Miller,Davis,Peoples IS A FRAUD!
1-855-420-8308 Natasha Trent is really Brandy Cunningham
They are located at 975 Hertel ave. up buffalo,Ny 14216..Now the real Office number is 1-716-877-8770. ask for Frank or Melba . Act like you know them . The girl that usually answers is named Dawn Robbins, worked with them for years. Answering phones mainly..she will do anything Frank or Melba says she's been brainwashed by them and thrown some money so her lips are sealed intil the FEDS talk to her.They usually answer the phone "how can I help you ? Or office can I help you ? They never say their business name .. Red Flag!!! How do I know this well I know I was there...,, when someone reports them to the AG all they do is flag that account under (dangerous) and never call them again .. They seem to be to comfortable in what they are doing.... These people are trying to extort money out of people by lying to them about a debt they never had. They pretend to be officers or attorneys to shake them down . If you've been scammed by them file a report with the buffalo Attorney General and FTC, also Sue them!!!! They will be in litigation soon..
...Miller,Davis,peoples....This Company is A SCAM ! Cold blooded snakes!!They are not a law firm and they are not law enforcement. The owners FRANK MILLER & his wife MELBA MILLER. They are in their 70's. Older scamming thieves ! They've gotten away with this far to long . Lock them up! Money laundering,impersonating,bank fraud, scamming people fraudulently .The fraud company is located at 975 Hertel ave,Buffalo Ny . Their residence is in Grand ISLAnD Ny.. Hopefully the Attorney General did their job by now and will take these CROOKS off our streets ....Everyone one in that office lies about the their real name .. They are coached by the millers ..Ask for Brandy? Or Dawn?? ..... Their real office number is 716-877-8770 ask for Frank or Melba miller :-). They get all your private information by using a company called "LexusNexus" they get ALL your private information call this number 1-888-AT-LEXIS..Explain this company is a scam and you haver no debt with them, they are illegally abusing the LexusNexus database to retrieve all your personal info. And try to scam money out of you . By Extorting,harassing ,lying,scamming,fraudulently ,intimidating you,coursing you,threatening you ..Also report this company to the buffalo,Ny Attorney Generals office and FTC..Frank Miller is also associated with Luebke Baker and Associates in which this company got busted in 2012 and has a 3.1 million dollar judgment against therm... Frank jumped on Kevin Luebkes bandwagon he needed another scam to make his pockets bigger....LOCK THIS FRAUD UP! He gives real collectors a bad name because of his bad business tactics here .... they are also involved in a gambling ring ..won't be long now ..justice will be served! Yes this company goes by other fake names and address:Allied publishers, Miller marketing,Nars , editors readers device, ...... Frank Miller has lived in the buffalo area over 28 years now , but he has a OHIO driver license and claims he with the DMV he lives in ohio gives a phony address .. That's Lie ! Very easy to prove .. He also has a po box there he has a runner send him his mail.. With all his fake SSN #s and lies, he also did time in CA prison ...
Natasha Trick or Trade 1-855-420-8308???
I got the same call today from Brooke Taylor at the same number. She almost had me for a minute since she provided me with my SSN. That really scares me that they had that much information. I think I might have to go to the ss office to make sure my info is safe. They said I owed $600 in a magazine fee and that I could just pay $300. I told her I wanted to look all of this up before I made any decisions since she said I set this up back in 06 and I never recieved magazines or a bill. What mad me question it more was she provided me with multiple address and a couple where of places I've never been. Thankfully having looked all of this up they will not get a dime!!!
I received the same call from a Kristin Greene and with a callback number 855-861-2358. Told my husband he said it was a scam and this lady says she wasnt going to be hunting me down but she blows up my phone everyday. I ignore it of course. Red flag came up when I called the number on Thursday and a man named Matt Douglas from Conference something answered asked if I can be directed to Kristin Green and his response sorry maam that person dont work here yet its the same number that be calling me. Smdh scam scam scam is all over it glad I listened to my husband.
My husband got the same call same detail only it was Elizabeth. She sent an 'agreement' to settle in full for $180 with a payment today of $180 and another one for $30 something in a month. Um I'm not the best at math but I'm sure that does not add up. Additionally she called me first and disclosed information. We sent the following response:
To whom it may concern:
1) I do not believe I owe this debt.
2) I do not in any way agree to any type of payment arrangement for this debt as I do not owe it.
