Do debt collectors take payment through eBay?
January 7, 2009 9:20 AM Subscribe
I got an automated call from a debt collection agency which told me to pay through eBay. Is this a scam?
posted by ambulatorybird to work & money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've recently gotten a couple of automated calls from a debt collection agency (IC System). They gave me a reference number and told me to either call them back, or pay them through eBay. This last bit seems fishy to me; why would they use eBay to collect on a debt? AFAIK, I owe no money to/through eBay.
Incidentally, I do owe some money in unpaid parking tickets, so I think this might be legit. But the eBay thing has thrown me off. Plus, I tried to look up my reference number on IC System's own website, and it didn't turn up anything.
So what gives? And is it too late for me to settle my parking tickets directly with city hall?