Millennium Financial Group LLC or MFG 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.
Millennium Financial Group LLC or MFG is a third-party collection agency based in Oklahoma. MFG has received consumer complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), including improper conduct or sharing of information and failure to verify debts.If you have been contacted by Millennium Financial Group, make sure you understand your rights before taking action.
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According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Millennium Financial Group , LLC is a legitimate collection agency founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001. The BBB established a profile page for MFG in 2005. MFG is listed as a collection agency and financial services company. Buzzfile estimates MFG’s annual revenue at $840,000 and the size of its headquarters staff at 10 employees.
According to its website, Millennium Financial Group has “been helping both small and large businesses with their debt collection needs since 1999.” MFG “utilizes the latest technology to help you recover your money faster” and operates on the philosophy that “all debtors will be considered customers…and will be treated with the courtesy and respect due any customer of any institution.”
MFG’s mission is to “become a propelling force in the expanding debt resolution industry by our utilization of the following principles: …assuring the highest degree of customer service while ensuring complete compliance with all applicable governmental regulations”; “providing…customers with numerous funding options and…payment methods”; “maintaining our expertise in the ever-changing financial arena”; “utilizing the latest technological innovations”; and “offering the highest quality consultation to debt resolution firms in management, collection, finance, and retail.”
Millennium Financial Group collects delinquent debts for a variety of industries, including medical; dental; pre-collect; veterinary medicine; government agencies; utilities; banks and credit card lenders; auto deficiencies; and consumer retail providers. MFG’s medical, dental, and veterinary medicine divisions provide collection services for all providers, from small private practices to large, full-service facilities. Their pre-collect division provides business outsourcing and first-party services for accounts that are 1-day to 90-days delinquent.
Millennium Financial Group’s website does not provide a lot of detailed information about their regulatory compliance policies. However, they provide industry links to professional associations such as the International Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), and their Consumer Information tab provides extensive links and references to consumer protection resources, laws, and enforcement agencies, including the FDCPA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The BBB has closed 7 complaints against Millennium Financial Group in the preceding 3 years, with 1 complaint closed in the past 12 months. Most of those complaints alleged problems with advertising and sales, with 2 complaints alleging problems with billing and collections. Since September 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has closed 7 complaints against MFG. Justia Does not list any cases of civil litigation involving Millennium Financial Group.
Millennium Financial Group, LLC
3000 United Founders Blvd., Ste. 219
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4279
Telephone: (405) 709-9991
It is illegal for a debt collector to threaten to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely MFG 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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Absolutely. Here are some Sample Cases
Complaints against Millennium Financial Group commonly cite problems resulting from disputes about the validity of debts and the accuracy of information reported to the credit reporting agencies. In April 2016, a complainant indicated she had fallen behind on a debt that resulted in its appearing on her credit report in 2008. She stated that the item dropped from her credit report in 2015 “because the debt was over seven years old…but now MFG is sending …her letters to pay.” The complainant alleged that “this process is illegal and” that she is “on disability and trying to get…her finances… together.” The complainant “called in and disputed the information and told …MFG it was too old and they should not have even tried collecting” the debt. MFG allegedly told her they “would put the debt down as disputed.” She complained that “some of us are having a hard…enough time as it is and for…MFG to be trying to collect…something old and then trying to place it back to the credit bureaus is sad.” In response, Millennium Financial Group indicated that they had “made several attempts to reach this consumer by phone and mail since 2013.” They also stated that the “account has since fallen off the credit bureaus and will not be submitted to any credit… bureau.” As a result, MFG “does not understand why this consumer states we are ‘trying to place it back to the credit bureaus.’” MFG stated they had no intention or desire of re-submitting the delinquency to the credit reporting agencies, and that “the credit bureaus would not allow the account to be reported again.” Millennium Financial Group concluded by stating they would treat the complaint “as a written cease and desist and has closed the file and will not further contact the consumer.”
In February 2016, a complainant indicated that a “collection account was placed on…her credit report without any communication to… her, and that …a man…is harassing her during work” hours. The complainant alleged that she had not received any notification prior to the delinquency appearing on her credit report, and that she has no knowledge of the alleged debt. She charged MFG with an FDCPA violation. In response, Millennium Financial Group stated that “multiple letters have previously been sent to the consumer including the initial validation notice along with notification of credit bureau… reporting.” They also stated that because the complainant had not received the letters, they had re-sent them to the address she had provided in the complaint, and that the item reported to the credit reporting agencies will be updated to indicate a disputed status. They concluded by stating that they would send complete debt validation information.
The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
The 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). The complaint above illustrates how these laws can be extremely effective tools to hold accountable collection agencies who fail to adhere to their provisions.
These laws also provide individuals 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.
Seek legal assistance to find the relief you may be entitled to if you are having difficulty resolving disputes with a debt collection agency
Your debt harassment checklist:
- 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 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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