i have a friend whos wife got this call but was so afraid her husband would be mad at her debt that she paid it, with a credit card no less! boy is she in real trouble now!
I've recently been getting calls from MICHELLE MONTGOMERY from Westwood Asset Managment, well she said assit management, anyway-number she is calling from is 877-454-5563. 1 month ago she was on my machine stating within 7 days the state of Illinois will serve me papers for writing bad checks. Now she's on my phone again stating the same thing....calling my grandmothers house which really angers me. I will do what I have to do to put a stop to this....Im so happy i found this site. She said I had an old payday loan of 350.00 however their client put down a 700 retainer fee and with other fees and interest I owe 1,489.00. I about passed out. She knew about my BK a few yrs back and I did have a couple online payday loans one of which she mentioned was her client. But I made arrangements and paid them off years ago. THis was back in 07 or 08. Im so besides myself...please email me with any updates or info that would be useful.
Oh I also asked for a validation notice and she explained they couldnt send one b/c people would use it and claim bankruptcy. I keep up on my credit report and theres nothing in collection from anyone. There not getting a dime.
Uhm... No they have an F buddy. You might want to check your link again
Your dear Investigator Starks is an employee of WESTWOOD ASSET MANAGEMENT, they acquired Huntington last year. They are representing themselves to be with law enforcement agencies so we all need to take action against these predators/bottom feeders. Don't argue with them, it will just get you very upset. Look at my post above and act accordingly. GOOD LUCK!
Oh, and by the way, they are WESTWOOD ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC AND BRACLAIRE MANAGEMENT LLC (both New York limited liability companies). They acquired Huntington last year. They are going to wish they had limited liability in a whole lot of areas!
Well, it is too late for me, they scared me so bad and I was halfway asleep. I am now pursuing legal action, but I am having trouble finding an attorney. If I have to, I will file a petition and represent myself pro se, can't hurt. I have a Statement of Facts that I have compiled with at least ten points to argue which violated the FDCPA. I am on SSDI and should have known better, my income is exempt from any collection of debts. I hope anyone else who has fallen victim to their prey will turn them in to the FBI, their local Sheriff's Department (when they use Caller ID Spoofing to show up like they are calling from a law enforcement agency) attempting to serve so-called papers. Also turn them in to the Attorney General in your state and file an FTC claim. I did all of these. Google lawsuit against another company "WEST ASSET MANAGEMENT" and see what happened to them - to the tune of $2.8 million for their unethical practices. Please do not delay so we can have our day in court!!!
Huntington was acquired by "Westwood Asset Management LLC." "Braclaire Management LLC." is what will show up on your bank statement if you too fall for this scam. They violate so many things under the FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, everyone should report them to the FTC, file that complaint, receive a Case Number from FTC and then proceed to hire an attorney in your state to file a lawsuit on your behalf (look them up under "unfair debt collection practices" attorneys. You can find many law firms that do this for you and they do not charge attorneys' fees or court costs. If they believe your case is a strong one (and believe me, it sure will be) they will collect the attorneys' fees and court costs from these violators (your initial visit with the attorney is free). Check out this article published by the FTC regarding a class action Complaint filed against another SO-CALLED LEGITIMATE debt collection agency "West Asset Management, Inc." at this site: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/03/wam.shtm - when you go there, take a look at the complaint AND the settlement (there are two links that will take you to the documents).
DO ANY OF THESE VIOLATIONS SOUND FAMILIAR. DO NOT HESITATE IN FILING A COMPLAINT AT THE FTC LEVEL AND MAYBE WE WILL ALL SEE THEM FACING A SIMILAR $2.8 MILLION LAWSUIT WHICH WAS, BY THE WAY, SUCCESSFUL as you can see.
