So, you really want a clean slate? Then pull the schedules from your failed bankruptcy, contact all of the clients you failed to pay, and make them whole. The repeated references to God in your post are sickening...you might want to brush up on a couple of Christian tenets...like "Thou shalt not lie" and "Thou shalt not steal".
Please we want to resolve this on a friendly basis. As a matter of legal requirement:
In law, defamation (also called calumny, libel, slander, and vilification) is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give a business, product a negative image. It is often, but not always, a requirement that this claim be false, and, or alternatively, that the publication is made to someone other than the person defamed. It is being published to the entire world via the website.
In common law jurisdictions, slander refers to a malicious, false and defamatory spoken statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts, which arises where one person reveals information that is not of public concern and the release of which would offend a reasonable person. "Unlike [with] libel, truth is not a defense for invasion of privacy."
False light laws are "intended primarily to protect the plaintiff's mental or emotional well-being." If a publication of information is false, then a tort of defamation might have occurred. If that communication is not technically false but is still misleading, then a tort of false light might have occurred.
Please remove this from your website immediately. Please consider this official legal written notice as required by law. Failure to remove this information will constitute your unlawful action by assisting in the dispersing of this negative, untrue, false and misleading information regarding this company.
Unfortunately you have nothing better to do except follow me around and ask questions. Then call my employers. I am just a man that had enough experience as a salesman and as a sales manager to open a collection agency. Jumped out there and risked it all. We did well for the first year and grew faster than most businesses. Then I left the business to fly solo. When my ex-business partner had the company on his own he fired all of my people. Settled the accounts and folded the business with in a few months. Owing everyone money. Because I had started another business people came after that business. Posting scathing remarks on here on businesses that none of them had done business with. I rode that hurricane as long as I could. However, I couldn't get it to grow. I opened a new one in a different part of town hoping that I could get some traction and ran in to the same issues. I decided that it was not for me. I just need to do something different and work for somebody. Every place I went to work you guys post it on the internet. You guys are obsessed. I filed bankruptcy and they kept dragging it on and on and on. I withdrew my petition to file. I had to focus on paying my bills and taking care of my family. All of my ex-employees started collection agencies asking me questions. I started a consulting company Buono Business Consulting to help them out. Recommending my vendors etc. Always stressing to them to pay the clients. Grow slowly. Make sure you have a partner you can trust 100%. Then I went to work full time for one of my clients they blew up quickly telling me the had all of this money to pay for it. They want the best. etc etc . Long story short they fired me because of these online post. I missed work a couple of days to handle some family issues. I went back to consulting and bills were coming fast that I could not pay. My ex-business partner from long ago calls out of the blue. We make up and started Thornton, Frost & Associates after my Grand parents names. Stressed to him we have to pay these people. take it slow. I don't want my name on anything I trust you to pay me what our share will be. Well we started slow but people wanted to work for us again. I tell them I cant talk to you unless you don't work for a competitor. Bunch showed we started rolling and then BOOM!! BAM!! POW!! Same s*** different day. Partner is no where to be found. He is the only signer. Got to let people go. I had one more guy hanging in there with me. Partner comes back collects money we go to pay bills and he disappears again. Thanksgiving, I am talking with family about business and get an account. I was planning on collecting it myself then Bam partner shows back up. HE collects it in two check over two weeks. We cut my uncle his two checks less our fee. The first one clears. I get more business. Other guy gets business. Then my partner collects the money. I write checks for rent and payroll. BOING the checks bounce. Partner (the only signer on the account) is no where to be found. Account is empty. I am broke. Just bounced my rent money. I had to borrow from family that doesn't have the money to pay the bills. I get a job that started at the end of December selling phones to businesses. Then low and behold one of you guys email the entire company that I am a crook and so are they for having me work there. They immediately terminate me. WOW. I have been lost. I do not know what to do. I do not know what you people want from me. I do not have any money. Any money that was made and not paid out went to running the business. I can not work anywhere because you people will post more or call them. ANYONE CAN POST ANYTHING ABOUT ANYONE ON THIS WEBSITE AND NOBODY SHOULD EVER CARE WHAT IT SAYS. That has been what I felt since 2009 when I first found the sight while working for as VP of sales at another agency.
