Report: #500417

Complaint Review: Mcm - MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT

  • Submitted: Fri, September 25, 2009
  • Updated: Fri, September 25, 2009
  • Reported By: jhon doe — new albany USA
  • Mcm - MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT
    8875 Aero Drive
    San Diego, California
    United States of America

Mcm - MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT My wife was paying on debt and was told one thing on the phone and amount .And was reaching closing of account and called to find out total and was not what she was told the second time.. San Diego, California

*Consumer Comment: Info

*Consumer Comment: Perfect Example..

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to all thoes paying a debt through mcm be aware u might pay more than your really spose to. my wife was refered to mcm and had called to settle a debt and had talked to some one they told her that she could make payments over a few months and pay a certain amount  by the fourth month and thats what we did come to find out she had called to find out total pay off and was blowin away by what she was told the second time around a amount of 600.00 more than what she was told the first time so is this a type of scam or what sounds fishey to me..
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#1 Consumer Comment

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

go to www.budhibbs.com to find out how these scum bag collectors were kicked out of Maryland

Never EVER pay a third party debt collector - they will rob you blind -

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#2 Consumer Comment

Perfect Example..

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

This is a perfect example of why you NEVER talk to a collection agency over the phone.  You have no proof of what was said.  I can almost guarantee you that if she pays more without a written agreement that $600 difference will turn into a $1000 or more difference.

The best thing to do is make sure everything is in writing.   EVERY letter you send to them should be by Certified Mail with Return Receipt.   You should only accept offers from them if they put them in writing BEFORE any money is sent. 

Unfortunately MCM is one of the "bottom feeders" in the Collection industry.  Normally the first thing to do is send a Debt Validation Letter that makes them validate that you actually do owe the debt.  As there was a very good chance that your wife was under no legal obligation to pay on the debt anymore.  However, once she made the payment she probably reset the Statute of Limitations which means that they can again come after her legally, and makes a Debt Validation letter almost useless.

The best thing to do is take the current amount they say is owed and offer between 25%-50% of that amount in a single payment.  Remember to do this in a letter, but do not sign your name(only type it).  Be sure to add in that they are to not contact you by phone, only through the mail.  If they violate that part you can actually go after them for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 

Only when you get an agreement from them you can agree with do you send any money.

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