We have a small contracting company in Bay St. Louis, MS. We were contacted by a MR. David Morgan and John Taylor on June 10th, older men over the phone. He stated he was an attorney with " Morgan, Stern and Taylor Legal Services" out of Fort Lauderdale FL, they were a commercial litigator service. They stated they could collect a more than $50, 000 debt that was owed to us by contractors STC construction & Debco Construction. Mr. Morgan stated he had access to software and legal ways to not only see assets in these accounts but freeze their assets. Mr. Morgan stated he need $5, 000.00 to secure the transaction. My husband completed a check by phone for the $5, 000 on June 13th. He also returned paperwork to an address (5722 S. Flamingo Rd. Fort Lauderdale). Mr. David Morgan has yet to be heard from and we have no money collected. After several attempts to contact the "so Called legal services" i have only gotten young disrespecting individuals mocking our southern accent, laughing at us, imitating different people, verbally threating us and mostly not answering the phone. I tried to research the group on line and there was nothing. Neither David Morgan nor John Taylor is an attorney through the Florida Bar Association. It is just a scam preying on contractors already effected by Hurricane Katrina. Its bad enough we have to fight low life contractors who don't want to pay their subs but now we have to worry about "attorneys" taking our own money right out of our hand! What happened to morals? Where were the parents of these individuals? I know we will probably never see our money, these young kids are probably partying it up in Miami with our money! Hope fully other contractors will be smarter than us and check out anyone wanting money up front.
My research on line did raise some questions though: One of the numbers for MST legal services (954-578-4029)goes back to a SWAN KNIGHT at 9994 Nob Hill Ct. Sunrise, FL 33351, other numbers, (954-578-4066/578-4006/all the other numbers were unlisted. Also There was a few rippoff reports on a MST Financial in Bolder CO and MST Check Services in Tampa FL with Michelle Morgan-Tucker, Lee Tucker, also a David Morgan & Associates in Tampa, I think they all might be connected somehow.
Please contact us for more information we want justice!