• Report: #64624

Complaint Review: MA Dept Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division

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  • Submitted: Fri, July 25, 2003
  • Updated: Thu, January 15, 2004

  • Reported By:Bluefield West Virginia
MA Dept Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division
115 State St, Springfield, Massachusetts U.S.A.

MA Dept Of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division mistreated and ripped off, violated civil rights, vindictive ex-wife Springfield Massachusetts

*Consumer Comment: In the same boat...

*Consumer Comment: Not Government Privitazion

*Consumer Comment: Is this another example of the "privitization of government"?

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My ex-wife filed a false claim for child support arrearages in 1998. My youngest child was 30 years old at the time and she had never before filed such a claim. Most of my receipts had been discarded a year earlier when I moved.

The state agency violated MA General Law, failed to heed Federal Government guidelines, ignored a MA judges order to stop collection activity and forced me to spend considerable funds to go to court in CA to fight the charges. In July 2002, I won the CA case;however, MA still refuses to close the case against me.

I have been unable to find an attorney in either MA or WV willing to fight the government system even when they agree the events I state probably occurred. The ACLU has refused to enter the dispute unless I can find additional non-custodial parents who have received the same treatment (not necessarily in MA). The Federal Attorneys office in WV has not responded to my inquiries.

I see this as a violation of my civil rights and a mental harassment which is as traumatic as physical violations by police officers. The child support enforcement groups are given extreme powers by federal law which they believe provides them the necessary right to take any action they want, even if it violates the law.

Ron
Bluefield, West Virginia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/25/2003 05:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MA-Dept-Of-Revenue-Child-Support-Enforcement-Division/Springfield-Massachusetts-01103/MA-Dept-Of-Revenue-Child-Support-Enforcement-Division-mistreated-and-ripped-off-violated-64624. 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 Consumer Comment

In the same boat...

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

I have also filed a report here (Montana). My case isn't exactly the same, but similar enough. I am willing to help you in your cause in any way. If you read my report, and think that taking it to the ACLU will help, then please do.

I am planning on writing some of my senators, congressmen, etc to see what can be done. I am putting together the whole story and will send copies of it to anyone that I can think of. Then I will send it to some more people. I will take stories from here, from any other sources on the net, and add them to mine. I am hoping to attract the intrest of the media. Reading all the complaints here, I wonder how many of us are out there. You hear all the tales about people not getting their money, but what about those that lost something more important? I have lost my son and my dignity. Each of those seperately are worth more than all the money in the world.

If you think you can help me, or I can help you, let me know.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Not Government Privitazion

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

All of my contacts are employed by the MA Department of Revenue, not private contractors. I suspect the major reasons for the continued harassment are: they get paid by the Federal Govt(our tax dollars) based on the number of active cases, they get paid by the state on the same basis, but I believe the most likely reason is because they are immune to law suits and have no incentive to close cases.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Is this another example of the "privitization of government"?

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

While Ron's reported monetary problem with government doesn't mention it, I suspect that he's one of thousands or maybe millions who's been subjected to the "privitization of government." For a percentage of the "proceeds," profit oriented private companies(such as ACS and its predecessor Lockheed Martin IMS) have been contracting with various governments nationwide to collect from "offenders" in categories such as welfare-to-work programs, photo radar, child support, parking violations, etc.

Because of the profit motive (to maximize revenue) by the private company and/or the particular government with which it contracts, implementation of these programs is often a seat-of-the-pants operation, wherein "the end justifies the means", with basic rights often being trampled upon. A nightmare of abuses for the alleged "offender" occurs when government either doesn't properly oversee the private company's actions or condones the abusive actions. When government/company mistakes are made, they're at the expense of the accused, and government accountability for the mistakes is often non-existent, relegated to the ashcan.

In this era of monetary "public/private partnerships," it is the maximization of revenue, not justice, that then so often becomes the primary purpose of the partnership, notwithstanding the stated goals.
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