Richard (Rick) Steele works for Contract Reslove Group, http://crgandassociates.com/ and has a linkin page http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rick-steele/47/6b/377. Talked to him today because one of his employees had been calling my new cellphone, looking for someone I don't know, and wouldn't stop calling me. He ranted and screamed like a lunatic when I told him I would file a complaint if they didnt stop calling, telling me they get complaints everyday. FCC complaint page here http://www.fcc.gov/complaints Dallas PD for any time he threatens people with jail here www.dallaspolice.net
call from 972-210-2554. Said he is Officer Joseph Hall of the Dallas County Sherrif's Department.. I called the Dallas Sherrif's Office and asked if he was employed there. They told me no. And I gave them this number and reported them for impersonating a police officer/sherrif. #LOWLIFE!!!!!
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Tom you are a liar you work for them I called 972-210-2557 and you are on that voice mail how stupid and ignorant can you be. I wish people like you get a life and stop trying to prey on others you bum. The next time I get a call I'm filing real charges on you and your fake company.
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These people called me and left messages that they were going to put a warrant out for me I tried to call them back but no numbers are working this is a scam because real creditors don't tell everyone they call you going to jail remember it suppose to be confidential I wish I could talk to someone and cuss them out real good!!!!
How do you trace a gmail address? It's a FREE email address. Anyone can set one up, from anywhere in the world, with all fake information if they want. You lost me on this one.
Well I just got the same call but guess what the police can file a harassment charge and I got the email address for them haha! Here goes email@example.com I am working on getting his info so he could see how it feels! No one should have to be subjected to this! And especially when it was part of a identity theft! So to the person defending them get your facts straight before making stupid remarks because there are reasons for not making payment! And I would like your number so I can school you on customer service and compassion! Cause obviously you don't have any! Everyone else you know it's the employee for there office who wrote that post! Why are they so secretive about there location business name and address? Hmmm!!! I wonder!
My brother-in-law in Florida received a message from this number saying they were from White Steele and Assoc and that they were calling about two formal allegations that were being filed against me in Texas, needless to say my sister was freaked. I work for a law firm and know that the "formal allegation" part is totally false. I figured that it was a debt collection attempt and the only thing I can think of it could be for is a fraudulent payday loan that my ex husband took out on my account with my info. I have told these people this before. You can check the Texas State Bar website at texasbar.com to see if someone is an attorney. It is a crime for someone to say they are an attorney when they are not, so if they do - file a police report. Check out Texas Penal Code Section 38.122 - it says:
§ 38.122. FALSELY HOLDING ONESELF OUT AS A LAWYER.
(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to obtain an economic
benefit for himself or herself, the person holds himself or herself
out as a lawyer, unless he or she is currently licensed to practice
law in this state, another state, or a foreign country and is in
good standing with the State Bar of Texas and the state bar or
licensing authority of any and all other states and foreign
countries where licensed.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a) of this section is a
felony of the third degree.
(c) Final conviction of falsely holding oneself out to be a
lawyer is a serious crime for all purposes and acts, specifically
including the State Bar Rules.
I'll bet if I called The state of Texas they would say "Yes, Richard Steele is an attorney here" and a Richard Steel would be. But, I'll bet it isn't anyone tied in with your scamming efforts..Just a name you picked out of the phone book. Why don't you provide a Texas bar number for him, a physical address as well as a mailing address so that a certified/w signature request can be sent requesting validation of the alleged debt, via usps as well as a copy of any contract that may exist. Every law in the FDCPA has been violated and you think people should just blindly send money to some stranger with hidden credentials and address who can't provide validating proof of the alleged debt. You're the one that has something seriously wrong.
I told you to call the state of Texas and ask them if Richard Steele is a real attorney. Instead you just get back on here and play games. There is something seriously wrong you guys.
Oh wow, by your posts I can see how ignorant and uneducated you are. No wonder you think this firm is a scam.
tom, you are a big piece of s*** and a liar. why dont you put that bar number on your post? if you knew how to collect you would not have these complaints on this board. your days in this business are numbered. these crooked b*****ds are not lawyers, wannabees maybe.
What you should actually feel silly about is shilling for this company.
I had bounced a check that was completely mine. No one called me about a debt I did not owe. I think that the people posting on here might be stretching the truth. I'm not sure what would make people want to get on the internet and blame the law firm for calling them. I think by saying they didn't do it, and claiming that the attorney threatened them, might some way make what they did go away. I later found the letter, that the firm claimed they sent out, tossed to the side in my junk mail pile. Believe me I felt really silly then.
So just because you say it's a real company, these people should pay on debts that do not belong to them? I don't think so, pal. Any legitimate debt collector has to send a debt validation letter via mail. Any threats of arresting someone is in direct violation of FDCPA!
So just because you say he is a real lawyer, this means his company can't possibly be violating the FDCPA right and left as reported by other posters? Get real.
I researched this number, 972 210 2558, and it belongs to a law firm. I called it and spoke with Mr. Steele, and he gave me his bar number, which I verified with the Texas State bar. I do not know where you guys got your information, but just call the State of Texas, and see for yourself.
They called me said they were from white Steele associates. They said I had 4 hours to come up with 1000.00 or there would b A warrant for my arrest. I'm glad we can post this info up this is a s cam. Is there. Any thing we can do to these guys
This company called and threatened to have sheriffs office come and pick me up at my job. They told me I had an outstanding debt that needed to be paid ASAP. The person was very pushy and unprofessional and basically tried to bully me into paying over 700.00 in the next 2 hours. I was lucky to be able to research and find out this scam.
Thank you very much for this information! It was very helpful.
From your description, they have already violated several provisions of the FDCPA. It is illegal to tell others that the call concerns a debt, and it is definitely illegal to say there are felony charges involved. Debt is a civil, not criminal matter. You will not be arrested. They are trying to scare you into paying them money that you do not owe. It is also illegal for them to refuse to send you a letter through the mail validating the debt. If you speak to them again (I wouldn't recommend it!) do not admit any debt nor give them any of your information. Insist they give you their mailing address so you can mail them a certified letter demanding they validate the debt. If you are sure you do not owe this debt, then your letter can be a cease-communication letter. I'll bet they will not give you their mailing address, which is the final clue that they are scam artists and criminals.
This guy contacted my parents and told them I was facing 2 felony charges if I did not call them asap. Of course I did and attempted to resolve the 3 year old debt, but Richard Steele said that unless I resolved it in the next 2 hours, they would see me behind bars and hung up on me! Not a great way to do business! If I truly have this debt, I would be more than willing to pay it, but they would not give me any information. Very frustrating and unprofessional!
this company now also uses 972-210-1558, and the scammer that calls is now James White.
i too got a call from this number saying i was gonna be hauled out in hand cuffs if i did not resolve the matter at hand. the only thing i have is payday loans. i investigated the stuff they told me and all the cases i have out there are closed. one was a company that sent me a refund check cause they over charged me. but they are also using a different # 972 210 2558. not to close of numbers now huh???? im in the process now of getting them back. they called and had my daughter upset.
First I rec'd a message, then they called my ailing parents. when I returned the call it was Robert Steele and Terry Maxwell from Quinn, Mears and Assoc. They said I had to pay an old debt from years ago in the next two hours or I was going jail! They made it sound like the police would be picking me up in the next two hours! I fell for it at first until I got online and tried to look up the atty office and found out it was a scam! I was pretty upset. I called back and said my atty wanted to talk with them and asked for fax number. Terry said she was new and didn't know the fax number yet. Said they were calling on behalf of Eastside Loans (a payday company).