Anyone familiar with Midpoint Law Group, California? Are they associated with Midpoint Resolution Group, NY. Wondering if someone has used or are aware of the effectiveness of this firm and their ability to halt a foreclosure.
Calling trying to find my sister
They called my friends parents and told them she has legal court appearances pending and they need to find her otherwise they are sending a sheriff to serve her papers. Is this something true? I have not been in contact with my friend for some time, last time I knew she was not working but she wouldn't neglect things unless she was forced to due to no work.
A man's recorded voice said in a rather stern/threatening tone, "This is a time sensitive matter. If you do not call either Mr. Walsh or myself within 48 hours we will be forced to take further action on our behalf. When you call, press the number "0" at the prompt and use the claim number three hundred nine thousand, five hundred seventy two." The first part of the recording was cut off but it sounded like he said it was Bismark Resolution Group. Now you tell me what they could have to say to a 92-year-old Alzheimer's patient! If it is not a scam then someone gave them a fake number. It sure did upset my dear old Mom.
Hey, I googled my name to check out my new websites and found it associated with this agency. For the record, I am in private practice and have not now nor ever worked for or did any consulting work for this agency. Ironically, I primarily practice in the area of bankruptcy on behalf of debtors. I have NOTHING to do with this agency, nor have I ever. Just an FYI, so I do not get associated with such bad business practices. If they are using my name, please let me know and I will contact the NYS Attorney General's office. Thanks and sorry.
called parents asked for social security number said name was mr. group
Today (Oct 22, 2008), we received a call from a Bruce Lotempio who represents a Midpoint Law & Associates. (Note: A search on Martindale showed there is no such law firm.) Mr. Lotempio claimed my wife owes $8475.92 on a One Card Visa for 13 years (1985-1998.) (Note: My wife never had a credit card with that name and she has never kept any account that long.) He stated that there is a lawsuit against my wife at this time and this will lead to a lien on our house. He advised us to transfer the debt onto my wife's current BoA Visa and said he will "help" us save $2500 off the debt if we acted immediately. I asked what would he get out of doing this and he replied, "I get nothing out of this, I am only helping you out so you would not have to pay a huge sum later." I told him I would have our daughter who is an attorney contact him since everything about the call did not sound legitimate to us.
The number Mr. Lotempio called from was 877-309-9445, but the number he gave us for the "law firm" was 716-827-7771.
This number is still active. Threatened jail time if not resolved within 24 hours. They somehow got our cellphone number.
they told me that they would take matters into their own hands.
Midpoint Resolution Group
fka/Federal Credit Recovery, Inc
fka/FCR Offices, Inc.
2950 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224
P.O. Box 691
Hamburg, NY 14075
(Incorporation: District of Columbia)
Head Debt Collector:
Mark Lesinski, President
Alex Kowtun, Partner
Attorney of Record?
Be advised that FCR employee Dave Miller aka Dave Matthews is processing payments on credit cards by pulling consumer credit reports. This is illegal; it is a crime, monitor your credit cards if you have any dealings with FCR. They are also collecting on accounts from Phillips & Burns of Buffalo, NY and Hoffman, Weinberg and O?Brien, two other sleazy criminal debt collectors. (Run by John Cordaro and Steve Lucillo of Lenahan fame).
Bottom feeders out of Buffalo, NY with no state licensing anywhere, no bonding where required. Typical ?Buffalo Style? debt collection methods using threats of impending and immediate lawsuits, notification of third parties, issuing IRS Form 1099-C?s, lawsuits are drawn up and ready to file, all lies and illegal.
Owners Mark Lesinski and Alex Kowtun are relatively new to this business, don?t have experience and the accounts they collect on are typical of the garbage that comes out of most Buffalo, NY bottom feeder debt collectors. Their accounts are bogus, mostly worthless; out of statutes and their lack of licensing and bonding all create a perfect situation for lawsuits against them.
Can they pay? We don?t know, however I am aware that suits have or will be filed. We will follow them and publish information from depositions. If you are contacted by any of the low lives representing Midpoint Resolution Group, be advised they are a scam, cannot take any legal actions, or wage garnishments.
Contact me for assistance and referral to a consumer law professional. If their names should show up on any credit reports, we can offer you assistance in getting them removed by using attorneys who litigate Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations.
Midpoint Resolution is a scam! Stay away from them, record their calls and NEVER give them any banking or credit card information.
Got a call from this number on my cell phone four times today the first two they didn't leave a message the second two I got voicemails. The first just said this Richard Roma please return my call at 866 blah blah blah ext whatever not 20 minutes later I get a cal from the same number the ame guy this time he says he is with something called Attorney Network return this call immediatly to this number your case number is blah blah you or your lawyer must call us IMMEDIATLY
Harrasssing calls from reputed "collection agency" tel. 716-827-7771.
They threaten "court action" etc. for unpaid debts. We have none whatsoever. I Goggled them and found out they are fraudulent. Beware !!!
Very much a violation of the FDCPA. You need to file a suit. They can say you're going to be put in jail.
Let's file a class action against them for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If you're interested I have some ammo too.
