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Debt Collector Impersonating Government Offices with Caller ID Spoofing????

The Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against Nationwide Recovery Group, LLC, a Buffalo New York based collection agency for violating the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  According to the lawsuit’s allegations, collectors from Nationwide impersonated various government and law enforcement agencies, including the clerk […]

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Have you received a voice mail advising you to call 844-228-7938?

Today, I had a former client call us about a strange voice mail message she received. The voice mail was left by “Jason Cobb” from Legal Service. He indicated that he was calling because legal documents were going to be served on the client and she needed to be home for them. If she wasn’t going […]

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Florida’s Debt Collection Practices May Have to Be Defended After Whistle Blower Case

It appears as if Florida’ Economic Development Office referred thousands (as many as 19,000) cases to debt collectors that were not eligible for such action. An employee who was terminated after she raised this issue to her superiors won her case for wrongful termination.  In 2012 she discovered that the State of Florida had erroneously been […]

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Talking Debt – Zombie Debts Exist!

I am a big fan of The Walking Dead and the after show, Talking Dead on AMC. This post is my tribute to both the show and the comic book series. I Watched the show once after hearing about it from a friend and have been hooked ever since. The Comic book series is amazing. […]

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You’ve Been Served! A Debt Collector Has Sued You In Florida! Now What?

THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR ON FRIDAY NIGHT It’s 8pm on a Friday night, you have had a long week. All you want to do is enjoy some time with your family, but then it happens! KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK at the door. Who could it be? You look at your spouse and they shrug their […]

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Chase Consent Order – Acknowledgement of Bad Behavior in Collection Activites

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and some of its affiliates  entered into a consent order with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency over its debt collection practices.  The Consent Order also covered some of the practices used by Chase’s third-party service providers. The Consent Order indicates that Chase and some affiliates engaged in, among other things, […]

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Autovest LLC – Filing Lawsuits On Auto Loans In Florida

We recently started to see lawsuits being filed by a company called Autovest, LLC. It appears that they are purchasing portfolios of charged-off auto loans from various banks. In reviewing the Miami-Dade County Court Docket, it appears they started to file actions for charged-off auto loans in June of this year. As of this morning […]

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What is a Junk Debt Buyer?

What is a Junk Debt Buyer? A Junk Debt Buyer is a Debt buyer or Debt Collection Agency that purchases large portfolios of delinquent or charged off accounts from credit card companies, or other Debt Buyers.  They are sometimes referred to as “Bad Debt Buyers”, “Zombie Debt Buyers”, or “Zombie Debt Collectors”, these debt buyers […]

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RoboCalls To Your Cellphone May Be Illegal!

What is a RoboCall? A RoboCall is an automated call, typically dialed by a computer system or done with a random number generator. Sometimes they are used for political campaigns or not-for-profit organizations. Other times they are used by debt collectors. Debt collectors use automated dialing systems because they are efficient. The Automated RoboCall System […]

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What Is A Robo-Signer?

What Is A Robo-Signer? A robo-signer is typically a low level employee in a creditor or debt buyer’s organization that is given a fancy sounding title, that makes it appear as if they have the knowledge and authority to execute affidavits in support of lawsuits.  A simpler  description of a Robo-Signer  is a fool who […]

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