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DM Associates

Posted:    ghostofaflea

Collection agency routinely breaks the law... DON'T PAY THEM

Complaint Rating:  94 % with 68 votes
Contact information:
DM Associates
United States
Phone: 1-888-428-1999
These fools are a real piece of work. I stopped taking their calls, so they started harassing my mother, whom I haven't lived with in over 12 years. They told her they knew I didn't live there, but they were calling for her to pass a message on to me. She asked them to stop calling and THEY REFUSED. This is pretty upsetting, that they are calling a 3rd party, discussing another person's private business in detail, then straight-up refusing to stop their harassing, near-daily threatening phone calls despite knowing that they aren't calling the actual person they have a beef with, and being asked to stop. When she told me about this, I was pretty upset & I called them back.

They told me they were trying to collect some old debt of mine. The original company wrote it off, and apparently D&M Associates (who has no website?) purchased it from them. They threatened a lawsuit for "attempt to defraud a financial institution, " and judging from what I have read online, they threaten everyone with this. Coincidentally, it is a CRIME for a collection agency to threaten a lawsuit unless they are actually intend on bringing one.

They have some "tough sounding" workers that act like total jackasses on the phone, making ominous statements and open-ended threats. Don't fall for their game - it is a lot of big talk, but that is all it is. I came right out and told them that they were jerks (not exactly in those words) and that I will never give them a dime on account of them harassing my mother over something that she isn't even involved in.

These b*stards lie, make empty threats, harass and discuss private information with 3rd parties, and threaten lawsuits they have no intention of ever bringing. It is not illegal to be in debt, but the collection practices of D&M Associates ARE CRIMINAL, so never doubt that you are in the right, despite how legitimate the debt may be. Never give D&M Associates one red cent, these bottom-feeding scumbags don't deserve to be paid for their unethical, criminal business practices.
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 14th of Mar, 2010 by   ghostofaflea +2 Votes
Direct Mediators
1615 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
 15th of Mar, 2010 by   ghostofaflea +2 Votes
directmediators@gmail.com