So sorry about your ordeal with these scammers. But you can dispute the charges with the bank and have them reverse the charges. Just bring them copies of all these messages and they will put a reverse payment on them. Nice to here people turning a new leaf and then have them kick where it hurt the most. Im sure the wife and kids will understand that you were trying to stay the righteous path. It's priceless to show them that you love them more. Keep up the good work.
these people really have these kinds of jobs calling people to scam them. They are more stupid then I can imagine. This chick pamela called and told me Im being sue for a payday loan back in 2004. Doesnt see know this loan is pass it's payday LOL. I called them back twice first call they kept me on hold until pamela came on the line. I went off on her and she said we are on a recorded line, I told her good this way I have proof of your scam game. Second time I called back to the very same number the guy told me that this was not the number. I told him I redial and he told me I couldn't and wanted to give me another 800 number. I told him @#$#$ and if they keep calling I will have a ball playing my little toy I picked up at Spencer the store. It's a gadget that has so many phone answers for 800 callers. I have be very successful reducing my incoming calls from all the 800 cause I call them back 30x or more and play my toy to them. They have quickly forgotten my number.
C. Dan Dutton
My wife recieved the call from Huntington, and was told she was facing fraud charges, this was actually a call we were waiting for as we never paid her loan off and could not remember where we had gotten the loan to begin with, so when the oppritunity came to pay off the loan and fees and have the case dropped, we jumped on it. When I checked my account, I noticed the charge was to Braclaire mgmt Buffalo ny....this confused me as well as alarmed me because a year ago I was buying an expensive camera for a low low price and every company I was trying to buy from was actually the same address all in buffalo ny, so i looked into it and found this page. we contacted the loan office they said they were collecting for and the loan company said they never heard of braclaire or huntington and gave us the name and number to the real agency that our account had been given to, now we are waiting 10 days for our bank to investigate and dispute the transaction. Martins, did you get your money back?
this has happend to us but we fell for it and did pay 700.00 and was promised proof which we didn't get when we called we got ahold of a Mr. Mathis the RUDEST man to ever pick up a phone..Before i could open my mouth to speak i was told to shut my damn mouth and then as i got just as loud as him and told him to put on his listening ears and said what i needed he went on to tell me, my husband took out a loan behind my back for another woman...These ppl are FRAUDS....when we finally got the so called proof it was nothing we called the so called payday loan company said they never heard of that company the Huntington A**. also Braclaire Mgmt and they was SPAMMERS...when we called Mr.RUDE Mathis back and told him he yelled again *shocking all he know's to do* and told us he was going to call the cops on us for harrasing him....and that we was stupid ignorant people that stayed in a closet..We are having charges reversed on our credit card and going to a lawyer Friday...
THE GRINCH LIVES BEWARE!!!!
Ho Ho Ho Not! I received a call from phone number 855-884-3537 on December 14th 2011 while home by myself from a Braclaire Management telling me that a process server was going to serve me papers for bank and check fraud within the next 48 hours if I didn't make them an initial payment of 183.76 while on the phone with them. Within the last 2 years I had been released from parole for an unrelated conviction and had finally started to get my life on track again ( including my credit) when I received this call. I was transferred to a supposed supervisor by the name of Mr, Starks. Mr. Starks told me at that time told me that he would work with me to resolve a past financial situation that I had incurred in 2006. On January 23rd 2012 I was to pay them a remaining balance of 1,653.92, if I did not make that payment the 183.76 would just be a loss and they would go ahead with the filing of this bank and check fraud charges. I gave them the 183.76 by way of giving them my debit card number and when I checked my bank 15 minutes later there was in fact a 183.76 withdrawal from the above company mentioned. As time went on I reassessed if in fact I was guilty of these charges and realized that I was not. Since then I have had to open a new bank account so that Braclaire Mgmt would no longer have my debit card number so they could withdraw the additional funds mentioned above. They promised they would send me a copy of the agreement I was pressured into making within 20 days. To this date I have not received any correspondence from this company at all. It is now January 20th 2012.(three days prior to their next withdrawal) and I decided along with my wife who is a former collection officer( for a legitimate collection bureau ) herself, to investigate this company further. This was when we discovered that Braclaire Mgmt AKA.Huntington Assets is a SCAM!!!!!! That 183.76 would have bought Christmas Gifts for not only my wife but my children too. They did not just steal money from me, but they stole the joy of Christmas from myself and my family. Come Monday the 23rd of January 2012 I will be reporting them to the federal trade commission in hopes that this will end their charade and cease other innocent people from being victimized. Whatever you do, let whatever company serve you with official court documents before giving out any of your personal or banking information. If you receive a call from a company that wants any of your personal information and your instinct tells you that something is not right. Follow your instincts and do some homework on the company before you ever speak to them again.