Call was from 716-558-5941, robot voice claiming that "Joseph Walsh" was trying to contact someone - call to my cell phone. Call arrived 1:34 PM Pacfic Daylight Time today, Apr 8, 2008, lasted 1 m 11s. All of this can be documented by Verizon's cell service. I hit "2" to tell them I am not the person they are looking for, and the gal on the other end pretty much said they'd keep calling me. I called back a minute or two later, and the man on the other end was abusive, continued to interrupt me when I tried to explain I was not who they wanted, and finally said an "arrest warrant" would be issued. Since this fly-by-night crooked collection agency is not a court of law, they *CAN NOT* issue an arrest warrant.
I would advise anyone who is called by this firm to simply pick up the phone and immediately hang up without speaking to anyone.
Became entangled in this entity because my mother-in-law was receiving calls concerning her son owing money. They represented themselves at first as US Bank, and then said her son owed $2,000, but they would drop it to $1,400 if paid ASAP. I have contacted this company, and told them to cease and desist, but they continue calling Marie. They told her they would put David in jail if not paid. She is elderly, and got frightened, and gave them her banking information. She is widowed, and lives alone. Once we discovered what was happening, we contacted her personal banker, and have had stops put on her accounts. I, now, am getting phone calls from their "arbitrator", but will continue hanging up, and not answering.
They called My in-laws place and made it sound urgent and they gave them My new number and an Al called and left a message and I called back the number back to see what it was about and got a recording. I then looked up the number on the internet to find they are frauds. Guess time next time Al calls I'll tell Him His company is a fake and a phony and to bring court on. Thanks ever so much for this alarming info.
My father-in-law received a call from this number. The guy said his name was Gerald Stone and that I owed him money. He talked about our son and threatened to take my wages and to sue me. Since I have never lived with my in-laws I don't know why he would have called. Of course he said that my debt which was fairly old was around $1,000, which he increased to $4,700. It was either that or he would file a lawsuit in two days and I would owe $10,000. He also called from 866-474-8037. He never gave the name of the company and I have no further details. Anyone have ideas on how to proceed?
They are leaving voice mail massages on our cell
Oops, yes, my message was also from "Shawn Hayes" and "Joseph Walsh."
I can tell by the tone that this is a collection agency. "We have been unable to reach you after numerous attempts by mail and phone. This is a time-sensitive issue. If you don't respond within 48 hours, further action will be taken." Blah, blah, blah. Something like that.
We get a lot of calls like this because of someone who had our phone number previously and I'm so tired of it I might change the number.
I tried to call back and tell them to take us off their list, but got the "unable to complete your call as dialed" message! Extremely annoying.
I have recently had a bankruptcy and since have joined freecreditreport.com to monitor the changes in my creit and make sure everything falls off for the bankruptcy. I severely hope they would not give my information to people like this but I guess that is the nature of this world these days. These people started calling my cell phone recently. At first they wouldnt leave a message but now they are leaving threatening messages without giving ANY details about what they want or who they are collecting for. Even worse, they have now also started to call my father's hosue as well leaving him harrasing messages. I have reported this to my attorney and am awaiting their advice on what to do.
calls continously during the day with recorded message. Never answers
prompt to state you aren't person they ask form
We keep getting calls from this number: Mr. Hernandez wanting to offer us a big money making deal. Keeps leaving messages. I don't return their calls.
I was trying to do some research on FCR and I had came across your post of this company. I have been contacted by them, and I spoke with them about a debt that I had 11yrs ago. They tried to tell me that it had accumulated up to 44,000 dollars from 4,000. After talking with them I told them I would settle on 4400 and I needed that in writing. Well I never got so I had to call them and it was sent out to me but it was for the amount of 44,000. So I called them again and the yelling war was on. They talked to me and made me feel like I was less than a man Rich. I gave into their request and gave them my bank acc. info, but they could not access it with out a written check in hand. I sent them one payment and pretty much forgot to send in another one after that. Well 4mths went by and I got another call from them asking me to call them back. I took their # off of the c.id and searched it and came up with a few things. I would really like to know what to do. I am kind of worried about it.
Thanks for your time
This is all the same Collection Agency branching out. The new listing is under Security Credit Systems Inc. but it is all the same thieving bunch of crooks. Do not give any personal information to them and even if you are who they are trying to skip trace do not acknowledge that you are or give out relatives phone numbers if you know them which is how they generaly get your cell phone. Also do not call them back if their number shows up on caller ID that tells them they have succeded in reaching an active number and a place to continue their search. They constantly change phone numbers to keep from being found out that is just how scum like these work. They have numerous lawsuites out against them for fraud, don't get taken in by them they will not nor can they help your credit at all. They are not a law office or an attorney nor do they have any power to issue subpoenas or court summons that is a lie and a scare tactic they use. Below is all the Data I have collect on them. Good reading and Informative attorneys site to see some of the stuff they do to good honest people. Good Luck!
Agency Details: These people are out of Buffalo new York and will call and say they are collecting a bad debt and may even say that legal action is pending. They are lies. This agency is not bonded and hold no state license. I am clipping a link to this attorneys site that tells more about them, it is interesting. These people will access your credit report and place charges on your active accounts. .http://www.budhibbs.com/debtcollectorpages/federal_credit_recovery.htm
Federal Credit Recovery, Inc.
aka/FCR Offices, Inc.
aka/Midpoint Resolution Group
2950 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224