888-587-0752 - Has anyone dealt with this law office?
In 2005 i paid off my macys debt with them i have all the return checks now anoter collection agency is trying to collect for the same debt. I now have to send prove and still not sure what else to do
In may a case I had re a car accident was settled by Mitchell n Kay. I do not live in the United States but yet they refuse to send my money by fed ex or allow my mother to collect on my behalf. Wheneever I call i've been told one lie after another.......it was returned in the mail etc. its Five Months and I can't seem to get my money. The secretary says they can't wire transfer to my bank account in the Caribbean. What options do I have?? I don't want to lose time from work to come to NY and still have problems getting my money. Help please.......any one.
What can you say about a law office that states the mini-miranda in leaving a message on your answering machine, evern when they know they are calling very old accounts that are more likely wrong numbers???
When you pay them, you have to call them billions of times to get your proof of payment.
They outsource people from the Philippines and India, and they try to outsmart these people by stealing paid accounts from them so the collectors dont get their commissions.
Try calling 800-2474720. Ask for Rhonda and you'll get an attitude! People from this company hung up on you as soon as they find out that you're not paying and aside form that, they never handle disputes in a timely manner. They are fast at giving Dunning Letters but they take forever to get you your reciepts.This company needs to be shut down.
Who has ever talked to Mitchell Kay? This company is a scam. to their customers and even their employees. I know so because I work for The Law Offices of Mitchell N Kay. Any more questions?
In reality, its not us who's a scam, like for example you recieving abill from us about a T-mobile account when you never recieved a bill from T-mobile. In reality it is T-mobile that is giving us this accounts because they charge bogus amounts of money thats why you dont find out about it until it has already reached a collections agency. It is our clients that refer these scams to us that we have to handle.
The only reason I say MNK is a scam is that they do not religiously follow fdcpa. But if youre talking about acconts. Remember we dont get the money when you pay this $2000 t-mobile bill. That all goes to T-mobile. We are paid to do their collections, and the money we collect goes to them thats the deal.
Nonetheless, if you guys want something done, call Rhonda everyday at 800247-4720, and I assure you they will be done because this is a stubborn lady that wants all the job left to her collectors and if you specifically ask for her when requesting a letter or wanting to discuss an important matter, go directly to her.
MNK does a lot of things wrong, in handling the customers and the employees. But we sure dont charge you bogusly. We only collect for our bogus clients that own bogus accounts or own bogus businesses... Like T-mobile and Bally's.
Aren't u making a percentage of said bill collected??? That's how MOST CA's get paid. Are u any different?
Also, if it's actually T-Mobile than can't we go directly to them as original creditor???
you people really need to understand that you dont have to be there when a judgement is put against you. a judgement is good for 20 years, and can still be collected on. furthermore- stop acting like none of you have had debts you just plain and simple dont want to pay. p.s. any fool trying to apply for bankruptcy- by new laws- you still have to pay!!! so stop running and start coughing up $$$$$$! thats the way of the government you chose to live for!!!!
Thank you for your imput" collection agency", but no one here is trying to run away from their debts. Most people here are looking for ways to pay them.
You have had your fun for the day, now please go count your money, and leave us alone
I also made a deal with Mitchell N. Kay to settle on an amount owed. The deal was to give them 2 post dated checks in the amount of $200.00 each. The lady said if the money would not be in my account on the specific date to call and change the date and there would be "no problem", which I had to do. Now I get a letter stating I still the balance of $372.00 because I was in default. I FINALLY, after about 20 phone calls, got a hold of the lady and she said because I changed the date on the payment that I was in default because there was a 30 day grace period and they will just turn in into the credit bureau. I tried to reason with her but she kept saying I broke the agreement, even after she told me that I could change the date on the payment, and said nothing about that making it in default. I would like to get on the class action as well and I'm in the process of writing a letter to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Better Business Bureau.
Aren't u making a percentage of said bill collected??? That's how MOST CA's get paid. Are u any different?
Also, if it's actually T-Mobile than can't we go directly to them as original creditor???
Agents only get a percentage if we reach a particular goal, and that's a lot, most of us dont get it anyway. But if you're saying T-mobile gives us a percentage out of what we collect, no. These are charged off accounts remember that. And the discount T-mobile is giving is good for themselves. We dont get a commission for every account we collect on, like people are given commissions for a product they are able to sell for a company. ist not like that.
