• Report: #365169

Complaint Review: Weltman Weinberg Reis

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  • Submitted: Wed, August 20, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, June 15, 2009

  • Reported By:Greenville South Carolina
Weltman Weinberg Reis
525 Vine Street Suite 800 Cincinatti, Ohio U.S.A.

Weltman Weinberg Reis Unauthorized reporting Cincinatti Ohio

*Consumer Suggestion: ACCURATE LEGAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE FOR FREE

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You are an idiot, Stacey

*Consumer Comment: Get real

*Consumer Comment: Get real

*Consumer Comment: Get real

*Consumer Comment: Get real

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Wow...

*Consumer Comment: To the OP

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Perfectly Legal

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I recently checked my credit report and have found that Welman Weinberg have been looking at my credit file. I did not authorize this company to look at my file as I have not filed for any credit in quite some time. Therefore, they have no right to look at my personal information.

After doing research about this company, I have found that they are a junk debt collector and they have no right to any of my personal information. They have not contacted me but my attorneys are prepared for any communication that I may or may not receive from them.

Sue
Greenville, South Carolina
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

ACCURATE LEGAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE FOR FREE

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

To Whitelight 373- FORMER Weltman Weinberg Reis, employee. Anyone using this site for advise or direction in collection matters by 3rd party debt collectors should IGNORE your UNEDUCATED opinions. You may be attempting to get a 'masters degree" in an unrelated field, however it is clear that you have NO CLUE about collection LAWS, or past and present actions of your former employer WW&R.

Several Federal and State LEGAL INFORMATION Sources with ACCURATE and current information regarding collection laws and consumer rights, are available online by simply googling F.C.R.A. (fair credit reporting act,) F.D.C.P.A. (fair debt collection practice act,) FTC ( Federal trade Commision) these all provide PDF downloads for free. FTC reports provide case laws and FTC opinion letters used in consumer issues. There are also Federal Court rules and proceedures accessable with a simple google search.

State Court sites can be found online to obtain State specific court proceedures and will direct you on what court forms to file and when. Michigan has excellant information for their court proceedures. State laws also include U.C.C. ( universal comercial codes). As an example google O.R.C. OHIO REVISED CODE which outlines current and revised State of Ohio laws and UCC codes. Similar law sites can be found for every state.

Consumer protection sites specifically designed to help people with credit card collection ABUSE can be found at WWW.CREDITINFOCENTER.COM, WWW.ALLEXPERTS.COM, WWW.ASKHELPDESK.COM, WWW.BUDDHIBBS.COM and others.

Robert Paisola is a great source of advise at allexperts.com. These sites will help people with responding to collection agency letters, what LEGAL RIGHTS people have when asking collection agencies for proof or validation of debts.

www.Askhelpdesk.com, www.allexperts.com, provides information on how to legally respond to court summons from a collection agency. They give actual examples on what to write as your answers and affirmative defenses. You can also find help with legal papers called Interrogatories-how to respond to Interrogatoris sent to you and, just as important, how to send Interrogatories to collection lawyers. Another useful tool is a DEBT COLLECTOR DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.

Cornell University Law School online search is great for findlng US codes and laws concerning collection. WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/

One book that is very useful and provides credit problem and collection advise and a disc to download legal forms is "GOOD CREDIT IS SEXY'. This book may have a stupid name but it is packed with useful LEGAL direction.

One INVALUABLE item I found on line was a paper written by an Illinois law group
titled "DEFENSE OF COLLECTION CASES" by Daniel A Edelman June 24 2007
Edelman, Combs Latturner & Goodwin LLC Although it is written using Illinois law
most of it can be used in any state and provides numerous case law citings.

Help and Hope is out there for people unable to afford an attorney -don't give up or give in. AND God Bless sites like this one who give their time defending against these CORRUPT collection agencies.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

You are an idiot, Stacey

AUTHOR: Whitelight373 - (U.S.A.)

