First I receive a text on my cell phone the other day which turned out to be a scam and was reported in the local news since they were using Bank of the Cascades as the cover for their scam. Then I come home tonight and there is a call on the landline from 'Allied Collection Agency' . I called back but the recording said I was calling after hours and to 'call back during normal hours' . Well at first I was a little stressed over this but then I though about it - other than normal bills I owe nothing. No medical stuff or anything that would generate a collection call so I Googled the number (1-800-258-8074) and the reports of it as a scam (using the name 'Allied' as a prefix for this or that) started at site # 1. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed any increased scam activity lately.