You can go to T-mobile directly. The only reason they refered accounts is because they dont want to go through the trouble themselves. Collecting debts includes a lot of processes and T-mobile just dont want to be bothered by that.
We get an incentive out of the Total Money we collect in a month. not per account. And that's not even big. If it was, T-mobile did not hire us, theyre partners with us. You know we're just puppets here being asked to do this and that for a price. Thats all. Blame T-mobile. And look up the company yourself on the internet. They do charge people with bogus balances, Ive heard too much about it.
More questions please?
For anyone's and everyone's information:
Received this AM a phone call from a representative of Mitchell N. Kay demanding payment of an outstanding balance from Mervyn's Department Store. While attempting to communicate with this person, he constantly talked over me and would not acknowledge that 1} there was no balance on the Mervyns account 2} the social security number did not match 3) the address did not match. I called Mervyn's customer service in India and Mervyn's collection department in Manila whio reinforced the fact that we owe nothing and have never,ever been late on any payment. As a matter of fact, for many years, each monthly balance has been paid in full. What we have here is a collection agency with absolutely no skills or scruples.
I received a letter today from the Kay offices. I told them that none of the info was correct and that I wanted the phone number of the company I supposedly owed money to. Suprise, suprise they don't have that number. I got a letter like this from another company several months ago. When I started pushing and told them that I wasn't paying anyone money without more info, they hung up. A couple of weeks later, I got a phone call telling me that they made a mistake and that I didn't owe any money. Do I have a sign on my forehead? Anyone have any idea how we stop these people?
If you must send money to this company, send a US Postal Money Order and NOT a personal check (they will then have your bank account number to seize. You are allowed to send a money order, DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN'T!. Keep copies of EVERYTHING you send them, because as others said above, they WILL come back months or years later for something you already paid.
I received a letter today from the law offices of Mitchell N. Kay, P.C., demanding payment of a debt that does not exist from a company that does not exist. I called Kay, they hung up on me.
I never recieved a letter, but I did receive a robo call from the offices of Mitchell N. Kay. I googled the name and came across several links. I also immediately checked my credit report. I do have a bankruptcy from back in 2004 and wanted to make sure everything was in order. After reading up on this debt collection agency, I decided to call the number they left and referenced the "control" number given in their message. The guy I spoke with was rude and seemed a bit off. He complained that he couldn't hear me. I had to reiterate a few times that I did not receive any letter, just a call. They had my name correct, but then asked me for my SSN. Of course, I didn't give it to them. Instead I asked them what SSN they had on file. The numbers they gave me didn't match my SSN. Finally they verified my phone number and agreed to remove it from their system. We'll have to wait and see if they actually do.
Ok, I have been getting the same thing. They keep calling asking for different people. They want personal information like soc numbers to confirm that i'm not that person. today they actually threatened me because I got online and called the main switchboard and asked for one of the attorneys. I called the bar association...he's deliquent. These are some really shady people. i think they are stealing people's identities. Call the district attorney at 212-335-9000 or 212-401-0800 to file a complaint. I think they need to be shut down.
I am currently dealing with Mitchell N. Kay. They are collecting on a debt that has long fell off of all three of my credit reports. They offered me a settlement in the amount of 978.oo & I have accepted. They always claim they have not received certified mail. It took me weeks to get a return card. The only way to be sure they received it is to fax it in to their customer service department & get a confirmation that the fax was received.
Got a FAKE letter sent Presorted 1st class mail with a Toll-Free Number saying I owed $12000.00 What a joke!!!! This company needs to be shut down right away. All they want is money. I will probably go undercover to NYC this winter when I visit one of my friends and see what they are about.
Kay is being sued in New York for a class action.
I am suing him herein washington state I have a summary judgment hearing Friday the 16th and well
he is going to lose..
I am suing Plaza associates as well..
It is time for us to stop the stupidity and fight these jokers..
We recently received a letter from Mitchell N Kay stating my husband owes them several thousand dollars for a CC bill. MY husband had a CC with a company that sold the CC account to another company. We chose to keep the card, we moved and weren't receiving a bill. My husband was in Iraq at the time so I tried contacting the CC company asking how I could pay the bill, etc. I was told that my name is not on the account and I explained that I know that and I am not trying to use the card only pay the bill. I also explained that I had a full Power of Attorney. The people I spoke to were very rude and just kept saying they could only talk to my husband. I explained for the millionth time that he was in Iraq and it wasn't possible for him to call them. For the next couple of months they continued to call but would NOT send a bill. Finally one evening I happened to be on the phone with my husband when they called I clicked over and called them back on three way so he could talk to them...giving permission for me to pay the account. Then they stopped calling, but still no bill. That was almost 5 years ago. The original CC bill was around $500 now Mitchell N Kay is saying my husband owes almost $3000 and that the original dept was $900. When we have tried to explain that we tried to pay the debt etc. they basically said we are lying because in the state we live in they can still disclose info even if I wasn't on the account. Any suggestions as to what we should do? Pay or not pay...we hate to have this on our credit.
