This is not a legit company. They are not from Russell, Reynold and Ingram as I called them as well and they did not call me. They man said they needed to talk to me today and his name was Mr Vega.
Calling friends and family about a bill I owed a company that is no longer in service. Very rude ended up he hung up on me..Mr. Stone was his name
I will harrass this a**
I been getting calls from a Mr. brooks, yelling at both my wife and my voice mail that we owe a dentist $800 for service. The problem is the service was never completed. Bottom line is that I would be more than happy to deal with this if he would of called and been more professional and friendly about the whole thing. I have since called back and harrased him numerous times. It's been fun.
Thanks for very important information!
Mr. Stone called and left a message to call him immediately when I called him back the person that answered "Professional Services" the first time I called I was transferred but somone else answered said Mr. Stone was on the phone then hung up on me. I called the second time and he said hw was with Rusell Reynolds & Ingram and I owed $400 to curves for membership that was cancelled in 07. I told him I owed them nothing and he started yelling and saying there would be serious legal actions.
Since my money was refunded by Curves and heard nothing I thought the dept was closed. Curves has been very unprofessional located on Richmond Hwy in Alexandria, VA by Ft Belvoir
Mr Stone called me saying I was $1900 past due on an ambulnce ride my son Benjmin took in June, 2009. I have no son with that name or ahe so I began questioning him thinking maybe someone took my identity. He just wanted to get off the phone. I will be calling him back and harassing him for awhile. He called my sister first and was an a**.
stop calling me!
I called this place back and they said it was Mr Vega from Russell,Reynolds and Ingram. He said I was listed as someone's emergency contact. They could call my number and bother me but not give me any information as to why they were calling. I looked Russell, Reynolds and Ingram up online and contacted the number there and they did not have records of my number on file anywhere. Also, if this was a legit company, when you call them it would say the name of the business and not Professional Services. I called them back and asked why type of services they offered and they hung up on me. Also, if this is a collection agency then why are they not showing up on the person's credit report?!?! So they can call me and threaten me that if the person doesn't call them we can deal with the Sherriff's Dept. This Mr Vega needs to get a life and if he really works for a company, they should invest more money in their Quality Assurance Dept.
RRI, Inc. (Rawlins & Rivera, Inc.)
8343 Roswell Rd. Suite 375
Atlanta, GA 30350
I see that they are still at it, despite being sued by the FTC for deceptive debt collection practices.
(((Sigh)))...So, what ELSE is new?
FTC Asks Court to Stop Abusive Debt Collectors
Operation Allegedly Harassed Consumers With Lies and Threats
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection operation that allegedly threatened consumers throughout the nation with lawsuits, seizure of property, and arrest. The FTC is seeking an end to such illegal practices and a freeze of the defendants? assets.
?The Federal Trade Commission will not tolerate these kinds of repeated, egregious violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,? FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras said, adding that abusive debt collectors will face aggressive law enforcement by the agency.
According to the FTC?s complaint, the operation used misleading and threatening letters and telephone calls while collecting debts for beauty schools, truck driving schools, bail bondsmen, fitness centers, and other small businesses. The complaint alleges that the defendants falsely threatened that they were about to file lawsuits against consumers, that consumers? property would be seized and sold, that their wages would be garnished, and that they would be liable for legal costs. In some cases, they threatened consumers with arrest in some cases, and often used profanity and shouting during telephone calls.
The defendants operated from Florida under a series of different business names and corporate identities since 1995, using mail drops in Texas, Georgia, and Florida, according to the complaint. They are charged with violating Section 5 of the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which bars deceptive, unfair and abusive debt collection practices. The defendants are Rawlins & Rivera Inc. of Florida, Rawlins & Rivera Inc. of Georgia, Ryan & Reed Inc. of Florida, Ryan & Reed Inc. of Georgia, RRI Inc., their officers, Janis Brust, Joe L. Hunt, Sr., Joe L. Hunt, Jr., and Shannon Hunt, and a Florida lawyer, Robert W. Bird, whose letterhead was used for many of their collection letters.
The Commission vote authorizing the filing of the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, was 5-0.
NOTE: The Commission files a complaint when it has ?reason to believe? that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendant has actually violated the law. The case will be decided by the court.
Copies of the complaint are available from the FTC?s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC?s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at http://www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,600 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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