ED Magedson – Founder
Seneca Asset Management - Les Michaels22 Broad Street Salamana, New York USA
Seneca Asset Management - Les Michaels Fake Collection Attorney who attempts to extort money Salamana New York
I received a phone call from someone named Les Michaels who first said he was from the Sheriff's office in my county and that he was going to serve me with a warrent for fraud, deception, to a financial institution. On the first call he agreed to a repayment plan, on the second call he became obnoctuous and said since there was fraud he could escalate the balance to $3,500.00 the balance on the account he said he was collection was only $700.
He said such nasty things and that I would be put in jail for 3-5 Years unless I paid him, this was not my debt, but a family members, we defaulted on the loan but had every intention of paying it, but I did not want the family member to know that we defaulted. So he insisted on taking $3,000 in payments and I gave him my debit card and he debited about $1,200 out of my checking account and said that he would do the rest later.
So like two days later, I spoke to my family member, who indicated that she was already on a repayment agreement with another company for the same debt. So she contacted the other company who said that we had just been ripped off of $1,000.00. When the other company called Seneca Asset Management to inquire, they hung up on them.
The other company said that Seneca Asset Management did not own the debt and the $1,000 we just gave them was stolen from us. The also researched and found out the was no Attorney in the United States named Les, Lester or Leslie Michaels that was afiliated with Seneca Asset Management.
The company told me that this was a civil matter and that since my family member acknowledged the debt and was making payments and that they owned the debt that there was no fraud involved. And that a company can not use tactics like that to collect a debt, as long as the debt is being repaid in good faith. The company also indicated that Seneca Asset Management did not read me the mini miranda act and that they should have not been discussing the matter with me under any circumstances.
I have contacted my bank to try and get the money back, Yes, I am naive and very stupid, and thank God for the educationand exposure of the so called "Les Michaels" who also went by "Mr. Sullivan" he state he practices from 16 states and loves to use the word adjudicate and tells you if he is not in the office "contact his secretary" which is the same number and it is a cellphone (with no name attached to it). I definitely was ripped off hear and am very embarrassed.
Please be weary of this man, he gets you on the phone and pretends to speak to "His Client" in the background but he is not speaking to anyone real, he is talking into the air because you hear him but no on else and he puts his hand over the phone, any legitimate business would put you on hold.
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