3) I have requested written verification
4) by law the statute of limitations to collect on a debt this old has run out
5) Your firm has violated the FDCPA section 804 by telling my wife there was a civil suit against me, section 807 by not giving the mini Miranda (this is an attempt to collect a debt...), and section 809 by refusing to mail verification.
I am revoking any rights to communicate with me in any way other that USPS to my current address in Dallas TX, and am advising you of my intent to counter use should you try to maliciously continue with the collection of this false debt. Again I state for the record that this is not my debt and I owe nothing.
We will see what happens, but should the choose to pursue court, we will counter sue with confidence!
Not going to even bother
I received a call from Joseph saying that I was directly involved with a civil suit and needed to contact them with the case number and that I "have been notified." First of all I have received debt collection notifications before and I was always mailed something first. Secondly, I just went through bankruptcy, if I had any debt going back as far as they may claim (they used my maiden name, which I haven't had for 8 years) it should have shown up on my credit report. I will not bother calling them back I will just report them to BBB. BTW the phone number was 855-403-3860
I was contacted on my cell phone back on March 7th by these people, and again this week, different person, but same company, on my house phone! I will be in contact with the Attorney General.
Let me know how I can help. I am getting several calls from this as well.
I was just called by this number. A lady named Kate said it was about a pending civil suit filed in her office I am glad I looked them up before I called them back. I will call them and see what this scam is about then call a lawyer.
Sam f.u. Miller Davis and fake People
Contacted my attorney he told me to ask them to me a bill via certified mail. Of course they won't do it it's a serious federal offense to send a fake bill in the mail. When I called the Miller Davis and Peoples rep back I told them I contacted my attorney and that they want them to send a bill via certified mail. The rep got scared and said she was dropping my case I don't oh them anything. I was also informed they werent even real attorney's. Scammer's. Karma will have a field day with them eventually probably the FBI too if they keep it up.
I received the same call today from Kristen Greene! She said she could offer me a settlement of $568.57 but would accept $400.00 as pif... I am so glad I decided to google the "Law Firm" before taking any action. I did receive the promised e-mail but there was no proof of debt, just a letter accepting $400.00 as pmnt in full and a typed up, untitled page listing some magazines. This certainly seems to be a scam... I am embarrassed I almost fell for it!
The post im reading are older but today 2/27/14 i recieved the same phone call from (855) 620 7994 brooke taylor from miller davis and people saying the exact thing about the magizines from 7 years ago. She knew all my info but after seeing these post im going to listen to my husband and not pay them anything.
They have called me several times....I believe they got my information from a bogus web site I happened across for foreclosure help. The company called me and told me I could send them $3000 cash and they would help me fight my mortgage company and I could win a lot of money because my mortgage company was doing illegal things and I could win if I took them to court.....WELL needless to say I did NOT fall for this crap. But he called me back gave me a hard time about my name....which I now believe was too fish for more info....just happens the name I used on that form I NEVER use....and it just so happens that happens to be the SAME NAME this Miller Davis and Peoples are using....so my guess is they are into scamming at multiple levels.....these calls started shortly after I had filled out the form on the bogus foreclosure site. Then when one of them called Natasha Trip....very snotty rude....I told her to call my lawyer because I have filed bankruptcy ....she was belligerent and rude...she talked over me and did not want to hear my lawyers info....but demanded I pay her!!! YEAH RIGHT!!! Now they have a Kate Beckworth calling....they make their web site look very believable.... but they also made their foreclosure help form look legit also.....I can only imagine how many poor innocent people they steal from!!! I have never ordered magazines I did not pay for....they have the last 4 of my social but that is my own fault for filling out that form!!!
I got a similar call from 855-462-1914 identified himself Steven Powers of Miller Davis Peoples about a civil suit with a case number. Thanks for all your posts I feel better now from being harassed.
Wow Im so glad I looked up info on them as I was on the phone with this lady she had a lot of info on me but wrong address in 07 so I knew it was bogus.. She also said Magazine company was going to take me to court. There was a lot of back ground noise as if she was in a call center as well.. I told her call me back after the holidays I don't have time nor money for any of this! Number that called me was 1-855-420-8308
I got the same call today. Telling me they r going to press theft charges of goods. I asked for the information to be sent be for I told her I didn't know what she was talking about. Then I looked up all there website and find out all this information. Thank you all because I was freaking out.
