Here is a good way to deal with these Hitler Youth punks and their disreputable tactics; First, never mind the number on your caller ID, it?s virtually always a fake and strictly one-way. But the call-back number on the voice-mail has to be real, otherwise they could never scam a dime out of anyone. Also, if you know for sure which collection company it is, visit their website and if the e-mail address under ?Contact Us? doesn?t readily suggest a debt collector use that also. Write a realistic-sounding too-good-to-pass-up add for anything appealing to as wide a range of people as possible using their contact info. - then post it on Craig?s List! The ruinous overload of calls and E-Mails will soon cause their networks to crash and with these vermin, down-time is money down the drain. The vast majority of debt collectors took the short bus to school and are therefore notoriously slow learners, but this method will likely get the point across.
As for collectiod scum like ?amazed?, who are always stinking up these forums with their B.S. I know it may be hard for you and your fellow bill-boys to read this, especially considering the fact that most of you are illiterate, but why don?t YOU just follow the law and police your own industry so state and federal agencies wouldn?t have to do it for you? No type of business has anywhere close to the volume of consumer complaints of accounts-receivable. This is due to the professional & ethical failures of the collectors, not the consumers. Don?t even start with that lame old crap that we wouldn?t be getting these calls if I didn?t owe on old bills - I have NO accounts in collections but that didn?t stop a whole zoo of you vermin from humping on my leg for at least three people with similar sounding names that you were too lazy to track down by proper methods. In the end, formal complaints and Cease & desist orders were all that these parasites would understand.
Subhuman filth like Boyland are not the exception in the collections industry, they are the rule. (by the way, that cowardly sack of pus turned tail and skipped bail and is now on the run) There is simply no such thing as an honest debt collection company, and anyone who works as a collector is only in their line of work because neither the job nor the employee is wanted by anyone else. For more info on your rights as a consumer, plus a whole lot of interesting info. Every debt collector wishes no non knew, visit the Federal Trade Commission website as well as www.budhibbs.com
My daughter received a call at her unpublished phone number stating that they were looking for me and that there was a civil suit against me giving a complaint #. What the heck is going on.
My sister got the same thing, today
They called my son and how they found him I do not know. Said they had a civil action suit against me. They would not tell me who had the suit. Just offered a settlement. They want all of your information.
i just received the same kind of call.....same deal as "curious one"......girl's direct extension # 107.....
who are they? who are they calling for?
I got the same call. I have always heard that anything legit will send letters in the mail and you will be able to really check them out. I know there is a lot of fraudulant stuff going on!! This was crazy. I felt very stressed over something that was very old. over ten years old. and I know that if I didn't know the legal system and what they say is legit. You are to never talk about your info over the phone with people you have no info on. Never send or give money and banking info over the phone. I am still a little stressed over the phone call.
Severely Annoyed Lawyer
These people called my house (twice) looking for my daughter under her maiden name, gave a "case number", said there would be a civil suit filed, and asked for a call back to this number. Also called my daughter, who lives out of state, and refused to provide information on where they were, an address to write to, any account details on what they were trying to "collect", and wanted to "confirm her address" (which they could easily reverse-directory find from her phone number), and were not interested in talking to her lawyer (who happens to be me) about this. Smells strongly of SCAM. Also used a different number, 866-949-6220 in one of these "call us back" calls. I want their address. I want it badly. I want to send them the "drop dead" legal demand letter of all time, but they won't be bothered by it if they are really running a scam and not a collection agency. Their calls broke at least five parts of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act at last count.
Severely Annoyed Lawyer
I forgot to mention that they called my OTHER daughter, looking for the one who lives out of state. Same spiel.
My mother received the same call today. Same crap. We're contacting the Attorney General about this. It's clearly a widespread scam operation.
I just got a call from a guy,said his name is Nick Moural.How he got my number I have no idea.He called me by my nickname which is kind of weird that he would know that.He asked me to basically deliver a message to a person down the hall.He said something about an investigation and their land line having a problem.He gave me a case # & phone #.I asked him where he was & he did say Georgia.He did not sound like a cop or investigator to me.Kind of scary----
THIS IS A SCAM!
LEGAL ACTION RECOVERY
1640 POWERS FERRY RD
BIULDING 2 SUITE 300B
MARIETTA, GA 3067
ACTIONS TO FOLLOW: CALL THE FTC at 8773824357
and your local FBI
I also think this is a scam. Today I got a blank email form them, it just had a word doc and it this address.
LEGAL ACTION RECOVERY c/o SBS
1640 POWERFERRY RD
BLDG 2, SUITE 300B
MARIETTA, GA 30063
PH. (877) 209-5454
The email came form email@example.com. I did a whois lookup and this is what came up. This is a parked domain registered to someone in NY.