Same story as others here - vm left for me saying they need a statement about some legal issue before a decision will be made on my behalf and filed with the "County." Said his name was Jake Suller. Case number was similar to DonPalino's above.
I paid and they sent me a letter and I sent it to credit bureau and it was resolved. they are definitely persistent, but also legit. check out their website: www.huntingtonamc.com I also searched them on the BBB, they got a C. Not the greatest, but not an F either. http://www.bbb.org/buffalo/business-reviews/c ... o-ny-235963635/
i got a call from a man last name Nichols and he was very nice. he told me that i was about to get a summons to go to court for a payday loan since 2005. i listened to him and i was convinced that i had to pay so i made arrangements to start payments from my account. i feel really bad about this one because i really dont know these people but the man was very nice talking to me. i called back to speak to him the next day to request a letter proving that i owe the debt but he was not available and it was still during business hours. this stinks. i am cancelling all scheduled payments and just take the chance on going to court.
these people have changed their number three times in the past year. Any time the heat is on they change the number or their fake names that they give out to the public. People these are hard times we all need to research before giving anyone all our info and money, because they scare us with court company is a joke
Example : Mike Mathis is the name of their settlement dir. but his real name is Sunni Johnson
These people have harrassed my phone for over a year!!!! The funny part is, they've never once reached me or left a message....until yesterday. Same threats as all the other posts. Huntington Asset Mgt, blah blah...told me I had pending charges in Providence County blah blah. And the gal ended the voice message with "good luck!" That was my first clue. I filed bankruptcy a year ago and when I initially heard this voice message I started to panic thinking maybe I missed something. Reading these posts helped. I just don't understand how this scam can be beneficial to them. Do people actually fall for this crap? They're just searching for the next fool to fall for their BS. I recommend we all change our phone numbers and make them unlisted and unpublished and re-register for the "do not call" list. They are trying to fool people who are smarter than they are. GOOD LUCK!
I recorded the message from Huntington Asset Mgmt. They left the vm on my parents phone and there were at least 4 FDCPA violations. He said to call back in 24 hours that a bank was filing legal action Michael was his name. Funny thing is I have not had a checking account in years.
Keeps calling and saying I am a "person of interest" in an investigation. Is obviously black and has told me that he enjoys f***ing white women and that "his people" run the country. Hope he gets killed in a drive-by!!!!
Got a call today from Donna McTaylor of Huntington Asset Management telling me that I was being investigated for fraudelent activity on a checking account that had my social security number associated with it. I was supposed to call her back immediately to speak with the pre-legal department and be prepared to give a statement. My case number was CNET4656. I haven't called her back yet and don't think I will after seeing these other posts.
my bad ext 101 .. i hit the wrong button
I rec'd a call from same # on my voicemail this am about 8:15 - 8:30 .. house and work
They tried to sound very authoritative and about a legal issue that needed to be cleared up immediately..
gave me some ref# CHK14349-232121 and some other long #'s... Told them I can't recieve calls at work and hung up.
I'm glad I saw this... i called FTC and got a similar response
FTC said to call back w/ my reference # if they call again...
