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Complaint Review: Wolpoff & Abramson LLP / Palisades Collection

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  • Submitted: Mon, August 20, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, May 26, 2008

  • Reported By:Bell Gardens California
Wolpoff & Abramson LLP / Palisades Collection
Two Irvington Centre 702 King Farm Blvd.Rockville, Mariland 20850-5775 & Agouna Hills, CA Agoura Hills, California U.S.A.
  • Phone: 800-678-0303
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  • Category: Lawyers

Wolpoff & Abramson LLP / Palisades Collection File Judment & Levy bank account without Proper Service - Mail Fraud? Agouna Hills, CA Agoura Hills, CA California

*Consumer Comment: WOLPOFF IS INFAMOUS FOR SEWER SERVICE

*Author of original report: Sewer Service from Wolpoff & Abramson - Palisdes Collection

*Author of original report: Sewer Service from Wolpoff & Abramson - Palisdes Collection

*Author of original report: What about Wolpoff improper service to other people?

*Consumer Comment: RE: budhibbs.com

*Consumer Suggestion: This is why you never speak to or make payment to any collector or junk debt buyer!

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On August 16, 2007, my checking accounts with Washington Mutual were levied by a well-known riff-off law firm Wolpoff & Abramson, LLP ('Wolpoff' that purchased debt for pennies and through its collection agency, Palisades Collection (consumer complaints source: http://www.ripoffreport.com) they filed a judgment, put a dent on my credit without my knowledge and put a levy amount of $2,437.34 plus $.64 interest per day from 8/14/07 to my accounts.

I've also received 17 large envelops that Wolpoff mailed to my address that they are supposed to be mailed to 17 other people with names appeared on the envelops, from 7/31, 7/30, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/6, 8/7, and 8/15. This was not inadvertent mistake, it's improper service. They mailed out on different date and time. I've been paying regularly to them and never thought of their intent.

I came to the Washington Mutual bank with intent to pay but the bank told me that my accounts were frozen and only Wolpoff can release my accounts, and I was humiliated for being sued from Wamu employees point of view.

On one of my checking account, Wolpoff withdrew my entire balance of $2,296. On another account, I had $5,298.71 which was more than sufficient to pay for the levy amount.

I asked the bank to provide me with a Reg E and requested to transfer funds from one account to another to have enough fund for the levy but my other account was also restricted so I could not transfer my money.
I had bills to pay with other outstanding checks and having both accounts frozen was a shock to me. This is my livelihood, and I could not access my account, my money to pay for my bills plus NFS fees while the bank did nothing to resolve.

While at the bank, around 12:25PM, I contacted 2 Collection employees of Wolpoff, Pruitt and OConnor, they instructed me to write a claim # when paying the levy amount but they would not release my account until paid.

Please advise the best course of action against this company and prevent this to other innocent consumers.

HuongLant
Bell Gardens, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/20/2007 10:11 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Wolpoff-Abramson-LLP-Palisades-Collection/Agoura-Hills-California-90201/Wolpoff-Abramson-LLP-Palisades-Collection-File-Judment-Levy-bank-account-without-Pro-269009. 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

WOLPOFF IS INFAMOUS FOR SEWER SERVICE

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

And it is going to bite them in the a**. I can't go into a lot of details since they may lurk here, but they did the same thing on a bogus claim they have against my husband, supposedly attempting to serve at an address that is, "imaginary". Never mind they pulled his credit report (hard inquiry) which has his addresses for the past twenty years (and the imaginary address not on there) months ago, never mind the pretty little green cards they both they and their "client" signed for (with the correct return address).

They also tried to send him to the wrong address for a Case Management conference (guess they figured that since he answered their summons, sewer service didn't work, so try to get a default that way). As soon as their claim gets dismissed (and it will, for reasons I will disclose AFTER the Case Management conference..just say it was extreme sloppiness on their part), we will have a little consolation prize for both them and their "client".
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#2 Author of original report

Sewer Service from Wolpoff & Abramson - Palisdes Collection

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

My Update:

On scattered time periods, they sent me court papers to my address that I supposed them to deliver to other people. I must point out that in their court paper filed, they alleged in paragraph 2, 3, 5 that proper papers were served to the respondent before getting an arbitration award but the fact proved otherwise.

