- Report: #116157
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: CAMCO
CAMCO303 N Main St Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.
CAMCO Ripoff Stole Money Right Out Of My Checking Account Rockford Illinois
*Consumer Suggestion: Thanks to the Rip-Off Report !
*Consumer Comment: When the FTC came in and shut down CAMCO, former worker Tina Klein was not surprised.
*Consumer Comment: It's True!! Camco Is Indefinately SHUT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!
*Consumer Comment: FROM THE ROCKFORD NEWSPAPER ...Some 150 workers at Capital Acquisitions and Management, informally called CAMCO, have been told to pack their belongings and leave the building.
*Consumer Comment: BWAAHAHHAAHHAAA!!! ...Thank you, Ripoffreport... and thanks to those consumers who sent their complaints
*Consumer Comment: tiny violins playing loudly, employees of Camco can now ply their harrassment skills on their own behalves...see how far their methodology gets
*Consumer Comment: Debt Collection Company Is Being Investigated
*Consumer Suggestion: Camco Forced to close
*Consumer Comment: CAMCO was raided at its headquarters in Rockford Illinois
*Consumer Comment: Illegal to pursue debts discharged in Bankruptcy
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: CAMCO SELLING TO; Thorne, Brooks & Shapiro ? they got my 21 year old past cleared debt from CAMCO.
*Consumer Comment: one more thing
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: thanks scott
*Consumer Suggestion: You are all incorrect.
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: re to keith
*Consumer Comment: you're right about restarting the SOL time clock by making a payment
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: pleasant diversion
*Consumer Comment: Yes SCAMCO can attempt, the key word being ATTEMPT to collect on these accounts, if the individual wants verification of the ORIGINAL debt than by law SCAMO has to provide it.
*Consumer Suggestion: Camco reads the ripoffreport. Camco tries to maintain everyone is lying but when thousands make complaints that makes a pattern and is very hard for anyone to ignore.
*Consumer Comment: thanks for keeping us posted
*Consumer Suggestion: FTC is once again investigating Camco's continued illegal behavior. The illinois attorney general's office is investigating
*Consumer Suggestion: I had given Camco all of my banking info last year to settle a suspiciously old bad debt
*Consumer Suggestion: LIAR!!!!.....LIAR!!!!!!!!...LIAR!!!!!!!
*Consumer Suggestion: Keep us posted
*Consumer Suggestion: This is very illegal and just what sCamco does.
*Consumer Comment: slip sliding away
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On October 27, 2004 I received a phone call from some Willie or Johnny Somebody from... CAMCO. He started the conversation with "last year you settled a debt with us in the amount of $200 now something else has come up and I will assure you that this will be the last time you will ever be contacted by us let me get my supervisor Michelle on the phone to see what she can do to help you settle this debt." In other words let me transfer your call to the cubical next to me so we can split the commission.
Michelle Taylor came on the line and basically presented me with a $705 settlement offer. $200 was one thing now $705, suddenly it seemed to be more of a shake down situation. I was at work, I told her I would have to talk to my husband about this and she would have to call me at home later that evening. She helpfully added, I have your bank account information from your past payment that I can use to process this payment. I told her "no, if I am going to pay it it would not be from that account." She agreed to call me later.
After I let the scenerio sink in a bit I had decided that I would not pay anything to Camco before doing some more research in to my rights and Camco. Michelle never called me again and on October 31, 2004 a check by phone was sent to my bank for $705.89 by Camco, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. This company went into my household account and stole our money. Thankfully caught this right away and the bank was able to return my money the next morning.
Yes, when I was 19, in 1989, I got myself into a financial frenzy and I resolved it the only way I could have at the time with a BK. Did I haul around records for 7 years? Yes. 15 Years? No. Did I thoroughly check my paperwork to make sure every debt was included? Probably not, I was 19; this was the justification process I went through when I settled in 2003.
None the less, this company cannot steal money from me, under no circumstance. First incident - shame on you, Second - shame on me. This morning I filed complaints online with the Attorney General's Public Inquiry Unit and the Federal Trade Commission.
The most frightening thing about this is this company will forever have all my financial information via my credit reports, the bank account I have obviously closed. I don't understand how collection agencies can have access to all of my financial information when I gave permission to a bank 10+ years ago when the two companies have nothing to do with each other. How can this be legal?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/04/2004 03:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CAMCO/Rockford-Illinois-61101/CAMCO-Ripoff-Stole-Money-Right-Out-Of-My-Checking-Account-Rockford-Illinois-116157. 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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