Complaint Review: Wilber and Associates, P.C. Attorneys at Law
Wilber and Associates, P.C. Attorneys at Law Phishers of Men, Women and Anybody Naive Enough to Answer Their Questions Normal Illinois
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Received a non-certified letter in the mail with claim numbers and "Wilber File Number" and other assorted numbers and dates. The date this letter was received was at the middle of the month of August 2017. The "Claim Date" on the form was listed as 10-xx-2016, nearly a year after the supposed claim event. The amount being pursued and listed as the "Current Claim Amount" (current because they probably add more fees as the process drags on or as their NON-CERTIFIED correspondences get "lost in the mail") was close to $1000.
Knowing that my wife and/or myself haven't been involved in any collisions I decided to call my insurance company first and advise them that someone had either filed a false claim or that an unscrupulous "law firm" (probably really located in Nigeria and related to some prince, heh) was fishing for information to shake down potential victims to support their champagne wishes and caviar dreams, heh.
After calling my insurance and advising them of a potential scam, I decided to call the "firm" (after dialing *67 so caller id would appear as "unknown" on their end) and get some of my questions answered. Immediately upon conncecting they asked for the "Wilber File Number". I advised them that I did not wish to offer that information, but instead wanted to know why they did not correspond with me or my insurance company via certified mail. The service representative told me, intermittent the sound of sucking her teeth, that she didn't have to answer that question. I laughed out loud and asked her if she just said that she didn't have to answer that question. She confirmed as she continued to suck on her gums and teeth. I asked her to please connect me with her supervisor. After 2 to 3 minutes of ringing, the phone finally connected to an answering machine asking for the "Wilber Claim Number" and a phone number where I could be reached.
I chose not to leave a name or number (my concerns later validated by seeing people's complaints regharding "harrassing" phone calls from the "law firm") as this was obviously a shakedown of some sort. This is the "Information Age", why should any of us give anybody our information if they haven't paid us for it? After looking online, it appears as though there are several complaints regarding the mishandling of mail correspondence and the exorbatant fees associated with the "firm" re-sending mailings that they never send certified (and probably haven't actually sent at all), like ALL legitimate (and even most illegitimate, heh) law firms do.
Please do not give these scammers ANY information. This is an example of everything that is wrong with our country right now. This is a group of "lawyers" (more accurately described as criminals) who are able to get away with theft and interstate felonies on a daily basis, because they know how to steal without getting caught, by intimidating those who willfully give them their money out of fear. I hope they piss off the wrong person soon and pay a big price for their crimes, something tells me they soon will, heh.
The following is a word for word copy of the letter I received ommitting only personal information with all additions in bold and in parenthesis:
Be advised that our client's claim (what client? the client's name isn't mentioned once in the mailing) has been referred to this firm. Our client had to compensate it's (their "client" is an "it" not a they, that's weird) insured for the loss which occurred on the date referenced above. We are now investigating your responsibility (which we will establish solely through our leading questions and your admissions made under durress) for this loss amount (and the amounts which we arbitrarily assign to you for lost mail and re-faxing), and we would like to discuss this matter with you.
We are attempting to resolve this matter in an amicable fashion (wasn't so amicable when I called your office and asked my own questions), but your cooperation is required to reach a complete resolution (guess we won't be reaching a "complete resolution anytime soon then guys, heh). If you had insurance on the claim date, please advise us of that information immediately ("immediately"? the supposed claim date happened almost an entire year ago, HAH! don't hold your breath for any information from me). Otherwise, if you did not have insurance, you may use the enclosed envelope to remit payment for this claim. You mat also contact us at 800-313-5169 x3191 for payment options or to provide us with your insurance information.
Make checks payable to: USAA
Mail to: WILBER & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
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