- Report: #526026
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Complaint Review: STATE FARM MUTUAL INSURANCE
STATE FARM MUTUAL INSURANCEBloomington, Illinois United States of America
STATE FARM MUTUAL INSURANCE STATEFARM, @STATEFARM, "state Farm", State Farm, Insurance State Farm CEO Ed Rust, Jr & Jairon L Wills of State Farm HQ Public Affairs have been sending out, to the PUBLIC, an email with my MINOR DAUGHTERS' FULL NAMES prominently featured on the first page. Bloomington, Illinois
*General Comment: It's all in the details
*General Comment: I know what you are going through
*Consumer Comment: Is there still hope??
*Consumer Comment: "INSURANCE POEM" is available at this site. Just type in 502469 and that will take you to the Ripoff Report....
*Author of original report: Response to "More Information Please"
*General Comment: More information please
*Author of original report: UPDATE to Divo366 on STATE FARM SUCKS
*Consumer Comment: Story
*Consumer Suggestion: Insurance Commissioners Office
*General Comment: I'm So Sorry for Your Loss. . . .
State Farm CEO Ed Rust, Jr & Jairon L Wills of State Farm Headquarters Public Affairs in Bloomington, IL have been sending out an email to STRANGERS with my MINOR DAUGHTERS' FULL NAMES prominently featured on the first page.
I was sent a copy of the email by a supporter, and was HARRASSED by another NY man who had received the email. That particular nutcase has sent me foul, insulting messages, and stated: "I declare my war on you, Angela".
What kind of Company is State Farm???? The CEO & PR people are sending out kids' names with complete disregard to their safety & privacy!
This is the latest happening in our horrible experience with State Farm. What will they do next? Send out directions to where we live?????
Here is a History of my familt's experience with State Farm:
My home in Cahaba Heights (Birmingham, AL) was destroyed by Fire in 2005. I was away, caring for my Mom in FL, who was terminally ill, and my young girls. On Feb 24th, 2005 I got a phone call....There had been a fire, and my husband, the girls Dad, had died. We contacted State Farm, our Insurer, and notified them of the tragedy.
Instead of quickly adjusting the loss, by rebuilding our home, paying for another temporary home, and paying for our personal property, AS PROMISED IN OUR POLICY, State Farm weaseled out of rebuilding my home and took actions to make sure I was destroyed mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and financially.
State Farm employee, Fred Williams, started vicious rumors about me at my business, at my husbands business, and to friends and neighbors. The rumors he started with his insensitive implications resulted in threats on my life. I became afraid for my safety, and my daughters' safety.
I lived in fear that year, and the next, having nightmares caused by the horrible rumors that State Farm had propagated. I woke up many nights from nightmares that I had killed someone, or that I was being blamed for killing someone. I later learned that Fred Williams was an ex FBI agent. Maybe that explains why he treated me like a criminal, rather than a good customer who had just suffered a horrific tragedy.
Fred Williams asked me in April 2005, to come to Bimingham to make a "Sworn Statement Under Oath". I asked him, "When do you want me to be there?" & he said "Whenever. Just let me know whenever you will be in town. You don't have to come here just for this." He refused to give me a date or appointment at that time. He never told me that it would delay our claim. Later, State Farm claimed that *I* did not cooperate.
He was very cunning. He told me in April & August, 2005 (more than once) to NOT fill out a Proof of Loss about rebuilding the house. He said: "Just give us an estimate to rebuild it", which I did. Little did I know that later, State Farm would claim that I never asked them to rebuild the house.
At the time, I was naive and trusted State Farm, and did what Fred Williams told me to do. What a huge mistake. It's obvious in retrospect that he set it up that way from the start in order for State Farm to save money by NOT rebuilding my house.
Fred Williams yelled at me on the phone when I called and asked them to honor the policy they sold me. Not only was he not helpful, he was mean and abusive. I called State Farm and complained but was still forced to deal with him.
Fred Williams also refused to answer questions on how to make the claim and fill out State Farm's Inventory and Proof of Loss forms. (I had never made any kind of insurance claim before this)
Again and again, I have seen that Fred Williams intentionally misled me, or was unhelpful in order to be able to claim later that "I did not cooperate" with State Farm.
These are just a few examples of how the powerful and experienced State Farm effortlessly orchestrated the events. State Farm used deception and intimidation, invoking fear and despair, all in their efforts to deter me from making a claim. Their actions were carefully calculated so they would later be able to shift the blame on me.
