Also referred to as MB&W, McCarthy Burgess & Wolff is a debt collection agency, which receives a lot of consumer complaints to our law firm for debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.
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What is McCarthy Burgess & Wolff?
McCarthy Burgess & Wolff or MB&W is a collection agency based in Cleveland, OH . MB&W has received many consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), including attempting to collect debts not owed, failure to provide verification of debts, and misrepresentation. If McCarthy Burgess & Wolff has contacted you, find out what your rights are before you respond.
Is McCarthy Burgess & Wolff a scam?
They’re legit. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), McCarthy Burgess & Wolff Inc is a legitimate collection agency, founded and incorporated in 1980. The BBB established a profile page for MB&W in 2001. McCarthy Burgess & Wolff is listed as a collection agency. Buzzfile estimates McCarthy Burgess & Wolff’s annual revenue at $19.2 million and the size of its headquarters staff at 140 employees.
Who does McCarthy Burgess & Wolff collect for?
McCarthy Burgess & Wolff has a history of pestering consumers with several distinct kinds of debt, such as credit cards, student loans, healthcare, automotive, and utilities. MB&W boasts that it has accumulated over $1 billion from customers over the last ten years.
MB&W records 100 percent of its calls, so customers must remember that everything they say to any employee of the service is being listed. Using language quite unusual among group agencies, McCarthy Burgess & Wolff says it conducts “sensitivity training” in order to reach their aims with “a human touch.” At exactly the exact same time, they have a heavy hand in lawsuit, skip tracing, asset searches, automatic phone calls (also called robocalls), and letter collection.
Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm
Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of collection harassment and abuse. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. We’ve helped more than 15,000 consumers stop harassment and recover money from debt collectors. Harassed? Abused? Misled by a collector? Call our Helpline today! There is no charge unless we win.
How many complaints are there against McCarthy Burgess & Wolff?
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 86 closed McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff complaints over the previous few decades, including 44 closed McCarthy Burgess & Wolff complaints over the past 12 months. The BBB provides McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff an A+ rating. Additionally, Justia lists nine McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff complaints filed in federal court in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff, Inc. 26000 Cannon Road Bedford Heights, OH 44146 Phone Number: 440-735-510 Website: http://www.mbandw.com/
Can McCarthy Burgess & Wolff Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?
It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely MB&W would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!
In 2017, McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff, Inc. was named the defendant in a proposed class action filed by a New York man who alleged the debt collector misled him concerning his right to dispute a purported debt. According to the complaint, the defendant sent the man a collection letter that instructed him to “send payment and correspondence to” a physical address, indicating that if he were to dispute the debt, he must submit the dispute in writing. The suit argues that this contradicts debt dispute requirements under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which allegedly allow for oral disputes.
McCarthy Burgess & Wolff Calling You?
Federal laws protect you. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates the behavior of collection agencies by prohibiting actions such as the use of abusive or threatening language; harassment; or the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt. The FCRA regulates how collection agencies and creditors report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).
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Can I sue MB&W for harassment?
Yes. If you want to enforce your rights, or recover money for violations — you need to sue. Federal laws provide individuals like you with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
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Can You Help Me Delete McCarthy Burgess & Wolff from My Credit Report?
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About the Author:
Sergei Lemberg is a lawyer whose practice focuses on consumer law, class actions and personal injury litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” in the country. In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid in the United States Supreme Court in the case entitled Duguid v. Facebook. He is the author of Defanging Debt Collectors, a book that teaches consumers how to battle debt collectors and win.