• Imogen
    May 15, 2015
    Unknown
    Australia
    The amount of people on the defense..'these dodgy people are trying to contact me..I don't owe the money..they're breaking the law by asking for my private information..I was sent a letter but it doesn't tell me what it was for..' Come off it guys..you all know it's a collections agency, they're contacting you because you either owe money, you are a relative or next of kin to someone who owes money or you perhaps own a recycled phone number or you live at an address that the person in question used to have. It's not that big of a deal, no you can't go to the police because they won't do anything because it's not a crime..yes you're within your rights to seek legal advise or speak to the ombudsman but if you owe money to a company or they've purchased your contract and you try to dispute it by seeking legal advice or by making complaints to get out of liability you're just prolonging the process and quite honestly you're going to embarrass yourself - these businesses are legitimate and they know their rights as well as yours...if you are the person they are trying to contact then the company is within their rights to ask for your details to ensure you're the intended person so they're not giving all your personal info to any tom, d*ck or Harry..I'm sure you wouldn't like people knowing you have an outstanding financial obligation hence the secrecy..it's to protect you. And if they have the wrong person, tell them so and they'll move on, no harm done. If you have a debt and you avoid it, it'll catch up with you and it will be an inconvenience so just deal with it rather than facing a big fat default on your credit file or even worse legal action where your wages or bank could be garnished without notice, a process server could turn up to your home or place of employment, a sheriff could turn up to tag your goods of value to sell at auction to recover moneys owed, a caveat could be placed on your property/land title or (not likely but still possible) you could be forced into bankruptcy and lose everything, even your job prospects could be affected by this. It's quite serious, don't let the molehill turn into a mountain!
  • Anonymous
    October 12, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    you are correct and I think Imogen is one of them.
  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2018
    Unknown
    United States
    Citi is using Acceleon to harass you. Tell them to take you off your list (03) 9670 9797
  • Amy
    November 13, 2014
    Scam
    Australia
    I have been receiving calls from a blocked number for a week but when I answer it hangs up after 3 seconds. I contacted Telstra about it and they have put a tracking on it for the next month. Once they have called me again 3 times in a week they will send a warning out. It's a free service for anyone having the same experience. This is the number 1800 805 996 and its a free call. I just received a message from probe to say call them urgently I assume it is the same people.
  • Fe
    December 8, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    This JeffreyMendelson sent again letter 2 times in one month asking to pay our Citibank credit debt in full payment but I now it is scam I'm sick of this people
  • rob
    August 23, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    Mother in law just got a letter she took it to the police and they said it was a scam. Don't even call them.
  • Diana
    February 24, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    I got a letter from Geoffrey Mandelson saying that they are collecting debt on behalf of Simply Energy but I suspect this might be identity theft as they also send the same letter to another person with the same address, who has never been here or stayed here. As far as I am concerned, I paid all my bills but since this is a rented property, it might have been from the person before. Upon consultation with the person who lived here before ( a friend who I took the lease from) she showed me ALL her bills and has ALWAYS paid her bills.

    Not sure what to do here. I tried ringing them but no answer. Does anyone have any similar situation?
  • Anon
    September 15, 2014
    Unknown
    Australia
    Add another one to this list. I've now received 4 letters from the same ratbag scammers. The latest one threatens legal action. No incident or details are referred to in any of the letters. They just demand payent.
  • Anonymous
    November 13, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    I think the real scam here is Simply Energy. They have tried this on me. tried to get the bill paid twice. Eventually regardless of what I wrote we got to the day they were going to cut off my energy supply. I was more than angry and got on to the Energy and Water Ombudsman and complained. I then told Simply Energy what I had done. Their response was priceless. Asked why I did that and not talked to them first and get it all sorted. I now have a new supplier.
  • Anonymous
    October 4, 2019
    Debt collector
    Australia
    First it started with a text saying to contact Mendelsons Lawyers urgently on 1300 872 495 and quote a reference number. This has progressed to phone calls from different numbers, the caller wont tell me what their calls are about until i give them my info. which i don't give, I'm getting sick of messages and or phone calls from these pricks, how can i stop this? Has anyone else experiencing this?
  • Anonymous
    September 9, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Imogen, business can stuff up, it happens all the time. to claim people owe money without knowing the extend of the background is ridiculous.
  • Anonymous
    December 12, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    I HAVE FELT ALL ALONG THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY DONT CARE ABOUT YOU , GO FOR AN EASY; NOT SATISFACTORY SETTLEMENT, AND THEY ARE NOT! ON YOUR SIDE, ILL NEVER! USE THEM AGAIN!...….
  • Anonymous
    October 28, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    I used to work for Mendelson Lawyers. They purchase debts from companies like Telstra and large Electricity companies. It is NOT a scam. It would be wise to at least talk to the caller. Failure to investigate what the call is about will result in a report being lodged with Equifax and will impact on your credit rating. They are there to help you so that this doesn't happen. It may be that somebody has used your details to open an account, or you have moved and not received a final bill and so this needs to be dealt with. I have dealt with people who thought it was a scam too but when she found out it was legit was in tears because of a default on her name, all for the sake of $100. People who work there don't use their real names to protect the workers from abuse. You can Google Mendelson Lawyers who work in conjunction with Pruska Fast Debt Recovery.
  • Anonymous
    October 12, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    I think Imogen is one of them.
  • Anonymous
    September 10, 2018
    Debt collector
    Australia
    Caller: Suzanne - Mendelsons Lawyers Pty Ltd ACN 125 099 701

    Same group that have been trying to scam me previously with faked Telstra bills. Check your details on the bills, they will not have all your correct information so there will be errors on them. I had reported them previously to the police and will again but the police didn't even get back to me.
  • Anonymous
    August 9, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Mendelson's Lawyers

    I have been receiving a calls and text msg from Mendelson's lawyers and they asked me to call back and quote the reference.
    I think I never had any debt, feel so sick with this guy.
    They never send me any mail.
    Their phone is (03) 8872 5931 and also 0436 597 000, (08) 7140 0211. I believe its a scam but they never let me go.
  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    SMS
    Australia
    I didn’t get any phone calls just a text message. Didn’t say my name just to call the 1300 number and quote reference number and to go to a website (with whispir.it/s/ in it) for more details. Seems very dodgy to me. I would think that if they were legit then the company supposedly owed money would notify you they’ve handed your case over to debt collectors. If I’m not notified by a legitimate company I know I owe money to that the case has been handed over and who to I don’t believe the debt collectors to be anything more than a scam.
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    from the probe group. The debt they are asking to collect is legit i know i owe agl about $200 but setting up payment plans with them they asked for the 3 digits on back of card and that made me uncomfortable. Upon contacting agl they said they indeed go through the probe group to deal with debts and seem to shrug of the fact Probe group asked for the cvc number.. soo i dunno i don't trust them but i know the debt was legit
  • Glen
    November 28, 2017
    Debt collector
    Australia
    I once worked for these pricks, (Mendelsons -Prushka) they are dodgy debt collectors scum bottom feeders, and the harassment I saw them dish out to alledged debtors was beyond belief. Please don't pay them a cent!
  • dhoward
    June 19, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    You are clearly a lying scammer yourself

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