There are so many scam creditors, people who have simply STOLEN consumers information. I've been receiving calls for SIX-YEARS from fake debt collectors who simply have my name number and partial info, and threaten me by demanding I go out and get a PREPAID debt card to pay them over the phone for a debt that doesn't even exist. And when I laugh off that threat, I'm then threatened with court action, and for something that's UNLAWFUL in my state: payday loans. www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/paydayloanscam_120710.I wish I could upload their voicemails, but they contain personal info stolen. The persons sound ULTRA ghetto, but claim to be litigators, managers, etc., but turns out they're outlaw scammers representing a payday loan company already taken down by an Attorney General's office. Their threats are basically the equivalent of a drug dealer calling and threatening to sue over non-payment for cocaine. Yea, good luck with that!
There are now law firms buying up debts (or claiming they've bought debts with no one verifying it) and suing consumers across the nation: https://nylag.org/news/2013/06/
Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On The Passage Of The Consumer Credit Fairness Act
29 May 2014
NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Consumer Credit Fairness Act in the New York State Assembly:
"I applaud the Assembly for passing the Consumer Credit Fairness Act, which will ensure due process protections for consumers when debt collectors attempt to collect on debt by using the judicial process. If it becomes law, this legislation will provide important notice to consumers that a suit has been filed against them, and require collectors to prove that the debt is legally owed to them based on statutes of limitations and other requirements. Similar to Chief Judge Lippman's proposed reforms to the legal process for consumer credit cases, it will promote an overall fairer system for thousands of New Yorkers.
"Thanks to Assembly member Helene Weinstein for her leadership and sponsorship of this legislation. I urge the Senate to take up this measure and help put an end to the abuse of consumers by debt collectors in our state."
- Pressler & Pressler a/k/a Pressler Felt & Warshaw ordered to pay $2.5Million to CFPB for its fraud AND deception! https://tamra.nyc/pressler-pressler-ordered-to-pay-1-million-to-cfpb/
Attorney General Cuomo Sues To Throw Out Over 100,000 Faulty Judgments Entered Against New York Consumers In Next Stage Of Debt Collection Investigation
Pressler sues wrong person!!
Suing the Wrong Mark Hoyte Takes a Rare Turn in Collections
Hello, Collections? The Worm Has Turned
Apparently Pressler & Pressler's base area is corrupt:
Parsippany Police Captain James Carifi fired for exposing corruption
Retired Parsippany Capt. James Carifi tells jury he was retaliated against by a job transfer and lost overtime opportunities when he reported department wrongdoing.
Parsippany also alleges retiring Capt. James Carifi obtained confidential law enforcement information about people not suspected of criminal activity and transferred documents, including police reports
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