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McCarthy Burgess and Wolff: Is it a collection agency?

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does anyone know how to deal with McCarthy Burgess and Wolff. THEY HANDLE VERIZON YELLOW PAGES AND ARE A COLLECTION AGENCY.




Bossy4455

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Sub: #1 Welcome to the Community :D I'm still checking, but I can't fin
Tue, 08/07/2007 - 09:15

Welcome to the Community :D I'm still checking, but I can't find anything on them yet. Have you sent them a debt validation letter? When did this debt occur, and when was the last payment? If this debt is legit, they may make payment arrangements with you, but make sure that you are dealing with the person who actually has your debe. Feel free to ask questions, we are here to help!..KAren I deleted your duplicate posts for you..




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Sub: #2 mccarthy burgess wolfe collections
Mon, 05/05/2008 - 09:32

ignor them, they'll go away eventually




FloridaRon

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Sub: #3 Bub, I'm sorry but I completely disagree. The "ignore" tactic n
Mon, 05/05/2008 - 10:14

Bub, I'm sorry but I completely disagree. The "ignore" tactic never works out well in the long run. Languages1 needs to handle this effectively from her side before this CA decides to take her to court.

If it is a legitimate debt, and she is financially able to, she needs to see if she can work out some sort of payment plan. If it is not a legitimate debt, then she needs to request validation of this alleged debt. She also needs to keep everything documented, so if she does go to court she can proved she attempted to resolve this issue before it went that far. Also it's good to have documentation of fdcpa violations, if any, so she can sue them if needed.

Believe me, and I'm speaking from personal experience on this, burying your head in the sand will not make them go away. And I'm sure a few others on this forum will agree with me on that.




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Sub: #4 Find contact info and send dv letter certified return receipt.If
Mon, 05/05/2008 - 10:17

Find contact info and send dv letter certified return receipt.If they prove debt is viable,then it is time to open discussion to settle the account.




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Sub: #5 Collection Practices
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 13:27

My suggestion is to educate yourselves on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. This act protects you, the consumer. There are statutory damages of up to $1,000 per violation of this act. I was awarded enough to pay the bill in full and get a bit for myself. Every collection agency, law office, bank etc.... is required to follow this Act. This company has been violating this act and if you are Bankrupt, the Bankruptcy Stay. Educate yourselves and agencies like this will stop harassing you and treat you like a consumer, not a bad person who is having financial problems.




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Sub: #6 Only collection agencies are governed by the fdcpa.
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 14:26

Onlycollection agencies are governed by the fdcpa.




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Sub: #7 McCarthy Burgess and Wolff
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 17:08

If the entity in question is McCarthy Burgess and Wolff then fdcpa does apply as they are a law firm specialized in collections and are themselves debt collectors by legal definition as they provide third party collection services.




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Sub: #8 mccarthy burgess and wolff
Tue, 05/06/2008 - 22:03

McCarthy Burgess and Wolff
MBandW.com
26000 cannon rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44146
ph.440-735-5100
fax.440-735-5110
Hope that is what you are looking for.




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Sub: #9 McCarthy Burgess and Wolf
Thu, 08/14/2008 - 12:19

Is McCarthy Burgess and Wolf a scam? They've been calling my cell phone# for several months, always 3x in a row. I've never used my cell phone# to open any type of account that has a financial obligation and haven't changed my home phone#, so if they are a legit collection agency wouldn't they have the rest of my accurate contact data? In fact, I've had my home phone# and address in place longer than my cell#.




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Sub: #10 Answer and see what they want.
Thu, 08/14/2008 - 12:21

Answer and see what they want.




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