- Report: #839742
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Complaint Review: World Law Debt
World Law Debt2201 Donley Dr Austin, Texas United States of America
World Law Debt Orion Processing, Clear Your Debt, Swift Rock, Mesa Rock, Topaz Financial, World Law Debt Ruining lives one day at a time Austin , Texas
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Bright is right
*Author of original report: Thanks for using my name
*Consumer Comment: Jason Magnuson
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I used to work for World Law Debt (Orion Processing), and witnessed a lot of unethical practices, including the facilitation of embezzlement and willing procurement of judgements against clients.
1. A client who was a very elderly lady, but very faithful to the program. OP arranged a settlement with a law office. The paralegal at the law firm who negotiated the settlement with OP directed OP to place the funds in her personal account. OP was not aware that this was a personal account, thus this was done involuntarily. But, once everything came to light, OP did nothing to help their client. This was over 2 years ago, and this client is still in litigation with Capitol One, and her credit score dwindles everyday.
2. In June of 2010 OP switched their funds holding bank from Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust to Midfirst Bank. This was a necessary change I was told. OP had many long term settlements set up through RMBT, and these all had to be transferred to Midfirst Bank to ensure the settlements didn't default. For the most part this was done smoothly with a few exceptions. One of my clients had a 3 part settlement set up, and the final payment of around $300 was due in June 2010. This payment was not made due to the bank change. Once I realized this (October), I called the law firm I negotiated the settlement with to see if they would take the final payment of around $300 to settle the account. This was in October 2010 (4 months after the payment was supposed to have been made), so I was told that it was too late, and the new settlement amount was around $800. Trying to protect the client and the company, I sent multiple emails to the COO, President, Director, and Accounting Manager stating that if we can just make this additional $500 payment, the client wouldn't get sued, and she will never know about this. I should have told the client immediately, but I was trying to protect the company. I never received any responses to my emails, and this issue is still open. The client received a judgment, and the offer is now up to $1200. I brought this up multiple times in 2010, and 2011, and OP never did anything to correct this mistake.
World Law Debt is no better than Swift Rock, Mesa Rock, Topaz, Or Clear Your Debt. The same people are still running things, and they are just as greedy as ever. They pay their employees $10/hr to start, and expect them to handle 300 - 500 clients each. I worked there for 2 years, and was a supervisor when I unethically fired. I know from experience that no one has ever been able to successfully handle more than 300 clients, and really most can't handle that many. Those who do exceed the 300 client load usually leave for a better job. The salesmen, or "enrollment specialist" will say anything to make you sign up, and then you loose every dime you will put in to the program. They will NOT represent you in court, you will NEVER actually speak to a lawyer in person, and EVERYTHING THEY DO FOR YOU YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF. This program can work for certain people who have a lot of money to pay their debts, or people who are uncollectible.
This company gives no benefits to their employees, 1 week a year of sick time/vacation, and they often threaten to fire people. They even talk of mass lay offs, and reorganizing the entire staff right in front of their entire staff. The morale in this building is very low, and everyone is too underpaid to truly have their client's best interest in mind. Trust me, I worked their, and the turn over rate is very high, and the longest tenure in the building is less than 5 years. Around 80% of the employees have been there less than one year because of the terrible ethics practiced.
Please don't sign up with World Law Debt. If things are really bad, you will probably have to file bankruptcy anyway, and if things aren't that bad, then research how you can do this yourself. It is very easy, and you just need to make sure you get every agreement in writing. TX, PA, NC, SC clients are all very well protected, so please research your rights. If you are retired, you are also very well protected, but please do your research as well.
I was a supervisor when I was fired. Most of the company was in shock, and still asks me what I could have possibly done. I am a very hard worker, and I worked very hard for Orion, and my clients. I was underpaid, but I needed the job, so I was in no position to combat the company. If you read above, I even tried to protect them when they were acting unethically. I only like things to be fair for all involved. When I was fired for "Gross Misconduct" (still not sure how I got that title) I was told that my entire team was poisonous, and are infecting the entire company. All of those people are still there except one. I am not saying they are poisonous, but upper management did, and used that as justification to terminate me. In the state of TX, when you are fired your prior employer has 6 calendar days to deliver your final paycheck to you in the same manner you have been receiving your paychecks. For me, it was direct deposit. I was fired on 1/06, and finally had to go demand my paycheck in person on 1/16. As a result of not being paid on time, I received 3 over draft fees to the tune of $90. OP has never paid these to me, denied me unemployment after assuring me it would be there for me, and they have furthermore told me that if I am on their rental premises, they will call the cops for criminal trespassing.
World Law Debt is Orion Processing. Orion Processing is World Law Debt, Clear Your Debt, Swift Rock, Mesa Rock, and Topaz Financial. The reason they are on their 5th business endeavor is because they keep getting terrible BBB ratings, and law suits, and keep opening new ventures under clean names. Make no mistake, they are the same people, and they haven't changed a thing. They will take your money, and you won't get it back. About 20% of all programs go as planned. The rest either end up with judgments, garnishments, bank levies, home liens, or you will end up filling the bankruptcy you were trying to avoid. And, if you sign up with World Law Debt, you will be contributing to the lease payments of the BMW's and Escalades that upper management gets to drive.
DO YOUR RESEARCH AND SETTLE YOUR DEBTS ON YOUR OWN. YOU WILL SAVE THOUSANDS, AND IT IS MUCH EASIER. JUST GET EVERY AGREEMENT IN WRITING.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/15/2012 03:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/World-Law-Debt/Austin-Texas-78758/World-Law-Debt-Orion-Processing-Clear-Your-Debt-Swift-Rock-Mesa-Rock-Topaz-Financial-839742. 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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