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lba calls from 7 phone numbers:

213-232-2300 215-436-8632 256-529-4090 562-288-7163 714-607-5742 800-258-6587 801-618-2001

117 Comments

(800) 258-6587

May 8th, 2013 pac NY

Receivables Performance Management, LLC
20816 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

November 8th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Five months after your FTC spanking all you have for me is a juvenile and redundant insult? Well, I suppose I can't expect a creative response from criminals. As to my life which concerns you so, none of my employers have ever been named as Defendant in federal court. None of my clients have felt that extortion and lies are part of a sound business policy. Why don't you LBA drones just admit you were all wrong and get busy making decorative coasters from those ''debt fixer'' CDs?


ftc.gov
FTC Returns Just Over $11,000 to Consumers Who Were Allegedly Charged an Illegal Advance Fee for a Credit Repair Product
28 Sep 2012 [excerpts]

In May 2012, third-party debt collector Luebke Baker & Associates, owner Kevin Luebke, and other defendants ... marketed a credit repair CD titled ''Credit Solutions,'' allegedly collecting an up-front fee before providing any goods or services, in violation of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule .... The settlement required the defendants to pay for refunds to all consumers who paid an advance fee to buy the Credit Solutions CD.

October 6th, 2012 Resident48 CA

Fact: Resident47 has no life
Myth: Resident47 has a life

(213) 232-2300

June 24th, 2012 Resident47 MA

On 15 May 2012 fraudulent debt collector Luebke Baker & Associates was penalized a record-breaking $3.1 million by the Federal Trade Commission. Official story linked below.

Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

A few years' worth of comments from former employees, some of them far too desperate to defend their dirty jobs, can be seen in this other WCU thread:

(8002586587) whocalled.us

(801) 618-2001

June 24th, 2012 Resident47 MA

On 15 May 2012 fraudulent debt collector Luebke Baker & Associates was penalized a record-breaking $3.1 million by the Federal Trade Commission. Official story linked below.

Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

A few years' worth of comments from former employees, some of them far too desperate to defend their dirty jobs, can be seen in this other WCU thread:

(8002586587) whocalled.us

(215) 436-8632

June 24th, 2012 Resident47 MA

On 15 May 2012 fraudulent debt collector Luebke Baker & Associates was penalized a record-breaking $3.1 million by the Federal Trade Commission. Official story linked below.

Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

A few years' worth of comments from former employees, some of them far too desperate to defend their dirty jobs, can be seen in this other WCU thread:

(8002586587) whocalled.us

(714) 607-5742

June 24th, 2012 Resident47 MA

On 15 May 2012 fraudulent debt collector Luebke Baker & Associates was penalized a record-breaking $3.1 million by the Federal Trade Commission. Official story linked below.

Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

A few years' worth of comments from former employees, some of them far too desperate to defend their dirty jobs, can be seen in this other WCU thread:

(8002586587) whocalled.us

Note that ''Settlement Dept'' was a Caller ID CNAM tag LBA favored at one time.

(800) 258-6587

May 16th, 2012 Resident47 MA

Here's what all that Hard Working and Truth Bringing at LBA's little fraud factory got them yesterday: a fat $3.1 million bill from the Federal Trade Commission. This debt is real, unlike the kind these arrogant trolls have tried to collect. The total civil penalty places Luebke Baker & Associates at Number One on the scoreboard of highest FTC fines of debt collectors. About 75% of the total civil penalty was for FDCPA violations, plainly obvious from the complaints here and elsewhere. Randall's comment here from four years ago regarding the source of LBA's bogus debt accounts also rings true.


Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

(excerpts)

... The defendants, who handle collection of hundreds of thousands of accounts each year, violated the FTC Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, according to the complaint. ..... The Luebke defendants allegedly collected on debts for magazine subscriptions despite the fact that the FTC had successfully sued the company that originally sold the magazine subscriptions for deceptive marketing. .....

The complaint also alleges that the Luebke defendants:
- illegally masked their identity and sent false information over caller ID, falsely posing as Ed McMahon, attorneys from a law firm, and other entities;
- falsely told consumers that magazine subscription debts are exempt from the statute of limitations; and
- illegally threatened to garnish wages and take other unintended legal actions.

November 27th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Fact: LBA can and should be sued by anyone experiencing its extortionist collection tactics.
Fact: Criminals complain when their fraudulent business models are exposed.
Myth: LBA can prove every debt claim it has ever pursued.
Myth: LBA employees have engaged in a healthy debate in this thread.
Myth: ''Truth Bringer'', ''LOLing'', and ''Im Back'' are three different people.
Fact: Below is a link to the federal laws ''genuniely good'' LBA staffers have broken while regarding detractors as losers with no life.

www.ftc.gov

November 26th, 2011 Im Back CA

I decided to come back and check what was said when i left.

Fact: My grammatical errors are present.
Fiction: LBA is a scam
Fact: Poor people Complain
Fiction: You have a life
Fact: Richard White is the man!!