Furthermore, the award must be vacated as provided by C.C.P. 1286.6(a) when there was evidence of mistake referring to the person (address) in the award. California law is well settled that in the absence of an error appearing on the face of the award, no further inquiry by the trial court is proper, Quotation extracted from the court paper.

In the Declaration of Counsel in Support of Petition to confirm arbitration award the law firm mentioned above cited untrue statement as to how it commonly practice arbitration claim to the respondent at least in my case as stated in Paragraph 4(6).

The law firm also attached exhibit showing Credit Card Agreement Additional Terms and Conditions that look exactly identical in all court paper filed. It's like a practice of cut and paste to each file because I believe each credit card must have different formats and wording used and not always using the same one as the law firm provided.

I will file complaint against the aforementioned debt collection and law firm with FTC and other agencies, law makers who would stop this unlawful collection practice. Meanwhile, please look into this law firm, its collection agencies and practice as we deserve ethical, fair and truthful practice of law to all consumers.
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Sewer Service from Wolpoff & Abramson - Palisdes Collection

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

My Update:

On scattered time periods, they sent me court papers to my address that I supposed them to deliver to other people. I must point out that in their court paper filed, they alleged in paragraph 2, 3, 5 that proper papers were served to the respondent before getting an arbitration award but the fact proved otherwise.

Furthermore, the award must be vacated as provided by C.C.P. 1286.6(a) when there was evidence of mistake referring to the person (address) in the award. California law is well settled that in the absence of an error appearing on the face of the award, no further inquiry by the trial court is proper, Quotation extracted from the court paper.

In the Declaration of Counsel in Support of Petition to confirm arbitration award the law firm mentioned above cited untrue statement as to how it commonly practice arbitration claim to the respondent at least in my case as stated in Paragraph 4(6).

The law firm also attached exhibit showing Credit Card Agreement Additional Terms and Conditions that look exactly identical in all court paper filed. It's like a practice of cut and paste to each file because I believe each credit card must have different formats and wording used and not always using the same one as the law firm provided.

I will file complaint against the aforementioned debt collection and law firm with FTC and other agencies, law makers who would stop this unlawful collection practice. Meanwhile, please look into this law firm, its collection agencies and practice as we deserve ethical, fair and truthful practice of law to all consumers.
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#4 Author of original report

What about Wolpoff improper service to other people?

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

I read Budhibbs article and I don't think I can fight with Wolpoff but to report their bogus proof of service to at least 17 other people that appear on my address. They will someday receive judments filed against them without their knowledge. I wish I could join a class action against this unethical law firm and their collection agencies, but I will sure notify whomever I know just to let them do business the honest way. Any more comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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#5 Consumer Comment

RE: budhibbs.com

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

Please refer to the following page:

http://www.budhibbs.com/debtcollectorpages/wolpoff_abramson.htm
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

This is why you never speak to or make payment to any collector or junk debt buyer!

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

The first mistake was giving them access to your bank account numbers. You did this when you paid them with your personal check.

Making payments legally affirmed the debt.

They cannot freeze your bank accounts legally without first suing you and then getting a judgement and hen getting a garnishment order signed by a judge.

Close all of those accounts immediately, and open new ones at DIFFERENT banks. Stop all direct deposits.

Now, go to the court of the jurisdiction where you live, and get every piece of paper filed in your case. These lowlife are famous for falsifying affidavits, etc. And they probably served an old address of yours where they knew you would not respond. This is commonly known as "sewer service".

File bar association complaints against all "lawyers" involved right away.

Then get a real lawyer to get that judgement vacated and kill the garnishment order.

Good luck.
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