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Complaint Review: Blue Whale Publications (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) AND Luebke, Baker & Associates (Peoria, Illinois)
Blue Whale Publications (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) AND Luebke, Baker & Associates (Peoria, Illinois)6440 NW 5th Way Fort Lauderdale, Florida U.S.A.
Blue Whale Publications (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) AND Luebke, Baker & Associates (Peoria, IL) Our client (Blue Whale Pub) has agreed to settle outstanding account... from 2004???!! Just out of the "blue"! Fort Lauderdale Florida
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Luebke, Baker & Associates, Inc
P.O. Box 9398
Peoria, IL 61612
and I urge you to call the 800 number. It's good fun. Here's how my conversation started out today after I called that # and a lady answered:
LBA lady: "Hi, can I help you?"
Me: (whoa, no identification of business?) "Who is this?"
LBA lady: "This is a collection agency."
Me: (hmmmm, that really answered the question.) "WHICH collection agency?"
LBA lady: "Are you returning a call?"
Me: (Pause... what the hell do you think?) "I have a letter..." CLICK
Oh yes, she did. She hung up on me when I didn't immediately tell her why I was calling. NOTICE... she never did say which company she was from. I wonder why? Maybe this # is used for more than one company... hmmmm.
Maybe a magazine publication company (or several) AND Lubeke, Baker & Associates. I haven't figured out the connection yet but there is one, obviously. Someone has reported that the Feds are on to them, and you can be sure I'll be checking on that and reporting them myself.
I've gone through several other reports and it seems as though our credit score won't reflect our refusal to pay. So, for now I've kind of settled in. I'm ready to enjoy screwing with them for awhile. I will never send them one d**n red cent and neither should anyone else. Infact, I'm going to put that in caps for anyone just scanning this...
DO NOT GIVE OUT CREDIT CARD # OR MAKE A PAYMENT TO LUEBKE, BAKER & ASSOCIATES, INC WITHOUT GETTING ANY AND ALL INFORMATION ON THE ACCOUNT. IT IS A SCAM!!!! DON'T SEND MONEY!!!
We've been playing "hard to get" for a few months now. My husband was all ready to hand over the dough one day last November when I chewed him a new "one" and told him in no uncertain terms would we be paying for magazines that we did not recieve. He agreed. Ever since then we've been trying to get them to give us more information on this debt we owe or details on the Blue Whales Publication crap but they conveniently cannot give out that information, cannot find that information, or whatever other BS they can come up with.
I cannot state enough DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED. DO NOT PAY!
And if you go to their website lba93.com - yes, they do look legit and perhaps they are legit. But the accounts are not legit and they are scamming people. Don't be mislead by the fish symbol (meaning "Christian" or "Jesus") it is a huge ploy to distract you. It's appalling to this Christian that anyone (employer or employee) would claim to be Christian and behave in this way.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/21/2009 07:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Blue-Whale-Publications-Ft-Lauderdale-Florida-AND-Luebke-Baker-Associates-Peoria-Illinois/Fort-Lauderdale-Florida-33309-6112/Blue-Whale-Publications-Ft-Lauderdale-FL-AND-Luebke-Baker-Associates-Peoria-IL-O-414654. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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