July 25th, 2010 Wow GA

To Truth Bringer,

It was very difficult for me to understand what you wrote due to the large number of spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors. Furthermore, given the number of threats of lawsuits posted on this thread towards the company you work for, why would you give names of employees that work there; people that you consider to be your friends?

July 23rd, 2010 Resident

LOLing:
The debt industry is run almost entirely on the traffic of words both written and spoken. Absolutely, anyone claiming to represent part of that industry will be judged on how well or poorly they can manage their native language. Sloppy use of language often indicates a sloppy operator, in business, government, and elsewhere.

HardWorker:
You half admit your firm tries to collect on junk debt. When you "offer the settlement" for those fraudulent accounts, you're not doing a favor, you are aiding and extending the fraud. Someone falling for a scam could be guilty of foolishness but may not be guilty of violating a contract in trying to fight it later. You might consider the backlash is not personal, but coming from people who see the systemic problem you and other industry apologists cannot.

No one has said your job is easy or that your respondents are uniformly honest. Your boss at a guess is too cheap to buy the documented versions of debt account bundles, or else doesn't care that his phone drones are given no background from which to make reasonable decisions. As a professional, however, you're not going to excuse the many reported abuses by citing inexperienced employees and bad client data, not when the abuse forms a pattern.

"why didn't you dispute it then instead of getting so angry that we are calling you again?"

Why don't collectors remind people of their rights in verbal communications? The worst collectors print the mini-Miranda grudgingly, which usually makes no mention of Federal law a consumer can reference. On the phone they only press for that fat money prize, to win that commission and float that quota, no matter who gets hurt. Again, the anger comes from fear and lack of knowledge, two conditions the rogue collector seeks to maintain.

"I'll be glad to answer any questions"

You may start with any of the six I posed a week ago, which no one from LBA has tried to answer.

July 19th, 2010 HardWorker GA

I too am an employee of LBA. So I want to second what TRUTH BRINGER said. We are a real debt collection agency. If you are dead set that you don't owe the money then just do what you feel necessary. Tell them you don't want to pay it and go on. As for the magazine accounts we know that the magazine companies don't always do things "morally" so we offer the settlement to get you out of the whole situation so you can stop getting calls from us and from them and just not be bothered by it anymore. As far as calling the wrong number, we try to get the number out of our system when someone says it is the wrong person but like any job we have new people come in who don't know the system well and it takes a little time. Stop being so angry over such small things. I'm a real person with real debts and things too. People call my phone and some times it's the wrong number. I don't curse at them and threaten them. I simply say "wrong number" and hang up. When you have thousands of numbers running through a dialer system it's hard to get all the bad ones out. And for the record how many people do you think answer the phone and say it's the wrong number when it isn't just so we'll stop calling?? We have to weed through those. As far as the people who have gotten letters from us it plainly says that you have 30 days to dispute the debt or it's valid. So why didn't you dispute it then instead of getting so angry that we are calling you again? Anyway, Our company has to follow the rules of the law like any other and we strive for excellence. We don't try to upset anyone or "screw them out of money." What some of you should know is STOP GIVING YOUR BILLING INFO TO TELEMARKETERS or we wouldn't be calling you anyway!!!! Did you really think you were going to get a free vacation or jewelry or whatever just for getting a couple of magazines and then not have any obligation??? That's how they get you. I'll be glad to answer any questions!!!

July 18th, 2010 LOLing GA

i love it when people bring up the little things like punctuation to increase there side of the arguement. are you the bitter one? i wonder, why were so quick to respond? do you check this site everyday? do you get off work and check this site for a way to liberate people from "LBA".... haha

It's simple, i help people. stop crying....

July 18th, 2010 Resident RI

"... if you cant drive stick, then you cant be a valet. if you cant soder, then you cant be a plumber."

... and if you can't spell, punctuate, or capitalize, you can't be a writer. Thanks for "clearing the air" with more fog, Truth Bringer. Please don't play the wounded bird when the complaints all point to a systemic problem.

Will you tell us next your boss has _never_ been sued for fraudulent practices? Your co-workers have _never_ tried to entrap people into false debt agreements? No one in your office has _ever_ been dismissed for sexual harassment then quietly rehired once the victim has quit or been wrongly fired? Consumers who have documented shifty and abusive collection tactics for three years on several forums, they're all a pack of liars?

When your boiler room so generously offers a "settlement" or "reduction" on debt that was never owed, and it keeps calling every day until someone, anyone knuckles under your "help", that will get you all to heaven faster? The former employees who have all filed reports of terrible workplace incidents going back ten years, all of them are "bitter" because they "could not get the job done"? If that's the job your Mister Luebke wants done, you can keep it, until of course your pals stop liking you.

July 18th, 2010 Truth Bringer GA

Listen, lets clear the air here. i'd hate for things to be said about something that is not true. I currently work for LBA (Leubke Baker and Associates) and i enjoy my job there. There are genuniely good people there. i cant remeber a day i havent laughed with other employees there and enjoyed there company. The managers are great (Charis, izzy, MJ, Lance, Crystal etc) and i really like it there. Bitter employees like michael need to find a hobbie and stop being bitter cause you could not get the job done.

