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Today my bank account was 500.00 less than yesterday. I called my bank to ask why I see a hold on my account for 500 plus another 75 on hold. I was told that there was a Legal hold placed on my account for 500.00 plus another 75 the bank charges for having to process the legal hold. I asked my bank who put a legal hold on my account and she said it shows as the LA County Sheriff Department. She said the sheriff sent the legal notice to Chase. So she said I will give you the phone number and you can call them to find out what this is about. So I called the toll free number my bank gave me and the person answers Midland Credit Management. It's not the sheriff dept.
I asked the person on the phone why there is a legal hold on my account and how can you do that when I never received any documents stating that you are going to be taking the funds out of my account. They said because I had agreed when originally paying the 1200.00 debt and I defaulted and I still owe 500.00 and since they haven't heard any resolution from me that they have the right to file suit and there is a judgement against me so that is why they can put a legal hold on any assets or funds for the debt.
I have an alleged Best Buy account that was taken over by Midland Funding LLC. According to this collections agency I have an outstanding debt on a Best Buy Credit Card. Well I never used a Best Buy Credit Card. These people called sometimes 5 times a day. Anyways they told me they closed this matter and it’s over with. Well that is a lie! They filed a suit in the Monterey Courts which is scheduled for June 29, 2019. I frankly don’t care and will not show up for this hearing. I know that if a judgement is awarded to these crooks they can’t collect from my bank accounts. I only get Social Security which under Law can’t be garnished. I have sent proof this account wasn’t mine and spoken with their Lawyers. Nothing has been resolved except them telling me the case is closed and settled. So why didn’t they close the court hearing? This is a dangerous group of crooks who lie and cheat. They can’t be trusted!!
Please do not use this company! All my credit reports have them falling off by May 2020! However Midland funding claiming my credit reports are wrong & they won't be falling off. They are pissed that the statute of limitations for the state of PA is 4 years and they cannot legally come after me! They expect me to pay but they have no leg to stand on since it's over 4 years and about to fall off credit report!!! They will never see a dime from me! My next step will be lodging a complaint with P State Attorney's office for the threatening letter they sent me.
I received a notification that they had taken over a debt. I wrote a letter the very next day and mailed it to the address on the notice. I received my letter back today with a post office label saying that it was undeliverable as addressed. How can that be when I used their address from the notice? Now it is more than the thirty days that they allow for disputes (my original letter was mailed out on April 5 and today is May 14). I don't know what I can do at this point.
I wasn't actually disputing the debt itself, I wanted to confirm the amount owed and set up a payment plan once it was confirmed. How they could feasibly go after me for the entire balance at once and I absolutely have no way of paying that (I have a very limited income and too many bills). I can't believe that they have an address on correspondence that is incorrect which makes it impossible for people to file a dispute with them in writing. There must be something that can be done to stop them.
The same guy keeps calling me. I asked him questions because he was very hard to understand. When he called me I was at a doctor's appt. He asked me to go behind the counter and use their computer so I could pull up my bank information and give it to him. I thought this was Insane. He was pushy and kept telling me not to make this difficult. I actually received a UPS envelope after my conversation with him. I went onto the website to enter the acct # and it says I don't exist.
The same guy calls me daily. I asked where he was calling me from. He said INDIA. I asked if there is a local office so I could walk in and speak to someone. He began raising his voice and scolding me for trying to make this so difficult. I repeatedly told him I will never give my bank information over the phone to someone I do not know. He got angry and said they would be suing me. The last time he called I was on the highway driving home and I explained that to him. He told me to pull over so I could give him my bank information. Honestly I guess I'm going to court because I will not work with this beyond rude person trying to get into my bank account.
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I had some old credit card debt that Midland bought up, nothing huge. They were merciless in calling day and night. I got served court papers back in February of 2018 - they sued me for $1000, wasted money on an attorney to do it, too lol. Watch your backs, because it's legal for them to get a judgement against you, and you'll never know it (luckily, I did). If they are threatening to sue you in court, and they do not INTEND to sue you, get a lawyer asap. In my case, I VOLUNTARILY called THEM and settled I think two other cc accounts, on my own. SO them suing me was ridiculous. I explained that our pay went down for a time, and we couldn't make our payments, but are fixing things!