SO HERE IS THE SOLUTION TO THIS UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION. IF I HAVE HARMED YOU. IF I OWE YOU SOMETHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. AN APPOLOGY. PRAYER. MONEY. RESPECT. A HUG. A JOB. I will be willing to do whatever it takes to right my wrong. Be creative. However, once I have paid the debt off to you. You agree to stop and or delete all of your postings. Also, if I do not owe you a dime. You should just be shamed of yourself and stop. If I have hurt your feelings bring it to God and pray. He will forgive you and I will too. It is Easter. I want a clean slate. This is my email address that I have set up so you can email to me what you would like me to do to make right the wrong that I have done.
I will read every email and respond every Saturday. If you want me to work for you I am available.
Drew Stanley (aka John Karlson) has a new collection agency, Thornton, Frost & Associates, 15150 Preston Road; Dallas, TX 75248. Whether he is now claiming to be xxx Thornton or xxx Frost, I'm not sure. His new phone number is 972-863-2899. His website is thorntonfrost dot com. If you were ripped off in the past by Drew in one of his previous incarnations, give him a call; I'm sure he would love to hear from you.
Found these crooks
Drew Karl Stanley and Jeff Buono are at it again, their new company is Thorton, Frost & Associates 15150 Preston Rd Dallas TX 75248. Phone numbers 972-863-2899, and 972-465-9265. These two criminals have opened up agency after agency stealing money, contact a detective or FBI agent as soon as you get a call from these crooks! They need to be put behind bars!
They are now in Howard Colorado 81233 - On 431 Leprechaun Lane, Good Luck
email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 5127919879 i can give the info
The other good guys
Looks like they went out of business not too long ago. We received a letter stating their account with Chase was frozen. The best thing to do is file on their collection bond. This will further increase the difficulty for them to legally operate, as in Texas, you must be bonded. You may not receive a dime, but it is imperitive that if you were never remitted funds, file on their bond immediately.
Yea right, I worked for Jeff and Drew Aka Carl aka Karl and none of that money holding for 30 60 120 days is true. The money goes into the bank, the check is deposited and ready to be used in 3 days. And alot of debtors send cash money or money orders which do not take days to process. The End.
I have the same issue with karlson and matthews ,who do we contact to help stop these guys from ripping off other companies
I am with you 100% in the dislike of agency thieves. I wonder if the fee agreement that K&M uses says that they collect for a mere 100% commission rate?
The GOOD guys...
I hate collection agency thieves...
That is complete BS about a 30/60 day hold. We are licensed and bonded in Texas, members of the IACC and have a BBB rating of A- yet we are able to get our clients their money within a week of the payment clearing.
It all comes down to working with an agency that KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE between their fees and the client's remittance.
Chase.. You my friend are a LIAR.. Your company is a complete SCAM!! I have learned all about your scam. I know your background and I am contacting the Economic Crumes Unit in Dallas County. It's about to RAIN on you. You may never pay my money to me but you will never scam anyone again. They are investigating you as we speak. I pray to God everyday that you spend MANY years in Jail for attacking innocent people.. We know your true names your true addresses. It's over!!!!
I was scamed by Karlson and Matthews. Looking into options now
Let's see...where do I start? OK, "First any funds recieved by us dont certify for 30days..." Absolutely untrue. Checks clear now in 7 days at most. If it took 30 days, then your bank would hold all funds until 30 days had passed, but most only hold for a maximum of 5 days. "second any payments can be reversed through banks and indiviuals within 60days", also untrue. Once the funds have cleared, the funds are yours. The issuing bank can request that you return them if they were sent in error, but you are not obligated to do so. "Any other agency out there will hold funds for 120 to 160days...", well, the only agencies that do this are those like Stillwell & Stone...wait a minute, wasn't this the last agency owned by the managing member of Karlson & Matthews? Didn't they shut down owing clients over $2,000,000.00? "We start our checks process on the 25th of the month.", this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Do you really expect people to believe that if you get a check on the 10th, you don't deposit it until the 25th? "We have an outsd attny who handles our trust...", really? Then I am certain that you will give the attorney's name and contact information to all of your clients, so they can contact him to find out why they haven't been paid. Better yet, post it on here so the clients who claim not to have been paid can call him.
