I did check my credit report and saw that the firm allegdelly owed was on the report with the same company they claim I owe. They had been taking payments out and all of a sudden stating it came back. Which is BS becuase the money is in the bank. The guys name is Mr. Powers or says that who he is. So I am calling back and demanding to talk to him. I am filing a claim with the BBB and the Texas Attorney General's office.
Man called me telling me they were going to serve me legal papers. Tells me they are not debt collectors but then offers to reduce the total if I can make them a payment today. I thought they didn't collect payment?
I had the same people call me and thresten me for a debt that I supposedly owe. I checked all three reports under my credit and none of them show any debt in which they are talking about.I call back they answer corprate. Not to mention they refused to give me any proof of documention of debt!
who are these people?
IF you guy's just would have called the original company that you owe like i did you would have found out that this company (LMP) actually owns your debt. It is not a scam.Yes i was upset at them for calling my mothers house to get a hold of me but i did blow them off when the called my cell. I knew that they was going to ask my for money and i just started work in OCT of this year.When my mom said that someone called and said that they wanted to take me to court and did my research first and found out that they did own my debt. So guess what people I PAID IT. YES it is getting close to X-MAS we all know that but be a man or woman LOL and pay your bill.Stop saying that this is a scam if anyone is scamming the system its you all because you spent the money and now because it is not a major bill you will not pay them. WOW .
AND FURTHER MORE some lady is saying that LMP sent her a letter that was typed on word and i work for a small corp and they send letters out of word also.There are probably trying to save money knowing that most of you are not going to pay your own bill.
Liar Liar Pants on fire this is a plant by the scam artists!
They said I was going to be served with papers over an overdue credit card account. I knew THAT was ridiculous, as I haave no such thing, and when I asked the fellow to send whatever information there was to my attorney, he said he could not deal with my attorney, only me. Stuff and nonsense and I told the fellow so.
Folks, if someone is going to serve you with court papers, they dont call and ask you to "settle over the phone" or ask for your credit or debit card information. They send a person to your home or place of business with the papers. The court doesn't warn you and it isnt a COMPANY that would do this. These people will, however, FRIGHTEN YOU with threats of this nature. Please tell your possibly more gullible friends and family about this scam, and you should never give anyone your financial information anyway. These sharks prey on the more vulnerable people in our society and MUST BE STOPPED.
this guy is from the actual company that is calling and he sounds just like the guy who called me! This is a company trying to collect a debt I PAID OFF!! So - stop telling people they are scum for having debt - because although some people don't repay their bills - the majority of us americans DO repay their debt and for those of us who are having scum like this LM Partners and their so called "Legal Dept" call us and tell us they are trying to serve a summons... they are the real scum... not us!
Besides, legally, the sheriff's office serves a summons NOT a debt collector and if they were a "Legal Dept" they would know that!! Also - the sheriff's office DOES NOT call first!! My mom was served with a legitimate summons a couple of years ago and the deputy just showed up and asked if she was "so&so" she said, "yes" and he handed her the paper and said "You've been served"...
Also - these people will hang up on you the moment you get REAL with them. I had one of these guys call today and when I started quoting FTC posted guidelines online for this process the guy started talking over the top of me and saying he was holding the phone upside down and every time I opened my mouth he was going to keep talking over the top of me. He said if I knew so much about the law I wouldn't be in so much trouble.. I told him that was a laugh because I'm NOT in trouble!! He also asked why I stopped paying on this debt and I told him it was because I PAID off this debt!! He said I should look at my credit because their company says I still owe it.... So, after I hung up, I looked on my credit reports and the original account shows PAID and these people show up on my credit as a new debt and have false information showing me making payments on a monthly basis - the scumbags - FALSE INFORMATION ON MY CREDIT!!! You better believe I will be sending a certified mail letter to the three credit bureaus to get it removed... WHAT SCUM!!!
wHO IS THIS COMPANY...
You're a joke "David"
This is LMP (LM Partners) The contact name is Steve Taylor, but I'm sure that's an alias.
These scammers have a number of companies.
DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFO OR PROMISE TO PAY ANYTHING!!
My sister received a call from these people stating they were coming to issue me a warrant my sister called me and told me this info I called them back someone answered corporate office I paid the first payment of 500 to avoid laywer fees then i set up payment arrangements for the remaining balance when I checked my bank statement it said the payments were going to ontario ca. I the corporate office and they said ontario was in california does anyone know how true this is
They are trying to create the appearance that you are being "sued", using a fake "case number", call by a fake "process server" to get you to call, calling and threatening to "serve" you through a relative, etc.
Many others have reported exactly the same pattern of faking.
With so much "faking" going on, what about the "debt"?
This number keeps calling me and had also called my family members asking for my ex husband which i have been divorced for many years looking for him. They say is in regards to a complaint and i need to call them back. They leave different messages each time and it is a different person each time. Either they are unaware they are leaving different ones or they are not that smart.
Contact the Texas Attorney General, who has already received a number of complaints against the Corona Scam.
Please stop these fools from calling my home and other people's house that knows me. And if not I will file a complain myself. with the city of Houston.
THE LM = LOWELL MEYER
C & W Investments
556 N Diamond Bar Blvd Diamond Bar CA, 91765
Please have this loser to stop calling my house
The "case number" that they gave me was not legitimate either, but it matched the pattern of case numbers used in one of the local court systems.
