Be alert to bogus call scam

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At the beginning of December I received the first of four threatening calls from a “collection agency” out of New York. The telephone number is (917) 668-9395. Each time the caller said (screamed) I owed money for an unpaid magazine subscription. The caller also said I had signed a contract, but never canceled. I was told that I would be taken to Small Claims Court if I did not settle. They refused to send me any information through the mail. This is an entirely bogus claim. Upon going online and typing in: “Collection Agency Scams 917-668-9395,” many “hits” of this scam are cited. Now I feel that it is my responsibility to alert as many people as possible to this scam. Carol M. Frey, Auburn