This has to be some type of scam. said i owe money and theres a warrant
After getting a couple of these calls, I searched for the number and found this web site. I've not had a bounced check in 20+ years and have no outstanding debts, period. So, I followed the suggestion above and immediately filed an FTC complaint. Once you get to the FTC site, hover your mouse over the Consumer Protection tab (4th over) and the "File a complaint" link will show. Click on that to start the wizard.Here's the information for Hall & Assoc. according to their web site (so, it might not be reliable):HALL & ASSOCIATES560 Route 303Suite 209Orangeburg, NY [email protected] I wrote in the complaint (after getting through the initial steps):This is a random call that started from nowhere. I do not have any outstanding debts. My research on the company calling me from their number allowed me to determine it is a scam. Please investigate and shut down this company.It was a 5 step process asking for the type of complaint, information about the company, and my contact information. Then a 6th step which was simply a review.Here's what I got after submitting:Thank you for contacting the FTC. Your complaint has been entered into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide. Your reference number is: xxxxxxxx (I commented out the reference number.)Dave
I suggest that everyone contact the FTC at www.ftc.gov and fill out a complaint against these people.Then contact the BBB in NY and file a complaint as well.I have done both and the next time they call I am going to let them know it. Maybe that will stop the calls for good.
This number keeps calling, asking for mom....I picked up today, and they asked for her again. They asked if I knew were she was, I said at school. They asked if I knew her cell number which I DON'T. The guy said that it was hard to believe. Very snotty people! I wish they would stop calling.
845.678.6200 has been calling my house phone for months. Today I finally answered the phone and the person asked for Sabrina. I told them they had the wrong number. The man got rude with me and basically told me I was not telling the truth. Then we started arguing on the phone and he hung up. He didn’t give me his name. So I called back and another male answered the phone. I told him what had happened after he told me he was the person in charge. He asked me what do I think he can do about it with out a name. Then he hung up. So I called backed and he was very rude to me. So I decided to look up the number while my phone re-dialed the number. And I found many websites about this company. So I called back again and starting telling the same man that answered the phone last time about all the stuff I found on the internet. He got mad and hung up. I saw we should do the same thing they do to us. Call them during the day and ask them questions about their company. Then they will leave you alone.Caller ID: 845.678.6200Caller: Law Firm
I got a letter from Hall & Associates some time ago saying they had a returned check forwarded to them and said if I wrote them within 30 days for all the info regarding this check they would reply. Needless to say, I never heard anything back. I did some research, and they are only licensed for the state of New York. Now I got a call today and first they asked for Ronnie then Laura. The original letter I received was for a "settlement" for nearly 10 times what they state this so-called check was written for. If that's not a money making scam, I don't know what is. Watch out for these guys. They say they are a law firm to scare you but Jay Hall, founder, is a member of a collection agency who's looking to make a fast buck.
Someone by the name of Dana Wilson called me today and told me that this was the final time she was calling and that they were going to take further action. I wish to not call them or have anything to do with them. I am glad that I found this site.Sue
ok when i first got the letter i called them cause i figured i did owe them cause at the time i owed alot of ppl but was strapped for cash so i set it aside and kept getting them then they started calling the home phone and kept on callin and leavin voicemails and being rude so i called back and we talked about how i was gonna pay for the bounced check from 06 i thought to myself that i took care of it but then wasnt positive due to money i enede up owing over that check due to fees and so on and the woman started tellin me i neeeded to goto walmart and send a money gram to her! first there r no walmarts where im at theyre atleast an hr away! so i settle for next nest and had gottwn a money order wanting to put it behind me and sent it off held onto receipt well then tonight i get home from work with a msg on my cell from the woman tara reeves and shes tellin me i need to pay her that i need to call her from walmart for a money gram im standin there thinkin i just sent a money order out to the company of hall and associates two weeks ago and now ur sayin still owe u so i didnt like that i googled the num n found these articles n ty u every1 i have my receipt and im going to the place i got the momey order and gonna track where it is now and talk to local authorities with my voicemails 'letters and and my receipt ill keep yall posted on what happens next ty!