And don't even get me started on the spelling, grammar and sentence structure...
How do I get involved in finding out what is going on with JB Mikel?
I'm still owed money by this scammer and I now have only disconnected phones!!
WHAT CAN I DO?
This is for everyone on here stating that they have not been paid by Karlson & Matthews. Obviously ppl do not understand this industry has alot of boundries agencies must follow. First any funds recieved by us dont certify for 30days, second any payments can be reversed through banks and indiviuals within 60days. Any other agency out there will hold funds for 120 to 160days and I'd love anyone to call and ask. We start our checks process on the 25th of the month. We have an outsd attny who handles our trust and makes sure that checks are cut. Anyone who listens to things on the internet are retards due to the fact that anyone at anytime can write things and do in annonymously. We collect money for a living and this is a the ups and downs of collecting, ppl get fired and slander. We slam ppl and get our clients monies recovered and debtors write things all over the internet. If any of these things were true ppl would put there contact info to show they are not made up names and numbers and company names to contact them and really warn ppl. Instead ppl use the most common names and blog. Get a life. When there is a real problem and have an issue. Call us directly.
Did you actually sue them... DO you have any idea how to get your money...
We placed a couple claims with them and have not gotten paid yet.. SCAM ALERT!!!
What can I do to get my money out of them!!!!
Karlson and matthews scam!!!!
These people collect and never pay I will have to sue them to get my my money back......i cant believe they are so greedy.........the owner spends all the money....BEWARE
Run, don't walk, away from Karlson & Matthews...as posted above, Karl A. (Drew) Stanley is one of the principals...the business name is a take off from his first name (Karl = Karlson) and his partner's, Matthew Buchanan first name (Matthew = Matthews). In the event you placed a claim with them and it was collected, there is almost a 100% certainty that they would keep your money, exactly as Drew Stanley did when he was partnered with Jeff Buono at Stillwell and Stone. If you need to place a commercial claim for collection, select only from those firms that are certified by the Commercial Law League of America. All of their certified members have passed a rigorous examination, and are required to hols a minimum $300,000.00 bond for the protection of their clients.
Karlson and Matthews LLC is trying to get my company to use them for an account that we have in collections and I can't find a darn thing on them as to who the heck they are . Sounds like a new company and they called us. Sounds like a scam!!
And Buonos discharge was to be today. Too bad P & W Sales will be sucking his a** for the next 10 years. They apparently objected to his discharge. Bank statements will be sent to the trustee today showing the fraud he personally signed for. But wait he claims he could not sign checks for his old company. Go figure!
His old business partner owns his own agency now too. Karlson and Matthews, LLC is partially owned by Karl A. Stanley, managing partner of the now defunct Stillwell and Stone. Though you'll never get it out of them on the phone (they use stage names), the Texas Secretary of State says it all.
How much money will I get?
Jeff Buono, The owner of Stillwell & Stone, JB Mikel & Associates and Goldman Pierce has filed a bankruptcy. Case 12-40346-7 Eastern District of TX. The US Trustee is interested in hearing the specific details of your money taken. The trustee for the case is Michelle Chow 214 521 6627 and email MHChow@swbell.net. If you can send a narrative and documents showing the specific details of the manner in which your $$$ were taken that would help to bar his discharge.
Tell what was promised to you, what amount of money was collected by the agency and then not paid to you, provide the documents of the contract, emails, check copies and other relevant documents. This will help to show the pattern of the businesses activities. The US Trustee can seek to bar his discharge with enough ammunition. They need the details of what happened.
Can I have an email address for you & we can work together on this?
is now goldman pierce in allen tx
I would love to recover the money that they never paid us & work together with others in same situation.
who are these companies? What would you like to do?