716-299-0412
716-299-0414
888-428-1999

"Robert Wolfe" may be the name of the guy that runs this company, but given that they lie about their names all the time, it is hard to tell.
 22nd of Jun, 2010 by   Billy the wolf 0 Votes
the owners name is Frank Tripi ex owner of diamond enterprises Pawn and Loan shop in niagara falls ny
 11th of Jan, 2011 by   amy1962 0 Votes
These jerks called my daughter yesterday and when I called back, the Detective Logan who answered the phone originally said his name was Mr. Smith, threatened criminal and civil lawsuits. He refused to tell me the name of his company and finally mumbles DM Associates. Then proceeded to tell me that if I paid $355 now, I could settle out of court or the balance due would be $1500. I am not falling for it now that I have read this comment.
 17th of Jan, 2011 by   njyoungmom 0 Votes
that invest logan did the same thing to me and a "paralegal" named mrs. lawery. first she called my job . so i called back on monday, which was a holiday and he threatened he had to go to court and i said sarcastically "on a holiday? & he said he was going to speak with a judge, but all state, county and city offices are closed on a holiday. neither him or mrs lawery could tell me the original loan company's name, they gave me two but i dont think their real. long story short i said ill pay in two weeks, gave them a prepaid cc number but tmrw im definitely going to see a lawyer to put a stop to all this defrauding madness.
QUESTION--> how do they get our information if the account was closed out or paid in full?
 2nd of Feb, 2011 by   jwbmom99 +1 Votes
I got the same thing. They called me at work and stating I owe from 2008. I told Mr. Williams that I did not know of owing anything and who I owed the money to. She said I was mailed a letter 3 months ago and since I didn't resposnd they are going through with a lawsuit. She had my work number, addres and email but yet I have not be contacted from this supposed company. They called back I answered the phone and and asked for HR (she did not recgonize it was me) I asked if she was trying to verfiy emoplyemtn so I could transfer to the correct department. She spilled everythis over the phone. They faxed over a paper to HR that they wanted me to sign giving HR permission to release my personal infomation what i dd, how much I make. I did not sign the form. They called back yestercday and I again asked for some paperwork so i can see what I owe she said I could make some arrangements to pay $750 or go to court and owe $1500. I again asked for some paperwork she said she wouls have to get with the attorney. They called back today and left a mesage that I am being given notice that paperwork is being faxed over to my jurdicition to go through with the suit and I have 72 hrs to resposnd. I did not know that you could sue someone by fax...
 21st of Apr, 2011 by   rdaamjl 0 Votes
An "Investigator Logan" called my home and left a threatening message stating that they were ready to prosecute me for defrauding a financial instituion and that were going to bring civil and criminal charges against me in the county in which I reside. Coincedentally, the county they referenced is not the county that I reside in. "Investigator" Logan then called my in-laws and left the same threatening message on their machine. Naturally, they are elderly and this upset them to the point of my mother-in-law suffering chest pains because she feared I was going to jail based on "Investigator Logan" claims. I called the investigator and respectfully asked that they not contact any of my family again and to direct any personal business to only me. I also asked why I had not received anything in the mail from the company I supposedly owed money to and his reply was that the county police were in route to deliver a subpeona to my home in Lincoln County, but that if I agreed to make a payment today, they could put a hold on them serving me the papers. They proceeded to tell me that they would need an answer right away because they were on their way to court (at 4:35 pm)and he would have to run down the hall to catch the attorney in charge to beg for mercy on my behalf. I stayed on hold for a bit and the investigator came back and told me that the attorney he consulted with had a daughter who had just gone through the same type scenario I was in and due to her failure to negotiate, she ended up having to pay up in the thousands of dollars...some lawyer, huh? Regardless, he said that they would consider reducing my debt from $3500 to $780 if I paid half of it that day. My mind was reeling and the logical side of me found so many inconsistancies with his claim, that I told him I would need to consult with my husband. I told him I'd call back the next day. Before I had the opportuntiy to call him the next day, he AGAIN, called my inlaws and upset them further. I finally agreed to pay a portion of the debt once they sent me documentation of the validity of the claim. What I received was a letter stating that they had agreed to accept a settlement in the amount of $460 to be split into two separate amounts. Nothing about the letter, nor the conversations we had came close to being similar in context. I then submitted a letter to them outlining the discrepancies and requested that they release all documents including taped phone conversations to my attention or to my attorney immediately. I'm still waiting on the response...
 24th of Aug, 2011 by   regina mosley +1 Votes
As i continue to read more comments i realize this Detective Login is a character i made a complaint earlier about JD Marketing Group but when they sent me the email they used DM ASSOCIATES telling me my account was paid in full i am really in shock right now i hope someone can help me with this situation they need to be stopped.
 28th of Aug, 2011 by   ritafig +1 Votes
I agree with everyone they need to be stopped i reported them to the BBB but it still not enough maybe we can file for a class action lawsuit for wrongful practices. we need to all join together to make a bigger voice. If you want to join me in the class action email me at singlelady8909@yahoo.com. the more claims we file the better for our case
 29th of Aug, 2011 by   grandjen 0 Votes
Has anyone been contacted by Kelly Davato? They have threatened me but I did not receive anything by mail. teh number they used was 216-916-9312.
 30th of Aug, 2011 by   ritafig 0 Votes
at grandjen yeas i have but kelly did not use that number when she called me. i called them today and told them i am taking them to small claims court and they got all scared and said they would give me a refund but i will have to wait to see that.
 22nd of Sep, 2011 by   duvalfla +1 Votes
Called my sister claiming they would suspend her driver's license if she did not put them in touch with me, then called me at work demanding my attorney's information and my statement about the court case against me. A) There is no court case on record with our courthouse, and b) I know nothing about any such fraudulent case. They claim this is the second time they've tried contacting me with no luck. Well, it's the first time they've actually called me, which makes me wonder why they called my sister instead of me to begin with! The person had to look up her name and number and apologized for taking so long to find it. Finally she gave it as Ms. Davato and the phone number 518-478-8609.
 13th of Oct, 2011 by   SATISFIED PAYER -1 Votes
WELL I FAIL TO DISAGREE I KNOW THAT I TOOK THIS LOAN OUT AND AT THE TIME I COULDNT PAY IT BACK SO I KNOW THAT IS WAS OUT THERE SO WHEN THEY CONTACTED ME I WAS GLAD BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO MAKE SOME ARRANGMNETS THEY SET ME UP WITH A AFFORABLE PYMNTS KNOW WHEN I CNCT THE DMV THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD SOMETHING PENDING SURE IN DEED IT WAS THAT SO I THINK EVERYONE WHO HAS SOMETHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT THEM JUST GOT THIS $$$ AND TRYING TO FIND A WAY NOT TO PAY IT BACK BUT TAKE IT FROM DONT LEARN THE HARD WAY WHEN YOU ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE LIKE MY SISTER THOUGHT IT WS A JOKE AND SHE NOT ONLY HAD TO PAY THE LOAN SHE HAD TO PAY COURT FEES AND ATTRONEYS FEES ALSO HER LICENCSE WAS SUPESED AND SHE HAD TO PAY MORE $$$ TO GET THEM BACK MORAL TO THE STORY IF U KNOW U GOT HE $$$ MINEY IT BACK OR U WILL PAY TRIPLE DOWN THE LINE

