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The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama advises consumers not to give in to harassing calls from fake debt collectors who try to pressure you into paying money that you don’t owe. Scammers are being more deceptive than ever, and debt collection scams are still active.

Scammers are calling consumers and informing them that they will be arrested by local law enforcement if they do not immediately pay for a payday loan, they took out months or even years prior.

In most cases, residents have never even taken out these loans, but consumers have reported paying hundreds of dollars to avoid the possibility of arrest. Callers are stubborn and violate state and federal phone collection laws by calling home, cell, and work numbers at all hours of the…

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