Companies like this research addresses, and will send something to an old address knowing it won't get to you. Anyway, I paid off my court-appointed payment schedule months ago, and just yesterday 3/19/2019 I got a letter from Midland in the mail for around $233 to pay off an old credit card. I made arrangements to pay 6 payments of $38 to settle this. Long story short, turns out it was MORE MONEY they added to the already-paid court case from 2018! I googled Midland, and sure enough have seen many reports that they are adding money to people's accounts. I think they threaten you with the court paperwork, because they said "there's a judgement against you in court"... So they know you'll pay it!
I'm gathering all my bank statements, etc and going to fight these people. They are out of California, but hide through international means. It's not fair, and they need to stop. They've been sued by the Federal Government, and several private citizens for violations, and still they operate under shade. Make sure you log on to their website and screenshot everything they have on you, all your payments, etc. EVERYTHING! Keep detailed records, phone calls (get names, although we know it's not "real" names), times etc. Document everything! And KNOW YOUR RIGHTS when it comes to these debt collectors. Midland doesn't play around, and they WILL get a judgement if they can.
These people are just horrible! I called to pay off an account and only to find out they added $420 onto the account! They couldn't tell me where the extra amount came from only that they will settle with what the amount the balance should've been which is $555. SMH.
Starting to get daily calls (from different numbers) about a Capital One account I supposedly owe $4000 on. Not sure how they got my number, but this is impossible as I've never had a Capital One account with a limit over $600.
My husband was contacted for a debt to be paid and after the scare tactics of threatening to go to court he authorized me to speak with the representative. I asked for a debt validation letter to be sure this wasn’t a scam. And was told it was a tactic to buy time. Then I was hung up on. He refused to speak to me when I tried calling back. If this was a real business I doubt their customer service is that awful. I contacted my credit card company and they had place my acct. with Atlantic services NOT Midland. Sound like SCAM?
I’ve sent in police report and dispute through certified mail for 1 fraudulent account from 2014 that I had never heard of. I am currently trying to fix another account they have as well and I can’t pay it online because it tells me to call in. Calling in goes to voicemail. I have been leaving voicemails with account number, name and phone number so I can get this all taken care of and NO ONE IS RETURNING MY CALLS! What is going on with this business? I am afraid this is a scam??? Which would really suck because I’ve already taken care of another account last month through them... I am really worried. Where did this company go? Is it even real?
I received a call from Midland Credit management about a $655 balance in collections on a card that doesn't exist on an account I've never opened. I explained this to the woman as I was looking at my credit report to verify. Her response was "Oh, that seems fishy, maybe we have the wrong person. Can you provide the last four digits of your social security number?" I then hung up immediately. Sounds a lot like a scam to me.
My Best Buy account was taken over by Midland Credit Management, who took me to court for the funds owed. I had contacted Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) to assist me, prior to the court date. I made my payments monthly through CCCS. In September 2018, I made my final payments to CCCS for all my bills owed. CCCS sent all my pay-offs to my creditors on September 24, 2018. They were all posted and my accounts cleared, except for Midland. Although Midland received over $1,200 as my pay-off, they are still showing that I owe them.
CCCS contacted Midland and was told that the funds were posted to an incorrect account and it would take 4-6 months to get it corrected. That is unacceptable. It does not take that long to move the funds from the incorrect account to my account. I sent them a letter on December 7, 2018 to post my pay-off and clear this account through the court. Neither has been done as of today, December 20, 2018. I am trying to clear my credit report but Midland is procrastinating on posting my pay-off.
I've called them on my own, for a debt of 600.00. The lady I spoke to was very rude and demanding when I called back to make my good faith payment. I sent an email to the company, letting them know I would no longer speak to them on the phone. Due to my hardship and disability, refused to take that nonsense talk. I understand they are attempting to collect an debt but their website states they would work with you on payment. She refused to send a updated letter in the mail so I can make payment. I owe as of now 300.00. Let's see if I get an email or letter?
