Complaint Review: McGuire Management
- McGuire Management
600 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
- Phone: 877-296-8240
- Category: Collection Agency's
Since 04/14/2015 and 04/15/2015, a guy calling himself Eric Tavern, who claims to be an independent private investigator and process server has been calling my brother's phone and leaving voicemails for me, by name. In the first voicemail, he claimed that he has documents for me to sign for a company called McGuire Management, and if I have any questions, to call (877) 296-8240. The second voicemail was to inform me that he has been trying to serve me these documents, and that he will be coming by my house between 5pm and 7pm, but no one showed up. The third voicemail today was to again inform me that he came by yesterday, but no one was home (which is a lie), and that he will try to serve me again at 4pm, and to make sure that there is a witness there, and again, no one showed up.
I called Mcguire Management at (877) 296-8240, and a woman by the name of Reina answered the phones. She said that McGuire Management is a pre-litigation firm, located at 600 Lexington Ave. NY, NY. When I started asking more questions, she became a little irritated, and then placed me on hold for several minutes. When she came back on, she apologized and said that it was her son on the other line, and he was calling to let her know that he missed his school bus.
To redirect the call, I explained to her the purpose of my call, and inquired again about who Eric Tavern was, but she said that she wasn't sure who he was since the company hires a lot of outside companies. Then she asked me for my social, I told her that I wasn't going to give her that. She then asked for my name which I gave her. She pulled up an account and called out the last four numbers of my social and they were correct. She said the debt was for an Alpine Direct payday loan company which I took out in July 2012 for $400.00, and the bank used to secure loan was Bank Atlantic, which was closed, so with the delinquency and added fees the balance was now $1900.00. I told her that this is clearly a scam because I do not have any business dealings with either Alpine Direct or Bank Atlantic. She said that she couldn't recognize the bank's routing number, so she would put my account on temporary hold while she further investigates and calls the bank, and that she'd get back to me tomorrow. Before she hung up she asked me if I knew these people and stated some relatives names who were supposedly listed as references. That was so troubling. If I didn't know better, I'd think these people were legit.
Rather than wait, I decided to be pro-active and do some research on the company and the address she gave me. I found the management company for that building, and called around. I finally reached a gentleman that gave me the direct number to the lobby. I called (212) 838-4758 and spoke to one of the security officers. I explained to him the purpose of my call, and he informed me that there isn't a company by that name in the building. He then said that he had gotten a call about this McGuire Management before, and the person was inquiring about their existence too. He said that maybe the lease is under a sister or parent company name so try to get a suite number or direct number. I called McGuire Management back and I got a voice mail for John Palermo. I hung up and tried 2 more times, and both attempts took me back to John Palermo's voicemail. I called the officer back at the front desk, and asked him to search for a John Palermo, but he couldn't find that name in the building's directory. Just for kicks, I did a search for all the companies operating out of 600 Lexington Ave. NY, NY, 10022, and of course McGuire Management is not listed.
In 2009, I was a victim of a similar scam where they actually got money out of me, so my apparently my information is still floating out there.
I called back 6 times this morning to try to get an address, or suite number to no avail. The first woman, Ms. Short, placed me on hold when I asked address. I hung up and called back, and a man, Mr. Biandi, picked up, and when I asked for address, he told me to hold so he can get a stationary letter off his desk to give me address. LOL. I hung up and called back and got Christian James, who told me the address was 611 Lexington Ave. NY, NY 11240. Checked address & of course it doesn't exist. In fact, zip code 11240 doesn't even exist anywhere!!! Hung up and called back and got Ms. Short again who yelled at me saying that I was being rude by calling and asking for address without identifying myself, then she asked me not to call back, and hung up the phone. Called back and got Mr. Biandi again , and when I asked for address, he slammed the phone down & disconnected call... Basically, all attempts to get an address failed.
I am haven't heard back from Eric Tavern yet, but I hope he calls back today, so I can give him a piece of my mind. It's a shame that these predators are victimizing people like this. These people aren't only predators! They are terrorists!!
I found another business that John Palermo is associated with:
NYS Department of State
Division of Corporations
The information contained in this database is current through December 17, 2014.
Selected Entity Name: MEDIATION MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC
Selected Entity Status Information
Current Entity Name: MEDIATION MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC
DOS ID #: 4535346
Initial DOS Filing Date: FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
IDs himself as the Mediation Office of John Palermo. Both Palermo and Dan Perry make appearances on 800notes trying to collect debts using questionable means. So far as I can determine there is no McGuire Management.
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE
Selected Entity Address Information
DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC.
7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228
UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC.
7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11228
Mediation Management Group LLC
7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202
Brooklyn, New York 11228
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