SATISFIED PAYER
 18th of Oct, 2011 by   astuartgirl 0 Votes
I was contacted by an Elizabeth Permenette (sp?) at 716-299-0416 and she gave no details except that they were ready to suspend my license. No idea what this is about but reported them to the FTC at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?lang=en
 1st of Dec, 2011 by   jum1208 0 Votes
I was contacted by Marsha Montgomery; She left a case number, hyphenated with the last four of my ssn on my voicemail, with threats of attorney fees, court fees, and a 120 license suspension. Called from 716-236-7927 and said to call 213-608-1246, x21
Mentioned my county of San Diego (court)--all on voice mail.

I was a colletor before and this is not in compliance with the FDCPA Act. Voice mail is 3rd party. There was no mini-miranda.
 9th of Dec, 2011 by   Susie T 0 Votes
I got the same call from "David James" I guess this works on some people but not me. I know my rights... they can not suspend a driving license if you go to court over a debt. Whats next ? threaten to take my first born? I am completely disgusted with this type of harassment. These debts must be from PDLs and such because if it was a legitimate debt they would go through proper channels. They threaten, misrepresent and break the law and they must be stopped.
 9th of Dec, 2011 by   Susie T 0 Votes
Satisfied Payer is a Lunatic...never happened.
 2nd of Jan, 2012 by   Jellobutt 0 Votes
I was just contacted by a Marsha Montgomery; She said my husband owed a payday loan she actually said 2 loans. and we have taken out a few but didn't have the money to pay back. She was very nice over the phone so i thought it was really but I have gotten many calls in the past and this one sounded different. She said they were going to take my husband to court and suspend his license for 120 days. I was able to make arrangements but I did use a pre paid credit card. And than I looked up the phone number they gave me and this came up. Now I am so glad I gave them a pre-paid card. The number they called me from was 716-236-7927 and I was to call them on 302-235-3018 x 21. But a couple of comments ago it's the same x# but different number to call her back on. That doesn't make much since.
 3rd of Jan, 2012 by   Susie T 0 Votes
I am sorry you paid them. They cannot under any circumstances have a license suspended. This is illegal for them to suggest such a thing. File a complaint with the FTC on their website. It will help put an end to their scare tactics.
 13th of Mar, 2012 by   dguyana 0 Votes
Today I got a call from DM Associates from a gentleman name Jason Cobb...He said he was calling from the Court office in the city i live in. When I called back he said he was with DM Associates and he was going to sue me for not paying of a loan and he would take me to court. Is this for real?

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