Regaurding harrasment and other such comments on here. The numbers we have are the numbers we are given to contact the person we ask for. We dont plan nor want to get ahold of the wrong person becuase that would be a waste of time. I know it might be annoying to get phone calls but it litterly takes 2 mins to clear up the situation if it's the wrong person. I am not a crook, nor a scam artist nor a thief. i am a real person with goals, dreams and most importantly intelligance.

At the end of the day i dont think you can name a cable compnay or a water company that will reduce a bill for you to help you out. If you are the person we are trying to reach, understand we are trying to help. The reduction we give is there to help not hurt. We are not the original company, we simply are forwarded the account and we give settlements to help people. I have the pleasure of everyday explaining that to people and helping them out. I know it's not common but i actually like to build a good repor with people over the phone and be the good guy in the end.

Your going to have employees get on here that are bitter because they got fired or let go and thats understandable but if you cant get the job done then it's not right for you. Every job in america is like that. if you cant drive stick, then you cant be a valet. if you cant soder, then you cant be a plumber. it's simple, your paid for a job, do it.

Lastly, there are real people over the phone. People with familes, husbands, wives and bills to pay just like you and we are here to help. It's sad to see all the stuff on the websites about LBA and all the negitivity.

p.s. i was neither paid, asked, nor "Con'd" into saying this. I am a real person that works there and i really do enjoy my job and helping people out. Thanks for listening.

July 6th, 2010 MICHAEL GEORGE GA

Ive worked for them. The debts are turned over to them from these magazine companies that scam people into subscriptons for outrageous ammounts. These debts will not go on your credit report. all you have to do is mention Attorney general or refuse to pay and they will mark the account so it wont be called ever again by them. Kevin Luebke is a bitch which is the owner. This company is a piece of shit they scam people all the time they can drop the debt down to 1 dollar if they want but the more money you make the better the bonus for you. Charise Johnson wow so much to say about her she is the manager before that she was a crackhead who sucked all the employees dick for some crack rock. Eric Clemens he's a prick he dates charise so he loves the sloppy seconds of everyone else. DONT PAY THESE ASS HOLES UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE BUTT RAPED. REFUSE TO PAY AND THEY CLOSE THE ACCOUNT. CALL 1800-258-6587 TO CONTACT THEM 6400 GA HWY 6400 CUMMING ,GA 30028 or the adress if you want to meet these sorry piece of shits.

July 1st, 2010 PFM FL

Here is another number from Luebke, Baker and associates. 206- 397- 5253 and when you call the number all you get is press one if you speak English. I did not to that. I accidentally answered the phone expecting it to be someone else and it was them. They denied the 206 area code is a WA. state code and I asked where in Seattle they were located and the guy denied that. They tried to get me to pay something and I said I did not have time and was on way to dentist and to call back at 4pm eastern time and he said he would not be there at 3:30 eastern time so I told him to call at three eastern time and still no call and it is 305. I am not answering the call and here is another number they gave me. 1-800-258-6587 ext 3312
This is fraud and also they have been harassing me at all hrs. I know Seattle is 3 hrs behind and they call here at 7:45 Am eastern time. Yes, right....

June 4th, 2010 TIM

ERIC CALLED TODAY SAID I HAVE A UNPAID BALANCE ON MY MAGAZINES . I TOLD ERIC TO SEND ME A BILL ,HE TOLD ME TO SEND THE MONEY AND TO CALL HIM WHEN I SENT THE MONEY! ONCE AGAIN SEND ME A BILL AND YOU MIGHT GET PAID. IF YOU HAD AS PEA BRAIN YOU MIGHT UNDERSTAND TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE SCAMMING THESE DAYS ! SO YUR PHONE NUMBER HAS BEEN ADDED TO MY LIST OF PEOPLE WHOM I CHOOSE NOT TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS. ONCE AGAIN SEND ME A BILL !!!

March 16th, 2010 Tony

These guys keep changing offices. They recently moved to this location in Cumming,GA scamming out of that place.IT is 6140 Hwy 400 NOrth suite D, CUmming, ga 30028

January 26th, 2010 LRL SC

I was wrong, they are not calling me under American Lung.

January 18th, 2010 JIGABOO IL

Matt Scott is the biggest man lover on the face of the earth. he kisses kevins behind because besides getting drunk...thats all he knows how to do! His band sucks, he has no original managerial ideas, his wife left him, kids hate him, and he has stretch marks around his lips from kevin's kilbasa.

(714) 607-5742

August 6th, 2009 Ms_Froggy WI

This number called but did not leave any message. If they want something they should at least leave a message for me to call them back...I do not answer numbers or names I do not recognize.

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March 7th, 2009 jd MN

everyday twice a day various times never answer and never leave a message. assholes...

February 21st, 2009 LRL WI

I got great results with filing a complaint with Consumer Protection. (state.)

February 21st, 2009 LRL WI

I will sign a petiton. Are they also calling under "American Lung"?