Sandra, see my post above and read all of it. Both you and your daughter need to file reports on these creeps. Next google your name, and also your phone number, any place like Spokeo that shows up, make them remove it. Next, if you all have facebook, make sure the personal info isn't showing public, change the setting if you need to. A lot of this info is found online and it doesn't take the scammers long to find info, phone numbers etc. They also hack into places like payday online forms and other places.
The call you got is very much the MO for scammers hoping to scare money out of their potential victims.
Just received a phone call from this company, Miller, Davis and Peoples. A lady named Kate Beachwood, said that my daughter Veronica, had used my name and phone number as a referrence. She was trying to contact my daughter to inform her of a "potential civil lawsuit case, that was time sensitive". She wanted my daughter to call her back at 1-855-420-8276, case # H49963. After contacting my daughter to ask her to stop using me for a referrence as I am in ill health and don't need the added stress. She told me she didn't use me as a referrence and hadn't in over a year. So my question is how did they get my phone number and knew that I am her mother? How did they know that she used to use me for a referrence? I googled the law firm and discovered this webpage. So now I am really worried. what if they somehow access my personal info? How do I stop them before it's tooo late?
I recieved my first phone call on Halloween from a Joseph Williams from Miller Davis and People. He said I had ordered magazines in 2005 from Great American Readers and if I did not give him by debit card or credit card information today to settle the $391.00 debt GAR was going to conduct a civil suit against me. I googled this before I called him back and saw all of this. Naturally I was totally freaked out! I never ordered magazines. I recieved them for a while and then they stopped, but they came to me in my maiden name, never my married name and I had been married for many years. It was all just weird. In 2011 I started getting phone calls I owed money from GAR, I told them I never ordered these magazines and they said I was lying they had me on recording. Then never another word, and now these MDP are calling. So orginally they gave me 72 hours to settle, well its been over 2 weeks and every day they call 2 or 3 times and tell me today is the last day. Now a girl Kate is calling me and saying she is the boss and trying to work with me. I asked them to send me proof of debt and I get this BS letter that says I agreed to pay them money. I guess now they say I have a docket number for my case and they are moving forward with the law suit but I can still pay today by 5pm. How so I get them to stop? THey won't give me an address to send a certified letter to ask for all communications in writing. They also said they were reporting this on my credit. How did you get it to stop? I know its all BS and a scam. ANd are we all women getting phone calls?
These people keep calling claiming we owe money for a magazine subscription! IT IS A SCAM. DON'T SEND THEM MONEY!!!!!!!
See my post above and do file complaints!
I was contacted by Lisa Carter about a magazine bill that I owed in 2003. I told her I had no idea what she was talking about and that they were filing a Civil Suit against me. My husband just happened to be in the room when she called, he is a retired Marine. My 2 sons are both in the marines. My husband tooked the phone from me and he wanted the exact location of there office and him. me and our sons would come see her at her office. My husband told her that is she could prove in her office we owed money we would pay. If she could not prove he would give her some good old southern marine hospitality. She hung up the phone.
I received the same call and they had actually left a message on my mothers voice mail. I havent lived at home for 25yrs but my mother insisted I take care of it. They have already gotten 300 dollars outta me and last payment is tomorrow. going to bank today to cancel that after reading all these posts.
Please do file reports with the FBI, your state attorney general and Department Of Justice,FTC & FCC..
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Section 809 of the FDCPA http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf requires 3rd-party debt collectors to give debtors written notice of debt (the key word is *shall*) :
"§ 809. Validation of debts
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall, unless the following information is contained in the initial communication or the consumer has paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice containing?
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within the thirty-day period that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer?s written request within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will provide the consumer with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor."
A Collection Agent May Not?
Here are the top 11 actions prohibited by the The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:
Misrepresent Him or Herself
A debt collector may not misrepresent himself as an attorney or law enforcement officer.
Use the Telephone to Annoy or Harass
A collection agent may not cause a telephone to ring or engage any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously with an intent to annoy, abuse, or harass anyone at the called number.
Threaten Arrest or Lawsuit
A collection agent may not threaten a consumer with arrest. It may not threaten legal action that is either not permitted or not actually contemplated. In other words, a the threat of a lawsuit may be an empty one.
Use Abusive or Threatening Language
A debt collector may no use abusive or profane language in the course of communication related to the debt.
Publish a Bad Debt List
Publishing the consumer?s name or address on a "bad debt" list is prohibited.