The best advise I can give is do not ever answer the phone if these guys call. After daily calls with no voicemail I decided to answer. They began talking about an account I never opened and was already disputing. The account was opened almost seven years ago and I've been trying to get it off my credit report almost that long. I explained to the heavily accented guy that this was not my account and he tried to have me log in to their website to look at "my account." I refused as it is not mine so he told me to get a police report, which I did, and write them a formal dispute letter, which I did and mail it into them, which I did.
Two business days later the same guy called me back and said that what I sent was insufficient. I said, I mailed it two days ago, it's not possible you even have it yet. So I asked what else they needed and all he could tell me was it was insufficient. And of course again began trying to get me to pay. After I called him out for lying about having reviewed my letters in the mail, he said they would review them when they got them and call me back. Meanwhile I looked on my credit report and there is a new collection account, just opened, the first day I answered the phone call from these scumbags. Moral of the story, do not negotiate with terrorists. If I had never answered they would not have put this on my credit file and it would have soon dropped off my report.
Was speaking to a representative at Midland about credit repair and then out of nowhere they just disappeared and then never helped me with my credit. Not sure if he got fired or he just didn't want to help me but was not happy about being ignored.
I received a MCM letter offering me the standard 40% payoff amount. I was given to Oct. 6, 2018 to pay the reduced amount. I called on that day because I had scraped the money together just for this situation because I want to improve my credit. I was informed by the heavy-accented, American-named male that even though I am making the payment, my credit report will show that the amount was not paid in full so I will still have a negative report. He sounded so excited that he had a "live one" on the phone who wants to pay their bill and he was not letting me go. I was not happy with the negative credit report option but I was ready to pay anyway. I gave him my card number and it was rejected.
He explained that because the receiving company is an international operation, I will need to call the card company and tell them to authorize the payment. I decided to make the payment using my son's credit card. It was rejected as well. WHAT A BLESSING! I was just on here checking my credit report and somehow I stumbled on this site with all of you talking about your MCM experiences. My guardian angel protected me this time. Thanks to all of you for your posts. I'm sorry about your experiences but let's continue to help each other. I am now going to dispute the credit entry on my credit report and if they want their money, they must be willing to receive the payment directly.
Starting in December 2017, I began receiving phone calls from a number of different states. I chalked them up to being wrong numbers. Since I sleep days, I don't answer the phone. The calls started increasing in number, still appearing to be from different states. After Googling the numbers, I saw that nearly all of them traced back to some company called Midland Credit Management. I've never heard of them, nor do I owe them a dime. My bills are all paid and current. I didn't get an 800+ credit score by not paying my bills, after all. I sent them a certified letter telling them to stop calling me, that they've obviously got the wrong number. It didn't do any good. If anything, it made it worse! I finally had to get my phone number changed, which was a huge hassle. The calls stopped for about 2-1/2 months.
Suddenly, yesterday, I got a call from them again on the new number, which I have not given out to anyone except my immediate family, my dentist, and Walmart's grocery pickup service. Unless Walmart or my little small-town dentist is selling people's contact information, there is no way this Midland company could have my new number. It looks like I'll have to change my phone number again, but if they're robo-dialing numbers, changing my phone number again will only help temporarily. As mentioned, I've never even heard of this company, nor do I owe them a dime. I have a very hinky feeling that this company is a scam, operating on the guise of being a legitimate company, preying on people who might be easily intimidated or harassed into paying a bill that they don't even owe.
I had a debit that Midland Credit Management that came from Citibank back in 12/30/2015. On 7/8/2018 an agreement was made between both parties that on a $1,726.23 debt I would pay $1,035.74. 40% off to resolve my acct there. Generated check no 20,000 in the amount of $1,035.74. Cleared my bank on 7/11/2018. They reported the amount paid but will not remove the balance leaving $690.49. Have been given many different excuses from debit card. Would have resolved 2-3 days but check takes 30 or more days. They can confirm check cleared but takes time for system after which I was not informed of prior to payment and was out of work until 8/10/2017 because of special needs child and single parent. After the harassment with phone calls for a couple of months told them to quit calling. I would get a hold of them when I could pay. They started to harass my mother.