I don't know how many times I have to say this before it gets through your simple little mind...I do NOT, repeat, do NOT work for this company anymore, and haven't for a few years. I am getting my MASTER'S degree in an unrelated field right now, which I'm sure is something you cannot say. Obviously you are totally uneducated, and the TRUE bottom feeder for judging someone you don't even know. I have no particular loyalty to this company, it just angers me to see such misinformation about something I know a great deal about. If you rack up a ton of debt and are angry because you get sued, or don't have the brains to defend yourself whether or not a debt is legitimate, you get what you deserve. THANKS! I'm sure all that will go right over your head.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Get real

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

You work for one of the worst bottom feeder collection agencies
Laurie hit the nail on the head
Hey white lite person or whatever your name is - You work for a scum bag
Maybe if you are so proud to work for these losers than you might post your real name
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#4 Consumer Comment

Get real

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

You work for one of the worst bottom feeder collection agencies
Laurie hit the nail on the head
Hey white lite person or whatever your name is - You work for a scum bag
Maybe if you are so proud to work for these losers than you might post your real name
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#5 Consumer Comment

Get real

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

You work for one of the worst bottom feeder collection agencies
Laurie hit the nail on the head
Hey white lite person or whatever your name is - You work for a scum bag
Maybe if you are so proud to work for these losers than you might post your real name
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#6 Consumer Comment

Get real

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

You work for one of the worst bottom feeder collection agencies
Laurie hit the nail on the head
Hey white lite person or whatever your name is - You work for a scum bag
Maybe if you are so proud to work for these losers than you might post your real name
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Wow...

AUTHOR: Whitelight373 - (U.S.A.)

Laurie, you are out of your mind obviously. Perhaps ex-employees are on here (EX...did you get that?) to correct your misunderstandings about the way this company does business, because all the things you THINK you know are merely ASSUMPTIONS, far from fact. You are truly paranoid and probably insane if you think a huge, busy, multi-million dollar company like that sends employees to "spy" on consumers on some website like this. If they gave the time of day to all websites that complained about them...they wouldn't BE a multi-million dollar company because they wouldn't get anything done! No one likes collection agencies so of COURSE there will be complaints about them, especially from bitter people who didn't pay their bills and got sued as a result.
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#8 Consumer Comment

To the OP

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

Don't wait for them to contact you - Have your attorney take ACTION NOW

They will use every dirty trick in the book to screw you over a debt that is probably not owed at all. They are listed on www.budhibbs.com website as an agency to avoid. This is a NATIONALLY KNOWN CONSUMER ADVOCATE WEBSITE THAT SPECIALIZES IN BOTTOMFEEDERS like this one, and have a complete history of their abuses of debt collection laws and court filings.

from the budhibbs website:
Bottom feeder attorneys collecting for scavengers, filing lawsuits with pleadings and affidavits that fall into the wet ink' category of possibly being recently manufactured. WW&R work on a commission of what they collect and judgments they are able to obtain.

Consumers are urged to vigorously defend any suits being filed by challenging the validity of their documents. Many WW&R court filings result from defendants failing to show; (always the wrong move). Always respond to a suit, show up in court, and challenge everything.

Debt buyers typically file suits that may be out of statutes, have improper pleadings, contain manufactured affidavits, and have no trail of ownership.
Any of these facts may be useful in a defense, which is why is it wise for anyone dealing with a bottom feeder litigator to respond aggressively, on time and armed with information.

Lawyers who deal with assembly line type bottom feeder attorneys tell me that in general they are lazy, make a lot of mistakes, take procedures for granted and are not always prepared for someone who did their homework. Make them work, or make them lose their case--they can be beaten.

ITS FUNNY - that there is a sudden increase in complaints this morning about this "LAW FIRM" and I use that term loosely.
THEY EVEN HAVE THEIR EMPLOYEES MONITORING ROR AND REBUTTING ALL COMPLAINTS with lies.
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Perfectly Legal

AUTHOR: Whitelight373 - (U.S.A.)

If they have looked at your credit report, it is because the firm has been retained by a creditor for an overdue balance you have failed to pay. If you have an overdue bill, it is perfectly legal for them to pull a credit report in hopes of obtaining information that will assist them in collecting on the debt and/or eventually filing a lawsuit against you. It doesn't matter if you haven't filed for credit for "some time", by the time this company receives a file it has most likely been overdue for many, many years. Furthermore, they do not need your permission to pull your credit report because they are using the information for review or collection of an account, which is a permissable purpose.
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