WHOIS information for larecovery.us :
Domain Name: LARECOVERY.US
Domain ID: D18545240-US
Sponsoring Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar URL (registration services): whois.godaddy.com
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: GODA-059150311
Registrant Name: Kelly Brace
Registrant Address1: 370 Huntington Ave
Registrant City: Buffalo
Registrant State/Province: New York
Registrant Postal Code: 14214
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.7168123396
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrant Application Purpose: P3
Registrant Nexus Category: C11
Administrative Contact ID: GODA-259150311
Administrative Contact Name: Kelly Brace
Administrative Contact Address1: 370 Huntington Ave
Administrative Contact City: Buffalo
Administrative Contact State/Province: New York
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 14214
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.7168123396
Administrative Contact Email: email@example.com
Administrative Application Purpose: P3
Administrative Nexus Category: C11
Billing Contact ID: GODA-359150311
Billing Contact Name: Kelly Brace
Billing Contact Address1: 370 Huntington Ave
Billing Contact City: Buffalo
Billing Contact State/Province: New York
Billing Contact Postal Code: 14214
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.7168123396
Billing Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Billing Application Purpose: P3
Billing Nexus Category: C11
Technical Contact ID: GODA-159150311
Technical Contact Name: Kelly Brace
Technical Contact Address1: 370 Huntington Ave
Technical Contact City: Buffalo
Technical Contact State/Province: New York
Technical Contact Postal Code: 14214
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.7168123396
Technical Contact Email: email@example.com
Technical Application Purpose: P3
Technical Nexus Category: C11
Name Server: NS07.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS08.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Created by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Thu Feb 05 19:55:14 GMT 2009
Domain Expiration Date: Thu Feb 04 23:59:59 GMT 2010
Domain Last Updated Date: Thu Feb 05 19:55:17 GMT 2009
Someone hass been calling my mom aek about me by my former married name. She has told them that they have the wrong number nut they keep calling. Yesterday they call her again and they were a private investigator and that it was ugent they get a hoold of me and she again stated that she did not know nayone by that name. Which is tru because I have remarried. The they call my first husband with whom I have been divorce for over 12 years and told him the same thing. He again told him he dd not know abyone by that name. They will not give the name of where they are caliing from. They have called my mom more then onece and it has a non listed number they last time she deleted the number out of her memory on her ohone and my ex is still old school and does not have a phone with called id. I have a feeling this is the same agency. What should I do. I have been stressed over this. After reading all the complaints I feel that I should just ignore untl they contact me then make them end me proof of the debt. I know there are some debts thatis over the statute of limitations. I do not work and the only thing i have that is paid for and in my name is a 2003 car. What can they get from me? I can not pay anyway. everyhting else is in my hibands name and my name is not onit.
Just pay the f****n bill. They wouldn't have to do what they do if deadbeat debtors like you lie ,and stop paying your bills
Final control/claims,etc....The buffalo NY Attorney Generals Office busted them all today - 6/23/09. Tobias, the owner, is sitting in a jail cell
300 lbs? Damn
I'm serious, people! Where is my BUTTER!
Do any of you realize that I weight over 300 pounds, and can't really fit confomrtably in my own cubicle. I am a bitter tub o' weight. BUTTER!
Do any of you understand that if you actually paid your bills, and kept the proof of it. Like sensible upstanding Americans. Like your parents or grandparents. Then all of you deadbeats wouldn't have to throw these pity parties online together......Just a thought. Pay your bills.
"Middle-class America is under attack, and it's under attack in part from a multi-billion dollar industry that has figured out that you can just keep carving profits out of them, carving profits out of them. So long as the guys at the top can get a free walk, then you'd better believe the practices are gonna stay just as dirty as they are right now".
I found this story on Dateline very moving...and frightening.
This expose' of the rampant abuses of the debt collection industry is LONG overdue. Hopefully it will serve as a catalyst for reform of the current FDCPA laws, which have been on the books for 32 years.
They were exposed on Dateline NBC tonight!
His name is Tobias Boyland. He owns several debt collection agencies. Has a criminal record for armed robbery. He lives in Buffalo, NY. He is also known as T-Money. He has side business in the music industry his website www.bagsofmoney.us. He has a myspace page. His phone number is 702-448-4515. If anyone has been harassed by him should call the FBI, Buffalo police. The names of the debt collection companies at present is Litigation Consulting Services, LLC. Integrity Resolution Group LLC. More Star, LLC. Final Claims Asset Locators, LLC. The last one is located 3871 Niagara Capital Bldg. wasn't able to find exact address. One of his employees is Andrew Brzyski poses himself as a lawyer. Don't respond to these guys they are crooks. They use abrasive and threating tactics.
I need to clarify something very important! The URL, www.irgcollections.com is not associated with Tobias Boyland any more. The URL was legally purchased (from GoDaddy) after it was allowed to expired a year or two ago by an extremely reputably company. URL purchases and purchase dates are all public record and this fact can be easily proven. Please do not associate these criminals with the hardest working company in the business.