February 18th, 2009 AN TN

This person has contacted my office at least 6 times today. Did some research only to find out the name is Luebke Baker & Associates. Address: PO Box 9398; Peoria IL 61612. They have been SUED 9 TIMES. Total scam artists. They even threatend to have the police come to my house to arrest me. They never tell me the nature of the call. Asked if they have documents stating their claims and they 'will mail to me' since they do not have the documents then and there. Called the number they gave me (213)232-2399 and call dose not go through. I've already reported them to the Do Not Call list and they still manage to call. We all need to petition and get them out of business!!!!

January 16th, 2009 LRL WI

Yesterday. 5 calls, for someone who doesn't live here.

November 21st, 2008 Jessica CA

This number calls me like 5 times a day. I put my number on the National Do Not Call list and the fuckers still manage to call me. People need to register on the list and report these assholes cause they're pissing me off.

October 23rd, 2008 cranky ID

got a call from LBA wanting my step son,they would'nt tell me what it was for other than a debt thats owed, they said my wife was on it with him, my wife has never signed for anything with any of our kids. I did get the name of a Scott Elwoods emp.# 152934-4 as the one who called. I'm taking it to my Atty. tomarrow, I also called my son and told him to call them. Not give them any info or agree to anything, but get as much info about this so called debt, then take it to the Navy JAG office. The military doesn't like people trying to rip off their kids ya know.

October 22nd, 2008 J. PA

They are a semi-real collection agency that actively participates in fraud. The company they supposedly represent in my case does not exist. My supposed debt has done from $700 dollars to $100 dollars. They ruined my bank account by actually stealing my information somehow (because I never gave it to them) and forced me to open a new one, which they luckily haven't tapped into yet. I want them to sue my over this supposed debt so I can counter sue their asses for ruining my life.

September 18th, 2008 JW MT

This is definitely Luebke Baker and their asses. They are a "mock" collection agency. They are trying to collect debts from these magazine places that got shut down for deceptive practices.
Here are 2 places you can check up on the reports about these idiots. Some people have sued them and won up to $4,000 and more!!.
Both of these websites (see below) tell you how to handle these fools. They do not work out of an office. They work from their homes. If you ask them to send you written proof of these so-called debts, they say they can't do that but they send you a paper with the amount they would like you to pay to settle this.
Just tell them you dispute the debt untill they come up with the "supposed" voice recordings of you agreeing to this debt and actual paperwork of the debt. They always say they can't do that.
If they continue to harrass you, REPORT them to your States Attorney General, the B.B.B, and to Consumer Affairs.
Hope this helps you out.
consumersafety.blogspot.com
www.comsumerAffairs.com.

September 17th, 2008 FilthPig OR

Got three calls from this # today, at 1:00pm, 1:03pm and 1:04pm. Yep, 3 calls in 4 minutes. On the last call, someone named "Dwayne" said they needed a call back immediately. They marked the message as "urgent" on my voice-mail. I have also gotten calls from one of their other phone #'s, 323-429-7520 - it's the same company - called ID says "Consumer Settle". Deceptive. In any event, this company is scamming people - I urge you to read about it here:
consumersafety.blogspot.com

September 9th, 2008 Holly

And even after the above, they still called six times today!

September 8th, 2008 Holly MD

I received a call from these folks from 323-429-7520 re an account with Magazine Services of America that I paid in full August 2007. They asked me to send proof of payment, but after speaking with my brother in law, I called back to get documentation of the debt before sending something with my bank account number. I left a message with "Danielle". The next day I got five calls from the number, all of which were hangups. Today, they called from 800-258-6587 and told me they can't send documentation unless I intend to make a settlement agreement. I said I'm not settling anything because it is paid in full. So they will send it to MSA as a refusal to pay. I'm fine with that because I paid it. They then accused me of "taking this in a negative direction" and losing my chance at a settlement and that I should address my attitude elsewhere. Well, what kind of attitude am I supposed to have?!?

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July 8th, 2008 Bin TX

I got phonecall from this number at least once per day for the last week. Whenever I picked up the phone, he( assume it is not an automatic machine who called me) would hang up. I am rather bothered! Hope someone can find out who is this guy. And why did he call me?

(215) 436-8632

June 28th, 2008 John Dough NY

Simply record date and time of call, name of people you spoke with, and as much info as you can get.
Then, write a letter to this company stating you never ordered magazines. Request to have your name removed from their records, request an apology letter for the serious mistake they have made. But most important, send copy of your letter and photo copies of the mail you received as well as the bill, to the Better Business Bureau, attorny Generals office and your attorney if you have one. Be sure to file a complaint with BBB.

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May 3rd, 2008 Randall TX

Yeah, they called me on Sunday... I guess they didn't check the laws here in Texas... oh well... I won't feel bad having my lawyer send them a little nastygram.

April 26th, 2008 F.K.

WTF?! These douchebags call me on a Saturday morning. I've also received many calls from other phone numbers, which is somehow linked to this goddamn company!!! May those idiots burn in hell!!!