Contact By Embarrassing Media
A debt collector may not communicate with a consumer by post card. It may not use any language or symbol, other than the debt collector?s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram. A debt collector may use its business name if such name does not indicate it is in the debt collection business.
Contact a Consumer at Work
A collection agent may not communicate with consumers at their place of employment after being told this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer.
Seek Unjustifiable Amounts
A debt collector may not demand any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under law.
Contact a Consumer Represented by an Attorney
A collection agent may not contact a consumer after it learns the consumer is represented by a lawyer.
Communicate With a Consumer After Receiving a Validation Request
If a consumer sends a written §1692g response within 30 days, the collection agent may not communicate with the consumer until it mails the consumer the requested verification of original creditor's name and address.
Communicate With Third Parties
A debt collector may not reveal or discuss the nature of a consumer?s debts with third parties other than the consumer?s spouse or attorney. A collection agent may contact neighbors or co-workers only to obtain location information. It may contact a third party again if it has reason to believe the information the party provided previously is false.
Bills.com FDCPA FAQ
Below are questions Bills.com readers ask frequently:
Can a Collection Agent Call My Cell Phone?
Yes. However, if you tell the debt collector it may not use that number because it is a cell phone, it may not contact you again at that number.
I Keep Receiving Dozens of Calls From Collection Agents. Is That Legal?
No. Unscrupulous collection agents will use "block parties" or "office parties" where they contact a consumer, multiple neighbors, or co-workers telling them they need to reach the consumer on an urgent matter. This is not permitted under the FDCPA.
A Collector Says I Will Be Arrested if I Do Not Pay
This was a true statement before the US Civil War, but has not been true since. People may be arrested if an aggressive judge files a bench warrant for a person who does not appear at a hearing relating to a lawsuit regarding a debt. However, in that case, the offense is the failure to respond to a court order, and not the existence of the debt. As stated above, it is illegal under the FDCPA to threaten a consumer with arrest if the consumer does not pay the debt.
I am dealing with these people too. I am not paying anything. What do I do? Have they taken any of you too court?
I got the same call this morning, same drill. They had my current and previous address and last 4 numbers of my SSN. They claim they mailed me paper copies of the file 2 months ago and that they won't do anything else but take me to court. I got them to email me (to my spam email address) the file and they actually sent me a "bill" with no details on the claim or anything else. I just filed a complain with the FTC, will be filling a police report later today and I'm getting a 7 year permanent alert on my credit file. Here is the letter: http://s23.postimg.org/e2udw37ez/scam.jpg
I had a message from Miller Davis and Peoples on my telephone today when I got back from out of town. Asking that I call 855-268-4195 ext .310. Said we had been given as a reference for a loan. Really weird.
I am not calling them back.
Got the phone call too. Only thing is I keep records for 10 years. So when she gave me the dates of my so called no more payment. I told her funny I'm holding the canceled check in my hand and if you want I will make copies of the canceled checks and send them to you. She told me " I will mark this file in good standings and there should be no more prosecution against you" Damn right I pay my bills and I am still to this day using the magazine company she said she was filing law suit against me. Boy just love the way our names get sold off on lists. I can see why some people fall for these scams. Like I said I'm still using the magazine company she said this was from. So why haven't they ever sent me a bill for this
BBB has seen a major increase in collection agencies setting up businesses in the Upstate New York area over the past several years. In an effort to keep consumers informed about which collection agencies are operating in accordance with Federal Law, we are asking for specific information from all collection agencies operating in our service area. The requests includes the following: :Federal Employee Identification Number-EIN :Proof Of Licensing, bonding and or registration by the city, town in which your business is located. :Proof of licensing required by any state in which you operate by mail or telephone or email. 1.) This collection agency has not responded to our requests. BBB advises consumers to be aware of their legal rights in regard to collections. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a statue enacted in 1978 which seeks to eliminate abusive and harassing behavior by any debt or collection agency. The act states specific practices and rules under which debt collectors must abide by. There are penalties for agencies found breaking these laws. Some of these laws state that a collection agency is forbidden to harass a debtor, which includes threatening violence or threats of legal action. They may not use crude or offensive language or identify themselves as anyone other than by their business name. If a consumer believes a debt or collection agency has violated any of the FDCPA laws the BBB encourages them to file complaints with the BBB at bbb.org and with the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov.
I used to work as a debt collector for a bank and if they call u and give u info on ur neighbors its illegal. .. fyi...if u talked to them and later that day same company different person calls you that's illegal and u can sue the debt collecyion company!