After receiving my credit report I called the collections agency listed and they referred me to someone else who finally referred me to Mitchell N Kay. After they verified who I was all I wanted was the address to mail the money. Summer the agent who I spoke with wanted to me to give him my checking account information and was vehemently adamant about simply giving me the mailing address. That raised my suspicions immediately. I asked to speak with someone else. While on hold I came across many complaints about this company. Once someone returned I mentioned the law suits and unscrupulous activity surrounding them Jared was quick to provide me with an address. I don't trust these crooks if they couldn't/wouldn't provide an address and very deceptively tried to capture my banking information. I am already uncomfortable I gave them my social but I was trying to be honest.
BEWARE!!!!! I am real nervous about my credit situation now and the fact these clerks had an arabic dialect makes me more nervous.
I would send them a debt validation letter before sending them any money rw!
Also in the dv letter send a cease and desist to only communicate thru USPS. Since u called them more than likely they got ur number on caller id.
Just a suggestion,
For two days, I've received an automated phone call telling me to call back regarding a debt: 866-355-9587
I called with the control number the automated beast told me and had a heated discussion with some guy with an Indian accent. All I wanted from him was an explanation of who Mitchell N. Kay is and what they do. He only persisted in asking ME a bunch of personal questions without explaining who they are!
Giving him no information (not even the control number) he said I should Google them and here I am! Glad I found that no one thinks they are legit and sees they are a scam.
I told them to cease & desist with the harrassing phone calls since I have no relationship with them. Besides, I have no unpaid debts with anyone past or present - so I know I am clear and they are a fraud.
I don't think he liked me asking if he's actually sitting in Nigeria.
What a fraud!
Pained in Dallas
Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay
646 205 1886 x5494
888 647 5718 x469
Mr Darnel Roberts
800 509 1074 x7399
Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay
7 penn Plaza Ny, NY
I just received a recorded message from this law office and I called it back after I read the postings here. There was a guy that answered the phone and asked me personal info and for me to take advantage of a real good deal. He then went on to say I could make a payment right now over the phone and I asked him if he sent the info in the mail and he said he did on 12-8-07. I told him I would call him back when I receive the letter in the mail validating this debt. He then went on to say I should take care of this debt & y I don't want to pay it. I stayed calm & said I know u r doing ur job but I would like the letter. He told me his manager want to talk to me I said thats great. My signal fade but the manager called me back with a 213 area code, thats L.A.,Ca not NY, whats up wit that. Anyways, I told the manager Im requesting the letter for validation & I don't mind paying my debt but I keep all documents in the event there is a problem. He hung up & have not called me back. I do owe the money but I don't want to be scammed. Does anyone have any advice on what to do also, how can they freeze accts? I thought if it goes to court, the jugde may order u to pay but it ur accts or not froze else how would u pay?
Yeah, don't they need a court order to have an account frozen???
I got a call today from this same "law Firm" They said they were trying to collect a phone bill from Sprint that I owed. They said the phone bill was a land based phone and the bill was generated in ohio. I HAVE NEVER LIVED IN OHIO! He then told me we could settle on this for half the price owed.... I told him i'm not settling on something thats not Mine. He then said I need to send him a dispute form I said I would and he said thank you and hung up.... no address for the form or anything. Shady? I think so.
i just got a call from the earlier wanting to collect a debt from a loan i never even made
My son had a terrible accident that left me in financial ruin. I am just getting on my feet somewhat, but had to let some bills go. Unfortunately, this supposed Law office had the debt. They are rude and harrassing. I received 15 calls in one week. After talking to them one night, they called me back that same night and then again the next morning. I talked to them that morning but they continued to call all day. They call all day and they have repeatedly called my place of employment which I told them not to do. I am just now discovering there is a Class Action Suit against them for Unfair Collection Practices. I have also been threatened by these people. I suggest anyone that has received a call or letter from them - be aware of the Lawsuit and be very leary of these people.
