YOU don't know what people goes through in life to try to keep a roof under their heads nor the reason why a bill payment was neglected. There are families out there that have lost everything. YOU have no right to point fingers!
clear as glass
Even if you pay the original creditor the company gets the comission since they contacted you before you decided to be a grown up and pay yoir debt. These people are legit and do there job well that's why they are still in business. Companies hire them to recuperate what is owed to them.
Tell them to contact your attorney. They go away.
The people getting these calls think ranting and raving about a call regarding money they owe is going to make their obligation disappear. When you get something and don't pay for it, you are stealing. Don't blame the messenger. Pay your bills. Learn to spell. Get a life.
Here's an unveiled threat: You're an idiot
Yep. Almost as retarded as replying to a post that's nearly 5 years old............
Retarded* Yes, you are indeed.
You need to be on the receiving end of your perverted calls. First you should have the facts
I believe it's reps affiliated with this scam organization that are defending them in these posts, why would anyone else bother?
By the way, for those of you that do get harassed, notice if you don't reply, calls will start coming from other lawyers whereby the debt gets pushed along within the same organization with a different approach coming from the same office and number.
Just block all numbers!
Chole I had the same thing happen to me. This lady from Brown and Joseph was screaming at me and when I told her that I had a room full of people(customers) and that I would like to talk to her about this some other time. She was talking so loud that she did not hear me say this and I hung up. She called me right back and asked like she was my kindergarten teacher if I had hung up on her and I said" yes you did not hear me say that I was going to!". She has actually harrassing my office. This bill is over a cancelation of a phone service. It is the cancelation fee. We had been customers for almost six years and never late on the bill or anything. I guess that is why they are fining us for canceling because we were great customers! LOL. This isnt even my personal bill it is my company's bill and for the love of Gooda cheese they are relentless. I say Good Luck to them!
Sounds like this a** hole works for them!
Pay your bills they won't have to call you debrors always looking for away to not be responsible
---Must be licensed, not: needs to be!
---must be licensed, not: "needs to"!
Someone named "Johnny" phoned (my cell phone!!) from Brown & Joseph and asked for a name that wasn't my name. I asked what kind of organization was Brown & Joseph and he said he couldn't tell me until I verified if I was "Ms Bozen" (which isn't my name) and I said I didn't know who that was and asked why he was calling me. He said I had called him and that he was returning my call. I never called this company; never heard of it. He kept saying he wanted to verify that I was this "Ms Bozen" and so I finally said, okay, sure, this is Ms Bozen, because I wanted to find out more. He said Brown k& Joseph was an "account receivable firm" and he was calling back because he had a message I wanted information about my account with Safeco. I don't even know what Safeco is. He said State Farm. I said that's not my insurance company, and why did you call me. He repeated my cell phone number, and I continued to say I never called them and I have no business with Safeco. FInally I just told him not to ever call again and hung up. I called back and asked the receptionist to speak with a supervisor. This joker claimed the call number wasn't in their system. I told him I had no outstanding debt of any kind and so I didn't understand how I got on their call list, and told him they better never call me again. I also went on the Do Not Call website and posted a complaint.
You must work for them and post here to try to make there business look good- we all know- anyone who has spoken with them- knows they are full a garbage. You bought the debt now suck it up quit calling and pretending to be a law firm. File it as a loss and chalk it up on your taxes like every other debt collector.
There is a difference between a law firm and a collection agency. Granted there may be cases where monies are owed to the creditors HOWEVER..this does not give these people the right to be rude and insulting. Especially when they can't answer just the BASIC questions about what is presumably owed without screaming and trying to overpower the conversation with threats.
the problem is that they are so rude and they think if they talk rudely and harsh they can collect the money right a way.
AND WHAT COLLECTION AGENCY DO YOU WORK FOR .
Tons of Harassing Calls and now even calling my cell on a bill not even owed
YEA PHIL ! LAWYERS LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON PEOPLE GET CAUGHT UP IN LAWSUITS NOT PAYING THE BILLS THEY KNOW THEY OWE ! HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE BY THE WAY ?
These charming people called and demanded payment on an account that I have with a Fortune 500 company, an account that by the way is still open and I am making payments on. Have not even received any correspondance from this company. When you call the number back it doesn't even work.
used to work there
I used to work at Brown and Joseph and I can vouch that most of the collectors there are nothing more than bullies. Ethical collectors like myself shouldn't need to reort to threats to collect a valid bill. There are a ton of accounts there that I was 99.9% sure were simply errors on the part of the creditors or their agents.
Because I do have ethics, I would try my best to get the facts for the consumer so I could collect teh bill with a clear conscience. One of my fellow associates tried to do the same and was told that she needed to just collect the bill and quit being an advocate for the debtor.
I agree that as collectors, we don't work for the consumer, but if teh debt is legitimate, there should be no problem gtting supporting info to back up the debt.
In closing, not ALL collectors are bad. Some of us actually do enjoy working with consumers to clear up a valid debt. So if you actually owe the debt, call the company and try to work out an arrangement if you can't afford to pay the balance in full.
Got a call just after 6 p.m. from 8476216064 caller left a message with a different call back number, when
I called back on the number given the person on the line stated that this was a Law office and this is an attempt to collect a debt. After I repeatedly asked if they could fax or send proof of this alleged debt, the caller said i would have to agree to all terms over the phone. I refused and hung up I think it is some sort of scam to get old or otherwise unpaid accounts of the books.
You are full of it! You just called a college student who knows nothing about the business you wanted.
I have called that number she gave me and it is a fax number. I can't even respond to your call.
GOOD ATTORNEY'S KNOW WHO THEY ARE CALLING YOUR JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE HAS COMMENTED IN THIS THREAD A JERK!
DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE ANY INFORMATION!!!!!!!!! I JUST RECEIVED A CALL FROM A VERY VERY VERY RUDE PERSON WHO EVERY TIME I TRIED TO TALK KEPT SAYING CATHY CATHY CATHY.... WANTED ME TO GIVE HER MY CHECK INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. I TOLD HER THAT I DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS AND THAT I WOULD MAIL A CHECK. SHE TOLD ME THAT I COULD NOT DO THIS. I AGREED THAT I OWED THE BILL, BUT TOLD HER I DIDN'T KNOW HER FROM ADAM AND WOULD NOT GIVE INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. SHE SAID PEOPLE DO IT EVERY DAY. I AGAIN TOLD HER YES, BUT I DON'T KNOW YOU FROM ADAM. SHE GOT VERY VERY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL AND THREATENED TO TAKE ME TO COURT. I EVENTUALLY HUNG UP. I MEAN, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY SOMEONE, JUST NOT OVER THE PHONE, THEN THEY SHOULD TAKE THE MONEY, RIGHT?????
If you are legit, then you know the "fair debt credit act" and know that the law is to call only 1 time a day and any threats or harrassment on your part can be recorded and taken to a real attorney, Watch the training of your callers and inform them.
If these guys are legit, they sure are stupid. We took a phone call that stated we owed money for services rendered at our place of business by an electric company that is not even allowed to conduct business in the town we live. When questioned about that, the guy said "well you have been notified now, good luck in court". He hung up on us and would not give his name. What a bunch of schmucks, they can't even figure out who they are after.
These calls regarding disability are legit from brown and joseph. They are calling you to collect money for companies like MetLife who paid someone disability and now have received SSD. Why MetLife or any company would turn it over to a collection firm is puzzling because if you just got SSD you have not had time to repay the insurance company yet?
you may follow the laws but Samantha doesnt and shes says things she knows she wouldnt say in person. i wish i knew the actual location as I'd give her a swift kick in the face.