International Recovery Group is owned by Jason Warren and Troy Hally. IRG is based in Portland, OR and not on the East Coast. The corporate name is Pacific Coast Solutions, Inc. and has been around for quite some time. We also own www.internationalrecoverygroup.com and the main site, www.irgus.com. We have notified collect.org to change the information on their website to no avail but will attempt to do so again. International Recovery Group is perhaps one of the highest rated and most respected collection agencies in existence and we work hard to maintain our professional image on a daily basis. The address is 13500 SW Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 115, Portland, OR 97223. The mailing address is P.O. Box 23892 Portland, OR 97223. Any press inquiries would be gladly taken by Jason Warren either by mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (800) 488-5701. Thank you.
This is a scam that has been allowed to go for too long. Tobias Boyland, Dellian Sharp and Dorian Well operate an illegal debt collection agency.
This group of known drug users and convicted felons buys old portfolios of debt, and then is allowed access to credit bureau reports that are bursting with consumer information. They use that information in their attempts to lie, extort, and pose as law enforcement.
These people are NOT anything other than scum, who lie and steal money they are not entitled to collect. This gang of criminal collectors is a half step away from a prison cell.
Their operation uses Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to give consumers the impression the calls are made from a Maryland area code, they are not.
VOIP allows the user to program in any area code they desire. This is illegal under law as it violates the FDCPA.
Anyone receiving calls from this future cellblock of collection criminals are warned to NEVER give them any information, especially your bank account and/or credit card information.
They are liars, thieves and con men, some convicted criminals.
I received a phone call from a Jessica Davis, I acted as though I was not the person they wanted to speak with and asked to take a message. She stated she was Jessica Davis with Legal Action Recovery and a Civil Complaint had been filed against me and to please call back. Of course, I was mystified. I waited a few minutes and then called back. I got some other guy, he would not let me speak with Jessica. His first question to me was, "Have you been served in the last 72 hours?", I stated no. Then he tried to get me to give him my address and SS# to verify his information. It was clear however that they had my credit report. He referred to an old debt. Then he stated his Director wanted to speak with me. This Director got on the phone, I did not catch his name. He then proceeded to tell me a civil complaint by this old creditor was being placed against me, that I was being sued for theft of goods, malicious intent, etc. I proceeded to tell him the Statutes of Limitations were up on that account and he could not sue me, in fact no one could. He then became more aggressive and stated yes they could and they will. He tried to get me to pay something on the phone right then and there. He would not send me any documentation...I never gave him my address, but he had too much information with my prior addresses, even the last 4 of my social. This scares me a bit. When I told him I wanted everything in writing, he said, we will not start another "paper trail", I stated, "I will not do anything without it being in writing", he said, "See you in court". I hung up. After looking into this company, you cannot really locate them in GA. Also, there have been several complaints against them online. My best guess is they are what is known as a Old Zombie Debt Collector, buying up really old debts. Their way of gaining monies is to scare you as much as possible, get you to pay on the phone straight away and not give you any information beyond that. What they are doing is illegal. Make sure you know what the Statutes of Limitations are in your state for Open Ended Debts...most states are 3 years. This debt they spoke of was 8 years old. Already written off by the original company. Do your research before paying any debt collector anything.
PI here in Texas
Got a call from these folks. I found several issues with thier call, first of all they gave me a case number and identified themselves as Investigators, and with my county non the less. Needless to say I was furious as I was standing in the District Clerks office at the time. Filing actual legal documents in a real Court by Licensed Bar number holding attorneys. They refused to give me their companies license number, which by the way is required both in Texas and Geogia. They gave me a mailing address in Marietta Georgia, Power ferry road bldg 2 ste. 300B, but I had to make two or more calls just to extract that information from a supervisor. They also refused to tell me what the exact nature of this action and used the word summons which I find a bit interesting.
I have filed complaint for criminal and civil action against this company with both the state of Texas Attorney General's Office (it is against the laws of the State of Texas under Occupational Code 1702) to either operate or to hire any unlicensed company performing investigative services.
So if I am fixing to be " served" I have a little disturbing news for them, I will pursue any and all applicable charges against these buffoons.
I think anyone who is recieving this harassment to contact your states attorney general's office and see if any offenses have occurred.
I was told by another small business person today that they had this happen to them last week, then got served with a suit from (AT&T for yellowbook advertizing) within a couple of days. Funny part she told me is that within a day of contact she gets a call from another attorney offering to help her settle her debt for .40 - .50 cents on the dollar. Very interesting coincidence I would say. Don't know the legals exactly on this, but should they try this on me next week we shall see, should be an interesting ride for sure, I'm already researching it and the possibility of a class action type responce, providing of course that they have actually crossed the line.
These people actually threatened me with horrible legal charges. I am willing to do something about them. Where do I turn? I tried to pull up the fair credit url. It didn't work. Bank of America has slipped into a new low selling debt from the 80's to these Vampires.
I am concerned about how much information these people have. I asked them up front if they were a bill collector they answered "no" they were a legal firm. They read back to me the last 4 of my SSN number. Are you telling me that people in the Atlanta prison have my SSN. They brought up a debt for the 1980's OMG.