Afni, Inc. — Fraudulent 11 year old verizon bill!

 
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 alissandro alfonso mineo
I completely agree!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYONE WHO HAS A COMPLAINT ON THIS AFNI, INC. SHOULD IMMEDIATELY OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE REPORT THIS TO THE POLICE AND I WOULD LIKE EACH AND EVERYONE O[censored]S WHO HAS A COMPLAINT AGAINST THIS TERRIBLE CRIME OF FRAUD OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STEALING OUR IDENTITY & MONEY SHOULD STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THERE ARE MANY MANY O[censored]S COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS THIS IS A TERRIBLE CRIME THEY ARE DOING AGAINST US I WOULD LIKE ALL O[censored]S TO TAKE THIS MATTER INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BY CALLING THE POLICE AND EVEN BETTER TO CALL YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, AND MEDIA TO TELL THIS TERRIBLE SITUATION AND FOR THESE CRIMINALS TO PAY FOR THEIR CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Afni Collections — fraudulent claim

afni states my ex-husb/myself (even thou they spelled my name wrong) owe airtouch cellular 514.38. i know for a fact this is false info. i'm tired of their constant letters....also tired of false claims against mt credit that i've tried so hard to improve.

Afni, Inc. — Fraudulent 11 year old verizon bill!

I completely agree!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYONE WHO HAS A COMPLAINT ON THIS AFNI, INC. SHOULD IMMEDIATELY OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE REPORT THIS TO THE POLICE AND I WOULD LIKE EACH AND EVERYONE O[censored]S WHO HAS A COMPLAINT AGAINST THIS TERRIBLE CRIME OF FRAUD OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STEALING OUR IDENTITY &...

Afni, Inc. — terrible crime

I also received a letter from Afni on 1/17/07 from a fraudulent account dated back to 1992. I called Verizon and they have no such record of this account. Afni said that I had to fill out a form on there web site with more personal information on it to disputed the claim. I certainly don't feel comfortable giving out my personal information in this manner. Any advice would be helpful.

Frustrated...

Afni, Inc. — afni, inc. is a spam!

I am 22 and i just received the same type of letter on 1/02/07 for an account that was open in 1998 i was 13 at the time the company keeps giving me the run around on phone and also said i would have to go to their web site and fill out a fraud form, the web site is not even up, i was advised by a collections attorney to contact them in writing to cease with the collections process and clear my credit for what they are doing is against the law.

Afni, Inc. — AFNI, INC. IS STEALING!!!!!

I received the same notice from AFNI, claiming I owed over $500 to Verizon. I called the number (no answer) and tried to look up their website (no such site). I was confused but greatly relieved to find the many comments posted on the internet from others who are just as confused as I am. I filed a complaint with the BBB, and of course I have no intention of paying this false collection notice.

Afni, Inc. — they should pay for what they're doing!

I also just received a letter from afni dated 1/16/07, say I owed them $344.14. I don't even have an account with verizon nor have I had an account with GtE, which the letter states that Verizon was formerly GTE. I was trying to pull up the website when i came across this page. I feel a lot better knowing that this is a scam and not a Litgit bill. I was frantically trying to figure out what this collection was for. GTE and Verizon aren't even available where I live. I was afraid someone had used my name and ran up a bill. I am going to go ahead and try to log on to the web site but at least now I am a little more informed.

Afni, Inc. — fraud, fraud, and more fraud!

Just received notice 1/19/07 from AFNI for a verizon bill from 7 years ago at a phone number we've never had for $576.03. Not only does the notice itself look suspicious with lack of detail, but I'm also noticing that in searching the web for this AFNI, people are always giving a different P.O. box #. Kinda makes you wonder how many P.O. boxes they own doesn't it? This notice says P.O. box 4115

Afni, Inc. — major scam!

We just received a letter from Afni Collections too. Claiming, what seems to be their M.O., That we owe nearly $300 to Verizon Communications. I'm not sure how they get their information but the collection notice lists my wife's maiden name, which hasn't been her legal name for over ten years and the phone number they list shows our current area code but the prefix and number they list is from a phone we had when we lived outside the area code. This is a major scam!
Same story here in Dallas! I received the letter 1/22 dated 1/16 from Afni collection for Verizon of $179.56 with a number that's never been mine. I waited on the phone for 45 minutes to talk to someone. I provided the Afni associate the Afni acct number of my letter and asked him to tell me the name, which he couldn't, so I disconnected. I also contacted Verizon, which has no record of any debt for me, and even verified it with my SSN.

FYI, here is the info from my letter to see if it matches:
Afni, Inc PO Box[protected]

Of course, I am reporting them to the BBB and would encourage everyone else to do the same.
My wife just told me we received a collections notice stating that we owed over $250 on a bill to a phone number we never had, over 15 years ago! When you call, the number is busy and a recording asks you to either A: Leave all your information, social security, phone numbers, birth date, etc on the recording or B: Give them your mailing address for a "fraud packet" they'll send out and in that put all the above information....WHAT!!! If it walks like a duck....This not only borders on fraud, who in there right mind would give out this kind of info? It seems to have Verizon as a willing partner because that is who the initial contact is with!!!

