The claim we received from JBC Legal Group is in regard to a bounced check that happened in 1999. In 2000, my wife and I received a statement from Ames Department Store about the check. We went in and gave them a money order for the full amount.
My wife called JBC Legal Group to ask some questions and the lady would not cooperate at all. My wife asked to speak to a supervisor and, conveniently, the supervisor was not available. My wife asked to speak to the lady who's name was on the contact line of the letter and, again, she was not available.
I called JBC Legal Group today and received no help. I asked the lady, Vanessa (last name witheld), to send me documentation. I wanted her to send me a copy of the bounced check. She said they couldn't. Ames would not give them a copy of the check. I asked her why. Vanessa said they could only get a copy when they actually had to go to court. I asked for a number for Ames Head Quarters (because there is no longer an Ames in Columbus, IN. After checking, there are no Ames at all anywhere anymore). She would not give me contact information for Ames.
Finally, I asked for a supervisor. Vanessa would not hook me up. She started calling me a "bad check writer" and said that bad people write bad checks. I should just deal with the consequences for writing a bad check. I told her that I was on to JBC's scam and since she would not supply me with information that she just proved to me that they had nothing on me. Again, she raised her voice and called me a bad check writer and would not let me talk again. I finally told her to go ahead and press charges. I called her bluff.
I got off the phone and faxed a copy of the money order receipt to JBC Legal Group and also a note saying I expect an apology. I called JBC again to check and see if they got the fax. They said they cannot tell me until Monday at the earliest. Again, no cooperation. After all, I'm just a "bad check writer."