FTC Action Leads to Shutdown of Texas-based Debt Collector that Allegedly Used Deception, Insults, and False Threats Against Consumers
As part of its continuing crackdown on scams that target consumers in financial distress, the FTC filed a complaint against Goldman Schwartz, Inc., three affiliated companies, and three individuals who own or manage them. The operation did business nationwide collecting debts for numerous payday loan companies, including Ace Cash Express, Advance America, Allied Cash Advance, Checkmate, First Cash Advance, and MoneyMart.
Go and get yourself an attorney they can't afford to keep getting sued. If you need my help. I will be more than glad to lend my support.Plus I know for a fact that most of these account have been paid or is with someone else.But I can tell you that they add excessive fees that they aren't suppose to.It is against the law in Texas.Plus they are violating the FDCPA. You can't tell someone they are going to jail. Or you can't threaten someone by saying you are going to have their ID or Driver's License forwarded to the police. If I can get you and 6 more people to file a class-action lawsuit. They'd have to shut down. But we could go after Gerald Wright and Sharon Star Foster and that definitely would put them out of business for sure.
If any of you get a call from a fake a** company called Goldman, Scwartz, Leiberman, & Stein.Call your attorney and the BBB and the FBI. I did call them. This company is ran by crooks and con- artist from Gerald Wright to Sharon Foster.I just can't believe this fat a** bi*** thought I wasn't going to say something about my money. Now what they have done is woke me up. I am not turning the other cheek anymore when it comes to me being f****d over by a company.Now I am out to mess up their lives.I told the fat bi*** from day one. Don't steal from me. Then her and Wright decide to do so after I gave they funky a***s passes. Now I am going to do everything I can to make sure you take your a** back to Louisiana with that b***s***. I don't play that s***. So it's on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They also go in and try to collect on debts that have been paid already. Trust me I saw it with my own 2 eyes. I only worked there for 2 weeks and that's when I said I don't want to work anywhere that is stealing from people. I got in this industry to make money and help people out with their debts. Not steal from people. This company is a fraud and a sham. It is ran by 2 criminal. Gerald Wright and Sharon Foster. If anybody wants to file a lawsuit against this company and need someone to testify or send an a sworn statement about this company. Please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
I got a phone call for one of my employees; the guy's name is Jonathan Gonzales and he said that he is from American Express. He asked for an e-mail address and cell phone number for my employee and I said that I had neither. He asked when a good time to call my employee would be and I said the only way that the employee could be reached is after 6:00 in person because no one picks up the phone after 4:00. That shut him up. LOL
I just recieved a message from my father on the same issues andI am in Afghnistan. I have contacted a lawyer and I am filing suit against them. If anyone wants to step up and do what is needed then you need to contact Law Firm of J. Thomas Black. writeme back in email email@example.com. this email i dont have to worry about but I am sure going to putthe nails in the f*%^&ing coffin on these people.
this number call my friend said they were going to get me for fraud & i havent put this friend down for anything in a long time like yrs. & i havent had a checkings account in over3 yrs. so is this for real or is it a scam which is what it sounds like to me b/c they said for me to hurry up & contact them or they will turn it over to the authorities. pleas respond someone to tell me if its real or not. some named brian white
i called the attorney gerneral's office to file a complaint. they wouldn't take it. they said this is a real company. they are full 0f sh--! my husband received the same calls as all previous posts here. doesn't debt go on credit reports not driving record! plus we filed bankruptcy and have no outstanding debt. very sad attorney general's office refuses to follow up and close this scam down. they said i can't beleive what i read on the internet with complaints. sad society we live in, we let fraudulent criminal acts continue plus these people have our social secuity numbers!
they are now located at 10333 harwin dr, ste 100, houston, tx. 77036
832-623-7740 or 855-481-9822
They have a young gentlemen by the name Christopher Phelps signing all their lawsuits, due to he is just straight out the jail, and has nothing to lose, so Gerald Wright, ask him to take the responisbility of the lawsuits, since he has no money to settle on any lawsuits, they also have people in there take peoples credit card information, and using it to purchase shoes, tickets, and other things online. Gerald Wright also had the debtors, sending moneygrams and western unions, in his wifes name JOYCELYN DELEON.....recently they did get an account with moneygram, but until then the money orders was going to the SENIOR LEGAL, Gerald Wright or Joycelyn DeLeon.
this number 855-481-9822 called my job so happen to pick up and i spoke with an "investigator More " he claims that i wrote a bad check back in 2008 and since the company could never get a hold of me that i needed to pay $350.00 by the end of the month so i wouldn't go to jail. don't know how they got my work number or my old home address ...they were very pushy and i could hardly get a word in.. he said they are a lawfirm called Goldman,Stein,and Leiberman. I told him that i was unable to pay anything he was like he would have to speak with Mr Goldman. after i hung up with him i tried to look up this lawfirm and could not find it. He wouldn't tell me what state they were in. well guess i will have for the po's po's come get me..