April 26th, 2008 Randall TX

Here's some major background on this whole situation I found out today...
Company calling: Luebke Baker & Associates (LBA)
Concerning: Consolidated Media Services (CMS)
CMS was sued by the FTC and the Dept. of Justice for unfair business practices and fraud. They subsequently folded, and LBA somehow acquired the "supposed" debts from them, hoping to make some money off of it.
There are numerous complaints that have been filed with the FTC, and they should be launching an investigation soon, as they just started this recently.
If you've been called and harrassed by them, and by them calling so often and either hanging up or no one being there when you answer, it DOES constitue harassment and you can fine them with the assistance of a lawyer.
To get them to quit calling, you can go to www.lba93.com and get their address. Send them a certified letter demanding that you do NOT owe any debt to them or CMS, and that they should quit calling.
If you can get them to send some sort of bill in the mail, you may be able to get a lawyer to send them a letter, and I've heard of ppl actually making a few thousand dollars off of them in an out-of-court settlement.
Good luck everyone!

(213) 232-2300

April 25th, 2008 Randall TX

Here's some major background on this whole situation I found out today...
Company calling: Luebke Baker & Associates (LBA)
Concerning: Consolidated Media Services (CMS)
CMS was sued by the FTC and the Dept. of Justice for unfair business practices and fraud. They subsequently folded, and LBA somehow acquired the "supposed" debts from them, hoping to make some money off of it.
There are numerous complaints that have been filed with the FTC, and they should be launching an investigation soon, as they just started this recently.
If you've been called and harrassed by them, and by them calling so often and either hanging up or no one being there when you answer, it DOES constitue harassment and you can fine them with the assistance of a lawyer.
To get them to quit calling, you can go to www.lba93.com and get their address. Send them a certified letter demanding that you do NOT owe any debt to them or CMS, and that they should quit calling.
If you can get them to send some sort of bill in the mail, you may be able to get a lawyer to send them a letter, and I've heard of ppl actually making a few thousand dollars off of them in an out-of-court settlement.
Good luck everyone!

(800) 258-6587

April 23rd, 2008 laurie OR

I been recieving these calls also for the last month & half and they dont leave any messages. The phone number that has been coming up on my cell phone is 213-232-2300. I havent answered, but yesturday my boyfriend did cause was sick of the calling and the lady on the other end said that it was a business matter and when he asked for her name she wouldnt give it, and hung up. thats when we knew something wasnt right and looked up on the internet and found this site among others who are having this issue.

April 21st, 2008 Ron PA

Company has called my cell daily for the past 5 days. When I answer, they hang up. I called them back and asked who they were. In poor english, was told Luebke Baker (took me 3 times to have them repeat this to understand what she was saying). I asked why do they keep calling my cell #. They questioned me if a 'Laura" lived here. I told them no, as this is MY cell. They hung up.

PS - my cell (as well as all of my other numbers) are on the Federal Do Not Call list - doesn't make a difference.

(213) 232-2300

April 18th, 2008 Bob CT

Repeated calls from this "company", several times a day and night. It is for my son who is in the hospital and does not live here. I informed them each time and offered to help with my son's debt. They don't want to talk with me, but they keep calling day and night. What a sad way of making a living. They sould send these callers to Iraq.....

April 17th, 2008 Randall TX

Incidentally, here's their website
www.lba93.com
Ironically, their site says they're "the easiest collection agency you will ever deal with."
Right...

April 17th, 2008 Randall TX

These guys are bill collectors. They are the most annoying that I've ever run into. I told them I don't conduct such business over the phone, and to mail me a statement. Haven't gotten it, and they're still calling. I'm 2 clicks away from reporting them to the FTC for harassment. Bill collectors have rules to follow like anyone else, and the FTC has jurisdiction over them.

April 17th, 2008 SG NY

They called me 5 times in a 36min period!

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April 15th, 2008 Kay IL

A manager who shall remain nameless was always a close friend of mine and perhaps let to much slip between his lips when we spoke. the decision of who would stay and who would go had been made several weeks in advance. Keep in mind that my coworkers and I had been assured that we'd done nothing wrong, that we were excellent workers and that a week earlier had all been given the ok to go full time and to count on that not changing. He is conniving. He is cunning and he is ruthless. It's been over 2 months since I turned down Kevin Luebke's job offer and I have yet to receive so much as a call back from any employer. This is a man who needs to be found out and put out of business. Permanently.

April 15th, 2008 Kay IL

Kevin had backed me and these two other girls into a corner where we would have to take him up on his proposal of a job at LBA answering phones and calling people to consult their "debts" something never sat right with me about it. Being a college student I still live at home and will till I graduate from the local community college. So I felt I had enough stability in my life to turn him down. So I did. He called me several times to make sure I wouldn't take him up on this offer and after giving up hope on me said, "I think you'll find it very difficult to find a job from here on. The offer will always be open." and with that I was gone. Only a 12 hour notice before I was cut from the payroll.

April 15th, 2008 Kay IL

I used to work for Kevin Luebke, however not for his collections agency. he also owns a small coffee shop in IL. He always had trouble keeping people staffed at LBA (the collections agency) and one day he decided to pull and underhanded trick. he asked me to go full time, told one of my coworkers she was getting a raise and could afford that new apartment, and told another coworker she could also go full time to pay for car repairs. Now in order for me to be full time I would have to give up most of my college classes, since I had no intended major and needed the extra cash I took the leap promising to go back when it was no longer just a pit to throw my money in. A week after dropping my classes and becoming a full time coffee shop girl I got the ax.

