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Mar 31, 2015 04:35 PM

855-808-0414 Did you get a call from 8558080414? Read the posts below to find out details about this number. Also report unwanted calls to help identify who is using this phone number. 855-808-0414 Toll-free avatar Laurie 19 Mar 2015 Call received prior to 9am. Tried searching various sites for some indication of who this might be - nothing. No message left so it can't be important. Going on my BLOCK list. Caller: 800 Service avatar JJ 19 Mar 2015 called 8:35 this morning. I turned answering machine off so they just hear ringing. Cannot find anything about them. Spokea says its an invalid number whatever that means. Caller: ? avatar fl beach replies to JJ 18 h 4 min ago 3/30/15. Called me @ 9 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Seem any # ending with 0414 is a scam!! avatar Nick 19 Mar 2015 Midland Credit Management, another debt collector. Caller: Midland Credit Management Call Type: Debt Collector avatar Bill.s replies to Nick 27 Mar 2015 FYI - Called this # to see who they were trying to reach at my #. It is the debt collection company and the name of the person they were calling was unknown to me and they said they would remove my number from that acct. avatar cj replies to Bill.s 28 Mar 2015 Don't hold your breath that you were taken off of any account they are bottom feeders that go after people who have either paid off or had a debt charged off. They want your money and that is it avatar Jay 20 Mar 2015 Midland Credit debt collector BigA BigA 20 Mar 2015 MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT AKA ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP Posted in: Per Tamianth MCM contact page with a location in California: The also go by the name Encore Capital Group: BBB Page is being updated: ... diego-ca-101104 However this was previously on their page-note the government action against them: BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2000 (1227 complaints and a government action and they are accredited?) Midland Credit Management Inc Phone: (800) 825-8131 Fax: (877) 414-0961 8875 Aero Dr #200, San Diego, CA 92123 View Additional Web Addresses Additional Web Addresses BBB® Accredited Business Seal BBB® B+ Rating Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints Advertising/Sales Issues 5 Billing/Collection Issues 1105 Delivery Issues 1 Guarantee/Warranty Issues 3 Problems with Product/Service 113 Total Closed Complaints 1227 Government Actions Swanson V Midland Funding Date of Action: 12/12/2012 On December 12, 2012, Midland Funding, LLC settled a lawsuit filed by Lori Swanson, Minnesota's Attorney General, against the company last year for filing unreliable “robo-signed” affidavits in collections lawsuits and sometimes targeting the wrong people for payment of old bills that it purchased from credit card companies. The lawsuit alleged that Midland filed thousands of collections lawsuits against individuals in Minnesota courts, often supported by unreliable “robo-signed” affidavits generated at Midland’s St. Cloud, Minnesota offices. Several Midland employees admitted in sworn testimony to signing up to 400 affidavits per day, either without reading them, without personal knowledge of their contents, and/or without verifying the accuracy of the information contained in them. The Consent Judgment requires Midland to: provide individuals with validation of the debt; verify the identity and address of an individual claimed to owe money at the outset, before any collection effort is made, investigate the matter and, if it cannot substantiate the debt, close the account; take steps to correct any adverse credit reporting, and not later resell the debt; not file affidavits w/ the court unless the person has: a) read and understood them, b) confirmed the authenticity of any documents filed w/ the affidavit, c) only based the affidavit on the signer’s personal knowledge, and d) signed the affidavit in the presence of a notary who acknowledges the affiant’s signature in accordance with law; implement standards to ensure it does not sue people on debt that is beyond the applicable statute of limitations; implement procedures to ensure it does not sue people on debt that it does not own; may not pursue a default judgment without giving the person written notice that their response does not constitute a legal answer and waiting 30 days so the person can seek legal counsel or otherwise respond to the lawsuit; include added specificity about the facts supporting its claims in its lawsuits so that individuals can meaningfully respond to the suits against them; at least 10 days before it pursues a default judgment against an individual, send a copy of the judgment request to the individual. Under the Consent Judgment, Midland will also resolve outstanding and future consumer complaints made to the Attorney General’s Office and pay $500,000 to the State of Minnesota. Other complaint Sites: ... management.html They are a Kansas Corporation. Information from the Kansas Dept. of State: Current Entity Name Business Entity ID Number MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC. 0048421 Previous Names: MERCHANTS FINANCE CORPORATION, INC. Current Mailing Address: 3111 Camino Del Rio North Suite 1300, SAN DIEGO, CA 92108 Business Entity Type: KANSAS FOR PROFIT CORPORATION Date of Formation in Kansas: 09/09/1953 State of Organization: KS Current Status: ACTIVE AND IN GOOD STANDING Resident Agent and Registered Office Resident Agent: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY Registered Office: 2900 SW WANAMAKER DRIVE SUITE 204, TOPEKA, KS 66614 Bizapedia has this on Encore which is a Delaware corporations: And this on the address these criminals are located at. Seems they have a lot of different names: ... O-CA-92123.html So remember, when dealing with these scumbags remember that you have rights: Federal law (FDCPA) requires them to send you a letter (US MAIL ONLY) within 5 days of their first contact that contains their name, physical address, the creditor’s name, and the amount of the alleged debt. It also must contains “mini-Miranda” telling you that it is an attempt to collect a debt and that all information will be used for those purposes. The one other important thing that this letter must also have in it is that you have a right to dispute the debt within 30 days of the date of the letter and if you do so, all collection activity