In fact, now that I've read some of the other posts, I realize that they just got lucky in fooling me. The person they said they tried to serve twice, is normally home full time, but was away this week. They called, pretending to be process servers, and then told me to call the debt collector. There is no evidence that they tried to serve, no notes left, no one rang the bell according to people that were home. I was wondering why they were doing things so weird, now it makes sense. These are real scumbags.
This collector is using illegal methods.
They told me two very flagrant lies:
1) That they only had to attempt to serve papers 2 times and then they could hold a hearing without my presence.
2) That if they got a judgement before the bankruptcy was filed, that the bankruptcy could not include their judgement.
After talking to my attorney, I called them back, recording the call, and they changed their tune and denied saying what they had said 1 and one half hours earlier.
Lesson: If you end up in phone conversation with these criminals, use your cell phone's record feature (you have to inform them you are recording) and they will behave themselves. Be sure to practice the recording with someone else first, so you know how to do it.
These people are a joke,got a call today asked them to verify debt got upset.Theese people need to be take down fot thier illegal actions.How about a class action law syit.
That's if they buy them at all.
If they are buying these "debts", why do they make illegal threats, rather than provide validation as the law requires?
You are a shill, posting to make it appear "normal" to not get any proof of a debt before paying.
Federal law (FDCPA) gives you the right to demand proof of the alleged debt, to be obtained by the debt collector from the original creditor and sent to you.
Lawyers that routinely collect debts ARE debt collectors, by law.
They are not "lawyers", they are liars.
Refusing to give their address says it all.
"There is really a bill, they really bought it, and they are really trying to collect it illegally. I am sure that your son did have a checking accout that he does owe money on, but this company adds money to bill. "
You couldn't possibly know whether there ever was any "debt", or whether they really bought it. You already know they refuse to validate, instead employing threats. Even legitimate debt collectors contact people in error, but to routinely use illegal threats and lies points to more.
"As parents we say to our children to pay their bills and I am a firm believer in paying what you owe, but a legitimate agency would not practice this way. "
We also need to teach them that there are crooks in this world, and that if you are not careful they will defraud you. We have not taught them well if we tell them to trust everyone who calls on the phone making threats and demanding money.
They are caught in lie after lie, and when you find systematic deception you can prove, you have to suspect that there is additional deception you have yet to prove. That makes ALL statements by the liars suspect. The most likely reason for all this deception is that the basis for the whole scheme, this "debt", is fake, as that would be motive for using threats and lies where no proof of the debt exists.
They appear to be an expanding cluster of LLCs set up in the Corona area, all using Corona or Lake Elsinore mail drops. They all use the same threats and tactics, so they may be related companies cooperating, or maybe just the same people using multiple names to hide behind.
Reports are they pretend to be not only "process servers", but also "Sheriff deputies", "DA employees", "lawyers", or anyone else they think you will fall for.
About half of all complaints report they first call a relative, often located across the country, claiming to be a "process server", who threatens to deliver a summons, or have you "arrested" if you don't call their number within hours. The calls to relatives indicate they have access to skip-tracing information. The threats, panic, and calling them back appears to be the purpose of this call.
They seldom send anything in writing, in particular not the initial letter required by FDCPA, although their shills claim they get these letters. They never provide proof of any debt, although in some cases they promise they will provide "proof" after you pay them (LOL). In some cases it may sound similar to some old account on your credit reports, or the account numbers might not match. Other consumers have caught them using online court records to get personal information, and entirely fake debt claims for credit card accounts at banks they never had accounts with.
As for real addresses, why don't you contact the Riverside County DA? Or look up PMG through their business license with the city of Corona. They seem to be the only one of the Corona cluster with a non-mail drop address, in some business park. In addition, they seem to be tightly tied to Pacific Management and Recovery, which shows 5 federal lawsuits, so someone is managing to find them. If you get an attorney, they should be able to find them and their registered agents, too, through their LLC registrations with the Cal. Secretary of State, and the lawsuit documentation on Pacer.
"Ms. Drake" is busy robbing Peter, Paul, and anyone else she can "con".
"She pretends to be 2 different people and when you call her out on it she will hang up on you."
Two people is nothing. Look how many people they play as shills, or how many names and numbers they go by. No wonder they answer "Corporate" if they don't know who they're supposed to be until you tell them.
This has become their new shill line: to discredit all the reports outing them as a scam, claim to be a "poor shmuck who got sued for thinking they were a scam".
This new line has been showing up scattered across all the "Corona scam" threads, regardless of the various "company names".
"Discover Corona, home to the Corona Scam."
No one ever head of Corona before these idiots put it on the map.
they are: LM Partners, 32295 Mission Trail, Suite 8385-20
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Tel: (888) 541-8058
"They said I have to pay a certain amount or they will serve me with a summons"
That is what they always say. Why always by phone?
"Nothing in the mail."
Debt collectors are required to send you a letter within 5 days notifying you of your right to dispute and request proof of alleged debts. Where is their letter?
"This is from a credit card supposedly in 2006. I haven't moved so why not contact by mail explaining what its for. I have gotten nothing from the credit card company at all."
Most likely becaue you don't owe this credit card company.
Check your credit reports.
You may find an inquiry indicating they pulled a credit report, from which they might have obtained information on one of your old accounts. You might find that they are using this information to fake their debt claim. You can verify with your credit card company that no balance is owed, or if a balance is owed, who it is owed to.
If you find evidence of fraudulent debt collectoin, you should contact FTC, your state Attorney General, and the California Attorney General.