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Mann Bracken: Is it difficult to deal with them?

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I am trying very hard to pay off all my credit card debts. I - being a total idiot went to a debt settlement company. They "suggested" that I not pay my bills, and that they had great relationship with creditors.... What a lie.

Anyway, I am now in a dmp. I'm trying to pay off all my loans 100%. However, Mann Bracken Llc. wants a lump sum payment. I do not have the funds to give them the payment. I offered to pay it off through the DMP program. No deal. They said they would continue with the arbitration and see me there.

Is there anything I can do? I tried calling Chase directly. They said I could only talk to Mann Bracken law firm is a collection agency which threatens to take you to arbitration. Read the discussion to know the way out. that they no longer had the account.

The lady on the phone was very nasty. She told me if it went to arbitration I could pay her attorney fees and court cost. All of this is true information. So not misrepresentation.

I think I may be stuck. But I have a budget, and I am trying to pay everyone. That leaves me very little wiggle room when it comes to something like this.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

NewMMC




Can you give a persentage of what you settled for?

Sub: #21 posted on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 08:03

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Mann Bracken are the rudest people I ever heard of. They sent me a summons for district court a week ago for a debt of 791 dollars. A few days later I recieved a letter from Van Ru Credit Corp. to call them to discuss the matter. They offered me a settlement through them and Palisades (the original debtor) for three payments at 198 dollars and this was agreed through both VR and Palisades. I took the offer and this will cost me less than the original amount. The magistrate told me to contact Mann Bracken to let them know about this. I called and the rep flatly refused to deal with me and said the settlement was no good. They want over 1000 dollars out of me for the debt, interest and court costs. I called VR to let them know what was going on and they told me that to send VR the payments since Palisades was contacted that I was accepting the offer. Also MB said to me that they will see me at the hearing which I now wrote to the magistrate via certified letter that I will not attend and gave her the info (copies) of all documentation and wrote down the conversation with names companies and phone nubers. Was I right about doing this in this way?

Sub: #22 posted on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 10:46

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Go to mannbrackenwatch.blogspot.com

Then get the current 703 # for Mann Bracken. Get.a hold of Scott Kramer, attorney.

He is up on discipline in VA and so moving to MD. Fake court dates won't help his case.

If you are in another state tell Mann Bracken's lawyer there you are going to the Bar Association.

A month ago Kramer took $400 for a $6000 HSBC bill.

I am in MD but they have Bar issues in all 50 states! Doug Mann took a buyout before the GA Bar suspended him!

Good luck!!

Sub: #23 posted on Fri, 10/31/2008 - 06:08

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My chase credit card account got charged off due to the delinquency. Mann Bracken is a company that attempts to collect charged off debts. They claim to use "Attorneys at law." but they do that to frighten you. I got a letter from fed ex claiming arbitration against me. Another letter came in saying the same thing. They do have attorneys but they are really a collection agency. I am having a conflict with them. They want to settle my debt for 70% The representatives are very unproffesional and will try to rip you off. They do not seem to care about your situation. Obviously they work off commision and that is why they are expecting huge payments. If someone worked salary they would work with an individual by income and other bills. DO NOT LET THEM SCARE YOU!!

Sub: #24 posted on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 13:48

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I don't know who this Mann Bracken is , but they keepcalling my house, leaving messages on my machine.I called them 3 times telling them the person that they are asking for doesn't live here and I don't know this person. The lady I spoke with was very rude,she has no bussiness working for a law firm or dealing with the public.They told me it takes 24 hours to get my number out of there system, but this has been going on for 3 weeks, which I believe is more than 24 hours.I don't know what this company does, but if they call one more time I am reporting them.

Sub: #25 posted on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 08:50

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Guest you need to send them a C&D letter to stop the calls, just telling them to stop usually doesn't work.

Sub: #26 posted on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 01:16

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Mann Bracken is a total bunch of rude hard****. They will not settle, in fact only want the whole amount only. If you're on a fixed income, say Social Security Disability, they can not by law touch your money. See Social Security website for more information.

If they continue to harass you. Keep detailed records of all conversations. Also send them a letter via certified mail offering a payment plan option. Keep record of delivery of letter. If they refuse any offer and you're headed to court, make sure you have all this information with you.

Mann Bracken is not interested in anything than collection of the WHOLE debt and loves to give lectures on the phone about why you can't pay etc etc. I hung up in them and have refused all court notices. They will get a judgement against in court, so make sure to have all of you I's dotted and T's corossed. But make sure to seek advice from an atty like I did.

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Sub: #27 posted on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 13:00

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I have been sending payments to Van Ru Credit Corporation for an account that is actually being handled through Palisades Collection LLC. They taken the amount of a little over 1400 dollars and taken it down to three payments of 198 dollars to settle the debt. When I heard this I agreed to these terms and started sending the payments. This came prior to Mann Bracken?Palisades going through my local magistrate to have a hearing regarding my debt. When I called Van Ru to settle ( which they were the ones handling the matter ) I started sending them the payments because they told me that Palisades has agreed to the settlement. I then called the Mann Bracken office in Camp Hill Pennsylvania which was handling the matter the rude female on the other line got really bold with me and told me that Palisades would never settle for such an amount. I told her that I would not be at the hearing due to me already making the payments. She said they will and it would be to my best interest to show. I sent a letter to my local magistrate and told her the situation and also told her that I will not show since Palisades settled. Needless to say Mann Bracken never showed either. My first payment went through without a hitch wilt V.R but when I made my second payment they told me that there was a hold on my payments with no real reason given. This happened on the 5th of December. I called V.R. on the 9th to see what was going on and they told me that they sent the payment to Palisades. Today ( 11th ) I recieved a letter from V.R. stating that they are no longer handling the account and now I must deal with Palisades. Can anyone tell me what has just happened since there was no reason by V.R. given to me due to this decision??

Sub: #28 posted on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 11:58

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Connell Loftus is one of the new owners of Mann Bracken. He is Dick Cheney's cousin's kid. He bought out Wolpoff Abramson and Eskanos Adler. It is all Axiant now.

He has about three junior lawyers. Bracken and Jim Branton are left from the merger. So go for the weak spot, like others have said: bar complaints.

One thing wrong, too many calls, abuse, forget it. They pay the collectors minimum wage plus a percentage.

I owed Chase over $20,000. Mann Bracken called my job over and over. I sent them a registered letter and told them to stop. They did not.

I started calling them. Finally Loftus came on the phone to settle. I told him to forget the $20 grand. He took $1100 and made me sign a release fine. I guess I just broke it posting here.

But now you know, they know they are in poop with the bar association.

Read Bud Hibbs site and also mannbrackenwatch.blogspot.com

Sub: #29 posted on Sat, 12/13/2008 - 17:59

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After reading several sites and having received a letter from them myself, this definitely seems to be a scam.
I have been victim to this type of scam a lot. I googled the name Mann Bracken LLP, just as it has on the top of my letter, but nothing came up. The closest link was Mann Bracken LLC. which is a different business entity.

I'm not going to do anything with this, I may send a copy to my lawyer for her to review.

Sub: #30 posted on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 08:35

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