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April 14th, 2008 rach

i get 2 calls everyday and they dont leave message.

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April 11th, 2008 Pissed Off TN

Fuck these asshole motherfuckers up the rump hole with NO LUBE. I'm tired of getting calls from them.

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April 11th, 2008 ALICE

THIS PLACE CALLS ABOUT 20 TIMES A DAY. ASKING FOR SOMEONE AND I HAVE TOLD THEM THEY HAVE THE WRONG NUMBER. THEN IT GOES TO VOICE MAIL AND THEY EITHER DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE, OR LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. SOMETIMES WHEN YOU ANSWER THE PHONE THEY JUST HANG UP. I WISH THEY WOULD GET THE HINT AND NOT CALL ANY MORE THEY ARE SO ANNOYING.

April 11th, 2008 Authorize

Do these motherfuckers make it their goal in life to annoy the hell out of every other single living human being on this fucking planet? They call like 50000 times to my cell. I told them wrong number, and they keep calling. I'm job hunting, and with their damn area code, I thought it was calls for interviews. Damn these motherfuckers!!!

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March 22nd, 2008 mandy

they called even when i told them i've contacted the DA....

March 19th, 2008 Chris DC

My lawyer contacted Luebke Baker and Associates, INC and settled through a written letter for $4500. You have the legal precedent to sue these liars and scammers. They are violating the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act 1692d, e, f, and g among others things. Sue these people...get them off your back. My lawyer is amazing he help me with something similar to this in 2001 and again I got $3000 from that settlement.

My Lawyer is Dale Pittman of Petersburg, VA.

February 19th, 2008 happy GA

They're calling out of Utah now. Had a woman call me today, a moment or two ago. I told her I was aware of the scam, it's all over the internet and she froze up. She sounded SO caught off guard! I told her if she continued to call me I'd report the number etc etc. She replied "okay." Why do I feel so good? lol

801-618-2002 is their number now.

February 19th, 2008 Cory OK

I just got a call from L.B. & Assoc. I missed the call, so I called back. When I did, this person answered the phone, asked me what my phone number was and then said, "Oh yes, I see they really need to talk to you, hold on please." When I asked him what their name was again, he ignored me and said hold please again. He then transferred me to this person that sounded exactly like him. He asked me if I wanted to renew my subscription and that if I did it would be a little over $500 and if I didn't want to then it would be around $250 to cancel. He also tried to tell me that they have a voice recording of me agreeing to 30 payments of $19.95! When I disputed it, he tried to tell me he was just there to help me fix the debt so that it didn't go on my credit report. So I said, well you're going to need to send me a letter stating everything you just told me and we'll deal with it through the mail because I'm going to need a lawyer obviously. He then hung up on me and when I called back, no one answered my call.

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February 12th, 2008 Skip L GA

called my cell at 8:30 am this morning looking for a completely different name.
I requested to have my number removed asap, along with notifying them my number is unlisted and on the national "no call" list.
Sounded like yelling kids in a very noisy background.... WTF ???

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November 27th, 2007 David Wright

Consolidated Media Services supposed date 3/1/1999 Paid them a settlement and tossed records about a year ago 2006 Apparently went into collection with Luebke Baker & Associates 9/26/07 for the amount of 218.00 which they are willing to settle for 118.00 to close the collect actions against me and keep from reporting me to the Credit Bureau They need to be stopped

November 24th, 2007 becky IN

Saturday 9:34 a.m. The person calling identified himself by name, David something, didn't catch it. He asked for Becky. He began by saying we had a conversation yesterday about a car loan. I never talked with this guy before and asked how he got my number. He went into some spill about running a database, etc. trying to reach a Rebecca. I got the distinct impression he was lying. Don't know who these folks are or what they want, but there's absolutely no reason to be calling me.

November 5th, 2007 Karen NY

561-948-8089 This is the number that appears on my caller ID. They call five times per day,7 days per week relentlessly. They give no information, but want you to give them your information like DOB and SSN Number. They are rude, nasty, scam artists who prey on unsuspecting honest people. They won't send anything in the mail because that would be a Federal offense. My attorney called them and they gave him the runaround too. DON'T GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION!

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October 8th, 2007 tammy

They never leave a message, so I will never pick up

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October 6th, 2007 TB

Same with number 801-618-2001 - its the same company

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October 3rd, 2007 JT CA

They call up 10xs a day. I finally called back and they said I owed $399 for magazines from 6 YEARS ago. I said not only did I cancel that, I had my lawyer call and write a 2 letters. They didn't care, neither do I!! I would like to go to this office with ALL the people that they are pissing off!! I found a bunch of websites about them and the magazine company that started it all called CMS.

October 2nd, 2007 E TX

My wife called the number back 801-618-2001 and the woman on the other line stated she was from a collection agency. My wife could hear children in the background. I'm not being racial but it was a black female. Anyway....my wife asked her to put us on her do not call list because we were not associated with her company. Low and behold we were called again today.....i filed a complaint with the FCC. Not that they will do anything, but its a start.