I was sent a letter from Mitchell N. Kay P.C. 7 penn plaza Ny NY and I have never heard of them before. I have sent at least 150.00 in payment regarding a 5 year old account that was delq and the letter stated that they would garnish my account for funds if I did not submit them, so I did. If the information I am reading is true with other people I will be highly Pissed. Money does not grow on trees....
They are threating to call my job and threating with a law suit,they don't want to work anything out ,they want all the money up front.They CAll eight to ten times a day,i called Honda and told them about Mithell n.Kay LAW Firm,they told me to fax them and tell them to not ever contact me ever again ,but when i fax them they say that we have not received the fax.
The Law Office of Mitchell N. Kay, P.C. has lost/settled a class action law suit once before in 2002 in PA.
??????? Oslan v. Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay 37 ???????? In this action, class members were sent letters by the defendant attorney, who knew that recipients would wrongly believe that the law firm and lawyers were participating in the collection of debts. The plaintiff class also alleged that the letters contained deceptive and false statements. The court approved a settlement of $20,000 for each class member, noting the amount far exceeded the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act statutory award, which is limited to $290.00 per plaintiff.
37 232 F. Supp 2d 436 (E.D. Pa. 2002).
I had received a call from this "Law Firm" regarding a debt I DO owe (imagine that) a few weeks ago. Gave me the "we can lower your debt by half if you can promise to pay by Jan 21" He insisted on a post-dated check and I refused. I ain't stupid, I don't do that. So we went round and round and I asked for a letter in writing before he was getting ANYTHING from me. He was flustered with me by the end of the call and in a hurry to end it and agreed. (I gave him a hard time about post-dated checks being illegal in my state, which it is illegal to demand one, not illegal to ask and he had me speak to his manager about it) Today I get a call (I had actually forgotten since I received NOTHING in the mail) from the same man mentioned above with a very thick and sometimes hard to understand accent. He went on about how I was supposed to have paid by the 21, and why I didn't. I told him I had not received anything in the mail that he promised to verify he was who he said. He kept coming back with politician answers to everything I said and when I told him I was searching for his company online he said that many people write blogs that are negative and not to believe them! Regardless, I ended the call with a "don't ever call this number again, all correspondence must be in writing". We'll see how this works out, but I am glad to know I'm not the only one getting the run around.
As a side note, I have no issues paying off the debt in full if I have to, but circumstances have left me time and time again unable to pay anything but just barely enough to live. I am considering calling the original debtor to find out who I really need to pay to get this taken care of.
I am in Texas and want to sue these jokers. Any tips on how I should approach this? The date of the debt they say I owe is almost 10 yrs old. I didn't even owe the money in the first place and I am sick of getting letters and hearing from them.
:x The law firm Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay P.C.
there bills ARE SCAMS! The first sign to this is they ask for your full S.S. number what ever you do DON'T give it to them! The bills are fake and need to be reported to the police at once.
I just got off of the phone, these people are very rude. They threaten you and try to put words into your mouth. At 1:45pm Centeral Time I called them a person by the name of Sugan answered the phone. Prior to my talking to this person another coworker of theirs would not talk to me even when I told her I couldn't hear her and hung up on me. I told Sugan this and he started to do the same thing. At 2:04pm he hung up on me. So, go through the company that they say you owe and they should be able to help you much easier then this "law office".
This "law firm" has cheated countless people out of money that they NEED to live. They call you and harass you. Only give you options as a way to pay back you balance; instead of working with you, and giving you a realistic payment plan. More than half the time I see that if you do pay them , they either don't credit your account. DO NOT SEND THEM A DIME!
called my home # today. They left a msg for my daughter, who hasn't lived here in several years. I sent her the info via email and she googled his name under Law Office of Mitchell N Kay.
Having been a collection mgr after retiring from the sheriff's dept fraud/forgery division, I am going to take on Mitchell N Kay myself.
I will be contacting his offices and giving him a cease call order. I will also be calling NY Bar association if there are any further calls to my daughter at my #.
I also will urge her to contact the original company of the debt that is claimed to be owed and get a paid in full letter. And urge her to contact the Marine legal aid on the base where her hubby is stationed for further help. Luckily she has them at her disposal, and this guy will probably drop it ...I know there has been no activity on my credit acct re this guy as I get credit activity reports whenever there is activity.
Hope those who have problems with this guy get it resolved quickly. If you are out money I urge you see an attorney so as to find out more info on the class action suit.
