• Report: #288557

Complaint Review: United Processing

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  • Submitted: Mon, December 03, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, January 28, 2009

  • Reported By:Carlisle Pennsylvania
United Processing
101 Century 21 Dr Jacksonville, Florida U.S.A.

United Processing ,United Processing threatened to have me arrested at my place of employment Jacksonville Florida

*UPDATE Employee: get your facts strait

*Consumer Comment: IF YOU'VE BEEN STALKED BY PHONE AND HARASSED BY UNITED PROCESSING, JACKSONVILLE, FL, READ THIS!!!

*Consumer Comment: Wow

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On November 15th I received a phone call from a man with a heavy foreign accent stating that he was calling concerning a legal matter. He stated that his name was Kevin Petterson and he was calling from the legal division. I returned Mr Pettersons phone call. When he answers the phone he does not state the name of the company he is working for. When I asked who he was he immediately got deffensive and wanted to know who I am.

When I began to question things he told me that he had to "read me my rights" and proceeded to very quickly read off a list of things that I was being "charged" with. He informed me that I owed $710 and that if I could not come up with this money within 30 minutes, there would be officers at my job the next day to arrest me.

I told him I didnt have this kind of money lying around and he stated that he wished me the best of luck and that I should contact a lawyer. I was able to come up with half the money thanks to a family member and he had me send it via quick collect through western union. Which I did in fear that I would go to jail and my kids would be put into the foster care system.

Again today, December 3, 2007, I received another voicemail message from Mr. Petterson. He stated that I needed to call him regarding a very important legal matter and that this was time sensitive. I immediately contacted my state Attorney Generals Office and was told that I needed a physical address for them to be able to pursue anything.

When I called Mr. Petterson back, I had informed him that I spoke with my lawyer and that my lawyer needed a physical address to remit payment to. Mr. Petterson said, "I have already contacted your manager and officers are on their way. Good Luck." and then he hung up on me.

I discussed this with my manager, who helped me to look up some information regarding this company. The only information I had was phone # 210-858-6603 and the name of the company from which he left on a message. We found out that the phone # is a Texas # but we couldnt find a United Processing INC located in Texas. That is how we came accross this website and other complaints.

I highly suggest this company is looked into and that anyone that is having the same harrassment going on with them contact the attorney general's office immediately. This is not legal.

Tawnya
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

get your facts strait

AUTHOR: Pay Your Bills - (U.S.A.)

ok. there are two comapnies in florida....united PROCESSING and united LEGAL. the two companies are NOT RELATED!!!! UNITED LEGAL IS A BUNCH OF FORIGNERS!! THEY ARE A SCAM!!! THEY ARE NOT LOCATED IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA. THEY ARE IN MIAMI FLORIDA!. if you guys would do some research instead of finding was to get out of paying your bills, you would have correct information!
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#2 Consumer Comment

IF YOU'VE BEEN STALKED BY PHONE AND HARASSED BY UNITED PROCESSING, JACKSONVILLE, FL, READ THIS!!!

AUTHOR: Lynda - (U.S.A.)

They came very close to making me a victim, too. First they discussed it with my present husband, which is illegal since the incident went all the way back to 2003, and my name was completely different then. In consumer collections, the collector cannot discuss it with a third party.

They had my husband--who suffers from depression and anxiety anyway--convinced I would be arrested in a matter of hours. Even though this involved a check that had been written to E-Z Payday Loans in 2003 and I figured if they COULD arrest me, they would have done it back in 2003, it caused an incredible amount of stress in my house. I work at home, and I had customers on one end, and my husband at my elbow pleading with me to do something so I would not be arrested.

I called my State Attorney's office and found that--of course, writing a NSF check is illegal. However, if the person agrees to hold the check--which is the nature of the business in those payday loan places; that's what they do--it's not a check any more. It becomes a promissory note! Yes, they can make it a civil action, take it to Small Claims Court...but they cannot arrest you.

If you are a Florida resident, one of the things you can do is report them to the agency that controls collection agencies. That would be Florida Office of Financial Regulation, Division of Finance, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0381/ Their toll-free number is 1-800-848-3792, and their website is www.flofr.com.

I'm not surprised you got scammed--these people are the scum of the earth and misrepresent themselves as officers of the court.

FIGHT BACK WITH EVERY LEGAL DEFENSE YOU HAVE!!! These cretins need to be shut down for good!!!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Wow

AUTHOR: Prissy - (U.S.A.)

Were you ever scammed. You're right, it's NOT legal. No one is going to arrest you and take you to jail for an old debt. They bluffed you GOOD !!! And you fell for it, Dearie.
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