I was sent a letter stating that I owed Best Buy, household item purchased from the Internet for a sum of $1082.37 but if I paid within 45 days the amount I would only have to pay is $162.36. I have never purchased anything from Best Buy let alone on the Internet. I called Best Buy and they said, "we don't have any record of this purchase and you do not owe us anything".
HH&T was hired by myself claiming they could settle any debts owed to me in 5 days or less or they would close the account with no charges to myself. I agreed to hire them for 2 accounts. They settled one account and the check was supposed to be sent directly to me. They collected over $80, 000.00 on July 7th, 2010. Almost $17, 000.00 was supposed to be their fee and the balance belongs to me. They refuse to send me the money and refuse to return any of my phone calls.
I have 8 children and a wife to support. We are currently being asked to move from our house. Although HH&T has nothing to do with my personal problems, I currently have no income and they are causing me undue hardships by not paying me the money which belongs to me not them. I cannot feed my family or provide a roof over their head. I wish some one could help me please.
They are very rude, obnoxious and liars. And they use tactics of intimidation on their clients.
My contact info is:
La Marr Mason
To Whom it may concern:
Today I received a message on my answer phone from Michael Gilchrist of the Scott Lowery Law Firm trying to reach a neighbor. He also contacted another neighbor who is a stroke victim and she answered her phone. He told her that our mutual neighbor was involved in a law suit and he needed to contact the neighbor because said neighbor is entitled to money and was not aware of this fact. The stroke victim was so concerned that she went to the neighbor's home and left a note. This concerned neighbor who actually spoke with Michael Gilchrist is not able to do this. Mr. Gilchrist never said if our neighbor was home. He was just trying to reach her.
No lawyer worth anything would spread gossip. No lawyer or law firm would harrass a neighborhood revealing privileged information about another neighbor.
The Scott Lowery Law Firm is located in Denver, Colorado. There may be other branches. The number that I was given to call was [protected] ext 1358.
I am located in Wilson, North Carolina.
Heads up Everyone!
I received a letter from These Crooks (Afni, Inc) stating Dish Network, had placed my account with them for collection and also stating that if I failed to pay for they may furnish information about my account to credit bureaus. They sent the letter to my new current address and said that the balance due ($279) was from 2005. LOL I moved to the States last year. Beware people! This is a total rip-off. Do not send any type of payment/money to these criminals.
They are scam artists who are not looking to get the loan or whatever is in collections with them paid, they are instead looking for personal information. They got my social security number from me. I was stupid in that regards, but thank goodness I have common sense. I was offered a deal to pay back on a personal loan which went to collections with them. The total amount was about $8000 or so. Michael Peterson, spoke to me said if I could get them $1000 by 2/26/10, I could then pay $100 per month for 12 months and then we would make another arraingement at that point for the balance. I wouldn't accrue any interests in the interim. I agreed to do this. I called my bank and asked what was the best way to make these payments and protect my identity, my bank info, as well as, my bank account from being withdrawn without permission. They suggested I do a bill pay online. Which meant that the collection agency would receive a cashier's check directly from my bank within 4 days (well before the deadline given of the 26th) and then they would receive their $100 every month on whichever day they chose to be convinient to them. This would also arrive in a cashier's check.
Michael Peterson would not honor the arraingement unless I gave him my bank account number. Even though, this arraingement is better for them because a cashier's check is as good as cash, so they are assured it will not bounce, and the monthly payments are sent directly from the bank to them, so they would also never bounce and never be late. He would not let me speak to his supervisor, no matter how much I asked. When I requested to speak to Mr. Pezzuto directly, I was forwarded to a general voicemail. When I called again to request to speak to Mr. Peterson's supervisor, I was transferred to M.r Peterson, who continued to tell me that I had no deal with them unless I gave them my bank account number. He said that he was not going to do anything to my account, but it is obvious that there are suspicious motives when they won't accept the money, unless they can get their hands on my bank account number. I began to search the web for information on these people, and found pages of complaints, and other unethical, and even probably illegal behaviours.
They are harrasing me to pay this debt. I am willing to pay it. But they don't want to accept my money, unless I give them my personal, private and confidential information.
Something is very fishy about that.
Mom is 90+ years old. We found out about a bill she had after she had gotten far into debt. She have been paying her debt, but not much, because she is on a fixed income. The company turned it over to Patenaude and Felix. They sent her a letter, I called them to explain her situation, and they did not want to her it. They wanted their money and they wanted it now. Later in the week, I had mom to call them, and the man Milton... Won't say his last name. Yelled at mom like she was a dog, then he told her, that she was going to be sued, and a lien would be placed on her property. I am very upset with he service they have given us. Later I talk with a Victor who was supposed to be an attorney there, but, he was rude also. How dare they talk me and especially to mom like that.
I am going to file a complaint with the Attorney General Office and any other office I can file a complaint with, and I will be thinking about filing a lawsuit against them on behalf of mom. she is getting stressed out over what they have said to her.
Lo behold, MRS ASSOCIATES called again, this Sunday morning @ 8:13am; the caller identified "himself" as Richard Thomas, BUT he did NOT identify the business name (I just recognized the number belonging to MRS Associates.
The call sounded like a pre-recorded message, saying...
"Thank-you...Hello, this is Thomas Richards; your documents have been brought to my attention this morning for review. Unfortunatelu, this has reached a point that I have to make a decision on your behalf. I would much rather discuss this with you now and give you a chance to get you information ont he record before a fianl decision is made. This will directly affect you, and I am willing to help you. Please return my call @ [protected]."
I tried to return his call but there was no answer; it is/was a Toll-Free number so I decided to hang on the line and keep listening to the ringing for more than 5 minutes...I hope this was a Toll-Free call that he has to pay for...LOL
I also dialed their main number [protected]) and got the customer service center number([protected]) from their recorded message.
After several minutes being on hold, a CSR named "Maryann" answered the phone and began "trying" to answer my questions; she could never tell me who the OC was, BUT she was able to tell me that MRS Associates was calling about a "debt" that they bought from LVNV Funding...in others words, they were acting a Junk Debt Buyer...LOL
Later, I was able to look at my CR and figure out what alleged debt that they were trying to collect on!
NOW, it is definitely time to play HARD BALL !
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A company call Allied Data Have a Collector to call my home 3x in one back to back because I do not knnw the person he was calling I try to expalin to the young I just rec'vd this number He kept. cussing me out, also my daughter pick up the other phone he curse her out to. I stop him the first time he had the wrong#. I call the company and spoke with Operation Mgr. No help. he just brush me off the said he took # out . That not good enough . Will
write to the Attorney General's Office.
I recently received a letter from Afni, Inc indicating that I owe 111.28 for a verizon account that they claim I owe since 1998. It has been 10 years so I do not have any recollection of this bill but I can say I never received a bill prior to moving. I am rather surprised that I am being charged for a bill that is 10 years old. I have no proof that I actually owe this money. They are indicating that if this money is not paid by 11/30/2007 my credit will be affected.