Afni, Inc. — fraud, fraud, ..fraud!

Ahh! I received a letter today stating the same thing! It says my husband owes $137.12 to Verizon Communications and the number listed as the billing telephone number is from a state my husband has not been a resident in for over 10 years! Not to mention we're not even with Verizon!!!! I am considering contacting the local authorities . The address on my letter is: Afni, Inc. PO Box 3427, Bloomington, IL[protected]
[protected]

Hope this helps someone.

Afni, Inc. — what a scam!

Wow what a scam. I didn't even remember this # until a hour later when i realized it was from 1997. a decade ! i payed this sooo long ago it was when usc football was still marginal ! raving was played out but still a functioning scene ! and OJ & Clinton (bill) were Jnny Carson punchlines !!!!!

Afni, Inc. — FRAUD: AFNI, INC.

They're trying to stick my for 200 bucks too, i smelled fraud the second i opened the envelope, because i knew i didn't owe it. Glad to have found this board in about five seconds with google. I am sending the registered letters to all the addresses.

But also i went to: https://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm

AND REPORTED THEM FOR MAIL FRAUD! YOU SHOULD ALL DO THIS TOO!!!!!
It's really easy to fill out the form. Sic the postmaster general on these cheap con artists who use mail fraud to pray upon those dumb enough to pay them.

There is a special place in hell for these kind of losers.

Afni, Inc. — Afni, Inc. is a FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!

My boyfriend just received a letter from AFNI too. They said that he owes a large sum of money to Verizon under an account and phone number that never belonged to him. We are not sure what to do. Obviously there are numerous other people being threatened with the same letters.

I found some other complaints on www.ripoffreport.com and someone advised the victims to send a typed validation letter to the company and to ONLY type your name at the bottom (don't sign it)! And they said to keep a copy for yourself as evidence.
Does anyone know if this is a good idea or not? What else should be done to stop it from being put on my boyfriend's credit?

Afni, Inc. — serious matter!

Got one of these the other day, dated January 16th and mailed from Concord, California. The PO Box is 3427 on mine. I spoke with my attorney this afternoon and she advised I send a certified letter demanding proof of debt, which they have to provide to legally collect on one. I already filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau and I suggest everyone else do the same.

I can't imagine how this company could have mixed up so many people's names, addresses, and credit info with real, very old past-due accounts. I'd imagine they'll have some serious explaining to do!

It doesn't appear as though our names and SS numbers were used to fraudulently open Verizon land-line accounts, though that looks like the case at first glance. There is absolutely nothing on my credit report that says I ever had a Verizon phone number, let alone a past-due account with them dating back ten years! If our credit is affected by Afni's mistake, however, we all have grounds for a seriously damaging class-action lawsuit.

Afni, Inc. — Add me to the very long list of complaints!

Add me to the list. Got mine in the mail today, again, a Verizon account I never had. The PO Box on this one is 3427 as well. Tried calling and got the "could not answer" message. File a complaint with the FTC and will draft a letter to AFNI demanding proof of debt. Thanks for the tips everyone.

Afni, Inc. — this crime has to stop!

Well as seeing what everyone else is writing..I got the same letter dated January 16th saying I owe 135.43
which also the phone number listed is not even mine..and I have not had Verizon in three years.When I called Verizon they told me that they had sold some of there old accounts to this company called Afni, INC.
I was soooooo pissed when I got this letter thinking someone got my info or this is fraud. also what the hell is Verizon doing selling our info to another company. especially when some o[censored]s hasnt had Verizon in so many years. I have not been able to contact Afni, yet (in 2 days) I have been trying just about every half hour, but get that same BS message about heavy call volume so call back later. Verizon even verified my account saying it was in 2004 and nothing else was needed. I also noticed verizon on my credit report from last year and I meant to question it and now I guess it needs to be done. I also did a search on Afni, and nothing but fraud pops up everywhere. well like the others I am going to the BBB and the FTC. Someone else had said that they contacted Afni and asked for the proof of the debt and Afni told them that they can not send them the info...bogus....well lets all get it done.. They need to be stopped.

Afni, Inc. — Afni, Inc. is the WORST SPAM THERE IS!!!!!

Afni stating I owe verizion acct. When in fact I've never owned a cell phone. Afni do not answer there phones and verizion say they sold afni the info.

Afni, Inc. — No Response

I called Verizon. No records for me or my social. They said they were getting tons of calls. They do use AFNI, but the number listed is not the #.

Whats really going on. Scammers sent out collections letters, Put up a website that is https which means they are afnicollections but not the real AFNI company. They are hoping that 1 out of a 1000 o[censored]s will pay or give up our banking #'s. They are not even going to get a certified letter, because it will be returned. Verizon and the real AFNI are aware of this and should do all the real work to put a stop to this.

We caught them on this one.

Thanks to Google for finding this board rather quickly.

Afni, Inc. — Bogus Collection Letter!

I hope this helps. The company is owned by Walter William Anderson. The company is also known as Anderson Financial Network. The physical address is 7304 Fox Bluff Pl, Prospect, KY 40059. Here is some phone numbers you might find helpful as well[protected] and[protected]. I got one of these letters also and my attorney was able to get this information.

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