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October 2nd, 2007 Greg CO

Report these guys, I did.

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September 27th, 2007 Tahnae

Calls all the time from a bunch of different numbers. When I called this number back, I get message saying "This PCS user/subscriber is no longer in service" or something stupid like that.

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September 22nd, 2007 David Evans SC

Stop calling my residence all times of the day and night . I will file harrassment charges if the calls don't stop .

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September 21st, 2007 Tommy MI

I receive calls from these people all the time for someone i do not know nor I have ever heard of after repeatedly telling them they have the wrong number and a cease and desist order to stop harrassing me over someone I do not know

September 21st, 2007 Rhonda FL

Recieved this phone call today I waited like it asked then told me sorry they were busy could I call them. I called back and waited , finally a guy answers and told me they did't call my number . I hung up but still bothers me they call and say they did't .

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September 20th, 2007 jwr CO

Register with www.donotcall.gov (most states have their own laws as well).

September 20th, 2007 Lisa Kaulback ME

I called the 215-436-8632 back and it is a private residence. What do I do? Call the better business bureau?

September 19th, 2007 Jake NY

thay call one or twice a day but are never on the other end of the phone ..Never have talk to someone there but again i am someone too who has been in a magazine scam

September 13th, 2007 Steph TX

I've never received a message from them but I have gotten statements in the mail saying my husband owes $900+ for magazines. The magazine subscription was canceled because he never received them but they still call and send letters. The one time I talked to someone they said they'd settle for half of what was owed and the woman was extremely rude.

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September 8th, 2007 Vicki NC

THIS NO. CALLS MY HOUSE PHONE 2 OR 3 TIMES A DAY, EVERYDAY. WANT LEAVE A MESSAGE, IS THERE ANY WAY TO MAKE THEM STOP? I JUST WANT THEM TO STOP AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

September 8th, 2007 Kevin NY

Some automated voice with the name of Julie has an important message for someone (who does not live here)...

They give options if you are this person, put call on hold to get the person, and if they live here and is currently unavailable.

The call all the time... I finally decided to answer it...

September 7th, 2007 P. MI

I get calls from this Luebke Baker & Ass. all the time...I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one. the number on my caller ID comes up as 309-689-1563

September 4th, 2007 m. MD

I have gotten like FIFTY calls from Luebke, Baker, and Associates on MY CELL PHONE! Despite me telling them that I am not the person that they're looking for!! I recently got the number when I changed my cell phone number! Either I'm going to have to change my number again or try something else!

Any suggestions?
And the # I've been seeing is (305) 890-1342!

July 11th, 2007 TG FL

I received a call from this number however nobody lefta number and when I called back they asked if I had an outstanding loan, wrote a bad check , owe someone money. They are obviousley a collection agency however I dont owe anyone anything, sooooo Im not sure why they are calling my CELL PHONE and wasting my monies on my cell bill. All this company could do was keep asking me questions about my number. I said no, let someone leave me a message first!

June 29th, 2007 Gabor

These people have been calling my house for about a month now. I told them the person that they are looking for no longer lives here but they still keep calling. The new # they are calling from now is:
Specialty Dept 305-890-1342

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May 24th, 2007 G TX

called for my husband...asked what this was in regards to, said it was an important business called, again told them i was his wife, and ignored me. so i hung up. extremely rude ppl!

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May 23rd, 2007 JSW MI

Good grief...sounding like an imbecile myself...I apologize for grammatical errors in previous post...just typing ultra-fast since I am so jazzed up about this!!

May 23rd, 2007 JSW MI

Same as SW and anonymous.....these imbeciles had some guy who sounded like an imbecile, went my Mr. T... call me to collect a debt from Consolidated Media Services....who I have never heard of, never received magazines from or bills....I contacted an attorney who specializes in taking debt collectors to task and he said respond "I dispute all debt" then they have to verify it...probably will never hear from them again. If I do we take them to court and they pay all fees plus up to $1000 in harrassment!! Whoo Whoo! They better hope they do not ever contact me again...

May 17th, 2007 anonymous

They also called me on the same problem that S.W. had. I am not paying them at all.

May 14th, 2007 JS TX

They called me yesterday and it was Sunday. After reading several comments, I recognized some of their other numbers. Do not know why they are calling me as I do not have any bills that have not been paid or payments missed. I just had a free credit report and it is EXCELLENT. I do not answer unknown calls or names that I do not know. Please report them.

May 9th, 2007 S.W. TN

LBA keeps calling me supposedly on behalf of Consolidated Media Services (a magazine subscription company) At first the bill I owed was over $700, now they say it's $320-for magazines I NEVER received even though I paid for 2 years worth of subscriptions! They call between 2 and 12 times a day Mon-Sat, even called a few times after 10:30pm! I've also had caller ID show "Specialty Department" but I can't remember what the number was, I've also had LOADS of "Data Error" and just plain hang-ups when I answer.

April 12th, 2007 J.O. CT

These guys call me like i poped there virginity, and left. THE call 4 to 5 times a day. everyday except sunday Please report there asses.

