This week on Downton Abbey: A guy with terrific face tattoos (“I feel these really exemplify how I’m living my Best Life Now — ™ Oprah”) named Mark Vevers, 50, lured a debt collector to his home where he then locked her in the bathroom, threatened her life, and stole £300 from her chequing account (see what I [...]
The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut Wednesday announced that three more executives of Oxford Collection Agency, Inc., have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges stemming from a $10 million fraud scheme.
The pleas come roughly a week after another of Oxford’s principles, Patrick Pinto, was arrested on charges stemming from the fraud case.
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Patrick Pinto was arrested Friday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiracy to commit bank bribery while he was an executive of Oxford Collection Agency.
Pinto’s father and brother have already pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the same investigation.
I don’t know if it’s too late for Papa Johns to back away from it’s 2! Million! Pizzas! Giveaway! — because it’s looking like the pizza franchise that alleges it has both “better ingredients” (?) and “better pizza” (???) might very well get saddled with a $250 million dollar lawsuit for TCPA violations. Usually on [...]
A federal grand jury Thursday charged the head of a debt collection scam operation with 21 separate counts of various federal crimes. The fake debt collection scheme, which operated out of call centers in India, was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission in April.
Here’s a term you’ve probably been using wrong for a lot of your life: Begging the question. No doubt you’ve used this as a synonym for “asks the question” or “strongly asks the question.” There’s no shame in that; to look at the phrase, it even seems to suggest that a question is begging to [...]
[We're excited and pleased to present this letter directed to the likes of Khemall “Kenny” Jokhoo and other rogue and scam agencies out there making it hard on everyone else. It comes to us from Daron Ratcliff, Collections Manager of Loss Recovery for Cerno Solutions at Vericrest Financial in Dallas, Texas.] William Collector 1234 Agencies Around The World [...]
Attend the tale of Khemall “Kenny” Jokhoo — a rogue debt collector who hasn’t let the loss of his license stop him from some of these fantastic moves: Misrepresented himself as a lawyer, Harassed debtors over extremely old, uncollectible accounts, made unauthorized withdrawals from debtors’ financial institutions, Cashed forged checks and Concealed a prior criminal [...]
Two Indonesian men convicted of killing a man they were interrogating about a debt failed to appear after being ordered into detention. Officials in the country now consider the men to be fugitives.
A judge in Pennsylvania has granted a request from the state’s attorney general to permanently ban from the debt collection business an agency owner that allegedly used a fake courtroom to coerce debtors into paying.