Free Help to Stop McCarthy Burgess & Wolff Collections Harassment

How To Put An End to Unwanted Calls and Debt Collector Abuse and Threats.

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

Updated on Author: Sergei Lemberg

McCarthy Burgess & Wolff
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.

Contact Info

McCarthy, Burgess & Wolff, Inc.
26000 Cannon Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
Phone Number: 440-735-510

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!

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Unlawful Debt Harassment? Learn the Law & Sue the Collector.

Can you help me file a No Fee Lawsuit against McCarthy Burgess & Wolff?

Absolutely.  You can sue a debt collector. Here is a Sample Case Filed in Federal Court:

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).

Consumers have reported this agency harassing them from the following numbers:

  • 855-832-8033
  • 866-286-7832
  • 888-817-1750
  • 888-307-9691
  • 443-290-0105
  • 440-735-5100

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.

Want to Stop Debt Collection Harassment Now?

You may have a case, if…

  • You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies.
  • You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
  • You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
  • Debt collectors are calling your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers
  • Collectors are threatening you with violence, lawsuit, or arrest
  • A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
  • You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
  • A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
  • Criminal accusations are being made towards you
  • Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
  • Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect

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Can You Help Me Delete McCarthy Burgess & Wolff from My Credit Report?

The brief answer is yes. We can help. Call us today.

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Sergei Lemberg

About the Author:

Sergei Lemberg is an attorney focusing on consumer law, class actions related to automotive issues, and personal injury litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, his areas of practice include Lemon Law (vehicle defects), Debt Collection Harassment, TCPA (illegal robocalls and texts), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Overtime claims, Personal Injury cases, and Class Actions. He has consistently been recognized as the nation's "most active consumer attorney." In 2020, Mr. Lemberg represented Noah Duguid before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case Duguid v. Facebook. He is also the author of "Defanging Debt Collectors," a guide that empowers consumers to fight back against debt collectors and prevail, as well as "Lemon Law 101: The Laws That Lemon Dealers Don't Want You to Know."

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  • Justin

    MB&W Contacted me today and asked for my personal information. When I asked them why, the person on the phone told me the company “just verifies people’s information for another company.” I asked who they collect the information for and he told me they couldn’t disclose that information. I then asked if an anonymous person can ask for my information to be verified it doesn’t seem legal that I can’t ask who.
    Needless to say, I didn’t verify anything with them. Since they claimed information collection/collection verification is what they do, does that violate the law? Since they can’t state they are anything other than a debt collector?

  • Kitty

    I was called on a debt that been paid for phone bill, then they sent me a letter telling me this bill is in collections and now the amount was higher $134.32, so I called them today and the man tried to make me pay it a second time , I am so glad I kept that receipt, I took a picture to send them but now I can’t find a customer service address to send the dam receipt

  • Stephanie W

    By the way, it is very smart marketing plan to use MB&W as target that drive people to you. Next, your price structure will be winning or loss from people to become your clients along with your past performance as C-card in Government.

  • Patrice

    There was a phone bill that belonged to my brother but was not transferred to his Ss #. He recently passed away before it got resolved. Im try to dispute it with mccarthy burgess wolff his death certificate with no success as of now.

  • Tara

    This company calls a few times a week, yet I do not owe a debt, nor did I fall behind in any. I have blocked many numbers; they must have hundreds. It’s Comcast who has them calling. They block their calls half the time so no number shows.

  • Yulivet

    They call every day, every hour. I can’t sleep after 8 am on Saturdays and Sundays. They can’t even let me rest! Call from different numbers.


    on march 20 2019 , i call miss bulter about how unhappy i was and do no what happen she discontinue communicating was me or in other words, hung up so lets hear it for miss bulter

  • Dorothy L

    They call continuously from local numbers and 844 numbers back to back. When I called back they answered the phone saying processing. The lady asked me to give her my social I refused so she hung up on me. I don’t know who they are or why they are calling but identity theft 101 says don’t give your personal info to people you don’t know over the phone. They are calling my work mobile phone that my company pays for. I need them to stop calling with bs scams

  • Gregory S

    This company won’t stop calling me. They call from local numbers to make it seem as if the call is from someone that you may know. They also call back to back so that it appears to be an urgent call. I’m a recruiter. Therefore, a lot of my work includes phone calls. I can’t do my job because they constantly call. The worst part is, the debt they are attempting to collect is not my debt. It’s possibly my father’s debt, but he’s a private person so I’m positive he wouldn’t have given them my phone number. If it is his debt; how did they attach my number to his account? This is the second debt collection agency that has contacted me in the past 6 months. How can I stop them from transferring my number to the next agency regarding the debt? I was at lunch with my wife today and ignored the call twice. By the third call she became aggravated and I believe a tad bit suspicious as to why my phone was ringing off the hook from a number I did not know. This has to stop.

  • Cathy M

    I have been receiving calls from this agency. I have 3 saved in my email. They are all a 314 area code which is St. Louis.

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