must be stopped until the debt is verified. Read up on your rights here, get template letters to send and also make a complaint at this government site: Also file a complaint with your State Attorney General's office and the California AG’s Office: List of State AG’s offices: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20580 Division of Credit Practices Bureau of Consumer Protection ~ Clarke W. Brinckerhoff Attorney December 22, 1993 Ms. Kimberlee Arbuckle MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT 500 West First Street Post Office Box #576 Hutchinson, Kansas 67504 Dear Ms. Arbuckle: This responds to your letter dated December 2, 1993, inquiring whether Midland Credit Management, Inc. ("MCM") is a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA" or "Act"). You report that MCM "purchases portfolios of delinquent accounts receivable for the purpose of profitable recovery, resale and cure. These accounts are owned solely by MCM . . ." Section 803(6) of the FDCPA defines the term "debt collector" as "any person who uses any instrumentality of interstate commerce or the mails in any business the principal purpose of which is the collection of any debts, or who regularly collects or attempts to collect, directly or indirectly, debts owed or due or asserted to be owed or due another." In our view, a party that purchases delinquent accounts from the party to which the debts were originally owed and attempts to collect them from the consumer debtors fits clearly within that definition. The party is attempting to collect debts that were "owed or due another" and the fact that title to the accounts is passed to the collector in no way changes that fact. In the leading case on point, involving a company whose business included the purchase of large volumes of checks that had been dishonored and subsequent collection of the checks from their makers (in the same manner as MCM buys defaulted accounts and thereafter attempts to collect from the account debtors), the court wrote persuasively that the purchaser is covered by the FDCPA. It gave short shrift to the fact that the party had actually purchased the checks in question: By use of the language "owed or due another" Congress was attempting to exclude those entities that extend credit from the effects of the Act. Congress intended to protect borrowers from "third persons who regularly collect debts for others." (Italics by court; citation omitted). (The purchaser) is a third party collecting a debt originally owed to another. . . . It cannot escape the spirit of the Act by the technicality of purchasing the debt upon default so that title technically rests in itself. Holmes v. Telecredit Service Corp., 736 F. Supp. 1289, 1293 (D. Del. 1990) The only theory for exclusion of a party such as MCM from the "debt collector" definition (and thereby from coverage under the FDCPA) is that it is a "creditor."(1) Section 803(4) defines "creditor" as "any person who offers or extends credit creating a debt or to whom a debt is owed, but such term does not include any person to the extent that he receives an assignment or trans-fer of a debt in default solely for the purpose of facilitating collection of such debt for another." Since the accounts that MCM buys are delinquent when purchased and are being transferred for the purpose of collection, we believe that MCM is within the class that the "creditor" definition expressly "does not include."(2) The words "for another" at the end of the clause excepting assignees from the definition of creditor in no way changes this result: (T)he excluding factors in the exception are that the debts are the result of an assignment or transfer and that the debts were already in default at the time of assignment or transfer. With the phrase "for another" at the end of the exception, Congress merely intended that the debts should have originally belonged to another and that the creditor was therefore in effect a third-party or independent creditor. (Italics by court) Kimber v. Federal Financial Corp., 668 F. Supp. 1480, 1485 (M.D.Ala. 1987). Accord, Holmes, supra, at 1293. In sum, it is our view that a party that obtains consumer obligations in default for the purpose of collection is a "debt collector" under the FDCPA, even if that party actually purchases the accounts from the original creditor. The views set forth in this informal staff opinion letter are not binding on the Commission. Sincerely yours, Clarke W. Brinckerhoff ________________________________________ 1. Section 803(6)(A) only specifically exempts creditors' officers and employees. However, it "seems clear from the legislative history of the Act that Congress intended that this exclusion cover creditors themselves as well as their employees." Holmes v. Telecredit Service Corp., 736 F. Supp. 1289, 1291n.3 (D.Del. 1990), citing Kimber v. Federal Financial Corp., 668 F. Supp. 1480, 1484 (M.D.Ala. 1987). 2. See the comment on this subsection in our Staff Commentary on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. 53 Fed. Reg. 50097, 50101 (Dec. 13, 1988.)

Mar 31, 2015 04:34 PM

They called me, didn't speak a word, and then hung up. Yes, they can call us, but we cannot know who they are and, therefore, we can't harass them!

Mar 31, 2015 04:30 PM

they are saying i recently applied for a payday loan which I have not the phone number is 818-322-8282 I wish for these calls to stop

Mar 31, 2015 04:24 PM

isn't sad all our ploticans are so busy doing nothing they can't get rid of the scam artist about half of them are investers in these scam companies

Mar 31, 2015 04:19 PM

My mother-in-law kept receiving calls from (210) 340-2772 the guy asked for Jose & when she said no one lived here by that name he then asked her her name. She gave a fake name & he then preceded to request personnal information so she hung up on him. He then called 3 times in a row but she refused to answer. My wife ignored he moms request to ignore the calls & answered the phone. The man then tried to pry information from her, she told him he has the wrong number & she tried to hang up. He started acting like he couldn't understand her so i grabbed the phone & he hung up when i threatened to call the police.

Mar 31, 2015 04:18 PM

Se identifican como que son de Claro pero suena sospechoso. Mejor no dar información.

Mar 31, 2015 04:16 PM

They called, asked for personal information before they would say what the call was in reference to.