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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




I informed manna bracken that i was no longer working as i was on disability...so i agreed to 3 monthly payments and they said they would send me documentation to make further arrangements....they never did...then this weekend i called my bank to report that there have been fraudulent checks written to my checking account and they said that a sheriff's levy was placed on my account...called the sheriffs department and they said that mann bracken had sued me and got a court order ...took almost 1300 (almost all the money i had in my acct) from my bank account and will take any other money that i deposit in my acct. This was all the money i have to live off of because i am not working and employed. They did all of this without contacting me or even notifying me of any court case. Now I dont have any money and because its the end of the month...i will not have a place to live. :!:

Sub: #41 posted on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 15:05

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Contact the county clerks office to see when a judgement was issued against you, also find out when and where you were served. If you weren't served properly, you can ask the court to vacate the judgement and have the bank return your money.

Sub: #42 posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 02:42

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Here is what Mann bracken can do to you. I signed up with a debt consolidation company (Credit America, something like that). When they didn't make any payments to my creditors, but continued to take my money, my accounts were sent to Wolpoff and Abramson. I was threatened by them, harrassed by them, they even harrassed my parents. How they found them, I have no clue. After being harrassed too many times, I finally agreed to a payment plan with them. I paid them for about 6 months, on time, every month. One day in the mail, I got a notice of arbitration. Not knowing why, I called them and was told that it was an accident that I got it, but once the case is arbitration, they can't take it out (this is a total lie!!!). After being threatened again by W&A, I agreed to sign a stay of execution,(basically I had to put in writing that I paid them by a certain day every month, something I already did anyways). I paid W&A for 18 months. Then Mann Bracken bought them, and the process started all over again. I was getting harrassed again, I was told that the payments weren't getting made (which was another lie because I was doing EFT payments) and I had to pay the balance in full. If I had the money to pay the balance in full, I wouldn't have been in this mess. After 2 months of going back and forth, they offered me a settlement. So, I took money out of my IRA and paid them 70% of the balance. No one said anything to me about what happens to the money that I didn't pay, they were just saying thank you for paying and closing the accounts. The fact that I didn't pay the balance in full I have been told by Mann Bracken will be on my credit report for 7 years. Trust me, it doesn't end when you pay off the balance. Then last night, I got a 1099-C form in the mail saying that I had to add the balance of what I didn't pay to my total income from last year!! I am not even sure this is legal!! Does anybody know??? Mann Bracken will come after to you any way they can, legal or not..be careful before you agree to ANYTHING with them!! I would hate for someone to go thru what I thought I was done with!! :evil: :x

Sub: #43 posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 09:03

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I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT SEVERAL TIMES CONCERNING A credit card debt THEY MADE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. PAID THE AMOUNT FOR 2 MONTHS AND NOW RAISED THE PAYMENT SAYING IT WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE A COURT DATE HAS NOW BEEN SET FOR ME - I HAVE TRIED SO MANY TIMES TO CONACT MANN BRACKEN NO ONE CALLS ME BACK OR THEY HANG UP ON ME - GUESS I'LL JUST GO TO COURT

Sub: #44 posted on Mon, 02/02/2009 - 11:37

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I'd tell them to go jump; a cease and desist letter is also in order. I had an encounter with those turkeys seven years ago; both debts to former MBNA were settled for a compromised amount yet one was forgiven. I wonder how I go about getting my money back from those turkeys?

Sub: #45 posted on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 10:33

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These Junk Debt Buyers want CASH ONLY!! NO partial payments!! PAY UP OR THEY FILE ARBITRATIONS ON YOU!! THESE PEOPLE ARE RUTHLESS!!!!

Sub: #46 posted on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 12:58

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THEY DO NOT ACCEPT DV OR CD LETTERS!!!!!!!!! I have sent well over 15 DF letters to these SCUM BAGS!!

Sub: #47 posted on Tue, 02/10/2009 - 13:03

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The Mann Bracken/Walpoff people refuse to negotiate realistically. To the extent they do negotiate, the negotiation is a fraud. They will not live up to what they negotiate. For example they will take partial payments and then not reduce the balance as agreed prior to your sending the partial settlement payment. Do the public a favor and fight these people any way you can so their business is not profitable. Do not feel guilty about eliminating the enemy! I like what someone else wrote and have recopied it below.


Mann Bracken has a weakness-their lawyers. Refuse to deal with their collection agents. These people make $5 an hour if they're lucky and the rest is commission.

You will find a current list of the REAL Mann Bracken attorneys at johnpfryedebtlawyer.blogspot.com. Contact one of them and tell them to work things out.

If the lawyer you talk to does not, file a Bar complaint. You will want to file against them in Georgia, your state, and the state of the Mann Bracken office that contacted you.

A couple of Mann Bracken lawyers have been disciplined, and Branton could lose his law license at this rate!

Good Luck!

Sub: #48 posted on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 04:17

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Mann Bracken received a summary disposition against me in Michigan, even though I disputed their right to collect the debt. The original debt was to Washington Mutual. The law suit was initiated by Mann Bracken on behalf of Palisades Collection, LLC. I understand that Mann Bracken/Wolpoff & Abramson/Palisades Collection are now all one entity. The judge did not support my demand that the debt had to be validated (I should say he did not really give me the opportunity to argue the point). Is Mann Bracken licensed in Michigan? If they are not , is there anything I can do?

Sub: #49 posted on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 16:17

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Mann Bracken has noting, they buy the debt. Here is wat one person did, send a DV to NAF directly, CMRR, requesting a full accounting of the debt as per the FDCPA from account balance 0 to present $$$. State as they are being used in the debt collection process as a collection agent they are bound by the FDCPA. This make 'em nervous. Also state that you will
file formal charges against any attorney from the NAF used in this collection and will file a Bar complaint with a complaint against the State AG.

See, NAF operates under an umbrella of being lowkey. They can and will be liable if you know how to press this issue.

Sub: #50 posted on Tue, 02/17/2009 - 16:58

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