Set up a payoff plan to pay really old debts totaling 15,000 bucks. Pulled from 401k to settle it. My payment was 2 weeks on hold so my payment to MCM was going to also be two weeks past negotiated payoff date. Would they change the date to help me pay them 15,000 damn dollars?!?! Nope. 3 months later they sued me. I used 3200.00 out of the original 15k for a lawyer and had case thrown out. Their lawyer didn’t even show up with documentation validating my debt. Saved me a ton of money being complete idiots. DO NOT give these guys a dime. Not even sure how they’re still in business. So unprofessional and lack basic communication skills.
So, I had a Best Buy card that unfortunately went default. I was homeless at the time and had been unable to make payments on it. Eventually, contact about it completely stopped. Fast-forward two years later and I'm living in a different state in a better financial situation. A letter was sent by this company to my family at my old address and they got worried about it. Being better able to take care of it, I looked into the company. Everything on the surface "seemed" fine. It seemed professional and I didn't notice any red flags off the bat that led me to believe it might've been a fraudulent company. As it is, I'm still not sure, but the reviews here have certainly made me feel better about that decision.
I set up a double payment plan, going for the long haul on a payment system for 120 payments, once every month of a little more than $8 to take care of it over time and thought it'd be fine. Looking back on the terms and conditions though, I recall them saying they don't have to report to the IRS or credit tracking companies about these payments. Perhaps that should've been the big warning, but I decided to go through with it, not giving it much thought at the time because it's not the first time I've heard that, even from businesses here in the US.
The day I set up for the first payment when I was next paid, I got an alert from my bank that it was a foreign processing transaction from India. They labeled it as fraud and couldn't do anything about it. Immediately things about it started clicking, so I looked through their stuff again and I started noticing the holes. Eventually, it led me to this website to be absolutely sure of who they were and what they were doing. Suffice to say, I'm no longer processing a payment through this company and will be closing the account as quickly as possible, though now my information is floating in their system. It pisses me off, but I'm glad at least they attempted to take the amount they said they would. Not a larger amount or I'd be more peeved. As a side note, supposedly they had my information on file, but even my account shows *none* of it. It's a small detail and may be nothing, but it's still of note.
Sent me a letter stating it was a pre "court settlement." I called them and said, "Yes, let's do go to court." I was giving her all the information necessary to "take me to court," so I could expose them for the criminals they really are. She said "No I don't need that." I said, "Do you have illegal workers without green cards in this office. Dial tone... ICE you need to get these people back to where they came from. This country is allowing its hardworking citizens to be robbed by these criminals.
First of all MCM called my unlisted phone. Don't know how they got it. About an account that I am disputing through Credit Karma. I am saying it is not mine. I asked for them to send me a statement of the charges and where they were charged before any kind of arrangements are going to be made. They agreed. Within 10 day I did not get a statement but a bill with 3 different options to paid and the bill had been switched from my name to my husband's name. I am not sure that is even legal. I wrote them and told them that I did not receive the statement.
They switched the supposed bill from mine into my husband name and they are trying to collect a bill that is in dispute. Still no statement. Just the same once a week I get a paper with the 3 options to pay and they keep calling me. When I see that it is them I do not answer. I am not paying a bill that I am disputing. Not even sure it is mine and it is almost time for that to be discharged at any rate. It is almost the 7 years coming up which is why they are trying to collect on this. It is the calling me almost every other day 2-5 times a day on my unlisted phone that I do not know how they got.
This company call center has obviously moved overseas. Recently I closed a secured credit card because the card switched banks. Somehow my small balance of $65 ended up in collections with Midland Credit management. I settled the account for $98 so I could get my $800 deposit back. I called for verification that the account was paid in full and that letter to be sent to me. The letter arrived with an account # to MCI/World Com. A company that no longer exists for almost 20 years and a company I never did business with. I called to see if it was honest mistake. When asked to speak to a supervisor, I sat on hold for 5 minutes. I called back and the young lady told me. "What do you expect from us?" This company is now overseas pocketing people's money. It's just $100 but I cannot imagine paying off thousand of dollars to be scammed like this.