All you have to do is get in contact with the FTC ( Federal Trade Commission) in New York. The number is 212-607-2829. I gave them all the information that was on the letter that I received. They said if they get enough calls they will do a investigation. I talk to the "so call" Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay,P.C. they just gave me the run around. DO NOT VERIFY YOUR SSN OR DATE OF BIRTH. I have been a victim of fraud before and that is all the information that they need to get you. Send them a certified letter that you do not owe the debt and send it with a return receipt. Their address is:
Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay,P.C.
7 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 1001-3995
If you have already been a victim of this letter, go to your local police department and fill a report and also inform all three credit agencies of fraud.
Good luck to you all who receive these letters.
Also if you want to contact the "so call" Law Offices of Mitchell N. Kay the number that I have is 1-800-859-2974 or 1-800-247-4720. AGAIN DO NOT VERIFY YOU SSN OR DOB.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK ANY COMPANY SAYING THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING. Contact the original company first to verify the information and who they sent the debt to.
Do not send any money to this law firm. We tried to call their phone number and it is disconnected. No credit card company will allow you to only pay off half of your debt. Sorry!
We fortunately didn't send them any money because we found that other people did and got screwed basically.
Thanks for the other postings - you helped us. Sorry you are out of money.
I just want to know if i should pay the cash to them? I want to pay but can not pay in full or the settlement amount in full i suggested monthly payments however they refused as well. What should i do? HELP! :?
I have a credit card that went delinquent in 2006, due to a divorce. I am wanting to resolve this matter as quickly as possible. I called Worlds Foremost Bank, they told me that it was sold to Collins Financial, who says that they don't have it either. I did receive letters from Mitchell N Kay, in which I did not pay attention too, until lately. I have looked at my credit report and it says that Worlds Foremost Bank lst reported on July 2006 no activity since then. This account is not listed under anything else on my credit report. So do I pay Mitchell N Kay?
I recieved a noticed from them last week regarding an old unpaid cell phone bill. I have know idea why they are involved but i called to settle but I wanted to know how a $75 bill was now $385. The rep didn't speak english and when I asked for a faxed copy of the bill and extra charges he (or she) kept pushing me to pay and acted like I was the dumbass. Although the letter says the info would be supplied on demand when I asked for it they kept refusing to answer the question and just tried to lie about the deadline saying I only had until tomorrow when the letter says I have 2 more weeks. I called the phone company and that's not the agency they sent it to for collections.
I had an account that got away from me a few years back (<7) with AT&T. It eventually went to Palisades for collections and I was still unable to pay the debt. I received a letter from Mitchell N. Kay for the amount that shows on my credit report as being owed to Palisades (plus $0.57), but of course I could pay the settlement amount. I am able to take care of this debt now, with payments, and logged into their resolve.mitchellnkay.com website and set up a payment arrangement to pay off the entire debt using post dated electronic checks (I did, however date the first one 5/8/08 ). Then I decided to google the law office and found myself in the same situation alot of people here have found themselves in. I will be calling AT&T in the morning and probably Palisades after that, but I am really curious as to any positive results from dealing with this company. Have there been any?
Any information has been and will be greatly appreciated.
I would like to know if you can take $10.00 out of my account on the 3rd of each month :?:
Be warned, they have very shady and deceptive reps there and continue to try to withdraw money from my bank account despite repeated stop payments I've put on it. I am closing my account as a result and banking elsewhere.
People Please do me a favor. Look at the envelope that the letter from Mitchell N. Kay came from. CHECK THE ZIPCODE!!!!!!!!!! see if it was in fact mailed from New York or in my case from 48068 which is Royal Oak Michigan. Chances are that he is using boilerplate tactics and is using a mass-mailing system not from his office. No attorney has viewed these letters and you can sue him.
Its totally a SCAME!! Don't send any money!!!
If you go to Mitchell N. Kay's website, it says he is admitted in New York and Washington D.C.
If you look up his name in D.C. you get this:
Mitchell N Kay
Law Offices of Mitchell N Kay PC
7 Penn Plaza
PO Box 3163 Jaf Station
New York NY 10116-3163
Membership Status: Inactive
Disciplinary history: No
Date of admission: October 16, 1973
If you look up his New York license, It expires in July. I am reporting him because he says he can practice law in D.C. when he can't and also he has a Massachusetts phone number saying law offices giving the false belief that he is a MA attorney.
I urge others to report him also and shut him down.
I just dealt with someone there for $180... They were actually pretty nice.