It was a smooth, sophisticated performance by State Farm. After all, State Farm has years of experience manipulating the customer, then shifting the blame, all in order to avoid paying.
I had never made any kind of insurance claim before, not even a car accident, and have never since.
I was not able to be present in Birmingham to operate my business, and we suffered financially due to State Farm's failure to pay for another temporary home or "additional living expenses". I lost my business, and ONLY source of income to support myself and my children as a result of State Farm's actions, and failure to perform as promised.
State Farm never repaired my home. Eventually, the roof fell in due to the extensive fire damage. My young daughters and I had to live in a condemned house in 2006. There were holes in the walls and floors and animals came in at night. State Farm was aware of that fact, but did NOTHING for us.
(Please see the PHOTOS on my website "state Farm Sucks" of the condemned house where we lived in 2006, after State Farm failed to honor the policy they sold us.)
Later, in a phone call, Mr Williams' supervisor, Lloyd Renfrow, privately confessed to me the REAL reason they didn't pay. He whispered into the phone,"WHY hasn't your lawyer sent a final demand letter?" He said that my lawyer wasn't doing enough for me, and that they knew he had a conflict of interest all along. In other words, he was telling me that State Farm was taking advantage of us simply because they saw the opportunity to do so.
It wasn't even my lawyer, it was my husband's Estate's lawyer. I was unrepresented, and told State Farm so, not realizing that it made my daughters and I unprotected lambs for the Predator State Farm to take advantage of. I had asked State Farm if making an insurance claim required a lawyer, and they said no.
I have my phone records. They show over 80 calls to State Farm, (that's OVER EIGHTY CALLS TO STATE FARM!!!!), not even including the calls to and from Fred William's cell phone. It should be apparent to anyone that I was frantically trying to get State Farm to DO THEIR JOB, as promised in my policy. Fred Williams actually claimed, later on, that I was "hard to get hold of".
Is calling State Farm 80 times being "hard to get hold of "? Do State Farm, Fred Williams, and Lloyd Renfrow *really* expect anyone to believe that I called "just to talk about the weather" over 80 times? What pathetic liars.
It's been over four years now, and State Farm is still lying, shifting blame, & trying to weasel out on technicalities that are unrelated to the validity of our claim.
(BTW, State Farm has conceded that it was a valid claim)
They now claim I caused delays that, in actuality, *they* intentionally caused. They told me I didn't need a lawyer. Now I know why. They were delighted that I had little to no guidance or advice.
State Farm intentionally gave the Probate Court false statements & misleading information, thus causing delays in Probate. It cost me over $8,000. to attempt to straighten out the mess created by State Farm's false statements. I eventually had to give up trying, as we were homeless by then, and were forced to live in a condemned house.
More recently, I have been forced to spend thousands of dollars I can't afford traveling to depositions given by State Farm, again and again, in which a huge table full of lawyers grilled me for 14 hours, day after day.
State Farm has dragged me over the coals to get rid of me. I'm not going away. I want everyone to know what an evil, opportunistic predator State Farm really is.
We lost our husband & father, our house, & everything in it at once. I lost my Mom, & then my business. I became sick & depressed, and unable to function. State Farm took advantage of us at our worst moment, and I resent them for it. After all, the reason we buy insurance in the first place is so that we won't completely fall on our face after a tragedy or loss.
My policy promised to perform within 60 days. State Farm FAILED US miserably.
I never would have believed this could happen had this not happened to us. I was naive and trusting, and foolishly believed State Farm's advertising.
State Farm takes in BILLIONS of dollars annually, from TRUSTING customers, but then CHEATS THEIR CUSTOMERS out of their homes and property.
All of the years of hard work was wasted. The house that was in Jeff's family for 40 years, gone. The girls and I have been forced to start over again with nothing.
Ironically, we (the consumers) buy Insurance to save us from being totally destroyed by a major loss like this.
It's outrageous that State Farm made the experience even WORSE instead of helping. I still have not recovered completely from their actions.
FULL STORY at "State Farm Sucks" or google "State Farm" & "Angela Russell" or @STATEFARM_SUCKS
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/19/2009 05:02 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/STATE-FARM-MUTUAL-INSURANCE/Bloomington-Illinois-/STATE-FARM-MUTUAL-INSURANCE-STATEFARM-STATEFARM-state-Farm-State-Farm-Insurance-Sta-526026. 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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