Got a call from Goldman & Schwartz 855-481-9822 about a transaction initiated from my charge card. It just didn't sound right and after reading other comments, I'm glad I did not call back.
I had this same thing just happen they not only left an "or else" message on my phone the some how got a hold of a family member doing the same thing. When i tried to call back i got in a conversation with a women who proceded to get loud with me tell me they are filling litigation and hung up on me when i asked for some information. I called back again to let them know im turning them into the federal trade commision and they decided to hand me to a supervisor who said she will try and get to the bottom of this. Bottom line these people are scum
Received a call from a Ms. Fletcher from Goldman & Schwartz, 855-481-9822. Left a message on my voice mail for a person named Evony Bonn (or maybe Ebony Bonn). Ms Fletcher stated that my number was listed as a contact number for Evony Bonn. I have no idea who any of these people are or why there are calling me. Sounds like a scam to me.
I got a call from this Company and left messages with our Main office that they are a Litigation Department asking for a return call regarding a fraud check with a reference number. Tried to call the number back and asked for the name of the Company which they did not give. I had to research for the Company name and later found out that it is a collecting agency. They proceeded to our Main Office which was not my actual office and continue to leave the same message. I have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding their collection tactics,
I got a call at work from this number. Returned their call and asked foe the Company Name and Company address. They hanged up. It's odd that they can call u at work and leave urgent messages like you are being sued or something. I'm just so mad that if I can just find out where they are, I will find ways and means to make it known that they are harassing people. I don't think they have a legitimate business.
Kimberly Dickerson from 855-481-9822 ext 38 called my employer to speak with me. I was unable to take the call. She left a message with my co worker that she is from check fraud division and needs to speak with me. I returned her call the next day, I requested them to fax me a copy of the check I supposidly had wrote. She gave the phone to a supervisor Zamora that was very nasty with me and threatened to put a red flag on my drivers licence and demanded I pay the amount now over the phone. When I told them I will call my attorney she got even more adjatated. Demanded I call back by 5pm today or else they would put a red flag on my drivers licence. I called my attorney, they are full of SHI-.
Person called my work # identifying them to be Kim Dickerson. She asked for me but I told her I was not in so she left a msg with this phone # stating that it was regarding my checking acct. I called my bank & there is nothing wrong with my checking acct
I called the # back & was told it was Goldman Schwartz but the guy who answered would not tell me what type of business this was. He told me he was very busy! And for me to give me the ext to the person who left my number. This called didnt even call my home #. How did they get my work #?
Someone by the name of Kim Dickerson called from 855-481-9822 ext 28. She called my work number & knew my full name. I told her that I was not Dianna & asked to take a message. She informed me that this was regarding my checking account. I contacted my bank & they informed me that there was nothing wrong with my checking account. When I called the number back a man answered & said I was calling Goldman & Schwartz but would not tell me what type of business this was.
This so called collection company uses intimidation tactics on people to try and scare them into believing they owe money from past loans. They pretend to represent law enforcement and threaten arrest and DL Suspension. They are rude and aggressive, and you are lucky to get a word in edgewise. They need to be prosecuted and sued. Be nice to know where they are really located-because it isnt the address they have on their fake website!
Got a call with the number coming up private number. The message left was saying she had a complaint come into her office pertaining to me. Told me if i need to get back in touch that she would proceed without my knowledge or consent. Since i did not answer my phone she contacted me at work stating it was a matter of a hot check come on now a legitimet person contating on that issue would say a matter of a check being returned. Wanted me to verify the last 4 numbers of my SS# i refused and she got very irritated and said she will process the complaint without my approval and hung up one me. Very unprofessional.. SCAM SCAM.../..
O YEAH ALL THE NUMBERS THEY CALL FROM ARE CELL PHONE NUMBERS I KNOW COMPANIES USE CELLS BUT EVERY NUMBER A CELL PHONE REALLY
these people called my wife said she had to pay them for a hot check but would not give any info on them so i googled i got the address its 11152 westheimer suite 116 huoston tx .BUT TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS A UPS STORE!!!!! FOR LOOK IT UP YOU WILL SEE!!! O WELL I GUESS I CAN'T SEND THEM THIER MONEY LOLOLOLOL (F*** THEM)
NOT ID AS A COMPANY NAME, AND REQESTING MONEY FOR A BAD CHECK