DO NOT pay these bums anything...HUGE ripoff. they (Jay) tried to collect on a bad check that I wrote in 2004...needless to say I had proof I had picked up that check!!!!! The rude dumba** keeps calling me....I reported him to my attorney general
OMG!!! NO! Do not pay these guys anything! I contacted my laywer about them and we did research on them to find that they are so completely bogus. If you send them money you are giving in to this scam. Please be careful! Also....as soon as i told them I had my lawyer invovled they stopped calling me. Kinda funny don't ya think?
I haven't gotten calls, just letters from HALL and ASSOC. First letter said I had a check outstanding with a company. Now I get another letter saying I have two more. Afer reading this, I'm kind of scared to contact them to ask for the check numbers and so forth. Any suggestions? I am tempted just to pay some of it and see what happens... HELP!!
SOMEONE BEEN CALLING ME SAYING THAT I WROTE TWO BAD CHECK IN 06 WHEN I TRIED TO GET THE INFO I NEEDED FROM HIM AKA JAY HE GOT VERY RUDE AN TOLD ME IF I DONT PAY THEM SOMETHING DONT CALL BACK ANYMORE THEN HE STARTED TO CALL ME JIMMY I TOLD THIS F***ER MY NAME IS JAMES HE SAID HE IS GOING TO CALL ME JIMMY I GOT **** OF AN HUNG UP CALL BACK AN THEN HE HUNG UP THEY ARE VERY RUDE PEOPLE BUT AM GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ONE VERY SOON
They have been calling from this LAW FIRM, caller id 845-678-6200. Should report them to your phone company and the police.
This place calls with hard to hear recorded messsage. Unknown who they are actually looking for, as our phone number has been in our family for 40+ years.Known calls from "LAW FIRM" in 4 days (many others not documented):2008-12-23 10:28 am2008-12-23 10:21 am2008-12-21 3:24 pm2008-12-21 9:57 am2008-12-19 12:33 pm2008-12-19 10:45 amContacted attorney today (2008-12-24). We were told to only tell them ("LAW FIRM") to contact our attorney from now on, as they no long have a legal right to directly contact us.Possibility of legal action, as we've already paid retainer.
For the past few months I have been HARRASSED by 'Jay' at Hall & Associates saying that I owed money on bad checks from 2004. At first, he was unable to give me any information regarding the checks. Once he finally gave me information, his story changed many times on the number of bad checks and check numbers. When I asked for something in writing showing proof of these checks he says, “they don't do that.” Who doesn't send a bill, or proof when trying to collect money? According To Clark Howard, companies are required to send you something in writing and NEVER send any money if they refuse. This has been a nightmare, and the phone calls are so often I have thought about changing my number. I have even contacted the local police to see what my rights are in dealing with harassment. The BBB website states that Hall & Associates is NOT a BBB Accredited business. The people at this so called Law Firm are possibly breaking the law. "Just like any business, there are legitimate collection agencies and rogue ones, too. Collection agencies should never threaten or torment you; it's against the law." ~Clark Howard. If anyone gets a call from any of their numbers, I would contact their local police and inform them.....maybe with a large amount of complaints these people will be shut down.
My mother got a call from someone names Ellis with Hall Assoc. looking for me. When I returned the call to 845-678-6239, which is an extention of 845-678-6200, she said she is trying to collect a bad check from 2005. I had paid that check off in 2005. This is a scam. She told me I had 1 week to pay it off or go to court. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS in Tennessee for any court action is 1 year. I plan on turning them into the Attorney General in New York.
I have been getting call from this # since april. I have never answered them till last night at 9pm (10/15/08). He tells me that I owe money from a bounce ck in 2005. He had the ck # and everything. I told him I paid that ck off and I have proof. I am very anual about keeping things like that and he was so rude and instited I give him info. I did not. These people are scams and thay need to be shut down. He tells me that he's been sending me letter since 05. Thats Bu***hit cause he hasen't. Don't give them any info and do your research.
THEY CALL MY NUMBER EVERY WEEK ASKING FOR SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW AT ALL! I ASKED THEM NOT TO CALL ME AND THEY GOT RUDE AND SAID YOU DON'T KNOW THIS PERSON? I SAID NO AND HE HUNG UP! I EMAILED THEM TWICE TO STOP THE CALLS AND THEY STILL CONTINUE!!
They keep calling my phone that I just got. There were like 20 voice mails in the week that my phone was being shipped to me. Anyone notice any strange charges when they call the number?
they called but i didn't answer, this is really fishy