CFPB Complaint

Lewis, McDonnell & Associates – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-09-14T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: False statements or representation

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/2018 I received calls from unknown number as well as local number that were identified on caller ID in reference to signing legal documents. He did not provide his name but said he had been hired by XXXX, XXXX and associates to reach me to sign documents. He provided me a telephone number and a case number. I called the number and provided the case number and was told that ” XXXX ” is handling my case.

XXXX XXXX Lewis , McDonnell & Associates p : ( XXXX ) XXXX ext XXXX f : ( XXXX ) XXXX a : XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX , CA XXXX I also received calls from XXXX from someone who identified himself as XXXX XXXX . He said he was a process server and that he had legal documents that I needed to sign in reference to a XXXX XXXX Account ending in XXXX. He called my home, cell as well as work number. He said it was in reference to Case # XXXX! He gave me a number to call XXXX in order to speak to the company who was litigating against me.

I called and spoke to XXXX XXXX and she gave me the email address of XXXX to provide proof that the debt had been resolved in order for her to dismiss the JUDGMENT. I sent her the information and she responded as follows : Thank you for the letter XXXX XXXX, but this letter does not say or show your balance was paid off. This is an agreement to resolve your account if the agreement is met. I need a release of liability letter or balance paid in full letter to stop any further action. I can not submit this for dismissal of debt owed. Please feel free to call me or forward any other documents you might have pertaining to this file.

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Thank you XXXX XXXX Lewis , McDonnell & Associates p : ( XXXX ) XXXX ext XXXX f : ( XXXX ) XXXX a : XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX , CA XXXX I then provided her with the bank statements to prove that it had been paid. I called to follow up and she said that the case has been dismissed. I further asked who the attorney was? She gave me the name XXXX XXXX. Then I continued to raise questions and she put me on the phone with a man named ” XXXX XXXX ”. He said that XXXX XXXX is not an attorney but rather Operations Manager and they are a debt collector. ( I was previously told that they were a law firm and not a debt collector ) XXXX refused to give me his local number. He refused to give me the name of the attorney that was licensed in MO to file a law suit against me, he refused to give me the registered agent. I just believe that this is a very sophisticated scam and I wanted to make your organization aware.

Company: Lewis, McDonnell & Associates

State/Zip: MO 630XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: No

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3019752

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