Fabio from Mariner Associates left me a message earlier letting me know that he is just about done filing the paperwork and will be sending it to the county I live in?? Also to go ahead and let my attorney know about this....Seriously!!!! These people are a joke. I have no idea what this phone call was in regards to. I called the number back and recording says to dial certain extension numbers depending if there is a wage garnishment, lien, etc. What a joke, I pushed 0 and a man answered the phone and would only say that they are located in New York, would not give me any other info until I confirmed my social security number. I let him know that I was filing a complaint w/FTC and he told me good luck and hung up on me. I have no idea what this supposed collection is about but I have never received anything in the mail from any collection agency so I'll assume these people are scammers. They are crossing the line. They cannot call you at your place of business.A collector may not call a debtor at inconvenient hours or places, including at work, unless the debtor agrees to it. However, the law also requires the debtor to notify collectors of their violation, either orally or in writing. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act also outlines what a debt collector can do when dunning a debtor. A collector may not contact third parties, except to obtain a debtor's home address, phone number and place of employment, according to the FTC. THEY CANNOT SPEAK TO SUPERVISORS ETC about your personal business. This tactic is ILLEGAL.The law also bars a creditor from passing itself off as an attorney or representative of government agencies. Collectors may also not claim to be pursuing legal actions, such as seizing property or garnishing wages unless those processes are ALREADYunderway. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act also prohibits a collector from engaging in unfair practices, according to the FTC. Examples include requesting post-dated checks for payment, or trying to collect ADDITIONAL fees and interest on top of the ORIGINAL debt. If harassment continues, the debtor can file a complaint with his state consumer agency, or the FTC. A debtor CAN sue the collection agency---and the creditor that hired them---for up to $1,000 in his local small claims court. IF these calls are coming to your home...record them, also if you want to pursue legal means against them for harassment..send a registered letter..ask debt collector for address but do not tell them what you will be doing. Also, remember if you owe someone..pay the original creditors--NOT the debt collectors...never pay them...it goes on your credit report...if you pay the creditors they have a legal obligation to report payment. If they don't contact Transunion, Equifax etc yourself and do a debt dispute and they will do investigation and they will remove if you provide information. Read more: Laws Against Creditors Calling Your Place of Employment | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7324513_laws-credito ... l#ixzz2PbSBT8BS What happened with that company? I have been getting the same calls and they said that they were coming to my house and if I wasn't there then to my job and they were going to tell my HR Director why they were there. I called them back and they were accusing me of fraud and telling me they couldn't help me if I already had a court date but of course low and behold I didn't have one yet. I keep receiving calls from this number but never picked up. This company is operating under several names and the debt that they tried to collect from me was not valid after contacting the original creditor who was Everest Cash Advance. They have only one collection agency and it is not these people. This company is running out of Amherst NY and going under several different names. Hartford Management Group, LLC/The Cambridge Group, Mariner & Associates, LLC, and Elite Payment Solutions, LLC. There address is 3840 East Robinson Road Suite 243, Amherst NY 14228. I am currently reporting them to the BBB, the FTC, the USPS inspection service and also contacting my attorney to seek legal advice on what rights I have to file a suit against these people. I got woken up in California by a call from this number, who are currently Mariner Group, Amherst, NY; a debt collection agency for payday loans (unk. if company name or generic category). This was a misdial. They had neither my tel number nor name in their list. They do not use an auto dialer [computer]. Here's what irritated me more than their mistake and usual debt collector's aggression -- Their spiel starts with "we are calling about a judgment against you." This is incorrect, bordering on fraud, for a debt collector to claim without an actual court judgment or order. Their rep confirmed it is only a debt collection without court judgment.
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tami on 204-988-9459
have had these calls every single day this week always in the evening??!! im glad i decided not...
Chris on 604-629-8888
This number is Shaw trying to get me to switch to them. I told them no yesterday and now they...
Ann Copetti on 807-345-2739
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Greg on 866-625-0004
Got a call saying they are Canada revenue. Not really sure.
Jane on 905-448-2943
I just read Dennis comment
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