• Report: #200720
Complaint Review:

Ken Hughes

  • Submitted: Wed, July 12, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, July 13, 2006

  • Reported By:Mt. Holly Springs Pennsylvania
Ken Hughes
223 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.

Ken Hughes ripoff Chicago Illinois

*Consumer Suggestion: Info for Tina on Ken Hughes...NOT a telemarketer..

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Ever since we moved into this house, and got our new phone number I keep getting phone calls stating that "it is very important to call Ken Hughes @ 888-249-4134. This is not a whatever call" I have never returned his call nor will I as I have no idea as to what the heck he is talking about. We have run our credit report very recently and it is just fine. Fine enough to be approved for a home construction loan.

He is not the only one that I keep getting phone calls from. Over the past 2 weeks I keep getting calls from some company asking for the woman who used to have my phone number. I tell them that they have the wrong number and they say "so you don't know so and so?"

When I tell them no and that I have told them 5 times now that I don't know this woman and I have had this phone number for over a year, they ask if my address is ### Baltimore Street?

When I tell them no, they just hang up. No Thank You, Kiss my butt, or anything.

Thanks for letting me get this off of my chest.

Mt. Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Info for Tina on Ken Hughes...NOT a telemarketer..

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


Ken Hughes is a debt collector for Merchant's Credit Guide Co. They are also JUNK DEBT BUYERS.

They buy very old, uncollectable debts. You were lucky enough to get the phone # that the original debtor had.

They will keep calling. You need to send them a CEASE COMMUNICATIONS letter as per your rights under the FDCPA. It makes no difference whether the debt is yours or not.

Do this right away.

Contact info:
Agency Details

Merchants Credit Guide Co. aka/CFB Financial III, LLC
223 W. Jackson Blvd., #900
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 360-3000 888-249-4134-
Fax: (312) 360-3024
1308 State Highway37
West Frankfort, IL 62896
Phone: (618) 937-4665
Fax: (618) 932-6127

CFB Financial III, LLC
Barry P. Siegal, Agent for Service
55 W. Monroe St. #500
Record Office: 223 W. Jackson Blvd., #900
Chicago, IL 60606

Web Address: http://www.merchantscreditguide.com

Compliments of budhibbs.com>>>
Head Debt Collectors:

Daniel F. Burtis, President

Michael Fromknecht, President

Gregory Fuchs, Vice President

Edwin S. Burtis, Secretary, Treasurer

Kenneth Hill, VP Operations

Bud Says

Rarely has one organization generated the number of complaints that this one has. Consumers coast to coast are complaining about Merchants Credit Guide Co. attempting to collect on debts that are time barred by statute. Agency owner and President Greg Fuchs, Daniel F. and Edwin S. Burtis are a class action law suit waiting to happen. Merchants is a bottom-feeder who purchased and is attempting to collect on debts that are ten, twelve, fifteen years old and longer. These slimy dumpster divers have taken the slime to yet another low, with their illegal practices.

Merchants is collecting for it's own subsidiary; CFB Financial III, LLC (IL LLC) on debts so old, most are time barred by statute meaning they can no longer be litigated, they can no longer be placed on your credit reports and the slime at Merchants and CFB Financial can be sued for their illegal debt collection practices. Some Citibank accounts were originally charged off back in the 90's, which tells me that owner's Burtis likely paid just pennies for them. Their debt collectors are poorly trained, making threats of actions they cannot take and we are receiving many complaints of time barred debts appearing on credit reports. The good news is you can sue these idiots and may even be able to recoup legal fees in your suits. What the Burtis's are doing is not new or even unique, just a different spin on an old consumer scam, to rip off unsuspecting consumers. Consumers a warned NOT to fall victim of the scam.

Now is the time for consumers to go after this low-life, sleazy bottom feeders that lie and steal money they are NOT entitled to. Anyone having inside information on Burtis and the lawbreakers who work for him get in touch with me. We are seeking any information available on Fuchs & Burtis such as where they live, what they drive, church, organizations, family, connections, anything at all, get it to us. This also includes the sleazy employees working there; let's focus on them to see who and what they are, when they are not on a crime spree. Many complaints are for accounts consumers do not even owe, however the idiots at MCG have a lot of trouble understanding that. Wonder what their drug testing policy is?

Anyone being contacted by Merchants Credit Guide is urged to NEVER send them money, they are a scam. All of the debts they are attempting to collect appear to illegal. You do NOT legally have to pay on a debt that is time barred. If Merchants Credit Guide Co. has accessed or placed information on your credit bureau report(s), they may have committed a crime. You may be able to collect a fee of $1,000 from them AND have Merchants Credit Guide pay your attorney fees.

Fuchs, Burtis and their goons are liars and con men, let's hold them accountable. If you need a good consumer attorney, I recommend the experts at: www.naca.net

You may want to consider legal actions against Fuch, Burtis and Merchants if warranted. Tape record their calls (where legal) as tapes go a long way in court settlements. This group of dumpster slime won't be around long, let's hasten their demise by going after their illegal debt collection practices.

Contact me if you have personal information on Gregory Fuchs, Edwin S. and Daniel Burtis or the other goons working at Merchants Credit Guide Co and CFB Financial III.

I also recommend you visit the Ripoff Report for more: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff171912.htm


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