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Complaint Review: Alliance One - Darrin Gusloff

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 09, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, June 23, 2008

  • Reported By:monument Colorado
Alliance One - Darrin Gusloff
4850 Street Road Level C Trevose, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Alliance One - Darrin Gusloff Sophisticated scam Trevose Pennsylvania

*Author of original report: Making progress

*Consumer Comment: uh o-

*Consumer Suggestion: Actually the collector / collection agency violated federal law right here on Rip Off Report!

*Author of original report: If not a scam, then in violation of the law.

*Consumer Suggestion: To John from Califon, NJ

*Consumer Comment: Nice try employees.

*Consumer Suggestion: IS STEPHEN THE RIP OFF ARTIST???

*UPDATE Employee: Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

*UPDATE Employee: Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

*UPDATE Employee: Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

*UPDATE Employee: Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

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I was called by Darrin Gusoff, claiming to represent Alliance One and the State of Pennsylvania. He demanded payment of a fictitious tax bill and then demanded copies of my tax returns to prove that I did not owe these taxes.

Normal people do not demand copies of tax returns from strangers (nor should we give them out).

Gusoff has now called three times, getting more abusive and insistent that he get my tax returns.

I have reported this to the PA Dept. of Revenue, the CO AG's office, and the police. I have also sent him a cease and desist letter.

Be carefull if he calls, it looks like a sophisticated scam.

Steve
monument, Colorado
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/09/2008 10:57 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Alliance-One-Darrin-Gusloff/Trevose-Pennsylvania-19053/Alliance-One-Darrin-Gusloff-Sophisticated-scam-Trevose-Pennsylvania-324800. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Making progress

AUTHOR: Stephen - (U.S.A.)

Well guys, we are making progress. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has acknowledged that the tax claim is false. They have adjusted my account to zero and removed the judgment.

Now I have three steps left in the process:

- Get an apology from Pennsylvania (good luck on that).
- Repair my reputation (the above comments filed by Alliance One are hard to get
away from - they caused a lot of damage in my job search as employers did
credit/Google searches).
- Get damages for Alliance One's willful invasion of my privacy.

By the way. PA got the judgment without serving me, without giving me a chance to respond, without having an attorney of record, without providing proof of the tax liability, and without having a judge of record.

That looks like a kangaroo court to me. Pennsylvania justice!

Apparently there is one judicial system for ordinary citizens and there is another, much lower threshold for government entities.
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#2 Consumer Comment

uh o-

AUTHOR: Johnny Payme - (U.S.A.)

I hate to say it but yeah you are not suppose to disclose information to a third party via website or anthing. I'm not sure how it is for taxes but I'm pretty sure they should not have provided your last name...
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Actually the collector / collection agency violated federal law right here on Rip Off Report!

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

The response by the alleged supervisor of the collector, representing the collection agency violated the law when they listed the [debtor's] last name here.

The original poster only identified himself as "Steve".

The collection agency identified him as "Stephen" and also used his last name, and then proceeded to tell the world that he owes tax debt.

This is a direct violation of the FDCPA, and several state laws.

A collector may not in any way publish information on a debtor, or the debt owed by that debtor.

I would file lawsuit on this agency RIGHT NOW, as this post here on Rip Off Report is your EVIDENCE!!

Take that $1000 you will be paid for the FDCPA and apply it to the State of PA for your tax debt!

What could be better than to make a bottomfeeder pay your taxes!!

Don't get mad, GET PAID!!

You have a "slam dunk" case right here. Get a lawyer TODAY!!
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#4 Author of original report

If not a scam, then in violation of the law.

AUTHOR: Stephen - (U.S.A.)

I have reviewed the comments of "Ryan", Mr. Gusloff's supervisor.

First of all, I was not informed that there was more than one person on the call (uncertain which one he refers to). Mr.Gusloff was the only person identified at the beginning of the calls. Either Ryan lied in his response here, or he broke the law by listening in during the collection call without identifying himself.

Secondly, Ryan's use of my last name in his response is a violation of the consumer protection laws. I have clear grounds for legal action.

I did report this contact to Alliance One's senior management since I thought that scammers were using the Alliance One name; HQ didn't care enough to respond.

I have gone directly to the PA Dept. of Revenue to investigate this claim. They have not responded yet.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

To John from Califon, NJ

AUTHOR: Consumer101 - (U.S.A.)

