• Report: #860497

Complaint Review: American Legal Svc; Valencia Document Svc

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 28, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, June 25, 2012

  • Reported By: Badlaw — Merced California U.S.A.
American Legal Svc; Valencia Document Svc
1860 K Street Internet United States of America

American Legal Svc; Valencia Document Svc American Legal Services; Valencia Document Services; Teno Valencia; Leonor Valencia; Elizabeth T Enriquez; Maria Lua, Mary Vaca ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF LAW; OVERCHARGING CONSUMERS; THREATING CLIENTS Internet

*Author of original report: POST 5 is incorrect

*Consumer Suggestion: Stop trying to get money from already strapped for cash people!!!!

*Author of original report: State your facts and prove your cases

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: .

*Author of original report: This Report is 100% Accurate

*UPDATE Employee: Nonsense

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This company and it's operators and employee's are currently under investication by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Anyone with information regarding their activities is encouraged to contact the U.S. Trustee's office of the for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California Greg Powell @ (559) 487-5002.

On January 9, 2012, in Rafael Leon, Maria Leon Case number 11-18937, the Judge order this company to cease all Bankruptcy Petiton preparation for consumers and fined them over $2,000.00. This is but one such order. They are in violation of this order every time they prepare a bankruptcy. Just since January, I count at least 75 filings.

Consumers should be warned that under U.S. Bankruptcy Law, that a Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Document Preparer can not charge more than $125.00 for all services provided. They can't charge for amendments, mailing, stamps, delivery, Credit Report, Credit Counseling or Consultation fees.

This company has taken court fees from customers, then without informing the customer, filed fee waivers and keeping the court fees for themselves. Essencially, stealing from the courts. The courts have discovered this and then ordered them to pay the court fees again. The court has ordered this company to re-pay the customers and pay fines, yet the have refused to so so.

They habitually give receipts for less than the amount being paid so that when the court contacts them, they simply deny the overpayment and call the customer a liar.

The damage to consumers in cases that I have knowledge of include loss of personal property, houses, cars, cash and other assets; having their case dismissed without discharge; having family members sued by the Bankruptcy court and in once case, the customers lost their life savings and retirment.

If you deal with this company, you take a great risk. They give misleading legal advice with the sole intention of taking your money.

they advertise as if they are lawyers or claim they are Attorney Supervised, which is an outright lie.

They do not have a valid business license, have changed names to conceal their activites.

they do not have a Bond required by the county to do Document Preparation. Their filings for Family Law cases have to be mailed to the court because the court clerks will not take documents from them.

the Merced County Distict Attorney is interest in hearing from you if you have been victimized by this company. His contact informaton is Larry Morse (209)385-7434.

WARNING: This people specifically PREY on HISPANICS who speak no English.

If you have been taking by these con artists, I highly recommend you get a copy of the above court order and sue them in small claims court for all your money back. If you have suffered great harm, then you should contact the U.S. Trustee's office, the Merced County District Attorney's office and hire a lawyer to sue them for damages.

Good luck consumers and God Bless.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/28/2012 11:24 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/American-Legal-Svc-Valencia-Document-Svc/internet/American-Legal-Svc-Valencia-Document-Svc-American-Legal-Services-Valencia-Document-Servi-860497. 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

POST 5 is incorrect

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

The post above this one, is inaccurate and not the same company as the original complaint. Obviously the person that posted it is confusing American Legal Services aka Valencia Document Services, with some national Loan Modification scam. This company only operates in Merced, Madera and Frenso Counties in California and is run by the Criminal Organization headed by Leonor and Teno Valenicia of the Valencial Crime Family from Kingsburg, Ca.  I've made several attempts to post legal documentation support all claims made here, but have been unsucessful. Nontheless, everything can be confirmed by calling the U.S. Trustee's office at the number listed in the original complaint. 
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Stop trying to get money from already strapped for cash people!!!!

AUTHOR: Disappointed - (United States of America)

The above American law firm also known as Macey, Aleman, Hylsip and Searns, AKA Mortgage Law Group are frauds.  The only reason I can be for certain is that I was also a victim.  But I filed an FCC claim and Attorney's General claim and low and behold I received my refund of all the fees I paid minus $100.00.  Now I can fight them to get that back but I chalked it up as a learning lesson to me.  People that write and stick up for this company are as dirty as the company themselves.  I aquired thier service last March for a loan modification.  It took 6 months and would have taken more if I listened to them.  They informed me that they would be my third party advocate and to not call my lender.  After 6 months of nothing I called my lender and informed me the "law firm" did not even attempt to contact them during this whole time and did charge me $2000.00.  When I called to question this, they actually wanted more money for "good faith"  I told them to refund my money and persistant calling and filing claims are the only reason why I got my refund.  Call an employee assistance program or meet with a non profit financial counselor.  Never ever use a law firm with so many people they can't keep track of for help with loan modification or bankruptcy. 
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#3 Author of original report

State your facts and prove your cases

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

If you are indeed a different party, then you should have NO PROBLEM providing the following information. If you can do so correctly and honestly and it turns out that you are not the accused, I will remove, recant all my comment posted here.

State your Real Full name :
Date you Purchases this Business:
State your qualifications that allow you to prepare documents for the Federal Bankruptcy Courts:
Provide your LDA number allowing you to prepare documents for Merced County Courts.:

If you can't answer these question or you won't answer them, you are a Fraud attempting to hide your identity from the General Public and from the Bankruptcy Court that has several orders against you demanding that you CEASE all Document preparation for the Bankruptcy Courts, as previously state as fact. 

ATTENTION Consumers, victims and potential victims. All facts can be verified by contact the U.S. Trustee's office of  the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California Greg Powell @ (559) 487-5002.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: goodlaw - (United States of America)

The incidents reported may have resulted from actions taken by the previous owner. These actions & allegations should not reflect the current owner. Thank you
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#5 Author of original report

This Report is 100% Accurate

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

The claims made against this company can easily be verified by contacting U.S. Trustee's office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California in Fresno - Greg Powell @ (559) 487-5002.
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Nonsense

AUTHOR: goodlaw - (United States of America)

The information in this report is completely FALSE. I demand the author show proof of everything she is reporting. Our business has not done any of the things stated in this report and we are in NO WAY affiliated with the persons also listed in the report - Maria Lua, Maria Vaca, and Elizabeth Enriquez. We are under NEW OWNERSHIP and we do not appreciate our reputation being defamed with this LIBEL.
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