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Phone sex letters followed up by claim from ‘WRS Ink’

23 February 2018

 

Reports are coming in to Fraud Help Desk about letters from a collection agency calling itself WRS Ink. Recipients are told they are due a certain amount of money for dialing a telephone sex line. The claims follow a hefty invoice from RMS and a reminder related to the same alleged telephone call. Fraud Help Desk published an alert about this letter from RMS last December.

The latest letter looks like this (click to enlarge):

Most recipients say they never made the alleged call. Some who did phone the sex line are refusing to pay because they feel €90 is too much. People who paid up say they still received several reminders, telling them the amount has been increased because they failed to pay.

No response
No matter how recipients have responded to these letters, there has been no reaction from the sender. Online, there is no trace of RMS, presumably a Czech company, nor any debt collection agency by the name of WRS Ink. The letters sent to people who reported to Fraud Help Desk appear to have been stamped in Germany (Würzburg).

Our advice
If you happen to be one of the recipients of these letters, we advise you not to pay either the invoice or the reminder. Normally, we advise people to write a letter of protest and tell the sender that they have no idea what the claims are based on.

In this case, however, the company doesn’t appear to react and any registered post sent by the victims has been returned unopened. Besides, even if you pay the invoices, you can expect more invoices or reminders to come in. In other words, we advise you not take any action, but it would be wise to keep any letters and/or invoices you receive from this company.