Dear John,
Im not an employee of the company in question. However, when in doubt, validate the claim yourself. In other words, if Stephen has doubt as to the validity of the claims that he owes tax, he can easily contact the PA Dept. of Revenue himself. As for you, you can also call the PA Atty Gen. office and confirm that Alliance One DOES collect delinquent taxes for that state. Bottom line is that Stephen has made a false claim....he just doesn't want to pay his taxes. I'll even bet that it's only a matter of time until Stephen finds himself with a lien placed against him by the state.....liens are matters of public record and published for all the world to see. Oh....by the way....I am a consumer.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Nice try employees.

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

Funny how both of you seem to leave out a tiny, helpful bit of info like that the OP should consult the FDCPA to see how they can get this alleged debt validated. OPosing as an alleged consumer is a riot. You alleged went through al the bull**** you typed but failed to do any REAL research. Nice try fools.
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

IS STEPHEN THE RIP OFF ARTIST???

AUTHOR: Consumer101 - (U.S.A.)

STEPHEN,
I WAS VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT ALLIANCE ONE AND MR GUSOFF. SO, I DID A LITTLE RESEARCH OF MY OWN. I CALLED THIS COMPANY AND DID CONFIRM THAT MR GUSOFF DOES IN FACT WORK FOR THIS COLLECTION AGENCY. FURTHER, I CONTACTED THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPT. OF REVENUE AND THE PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE AND CONFIRMED THAT ALLIANCE ONE IS IN FACT A COLLECTION AGENCY THAT REPRESENTS THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. STEPHEN, IT'S MY OPINION THAT MR GUSOFF IS AN ACTUAL COLLECTION AGENT ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT ON A DEBT, OWED BY YOU TO THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. YOU SHOULD DO YOUR HOMEWORK SIR. PERHAPS BY NOT PAYING YOUR TAXES, YOU ARE THE SCAM ARTIST. (FOOD FOR THOUGHT).
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

AUTHOR: Ryan - (U.S.A.)

"Steven" seems to have a skewed understanding of reality. He finds it necessary to lay his personal woes with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the whole world via the internet, and yet doesn't accurately depict the conversation. I had the pleasure of listening in the the phone call, as I am Darrins supervisor, and I say pleasure because I believe I would he hard pressed to find a "consumer" who knows less of the law than this fellow.

The fact of the matter is we do not regularly ask for a tax return to prove ones guilt or innocence, but instead to compare with the audits that the Department of Revenue forwards to us. Unfortunately, people like this feel the need to vidicate their position with the debt by smearing upstanding, and in this case extremely professional debt collector to avert attention from the truth and the facts of the matter.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

AUTHOR: Ryan - (U.S.A.)

"Steven" seems to have a skewed understanding of reality. He finds it necessary to lay his personal woes with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the whole world via the internet, and yet doesn't accurately depict the conversation. I had the pleasure of listening in the the phone call, as I am Darrins supervisor, and I say pleasure because I believe I would he hard pressed to find a "consumer" who knows less of the law than this fellow.

The fact of the matter is we do not regularly ask for a tax return to prove ones guilt or innocence, but instead to compare with the audits that the Department of Revenue forwards to us. Unfortunately, people like this feel the need to vidicate their position with the debt by smearing upstanding, and in this case extremely professional debt collector to avert attention from the truth and the facts of the matter.
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#10 UPDATE Employee

Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

AUTHOR: Ryan - (U.S.A.)

"Steven" seems to have a skewed understanding of reality. He finds it necessary to lay his personal woes with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the whole world via the internet, and yet doesn't accurately depict the conversation. I had the pleasure of listening in the the phone call, as I am Darrins supervisor, and I say pleasure because I believe I would he hard pressed to find a "consumer" who knows less of the law than this fellow.

The fact of the matter is we do not regularly ask for a tax return to prove ones guilt or innocence, but instead to compare with the audits that the Department of Revenue forwards to us. Unfortunately, people like this feel the need to vidicate their position with the debt by smearing upstanding, and in this case extremely professional debt collector to avert attention from the truth and the facts of the matter.
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#11 UPDATE Employee

Mr. Fleischer feels extorted

AUTHOR: Ryan - (U.S.A.)

"Steven" seems to have a skewed understanding of reality. He finds it necessary to lay his personal woes with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the whole world via the internet, and yet doesn't accurately depict the conversation. I had the pleasure of listening in the the phone call, as I am Darrins supervisor, and I say pleasure because I believe I would he hard pressed to find a "consumer" who knows less of the law than this fellow.

The fact of the matter is we do not regularly ask for a tax return to prove ones guilt or innocence, but instead to compare with the audits that the Department of Revenue forwards to us. Unfortunately, people like this feel the need to vidicate their position with the debt by smearing upstanding, and in this case extremely professional debt collector to avert attention from the truth and the facts of the matter.
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