We have been struggling for over 3 years to recover from loss jobs/income. During this time we have tried to negotiate with the credit card companies; inspite of the media suggesting “to negotiate” with the cr/crd companies this was not a good experience for us.
Hence, here we are today and have settled all but one of our cr/crd which is now with a Debt collector and apparently a judgement (which we have never received) We did try and settle this a year ago and they agreed (on the phone) for an amount which we then started having regular payments drafted. At the point I became aware of the “court action” I went to the court house and that is when I discovered the Judgement for the full amount. Since then it has been a nightmare.
Consumer Action Taken:
I started a debt settlement program with a company and it was working well – until they went out of business. Fast forward a few months I was contacted by JHM&K; I did my research, talked to several agents and thought I had covered all the basis. That was in May 2012. Drafting every month on the 10th. I sold some personal things and had extra money and called and had additional payments made to the (escrow) account. As of last week, Thursday, I was trying to call to make another additional payments and after many many attempts; mail box is full, email addresses are undeliverable and faxes got no response.
Then I read the article posted on Consumer Report – I was astonded and now I am outraged as to how they could take monies from my escrow account – in the name of FEES and NEVER try to settle my debt. So now I am right back where i started. Now I have filed a complaint with the FTC.
Date This Problem Happened: May 10, 2012
State You Live in: Oregon
Age Range: 51-65
Total Amount of Fee Paid:
Company Name: Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight
620 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, Calif 92660
Company Telephone Number: 888-382-5530
Website of Company: jhmklaw.com
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