1.877.297.7570 ext 201
Guys make sure and call the FTC on this
Please call and report them to
Federal Trade Commission
One Bowling Green Ste. 318
New York, NY 10004
Just received a phone call from a woman who said she was calling from Huntington Asset something or other. Since she woke me up, I didn't even get her name. She asked me if I was aware that there is a current investigation going regarding writing a fraudulent check. She asked if I was the person she was calling for and when I said yes but what is this in reference to, she said I needed to hold on because she didn't want to give out the wrong information. She put me on hold and then a man came on. I didn't get his name either but he told me there was an active investigation and a warrant was going to be issued for my arrest. Fortunately by the time he told me that I realized this was a debt collection agency.
I already know that debt collection agencies will try anything to scare someone into action. Since I also know that those scare tactics are illegal, I told him to never contact me again. Now I'll report him to the Federal Trade Commission and my husband already blocked the phone number.
I AM AN EX EMPLOYEE AND HUNTINGTON ASSET IS FRAUDELENT THEY ALSO GO BY AS BRACLAIRE MANAGEMENT STD THAT THEY ARE THE PYMT PROCESSING COMPANY THAT IKS AN LIE THEY ALL WORK TOGETHER ABOUT 10-15 COLLECVTORS DO NOT MAKE ANY PYMTS YOUR PERSONAL BANKING INFORMATION EVERYONE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THEY MADE UP AMOUNTS ON THESE LOANS THEY CANNOT SUE U THIS IS BVIOLATION OF FDCPA LAWS THEY ALSO SPOOF AND ACT LIKE THEY ARE PROCESS SERVERS IF YOU KNOW PROCESS SERVERS DON'T EVEN CALL U I QUIT AND CALL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON THEM I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE PERSONAL BANKING INFORMATION THEY CAN NOT AND WILL NOT SUE YOU IT IS JUST A SCARE TACTIC THEY OWNERS KELLY AND JOELLE BRACE . JOELLE ALSO GO BY HER MAIDNE NAME LECLAIRE THEY CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO YOU OR FMAILY MEMBERS KEEP IN MIND WHEN THEY CALL KEEP THE RECORDING OF WHAT THEY LEFT ON YOUR MACHINE AND TURN IT OVER TO YOUR LOCAL ATTORNEY GENERAL EASY LAW SUIT SO MANY VIOLATIONS OF FDCPA GET YALL MONEY CAN YOU SAY LAW SUITS GALORE
Got a voicemail for my girlfriend to call that same number. Glad I checked this out. The name of the female was Michelle Montgomery. They didn't leave the name of the company though.
Got a call from my old job guy called sayin he was investigator berringer look for me?????
Was confused but laughing now.
I just received a message from this phone number 18772977570 with the wrong name. The Lady on the phone said she was "Pamela Catrino/Patrino with a Civil Litigation case of alleged deceptive use of a checking account. She stated that this call must be returned within the next 48 hours and for us to be prepared to make a statement"... It scared me at first b/c I missed the first part of the message with the wrong name. When I listened to it again I was glad that it was not addressed to me. But now from reading everyone's posts I guess even if it was addressed to me it's a scam.
This is very unethical to scare people like that.
Jea in Phx, A
If you received a call from 1-877-297-7570 ext103 Please call and report them to
Federal Trade Commission
One Bowling Green Ste. 318
New York, NY 10004
Jea in Phx, AZ
I received a message on my voice mail, Investigator Salvador with the Fraud dept with threats and when I called the number it was FOR Hunnington Asset Management. The crazy thing is that all my debts are settled. There is no way I should be receiving this type of call in A THREATENING manner anyway. It's just wrong!. If there is a class action suit I want to sue them. Count me in!
I just had a David Austin call me with this same information. I am filing a police report to show that this harassment took place. I hate these scammers. I had a really bad run in my EARLY 20's... now they're still trying to mess with me. :( Weak sauce. He tried to get me to verify info over the phone, last four or my SSN and my DL#. I called the police and told them what had happened. the officer I spoke with said that it was definitely a scam. Especially since they couldn't verify the org creditor. Beware people and don't give up any Information over the phone!