I called Midland Funding Llc and requested documentation of the purchase of my card and they stated they do not have this. Don't you think that is strange. I know when I purchase something of value I receive documentation. This company is sketchy.
Just got a phone call from these scammers. I feel horrible for these people that get scammed by these guys... THEY ARE NOT A REAL DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY. First of all, if you owe money, the bank you ORIGINALLY borrowed from will try to contact you and only them! They send letters first, and my key is never answer a phone number you do not know. Screen it by letting it go to voicemail. Call back and never say the actual word yes to anything. My first clue this was a scam is that they couldn't tell me what they were calling me about until I gave them my social? That way they could look me up in some sketchy computer program that gives them all my info... HELL NO! Stay far away from this company as possible. For those dealing with them now, try to cancel your payments and close out any checking accounts they are taking money from so they won't be able to do so anymore! I hope the police/FBI get a whiff of these guys...
These thieves have tried collecting a debt that is way past the statute of limitations in CA. In addition they have threatened me and my 80-year-old mother. I have had the same # and address for many years and not once sent me proof of any debt owed or any court documents. There is also nothing reporting on my credit report. I have excellent credit and I refuse to let these jerks mess it up. Don’t give any info and always ask for proof which they can’t seem to produce. Sad world we live in folks but always gotta be on your toes.
These people contacted me several times regarding a debt for my son. I forwarded the information onto him. Because of his job he decided it wasn't worth arguing about a debt he knew was not his for $280. It was some internet debt... He thinks it was his old roommate using his info... But they kept calling me so I read the reviews here and told him to cancel the card he used to pay them. He didn't do it in time and they took out 2 different transactions in the amount of $650 from his bank account without his permission. AND they are still trying to call him and collect money. We will be contacting an attorney and filing a complaint. I am not sure why this company is still allowed to practice in the state of Arizona. I deal with a collection company for my business (I'm the one reporting the debt) and they would never do this type of underhanded business. Real collection agencies DO NOT take out money without permission.
Obviously being a debt collector they SHOULD be interested in closing accounts. I called them and asked for a 10 day payoff amount and they proceeded to bully me and tell me they weren't sure if they could close the account. (UHMMM YOU'RE JOKING!?) They then asked me where I'm getting the money to pay it off and why I haven't paid it in the first place and asking for every detail of my life when I said we got into some financial issues they kept pressing on and on. He said that I had been paying for my PUD and Comcast (how they can see that I'm not sure) but I felt very violated.
I finally told them that if they wanted their money they would give me the 10 day payoff amount and who to make the check out to and where to send it. He then got very rude and asked if he would for sure have the check in his hands in 10 days. I said "We will be sending it out in the next 2 days but I don't know the exact day you will have it in your hands." I am absolutely dumbfounded how high and mighty these people act. ESPECIALLY to people calling to resolve and close their accounts.
Midland is driving us crazy, calling day and night, both my husband's number, and mine. We made arrangements to pay one bill, and now they're hounding us for another. I can barely sleep, we don't have anything to take but they are going to give it a try anyway. I can't get a lawyer right now, so doing tutorials on how to defend myself. PLEASE people, don't get on free credit score websites that give you "advice" on credit cards!! It will ruin your life. I really think most people are good, and they want to try and better themselves, and just end up over their heads, embarrassed and ashamed.
I worked with two other debt collectors who really helped me pay off past debts. They treated me with some dignity, and made real arrangements I can deal with, and I was grateful for them. One of them even reduced the amount of the debt, took a large chunk off because I was cool with them. So I'm not trying to "get out" of paying, I, like so many others, are just tapped out. Practices like Midland's have got to STOP! Why is this legal!? They can sue someone for $1000 and take their home, and wages. WHY!? All it takes is a Google search to see the terrifying reality of Midland Funding/Midland Credit Management.
These people are relentless! They harass and harass and when they can’t get you they call anybody with the same last name. 6,7,8 times a day! Never leave messages and don’t speak English. I have reported them to the Attorney General and the BBB, hope they all get put under a rock with their name on it!
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