The web sure is great in finding things out.

Happy New Year to all !!!


ANSWER #11 of 17

I am an attorney and I recieved the same email. Do not respond this this email, it is a scam. The email does not comply with the Federal Debt Collection act. There is no name of the sender, it does not identify who the debt is for, and there is no telephone number that you can call.


ANSWER #12 of 17

I got his email also...It has to be a scam...Theres not even a header on it and it does not list the creditor I owe. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS!!!


ANSWER #13 of 17

Whoever started this Q & A Thank you! Unfortunately I am in a little bit of debt so I thought that it was legit until I could find nothing on the company and ran across you all... If it werent for this I may have been out $293.11

Thanks


ANSWER #14 of 17

Thanks for posting this. I got the same email, for the same amount past due. I bet your "reference number" is 21547182-085-583-185, and the file number is 2997224145728232. Right? If you look in the Properties - Details of the email, you'll see that it was "Received: by fxm10 with SMTP id 10so6070506fxm.14 for "
So how can any legitimate collection notice be sent to "multiple recipients" with the same reference and file number and the same amount overdue?
I'm certain this is a scam. Personally, I'm deleting it, but notifying my family to keep an eye out for it.


ANSWER #15 of 17

Yeah I repied with a very very nice message :) You dont even have to put numbers in the credit card or birth date area, how FAIL?!?!? Instead I replaced it with "GO DIE" :D


ANSWER #16 of 17

I figured once I thought about it more. I am not exactly awake at all. I was like "why would a debt collector be at a mexican restaurant?"


ANSWER #17 of 17

OH THANK GOD! I just got the same email, I was like I AM NOT IN DEBT!!! Mine is also for the exact same amount haha. SCAMMM!


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