April 11th, 2007 anonymous

If they changed the caller ID, it is because I'm sure they called you numerous times and you could be possibly hiding from your debt, however i will inform you their address is 8903 N Pioneer Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-8037
The Owner's name is Kevin Luebke, President is Matt Scott.

April 2nd, 2007 Greg

Collections. They can drink bleach if they think I'm going to call them back.

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March 15th, 2007 T

This is Luebke Baker & Associates. They call from a ton of different numbers and are extremely annoying.

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February 24th, 2007 Rob PA

It is Luebke Baker & Ass's. they claim to be working for "Consolidated media Saervices" and if you google their name they are a rip off company trying to scam you out of money for magazine subscriptions.

The Owner of CMS is Dennis H. Gougion and has had multiple fines placed against him yet they still are out trying to rip people off.

Get a small air horn from Wal Mart and blast the idiots when they call :)

January 19th, 2007 MCM NC

They have been calling me nonstop for the past 2 days and never leave a message. I do not pick up the phone because I knew it would be some sort self proclaimed 'collection agency'. I got scammed into a magazine subscription deal when they told me someone had already paid for the magazines and I just needed to pay for shipping. I got an attorney involved, sent the magazine company a formal letter of complaint and stopped them from taking payments from my bank account. Get a lawyer and complain to all the relevant government agencies.

January 18th, 2007 NRP

lady calling saying I owe 749.00 for magizines that I know I didn't order, she said I have a contract that I signed, I asked her to send me a copy and she hung up. This place has called me every day for a week, I told them I was on the do not call list and she said it didn't matter because they were a bill collector.

January 17th, 2007 Jane WV

They call at least twice a day and never leave a message. I called them back and spoke to a woman who ignored my request for a name and hung up. The called again and when I started asking questions they hung up.

January 16th, 2007 TC TX

They have called twice the last two days 1/15/07 and 1/16/2007 and do not leave a message. Caller ID says "Dept of" and nothing else.

January 15th, 2007 Bekki CA

I have more than a dozen calls from this number in 1 weeks time and they never leave a message.

January 15th, 2007 truckramrod IN

the call about 5 times a week, the scam artist company is Luebke, Baker and Associates. Here is an explanation: www.ripoffreport.com

It is annoying however it is nothing to worry about. Good luck in getting away from their harassment. A company that isn't legit doesn't have to follow legit business practices.

January 15th, 2007 terry IL

they keep calling and Never leave a message. my caller id has them log at calling 18 times in one week for two weeks now.

January 9th, 2007 Phillip Dazley OH

They call 2 times everyday. Never leave a message. Dept. of what? I'd really like to know!

January 6th, 2007 RN

They call twice a day and never leave a message

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November 15th, 2006 bill MA

I've heard that some companies make automated calls via computers and hang up if you answer. Then they call back with a live telemarketer at the same time in the future, hoping to interrupt you in person!

November 14th, 2006 Billy

They called my house 3 times on the 13 Nov 06 and did not leave a message the first two times. I amswered the 3rd time (8pm). They asked for my son and told them he did not live here. They hung up. They called again today. The second time I answered the phone (6:30pm)and they hung up on me!

November 14th, 2006 mm FL

recieved 7 calls in 1 day don't know who it is

November 13th, 2006 SN

LBA - calls every day at least two - three times and will not leave a message

November 10th, 2006 Doug FL

rcvd multi calls no msg same time each day to my private number do not call number probable scam report to police etc 32304 in FL

November 9th, 2006 RN DE

Lukey Baker and Associates or LBA - they do not leave a message - 213-232-2300

November 9th, 2006 ALICE

I have gotten calls and they don't leave a message

November 8th, 2006 sk KY

DO NOT CALL !!!!!!!!!!

November 8th, 2006 anderson IN

dont kno who they are

November 6th, 2006 A.S. NE

Caller i.d. said Los Angeles, CA

November 6th, 2006 Lisa

I have gotten calls from this number (213-232-2300 LBA) several times - they to to the voicemail and they dont leave a message

November 4th, 2006 DM IN

Number 219-232-2300. LBA

November 1st, 2006 olen boulette CA

didnt answer put me on no call list

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September 20th, 2006 S.

All of these phone #'s and names have shown up on my caller ID and all belong to Luebke Baker & Associates.

1) 360-362-5462 ("Specialty Department")
2) 801-618-2002 ("Customer
Service")
3) 213-232-2300 ("Ed McMann")
4) 215-436-8631 ("Data Error")
5) 206-278-9616 ("Data Error")
6) 425-256-3817 ("Customer
Service" or "Peoria County")

Luebke Baker is not located in any of the above area codes and the 800-258-6587 phone # is the only number they admit to having. They have resumed harrassing me constantly, dispite a long-standing Cease and Desist Order (with a return receipt, which I still have.)

(213) 232-2300

August 20th, 2006 Richard MA

The call was a my parents house. 508-548-0038
Frank C.Franklin.
Do not call.

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August 18th, 2006 Shawna WA

corupt collection company